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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Congratulations Whitney Brock

Congratulations Whitney Brock for winning second place in the 3rd Annual Edna Curry/John Bower Exhibition - with "First Cup".

Well deserved Whitney.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Thank you to all who came out and supported Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors and the arts.  We had a really nice turnout and sold lots of art.  A very nice donation will be made to SML Good Neighbors.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Celebrating Our First Year at Our New Location


Artists of ArtVisions Gallery and Studios are hosting an exhibit of artworks during the last weekend of January as part of their vision to benefit SML Good Neighbors, Inc. 

Fifty percent of each artwork sold will be donated. Hours are 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29, plus other hours that weekend by request.  Snow dates are February 4 and 5, 2017.  ArtVisions Gallery is located at 130 Scruggs Road, Suite 215 (By the Chicken), Moneta, VA 24121.  Easy parking is available in the upper level lot.   

Plans were already underway for their one year anniversary of a move from Burnt Chimney to Westlake, when members agreed to share their celebration with Good Neighbors. The show will feature fine art originals, prints, and note cards of fourteen local area members.  Their willingness to participate is in response to what Good Neighbors does for the Smith Mountain Lake community.

We are thrilled for this opportunity to come together and offer our art and visions.  Members pictured (left to right) Lana McCulloch, Nancy Stellhorn, Denise Swayne, Marie Campbell, Rita Carroll, Rose Mary Atkins, Jane Schafer, Nancy Rae Brown, and Julie English. Not pictured are Whitney Brock, Lynne Ludovici, Shelley Koopmann, Linda Murray Atkinson and Barbara Moody.