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Art in the Library

Art in the Library

Call For Artists

In keeping with the Greenville County Library System’s mission to champion literacy, inspire learning, and foster community connection, we are pleased to announce a call for local artists to submit their work for consideration for display in the main entry of the Hughes Main Library. Over 300,000 annual visitors will have an opportunity to discover and enjoy local art that relates to literature, film, music, local history or to the library.

Nov 7–Dec 28, Hughes Main Library

Judy Aiken Young

Featured Artist: Judy Aiken Young

I refer to these paintings as my Mill Village Folk Art. As a self-taught artist, this is my way of preserving our area's rich textile heritage. My inspiration has been the wonderful memories of growing up on the mill village during the 1950's and 60's when the textile industry was at its peak. It is my heart's desire to continue to illustrate the stories of the cotton mill people and villages. I began this collection over twenty-five years ago and these paintings are some of my latest works. Please visit my website to view my earlier works.

Next Submission Due Date

Artists whose work will be included in the winter exhibit have been chosen and notified. The next Art in the Library display will be scheduled for spring of 2019. Please check back for submission deadlines for the spring exhibit.

  • The artist must be a Greenville County resident or student enrolled in a school in Greenville County.
  • Artwork must be original and professionally presented. Artwork must contain themes related to literature, film, music, local history or the library in general.
  • Artwork may be two or three dimensional, but must fit within the following display case dimensions:
    • 50in wide x 7ft tall x 1ft deep (1 case this size, about the size of a wardrobe w/several glass shelves)
    • 19in wide x 3ft 22in tall x 17in deep (2 cases this size, 2 glass shelves in each)
    • 4ft wide x 29in tall x 19in deep (1 case this size, 1 glass shelf)
    • Similar in size to 4ft wide x 29in tall x 19in deep but not a perfect rectangle (1 case this size, 1 glass shelf)
  • Artists must complete the Exhibit Application Form and Exhibit Consignment Form and return them via email to
  • The Art exhibition Application form must be accompanied by images in jpg, png, tiff or other common image format of each of the works the artist is seeking to display along with dimensions of each of the works.
  • The Art Exhibition Application must also include a brief artist statement, 75-150 words.
  • The artist must also include a resume or CV.
  • The library cannot offer the works for sale at the library. However, contact information for the artist may be provided with the display for interested buyers to contact the artist directly.
  • The display area is family friendly, so please submit only materials appropriate for a wide range of ages.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the exhibit committee of the library. Not all submissions will be accepted.


Your art will be exhibited in a public space. Normal precautions for the security of the exhibit will be exercised by the Library, but ultimate responsibility for the exhibit is that of the artist. The Library is not responsible for damage or theft, and provides no insurance coverage for this purpose.