Art Exhibition Space at Wauwatosa Public Library

Firefly Art ExhibitionsThe Firefly Art Gallery is located on the main floor of the library east of the Circulation Desk. Gallery space is available to professional artists and art organizations free of charge. The gallery is open for public viewing during all hours the library is open.

Depending on the size of the works, 25-50 pictures can be accommodated and materials typically remain on display for 2 months. All pictures must be framed with a wire hanger or saw-toothed hanger located on the back. Titles must also appear on the back of each work.

Exhibitions can be hung by the artist or by the Library Staff Artist.

While prices are not displayed to the public on the picture IDs, an inventory list with pricing information is kept at the Circulation Desk for any inquiries.

A signed “Hold Harmless” agreement, inventory, personal ID cards and biographical information must be provided by the artist.

The Firefly Gallery is currently booked April 2018. To arrange for an exhibit or for additional information, contact Barbara Klausmeier at (414) 479-8900 ext. 5710

Current Exhibition

The current show: “Original Landscapes in Oil” featuring the work of Ellen Anderson will run from March 1st through April 30, 2018.  Ellen is a member of the Cedarburg Artists Guild and Wisconsin Visual Artists.

I paint in my studio on the Milwaukee River by our 1930’s cottage in Mequon.  The oils are from natural sources and bring out the best colors of nature.

Wholeheartedly I support the preservation of our natural areas and bring you into the intimacy of our Wisconsin woodlands and waters.  I have close ties with Wauwatosa, having lived here for over 20 years.  For over 15 years I illustrated cards that were sold wholesale across the country from Harwood Avenue.

Working in watercolor, I have illustrated books for many years, including the Great Silent Grandmother Gathering by Sharon Mehdi (Viking Penguin Putnam).  I’ve also illustrated for the National Wildlife Federation and currently Kohl’s Building Blocks Penfield Children’s Center book series on understanding differences.

Please visit my studio during the Covered Bridge Studion Tour, the 2nd weekend in October, 2018.  Maps are available on the Cedarburg Artists Guild website.