The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of October, is exhibiting in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery the artwork of BozArt, an artist’s cooperative located in Charlottesville.
As a diverse group of artists exhibiting together, their mission is to effectively represent accomplished artists who are committed to creating original works of art. The gallery supports the artistic vision of its members without exclusive focus on the commercial salability of their work. Opportunities to be a part of an art community, to share resources with other artists, and to further develop a professional artistic reputation are additional benefits to gallery members. They strive to preserve and protect freedom of expression and view this freedom to create as a form of free speech. They respect an artist’s right to communicate his/her ideas artistically, and have agreed to refrain from any act that could cause that right to be abridged. In the members’ gallery and the docent room, SVAC member artists will present “Artist’s Choice,” works selected by the artists from their preferred medium.
Come join beginners and accomplished artists in Basic Figure Drawing, a class using a live model and taught by Joe Phillips (October 18, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) With easy to follow demonstrations, Phillips will guide the students with drawing tips and use of tools. ($45 with a $7 supply fee) Back by popular demand! For beginners and artists, an Etched Jewelry Class taught by Karen Friedlander (October 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.) Learn to transfer a design to copper or brass to be permanently etched onto a pendant or earring. All supplies included. ($45) For the young artist, Shenandoah Valley Art Center offers, the ever popular Saturday Art for Kids, presenting a creative art experience for young artists. (October 1, 15, 22, & 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) Designed as a program that expands upon art offered in school or as an art experience for the home schooled, the classes are taught by artists who are amazing with kids. All supplies and snacks included for children ages 6 – 10. Preregistration required. ($15 per class).
The renowned 45th Virginia Fall Foliage Art Show will be held on October 8 and 9. Approximately one hundred and fifty artists from across the country will bring their artwork to downtown Waynesboro. Exhibits will open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday with free admission and parking. Join us for tons of unique art, a chance to sample regional gourmet foods, craft beers, and great music. Face painting for kids, an interactive art project for visitors, live painting, roving musicians, street performers, and a day culminating with an awards ceremony for the artists are just a few of the features resulting from a partnership between the Art Show and Waynesboro Down Town Development, Inc. Recently, the show was voted one of the top three art events in Virginia by “Virginia Living” readers.
Winter Printmaking Exhibit at SVAC is offering a call for submissions by November first from printmakers. SVAC in Waynesboro, Virginia, is pleased to announce its third annual juried contemporary winter exhibition with a focus on all traditional and contemporary (hand-pulled – no digital prints) techniques of fine-art printmaking. This exhibition provides printmakers the opportunity to exhibit what they are exploring within their own individualized realities. Digital application can be found at SVACart.com. The Juror will be Jim Sconyers, Jr., Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Mary Baldwin University. .Exhibition dates are December 3- Jan. 28 with an opening reception on December 10.
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 on line at www.SVACart.com.
The art center is a retail alliance partner with the Artisan Center of Virginia. 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 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (540) 949-7662 or visit www.svacart.com.