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.

Art in the Library at the Port Angeles Main Library

Lyn Conlan watercolor painting

The current Port Angeles Art in the Library exhibit features work from the North Olympic Watercolorists (NOW) and will be on display through April 23.

NOW is a group of artists living on the North Olympic Peninsula who share a love of the watercolor medium. Members represent a cross section of experience ranging from beginners to professionals. Painting together twice-weekly at the Lazy Acres “Studio”, they share ideas, tips, techniques and constructive critiques. These sessions, where each artist paints in his/her own style, with a wide range of subject matter provide the group with support, encouragement and inspiration.

Artist include:

  • Jolene Sanborn
  • Reiko Barclay
  • Beverly Beighle
  • Rita Heywood
  • Kathi Vito
  • Lyn Conlan
  • Roger Huntley
  • John Wilkinson
  • Carol Wilhelm
  • Shirley Rudolf
  • Janet Flatley

This exhibit will be on display at the Port Angeles Main Library from January 25 through April 23.

Kathi Vito watercolor painting

watercolor painting named Palo Alto Old Trucks

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.

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 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.