Exhibitions include Adele Castillo and Students; Favorite Works, Photographs by Dick Pitini; Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association; and BuyRVAart.com People & Figures. The open house and artist reception also features music by Quiet Step Ensemble and Whiskey Django Foxtrot. And don't miss our holiday shop market full of exciting gifts and holiday-related items! The nonprofit sponsor of the exhibitions is Art on Wheels.
Juried All-Media Show Winners
Belmead in Snow
Pursuit of Happiness
Hand-cut collage, 20x16
Hand-cut collage, 20x16
Mixed media, 24x20
Acrylic on collage, 48x72
The Plan to Motor West
Acrylic on collage, 36x42
Juried All-Media Show Honorable Mentions
Elsie, Flaubert, Prom Queen
Wilbur Fitzgerald, Some Pig
Alfalfa Von Applesauce, King of His Castle, Acrylic, 30x24
Faith and Farewells
July 15 – September 3, 2016
Exhibitions through September 3 include work from the Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Photo Contest, a fine art print sale by World Art Group, an RVA Guides art poster exhibition, and Crossroads' annual members show.
The Virginia Currents 25th Anniversary Photo Contest was held from October 2015 to April 2016 and encouraged community members to share their own “Virginia stories.” Each month, two photos were highlighted on the local PBS stations WCVE and WHTJ, one chosen by a featured artist from the community and the other by popular vote. The photo contest was a way for individuals to see and share their own stories with the community.
The Community Idea Stations and various artists within the exhibit will be at the open house and reception. Come share your story in person with the people behind Virginia Currents. View highlights from the series and photographs from community members
World Art Group has earned a stellar reputation by creating beautiful and unique high-quality wall décor — from traditional hand-colored and embellished art to contemporary giclée and poster prints. Prints will be available 50% off the wholesale price.
CVRMLS has donated RVA Guides posters from its 2016 marketing campaign for an exhibition in Gallery One. Produced in collaboration with local creative agency Punch, the artwork is a modern spin on mid-20th century art travel posters. CVRMLS is releasing nine posters in groups of three throughout the year. Each highlights a specific attraction or locality of Richmond or the Tri-Cities region. The campaign seeks to bolster regional community pride, while strengthening the REALTOR® brand.
Mixed media, 30x44
May 20 – July 2, 2016
More great work can be seen in the Juried All-Media Show and the Crossroads Members' Show. The juror for the May 2016 All-Media Show is Emily Smith, Executive Director of 1708 Gallery. She is the former curatorial fellow in modern and contemporary art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and former director of exhibitions at Piedmont Arts Center in Martinsville.
Sponsored by YWCA Richmond.
March 18 – May 8, 2016
The March 18 through May 8 exhibitions feature work by Flynn Geissel, group shows by James River Art League (Spring in Virginia) and World Art Group, as well as a show honoring natural themes/materials and the coming of spring titled GROWTH; this show features the work of six artists: furniture maker and designer Christina Boy, ceramic artist Maria Galuszka of Butternut Press, muralist Emily Herr of Herr Suite, blacksmith and furniture designer Kyle Lucia of Phoenix Handcraft, textile artist Emily Nicolaides, and mosaic artist Johannah Willsey of Phoenix Handcraft.
James River Art League
GROWTH: Christina Boy, Maria Galuszka, Emily Herr, Kyle Lucia, Emily Nicolaides, and Johannah Willsey
January 15 – March 6, 2016
The January 15–March 6 exhibitions feature work by Jim Smither titled Mediterranean Harbors and Hillsides and group shows by watercolorist Ellie Cox and Friends, the Tuckahoe Artists Association, and World Art Group. More great work can be seen in the Juried All-Media Show (with juror Vaughn Whitney Garland) and the Crossroads Members' Show. World Art Group will donate 10% of its sales during this exhibition to Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.
Eleanor Cox & Friends
November featured artist Will Armstrong documents the city of Richmond with visual stories of Richmond's movie and entertainment palaces in his series "Don't Wait Up, Richmond!" — from the Byrd to the Hippodrome!
November 20, 2015 – January 4, 2016
The November 20 through January 4 exhibitions feature work by Will Armstrong, the Bon Air Artists Association, Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association, and friends and students of Adele Castillo. Calendars for 2016 with watercolors by Sue Ellen Nagle are available and proceeds benefit Massey Cancer Center. More great work can be seen in the Juried All-Media Show and the Crossroads Members' Show.
Sue Ellen Nagle Watercolor Calendars
Benefiting Massey Cancer Center
Sue Ellen Nagle's watercolor calendars are a perennial favorite. This year's calendars are a memorial tribute, and sales benefit Massey Cancer Center.
Bon Air Artists Association
The Bon Air Artists Association now extends it its opportunities to Chesterfield County's growing arts community by promoting cultural awareness, offering quality programming, and provide networking and exhibition events to artists.
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association
The Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association is a nonprofit professional association which seeks to promote and encourage the creation of all forms of visual art and to foster information-sharing through group-sponsored workshops, programs, and exhibitions.
September 18 – November 9, 2015
The September 18 through November 9 exhibitions included shows by Bobby Wiltshire and Christopher Wynn, Dare Boles, the Virginia Collage Society, and David Cressman. The nonprofit sponsor of these exhibitions is Henrico CASA. The September Juried All-Media Show features hundreds of individual artists' work, many of which are bike-themed to celebrate the UCI World Championships in Richmond from September 19–27. And the Members' Show is in Classroom One.
Town & Country
Water Is Key, Water Is Life
Featuring the collage work of Dare Boles, Signature Member of the National Collage Society and founder of the Virginia Collage Society.
Arrangements: Still Life and More
A group exhibition by the Virginia Collage Society features members work with a variety of themes and styles.
Inspired by Light
A collection of paintings by David Cressman exploring light and atmospheric effects in various European cities and Morocco. Painting multiple versions of the same views, the true subject of each painting is light.
Crossroads All-Media Juried Show
Crossroads' all-media shows are open to mid-Atlantic artists through a bimonthly Call for Entries. Each show is juried by a prominent arts professional, and cash prizes are awarded. Artist are encourage to submit bike-themed artwork for inclusion to celebrate the UCI World Championships in Richmond September 19–27.
Crossroads Members' Show
Members of Crossroads Art Center are encouraged to submit work for the September Members' Show to be held in Classroom One of Building III. Member artists may enter one piece for a $10 fee. If an artist is not a member and wishes to participate, he or she may join at the time of entry.
Art Out Front
"We're artists. We're students. We're professionals. We’re always looking for more time to do more art. So we decided to put our art out front … pop-up style." Featuring the work of Craig Nicol, Renee Hall, Tamara Privitera, Chase Farmer, and Gwen Parker.
The July 17 through September 5 exhibition includes a solo show by Andrew Hersey, a Crossroads Members' Show in the Rhoda MacCallum Gallery, and a fine art sale by World Art Group.
Andrew Hersey: Reveries
reverie (n): a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing
Andrew Hersey is an award-winning self-taught photographer, painter, and writer who has exhibited his work around the country. He is a runner, bicyclist, museum preparator, and lover of the ocean. A survivor of both testicular cancer and clinical depression, he lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his girlfriend and a small blind dog.
His body of work Reveries is a series of photography-based mixed-media works consisting of photographs, acrylic and latex paint, and acrylic resin on MDF board or masonite. The photographs are printed in editions of 20 and are also available separately.
Currently produced artwork includes both the Reveries and Objects of Adoration photographic series, as well as a collection of figure drawings.
Artwork by Andrew Hersey
The July 17 through September 5 exhibition will also feature a fine art sale by World Art Group, with 50% or more savings on original oils, watercolors, acrylics, encaustics, and collage. Framed prints and canvas will also be available, with prices ranging from $150 to $400. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Richmond SPCA.