T. B. Scott Free Library 106 W. First St.; Merrill, WI 54452  715-536-7191
Your library since 1891 


  Merrill, Wisconsin 54452 Merrill Public Library Your library since 1891   

Current Exhibit  

Reflections of the Northwoods by MICHAEL KIRKPATRICK


Past Exhibits 

2012 June/July Friends in Art by ANN (VONDERHEID) RUDER & SUSAN (NELSON) VAN SLEET

 2012 April/May - Woodburning by DALE BELFIORI

2012 March Merrill Senior High SENIORS ART

2012 January/February Windows into Gaza - Photography by SKIP SCHIEL

2011  November/December Andrew Carnegie's Wisconsin Library Legacy

2011 September/October  The World is Us - Photography by C. R. KIDDER

2011 June/August Handcrafted Stoneware by ANN M. JAROSKI

2011 May/June Never Too Late - Watercolors by JACKIE KUCK

2011 March/April MAPS High School Senior Students' Art Exhibit featuring the paintings, drawings, ceramics, stained glass, etchings and other artistic creations of the students of Linda DeBroux

2011 January/February Our Past Recollected - Merrill Memorabilia from the collection of LARRY & BEA LEBAL

2010 November/December North Country Glimpse - Pastels by ANDREA FENNER, Swallow Haven Studios

2010 September/October Inspired Art by Dan SZULCZEWSKI

2010 July/August  Campbell Soup Collectibles from the collection of MARGE PIIKKILA

2010 May/June  Costume Jewelry & More of the 1930s, 40s, & 50s from the collection of Julie Davis.

2010 Mar/April   National History Day Projects - Prairie River Middle School Students

2010 February Private collection of advertising items for the Leideger brewery, a local brewery no longer in existence. 

2009/2010  December/January Santas, Santas Everywhere - From a private collection of carved Santa figures.

2009 November to December JAMIE TAYLOR "Feather, Petals and Fur" (photographs)

2009 September to October SARAH WILLIAMS Glasswork Jewelry

2009 July to August "NORTHWOODS SEW 'N SEWS"


2009 April to June 8 JENNIFER GEISS Portraits and Paintings

2009 March/April  Senior High Students Art Work

January to March 2009 Fiber Art by RITA WIECHMAN

Nov/Dec 2008 Christmas Message Bottles by Heaven Sent, LLC. -- 3rd floor display case.

May through December 2008 Changing exhibits from the Merrill Historical Society to celebrate the Quasquicentennial (125th anniversary) of the incorporation of the City of Merrill.

March - May 2008  High School Students' Art Show

January/March 2008 Ceramics by PETER & DIANE RITTER

October/December 2007 The Photography & Photosculpture of SCOTT SAVAGE & Bird Carvings and Painting by RON PANKOW and BONI BIEMIER

September/October 2007 Historic Railroads of Lincoln County - Photographs and Artifacts (A tie-in with the new exhibit of digitized photos on the Wisconsin Historical Society website) displayed in the 2nd level Carnegie, and in the 3rd level display area.

August 2007  Collectible Santas

Jun/Jul 2007  Art by the Senior High School Students

Apr/May 2007  Basketry by husband and wife team JEANETTE BIEDERMAN & RICH PRANGE

Mar/Apr 2007  Modernist Oil Paintings of  DAN HINTERLEITNER/The Milk Glass Collection of SHIRLEY STEVENS/
Traditional Hand-Made Quilts of JOYCE SCZYGELSKI 

Feb/Mar 2007 Fiber Art by LOUISE SCHOTZ from her Outback Studio

  Nov/Dec 2006 Autumn/Winter Bird paintings by BILL PITTMAN and JOAN LANG/Bird taxidermy by KELLY ROMAN of Log Cabin Taxidermy

Sep/Oct 2006 - 1st exhibit  Photography & artifacts of the Middle East by B. J. GRULING

Current exhibit




Beyond Books: Community ArtShare

T.B. Scott Librarys Beyond Books: Community ArtShare" program is made possible by a $10,000 grant from the Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.

The program enables the library to showcase local talents and interests.  The grant has made it possible for the library to provide a place for local artists and collectors to display their creations and hobbies. The grant has also made it possible for the library to purchase secure cases, easels, and other items needed for the display area.  

Displays featuring one or more artists or collectors are featured each month on an ongoing basis. 

Artists, artisans and collectors who are interested in sharing their works with the community should contact Stacy Stevens, Library Director, at 536-7191 or stevens@wvls.lib.wi.us  .  Interested exhibitors should either provide photos of a representative sampling of their items or bring samples of their works to the library so that photos may be taken. Exhibitors will sign a waiver before their items are displayed.  A planning committee is responsible for final selection of items that will be displayed, and for compiling a calendar of upcoming events. Artists and collectors from Lincoln County are given priority.

We encourage a wide variety of original artistry, such as painting, drawing, ceramics, metals, fiber art, photography, needlework, woodworking and carving. Collections may include almost anything that would be of interest to the general public: antiques, seasonal items, instruments, sports memorabilia, costumes, quilts, toys, etc. Our intent is to appeal to a broad audience. 

Special events will be planned to correlate with the exhibits as appropriate, such as demonstrations, informal conversations with artists/collectors, inter-generational programs, and musical performances. 



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