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Flower Power

January 4 - April 22, 2023
A Celebration of Art Inspired by Flowers

In March 2023, the Groton Garden Club, in observance of their 100th anniversary, is partnering with the library for it’s annual Groton Reads program. Groton Reads… & Gardens will feature a range of special events themed around community, reading, planting, and growing with family, friends, and neighbors.

To complement the festivities the Owen Smith Shuman Gallery is a roomful of flowers. It represents an array of styles and mediums, all with the intent of coloring our winter with lush and cheery tones.

The participating Artists are Patti Axford, Barbara B. Badstubner, Ann Brady, Benet, Donna Cicoria Donaldson, Dee Haddad, Diane Ganong, Shelly Grove, Dana Haigh, Linda Hefner, Brooke Lambert, Harris MCQuade, Peg McWade, Mary Rose O'Connell, Gillian Orlinsky, Jane Pappe, Katherine Pecorelli, Joni Parker Roach, Connie Sartini, Tanya Sheppard, Rebecca Titemore.

Ken Hansen,

Generously supported by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Exhibition Photo Gallery

  • Brooke Lambert, <i>Thankful</i><br>Callagraph with gouache
  • Dana Haigh,  <i>Chemain Rouge</i><br>Alchohol inks
  • Mary Rose O'Connell, <i>Arrangement of Roses</i><br>Oil on canvas
  • Linda Hefner, <i>Nasturtiums</i><br>Acrylic on panel
  • Rebecca Titemore, <i>Twenty Five Flowers</i><br>Photographs
  • Gillian Orlinsky, <i>Summer Zinnias</i><br>Acrylic

The Owen Smith Shuman Art Gallery exhibits several shows each year, featuring artists from Groton and area communities, in both solo and group shows.

  • Guidelines for Submitting Artwork / Exhibition Proposals

    The Owen Smith Shuman Gallery of the Groton Public Library accepts submissions for art exhibits on a rolling basis. The Curator is responsible for selecting art for exhibits. In general, preference is given to group shows over solo exhibits and to local artists in Groton and surrounding communities

    About the Venue
    The Owen Smith Shuman Gallery is a beautiful, well-lit gallery that is supported by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust and is an integral part of the local art scene. The Endowment provides for receptions, publicity, and a curator. Artists should carry their own insurance as the gallery does not have insurance for exhibited works.


    • Submit 16-20 slides or digital images with the artist’s name and the title of the image on the slide. A CD or USB submission must have the artist name on it as well as a separate document listing the titles, media, and size of each piece.
    • A complete proposal should contain: your images, a current resumé, list of images (with titles, media, and size), and an artist’s statement.
    • Please submit an appropriately stamped envelope for return of your materials, if desired.
    • If you are submitting digital images, you may email all of the above.
    • Artists may include a link to their websites, but that does not replace a submission proposal.
    • Optional: a small stipend is available for an artist’s talk. If interested, submit a description of your talk and list public speaking experience on your resumé.
    • Work submitted must be appropriately framed with eye hooks and wire on the back. Any exceptions to this rule should be submitted to the curator for approval.

    Sales of Work

    The Gallery requests a 10% donation to the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust for all work sold.


    Ken Hansen, Gallery Curator,

    Groton Public Library 99 Main Street, Groton, MA 01450