Recent 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. The exhibit will be in the Jane Sandelin Gallery.
Make Some Quiet by Donna Campbell Allen
In the work of teaching artists, for 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. Strength in reverberating beats, Confidence in repetitive notes, Patience in waiting, Beauty in being, Healing in resting, Gratefulness in usefulness, Joy in loveliness, Poise in contemplation. The solidarity of these reflective qualities can bring peace. This exhibit will be in the Skylight Gallery.
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 my 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 that, I hope, have been rendered as "something more" through the manipulation of light and shadow. Centre Gallery.
Artism: The world through the eyes of Autism
by Reid Hall
Reid Hall is a remarkable young man with autism who has found his voice in photography. Growing up he never really understood how differently he saw the world. He has a very unique perspective that helps us all experience Reid's world of autism. The photos he has chosen to show us how he sees things. He now understands that he sees things differently and is OK with that. Being different isn't a bad thing. It's what makes you special. He hopes you enjoy his art show. The exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery, East.
NOVEMBER ALL-MEDIA SHOW Each month Art Works offers artists from all over to participate in a juried art show. ART WORKS will jury the show. Submissions are accepted from any artist and any medium. Call for Entries is on November 17th and 18th, 2017.
1st Place: "Myths" and "Monstera" by Kevin Sabo,
26" x 26" Acrylic, $325/each
2nd Place: "Catherine at the Coffee Shop" by Virginia McConnell
13" 10" x 8" Mixed Media $300
and "After the Party" by Virginia McConnell, Mixed Media, $250
3rd Place: "Somber Haze" by Sarah Chappell
18" x 24" Oil on Panel, $2,000
Photo Award: "On a Beam" by Bruce Brelsford
11" x 14" Photography $175
Photo Award: "Store Front" by Bruce Brelsford
14" x 11" Photography, $175
Honorable Mention: "Holly Hollow Form" by Robert Gundel
12" x 10" Turned Wood, $750
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.