Local artists once again have an opportunity to show their work at the Bedford Free Public Library this year. On hold since 2019, the Community Juried Art Show will take place in the library gallery from March to May. All art makers — amateur or professional — who live or work in the Bedford area (including Lexington) are encouraged to apply. Art and craft in all media is eligible; work must be original, created in the last 5 years, and not shown before in the Library. Details and an application are posted on the library website.


This year’s juror is Jane Deering, resident of Concord, who earned a B.A. (English) from Regis College and a Post-Baccalaureate from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. From 1999-2004, she organized over 80 art events, travel days and tours to art collections and artist studios in London, Paris and Brussels. She established the Jane Deering Gallery in 2002 on Cape Ann, Mass., and directed a West Coast gallery from 2010-2014. The gallery represents emerging and established contemporary artists from the U.S. and Europe. She serves on the Arts & Exhibitions Committee at Concord Art and is a Trustee of the Concord Museum.

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