The Day After Thanksgiving Art Affair

Start your holiday season at Art Works with a special shopping experience far from the crowds and chaos. We'll have hot cidar, cookies and tea, special handmade gifts, door prizes and even a holiday card mini-retreat.

Starting at noon, in the main gallery and hallways - artisans and fine craftsmen will be displaying and selling unique and innovative artwork and gifts – all $50 and under.

You’ll find soaps, candles, glass, pottery, books and jewelry by Crystal Neilson-Hall, Sherry Siewert, Stephen Lewis, Linda Vegas, Josi Hopkins, Nello Bazichi, Maria Galuszka and Chivon Thome.

Here are a few samples. Plus the shops and artist studios will be open with special holiday savings.

Glass Spoon Rests by Linda VegasGGlass vessels by Linda Vegas

Handmade Candles by Chivon ThorneJeJewelry Sherry Siewert

Join in the Holiday Card “Mini-Retreat”

Experience a day of creativity by making your own holiday cards. From 12 pm - 5 pm, we’ll provide some inspirational presentations.

And there will be handmade cards for sale by local artists. Then sit and address your cards in one of our galleries setup to provide a peaceful, quiet space. Enjoy hot cider, tea and cookies. These can be the first “gift” of the season of light. Remember to bring your address book. We’ll even have stamps.

Join us for the Art Shows and Reception 7-10 pm

LIFE: Relics and Rhythms by Elizabeth D. Schafer

A Originally from Illinois, now living in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi – a place bursting with art and music, Liz describes herself as a “painter of music”. When you see her work, you’ll understand completely. High color, movement and energy flow from her paintings.

The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

FRIENDS I NEVER REALLY KNEW - photography of people and places from near & far by Dick Pitini

Dick grew up in southwest Virginia where he learned to take photographs using film and developed them in a bathroom turned darkroom! He has moved to digital and travels and photographs much of the world. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.



After 27 years as an art teacher in Northern Virginia, Dorothy retired in Richmond. A former member of "The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, Virginia, "The Art League", Torpedo Factory, Alexandria and the Washington Print Makers Gallery, Washington, D.C. Dorothy now maintains a studio at Art Works as well as one at Plant Zero. She likes sharing the responsibilities of bringing art to the general public. This exhibit of paintings will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


Linda Vegas works in glass, Sherry in silver and stones. Their work will be in the Skylight Gallery

Sherry Siewert Jewelry


This exhibition focuses on the Christmas Markets in Munich, Germany; Leipzig, Germany; Dresden, Germany; Strasbourg, France and Paris, France. The 20 photographs in the exhibit depict the various Christmas markets activities, Christmas store front displays and the extensive Christmas street decorations in these cities. The Christmas celebrations in the United States do not compare to the European Christmas celebrations. For at least 2 weeks, Christmas markets in these cities are constantly selling various food, drinks,and all kinds of merchandise, even birdhouses. Christmas markets are very popular in Europe and most villages, cities and towns will have a market. The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.


Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. Marjorie Perrin will jury the show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on November 21st and 22nd, 20134 See our Call For Entries page to learn more.

Click here to print the art show list.

Click here to learn more about submitting your artwork to the shows.


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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Jewelry by Holly Greenwood

Ceramics by Holly Greenwood

Handmade books by Maria Galuszka

Elizabeth D. Schafer

Dick Pitini

Dorothy Ellis

Linda Vegas Glass Works

Bill Gilmore

1st Place All-Media Show: Mattaponi by Robert Pfeifer, Photograph, 22" x 16", $80

2nd Place All-Media Show: Time-out by Carmen Bendersky, Graphite on paper, 28"x24", $5000

3rd Place All-Media Show: Sunset on James by Ryan Gilbert, Photography,20"x50", $350

Dali's Dolls by Harrell Binford, Oil on Corrugated Board Assemblage, 24x20", $850

Honorable Mention: December, by Robert Pfeifer, Photography, 16" x 22", $80



Nov -Jan '15