Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Dana Frostick has always focused her life around creating artwork. She and her twin sister Donna studied art intensively from pre-elementary through high school, pushing each other to excel beyond the other’s achievements. Both fixated on painting as a primary medium in their teens. While attending VCU in the early-mid ‘80’s, Dana focused on sculpture in order to expand her knowledge of the 3rd dimension, but remained dedicated to painting throughout. Frostick enjoyed a lengthy career at Richmond Newspapers from 1982-1998, in pre-press design and then in online publishing. She has since worked full-time on her painting and artwork.

For Inter-Dimensional Conversations Dana realizes a special relationship between the painting, space, time and the artist.

As I see it, paintings exist in another dimensional realm before they come into being in this space/time. Even when an artist is trying to faithfully re-create a scene from life, the filtering of the image through the artist acts to create this other dimensional realm. But beyond that, it seems that certain shapes, patterns and colors exist as objects waiting to be brought forth into compositions in our reality. In the paintings presented in INTER-DIMENSIONAL CONVERSATIONS, I am trying to allow what is in that alternate realm access to this space/time with as little interference from me as possible.

Her exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.


INSPIRATION by Mark Shively Mark brings his photographs and sculptures to the Centre Gallery .

URBAN CITYSCAPES by Jamie Phillips Corner Gallery. Phillips makes award-winning mixed-media works of art using recycled electronics and found objects.


IMAGE AND IMAGINATION by Beth Bradford Beth Bradford paints the places she loves, in watercolor and oil; she also carves and prints woodblocks during summers in New Brunswick, Canada, where she has access to a press.  Her work has been featured in solo shows at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College, Art Works of Richmond, and the Richmond campus of the University of Phoenix.  Her paintings have also appeared at Crossroads Art Gallery, Rudlin Torah Academy, Richmond, Virginia, and Sunbury Shores in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. She is a member of James River Art League and Virginia Plein Aire Painters in central Virginia.

UNIQUE EXPRESSIONS by A.R.T. Easter Seals UCP has special artwork by artists with disabilities.

In his book Flying Colors, Tim Lefens tells about his introduction 10 years ago to a group of severely challenged students. None of them could walk and all lacked the use of their hands. Only one of them could talk. Lefens was facing the gradual loss of his eyesight and knowing the power of art, set out to enable the students to paint despite their physical difficulties. He developed the A.R. T. (Artistic Realization Technologies) program that makes use of technologies (computers, laser pointers and more) as instruments with which the students (aka artists) use to instruct trained assistants (aka trackers) to be their arms and hands in painting, photographing and sculpting.

Easter Seals UCP and Lefens established this program in Richmond only 10 months ago. Art Works provided the facility for training of the assistants to the artists. A studio at Art Works has been set-aside as the place where the trackers meet with the artists, one-on-one at least weekly to produce art. This exhibit of paintings created over the past 10 months will be on display in the Skylight Gallery.

OCTOBER ALL MEDIA SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on October 21st and 22nd. See our Call For Entries page to learn more.Each month Art Works

October Jurors - Chuck Scalin and Mim Golub

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Uprising by Dana Frostick, 60x48 Acrylic and Sharpie on Canvas, $2,000

Adrift in the Wind Photograph by Mark Shively

NYC Empire State Building by Jamie Phillips 12x24 Mixed Media, $400

1st Place - Temporal Knowledge by Mary Triplett 21x17x20 Porcelaneous Stoneware, Epoxy Putty, Paint, $2,500

2nd Place - Egret's Reflection by Mel Tally, 40x16 Photography, $600

3rd Place - Family Day by Cynthia Losen, 36x30 Mixed Media $600

Honorable Mention - Who Says Revenge Isn't Sweet? by Waverly Clark Fitch, 20x27 Digital Painting, $350

Honorable Mention - Enigma by Mary A. Melton 15x15 Encaustic on Wood, $550

Honorable Mention - Mandy and Mindy by Terry Lynn Smith 22x28 Oil, $1,500



Oct. '11