Art Shows

Artist of the Month:
Valerie Fanarjian

The Library is pleased to feature the artwork of Valerie Fanarjian in our lobby gallery.

At the age of three, Valerie Fanarjian began creating art on a weekend visit to an aunt’s house.  During the night, as her mother slept in the bed they were sharing, she drew all over the sheet of the bed.  Valerie has not been able to resist a blank canvas ever since.
Valerie’s art history is an amalgamation of processes she learned in and out of the classroom.  She holds an art education degree from SUNY New Paltz,  however, she considers her studies at the Woodstock School of Art and Women’s Studio Workshop to have been the most valuable to her work.  Since moving to the Berkshires in 2007, Valerie’s artwork has been shown locally and  at the Watertown Library outside of Boston.

Valerie’s artwork will hang in the lobby gallery throughout the month of August 2019.


Art Shows at the Library

Each month, the Library displays works by local artists in the main lobby.  A biography of the artist and a list of the works, many of which are for sale, can be found at the circulation desk.  Thanks to board member Terry Wise for curating this revolving art gallery.  See the calendar for future artist showings.

Art show guidelines:

  1. Local artists are invited to submit images of their work to art curator Terry Wise at email hidden; JavaScript is required.
  2. Shows run for one calendar month.
  3. Artist is responsible for hanging and taking down artwork, with help from the art curator.
  4. If artist desires an opening reception s/he will be responsible for all related costs and set up. Receptions may be held on Tuesday or Friday evenings from 5-7:00 p.m.
  5. Library will post notice of the show on its website, Facebook, and enewsletter. All other promotion is the responsibility of the artist.
  6. Sales are to be handled by the artist. A 20 percent donation to the Stockbridge Library is expected on any sales generated by the show.
  7. Questions may be directed to art curator Terry Wise at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

For a printable set of these guidelines, please click HERE.