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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.

Headquarters Library

18 Years by E. H. Kindred
18 Years by E. H. Kindred

May: Nancy Brittle

Nancy Brittle, having grown up in the Virginia Piedmont in a small farming community finds inspiration in everyday events and familiar places, many of which evoke memories from the 1950's rural life that continues within her household. Oil is a favorite medium and she prefers the gesture found in alla prima pleine aire work to the studio long piece. Ms. Brittle graduated in studio and art history from Mary Washington College before continuing her studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Ecole des Beaux Arts. She also worked on an MFA at the American University and has continued painting classes at VCU, and workshops with instructors Lori Putnam, Susan Abbott, and David Williams. Currently represented by the Back Door Gallery in Fredericksburg, The Loft in Culpeper, and the Middle Street Gallery in Sperryville, Ms. Brittle continues to compete on the national level. In the past year she was juried into the Women Painters of the Southeast's annual show and the Spacious Skies Exhibition at the Ann Marie Art Center.
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Upcoming Exhibits:

  • June: No show
  • July: Donna Hopkins
  • August: Students of Bill Harris

England Run Branch

May: "E. H. Kindred's Layered Worlds"

E. H. Kindred is the author of seven young adult fantasy novels (The Seven Wars series), numerous short stories, novellas, and online serial stories. She is a digital illustrator, photographer, and traditional artist, with experience in a wide range of media. This show includes digital paintings, photography, and traditional pen and ink work. E. H. Kindred is an active thinker, and advocate for mental health,  having lived with chronic depression, anxiety, and other maladies.  This show also highlights her connection to Lask, who is both the protagonist of her fictional work, and a personal muse.  For more information about E. H. Kindred, her work, or her experience visit:

Upcoming Exhibits:

  • June: Friends of Chatham
  • July: Anthony Silver
  • August: Meg Bingham

Salem Church Branch

May: Jacqueline Hernandez and the CRRL-Con Comic Art Show

Upcoming Exhibits:

  • June: REACH Homeschool
  • July: TBA
  • August: Students of Bill Harris

Porter Branch

May: Shirley Heim Middle School Students

Upcoming Exhibits:

Snow Branch

May: Edward Russell

Upcoming Exhibits:

  • June: TBA
  • July: TBA
  • August: 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.