Monday, July 26, 2010

Y'all Gonna Make Me Lose My Mind Link Monday

Jahn Page

RTD reviews "Glacial Speed" at 1708, posts images from VMFA collections, and reports on how Katherine Waller Boyd gets kids hooked on art

RVA Mag on Richmond painter Jennifer Holloway

Real Small Art League's "Lost Cat Project" to benefit Art 180 on RVA artists Ryan McLennan and Jahn Page

Australian artist Thea Weiss's "2065- A Healed Memory" at the Virginia Holocaust Museum

Current and upcoming exhibitions at the Richmond Public Library

PAAL History Exhibit now on view

CultureWorks: grants awarded and July news

Checking in with TAD (The Art Department) RVA via their blog

Style Weekly's comic strip issue and with a scoop on a possible Picasso show coming to Richmond

Kudos to VMFA for longer hours!

Self-serve pottery kiosks at Lamplighter and Plant Zero

Richmond arts/artists' Craigslist (opportunities to show your work!)

Virginia Art FB page (started by Farmville's J. Fergeson Gallery)

The women behind Tiffany

RVATV's Last Friday video (July's First Friday)

Don't forget to vote for Pollak prizes by July 30th!

Deadline for the 2010 Harnett Biennial of American Prints is August 9th

Gallery 5's call for artists for "Momento Mori"

Couple of missing links:

RVA Mag interviews VMFA

RVATV's The Process- featuring Courtney Elizabeth Ford

Artspace artists at Ashland Coffee and Tea

Style on Ryan McLennan

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Last day to see "DETOUR"- TODAY!

(work by Amy Mathis, foreground at left)

(work by David Newman at left, work by Bertrand Morin at right)

(work by David Newman in the foreground and back middle, work by Rudolph Jackson in the background to the right, and work by Kate Houck in the background to the left)

Zack Concepcion

Kate Houck

Rudolph Jackson

(composite image of installation)

Sean McGhee

Bertrand Morin

Eliza Morse

David Newman

Amy Nicholas


(large self portrait by Rudolph Jackson at left, work by Irena Stanisic at right)

More information about "DETOUR" from our previous post is here.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Worn Again 2010 (in case you missed it)

Check out this video of this year's Worn Again Fashion Show (held during July's First Friday at Art 6). All Worn Again proceeds benefited Books on Wheels, one of Richmond's many great nonprofit organizations.

Video footage was shot and edited by Ken Shafer.

48 Hour Film Project Screenings This Weekend

Check out the results of Richmond's 48 Hour Film Project this weekend-Saturday AND Sunday- at the Byrd. The Project's website includes info on all films, screening times, and it also has a link to the filmmakers' blog.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

2010 Pollak Prize Nominations Now Open

Nominate your favorite deserving Richmond artists by July 30th! Get the details at Richmond Magazine's website, here.

Manchester Openings This Friday

Artspace- opening receptions from 7-10 PM, "Strassen Kunst" (Street Art) features work by: Ottomatick, Reti, Daniel Johnson, Elegwa Wycliff, Hamilton Glass, Gee Cheung, Megan Mueller, Good Child/Tender Hooligan, Dr. Bastard, and Keeley Laures.

Also opening in Artspace: Martin McFadden, LRPS's "Strassen Kunst: Berlin" and work by Artspace members inspired by grafitti

ArtWorks- opening receptions from 7-10 PM for: Guy Raymond's "The Best Seat In the House," Jinseng Song's "International Great Impressions," Painting of Lonnie Howard, "Word Play" by Gail Butler, "Meditative Landscapes" by Janet Visser, and the July All Media Show

Work by Peregrine Honig

Russell/Projects- opening reception from 7-10 PM for "Missive" featuring work by Peregrine Honig, Susan Jamison, Aaron McIntosh, Claire Stigliani, and Helena Wurzel

(Interesting note- Peregrine Honig is/was part of Bravo's "Work of Art" reality show about art superstars in-the-making.)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recently Opened


At VMFA: (opened July 10th) Chuck Close's "People Who Matter To Me" and work by Jun Kaneko (opened July 17th)

At Crossroads Art Center: (opened July 16th) The Art of Business Throwdown featuring work by Real Small Art League artists and the Richmond Craft Mafia

At Reference Gallery: (opened July 16th) Space Slave Trade Presents New Work by Seychelle Obsidian Digiomi Allah and Chinonyeelu Uchechi Amobi

At ADA Gallery: (opened July 13) Kristin Beal-DeGrandmont's "Indigenous Territory"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"DETOUR" opening this Friday

DETOUR: First Annual Summer Art Show
Opening Reception: 4th Friday
Friday, July 23 / 7:00pm-10:00pm
921 Hull St. (between 9th & 10th Streets)

*Featuring new works by the UR Fellowship Candidates + 2 recent grads from UR and VCU + 1 VCU student

Come for drinks and live music with DJ Tape2!

DETOUR brings together six awardees of The University of Richmond Summer Arts Fellowships and three additional local emerging artists in a two-day exhibition of their most recent works. In the sticky, hot haze that is Richmond summer, these artists rely on their creative outlets to detour from a road of stagnant contentment. With this combination of hard heat conditioning and desperate release, DETOUR presents an eclectic mix of 2-D and 3-D media that offers a new visual direction for the weary eye.

Amy Mathis
Amy Nicholas
Bertrand Morin
David Newman
Eliza Morse
Irena Stanisic
Kate Houck
Rudolph Jackson (Jack Morris)
Sean McGhee
Zack Concepcion

*Open Friday 7/23 and Saturday 7/24 ONLY

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Opening this Friday at Chop Suey

Jason LaFerrera's "From Here To Over There" opens at Chop Suey with a reception this Friday from 6-8 PM.

LaFerrera is an ex-Richmonder currently in school in New York, who makes digital collages from old maps. LaFerrera's work has been featured on Boing Boing, NotCot, and Hi-Fructose. Get more information about this artist and his work at his website.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Opening this Wednesday at Page Bond Gallery

Lana Waldrep, "Flats," 2010, oil on canvas

"New Paintings" by Lana Waldrep and "Summer Solstice," a group exhibition featuring work by:

Sandy Bond
Catherine Brooks
Nancy Bruce
Corey Drieth
Amber George
Reni Gower
Sarah Irvin
Julian Jackson
Rosemary Kate Jesionowski
Michael Jones McKean
Gigi Mills
B. Millner
Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer
Ruby Palmer
Curtis Ripley
Alyssa Salomon
Tanja Softic
James Stroud
Robert Walz
Frank Webster

Opening receptions for the artists will be held Wednesday, July 7th from 7 to 9 PM. Get more information about these exhibitions at Page Bond's website.