Art Displays

We have wall space available in our Port Dover, Port Rowan, Simcoe and Waterford Branches for the display of artwork. If you would like to show your work in a Norfolk County Public Library Branch, please contact us at 519-426-3506.

Port Dover Branch
May: James Gilmour

James Gilmour is originally from Brantford, but now lives in Simcoe. Gilmour entered the graphic art business in 1970. He started out as a sign artist/illustrator and received commercial art diploma in 1972. Gilmour stayed in the field until 2006 but has continued on part-time.

James Gilmour

Linda McDougall​

Linda McDougall​ uses mixed media and glass components in her work and She is drawn by theoptic qualities of glass.  In this showcase, Linda uses gravity together with the kiln’s heat to form and manipulate complex pieces in glass with a definite leaning toward a Japanese zen-like quality.

Linda McDougall

Port Rowan Branch
May: Ian Thickins

I am a retired US Steel employee and started to paint seriously after i retired eight years ago.I am self taught and paint mostly for family and friends using acrylic on canvas my inspirations are birds, flowers, landscapes and commissions that are requested. I have exhibited at the Norfolk County Fair. I try and make my work “pop” using metallic and gloss mediums on black backgrounds. I think the library program allowing local artists to exhibit their work is a great idea.

Ian Thickins

Simcoe Branch
May: Norfolk’s Own Needle Arts Guild

The purpose of Norfolk’s Own Needle Arts Guild is to encourage and promote the practice and knowledge of Needle Arts in all its forms and to serve as an information source for all area needle artists. We are a member of the Embroiderer’s Association of Canada. We currently meet at the Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home Activity Room on the second and fourth Wednesday’s of each month from 7-9 pm. If you are interested in learning more please call Cori at 519-443-8212 or Libby at 519 426-8693.

Norfolk Needle Arts Guild