Exhibits

Save the Date – Deck the Halls November 16 & 17, 2018

Save the Date!

16th Annual Deck the Halls
Presented by Blue Ridge Arts Council
Premier Gala
Friday, November 16, 2018
Doors open at 6:30pm
Sales Begin at 7pm
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
11am-2pm
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 15 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 $14,000 for our programs. Deck the Halls is a major fundraising event for Blue Ridge Arts Council. We appreciate your generous support and hope you will help us continue this cherished holiday tradition!
Premier Gala & Auction
Friday, November 16, 2018 (New Timeline!)    
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Tree & Wreath Sales Begin at 7pm
Live Auction Begins at 8pm
Silent Auction Concludes at 8:30pm
$20 admission-holiday festive buffet catered by The Apple House & Shenandoah Valley Golf Club
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 a complimentary ticket to this event*
Holly Jolly Saturday
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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.
Like to be a part of the fun? Here are three ways you can help: 
1. Decorate a tree or wreath! We supply the item, you supply the creativity!
2. Donate an item or gift basket to our Silent Auction!
3. Be an event sponsor! We have all levels available!
For Decorating & Event Information click here dth2018brochure
For Sponsorship Information click here DTHSponsor2018

New Exhibit – Fiber Art and Tapestry

NEW EXHIBIT!

Fiber Art and Tapestry

by

Helga Hohn-Heiberg

Exhibit Dates
September 12 – November 3, 2018 (Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Meet the Artist Reception
Friday, October 5, 2018
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Artist’s Statement: Life is a journey which each of us has chosen individually. Every twist and turn and detour has its purpose but is connected to the previous stage in life. Life is also a series of natural and spontaneous changes; it unfolds as a dynamic process. I am interested crossing disciplinary boundaries in my concept of environmental stimulation with fiber and sculpture.

As an academically trained artist in many disciplines, I have expressed myself in my works mostly in paintings and sculptures but also in fiber arts. About 2 years ago I challenged myself to concentrate only on one medium (discipline), the fiber arts, which has an enormous spectrum of possibilities. I am now ready to show my results of this period of time, although I could expand my journey for some time longer. As you know, an artist is never done with his/her works, it is always a stage of time you have to stop and sign. At that moment I usually have mentally exhausted this work but could continue this communication of this matter in a different discipline.

 

 

 

Blue Ridge Arts Council & Gallery

305 East Main Street

Front Royal, VA 22630

540.635.9909 www.blueridgearts.org

27th Annual Spotlight on Students Exhibit

March is Youth Arts Month! Come visit our gallery for our 27th Annual Spotlight on Students featuring works by students K-12. Join us Thursday, March 15 from 4pm to 6 pm at our Student Open House. Exhibit Dates: March 8-April 21. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Here’s a sneak peek!!

See Me Portrait Show – February 23 through March 2

In the Gallery through March 2 – “See Me” Montessori School Portrait Show

 

Mountain Laurel Montessori School invites you to attend “See Me”, their annual gallery exhibit now through March 2 in our gallery at 305 East Main Street, Front Royal, VA. Contact Meg at MLMS by calling 540-636-4257 for more information.

In the Gallery – Lovely Lines by Deb Booth

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Join Us! New Exhibit!

Opening Reception Saturday, January 20, 2pm to 4pm

Lovely Lines, Photography & Contemporary Quilling

by Deb Booth

From the Artist Deb Booth,

Quiller, Photographer, Digital Artist:

We’re surrounded by bits of brilliance that we consistently ignore, in our hustle and bustle world. I try to stop and capture those bits of brilliance, and bring them into focus (pun intended). I see the world in a different light – and try to bring that to those who view my images. I love to experiment and explore all kinds of art,  so I have also played with fractals, kaleido-images, Zentangle, digital collage, and stained glass.

My love of photography came as a result of a solo trip to Italy, in 2002. When I came back with over 1100 images, my husband bought me a printer – which came with digital editing software.I began experimenting with the editing program, and I was hooked. I love taking “what is” and turning it into “what it COULD be.”

In February of 2015, I learned about contemporary quilling on Pinterest, of all places. Quilling is “the art or craft of making decorative designs out of thin strips of rolled paper. I adore playing with all the beautiful colored quilling papers out there, as well as cutting my own quilling strips using colored cardstock. I work with strips as thin as 1/16th of an inch up to an inch wide.

Quilling: a way for me to let my thoughts, cares and worries recede, and allow for Spirit to speak to, and through, me. The only thing I can sit down to do, and not look up again for four hours – and never once think about the passage of time. What a joy!

Artist’s Biography:

Deb has had no formal training in photography, or as a quiller. Her work stemmed from (a pun!) floral macro studies (super close-ups of flowers) and blossomed (another pun!) to include landscapes, architecturals, composed scanned images, kaleido-images and fractals.

She began teaching a creativity course in 2007, firmly convinced that people NEED to create, and that *everyone* is creative.

She put down the camera for a bit to learn quilling, which quickly became her passion. She now teaches quilling in 1-day workshops around the area.

Her photography and quilling are on display in various places in Virginia, including  C’ville Arts on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, OASIS in Harrisonburg, the Warehouse Art Gallery in Luray, and the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, just outside of Richmond.

15th Annual Deck the Halls – November 17 & 18, 2017

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, and then you can even get your hands on the commercial insurance toronto to better your 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 – New Kids Activity!
Saturday, November 18, 2017 – 11am to 2pm
Bring your camera and visit with Santa, while shopping for one of our remaining trees and wreaths, we will also have video games like Overwatch, that kids can play with the help of overwatch boosting online.
NEW THIS YEAR! Make your own Deck the Halls creation!We supply your choice of a mini tree or wreath, ornaments, ribbons and decorations – you supply the creativity! Take your one of a kind holiday craft home to Deck Your Halls!
Kids Craft Tree or Wreath Activity $10

Windrow Silent Auction “Save our Gateway”

Silent Auction benefiting Blue Ridge Arts Council
(Bidding Concludes September 29, 2017 12 noon)
Save Our Gateway (Circa 2005) By Artist Patricia Windrow

THE CURRENT BID AS OF THIS POST  (September 28 at 12 noon) is $1000!!

 

 

The owner of mini pigs and yorkie cuts, who wishes to remain anonymous, has offered this piece to the Blue Ridge Arts Council as a fundraising item – the proceeds will benefit our ongoing programs. The painting was created by Patricia Windrow around 2005, and donated by Patricia for a raffle benefiting Save Our Gateway, a local non-profit organized to protest the building of a Wal-Mart on the corner of 522 (Winchester Road) and 55 (Strasburg Road). If you are interested in learning more about the history of the Save Our Gateway Committee, please visit http://www.saveourgateway.com/.

You can view the work in our gallery located at 305 East Main, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and leave your bid on the auction sheet displayed with the item. Please remember to leave your name, bid price, and a contact phone number or email. It is crucial that we be able to reach you once the bidding ends if you have the winning bid. If we do not have complete information your bid will be invalid. You can also contact the office at kcrump@blueridgearts.org or 540.635.9909 to continue bidding. We will update the bidding on Facebook, so you can follow the progress there as well.

In the Gallery: Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna,  An exhibition of work by Patricia Windrow

Opening Reception Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm with program at 2:30pm

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Opening Reception

Sunday, September 10, 2017 2pm to 4pm

Hors d’oeuvres by Element and Desserts b y Joan Kay, The Woodward House on Manor Grade

Music by Jimmy Gaudreau, mandolin, and Moondi Klein, guitar

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.

Spotlight on Students!

Blue Ridge Arts Council presents Spotlight on Students, 26th Annual Student Art Exhibit
featuring works by students K-12:

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Celebrate the Arts at our Spotlight on Student Artist Open House on March 8 and enjoy student artwork from each of Warren County’s schools throughout the month.

Student Artist Open House, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Exhibit Dates, March 8 – 31, 2017

Gallery Hours, Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

 

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February Community PARTner Events

 

 

 

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PAWcasso Art Exhibit

PAWcasso will feature one of a kind artwork created by shelter pets. These pawsome pieces of art will be on exhibit at BRAC Gallery, 305 East Main Street in Front Royal, VA,  starting Tuesday, February 21st. Animal and art lovers will teach you how to get a esa letter will be able to purchase the original PAWcasso pieces at the exhibit wrap up on Friday, February 24th 6-9PM.

Prices for framed and matted shelter pet PAWcassos:

8×10 $25.00

11×14 $50.00

Refreshments provided. Doors open at 6PM. A $10 good will donation will earn you chance to win a pawsome door prize. For more information call 540-635-4734 EXT 226 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1298053983562783/

 

 

mtlaurelmontessoriMountain Laurel Montessori School’s

sweetheartART gallery opening

3rd Annual Gallery Opening and Fundraiser. View and purchase little artists’s masterpieces, as well as bidding on class projects and pieces from local artists.

Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at the school or at the door. Each ticket includes a drink, food and admission to the gallery for the evening.

For more information visit http://mountainlaurelmontessori.org/event-payments/sweettheart-gallery-openning/ or call 540.636.4257