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Floyd Plein Air Festival Patron Passes

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Two types of tickets are available! Exclusive All-Access Patron Pass $100 (Limit of 25 available): Thursday, August 16, 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 will be on display and available for purchase to dinner patrons. Saturday, August 18, 4-5pm: Collectors Preview Reception.  Start picking out your favorite pieces, enjoy a glass of wine and mingle with the artists in a casual atmosphere at the Floyd Center for the Arts before the doors open to the public. Plus all the ticketed events of a Standard Patron Pass Purchase the Floyd Plein Air Festival All-Access Patron Pass below: Passes will become available June 1, 2017. Standard Patron Pass $25: Wednesday, August 15, 1-4pm: Artist Painting Demonstration on the Pressing Patio at Chateau Morrisette Winery. Sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery under the shade of the patio, while festival participating artist, Thomas Bradshaw, paints and discusses his plein air approach. Wednesday, August 15, 3-4pm: Private wine tasting with festival artists at Chateau Morrisette Winery.  Light refreshments served. Friday, August 17, 1-4pm: Artist Painting Demonstration and Talk in Downtown Floyd.  Join Festival Juror, Valerie Craig, as she paints the unique town of Floyd.  Private viewing area will be roped off for festival artists and patrons to sit, watch, and discuss with Valerie. Purchase the Floyd Plein Air Festival Standard Patron Pass below: Passes will become available June 1, 2017. There are many free events during the festival.  Please join us as much as you can throughout the week! Monday, August 14, 10am-5pm: Open painting time for artists at Apple Ridge Farm Monday, August 14, 5pm-7pm: Welcome Reception at Apple Ridge Farm, light refreshments and cash beer/wine bar Tuesday, August 15, all day: Open painting time for artists on the Blue Ridge Parkway Wednesday, August 16, daybreak-1pm, 5pm-nightfall: Open painting time for artists at Chateau Morrisette Winery Thursday, August 17,daybreak-5pm: Open painting time for artists at Riverstone Organic Farm Friday, August 18, daybreak-1pm, 5pm-nightfall: Open painting time for artists in Downtown Floyd Saturday, August 19, 9am-12pm: Quick Paint Competition at Chateau Morrisette Winery Saturday, August, 19, 5pm-9pm: Festival Celebration, refreshments and cash beer/wine bar, announcement by Juror of Festival Award...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists

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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 Woodford, VA www.janfinnduffy.com David Finnell of Maurertown, VA www.davidfinnellwatercolors.com Kim Hall of Richmond, VA www.kimhallstudio.com Kathleen Hudson of Lexington, KY www.kathleenbhudson.com George Jennings of Tappahannock, VA Paul Keyser of Charlotte, NC www.paulkeysar.com Brett LaGue of Fincastle, VA www.brettlague.com Dan Michael of Mechanicsville, VA www.danielmichaelfineart.com Marsha Slopes-Paulekas of Floyd, VA www.marshasstudio.tumblr.com Maria  Reardon of Rockville, VA www.mariareardon.com Jeremy Sams of Archdale, NC www.jeremysams.com Karen Sewell of Willis, VA www.karensewellfineart.com Peg Sheridan of Staunton, VA www.pegsheridan.com Kenneth Smith of Pulaski, VA www.kensmithfineart.com Cindy Vener of Lynchburg, VA www.cindyvener.com Meg West of Crozet, VA www.megwestpainting.com Lori White of Raleigh, NC www.ldwhiteart.com Kathleen Willingham of Bealeton, VA www.kathleenwillingham.com Joli Ayn Wood of Floyd, VA www.paintingsbyjoliaynwood.com Jennifer Young of Ashland, VA...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Juror & Prizes

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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 Certificate from Mish Mish Art Supplies in Blacksburg VA Best Night Painting Award – Gamblin Artist Grade Oil Colour Set, valued at $160 Best Farm Scene Award – Gift Package from Raymar Art About the Juror: Valerie Craig is known for her impressionist approach to color and light. Craig’s subject matter includes urban and rural landscapes as well as intimate still life paintings, and figures within a landscape. Craig has had more than twenty years in the field to date, painting in both watercolor and oils. Her awards and honors are many, however a few include: Gold/Mayor’s Choice Award Ireland’s 2013 Art in the Open Festival, Grand Prize in the American Women Online Juried Competition, and Best in Show in the 2011 and 2008 Wayne Plein Air Competition. To learn more about Valerie Craig, please visit her website http://valeriecraig.com/  ...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Schedule

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Proposed Schedule: Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017: Monday, August 14  Apple Ridge Farm – Visit to Apple Ridge Farm to “get acquainted” with Floyd County – Open paint for artists – Welcome reception for artists, patrons, partners, and hosts in the evening Tuesday, August 15  Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond – Open paint for artists in the county and Dinner outing for the artists    6 – 8 pm TBA Wednesday, August 16 Blue Ridge Parkway & Chateau Morrisette Winery– Artists paint the Parkway & surrounding areas Wednesday, August 16  Chateau Morrisette Winery – Artist Demonstration, 1-3pm and Private Wine Tasting, 3-4pm Thursday, August 17  Riverstone Organic Farm – Artists paint at the farm, Farm Tours, 3-4pm, Farm to Table Dinner with the artists, 6 – 10pm   Artist works created during day will be available for sale. Friday, August 18   Town of Floyd – Artists paint the town – Art Demonstration & Talk: Quick Paint Judge 1 – 3pm, Special Sunset & Night Paint, 7 – 10pm at the Friday Night Jamboree and the Artisan Market Saturday, August 19  Chateau Morrisette – Quick Paint Competition & Awards, 9 – 12pm, Open Paint in the afternoon.    Gala Awards Reception – Best in Week & Quick Paint Competition Awarded, and “Wet” Painting Sale at Floyd Center for the Arts, 6 – 8:30pm  ($10 admission if have not purchased Patron Weekly...

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Winners of the “Art Works For Us” Photo Contest

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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 photographer and writer, Doug Thompson, judged the submitted photos. “As with all judging of works of arts, it is a subjective view of a judge, in this case a judge who is a news photographer”, stated Doug. “It was not easy because of the various entries having strong points.” The winners are: 1st Place for $100: “Green Man” by Aileen Fletcher 2nd Place for $50: “Pillar of the Community” by Diane Davidson 3rd Place for $25: “Hallelujah” by June Damanti Doug felt, “The straight on angle and tight composition, was unique from the other angles on what was a favorite subject to nearly all of the contestants”, about his first place choice, “Green Man”. He also stated that the “Pillar of the Community” combined the natural color of nature with the piece of art and felt it told the story. The image of “Hallelujah” he chose because “ I felt that it best combined the various elements of the community”. The “Art Works For Us” program is now entering is third season and is accepting applications from host venues and artists. Artists are paid for the display of their artwork an honorarium of $500. Please contact the Floyd Center for the Arts to learn more or visit www.FloydArtCenter.org.    ...

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Call for Public Art – “Art Works For Us”

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Call for Public Art – “Art Works For Us”

“Art Works For Us” is a public sculpture/outdoor art tour through Floyd County VA. The Floyd Center for the Arts is pleased to continue and expand our public art program, “Art Works For Us”, through 2018. We are now calling for interested businesses and landowners, and artists, to apply to the program. How to Participate: Business or Landowner: you can participate by providing a venue for displaying a sculpture or other outdoor artwork, this program will be a chance to express their own individuality and their support for the creative spirit that is Floyd. Business and private landowners can indicate their interest in hosting artwork by filling out an interest form with information about their property. Local or Regional Artist: are encouraged to produce large-scale work for public display. This is an invitation to lend their creativity and vision to be part of Floyd’s aesthetic environment.   Artists are asked to fill out an application describing their artwork. Photos or sketches of their artwork will be required. The Plan and Costs: Businesses/Landowners Interest Forms and Applications from Artists are due Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (Download the applications by clicking the links or stop by the Center to pick up printed forms!) The Center will review all forms and pair artists with appropriate sites. Businesses/Landowners will have the final approval of the artwork and asked to pay the participating site fee of $100 to the Center by July 31, 2017. The Floyd Center for the Arts will pay the accepted Artists an honorarium of $500 after the artwork is installed. These funds are provided by a grant from the NRV Community Foundation. Artists will work with Business/Landowners to install artwork in August 2017. Artwork will be on display for one calendar year. At that time Business/Landowners may choose to purchase the artwork from the artist. The trail includes an interactive map and signage at each artwork site. Click here to take a virtual tour of the 2016-2017 program! Benefits of Participating: According to the NRV Livability Report “Developing arts and cultural activities to serve as a “community draw” can stimulate business activity, attract tourism revenue, and help retain high quality employers and employees by creating highly desirable places in which to raise a family, work and retire.“  The “Art Works For Us” program offers exactly what this report is referring to, both artists and business/landowners will gain visibility in our community.  Public artwork may lead to other commissioned pieces for the artists.  Businesses may see increased attention by tourists and locals, and in turn increased profit. The use of an online interactive map allows tourists to easily navigate to other trail sites and increase traffic to the business that the artwork is installed...

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Wes McCune in Concert, May 12

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Wes McCune in Concert, May 12

SAVE THE DATE – FRIDAY, MAY 12th at 7:30 PM – Piano recital given by Wes McCune at the Floyd Center for the Arts. Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door and student ticketsare $15.00. Come and enjoy this wonderful evening of piano music and support your art center at the same time. Wesley McCune is a classically trained pianist living in Floyd, Virginia.   He performs with singer Karin Paludan (Washington Performing Arts artist); Marissa Regni (principal 2nd violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra) and trumpeter Douglas Wilson. As a soloist he has performed recitals and concerti with chamber orchestras. He has performed at the Tibor Varga Music Festival in Switzerland, the Schumann House in Leipzig, Winfield House in London, at the British and Austrian embassies in Washington, the Kennedy Center and many venues throughout the Washington, DC area. Mr. McCune retired from teaching in 2016. He taught at John Adams Elementary School, a CETA (Changing Education through the Arts) partner school with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His awards include the Alex Award (the Alexandria Commission for the Arts); the Whole Village Award (the Virginia Education Association); the Excellence in Education Award (Alexandria Chamber of Commerce); citations from the mayor and city council of Alexandria, Virginia; and The Agnes Meyer Award for Outstanding Teaching from The Washington Post....

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Three New Exhibits Opening Sat. April 8

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Three New Exhibits Opening Sat. April 8

Opening Reception for Three New Art Exhibits @ the Floyd Center for the Arts Saturday, April 8, 5-7pm All are welcome to the free and fun event. Meet the artists and enjoy the artwork. Light refreshments served and cash bar. “New Voice” presented in the Hayloft Gallery The New Voices exhibition allows regional emerging artists to show a significant body of work Artworks from ten new voices featuring young innovations, have been selected by the Hayloft Gallery Committee. They are: Allison Fisher, Virginia Tech Burke Staunton, Radford University Emma Meadors, Ferrum College Jania Lanum, Roanoke College Jason Tueller, Floyd County Judith Lamb, Hollins University Langley Anderson, Radford University Paxton Rankin, Virginia Tech Rachel Van Pelt, Floyd County Sidney Rhyne, Roanoke College Joel Gendelman Photography presented in the Falcon Gallery Joel’s first love is portraiture. He cherishes the moment when the subject, the scene, and the artist are woven together. Joel also treasures landscapes where the elements of sky, building, and earth come together to create a unified emotion. The photographers whom Joel most emulate are Diane Arbus and Lisettee Model for how they captured humanity in the most unlikely places. He also studied the work of Karsh, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Edward Weston, and Cartier Bresson. Selected Artworks by the Floyd Artists Association presented in the Breezeway The Floyd Artists Association mission is to support and promote artists of Floyd County and contribute to the creative arts culture of Floyd by providing a downtown, professional setting that fosters creativity, quality art and interaction between artists, patrons and the public. This exhibition represents the partnership with the Floyd Center for the Arts and the roles each organization has in our creative...

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Paper Blooms FREE workshops, Saturday, March 25

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Paper Blooms FREE workshops, Saturday, March 25

The Floyd Center for the Arts invites our community to free paper flower making workshops on Saturday, March 25. The workshops are being organized by Roanoke College’s Olin Hall Galleries as part of their Paper Blooms Project.   Talia Logan, Olin Hall Galleries Director, will lead participants in creating “map roses” during three workshop time frames. Demonstrations start at 10am, 12:30pm and 2pm at the Center. All flowers made will be added to the Paper Blooms Project, a collaborative based exhibition that will be composed of a collection of hand-made paper flowers to create a community garden. This exhibition will be on view at Roanoke College’s Olin Hall Gallery, January to March, 2018. Participants of all ages are welcome to join any of the three workshop times at the Floyd Center for the Arts (parents, please plan to stay with your children).   All materials will be provided. Participants can show up at the workshop time most convenient for them or RSVP online on the Center’s Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/FloydArts/. The Floyd Center for the Arts’ address is 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd VA. Please call 540-745-2784 or visit www.FloydArtCenter.org for more...

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Julius Quartet, April 1

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Julius Quartet, April 1

Hailed as “the captivating young string quartet” (The Bennington Banner), the Julius Quartet is rapidly making itself known in the chamber music world. Formed in the fall of 2012, the group held a special residency as “The Boston Conservatory’s Honors String Quartet”. Currently, the quartet is the Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, where they work intensely with the celebrated Shanghai Quartet. As passionate chamber musicians, the quartet strives to not only explore the extensive quartet repertoire but also to present their unique voice within the music. Recognized for their high level of artistry, the group was awarded 1st prize at the first annual MA-ASTA  String Quartet/Quintet Competition by unanimous vote, and was nominated for the Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur Foote Award. Join us Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30pm Presented by The Virginia Blue Ridge Music Festival and The Floyd Center for the Arts.   Julius String Quartet, April 1, 2017, 7:30 pm Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00 USD Learn more about The Julius Quartet at https://www.thejuliusquartet.com Hyun Jeong Helen Lee – Violin David Do – Violin   John Batchelder – Viola Byron Hogan –...

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