Join us for the opening reception February 27th, 2015 7-10 pm.
Meet the Artists, Tour the Studios, Dance Performance by rva dance collective. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free on February 27th. Exhibits run through March 22nd, 2015.
RECENT WORK BY VINNIE GONZALEZ
Vinnie Gonzalez displays his large-scale abstract paintings in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
"I have been inspired by pointillism for years and found myself controlling paint in bottles by placing the paint where I wanted it. One day, I decided to let the paint find it’s own place to live. I found myself less worried about mistakes and more explosive with the paint. With this feeling of explosive creativity I have decided to work on larger paintings using metallic paints to express myself and my feelings.
My broad spectrum of work includes paintings, pen and ink sketches, and photography. The subjects of my photographs have always been one with their environment, captured as they are in their unrefined beauty.
In sharp juxtaposition to the uncontrolled nature of my photographs, my paintings have been, until now, very controlled. Inspired by Impressionism, my work for many years was done by controlling the placement of paint.
Currently my paintings reflect my thought that paint has a life of it's own. I guide the paint as it tells it's story in it's metallic dialect. This style of work has allowed me to create large format pieces." - Vinnie Gonzalez
MICHELE OLSON PANCOAST: SELECTED WORKS
Michelle displays her paintings in the Centre Gallery, East.
COVERED BRIDGES OF THE EASTERN US by Doug Turner
This photography exhibit will be in the Center Gallery, West.
"I enjoy taking photographs illustrating God’s glorious and majestic landscapes of the American Southwest. I also love to shoot seashores, wetlands, wildlife and any scene that begs to be captured. I am currently working on a portfolio of the Atlantic Coast’s Covered Bridges. I plan to return to the Southwest in the Fall to expand my collection that most beautiful part of our country." - Doug Turner
2009-2014 IN RETROSPECTIVE by Michael MancusoThe exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.
LITTLE ARTISTS - An Array of Works by Students at J.H. Blackwell Elementary School
This show features 2D and 3D works of art created by students at James H. Blackwell Elementary School in grades Kindergarten through 5. These pieces were created under the direction of Tiffany Floyd-Patron and Alex Curley during the 2014-2015 school year. Skylight Gallery.
FEBRUARY ALL-MEDIA SHOW
Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. CHUCK SCALIN AND MIM GOLUB will jury the show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on February 20th and 21st, 2015.
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.
Vinnie Gonzalez 4'x8' painting (detail)
Michele Olson Pancoast
Doug Turner Photography
Michael Mancuso Photography
1st Place All-Media Show: Wall by Chris Semtner, 12x12 Acrylic, $550
1st Place All-Media Show: Morgue by Chris Semtner, 8x8 Acrylic, $300
2nd Place: Natural Occurrence, 12x48 Collage, Acrylic by Santa Sergio De Haven, $380
3rd Place: King James (Lebron) by Chris Blackman, 23x19 Charcoal Pencil Drawing, $10,000
Honorable Mention: Maiden's Landing by Jeanne Minnix, 16x20 Mixed Media, $695
Honorable Mention: Old Washington by Jeanne Minnix, 16x20 Mixed Media, $795
Honorable Mention: Thirsty? by Jennifer Fitzpatrick, 22x22 Digital Photography, $125
Honorable Mention: Jenny and the Angels by Bill Kinsey, Mixed Media $625