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.
Artist entry form and information for FY2013-2014 program
Apply by March 31, 2013
Reception: Friday, July 13, 2012
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
AnneKarin Glass was born to make art. Her parents both celebrated artists in their own fields always encouraged her artistic endeavors. She has experienced full and satisfying careers as an educator and as a business owner designing and producing architectural graphics. She is currently a full-time artist based in San Francisco.
Napa Valley Quilters
Reception: Friday, August 10, 2012
In 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.
Reception: Friday, September 14, 2012
Art has been a central part of Anne Hunt's life. Anne has been drawing and painting since childhood. While earning degrees in philosophy and mathematics from Tulane University in New Orleans, she continued to draw and paint and took many courses in art history and studio art. She is a California artist who has participated in a number of group shows, most recently at juried shows in Palo Alto and in Minneapolis.
Reception: Friday, October 12, 2012
Ms. Arnold studied science, art and music in college earning a BA in biology from the University of California Santa Cruz. She owned a needlepoint business for many years and began focusing on fine art in 1993. Her paintings range from scientific realism to abstract work.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Ann Erpino earned a BA in Fine Art from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a muralist, scenographic artist, and portraitist. A full-time artist living in Northern California, her works are held in private collections worldwide.
Brown Street Gallery
Reception: Friday, December 14, 2012
The Brown Street Gallery was started in 2006 by Napa Support Services to provide opportunities to adults to express themselves through creative and performing arts. The program consists of a studio where artists express themselves in creative activities. Art lovers, collectors, and the general public are invited to visit the studio and view the works on display in the gallery.
Reception: Friday, January 11, 2013
Maridee Hays has been an artist and an educator in the Napa Valley for over 30 years. She studied at CSU San Francisco and earned her MA in Fine Art from CSU Sacramento. Ms. Hays has an interdisciplinary background in art that includes drawing, painting, and collage. She is a member of many art organizations and has shown her work in many galleries throughout the state
POSTPONED Until October 2013
Reception: Friday, February 8, 2013
Local artist, Carol Dick, enjoyed a career as a high school English teacher. During summer vacations Ms. Dick painted watercolors and took community education art classes. Shortly after her retirement in 2011 she began more intensive art study. She finds herself painting 3 to 4 times a week, attending art classes, and participating in local art activities.
The Claude Lorrain Project
Reception: Friday, March 8, 2013
“The Claude Lorrain Project: Conversation Across the Centuries” is a 3-year collaboration by members of the Bay Area artists group, Kunstanke. Forty-five new pieces were created by the group when they applied ink, paint, beeswax and collaged text and photos to a discarded monograph of drawings of a 17th century European artist.
M. Kathryn Massey
Reception: Friday, April 12, 2013
M Kathryn Massey is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and Audubon Artists by juried review. Ms. Massey began to paint in 1994 at age 41. Influenced chiefly by the Dutch and Flemish Masters, she also ascribes to the sensibilities of the19th and 20th century Italian and French painters.
Reception: Friday, May 10, 2013
San Francisco based artist Ellen Little earned her BFA from Art Center College in Pasadena. Ms. Little had a successful career in advertising in Manhattan, where she also taught design at the School of Visual Arts. In the 90s she returned to the West Coast and settled in San Francisco, where she founded a graphic design firm. In 2009 she closed her business and now works as a full time artist.
Reception: Friday, June 14, 2013
Rakshika Thakor is a printmaker and a textile artist. While living in India, Ms. Thakor practiced traditional Indian art, such as batik, tie-die, sari painting, and henna. A printmaking class introduced her to a medium that became a favorite. She has explored different printmaking techniques and enjoys mixing eastern and western elements to her work whenever possible.