January – February @ Art Works!

Join in a variety of experiences in Manchester. We’ll be hosting 4 new exhibits, as well as an artist meet-up and two figure drawing sessions.

But that’s not all – make a day of it by exploring the restaurants in the area.

See these new exhibits and tour 80 working artist studios. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesdays thru Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm (Closed Mondays). Exhibits include:


Simply Photography 2024

Photographers get an opportunity to showcase their signature photographs in this juried show. You will see photography of all types including traditional, digital, manipulated, and photographic mixed media. This exhibit will be juried by professional photographer, J. Molina-Garcia. There are cash prizes. The exhibit will be in the main gallery.


Come See Me by Grace Whitley

In Come See Me, Grace Whitley shows the core commonalities beneath human diversity. Every face has its own power, with its own story to tell. The paintings are unified by the images being cropped, but the uniqueness to the models’ face is as varied as humanity is itself. We are the same. We are all different. Because people are quick to judge and overlook a person by what we see on the outside, we neglect whom they are within. As Whitley created these portraits, it invoked secret emotions and provided a means to express them. Whitley shares a unique view of the world and hopes the paintings invite others to see this perspective.

This exhibit will be in the Centre Gallery.


Beyond Hocus Pocus: The Artistry of Black Cat by Wendy Nelson

Traditionally considered ill omens, black cats have long borne the burden of an unfortunate reputation. In modern society, this stigma persists, in addition, black cats now contend with the challenges presented by social media. Reports suggest that black cats are being returned to shelters for being less photogenic and harder to photograph. The purpose of this exhibit is to challenge these beliefs. Through Wendy’s exceptional skill and unwavering patience, she has beautifully captured the authentic spirit of these incredible animals.

As you delve into this exhibit, we invite you to look beyond preconceived notions and truly appreciate the captivating essence of these frequently misunderstood creatures. This exhibit will be in the Corner Gallery.


January 2024 All Media Show

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show open to all artists in all mediums with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The exhibit is juried by Ali Kaeini. From Iran Ali Kaeini has a MFA degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.


More Events at Art Works:

Figure Drawing Sessions

Join us for live figure drawing sessions the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 1 pm – 4 pm at Art Works. Location 320 Hull Street. Hosted by RVA Thriving Artists. See more at artworksrva.com

RVA Thriving Artists Monthly Meet-up

Once a month, 6 pm – 7 pm. It’s a meet-up. Network with other artists, exchange ideas, have a beverage and chill. Location: Benchtop Brewery, 434 Hull Street. See more at artworksrva.com

Event Details

This event finished on 16 February 2024

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