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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 winter Art in the Library show features bold acrylic paintings and basketry work made from bull kelp. Exhibiting artists include Derek Gundy, Greg Gundy, and Marilyn Gundy. The exhibit will be on display at the library from January 19 until April 18.

Swimming to the Surface, acrylic on canvas by Derek Gundy Life in a Bottle, acrylic on canvas by Derek Gundy

About the Artists:
Derek Gundy earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Derek later worked with talented Maine artists like Andrew Wyeth, Alan Magee, and Jeff Colquhoun who each inspired his craft. After moving to Seattle in 2003, two alluring Pacific Northwest themes emerged in his work—wine & Pacific Northwest salmon. His use of bold colors and confident line work express his subjects with a vivid energetic quality that is characteristic of much of his work. Derek also teaches drawing and watercolor and acrylic painting in a variety of settings in addition to managing Artists' Edge, an art supply store and custom framing shop, in Seattle.

Greg and Marilyn Gundy, owners of Sea Basket Farm in Sequim, work in a medium unlike any other - torn or damaged bull kelp that has drifted up on the beach. Incorporating both weaving and stitching in her works, Marilyn creates one of a kind baskets from the sea. Marilyn taught floral design for the Boston Flower Exchange, and her eye for design is highlighted in her artistic and unique basketry.

Golden Years, acrylic on canvas by Derek Gundy Basket by Marilyn Gundy

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