Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

 2024 Calendar

Exhibitions include “Fantasy” by our Gallery Members, “Lift Up Ukraine” Art Exhibition, an exhibition by Jos Biviano, an Exhibition honoring Black History Month and the ever-popular Juried All-Media Show. Join in the festivities and savor delectable drinks, scrumptious food, and entrancing music.

Featured Exhibition Dates: Friday, January 19, 2024 – Sunday, March 3, 2024

Featured Exhibition Hours: Tuesdays– Saturdays, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Noon – 4pm Sundays

 

Crossroads Gallery showcases both emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists, fostering awareness across a spectrum of art forms.  

Crossroads Art Center’s AMS are open to mid-Atlantic artists through a bimonthly call for entries, and cash prizes are awarded for the winners. Each show is juried by a prominent art professional from the community (a gallery director, curator, museum official, arts professor, or accomplished artist). Cash awards are given for 1st $100, 2nd $75, and 3rd $50 place winners. The 2023 AMS shows are exhibited at Crossroads Art Center and as an online exhibition where customers can shop directly from the website. 

Fantasy, to me, embodies the boundless realm of imagination, where creativity knows no limits. It is the exploration of extravagant and unrestrained ideas, the formation of wondrous and strange mental images. This concept extends beyond mere fanciful thoughts; it encompasses the power and process of creating unrealistic or improbable mental images, often driven by psychological needs.

In the realm of literature and storytelling, fantasy takes the form of a genre within speculative fiction. It introduces magical elements, transports us to fictional universes, and draws inspiration from mythology and folklore. A fantasy work, whether literary or otherwise, invites us to venture into worlds where the ordinary rules of reality are suspended, allowing for the extraordinary and the magical to flourish.

In essence, fantasy is a celebration of the limitless potential of the human imagination, offering a canvas where the impossible becomes possible and where the magic in creativity finds its fullest expression.

 Jos Biviano Exhibition

We are delighted to present an extraordinary exhibition showcasing the captivating artworks of Jos Biviano, a highly acclaimed visual artist based in Richmond, Virginia. Jos, a distinguished landscape painter, pays homage to Nature in a manner reminiscent of the transcendental images celebrated by the nineteenth-century Hudson River and Luminist Schools of Art.

Renowned for his forceful and dramatic displays of light and shadow, intense color palettes, and Turner-like atmospheric effects, Jos's paintings beckon viewers to engage emotionally with his compositions. His mastery spans various mediums, including oil and oil stick, acrylic, Chinese ink, and aquarelle.

Jos's artistic influence extends far beyond Richmond, as he has exhibited his works both nationally and internationally. Notably, he participated in a Contemporary Inkworks exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing, demonstrating the global recognition of his talent. A past Artist In Residence at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary on the Ramah-Navajo Indian Reservation in NM, Jos's resulting creations drew national attention to both the artist and the conservation of the North American Gray Wolf.

More recently, Jos has garnered acclaim as an Antarctic illustrator, further diversifying his artistic pursuits. His latest project, "Antarctic Vignettes," inspired by Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctica Journals during the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-1913), received widespread acclaim from national and international Antarctic organizations. Jos recently returned from Antarctica, where he served as Artist In Residence from December 2022 to March 2023, further solidifying his reputation as a versatile and globally recognized artist.

 

Honoring Black History Month with our esteemed African American Artists in Residence. At Crossroads, we embrace the richness of our diverse community. We firmly believe that this celebration enhances the vibrancy of our Art Center, creating a more comprehensive and diverse space that enriches our art selection with a wide range of perspectives and styles.

Show dates: January 19 - March 3, 2024

ARDNEK
James Bassfield
Lorenzo Gibson
Clinton Helms
Babs Mohammed
Faithe Norrell
Todd Parsons

 

 

The “Lift Up Ukraine” Art Exhibition will feature artists from around the world who have donated art to support “Lift Up Ukraine’s” mission. Lift Up Ukraine is a completely volunteer-based organization. In response to the deplorable human tragedy created by Russia’s invasion, Lift Up Ukraine’s mission is to help provide survival supplies and support to Ukraine’s civilian defenders and humanitarian relief and aid to workers. Learn more - https://liftupukraine.org/

Exhibitions starting Friday, March 15, 2024

Crossroads Gallery showcases both emerging and established mid-Atlantic artists, fostering awareness across a spectrum of art forms. Representing over 300 artists, Crossroads Art Center is the largest for-profit gallery on the east coast. Don't miss our Artist Reception on March 15, 5-8pm (RSVP Here) , featuring James River Art League and captivating Ceramic Art exhibits, including "Liminal Spaces" and "Nature & Coalescence," in collaboration with NCECA, the National Council of Education for Ceramic Arts. Join us for an evening of artistic exploration!

James River Art League (JRAL)

“In 2024, James River Art League is celebrating our 60th Anniversary with a year-long roster of events that includes our Members Annual Judged Exhibit at Crossroads Art Center, March 6 - May 5, 2024.  Our esteemed judge for this exhibit is internationally recognized artist and educator Diego Sanchez, who will be judging 60 works of art in various media from our juried members.  Join our members on March 15, 5-8 pm for our awards reception at Crossroads, or visit our exhibit anytime during Crossroads’ open hours.”

NCECA Exhibition: LIMINAL SPACES

 The show will be part of NCECA’s 58th Annual Conference Coalescence, Richmond,  Virginia, March 20-23, 2024. 

 Ceramic Show “Nature & Coalescence” Exhibition

The show will be part of NCECA’s 58th Annual Conference Coalescence, Richmond,  Virginia, March 20-23, 2024. 

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Show Dates: Friday, May 17, 2024 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

Open House & Artist Reception:
Friday, May 17th, 2024, 5PM – 8PM
Saturday, May 18th, 2024, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, May 19th, 2024, Noon – 4pm

Join us at Crossroads Art Center for an enchanting evening on Friday May 17, 2024, from 5-8 p.m., as we unveil our May 2024 Open House + Artist Reception PLUS CELEBRATE OUR 22-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. This event promises a delightful showcase, including Ode to Richmond, our gallery member exhibition and our themed Juried All-Media Show, The Gift of Trees, and an Exhibit by Encorepreneurs! artists. Join in the festivities and savor delectable drinks, scrumptious food, and entrancing music.

The event on Friday, May 17, 2024, 5pm-8pm is free and by Invitation ONLY, offering a splendid opportunity to explore our latest exhibitions and potentially discover your next favorite artist. If you would like to be added to the Invitation list, please email us with your contact information at crossroadsartcenter@gmail.com.

"The Gift of Trees" Exhibition

 Over the course of history, the depiction of trees has been a recurring theme in art, transcending the boundaries of time and evolving through various artistic techniques. Despite the diverse approaches employed by artists over the centuries, the allure of the tree as a subject endures. Let's explore the profound fascination that people have with this natural wonder.

“Ode to Richmond” Exhibition

This unique show draws inspiration from the eloquent poem "Ode to Richmond" penned by Roscoe Burnems, RVA's esteemed First Poet Laureate of 2021. We eagerly anticipate the diverse and creative expressions that will emerge as artists explore and interpret the essence of Richmond through their artistic lenses.  Read more at https://richmondmagazine.com/news/sunday-story/top-bard/

Encorepreneurs! Exhibition

Encorepreneur! is an organization for area leaders who are thinking about "what's next" in their careers and their personal lives. The goal of Encorepreneur! is to help us and our many “boomer” friends make their next business and personal accomplishments as successful, full of purpose and as fun as they have been in the past. With this exhibit we will explore “what’s next” with artists who are Encorepreneur! members. Learn more about Encorepreneur!- https://www.encorepreneur.net/www.encorepreneur.net

 

June 2024
May 24-June 30, 2024 Online Exhibition  
May 30-June 2, 2024 select works at the Festival
Special Show: "It's All Greek to Me!", inspired by Richmond's Greek Festival, held at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave., Richmond VA 23221.
See Details and Hours of the Richmond Greek Festival HERE

July 2024
Saturday, July 20, 2024 10am - 5pm & Sunday, July 21 Noon - 4pm   
Annual Gallery Member Show
 

September 2024
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024 10am - 5pm & Sun., Sept. 22 Noon - 4pm
All Media Show and Themed Gallery Member Show

November 2024 
Friday, November 15, 2024 5pm - 8pm
All Media Show and Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association (MRAA)