Jun 30, 2011

2011 Annual Members' Show - Congratulations!!!!

Congratulations to the winners and participants in This Century art Gallery's 2011 Annual Members' Show which opened with the Members' Award Reception on Monday, June 13th.  Ninety-nine member artists participated and twelve awards were presented at the reception.  First Place was awarded to Sue Danehy for her oil portrait of "Sandra".  Jean Fripp took Second Place for her photograph, "The Green Gutter, and Jacqueline Bruce received the Third Place award for "Sunny Hydrangeas", a watermedia painting.  Merit Awards were given to Carlton Abbott, Gene Chis, Bettie Curry, Holland Wentz Etheridge, Dorothy Grebos, Heather Christian Iglesias, Joanne Limric, Ray & Martha Rountree, and Karen Anderson Schwartz. The show was co-judged by Professor William (Bill) Barnes, painter, and Visiting Instructor Jayson Lowery, sculptor, both of whom teach in the Department of Art & Art History at the College of William & Mary.

The Annual Members' Show will run through July 22nd. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 219 North Boundary Street, between Prince George and Scotland Streets in Williamsburg. For more information about This Century art Gallery and its education and outreach programs, visit www.thiscenturyartgallery.org or contact the gallery at 757-229-4949 or by email at thiscenturyartgallery@verizon.net.

99 entries
12 awards:
Sue DanehySandraOilFirst Place
Jean FrippThe Green GutterPhotographySecond Place
Jacqueline BruceSunny HydrangeasWatermediaThird Place
Carlton AbbottHeatilatorConstructionMerit Award
Gene ChisSummer SymphonyPaper CollageMerit Award
Bettie CurryThe HarvestOilMerit Award
Holland Wentz EtheridgeOpen WindowWatercolorMerit Award
Dorothy GrebosNew MusicAcrylicMerit Award
Heather Christian IglesiasOld Mississippi FactoryAcrylicMerit Award
Joanne LimricEleanor's HatsMixed WatermediaMerit Award
Ray & Martha RountreeMeditationContemporary Woodturning - MapleMerit Award
Karen Anderson SchwartzCambridge ScottiesWatermediaMerit Award

May 29, 2011


This Century Art Gallery offers an Open Studio for local artists to enjoy drawing or painting with fellow artists. 
This casual group has no formal instruction and the $6 non-members, $5 members fee covers the sitting fee for the clothed model.  No pre-registration is needed for this, but please check our website to verify the dates:  www.ThisCenturyArtGallery.org. 

These studios are held 9 AM to Noon on most Fridays.  When you sign-in at the Art Education Center, 110 Westover Ave., Williamsburg, please include your email address for the weekly reminder email from the Open Studio Facilitator, Sharon Parker. 

Please call 229-5549 for more information and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Here are some photos from our Open Studio.....

ART EDUCATION CENTER - Darrell Craig Drawing Course Photos

"Community Outreach - Kids' Art Day Event "

On Saturday, March 19, 2011, This Century Art Gallery partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters for the annual Kids' Art Day event.  This is a popular community outreach each year, with hands-on art activities and is held at the Art Education Center.  Several William and Mary Students volunteered as part of their Annual "Spring Into Action Day," which was sponsored by the W&M Office of Community Engagement and Scholarship. 

For further information, please contact Susan Sullivan-Tubach, Director of Education and Community Outreach, sullivan-tubach@ThisCenturyArtGallery.org or 229-5549.

Poster Contest Winners.....

This Century Art Gallery 2011 High School Scholarship Recepients

Congratulations to TCAG’s 2011 Art Scholarship Winners!

Art Scholarships in the amount $500 were awarded to Courtney Abbott, Lafayette High School, Jenna Andersen and Kaitlyn Baker, Bruton High School, and Lindsey Lord, Jamestown High School.

Congratulations to the students and their teachers!

Read about previous art scholarship recipients at: www.thiscenturyartgallery.org/scholarships.cfm

Lynn Ferris and Chaka Exhibition - May 3 to June 3, 2011

Lynn Ferris

Lynn Ferris is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. Originally from New Jersey, she attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She has worked as both a commercial and architectural illustrator. She is also a watercolor instructor, teaching both classes and workshops. Her limited edition prints are featured nationally by the French Creek Sheep and Wool Company and her watercolor entitled "the Group" appeared as cover art on the "Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association." Lynn has participated in many one person and juried shows, where her work has received numerous awards. She was the subject of a feature article in "Watercolor" magazine, published by American Artist. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In 2007, Lynn received the highest honor, the "Susan Lattner Lloyd Gold Award" in the 36th Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibit. Most recently she received the "Societies Award" in the 2008 competition. Her painting "Anna", is included in the 2010 NWS traveling exhibition.

Craft Artisan - CHAKA
Three of the four principals are  locally grown young adults, recent graduates of Jamestown High School and Va Tech!

What we do is simple.
We discover people.
We discover genuine, hardworking people, who make amazing art in beautiful, but undeveloped communities.
And, we plug them into the global marketplace.
Through Chaka, you can actually meet these artisans, and learn about their craft.
And when you do, you’ll soon find that art is more than just beautiful. It is their livelihood. It is their life.
Art means feeding their family. It means supporting their community. It means hope for a better future.
But the problem is that their opportunity to earn a living is limited by the market in their own small, poor communities.
What if anyone, anywhere in the world, could buy from them? What if they had the opportunity to participate in a truly global marketplace?

 To learn more visit  http://www.facebook.com/ChakaMarketBridge 

Click here to read about Chaka in the Daily Press......

Lynn Ferris and Chaka Exhibition - Member Reception

Meet the Artists...............

Lynn Ferris