Valley Library NW Art Collection

Ruth Vondracek, Librarian and Archivist

The Valley Library’s Northwest Art Collection consists of more than 140 contemporary artworks by Northwest artists. The majority of the works were added to the collection during the 1999 library renovation through the Oregon Percent for Art law and selected in collaboration with the Oregon Arts Commission; other pieces were donated or commissioned.

Located throughout the six floors of the Valley Library, the permanent collection includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, lithographs, prints and other media. A brochure with maps showing the location of each piece of art is available in the brochure rack just inside the main entrance to the Valley Library. A notebook with more extensive info about the pieces in the collection is available at the Information Desk on the library’s second floor. Images of most of the artworks and information about the artists is available online at Location: Valley Library, all floors.