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ART WORKS FOR KIDS: Keeping the Arts Alive in Public Schools

Friday, August 24th 7-10pm: An art show, silent auction, and fashion show benefiting neighborhood elementary school's art program

Art Works Studios and Galleries, located in Manchester, minutes from downtown Richmond is hosting a very special art show and fundraiser to benefit Blackwell Elementary school’s art program. On August 24, 2012 the featured art show will be a retrospective on childhood entitled: "When I Was A Child - artful memories of childhood". Jeff Hall, the chair of Maggie Walker Governor School Art Program, will jury this all-media art show. Artwork in this exhibit will be for sale and proceeds go to providing art supplies for Blackwell Elementary School’s art program.

What a way to start back to school, with a closet full of great supplies!

But wait, this is not just another art show and reception. Guests can bid on auction items that include: children’s room furnishings, hand-decorated by Richmond artists and gift filled baskets. Richmond child focused organizations and businesses contribute to this event and provide information and prizes.

Here’s the line-up so far:

7:00 - 7:45 Puppet show by Barefoot Puppets

8:00 p.m. Children's Fashion Show - Parents dress your children in Sunday best, scariest creature, crazy hats, invented super get the picture! $5 to enter the fashion show (Which goes to Blackwell School) Awards presented for these categories: Baby (0-1), Toddler (1-4), K-5, and 6th-8th grade and prizes to all who participate.

8:30 p.m. People's Choice Awards - Vote for your 3 favorite pieces of artwork in the Gallery Members' Signature Art Show

8:45 p.m. Juror talk and awards presentation by Jeff Hall for the "When I Was A Child..." art show

9:00 pm. Auction/Raffle winners' presentation - Buy $1 raffle tickets and place as many as you want in any of the auction items cups. Drawings of winners by the art teacher at Blackwell Elementary school.

All Night: Enter to win door prize (Theatre Tickets and Wine) by bringing some art supplies for the children or pay $5 for a chances to win.

All Night: Have your little darlings' picture, or a family photo made by Captured Memories. Only $20 donation.

Please come out for this great community art event! We will have raffles, kid's activities, music and more!


Our Partners:

We are thrilled to be partnering with these fabulous kid-friendly Richmond businesses:

Clover - fabulous kid consignment,

Buttons and Bows - everything for children

Perfectly Paisley - personalized dresses and accessories

Cartwheels and Coffee - play land designed with parents in mind

Plaza Art Supply - everything for artists

Captured Memories Photography

Children's Museum of Richmond

Urban Interiors, Carytown

Franklin Goose






SCENES FROM THE TOUR DE FRANCE by Theresa Armstrong Theresa is a painter, weaver, volleyball coach, jeweler and cyclist. She will be exhibiting her work of this famous cycling race in the Centre Gallery East.

FACELIFT by Christine M. Watson The inspiration for Ms. Watson’s exhibit is Facebook! This exhibit is in the Centre Gallery West.

PORTRAITURES by Jenna Guthrie Recent art school graduate Jenna Guthrie shows her skillful renderings this month in the Skylight Gallery.

AUGUST ALL MEDIA SHOW - "WHEN I WAS A CHILD: Artful Memories From Childhood" Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. JEFF HALL will jury the show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on August 17th and 18th. See our Call For Entries page to learn more.

Click Here to download/print a PDF catalog


2012 MEMBERS SHOW A signature piece from Art Works gallery member artists. The People's Choice Awards will determine the winners on opening night. All-Media Gallery.

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The Eye of the Beholder by Carolyn Schallmo 20x20 Acrylic, Mixed Media, $525


Flower Garden by Morty Lancaster, Jr., 7x8x20 Pear Wood, $24,000


The Fabulous Mae West Sashays in Paper Mache by Randy Morrison Paper Mache, Acrylic, $4,500

Lean on Me by Anne B. Burnley Acrylic on Paper $575

Step Up to Exit by Mickey Murphy 14x17 Digital Photography, $70

28th St. Backyard by Joseph B. Cobb, Jr. 11x14 PTY iphone, $100

Keywest Palm Sunrise by Jim Newman 18x24 Photography, $149

Untitled by Leslie Corbitt 14x17 Photography, $100

Colorado Glory l by Tish Underwood 24x20 Digital Photography, $110

Daffodils in Mexican Vase by Linda Reynolds 16x20 Acrylic, $300


Acrylic on Gourd paintings by Elizabeth Sayre. Copper Daisy, $105. Purple Daisy, $115. Yellow Apple $125.

Punk Rock Skull by Rhett Vaughan 24x20 Oil $350

Dance the Moon Circle by Linda Barnett 16x19 Acrylic, $400


Cherries by Donna Gassie 40x40 Digital Photography $125

Beginning Solstice by Dorothy Ellis 20x24 Acrylic, $300

Spring in the Canyon by Dorothy Ellis 20x24 Acrylic, $300

Tropical Crop by Emma Lou Martin Watercolor, $800

Cran and Crane by Gary Yaw, 7.5x9.5 Mixed Media, $50

Landscape Tile by Kay Franz 14x14 Ceramics, $225

Sunset Clouds Over Canyon Lands 22x28 Photography $780

Portrait of the Portrait Painter by Terry Lynn Smith 18x36 Oil, $1,500

Lover, Wife, Mother but Who Am I? by Waverly Clark Fitch 24x36 Digital Painting $175

Joey Ramone by Kevin Hunt, 18.5x21 Charcoal, $350

Tree Graveyard by Alexis Shockley, Oil on Canvas, $350

Trinity by Dawn Vass, 36x12 Mixed Media, $400

Windsong by Hugh Jones 11x17 Giclee on hahnemuhle fine art paper , $300

Life Conjugated by TK Harris 16x16x16 Cast Bronze, $1,500

Renamed by Glenda M. Creamer 36.5x48 Acrylic on Canvas, $1,200

Swamp Reflections by Cindy Adams 16x20 Photography, $100

Stockholm's Harbor by Elaine Bankston 16x20 Watercolor, $250

Masked by Carolyn Gabb, 20x20x20 Wood, Clay, Mixed Media, $500

Explorer by Chris Semtner 10x8 Acrylic, $350

Threshold by Dana Frostick, 40x30 Acrylic, Sharpie, $1,500

Car Door Rust by Danny Trent 46x66 Acrylic, $1,700

Dragonflies by Gail Butler, 28x33 Acrylic, $650

Enjoying the Bouquet by Mark J. Shively 17x21 Photograph, $150

Down in the Valley by Marta Downs, 12x15 Oil, $195

Turmoil by Meredith Lyttle 8x12, Oil and Acrylic, $300

August Rain by Robert Winne 16x16 Encaustic, $350

Untitled #257 by Roger McClung 36x44 Oil, $475

Coat of Many Colors by Sharon Loving, 33x22.5 Acrylic, $700

Four in the Herd by Susan Cary 21x33 Mixed Media, $300


Island Swan Lake by Tim Robinson 18x24 Oil, $400

Waterfall Japanese Gardens by Virginia Godfrey, 16x20 Oil, $375



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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Silent Auction of Artist-Decorated Kid's Furnishings

Enter in our Kid's Fashion Show! Personalized dress by Perfectly Paisley

Painting by Christine M. Watson

1st Place All-Media Show: Covert Investigation by Mary Triplett 25x22x20 Ceramic, Mixed Media, $1,500

2nd Place: The Rebel Yell by Kevin Hunt 14.5x23 Watercolor, $350

3rd Place: Kite Day by Tomas Ehrenberger 9x12 Oil, $250

Honorable Mention: Who's Winning This Game by David Bromley 11x14 Ink on Paper, $145



August '12