4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!

Exhibits October 27 – November 18, 2023

With winter approaching and Halloween around the corner, it’s time to dust off your scariest get-up and join us for the 4th Friday reception and opening of new exhibits. This is not just any ordinary art show; we are inviting you and your children to an artful scavenger hunt with prizes to be won. The new exhibits are sure to captivate everyone: Defense Mechanisms by Neal Gwaltney, The Altar America Project, Suggestion by Association by Daniel Bice, the RPMG exhibit, and Dark Art, an all-media juried show. Don’t miss this spooky, artful night, and be sure to bring your family and friends along!

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Defense Mechanisms by Neal Gwaltney

Step into the main gallery and experience A Mutual Core by Neal Gwaltney. This exhibition challenges our preconceived notions of gender roles and societal norms through Gwaltney’s masterful use of distortion and ambiguity. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the familiar in an unfamiliar way.

Join us and immerse yourself in the world of flux and transformation that Gwaltney has created.

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Altar America Project Juried Exhibit

We invite you to join us for a unique celebration of ancestor remembrance that draws inspiration from the vibrant traditions of Dia de los Muertos and other cultural celebrations from around the world. This exhibit features seventeen talented artists who have created stunning altars of honor and remembrance that transform the Centre Gallery into a space of reflection and celebration. Come be a part of this festival of cross-cultural connection as we honor our ancestors and celebrate their enduring legacy. Through the power of art and community, we will come together to explore the rich diversity of our shared cultural heritage and pay tribute to those who came before us.

And on November 5th we will continue our exploration of Altar America with a day of music, speakers, and refreshments at Art Works from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Learn more: Click Here ________________________________________Suggestion by Association by Daniel Bice

Join us in the Corner Gallery to discover the hidden stories within still life paintings by Daniel Bice. Bice’s paintings are a celebration of the beauty of everyday objects, depicted through his moving brushstrokes. His interest lies in the stories that can be told through these objects without actually saying it. Through the association of objects, his paintings suggest a range of stories that are waiting to be discovered. What is just outside of the frame? Who put these things here and why? These are some of the questions that can be explored and answered while admiring Bice’s work.

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RPMG Photography Exhibit 2023

It’s the best of 2023 in photography! The Richmond Photo Meetup Group’s exhibit features the very best work of their talented members. RPMG is a dynamic social photography group that meets up at various locations in the Richmond area to photograph and offer feedback on their work. This exhibit is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and creativity of our local photography community. From stunning landscapes to captivating portraits, RPMG has captured it all and will be on display in the Port Gallery. This image is by member Robert Pfeifer.

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DARK ART ALL MEDIA ART SHOW

We are always excited about our annual October Dark Art show. This juried show is open to all artists and all mediums! The theme, Dark Art brings forth the spooky, eerie, and adumbral pieces from the art community. There are cash prizes awarded by our juror, Nastassja Swift who is a multi-disciplinary artist holding a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2022, she was a Distinguished Fellow at the Penland School of Craft and was recently commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art to perform “Turning Seeds” a collaborative and site-specific masked performance.

Submit your entries to the Dark Art All Media Show now September 1, 2023 – October 16, 2023 using our online form. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork: artworksrva.com

Event Details

Date & Time

Location

Artworks

June 11, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
July 9, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum
August 13, 2022

Star Gazing and Laser Nights

Virginia Living Museum