Six new exhibits are on display Tuesdays - Sunday 12 PM - 6 PM through May 19th, 2018. Free admission.





The Curio Project - a collection of fine art objects, assemblages, and other oddities

Keith M. Ramsey, Steve Applegate, Frederick Chiriboga, and Kelly K. Johnston

This exhibit will feature four contemporary artists who combine common materials and found objects into intriguing artworks which are vehicles for their artistic messages. Sometimes poignant and alluring, and sometimes bizarre and mystifying, assemblage art reconfigures our conception of the world around us by challanging our relationships to everyday objects. This show will coincide with Manchester's RVA Earth Day Festival. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Perseverance - Dandridge Davis

This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

Dandridge “Dede” Keyser Davis received her B.A. with honors in Studio Art and English in ’89 from Hollins College. After stints in marketing, sales and film production in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Wilmington, NC this Richmond, Virginia based artist returned in 1997 and began to paint full-time. She paints large, abstract acrylics and smaller encaustics. Influences stem from growing up in Europe and post graduate travels to Kenya and Tanzania. Dandridge is represented online by Robin & Robbins Fine Art Consultants, Palette in Richmond, VA and Harris Fine Art in Charlottesville, VA. Her work is held in many private and corporate collections including the Federal Reserve.

Dandridge paints her abstracts horizontally. She rolls out raw canvas and begins layering paint: first staining the canvas, then pouring thinned down medium for the next layer and then adding thickening gels to achieve texture using a large palette knife. Enthusiastically, she shares her joy in purpose of creating.

Things Left Behind - Sarah Phillips

Phillips will be displaying darkroom and alternative photographic works. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

Paintings and Pixels - Cheryl Hadrych

This exhibit of photography and paintings will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

"As an avid hiker I have experienced both magnificence and brutality in wilderness. These photos were taken during my solo Appalachian Trail hike. Each photograph captures a single moment along the trail. Collectively, they illustrate my journey through rain, snow, fog and sun.

I took this photographic story one step further by creating companion paintings. Presented as diptychs, on one side you see the image recorded by my camera. On the other side you see my interpretation of the image created by brushstrokes of acrylic paint on canvas.

This series provides the viewer an opportunity to experience the closeness to wilderness that I often feel. My goal is to bring the outside in. And then inspire people to go outside!"


One Woman's Eye - Joy Westerlund

Paintings in the Centre Gallery, East.

"Thoughts are what inspire my work. I will look at something and it will trigger a whole series of possibilities. The synopsis fire and a world of different ideas roam about till it lands on a concept. Some of my work is motivational. I love the idea of people stepping out of their comfort zone to pursue who they are. Win, lose, or draw we all need to keep seeking and finding others to help us seek.

Most of my work is in oil and acrylic but I am known to do pen and ink. My ink drawings tell a story. Controlled by society, fueled with passion are but a few I tell. I like to experiment with a combination of modern with the old school detail of past artists. I learn a lot from Rembrandt, with his mastery of light and Dali with his freedom to do whatever his mind desires. I search to combine the two worlds. . You will always go back to who you were born to be no matter how hard you try to be something else. So in my mind don’t do it, embrace it." - Westerlund



Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. There is no theme. Kathryn Baines will jury this month's show. Submissions were accepted from any artist and any medium.

Click here learn about entering your work.


1st Place, All-Media Show:

A Nighttime Stroll by Robert L. Ford III 5' x 4' Oil on Canvas, $3,700



2nd Place, All Media Show:

Day Break by Binford Harrell 11" x 14" Oil, Corrugated Board on Canvas, $200



3rd Place, All Media Show:

Collective Heart
by Lew Lott, 21" x 17" Layered Photography, $210



3rd Place, All Media Show:

Kayla by Lew Lott, 13" x 14" Layered Photography, $135


Click here to download/print a PDF show catalog



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