Show Off! National Exhibition
Each year, we open our gallery walls to contemporary artists from across the United States in a national exhibition. This year, Show Off! asked artists to submit their best work to a juried exhibition. We ended up with a stellar show of over 80 works of art from artists from 18 states and Washington DC.
Show Off! was juried by Lloyd DeWitt. Mr. DeWitt is an Irene Leache Curator of European Art and the Chief Curator at the Chrysler Museum of Art. The selection process included an awards ceremony that can be viewed on our Facebook page. Here are the winners.
Show Off! is on view March 3rd through April 2nd and concludes with an Artist Talk on Sunday, April 2nd from 3:00-4:00pm. The Artist Talk is free and open to the public. All works on view are also available for purchase.
Written by Jaimie Kelley Choi
Fabulous Forgeries: Reboot
Fabulous Forgeries is a recurring exhibition that asks local artists to reimagine famous works of art with their own spin. This year, we saw interpretations of works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Homer, Cezanne, Rembrandt, Gauguin, Warhol, Basquiat, Monet, Manet, O'Keefe, Escher, Hilma af Klint and many more. Artists were asked to recreate or reimagine masterworks in a different medium or size and add a modern twist. Some went subtle, some added humor, and others took off in a whole new dimension.
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Opening night was standing room only with hundreds of visitors braving the cold for an evening of fine art, good conversation, and inspiration.
Winners of this juried exhibition were selected by renowned oil painter and teacher, Thomas Murphy.
Fabulous Forgeries: Reboot is on view February 3-26.
The exhibition will conclude with an Artist Talk on February 26 from 3-4pm.
Photos by Chris Tolton and Jaimie Kelley Choi.
2023 Artist Resolutions
In the spirit of the new year, we've made a list of resolutions just for artists. This free, downloadable PDF is meant to inspire, not overwhelm - so pick a few that resonate with you and go for it!
We're here to help you reach your art-related resolutions with art and pottery classes throughout the year. We even have a special goal-setting workshop coming up with Maggie Kerrigan, aka, The Book Artist.
Here's to an artful new year!
In this segment of our Business of Art series, we discuss pricing. Pricing your art can be challenging. Many artists undervalue their work by asking too little or lose potential sales by overpricing their work. Hear artist and Artists Gallery manager Vinnie Bumatay explain four things to consider when pricing your artwork.
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Have you heard about a new annual exhibition coming to the Art Center this November? Aware is a community-based project that brings history, cultural diversity and community together through art. The idea is to bring awareness to a topic that affects our community but may not have the attention it deserves.
This year Aware '22 is being led by artist Maggie Kerrigan, who says about the project, "We're not trying to tell someone else's story. What we're trying to do is to bring people to the story."
In the video below, Maggie explains the inspiration behind this project and what to expect from Aware '22.
November 4-13 Exhibition on view
November 4, Opening Reception 6-8pm
w/ guest speaker Nikki Bass from the Nansemond Indian Nation
November 13, Artist Talk 3-4pm
w/ guest speaker Joanne Faulkner on the Indian Boarding School program