What's on right now in the Gallery?

January - February 2019
Selected works by artists from the Barrington Cultural Arts Center

The Barrington Cultural Arts Center (BCAC) is an all volunteer, not-for-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization made up of local artists. BCAC fosters a community of local artists and to promote exhibition and teaching opportunities for all of us and to share in the efforts needed to do so. We also want to help create fun, cultural activities in our town for everyone to enjoy. All visual and functional art media are welcome – sculpting, painting, jewelry design, stained glass, mosaics, cartooning, etc.

Learn more at their website: www.barringtonculturalartscenter.org.

See a price sheet with contact information for the artists.

Featured Artists:

Jeannie Allaway
Linda Berk
Ralph Chermak
Sandra Chlebek
Melanie Gerules
Susan Havey
Cathy Kapica
Patricia Lindgren
Cindy Marazzo
Jack Mitchell
Catherine Chifflot Nealey
Maryann Pailey
Ann E. Parker
Sandra Peek
Marylynn Rushing
Chuck Sisson
Judy Skulborstad
Donna Slocomb
Jackie Smith
Ron Smith
Marian Stamos
Pat Stolarski
Sue Warchall
Susan Whitney

History of the Gallery in the Library

Created in 1979, the Gallery in the Library hosts up to six exhibits per year, each typically spanning two months. As of June 2014, with additional space, a new look, and the Walker Display system, the Gallery in the Library is once again presenting lively and thought-provoking works of art to library visitors. The Gallery is now curated by the Art Advisory Committee: Public Information Manager Karen McBride, Community Engagement Librarian Sam Adams-Lanham, and Assistant Librarian Ivy Dally, along with Board of Trustees Liaison to the Gallery Barbara Pintozzi.

About the Gallery space

The Gallery in the Library is located throughout the first and second floors of the library and is open to the public seven days a week.
Artists: interested in knowing the measurements of our exhibit walls?

Library Area Width Height Notes
First Floor      
Internet Café (dark grey wall) 31' 6" 8' 6"  
Business & Tech Center (dark grey wall) 25' 6" 9'  
Media Browsing (rust red wall) 4' 1" 9' left of 90" monitor niche
Media Browsing (rust red wall) 9' 9" 9' right of 90" monitor niche
Media Browsing (dark grey wall) 7' 11" 9' Dimensions do not include door on this wall
Base of Stair Tower (dark grey wall) 5' 5" 9' Although wall is wider, Walker System covers only 5' 5"
Second Floor      
Reading Commons (dark grey wall) 22' 8" 9' 8" New Book shelves in area are 5' high
Young Adult area (dark grey wall) 19' 6" 9' 6" Book shelves in area are 5' 10" high

Mission Statement

The Barrington Area Library's arts program expands the library's mission by stimulating imagination and fostering lifelong learning. The Committee's goal is to give local artists the opportunity to present new work in a public setting and encourages all artists in the Barrington area and surrounding communities to submit an application for consideration.