Art in the Library 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 2017

 Anne B. Garden

 Reception: Friday, July 14, 2017

 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 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 Wetlandsa 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

 Reception: Friday, August 11, 2017

 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 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

 Reception: Friday, September 8, 2017

 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 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 pm to 7:30 pm

 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




 November 2017

 Lowell Downey

 Friday, November 17, 2017

 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

 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 pm to 7:30 pm

 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.