Art Gallery Space

Now Showing at the Library

Mixed Media Paintings by Barry Ruttenberg

Main Library
First Floor Art Gallery
September 1, 2018 - October 30, 2018
About the Exhibit
Barry Ruttenberg Painting
Art Books by Cathy Cakebread and Lorraine Crowder
Main Library
Second Floor Display Case
August 29, 2018 - October 29, 2018
About the Exhibit
Art Books by Cakebread and Crowder

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 3D artists is anticipated to occur in spring or summer of 2019.
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 nchwee@cityofsanmateo.org or (650) 522-7811.

Gallery Space Plan