Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions - May 2020

Crossroads Art Center Turns 18!

We’re legal!” says Jenni Kirby, co-founder and now sole owner of Crossroads Art Center as the award willing gallery celebrates its 18th year in May 2020. In celebration, Kirby will host an Open House on Friday, May 15th featuring five new exhibitions: - The May 2020 All Media Show featuring juried pieces from a variety of local artists. - The Wednesday/Thursday Morning Independent Painting Group Show in which a specific group of artists who paint at CAC will be exhibiting pieces. - CAC Artists in Residence, Lily Snow Boykin and Steven Summerville will have a dual show Sychronicity of Stillness and Movement a juxtaposition between Summerville’s powerful, dynamic and Boykin’s quiet, refined styles of ceramics. - 2020 Vision, the Chester Artist’s Association Annual Show displaying works from CAA’s member artists. CAC was started 18 years ago by Kirby and artist, James Bassfield, when the Shockoe Bottom Arts Center moved to Petersburg. Since then, Bassfield has retired as a partner and Kirby has successfully run the business herself for the last eight years. CAC is the largest art gallery in the area, representing over 225 local artists.

Virtual May Open House will be streamed line on Facebook and Instagram on May 15th from 6:00 to 9:00pm at CAC at 2016 Staples Mill Road, 23230.  We will also host a LIVE Open House on Saturday, June 27 from Noon - 4pm for all to attend.

Live Streaming Evening Agenda:

Nonprofit Sponsor: Worthdays 

Worthdays, “Because every child deserves to know they’re worth it!” will be the nonprofit bar sponsor. The event is free and open to the public.

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

Chester Artists Association Annual Exhibition, "2020 Vision"

Chester Artist Association show takes 2020 vision to a creative level.  Vision is not only the ability to see but also the ability to think or plan the future with wisdom and imagination. Vision is needed to make art and create. 

Chester Artist Association is an independent, not for profit organization serving Chester 40 members and the art community through education, exhibitions, social events and monthly meetings with special programs and guest artists.


Wednesday/Thursday Independent Painters Group Annual Exhibition


The Wednesday/Thursday Morning Painters are a group of artists (including a mother and son duo) ranging in age from the mid-fifties to early nineties who have been painting and socializing at CAC on a weekly basis for 15 years.
The exhibition showcases the variety of mediums and expressions that are indicative of the individual members. The group's philosophy is that working as a community strengthens their individual voices as artists.


May 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. The jurors for our May All-Media Show were Jennifer Glave and BJ Kocen of Glave Kocen Gallery.

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! 


Photography Awards
First PlacePatricia Munford, Annunciation, Room Nine, Photography, 16x20x1, $175
Second PlaceRobert Pfiefer, Malvern Hill, Photography, 16x22, $90
Third Place: John Henley, The Diamond, Photography, 18x40x1, $600

2-Dimensional Awards
First Place: Jordan Flower, Grazin’, Acrylic on Canvas, 22x28x7/8, $850
Second Place: Bev Ulrich, Arise, Mixed Media, 36x36x1.5, $699
Third Place: Bart Levy, Marsh at St. James, Oil, 16x20, $485 
3-Dimensional Awards
First Place: David Bushman, Beech Open Form No. 331, Spalted Beech Wood, 11” Diameter x 12” Tall, $395
Second Place: Ed Hoel, Speak to Me, Steel, 19x7x4, $2,900
Third Place: Mel Titus, I See, Clay Raku, 12x3.5, $120




Darron Franta and Savannah Ball, “Duality”

Duality is the result of a collaboration between fine art nature photographer, Darron Franta and abstract painter, Savannah Ball. This exhibit’s forced contrast in mediums, textures and colors illustrates that harmony can beautifully coexist between artistic processes for our enjoyment. Beginning with the same landscape, Franta and Ball have allowed their styles to not only coexist but to enrich the other; bringing about wonder, awe and inspiration.

Being unified in their mutual delight of the natural world, the artists have cultivated a visual feast of two dozen works of deeply rich photographs and texturized paintings. From the deserts of California, through the canyons of Utah, into the Virginia piedmont and all the way to the coastal Atlantic — these masterful expressions showcase the beauty that surrounds us, making it possible for us to bring these sites, and the emotions they evoke, into our daily lives.



Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 15, 2020 - Saturday, June 27, 2020
Exhibition Hours: Mondays - Fridays, 10:00am - 2:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am - 4:00pm.