March 2021 Virtual Art Opening

Posted by Jenni Kirby - January 28 2021

Reception Date: FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join Crossroads Art Center for our VIRTUAL March Open House on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. Tune in on Facebook and Explore our new exhibitions and discover your next favorite artist.

Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions:

James River Art League Exhibition Title: Annual Judged Exhibition

James River Art League (JRAL) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization of more than 120 juried member artists from throughout Central Virginia. JRAL’s mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. JRAL provides member artists with motivation, association, and continuing education through programs that feature qualified artists and art professionals, and provides opportunities for members to exhibit artwork in venues throughout the Greater Richmond area. JRAL artists work in a wide range of art media, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, graphite, pen & ink, collage, silk screen, scratchboard, photography, sculpture, and more. Learn More

Tuckahoe Artists Association Exhibition Title: 12 x12

The Tuckahoe Artists Association was founded and held its first meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 1971. Originally, membership was drawn from the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club located in the west end of Richmond, Virginia. Currently the organization has about 55 members including active, associate and honorary members. Membership is drawn from diverse sources in the metropolitan area and consists of established professional artists as well as aspiring new artists.

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March All-Media Show 

Crossroads Art Center hosts a bi-monthly call for entries for the Juried All-Media Show with cash prize awards. Come explore the selected artworks showcasing local artists and their mastery of form, color, and medium.

About the Juror: 

March juror - Emily Smith

Emily Smith is the Executive Director of 1708 Gallery, a non-profit contemporary art space in Richmond, Virginia. At 1708, Smith has curated projects with Molly Lowe, Adam Shecter, Tameka Norris, Jessica Segall, and Bethany Collins, among others. She has served on the Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts grants review panels and is a statewide speaker for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Prior to 1708 she was the Curatorial Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, from March 2007 through September 2010. Projects at VMFA include the exhibitions, The Ludwig and Rosy Fischer Collection of German Expressionist Art; Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris; and Labor and Leisure: Works by African American Artists in the VMFA Permanent Collections. Prior to VMFA, she was Director of Exhibitions at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville, Virginia (2004-2007) and the Assistant Director at Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia (2003-2004). Smith was an adjunct faculty member in art history at Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville, VA and was a critic for a Charlottesville, Virginia weekly paper. Smith received a MA in Art History from the University of Virginia in 2002.

Featured Exhibition Dates:

Friday, March 19, 2021 - Sunday, May 9, 2021

Featured Exhibition Hours:

Mondays – Saturdays, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sundays, Noon – 4:00 p.m.