Art Exhibits

Art empowers learning

Currently on Exhibit in the Gallery through January 8, 2020

The Biennial is a juried exhibit of art by people who live or work in the Bedford area. Art and craft in all media that was eligible met several criteria to be considered. The works had to be original, created in the last three year and not shown before at the Bedford Free Public Library.

The JUROR

This year’s Juror was BERNIE TOALE, former owner of the Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston and co-owner with Joe Zina of Rugg Road Papers and Prints in Somerville MA. Bernie is currently a working artist at the Harvard Ceramics Program and on the Board of Trustees of Watershed Center For The Ceramic Arts, Newcastle Maine.

Artists chosen for the Juried Art Show:

Lily Barsam-Thompson, Stiller than Life, Acrylic
Bob Bass, Menemsha Blue (Look Again), Archival inkjet print
Robert Bicknell, Afternoon Shadows, Archival pigment print
Robert Bicknell, Winter Rental, Archival pigment print
Martha Brill, Leaded Glass View, Photography
Martha Brill, Iron and Lace, Photography
Melinda Chamberlin Dietrich, West Shore Cove, Watercolor
Frances Grandinetti, Blue Bouquet, Collage
Frances Grandinetti, Mixed Bouquet, Collage
Jeremy Grossman, Untitled 1, Oil pastel
Jeremy Grossman, Untitled 2, Oil pastel
Sean Hagan, Pipes #2, Acrylic on panel
Sean Hagan, Pipes #1, Digital print on watercolor paper
Jennifer Harrison, A Day in the Woods, Watercolor
Amisha Kashyap, Still Life 1, Acrylic
Amisha Kashyap, Still Life 2, Acrylic
Larry Sheinfeld, Uncertainty, Photograph
Yichen Li, The Window Seat, Graphite on paper
Sylvia Mallory, South End Neighbors, Acrylic
Sylvia Mallory, Belles Fleurs, Acrylic
Jane Paulson, Winged Parabolas, Collage
Jane Paulson, Sacred Geometry Squares, Collage
Janet Powers, Symbiosis, Oil and wax pastels
Sahil Raut, Into the Woods, Pencil on paper
Stanislaw Slanda,  Creek, Oil on board
Stanislaw Slanda, Greenwood Farm, Oil on board
Maria Verrier, Choose Your Words Before You Speak , Photography
Maria Verrier, More Than Meets the Eye, Photography

The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours.


Community Art Wall

The Library offers exhibit space for emerging artists on the wall across from the Children’s Room.   We encourage students to apply. Each exhibit generally is up for two months, though there is some flexibility in dates.  If you are interested in showing your work, please contact Library Director Richard Callaghan [email protected] 781-275-9440.
All work submitted must be original and not previously shown at the Bedford Free Public Library.

Arts Steering Committee

Jean Hammond
Astrid Reischwitz
Carol Rissman

Exhibit Hours :

Monday-Thursday 9-9
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-5
Sundays 1-5
(closed Sundays from Mother’s Day through Labor Day)
Special thanks…The exhibits and the receptions are sponsored by the Arts Steering Committee, the Friends of the Library and the Bedford Free Public Library.