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Art in the Library

Napa Library Foundation invites artists to apply to have their artwork displayed at the downtown Napa Main Library.

Works that are generally appealing, dynamic and colorful are good candidates for the competition.

The audience for exhibition is the general community served by Napa County Library. Approximately 1,000 people visit the library daily, from all walks of life. Approximately one-third of the visitors are children aged 14 and under.

The Art in the Library Committee meets in the spring to review and select submitted artwork. The Committee is comprised of area artists and the Art in the Library coordinator.

For more information, please call the Napa Public Library today – (707) 253-4241.

Events at the Library

July 2017

Anne B. Garden
Mixed media

Reception: Friday, July 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Anne B. Garden has developed a course of work which addresses the changing environment. She will exhibit work from “Reworking the Wetlands” a series of mixed media work depicting endangered flora and fauna of Northern California. She will also exhibit mixed media work from her “Bee” series, which looks at colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon not yet fully explained by scientists and experts.  Garden endeavors to remind us of the beauty of the natural world and the importance in maintaining and protecting its diversity.

August 2017

John Comisky
Photography

Reception: Friday, August 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

John Comisky, the current President of Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County, has focused on wildlife photography both in its natural element, and as it goes through the rehabilitation and release process.  His photos attempt to strengthen the empathetic connection between human and wild, through capture of beauty and glimpses of soul in wild eyes.

September 2017

Joanne Uomini
Acrylics and Oils

Reception: Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Joanne Uomini is a Bay Area painter. She began watercolor painting in 1990 and found it to be a respite from a very busy life.  A retired physician, Joanne takes every opportunity to paint and learn. Color, light and mood are important elements in her compositions. She uses acrylics to capture light and color is also starting to use oil paints.  Once or twice each week she spends time outdoors painting the landscapes of California.

October 2017

Napa Valley Quilters
Textiles

Reception: Friday, October 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Napa Valley Quilters share their knowledge and love of quilting with the Napa community. Founded in 1981, the group continues to grow and nurture each other. Each year NV Quilters host a quilt show to promote the art of quilting. This talented and artistic group meets monthly at the Senior Center in Napa. All are welcome to attend. For more information visit their website: www.napavalleyquilters.org .

November 2017

Lowell Downey
Photography

Reception: Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Lowell Downey and his images tell stories of the cultures of the world and the environment. A professional photographer, his work has taken him across the globe. He serves on the board on a watershed non-profit group. Exhibited work will include aerial photographs of the Napa Valley gathered while on assignment, watersheds of the valley, and other points of interest throughout the world.

December 2017

Vine Village Artists
Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, December 8, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Village Vine Village, Inc. is a non-profit program serving the special needs of people with developmental disabilities.  Day programs are staffed by professional artists, teachers, and other experts from the community who work with clients in an atmosphere of mutual respect, inspiration and creativity.  A well-rounded program of studio arts, computer skills, gardening, to name a few, provides clients an opportunity to build self-esteem, improve communication skills, develop friendships, and have fun.

January 2018

Karen Eberwein
Photography

Reception: Friday, January 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Karen Eberwein will exhibit a 25-piece show called ‘French Life’. It features the beautiful scenery of the Dordogne Valley along with the traditional, charming images of day-to-day life. Karen lived in France for 1 year with the express desire to learn the language. In the process, she gained wonderful friendships and developed her love of photography. Her exhibition is a love letter to the French and the French way of life. Eberwein has written a book, 24/7 French Lessons: My Quest to Learn French in a Dordogne Village, based on her experiences.

February 2018

Behren St. Pastel Artists
Pastels

Reception: Friday, February 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

The Behrens Street Pastel Artists will exhibit work in February 2018. Classes and workshops by Deborah Donahower are held at the Art Center Napa Valley. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 35 years.  It is her passion to empower budding artists into their own creativity and personal style. The exhibition features Donahower’s work and work created by her students.

March 2018

Lis MacDonald
Water Media

Reception: Friday,March 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Lis MacDonald has been a water media artist for over 20 years. Primarily a self- taught artist, MacDonald has taken numerous workshops and studied with professional artists. She will exhibit works using alcohol inks, a medium she has recently discovered. Using pouring and tilting techniques, she creates abstracted landscapes. Additional techniques with brushes, plain alcohol, and stamps are used to create textures that add increased dimensions to her works.

April 2018

Ann Nunziata
Water Color Batiks

Reception: Friday, April 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Ann Nunziata is inspired by the natural world around her. She is a self-taught artist who concentrated on art after a career at Apple Computer.  She is also an avid gardener with coursework in ornamental horticulture.  Ann first read about the watercolor batik method in the Watercolor Artist magazine. She has since adapted it to her images of birds and historical buildings with emphasis on the conservation status of endangered and threatened wildlife and architecture.

May 2018

Kathy Tranmer
Acrylics

Reception: Friday, May 11, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Kathy Tramner is a forty-year resident of Napa Valley.  She is a master gardener and avid hiker who lives next to an 800 acre nature preserve. She has a great love and appreciation for the outdoors and is inspired by the constantly changing colors and beauty of the wine country. Kathy works in acrylics using organic pigments because the colors are vibrant and true.

June 2018

Jan Schnurr
Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, June 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk: 6:30 p.m.

Jan Schnurr is a painter whose interest is in both natural and man-made forms created by experimentations with many mediums. Jan was a fine arts teacher for elementary and high school students for over 2 decades. She received inspiration from many sources, including personal experiences with nature, traveling, books, media, people and her memories. She has a great appreciation for different types of art and has created in many different mediums as printmaking, ceramics and collage.

Napa Library Foundation invites artists to apply to have their artwork displayed at the downtown Napa Main Library.

Works that are generally appealing, dynamic and colorful are good candidates for the competition.

The audience for exhibition is the general community served by Napa County Library. Approximately 1,000 people visit the library daily, from all walks of life. Approximately one-third of the visitors are children aged 14 and under.

The Art in the Library Committee meets in the spring to review and select submitted artwork. The Committee is comprised of area artists and the Art in the Library coordinator.

For more information, please call the Napa Public Library today – (707) 253-4241.

Events at the Library

July 2017

Anne B. Garden
Mixed media

Reception: Friday, July 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Anne B. Garden has developed a course of work which addresses the changing environment. She will exhibit work from “Reworking the Wetlands” a series of mixed media work depicting endangered flora and fauna of Northern California. She will also exhibit mixed media work from her “Bee” series, which looks at colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon not yet fully explained by scientists and experts.  Garden endeavors to remind us of the beauty of the natural world and the importance in maintaining and protecting its diversity.

August 2017

John Comisky
Photography

Reception: Friday, August 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

John Comisky, the current President of Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County, has focused on wildlife photography both in its natural element, and as it goes through the rehabilitation and release process.  His photos attempt to strengthen the empathetic connection between human and wild, through capture of beauty and glimpses of soul in wild eyes.

September 2017

Joanne Uomini
Acrylics and Oils

Reception: Friday, September 8, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Joanne Uomini is a Bay Area painter. She began watercolor painting in 1990 and found it to be a respite from a very busy life.  A retired physician, Joanne takes every opportunity to paint and learn. Color, light and mood are important elements in her compositions. She uses acrylics to capture light and color is also starting to use oil paints.  Once or twice each week she spends time outdoors painting the landscapes of California.

October 2017

Napa Valley Quilters
Textiles

Reception: Friday, October 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Napa Valley Quilters share their knowledge and love of quilting with the Napa community. Founded in 1981, the group continues to grow and nurture each other. Each year NV Quilters host a quilt show to promote the art of quilting. This talented and artistic group meets monthly at the Senior Center in Napa. All are welcome to attend. For more information visit their website: www.napavalleyquilters.org .

November 2017

Lowell Downey
Photography

Reception: Friday, November 17, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Lowell Downey and his images tell stories of the cultures of the world and the environment. A professional photographer, his work has taken him across the globe. He serves on the board on a watershed non-profit group. Exhibited work will include aerial photographs of the Napa Valley gathered while on assignment, watersheds of the valley, and other points of interest throughout the world.

December 2017

Vine Village Artists
Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, December 8, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Village Vine Village, Inc. is a non-profit program serving the special needs of people with developmental disabilities.  Day programs are staffed by professional artists, teachers, and other experts from the community who work with clients in an atmosphere of mutual respect, inspiration and creativity.  A well-rounded program of studio arts, computer skills, gardening, to name a few, provides clients an opportunity to build self-esteem, improve communication skills, develop friendships, and have fun.

January 2018

Karen Eberwein
Photography

Reception: Friday, January 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Karen Eberwein will exhibit a 25-piece show called ‘French Life’. It features the beautiful scenery of the Dordogne Valley along with the traditional, charming images of day-to-day life. Karen lived in France for 1 year with the express desire to learn the language. In the process, she gained wonderful friendships and developed her love of photography. Her exhibition is a love letter to the French and the French way of life. Eberwein has written a book, 24/7 French Lessons: My Quest to Learn French in a Dordogne Village, based on her experiences.

February 2018

Behren St. Pastel Artists
Pastels

Reception: Friday, February 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

The Behrens Street Pastel Artists will exhibit work in February 2018. Classes and workshops by Deborah Donahower are held at the Art Center Napa Valley. She has been teaching art to adults and children for 35 years.  It is her passion to empower budding artists into their own creativity and personal style. The exhibition features Donahower’s work and work created by her students.

March 2018

Lis MacDonald
Watermedia

Reception: Friday,March 9, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Lis MacDonald has been a water media artist for over 20 years. Primarily a self- taught artist, MacDonald has taken numerous workshops and studied with professional artists. She will exhibit works using alcohol inks, a medium she has recently discovered. Using pouring and tilting techniques, she creates abstracted landscapes. Additional techniques with brushes, plain alcohol, and stamps are used to create textures that add increased dimensions to her works.

April 2018

Ann Nunziata
Watercolor Batiks

Reception: Friday, April 13, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Ann Nunziata is inspired by the natural world around her. She is a self-taught artist who concentrated on art after a career at Apple Computer.  She is also an avid gardener with coursework in ornamental horticulture.  Ann first read about the watercolor batik method in the Watercolor Artist magazine. She has since adapted it to her images of birds and historical buildings with emphasis on the conservation status of endangered and threatened wildlife and architecture.

May 2018

Kathy Tranmer
Acrylics

Reception: Friday, May 11, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Kathy Tramner is a forty-year resident of Napa Valley.  She is a master gardener and avid hiker who lives next to an 800 acre nature preserve. She has a great love and appreciation for the outdoors and is inspired by the constantly changing colors and beauty of the wine country. Kathy works in acrylics using organic pigments because the colors are vibrant and true.

June 2018

Jan Schnurr
Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, June 8, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk: 6:30 p.m.

Jan Schnurr is a painter whose interest is in both natural and man-made forms created by experimentations with many mediums. Jan was a fine arts teacher for elementary and high school students for over 2 decades. She received inspiration from many sources, including personal experiences with nature, traveling, books, media, people and her memories. She has a great appreciation for different types of art and has created in many different mediums as printmaking, ceramics and collage.

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