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

Artists
If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork, please read our guidelines for exhibiting art in the library.
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If you have questions, contact Anna Lowry, alowry@crrl.org or 540-372-1144 ext. 226.
 


Headquarters Library

Works by Penny Parrish
Works by Penny Parrish

December: Teen Art Show Winners
See works by the 21st Annual Teen Art Show Winners, Kayla Chumley, Kristin Kim, and Calista Rieken, this month in the Headquarters Atrium Gallery.

The Teen Art Show is held each year at Headquarters Library.
Students in grades 9-12, living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland County are encouraged to submit their original artwork.

Upcoming Exhibits:
January: Students of Johnny Johnson
February: Mary Kenyon
March: Teen Art Show

England Run Branch

December: Professional Artists & Artisans Association of Stafford County
Professional Artists & Artists Association of Stafford County (PAAASC) was established in 2012 when it became apparent that little was known about the professional artists/artisans residing in Stafford County. The need was great as many artists/artisans were known only to a few other artists/artisans. PAAASC is a non-revenue generating cooperative consisting of approximately 60 members who produce art in a wide variety of media/mediums. The purpose of PAAASC is to promote and build a sense of community for both the artists/artisans and for Stafford County as a whole.

For a 3rd year in a row, the Professional Artists & Artisans Association of Stafford County has partnered with Central Rappahannock Regional Library to exhibit artwork by many of our member-artists at England Run & Porter libraries during December 2016. In addition, occasionally during December, at both libraries, a PAAASC member-artist will demonstrate their art form.

Featuring work from:

  • Amberly Slack
  • Carol Waite
  • Cathy Ambrose Smith
  • His-Mei Yates 
  • Jeanne Tanks
  • Judi Wigglesworth
  • Karen Barnhart
  • Laura Catherine Gilmartin
  • Nancy Williams
  • Peggy Wickham

Upcoming Exhibits:
January: England Run Staff Art Show
February: Anson Smith
March: Barbara Jo Ellison

Salem Church Branch

December: Emily Stockheim-Thomas​

Emily D. Stockheim was born prematurely into an incubator in August, 1962, in New York City. She was allowed to leave the hospital on September 5th, 1962. Her father, Michael, was drafted into the Vietnam War, as a psychiatrist around 1966 or 1967.  He was the son of an Austrian Jewish immigrant and a Polish Jewish immigrant pianist (and had been a sophomore at Nurnberg High School in 1945 when his father volunteered to go and work in one of the d.p. (displaced persons) camps; Michael was fortunate to have been drafted as a Lieutenant Commander.  Emily’s mother, Lois Anita Good, was a Mennonite, also a physician, but not drafted because she was a Conscientious Objector and a female. After Michael’s tour in Maryland was completed, the family moved up to Poughkeepsie, NY, and made frequent visits to NYC that often included the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

While in kindergarten or first grade, Emily took tap dance lessons and learned to ride a bicycle, but her interest in art  took off when she was signed up for a studio painting class in downtown Poughkeepsie, NY.

Her education includes two Associate’s degrees, a B.A. in English, and a Master’s in education.  She enjoys math and logic, music, and the meditative focus that art provides.  She finds inspiration from photographs, still objects, sounds, nature, other artists, and also from the imagination.  

Upcoming Exhibits:
January: Susan Hill
February: Brittany Miller
March: Pauline Findley

Porter Branch

December: Professional Artists & Artisans Association of Stafford County
Professional Artists & Artists Association of Stafford County (PAAASC) was established in 2012 when it became apparent that little was known about the professional artists/artisans residing in Stafford County. The need was great as many artists/artisans were known only to a few other artists/artisans. PAAASC is a non-revenue generating cooperative consisting of approximately 60 members who produce art in a wide variety of media/mediums. The purpose of PAAASC is to promote and build a sense of community for both the artists/artisans and for Stafford County as a whole.

For a 3rd year in a row, the Professional Artists & Artisans Association of Stafford County has partnered with Central Rappahannock Regional Library to exhibit artwork by many of our member-artists at England Run & Porter libraries during December 2016. In addition, occasionally during December, at both libraries, a PAAASC member-artist will demonstrate their art form.

Featuring work from:

  • Amberly Slack
  • Carol Waite
  • Cathy Ambrose Smith
  • His-Mei Yates 
  • Jeanne Tanks
  • Judi Wigglesworth
  • Karen Barnhart
  • Laura Catherine Gilmartin
  • Nancy Williams
  • Peggy Wickham

Upcoming Exhibits:
January: Edward Russell
March: Mecca Fobbs

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:
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.