Each month the Napa Library exhibits art work by a different artist. A reception is held each month. Guests are invited to meet the artist and discuss his/her work. The Art in the Library program is a juried competition with artists competing in various media. A call for artists takes place each winter. Artists may submit their applications along with slides or digital images of their work. The work is reviewed and judged annually in the spring. Finalists exhibit their work for a period of one month.
Rosa Diaz-Serrano: Watercolors and Oils
Reception: Friday, July 10, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Rosa Diaz-Serrano works in a variety of media. She will display both watercolor and oil work but finds watercolor to be her favorite expression for art. She graduated from the Liberal Arts College in Mexico majoring in watercolor. Serrano prefers to work in a realistic style but is open to all possibilities when painting. In her surrealistic work, flowers are mostly the subject she uses to represent life and death, feelings and emotions. Currently a resident of Sonoma County, she is an art instructor for the Windsor Senior Center.
Tony Brown: Mixed Media
Reception: Friday, August 14, 2015
Tony Brown is a self-taught multi-media artist. He has been creating art since the mid 1990s. Brown uses recycled materials in his work. He enjoys experimenting with different media including: encaustics, acrylics, photography, and found objects.
Merrill Mack, Gary Topper, Keith Cockerham, and Bob Gingg
Reception: Friday, September 11, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm The images on exhibit in September 2015 come from a group a Bay Area photographers who have worked together for many years. Many of the photographers in this group showcase their are in competitions, individual and group shows. These photographers have shown their work on a local, state and national level. Some have been published and received awards. Their photographic interests include landscape, street photography, travel, journalism, nature and abstract images.
Carlos Nieto III: OIls
Reception: Friday, October 9, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:30 pmCarlos Nieto III is a self-taught artist of Colombian roots born and raised in Los Angeles. Early in life he discovered the colorful Mexican celebration of the “Dia de los Muertos”.It would help to shape his artistic voice. He has worked as a layout artist for the Emmy-winning show The Simpsons and as a visual artist for Disney Resorts and Universal. He is currently Artist in Residence at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, providing artistic therapy to the young patients.
Napa Valley Quilters: Textiles
Friday, November 13, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:30 pmIn 1981 a small group of women met and formed the club that would become known as the Napa Valley Quilters. People interested in all aspects of quilting meet to learn about techniques and textiles. The Napa Valley Quilters meet monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 am at the Napa Senior Activity Center, 1500 Jefferson Street, Napa. All are welcome to attend.
Vine Village: Mixed Media
Reception: Friday, December 11, 2014
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 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.
Franceska Gamez: Mixed Media
Reception: Friday, January 8, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:30 pmFranceska Gamez recently received her BA in Studio Art from California State University, Sacramento. She works primarily with paint but has recently been exploring mixed-media assemblages. She has created relief sculptures with repurposed materials. Some of the materials used include cardboard, paper, acrylic paint, spray paint, hot glue, and shellac.
Janice Peterson: Acrylics
Reception: Friday, February 19, 2015
6:00 pm to 7:30 pmJanice Peterson’s creative spirit is sensitized to the changing elements around her. Her visual awareness and desire to express them started with designing logos and business cards as a graphic artist in her father’s print shop. She received an Associate degree in Studio Arts. She has had exhibitions in Northern California
Diana Liu Benet: Mixed Media
Reception: Friday, March 11, 2016
The interplay of light, shadow as well as the negative space has captivated artist Diana Liu Benet’s attention since childhood. As a young girl she watched and learned as her father, an internationally known watercolorist, painted. She has a BA from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, CA, and has studied with SF Bay area artist Chester Arnold at the College Marin.
Bay Area Studio Artists: Acrylics and Oils
Reception: Friday, April 8, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Close your eyes and imagine a perfect day in your favorite place. That’s what the Bay Area Studio Artists have done in the show, A Moment Away. In these paintings, the artists depict moments away from the routine, apart from both the humdrum and the hustle and bustle of life. The works, both acrylic and oil paintings on canvas, represent an eclectic mix of styles, from realism to expressionism. The Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA) is a group of seven painters who have been showing their work together since 2010.
Betty Malmgren: Photography
Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
With a background in print and photojournalism, Napa native Betty McCormick Malmgren enjoys travel and documentary photography. Travels to Africa, Egypt, China, Japan, Cuba, Mexico and Europe only represent the start of a quest to see the world. Malmgren also publishes and does photography for the Easy English Times, a newspaper for adult literacy and English as a second language. She has participated in numerous photography exhibits and won awards for her photography.
Deborah Freidman: Mixed Media
Reception: Friday, June 10, 2016
Deborah Friedman is an artist and veterinarian living in the San Francisco East Bay Area. She works with a variety of materials, with a special affinity for used teabags and momigami (kneaded paper) creating pieces that reflect her attachment to objects warmed with the luster of human use. She often works with books. A self-taught artist, she has worked extensively with East Bay artist Lisa Kokin.