ART IN LIBRARIES
A Community Outreach Project
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 cor-ner 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.
IIn 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.
If you are interested in exhibiting your work at participating libraries, contacts are listed below.
Planned and Current Exhibits:
At the Bloomfield Library:
9 Church St, Bloomfield
March - Roberta Moriarty, paintings
At the Bristol Library:
6750 County Road 32, Bristol Center
March 6 — May 1: Mary Frieda, paintings
May 3 – June 30: Kimberly Ferguson, photography
July 7 – September 1: Emerging Artists from Van Buren Art School
September 1 – October 30: Howard Van Buren, watercolors
November 1 – December 29 : Nancy Yacci, paintings
At the Naples Library:
118 S Main St, Naples
Mid-March — April: Derek Des Islets — a Naples native living in Brooklyn — paintings
At the Victor Farmington Library:
15 W Main St, Victor
April - Finger Lakes Photography Guild
May - Peter Blackwood, photography
June - Howard Van Buren, watercolor, pen & ink
Contact information for artists interested in exhibiting in any of the above libraries:
Victor Farmington Library: Greta Selin-Love — 585-924-2637
Bloomfield Library: Margo Park — — 585-657-6264
Naples Library: — 585-374-2757
Bristol Library: Jessica Masci —