Art & Exhibits

Exhibits | Art Shows

Exhibiting at the Library

Every month, library branches feature local art for our customers to enjoy. See upcoming, current, and past exhibits

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork, please read our guidelines for exhibiting art in the library.
Sign up for our artist mailing list to stay informed about our art shows, classes, and events.
If you have questions, contact Anna Lowry, or 540-372-1144 ext. 226.

Fredericksburg Branch

September: Edward RussellSummer Trees by Edward Russell

Mr. Russell enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942, and he served in World War II in both the European and Pacific chapters.  He retired from the U.S. Government in 1983, after serving thirty-three years as Director-Curator of the U.S. Army Engineer Museum in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Throughout his life, Mr. Russell was passionate about the world of art.  In 1932, under the tutorage of an older brother, he began studies in drawing.  Until his death in April of 2016, Mr. Russell continued to be devoted to the study of art and painted as often as time allowed.

Upcoming exhibits:


October: May Shorten-Townley
November: Peggy Wickham
December: 2017 Teen Art Show Winners

La Femme de Paris by Suzi BevanEngland Run Branch

September: Suzi Bevan

Upcoming exhibits:

October: Virginia Star Quilt Guild
November: Professional Artists/Artisans Association of Stafford County
December: Angela Maniece

Art Over Fireplace: Cheryl Bosch


The Canyon by Rachel Hicks
Salem Church Branch

September: Rachel Hicks

 Rachel Hicks is a resident artist living in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This prolific and bright artist creates in a variety of sizes but prefers large scale and mural style work. Currently experimenting with acrylic, her subject matter ranges from abstracts, to romanticized animals and delicate bones, to emotionally intense portraits. With a concentration on lively color coordination and subtle details her work is highly recognizable. Her recent works have been influenced by the Southwest region of the United States. They incorporate deep siennas and vibrant blues, topographical orientations, and geometric backgrounds. She looks to artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Craig Kosak, Joel Rea and Nocona Burgess for visual inspiration always trying to “paint the things that people forget to see.”
Upcoming exhibits:

October: Fredericksburg Modern Quilt Guild
November: Maggie Bice
December: Barb Vanscyoc

Porter Branch

No show in September

Upcoming exhibits:

October: Carol Coffman
November: Professional Artists/Artisans Association of Stafford County (PAAASC)
December: Lori Pikkaart 

Snow Branch

No show in September

October: Empowerhouse T-Shirts
November: TBA
December: TBA

Art Shows

Uniquely Stafford

Uniquely Fredericksburg

Uniquely Spotsylvania

Teen Art Show

The Teen Art Show is held annually at Headquarters Library. The two artists who receive first place (grades 9-10 and grades 11-12) are given their own show in the Atrium the following December.