Art First Forum - December 2013
Don't miss our 2013 Holiday Gala
Opening Reception • Friday, December 6, 6-9 pm.
Show Runs December 4-30, 2013
Three Awards at FCCA
Guerin Wolf won 2nd Place in the November juried exhibit, “Surface Impressions,” at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, and Darren Barnes and Ana Rendich were awarded Honorable Mentions. The juror, Kathleen Westkaemper, praised the high quality of the show and said that the award winners had done works that resonated with her and lingered in her mind long after she first viewed them.
Robyn Ryan was the Featured Artist in Artsy Shark, an Art Business website focused on helping artists to develop their exposure and businesses. Robyn’s feature has been sent to thousands of subscribers and shared on social media by Arstyshark.com which receives over 30,000 unique visitors a month. You can read the article at: http://bit.ly/18IxvIS. “Redwinged Blackbird I” and “Watch Your Back” are 2 of several images included with the article.
"It's Small" at FCCA
This national juried exhibit will be at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts during December and January. Art First members who had work juried into the show are Barbara Taylor Hall, Ana Rendich, Sally Rhone-Kubarek, Robyn Ryan and Guerin Wolf. The size of all works is limited to no more than 14 inches on the longest dimension. Juror Rob McAdams has had a distinguished career in art. Currently he works on integrating the arts across K-12 curriculum as Coordinator for Partners in the Arts, and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies. The exhibit will run from November 30, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The opening reception will be on First Friday, December 6, from 6-8:30 p.m. The juror will speak and present awards at 6:00 p.m.
Barbara Taylor Hall
Ed King will be on display at Sammy T’s in Fredericksburg the month of December.
Robyn Ryan is exhibiting her sculptures “Rolling Bliss” and “Summer Itch” at the Piedmont Virginian Showcase, River District Arts, 3 River Lane, Sperryville, VA. The Exhibit has been extended and runs through December 30, 2013. Sponsored by Piedmont Virginian magazine, the "Piedmont Virginian Showcase" is a major juried exhibit of artwork by artists living and working in the 12 county Piedmont Virginian region. The exhibit is being hosted by River District Arts located at Rappahannock Central in Sperryville, VA. The show has been so well received they plan to hold the showcase annually. The jurors for the show are Donald Allen Mosher, Gary Robertson and Maggie Siner. "Summer Itch" and Robyn’s association with Art First Gallery is also included in the Piedmont Virginian Autumn 2013 Issue which includes their "Guide to the Arts".
Ruth Ann Loving
Ruth Ann Loving participated in the Springmaid Watermedia Exhibit at Springmaid Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC in November 2013. Pictured is one of her watercolor paintings "Romance of the Sea."