The Gallery will present artwork for the encouragement and development of artistic expression, and to foster a greater appreciation for art. It will strengthen and sustain our community by creating a place where people of every background can foster connections among artists and the public, to ignite the creative spirit and be touched by art.
Guidelines and Policies
Exhibitions in The Gallery are a program sponsored by the Town of Amherst, NY, and managed by the Curatorial department. The Gallery invites artists living or working in Western NY to submit proposals for exhibits. Due to space limitations, only work that can be hung on the gallery’s rod and hook system and does not exceed 15 pounds is eligible.
Apply to Exhibit
Proposals must be mailed and digital images must be emailed. No slides or photographs will be accepted. Read and follow all proposal guidelines in their entirety. Incomplete proposals will not be accepted. Include a numbered image list with the artist, date of artwork, medium, and size (height by width) and a simple layout of the installation proposal. The Exhibition Committee reviews all applications, approves all artworks for exhibitions and determines the exhibition schedule. You will be notified by email of your exhibit dates. Submitting a proposal does not guarantee being selected for the exhibition, and the panel may reject any application. Exhibitions are published on the website and fb page. Any other publicity is strictly the responsibility of the exhibiting artist.
Niederlander Research Library and Archives
Research your family history and explore local topics through the library’s collection of more than 5,500 volumes. Additionally, the library has a full set of the Amherst Bee newspaper published from 1879 to the present day on microfilm, as well as tax assessment and census records from the 1800s to the 1990s. A microfilm printer may be used to make copies of the Bee for just 25 cents per page. The Index to Obituaries and Index to Marriage Notices in the Amherst Bee, compiled and maintained by our library volunteers, is also available for on-site research use. The Archives contain approximately 18,000 items including magazines, newspapers, maps, ledgers, scrapbooks and 11,000 photographs relevant to our region’s history. If you have a research request or would like to make an appointment to use our library, please complete the form below.
Please note: The Niederlander Research Library is open by appointment only. All appointments must be confirmed with the librarian to be valid. Self-guided research carries a fee of $8 for non-members and no charge to members. Research requests carry a fee of $20 for non-members and $12 for members. Personalized genealogy research carries a fee of $30 per hour. Researchers are welcome to use our photocopy machine. Each photocopy carries a fee of 25 cents.
All archival pulls must be performed by a member of the curatorial staff. Each research request grants the researcher access to ten archival pulls. Additional pulls incur additional fees.