After closing its Centre Street doors in October, Uforge is excited to embark on a new collaborative partnership with the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. Founded in 1952, the Friends are committed to sponsoring and supporting various cultural and educational programs at the JP Branch of the Boston Public Library, and have been planning new ways to enhance its artistic offerings.
Following a round of stunning renovations set to be completed this spring, the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library will be showing work by local artists regularly in a series of exhibitions sponsored by the Friends of the JP Branch Library and managed by Uforge. These bi-monthly exhibits will be proposal-based, selected by a group of Jamaica Plain-area artists and library affiliates, including Ginny Zanger of the JP Art Association and Eve Griffin of the Boston Public Library. The Friends welcome artists from across New England to submit recent two-dimensional work for a solo or group show, each lasting for two-month periods. There is no specific theme, but artists are encouraged to include work that can be enjoyed by the diverse visitorship of the JP Branch Library, including children, teens, and other community members. Accepted work will be displayed in a public area of the JP Branch Library, and an accompanying reception will be organized by Uforge on behalf of the Friends.
Submission is free! Digital packets must be received by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 7th. Physical/in-person submissions will not be accepted. For more information about the materials required, go to http://www.friendsjplibrary.org/gallery-proposal.