The goal of the Portsmouth Public Library is to exhibit work by local artists, professional or amateur, which meets objective standards of excellence and artistic quality.
The purpose of the program is to make available to the community artistic experiences which will enhance its appreciation and understanding of various art forms and to give recognition to local artists whose talent and work are of such quality as to warrant the respect of their fellow artists and the general public. A.R.T. Gallery shows will be juried by a committee of jurors. Jurying will occur prior to the opening of the exhibit and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive ribbons. A “People’s Choice” winner will be determined by the public’s vote and will be announced during the last week of the exhibit.