Ernest Fackler Woodcuts

Artist Reception & Printmaking Demo

with Ernest Carl Fackler

Sunday, June 23 — 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Ernest Carl Fackler is a local artist, printmaker, and painter who specializes in reduction woodcuts. His vibrant artwork will be on display in the Ferndale Library’s program room throughout June. Then, on Sunday, June 23, the library will host a special closing reception that will feature an exclusive demonstration, during which Fackler will detail his printmaking process and his approach to making reduction woodcuts.

“My work is concerned with our natural world,” said Fackler, “and how it falls into dreams and is affected by dreamers.” He added that he strives to make works that can, in effect, become “...short stories” that are “...told in a voice of spatial experiments, motifs, and natural forms—when these three are melded together in a picture, they create a wholly new depiction of spatial relation, in which decoration, space, and the figure coalesce.” Find more info at:




The Art and Exhibitions Committee’s mission is to promote and foster an appreciation of two and three-dimensional art for library patrons, through exhibits, lectures, and an expanded collection of art books.


Saturated Shelves - by Anthony Brass


Call for Proposals

The committee invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions of their work. The library has two primary display areas: the Meeting room/Atrium areas; and The Corridor Gallery. Pertinent documents can be downloaded from the links below. Please read these carefully before submitting a proposal.



  • All artists submitting work must download and fill out the application form below.
  • Artists are encouraged to read all the documents before submitting an application, whether for the library’s group show, or for a future solo exhibition.
  • The agreement is only filled out and signed upon acceptance of the artist’s work for exhibition.


Send Exhibition Applications and any/all other (filled out) documents^ to:


Permanent Collection

The library currently owns a few pieces of original artwork. Click on the link below to view these. Or better yet—visit them at the library!


Marshall Fields Bears

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Please send inquiries to: