June’s Featured Artist: Nancy Staszak

Dinosaur by Nancy Staszak

June’s Featured Artist: Nancy Staszak

Nancy Staszak is an award winning artist and a long-time resident of Woodridge. A retired Art teacher, an avid reader who enjoys science fiction, and a gardener and hiker who enjoys nature, Nancy shares the following as part of her Artist Statement:

“The world before us is intricate and beautiful: all of it from telephone poles and cellular towers around us, to natural landscapes and animals present and past, and what we imagine dinosaurs may have looked like before we were even here.

There are other worlds too, in our own galaxy and beyond. With so many different subjects and art materials to explore, it’s satisfying to experiment and see what effects you can get and how much fun (or frustration) it can be! Paints, prints, pencil, collage----all of them offer opportunities to look around at the world before us, to wonder, and to create an impression of it all.” 

Nancy Staszak’s exhibit “Worlds Before Us” will be on display in the Art Gallery, located in the lobby, throughout June during the Library’s regular hours of operation.


The Library invites local artists to apply to show their work in the Library Art Gallery.

Woodridge Artists October Exhibit

This show is for individual artists who wish to display one, two or three of their paintings in an exhibit with other Woodridge artists. It is easy to take part in this community show: look for the application to be available in September. 

Featured Artist Month-long Exhibit

Local artists or art groups who wish to be considered as a Featured Artist --exhibiting approximately 25 pieces of their work in a one-month long exhibit--may apply after reviewing the Art Exhibit Policy and Guidelines for Artists. We only accept complete Art Gallery Applications which include sample images.