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7th Annual New Voice Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, February 9, 5 – 7 pm

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7th Annual New Voice Exhibit – Opening Reception Saturday, February 9, 5 – 7 pm

The Floyd Center for the Arts is once again pleased to welcome several emerging regional artists displaying their work in the Seventh Annual New Voice Exhibit. The public is invited to the Exhibit’s Opening Reception, on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 5:00 -7:00 pm, where light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. This exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, April 6, 2019. Each year the Center invites regional university art instructors to recommend current and former students who are either just starting along their artistic paths, or who are somehow changing their artistic journey in a significant way. The Center also accepts recommendations from its board members and gallery committee members, in order to include a wide variety of new talent in this exhibit. This year’s referrals came from Radford University, Virginia Tech, Hollins University, Bluefield College and Floyd Center for the Arts Gallery Committee members. Also on display at the Center through April 6, will be “Sacred Spaces”, photography by Russell young, in the Falcon Gallery and “Blues Hounds and Other Rock and Roll Animals”, acrylic paintings on wooden panels and found objects by Blacksburg artist Ken Pease. The 2019 list of invited artists is as follows: Miranda Banks, Rocky Mount, VA Julia Bollinger, Copper Hill, VA Justus Darby, Virginia Tech Nicky Dronsick, Bluefield College Reilly Gordon, Radford University Kayla Keen, Hollins University Kate Lydon, Hollins University Aaron Moseley, Floyd, VA Kaitlin Rife, Bluefield...

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Mayfaire Applications Now Available!

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Mayfaire Applications Now Available!

The Floyd Center for the Arts 2nd Annual Mayfaire Saturday & Sunday – May 4 & 5, 2019 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday, 11 :00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday EXHIBITING SPACE/SIZE: All Vendor Spaces are Outside on the grounds of the Floyd Center for the Arts, booth space size is approximately 11’ x 11’ – This is a Rain or Shine event, tents are highly encouraged! Demos Encouraged  EXHIBITING FEES: $80.00 for Non-Member  $65.00 for Center Member **  ($10.00 Previous Vendor discount)         *($5.00 Early bird Discount) = Total Booth Fee Due:               **Discounts CAN be combined *To Receive Early Bird discount, application and fee must be received by Feb 15  Questions?  info@floydartcenter.org or 540-745-2784 Download Application HERE – Mayfaire Application 2019...

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Olga Vinokur in Concert March 31 at 3:00 pm

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Olga Vinokur in Concert March 31 at 3:00 pm

The Floyd Center for the Arts and the Blue Ridge Music Festival proudly present internationally acclaimed pianist, Olga Vinokur in a program of classical piano on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Olga Vinokur is an internationally acclaimed pianist and a dynamic performer on the classical and contemporary music scene who is gaining recognition for “the strength and consistency of her artistry” as noted by NYTimes. She has appeared in US and internationally as recitalist, with orchestra and chamber musician in major venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bargemusic, Merkin Hall, Town Hall in New York, Shangai Oriental Art Center in Shangai, Rudolfinum’s Dvorak Hall and Municipal House’s Smetana Hall in Prague, King’s Place in London, among many others. Ms. Vinokur was a featured artist in the London Chamber Music Society, EuroArts Festival in Prague, Prague Chamber Music Society, Young Artist Festival in Russia, Woodstock Mozart Festival in USA, Israeli “Music in Galilee” Radio Music Festival, Rolfs Piano Festival in USA, International Piano Festivals in Paris and Canary Islands of Spain among many others.  Ms. Vinokur participated in Tel-Hai International Piano Master-classes in Israel where she was awarded a prize in honor of Ada Caspi. She is a frequent performer at Bargemusic in New York where she played solo recitals and chamber concerts, which included the world premiers.​​ Ms. Vinokur is presented in the film documentary “Women of Music”, a classical music series on Bravo TV station in Canada, which features interviews and performances with today’s top classical performers from around the world. She has been heard on WNYC’s “Soundcheck” in New York, BBC in London, the Israeli “Voice of Music” radio station, Czech National Radio, Dutch radio, National radio of France and Switzerland, Russian National Public Radio among others. She has been a recipient of numerous awards and prizes. Tickets for Olga Vinokur on March 31st are $25 for adults, and $15 for students, in advance. $30 at the door, $20 for students.   Ticket options Adult ticket $25.00 USD Student ticket $15.00...

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The Rainier Trio Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 pm

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The Rainier Trio Saturday, March 2 at 7:00 pm

The Rainier Trio with Special Guest Elizabeth Shelor Matheson Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm Now in its tenth season, the Rainier Trio is an exciting and energetic group that captivates audiences with gems from the violin-viola-piano trio repertoire. A combination written for since the 17th century, the repertoire includes works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Milhaud, bridging genres from classical to ragtime and tango. Joining the Rainier Trio as a special guest, Elizabeth Shelor Matheson. Hailed as “two perfect virtuosos” at their international performance debut, Kevin and Bryan Matheson of the Classic Strings Duo were received with critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall début as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour. The duo has been recognized for its mesmerizing and spirited performances – two perfect virtuosos, playing as one. They have teamed up with pianist Brenda Wittwer, a native of Charlotte, NC. She has been accompanist for Theater Charlotte, Pfeiffer University Concert Choir and Sounds of America, a musical group which toured the 48 contiguous states. They have performed a series of concerts in Pittsburgh and on the classical radio station WQED with Alex Jones, principal clarinetist of the Pittsburgh Philharmonic. The trio has performed at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and collaborated with opera singers at the Vocal Arts and Music Festival at Virginia Tech. Their CD was chosen as “CD of the week” by WQED Pittsburgh. Purchase Tickets Here   Rainier Trio, March 2, 2019, 7:00 pm Adult ticket $25.00 USD Student ticket $15.00 USD The Classic Strings Duo and Rainier Trio are partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.    ...

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Call to Artists – The Fiber of Art – Apply Before March 8, 2019

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Call to Artists – The Fiber of Art – Apply Before March 8, 2019

2019 Themed Exhibit – “The Fiber of Art” In the Hayloft Gallery, April 13 – June 1, 2019 Call to Artists, Community Members and Organizations  Theme: Fiber of Art – We invite artists and makers of all kinds to exhibit work that is literally made of fibers, depicts fibers, refers to fibers, or is metaphorically about fibers. Technically a fiber is something that is much longer than it is wide, but for this exhibition we are thinking that there are many ways the theme can be explored. This can include weaving, quilting, and stitchery, but also dietary fiber, fiber optics, the social fabric, threads of ideas, string theory, or the warp and weft of the universe! Entry Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $25/members, $35/non-members is required. This fee includes up to 3 submissions. Applications are due received no later than Friday, March 8, 2019. Selection: The Exhibit Committee will review all entries and reserves the right to withhold entries from the exhibition. Notification of results will be sent out by Friday, March 22, 2019 by phone or e-mail. Delivery and Pickup of work: Accepted work must be delivered to the Center Saturday April 6, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm or Monday, April 8, 10:00am—4:00pm. Work must be picked up Monday, June 3, 10:00am – 4:00pm or by special arrangement. Each piece of work must be permanently identified on the back with title and artist. Wall art must be fitted with wire or other means for secure hanging. Gallery staff will not prepare work for hanging. Sawtooth hangers are NOT acceptable. A “People’s Choice” award of $50 will be awarded. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite piece. The winner will be announced after the end of the exhibit. Sales: A 30% commission for members and 40% for nonmembers will be charged for all sales by the gallery. Sales tax will be collected and reported by The Center. Artists’ Reception: Saturday, April 13, 5-7pm Fiber of Art application...

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Change the World!

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Change the World!

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Floyd County High School Art Exhibit- Opening Reception December 7th, 4-6pm

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Floyd County High School Art Exhibit- Opening Reception December 7th, 4-6pm

All are invited to join us at Opening Reception on Friday, Dec 7th, 4-6pm Floyd, VA – Floyd County High School students open their annual show at the Floyd Center for the Arts on Friday, Dec. 7th, 4-6PM. Also opening the same evening – Russell Young’s “Sacred Spaces” and Ken Pease’s “The Blues Hounds and Other Rock and Roll Animals.” Each year, Floyd County High School Art students and teachers prepare, hang, and display their artwork in the Hayloft Gallery.   This show is a learning experience for students as it allows them to understand the entire process of a professional artist. This year instructors Aven Tanner and Kimberly Ingram will introduce over 200 pieces of work from over 70 Floyd Co. High School students. Media includes pottery, sculptures in paper mache’, cardboard and clay, drawings in pencil, chalk and oil pastels, colored pencil and ink, and paintings in acrylic and oil. The High School show will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery until Jan. 19th 2019. Opening the same night, Floyd photographer, Dr. Russell Young will present his exhibition, “Sacred Spaces” in the Falcon Gallery. Dr. Young’s work explores some of Scotland’s hidden spaces as well as some of its most monumental architecture. Dr. Young said of his show, “My visual interest lies in permanence and decay, renewing and revisiting, places where time moves on a non-human scale. Such places with their quiet, serene surroundings nonetheless are rife with decades, or perhaps centuries, of tension, especially concerning memory and loss. The most difficult task is to transcribe the whispers of the spirits that are carried on the breezes into a visual media.” In the Breezeway gallery, Ken Pease displays his fun and whimsical work in wood and paint. Mr. Pease has been listening to his music too loud and painting weird and colorful pictures since he was a kid.  He has worked as a graphic and folk artist, a teacher, and a gallery manager. He is inspired by great music and musicians, his family, and stuff that makes folks laugh and feel good about this crazy world we all live in. For more information about The Floyd Center for the Arts: FloydArtCenter.org or call 540-745-2784. The Center is located at 220 Parkway Lane South in Floyd, ½ mile south of the stoplight on Route 8. Regular hours are: Monday – Saturday, 10AM – 5PM. If you have any questions regarding the exhibit or about the Center in general, please contact us at info@floydartcenter.org or...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 12 – 17, 2019

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 12 – 17, 2019

2019 Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists Application and Information Festival Dates: August 12-17, 2019 Call to Artists:   December 1, 2018 Deadline February 15, 2019 Notification by March 4, 2019 Combination of invitational and juried. $35 application fee for members, $40 for non-members. Those not accepted to the festival MAY participate in the Quick Draw event.  Cash and Merchandise Awards. Paint Southwestern Virginia’s most picturesque attractions on the Blue Ridge Platueau! Artists will enjoy discovering the mountains, hills, streams, and fields of beautiful Floyd County, Virginia. Painting venues including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Château Morrisette Winery, the Floyd EcoVillage, Apple Ridge Farm, and the Town of Floyd. Events include artist demos, wine tastings, farm-to-table dinner, Quick Draw Contest at the Historic Floyd Country Store & Friday Night Jamboree, art sale and Gala! Floyd Plein Air Biennial 2019 – Schedule (so far, check back soon for more information!) Current Schedule: Sun., August 11:                 Arrival – Artists arrive and settle into housing, register at the Center, materials stamping, pick up welcome bags Mon., August 12:               Apple Ridge Farm, Copper Hill Tues., August 13:               Blue Ridge Parkway Painting all day along the BRP, social media live feeds and pics noting where artists are set up. Wed., August 14:               Chateau Morrisette Winery Painting in and around the winery and vineyards all day. Thurs., August 15:             Floyd Eco Village Painting in and around the Eco Village and farm all day. Demo in afternoon by a Healing Arts Program Artist-in-Residence Fri., August 16:                   Town of Floyd Painting in and around the town limits of Floyd all day. Quick Draw:  The Friday Night Jamboree, 6-9pm Sat., August 17th              Collector’s Reception 5-6pm, (ticketed, open bar) Gala and Sale 6-9pm, cash bar Main sale/show in Hayloft (2019 Curated Show) Quick Draw works in Community Room Artists may have their painting supports stamped throughout the event at the art center and at the venues– only stamped supports will be eligible for judging and sale. Artists are encouraged to turn in framed paintings during the week – all work with the exception of the Quick Draw pieces, must be turned in by 4pm on Friday the 14th. Quick Draw pieces must be turned into the Center directly after the Friday night event. FPAB 2019 Application Form Artist Application Fee Member $35.00 USDNon-Member $40.00...

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Mayfaire Vendor Applications Coming soon!

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Mayfaire Vendor Applications Coming soon!

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24th Annual Winterfest and Festival of Trees – Dec 1 & 2, 2018

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24th Annual Winterfest and Festival of Trees – Dec 1 & 2, 2018

Shop local, shop handmade, shop FUN!  The Floyd Center for the Arts 24th Annual Winterfest Arts & Crafts Festival and the 5th Annual Festival of Trees will be held on Saturday December 1, 10 am – 5 pm and on Sunday, December 2, 11 am – 5 pm.  This year’s event features more than 30 artisan vendors selling their wares, kids’ holiday-themed art activities, our ever-popular Art Cafe offering breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks, and more than 50 trees and wreaths decorated by local businesses and organizations available in a silent auction.  Admission is FREE and all are welcome to join in the festive family fun! The first Winterfest was designed as a year-end showcase of local artisanship and creativity, in time for local residents’ holiday shopping, many of whom have a policy of buying locally made handcrafted gifts for friends and family. Twenty-three years later, Winterfest remains the best opportunity for shoppers to find a wide variety of handmade, local, unique gifts all offered at one place, allowing shoppers to connect with makers and learn the stories behind the gifts. Back for its fifth year, Festival of Trees features a silent auction of decorated trees and wreaths. The Floyd Center for the Arts has partnered with Floyd businesses and organizations to celebrate the holiday season and also encourage shoppers to visit local outlets for gifts, decorations, and food for the season.  This year’s Festival of Trees has over 50 participating businesses.  Each pre-decorated, tabletop holiday tree or hanging wreath will be on display at Winterfest, with the final bidding for visitors to win a tree to take home for the holidays finishing at 4:30PM on Sunday, Dec 2.  A complete list of participating businesses will be posted to this page once it is available. The Art Café will again be a significant element of the offerings, full of homemade delicacies, baked goods, soups, snacks, and more.  A special FREE kids’ holiday ornament craft activity is also planned for the little ones to enjoy. Floyd County’s Annual Holiday Christmas Parade will also be held on Sunday, December 2  at 3:00 pm, presented by Floyd Co Merchants & Businessmen Associates.  The theme for 2018 is “Toyland”.  So, come shop at Winterfest then stay for the parade and have a great day in Floyd!  (Please note, the road will be closed during the parade, so if you are still north of the Center on Route 8 at 3, you won’t be able to get through to reach the Floyd Center for the Arts until the parade ends at about 4:30, and, conversely, if you are at the Center at 3:00 pm, you will not be able to get through downtown Floyd, heading north on Route 8, until about 4:30 pm. Winterfest is open until 5, though, with final bidding on the silent auction Festival of Trees closing at 4:30 pm, so you’re welcome to stay)! For more information, call or email 540-745-2784 or info@floydartcenter.org Artisan Vendors Include: A Crooked Little House Abby Reczek Pottery Aileen Fletcher Avery Crafty Gal Ayurveda Posters, Staengl Design Barbara Von Claparede-Crola BeaDazzled Betse Dunham Boyds Woodcrafts Bronwen Valentine Art Carrino Arts Chris Frazier Fancy Scrap Flashy Glass Creations Floyd County Humane Society Frog Hollow Pottery Green Deva Hardscuffle Handcrafts Heritage Arts Jan’s Crafts Little Raven Clayworks Little River Turning Locust Grove...

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