Monday, August 30, 2010

Openings this Friday at Page Bond

Barbara Crawford's "Anticipating Memory"

Lee Saloutos's "The Salton Sea"

An opening reception with the artists will be held this Friday, Sep. 3rd from 7-9 PM. More information about these shows is available at Page Bond's website.

Have you heard about...

Couple more Virginia spaces/links to the blog:

Jericho Ditch (Southeast, VA)
Daniel Turner at Jericho Ditch- September to October '09

Chroma Projects Art Laboratory (Charlottesville, VA)
Nina Ozeby's work was part of "Energeia," a past show at Chroma Projects

Know of some other great VA spaces missing from our link list (to the right)? Send us a tip at

Not yet Labor Day Link Monday

Theodora Merry from Richmond Magazine on Vimeo.

Richmond philanthropist Lora Robins passes away

Continued rumblings about Richmond arts and culture district

Grid: 1708’s InLight returns and call for wearable art

Josh George’s “Establishing Shot” opens at Ghostprint Gallery in October

Christopher Stevens at Red Door Gallery, starting Sep. 17th

Special events at Gallery 5 related to Dia de los Muertos starting Oct. 31st

Comments relating to graffiti/art after Style's report on "Strassen Kunst" at Artspace got serious

Terry Brown and Theodora Merry document the trials of dealing with cancer

In-depth article on Merry’s struggle with cancer also highlights many artists’ lack of access to healthcare

"Two Skies - New paintings by Eric Yevak" opening at Eric Schindler Sep. 10th

Excellent write-up about the Whitley Gallery's mission from

1708's Wearable Art Call for entries

Sunday, August 29, 2010

ArtHaus Visual Arts Studio offers art classes in Midlothian

(information taken from ArtHaus's press release)

ArtHaus Visual Arts Studio is proud to announce its official opening at 1811 Huguenot Road, Suite 304. “This has been a lifetime journey for me….to open an art studio. I am so excited to be able to offer museum quality art classes right here in Midlothian.” says Meg Foster, owner and operator of ArtHaus Visual Arts Studio. After teaching preschool and after school art enrichment classes out of her minivan for the last 3 years, Meg is excited to have a place to rest her paint brush. However, there is little room for rest at ArtHaus now. An Open House is schedule for Thursday, September 9th from 5-9pm. The public is welcome. Registration for the fall art classes is currently open. Classes will begin the week of September 13.

Meg Foster is the former Robious Elementary art teacher in Chesterfield County. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from VCU and is certified in art education. Her specialty is working with children of all ages. And it is something she does well. This summer Meg enriched the lives of over 100 local children with art camps held at St. Matthias Episcopal Church. This fall ArtHaus is offering over 25 classes and that number keeps growing.

The studio, off Huguenot Road, has four classrooms, in which ArtHaus plans to have a variety of offerings. “Now that we have our new space, I’m excited to be able to offer not just for preschoolers and kids; but now we have classes for teenagers and adults.” says Meg Foster.

ArtHaus is thrilled to add Robert Caldwell to our faculty. Robert is nationally renowned for his wildlife and architectural oil painting. ArtHaus is very fortunate to have his expertise for its Teen and Adult Painting and Drawing classes.

The studio is equally excited to have Karen Pellis join its faculty. Karen has a fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and specializes in both ceramics and painting. She and her family recently moved to Midlothian from San Francisco. She will be heading up the Visual Art Studio’s ceramics classes.

Class schedules and other information is available on ArtHaus’ website: The studio can also be reached at 897-4ART.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

1708's Monster Drawing Rally

1708 Gallery hosted a fun afternoon and evening today with the Monster Drawing Rally. If you missed out, here are some details included in various press releases:

WHAT: Monster Drawing Rally is a performance, a happening, a bonanza, a rollicking good time of art making, kids' activities, food and drinks! The event will consist of 5 one-hour shifts with several artists working simultaneously per hour. Audiences will have the rare opportunity to watch art come to life and purchase complete works on paper for $65 each from more than 70 artists...

WHY: To raise funds for 1708 Gallery, a non-profit organization committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation for emerging and established artists and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art for the public.

Michael Pierce

Aimee Joyaux

Vreni Michelini

Mark Delboy

left: Matthew Damian Ritchie, mid and right: Mary Scurlock

Jody Symula

Dana Frostick

Diego Sanchez

Some of the event's participating artists included:

Tom Adair, Lacy Adam, Katherine Batt, Paul Bertholet, Melody Boone, Greg Braun, Christopher Carreon, Genesis Chapman, Jenna Chew, Jamison Ciskanik, Tom Condon, Sabrina Cordovana, Mark Delboy, Tim Devoe, Ellie Doughty, Corey Durbin, Cindy Eide, Miriam Ellen Ewers, Peter Fraser, Dana Frostick, Tiffany Glass-Ferrera, William Godwin, Christine Gray, Mike Guyer, Jason Hackett, David Hamlow, Leslie Herman, Emily Herr, Peyton Hurt, Aimee Joyaux, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Edward Kinsella, Neo Kirby, Greig Leach, Matthew Lively, Mark Luetke, Megan Marlatt, Robert McAdams, Aaron McIntosh, Vreni Michelini, Dave Moore, Cindy Myron, Cindy Neuschwander, Kirk O'Brien, Amie Oliver, Nikki Painter, Jane Payne, Michael Pierce, Alyson Plante, Debbie Quick, Matthew Ritchie, Jordan Roeder, Fiona Ross, Diego Sanchez, Anne Savedge, Mary Scurlock, Janet Shaughnessy, Pamela Shelor, Susan Singer, Eric Stepp, Ilona Strunk, Jody Symula, Kim Teeples, Nathan Tersteeg, Ed Trask, Courtney Vargas, Roberto Ventura, Paloma Wall, Lee Weaver, Hal Weaver, Harrison Weber, Ryan Whisler, Andrew Wright

Quite a few works sold during the rally, and unsold drawings are now property of 1708. Will we see more images from the event, and maybe even a way to purchase unsold works on 1708's website? Stay tuned...

Either way, we're voting for the Monster Drawing Rally to become an annual Richmond happening. The variety of participating artists in this event was refreshing, due to both the breadth of techniques and styles represented in the work created and due to the number of artists participating who are not necessarily well-known names in Richmond. MDR is a great reminder of just how many artists are in and around Richmond, while making artists' processes more accessible to the public for an afternoon.

Did you attend? Did you participate? What was your experience of the Rally?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Imminent Art Events!

Opening reception tonight at Reference Gallery for "MUTE," featuring works by John Henderson and Justin Swinburne- from 7- 11 PM

Closing receptions at Page Bond for Lana Waldrep's "New Paintings" and "Summer Solstice"
Tonight- 6 to 8 PM

Waldrep's "Flats"

"Sponge HQ" opening tonight at Anderson Gallery from 6- 9 PM (check out Ester's new website!). Also opening: "Imaging South Africa: Collection Projects by Siemon Allen"

Plant Zero/Manchester art openings tonight at Artspace, Artworks, and Russell/Projects
Tonight from 7-10 PM

Susan Jamison's work is part of "MISSIVE" currently showing at Russell/Projects

1708's Monster Drawing Rally- tomorrow, Aug. 28th from 2- 7 PM

Drawing by Mark Luetke

Friday, August 20, 2010

This Weekend...

Pics from "Couldn't We Ride" (and more!) at Quirk

Aimee Joyaux's "World Bank Series"

James Timberlake's paintings
(currently on view on the Shop Wall is Stacy Moore's "For Your Entertainment")

"Couldn't We Ride" is on view until August 28th:

Bags by: Gerik Forston, Roland Burns, and Brieann Tracey
(R.E. Load Bags)

Brieann Tracey

Kevin Dillard/Demon Cats Photography

Kara Ginther

Ezra Caldwell's "Assless Bike"

Suzanne Carlsen

Justin Rothshank

Gerik Forston

left and right: Taliah Lempert, middle: Roland Burns

Taliah Lempert

Alexis Dold

Noah Rosen

Stellina Sport and Canyon Smith

Also on view until August 28th: Marlene True in the Vault. Ongoing: Quirk Represents, spotlighting a variety of extremely talented jewelry artists.

AND it looks like good stuff happened during Quirk's Filmtastic summer camp- check out the results here, via their blog posts. Nice work, all around!