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2017
Archives: Click here to view Past Exhibits

 

November Events:  

 

Gail Nichols

 

Sue Maida

Donna Campbell Allen

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

Art Works has a new notion of the holidays. Think calm, peaceful, comfortable and relaxing. Beginning on Black Friday, when the rest of the city is hurriedly looking for deals and parking spaces, we are kicking off Art Works’ Holiday Hygge. Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word and custom. It’s about making your environment warm, comfortable and enjoying the small, good things in life with good people.

With that in mind, we’ve set up a Holiday Hygge Shop where you will find handmade items that will make you feel comfortable, joyful and peaceful. And we’ve carefully selected 10 vendors for our Holiday Hygge Market in the main gallery. They will showcase their handmade gifts on November 24th (Black Friday) from 12 noon – 5 pm.


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Valley Road Vineyards is bringing Virginia wines for wine-tasting. And for the children, they can make holiday gifts and participate in a Holiday Hygee Scavenger Hunt.

Oh, and parking is free!

Then at 7 pm, November 24th, Fourth Friday art shows open with a reception. Meet exhibiting artists: Gail Nichols, Reid Hall, Sue Maida and Donna Campbell Allen. Enjoy live music and holiday refreshments including wine tasting sponsored by Valley Road Vineyards from Afton Mountain, Virginia.

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 Centre 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 Skylight 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: ART WORKS. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on November 17, 18, 2017 at Art Works.

 

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December 6th, 13th, 20th, 2017: Holiday Fun!

5 pm – 8 pm.

Set aside Wednesday evenings in December for more Holiday Hygee experiences at Art Works. What is Hygge (pronounced hue-gah)? A Danish custom of being warm and cozy spending time with good people enjoying simple pleasures. Join us for hot cups of cocoa, cider, bon-fires, poetry, a movie, yoga and conversation. Each Wednesday evening will have a different theme and all you need to do is drop by and enjoy the peace, comfort and good company. Wednesday Holiday Hygee’s are December 6, 13, 20 from 5 pm – 8 pm. Oh, and it’s all free, including parking.

December 6th: Cards, Cookies and Coco
A card-making and sending session with refreshments. (Cocoa, cider, wine and snacks). We will supply cards (and material to make cards for those who want to do this). Take home cards and/or send them to Virginia Home residents. And/or send a card to someone special. We supply everything including stamps. I have asked Susannah Raine-haddad (Zous Zous Basement) if she would like to bring and sell her cards. We can ask other people too, if you know of anyone who makes handmade cards.

December 13th: Bonfire, Birdgeeders and Bordeaux

A bonfire and marshmallow toasting session and handmade birdfeeder. Gather around a bonfire on the patio at Plant Zero (weather permitting) for smores making. IF weather doesn't permit, then gather in the gallery for refreshments and holiday music listening around an indoor fire-pit. Make a pinecone bird-feeder to take home and hang in a tree.

December 20th: Poetry, Pastries, and Pumpkin Spice

A book reading, book exchange, poetry and reading sessions. For this book sharing session, you can bring a book to give away/trade. You can read a poem or story you like. We can make up a group poem to share on social media. We'll have an indoor fire pit (no fire, just lights), candles and refreshments.

 

   
  2018 Calendar:
January Events:  

January 18, 2018: Thriving Artist Thursdays

6:00 - 8:00 pm

MARKETING YOUR ART

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!

Make this the year you fine-tune your art career! Are you making your best work, but lost at where to start on your artist statement? Are you still documenting your artwork with cell phone pictures? In this session, we will discuss the essential marketing materials that will help grow your art business. We will share some art career resources, tips on winning marketing materials, how to approach galleries, and documenting your work with maximum impact!

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.

   
 

January 19 & 20, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

THEME: SIMPLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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Elisabeth Flynn Chapman

January 26th, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 6 new art shows, including:

LOST IN COMPOSITION by Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman

Elisabeth Flynn-Chapman is Professor Emerita of Art and Architectural History with a collection of over 60 thousand photographic images. Some have been copied by the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, I.M.Pei & Associates and other art organizations. Her workshop experiences include those with Ezra Stoller, Norman McGrath, Jim Megargee, Constantine Manos, George Tice and Susan Bloom. She was a guest photographer for the Curator of the Acropolis, Athens. She is the author of articles on Baroque Architecture, Thomas Sully, The Bible in Western Art – Harper Dictionary of the Bible, Moses in the Visual Arts, Interpretation (Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA). She has been a guest lecturer for, among others, the Mediterranean Society of America and was named an Honorary member of Kappa Pi. She has traveled throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Egypt, Jordan and China and in 2010 and 2015 held a residency at the Cite’Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

SIMPLY PHOTOGRAPHY 2018 Juried Art Show Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show with cash prizes. This month's theme is Simply Photography. The juror will be: TBA. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on November 19th and 20th, 2018 at Art Works.

Seen and Not Seen by Makenzie Goff Centre Gallery, East.

Recent Work by Francis O'Donnell Centre Gallery. West.

Covered Bridges Revisited: A Sampling of the bridges in North America. Corner Gallery.

Metropolitan Richmond Artist Association Skylight Gallery.

February Events:  
 

February 16 & 17, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Titus Marques

February 23rd, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 6 new art shows, including:

Recent Works by Titus Marques - Marques works primarily with a mixture of acrylic and found materials. These found materials serve as a visual diary as they come from personal experiences, activities, and acquaintances. He approaches his pieces with very little expectations but only a mental framework of what needs to be seen or included. The working process is very primal and spontaneous as a relationship develops between the artist and the image."

FEBRUARY 2018 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: TBA. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on February 16th and 17th, 2018 at Art Works.

March Events:  
 

March 16 & 17, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Keith M. Ramsey

March 23rd, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 6 new art shows, including:

The Curio Project: A collection of fine art objects, assemblages and other oddities. Works by Steve Applegate, Frederick Chiriboga, Kelly Johnston, and Keith M. Ramsey

Curated by Art Works Director, Jessie Boyland, this exhibit will feature some of Richmond's finest assemblage artists. These four contemporary artists 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 conceptions of the world around us and our relationships to objects. This show will coincide with Manchester's Earth Day Festival in Richmond, VA.

April Events:  
 

April 20 & 21, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Fred Chiriboga

April 27th, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 5 new art shows, including:

Continued, The Curio Project: A collection of fine art objects, assemblages and other oddities. Works by Steve Applegate, Frederick Chiriboga, Kelly Johnston, and Keith M. Ramsey

Curated by Art Works Director, Jessie Boyland, this exhibit will feature some of Richmond's finest assemblage artists. These four contemporary artists 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 conceptions of the world around us and our relationships to objects. This show will coincide with Manchester's Earth Day Festival in Richmond, VA.

May Events:  
 

May 18 & 19, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

May 25th, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 6 new art shows, including:

2018 STUDENT SHOWS, Maggie L. Walker Governor's School and Henrico Center for the Arts senior exhibitions.

June Events:  
 

June 15 & 16, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Mary Storms

June 22nd, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 6 new art shows, including:

Recent Work by Mary Storms

Mary is intrigued and inspired by the natural environment. Her intent is to provide the viewer with a sense of the symbiotic relationship between primeval elements - stone, soil, water and sky - and the life these elements nurture.

Mary’s canvases are noted for their rich textures and intense color, from bold and vibrant to quiet and subdued. In addition to acrylic paint, she uses sculpting paste, along with layers of torn or cut handmade paper and recycled magazine paper. To add additional depth, portions of some layers are scrubbed or scraped off. Paint is applied with brushes, palette knives and her hands.

 

July Events:  
 

July 20 & 21, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Mary Storms

July 27th, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 5 new art shows, including:

Continued, Recent Work by Mary Storms

Mary Storms expresses her artistic vision through abstract mixed-media landscapes. Mary is intrigued and inspired by the natural environment. Her intent is to provide the viewer with a sense of the symbiotic relationship between primeval elements - stone, soil, water and sky - and the life these elements nurture.

Mary’s canvases are noted for their rich textures and intense color, from bold and vibrant to quiet and subdued. In addition to acrylic paint, she uses sculpting paste, along with layers of torn or cut handmade paper and recycled magazine paper. To add additional depth, portions of some layers are scrubbed or scraped off. Paint is applied with brushes, palette knives and her hands.

August Events:  
 

August 17 & 18, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW: Special Prize this month for best "Furry Friend" entry

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit - but a special prize will be awarded to a "Furry Friend" entry. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

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Deshia Williams

August 24th, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 6 new art shows, including:

Recent Works by Deshia Williams

"My brain interprets the world in high contrast. I am especially aware of this because my visual perception was altered when I suffered a head injury in 2010. This constantly observable change brought me to a novel view of the visual world and art making. It was near this time that I began sketching and logging art ideas. My work involves the application of paint to transparent surfaces, which are then transformed by the addition of variable lights. I use plexiglass, acrylics and LED lighting and presentation and mounting experimentation. Looking at artists such as Dale Chihuly, James Turrell and Robert Irwin keeps me interested in moving toward more investigations into the innumerable combinations that can be seen when blending light and transparent materials."

 

Sept. Events:  
 

September 21 & 22, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Eric Nye

September 28th, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 6 new art shows, including:

Interactions by Eric Nye

Nye likes people to experience my creations in an active interactive process rather than as passive observers. The viewer has not only the opportunity to discover and explore but also the ability to compose and create using their own intuition. Each piece has the possibility of being rearranged into many millions of compositions so the chances of two viewers setting the same combination are staggeringly low. In essence a new creation is made with every new viewer. He seeks to engage the playful nature that all people possess.


In his latest body of work titled "Metamorphosis" he turns the subject to more intimate and vulnerable mixed media portraits of people and explores their transformations into different iterations of themselves, into animals, the elements, and other people and can be rearranged into countless compositions by the viewer.

 

October Events:
 
 

October 19 & 20, 2018: Artists Call for Entries

ALL MEDIA SHOW

Each month, any artist may submit up to 3 pieces of original artwork. There is no theme for this exhibit. Cash prizes are awarded to top entries. Accepted entries are exhibited at Art Works for the month.

Click here for more details and requirements

   

Eric Nye

October 26th, 2018: 4th Friday Art Shows

Featuring 5 new art shows, including:

Interactions by Eric Nye

Nye likes people to experience my creations in an active interactive process rather than as passive observers. The viewer has not only the opportunity to discover and explore but also the ability to compose and create using their own intuition. Each piece has the possibility of being rearranged into many millions of compositions so the chances of two viewers setting the same combination are staggeringly low. In essence a new creation is made with every new viewer. He seeks to engage the playful nature that all people possess.


In his latest body of work titled "Metamorphosis" he turns the subject to more intimate and vulnerable mixed media portraits of people and explores their transformations into different iterations of themselves, into animals, the elements, and other people and can be rearranged into countless compositions by the viewer.

 

 

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