ART WORKS MAY 2009 Art Shows & Events

The monthly 4th Friday Art Show opens May 22nd, 2009 with a reception by the artists, LIVE MUSIC and refreshments. Click on the show titles to learn more about each exhibit


Reni Gower 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:

Reni Gower is an artist and educator currently in Richmond, VA. She works largely with painting, printmaking, encaustics, and 3-D paintings. "Ms. Gower has over 30 years of professional experience in the fine arts. Her work has been showcased internationally in Peru, Korea, Israel, Belgium, England, Moldova, and Moscow. Ms. Gower has received numerous grants and awards including a NEA / SECCA Southeastern Artist Fellowship; Virginia Commission for the Arts Project Grants; SECAC Awards of Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Catalog of Contemporary Materials; VCUArts Award of Excellence for Research, Teaching, and Service; and two Ford Foundation Grants awarded through Syracuse University.

Her work is represented in various collections including the Library of Congress Print Collection; Pleasant Company / Mattel, Inc; the American Embassies in Lima, Peru and Osaka, Japan; Media General, Inc; Capital One; and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Ms. Gower currently resides in Virginia where she is a Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of the Services to Artists Committee of the College Art Association and serves on the Board of the Southeastern College Art Conference. She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts degree from University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison."


1st Place All Media Show

Ursus by Gordon Robertson

Wood, $245

2nd Place All Media Show

.......Gate One by Renee DeChristopher

Mixed Media, $720

3rd Place All Media Show

Laundry Girl by Guy Raymond

Oil, $700

Honorable Mention All Media Show

Old Mountain Getaway by Keith Taylor

Oil on Canvas, $400


Geometrical Abstractions at the Musee D'orsey by Elizabeth Flynn-Chapman, $300

Photography Award, All Media Show:

East Winia Geometery by Elizabeth Flynn-Chapman, $300

Nautical Geometery by Elizabeth Flynn-Chapman, $300




Henrico Highschool Center for the Arts

Each year Art Works provides gallery space to up and coming students of art in the Richmond area. These young artists always bring outstanding work to the gallery that many people would never guess was done by a student. We look forward to shows from Henrico High and Maggie Walker this month.

Jane Sandelin Gallery


Maggie Walker Governer's School Art Program






Corner Gallery:


by Dan Belanger

This month Dan Belanger presents his work in the Corner Gallery.



by Daniel Rettinger

Rettinger's colorful, expressive, and rawly emotive paintings and drawings make for an exciting exhibition on display this month.

Centre Gallery West.


by Andrew Sherman

A native Virginian, Andy's work in acrylics focuses on replicating images from the Southwest, primarily the pueblos and churches of New Mexico. Recently he has worked on paintings of the Grand Canyon.

Centre Gallery East.


Skylight Gallery:


by Roger McClung

"Over the past thirty-five years my artwork has progressed from Post-Impressionism to Figurative Abstraction to Colorfield Expressionism. This style of art uses the overlaying of colors on geometrical planes to create spatial compositions that are very metaphoric and to some, abstruse. Each work is a continual search and discovery of feeling and consciousness of the universal implications of the abstract multitude, rather than that of an individual repose. The painting encourages and challenges the viewer to associate with the humanistic qualities of needs, desires and emotions, of the social, spiritual and environmental aspects of us all and the quandary of the boundaries of historical and didactic functions that can ensnare not only the person but also the soul."

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