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New River Art 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition

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New River Art 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition

Submit your artwork here Application Due April 25, 2017! Call for Entry New River Art printable The Floyd Center for the Arts invites visual media artists within 150 miles of Floyd to submit artwork for exhibition in the New River Art Biennial 2017. This is the 14th New River Art Biennial exhibition. This exhibit rotates every two years between this Floyd Center for the Arts, the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley (FACNRV) in Pulaski and the Blacksburg Regional Art Association. Top cash prize for this exhibition is $500, and other cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded.  Artwork will be selected by Juror Amy Shawley of Virginia.  This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older that live within 150 miles of Floyd.  Work must be original and executed within the past two years. Video, audio, and performing works of art are not accepted for this exhibition. Exhibit dates are June 9 to August 5, 2017. Opening Reception on Saturday, June 17, 2017. For more information, including history and past works, please visit the New River Art Website ABOUT THE JUROR: Amy Shawley is a Virginia-based visual artist whose painting and illustration is inspired by the natural world.  Her work incorporates fauna, flora, landscapes, and textures she has encountered during her travels and everyday life. After earning her Art History degree, developing her love of paint, and exhibiting her work in New York and LA, Amy was selected and trained in 2008 by Golden Artist Colors for their Working Artist Program.  She taught and lectured in their southern California territory for six years then relocated back east to offer painting lectures in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Amy teaches art workshops nationally, offers online education, and published her first book in 2015, Acrylic Texture Techniques: Rock, Metal and Wood. ELIGIBILITY:  Artists must live within 150 miles of the Floyd Center for the Arts. Open to all artists 18 years of age or older.  Work must be original and executed within the past two years. MEDIA: All fine arts and fine craft media including painting, sculpture, graphics, ceramics, textiles, mixed media, photography, time-based/new media and installation are accepted. Handicrafts are not eligible.  Artist may submit up to three (3) artworks. ENTRY FEE:  Entry Fee is for up to three works and is non-refundable. A fee of $40 is required for to submit artwork for consideration in this exhibit.  Current Floyd Center members are eligible for a reduced rate of $35.  Please use coupon code MEM to receive this discounted fee when paying online.  If you wish to become a member of the Center, please visit our website and pay for your membership before submitting your work at www.floydartcenter.org.  If paying by check, please make checks payable to:  Floyd Center for the Arts and mail it to: 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd VA, 24091. SUBMISSION OF ARTWORK: Visit www.callforentry.org to submit your images.  A total of THREE (3) works of art may be submitted for jurying per artist. Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Work that is considerably different than the submitted images may not be accepted.  Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety.  Artists may submit a secondary image showing a detailed section of the work.  Artists submitting...

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Jax Workshops & Classes

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Jax Workshops & Classes

Workshops and Classes in every medium are offered at the Center. View them by month or by medium in our Workshop & Class list by clicking here.  We also take requests for classes, which is a way for our students to tell us when they want a class to be scheduled.   Many classes are offered by local teaching artists, but we also offer classes and workshops by nationally known artists.  We will have about 70 classes scheduled in 2017.

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Rolston String Quartet, March 2

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Rolston String Quartet, March 2

Join the center in a evening of delightful music performed by the Rolston String Quartet.  The 2016 First Prize winner of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet was named among the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s 2016 “30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30″. Join us Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30pm Rolston String Quartet, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00 USD   Learn more about the Rolston String Quartet at http://www.rolstonstringquartet.com/rsq/ Luri Lee – Violin   Jeffrey Dyrda – Violin Hezekiah Leung – Viola Jonathan Lo –...

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Floyd Artisan Trail Participant Applications and Information

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Floyd Artisan Trail Participant Applications and Information

The Floyd Artisan Trail is a tour of artisans, farms, galleries and more throughout Floyd County.  The tour dates for this year are Friday through Sunday, June 9-11, 2017. Anyone interested in being represented on the tour as a stop or a sponsor is asked to fill out the application and return it with payment by Wednesday, March 1, 2017 to the Floyd Center for the Arts.   Click here to download a PDF version of the application to print and fill out by hand. Click here to download a WORD version of the application that you can type into and email to the center.   2017 June Tour: Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11, 2017 Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12-5pm The June Tour is a 3-day tour featuring sites across Floyd County area with activities at artisan home studios; galleries and shops; wineries; farms and farm markets; and restaurant and lodging sites. Site activities include the sales and exhibit of fine art, hand-craft and farm products; classes and demonstrations, and talks at sites throughout the county. Retail sites must sell or promote local hand-craft, art or agricultural products. 2017 Timeline/ Deadlines March 1 – Participant application and payment deadline. March 8 – Photos and text from participants. Early April – Trail Tour Guide ready for distribution May 25 – Items in for marketing display at Welcome Center* End of May/ Early June – Heavy NPR advertising/Print Ads/Facebook Ad Campaign June 9-11 – Floyd Artisan Trail June Tour June 9-17 – Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming (promotion of Floyd studios & sites open during any days during this time that folks choose) Continued marketing of Artisan Trail sites through website, FB, brochures, special events, etc. Guidelines for Participants Participants must be linked to local art, hand-craft or agriculture in what you promote, sell or create. Restaurants and lodging sites must reflect a local cultural aspect. Must be open all hours of June Artisan Trail Tour: Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11. Fee: $150. For June tour, all-season marketing, potential fall or other activities. ($75 Additional fee to be listed more than once as a sight in another site category. Must be located in Floyd County, or by special request approved by committee. Site is responsible for own business issues- liability insurance, sales tax collection.                                  (There are no county business license requirements of trail sites) 2-Wheel drive accessible site. Visitor friendly, signage if home site. Participate actively in this event and it’s promotion! Participate in gathering information from visitors and in evaluation of project to help us assess best marketing strategies and provide data for sponsors/supporters. OPTIONAL: Floyd Artisan Trail Tour Committee. Join us! Marketing Components (examples, not total list) Website: floydartisantrail.org Print Artisan Trail Brochure with map and contact information good all year. Facebook Page with active posts and a Facebook Ad Campaign leading up to the June Tour. VA Visitor Centers – Rack card & brochure placement Print ads Public Radio – Roanoke & NC Other social networking Partnered & free marketing   To learn more about the tour, visit...

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February & March New Art Exhibitions

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February & March New Art Exhibitions

The Center is pleased to open three new art exhibitions in this spring.   Opening reception for all three exhibits is Saturday, February 18th, 5-7pm.  The reception and exhibitions are alway free adn open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available during the opening reception as well. February and March of 2017 will feature: New Works, our annual community exhibition of new artworks from regional artists in the Hayloft Gallery Participating Artists: Charlie Brouwer,Jennifer Carpenter, Patricia Carr, Eric Cowan, Judy Crowgey, Ginger Danz, Kathleen Dawe, Christian DeMaria, Gaëtan Desombre, Aileen Fletcher, Barbara Gillespie, Meredith Gregg, Alison Hatter, Sean Hatter, Rosana Lopez Haugh, Cielo Sand Hodson, Amanda Jeffers, Fred Jones, Ruth Lefko, Nathan Popp, Helen Shaw, Aaron Staengl, Howard Wenger, Shaun Whiteside, Joli Ayn Wood, David Wooden, Patricia Robin Woodruff, Geraldine Young, & Russ Young Celebrate the Past and Present in Paint, artwork by Suzanne Davis Ross with her daughter and granddaughter, Michele and Bethany Walter Suzanne Davis Ross will be holding a workshop at the Center on Watercolor Portraits in conjunction with this exhibition.  Click here to learn more about her workshop! About Suzanne Davis Ross, WHS:  Suzanne is a Roanoker, who actively advocates for the arts. After earning her Masters of Art Education, Radford University 1982, she continues her education with master painters and shares that with her students. 2002, Suzanne was awarded membership in Watercolor Honor Society, Springfield Art Museum, Missouri. May 2016, her portrait of her granddaughter Bethany Walter won an  Award of Distinction in the 37th Annual Virginia Watercolor Society. Suzanne is a founding member. June “Best Pick” Smith Mountain Lake, Suzanne was awarded First in Watercolor. In July, a contour drawing won at Bath County Art Show. August-October, “Paint Trail”, 30 western paintings from her American landscape series comprised her solo showing at Unitarian Universalist, Blacksburg. The watercolors were painted during her husband’s retirement and their twelve years full timing in a 1999 Winnebago Adventurer RV coast to coast & border to border.  They often hosted in the National Parks. Her watercolor “Peak Colors” was the poster for the second annual Plein Air South Peak October which she helped establish. Her master watercolor students in portraiture at the Brambleton Center and she continually exhibit at Hollywood’s, Hollins.She paints from life and regionally with fellow artists. Her condo studio welcomes private students in watermedia. A member of Lions Club International, she works with middle school teachers to encourage their students to submit to the annual Peace Poster contest.She is a Woman Artist of Distinction at Ferrum College and her art is in many private & public collections. Her daughter Michele Walter,Blacksburg, also a water media painter teaches privately and at Artful Lawyer and is an exhibiting member of The Virginia Eight and Blacksburg Regional Artist Association. Student Artwork from Blue Mountain School and Rising Sun Community School in the Breezeway Each year the Center is accentuated with the work of Preschool to 7th grade student artwork from the counties largest private schools.  Parents, students and teachers love to see this creative display put together by art teachers Lore Deighan and Lisa...

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Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul, Jan. 21

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Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul, Jan. 21

Throw off those winter blues, and come join us for some Hoppie Vaughan blues! Hoppie Vaughan and The Ministers of Soul will be preforming for a night of blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts on January 21, 2017 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are $15 in advanced and $20 at the door.  You can buy tickets in person, over the phone and online through PayPal below.     About Hoppie Vaughan: Hoppie is a native South Carolinian and grew up playing through the club circuit all over the South East.  His musical style could be described as rhythm & blue-eyed soul.  1996 Moved to Roanoke, VA. In the last ten years Hoppie has released 6 CD projects.Voted best local band by City Magazine 2009.  Hoppie voted best musician Roanoke City Magazine 2012 & 2013....

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Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19

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Announcing Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017, Aug 14-19

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016 Plein Air Crush weekend. We invite artists to come and join fellow national and regional painters for a WEEK of plein air painting in beautiful Floyd County, Virginia!  Patrons of the arts will be invited to participate in many free and ticketed portions of the week.  More information about how to buy patron tickets will be available in the Spring of 2017.  This event is hosted by Floyd Center for the Arts and sponsored by many local businesses.  This week is sure to have fun for everyone! Week highlights include: Welcome Reception for artists on Tuesday evening, mix & mingle with guests from around the region at Floyd’s Dogtown Roadhouse. Days of painting and demonstrations in and around the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette Winery, Riverstone Organic Farm and in downtown Floyd. Wednesday afternoon wine tastings at Chateau Morrisette. Thursday evening a Farm to Table Dinner sponsored by Riverstone Organic Farm, Floyd for participating artists and ticketed patrons. Patrons will have the option of purchasing artist works created at the farm that day. Special Sunset and Night Painting at the Floyd Artisan Market on Friday night during the traditional Friday Night Jamboree. Quick Paint Competition Saturday morning. Gala Awards Reception with a “Wet” Painting Sale on Saturday afternoon and evening. Cash award of “Best in Week” and Quick Paint Competition will be Juried by nationally renowned plein air painter Valerie Craig of St. Davids Pennsylvania. Participating artists may request free host housing in and around Floyd County in private residences, or opt to secure accommodations at their own expense by making reservations at one of Floyd’s unique inns or hotels. Registration is $35 (Center Members) or $40 (Non Members) Applications Due: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Download the Application HERE! Applications may be submitted by mail to 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd VA, 24091 or emailed to info@jacksonvillecenter.org Application Fees may be paid by mailed check, in person at our office, over the phone by credit card, or online by PayPal below. (Please select Member or NonMember from the dropdown menu and click on “Buy Now”.) Artist Application Fee Center Member $35.00 USDNon-Member $40.00 USD Proposed Schedule: Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 (Subject to Change) Monday, August 14  Arrival – Possible art class, instruction – open to attending artists and/or general artists Tuesday, August 15  Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond – Open paint for artists in the county and Welcome Reception for the artists and hosts only   6 – 8 pm   Dogtown Roadhouse Wednesday, August 16 Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond – 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 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...

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Call for Artists: 15th Annual New Works Exhibit

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Call for Artists: 15th Annual New Works Exhibit

You are invited to participate in The Floyd Center for the Arts’ 15th Annual New Works Exhibit In the Hayloft Gallery, February 10 to April 1, 2017 Each year The Floyd Center for the Arts invites our local and regional artistic community to show us whats new in your world during this annual exhibit.  Please read about this exhibit below.  Applications are due Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Download the Application Here! Member/Non-Member Rates 15th Annual New Works Gallery Exhibit Application Fee – members $25.00 USD15th Annual New Works Gallery Exhibit Application Fee – non-mbrs $30.00 USD The Floyd Center for the Arts invites you to show off your newest creative inspirations in the 15th Annual New Works Exhibition. This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community. All media welcome. Artwork must have been created within the last year and not previously shown at the Center. Entries: Please mail the second page of this form to The Floyd Center for the Arts, 220 Parkway Lane South, Suite 1, Floyd VA 24091, OR email the form to info@jacksonvillecenter.org. Please submit digital images (jpeg files, no larger than 1MB) along with the information required on the application form. Label all picture files with the title of the work. Entry Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $25/members, $30/non-members is required. This fee includes up to 3 submissions. Applications are due received no later than Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Selection: The Gallery Committee will review all entries and reserves the right to withhold entries from the exhibition. Notification of results will be sent out by Monday, January 23, 2017 by phone or e-mail. Delivery and Pickup of work: Accepted work must be delivered to the Center Monday, February 6, 10-4pm. Work must be picked up Monday, April 3, from 10-4pm 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. Meet the Artists’ Reception: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 5-7pm   Hayloft Gallery Artist General Policies To aid in the facility of hanging shows, the Gallery Committee has established a scheduled time for the removal and arrival of artwork, and the policies listed below. Pick-up and Drop-off times are announced in the application, other times must be pre-arranged with The Floyd Center for the Arts staff. A volunteer committee member will be present at the Floyd Center to take down and document work being picked up by the artist as well as receive, document and store incoming new work. All work must have its own identification (title and artist) securely fastened on the back of each piece. Each piece will be entered and initialed with the date received on the inventory form. Verify the inventory information. Labels (Title, Artist name, Medium and Price) will...

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Floyd County High School and TAVA Exhibits Opening Dec. 9

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Floyd County High School and TAVA Exhibits Opening Dec. 9

Join us on Friday, December 9 from 4-6 pm, for the opening reception of new exhibitions in the Hayloft, Breezeway, and Falcon Galleries. Free and open to the public. Snacks provided! Hayloft Gallery: Floyd County High School Exhibition Students from the Floyd County High School will have 200 pieces of artwork on display between December 9, 2016 and January 28, 2017 upstairs in the Hayloft Gallery. With work from 79 students, there’s paintings, drawings, and sculpture of many different styles. There will also be 4 Awards of Excellence each with a $50 cash prize sponsored by Pizza Inn and C.W. Harman and Son! The Textile Artists of Virginia (TAVA) meet bi-monthly in Southwest Virginia to support each member as a fiber artist, to explore the boundaries of the medium, and to educate and increase public awareness of fiber art. The group encourages members to help each other to continually grow as artists. We share work in progress, explain our artistic visions, and learn from one another. From now until the end of January, they’ll have two displays in our Falcon and Breezeway Galleries. Falcon Gallery:  “Consequences” This exhibit is the result of a group dialogue that occurred shortly after the major earthquake in Japan with its resulting tsunami and scare at the nuclear plants. This led to further discussions about the results of positive and negative choices we have observed in the environment. Would there be different consequences if other decisions had been made? Each of these quilts depicts an environmental consequence. The diverse subject matter varies from over population, to the butterfly effect, and cancerous lung cells. One quilt is a direct rendering of the word “consequences” and another focuses on fitting the pieces together. Other quilts call for reducing tsunami damage, appreciating a woodpecker’s artwork, and protecting the neurons in our brains. Breezeway Gallery:  “Priceless”- Only the Heart Knows What Is Beyond the Mere Value of Money Interpreting the title meant that most members started with a memory.  This series of art quilts depict moments of joy and sadness; they reflect memories of the past and imagine what could be possible in the future. Farming Memories describes how the family farm gets sold and how sorting out house and barn bring back memories and stories. Jelly Belly Stem Cells are vital to today’s world and the future of healthcare.  Porch Time describes how one artist would stop what she was doing every evening to sit on the front porch with her husband to enjoy the view and talk about the day. One artist makes fun of her quilt’s name Virginia Reel by separating the different meanings (a traditional quilt block, folk dance, roller coaster at Virginia Beach, and another name for a spool of film). Jaguar in Ancient Maya Culture explores how Jaguars were once revered; today we name cars and football teams after them and hunt them for fur coats. The importance of cherishing and nurturing the soil that provides a home for many organisms and animals is illustrated in Vinescapes.  Join the Textile Artists of Virginia (TAVA) to see their passionate, compelling, and personal interpretations of this...

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