The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of June, is exhibiting the works of SVAC member artists, in an exhibition judged by Jim Sconyers, Jr., Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Art History, Mary Baldwin College.
Sconyers is an artist in a variety of media, including printmaking, photography, digital media and sculpture. In 2002, he received his MFA in Printmaking with Distinction from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Since that time, his work has been selected for both national and international exhibition. His recent bodies of work made a debut at Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College and at Main Art Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
Sconyers presented his work at Blue Ridge Community College which included a site-specific installation of his sculpture An intaglio print was exhibited at the Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference at Southeast Missouri State University. During the summer of 2013, Aposematic, a large–scale piece was exhibited at the Beverly Street Studio School and later that year, he received a commission from the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers for Aposematic 2. Sconyers will bring his extensive art experience with him to judge the SVAC Members’ Exhibit. The art center is proud that it is a community based organization that showcases and supports its talented members with this annual exhibition. The collection of artwork will feature the artists’ major works in a variety of media. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, June 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to come and meet the artists.
Exhibited in the Docent Room will be the watercolor paintings of Davy Balderson, Phyllis Hollowell, Joyce Anderson and Carol Varner; all students of watercolor artist, Pat Garnett.
Save the date!!! June 28 is the SVAC Open House. Join us for an afternoon of ART! There will be studio tours, art activities, refreshments and the Y’art Sale fundraiser. What is the Y’art Sale? It is a yard sale with only art supplies. You can come and shop on the day of the sale or donate your own surplus supplies for the benefit of the art center. We are accepting anything ART!
Come enjoy the gathering of folks seeking creative inspiration, camaraderie, and sharing of techniques through art activities and classes. Please join us for a free open studio opportunity on third Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. with the Art Trading Card Group. Also on Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Pat Garnett teaches Zentangle, a meditative drawing technique that teaches you to let the creativity flow from your pen. Bring a fine tip permanent marker, paper, and $11 per week. Watercolor classes, taught by Pat Garnet, are designed to meet the needs of the student. Come once, or come every week! Learn from a master! Bring paint, brushes, paper, and creativity each Tuesday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. with an $11 fee per selected session. June 13, 1:00 – 4:00p.m., join Joyce Anderson as she presents Box Head Sculptures. She teaches the art of sculpting a head from recycled materials. Come join the fun of this 3-D sculpture class for $35.
Shenandoah Valley Art Center offers a Summer Art Camp for Kids. Week one will be coordinated by Pat Garnett and held at the art center, July 16 – 20, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for kids ages 6 – 11, and will focus on several different projects ranging from sculpture to painting. Week two will feature ceramics and will be held at the Lyndhurst ceramic studio of Lynn Hilton Conyers. The class will meet July 23, 24, 26 and 27, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All materials are provided as part of a handbuilding and wheel throwing clay experience for kids ages 6 and older. Art Camp is perfect for imaginative young artists who love to create art! Contact the art center for specific information and pre-registration.
Open studio opportunities in the Virginia Ross Education Studio are available to printmakers and ceramic artists. Apply on line at www.SVACart.com.
The Fall Foliage Festival Art Show application for the show to be held on October 11 and 12 is online and available to professional artists. Recently the show was voted one of the top three art events in Virginia by “Virginia Living”
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.
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.