Art Exhibits

Durham County Library locations regularly exhibit the work of local artists. If you would like your art displayed, follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Current Exhibits

José Galvez Photography – Main Library
Runs through April 26, 2014

Photograph by José Galvez

Photograph by José Galvez

The exhibit focuses on the everyday lives of Latinos and combines José Galvez early work in Arizona and California along with more recent images in North Carolina and throughout the South.

José Galvez said he has always been passionate about capturing Latino life in America through photography. He bought a camera at a pawnshop to begin his photography career while in high school. He mounted his first professional exhibition at age 22 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Galvez was part of the team of Los Angeles Times reporters and editors who won the 1984 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for their reporting on southern California’s growing Latino community. His photographs are collected in four books, including a new autobiography, Shine Boy, and are exhibited throughout the United States.

Exhibit Your Art

Calling all artists (photographers, quilters, sculptors, new media and digital artists, etc.): Have your work exhibited at Durham County Library!

How does it work?

  • Submit an application (PDF).
    • Include images (preferably digital).
    • The Art Committee reviews applications in early January, April, July and October of each year.
  • You will receive notification on the status of your application by the 15th of the month following the review.
  • If approved, you and a library representative will sign an agreement stipulating the location of the exhibit and other details. (The library tries to accommodate artist preferences, but cannot always do so.)
  • The artist is responsible for the exhibit installation and de-installation.
  • Artwork is usually exhibited for 90 days.
  • You may exhibit your work once within a two-year period.

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