Celebrating 30 Years!

dth-logo-with-space-postscript-copyExcited to announce one of our very favorite times of the year! Mark your calendars for Friday, November 17 & 18, as we kick off the holiday season in style! This event surely showcases both creativity and community, all in support of the programs of the Blue Ridge Arts Council and we can’t do it without you!

Click here for our event brochure Deck the Halls Brochure 2017

Interested in becoming an Event Sponsor? Click here for info Deck the Halls Sponsor Info 2017

 

Each November, the gallery of Blue Ridge Arts Council is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Deck the Halls has proven to be a tremendous success over the past 14 years. Hundreds of volunteers participate in this event each year by artistically decorating artificial trees and wreaths inspired by clever themes such as “Owl Be Home for Christmas” and “Silver Splendor”. Last year we had over 100 items, including trees, wreaths, and silent auction baskets netting over $10,000 for our programs.

 
Premier Gala & Auction
Friday, November 17, 2017 (New Timeline!)
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tree & Wreath Sales Begin at 7pm
Live Auction Begins at 8pm
Silent Auction Concludes at 8:30pm
$10 admission
Kick-off the holiday season in style! This is your first opportunity to purchase that special item for your holiday home or business. The event also features live auction and silent auction gift baskets. Attire for the evening is holiday festive. *Decorators receive 2 complimentary tickets to this event*
 
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Tree Sales and Santa 11am-2pm
 
Featuring visits with Santa and fun holiday entertainment and activities for the whole family! Remaining trees and wreaths are available for sale.

 

Flora and Fauna,  An exhibition of work by Patricia Windrow

In the Gallery through November 4

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This second annual exhibition of paintings by Patricia Windrow (1921-2013) brings together two of the Front Royal artist’s favorite things to paint: flowers and fish. Known widely for her keenly observed floral paintings, Patricia Windrow produced a series of large paintings (measuring four feet square) of single blossoms – roses, iris, bromeliads – a number of which will be included in this show. She also took great pleasure and care in making wooden sculptures of various kinds of fish. A realist painter, she created highly detailed Piscean pieces which are accurate as well as decorative. These colorful and quirky items will punctuate the show.

The exhibition will also include work by the three winners of this year’s Patricia Windrow Young Artist Awards. The winners are Savannah Long, a graduate of Skyline High School; Cheyenne Jenkins, a graduate of Warren County High School; and Cameron Lower, a graduate of Warren County High School. The awards consisted of a cash prize of $500 and a gift card from Michaels Stores worth $200. The awards were presented May 24 and 25 at Warren County High School and Skyline High School at each school’s senior awards ceremonies.

About Patricia Windrow

Patricia Windrow was a master artist who lived and worked in Front Royal. Largely self-taught, Windrow mastered her craft through keen observation, hard work, and constant effort. She modestly called herself “an American painter,” and she produced thousands of works of art. She ran her own gallery on Main Street to which an appreciative public came, looked, and bought. She was born in London in 1921, and died here in 2013 at the age of 91. That year, the Mayor and Town Council “in recognition of the manifest and numerous contributions of Patricia Windrow Klein to the community as a whole,” proclaimed September 12 as “Patricia Windrow Day” in the Town of Front Royal.