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.
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If you have questions, contact Anna Lowry, or 540-372-1144 ext. 226.

Headquarters Library

Works by Penny Parrish
Works by Penny Parrish

February: Mary Kenyon
See quilts by local craftswoman, Mary Kenyon.

Upcoming Exhibits:
March: Teen Art Show
April: Sally Rhone-Kubarek
May: Nancy Brittle

England Run Branch

February: Anson Smith
Anson Smith has explored and experimented with various artistic mediums and techniques for the past 24 years. Anson is best known for his unique combination of airbrush and traditional brush along with other various tools on canvas. It is not uncommon to find his work on other mediums such as: automobiles, motorcycles, clothing, wood, aluminum and paper. Anson does not limit himself to one genre or subject matter. His open mind and versatility has set him apart. With no limitations and up for the challenge, Anson employs a combination of many different art styles from Photorealism, Graffiti, Surrealism, Pop Art, Classical to Abstract Expressionism. Anson draws power from his Faith in Christ which is seen throughout his work. Inspired by life experience or the experience of others around him there is no shortage of flow of ideas. Anson’s mission is to create an experience for the viewer that will provoke thought and often joy. Anson currently resides in Fredericksburg,Va with his wife and two children. 

Upcoming Exhibits:
March: Barbara Jo Ellison
May: E. H. Kindred

Salem Church Branch

February: Brittany Miller

Upcoming Exhibits:
March: Pauline Findley
April: Dwight Wardell
May: REACH Homeschool

Porter Branch

February: 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.