2014 Shows at Crossroads Art Center
Call For Entry Dates: Tuesday, September 9th – 14th
Artist Reception: Friday, September 19, 2014 6pm – 9pm
Featured Artists and Gallery Shows
Wendy Goodman, Photographer
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 succeeds in sharing an energy, a story of and an affection for the people, and a passion for its unique aesthetic - all of which have resonated with me long after my travels back home. 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.
Rickshaw 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 Gene Toutsi
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."
Central Virginia Botanical Artists – 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 "Following in the Bartrams'Footsteps", a traveling exhibition, BAEE (Botanical Artists for Education and Environment), the "Flora of Virginia" project. 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
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.
Call For Entry Dates: Tuesday, November 11th – 16th
Artist Reception: Friday, November 21, 2014
Featured Artists and Gallery Shows:
Adele Castillo Student Show – www.adelecastillo.com
The students of Adele Castillo will show off their latest acrylic work in this annual exhibit, opening November 21. A wall of paintings based on the same reference, one of our visitors' favorites, will be featured again this year. Adele teaches three classes a week in her studio in Crossroads Art Center. Students from beginners to professionals with various interests and styles continually hone their skills in composition, drawing, painting and of course, color.
Jim Smither – www.jimsmitherwatercolors.com
Crossroads Art Center is pleased to announce their first solo exhibition with artist Jim Smither. The exhibition is titled "European Explorations" and opens November 21 through January 5, 2015. Jim has been hard at work these past few months creating new work for this exhibition. This unique show premieres both acrylic and watercolor paintings based on site studies of recent trips to Paris and Venice. The show will be centered on iconic spaces and buildings found in the two cities. Jim’s focus is on capturing the spatial and atmospheric qualities of places and exploring the interplay of built and natural forms. Jim has received many awards for his work including the Award of Distinction at the 35th Annual Exhibition of the Virginia Watercolor Society in May of 2014.
Garry Lou-Upton Gallery Show
Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association (MRAA) – www.metrorichmondart.com
Nonprofit Sponsor: www.unos.org