October Events at Shenandoah Valley Art Center


October will be an exciting month with the Shenandoah Valley Arts Center, as they host exhibits, events, classes, and a festival in downtown Waynesboro.

The month will begin with an opening reception on Saturday, October 5 from 6:00-8:00pm to celebrate an exhibit by renowned watercolor artist, Pat Garnett. The second Members’ Judged Show of the year will also bring artists from the area to display their work, with awards granted by Jeffrey Stockberger. These Galleries are open 10:00am-4:00pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Running October 12-13, the 42nd Annual Fall Foliage Festival will turn the streets of downtown Waynesboro into an outdoor gallery with over 200 booths offering everything from artwork for sale to local craft beer. Voted one of the top three arts events by “Virginia Living” readers, this event offers something for every age and interest. The day of music, art, and interaction will culminate with an awards ceremony for the artists on the Sunday afternoon of October 13.

If you’re looking for a low key way to get inspiration and share ideas with other artists, the Shenandoah Valley Art Center also hosts weekly and monthly events for this purpose. Artists and aspiring artists are invited to drop in at 11:00am every second and fourth Sunday of the month to share and work on projects at Artist’s Playground. Everyone is also invited to create Arts Trading Cards every third Thursday at 11:00am, which is accompanied by a short lesson. Classes for children aged 6-10 will additionally be held every Saturday from 11:00am-1:00pm complete with snacks and supplies. Register for kids classes by calling (434) 949-7662. Payment of $10 per child can be made online or at drop off.

Unless otherwise noted, admission is free for the above events. Visit the Shenandoah Valley Art Center website for more information.

The Bridge PAI Announces Community Supported Art (CSA) Program

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative has announced the inaugural season of its Community Supported Art (CSA) program. Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms. The Bridge CSA was started with that same buy-local spirit in mind.

Interested consumers/collectors can purchase a “share” from The Bridge and in return will receive 4 pieces of art, an invitation to a “meet the artists” event, and a special arts kit produced by the Bridge. Member shares cost $200 for the season. Four local artists will each produce custom pieces of art for the 50 shareholders who participate in the 2013 season: Aaron FeinBernard HankinsSalena Hitzeman, and Terri Long.

In his recent New York Times article called “Buy Local Gets Creative,” author Randy Kennedy described the CSA movement as “a deeper-than-commerce connection between people who make things and people who buy them.” He continues, “The C.S.A.’s have flourished in larger cities as a kind of organic alternative to the dominance of the commercial gallery system and in smaller places as a way to make up for the dearth of galleries, as a means of helping emerging artists and attracting people who are interested in art but feel they have neither the means nor the connections to collect it.”

To learn more about purchasing a share, click here.

October First Fridays Guide

First Fridays is a monthly art event featuring exhibit openings at many Downtown art galleries and additional exhibition venues featuring receptions. All events listed below take place on Friday, August 2 and are FREE and open to the public.Listings are compiled in collaboration with the C-VILLE Weekly. To list an exhibit, please send information two weeks before opening to


Atelier ONE Gallery, 1718 Allied Street, McIntire Plaza. “Wide Open Spaces,” paintings by Donna Clark. 5:00-7:00pm.

The Bridge PAI 209 Monticello Rd. “Banner Days,” by Tom Hughes and a talk by Belfast-based artist Johanna Leech. 7:00-9:00pm.

Chroma Projects 418 E Main St. “The Forests” by Jean Peacock in the Front Gallery, “Cahier Memoire” by Lillian Fitzgerald in the Passage Gallery, “Man With a Cello” by Blake Hurt in the Black Box. There will be music by Judith Shatin. 5:30-7:30pm.

CitySpace 100 Fifth St. NE. “2013 Rising Star Awards,” an exhibit featuring the accomplishments of talented area high school art students. Artwork by Lauren Lukow will be on display in the PCA office. 5:00-7:00pm.

City Clay 700 Harris St #104. “Sculptural Clay Vessels” by Ted Sutherland featuring slab-built stoneware. 5:00-7:00pm.

C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery 118 E. Main St. “Dancing in the Sun,” featuring batik painting by Lisa O. Woods. 6:00-8:00pm.

Fellini’s #9 200 W. Market St. “Shooting Stars of Jazz,” photography by John Wright. 5:30-7:00pm.

FIREFISH Gallery 108 2nd St. NW. “Tiny Lights,” recent acrylic paintings by Jesse Meehan. 5:30-7:30pm.

The Garage 250 1st St. N. “Drawings,” an exhibit by Clay Witt. 5:00-7:30pm.

The Honeycomb 310 E. Market St. “These Things Happen” by Kimberlyn Penrose. 7:00-10:00pm.

McGuffey Art Center 201 Second St. NW. “Glass. Metal. Fire” by Charlene Cross and “Colorscapes” by Etta Harmon Levin in the Susan B. Smith Gallery. Art With A Mission presents 100 paintings by Rwandan children in the Hall Galleries. 5:30-7:30pm.

Second Street Gallery 115 Second Street SE. “Untitled” an installation by Hong Seon Jang in the Main Gallery and “Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena” by DM Whitman in the Dove Gallery. 5:30-7:30pm.

Telegraph 110 Fourth St NE. “Arcana” prints of different interpretations of iconic cards from Tarot’s Major Arcana. 5:00-10:00pm.

WriterHouse 508 Dale Ave. “Spontaneity,” paintings by Nina Ozbey. 5:30-7:30pm.

WVTF and Radio IQ Studio Gallery 216 W. Water St. “Food: the Stories Beneath” – new photography by Jill Bascom. 5:00-7:00pm.


Angelo 220 E. Main St. “Message in a Bottle,” new photographs by John Grant.

Fralin Museum of Art at University of Virginia 155 Rugby Rd. “Ansel Adams: A Legacy,” “Looking at the New West: Contemporary Landscape Photography,” “In the Shadow of Stalin: The Patterson Family in Painting and Film,” and paintings by Emilie Charmy.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection 400 Worrell Dr. “Ngau Gidthal (My Stories),” linoleum and woodblock prints by David Bosun.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church 717 Rugby Road. “Fertility,” paintings by Sarah Sweet.

Warm Springs Gallery 105 Third Street NE. New paintings by Angela Saxon.

Check out PCA’s Charlottesville Arts & Culture Map to find local galleries and plan your First Fridays.