Community Art Initiative

Current Exhibit: Ester Scotte

Artist Statement


Born and raised in Argentina, Ester began her journey with painting when she was just 12 years old. While acquiring a fair amount of her techniques at the art school she attended there, the majority of her skills have been developed throughout the years through her own curiosity and growth. Dabbling with different materials, techniques, styles and truly allowing herself to enjoy the journey with her own creativity, she has developed her own unique style.

In some ways, Ester expresses her own world, vision, and personal emotions throughout different stages of her life through her paintings. Influences through Ester’s own personal travels allowed her to also travel through her art as well.


Enjoying the diversity in her daily life, Ester also strives to diversify her art, as she is always pursuing new and different styles. “Art is always a challenge and a pleasure to just free the imagination through the use of colors, shapes, and details.”


Scotte has and continues to participate in different galleries in Chile and Argentina including doing commissions and now is becoming involved with some art galleries here in Chicago where she resides.


Visit to learn more about, Ester, her work, and upcoming artist events.



About the Community Arts Initiative

The mission of the Community Arts Initiative is to promote art, stimulate discussion and build community. The initiative was inspired by the local artists’ community who approached the Library with the idea of exhibiting local artists’ works, as is commonplace in public libraries everywhere. 

How to be considered

Artists interested in exhibiting at the Brookfield Public Library are invited to submit an application to Library Director Kimberly Coughran or to Community Arts Initiative Liaison Jason Michael West. Interested applicants should print and complete the Display and Exhibit Application form. Applications should include 3 to 5 high quality jpeg images, an artist bio, and a link to the artist’s website (if applicable). Applications will be accepted throughout the year and will be evaluated on a first come, first served basis. Due to the Library’s limited space, only 2-dimensional art works may be exhibited.  Accepted entries will be exhibited for a period of 8 weeks.

For more information on the Brookfield Public Library, or the new Community Arts Initiative, please contact Library Director Kimberly Coughran at 708-485-6917.



Photo of Ester Scotte

Artist Ester Scotte
May- June 2018