THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING ART AFFAIR Opening early and staying late, 10am-10pm, We're kicking off the holidays with our annual sale! The Market Umbrella Farmer's Market will be set up outside and inside will be more artisans. We will feature: food, crafts, jewelry, pottery, clothing and gifts of all types. Don't miss this alternative to Mall gift shopping! Live music, and art show reception starts at 7pm.

TRACE MONOTYPES, EXPRESSIVE HANDS by Michael Gettings This exhibit is only one of many mediums explored by Gettings. To create the monotypes, he uses inks, graphite and pastels. The image if the fist came about while doing a study for a painting and he saw te work was a form of portraiture. Each fist is as individual as the face, with unique characteristics and features. After experimenting with images he decided to use only female fists because the human fist symbolizes power, strength and is often seen as male. The juxtaposition of the typical male image with the actual female physique is part of the theme.

COMING FULL CIRCLE by Maripat Hyatt Hyatt is a visual arts teacher in Henrico. She will be exhibiting her MIS show in the corner gallery. Her work involves quilting, textiles, book art and more.

PLEIN AIR FIGURE PAINTING by Christine Ludke In 2007, Ludke discovered Hollywood Cemetery, which provided a great view of Richmond, Virginia and also a source of beautiful sculptures of the figure. Many of her paintings incorporate these sculptures however se also sketches from life and uses the sketches to create finished paintings.

SIMPLY PHOTOGRAPHY This is the 7th annual potography show exhibited in the Jane Sandelin Gallery. This juried show provides photographers an opportunity to compete exclusively within their medium. Submissions to the exhibit are accepted from any artist and any type of photography. Call for entries is on November 21st and 22nd at Art Works.

NOVEMBER ALL MEDIA SHOW The exhibit features many artists from Richmond and Virginia. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for entries ia on November 21st and 22nd at Art Works. The juror is Elizabeth Flynn-Chapman Professor, Emerita of Art and Architectural History.

All images are the property of the artists and may not be duplicated without permission. 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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Tamracud Print, by Michael Gettings

Alice Hathaway, Hollywood Cemetery by Chris Ludke

1st Place: Early Morning Mist by Howard Martinez, Jr. Photography, $115

2nd Place: The Art of Zen Sand Drawing (Series) by Johanna Stoneking. Photography, $100/ea

3rd Place: Rust Never Sleeps by James Lyle Gray. Digital Infared Photo, $350

Honorable Mention: Through the Kaleidoscope 2/5 by Heidi Trester. Digital Photo on Watercolor Paper, $125

1st Place, Blue I by Heather Leise. Acrylic, $375

2nd Place: Hope by Chris Semtner. Acrylic, $750

3rd Place: Trinity by Mark J. Shively. Mixed Media, $450

Honorable Mention: Repeating Pattern by Bill Harrison, Photography, $250

Honorable Mention: Queen's Hunt by Nicole Randall. Acrylic, $800



Nov-Dec '09