Art @ your library

Vail Public Library proudly displays local artists’ work in our fireplace on a rotating schedule. Public viewing is available during library hours.

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


November 2022

Charmayne Bernhardt

Charmayne Bernhardt works primarily in watercolor but also does charcoal, acrylic and oil paintings.  She does many paintings for the US Forest Service and the Town of Vail with educational illustrations of nature.  These can be seen around Vail, hiking trailheads, Piney Lake, Sylvan Lake, Vail Mountain and Ford Park along Gore Creek and many parks.  These help people understand the importance of taking care of this wonderful place we live.  She also paints labels for Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, does paintings for cards, and has illustrated children’s and medical books, as well as private commissions.  She was classically trained at an “old masters” art school and is grateful for a strong foundation in drawing and fundamentals.  Charmayne has lived here since the early 70s and never tires of the wonder around her.

 

December 2022

Margo Thomas

Ms. Thomas lives in Edwards, CO full time.  She discovered art in 2001, starting with human figure drawing and watercolors, studying at the Art Students League of Denver and in Chicago at the Palette & Chisel Art Academy.  Her goal is to communicate harmony through visual experiences. Inspired by the Colorado mountains, her subjects are based in nature and family. Mediums of choice include oil, alcohol ink, and acrylics. Some of her pieces have been digitized for large-scale printing and embellishment to fit taste and room space.

You can see her works at the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards and the ARTSPaCE Workshop in Eagle.  Her works are often on display at Vail Valley Art Guild events.  Additionally, she volunteers time in the local arts scene to help promote local artists and events.


2023 ARTIST

January & February  2023

The National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS)

In partnership with Vail Resorts, the Town of Vail, and the Vail Valley Partnership, is proud to share that NBS has selected Vail Mountain for its Golden 50th Anniversary Summit. The NBS Summit is an annual fundraiser that brings together more than 50 member clubs and thousands of supporters from around the world. During a week of winter sports fun, which will tentatively take place Feb. 4-11, 2023, NBS will raise funds to support its mission—increasing participation in winter sports while developing and supporting athletes of color who will win international competitions.

 

March 2023

Colorado Women‘s Hall of Fame 

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF) mission is to inspire by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s distinctive women. To achieve this, CWHF educates the people of Colorado about the stories of the women who shaped our state and the nation’s history with courage, leadership, intelligence, compassion, and creativity. Their talents, skills, struggles, and contributions form a legacy that the CWHF is dedicated to protecting. The women inducted into the Hall of Fame come from diverse backgrounds such as Pioneers, Politicians, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Minority Leaders, Lawyers, and more.

April 2023

Eagle County turns 140

“then and now” photography exhibit

 

 

 

May 2023

Pushpa Sunder Mehta, M.D.

My art is an expression of my heart and soul; a search for “Truth” and an admiration for nature and life.  I want my art to be purposeful, free, and inspiring.

The will to continue with my art comes from the Loving  Heavenly Voice that tells me “keep up with your art”.  The driving force in my fingers to hold the brush and create original art is a gift of “True Love” from my family.

As I progress on the path of an artistic pilgrim, I seek to engage viewers in an artistic consciousness to love and respect Mother Earth.

 

June 2023

Peter Hay Halpert

An art dealer, professor, author, lecturer, curator, and collector, Peter Hay Halpert has authored numerous books, including several monographs on Hiroshi Sugimoto, as well as over 600 articles on photography. He has been a Contributing Editor of American Photo and a columnist for The Art Newspaper and Photograph magazine. He has lectured at colleges and universities throughout the world and has been a professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), and at the International Center of Photography (ICP). He served on the Guggenheim Museum Photography Committee when it was first started, and work from his collection has been exhibited at numerous institutions in the U.S.

 

July 2023

Jacqui Allen-Benson

Local Artist Jacqui Allen-Benson paints primarily in oil getting her inspiration from her faith and the beautiful Colorado Landscape. After serving in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War she attended college where she studied Horticultural Science with a particular emphasis on Soil Science and Landscape Design. After moving to Colorado in 1978 she was drawn to Faith-based social work. After spending many years in that profession she joined her husband Hugo Benson in their printing business OG Printer in Gypsum where she has worked for the past 19 years. She has been occasionally using her professional design; gardening and self-taught painting skills for stress relief. Although still working part-time at the print shop doing the direct mailing piece because she is the only certified “Mail quality control specialist”. She has begun what she jokes is her 9th life. Currently, she has sold many to her surprise 12 pieces of her artwork. “People always buy the pieces I like best so that I have to paint another one” All of Jacqui’s paintings have faces which is fun to find in the landscapes. Her subject matter consists mostly of local spots that she re-landscapes in her paintings to suit herself trying to show you all the faces sharing this world with you.

August 2023

Dan Allard

Dan has lived in the Vail Valley for almost 50 years. He has made a living designing and creating jewelry and paintings. He has been married to his wife Cindy, and together they have three grown children and three grandkids.
Dan grew up in Davenport, Iowa taking art classes most of his life. He took up painting again once the COVID pandemic hit the world. The painting was a wonderful way to be creative and productive.
Dan is grateful for a great full life, loving friends and family, and all the outdoor activities our beautiful valley has to offer.

September, October & December 2023

Vail Valley Art Guild

Artist TBD

The Vail Valley Art Guild is dedicated to enriching lives by fostering and promoting artistic growth and building awareness of the visual arts in Eagle County.

 

November 2023

Charmayne Bernhardt

Charmayne Bernhardt works primarily in watercolor but also does charcoal, acrylic and oil paintings.  She does many paintings for the US Forest Service and the Town of Vail with educational illustrations of nature.  These can be seen around Vail, hiking trailheads, Piney Lake, Sylvan Lake, Vail Mountain and Ford Park along Gore Creek and many parks.  These help people understand the importance of taking care of this wonderful place we live.  She also paints labels for Vail Mountain Coffee and Tea, does paintings for cards, and has illustrated children’s and medical books, as well as private commissions.  She was classically trained at an “old masters” art school and is grateful for a strong foundation in drawing and fundamentals.  Charmayne has lived here since the early 70s and never tires of the wonder around her.

 

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