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Art in the Library

Art in the Library is a program sponsored by the North Olympic Library System, which provides display space for works created by Clallam County artists. Art in the Library exhibits rotate on a regular two or three month schedule. Currently Art in the Library exhibit space is available in the Port Angeles Main Library and the Sequim Branch Library.

The Art in the Library program would not be possible without financial support from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and the Friends of Sequim Library; the commitment and generous donation of time by volunteer Art in the Library Exhibit Coordinators; and the creativity and community involvement of local artists.

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Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

The spring Art in the Library show features a dynamic collection of works inspired by the written word. Works created by twelve individual artists and two community groups contribute to this once in a lifetime collaborative exhibit. Discover poetry and prose in a variety of textures, styles, and mediums.
Experience your own journey by following the visual poetic feast laid before you at the spring Art in the Library show.

The exhibit will be on display from April 21 until July 18.

by Pamela Hastings by Pamela Hastings by Jon Williams

About the Artists
Exhibiting artists include Linda Chapman, Jan Dove, Pamela Hastings, Pat Herkal, Linda Herring, Ann Jarnagin, Jeannie McMacken, Nancy Johns, Annie Wach, Diane Williams, Jon Williams, and Katie Yeager. To learn more about the exhibiting artists, visit the Port Angeles Main Library. The Art in the Library binder features artist biographies, work pricing, and contact information.

Community Hopes
Gathering for Hope was born of a deep desire for community, friendship, and positive action. On January 21, more than 200 community members gathered at the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center to create 100 hopes for our community. The hopes are one-foot cloth squares that represent responses to life in a time of rapid change and great challenge. The hopes represent common values such as freedom, responsibility, and sense of place.

The ad-hoc group for Hope will put the Hopes into Action, with the first stop at the Port Angeles Art in the Library exhibit. Individuals interested in becoming involved, or creating their own Hope, are invited to contact .

Shawne Johnson’s Art Students Grades 9-12
Young artists from Port Angeles High School have created inspired and honest collages, books, and zines. In addition to individual pieces, the group composed a crane sculpture made of paper cranes that bare poetry written by the students. What a treat!

paint brushes pottery wheel

This program has been made possible by generous contributions from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, and by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Diane Williams, who schedules the artists and curates each show.

Following the fathers footsteps by Jerry Owie Little market place by Jerry Owie

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

The current Art in the Library exhibit features the works of Jerry Owie, and will be on display from February 3 through May 30 at the Sequim Branch Library. Jerry Owie is a Sequim-based artist who was born in Benin City, Nigeria. He has worked in metal fabrication, fashion, furniture design and fabrication, chainsaw carving, and wood and stone chisel carving. Owie’s paintings and drawings are inspired by nature as well as life’s day-to-day activities and struggles.

Nature by Jerry Owie Jerry Owie - Fazez of Afrika

How do I display my work in Art in the Library?

Find out more.

Read the Art in the Library Conditions and Release Agreement.

Links to other community art resources:

Port Angeles Arts Council
Sequim Humanities and Arts Alliance