Opening August 24th, 2018. Join us 6 - 9 PM for the opening of 6 new art shows, as well as our annual Dog Days of Summer silent auction benefitting FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter). Bring your dog, enjoy a silent auction, door prizes, raffles, and meet the FURS adoptable dogs!
We have an exciting program lined up. Bring your pup to join in the fun!
All proceeds benefit FURS (Friends United with Richmond Shelters)
Here's the scoop:
6:00pm – Silent Auction Opens - bid on all kinds of RVA gift baskets and art to benefit FURS!
6:30 – Gallery Talk by Deshia Williams about her installation exhibit HUMAN
6:45 – Gallery talk with Phil McKinney
7:00 -- All-Media Show Juror Talk and Award Presentation + Special FURS award
7:30/8:00 – FURS Adoptable Pooch Parade
8:30pm – Silent Auction Ends
9:00pm – Show Ends
Drop a donation in the FURS jars and:
Share the “Tricks my Pet Taught Me” on our Memory Board
Register to win handmade jewelry by Linda Allard
HUMAN - Deshia Willaims
This exhibit is an installation-based social commentary by Deshia Williams which explores the depth and breadth of being human and the value of human life.
Deshia's brain interprets the world in high contrast. She is especially aware of this because her visual perception was altered when she suffered a head injury in 2010. This constantly observable change brought her to a novel view of the visual world and art making. It was near this time that she began sketching and logging art ideas. She was again artistically inspired upon seeing Picasso’s Violin, shown at the VMFA. This relief’s color and accessible scale inspired Williams to begin sculpting her own sketches.
This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Paintings Up Close and Far Away by Susan Moncure
"While this body of work exhibited may initially appear unrelated, there is a simple explanation to their connection. Each image speaks to me of love and joy, up close and far away. (Mon coeur) As an artist, I get to choose the tools of expression-- through oil, acrylic, mixed media, pastel, oil pastel...and more! Its my task to birth each painting in its own individualized style of expression. I invite you to visit each painting --up close."
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
Unexpected Portraits - Phil McKenney
This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.
"I like art that takes chances- rough, raw and spontaneous, not careful. I try to capture the essence of a subject with no regard to formality or accepted procedures. This is a style I've developed over the years. I call this show "Unexpected Portraits" because many of the subjects themselves are as unusual as the approach. -Phil McKenney."
James River Days Art Show
ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ALL-MEDIA ART SHOW
Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. Animal-themed artwork is suggested, but not required of submissions. A special prize will be awarded to a 'FURS Favorite' piece of artwork. Ryan Lauterio from Shockoe Artspace will jury this month's show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on August 17th and 18th, 2018.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place winners, TBA
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.