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.

Headquarters Library

Works by Penny Parrish
Works by Penny Parrish

January: Students of Johnny Johnson
See works by Johnny Johnson's water media workshop.

Upcoming Exhibits:
February: Mary Kenyon
March: Teen Art Show
April: Sally Rhone-Kubarek

England Run Branch

January: Staff Art
See works by members of the CRRL staff.

Featuring work from:

  • Lana R. Campbell
  • Suzanna Stewart
  • Ginny Yowell
  • Christina Rivera 
  • Karen Spahn
  • Jill Lottes
  • Fritzi Newton
  • E. H. Kindred
  • Ann Coppage
  • Angela Maniece
  • Shauna Litchfield
  • Mary Lou Cramer
  • Meg Bingham
  • Jessica Morio

Upcoming Exhibits:
February: Anson Smith
March: Barbara Jo Ellison

Salem Church Branch

January: TBA

Upcoming Exhibits:
February: Brittany Miller
March: Pauline Findley
April: Dwight Wardell

Porter Branch

January: Edward Russell
The paintings in this exhibit were rendered in watercolor and gouache.  Most of the scenes were found near Fredericksburg.  Other locations include: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Montana, and Scotland.

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:

Snow Branch

December: Brittany Miller​
Brittany Miller is a Fredericksburg native, working in her hometown community after receiving her Bachelor's degree from Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA and Reading University in Reading, Berkshire, UK. Her current work grew from a stress-reducing technique that Brittany began practicing while studying abroad. Combining this practice with images and objects from some of her favorite pop culture and historical references, these works were created. Brittany's works are all pen and ink pieces, with occasional paint pen accents. 

Upcoming Exhibits:

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.