ART IN LIBRARIES

A Community Outreach Project

Goal: Expand access to local artists and the visual arts

It is our goal to expand the visual arts in Ontario County. One way to accomplish this is to facilitate the display of visual arts at local libraries. This also expands the opportunities for our member artists and other local artists to share their work. 

  • We started at the Bristol Library in 2013 by installing an exhibit system in a corner above their public access computers.  

  • In the fall of 2015, we provided funds for the Bloomfield Library to install an art display system in its entrance hall and community room. 

  • In June of 2016, we provided a grant to the Victor-Farmington Library for a similar art display system. The Wood Library in Canandaigua also received an OCAC grant to refurbish their community room exhibit system. 

  • In 2018, we awarded the Naples Library a grant to purchase two exhibit systems, one for its Children’s area and one for its downstairs community room. 

Planned and Current Exhibits
As of June 2022

Bloomfield Public Library

Looking for Artists!

Bristol Library

Looking for Artists!

Naples Library 

June - Phil Probst, Painting

Victor Farmington Library

June - Darlene Rayburn, pen & ink, watercolors, mixed media

July - Finger Lakes Photography Guild, photography
August - Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters

September - George Wallace, photography     

Wood Library in Canandaigua

June - July 8 Peter Blackwood, photography

July 10 - Aug. 19 Dana Pastusec, acrylic art 
Aug. 20 - Sept. 24 Creative Imagers, photography  

Contacts for artists interested in exhibiting in participating libraries

Victor Farmington Library: Greta Selin-Love — 585-924-2637

Bloomfield Library: BloomfieldLibraryDirector@owwl.org  — 585-657-6264

Naples Library: Kendyl Litwiller, napleslibrarydirector@owwl.org  — 585-374-2757

Bristol Library: Jessica Winum, Director, bristollibrarydirector@owwl.org 

Wood Library: Peter Blackwood — peter@blackwoodphoto.com