See 6 new art exhibits and 75 studios. Visit our Made in RVA pop-up gift shop and enjoy cookies and cider while you browse. Free and open to the public Tuesdays - Sundays 12 - 6 PM.

 

MADE IN RVA - a Holiday Pop-up Shop!

Find unique, handmade gifts this holiday season with Art Works' Made in RVA Holiday Gift Gallery. You’ll find prints of your favorite RVA landmarks, ceramics, cozy knits, organic soy candles, jewelry, and other gift items by local artists—small things that bring comfort, joy and celebrate the season.

This shop will be open Black Friday - New Years Day. Visit 12 pm - 6 pm Tuesdays - Sundays (closed Mondays) in the Corner Gallery.

 

 

 

ENCOUNTER - by Ola Balogun

Ola Balogun is a graduate of Auchi Polytechnic in Nigeria. He engages in issues ranging from political satires to social commentary. "My work presents dramatic enactments of private conversations between individuals concealed in silhouettes. [They reflect the] ephemeral moments in the busy and boisterous metropolis where I've worked and lived. My fascination with these disconnected and culminating experiences inform my vision in these paintings. Beyond their abstract nature, I've incorporated luminous colors, words, and intricate motifs that play with exotic plants and designs found in native prints."

This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

 

Wish Granted - by Anita Storino

Anita Storino, an award-winning photographer, will display her altered photography. This exhibit will be in the Center Gallery.

"Often when I open a photo on my computer I wonder, 'What does the SUBJECT want to be?'. In my work, I examine then manipulate the subject to bring out its true spirit - whether it be beauty, mystery, power or solemnity. Working with editing programs, I add a bit of this or take away a tad of that to fulfill my subject’s desire: Wish Granted.”

Eventide - Wade Nelson

Nelson displays his native-Virginian animal paintings this month. This exhibit will be in the Center Gallery.

"Growing up on a small farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains my parents instilled a great appreciation for nature and wildlife. From a very young age I've attempted to express my love through graphite drawings, painting, and sculpture. With the majority of my work I've strived for realism. Recently I've been working toward more expressive pieces establishing a greater presence invoking more emotion and and a sense of the subject. with this series I have attempted to produce a uniformed selection of paintings in style, technique, and composition. Hopefully achieving an overall pleasing aesthetic the viewers will find endearing and perhaps a little magical."

 

 

 

 

Chester Artist Association Member Show


This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

Image by Marti Fann.

 

 

NOVEMBER ALL-MEDIA ART SHOW

Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. Diego Sanchez juried this month's show. Submissions were accepted from any artist in any medium on November 16th - 17th at Art Works. There is no theme.

 

 

1st Place All Media Show: Artful Gathering by Perry Matthews, 8" x 24", Photography, $250

 

 

 

1st Place All Media Show: Downtown RVA by Perry Matthews, 10" x 24", Photography, $275

 

 

 

2nd Place All-Media Show: Gardens of the Queen by Danny Trent, 60" x 40" Acrylic on Canvas, $3,800

 

 

 

3rd Place All-Media Show: RVA Dance Collective Rehearsal, Photography by Lew Lott, 33" x 23", $250

 

 

 

Honorable Mention, All Media Show: It's Your Art by Chris Semtner, 18" x 24" Acrylic on Wood, $2,592

 

 

 

Click here view/download a PDF catalog of this show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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