ART WORKS May 2008 Art Shows & Events
The monthly 4th Friday Art Show opens May 23rd, 2008 with a reception by the artists, drumming by Jane Santos upstairs and music by Fried ThermUs downstairs. Click on the show titles to learn more about each exhibit.


ALL MEDIA SHOW Jeff Hall is the juror for this multi-media show. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second and third place. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. For more information about submitting entries to this monthly art show click here.

1st Place All Media Show

Color Gone Wild by Sheila Holland

Acrylic, $1,200

2nd Place All Media Show

Autumn Aging by Emma Lou Martin

Collage, $1,000

3rd Place All Media Show

Flamenco by Richard Mooney

Clay, $95

Honorable Mention All Media Show

Expectation by Chris Semtner

Acrylic, $1,350


Honorable Mention All Media Show

Softer Morning by Richard Buhrman

Digital Art Paper, $250

Honorable Mention All Media Show

Blush by Teresa Armstrong

Oil, $520


About the Juror:

Jeff Hall, art teacher at Maggie L. Walker Governor School and formerly teacher at Henrico High School Visual Arts Program, juries this art show that features many artists from Richmond and Virginia.

Age: 35

Education: BA- University of Richmond, Major: Studio Arts, Minor: Physics. Art History Master’s degree- VCU

Experience: Taught at the Henrico Center for the Arts beginning in 1995, and now teaches art at Maggie Walker.

Awards: •2006- Best Buy Te@ch Grant •2004- REB Excellence in Teaching Finalist •2004- AOL/ Governor’s Innovative Technology in Teaching Award •2003- Apple Distinguished Educator •2002- Art Teacher of the Year- Henrico Co. •2000- Henrico County Teacher of the Year .



by Christopher Wynn

Christopher Wynn is a master of watercolor and finds beauty in the tarnished, neglected and abandoned vestiges of modern society. He will exhibit all new works.

"...the current series of “Aging” I’ve been working on, is my way of showing “faces” and “personalities” other than literal projection of faces, as I think all the paintings in the series project a human element; i.e. the headlights are eyes, the grills, the mouth, the rust, the lines on our face, etc. They seem to speak to me of certain forlornness. That we were all once “shiny and new” and time eventually does its job."

Centre Gallery East

Auto Monstro

by Richard Becker

Tlatilco's Beetle Medres

You may have seen a preview of Richard Becker’s AUTO MONSTRO on the cover of BRICK (the Richmond Times Dispatch Weekly Art magazine) or in the Galleria Café on Main Street in downtown Richmond. Richard is bringing the full collection to Art Works in May. This colorful and fanciful collection of paintings will make you smile and take you back to a youthful imagination of monsters and automobiles.

Centre Gallery West





The Annual Student's Art Showcase

Thomas Dale Art Program students will present their work entitled Retrospective 2008: Thomas Dale High School Student Show. The reception will be on May 30th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and the show will continue through June 7th.

Mary Scurlock, teacher at the Henrico County Visual Arts Center has completed her guidance and instruction of the graduating seniors. The students will present this year’s artwork and hold an artists’ reception in the main gallery at Art Works on Friday May 23rd. The show will be on display for 6 days, through May 29th.

Henrico County Visual Arts Center

Senior Showcase

Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Doors to Anywhere

Highland Springs High School Art Studets

Stephanie Slater, teacher at HIGHLAND SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL ARTS has been bringing groups of students to Art Works’ 4th Friday Shows. Ms. Slater wanted to provide her students with an opportunity to not only see art at the art center, but also create art. She scheduled a group project where the students made use of discarded and found items using doors as a base for the work. Mike Keeling and Glenda Kotchish, of Art Works assisted in the gathering of materials and general guidance at the art center.

The show will be in the Corner Gallery at Art Works through June 22nd.


Recent Works by Diane Clement

By special invitation, Diane Clement will present large scale recent works at Art Works on June 11th. Each year Diane’s work increases in size and scope. Her abstract designs fluctuate from a myriad of color to monotones. This exhibit will be a surprize showing to the gallery directors as well as to the public and will be on display for 11 days, through June 22nd.

Jane Sandelin Gallery June 11th-22nd.


Maggie L. Walker Governor's School Seniors

Jeff Hall is the juror for the All Media Show, the former teacher of the Henrico County Arts Program and current art teacher at Maggie Walker. His senior students will be presenting their work in the Skylight Gallery this month. Show runs through June 22nd.


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Contact Art Works, Inc. 804 291.1400 in Richmond, Virginia U.S.A. for more information or if you wish to seek permission for use of images.

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Contact: Glenda Kotchish or Paula Demmert 804.291.1400

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