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2015
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June 2015 Events

Carol Anne McErlean

Anne B. Burnley

Distraction by Cathy Magill, M. W. Maynard, Ray Stinnette

Robert Pfeifer

Minh-Chau Troung

4th Friday Art Shows - June 26

Summer shows at Art Works open with Carol Anne McErlean of Hampton, Va. Also exhibits by several other artists and the monthly, juried All Media Show. Join us on June 26th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through July 19, 2015. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free for the reception.

Exhibits include:

Transition: Beyond the Wall by Carol Anne McErlean

Carol Anne McErlean of Hampton, VA creates mixed media artwork. She uses her watercolor paintings - cuts and reassembles them. In the end she gives them an encaustic treatment — using beeswax and other resins. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

FACE IT by Anne B. Burnley

Anne was a Soldier in the Virginia Army National Guard for more than two decades. As a Sergeant 1st Class, Public Affairs NCO and stationed at the Maneuver Training Center, Fort Pickett, Blackstone, Virginia from 1997 until 2011, she was assigned to photograph and write articles about members of the United States Armed Forces training for battle focused missions prior to deployment. In the studio she transition from military photojournalist to artist. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Distraction by Cathy Magill, M. W. Maynard, Ray Stinnette

This exhibit will be displayed in the Corner Gallery.

"The representational works in this show titled “Distraction” are by three local artists Ray Stinnette, Cathy Magill and M. W. Maynard. This is a snippet of their renditions on the lulls of Distraction.

We are hard wired to pay attention therefore we are hardwired to be distracted. Distraction provides a respite from the daily stresses of life. We send flowers to the grieving to lighten the darkness of the sorrows and loss. It also provides inspiration drawing the attention to things that may be optional, useful, entertaining. We take the long way home, drift down a country road and add the memories of apple blossoms, rolling hills to the reserves of our soul. We fall for love and lust over and over again to escape loneliness. We find inspiration, renewal and shelter in our distractions.

Cathy Magill: “This show gives me a different perspective on my work due to the life-long insights and the freedom to get past the fear into creating freely.”

M. W. Maynard: A self taught artist inspired by wandering travels, Caribbean roots and curiosity about everything.

Ray Stinnette: Ray Stinnette’s educational background is in printing, commercial illustration and he has a BS in Fine Arts. His signature style goes beyond the confines of the expected, exploring the light and dark."

A Touch of Asia by Minh-Chau Truong

This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery. "Art is a form of public education in its own right. Through the lenses and by the brush, I would like to invite the viewers to have another look at the simple beauty of the moment in our daily life and in nature.” Minh-Chau Troung

Silent Music by Robert Pfeifer

Photography for Robert Pfeifer has been about finding beauty and capturing life.  All around us are places and things that we have a deep connection to and beauty that is waiting to be observed.  Images speak in ways that words cannot.  They can convey emotions and feelings instantly.  A photograph can cause us to pause and savor those places and moments.  A great photograph like well-composed music can stir the soul. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

JUNE 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 June 19th and 20th, 2015 at Art Works. Wolfgang Jasper will jury this exhibit.

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July 2015 Events
 

Youth Art Camps at Art Works! - July 13 - 31

Ages 6-13. Click here to learn about our fun summer offerings!

   
 

Call for Entries - July 17 and 18

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

 

   

Louis Draper

 

Ralf Schulze

 

Emma Lou Martin

 

Johanna Stoneking

4th Friday Art Shows - July 24

We are pleased and honored to exhibit work by Louis Draper in the main gallery at Art Works. Draper was an important and talented 20th century photographer. A native of Richmond, Virginia – he traveled the world and devoted his life to the art of photography and to the belief of Civil Rights. Please join us July 24th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception. The exhibits continue through August 23, 2015. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is free for the reception.

Exhibits include:

Eye of the Artist by Louis Draper

You may have seen some of Louis Draper’s photography at the VMFA in the museums permanent collection. Draper was a 20th century photographer, educator, and cultural groundbreaker. He was born in 1935 in Richmond, VA and attended Virginia State College (now University) where he discovered his passion for photography. His work took him around the world. He devoted his life to the art of photography and to the belief of Civil Rights. His younger sister and her associate Cheryl Pelt, along with other Richmond, Virginia arts entities, have been working to recover the work and life-story of the late Louis Draper. He passed away in 2002. We are pleased and honored to have this exhibit in the Jane Sandelin Gallery at Art Works. All photographs are courtesy of Mrs. Nell Draper Winston

Old Bronze New Paper by Ralf Schulze

Ralf displays bronze sculptures and mixed-media works on paper this month in the Skylight Gallery.

Johanna Stoneking Recent Works

Johanna is an award-winning photographer. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

LaMerle Deca Recent Works

LaMerle is a painter who is inspired by Monet and has studied under many prominent artists. Her exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

Bytes & Pieces by Emma Lou Martin

"Though my many interests ranging from art history to current events, travel, and to mans’ achievements are usual subjects of much of my art, my love of the natural world dominates as a focus. Here, in this series I have departed not only from the painting media and have focused on collage construction using computer pieces, combining them with other collected objects. These include antique keys, watch parts and even relics dug from a Civil War battle ground as well as junk found in the streets of Richmond! Recycling at its best! My focus is on technique, composition, texture, color, and the surprising beauty found within this electronic age…My personal struggle to join the 21st century while continuing my love affair with collage!" Emma Lou's Exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

JULY 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 July 17th and 18th at Art Works. Diego Sanchez will be the juror.

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August 2015 Events
 

Artists Meeting - August 20

Join in a potluck dinner at Art Works with other artists. We will be creating auction items for the Dog Days of Summer auction including "traveling" canvases. Open to all artists. 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Art Works.

   
 

Call for Entries - August 21 and 22

Artists submit entries for either OR both the August All Media Show and the Dog Days of Summer Show. Time: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Click here to learn about submitting your artwork into the show.

 

   

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:

7:30 p.m. – DOG DAYS OF SUMMER All Media Art Show Gallery talk and awards presentation.

8 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.

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.

Theresa Armstrong Recent Works

This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Libby Clark Recent Works

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.

 

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

Elders: Creative Spirit Exhibit 2014

 

 


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.

Glenda M. Creamer Recent Works

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

At Play by Keith Deringer

The exhibit will be on display in the Center Gallery, West.

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

Rob Vance Recent Works

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 exhibits 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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