Art @ your library

Vail Public Library proudly displays local artists’ work in our Community Room on a rotating schedule. Public viewing is available when Community Room is not in use.

If you are interested in displaying your work, please contact Sandy Rivera at 970-479-2331 or SRivera@vailgov.com


January 2019

Madison McCaulley January 2nd-16th, 2019

My art is colorful, fun, expressive, abstract! That is how I, a lifelong Eagle County resident, describes my artwork… First steps to creating my art.. I practice with a variety of mediums to mediums range from colored marker, colored pencil, watercolor, and oil pastel. My final finished pieces are always made with many layers of acrylic or oil paint, either canvas or cut wood.

Jessica Wright January 17th – 31st, 2019

Through the technique of gestural abstraction, Jessica Wright invites us into a world of enchantment: a world of forested landscapes that are sometimes burning and bright and other times shrouded in mist. Self-taught, Jess has been painting since the age 12. About four years ago she abandoned the brush—after more than 25 years of work—and hit upon a “throwing” technique that employs acrylics, chopsticks and, of late, her own hands. Her paintings come to life with color and texture—and an immediacy that produces an almost child-like state of wonder and awe in the viewer.

February 2019

Greg Clifton February 1st-14th, 2019

Underwater photography for Greg Clifton represents a convergence of two longstanding passions – diving and taking pictures. Greg is excited, and quite honored, to have the chance to showcase some of his favorite images stemming from dive trips over the past four years in Central America. The exhibit (his first!) will consist of 21 images taken from the waters of southern Belize, Bonaire, Roatan, Utila, and Cayman. Consisting largely of corals, tropical fish and some larger seafaring species (including the world’s largest fish – the whale shark), the images are shared to underscore the incredible beauty and rich diversity of coral ecosystems, while raising awareness of their fragile nature and declining status in recent years.

Barbara Holden February 15th-28th, 2019

I am teaching botanical art in my home and gave a course in botanical art at the Betty Ford Botanical Garden last year. I teach accurate drawing skills and work with graphite pencils, coloured pencils, water colours, and pen & ink. My background is an AB degree from Vassar College, MA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and many years of taking courses in the Field Study Institutes in Great Britain: Flatford Mill, Preston Martin and Juniper Hall. I have taken many botanical workshops through ASBA, at conferences and courses in Denver and in Cape Cod. Recently, I have been studying local Colorado plants through courses given by the CSU extension service in the Vail Valley region.I teach small classes for adults only.

March 2019

Vail Valley Art Guild March 1st-15th, 2019

The Vail Valley Art Guild was begun in 2014 in order to fill a perceived need in the Vail Valley for an organization created by and for visual artists. Since its inception, the Vail Valley Art Guild has grown from 10 members to over 150 members, including over 70 photographers, many of whom are professionals. We offer the Vail Valley an opportunity to view the creativity of local oil, watercolor and acrylic painters, charcoal, pen and ink, and pastel artists, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, jewelers, mixed media and paper artists.

Steve Chinn March 16th-31st, 2019

Steve Chinn is a Colorado native and has lived in the Vail Valley since 1989.  Steve photographs a wide variety of subjects from portraits, events, sports, architecture, nature, and wildlife as well as teaches private and class lessons.  Steve says, “the camera has allowed me to get out and really see the world with a new eye and appreciation of what is around us, big and small.”

 

April 2019

Jon Sheppard  April 1st-15th, 2019

Jon Sheppard says he has always been addicted to adventure. He has written award winning books in which he shares insights, stories and his photography. During his many adventures, he has dived for sunken treasure, jumped out of high flying planes, run a rock climbing school, taught kayaking, been a whitewater rafting guide, and learned to ski when he moved to the Colorado high country. He and two friends have raised over $20,000 for the Disabled Ski Team by skiing eighteen different ski areas in one, very long day, which is also a world record. He has played the drums in the country music world and worked for many years in television production as a camera man. Those adventures, his travels and his past work experiences have combined to give him a keen eye when photographing life around him.

Paul Rodarte April 16th -30th, 2019

My name is Paul Rodarte. I am owner and sole proprietor of Satellites2Images Digital Photography and is based in Gypsum, Co located in Colorado’s Vail Valley.  Satellites2Images Digital still photography business branding is visual document of Cultural events in English and Spanish. The Cultural events include Business, Wedding including Quinceanera. photography services is made with mobile photography studio lighting equipment to give Professional quality excellence. (With electrical outlets)

May 2019

Vail Valley Art Guild May 1st-15th, 2019

The Vail Valley Art Guild was begun in 2014 in order to fill a perceived need in the Vail Valley for an organization created by and for visual artists. Since its inception, the Vail Valley Art Guild has grown from 10 members to over 150 members, including over 70 photographers, many of whom are professionals. We offer the Vail Valley an opportunity to view the creativity of local oil, watercolor and acrylic painters, charcoal, pen and ink, and pastel artists, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, jewelers, mixed media and paper artists.

TBD May 16th-31st, 2019

 

Summer/Fall 2019

 

November 2019

Nancy Rondeau November 1st -15th, 2019

Nancy is a long time Vail artist & has been exhibiting her paintings at Vail Public Library each year for the past fourteen years. She seeks to express rhythm & its colors in her paintings to reflect the beauty of nature, particularly in the landscapes of Colorado. Nancy went on to major in art in college and to teach art in schools for six years. She spent another six years absorbing the British countryside, hiking in the rain and viewing works of the great English landscape artists in the galleries of London. Rondeau has spent the past 30 years enjoying the Colorado landscape as a painter, hiker, and volunteering at Betty Ford Alpine Gardens.

Pia P. Reynaldo November 16th -30th, 2019

Pia believes, “Just being an artist is a calling. Everyone considers themselves gifted. Not everyone puts their soul on canvas to be seen. You need faith. Overcoming narrow-mindedness and embracing oneself is integral. Ultimately, the product reflects the artist”.

December 2018

Vail Valley Art Guild December 1st-15th, 2019

The Vail Valley Art Guild was begun in 2014 in order to fill a perceived need in the Vail Valley for an organization created by and for visual artists. Since its inception, the Vail Valley Art Guild has grown from 10 members to over 150 members, including over 70 photographers, many of whom are professionals. We offer the Vail Valley an opportunity to view the creativity of local oil, watercolor and acrylic painters, charcoal, pen and ink, and pastel artists, photographers, ceramicists, sculptors, jewelers, mixed media and paper artists.

Charmayne Benhardt December 16th – 30th, 2019

Although artist and active Vail Public Library patron, Charmayne Bernhardt, lost sight in her right eye 7 years ago, she never gave up on her artistic abilities. Rather, she continues to paint and count her blessings everyday. She remains grateful for the ability to share her artwork with the Vail Valley, a place close to her heart.

 

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