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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.

If you have a collection that you feel would make a good exhibit, email us.

Headquarters Library

The Lord of Avigdell, by E. H.
The Lord of Avigdell, digital painting by E. H. Kindred

May: Newell Jones

Upcoming Exhibits:
May-June: Visual Poetry
July: Veterans' Art Show
August: Students of Bill Harris

England Run Branch

May: E. H. Kindred

Elanor Hope Kindred is an independent author and artist, who creates digital art by painting in Photoshop with an Intuos 4 drawing tablet. Her work is entirely hand drawn and colored, just like a traditional painting, only in digital format. She is the author of the young adult fantasy series, The Seven Wars (completed in 2015) and the adult fantasy series The Alkesh, which she is currently writing.

E. H. Kindred believes in the power of words and the imagination, and her work celebrates the transcendent quality of both. For her, the creative arts are an adventure and personal exploration. This show features a number of pieces depicting her Muse, who goes by many names, most notably Lask in The Seven Wars, and Alastair in The Alkesh. Lask is the hero of Kindred’s work, and has been a prominent figure in her life since her childhood, first appearing on the page when she was only eight. Lask has been at the center of her creative development for years, and continues to inspire her writing and art.

E. H. Kindred will be doing a live art demo and booksigning at CRRL-Con on May 14, 1:00–4:00. Additional prints of artwork will be available for sale at the event.

Upcoming Exhibits:
June: Stafford County Senior Citizen Artists, Stafford County Parks and Recreation
July: Miracle Snyder

Salem Church Branch

May: Comic Art Show

Upcoming Exhibits:
May: Comic Art Show
June: Reach Art Students
July: Randolph Gatling

Porter Branch

May: Shirley Heim Middle School Students

If you are interested in more information about any of the show or individual students' work, please contact Ms. Coffman at

Upcoming Exhibits:
June: Detention Center Art
July: Kent Potter

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.