Art in the Library

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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.

Call for Artists

The Library is currently seeking quilt artists for a “Fall Into Winter Warmth” themed exhibit at the Port Angeles Main Library. Local artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. The exhibit will run from October 25 – January 22 with an opening reception held on Friday, October 26.

Send submissions to by October 7. Include a description of the art work you’d like to show, a sample picture, and the artist name, email and phone number.

Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

The current Art in the Library exhibit celebrates a wide variety of art from 19 local artists, based on the theme “Summer Fun and Fantasy”. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in this show with an expanse of various media on display including wood carvings, sculpture, paintings, photography, collage, and more!

This exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library from July 27 through October 23.

Bonnie Clark
  • Mary Anderson
  • Gayle Brauner

  • Linda Carlson

  • Bonnie Clark
  • Linda Collins Chapman

  • Jack Galloway

  • Eileen Gieser

  • Pamela Hastings

  • Kathie Karst

  • Roger McGinnis

  • Ellie Polk

  • Karen Sisk

  • Mark Smoot

  • Monte Sula

  • Chizuru Takeda

  • John Teichert

  • Leilani Thomason

  • Lucas Walnut Van Blair
  • Rene Westbrook

Mark Smoot
Linda Collins
Kathie Karst
René Westbook

Art in the Library is generously supported by 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. For more information, call 360-417-8500 or email

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

Buffalo Shield by Rae Powell-Walz

The current Art in the Library exhibit features the work of Rae Powell-Walz, and will be on display through January 29 at the Sequim Branch Library.

Inspired by the sights and sounds of the natural world, Rae Powell-Walz draws upon a background in both quilting and painting to create her fabric art. Her works celebrate color, freedom, and all of the senses.

“When I was a child my Grandmother taught me to quilt. I loved the process of quilting, the relaxation and focus it brought. But the traditional patterns were too stilted to my liking. In high school and college I was an art major focused on painting. The color and freedom I found in painting excited my mind. Somewhere in my adult years, I returned to quilting with fabric as my palette instead of painting. I enjoy exploring techniques that will express what I see and feel in those scenes.”

Art in the Library has been made possible by generous contributions from the Friends of Sequim Library.

Cattail Pond by Rae Powell-Walz

Gilded Garden by Rae Powell-Walz

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 the Sequim Library.
The commitment and generous donation of their time by volunteer Art in the Library coordinators.
The creativity and community involvement of local artists.