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.

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OCTOBER ART BLAST!

Friday, October 25 at 6:30pm
Port Angeles Main Library

The Bushwick Book Club will begin performing at 7pm, sharing original music inspired by books, including new songs inspired by The Soul of an Octopus, the 2019 Clallam County Reads title. Doors open at 6:30pm, so come early to check out the new Ocean Art on display throughout the building and mingle with the artists! Refreshments will be served, and limited library services will be available during this free after-hours event.

Call for Artists:
Deadline for consideration is Monday, September 16, 2019.

NOLS is currently accepting submissions for Ocean Arts exhibits at the Port Angeles and Sequim Libraries. Local artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to enter work of any medium from paintings and drawings to fiber art and sculpture. Deadline for consideration is Monday, September 16, 2019.

The exhibits will run from October 2019 through January 2020, with opening receptions held at both libraries in October. The Port Angeles Library has display space available for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art with display cases and suspension systems available. The Sequim Branch Library has display space for two-dimensional art.

Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

Fumigated Mammal Fish by Clay Murdach

The summer Art in the Library exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library from July 26 through October 22 and will feature artists Jerry Owie, Clayton Murdach, and Susan McDougall.

Owie’s paintings and drawings are inspired by nature as well as life’s day-to-day activities and struggles. Murdach creates 3-dimensional art utilizing everyday objects, to form stories about society. McDougall works with soft pastels, enjoying the purity of their colors and taking an interest in techniques of application to best represent natural forms and textures.

Art in the Library is generously supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library. For more information, call 360-417-8500 or email PA-Art@nols.org.

Mother by Jerry Owie

Peacock Carving by Jerry Owie

Sockeye Salmon by Susan McDougall

Art in the Library at the Sequim Branch Library

Barn Owl by Jeannine Chappell

The current Sequim Art in the Library exhibit features the art of Jeannine Chappell, and will be on display through June 3.

Chappell’s art combines images created on paper using watercolors, pencils and pastels, and then edited in Photoshop. She works in multiple layers, which allows her to manipulate one portion of the image separately, e.g., to darken or change the color, size or shape of a portion without affecting the rest of the image.

For the last ten years Jeannine has worked predominantly with bird images, and especially the owl. Her goal with the owl is to communicate the combination of beauty and power in this fascinating animal. She has often photographed educational owls in captivity as her models.

Art in the Library is generously funded by the Friends of Sequim Library.

Barn Owl by Jeannine Chappell

The current Art in the Library exhibit features the photography of Tim Roos and will be on display June 7 through September 30.

Tim’s photographs feature the rugged and enchanting mountains, forests, and open waters of the Pacific Northwest. The images have been taken from hikes, climbs, boat excursions, and road trips. Though they refer to physical places, they also follow the unusual light found in the moment.
To view more photography by Tim Roos visit www.troosphotos.com.

Art in the Library is generously funded by the Friends of Sequim Library.

Photograph by Tim Roos

Photograph by Tim Roos

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.