Feb
2
to Feb 28

Face to Face: Portraits of Our Vibrant City at The Bridge PAI

Several McGuffey Artists - Lindsay Heider Diamond, Sam Gray, Aaron Eichorst, and Aaron Farrington - are participating in this project.Face To Face: Portraits of Our Vibrant City uses the intimate process of portraiture to connect artists and community members who have different life experiences. Part portraiture and part biography, Face to Face uses the strengths, experiences, and passions of vibrant individuals in our community to inform masterfully created portraits. Strongly in tune with our mission to bridge diverse communities through the arts, this project fosters interpersonal relationships among the people of our city. It initiates dialogue about equity, value, and perception. Prior to the portraits being gifted from the artists to the community members, portraits will be exhibited during the month of February.


Featured artists include:
Aaron Eichorst
Lindsay Heider Diamond
Golara Haghtalab
Gabrielle Pfaeffle
Sam Gray
Isabella Whitfield
Doreen Devasia
Kyle Petrozza
Elizabeth Zhang
Cary Oliva
Matt Eich
Ézé Amos
Aaron Farrington

This project is funded with a generous grant from The Bama Works Fund

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Feb
16
to Mar 25

Judy McLeod Retrospective: Current Works 2015-Present at Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

Opening Reception Saturday, February 17, 3-5 pm, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery

This exhibition represents the impressive career of artist Judy McLeod. As one of the early members of the artist-run McGuffey Art Center (established in 1975), McLeod has maintained an open studio in the historic building for more than four decades. This three-site project features 73 works created from 1980 to the present, grouped into narrative themes that speak to McLeod's vision as well as her continued explorations of feminism, the idea of "women's work," water and the natural world, and diversity as it intersects with the female experience.

 

Trained as a printmaker at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, McLeod's early works encompass drawing, silkscreen, etching, and lithography, where the artist experiments with color layering and patterning as ways to enhance her personal/universal narratives. Later, a number of series focus on the figure in pastel, and, most recently, world culture-based content in mixed-media collages and collage paintings. In the end, each piece on view, be it at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Les Yeux du Monde gallery, or at McGuffey, is imbued with a sense of energy, empowerment, and humanity, balancing McLeod's personal stories with memories and the emotions all humans share.

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Feb
23
to Apr 11

Judy McLeod Retrospective: Patterns of Life, 1980-2000, at PVCC, Dickinson Gallery

Opening Reception: February 23 5-7 pm, Dickinson Gallery, Piedmont Virginia Community College

This exhibition represents the impressive career of artist Judy McLeod. As one of the early members of the artist-run McGuffey Art Center (established in 1975), McLeod has maintained an open studio in the historic building for more than four decades. This three-site project features 73 works created from 1980 to the present, grouped into narrative themes that speak to McLeod's vision as well as her continued explorations of feminism, the idea of "women's work," water and the natural world, and diversity as it intersects with the female experience. 

Trained as a printmaker at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, McLeod's early works encompass drawing, silkscreen, etching, and lithography, where the artist experiments with color layering and patterning as ways to enhance her personal/universal narratives. Later, a number of series focus on the figure in pastel, and, most recently, world culture-based content in mixed-media collages and collage paintings.

In the end, each piece on view, be it at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Les Yeux du Monde gallery, or at McGuffey, is imbued with a sense of energy, empowerment, and humanity, balancing McLeod's personal stories with memories and the emotions all humans share.



Opening Reception: February 23 5-7 pm

 

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Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

Judy McLeod Retrospective - Inspirations: 2000-2015 Opening Reception

Judy McLeod: A Retrospective A Three-Site Exhibition Project February 16-April 11, 2018 The three Charlottesville, Virginia, venues include:

Patterns of Life: 1980-2000 Dickinson Gallery, Piedmont Virginia Community College February 23–April 11, 2018 Opening Reception: February 23

Inspirations: 2000-2015 McGuffey Art Center February 27–April 1, 2018 Opening Reception: March 1

Current Works: 2015-present Les Yeux du Monde Gallery February 16–March 25, 2018 Opening: February 17

 

This exhibition represents the impressive career of artist Judy McLeod. As one of the early members of the artist-run McGuffey Art Center (established in 1975), McLeod has maintained an open studio in the historic building for more than four decades. This three-site project features 73 works created from 1980 to the present, grouped into narrative themes that speak to McLeod's vision as well as her continued explorations of feminism, the idea of "women's work," water and the natural world, and diversity as it intersects with the female experience. Trained as a printmaker at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, McLeod's early works encompass drawing, silkscreen, etching, and lithography, where the artist experiments with color layering and patterning as ways to enhance her personal/universal narratives. Later, a number of series focus on the figure in pastel, and, most recently, world culture-based content in mixed-media collages and collage paintings.

In the end, each piece on view, be it at Piedmont Virginia Community College, Les Yeux du Monde gallery, or at McGuffey, is imbued with a sense of energy, empowerment, and humanity, balancing McLeod's personal stories with memories and the emotions all humans share.

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Mar
2
5:30 PM17:30

March Exhibits Opening Reception

Judy McLeod:  Inspirations 2000-2015


Forty years of art by Judy McLeod are exhibited in 3 venues, one of them being McGuffey Art Center. This retrospective follows Judy McLeod’s artistic and emotional paths and experiences over 4 decades. Trained as a printmaker, screenprints, etchings, and lithographs begin the journey for McLeod. From beginning to current, an autobiographical, feminist, and woman’s point of view is expressed. 
 

 

S.h. Wolf:  Elements of a Landscape

This show will reflect an evolution elapsing several years; a progression comprising conventional  (more or less) landscape paintings to non-representational, color-oriented pieces.

 

Jurgen Ziesmann
For the Love of Science: Imaginary Views through the Microscope
 

 

Books As Art & Art For Books


During the month of March and in recognition of the Virginia Festival of the Book, the McGuffey Art Center will be exhibiting books and book illustrations by 15 artists. 
 

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Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk: Judy McLeod

Gallery Talk with Judy McLeod, March 25th, 2 – 3:30, Sarah B. Smith Gallery

Forty years of art by Judy McLeod are exhibited in 3 venues, one of them being McGuffey Art Center. This retrospective follows Judy McLeod’s artistic and emotional paths and experiences over 4 decades. Trained as a printmaker, screenprints, etchings, and lithographs begin the journey for McLeod. From beginning to current, an autobiographical, feminist, and woman’s point of view is expressed.

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Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Talk! To See and Be Seen, To Know and Be Known: Portraits of Resilience by Kelly Oakes

Kelly Oakes will be discussing her current exhibition, To See and Be Seen, To Know and Be Known:  Portraits of Resilience

 

Charlottesville Resilience shines a light on the resilience-of-spirit displayed by residents of Charlottesville who have endured hidden, day-to-day lives of real hardship and trauma, to unveil their human spirit and to get to know them better, in hopes of bridging the gap of misunderstanding and empathy.

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Feb
10
1:30 PM13:30

Book Launch! Laura Lee Gulledge: Sketchbook Dares at The Bridge PAI

I ARTNER DARE YOU to draw out your inner artist in celebration of the release of local author & artist Laura Lee Gulledge's new interactive book of drawing activities, SKETCHBOOK DARES

Curious creators of all levels & disciplines (ages 10 and up) are invited to this FREE interactive art party. We will have multiple art stations with drawing dares for you to try out, a collection of original sketchbooks for you to flip through, a live drawing demo, and door prizes. Bring your sketchbook or your Artner (your partner in art) and increase your odds of getting a door prize!

**Drinks from Potter's Craft Cider, hand decorated cookies from Bowerbird Bakeshop, and signed books will be available for purchase.

ABOUT SKETCHBOOK DARES

Confront the blank page, silence your inner critic, and tap into your creative instincts with a sketchbook that dares you to explore the process of making art in 24 unique challenges, all while encouraging you to trust your creative instincts. Culled from art educator and graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge's own tricks for finding inspiration, this sketchbook dares you to sketch objects from memory, doodle with your non-dominant hand, and tell personal stories with drawings and words.

The Unwind Dare gets you to loosen up your drawing style by copying the same object in shorter amounts of time, the Music Dare engages your senses by walking you through the process of making an abstract sketch of a piece of music, and the Offering Dare asks you to represent yourself by drawing five precious objects and writing notes next to them. With examples of her own work, handy tips, words of encouragement, and plenty of blank pages, this sketchbook gives you everything you need to expand your creative horizons.

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Feb
2
5:30 PM17:30

Rebekah Wostrel Opening and Artist Talk at City Clay

Rebekah Wostrel is displaying her ceramics at City Clay for the month of February. The exhibit showcases a collection of sublime earthenwares with playful etchings of rock stacks and poppies. In this show, Rebekah introduces a new line of minimal white vases and round-bottomed 'yunomi' (handle-less teabowls).  

January 30 - Feb 28 Opening reception: February 2, 5:30-7 Artist's Talk: February 2, 6-6:30 Demonstration: February 3, 2-4

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Feb
2
5:30 PM17:30

February Exhibits Opening Reception

Kelly Oakes
To See and Be Seen, To Know and Be Known:  Portraits of Resilience

JANUARY 30 – FEBRUARY 25
SARAH B. SMITH GALLERY
ARTIST TALK ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 2PM

Charlottesville Resilience shines a light on the resilience-of-spirit displayed by residents of Charlottesville who have endured hidden, day-to-day lives of real hardship and trauma, to unveil their human spirit and to get to know them better, in hopes of bridging the gap of misunderstanding and empathy, to unveil their human spirit and to get to know them better, in hopes of bridging the gap of misunderstanding and empathy. 

 

 

Jeff Thruston: Vinyl Landscapes

This exhibit showcases a series of multicolored silkscreens of Charlottesville landscapes printed on old vinyl album covers.

 

New Works by Jill Kerttula and Lorie McCown

Two artists collaborate in this show of innovative new work in fiber and mixed media where subjects are stitched into stories and told with fabric and collage.

 

 

Marcia Mitchell:  Flora

Marcia Mitchell specializes in watercolors and oils of plants and flowers. All of her art is painted directly from the living plant material, much of which she grows in her garden.

 

World Art Exhibit

The World Art Exhibit features drawings by 33 refugees of all ages from 15 countries, all of whom now live, work and study in the Charlottesville area. This show is the manifestation of local IRC volunteer Susan Patrick’s passion for creating art and helping newcomers adapt to life in the United States.

 

 

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Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Demos

Artists will be working in their studios, ready to answer your questions as they demonstrate their work.  If you can't make it today, we have Demo Days on these Saturdays, too:  February 10, and March 10.

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Jan
5
5:30 PM17:30

January Exhibits Opening Reception

Fiber, Wood, Clay:  Kerttula, Balfour, Grant

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New Members Show

Henry Fairfax Ayres lll, Ann Friend Clark, Carolyn Capps, David Currier, Lauren Doran, Hannah England, Aaron Farrington, Sam Gray, Laura Lee Gulledge, Katherine Koch, Lisa Macchi, Megan Read, Madeleine Rhondeau

 

"In the Shell", New Work by Incubator Artists for January 2018

Midterm Works by McGuffey Incubator Artists, featuring dozens of new works by artists from the McGuffey Incubator Program, an annual studio residency in support of emerging artists.  The show includes paintings, photographs, textiles, and mixed media works made by the 2017-18 class of six Incubators: Alison Rose Berner, Daniella Chadwick, Jolene Dosa, Andrea Echeverri-Gent, Preston P. Jackson, and Heather Owens. 

Established in 2014, McGuffey Art Center's annual Incubator Program invites six artists selected from across the country to attend a year-long studio residency. The program is designed to offer emerging artists an affordable space to work in a building, surrounded by established artists who embrace collaboration and the open studio format.

The Incubator Program seeks to support these future professional artists through mentorships, engagement in critiques, as well as offering them an opportunity to participate in the duties of the full association. Successful applicants are expected to show in a final presentation of Incubator artists in a summer exhibition. 
 

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Dec
10
3:00 PM15:00

Ornaments for Art Fundraiser for Refugee Children and their Families

4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!

-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 

-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com

Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

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4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!
-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 
-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com
Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

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Dec
9
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Demos

Artists will be working in their studios, ready to answer your questions as they demonstrate how they do their work.  Can't make it today?  We have more Demo Days scheduled on the following Saturdays:  January 13, February 10, and March 10.  

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

Winter Celebration - FREE!

Join us for our Winter Celebration!  Jugglers, music, donuts, family fun, open studios, and 2,500 square feet of holiday shopping!

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Hands-on art projects for kids and adults with McGuffey artists!  FREE!  

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Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

Ornaments for Art Fundraiser for Refugee Children and their Families

4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!

-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 

-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com

Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

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4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!
-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 
-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com
Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

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Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Ornaments for Art Fundraiser for Refugee Children and their Families

4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!

-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 

-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com

Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

image 2 handblown glass by charles hall.JPG

4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!
-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 
-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com
Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

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Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Ornaments for Art Fundraiser for Refugee Children and their Families

4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!

-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 

-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com

Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

image 2 handblown glass by charles hall.JPG

4th Annual ORNAMENTS for ART Fundraiser!
Blow your own glass ornament with Charles Hall!
-The McGuffey Art Center, Studio #7
-December 1, 2, 8, 10 3-9pm
-Group reservations only: 6 balls, $200, 10 balls, $300. 
-Register with Rebekah: rawostrel@gmail.com
Funds raised will support Arts Enrichment programming at McGuffey for refugee children and their families.

Make it a party with friends and family - and support a great cause!

**Sponsored by the Mobile Art Share Initiative in partnership with International Neighbors.

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Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Demos

Artists will be working in their studios, ready to answer your questions as they demonstrate how they do their work.  Can't make this day?  Visit us on these  Saturdays, too - December 9th, January 13th, February 10th, or March 10th!

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

Artisans Studio Tour

Forty plus artisans (including some McGuffey Associate Members like Randy Bill and Lotte Helleberg) will showcase their work in over 20 working studios throughout the region. Free and easily accessed by following the map at www.artisanstudiotour.com. All studios offer unique experiences and unsurpassed quality craft. The popular passport program provides a chance to win a $300 credit for purchases from any of the Tour artisans. The Tour is self-guided and open to the public. Each studio on the Tour provides locally-sourced refreshments.

 

 

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Nov
4
5:30 PM17:30

Day of the Dead Festival

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Come join us for 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration on the Front Lawn of McGuffey Art Center. This is beautiful Mexican tradition where we celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have passed on.  Bring photos, flowers or creations, be as artful as you’d like, think of things that are symbols of what your ancestors or loved ones who have passed on enjoyed in life.  As you arrive we will have live music, open studios in the building with artists Ofrendas to visit, Taqueria Mi Ranchito Food Truck will be available to nourish you and as we gather each person/family will be given a luminary bag to decorate for the community altar.  We will have a community procession to set the intention of remembrance and then dance and celebrate with our loved ones. See our Facebook invite for more info. as it evolves. There is nothing scary about this event. Feel free to decorate your faces and dress up (youtube Dia De Los Muertos and see what pops up)!   

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Nov
3
5:30 PM17:30

November First Friday Reception

Frederic A. Crist
Pipe Works and Other Ramblings


Fred Crist takes industrial materials and forges them thus transforming the materials into sculptural forms with heat and compression.  In the Sarah B. Smith Gallery.

 

Etta Harmon Levin
Cosmic Continued…Part 2

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This is Etta Harmon Levin’s imaginary journey into the cosmic world. It’s a jourey that goes from microscopic in size to as far as the mind can travel.   In the Lower Hall North Gallery.

 

Charlene Cross
Worlds Colliding

The work in this show explores new dimensions both in physical space as well as conceptually conceived work.  In the Lower Hall North Gallery

 

Charles Peale
Recent Collages

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This show of recent collages consists of new work featuring both a series of collages and stand alone works referencing pop culture and 1950’s advertising.  In the Lower Hall South Gallery.

 

UVA Sculpture Community
Off The Wall

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Recent sculptures by the members of the UVA Sculpture community in all sculpture media curated by William Bennett, Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Virginia.  In the Upper Hall Galleries.

 
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Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Pop Up Salon with FUCC at Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery welcomes artists from the Femme Union of C’ville Creatives for a special workshop and pop-up salon.  FUCC participating artists from McGuffey include Sam Gray, Brielle Miel DuFlon, Eileen French, Laura Lee Gulledge, Lindsay Heider Diamond, and Heather Owens.  For more information "pop" on over to Second Street Gallery.

The artists will gather in the gallery to create and showcase their art on Saturday, October 21st from 12-5pm. Artwork from members of FUCC will also be available for purchase at this time.
 

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Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fall Art Fest!

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Y'ART SALE 9am-1pm:  Art supplies, artworks, and oddities for purchase at prices that will make you dizzy with joy!

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ART OUT 10am-3pm:  Artists inhabit the front lawn and beyond, making art on the spot with Urban Sketchers Charlottesville!

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DEMO DAYS 12pm-4pm:  open studios alive with artists in action!

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FINDERS KEEPERS:  All Day!  Free art from us to you, hidden within our community.  #finderskeepersart

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