Most of these painting are for sale. Price is in parentheses after the painting’s title. Thanks to Walt’s generosity, the Library receives 10% of the sale price.
Rte 5 Between Canastota and Chittenango ($150)
Sunrise Through Slats ($200)
About the Artist
Walt Fibiger of Chittenango is a retired English teacher from Fayetteville-Manlius Schools who began painting in earnest in 2003. His wife Rhonda is a retired elementary principal from Oneida City Schools. Both enjoy gardening and walking their dogs Bianca and Jagger on their 70 acres near Chittenango. Rhonda is a chicken and guinea fowl enthusiast, overseeing breeding and hatching of eggs and tending to her flock. Walt contributes by eating fresh eggs. He also enjoys woodworking, playing saxophone in two community bands, and accordion from time to time at several senior facilities.
Originally, this watercolor show was scheduled to be set up in libraries in Chittenango, Canastota, and Oneida in May, September, and December of 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus, however, everything has changed. By email and telephone arrangement with Karen Fauls-Traynor of the Sullivan Free Library, Walt and Rhonda have made the show available with complete social distancing (not to mention physical distancing!).
Nearly half of the paintings in the show were completed this year. The rest date back several years, with some having been shown previously in Chittenango’s library. All are presented in frames fashioned in Walt’s wood shop, several in wood salvaged from a local barn. Frame corners are splined for strength and for the beauty of contrasting wood.
The artist wishes to extend thanks to Karen Fauls-Traynor of the Sullivan Free Library, Liz Metzger of the Canastota Public Library, and Tom Murray of the Oneida Public Library for kindly offering their venues. Their encouragement means a great deal to the artist.