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Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!

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Afternoon Arts – Now on Thursdays, too!

Please join us for Thursday Afternoon Arts every Thursday, from 4-5pm, in the Classroom at the Floyd Center for the Arts! Tuesday’s Afternoon Arts will still be in the Pottery Studio from 4-5pm, as usual. Over the next few months, on Thursdays in the classroom, we will experiment with Painting, Mixed Media, Crafts, and More, with Center Staff & Guest Artists. Please sign up and pay at the Front Desk before bringing your children to the Classroom in the Center. The cost is $3 per class or 4 classes for $10 For ages 6 – 12 For questions please call the Center at 540-745-2784, or email...

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16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Opening Reception October 13, 5:00 – 7:00

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16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Opening Reception October 13, 5:00 – 7:00

All are invited to join us at the Opening Reception for the 16th Annual New Works Exhibition on Saturday, October 13, from 5 – 7 pm.  28 artists from throughout the region were selected for the New Works exhibition in the Hayloft Gallery by the Floyd Center for the Arts Gallery Committee. This yearly exhibit is a continuing reflection of the artistic growth within our community. All artwork for this show was created within the last year and has not been previously shown at the Center. The public will be invited to vote for their favorite piece and the winner of the $50 “People’s Choice” award will be announced after the end of the exhibit.  Many of the featured artists will be in attendance and available to discuss their work.  Refreshments will be served and a cash bar will also be available. Opening the same night are exhibitions in the Falcon and Breezeway Galleries. Nick Milinazzo’s show, “New Pathways”, featuring recent abstract oil paintings, will be on display in the Falcon Gallery. Nick grew up in California where he earned his BFA in Painting from California State University, Stanislaus in 2009. In 2012 he received his MFA in Painting from Radford University. He currently resides in Roanoke, VA where he continues to paint and exhibit his art. Julie Dameron Fogle will exhibit her colorful acryclic and mixed media paintings in a show titled “Abstracts in Color” in the Beezeway Gallery. Julie grew up in Martinsville VA and received her BA in Studio Art from Virginia Tech in 1998. She currently resides in Roanoke VA. Forms of media for the16th Annual New Works Show include oil paint, photography, ceramics, wood, batik, handmade paper, watercolor, fiber art and more. The following is the list of artists that are included in the New Works Exhibition: Jonnie Anderson, Floyd Charlie Brouwer, Willis Patricia Carr, Roanoke Eric Cowan, Radford Susan Crockett, Dublin Holly Cromer, Blacksburg Kathleen Dawe, Ferrum Chris DeMaria, Floyd Aileen Fletcher, Christiansburg Carrie Gault, Floyd Barbara Gilespie, Floyd Rosana Lopez, Floyd Cheryl Mackian, Willis Megan Nilsson, Blacksburg Suzanne Paddock, Lynch Station Nathan Popp, Radford Tina Powers, Vinton Suzie Ross, Floyd Daniel Sanchez, Willis Martha Sawyer, Christiansburg Jennifer Spoon, Willis Claire Stankus, Salem Amie Thorpe, Roanoke Janice Upham, Riner Roz Waiwaiole, Fieldale Howard Wenger, Pilot Adija Wolf, Riner Joli Ayn Wood, Floyd 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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The Martinů Quartet – September 27, 2018 7:30 pm

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The Martinů Quartet – September 27, 2018 7:30 pm

The Martinů Quartet will bring their world renowned music to the Floyd Center for the Arts, Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018, 7:30PM. Tickets are $25 in advance. The Martinů Quartet, originally the Havlák Quartet, was formed in 1976 by the then students of the Prague Conservatoire, inspired by and modelled on such string quartets as the Vlach and the Smetana. They put favourable circumstances to good use by intensive practice and study of the quartet repertoire, resulting in seven prizes at important international competitions. They are prizewinner of the ARD Munich (Germany), Evian (France), Yehudi Menuhin (Portsmouth, Britain) and The Prague Spring competitions. These successes stood at the start-line of the Quartet’s brilliant international career, placing it firmly in the internationally respected Czech string-quartet tradition. The original Havlák Quartet changed its name in 1985 as a token of its commitment to promote the work of one of the great masters of Czech music, Bohuslav Martinů. Their efforts have been rewarded by a MIDEM prize in Cannes in 2004 for the best CD of the year in the chamber music/solo category – the CD being the second of three NAXOS CDs with Martinů’s seven quartets and other chamber compositions. Although the main weight of its repertoire is centred on the music of the world’s great composers, the Quartet takes pleasure in seeking out neglected works and in giving first performances of pieces by contemporary composers. Their last double CD of Taneyev Quintets received great recognition (CLASSICA: “A magnificent recording.”, The Telegraph: “F ascinating”) MQ has received at MW Classical Music Web’s “CD of the Month’s” award for its recording of works by Sylvie Bodorová (Terezín Ghetto Requiem) and Ronald Stevenson. It is engaged on a long-term project of performing and recording the complete quartet output of the leading Czech composer resident in the USA, Tomáš Svoboda. MQ recently finished recording of chamber works by one of the foremost composers from the Czech Republic Petr Eben. The leading Czech CD publisher Supraphon will issue the CD at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his death. Apart from its busy concert schedule which takes place in prestigious podiums at home and abroad, the Martinů Quartet plays on the Czech Radio, as it has done on the BBC, Radio France, ARD and ORF. Buy Tickets Here: Martinü String Quartet Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00...

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Silent Auction – Bidding Closes September 29, 2018

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Silent Auction – Bidding Closes September 29, 2018

  Email bidding is now open, too!  Interested in an item you saw featured on our website or on facebook?  Call or email to find out the current high bid, then email us YOUR high bid – it’s that easy!  All emails will be answered and bids updated within 24 hours of receipt.  For more information, or to bid, please contact Becky at 540-745-4873 or programming@floydartcenter.org We hope to see you soon at the Art Center!...

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Winterfest 2018 Vendor Applications Now Available!

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Winterfest 2018 Vendor Applications Now Available!

The Floyd Center for the Arts’ 24th Annual Winterfest Holiday Celebration will be held on December 1 & 2, 2018 – Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm along with other community celebrations. As last year, the dates are both Saturday and Sunday, which offers a second shopping day and provides more opportunity for sales and more options with any weather issues.  We are excited to celebrate the 24th Winterfest! Our festival will include local art and crafts exhibits, refreshments, children’s activities and other festive activities. Other businesses and organizations in Floyd will also be hosting special events that weekend and there will be cross promotion efforts with Winterfest to highlight the weekend events. The Festival of Trees was a huge success in 2017 and will return this year, as well. All artisans – including past participants – who want to exhibit this year will need to apply and go through the application process. Applicants will need to provide photos or links to website or Facebook page. Items for sale must be hand-crafted by the exhibitor. There is a discount on booth space fees for Floyd Art Center members. Winterfest applications are linked below and also available at the center.  Applications and fees are due by October 5, 2108 and artisans will be notified by October 19 regarding their acceptance status. Artists, please note:  This year the Floyd Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, December 2.  This will unfortunately cause the road to be closed between approximately 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm.  While we can’t do anything to change that situation, we will be sure to let our visitors know about it, so they are not caught off guard.  This could also mean that the Winterfest event is very busy between 11 am – 2:30 pm, as well as during the last half hour of the day on Sunday.  And, it could quite possibly bring us extra visitors, who are already coming to town for the parade and decide to shop with us! Please feel free to contact Becky at 540-745-4873 or becky@floydartcenter.org to discuss this, or with any other questions, comments or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you here soon! Warmly, The Floyd Center for the Arts 2018 Winterfest...

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Kids Art Camp! July 16-20, 2018

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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...

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Workshops & Classes

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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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Call for Artists: 16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Deadline: September 18, 2018

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Call for Artists: 16th Annual New Works Exhibition – Deadline: September 18, 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.  Deadline extended!  All applications must be received by Tuesday, September 18, 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 November 26 or Tuesday November 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...

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Artists’ Opportunities

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Artists’ Opportunities

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

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

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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,...

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