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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 his 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

In a continuing celebration of the Wilderness Act’s 50th anniversary, NOLS challenged local artists of all ages, abilities, and perspectives to submit
original work that contemplates, celebrates, or reimagines this historic piece of legislation and the vast expanses of nature it protects. More than
15 artists responded with a variety of work that includes paintings, photographs, quilts, knit pieces and jewelry. The fall Art in the Library exhibit will be
on display at the Port Angeles Main Library between October 10 and January 5.

Art in the Library is a collaborative library-community project featuring rotating exhibits by local artists. The program has been made possible by generous contributions from the Port Angeles Friends of the Library, and also by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Diane Williams.

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Art in the Library at Sequim Branch Library

Pangaea by Bridget Baker Los Alamos by Bridget Baker

Sequim December—February Artist: Bridget Baker

Bridget Baker’s abstract art, on view inside the library throughout December, January and February, is created primarily with acrylic paint. Although she’s always been creative, Baker began painting two years ago and is mostly self-taught. First drawn to collage work, she quickly fell in love with the acrylic process. Her newest work often mixes media to take advantage of the creative potential in each approach.

Born and raised in the Midwest, Baker spent almost 15 years living below the Mason-Dixon Line, mainly in New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast. She lived overseas for three years before retiring to the Olympic Peninsula. In her work you will see influences of the endless prairie sky found in the Midwest and the multicultural influences of the Deep South, as well as the natural beauty of her adopted home in Sequim.

Art in the Library is a collaborative library/community art project featuring rotating exhibits by local artists. The program has been made possible by generous contributions from the Friends of Sequim Library, and also by the efforts of volunteer art coordinator Randy Radock.


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