Christiane Middendorf Recent Works - Christiane Middendorf paints with expressionistic brushwork and each painting has a life of its own based on a personal experience of the artist. Yet the colors speak to each viewer and their personal experiences. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
DIARIES OF A VACATION - Gigi Brothers. Gigi who has a display wall at Art Works displays her beach inspired watercolors this month. The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery
THE JEWELS OF RICHMOND - Emma Lou Martin, A Show of collage and watercolor/ prismacolor painting celebrating the Fabrege Collection in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. .The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East
HERE I AM - By Cheryl Clayton. Resident artist Cheryl Clayton makes paintings, drawings and mixed-media work with an African theme. This work will be "images in their dominant spaces" This month she displays her new work in the Skylight Gallery.
ABOUT FACE: AT EASE WITH PIXELS AND PAINTING - Anne B. Burnley. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West:
"Authenticity is the foundation for my art. Digital and emulsion transfer processes, collage techniques, and painting are evident in this suite of images derived from my photographs of soldiers training for war. As a soldier serving in the Virginia Army National Guard as Sergeant First Class, Public Affairs, Maneuver Training Center, Fort Pickett, I document the rigors of intense battle focused missions.
I observe, then immerse myself in various field training exercises. With camera in hand, I stalk subjects, blend into action, and maneuver around very focused service members. I look for sequential movements, intensity of facial expressions, hands engaged in operating equipment, and weapons firing.
In the studio, I transition from military photojournalist to artist. I consciously consider drill and ceremony, and military organization while honing concepts for mixed media collages. Textures, surfaces, and emulsion transfer imagery enable me to embrace, synthesize and visualize the chaos, confusion, motion, and intensity of battle focused training onto receiving media. I employ asymmetric composition and repetitive images as devices to create a sense of movement and stop-action effects. My intent is to capture the essence and intensity of each military mission and to generate images that sparkle with energy."
FEBRUARY 2012 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW - This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on February 17th and 18th. The juror is Sarah Masters.
About the Juror: Sarah Masters
Sarah has a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking. She has shown her work and curated shows all over Virginia, and was Artist in Residence for Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst, Virginia in 2004. Currently Masters is teaching classes in Oil Pastel, Paint Stick, and Plein Air at the Visual Arts Studio. She recently had a solo exhibit at Quirk Gallery in Richmond, VA featuring her drawings, collages and 3D Mixed Media work. Currently Sarah is working on commissions for her patrons as well as making collages featuring sewing, stamping, printing, rusting, etc.
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.
Oil Painting by Christiane Middendorf
Watercolor by Gigi Brothers
Dine on Fabrege by Emma Lou Martin
Holy Conversations Painting by Cheryl Clayton
1st Place Night Watcher by Chris Semtner 3x3 Acrylic, $100
2nd Place: Cantilevered Table by Todd Leback, Wood, $3,800
3rd Place Barrel Rust by Danny Trent, Acrylic $2,000
Honorable Mention: Recollectionns and Musings, by Michael Martin Colored Pencil $3,500
Photography Award: Tea by Joseph B. Cobb, Jr. Photography, $75