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 April 2022

Bloomfield Public Library

Looking for Artists!

Bristol Library

Looking for Artists!

Naples Library 

April/May- Phil Probst. 

June/July - Annalise Schmidt

Victor Farmington Library

April –Melanie Martinek 

May – Howard Van Buren 

June - Darlene Rayburn 

Wood Library in Canandaigua

April/May — Ontario County Arts Council Members Show

Contacts for artists interested in exhibiting in participating libraries

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

Bloomfield Library: Robin Douglas  ​rdouglas@pls-net.org — 585-657-6264

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

Bristol Library: Jessica Masci — jmasci@pls-net.org

Wood Library: Peter Blackwood — peter@blackwoodphoto.com