DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AND HOT CATS! We’re hot! There’s no getting around it, what with the opening of the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER AND HOT CATS – when we partner with the Richmond SPCA for a night of dog and cat art, silent auction, fund raiser, fashion show and fun with our pets.   August 27, 2010 is the opening night and reception from 7 to 10 p.m.  



It’s free and open to the public.  Proceeds got to the Richmond SPCA.   So bring your pet and join us for one of the most fun art events of the year



Dog Days of Summer and Hot Cats Art Exhibit - In the main gallery of the art center, all the work features dogs and cats.   This show is juried by Jeff Hall, teacher at Maggie Walker Governor's School.   Cash prizes are awarded the prize winners of this exhibit - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and also an honorable mention.   The SPCA additionally picks 2 pieces as their favorites and Art Works awards a prize.

Critter Fashion Show - This is really a lot of fun.  For $5 you can enter your pet (and yourself as well) into the fashion show and walk the runway.   Pet's are sometimes dressed in ensembles and sometimes the owner matches the pet.   But some pets enter the fashion show without adornment other than their fabulous coats of fur!    All the money collected for this goes to the SPCA. Some of the categories are "most artistic outfit ", "cutest couple"," best tail wagger".

Adoptables Habitat Studio - We will have one of our studios set up for the cats and dogs that are visiting from the SPCA and can be adopted.  So people can go see them, pet them.   And of course these pets will also be taking to the "runway" for the Critter Fashion show to show off their great pet attributes. Last year 2 dogs and 1 cat where adopted on show night.
Pet Pantry Raffle - We are restocking the SPCA's pet pantry.  People attending the event can bring some pet food (or $5) which goes into our "Dog House Pet Pantry Depository".   A gift basket from the Richmond SPCA gift shop is the prize.   People sometimes have pets and do not have ample funds to feed them.   They can go to the Richmond SPCA and get food from the Pet Pantry. 
Dog Den Silent Auction - The Corner Gallery is transformed into a "Dog's Den" where we conduct the silent auction.   Some of the auction items include:  
All monies go to the Richmond SPCA.
Make your own Birdhouse - We will have an activity for guest to paint and decorate a birdhouse to take home, for a nominal fee (donated to the SPCA).
Pet and People Refreshments - We have refreshments provided by Three Dog Bakery.   People refreshment provided by Art Works.     Cash bar by the Richmond SPCA.
Cool Down Zone - The Richmond SPCA will have swimming pools on our sidewalk outside the gallery so that the pets can cool down, if they wish. 
 Resident artists of Art Works and Art Works' Gallery Members exhibit signature pieces of artwork.   The guest on show night are invited to pick and vote on their 3 favorite pieces.  The votes are tallied and "The People's Choice Awards" are presented. It's your turn to choose the show winners! All Prizes will be awarded at 8:30 so get your votes in early  




IN THE GARDEN by Linda Allard, Andrew Clarke and Tara Courtland. Inspired by their love of butterflies, flowers and all that is green, Linda Allard, Andrew Clarke and Tara Courtland have transformed the Center Gallery into a garden of artistic paradise. This mixed-media exhibit, featuring jewelry, photography and paper, will transport visitors from the gray streets of urban Richmond into a lush and vibrant oasis

FABULOUS FISHES PLUS A FEW KITTIES by Michael Simon. Skylight Gallery. "Michael Simon's watercolors reflect his life-long love of Trout, Cats, Turkmen Rugs and Naked Women...Not necessarily in that order. "



AUGUST ALL MEDIA SHOW -Juried by Jeff Hall. Cat and dog themed artwork will be accepted from any artist and any medium on August 21st and 22nd. Cash Prizes! See Call For Entries page for more info!

2010 RESIDENT AND MEMBERS SHOW - And the people's choice awards! Resident Artists and Gallery Members are invited to submit a signiture piece into the All-Media Show upstairs. Guests on opening night vote for their picks and prizes are awarded to the winners!





































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Here’s the line up:


7:30 pm-

All Media Art Show Juror Talk & Award Presentation



8:00 pm -

Critter Fashion Show 



8:30 pm-

People's Choice Awards winners announced



9:00 pm-

Silent Auction closes and winners announced.  

1st Place: He and She on the Loveseat by Teresa Armstrong 30x40, Oil, $850

2nd Place: Cat in the Box by Shirley Siberman, 18x24 Acrylic $425

Third Place: Morning Walk by Beth Jasper 8x10, Oil $225

Photography Award: Abigail by John Hassler 11x14 Photograph, $175

Honorable Mention: Waiting by Cabell Gorman 8x10 Oil $100

Honorable Mention: Kilian at Chimborozo Park by Andrew Elderman, 12x16 Oil, $650

Clam Diggers Low Tide by Virginia Godfrey, Oil, $375

Night Drive by Keith Taylor, Oil, $350

I've Still Got My Eye on You by Tara Courtland, 16x20 Photograph, $150

Broken Reflection by Lorraine Meade. Mirror, Stained Glass, River Rock, 12x12, $150

Fierce by Tara Courtland. 16x20 Photograph $150

Little Girl Readin' by Chris Ludke. 24x30 Pastel, $3,000

Heron/Cattail Oval by Michael Gillespie. Metal, $350

Fishy Business by Gail Butler. 24x48 Acrylic, $1,250

Toucan with Plumeria by Gloria Clifford. 24x30 Oil, $2,500

King Humboldt by Richard Becker. 24x36 Acrylic, $300

Winchester, Virginia by JP Visser. 48x48 Acrylic, $1,200

Remembrance by Lorraine J. Meade. 15x23 Vitreous Glass Mosaic Table, $275

Celebration by Marti Fann, 20x24 Mixed Media, $400

USS Wisconsin:Norfolk's Floating Building by Bill Harrison. 24x36 Photograph, $700

Space and Flight by Richard Buhrman. 16x20 Digital Art, $300

Polter Geiser by Andrew Clarke. 16x20 Photograph, $400

Hammer Texture Iris Sculpture by Michael Gillespie. Metal, $350

Tredgar III by Roger McClung. 32x42, Oil, $950

Attitude by Anne Burnley. 32x40 Acrylic, $755

Untitled by Darryl Reese. 20x16 Charcoal, $300

The Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven by Johanna Stoneking. 9x7 Photography and Mixed Media, $100

Thinking Things Through by Carolyn Gabb. 4x4 Clay, $75

Artist's Repose by Richard Buhrman. 16x20 Digital Art, $300

Cat's Eye View by Andrew Clarke. 16x20 Photograph, $200

A Walk in the Wood by Emma Lou Martin. 31x38, Watercolor $900

Indonesian Buddah by Carolyn Gabb. 8x11 Clay, $450

Not So Far Away by Chris Semtner. 16x29 Acrylic, $320

Pier by Donna Gassie. 23x29, Digital Photograph, $200

Seven Chakra Collar by Linda Allard. Sterling Silver, Red & Orange Garnet, Yellow Sapp, Green Amathyst, $999

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Terry Lynn Smith. Oil, 24x36 $1,000

Green Dream by Tish Underwood . 19x27 Photograph, $150

Shad in Greenery by Irwin Shishko. 18x22 Photograph, $85

Cat and Bird by Irwin Shishko. 16x19 Photograph, $75

Floral Offering by Beverly Lane. Oil, 18x24 , $325

Sisterhood by Virginia Coleman. Mixed Media 24x30, $500

more to come...



Aug '10