Art at the Library

Nearly 25 years ago, the Library Board of Trustees envisioned an art collection for Cumberland County citizens. Through private fundraising, the library’s collection has grown to 97 original pieces of work by North Carolina artists. In a written agreement signed in 1984, primary responsibility for the collection was transferred to the Friends of the Library. An Art Collection Acquisition Policy has been developed to guide the quality of future art work.

This online gallery is made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.

Click on thumbnails to enlarge the pictures.

Located At:
  • Windowstone by Horace L. Farlowe
    Title: Windowstone
    Creator: Horace L. Farlowe
    Format: Sculpture, Georgia Marble
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Treasure House by Jim Gallucci
    Title: Treasure House
    Creator: Jim Gallucci
    Format: Sculpture
    Date: 1989
    Location: Headquarters
  • Veronica’s Veil by Herb Jackson
    Title: Veronica’s Veil
    Creator: Herb Jackson
    Format: Acrylic on canvas
    Date: 1985
    Location: Headquarters
  • Love by Vivien Weller
    Title: Love
    Creator: Vivien Weller
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1983
    Location: Headquarters
  • Break Dancer by Vivien Welle
    Title: Break Dancer
    Creator: Vivien Weller
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Flight by Nina Freifeld
    Title: Flight
    Creator: Nina Freifeld
    Format: Acrylic on canvas
    Date: 1983
    Location: Headquarters
  • Polo by Vivien Weller
    Title: Polo
    Creator: Vivien Weller
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Free Man in Paris by Nina Freifeld
    Title: Free Man in Paris
    Creator: Nina Freifeld
    Format: Acrylic on canvas
    Date: 1992
    Location: Headquarters
  • Bird-Like Distractions by Thomas E. Link
    Title: Bird-Like Distractions
    Creator: Thomas E. Link
    Format: Acrylic on canvas
    Date: 1982
    Location: Headquarters
  • Pottery by<br />
E. A. Poe
    Title: Pottery
    Creator: E. A. Poe Brick Yard
    Format: Circa
    Date: 1890
    Location: Headquarters
  • The Fayetteville Triptych by Bert Carpenter
    Title: The Fayetteville Triptych
    Creator: Bert Carpenter
    Format: Oil on canvas
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • The Fayetteville Triptych by Bert Carpenter
    Title: The Fayetteville Triptych
    Creator: Bert Carpenter
    Format: Oil on canvas
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • The Fayetteville Triptych by Bert Carpenter
    Title: The Fayetteville Triptych
    Creator: Bert Carpenter
    Format: Oil on canvas
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Still Further Quests by Nancy Tuttle May
    Title: Still Further Quests
    Creator: Nancy Tuttle May
    Format: Watercolor/collage
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Floating each how…by Nancy Tuttle May
    Title: Floating each how…
    Creator: Nancy Tuttle May
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Mill Dam, Fayette-Ville, N. Carolina by Charles Catton, Jr.
    Title: Mill Dam
    Creator: Charles Catton, Jr.
    Format: Photograph of a watercolor
    Date: 1805
    Location: Headquarters
  • The Chapel, Duke University – Durham, North Carolina by  Louis Orr
    Title: The Chapel
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • The Old Market at Fayetteville, North Carolina by Louis Orr
    Title: The Old Market
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • Davis House 18th Century Tavern – Beaufort, North Carolina by Louis Orr
    Title: Davis House Tavern
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • Orton Plantation House, The Mirror – North Carolina by Louis Orr
    Title: Orton Plantation House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Girls, Raleigh, North Carolina by Louis Orr
    Title: St. Mary’s School for Girls
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • Tryon’s Palace, New Bern – First State Capital of North Carolina by Louis Orr
    Title: Tryon’s Palace
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • Grand-father Mountain, near Linville, North Carolina by Louis Orr
    Title: Grand-father Mountain
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • Playmaker’s Theater, North Carolina State University, Chapel Hill by Louis Orr
    Title: Playmaker’s Theater
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • Biltmore House by Louis Orr
    Title: Biltmore House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  •  Wright Brothers Memorial, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina by Louis Orr
    Title: Wright Brothers Memorial
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters
  • Allegory by Elizabeth Darrow
    Title: Allegory
    Creator: Elizabeth Darrow
    Format: Oil on canvas
    Date: 1985
    Location: Headquarters
  • Once Upon a Time by Elizabeth Darrow
    Title: Once Upon a Time
    Creator: Elizabeth Darrow
    Format: Oil on canvas
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Pow Wow Mesa by Norbert Irvine
    Title: Pow Wow Mesa
    Creator: Norbert Irvine
    Format: Silkscreen
    Date: 1977
    Location: Headquarters
  • Sunset Monument Valley by Norbert Irvine
    Title: Sunset Monument Valley
    Creator: Norbert Irvine
    Format: Silkscreen
    Date: 1977
    Location: Headquarters
  • Kumquat by Norbert Irvine
    Title: Kumquat
    Creator: Norbert Irvine
    Format: Silkscreen
    Date: 1977
    Location: Headquarters
  • Song II by Ruth Blackwell Rogers
    Title: Song II
    Creator: Ruth Blackwell Rogers
    Format: Acrylic on canvas
    Date: 1983
    Location: Headquarters
  • The Power of Reckoning by Vandorn Hinnant
    Title: The Power of Reckoning
    Creator: Vandorn Hinnant
    Format: Acrylic and prisma colored
    Date: 1992
    Location: Headquarters
  • Temagami Piece #1: In Search of Kokomis by Janet Parks
    Title: In Search of Kokomis
    Creator: Janet Parks
    Format: Handmade paper collage
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Temagami Piece #2: Out from Keewaydin by Janet Parks
    Title: Out from Keewaydin
    Creator: Janet Parks
    Format: Handmade paper collage
    Date: 1986
    Location: Headquarters
  • Blue Moss by Claude Howell
    Title: Blue Moss
    Creator: Claude Howell
    Format: Oil on canvas
    Date: 1960
    Location: Headquarters
  • Dogwood in the Woods by Jo Anne Rose
    Title: Dogwood in the Woods
    Creator: Jo Anne Rose
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1985
    Location: Headquarters
  • Diving by Fred Good
    Title: Diving
    Creator: Fred Good
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1987
    Location: Bordeaux
  • Coast Guard Outpost by Ruth Ogle
    Title: Coast Guard Outpost
    Creator: Ruth Ogle
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1988
    Location: Headquarters
  • Tiahuanaco Tapestry by Silvania Foti-Soublet
    Title: Tiahuanaco Tapestry
    Creator: Silvania Foti-Soublet
    Format: Collage
    Date: 1988
    Location: Headquarters
  • The Five Carp by Silvania Foti-Soublet
    Title: The Five Carp
    Creator: Silvania Foti-Soublet
    Format: Collage
    Date: 1988
    Location: Headquarters
  • Three on a Hobie<br />
by Ann Respess
    Title: Three on a Hobie
    Creator: Ann Respess
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1988
    Location: Bordeaux
  • Lake Waccamaw by Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Lake Waccamaw
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1971
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Untitled by Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Untitled
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: Unknown
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Southern Pines by Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Southern Pines
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1990
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Wanchese, NC by Dr. David E. Drak
    Title: Wanchese, NC
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1982
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Charleston Window by Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Charleston Window
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: Unknown
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Tower Steps by  Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Tower Steps
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1990
    Location:Cliffdale
  • Lock & Chain by  Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Lock & Chain
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1970
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Cedar, Bald Head Island by  Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Cedar, Bald Head Island
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1990
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Summer by Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Summer
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1982
    Location: Cliffdale
  • Grapevine & Plaster by Dr. David E. Drake
    Title: Grapevine & Plaster
    Creator: Dr. David E. Drake
    Format: Photograph
    Date: 1973
    Location: Cliffdale
  • What a Day by Vivien Weller
    Title: What a Day
    Creator: Vivien Weller
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1986
    Location: East Regional
  • Basket! by Vivien Weller
    Title: Basket!
    Creator: Vivien Weller
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1986
    Location: East Regional
  • Ballet Secrets by Vivien Weller
    Title: Ballet Secrets
    Creator: Vivien Weller
    Format: Watercolor
    Date: 1986
    Location: East Regional

  • Title: Celestial Passages
    Creator: Tim Grubb
    Format: Mixed Media
    Date: 1997
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Celestial Passages
    Creator: Tim Grubb
    Format: Mixed Media
    Date: 1997
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Hope Mills Gazebo
    Creator: Tom Moore
    Format: Oil
    Date: 1989
    Location: Hope Mills

  • Title: Beth
    Creator: Olivia Riley Ollis
    Format: Graphite/watercolor
    Date: 1996
    Location: North Regional

  • Title: The Hayes
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: General Lillington’s House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Glebe House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: The Halifax House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: The Cupola House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Davidson Courthouse
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Fort Macon
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Chowan Courthouse
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Burgwin-Wright-Cornwallis
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Louisanna House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Masonic Temple
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Old East and The Old Well
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: St. Augustine College
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Eumenean Literary Society
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: The Blades Houses
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Salem Academy
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: New Bern Academy
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Waite Hall
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: David Harvey Hill Library
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Leigh House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Andrew Johnston
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: The Belo House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Bellamy House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Menhaden Fleet
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Orton Plantation
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Negro Servants’ Cabin
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Moravian Church
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: The Cloister
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: St. Thomas Church
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: St. Paul’s Church
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: St. John-in-the-Wilderness
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Presbyterian Church
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: State Capitol
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: First NC State Capitol
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: The West Portal
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Orange County Courthouse
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: The Rock House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Community House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: Stanley House
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: U.S. Mint
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters

  • Title: City Hall and Auditorium
    Creator: Louis Orr
    Format: Etchings
    Date: 1939-1950
    Location: Headquarters