Shenandoah Valley Art Center to feature BozART in September

Shenandoah Valley Art CenterThe Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of September, is exhibiting in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery artists from BozART, a gallery originally established in 1995 and located in Charlottesville on the Downtown Mall.

The Cooperative gallery represented sculptors, watercolorists and many artists using a variety of media. Each month a new exhibit was hung providing opportunities for artists to share their work and art enthusiasts to enjoy and purchase art.  After 19 years, in 2014, the gallery closed its doors.  The group has remained together, taking the name BozART Fine Art Collective, exhibiting each year in galleries, centers, and vineyards throughout Central Virginia.

This talented group of twenty members is bringing their collective works to SVAC.  An opening will be held Saturday, September 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to come and meet the artists.

In the Hallway Galleries, the theme is Member’s Choice. 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 exhibition

Check out the SVAC sponsored classes for the month of September! Study Painting Water and Rocks in Watercolor with Peg Sheridan. Watercolor is the perfect medium for painting water and you can learn how to do it in this one day workshop. Develop the art of painting reflections on a lake, sparkles on water, flowing rivers, and convincing rocks.  The class will include demonstrations, color worksheets, and individual help and will meet on Tuesday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ($80).

Join the Painting and Drawing Workshops taught by Steve Doherty, local author and artist. Doherty will offer two Saturday classes, one on drawing and the second on painting.  With a broad introduction to creating art, demonstrations, and one-on-one guidance, the classes will help you develop and improve your abilities no matter your level of experience.  The first class will be an introduction to basic materials, techniques, and style of drawing. The second workshop will focus on painting in either oils or acrylics. Drawings will be done from live, clothed models whereas the paintings will be created from photographs you bring. Classes will be held Saturdays, September 22 and 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ($50 per session)

SAVE THE DATE! The SVAC 4th Annual Studio Tour will be held September 15, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and September 16, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tour the studios of professional artists and artisans in the greater Waynesboro area. Partnerships between artists will place a varied collection of works at each studio location, maximizing the number of artists to be visited and diminishing the travel time for the art collector. Visit the artists’ studios and be their guest to refreshments, demonstrations, studio tours, and plenty of original artwork for sale.

Coming soon! The renowned 47th Virginia Fall Foliage Art Show will be held on October 13 and 14. 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.  EMERGE, will take over the 416 W. Main St. gallery and highlight emerging artists. Join us for tons of unique art, a chance to sample regional gourmet foods, craft beers, and great music. An interactive art project for visitors, live painting, and a day culminating with an awards ceremony for the artists are just a few of the features presented by SVAC and sponsored by Vailes Home Improvement.  Recently, the show was voted one of the top three art events in Virginia by “Virginia Living” readers.

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

The art center is a retail alliance partner with the Artisan Center of Virginia and 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


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