Gloria Cachion Art Gallery

Current Exhibit

Botanical Explorations June & July 2023 Exhibit at Southbury Public Library

Friday, June 2, - Saturday, July 29, 2023

The Gloria Cachion Gallery at the Southbury Public Librarywill showcase the art of Betsy Rogers-Knox and some of her students.

Enjoy the watercolor paintings of local botanical artists and gardeners who have created unique watercolor paintings inspired by our wildflowers and forests here in Connecticut.

The other artists included in this show are students of botanical artist Betsy Rogers-Knox and include: Nancy Dauz, Vicki Mulligan, Kim Doyle, Kate Pomeroy, Liz Mainolfi, Christine Doty, Mary Fracchia, and Claire Simler.

Betsy’s work has been shown widely in the US and exhibited in London at the Royal Horticultural Botanical Art Show in 2016 and 2019 where she won The Judges Special Award for her series of six paintings depicting Beckley Bog in Norfolk, CT. Her work has been exhibited at the 11 – 23rdASBA Annual International Exhibitions in NYC and throughout the US.

Betsy has been teaching Botanical Art for 15 years to adults in her studio in Bethlehem, online, and at local venues in Litchfield County, including Hollister House Garden. Betsy also teaches online for the New York Botanical Garden.

She can be reached at: or through her website:

The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am to 4:00pm, and Sundays 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Please visit us at to view this exhibit virtually and for any updated hours and information. Or you may call us at 203-262-0626.

Gloria Cachion Art Gallery and Ludorf Collection

The Gloria Cachion Art Gallery, adjacent to the lobby, is an open two-story area along with the Brown Conference Room that showcases in-house and online exhibitions. It is available principally for local artists on a monthly rotation to present their work.

The Gallery was dedicated in May 2011 featuring the "Uncle John" Ludorf Collection photographed by Georgia Sheron.  This collection donated by Connie and Jack Hume is on display throughout the library as part of its permanent collection.