ART WORKS August 2008 Art Shows & Events

The monthly 4th Friday Art Show opens August 22nd, 2008 with a reception by the artists, music by Gold Dust upstairs and by The Offering downstairs. Click on the show titles to learn more about each exhibit.


ALL MEDIA SHOW - Christophora Robeers is the juror for this multi-media, Cat and Dog Themed 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:

Christophora Robeers: "I came to the United States as an immigrant from the Netherlands in 1956. I was ten years old and my art career was already four years old. Since art supplies were expensive and a car was a priority in America, I invented my own art materials. I used the pine needles that fell near the pond to do "earth drawings". I used old newspapers and pieces of charcoal from the wood-burning stove to do “charcoal drawings.” There was never any question as to my dedication to becoming a painter. After all, I came from a country that is known as “the land of painters.” My painting dialogue has always concentrated on color. Color is light and light represents and supports life. The subject matter in my paintings seems simple and humble at first glance. But are they really? They are a spiritual memory of the past and of the future. Once it was a great treasured gift to take a whole apple to school for my lunch. My mother had told me countless stories of how she ate tulip bulbs to keep her alive during the war. Pieces of glass and pottery appear in my paintings. It is an intense journey to encounter the simple and to make it complex. I explore what I see and experience within myself. I embrace the visual process and walk on the edge of a different reality with courage and conviction that I will return from my journey a richer human being and perhaps a painter with something to say. "

1st Place All Media Show

Danielle by Chris Semtner

Acrylic, 11x14 $300

2nd Place All Media Show

Two Babies by Glenda Kotchish

Oil, 12x12 $300

3rd Place All Media Show

Food or Fun? by Adele Castillo

Acrylic, 16x16 $500

Honorable Mention All Media Show

Peace Puppy Says Stop Global Warming by Shawna-Marie Weatherford

Mixed-Media, 14x20 $150

Honorable Mention All Media Show

Double Take by Sherri Conley

Photography, 12x16 $175


Art Works Annual Themed All-Media Show in partnership with the Richmond SPCA

Art Works and the Richmond SPCA are partnering to present this fun canine/feline art show and fund raiser. Half of all proceeds in the juried art show go to the Richmond SPCA. In addition to the gallery walls of artwork featuring dogs and cats, Richmond artists have created one of a kind designer PET-BEDS, designer POO-DISPOSAL-BAG DISPENSERS, and for cat lovers, KITTY-WATCH-BIRD-HOUSES. These items will be auctioned off and the entire proceeds go to the Richmond SPCA. Guests are invited to bring their pet and let them enjoy the special PET BAR sponsored by Three Dog Bakery in Richmond VA.

In the Corner Gallery check out the silent auction items for your pet! These designer bird houses, dog beds and poo-bag dispensers were done by the resident artists as their summer project!

The RICHMOND SPCA TAIL WAG'N will be on the premises on opening night so you visit with some canine and feline friends who need a new home. Admission to the event is free.

The Dog Days of Summer and Stray Cats art show is a juried show. Work is accepted by any artist, any medium and pertains to dogs and/or cats. Call for Entries is on August 15th and 16th at Art Works. The gallery talk and awards are presented at 7:30 at the opening reception.



by Irwin Shishko


Irwin Shishko is known for his quirky and endearing photographs. Recent work by Shishko will be displayed in Centre Gallery East.


Have you seen my Dots Lately?

by Vinnie Gonzalez

Vinne Gonzalez is a new resident member of Art Works. Look closely and then step back! Are you seeing dots? Yes, Vinnie Gonzalez presents large works in his own unique neo-pointillism style. Vinnie is also a photographer. His work shown this month in the Centre Gallery West.


It's about the People! The gallery members and resident artists show off their best work (a signature piece) in the annual show. On opening night, visitors vote for their 3 favorite pieces and the People's Choice Awards are presented at the end of the evening. Don't miss this opportunity - you be the judge!

Linda Allard

Sheila Holland

Reggie Conyard

Gayle Ennis

Justin Farley

Sherri Conley

Virginia Godfrey

Vinnie Gonzalez

Jimmie Gyamerah

Lorraine Hoff

Diana Jackson

Michael Jaffarian

Renee King

Roger McClung

Alli Baird

Regina Tune

Kathryn Hedgepath

Sheila Stephens Robinson

Johanna Stoneking

Jacqueline Redwood

Donna Roberts

Bill Harrison

Tim Slaven

Temple Avery

Shawna Marie Weatherford

Mundy Hackett

Ronnie Godley

Tim Robinson

Carlie Collier

Nathan Hugh Perkins

Lynda Richardson

Inge Strack

Rob Mir

Chris Semtner

Andrew Sherman

Keith Taylor

Janet Visser

Adele Castillo

Richard Buhrman

Michael Allen

Tim Robinson

Kathy Barclay

Emma Lou Martin

Marti Fann

Kathy Benham

MMilly Gresko

Mat Bass

Gordon Robertson

Stan Berkowitz

Michael Gettings

Terry Smith

Christina Reveley

Daniel Rettinger

Andrew Clarke


All-Media Gallery


Mike Keeling and Roger McClung

Skylight Gallery


As resident artists at Art Works, Keeling and McClung display their renound modern abstractions in an exciting exhibit this month in the Skylight Gallery.

All images are the property of the Artists and may not be duplicated without permission.

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