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Upcoming Exhibition: May 2022 All-Media Show & 20th Anniversary

May 20, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Join Crossroads Art Center for our May 2022 Open House + Artist Reception on Friday, May 20, 2022, from 6-9 p.m. We are excited to announce that this will also be our 20th Anniversary and as always it is free and open to the public. Children are welcome and encouraged. There will be many fun activities for kids of all ages.
Explore our new exhibitions and discover your next favorite artist.
  We thank William Fox Elementary School PTA for being our nonprofit sponsor for the evening.  Learn More: https://foxpta2300.memberhub.com/   Food Sponsor: Ma Michele’s Café Entertainment: Johathan Austin’s 24Hour Emergency Juggling and Magic, Face Painters, Music Book Signing: Guy Crittenden, John Henley, Wendy Humble, Desire Nana, Sharee’ Nikkea, Marjorie Perrin, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Mary Montague Sikes plus many more …..   Sharee' Nikkea  Daphne Maxwell Reid 
 John Bryan
Crossroads Art Center has the privilege of hosting the opening reception for the following featured exhibitions:   David Tanner Title: New Work by David Tanner David Tanner is a representational oil painter in Richmond, Virginia. Since receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1991, his study of traditional painting technique includes workshops with modern masters Nelson Shanks in Philadelphia and Robert Liberace in Washington DC. After more than a decade of commissioned oil portraiture, David has focused on figurative and plein-air painting since 2006. Frequent traveling has provided rich opportunities for capturing the light and color of locations in Russia, Italy, Spain, Morocco, and Great Britain. While visiting painting collections in these countries, David has studied the work of Sargent, Sorolla, Zorn, Repin, and other late 19th and early 20th century masters.  National awards include thirteen paintings honored in the Portrait Society of America’s Member’s Only Competition between 2011 & 2019. Between 2018 and 2020, David has been awarded two “Certificate of Excellence” awards and one “Select 50” award in The Portrait Society's International Portrait Competition. David's Self-Portrait won 1st prize in American Artist magazine’s annual competition and was featured on the cover of this respected publication in September 2012. A five-page interview on his working methods can be found in the April 2015 issue of PleinAir Magazine. In 2019, the online magazine Realism Today published his article on creating narratives in figure paintings. He has also been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur and American Art Collector. In November 2016, David was interviewed for PBS television's "Virginia Currents". Juried national exhibitions include Oil Painters of America, Salon International, Plein-Air Richmond, and Bath County Plein-Air Festival. David is an active member of the Portrait Society of America and teaches oil painting at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, where he was elected Master Teacher in 2006. http://www.davidtannerfineart.com/ https://www.instagram.com/davidtannerfineart/ https://www.facebook.com/davidtannerfineart/   Linda Hollett-Bazouzi Title: Unfinished Business Linda Hollett-Bazouzi is a landscape painter of local, regional, and international scenes. Using only a palette knife, she travels with her oil paints around the world and down the street. She does not consider her plein air works studies, but rather finished works that stand on their own, that may or may not inform later studio pieces. Her style demands an alla prima approach (‘all at once’), not only because of changing light, but because her palette knife work lays down paint quite differently from a brush. She paints quickly, to capture THAT cloud, THAT tree, THAT moment in time that will never be again. Even in the studio, this sense of urgency persists. Her fascination with the changes in value and color as time passes, even as she is watching the scene play out, may result in a series of images celebrating those changes. Hollett-Bazouzi is especially fascinated with the changes that occurs at twilight in the sky and water—that mint green that is lighter than the sky, that dusky turquoise in the sky on the horizon darker than the rest of the sky, that pink and yellow in the clouds. Hollett-Bazouzi received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Art from Radford University. She is currently lead artist for the Virginia Plein Air Painters, based around Richmond, Virginia, and is a docent at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. www.lindahollett.net   www.facebook.com/linda.hollett.bazouzi.artist/ www.instagram.com/linda_hollettbazouzi   Duane Cregger-Solomon Title: Crown  In Duane Cregger’s first series of new work since his Main Gallery show at Artspace in January of 2020, he embarks on an exploratory expansion of the subtler sides of his 16-year painting career. A big move in 2021 from the Blue Ridge Highlands to Richmond, including a new working studio at Crossroads Art Center, has been the backdrop for the beginnings of this body of work. All begun in 2022, these paintings boast heavy textures that show clearly beneath limited-palette surfaces, many of which have a newfound sense of light. The palette itself is peppered with sour greens and brown-greens, acid yellows, sweet blues and pale pinks, hints of metal, and mixed gray, white, and taupe neutrals. His hallmark markmaking into cold wax or wet paint has yielded new symbols which are undeniably a focal point, including one rune with a yet undetermined meaning: a crown (the series namesake). He also tiptoes into the risky use of found objects through juxtaposition of a few ornate gold frames on select pieces. Facebook:  www.facebook.com/duanecregger.artist Instagram: www.instagram.com/duanecregger Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/duanecregger   

May 2022 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.
Jurors:
2D -  Robin Caspari
Photography -  John Henley
3D - Barbara Dill 
2D
1st Place 2D: Brie Hayden, Old Overholt Prohibition Bottle, Pencil on Paper
2nd Place 2D: Sheri Lake, Skull in Hand, Acrylic and Sequins on Canvas
3rd Place 3D: Richard Upton, Squall on Hatteras, Pigment Ink on Paper

Photography
1st Place Photography: Guy Crittenden, Elephant in Onion Field
2nd Place Photography: Cyane Lowden, Early Fog
3rd Place Photography: Cyane Lowden, Dawn
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3D
1st place: Frank Shepard,  Queen
2nd place: David Bushman Meadow Grass
3rd place:Sven Arenander Maple Burl Bowl

 

 

Featured Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 20, 2022, through Thursday, June 30, 2022

Online and Live Show: May 1 - 31, 2022 Click Here to see Show!

First Place: Ko Nam David Sages of the Bamboo Grove Watercolor 6' $5,800

Second Place: Lily Snow Boykin Bamboo Series #5 Clay, Raku Fire 6.5" x 6.5" x 6" $226

Third Place: Skylar Simmons Ab Imo Pectore Acrylic and Medium on Wood Panel 48" x 41"
$4,920