Art Gallery Space

Now Showing at the Library

Paintings by Tom Brooks

Main Library
First Floor Art Gallery
March 3, 2020 - April 30, 2020
About the Exhibit
Tom Brooks Painting
Ephemera Collection by Sam Francis
Main Library
Second Floor Display Case
February 24, 2020 - April 30, 2020
About the Exhibit
Sam Francis Painting

Exhibit Space

There are 3 exhibit spaces available at the San Mateo Main Library:
  • Main gallery - 1st floor meeting room hallway
  • Exhibit Case - 2nd floor
  • 3rd floor - Cafe walls & Teen Lounge

Selection Process

How often does the library select artwork?
  • The library convenes a Library Art Selection Committee annually that includes representatives from the community, local artists and library staff.
  • The next Call for Artists will occur in Summer 2020.
What kind of art is selected?
  • The Committee seeks art that represents the diversity of our community and varied artistic styles and mediums.
  • Potential exhibitors must have a minimum of fifteen (15) pieces available to hang for the duration of an approximately 60 day exhibit period.
  • Art pieces may be available for sale, but that is not a requirement for exhibiting.
For more information, contact Noreen Chwee at or (650) 522-7811.

Gallery Space Plan