Blog

Kids Art Camp! July 16-20, 2018

Posted by on 3:15 pm in Random | Comments Off on Kids Art Camp! July 16-20, 2018

Monday-Friday, July 16-20, 9:00am-3:30pm Tuition: Member $125.00/ Non Member $150.00 Material Fee: All materials included Class Description: Returning again this year is our popular annual Kids Art Camp – many adults want to join us, but Sorry – it’s just for kids!  This year will include lessons in printmaking, working with clay, fabric dyeing, and many more arts activities.  Each year we strive to teach campers about all kinds of art, art techniques, and of course, we make art! The camp will be from 9:00am-3:30pm. During the week your child will engage in at least 2 different art classes during the day, have time outside to play and get some exercise, have their lunch with friends, and have a healthy snack.  Tuition includes all materials and classes and the healthy daily snack.  Lunches will need to be packed and brought from home.  The week will culminate with a Friday Art Exhibit.  Parents/family/friends are invited join us at 3:00 pm for a special art show that the campers will produce themselves. Minimum Age: Recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.  However 6-7 year olds and 13-14 year olds may be taken on a case by case basis.  Please contact the Center to discuss your child with our Director of Programming, Becky Lattuca, at 540-745-4873 Minimum Enrollment: 7, Maximum...

read more

Workshops & Classes

Posted by on 4:45 am in Featured, Random | Comments Off on Workshops & Classes

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.

read more

Jazz and Blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts – August 24, 2018

Posted by on 10:15 am in Concerts, Featured, Fundraising, News, Random, Special Events | Comments Off on Jazz and Blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts – August 24, 2018

Jazz and Blues at the Floyd Center for the Arts – August 24, 2018

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 Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson, Spencer pays homage to these Sovereign Sirens. The Jacksonville Five features Chris Prokosch on Bass, Tom Floyd, Piano; Scott Walter, Trumpet; Tom Artwick, Saxophone and Flute; and Bill Purcell, Drums. Tickets available online, in-person at The Floyd Center, or by phone at (540) 745-2784. Tickets: $25 ($15 for students) Jazz and Blues tickets Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00 USD...

read more

Artists’ Opportunities

Posted by on 10:14 am in Featured | Comments Off on Artists’ Opportunities

Artists’ Opportunities

Links to Applications for Artists! Exhibits, Festivals & Tours!

read more

Call for Artists: 16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Deadline: September 14, 2018

Posted by on 10:13 am in Artists' Opportunities, Featured, Gallery Exhibitions, News, Random | Comments Off on Call for Artists: 16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Deadline: September 14, 2018

Call for Artists: 16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Deadline: September 14, 2018

You are invited to participate in The Floyd Center for the Arts 16th Annual New Works Exhibition In the Hayloft Gallery, October 12 – November 26, 2018  The Floyd Center for the Arts invites you to show off your newest creative inspirations in the 16th 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 programming@floydartcenter.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, $35/non-members is required. This fee includes up to 3 submissions. Applications must be received no later than Friday, September 14, 2018. 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, September 24, 2018 by phone or e-mail. Delivery and Pickup of work: Accepted work must be delivered to the Center on Monday, October 8, 11am-4pm or Tuesday, October 9, 10am-1pm. Work must be retrieved Monday Oct 26 or Tuesday October 27, 11am-4pm. 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, October 13, 2018, 5-7pm Application:  New Works App 2018 16th Annual New Works 16th Annual New Works gallery show application fee – member $25.00 USD16th Annual New Works gallery show application fee – Non-member $35.00...

read more

‘Pure Floyd’, Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood Opening Reception August 11, 2018

Posted by on 10:13 am in Gallery Exhibitions, News, Random, Receptions, Special Events | Comments Off on ‘Pure Floyd’, Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood Opening Reception August 11, 2018

‘Pure Floyd’, Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood Opening Reception August 11, 2018

Please join us for the Opening Reception of ‘Pure Floyd’, Oil Paintings by Joli Ayn Wood, in the Center’s Falcon Gallery on Saturday, August 11, 2018, 5 – 7 pm.    This exhibit will remain on display through Saturday, October 6, 2018. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Joli has been painting and creating since 2003, both in the studio and on location “en plein air.” She is inspired by the mountain vistas and rural landscapes of Southwestern Virginia, the rugged coastlines of New England, as well as the striking Desert Southwest. When she is not creating or teaching art, Joli seeks to champion fellow artists with deep involvement in local art non-profit organizations, creating opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell their work. Joli resides with her husband and two cats in the small mountain town of Floyd, Virginia. “For The Four Seasons Series, I found inspiration by the works of Claude Monet, and how he painted the views in and around his home in Giverny, France in all the seasons, in all weather.  When the weather turned cold after the new year, I spent more time in my home studio and turned my attention towards the views from my studio, and other windows in the house, capturing sunny days as cold, snowy nights. I painted mainly ‘alla prima’, or from life, in one sitting. Similar to plein air, but indoors, if you will. I will be including the Four Seasons Series in the show, as well as other recent paintings capturing the landscape along Poor Farm Rd. (and beyond).  All in all, it is Purely Floyd!” Education Westhampton College, University of Richmond, Virginia Bachelor of Arts, 1991 Art History, Art Studio, Concentrations in Ancient Art and Archaeology Awards   2nd Place, Group Exhibition 2018 Paint Out Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia 1st Place, Quick Draw Contest 2017 Paint Out Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Virginia McBride-Blackburn Award 2017 Lynchburg Arts Festival, Lynchburg, Virginia Residency The Floyd Center for the Arts   Floyd, Virginia 2018 Featured Artist Sea Meadow Studio for the Arts Program Essex, Massachusetts  May 3-May 28, 2018 Instruction ’Teens & ‘Tweens Plein Air Workshop The Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, Virginia June 16, 2018 Solo Exhibitions Water & Earth (upcoming)  Earth, Fire, & Spirit Gallery  Lexington, Virginia  October 2019                                                Pure Floyd The Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, Virginia August 2018 – September 2018 The Region’s Landscape Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport Roanoke, Virginia April 2018 – June 2018 Fresh Floyd Paintings Hotel Floyd, Floyd, Virginia May 2016 – July 2016 Featured Guest Artist Floyd Artist Association, Floyd, Virginia December 2015, March 2009 Works in Multi Media The Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, Virginia December 2012 Special Anniversary Alumni Installation Lora Robins Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia June 2011 Juried Exhibitions 2016 Emerging Artists Exhibition The Little Gallery, Moneta, Virginia April 2016 – June 2016 2016 Juried Exhibition The Floyd Center for the Arts, Floyd, Virginia July 2016 – August 2016 2015 Juried Biennial Exhibition Olin Gallery Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia March 2015 – May 2015 2013 Juried Biennial Exhibition Olin Gallery Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia March 2013 – May 2013 2012 Landscapes – At The Artful Lawyer The Artful Lawyer Fine Art Gallery, Blacksburg, Virginia  Summer 2012 Group...

read more

Annual Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery Opens August 11, 2018

Posted by on 10:14 am in Featured, Gallery Exhibitions, News, Random, Receptions, Special Events | Comments Off on Annual Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery Opens August 11, 2018

Annual Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery Opens August 11, 2018

2018 Juried Exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery, August 11 – October 6, 2018 Opening Reception Saturday, August 11, 5 – 7 pm.  Free and Open to the Public The Floyd Center for the Arts’ list of artists selected for the 2018 Floyd Juried Art Show in the Hayloft Gallery encompasses artists from across the United States. There were 38 artists selected for this show by distinguished juror W. Dorsey Taylor, Jr., owner of LinDor Arts in Roanoke, Virginia. Of these artists, more than half are located within 100 miles of Floyd, Virginia. The rest of the artists are from Idaho, Maryland, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama. The top prize of $500, as well as other cash prizes, and honorable mentions will be announced at the opening reception on Saturday, August 11th, 5-7pm.  “The Juried show is one of the most fascinating shows of the year;” said Becky Lattuca, Director of Programming at the Center, “the combination of such amazing local and national artwork displayed side by side is exciting to see and serves as a great reminder that we have world-class artists right here in Floyd and the surrounding area.”  One example of this is Floyd artist Joli Ayn Wood, who, in addition to being included in the Juried Art Show, also has a solo exhibit opening the same night in the Center’s Falcon Gallery. The Juror, W. Dorsey Taylor, Jr., owner of LinDor Arts in Roanoke, has been an active participant in the region’s arts community for nearly 50 years. He first founded the Dorsey Gallery in Roanoke, Virginia in 1972 and he and his wife Linda have been actively buying and selling original artwork ever since. By 2009, they had built up a tremendous collection of hundreds of pieces, more than 450 of which were in storage, prompting them to open LinDor Arts in downtown Roanoke that year. The gallery focuses on original works by regional artists and offers art and full custom-framing services to corporations, non-profits and residential patrons. Taylor has also served on the Advisory Board of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University in Roanoke for the past four years, and was the curator for an art book from the Carilion Clinic Collection, which was published in 2017. Mediums selected for the show include colored pencil, watercolor, ceramics, mixed media, pastel on board, coiled pine needles and copper mixed media, photography, block prints and more. Artists include: Jade Arditti, Blacksburg, VA Jennifer Carpenter, Christiansburg, VA Patricia Carr, Roanoke, VA Ruth Cline, Boones Mill, VA Eric Cowan, Radford, VA Megan Elder-Taylor, Blacksburg, VA Genie Elgin, Collinsville, VA David Ferrell, Radford, VA Aileen Fletcher, Christiansburg, VA Sharon Grubbs, East Bend, NC Judith Guy, Richmond, VA Susan Harris, Wilson, NC Sean Hatter, Check, VA George Jennings, Tappahannock, VA Jean Koon, Morattico, VA Judith Lamb, Blacksburg, VA Ruth Lefko, Christiansburg, VA Junyi Liu, Baltimore, MD David Lunt, Stuart, VA Kristen Maready, Yadkinville, NC Elizabeth Mears, Riner, VA Amy Nichols, Elliston, VA Christina O’Hara, Roanoke, VA Kevin Orlosky, North Chesterfield, VA Matthew Patterson, Mobile, AL Maggie Perrin-Key, Salem, VA Randell Prothro, Rohrersville, MD Jan Ross, Daufuskie Island, SC Suzie Ross, Floyd, VA Bob Rotche, Blacksburg, VA Kathleen Sciarine, Willis, VA Helen Shaw, Greensboro, NC Carlos Sullivan, Boise, ID Laura Vahlberg, Montgomery, AL Michael Wicks, Sylmar,...

read more

Kids Art Camp! July 16-20

Posted by on 1:17 pm in Education, Featured, News, Random, Youth | Comments Off on Kids Art Camp! July 16-20

Kids Art Camp! July 16-20

Returning again this year is our ever-popular annual Kids Art Camp – many adults want to join us, but sorry – it’s just for kids!  This year will include lessons in printmaking, working with clay, fabric dyeing, and many more arts activities.  Each year we strive to teach campers about all kinds of art, art techniques, and of course, we make art! Recommended for children 8 to 12 years old.  However 6-7 year olds and 13-14 year olds may be taken on a case by case basis.  Please contact the Center to discuss your child with our Director of Programming, Becky Lattuca, at 540-745-4873 Spaces are limited, so don’t delay! More Info and Sign Up Here!...

read more

Annual Juried Exhibition – Call for Artists

Posted by on 7:04 pm in Artists' Opportunities, Gallery Exhibitions, News, Random | Comments Off on Annual Juried Exhibition – Call for Artists

Annual Juried Exhibition – Call for Artists

The Floyd Center for the Arts invites visual media artists to submit work for exhibition in this juried show.  Top cash prize for this exhibition is $500, and other cash prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded. Artwork will be selected by Juror Dorsey Taylor, Owner of LinDor Arts Gallery in Roanoke, VA. This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age or older. 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 August 10 thru October 6, 2018, Opening Reception on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Visit the Call Detail Here  for more information about the call and to submit your images. A total of THREE (3) works of art per artist may be submitted for jurying. Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Application deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018 (Midnight, Mountain Standard Time) Notifications sent no later than Friday, July 20, 2018 PRIZES: $500 first place $300 second place $100 third place 5 honorable mentions $50 post exhibit people’s choice award EXHIBITION DATES: August 10, 2018 – October 6, 2018 Opening Reception Saturday, August 11,...

read more

A Conversation about Contemporary Art July 31, 7-9 pm

Posted by on 2:32 pm in Featured, Gallery Exhibitions, News, Special Events | Comments Off on A Conversation about Contemporary Art July 31, 7-9 pm

A Conversation about Contemporary Art July 31, 7-9 pm

The current exhibition at the Floyd Center for the Arts presents work by 6 recent winners of Virginia Museum of Fine Art Fellowships. Their work provides a broad sampling of contemporary art ranging from the historical tradition of oil painting to common objects being repurposed into sculpture. Although several of the artists use photography, they practice it in unique and unusual ways. This exhibition provides an appropriate setting for an evening of open discussion about contemporary art covering such questions as: Should artists of today be concerned about maintaining past traditions?  In what ways do today’s artists reflect the social and cultural realities of our times?, and, What current directions interest you?  Artist Charlie Brouwer will lead the discussion and he’s looking forward to some lively discussion about what is going on in contemporary art and what relevance it might have for us and our world today. He will also give a brief overview of the VMFA Fellowship program – an annual program that has supported individual Virginia artists since 1940. Free and open to the public, July 31, 7 – 9 pm, in the Hayloft Gallery, Floyd Center for the Arts. Info@floydartcenter.org or 540-745-2784 for more...

read more