Past Exhibitions 2019

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Ellen Reintjes

September - December 2019

The Public Art Committee of Lafayette is pleased to present the exhibition All-Stars: Fans, Fams, and Friends, a celebration of relationships – of people to teams, to towns, to each other, and even to pets, by local artist Ellen Reintjes. Ellen is a 40-year resident of Lafayette and a member of Bay Area Studio Artists. Her work, which encompasses animals and nature, landscapes and seascapes, music, and human interest, has been exhibited at libraries, galleries, wineries and retail establishments throughout the greater Bay Area.

E Reintjes 2019 All Stars

Six Family Originals


Sharon Tama

September - November 2019

The Public Art Committee of Lafayette is pleased to present the exhibition "Critters" by artist Sharon Tama in the Homework Center. Tama writes that "Life is full of moments waiting to be captured on canvas. It is both exhilarating and rewarding for me to explore the vast world of subject matter, color, light, and emotion. My paintings showcase a broad spectrum of subject matter: a slice of time in the midst of a conversation, childhood innocence in candid posture, an intriguing moss-encrusted twisted oak, the quirky personality of a much-loved dog. But my love of animals is a recurring theme. This exhibit reflects that narrative from the perspectives of reality and imagined whimsy."

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Chums, Acrylic, 2013


LPIE in the Sky: Spotlight on LPIE Artists

August - September 2019

The Public Art Committee of Lafayette is pleased to present LPIE in the Sky: Spotlight on LPIE Art Instructors, a first-ever exhibition featuring the work of five Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) artist-instructors: Susan Fuller, Valyrie Gillum, Tim Hancock, Kristen Jensen-Horne, and Lisa Larsen. This exhibit seeks to honor the contributions of these artists to the cultural enrichment of the community. Lafayette is fortunate to have these talented artists and passionate educators inspiring its students. 

LPIE Artists 2019

Artists Susan Fuller, Valyrie Gillum, and Tim Hancock



Camera Cabal

June 3, 2019 - August 12, 2019

On your next visit to the Lafayette Library, don't miss the fine art photography on display at the Don Tatzin Community Hall and inside the library in the Homework Center.  The award-winning San Francisco Bay Area photographers, known as the Camera Cabal, are exhibiting their art work through August. There is something for everyone's taste: landscapes, abstracts, flowers, portraits, street scenes, including a Yosemite landscape that won first place at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. Stop by and enjoy the show!   

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Joel Tesch

February 24, 2019 - May 9, 2019

Orinda Artist, Joel Tesch, brings his  Celestials and Icons/Pop Art Portraits to Lafayette.  The series brings to life a a vibrant world bursting with colors, movement and contrast from an otherworldly perspective.  The portraits include popular musicians, athletes and movie stars including Freddie Mercury from Queen, Princess Leia and Hans Solo from Star Wars and many more.  "Pop" into the library and see the portrait wall! See more at