Busy June at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Shenandoah Valley Art CenterThe Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of June, in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery is the Members’ Anniversary Judged Show.

All participants exhibit the medium and artwork of their choosing. SVAC is proud that it is a community-based organization that showcases and supports its talented members with this annual exhibition. Leah Stoddard, independent curator and artist advisor based in Charlottesville, will be this year’s judge.

An opening and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, June 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to come, meet, and talk to the artists.

SVAC Fundraiser

SVAC invites you to come to a fund raising event: “Art Trivia Night.” Reserve a table for six for $200 or join a random group for $25 each. Enjoy an evening of prizes won answering questions about visual arts, music, and surprise subjects!  Remember, you do not have to be a trivia wiz to laugh, bid on the silent auction and relish an array of snacks and deserts. Please check the SVAC website for more details and to RSVP by June 2. (June 9, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m., 416 W. Main Street)

Check out SVAC sponsored classes for the month of June

Peg Sheridan, a watercolor artist for 39 years, will present Fog and Mist in Watercolor, a workshop for beginners and advanced students. Learn how to create striking, ethereal paintings of fog and mist!  Sheridan will show you how to plan your painting, choose a color palette, and, using special techniques, paint the effects of fog. She is known for her encouraging, “no fears” method of teaching watercolor painting.  See her work at www.pegsheridan.com where you can register for the class ($80, June 27, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.).

Learn the Japanese art of Raku.  Get your hands into some clay and some FIRE into your life! The ceramic workshop, including handbuilding and wheel throwing, will be taught by Lynn Hilton Conyers, an Artisan Center of Virginia master clay artist, art educator and award winning artisan. This class is good for ALL skill levels and you can work independently if you like. Space is limited and the workshop fills up FAST! (June 29, July 12-13, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., $160 – all supplies included). Register online at www.svacart.com.

For the young artist, the ever popular Saturday Art for Kids is finished for this school year and will not meet again until the fall! Check out the SVAC Summer Art Camp opportunities for young artists!

Summer Art Camp for Kids

Love fairies? Join in the fun of Fairy Camp! Create a whimsical world of fairies and woodland sprites. Plant a fairy garden, design and make your own costumes and enjoy a week of fairy fun! ($90, July 9 – 13, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)   Charmed by magic? Join in the enchanted world of Magic Camp! Learn tricks and illusions, making potions and performing in a magic show for friends and family! ($90, July 16 -20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Do you have super powers? Explore your world in Super Hero Camp! Discover your inner super powers in the emPOWERing week of fun! ($90, July 23 – 27, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)  Just for kids 6-12 years old, Clay Camp will introduce hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing techniques resulting in several decorative and functional ceramic pieces. Choose between the morning (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) or afternoon (1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) session. ($110, all supplies included, July 16-17 & 19-20, no class on Wednesday’s kiln firing day!)

Open studio

Open studio opportunities in the Virginia Ross Education Studio are available to printmakers and ceramic artists.  Access to top of the line clay and printmaking equipment and space to work will be furnished for $60 per quarter.   Apply online at www.SVACart.com.

The art center is a retail alliance partner with the Artisan Center of Virginia and an ACV Trail Site. In the SVAC Gift Shop you can find the perfect creative gift in fiber, jewelry, wood, glass, pottery, and more by juried artisans from Virginia and SVAC member artists.

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center is located in downtown Waynesboro at 122 S. Wayne Avenue.  Galleries are open to the public 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.  For more information, call (540) 949-7662 or visit www.svacart.com.


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