ART WORKS July 2008 Art Shows & Events

The monthly 4th Friday Art Show opens July 25th, 2008 with a reception by the artists, music by Joshua Smith upstairs and by Pam McCarthy downstairs. Click on the show titles to learn more about each exhibit.


ALL MEDIA SHOW -Amie Oliver 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:

Amie Oliver: "Primary to my aesthetic is an experimentation with media. The power of symbols, objects and a vocabulary of human form are the language of this dialogue. Timeless imagery and modern iconography motivate me to create art that embraces conflict, revision, passion, reason, beauty and discovery. These interests are synthesized in a body of work that exists as fragments of a culture... symbols, language, the book - as artifacts. A patina of time becomes evident in much of my work, by the use of recycled classical forms and distressed materials.


1st Place All Media Show

The End by Craig Hanson

Bronze, Resin, Fiberglass and Acrylic, $15,600

2nd Place All Media Show

Bardo by Chet Naylor

Oil on Canvas, $1,100

3rd Place All Media Show

Light, Organic and Inorganic Abstraction by Elizabeth Flynn-Chapman

Photography, $300

Honorable Mention All Media Show

An Easter Drawing by Marsden Williams

Oil Pastel, $675


Honorable Mention All Media Show

Shining Through I by Sheila Holland

Acrylic $850



by Elizabeth D. Schafer

Jazz by Elizabeth Schafer

Elizabeth Schafer comes to us from St. Louis MS and will exhibit art about music and sound. Her inspiration is "music with soul" which includes classical, jazz, the blues, bluegrass, funk and rock.

Schafer has been a professional artist over 17 years and is represented by many prestegious galleries in the south and mid-west. She has exhibited most notably in the Smithsonian Museum, the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, and the Meridian Museum of Art.

The artworks featured in the show reflect studies of jazz music through several series: Improvisation series, Jazz Fusion Series, and Jazz Series. Each series takes a different visual approach to the music. These works are created as a visual and immediate response to music. The melody, harmony, tempo, rhythm, genre of music, and instruments are all considered within the moment of making the mark and creating the painting.

Jane Sandelin Gallery



by George Hughes

George Hughes is known for his large abstracted landscape and seascape paintings. Recent work by Hughes will be displayed in Centre Gallery West.



by Gordon Robertson

Gordon Robertson's sculptures are hand-carved in to real tree trunks. His work depicts portraits and other natural subjects. These one of a kind sculptures can be found in the Centre Gallery East.



Corner Gallery

Guy Chiazza organizes an open figure drawing session at Art Works every Wednesday evening. This month he curates a show of the talented group's work. The show will feature paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces.



A resident artist at Art Works, Alice displays her art work this month in the Skylight Gallery.

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