See Acceptable Hanging Methods
Every April, the Livermore Public Library hosts the Teen Art Exposition, showcasing the talent of Livermore’s teen artists. This is a judged competition, with local artists and public figures featured on the judging panel. The theme for 2018 is: HERE, THERE, EVERYWHERE.
• Accepting art entries from: Monday, 2/26/18, 10:00 am
• Final day to submit art: Saturday, 3/17/18, 4:00 pm
• Art on display: Monday, 4/2/18 – Monday, 4/30/18
• Reception: Wednesday, 4/18/18, 7:00 pm
• Artwork pickup begins: Tuesday, 5/1/18
• Artwork pickup ends: Thursday, 5/31/18
Acceptable Hanging Methods:
Artwork submissions must be equipped with a suitable hanging system. Artwork without a suitable hanging system will not be accepted. In the past, submissions with inadequate hanging systems have fallen off the gallery walls. The library has instituted these rules in order to protect artists’ submissions from damage and to ensure that they hang properly in the gallery.
A wire hanging system, like the one above, is strongly preferred for framed artwork. Hooks are firmly mounted to the frames, with wire looped between the hooks. This type of mounting allows greater flexibility when the artwork is displayed in the gallery, and allows us to adjust the artwork so that it hangs level on the wall.
Please see the following video for instructions on how to install a wire hanging system on a frame:
Sawtooth hangers and d-rings are also acceptable hanging systems, with reservations. Some frames can be purchased with these devices already attached. However, some sawtooth hangers or d-rings may not have openings large enough to fit on the hooks used in the library’s art gallery. A spare hook will be kept at the information desk during the submission period if you wish to test your hanging system before submitting your artwork.
Artwork will be hung from a single hook on the gallery walls. If the artist is using a sawtooth or d-ring hanger, these hanging mechanisms must be on the back, centered, and at the top of the frame.
Adhesive hangers, like the ones pictured above, are only acceptable for matted artwork. In our experience, these adhesive hangers are not strong enough to support framed artwork. If using an adhesive hanger, please limit the total size of your artwork to no larger than 11” x 14” (mat included).