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The Vestal Public Library is seeking local artists interested in displaying their work at The VPL Gallery to celebrate local artists and foster an open dialog about art and visual communication.

  • Each Artist or group of artists (if collaborating) will be assigned a month on the calendar for their show in the VPL Gallery (2D artworks) or Display Cases (for small-medium 3-D artworks).

  • Each art show will remain on display for 1 month (unless otherwise indicated).​​

  • There is no cost or donation requirement to hang art in the VPL Gallery or Display Cases.

  • Each Artist(s) is/are responsible for the timely installation and removal of all art according to the agreed upon schedule.

  • All 2-D artwork must be hung from the provided picture rails (see a staff member for details)

  • Artists must provide VPL with:

    • an electronic copy of their artist statement

    • an electronic copy of their show description / theme / etc…

    • an electronic copy of all artworks in the show with: Title, Date, Medium/Process, Dimensions

  • Artists who choose to sell their artwork will provide their contact information along with their artist statement for sale purposes.

  • VPL assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to displayed items. If desired, artists may provide their own insurance.


  • VPL as a family friendly institution, reserves the right refuse the display of artworks containing or expressing content that is deemed inappropriate, including but not limited to: 

    • ​ Obscene content [messages or images];

    • ​​Hate speech, personal attacks, insults, or threatening language

  • Artist(s) may book the Large Meeting Room for a free “Gallery Opening” on the First Friday of each month. Artist(s) must provide their own refreshments.


Hallway Gallery:




January 2023

Art has been part of Inna’s everyday life since her childhood in the late USSR and has become one of her continuous passions. She received a Master's Degree from Lomonosov Moscow State University in philosophy and graduated from Youth Art School in the same city. After university, she moved to Israel, where she had an opportunity to spend more time on her passion. There Inna started to paint using different art media (oil colors, watercolors, ink), draw (art chalks, oil pastels), and create sewing art projects in the form of soft baby books and dolls. From her mixed-cultural family, Inna inherited an ability to adjust to different situations and a strong desire to turn every life experience into a piece of art.

Inna uses the pseudonym, AaSgard, as a commemorative gesture to honor her Danish grandmother, and the source of personal inspiration, Sigrid Aagaard. Sigrid Aagaard was born in Copenhagen in the early 20th century, married a Soviet-Polish Jew, and traveled a lot, but got arrested during Stalin's Great Purge in 1937 and spent almost nine years in the Soviet labor camp. Sigrid died in Moscow at an age of only 57 years, having been allowed just one last visit to her native country two years before that.

Since 2015 Inna (AaSgard) has been residing and working on her art projects in Vestal, NY. She has recently spent a season with Hangar Theater in Ithaca, NY as a costume shop assistant, where some of her independent costume and art doll designs were used in the theatre productions.

Most of the works exhibited here were created in Israel, Boston, MA, and Vesta,l NY. Her works are in private collections all over the world.

This exhibition was installed with the huge help of Inna's husband and Vestal library.

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