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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



June 2016
Okra & More by Johnny Johnson

According to Johnny P. Johnson, “the much maligned vegetable”, okra, will be featured in his latest exhibit at Art First Gallery in downtown Fredericksburg. Okra triggers reflections on childhood, on heritage and on history in these latest works. Even dried okra seeds and pods, collected for years in anticipation of this show, add texture to some paintings.

Johnny’s portfolio of thousands of figurative, realistic and abstract paintings spans 60 years. Collectors come from here and abroad. His work also hangs in embassies, hospitals, and other institutions.

In 1959, Johnny moved to Fredericksburg to teach art. He is also an original member of its oldest cooperative gallery, Art First, formed in 1992. The community remains grateful for his role as an art educator and advisor, and he continues to find diverse and innovative ways to share his lifelong passion for art.

Johnny JOhnson
Johnny JOhnson
Johnny JOhnson
Johnny JOhnson
Johnny JOhnson

Art by other Art First Members

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


Ariel Freeman

"Music Man" - Ariel Freeman

Sally Rhone-Kubarek

"Flea Market" - Sally Rhone-Kubarek

Chris O'Kelley

"Robin Perched" - Chris O'Kelley

Linda Warshaw

"Early Ride at Belmont" - Linda Warshaw