Art Acquisition Policy and Form


Grand County Public Library Art Acquisition Policy

One of the roles of the Grand County Public Library is to showcase artwork for public viewing.  One way to do this is to have a permanent collection of artwork that is shown in the library.  To accomplish this, the Library will purchase selected works of art and will sometimes accept gifts of art work.  The following is the process for  acquiring art work and for considering offers to donate:


            1.  Walk in or phone offers will be not by accepted by staff. Interested parties must fill out the Art Acquisition Form.

            2.  The Art Committee will review offers at the next meeting and inform the artist of plans.

            3.  If the Art Committee thinks the work should be added to the Library’s       

collection, and if space and funds are available, a recommendation will be made to the Library Board.

            4.  After a favorable vote, the Art Committee will make the purchase.


            Offers to donate will be reviewed by the Art Committee at its next meeting.  A decision will be based on artistic merit and availability of appropriate exhibit space. Acceptance of donations will be reported to the Library Board at the next Board Meeting.

Sunset Clause

            The library reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to re-assess the advantage of retaining works of art in its permanent collections from time to time, and may dispose of works of art by sale, auction, gift, or any other means it deems appropriate.  Gifts should be given, if possible, without restrictions.  However, outstanding work should not be declined because of restrictions which are deemed reasonable.

Adopted by the Grand County Public Library Board of Directors on May 14, 2008 and re-approved on September 23, 2009; November 9, 2011; April 11, 2013; June 12, 2014; May 19, 2015; July 14, 2016; January 14, 2019; and March 10, 2022.

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