Sunday, May 28, 2017

59th Annual Roanoke Sidewalk Art Show

Be sure and check out two award winning artists from Art Visions Gallery at the Sidewalk Art Show: Rita Carroll in space #57 and Nancy Stellhorn in space #62.  They have been busy creating new pieces for this great show of over 100 artists.  The show runs June 3 and 4th from 10am to 4pm each day in downtown Roanoke.  All artwork on display is for sale.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Exciting News

Artwork by Nancy Rae Brown, "Standing Tall", was juried into the 25th Annual Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) International Exhibition. The Gallery location is The Mansion at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. Exhibition dates are June 10-August 6, 2017. The Juror, Joann Moser was Senior Curator of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian American Art Museum from 1986-2016.

The CPSA International Exhibition is exclusively for works done in 100% colored pencil, with concept, design and execution solely that of the artist. Specifications include no work copied from copyrighted or published materials and no work copied from someone else's photograph -- even with permission.

Congratulations Nancy, a well deserved honor.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Art on Hopkins Green - Lexington, Virginia

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, take a drive to Lexington, VA for the 24th annual Art on the Green, Saturday April 29th from 10AM - 4PM.  There will be lots of artwork for sale and be sure to check out the artists from Art Visions Gallery that will be participating; Nancy Stellhorn, Lana McCulloch, Rose Mary Atkins, Rita Carroll, Nancy Brown, Jane Schafer, Whitney Brock and Marie Campbell.  Lexington is such a pretty little historic town with lots of beautiful scenery.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Congratulations Jane Schafer

Congratulations Jane Schafer, she tied with Sarah Basket for Peoples Choice Award on her watercolor "Beached for Winter" at the 3rd Annual Edna Curry/John Bower exhibit at the Bower Center.

Monday, March 27, 2017

New Pieces by Barbara Moody

Old School, OK
23"x18" Collage

Barbara says, I wanted to tell a story through this collage. My grandfather was a "Normal School" teacher in the early years of the last century. He traveled around Oklahoma to one room schools teaching singing and music, and participating and teaching at singing conventions in Oklahoma and Texas. I need to make this collage part of a series. Grandpop went on to become Superintendent of Tillman County Schools in OK, and then on to the Oklahoma Legislature in the '40s. He was quite a character, and through this work, I feel like I have had a nice visit with him. 

"School Boys"
4"x4" Collage
My father is the ornery boy on the right, with his brother, in front of the one room school where my Grandmother was the teacher.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Jane Schafer's Newest Piece of Art

Franklin County Sentinel

Driving by a local farm near my home, a view that I see everyday, I was struck by this group of cows "hanging out" under the old tree.  But what caught my attention was the little donkey and his mane all groomed up.  He was supposed to be guarding the cows but I think he was on break.  I just had to paint that scene because it brought me much joy.  I love this place where I live.  Jane Schafer

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Congratulations Nancy Stellhorn

Nancy Stellhorn's painting "Late August Palette" was published in the new book "Healing Arts in the Blue Ridge".  It is book which has been put together by Carilion Clinic showing some of the artwork in their permanent collection.  All the artwork was created by Virginia artists.