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.
Reception: Friday, July 12, 20123
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Janice Peterson’s artistic skills are boundless! As a young girl, she was mentored by her father, who was a printer. She would help design logos, letterheads, and business cards. She studied Graphic Arts in high school. While in college working on a degree in art, she discovered the versatility of acrylics. Having grown up in Redding, CA, Peterson developed a love of the mountainous terrain and the wildlife that inhabited the area. Peterson expresses this love of nature with lifelike detail on her canvases. She works in a variety of media including watercolor, charcoal, and acrylics.
Robert B. Thompson
Reception: Friday, August 9, 2013
Robert B. Thompson has been involved in art for nearly fifty years. He attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. His oil work will be featured at the Napa County Main Library. A long-time resident of the East Bay Mr. Thompson’s work has been exhibited extensively in the Bay Area. Thompson now resides at the Veterans’ Home in Yountville where he continues to paint on a daily basis.
Reception: Friday, September 13, 2013
William Helsel has been an architectural photographer for 35 years, photographing both urban and rural landscapes. In 2000 he began working with black and white infrared film appreciating its unique characteristics. He processes and prints all his work. The prints are carefully processed in a wet darkroom on traditional fiber-based silver gelatin photographic paper. His work has been published in numerous travel and architectural publications worldwide. Helsel also teaches adult education classes in the Bay Area.
Reception: Friday, October 11, 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.
Diego Marcial Rios
Friday, November 8, 2013
San Francisco Bay Area artist Diego Marcial Rios will be exhibiting his hand-crafted paper maché masks. A skilled and versatile artist, his woodcut prints and paintings explore complex social and economic issues that are faced by contemporary society. Mr. Rios’ work has been widely exhibited throughout the United States and Mexico. He has participated in over 450 exhibitions worldwide. His work is included in a number of museum collections, including the Auchenbach Foundation at the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco.
Vine Village Artists
Reception: Friday, December 13, 2013
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 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. Their artwork will be on display during the month of December.
Reception: Friday, January 10, 2014
Joanna Kidd is a printmaker, sculptor and video installation artist. She studied Printmaking and Sculpture at San Francisco State University and earned a BFA in Sculture and an MFA in Visual Art and Multimedia Techniques from the Accademia di Bella Arti di Firenze in Florence, Italy. Her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2012 she was an Artist in Residence at the Everglades National Park. She currently lives and works in Northern California.
Napa Valley Photographic Society
Reception: Friday, February 21, 2014
Founded, in 1998 the Napa Valley Photographic Society promotes the art and science of photography—providing education, image appreciation, inspiration, and exchange of technologies. The Society fosters personal growth, expression, creativity and excellence in all aspects of photographic endeavors. NVPS holds monthly member meetings, to which all photo enthusiasts are invited.
Reception: Friday, March 14, 2014
Textile artist George-Ann Bowers has created woven artwork for exhibition and commission for over 25 years. Her formal training includes studies at the California College of Arts in Oakland, and Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts and Pacific Basin School of Textile Arts in Berkeley, California. Bowers exhibits her weavings regularly in venues throughout the United States and internationally. She finds inspiration during frequent adventures in the outdoors, and has completed artist residences at Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, Acadia National Park in Maine, and the Grand Canyon. Her work has appeared in numerous textile publications.
Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014
Donna Covey, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, remembers living 14 years of her young life in the Stonecrest neighborhood in Napa before relocating to Solano County with her family. Covey graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Art Design, however, art took a backseat while she devoted her life to the field of education. After retirement, she once again began creating art with watercolor and acrylics. She enjoys painting series of buildings and neighborhoods with splashy color and whimsy. She will exhibit the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NEIGHBORHOOD series, which will include some of the important Napa landmarks she remembers from her youth.
Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014
Pam Condos is a local artist specializing in showcasing the wildlife of the Napa Valley. She has worked as an educator for the Napa Valley Unified School District for over 25 years. She has also worked as a rehabilitator for the Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County. BIRDS OF THE NAPA VALLEY is a series of one of a kind images based on original photographs of each bird. Condos strives to bring an increased awareness about the importance of preserving wildlife and habitats to both children and adults through her artwork.
Reception: Friday, June 13, 2014
Printmaker Melissa West loves the workman-life process of carving and printing blocks. West’s work explores the fine line between comfort and menace in our most common stories and shared experiences. She often depicts characters who populate myths, legends, and fairy tales, but places them in a modern or neutral scenes. This change allows the viewer to see the familiar tales in a new light considering the ways they may remain relevant to the modern world.