Art Library

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The ART LIBRARY (upstairs at DAC) is supported by the Friends of the Art Library (FOAL)
Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.



// November – December //

Mariah Richstone displays “After” 
photography | encaustic | photo-collage
Opening reception during First Thursday Art Walk, November 6 at 5-7 p.m.

Mariah Richstone, Durango Arts Center

Mariah Richstone, “After” in the DAC Art Library November-December 2014




// JANUARY 9-FEBRUARY 28, 2015//
Chandler Wigton shows The City of Kyzyl”
Paintings & mixed media
Opening reception: January 9, 5-7 p.m.     

New work combining painting, drawing, photography, and collage, that explores one quantum physicist’s dream of visiting a remote and isolated Siberian Shangri-la.


// MARCH 6-APRIL 5 //

Turning the Page: A retrospective of Artist Books by Catherine Nash

Artist opening on Friday, March 6, 5-7 p.m.
Secondary reception on March 27 in conjunction with the Barbara Conrad Gallery

Inspired by nature, and created of handmade paper and natural elements, Catherine Nash’s artist books span two decades of creative work.

Exhibit Feature Workshop

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Exploring the Surface: Mixed Media Drawing on Paper
Saturday March 7 – Sunday, March 8, 2015
Unleash the playful power of improvisation: experiment with combining a wide variety of both wet and dry medias, both black/white and color, as well as waxes and gilding on a variety of papers. The surfaces of papers made with different fibers that are beaten, formed and dried differently offer unique interaction with drawing media and a rich diversity of visual effects. Using adapted contemporary Japanese woodblock techniques, learn how to use external sizing to manipulate the absorbency of watercolor or inks. Expand and enrich your drawing surface through layering textures and mark-making, paper treatment and surface embellishment.


// MAY/JUNE //
Joyce Cutler-Shaw
Book arts and public art
Opening reception: May 8, 5-7 p.m.


Carol and
 Donn Rawlings
Book Arts
Opening reception: July 3, 5-7 p.m.


Andrew Jagniecki
Woodblock prints
Opening reception: September 25, 5-7 p.m.


Barbara Klema
Watercolor and book arts
Opening reception: November 27, 5-7 p.m.


September-October, 2014 

Deborah Gorton shows “Every Stitch Tells A Story”
Visit Deborah’s website to learn more about her work.

Deborah Gorton

Deborah Gorton, “Every Stitch Tells A Story” DAC Art Library, September-October 2014




July-August, 2014

Leslie Madigan shows “Gathered Spaces”

Visit Madigan’s website to learn more about her work.

Journey Jars: Falling I, McKinnally Cove I, Charlotte Street, Falling II, McKinnally Cove II, 2012 Glass jar, handmade paper, pastel and natural materials

Journey Jars: Falling I, McKinnally Cove I, Charlotte Street, Falling II, McKinnally Cove II, 2012
Glass jar, handmade paper, pastel and natural materials



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Works from students of Louise Grunewald’s Solar Plate workshop.


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February-April, 2014
Leesa Zarinelli Gawlik
“Time Lines: Meditations in Cloth”
Lines created by the passage of time - somewhat erratic, always alluring; interpreted in cloth to celebrate subtle beauty in the natural world.


Susan Moss Collage

January-February, 2014
“Improvisation: Restraint,” a collection of stitched drawings by Susan Moss

Moss is interested in integrating the spontaneity of drawing with the stitched mark, creating play between restraint that embroidery often requires and the improvisation that drawing invites.


Felder von Iphofen

November-December, 2013
Louise Grunewald: “Postcards from Germany”


Anthony Holmquist: Recent Works


May-June, 2013

Ainsley Collage

Juanita Ainsley – “Fancy This”
Ainsley of Bayfield will exhibit her colorful and fascinating mixed-media works on paper.  Juanita recently won an award in one of the Art Center’s juried shows.

To learn more about the artist, visit Juanita’s website.


March–April, 2013

The art of John Brandi and Tom Leech