Information about the Display Space

We hope this page will provide you with useful information as you begin your creative work.  We anticipate that your items will be displayed in either the tall or flat cases.  If you have special requests for display it is important that you contact Jane Carlin to talk through your concerns.  We want to be sure that they are protected and secure.

Collins Memorial Library is an active and busy library.  The exhibition space is in a large visible area that is called “The Link.”  The space is adjacent to the library’s general information and circulation desk.  The space has been the site of many book arts exhibitions, including the annual Puget Sound Book Artists exhibition for the last eight years.  The space is large and airy and can accommodate six standing cases and 4 flat cases.  The dimensions of the cases are below.  There is limited wall space for display.  Below are several images of the space from previous exhibitions as well as photographs of the cases.

To insure that each book gets displayed well, we recommend that you keep the exhibition case dimensions in mind as you consider your book.

Because the space is public and not a gallery which is monitored by an assistant at all times, it is our general policy to include works that are able to be kept in the locked cases to assure protection and security of the work of art.  We can make exceptions, but the artist will need to understand the limitations of the space.

  "The Link" exhibit space
 Tall cases TALL CASES: (divided with two shelves)
51" Tall
44.5" long length
16" short length
 Flat cases

6" tall
57" long length
27" short length

 Wall case WALL CASES:
("glass viewing-area")
31" long + 31" long (62" total, but divided by wood) 52" tall