Floyd Plein Air Festival Celebration and Awards
Aug21

Floyd Plein Air Festival Celebration and Awards

Floyd Plein Air Festival Awards: Best in Week Platinum Award, Sponsored by Plein Air Magazine and the Floyd Center for the Arts: Kyle Buckland, “A Quiet Night on the Town”. Gold Award, Sponsored by SourceTek: Jeremy Sams, “Vaughan’s Mill” Silver Award, Sponsored by Golden Products: Thomas Bradshaw, “The Hangout” Bronze Award, Sponsored by Ampersand: Kathleen Hudson, “Morning Shroud” Best Farm Scene, Sponsored by Raymar: Maria Reardon,...

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Farm-to-Table Dinner, August 17th

Dinner will be created by Chef Ashleigh Ward at Riverstone Farm. Ms. Ward baked her first cake at six years old, cultivating her passion for cooking at a young age.  With 18 years of experience in the industry, Ashleigh has filled many roles, from catering for films and commercials, feeding the masses at festivals, to creating intimate private events. Through this a deep appreciation was gained. Discovery and experimentation are...

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Jazz & Blues Concert, Aug. 25th, 7:30pm
Jul25

Jazz & Blues Concert, Aug. 25th, 7:30pm

Floyd Center for the Arts presents… Jazz & Blues with performance by Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM   In Floyd for one performance: Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five Shawn Spencer is the vocalist for Star City Swag, a group based in Roanoke, VA, that harkens to a bygone era of classic blues and jazz. Drawn to the elegance and sophistication of jazz greats like Ella...

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“Old Lands, New Visions” – a curated photography exhibit
Jul20

“Old Lands, New Visions” – a curated photography exhibit

The Floyd Center for the Arts will be showing a curated exhibit of photography from August 11 to October 7 titled “Old Lands, New Visions”. The show will be curated by noted photographer Russ Young. It will exhibit the works of six outstanding U.S. artists hailing from across of the country and feature images from around the globe. An opening reception will be held on August 19th in the Hayloft Gallery from 5 to 7 pm with...

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New River Art Biennial & Two More New Exhibits Open Sat. June 17
Jun12

New River Art Biennial & Two More New Exhibits Open Sat. June 17

The New River Art 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition is coordinated by the Floyd Center for the Arts in Floyd Virginia. Held since 1991, the exhibition rotates every two years among thiscenter, the Blacksburg Regional Art Association and Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley in Pulaski. These three art organizations all have non-profit, 501(c) 3 status. 2017 marks the 14th time the juried New River Art Biennial has been held.  The...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Patron Passes

Two types of tickets are available! Please Print and Keep your online receipt as your ticket! Exclusive All-Access Patron Pass $100 (Limit of 25 available): Thursday, August 17, 6-10pm: Farm to Table Dinner with Festival Artists.  Organic and farm-fresh foods will be prepared for this unique experience at Riverstone Organic Farm by Chef .  Dinner will feature wines from Chateau Morrisette Winery.  Artist works from the day of painting...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists

Artist’s Name, Origin & Website Sarah Baptist of Wilmington DE  www.sarahbaptistart.com   Joanna Barnum of Abingdon, MD www.joannabarnum.com   Thomas Bradshaw of Blackstone, VA www.thomasbradshaw.net   Nancy Brittle of Remington, VA www.nancybrittle.com   Kyle Buckland of Abington, VA www.artpal.com/bucklandfineart   Arlene Daniel of Winston Salem, NC www.arleneedaniel.com   Jan Finn-Duffy of...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Juror & Prizes

Prizes include: Best in Week Platinum Award – $1,000 and a ¼ page artist’s ad in an upcoming issue of Plein Air Magazine valued at $1,200! Quick Paint Competition Winner – $500 Gold Award -Gift Package of Premium Panels from SourceTek, valued at $250 Silver Award – $200 Gift Certificate from Golden Artists Colors Bronze Award – $150 Gift Package from Ampersand Art Best Local Artist Award – $200 Gift...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Schedule

Schedule of events for the Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017: Monday, August 14 – Venue: Apple Ridge Farm located at 9230 Pine Forest Rd NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079 Artists arriving early to Floyd are invited to spend the day at Apple Ridge Farm painting and experiencing Floyd County. Welcome Reception 5-7pm is free and open to the public. All artists, patrons, sponsors, and hosts are invited to toast the future of a wonderful upcoming...

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Winners of the “Art Works For Us” Photo Contest
Apr28

Winners of the “Art Works For Us” Photo Contest

Great Images of Public Art Winners of the “Art Works For Us” photography competition For the last two years the Floyd Center for the Arts has organized a public art tour through Floyd County called “Art Works For Us”. During the spring “Meet the Artists” tour on Sunday, April 9, 2017, the Center also ran a photography competition. Visitors were encouraged to photograph the art during that day and submit their work to the Center. Local...

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