Shenandoah Valley Art Center: June 2016 Calendar of Events

Shenandoah Valley Art CenterThe Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the months of June and July, is exhibiting the works of Shenandoah Valley Art Center member artists.

The art center is proud that it is a community based organization that showcases and supports its talented members with this annual exhibition. Shenandoah Valley Art Center seeks to increase the visibility of the visual arts through creating and fostering exhibits, programs, fellowship, and economic and creative opportunities for artists of all ages and abilities.

We have galleries, artist’s studios, classrooms, educational opportunities with professional artists, and an artisan gift shop in our fully restored historic building in downtown Waynesboro. The art center recently celebrated its thirtieth year in existence and the acquisition of 416 W. Main Street, a building in close proximity to our main facility, with the goal of offering more exhibition, studio, and educational areas for our members and community.

An opening reception and awards ceremony for the Members’ Show will be held Saturday, June 4, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to come and meet the artists. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit supported by memberships, local and statewide grants, and generous donations. Please consider joining us on our journey to promote high-quality artistic programming and creative opportunities for the community through your love of ART!

Featured in the Gift Shop this month are the abstract acrylics of artist, Karen Rosasco. In her current series of work, she is using a variety of watermedia in layers to achieve a highly textural and dynamic presentation. After 40 years of painting realistic interpretations of landscapes, florals and architectural themes, her new concentration is on the relationships between the basic elements of art as a more exciting personal approach to art.  She feels that methods, materials and themes change, but a consistently good composition and design hold the viewer’s eye.

Come learn the art of jewelry making with Karen Friedlander. She will teach Forged Jewelry on June 7, Etched Jewelry on June 28, and Forged Jewelry with Beads on July 19. Each class will meet 1:30 – 4:00p.m. and all supplies will be provided at a cost of $45 per class.

Register NOW for summer art experiences for kids! Shenandoah Valley Art Center offers a Summer Art Camp for Kids. Week one will be Wizard Camp, July 11 – 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for kids ages 6 – 11, and will focus on creating the magic of wizarding wonders!  Think robes, caps, wands and potions!!! ($75)  Week two will be Ceramic Art Camp and will be held at the Lyndhurst ceramic studio of Lynn Hilton Conyers.  The class will meet July 18, 19, and 21, 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  All materials are provided as part of a handbuilding and wheel throwing clay experience for kids ages 6 to 16. ($100)  Art Camp is perfect for imaginative young artists who love to create art! Contact the art center for specific information and required pre-registration.

Save the Date for the Raku Workshop! Get your hands into some clay and some FIRE into your life! The ceramic workshop will be taught by Lynn Hilton Conyers, an Artisan Center of Virginia master clay artist, art educator and award winning artisan. (July 8, 14, 15, 9-5, $160– all supplies included)

Open studio opportunities in the Virginia Ross Education Studio are available to printmakers and ceramic artists.  Apply on line at

The Fall Foliage Festival Art Show application for the show to be held on October 8 and 9 is online and available to professional artists.  Recently the show was voted one of the top three art events in Virginia by “Virginia Living” magazine.

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

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