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September 2014
Call For Entry Dates: Tuesday, September 9th – 14th
Artist Reception: Friday, September 19, 2014 6pm – 9pm


During the Artwalk on Friday, September 19th 6pm - 9pm
Visitors will learn from the artists what inspires them to create their works of art as they stroll through the 25,000-square-foot facility.

The Featured Artists will be Wendy Goodman, as well as artists participating in the Bon Air Artists Association Show, Curney Nuffer's Students Show, The Virginia Collage Society Show, Botanical Artists of Virginia Show, The Members Show and All Media Show.

The Richmond Magic Club and the International Brotherhood of Magicians will provide magic. Music will be by Quiet Step Ensemble as well Andy Vaughan and the Driveline and Show and Tell (website www.facebook.com/theshowandtellsRichmondVA).
"Highly competent, widely varied, intriguingly nuanced stone cold country and Texas border music from the heart of Richmond, VA. Vaughan and company understand traditional country music and the way it resonates down deep in the bones. I mean, they inherently feel it in their marrow." - Outlaw Magazine
"If you are searching for great songs, look no further." - Saving Country Music



Paint. Sketch. Print.
Art Auction to benefit Art on Wheels


A free silent art auction will be held Friday, September 19th, 2014 at Crossroads Art Center to benefit Art on Wheels, a nonprofit that brings therapeutic arts programming to elderly, disabled, and chronically ill community members. Many talented Virginia artists have donated art work in a variety of mediums. Proceeds will help increase access and appreciation for the arts, and support the work of an organization that strives to transform lives through therapeutic arts engagement.

Featured at the event will be a raffle for select artwork, live demonstrations by artists and a collaborative piece created by older adults, part of Art on Wheels' Aging in the Arts program.

About Art on Wheels

Art on Wheels brings comprehensive arts programming to communities with limited access to the arts. Our programming provides a vital link between the therapeutic benefits of art making to communities which can show substantial health improvements from arts participation. Our program focus areas (Aging in the Arts, Art and Disability, Healing in the Arts) address areas of the community in need through partnerships with dozens of agencies. In order to expose participants to exceptional art experiences, Art on Wheels' art education programming utilizes visual, music and performing arts. Customized, adaptive curriculum offers unique and challenging learning experiences for community members who are generally unable to participate in conventional arts opportunities. Traveling with all supplies to instruct participants in their own facilities enables Art on Wheels to affect typically isolated populations.

Featured Artists and Gallery Shows:


Wendy Goodman, Photographer

“Seeing Cuba"
   
Schoolboy                          Passing Hotel Telegrafo

Seeing Cuba for the first time in May of 2013, I entered with little preconceived expectation of what a country forbidden to US travelers since an era before my life started would look like, much less how it would feel. My journey there started when I first moved the idea of an international photography workshop to the head of my bucket list. A desire to heighten my photography skills coupled with the more recent American fascination with visiting Cuba since restrictions had once again loosened to go under a special license was my final call. The trip turned out to be one of the most enriching travel experiences of my life. So much so that I chose to go back a second time in December the same year. This is a collection of images that to me give the best sampling of what I did see and feel in Havana and Trinidad, on a fraction of a scale in each of my eighteen days of discovery and departure from life back in the US. I hope viewing these selected photographs succeed in sharing an energy, a story of and an affection for the people, and a passion for Cuba's unique aesthetic - all of which have resonated with me long after my travels back home.

   
El Centro Rickshaw                          A Rooftop View

Access to the many opportunities our group experienced was under the guidance of Los Angeles based travel photographer Lorne Resnick, an expert in his craft and in Cuba for over two decades. I am indebted to him for bringing such an unforgettable open door to what Cuba is truly about today.

Virginia Collage Society - www.virginiacollagesociety.com
Artwork below by Emma Lou Martin



Virginia Collage Society’s mission is to foster the appreciation and interest in the recognized medium of collage. Collage has only been identified and defined during the twentieth century. The NCS, Inc. advances the stature of collage as a major art medium and assists in the public education through exhibits and workshops, lectures and publications."

Botanical Artists of Virginia – www.botanicalartistsva.com
Artist Piece below is from Judy Gilman



The BotanicalArtistsVA.com is a group of botanical artists from Virginia. We wish to sell our original works, prints, and notecards. All are Virginia residents working with wild and cultivated flowers, fruits, nuts and seeds. We study at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond under various teachers. Some in our group are teachers. We are represented in exhibits such as BAEE (Botanical Artists for Education and Environment). Most are members of ASBA (American Society of Botanical Artists) and CVABA (Central Virginia Botanical Artists).

North Light Gallery Group Show
This show features Curney Nuffer and his student’s works.



This show will feature instructor Curney Nuffer and many artists who have painted with him during the last 10 years either in classes, travel trips or plein air painting days in the Richmond area. Although primarily a portrait painter, Curney offers classes in oil painting and stresses the importance of simplicity of brushwork and the use of a limited palette to convey the beauty of a landscape or still life. His study with the Russian painters from the Surikov Institute in Moscow has greatly developed his powers of observation, essential to an artist’s development. His particular gift as a teacher is to not turn his students into “clones”, but to help each artist reevaluate his or her approach to painting and to move forward as a better artist with an eye always to color, value, intensity and placement of each stroke of the brush to create something beautiful.

Bon Air Artist Association – www.bonairartists.com


"Catch of the Day" (Chesapeake Bay Watermen unloading their day's catch of crabs). Artist: Shirley Hinkson Medium: Watercolor Size: 16x20 Price: $375

The Bon Air Artists Association is a very active group of approximately one hundred artists in the Richmond metropolitan area. Our members are interested in being a part of the area arts scene and range from up and coming artists to established local as well as regionally and nationally recognized artists. The Association promotes cultural awareness, offers excellent programs for continued learning and development, and provides support for local art groups and financial support to local charities.


"Secluded Cove" (I was captivated by the natural beauty, seemingly untouched by civilization, of this spot along the Oregon coast). Artist: Bill Corbin Medium: Photography Size: 16x20 Price: $225.00

The Association has a 501(c) (3) designation. Excellent exhibition opportunities are afforded members and other regional artists. The Association meets the first Friday of each month (except for July and August) at 9:30 AM at the Congregation Or Ami, located at 9400 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA. For further information, please visit the Bon Air Artists' website at www.bonairartists.com

Nonprofit Sponsor



Paint. Sketch. Print.
Art Auction to benefit Art on Wheels
A free silent art auction will be held Friday, September 19th, 2014 at Crossroads Art Center to benefit Art on Wheels, a nonprofit that brings therapeutic arts programming to elderly, disabled, and chronically ill community members. Many talented Virginia artists have donated art work in a variety of mediums. Proceeds will help increase access and appreciation for the arts, and support the work of an organization that strives to transform lives through therapeutic arts engagement.

Featured at the event will be a raffle for select artwork, live demonstrations by artists and a collaborative piece created by older adults, part of Art on Wheels’ Aging in the Arts program.

Paint. Sketch. Print.
Friday, September 19, 6:00pm to 9:00pm FREE

About Art on Wheels
Art on Wheels brings comprehensive arts programming to communities with limited access to the arts. Our programming provides a vital link between the therapeutic benefits of art making to communities which can show substantial health improvements from arts participation. Our program focus areas (Aging in the Arts, Art and Disability, Healing in the Arts) address areas of the community in need through partnerships with dozens of agencies. In order to expose participants to exceptional art experiences, Art on Wheels’ art education programming utilizes visual, music and performing arts. Customized, adaptive curriculum offers unique and challenging learning experiences for community members who are generally unable to participate in conventional arts opportunities. Traveling with all supplies to instruct participants in their own facilities enables Art on Wheels to affect typically isolated populations.

All Media Show Winners


First Place Hal Tench
"Outdoor Breakfast" Oil


Second Place Nancy Brittle
"It's Just a Visual Treat"


Third Place Tobin Karicher
"Suki Labat deRossi" Oil & Acrylic


Honorable Mention - Emma Knight
"Left Plum Tongue Tree" Oil


Honorable Mention Danny Trent
"Styll Life Rust" Acrylic


Honorable Mention Earl Spurr
"Remembering the Fallen" Watercolor


Honorable Mention Elizabeth Hood
"Affirmation Pastel"


Honorable Mention TL Shaver
"Vanishing Act" Alkyd


Honorable Mention Lily Snow Boykin
"Unititled #2" Ceramics


Honorable Mention Mel Talley
"Untitled" Archival Pigment Print



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