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Art at APL

Main Library

Changing exhibitions:

The main Library has exhibit space on both floors.  Please stop by to visit our current exhibitions.

First Floor Gallery: Bill Marshall

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Second Floor:  Watercolor Society of Oregon Prize winners

The Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) traveling Show will be on exhibit at the Albany Public Library, March 2 – 31, 2017.

This collection of the 20 award-winning works was selected from the 80 works juried into WSO’s bi-annual Exhibitions by noted artist and juror Francesco Fontana, AWS, NWS. The Traveling Show tours Oregon for five months at various locations around the state.

The WSO has a long tradition of featuring many of Oregon’s finest water media painters, working in a broad spectrum of styles from traditional themes to semi-abstract visions, from portraits to celebrations of nature. Each artist demonstrates an advanced facility to interpret their subjects in dynamic compositions with highly personalized color palettes and brush strokes.

WSO is a statewide non-profit watercolor organization in its 51st year, with over 900 members. The society is committed to furthering the interest of aqueous watermedia, which includes watercolor and acrylic paintings, by providing educational opportunities both for its members and others interested in the visual arts. Visit their website at to learn more about WSO exhibitions and activities.

This exhibition will be on display on the second floor of the Main Library through March 2017.    Please come by the Library to see this new exhibition!





Permanent Art on Display:

The Library’s “Reading Girl” by artist Mike Lecki is very popular in our community.  People leave gifts and flowers for her.  Children can often be seen talking to her, and trying to see what she is reading.

For more information click here Reading Girl

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“All That is Oregon”

Judi Mintzer’s impressive 6′ X 18′ mural gracing the Library foyer adds a wonderful welcome to the Library as well as to the world that opens to those who ‘travel’ through books.

For more information click here All That is Oregon

"All That is Oregon" by Judi Mintzer

 The Children’s Room

Themed pillars painted by Cheryl French.  For more information

click here The Childrens Room

Cheryl French pillars


Downtown Carnegie Library


"Zeki" sculpture at Downtown LibraryKings Valley sculptors Raymond Hunter and Czarina Gupton, father and daughter, created the 9-foot tall piece.

“Zeki” is a gift of the Wanita Robb Sculptural Trust and the Albany Arts Commission.

Click here for more information Zeki