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2017
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February Events:  

Lorra Kurtz

Anne B. Burnley

Lana Stephens

Glenda Creamer

Jasmine Mills

February 24th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Art Works Fourth Friday in February opens with a new exhibit by Lorra Kurtz, From Land to Sky, several solo shows, and the monthly juried All Media Art Show. Art Works and RVA Dance Collective have enjoyed a 9-year long partnership and for this exhibit will perform a work choreographed by Jess Burgess and Danica Kalemdaroglu and inspired by the humming bird artwork of Lorra Kurtz. Join us Friday, February 24th 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception. The exhibits continue through March 19, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


From Land to Sky by Lorra Kurtz - Lorra Kurtz presents From Land to Sky, an exhibit of vivid whimsical works to colorful, dreamy and muted pieces. Each painting is a metaphor of her life—struggles and satisfactions. Her background in interior design serves her well in her color choices, use of shape and design.

Hummingbirds are a central theme and a constant source of inspiration—painted in memory of her father and his spirit. RVA Dance Collective will perform a dance in tribute to the hummingbird. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

A Feather Study, Recent Works by Anne B. Burnley - In this suite of images, Burnley use Prismacolor pencils, pastels and watercolor paint to create images of feathers found while hiking in Virginia and West Virginia. She conveys the delicate textures, subtle colors and the sense of surprise and wonder felt upon discovering these beautiful avian artifacts resting in the landscape. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Havets Sånger by Lana Stephens - "Havets Sånger" was created collaboratively and consists of ten works of visual art and ten pieces of original music that work together to communicate a narrative. Swedish opera singer and classical composer, Simon Petersson, wrote and performed the musical component of the project. During the Summer of 2013, Simon and Stephens worked together in the South of Sweden to create collaboratively. Much of the work is inspired by the Swedish landscape which is evident in many pieces, though not ostensibly illustrative as allegory and metaphor play a strong role throughout the pieces. Poetry and art accompany the music which work together to convey memory and loss. Classically inspired, this body of work reads as a sort of modern-day operatic tragedy." Skylight Gallery.


Intensity Versus Subtlety by Glenda Creamer - Creamer says: "I continue to explore the dance of marks, ever searching for variation in scale, subtlety and intensity." In 1977, Glenda Creamer received a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and in 1979 was awarded a professional fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. She had a studio in the old Masonic Temple Building on Broad Street, where other artists were a great inspiration to her. Creamer's work has been exhibited in 1708 East Main Gallery, VMFA, The Anderson Gallery, Richmond Public Library, group shows with the Women’s Caucus for Art, and more recently at Art Works. She also sings and write songs; music adds another dimension to her art. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.




Miscellaneous Collection by Jasmine Mills - Paintings and Wearable Art exhibited in the Corner Gallery by Jasmine Mills.

 

FEBRUARY 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Amie Oliver. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on February 17th and 18th, 2017 at Art Works.

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March Events:  

March 16, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursday

TOPIC: "BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE"

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Introducing Thriving Artist Thursdays at Art Works!
Every third Thursday of the month we are hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm. Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!

Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits.

Click here to learn more about how to become a member

Our first Thriving Artist Thursday is March 16th, 6:00-8:00pm. Jessie Boyland (Gallery Director and Art Works' website manager) will show you how to get a web page on Art Works' website. Then Louise Ricks (Gallery Assistant and Social Media Manager) will walk artists through making their own free Weebly website step by step!


Please register to come to this meeting:

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March 17, 18, 2017: Artists Call for Entries (Themed)

ALL MEDIA SHOW THEME: "REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE"

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. All entries must relate to this theme for this month only. Chuck Scalin and Mim Golub are the jurors. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Shantell Lewis

 

 

 

Karol Hilker

 

 

Minh-Chau Troung

 

March 25th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Join us March 25th for the opening of The Three R’s—an exhibit and interactive learning experience that explores what Americans throw away and how we can “reduce, reuse and recycle”. From Land to Sky by Lorra Kurtz continues and four solo exhibits open. RVA Dance Collective will perform new choreography by Jess Burgess and Danica Kalemdaroglu. The reception is March 25th, 7-10 p.m. The exhibits continue through April 23, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


The Three R's - The theme for this All Media exhibit is “reduce, reuse and recycle”, Artists make use of items that Americans throw away turning them into artwork, sometimes beautiful, often thought provoking. This is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists. The exhibit includes an interactive aspect where the viewer experiences the proclivity of throw-away in our American life-style and ways to change and improve waste and ways to change Americans’ life-style to improve the plant. Call for Entries is on March 17th and 18th. The exhibit will be included as part of the Earth Day 2017 Festival in Manchester. The festival is April 22nd. Chuck Scalin and Mim Golub will juror this exhibit. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork: http://www.artworksrichmond.com/CallforEntries.htm

From Land to Sky by Lorra Kurtz- Lorra Kurtz’s From Land to Sky, is an exhibit of vivid whimsical works to colorful, dreamy and muted pieces. Each painting is a metaphor of her life—struggles and satisfactions. Hummingbirds are a central theme and a constant source of inspiration—painted in memory of her father and his spirit. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.


Find Your Path by Karol Hilker - This exhibit is a series of mixed media paintings with figures that are in positions of discovery, joy and love. They represent the struggles we all have with being our own true person and finding our paths in life. Their busy lives are represented with lines of ribbons and wires that pull on the figures. The box like canvas surrounds the figure like we surround ourselves with others and their opinions. The edges of the box have lines, ribbons and wires representing the many layers in our lives. The figures are not limited by the box they have been put in or by the lives they lead. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Here and There by Robert Wynne- Wynne says, "I believe that art has to do with human beings deep desire to communicate to others." Trips to New Mexico, New Orleans and Scotland have inspired Wynne to paint watercolors of landscapes, pueblos and flowers and the figure. Other subjects have included scenes from Richmond and America’s West, as well as travel to the Holy Lands. Wynne has been studying art at John Tyler Community College for the past 11 years in drawing, oil painting, watercolors, art history and chalk pastels. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

A Look at the Colors of Water and Leaves by Minh-Chau Troung- Minh-Chau Truong’s recent work in painting, pottery, photography surrounding the theme of "Water". This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

Life Through Collage, As I See It... by Shantell Lewis- "Life itself is as complex as the various pieces of a collage".. This quote describes the artwork of Shantell D. Lewis. A native of Richmond, VA, her over-sized collection of collages on canvas were inspired by her travels, life and the life of everyday people, “as she sees them” in the moment. The mixture of patterns, media and combinations of colors make these collages as striking as the subject matter. Shantell's use of silhouette figures made of various materials in the collages represents the image of everyday people. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

April Events:  
 

April 21, 22, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. BJ Kocen will be the juror. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Mike Keeling

 

Jeanne Minnix

 

April 28th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


For three months we have been building up to a crescendo of music and dance by RVA Dance Collective. On April 28th, the finale is unveiled-- a collaboration---visual and performing arts. Mike Keeling, painter and photographer presents La Danseuse En Argent (the silver dancer) as RVA Dance Collective brings us performances from the annual Richmond Dance Festival. Join us on April 28, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through May 21, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


La Danseuse En Argent by Mike Keeling - Mike Keeling, painter and photographer, has spent the past year at Dogtown Dance Theatre working with dancers and models to capture moments of dance. La Danseuse En Argent (the silver dancer) is the result. The exhibit will be in the All-Media Gallery.

Hashtag Revolution: a mark-making inspired journey of mixed-media paintings by Jeanne Minnix- Following in the footsteps of abstract expressionism, Minnix explores how colors and marks weave to form a finished painting. Her work is light, lyrical, calligraphic, airy, atmospheric and energetic. As a graphic designer, the art-making process is a great escape from the confines of the computer. Not only is art fun and full of surprises, but it fosters listening to and trusting my intuition. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


The Last Two Years by Michael Mancuso - This exhibit is comprised of highlights of Mancuso’s photographic work since 2015, with emphasis on the scenic and landscapes. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery West.


Scenes From Nature, Up Close and Personal by Libby Clark- Born in Washington D.C. and raised in rural Fairfax County,Virginia, Clark is no stranger to nature. A professional photographer for many years, working in the studio, with advertising agencies, and multimedia companies, she finds herself now spending more and more time on strictly creative photography. I love taking pictures of the endless magical scenes found in nature, as well as capturing images of my pets and people. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

APRIL 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: BJ Kocen. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on April 21, 22, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

May Events:  
 

May 19, 20, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month. Thomas Condon will be the juror.

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Danny Trent

 

Lacyn Barton

May 26th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


In May and June of each year Art Works proudly partners with the art programs at Henrico High School and Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. The work is the result of four years of study and ranges from paintings, sculptures, installations to fashion. Henrico High and Maggie L. Walker share the main gallery space by exhibiting on different dates. Join us on May 26th 7-10 p.m. for the Fourth Friday art shows and reception featuring Henrico High and again on June 9th for the Maggie Walker School art show and reception. The events are free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


HENRICO CENTER FOR THE ARTS SENIOR SHOW - Mary Scurlock guides her students through the many facets of art and the culmination of this work is the senior show at Art Works. The opening reception is May 26th from 7-10 p.m.. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery through June 6, 2017.

MAGGIE L. WALKER GOVERNER'S SCHOOL SENIOR ART EXHIBITION - Jeff Hall provides the inspiration and guidance for the visual art students at Maggie L. Walker where he supports a broad range of experiences in both two and three dimensions and a wide variety of media. The students present their work at a reception on June 9th (6 pm – 9 pm). The show continues through June 18, 2017. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.


LACED: Feminine Limits to Liberty by Lacyn Barton - Barton’s exhibit made from school-glue and acrylic paint tells the story of her teenage self, fighting for life, strength and health. This exhibited in the Centre Gallery, East.


Something Else by Danny Trent- Danny Trent is a abstract painter working in acrylics and occasionally mixed media. His new body of work uses color, line, form and texture to convey an impression of a physical image of a place, an event in history or a fictional influence. He applies paint using encrusted house painters brushes and then scrapes the surface. This process of painting and scraping is repeated until the desired results are achieved. Trent studied Art Education at Richard Bland College and Painting & Printmaking at VCU. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. His paintings are included in private and corporate collections. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

MAY 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Thomas Condon. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on May 19, 20, 2017 at Art Works.

June Events:  
 

June 16, 17, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Maximo Laura

 

Alexangel Estevez

 

Binford Harrell

 

June 23, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


We welcome Maximo Laura, renowned and world famous weaver and designer from Peru who brings Cantores De Luz (Singers of Light) to Art Works June 23rd. This exhibit of extraordinary tapestries woven in traditional Peruvian methods gives ancient culture a voice in the 21st Century. Several solo shows and the juried All Media Show will open. Join us on June 23rd, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through July 23, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


Cantores De Luz by Maximo Laura - You can now buy tapestry art by one of Latin America’s most prolific textile artists at Art Works. Maximo Laura is a Peruvian award winning textile artist known worldwide for his tapestries that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics. All Laura tapestries are hand-woven at the Maximo Laura Studio. There is much to “read” when viewing a Maximo Laura tapestry. His website describes the realms, the cosmos, the Sun and Moon representations, the Inca Cross, the patterns, zigzags and circles and the meanings woven into the tapestries. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Oil Painting: The People of Colonial Williamsburg, The Blue Ridge and the Rocky Mountains by H. Binford Harrell- In this exhibit, the images inspire awe--an elaborate interpretation of purpose. The subjects appear to be entirely without pretension--an informal image. The work was performed using time-tested methods handed down from the Old Masters. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Up Close and Personal: Miniature Landscape Paintings by Alexangel Estevez - This exhibit showcases miniature landscape paintings. Estevez used simplified brushstrokes to emphasize a delicacy that is seen in each of the paintings. The landscapes are from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


Art in Flight by Jacquie Digney- Digney finds birds of every species to be satisfying to paint. The texture and lines of the feathers, the structure of the beaks, and the right look in their eye(s) are a fun challenge. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

JUNE 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on June 16, 17, 2017 at Art Works.

 

July Events:  
 

July 21, 22, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Maximo Laura

 

Dorothy Ellis

 

July 28th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Summer at Art Works continues with the exhibit of Maximo Laura—so if you missed seeing the exhibit—there’s still time. Cantores De Luz (Singers of Light) will inspire and awe you. Several new solo shows and the July All Media juried show open. Please join us July 28th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception. The exhibits continue through August 20, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


Cantores De Luz by Maximo Laura - You can now buy tapestry art by one of Latin America’s most prolific textile artists at Art Works. Maximo Laura is a Peruvian award winning textile artist known worldwide for his tapestries that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics. All Laura tapestries are hand-woven at the Maximo Laura Studio. There is much to “read” when viewing a Maximo Laura tapestry. His website describes the realms, the cosmos, the Sun and Moon representations, the Inca Cross, the patterns, zigzags and circles and the meanings woven into the tapestries.http://maximolaura.com/reading-a-maximo-laura-tapestry/This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Totems for the Modern Era: Tiki and Venus Paintings by Richard John Becker - This exhibit is a collection of painted canvasses depicting strange god-like creatures who may or may not represent aspects of the human subconscious, some best left unsaid. These are large and somewhat unavoidable paintings that are less concerned with aesthetic beauty and are more apt to be confrontational. These depictions are not meant to be worshiped, but the artist will not object to some sort of tasteful veneration. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Landscapes, Dreams and Thoughts by Dorothy Ellis - Ellis is a painter and printmaker. Her paintings are mostly abstract but one can see the landscapes within them that inspire her. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


Richmond Photography Meetup Group 2nd Annual Gallery Show- This exhibit is a culmination of the images taken over the course of a year within the meet-up group. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

JULY 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on July 21, 22, 2017 at Art Works.

 

August Events:  
 

August 18, 19, 2017: Artists Call for Entries (Themed)

ALL MEDIA SHOW THEME: Animals

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Chris Semtner

 

 

Perry Matthews

 

 

Rick Blanton

 

August 25th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


The gallery lights go down, soft music fills the room, images project on the walls as a narrator begins the story—of a dark night somewhere, an open window and there’s a flicker of light, then a voice speaks. Fireflies is a multi-media art show at Art Works that’s a little bit of theatre, a little bit of music, and a lot of imagery.

Also since it is August—the dogs are back for Dog Days of Summer—the annual fundraiser and art show benefiting FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter). The event includes an art auction and guests are invited to bring their dogs to compete in for “best tail wager, most friendly, most spirited and most laid-back” categories. Please join us on August 25th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through September 17, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits include:


Fireflies - Glenda Kotchish wrote the story and then approached Chris Semtner about illustrating it—with enough images for an exhibit. She read the story to him over lunch in Shockoe Bottom. Chris began work on sketches, then paintings. A narrator, musicians and videographer were engaged to produce a short film. On opening night, the audience will see a live performance. After that the film will be played in the gallery. Paintings and prints will be for sale as well as a small book. Jane Sandelin Gallery.

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER - The dogs from FURS benefit from this annual, juried, All Media Show featuring animals—a popular subject matter for artists. Did you know that Art Works is located in the Manchester District of Richmond? Manchester was once its own city and its nickname is “Dogtown”. Where better place to have the Dog Days of Summer exhibit. This year in addition to the All Media Show (featuring animals—a popular subject matter for artists), we will be taking the art outside and Manchester will be sporting some new sculpture befitting the nickname. Submissions for All Media Show will be accepted from any artist and any medium on August 18th and 19th at Art Works. Here’s the line up for opening night:

7:30 p.m. –All Media Art Show Gallery talk and awards presentation.

8:00 p.m. - Fireflies performance

8:45 p.m. – Dogs on the runway--guests show off their dogs and FURS jurors present awards. FURS adoptable pets also walk the runway to show off their special features and potential.

9:30 p.m. – Silent Auction closes and winners are announced.

All evening long, guests will have been bidding on items exclusively for pets and pet lovers. And all monies from the silent auction go directly to FURS.


Here and There: Travel Photography by Rick Blanton - Rick Blanton has been photographing professionally for over 35 years. This exhibit is from some of his more recent travels both here in the States as well as abroad. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Pushing Color Against Boundaries by Perry Matthews- This exhibit is an exuberant exploration of color across a digital landscape. Perry is an internationally published photographer who has exhibited works locally and throughout Virginia. Her current focus transforms cityscapes and everyday objects into colorful canvasses. This exhibit is in the Centre Gallery, West.

AUGUST 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW: ANIMAL THEMED Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. This month all entries must be animal-themed. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on August 18, 19th, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

September Events:  
 

September 15, 16, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Paul Germain

 

Asiya Al-Sharabi

Terry Lynn Smith

 

September 22nd, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Richmond artist, Paul Germain, brings Order / Disorder to Art Works. His Rothco-like paintings are a view of nature based on the Chaos Theory—the balance between order and disorder, both micro and macro. Artists, Asiya Al-Sharabi, Terry Smith and Robin Alicia Coaker each open new exhibits on September 22nd. The monthly, juried All Media Show enters its fourteenth season as Art Works celebrates another year of bringing art to the community. Join us on September 22nd 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through October 22, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits include:


Order/Disorder by Paul Germain - Germain investigates the human connections to the natural world using gestured, multi-directional brush strokes, mark-making and surface texture. This view of nature, based on the Chaos Theory demonstrates the balance between order and disorder. He uses oil, bees wax and metal leaf on mould-made paper prepared and mounted to hang in relief without formal framing. His work is in many personal and corporate collections in Richmond, Hampton, Charlottesville, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Queen of Sheba by Asiya Al-Sharabi- Yemen is a challenging place for women to excel in their careers--especially with Asiya's subject matter--documenting Yemeni women who are socially not allowed to show their identity through photography. Despite all of this, viewers would see women represented in her photographs stripped of their identity but still maintaining their beauty, unique outfits, intelligence, feminine power, and how they are related to the "Legend Of Sheba".Asiya uses a self-developed technique that expresses focuses not only on aesthetics, but also on underlying struggles of the model. The technique is a combination of digital photography and hand painting. Asiya says: When I first took those photos I predicted that my country of origin will go down the drain because of how badly they treated women. Fear of taking photos, fear of tradition, and fear of religion. During every photo shoot I always had mixed emotions, but what I wanted the most was that we get over all fear and become strong, powerful women. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Eyes of the Soul by Terry Lynn Smith - Smith is a figurative painter. She fuses hyper-realism with beauty, youth, eccentric hairstyles and fashion. She captures pure emotion rendering timeless soulful portraits. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


Earth, Wind, and Redeemer by Robin Alicia Coaker- The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

September 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on September 15, 16, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

October Events:  
 

October 20, 21, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Paul Germain

 

Kelly Johnston

 

Kay Franz


 

October 27th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Autumn exhibits at Art Works are a profusion of color, mediums and subject matter by six artists displaying in the various galleries: Paul Germain, Tom Campbell, Kelly Johnson, Helene Ruiz and Kay Franz/Cindy Paulin. The October All Media juried show features local artists. Join us on October 27th 7 –10 p.m. for the opening reception and a special pre-Halloween party. The exhibits continue through November 19, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


Order/ Disorder by Paul Germain - Germain investigates the human connections to the natural world using gestured, multi-directional brush strokes, mark-making and surface texture. This view of nature, based on the Chaos Theory demonstrates the balance between order and disorder. He uses oil, bees wax and metal leaf on mould-made paper prepared and mounted to hang in relief without formal framing. His work is in many personal and corporate collections in Richmond, Hampton, Charlottesville, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes by Tom Campbell- This exhibit celebrates over 100 years of Serge Diaghilev and the creation of the Ballets Russes. By gathering the most innovative artists, composers and choreographers of the time, Ballets Russes has redefined dance forever. Campbell has used abstraction to reveal the forms and movement of these ground breaking ballets and those who made them possible. The exhibit will be in the Center Gallery, East.


Hands Stripped and Rebuilt: New narratives from familiar things by Kelly Johnston - Assemblage Art – is it collage? Is it sculpture? Is it a puzzle? For Johnston it’s all of that and so much more. She loves the thrill of the hunt as she picks through junk drawers, garages and sheds to collect objects. Like a sculptor chips away at a block of marble to reveal the form inside, she chips away to find her objects. By obscuring the original context of the parts and reassigning them in the art pieces, Johnston creates her story. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


Recent Work by Helene Ruiz- This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

OCTOBER 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on October 20, 21, 2017 at Art Works.

 

November Events:  
 

November 17, 18, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Gail Nichols

 

 

Sue Maida

 

November 24th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows and Art Works Black Friday!


The holidays start with Art Works Black Friday—the opening of the RVA Holiday Gallery, a special shop of handmade gift items by local artists where everything is $50 or less. Workshops for adults and children will be held from 12 pm – 4 pm. where crafts made can be taken home and some donated to Veterans.


Then at 7 pm, the Fourth Friday art shows’ reception begins with exhibits by Gail Nichols, Reid Hall, Sue Maida and Donna Campbell Allen. Live music and holiday refreshments tie this special event up in a bow. The RVA Holiday Shop remains open through December 31st. The exhibits continue through January 21, 2018. This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibits Include:


Works by Gail Nichols - Gail Nichols, an active member of the Richmond art community for many years is now immersed in visual and performing arts in King William County and West Point, Virginia. This exhibit of mixed media is highly colorful and masterfully rendered. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Recent Photography by Reid Hall- Reid Hall is a remarkable young man who has found his voice through photography The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Chiaroscuro by Sue Maida - Chiaroscuro was a painting technique developed during the Renaissance that used strong tonal contrasts to define the solid form. In photography, the term has evolved to mean bold contrasts between the light and dark areas in the image. To Maida’s eye black and white photography holds the most elemental, or organic, expression of a form, and applying the chiaroscuro principle is a way to elevate the mood and elicit emotion. These are images of the mundane have been rendered as "something more" through the manipulation of light and shadow. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.


Make Some Quiet by Donna Campbell Allen- In the work of teaching artist, Donna Campbell Allen there is a quest for calm and quiet, a striving to be still in the midst of chaos. Stillness calms the soul. The solidarity of these reflective qualities can bring peace. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

NOVEMBER 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on November 17, 18, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

   

 

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