Current Exhibitions

 

Current Exhibitions 

Join Crossroads Art Center for our September Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. Free and open to the public. Explore our new exhibitions and discover your next favorite artist. Free and open to the public!

We thank The Underground Kitchen for being our nonprofit sponsor for the evening. Learn More: https://theundergroundkitchen.org/

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

Discovering a common passion for forgotten spaces has inspired these artists to spend their mornings exploring alleys and vacant lots throughout Richmond. Their works give the viewer a glimpse into secret passages and hidden treasures. These urban adventures have led to discoveries in new media and styles of working. This is only the beginning.

Check out the Exhibition online by clicking here!

The Bon Air Artists Association, one of Richmond's long standing local art associations, presents its 2020 Annual Member Judged Show at Crossroads Art Center, Building 3  opening on September 18th.  53 BAAA artist will be  participating  in this all media show.  Juror is Robin Caspari.

Wednesday Night Painting Group (WNPG) is a group of local artists who gather once a week, encouraging artist growth and exchanging ideas.  As we individually reflected back on 2020 thus far, we realized each member had experienced the past summer through the veil of Covid 19.  We embraced the idea of showcasing our art to show our individual summer experiences.  From small beach vacations to more time at home with our pets, and even chaotic life planning and riots/protests in downtown Richmond, we collectively captured those experiences for this year’s fall 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! 

Shop the Show by Clicking Here!

2-Dimensional Awards
First Place: Michael Beckner, Targets, Untitled #3, Acrylic, 48x60x1, $3,000
Second Place:  Dorothy Fagan, Blooming Moonflower Dream, Oil on Canvas (Diptych) 40x80x1.5, $14,000 (Click Here to Listen to Dorothy talk about Creativity)
Third Place: Jean Kolb Grunewald, Play Time, Oil, 30x30x1.5, $2,450

Photography Awards
First Place: Scott Raup, Moonlit Pier, Photography – Metal Print, 20x40x1, $515
Second Place: Maria Degtiarenko, New Orleans / Sunlight Anesthesia, Infused Dye Print of Analog Photograph on Aluminum, 12x24x1, $190 
Third Place:  Ann S. Fulcher, Unbreakable Bond, Photography – Metal Print, 24x30, $400

About the Juror: Reni Gower

Reni Gower received a 2020 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  In 2017, she was awarded SECAC’s Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. In 2014, she received the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award, as well as distinguished teaching awards from Virginia Commonwealth University and VCUarts. Her art work is represented in many prestigious collections and has been exhibited at international and national venues for over 40 years. In addition to her painting practice, she curates award winning traveling exhibitions that include FLASHPOINTS: Material / Intent / Fused, Geometric Aljamía: a Cultural Transliteration, and Pulped Under Pressure: The Art of Handmade Paper. After 37 years, Professor Emerita Gower retired from Virginia Commonwealth University in December 2018.  Gower is represented by Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA.

Featured Exhibition Dates: Friday, September 18, 2020 - Sunday, November 8, 2020

Featured Exhibition Hours: Mondays – Saturdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Sundays, Noon – 4:00 p.m.

UPCOMING SHOWS November 2020 and All 2021 Shows

November 2021 Exhibitions

Jim Smither Title: Cityscapes

Jim Smither Libby Hill - Richmond, Oil on Canvas, 24x36, $2400

MRAA 2020 Annual Show 

MRAA Members: Moran Sandy Title:Summer Splendor Watercolor $490

Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association 2020 Annual Show

Founded in 1955, the Metropolitan Richmond Artists Association (MRAA) is Richmond's oldest professional artist association. This exhibit, our 65th annual show, highlights the best work of our juried exhibiting membership, offering a broad array of media from painting to photography, mixed-media to mosaics, and more. Themes include social justice, climate change, personal narratives, and open spaces, in styles that span abstract expressionism to geometric rigor to fanciful color lyricism.

 

Adele Castillo & Students 

Adele Castillo. Conversation, 40 x 30, acrylic, $1800.00

Adele's Student Show Title: Class Works

Description:  Class Works is the annual exhibit of Adele Castillo and her students. Skype meetings and small in person classes allowed participants to continue to paint with instruction in spite of the many challenges of 2020. Acrylic paintings include a wide range of abstracts, landscapes and animals by beginner to professional artists. 

2021 All Media Show (AMS) Dates

 2021 Opening Receptions

Friday, January 15, 2021 | 6-9pm
Friday, March 19, 2021 | 6-9pm
Friday, May 21, 2021 | 6-9pm
Friday, July 16, 2021 – Annual Members Show | 6-9pm
Friday, September 17, 2021 | 6-9pm
Friday, November 19, 2021 | 6-9pm

2021 July Annual Gallery Members Show

Gallery members of Crossroads Art Center are encouraged to submit work for the July Members Show. Gallery member artists may enter one piece for free and a second piece for $10. If an artist is not a gallery member and wishes to participate, he or she may join at the time of entry. General gallery membership is $50 for the general public and $40 for artists-in-residence at Crossroads Art Center. Click to pay membership fee. 

NOTE: The next Annual Members Show will take place July 2021. 

Special Members Only Online Shows 2021

February - March 2021 – Online Members Show

Theme: The Color Blue/MidWinter Blues

Call for Entries: ONLINE ONLY
$15 Call for Entries: Tuesday, January 5 – Saturday, January 22, 2021 Online ONLY 
Exhibition Opening Online: Friday, February 5, 2020 Online Only
Exhibition End Date: Saturday, March 28, 2021
Only the top 60 will be selected to show Online
Only 60 will show Online - Those 60 will be in order received online. So, first come first serve starting on the CFE date.  
If digital files are not a good representation of the work they will not be placed online. You will submit a digital file that is cropped to just show the artwork only. You will also need to provide a detail of the work and a digital of the framed piece of art if it is to be framed. We suggest taking photos of 2-D work hanging on a wall if not under glass. We highly suggest taking photos of work that will be displayed under glass before you frame.  

 

October – December 2021 – Online Members Show

Theme: The Color Red

Call for Entries: ONLINE ONLY
Call for Entries: Tuesday, September 8 – Saturday, September 25, 2021 Online ONLY
Exhibition Opening Online: Friday, October 1, 2020 Online Only
Exhibition End Date: Saturday, December 31, 2021
Only 60 will show Online - Those 60 will be in order received online. So, first come first serve starting on the CFE date.  
If digital files are not a good representation of the work they will not be placed online. You will submit a digital file that is cropped to just show the artwork only. You will also need to provide a detail of the work and a digital of the framed piece of art if it is to be framed. We suggest taking photos of 2-D work hanging on a wall if not under glass. We highly suggest taking photos of work that will be displayed under glass before you frame.