New River Art Biennial & Two More New Exhibits Open Sat. June 17
Jun12

New River Art Biennial & Two More New Exhibits Open Sat. June 17

The New River Art 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition is coordinated by the Floyd Center for the Arts in Floyd Virginia. Held since 1991, the exhibition rotates every two years among thiscenter, the Blacksburg Regional Art Association and Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley in Pulaski. These three art organizations all have non-profit, 501(c) 3 status. 2017 marks the 14th time the juried New River Art Biennial has been held.  The...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Patron Passes

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...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists

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...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Juror & Prizes

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...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Schedule

Schedule of events for the Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017: Monday, August 14 – Venue: Apple Ridge Farm located at 9230 Pine Forest Rd NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079 Artists arriving early to Floyd are invited to spend the day at Apple Ridge Farm painting and experiencing Floyd County. Welcome Reception 5-7pm is free and open to the public. All artists, patrons, sponsors, and hosts are invited to toast the future of a wonderful upcoming...

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Wes McCune in Concert, May 12
Apr10

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...

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Julius Quartet, April 1
Mar13

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...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 14-19
Feb08

Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 14-19

The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016’s Floyd Plein Air Crush weekend. Expanding to a week-long event, the festival will bring national and regional artists to paint the beauty of the county’s open spaces and favorite places. Partnering with The Center in this endeavor are Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morissette Winery, Riverstone...

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Rolston String Quartet, March 2
Feb06

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...

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Floyd Artisan Trail Participant Applications and Information
Feb03

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...

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