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2015
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August 2015 Events

Photos by Libby Clark

4th Friday Art Shows-August 28

The dogs are back at Art Works for the Dog Days of Summer annual art show and fundraiser for homeless dogs. The event includes an art auction with all proceeds going to the FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter), a doggie fashion show and photo-shoot courtesy of professional photographer - Libby Clark. Please join us on August 28th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The DOG DAYS OF SUMMER exhibit continues through September 14th. All other exhibits continue through September 20, 2015. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free for the reception.

Exhibits include:

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER

The annual all media, juried art show spotlights dogs and cats portrayed in paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics and photography. FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter) is the benefactor of this exhibit. Submissions for this show are accepted from any artist and any medium on August 21st and 22nd at Art Works.

Here’s the line up for opening night:

7:00 p.m. - The Fun Starts

7- 8 p.m. - Pet Photo Booth with Libby Clark

7:30 p.m. – August All-Media Art Show Gallery talk and awards presentation.

7:45 p.m. – Doggie Fashion Show – guests walk their fashionably dressed pets down the runway and the FURS jurors award prizes for best-dressed, cutest couple, best tail-wagger, friendliest and FURS pick. FURS adoptable pets also walk the runway to show off their special features and potential.

8:00 p.m. - DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Gallery Talk and FURS Award Presentation. (Downstairs)

9 p.m. – Silent Auction closes and winners are announced. All evening long, guests will have been bidding on items donated by FUR benefactors and the art community. And all monies from the silent auction go directly to FURS.

9- 10 p.m. - Pet Photo Booth with Libby Clark

Salvaged Memories by Theresa Armstrong

This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Life as Art by Libby Clark

This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West. Libby depicts artists at work in this new exhibition. "...My hope is for the prints in this show to be of individuals 'doing what they love.' Photography is about capturing the moment. However, I feel that in recording living subjects, it is also about capturing what distinguishes the individual."

AUGUST 2015 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on August 21st and 22nd at Art Works.

 

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September 2015 Events

Greig Leach

Call for Entries - The Worlds Wheels into Richmond - September 11, 12 and 13th

All-media art show with a bicycling theme. Greig Leach, the official Worlds' artist will juror the show. Artists submit entries at Art Works 12 - 6 p.m.

Submitting your work:
  • You can submit up to three (3) entries.
  • The artwork must depict some aspect of bicycling, a bicycle, a part of a bicycle, a bicycler.
  • Work can be realistic, abstract, found objects, illustrative, photographic, etc.
  • The media can be anything - paintings, sculptures, photography, mixed media, collage...you get the idea.
  • The entry fee is $10 per piece.
  • All artwork needs to be for sale and original artwork (sorry no prints or giclées of an original.)
  • There will be cash prizes and awards

The show will open September 18th - a week earlier than our usual 4th Friday event with a special reception. Then another reception on 4th Friday - September 25th.

Click here for the entry form!

Click here for digital entry form (out-of-town artists only) 6/1 - 8/15/2015

 

   
 

Call for Entries -All-Media Show - September 18 and 19

Artists submit entries for the September All Media Show 12 - 6 p.m. Click here to learn about submitting your artwork into the show.

   

Greig Leach

September 18th, 7 - 10 pm - Worlds Wheels into Richmond Opening Reception

The Worlds Wheels into Richmond is Art Works’ first “sports exhibit” and opens September 18th - the day before the World Cycling Championship (Worlds) opens in Richmond. What is the Worlds? It's only cycling's pinnacle event and it's happening in our hometown.

Join us for September 18th 7 - 10 pm for the opening reception of this special exhibit The Worlds Wheels into Richmond. There will be a gallery talk by Greig Leach, official artist of the Worlds and juror of the show. Greig will present awards to the artists. The event is free and open to the public.

   


Greig Leach

Sculpture by t.k. harris

Barbara Skolaut

 

 

 


September 25th – Join us for 4th Friday Art Shows

If you haven’t seen The Worlds Wheels into Richmond, here’s another opportunity. Join us on September 25th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening of: Barbara Skolaut Recent Works, The Resurrection of the Exquisite Corpse by Helene Ruiz, Quotes, Misquotes & Other Homages by t.k. harris, Elders: Creative Spirit and September 2015 All Media Art Show.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free for the reception.

Exhibits include:

The Worlds Wheels into Richmond

Art Works' first "sports exhibit". This exhibit will be on display in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Quotes, Misquotes & Other Homages by t.k. harris

This exhibit is a collection of works that have been inspired by other artistic works.  Some of these are playful takes on the homage, such as Ted's Fishes, others are illustrations of a quote, or misquote. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Barbara Skolaut Recent Works

Barbara makes art quilts and other fabric art.  Some of the pieces are realistic image; others are abstract.  While some of her quilts contain standard quilt piecing as a background - most are completely appliquéd.  She also uses beading and hand embroidery to accent the work. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

The Resurrection of the Exquisite Corpse by Helene Ruiz

This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

 

SEPTEMBER 2015 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on September 18th and 19th, 2015 at Art Works.

 
October 2015 Events
 

Call for Entries -October 16 and 17

Artists submit entries for the October All Media Show 12 pm - 6 p.m. Click here to learn about submitting your artwork into the show.

   

Joanna Tyka

 

Kay Franz

4th Friday Art Shows - Oct. 23, 2015

It’s out 12 th year anniversary! It’s also the week before Halloween so we’ve decided to dress in costume for the October opening and have a pre-Halloween parade! We’ve invited Joanna Tyka, a vivacious artist to exhibit in the main gallery. Join us on October 23rd 7 –10 p.m. for the opening reception. The exhibits continue through November 22, 2015. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free for the reception.

Exhibits include:

CONTRAdiction by Joanna Tyka

Originally from Poland, Joanna Tyka has lived in Canada and France before settling in Florida and most recently Richmond, VA. She has taken on Richmond’s historical architecture and her paintings have been collected by Dominion Power and other commercial clients.

Tyka says she “lives to paint and paints to live”. She is a skier, golfer, tennis player and sails. It’s no wonder her work in the Jane Sandelin Gallery will show the dance of life and love in her abstract-figurative paintings.

A Bit Contained by Kay Franz and Cindy Paullin

This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

 

A Brewer's Artistry in Manchester

Artists meeting at Legend's Brewery in Manchester paint the sights of the Richmond landmark and surrounding James River. This exhibit will be displayed in the Corner Gallery.
 

Glenda M. Creamer Recent Works

Glenda Creamer will present her abstract paintings in the Center Gallery, East.
 

OCTOBER 2015 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It continues to be the focal point of all Art Works’ openings for 10 years. And we’re just getting started – promoting and facilitating artist and their artwork. This is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on October 16th and 17th, 2015 at Art Works.

 

Winter 2015-2016 Events
 

Call for Entries -November 20 and 21

Artists submit entries for the November All Media Show 12- 6 p.m. Click here to learn about submitting your artwork into the show.

   

Julie Dzikiewicz

Rob Vance

Perry Matthews

Carmen Bendersky

 

Day After Thanksgiving Art Affair & Shows - Nov. 27

November 27, 2015 - The Day After Thanksgiving Art Affair will start the holiday season at Art Works with some great art, a holiday art activities, shopping and door prizes. Starting at noon, in the main gallery - artisans and fine craftsmen will be displaying and selling unique and innovative artwork and gifts – all $50 and under. Then at 7 p.m. the art show receptions and gallery talks begin lasting until 10 p.m. The exhibits continue through January 17, 2015. This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibits Include:

Julie Dzikiewicz Recent Works

When Julie rented a studio in the Workhouse Arts Center in northern Virginia, she discovered history - a connection with the people imprisoned in this a former prison where suffragist Lucy Burns lead a hunger strike. Julie learned that Burns lived through the “Night Of Terror”, an evening when the newly incarcerated Suffragists were stripped, forced into dirty clothing, and tossed into iron beds. Julie found herself putting brush to canvas in the same place that Suffragists refused to put fork to mouth. Julie will exhibit a series of  paintings honoring the Suffragists, depicting everything from prison guards fighting the hunger strikes by cooking fragrant hams to how the women risked syphilis in the showers in jail. In her encaustic paintings, layering wax like the accumulation of history, she reminds women of the human condition, and of their potential to change the world though determination, hard work, and learning from the past. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery

Layers of Life by Karol Hilker

"Layers of Life is a series of paintings on canvas constructed with a mixture of wire, clay, ribbons and beads. The images and materials are used to show the pull that life has on us. The layers and materials also represent the parts of our lives that don’t touch us yet are important. The struggles and pleasure we all experience can be invisible but as you view these paintings they are brought to life." Corner Gallery

 

Just Looking by Rob Vance

Multi-media artist, Rob Vance, has shown his artwork at the Peninsula Fine Arts Gallery (Newport News VA), the D'art Center (Norfolk VA), the Cade Center for Fine Arts (Arnold MD) and many galleries across the US. He is also an award-winning graphic designer who has donated his design time to help such charities as Avalon, a center for women and children (Williamsburg VA) and the Hope House Foundation (Norfolk VA). This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Perry Matthews Recent Works

Perry is a self-taught photographer with a wide range of interests from black and white scenes to colorful abstracts. Her favorite subject is the city of Richmond. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

Carmen Bendersky Recent Works

Carmen paints landscapes, the still life and the figure. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

NOVEMBER 2015 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. Call for Entries is on November 20th and 21st at Art Works.

The gallery is open noon - 6 pm, Monday through Sunday with lots of art and crafts perfect for holiday gifts. Come enjoy hot apple cider and cookies.

 

   
 

Artists Holiday Party - December 17

Join in a holiday party. Bring a dish to share. We'll provide an entree and beverages. Also if you want to participate in the "gift exchange", bring a piece of your artwork - wrapped. Open to all artists. 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Art Works.

   

 

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