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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

Anne B. Garden - Mixed Media

July 2018

Maggy Walton
Digital Photography and Acrylic

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

Artist and photographer, Maggy Walton captures a moment in time with her unique impressions from nature, inspired by the beauty of the Napa Valley and beyond.

John Comisky - Photography

August 2018

Anne Hunt
Acrylic

Reception: Friday, August 10, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Anne Hunt is an artist and philosopher by training. She is inspired by the work of graffiti and quilt artists- especially because those works embody the deep connection of images, materials, and craft. She brings the theme of the connections of images to material by composing her painting with many layers of silk, ink, and paint.

Joanne Uomini - Acrylics and Oils

September 2018

Napa Valley Quilters
Textiles

Reception: Friday, September 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

The purpose of the Napa Valley Quilters is to preserve and continue the traditions, culture, and history of the art of quilting; to promote fellowship among interested persons in all aspects of quilting; to contribute to the knowledge of and to promote the appreciation of fine quilts; to sponsor and support quilting activities; to encourage quilt making; and to contribute to the growth of knowledge of quilting techniques, textiles and patterns through educational meetings and instruction, sharing with the public the history and beauty of quilting.

Napa Valley Quilters - Textiles

October 2018

Sue Osborn
Pencil

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

Sue Osborn is a designer, artist, and illustrator living in Napa. She enjoys drawing a wide variety of subjects including animals, children, and adults. Sue is the photographer and author behind “The Napa Tree Moose Coffee Table Book,” a tribute to a well-known former local landmark.

Lowell Downey - Photography

November 2018

Saida Nassirruddin
Photography

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

Saida Hogan Nassirruddin is a floral portrait photographer creating images through traditional, digital, and abstract methods. Her work reflects how she feels about the beautiful wonders of nature. Saida finds the flowers of the world most intriguing and believes that with each fleeting moment nature’s beauty will cease to exist.

Vine Village Artists - Mixed Media

December 2018

Brown Street Gallery Artists
Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, December 14, 2018
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

The Brown Street Gallery was started in 2006 by Napa Valley Support Services to provide opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves through creative and performing arts. The program consists of a studio where artists participate in expressive arts activities five days a week and an art gallery where artists exhibit and sell their work.

Karen Eberwein - Photography

January 2019

ArtDivas
Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

The ArtDivas represent seven artist from the Solano County area. They explore the spirit of creativity working individually and collaboratively to create richly textured mixed media works of art. They are women with diverse backgrounds, influenced by decades of active involvement in the visual arts. They are interested in exploring the creative process we call ART. As a collective, their work reflects the beauty and spontaneity of richly textured mixed-media assemblage and collage.

Behren St. Pastel Artists - Pastels

February 2019

James Rose
Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, February 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

James Rose is a Humboldt-born contemporary artist whose work aims to infuse the viewer’s world with the same lights and colors by which it is inspired; floral, botanical, ethereal and colorful magic awaits you in the world of James’ abstract and semi-abstract pieces as they explore the fringe segments of the bold and vibrant aspects of the artistic and wishful mind.

Lis MacDonald - Water Media

March 2019

BJ Thrailkill
Oil

Reception: Friday, March 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

BJ Thrailkill is a lifelong artist who learned to paint as a child from her accomplished artist neighbor. She has a strong, almost binary aesthetic and is particular about how items should be arranged and what constitutes a compelling composition. She enjoys bringing to life ideas that deviate from absolute representation and move toward a peculiar realism.

Ann Nunziata - Water Color Batiks

April 2019

Eric Sabee
Scratchboard

Reception: Friday, April 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Eric Sabee is best known for his unique use of scratchboard. Utilizing this medium, Sabee evokes detailed characters and environments by “carving out the light”. Highly influenced by comic books and imported animation, Sabee combines traditional techniques with modern themes injecting his own personality and style with an underlying humor. The result is an idiosyncratic representation of the world celebrating the strange and peculiar.

Kathy Tranmer - Acrylics

May 2019

Garey Porter
Woodcarvings

Reception: Friday, May 10, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk:  6:30 p.m.

Garey Charles Porter is a Vietnam era veteran who grew up in the Bay Area. His art is reflective of 600-year-old monumental art subjects. He was profoundly impacted by the centuries-old art form of brass effigies while exploring the abbeys and churches of England. This is evident in the deep sense of history that runs through his woodcarvings.

Jan Schnurr - Mixed Media

June 2019

Kathy Tranmer
Acrylic

Reception: Friday, June 14, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Art talk: 6:30 p.m.

Kathy Tranmer 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.

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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