D u a

2017
Archives: Click here to view Past Exhibits

 

   

Maximo Laura

 

Alexangel Estevez

 

Chris Semtner

Binford Harrell

 

Now Showing:


We welcome Maximo Laura, renowned and world famous weaver and designer from Peru who brings Cantores De Luz (Singers of Light) to Art Works. This exhibit of extraordinary tapestries woven in traditional Peruvian methods gives ancient culture a voice in the 21st Century. The exhibits continue through July 23, 2017. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


Cantores De Luz by Maximo Laura - You can now buy tapestry art by one of Latin America’s most prolific textile artists at Art Works. Maximo Laura is a Peruvian award winning textile artist known worldwide for his tapestries that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics. All Laura tapestries are hand-woven at the Maximo Laura Studio. There is much to “read” when viewing a Maximo Laura tapestry. His website describes the realms, the cosmos, the Sun and Moon representations, the Inca Cross, the patterns, zigzags and circles and the meanings woven into the tapestries. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Oil Painting: The People of Colonial Williamsburg, The Blue Ridge and the Rocky Mountains by H. Binford Harrell- In this exhibit, the images inspire awe--an elaborate interpretation of purpose. The subjects appear to be entirely without pretension--an informal image. The work was performed using time-tested methods handed down from the Old Masters. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.

Lost Secrets by Chris Semtner - Semtner's figure paintings are reminiscent of the Dutch Masters. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

"Chris Semtner is an internationally exhibited artist, author, and curator living in Virginia. In recent years he has exhibited his paintings at the Science Museum of Virginia, Viktor Wynn Fine Art (London), the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia), and the World Horror Convention (Atlanta). He has been a guest critic for art classes at the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University and teaches a weekly class at the Lifelong Learning Institute. Semtner lectures about art and literature to schools, universities, libraries, conventions, and art groups throughout the United States. He has appeared in documentaries for BBC 4, Ireland’s Dearg Films, Lionheart Films, the Discovery Channel, and BBC Persia."

 

Up Close and Personal: Miniature Cityscape Paintings by Alexangel Estevez - This exhibit showcases miniature cityscape paintings. Estevez used simplified brushstrokes to emphasize a delicacy that is seen in each of the paintings. The cityscapes are from Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

Art in Flight by Jacquie Digney- Digney finds birds of every species to be satisfying to paint. The texture and lines of the feathers, the structure of the beaks, and the right look in their eye(s) are a fun challenge. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

JUNE 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Ann Chenoweth. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on June 16, 17, 2017 at Art Works.

Click here for more on these exhibits

 

July Events:  

July 20, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursdays

Speaker: Art Lawyer, Joan Davis, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Learn about copyright laws, contracts, and agreements for entertainers and artists of all kinds, and what you need to know to protect your artwork and your business.

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!


Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.

   
 

July 21, 22, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month. The juror will be Wolfgang Jasper.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Maximo Laura

 

Dorothy Ellis

June Skalak

 

July 28th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Summer at Art Works continues with the exhibit of Maximo Laura—so if you missed seeing the exhibit—there’s still time. Cantores De Luz (Singers of Light) will inspire and awe you. Several new solo shows and the July All Media juried show open. Please join us July 28th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception. The exhibits continue through August 20, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


Cantores De Luz by Maximo Laura - You can now buy tapestry art by one of Latin America’s most prolific textile artists at Art Works. Maximo Laura is a Peruvian award winning textile artist known worldwide for his tapestries that intertwine ancestral Peruvian techniques, symbols, memories and myths with contemporary aesthetics. All Laura tapestries are hand-woven at the Maximo Laura Studio. There is much to “read” when viewing a Maximo Laura tapestry. His website describes the realms, the cosmos, the Sun and Moon representations, the Inca Cross, the patterns, zigzags and circles and the meanings woven into the tapestries.http://maximolaura.com/reading-a-maximo-laura-tapestry/This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Totems for the Modern Era: Tiki and Venus Paintings by Richard John Becker - This exhibit is a collection of painted canvasses depicting strange god-like creatures who may or may not represent aspects of the human subconscious, some best left unsaid. These are large and somewhat unavoidable paintings that are less concerned with aesthetic beauty and are more apt to be confrontational. These depictions are not meant to be worshiped, but the artist will not object to some sort of tasteful veneration. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Landscapes, Dreams and Thoughts by Dorothy Ellis - Ellis is a painter and printmaker. Her paintings are mostly abstract but one can see the landscapes within them that inspire her. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.

Richmond Photography Meetup Group 2nd Annual Gallery Show- This exhibit is a culmination of the images taken over the course of a year within the meet-up group. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.

Virginia Landscapes by June Skalak: Where it All Began- This exhibit of early landscape paintings by Virginia artist, June Skalak, will be in the Corner Gallery.

JULY 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Wolfgang Jasper. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on July 21, 22, 2017 at Art Works.

Click here for more on these exhibits

 

August Events:  

August 17, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursdays

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!

Our August speaker will be Carolyn Schallmo who will speak about her art career and demonstrate how to best arrange/ merchandise your artwork to look its best and to SELL! If you make jewelry, pottery or are interested in improving your sales display you won't want to miss this! It will be a hands-on demo and you are encouraged to bring a box of your tabletop artwork items.

Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.

   
 

August 18, 19, 2017: Artists Call for Entries (Themed)

ALL MEDIA SHOW THEME: Animals

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month. The Juror will be Mary Scurlock.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Chris Semtner

 

Perry Matthews

 

Rick Blanton

Sheila Thomas

August 25th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


The gallery lights go down, soft music fills the room, images project on the walls as a narrator begins the story—of a dark night somewhere, an open window and there’s a flicker of light, then a voice speaks. Fireflies is a multi-media art show at Art Works that’s a little bit of theatre, a little bit of music, and a lot of imagery.

Also since it is August—the dogs are back for Dog Days of Summer—the annual fundraiser and art show benefiting FURS (Friends United with the Richmond Shelter). The event includes an art auction and guests are invited to bring their dogs to compete in for “best tail wager, most friendly, most spirited and most laid-back” categories. Please join us on August 25th, 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through September 17, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits include:


Fireflies - Glenda Kotchish wrote the story and then approached Chris Semtner about illustrating it—with enough images for an exhibit. She read the story to him over lunch in Shockoe Bottom. Chris began work on sketches, then paintings. A narrator, musicians and videographer were engaged to produce a short film. On opening night, the audience will see a live performance. After that the film will be played in the gallery. Paintings and prints will be for sale as well as a small book. Jane Sandelin Gallery.

DOG DAYS OF SUMMER - The dogs from FURS benefit from this annual, juried, All Media Show featuring animals—a popular subject matter for artists. Did you know that Art Works is located in the Manchester District of Richmond? Manchester was once its own city and its nickname is “Dogtown”. Where better place to have the Dog Days of Summer exhibit. This year in addition to the All Media Show (featuring animals—a popular subject matter for artists), we will be taking the art outside and Manchester will be sporting some new sculpture befitting the nickname. Submissions for All Media Show will be accepted from any artist and any medium on August 18th and 19th at Art Works. Here’s the line up for opening night:

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

8:00 p.m. - Fireflies performance

8:45 p.m. – Dogs on the runway--guests show off their dogs and FURS jurors present awards. FURS adoptable pets also walk the runway to show off their special features and potential.

9:30 p.m. – Silent Auction closes and winners are announced.

All evening long, guests will have been bidding on items exclusively for pets and pet lovers. And all monies from the silent auction go directly to FURS.


Here and There: Travel Photography by Rick Blanton - Rick Blanton has been photographing professionally for over 35 years. This exhibit is from some of his more recent travels both here in the States as well as abroad. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Pushing Color Against Boundaries by Perry Matthews- This exhibit is an exuberant exploration of color across a digital landscape. Perry is an internationally published photographer who has exhibited works locally and throughout Virginia. Her current focus transforms cityscapes and everyday objects into colorful canvasses. This exhibit is in the Centre Gallery, West.

The Secret of the Esoteric Mind by Sheila Thomas -These paintings will be displayed in the Skylight Gallery.

AUGUST 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW: ANIMAL THEMED Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Mary Scurlock. This month all entries must be animal-themed. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on August 18, 19th, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

September Events:  
 

September 15, 16, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month. The Juror will be Emily Smith.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

September 20, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursdays

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!


Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.

   

Paul Germain

 

Asiya Al-Sharabi

 

Terry Lynn Smith

 

September 22nd, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Richmond artist, Paul Germain, brings Order / Disorder to Art Works. His Rothco-like paintings are a view of nature based on the Chaos Theory—the balance between order and disorder, both micro and macro. Artists, Asiya Al-Sharabi, Terry Smith and Robin Alicia Coaker each open new exhibits on September 22nd. The monthly, juried All Media Show enters its fourteenth season as Art Works celebrates another year of bringing art to the community. Join us on September 22nd 7-10 p.m. for the opening reception and meet the artists. The exhibits continue through October 22, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits include:


Order/Disorder by Paul Germain - Germain investigates the human connections to the natural world using gestured, multi-directional brush strokes, mark-making and surface texture. This view of nature, based on the Chaos Theory demonstrates the balance between order and disorder. He uses oil, bees wax and metal leaf on mould-made paper prepared and mounted to hang in relief without formal framing. His work is in many personal and corporate collections in Richmond, Hampton, Charlottesville, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Queen of Sheba by Asiya Al-Sharabi- Yemen is a challenging place for women to excel in their careers--especially with Asiya's subject matter--documenting Yemeni women who are socially not allowed to show their identity through photography. Despite all of this, viewers would see women represented in her photographs stripped of their identity but still maintaining their beauty, unique outfits, intelligence, feminine power, and how they are related to the "Legend Of Sheba".Asiya uses a self-developed technique that expresses focuses not only on aesthetics, but also on underlying struggles of the model. The technique is a combination of digital photography and hand painting. Asiya says: When I first took those photos I predicted that my country of origin will go down the drain because of how badly they treated women. Fear of taking photos, fear of tradition, and fear of religion. During every photo shoot I always had mixed emotions, but what I wanted the most was that we get over all fear and become strong, powerful women. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Essence of the Soul by Terry Lynn Smith - Smith is a figurative painter. She fuses hyper-realism with beauty, youth, eccentric hairstyles and fashion. She captures pure emotion rendering timeless, soulful portraits. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


Earth, Wind, and Redeemer by Robin Alicia Coaker- The exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

Soy Mujer by Christine Stoddard- Stoddard displays her photographs and projections in the Skylight Gallery.

September 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Emily Smith. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on September 15, 16, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

October Events:  

October 19, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursdays

Artist Talk and Demo with Lora Hart: Silver Metal Clay

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!


Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.

   
 

October 20, 21, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month. The juror will be Ruth Bolduan.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Paul Germain

 

Kelly Johnston

 

Kay Franz


 

October 27th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows


Autumn exhibits at Art Works are a profusion of color, mediums and subject matter by six artists displaying in the various galleries: Paul Germain, Tom Campbell, Kelly Johnson, Helene Ruiz and Kay Franz/Cindy Paulin. The October All Media juried show features local artists. Join us on October 27th 7 –10 p.m. for the opening reception and a special pre-Halloween party. The exhibits continue through November 19, 2017. This event is free and open to the public. Exhibits Include:


Order/ Disorder by Paul Germain - Germain investigates the human connections to the natural world using gestured, multi-directional brush strokes, mark-making and surface texture. This view of nature, based on the Chaos Theory demonstrates the balance between order and disorder. He uses oil, bees wax and metal leaf on mould-made paper prepared and mounted to hang in relief without formal framing. His work is in many personal and corporate collections in Richmond, Hampton, Charlottesville, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Diaghilev's Ballets Russes by Tom Campbell- This exhibit celebrates over 100 years of Serge Diaghilev and the creation of the Ballets Russes. By gathering the most innovative artists, composers and choreographers of the time, Ballets Russes has redefined dance forever. Campbell has used abstraction to reveal the forms and movement of these ground breaking ballets and those who made them possible. The exhibit will be in the Center Gallery, East.


Hands Stripped and Rebuilt: New narratives from familiar things by Kelly Johnston - Assemblage Art – is it collage? Is it sculpture? Is it a puzzle? For Johnston it’s all of that and so much more. She loves the thrill of the hunt as she picks through junk drawers, garages and sheds to collect objects. Like a sculptor chips away at a block of marble to reveal the form inside, she chips away to find her objects. By obscuring the original context of the parts and reassigning them in the art pieces, Johnston creates her story. This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, West.


The Red White and Bull by Helene Ruiz- This exhibit will feature Ruiz's political paintings accompanied by written word by Keith Hamilton. Skylight Gallery.

OCTOBER 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: Ruth Bolduan. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on October 20, 21, 2017 at Art Works.

 

November Events:  

November 16, 2017: Thriving Artist Thursdays

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Every third Thursday of the month Art Works is hosting an educational forum from 6:00-8:00 pm, Come and learn new skills to thrive as an artist!


Art Works Gallery members and Resident artists get in free! Non-gallery members are invited to attend for a suggested donation of $10 (at the door). Or consider joining Art Works and become a Gallery Member with benefits. Click here to learn about becoming a member of the gallery.

   
 

November 17, 18, 2017: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Gail Nichols

 

 

Sue Maida

 

November 24th, 2017: 4th Friday Art Shows and Art Works Black Friday!


The holidays start with Art Works Black Friday—the opening of the RVA Holiday Gallery, a special shop of handmade gift items by local artists where everything is $50 or less. Workshops for adults and children will be held from 12 pm – 4 pm. where crafts made can be taken home and some donated to Veterans.


Then at 7 pm, the Fourth Friday art shows’ reception begins with exhibits by Gail Nichols, Reid Hall, Sue Maida and Donna Campbell Allen. Live music and holiday refreshments tie this special event up in a bow. The RVA Holiday Shop remains open through December 31st. The exhibits continue through January 21, 2018. This event is free and open to the public.
Exhibits Include:


Works by Gail Nichols - Gail Nichols, an active member of the Richmond art community for many years is now immersed in visual and performing arts in King William County and West Point, Virginia. This exhibit of mixed media is highly colorful and masterfully rendered. This exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.

Artism: The World Through the Eyes of Autism by Reid Hall- Reid Hall is a remarkable young man who has found his voice through photography The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.


Chiaroscuro by Sue Maida - Chiaroscuro was a painting technique developed during the Renaissance that used strong tonal contrasts to define the solid form. In photography, the term has evolved to mean bold contrasts between the light and dark areas in the image. To Maida’s eye black and white photography holds the most elemental, or organic, expression of a form, and applying the chiaroscuro principle is a way to elevate the mood and elicit emotion. These are images of the mundane have been rendered as "something more" through the manipulation of light and shadow. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.


Make Some Quiet by Donna Campbell Allen- In the work of teaching artist, Donna Campbell Allen there is a quest for calm and quiet, a striving to be still in the midst of chaos. Stillness calms the soul. The solidarity of these reflective qualities can bring peace. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.

NOVEMBER 2017 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. The juror will be: TBD. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on November 17, 18, 2017 at Art Works.

 

 

   

 

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.

 

Buy Art Online

Rent Artist Studios

Facility Rental

Exhibitions & Calendar

Call for Entries

Artist Directory

Group Art Parties

Contact & Directions

About Us

Community & Partners

Home

Calendar