Current Exhibitions

"Confections for the Soul" by Julie Matre and Kathy Pantele

Kathy Pantele  Le Paon  Mixed Media 36x36 $1400

Kathy and Julie’s intuitive abstract paintings always seem to “magically” complement each other...despite utilization of different painting techniques. While both artists favor similar palette, they approach the blank canvas very differently in order to draw the admirer into their expressive, heartfelt paintings. “Confections of the Soul” promises to be a visual treat of color and movement, but most of all...JOY!

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Tuckahoe Artists Association Annual Exhibition

 

 Member Missy Goode Still Life with Robin 24x30 Oil $325

Members of the Tuckahoe Artists Association will display samples of their works in a variety of media presentations in January of 2020 at Crossroads Art Center. Founded in 1971 to stimulate interest in the fine arts, the association celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2016. Regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of select months where guest artists give presentations regarding their work or give critique member works. Membership is drawn from the metropolitan area and consists of established professional artists as well as aspiring new ones.  Learn More: www.tuckahoeartists.com.

James Bassfield, “Feel the Rhythm”

JAMES BASSFIELD T BONE 24 X 30 OIL 

James Bassfield, co-founder of Crossroads Art Center, is happy to present his 2020 art show:

As it is with jazz, James’ paintings are partly planned and partly spontaneous; that is, as the musicians perform a pre-determined tune, they have the opportunity to create their own interpretations within that tune and whatever else may occur "in the moment" -- this is called improvisation, and is the defining element of jazz.  It is the same with James’ paintings. 

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January Juried 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.

Enjoy the online collection of the juried artists and their work. Be sure to stop by Crossroads Art Center to view these beautiful pieces in person as well as the entire exhibition. Crossroads is located at 2016 Staples Mill Rd. Richmond, VA 23230. Congratulations to all! 

JANUARY ALL-MEDIA SHOW AWARD WINNERS2-Dimensional Awards
1st Place: Nicole Vanover, Lily with Refraction, Acrylic on Canvas, 60x36x1.5, $2200
2nd Place: Linda Hollett-Bazouzi, That Time of Day III, Oil on Canvas, 31x41, $3600
3rd Place: Gulay Berryman, The Japanese Garden at Giverny, Oil, 36x36, $9000
3-Dimensional Awards
1st Place: Mary Zoller Lightner, Sierras, Sgraffito on Six Layers of Glass, 8.5x10, $475
2nd Place: Kay Franz, Lotus Disk, Sawdust Fired Clay, 12.5 Diameter x 4 Wide, $210
3rd Place: Keith Zimmerman, Mobi-ception, Sculpture-Steel, 25x17x12.5, $1500
Photography Awards
1st Place: Brent Cavedo, Resting Mute Swan, Photography – Archival Print, 17x21x1, $200
2nd Place: Perry Matthews, Political Insights, Digital Photography on Archival Paper, 16x24x1, $295
3rd Place: Cyane Lowden, Summer’s End, Photography, 16x20 Framed, $250

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An Exhibition of American and European Fine Art from the 19th through 21st  Centuries by Flectcher/Copenhaver Fine Art

Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art deals in 19th through 21st century American and European fine art, with an emphasis on modern figural art. We are pleased to offer a great variety of significant works of art in a wide price range, for both the seasoned and the beginning collector.


All paintings and works on paper presented by Fletcher Copenhaver Fine Art are beautifully and appropriately framed to museum standards. Works on paper are framed using all acid-free materials and either Conservation Clear™ or Museum Glass™ to protect them from the harmful effects of light.


We have curated two museum exhibitions of the major American figurative artist Moses Soyer (1899-1974) and helped organize the first American museum exhibition of the remarkable French artist Alix Aymé (1894-1989) at the Evergreen Museum & Library of Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.
For more information, please see our website: www.fc-fineart.com

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David Driskell (b. 1931)
Benin Woman
Color woodcut Artist’s Proof
Untrimmed and in pristine condition
Inscribed, lower left: “Benin Woman”
Inscribed, lower center: “A.P.” (Artist’s proof)
Signed & dated, lower right: “Driskell 1974”
Provenance: Acquired from the artist, 2006
Sheet size: 21 ½ X 14 3/8 inches
Frame size: 25 ¼ X 21 ¼ inches
Framed using all acid-free materials and Museum Glass

Trained as a painter and art historian, Driskell works principally in collage and mixed media. His paintings and prints have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the USA including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Oakland Museum and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. He has exhibited internationally in England, Holland, South Africa, Poland, Brazil, Japan and Chile. He has been the recipient of several foundation fellowships among which are the Harmon Foundation, three Rockefeller Foundation Fellowships and the Danforth Foundation.

Driskell was born in 1931 in Eatonton, Georgia, USA. He was educated at Howard University and received the Master of Fine Arts degree in 1961 from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He currently holds the title of Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus, at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in Art from Howard University in 1981 and from The Catholic University of America in 1996.

In October 1997, Driskell was awarded the President’s Medal, the highest honor the University of Maryland bestows on a member of its faculty. He received the Presidential Medal from William Jefferson Clinton in December 2000 as a National Endowment for the Humanities recipient. Upon his retirement from teaching at the University of Maryland in 1998, The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora was founded to promote his scholarship and service to the University.

 

Émile Jules Pichot (b. 1857)
A Summer’s Day
Oil on canvas
Signed, lower right: “E. J. Pichot”
Canvas size: 21 X 35 ¾ inches
Frame size: 28 ¾ X 43 inches
Pichot was born in La Chapelle-Vendômoise in the valley of the Loire River in the middle of the 19th century. He came to Paris where he studied with Alexandre Cabanel, James Bertrand, and Aimé Millet at the École des Beaux-Arts. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon exhibition of 1870. He was a respected painter of historical scenes, genre, and portraits. His works are found in several museum collections, including those of Blois (The Idyll) and Sete (The Death of Demosthenes).

Margaret May Dashiell 1869-1958
Flower Market Richmond
Lithographic print
Signed in the plate
Provenance: Estate of the artist; Private collection, Virginia
Sheet size: 12⅜ X 9¼ inches
Frame size: 16⅝ X 13⅜
Framed using Museum Glass™ & all acid-free material

 Margaret May Dashiell, who was born in New Orleans, worked and exhibited in New Orleans, Charleston, Richmond, and elsewhere.  She moved to Richmond at an early age where she studied under Edward Valentine. She was especially known for her pen and ink, pencil, and watercolor drawings of scenes from life in the old south at the end of the 19th, beginning of the 20th century. Many of her subjects were Blacks, portrayed with dignity and often humor. She recorded actual scenes of Black life in the South as she witnessed it. She once said in an interview:” I never get them to sit for the sketches. I look at them as long as I dare, and come home and quickly sketch them from memory…my sketches are not cartoons, but life studies…if you will examine their faces, you will see the brooding sadness that is there…This certain portion of Southern history should be made immortal, and I hope that my sketches will help make the record that is so necessary if this history is to be made immortal.”

 

Dashiell was also a writer and a poet, and her published works include Spanish Moss and English Myrtle (1920) and Richmond Reveries (1942). From 1915 to 1930 Dashiell ran The Serendipity Shop in Richmond selling books, prints, paintings, porcelain, glass, fans, and jewelry. During her lifetime her work was exhibited widely, in venues including the Anderson Gallery and the Valentine Museum in Richmond, the museum of Charleston, South Carolina, the Arts and Crafts Club of New Orleans. Her work is found in the permanent collections of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Valentine Museum, the Museum of the Confederacy, and the Virginia Historical Society, all in Richmond, Virginia, and in the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts in Farmville, Virginia. A collection of her watercolors and a selection of her correspondence and manuscripts are in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

An exhibition of Dashiell’s work: Street Opera: Reconsidering the Art and Writing of Margaret May Dashiell,  opened in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature at the University of Richmond on February 9, 2006.

Ray Kass (b. 1944)
White Atlantic Surf
Watercolor and beeswax
Provenance: Acquired from the artist
Framed size: 10 ¼ X 24 ½ inches
Ray Kass, son of the celebrated American folk artist Jacob Kass, is an internationally recognized artist whose paintings have been widely exhibited. Kass has had solo exhibitions in New York City at the Allan Stone GalleryA.V.C. Contemporary Arts GalleryZONE: Chelsea Center for the ArtsBaumgartner Gallery, and ir77 Contemporary Art. He has received numerous grants and awards, including individual artists grants from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. His paintings reside in many public and private collections.

Ray Kass is Professor Emeritus of Art at Virginia Tech, and founder and director of The Mountain Lake Workshop; an ongoing series of collaborative and inter-related workshops centered in the environmental, cultural, and community resources of the Appalachian region of southwestern Virginia. The workshops have resulted in many unique, collaborative works of art that have been widely exhibited. Artists who have completed several workshops at Mountain Lake (or are currently engaged in ongoing projects) include folk-artist Howard Finster, Japanese artist & sculptor Jiro Okura, the late avant-garde composer, writer composer and artist John Cage, waste management installation-artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles (official artist in residence of the New York Sanitation Dept.), ceramic artist, poet and author M.C. Richards (author of Centering), Colorado-based “EcoArtist”, Lynne Hull, NYC East Harlem “street- artist”, James De La Vega, Zen art scholar and artist, Stephen Addiss, and Paris-based sculptor and virtual-reality “light” artist, Jackie Matisse, as well as Ray Kass himself, among many others.

His publications include numerous reviews, articles and catalogs, including:  Sounds of The Inner Eye: John Cage, Mark Tobey and Morris Graves, Univ. of Washington Press, Seattle and London (2002) – (also in German: Klange des Inneren Auges, Kunsthalle Bremen/Beyeler Foundation, Munich, 2002), Morris Graves: Vision of the Inner-Eye, Braziller, NY (1983) and John Cage: New River Watercolors, Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA, and a major critical essay in Writings Through John Cage’s Music, Poetry and Art, University of Chicago, 1999.

Moses Soyer (1899-1974)                                                   
Seated Dancer; Study of a Dancer’s Head
Watercolor, pen & black ink, black ink wash, graphite
Signed in red crayon, lower left
Provenance: Estate of the artist
Sheet size: 10¾ X 14 inches
Frame size: 20⅜ X 22¾ inches
Exhibited: Drawings and Watercolors by Moses Soyer: From Social Realism to Romantic Realism, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia, January-March, 2002

Moses Soyer studied at the Cooper Union, National Academy of Design, Ferrer Art School, and at the Educational Alliance School of Art, where he later taught.  He was employed by the Works Progress Administration-Federal Arts Project and commissioned to do a number of works, including a series of murals dealing with child life. In 1963 he was elected to the National Academy of Design, and in 1966 to the National Institute of Arts & Letters.

His awards include:
Childe Hassam Fund of the
American Academy of Arts & Letters
Thomas B. Clarke Award, 1964
Henry W. Ranger Purchase Prize, 1965
Salmagundi Club Award, 1964
Frank C. Kirk Memorial Award, 1966
Award of Merit, Audubon Artists, 1966
Samuel Finley Breese Morse Medal, 1967
 
His work is found in many important private and museum collections, including:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
Detroit Institute of Art, Michigan
Newark Museum, New Jersey
Montclair Museum, New Jersey
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Keith Kissee. Richmond, Virginia
City Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut
Springfield Museum of Art, Ohio
Museum of Arts & Science, Daytona Beach, Florida
(partial listing)

Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art has curated several exhibitions devoted to the work of Moses Soyer. The first was Moses Soyer: The Message is People in 1996 at the Karshan Center of Graphic Art at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida and at the Polk Museum in Lakeland, Florida. In 2002, Fletcher/Copenhaver curated the exhibition Moses Soyer, Drawings and Watercolors: From Social Realism to Romantic Realism at the Ridderhoff-Martin Gallery of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Marcel Mangin (Active 1875-1914)
Young Man Leaning on a Tree
Oil on canvas
Signed lower left
Provenance: Private collection, Paris
Canvas size: 25 ¾ X 19 ½ inches
Frame size: 33 X 26 ¾ inches

Mangin, born in Cherbourg, was a pupil of Harpignies and J.-P. Laurens. He exhibited watercolors and drawings at the Paris Salon exhibitions from 1875 to 1914, and was known for portraits, landscapes, and architectural studies. He was awarded a prize at the Salon of 1895. Mangin was commissioned by the French government to paint three views for the Musée de l’Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées (Museum of the School of Bridges and Roads).  The School of Bridges and Roads is an important engineering school in Paris and has a famous collection of paintings, drawings, and  photographs which document the history of engineering projects in France, mainly between 1750 and 1880. The paintings by Mangin in the Museum are A View of the Bridge of Andelys, A View of the Viaduct of la Selle, and A View of the Viaduct of Cizes.

Mangin has borrowed a pose from classical Greek statuary for his model. The figure seems to derive from the Apollo Sauroctonas, 350-330 BC, a Roman marble copy of a bronze original by Praxiteles in the Vatican Museums, with which Mangin may well have been familiar.

 

Upcoming Exhibitions - March 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join Crossroads Art Center for the March Open House & Artist Reception on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Explore new exhibitions and discover your next favorite artist. Enjoy food, music, magic, live artist demos and more! Special thanks goes to Iris E. Holliday for jurying our March All-Media Show.

Nonprofit Sponsor: Richmond Symphony League (RSL)

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

 Exhibition Dates: March 20, 2020 – May 3, 2020
Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Saturdays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sundays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.