Art in the Library 2016-2017


Art in the LibraryNapa Library's Monthly Artist Program

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Art in the Library

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.  



July 2016

Kathleen McNutt Hart: Monotype

Reception: Friday, July 8, 2016

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Kathleen McNutt-Hart is a contemporary artist from Michigan who currently lives and creates in Palo Alto, California. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), and earned her BFA from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. Most of her work is two dimensional. She uses a variety of mediums and techniques including printmaking, encaustic painting, and graphite drawing. Her prints and paintings consist of bright, fresh colors and her art celebrates the everyday object.


Kathleen McNutt-Heart


August 2016

Daniel Colon: Digital Media

Reception: Friday, August 12, 2016

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Daniel Colon has been practicing 3D art and animation professionally since the early 1990s. As far back as he can remember Colon has always loved to build things and create art. “Star Wars” had a huge impact on him and sparked his interest in Visual Effects. Studying filmmaking techniques and developing his computer skills lead him into a career in the video games industry. With a strong technological, an artistic skillset and a life-long passion for creativity, Daniel is creating new imagery to tell new stories.


Daniel Colon  

September 2016

Arthur Deak: The Buddha Project 100


Reception: Friday, September 9, 2016

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 

The Buddha Project 100 began as a collaborative effort by Arthur Deak and Catherine Buchanan to produce 100 works of art based on the iconic figure of peace and serenity. Photographic images of the Buddha from Deak’s extensive travels around the world provide the foundation for the paintings. His training comes from years of developing an eye for the finer points of beauty through working in the fashion industry. His modeling career steered him to photographic study. Transitioning to painting was the next natural step in his artistic development.

  Arthur Deak


October 2016

Leslie Philpott: Acrylics

Reception: Friday, October 14, 2016

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Leslie Philpott is an artist who lives and works in the Sacramento area. She earned her AA in art at Sacramento City College and received her A.B. in Studio Art at the University of California at Davis, completing her M.A. at CSU, Sacramento. The body of work on display will include her study of the Sacramento River during the winter, spring, and summer of 2015. She paints outdoors on-site and expands upon these painting by reinterpreting them, often on a larger scale in the studio.

    Leslie Philpott


November 2016

Napa County Library and the Napa County Historical Society Present: A Photographic Exhibition of Napa County History

Friday, November 18, 2016

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

As part of our 100th birthday celebration, the Napa County Library, in conjunction with the Napa Historical Society, is hosting a month-long photographic exhibition of Napa County history. The exhibit will showcase the rich history of Napa through photographs of important landmarks, themes and communities.


December 2016

Brown Street Gallery: Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, December 9, 2016

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Brown Street Gallery is a small, art-focused day program providing services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Individuals are provided training to increase abilities and skills to make use of community services and extend independence. Participants of the program have the ability to earn money through the sale of their creative work. The Artists of the Valley Gallery in downtown Napa maintains a rotating display of work by Brown Street Gallery artists. We are delighted to showcase their work in December 2016.

Brown Street Gallery


January 2017

Deirdre Weinberg: Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, January 13, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Deirdre Weinberg is a colorful mixed media artist. The subjects vary from urban to landscape. Weinberg’s “Habitats,” series, features images of animals in their disappearing environments. She explores the beauty of the species, their presence in the world, as well as the adaptation of animals to their changing environment. This body of work explores a current and critical issue that affects us all.


 Deirdre Weinberg


February 2017

Theresa Lawless: Oils

Reception: Friday, February 10, 2017

 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Theresa Lawless is an artist residing in the Napa Valley. She has had a life-long interest in art and nature and has melded these interests in her larger than life floral paintings. Theresa presents a “bee’s eye” view in her floral paintings. The subjects for these paintings are found in her garden, on neighborhood walks, on hikes, in friends’ gardens. She paints in a photo realistic style and in the process of painting the flowers come to life.


Theresa Lawless    


March 2017

Angela Gonzalez: Mixed Media

Reception: Friday, March 10, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm



 Angela Gonzalez is a Bay Area based artist who creates works from recycled materials and converts them into pieces that help viewers make the connection between art, technology and sustainability. Gonzalez has held solo exhibitions in the United States at a number corporate headquarters and in government facilities. She has exhibited her work as a part of group exhibitions at venues across the US, including the New York Hall of Science Museum.


Angela Gonzalez  


April 2017

Travis N. White: Watercolors

Reception: Friday, April 14, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 


Travis N. White graduated with Honors from the University of San Francisco in Cultural Anthropology. He also studied for 2 years at the SF Academy of Art School of Painting. White taught at Chabot and Canada Colleges. He also worked as a Corporate Art Consultant in the SF Bay Area for 20 years representing some of the country’s finest artists. He has studied Advanced Watercolor Technique with a number of accomplished watercolorists.

 Travis N, White   


May 2017

Karen Nagano: The World of Lady M

Reception: Friday, May 12, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Karen Nagano will be exhibiting pieces from her ongoing body of work, The World of Lady M. Lady M refers to Lady Murasaki Shikibu, author of THE TALE OF GENJI. Nagano provides a visual representation to her Japanese culture through her 20th and 21st century eyes and heart, creating images of female empowerment and inventing images of beauty to nourish the eye and spirit of all people in our contemporary world. She received a B.A. in Art from Stanford University. She studied Art a Kofukai Art Institute in Tokyo, Japan, UC Berkeley, and did graduate work in Art at UC Santa Barbara. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe.

Karen Nagano  


June 2017

Maggie Malloy: Linocut Prints

Reception: Friday, June 9, 2017

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Maggie Malloy has been working as an artist in the media of printmaking, sculpture and painting since 1994. A member of the Hunter’s Point shipyards artist community located in San Francisco, Malloy is a new member of the Napa community. She will be displaying her prints. All prints are hand-pulled multiple color reduction lino cuts with limited editions. The print “Warnings” is in the permanent collection at the National Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. She is a member of The California Society of Printmakers.

   Maggie Mallow