Art @ APL

The Art Exhibition Program at Albany Public Library is dedicated to exhibiting the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region.

Through the integration of artwork in public spaces within the library, the program aims to enrich the experience of patrons and the community, using visual art to further the APL mission to: educate, entertain, and empower our community.

The Art Exhibition Program is currently in a pilot stage that includes twice yearly exhibitions at the Pine Hills Branch.


Winter Exhibition: "Written Response Requested"

Now through March 6, 2015

Pine Hills Branch, 517 Western Avenue

Theme: This exhibition is presented in partnership with the M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program at The College of St. Rose. "Written Response Requested" features the work of four visual artists paired with four writers who will create written pieces in response to the art. Each artwork will be shown with a writing prompt inviting viewers to submit their own written responses that will be featured during the exhibition.

Artists: Darcie Abbatiello, Laura Christensen, Rob O’Neil, and Steve Rein

Writers: Daniel Nester, Hollis Seamon, Rone Shavers, and Barbara Ungar

Site-Specific Installation: Fork and Knife by artist Sangwook Lee. The installation explores his experiences of cultural dissonance living away from his country of origin, Korea, in his new home in the United States.


Juried Writing Contest

Through Feb. 15, 2015
Two Categories: Young Adult (12-17) and Adult (18+)

As part of the Pine Hills Branch's Winter Art Exhibition, we will be hosting a juried writing  contest in  partnership with the Pine Hills Review and faculty members from the Creative Writing Program at The College of Saint Rose. Selected  submissions will be showcased during the show in Spring, 2015 and published in a chapbook. See the contest rules for details.


Submitting Artwork

Artists interested in participating in the program are encouraged to submit their work to

Please review the Art Exhibition Policy before submitting your work.

Guidelines and requirements for submission can be found in the program prospectus





Last updated: January 5, 2015