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Exhibition Schedule

2018 Exhibitions


Featuring Adam DeSio
All Members Exhibition

February 27 - April 2

Opening Reception
First Friday, March 2


Featuring Tammy Hedge
All Members Exhibition

April 3 - 30

Opening Reception
First Friday, April 6

Updated Schedule Coming Soon



May 2016
Imaginings by Sheryl Crowell


Versatile local artist Sheryl Crowell marks her fifteenth year at Art First Gallery with new works featuring the imaginative use of recycled and whimsical materials. Best known for her sensitive and subtle manipulation of acrylic paint in images of archetypal women and children, in this show, Sheryl considered all media as fair game. She playfully incorporates metallic thread; beads; plastic bread tags; dried orchid petals, and rhinestones. Her intuitive use of unlikely materials generates a creative series of “party animals”.

Sheryl studied art at the University of Mary Washington. Her work has been featured at libraries in North Stafford, Fredericksburg and Bowling Green. She’s also participated in group shows in local restaurants and libraries. This is her seventh solo show at Art First.

Sheryl Crowell

"Party Puffin" - Sheryl Crowell

Sheryl Crowell

"Sunrise Zebra" - Sheryl Crowell

Sheryl Crowell

"Tacky Plastic Zebra" - Sheryl Crowell

Art by other Art First Members

Below are pieces included in the exhibit by other members of Art First members.


Cathy Herndon

"Halong Bay - Vietnam" - Cathy Herndon

Tarver Harris

"Stargazer" - Tarver Harris

Joyce Leatherwood

"Forrest Layers" - Joyce Leatherwood

David Lovegrove

"Abandoned Shut" - David Lovegrove