Since 1973, the Brand Library & Art Center and the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center have sponsored an annual juried
exhibition open to artists residing in the United States. The Brand Library & Art Center is the art and music section of the
Glendale Public Library and features a large professional gallery space (the Brand Library Art Galleries) and concert hall.
The Associates of Brand Library, founded in 1969, is a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to support the Brand
Library & Art Center through sponsorship of programs and library collections. Each year, a selected juror—usually an individual
well-known in the Southern California visual arts community—selects the works to be included in the annual juried exhibition
at Brand Library Art Galleries. An exhibition catalog has been produced in most years since the first exhibition in 1973 (catalogs
not published in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, and 1984). Catalogs typically include reproductions of works of art, names of all
exhibitors and titles of art works, a list of awards given, a statement from the juror, as well as advertisements from local
businesses and organizations.
The exhibition catalogs were digitized as part of the one-year grant supported California Local History Digital Resources
Project (LHDRP). The LHDRP is a multi-year program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the
provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. Leveraging the infrastructure
of the California Digital Library (CDL) in partnership with Califa and Infopeople, the LHDRP explores a model to aggregate,
preserve, and provide permanent public access to local history materials maintained by California cultural heritage institutions
via a single statewide online access point.
Thirty-six exhibition catalogs as of 2012, with a new catalog added annually.
Property rights reside with the Glendale Public Library. For permission to publish or to reproduce, please contact Glendale
Public Library or the Brand Library & Art Center.
Collection is open for research.