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 2018

Ellie Dwyer January 1-15, 2018

After a few years of sign painting to validate my commercial art training at CMC in Glenwood Springs, turning to paint Colorado’s exciting and diverse landscapes and people has become pure joy.  Early workshops with Don Sahli and Paul Kethley provided great instruction.  Both local artists and non-painters continue to be encouragement to”not give up!”

Nathan “Natron” Smith January 16-31, 2018

Nate, who has lived in Vail since 1987, works in mixed media blending pen/ink, oil and acrylic. He finds inspiration in the inherent and natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains. His artistic style favors vivid, bright colors that combine realism with abstract visions of geometric shapes. Nate’s work has been exhibited in local galleries and guilds since 2015.

February 2018

Elaine Kuntz February 1-15, 2018

Elaine has lived in Vail for 18 years and has enjoyed the inspirational beauty of the area. Her watercolors show her love of the grandeur of the mountains and the quiet beauty of the aspens in the snow. There are other subjects that attract attention and beg to be painted or sketched. The gardens, including Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, and the ocean and seashore are some of Elaine’s favorites. She is also part of a long established life drawing group in Delaware. Elaine has a degree in illustration and graphic design, and has studied at both California College of Arts and Crafts as well as other commercial art colleges. She has been a painter, an art director, illustrator, graphic designer and watercolor artist. Elaine has exhibited at many galleries and has works in collections throughout the U.S.

Cindy Walker February 16-28, 2018

Cindy Walker sees art as an expression of how she sees and feels the world around her. She feels lucky to have lived in a variety of beautiful places and each has affected her art in a different way. Cindy now makes the Rocky Mountains her home. Walker earned a BFA in Drawing & Painting from the University of the Pacific in California and her professional life led her into graphic art for many years and in many forms. Walker’s work can be viewed at her online gallery: cwalkerart.net.

March 2018

Jon Sheppard March 1-15, 2018

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.

Greg Clifton March 16-31, 2018

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.

April 2018

Greg Clifton  April 1-15, 2018

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.

Max DeVito April 16-30, 2018

Max DeVito, formerly Max Van Dyke, is a new mom, an art teacher at Battle Mountain HS, and a local girl who grew up in Eagle-Vail. She attended the University of Colorado-Boulder where she majored in Studio Arts and University of Denver, where she received her teaching license for K-12 Art and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

May 2018

Max DeVito  May 1-15, 2018

Max DeVito, formerly Max Van Dyke, is a new mom, an art teacher at Battle Mountain HS, and a local girl who grew up in Eagle-Vail. She attended the University of Colorado-Boulder where she majored in Studio Arts and University of Denver, where she received her teaching license for K-12 Art and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

Ursula Gilgulin from Vail Valley Art Guild May 16-31, 2018

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.

Ursula has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has completed additional studies in at Brooklyn College Graduate Fine Arts, the Aspen School of Contemporary Arts and the Art Student League in NYC. She has worked as an art educator in public and high education as well as a city planner fro NYC. She has been teaching art classes in studio subjects, art history and art appreciation at Colorado Mountain College since 1973. Her craft work is represented by Harpers Rose Studios in Leadville, CO. Her paintings and drawings are in many collections.

June 2018

Ursula Gilgulin from Vail Valley Art Guild June 1-15, 2018

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.

Ursula has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She has completed additional studies in at Brooklyn College Graduate Fine Arts, the Aspen School of Contemporary Arts and the Art Student League in NYC. She has worked as an art educator in public and high education as well as a city planner fro NYC. She has been teaching art classes in studio subjects, art history and art appreciation at Colorado Mountain College since 1973. Her craft work is represented by Harpers Rose Studios in Leadville, CO. Her paintings and drawings are in many collections.

Steve Chinn  June 16-30, 2018

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.”

July 2018

Pia Reynaldo July 1-31, 2018

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. Forge ahead. Uber passion. Create new. King to rook 3.”

August 2018

Jon Sheppard August 1-15, 2018

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.

Jessica Casas August 16-31, 2018

Jess started her art career in 2008 when she was accepted into the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Ma. With an initial enrollment into the illustration program she later moved into a painting major. This allowed her to take her art into a more free and experimental direction. During her short time in Boston her work was shown at the Strand Theatre gallery exhibition in Dorchester, Ma. More recently her work has been shown in local cafes and the Tiger Pop Culture Gallery here in Vail valley. 
 
Her art focuses on color and play. Everything she paints or draws emerges from long process of play. Nearly every one of us starts out playing quite naturally. From our play we learn how the world works. This is her philosophy on making art. 

September 2018

Andrew Pranger September 1-15, 2018

I am a working painter and printmaker originally from Richmond, Virginia.  I studied Fine Art Painting at the University of Brighton, one of England’s most well respected institutions, and graduated with honors.  My work has been shown with many respected galleries and organizations throughout the US and England and sells privately as well.  I have started two collectives of young artists who found disused spaces in towns and turned them into temporary “pop up” galleries, gaining rave reviews from local and national art publications as well as the public.  After years of living in Europe I returned to the US and currently live in Eagle, Colorado where I am President of the Vail Valley Art Guild. My work focuses on the engagement with relationships between medium and idea. I try to show attention to the details of applying paint that takes into account the rich tradition of oil painting.  Working with in a highly figurative and traditional context, I seek to question the roles of painterly  realism in relation to modern mass-media spectacle. My paintings deal with hubris and failure, yet attempt to maintain a lightness of touch and self-deprecation humor that preserves the difficult balance between the profound and the approachable.   

Theresa Lugo September 16-30, 2018

Theresa Lugo thinks that artists should try and push their comfort zones. If doing something new or different makes her a little nervous, she views it as a good thing. With each painting, Lugo says she is trying to grow as an artist. And, she thinks that being an artist is a lifelong goal that can be achieved with constant reevaluation.

October 2018

Aubrey Marie DiDonato October 1-15

Aubrey DiDonato (c. 1990’s) is a Philadelphia based artist who received her BFA from the University of the Arts with a focus in Printmaking and Book Arts. DiDonato uses the impacting shapes and textures of her ever changing environment to question the essence of intimacy.

AubreyDiDonato.com

TBD

November 2018

Zane N. Zirkle November 1 – 15, 2018

Charmayne Bernhardt November 16-30, 2018

December 2018

Mark Lemon December 1-15, 2018

Nancy Rondeau December 16-30, 2018

Nancy’s love of the landscape and canvas started as a child, where in grade school she would be painting such things as “Old Faithful” in Yellowstone, while the other kids were painting dogs, horses, and people. 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.

 

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