THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING ART AFFAIR 10am-10pm Art Works hosts a 12 hour holiday festival and shopping event! The Market Umbrella Farmer's Market will be outside selling local handmade items and gifts. And inside the gallery this year we're partnering with the Dawn Anderson of Pop Culture Rehab (popculturerehab.com) to bring you a fresh new shopping event with more diverse items than ever! Don't miss this great opportunity for unique, local, handmade Holiday gifts! We'll have music, cider and gingersnaps and fun for the kids!
**Art Affair Part 2!**
Mark your calendars for SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12th! We will once again have special vendors set up in the main gallery Come get the perfect handmade gifts for everyone on your list! 12-6pm. Plant Zero Cafe will be open for lunch anc coffee and make sure to stop by the Craft Mafia show next door as well!
HANDMADE GIFT WORKSHOPS! The Day After Thanksgiving, Drop your children off at our gift workshop while you do your Holiday shopping! The children will complete 4 different gifts from beaded ornaments to Holiday slap bracelets wrapped and ready to give to their friends and family! The workshop will take about an hour for each child. Friday, Nov 26th 10am-5pm. $25/per person.
2nd SESSION: Kid and Adult gift-making projects 10am-5pm Saturday, December 4th. $25/per child $30/per adult.
REALLY RICHMOND Give the gift of RICHMOND this Holiday season! We will have everything from note cards and oil paintings to jewelry and photography depicting and celebrating our fair city, RICHMOND, VA! Artists, if you are interested in participating in the Really Richmond sale, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. click here for more info.
FAR AWAY by Chris Semtner. The artist brings us his beautiful, classical female figure paintings. His work is reminiscent of the 17th Century Dutch painters but with a modern twist. His multiple body compilations both stress composition and draw attention to the human details. Corner Gallery
DREAMS, MEMORIES and VISIONS by Marlene Frasier. Skylght Gallery.
"I am a Digital photographer, and all 20 pieces being shown will be Fine Art Giclee Canvas Gallery Wraps of various sizes and subject matter. Some of my images have been published in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Birds and Blooms Calendar, and SBQ magazine, as well as various on-line websites.I have spent time studying photography in Hollywood, CA with Laurin Rinder, a well known painter, photographer, and musician.I have won awards in various photography contests such as Scenic Virginia and Riverrock.
My background as an artist: (excerpts from my artist statement)Though I have always loved taking pictures, my photography career started out somewhat by accident. The death of my father brought me to my knees for many months. In the struggle to deal with my grief, photography became a way for me to express my feelings in a more constructive and creative way. It offered me a few spare moments to escape and allow my emotions to surface. It was the strength of these emotions that enabled me to create my best selling work entitled "Never Forgotten".
I see beauty everywhere. A cuddly critter, an abandoned barn, even the wrinkles in the face of a passerby may influence me to capture a moment. I believe that the line between literal and figurative emotion is a thin one, and any flash of enlightenment, or momentary felling of peace, brings with it the satisfaction of knowing that I have created something extraordinary from what would otherwise be looked at as ordinary.
Come explore with me objects and places that may seem very familiar, but are part of my Dreams, Memories and Visions. (This is the title of my show, as well as the title of my photography business)
Other personal information that may be of interest:
I have a Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology and spent many years working in clinical Microbiology laboratories at hospitals. I currently work for the state of Virginia training other microbiologists in the identification of disease agents."
PLEIN AIR FIGURE DRAWINGS By Christine Ludke. Ludke is working in dry mediums such as: graphite, charcoal and pastels. Most of the work will be delicate pastel drawings of femenine statuary in plein air. Centre Gallery East
ALL AND SUNDRY By Bob Saintsing.
"Sometimes an emotional moment or my desire to share an editorial message can inspire me, but really the mere pleasure of possibly seeing something materialize from a simple idea is reason enough for me to try my hand with different mediums. It’s the challenge. It doesn’t always work…but I have fun trying. And if it does work…I’m rewarded with that sense of accomplishment should someone use my name and the word “artist” in the same sentence. I rediscovered graphite (pencil) just last year so it will be [in the show]. I like playing with digital photography so the novice in me will be present at the show. I find stone carving to be really challenging and gratifying…so…I’ll have some of it also. Hence the show title All and Sundry. It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that.".Centre Gallery West
NOVEMBER ALL MEDIA SHOW Call for Entries for this juried show is November 19th and 20th at Art Works. The show will be juried by Martin McFadden, owner of 1212 Gallery. For information on submitting your work see our Call For Entries page.
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards: TBA
SIMPLY PHOTOGRAPHY A juried group show. For information about entering your photography in this show see our Call for Entries page. Jane Sandelin Gallery.
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.
Never Forgotten by Marlene Frazier Limited Edition Digital Photography Print on Fine Art Canvas Gallery Wrap 16x20, $499
Shelby and the Egyption Moon Troop by Chris Ludke, 26x19 Chalk Pastel
Stone Carving by Bob Saintsing
1st Place: The Collar by Anne Burnley. 36x29 Acrylic, $550
2nd Place: Fall by Susan Vaughan, 36x36 Oil, $2,500
3rd Place: Crossings 36x48 Oil, $950 & Crossings II 36x48 Oil, $950 by Roger McClung.
Honorable Mention: Appie by Ashleigh Cochran. 39x32 Beeswax, Spray Paint, Oil Stick, $500
1st Place: Cocoon II, Cocoon III, & Cocoon IV by Madison Fairburn. 18x22 Silver Gelatin Print, $350
2nd Place: Spring by Bruce Brelsford 27x21 Photograph, $850
3rd place: Foliage by Laura Taylor 12x12 Photograph, $100
Honorable Mention: Uncovered by Amy Whitehurst, 11x14 Photograph, $45
Honorable Mention: Dunehenge by Tara Courtland, 16x20 Photograph, $100