The monthly 4th Friday Art Show opens June 27th, 2008 with a reception by the artists, music by Pam McCarthy upstairs and by the Kenny Martin Band downstairs. Click on the show titles to learn more about each exhibit.

ALL MEDIA SHOW -Sally Bowring 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.

About the Juror:

Sally Bowring: A native New Yorker currently lives in Richmond, VA. Ms. Bowring teaches painting at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her awards include the Virginia Museum of Fine Art Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004. Sally Bowring is represented by Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA. Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally

1st Place All Media Show

The Old Neighborhood Series: Petersburg by Bill Harrison

Photography, $200

2nd Place All Media Show

Trestle over Riverside by Emma Lou Harris

Watercolor, $850

3rd Place All Media Show

Woman II by Chris Semtner

Acrylic, $275

Honorable Mention All Media Show

Up Against a Golden World by Deborah Collins

Mixed Media, $65


Honorable Mention All Media Show

Mary Rolls a Seven by Steven Applegate

Mixed Media, $900


by Daniel Rettinger

Daniel Rettinger is a member of Art Works Gallery and has had his work accepted in a number of juried shows. This is his first solo show at Art Works

Centre Gallery West


by Marti Fann

Old Manchester by Marti Fann 20x20, Mixed Media

Marti Fann is an award winning abstract painter. She is a member of Art Works Gallery and is represented by other galleries as well.

Centre Gallery East


by Janet Visser

Work by Janet Visser, Pastel $350

Janet Visser is a resident artist at Art Works. Her work includes traditional landscapes in pastels, oil, and abstract work. Janet has exhibited in New York, Florida and Virginia. For this show, Visser will show traditional landscapes with experimental color.



Conversations in Cloth: Art Quilts That Speak to the Soul

by Myrah Brown Green

Myrah Brown Green presents her award winning quilts which speak to social issues in America. Her work was part of THREADS OF FREEDOM - The Underground Railroad Story in Quilts (Oberlin, Ohio).

Myrah Brown Green was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since relocating to Brooklyn, New York in 1976, Myrah has become an Art Historian, Fiber/Surface Designer, and a Professional Quilt Artist. In 1991 Myrah became the principal of a private day school that she founded so that she could personally educate her four children. Her quilts are in a number of private collections including the homes of personal collectors and academic institutions. Myrah teaches both art and history within a variety of art programs and academic institutions. She also teaches foundation piecing, piecing curves by machine, machine quilting and embroidery, color design for quilters and landscape quilting privately and in local quilts shops. She is a docent at the Brooklyn Museum of Art where she performs tours in the galleries of Africa, Native America, 18th and 19th Century period rooms and American and European painting.

Myrah’s quilts appear in a number of quilt publications. Dancing at the Tree of Life III appears in Fiber Art Magazine, Khemetic Paradise appears in Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi’s, Spirit of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts. And a Time to Dance appears in Mazloomi’s Threads of Faith. She is also the author of African Rhythms, a chapter included in the book Rodale’s Successful Quilting Library: Choosing Quilting Designs. Myrah has a PhD in Art History focusing on: The Presence of African Symbols in Modern Art.


Windows to Richmond's Gay Community

Using windows as the structure for this exhibit, these artists present a group show incorporating their individual styles and mediums. Greg Harman, Youth Program Director of ROSMY (Richmond Organization for Sexual Minority Youth) acted as point man for the exhibit calling on the youth artists within the organization and artists who support ROSMY.The challenge was for each artist to use their work to inform and share their message and enlightenment of the gay community. Participants include: ROSMY Youth, Kathy Benham, Kerri Douthat, Collin Gladin and other artists.

Anthony Stroud "We Don't Have Rings But..."

"I am an artist/scientist who found a love for art ... I will be attending Eastern Virginia Medical School for Art Therapy starting this fall. I love making strong statements with my work. My voice is meant to challenge the viewer and sometimes feel discomfort about their own inner voices. I was happy to hear that Art Works was having a show with the theme of windows into the GLBTQ community. A lot of my work focuses on how I react and survive as a gay Virginian."

-Anthony Stroud

Skylight Gallery.

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