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Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibit Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9 AM-PM
Saturday: 9 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 1 PM-5 PM

My Museum Year

Friday, September 18–Wednesday, November 18

Artist: Elisa R. Boughner

Every artist’s dream is to be invited to exhibit at a museum—a long and arduous process, often taking 2-3 years of review and planning. Glenview’s own fine artist Elisa Boughner is experiencing her museum year, exhibiting at Florida’s Ormand Memorial Art Museum and Chicago’s Field Museum. As a MacArthur Foundation grant recipient, The Field has invited Elisa and several other Chicago artists to participate in a cultural exchange exhibit with a group of talented Filipino artists. Coming home to Glenview, Elisa will be sharing several of her museum quality pieces with Glenview Library patrons.

If you would also like the opportunity to meet Elisa and learn more about her extensive collection, Elisa will be hosting an open house at her Glenview art studio, 1940 C Lehigh Avenue, on Friday, October 9, 6-11 PM.

In the Spirit of the Season • Places of Peace & Power

Friday, November 20—Wednesday, January 6

Artist: Krish Krishnan

Krish Krishnan is a citizen of the world, having traveled to more than 60 countries and calling at least a dozen home. Decades of travel, painting, and writing have transformed him in ways both large and small. Learning to look past color and credo, the world has become a wonderfully small and familiar place. Krish’s hope is to take you with him to these enchanting destinations through his art. Soak in the stunning spiritual power of these incredible places of awe and imagination, so beautifully illuminated in this inspirational exhibit.

You are warmly invited to meet Krish Krishnan and travel the globe with him on Tuesday, December 1, 7 PM.

The Call of the Shore

Friday, January 8—Wednesday, March 6

Artist: Cherie Piatt

Gallery Talk: Sunday, January 31, 1:15 PM

If you grow up in rural Indiana, you must travel a bit to get to the beach, ANY beach. Perhaps that explains Cherie's passion for the water and everything in and around it. Moving to the Chicago's North Shore a few years ago, buying a sailboat, and living just a few miles from Lake Michigan has been the realization of a least part of her childhood dreams. Another dream has also come true-- the opportunity to create water colors of the seascapes and landscapes she finds so inspirational. Close your eyes, leave winter behind, and imagine the soothing sound of the waves on a sultry summer day.

Art Submission

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at the Glenview Public Library, please submit a proposal including:

General description of work

Artist statement

Size of work/frames

All artwork must be professionally framed and fit the standards of the exhibit hanging system
References/other shows in which the artist has exhibited

Mail or email photos representative of the artist’s proposed exhibit portfolio, or provide a link to a website with an online portfolio for proposal consideration

Contact information, including phone number, address, and email address

A limited number of exhibits are displayed each year. Many more requests are submitted than can be accommodated. Artists should not expect that proposals to exhibit will be accepted.

Public Gallery Policy (PDF)

Direct your proposal by mail or email to:
Communications Director
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025

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