1st Place 3D David Bushman - Lidded Maple Burl Vessel No.387 2nd Place 3D Kate Loomis - Frozen the Bracelet 3rd Place 3D Make Scribner - Paper Lantern #5
1st Place Photography Tom Hennessy - Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse Sunburst 2nd Place Photography Robert Pfeifer - Black Swan 3rd Place Photography Maria Degtiarenko - Dorothea | Mardi Gras
1st Place 2D Bart Levy - Backyard Creek 2nd Place 2D Michael Haubenstock - The Old Mill 3rd Place 2D Mary Lou Rickey - Kat
Artwork Drop Off: Thurs., Jan. 7, 2021 – Sat., Jan. 9, 2021 by Noon. All art juried into the show will be shown in the gallery as well as online.
Exhibition Hung: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Exhibition Opening: Friday, January 15, 2020 from 6-9pm
Exhibition End Date: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Artwork Available for Artists to Pick Up: Monday, March 8, 2020
Crossroads Art Center is excited to announce an online call for entries the January All-Media Show juried by JC Gilmore-Bryan and John Bryan
JC Gilmore-Bryanis recognized internationally for her explorations and experimentations with non-traditional screenprint techniques and materials – especially regarding her artworks of Notre-Dame Cathedral that she created onsite during residencies in Paris in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
She earned art degrees from MTSU, Vanderbilt, and Columbia, JC’s professional career was launched into the epicenter of nonconventional contemporary art in 1975 when she was selected by artist Red Grooms for his “Ruckus Construction Company”: the team of artists that created a 3-D caricature of New York City, entitled “Ruckus Manhattan,” that included a 30-foot World Trade Center, a 37-foot subway car with passengers, a 31-foot Brooklyn Bridge, Wall Street, Woolworth Building, etc. etc. – all created and exhibited (prior to touring internationally) in the celebrated 88 Pine Street building that was designed by the world’s most renown architect of the time, I.M. Pei, and with the entire project assisted by the then-new organization, Creative Time, which has now commissioned and presented public art projects by thousands of artists worldwide. Noted critic Judd Tully wrote a book about Ruckus Manhattan in which he said this: “Ruckus curtsied to an avalanche of bravo reviews. Never before had the hoards of Gotham invaded the elitist gallery corridors . . . like Barnum & Bailey at Madison Square Garden.” Learn More
John Bryan’s fish paintings have been featured in such publications as Fly Fisherman Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal, and the landmark book, America’s Favorite Flies. His writings about fish have been featured in hundreds of publications ranging from Sports Illustrated to Field & Stream to Writer’s Digest. He has authored several fishing books including Take Me Fishing (Skyhorse, 2009) which has a Foreword by President Jimmy Carter and an Introduction by former Executive Editor of The New York Times Howell Raines. His career has included 23 years at the internationally lauded Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts where he was Associate Dean, and 6 years as founder and President of CultureWorks, the organization that champions the arts in Richmond, Virginia. His honors include the national Selena Roberts Ottum Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts. His education includes degrees from Davidson, Vanderbilt, and The City College of New York. (All proceeds that the artist receives from sales are donated for autism research, education, and service.)
Crossroads Art Center will debut an exhibition of over 70 artworks, by distinguished and famed American portrait artist Louis Briel, not seen together since 2011.
Crossroads Art Center is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition The Many Faces of Louis Briel, a retrospective of artistic works spanning the renowned American portrait artist’s career. Opening January 15, 2021, the works will range from oil and acrylic portraits, to original sketches. The exhibition will primarily be comprised of celebrity and dignitary portraits.
Multifaceted to say the least, Louis Briel has dabbled in everything from writing to teaching, but most notably painting. Highlights from the exhibition include original sketches of President John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, and a giclée print of Briel’s original Princess Diana portrait gifted to Elton John. Additional celebrity portrait originals include an abstract of Sophie Loren, Carol Burnett, Keanu Reeves, Salvador Dali, and a poster of tennis legend Arthur Ashe (the original now belonging to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington).
In the article “A Slow Journey Back to Painting for Louis Briel,” published on July 25, 2015 in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bill Lohmann discusses the artist’s career and its origins while at Hampden-Sydney College. After the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963, Briel presented his portrait to Robert Kennedy during a visit to the college in 1964. Since then, Briel has received many accolades and his works now hang in numerous prestigious private and public collections.
Despite his achievements as a portrait artist, the Richmond local has had his share of challenges on the road to success. Briel suffered a traumatic stroke in the fall of 2012. According to Lohmann “for a while after the stroke, there was a disconnect between what his left eye was seeing and what his brain thought it was seeing, a particularly thorny issue for an artist to overcome.”
The exhibition of over 70 artistic works will be on view at Crossroads Art Center’s opening on January 15, 2021 from 6-9 pm and will run through March 7, 2021. This will be the first exhibit since Briel’s retrospective show at Glave Kocen Gallery in 2011, and a rare opportunity to view and purchase a range of works.
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.
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.
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.