November 2020 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.
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!
Virtual Schedule November 20, 2020:
6pm - 6:15pm Welcome and Jim Smither Exhibition: Cityscapes
6:15pm - 7pm MRAA Exhibition: Annual Show
7pm - 7:45pm November All Media Show
7:45pm - Adele Student Show Exhibition: Class Works
November 2021 Exhibitions
Jim Smither Title: Cityscapes
Jim Smither Libby Hill - Richmond, Oil on Canvas, 24x36, $2400
Jim Smither grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and began his painting career in 1993 after completing his studies at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. In addition to being an award-winning fine artist, Jim is a practicing landscape architect, urban planner, and urban designer. He teaches illustration and design at the Virginia Commonwealth University. His academic credentials include a master of urban design (University of Melbourne, Australia, 2005), a master of landscape architecture (University of Virginia, 1993) and a master of urban and regional planning (The George Washington University, 1991).
Jim’s academic training informed his painting by sharpening his focus for capturing the spatial and atmospheric qualities of landscapes and exploring the interplay of built and natural forms, including the earth, sky, water, vegetation, buildings, and public spaces. He has chosen the mediums of watercolor and water-based acrylic because of their ability to express the presence of light in places and represent times of day including night, twilight, and midday. People are often included in his work to give a sense of scale. He likes to work the full range of tonality, from light and medium transparent washes and glazes to rich colorful opaque dark colors. To create a sense of unity, he often paints with a limited color palette.
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
Click Here for more Gallery Show Information NOTE: The next Annual Members Show will take place July 2021.
February - March 2021 – Online Members Show
Theme: The Color Blue/MidWinter Blues
October – December 2021 – Online Members Show
Theme: The Color Red