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Floyd Plein Air Festival Celebration and Awards

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Celebration and Awards

Floyd Plein Air Festival Awards: Best in Week Platinum Award, Sponsored by Plein Air Magazine and the Floyd Center for the Arts: Kyle Buckland, “A Quiet Night on the Town”. Gold Award, Sponsored by SourceTek: Jeremy Sams, “Vaughan’s Mill” Silver Award, Sponsored by Golden Products: Thomas Bradshaw, “The Hangout” Bronze Award, Sponsored by Ampersand: Kathleen Hudson, “Morning Shroud” Best Farm Scene, Sponsored by Raymar: Maria Reardon, “Winding Road” Best Night Scene, Sponsored by Gamblin: Ken Smith, “Floyd Friday Night” Best Local Artist, Sponsored by Mish Mish Art Supplies: Arlene Daniel, “Into the Light” Winner of the Quick Paint Competition, Sponsored by Chateau Morrisette Winery and the Floyd Center for the Arts: Joanna Barnum, “Good Impression” Honorable Mentions: Peg Sheridan, “Parkway Peace” Honorable Mentions: Nancy Brittle, “Mr. Lewis’ Rooftops” Honorable Mentions: Paul Keysar, “Jane’s Apple Tree” Winner of the Quick Paint Competition, Sponsored by Chateau Morrisette Winery and the Floyd Center for the Arts: Joanna Barnum, “Good Impression”  ...

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Farm-to-Table Dinner, August 17th

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Dinner will be created by Chef Ashleigh Ward at Riverstone Farm. Ms. Ward baked her first cake at six years old, cultivating her passion for cooking at a young age.  With 18 years of experience in the industry, Ashleigh has filled many roles, from catering for films and commercials, feeding the masses at festivals, to creating intimate private events. Through this a deep appreciation was gained. Discovery and experimentation are endless in this world, like a blank canvas, artfully balanced with respect for tradition and ritual. Inspired by the joy and connection that food can provide, and knowing that a simple meal can transcend differences, Ashleigh is dedicated to sharing her love of good food done well. Farm-to-Table Dinner Menu: Appetizer served during Cocktail hour 6-7pm: Crostini Board with Grateful Sourdough Bread, Local Mushroom Pâté, Bruschetta from Riverstone Tomatoes, House Pickled Veggies, Onion Jam, Home-ground Mustar Dinner Service starting served family style at 7pm: First Course Chilled Beet Soup garnished with Cucumber and Spicy Microgreens & Herb Oil Second Course Citrus Pomegranate Ham Melon with Pink Sea Salt Basil and Olive Oil Riverstone Summer Squash Gratin Roasted Local Potatoes with Black Garlic Third Course Rote Grütze (Northern German Dessert Fruit Dessert with Vanilla Sauce) prepared by Barbara von Claparede-Crola Aged White Cheddar Lemon Thyme...

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“Community” Exhibit – Call for Artists

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“Community” Exhibit – Call for Artists

Applications are due by Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Download the Application Here! Floyd Center for the Arts announces an open exhibition on the theme of community. Community is a broad topic and the Center hopes to receive a broad range of entries – including everything from traditional paintings, photographs, or sculptures by individual artists to collaborative works.  Other forms of art may be exhibited as well, like digital media, performance, installations and creative writings; however, these artworks will be accepted at the discretion of the gallery committee.  Community groups can work together, or an artist might work with them to create the completed piece.  Artists can also design a project that needs the community for it to be completed. Since this exhibition is about and for the community, everyone can participate. There are no age restrictions, and the work can be by professionals or amateurs – groups or individuals. The submissions can be for exhibition inside the Hayloft Gallery, or for somewhere in the building, or for the grounds of the Center for the Arts. There will be no fee for exhibitors to participate, as The Center wants to include all who are interested regardless of financial ability; however donations from those who are able to donate will be greatly appreciated because exhibitions typically are funded by application fees. The gallery committee members will make every attempt to include all entries, but they will not accept work that does not physically fit in the exhibition space or that, in their judgment, is inappropriate for the theme of the exhibition. Important Dates:       Applications Due: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Accepted Artwork Due: Friday & Saturday, Oct. 6-7, 10am-2pm Artists’ Reception will be Saturday, October 21,...

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Jazz & Blues Concert, Aug. 25th, 7:30pm

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Jazz & Blues Concert, Aug. 25th, 7:30pm

Floyd Center for the Arts presents… Jazz & Blues with performance by Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five Friday, August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM   In Floyd for one performance: Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five Shawn Spencer is the vocalist for Star City Swag, a group based in Roanoke, VA, that harkens to a bygone era of classic blues and jazz. Drawn to the elegance and sophistication of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson, Spencer pays homage to these Sovereign Sirens. The Jacksonville Five features Chris Prokosch on Bass, Tom Floyd, Piano; Scott Walter, Trumpet; Willis Greenstreet, Saxaphone; and Robbie Vaughan, Drums.   Join us! Savory treats and drinks available throughout the evening. Adults $25/Students $15 Purchase tickets here: Jazz & Blues tickets Adult ticket $25.00 USDStudent ticket $15.00...

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“Old Lands, New Visions” – a curated photography exhibit

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“Old Lands, New Visions” – a curated photography exhibit

The Floyd Center for the Arts will be showing a curated exhibit of photography from August 11 to October 7 titled “Old Lands, New Visions”. The show will be curated by noted photographer Russ Young. It will exhibit the works of six outstanding U.S. artists hailing from across of the country and feature images from around the globe. An opening reception will be held on August 19th in the Hayloft Gallery from 5 to 7 pm with an oration by the curator at 6pm. This event will be held simultaneously with the Floyd Plein Air Festival reception and all are welcome. Brief Biographies of the Six Photographers: Tillman Crane Tillman has been a professional photographer and photo-educator since 1978. He was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Delaware in 1990. He exclusively prints his images in the platinum/palladium process. Until recently, all of his images were made with large format cameras; now he also works with digital cameras. Tillman has been in numerous shows, most recently a hundred-print one man show in Beijing, China. Now living in Maine, Crane has published four books and has written numerous articles for photography publications.   www.tillmancrane.com Dennis Carlyle Darling He received his Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. Dennis came to The University of Texas at Austin in 1981 and is currently  the Visual Communication  Area head for the School of Journalism. Darling has published several books and is a talented writer. His photographs have been displayed in more than 150 juried shows and exhibitions. Dennis has photographed all over the world and is now completing a mammoth project on Holocaust survivors.   www.dennisdarling.wixsite.com/dennis Kerik Kouklis Kerik is a retired environmental geologist who has been a photographer and educator since the 1990s. He has focused on the labor intensive, hand-made processes from the 19th century such as wet plate collodion, gum dichromate and platinum/palladium.  Kouklis’ prints in this exhibition are a melding of modern inkjet prints and the 19th century palladium process.  A native Californian, he has lived in the north of the state all his life and photographed the landscape there intensively.   www.kerik.com Bill Moretz Although Bill received his degree at Appalachian State University in painting and he formerly taught painting, he has been a professional photographer for many decades, having begun  photography more than fifty years ago with a Sears “Tower“ camera. Bill is a master camera and lens repairman in addition to his other photographic skills. Moretz uses both film and digital cameras to create his artwork. He is the proprietor of PRO CAMERA, a professional camera store, in Charlottesville, Virginia.  www.procameraus.com/about-bill-moretz/ Charles Palmer Charles is a retired pathologist with a long standing interest in photography and building harpsichords and fine furniture. Constantly experimenting with emerging technologies, he authored one of the earliest articles (2000) on creating enlarged digital negatives.  Charles prints exclusively in the platinum/palladium process, a labor intensive process which was discovered in the 19th century. He and his wife have lived in New Mexico for decades. Ellen Toby Slotnick Ellen is a Massachusetts based fine arts photographer who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from The Rochester Institute of Technology.  She first honed her skills as an archaeological photographer in the...

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

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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 Juror, Amy Shawley, has chosen 61 pieces of art from within 150 miles of Floyd to create a dynamic and unique exhibition in our Hayloft Gallery.  Mrs. Shawley will be judging these works in person before the Opening Reception to award four cash prizes and multiple honorable mentions.  Awards will be announced at about 5:45pm during the reception. The Opening Reception is Saturday, June 17, 5-7pm The reception is celebrating all three of our new exhibitions.  The reception is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be served an a cash bar is available. In our Falcon Gallery, local artist, Nathan Popp, has a vibrant collection of his watercolor paintings on exhibit.  Nathan is a recent graduate of Radford University and currently works as a full time artist and framer in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia.  In the downstairs Breezeway, young artists from Floyd County High School have also hung their work.  So matter where you are in the center, you can view awesome artwork! Congratulations to the artists accepted into the “New River Art 2017 Biennial Juried Exhibition”.  They are listed below in alphabetical order: Deborah Adle, Jeanette Bowker, Jennifer Carpenter, Patricia Carr ,Sarah Carriker, Linda Correll, Eric Cowan, Christian DeMaria, Laura Fender, April Flanders, Dakota Galla, Elizabeth Gillis-Robinson, James Glass, Susan Gring, Sean Hatter, Andrew Hersey, Sue Hossack, Sidra Kaluszka, Gina Louthian-Stanley, Dreama Lovitt, Kala Marshall, Larry Mitchell, Amy Nichols, Jerry Partrick, Marsha Paulekas, Nathan Popp, Timothy Porter, Roberta Sallee, Aaron Staengl, Nancy Stark, Burke Staunton, Lois Stephens, Kristen Waite, Gibby Waitzkin, Rosalind Waiwaiole, David Wooden, Geraldine Young, Cheryl...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Patron Passes

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Two types of tickets are available! Please Print and Keep your online receipt as your ticket! Exclusive All-Access Patron Pass $100 (Limit of 25 available): Thursday, August 17, 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 patrons. Saturday, August 19, 4-5pm: Collectors Preview Reception.  Start picking out your favorite pieces, enjoy a glass of wine and mingle with the artists in a casual atmosphere at the Floyd Center for the Arts before the doors open to the public. Plus all the ticketed events of a Standard Patron Pass Wednesday, August 16, 1-4pm: Artist Painting Demonstration on the Pressing Patio at Chateau Morrisette Winery. Sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery under the shade of the patio, while festival participating artist, Thomas Bradshaw, paints and discusses his plein air approach. Wednesday, August 16, 3-4pm: Private wine tasting with festival artists at Chateau Morrisette Winery.  Light refreshments served. Friday, August 18, 1-4pm: Artist Painting Demonstration and Talk in Downtown Floyd.  Join Festival Juror, Valerie Craig, as she paints the unique town of Floyd.  Private viewing area will be roped off for festival artists and patrons to sit, watch, and discuss with Valerie. Purchase the Floyd Plein Air Festival All-Access Patron Pass below: Standard Patron Pass $25: Wednesday, August 16, 1-4pm: Artist Painting Demonstration on the Pressing Patio at Chateau Morrisette Winery. Sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery under the shade of the patio, while festival participating artist, Thomas Bradshaw, paints and discusses his plein air approach. Wednesday, August 16, 3-4pm: Private wine tasting with festival artists at Chateau Morrisette Winery.  Light refreshments served. Friday, August 18, 1-4pm: Artist Painting Demonstration and Talk in Downtown Floyd.  Join Festival Juror, Valerie Craig, as she paints the unique town of Floyd.  Private viewing area will be roped off for festival artists and patrons to sit, watch, and discuss with Valerie. Purchase the Floyd Plein Air Festival Standard Patron Pass below: There are many free events during the festival.  Please join us as much as you can throughout the week! Monday, August 14, 10am-5pm: Open painting time for artists at Apple Ridge Farm Monday, August 14, 5pm-7pm: Welcome Reception at Apple Ridge Farm, light refreshments and cash beer/wine bar Tuesday, August 15, all day: Open painting time for artists on the Blue Ridge Parkway Wednesday, August 16, daybreak-1pm, 5pm-nightfall: Open painting time for artists at Chateau Morrisette Winery Thursday, August 17,daybreak-5pm: Open painting time for artists at Riverstone Organic Farm Friday, August 18, daybreak-1pm, 5pm-nightfall: Open painting time for artists in Downtown Floyd Saturday, August 19, 9am-12pm: Quick Paint Competition at Chateau Morrisette Winery Saturday, August, 19, 5pm-9pm: Festival Celebration, refreshments and cash beer/wine bar, announcement by Juror of Festival Award winners. Please Print and Keep your online receipt as your...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Artists

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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 Woodford, VA www.janfinnduffy.com   David Finnell of Maurertown, VA www.davidfinnellwatercolors.com   Kim Hall of Richmond, VA www.kimhallstudio.com   Kathleen Hudson of Lexington, KY www.kathleenbhudson.com   George Jennings of Tappahannock, VA   Paul Keysar of Charlotte, NC www.paulkeysar.com   Brett LaGue of Fincastle, VA www.brettlague.com Dan Michael of Mechanicsville, VA www.danielmichaelfineart.com   Marsha Slopes-Paulekas of Floyd, VA www.marshasstudio.tumblr.com   Maria  Reardon of Rockville, VA www.mariareardon.com   Jeremy Sams of Archdale, NC www.jeremysams.com   Karen Sewell of Willis, VA www.karensewellfineart.com   Peg Sheridan of Staunton, VA www.pegsheridan.com   Kenneth Smith of Pulaski, VA www.kensmithfineart.com   Meg West of Crozet, VA www.megwestpainting.com   Lori White of Raleigh, NC www.ldwhiteart.com   Kathleen Willingham of Bealeton, VA www.kathleenwillingham.com   Joli Ayn Wood of Floyd, VA www.paintingsbyjoliaynwood.com   Jennifer Young of Ashland, VA...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Juror & Prizes

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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 Certificate from Mish Mish Art Supplies in Blacksburg VA Best Night Painting Award – Gamblin Artist Grade Oil Colour Set, valued at $160 Best Farm Scene Award – Gift Package from Raymar Art About the Juror: Valerie Craig is known for her impressionist approach to color and light. Craig’s subject matter includes urban and rural landscapes as well as intimate still life paintings, and figures within a landscape. Craig has had more than twenty years in the field to date, painting in both watercolor and oils. Her awards and honors are many, however a few include: Gold/Mayor’s Choice Award Ireland’s 2013 Art in the Open Festival, Grand Prize in the American Women Online Juried Competition, and Best in Show in the 2011 and 2008 Wayne Plein Air Competition. To learn more about Valerie Craig, please visit her website http://valeriecraig.com/  ...

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Floyd Plein Air Festival Schedule

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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 week. Light refreshments will be served with a cash wine/beer bar.   Tuesday, August 15 – Venue: Blue Ridge Parkway & Beyond Open paint day for artists (Volunteers will be scouting out where artists are set up on the Parkway and posting updates on social media.) Patrons are invited to visit artists while they are painting throughout the day. Artists are invited to dine at local eatery Oddfellows in downtown Floyd and will receive a 10% discount on their dinner.   Wednesday, August 16 – Venue: Chateau Morrisette Winery located at 291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24091 Artists paint at the winery and surrounding Blue Ridge Parkway – public invited to walk the winery grounds and visit artists Artist Demonstration by Thomas Bradshaw,1-3pm Event ticket holders and event artists are invited to watch this talent artist demonstrate and discusses his plein air techniques Wine Tasting, 3-4pm Event Ticket holders and participating artists are invited for a private tasting of Chateau Morrisette wines with light snacks.   Thursday, August 17 – Venue: Riverstone Organic Farm located at 708 Thompson Rd SE, Floyd, VA 24091 Artists paint at the farm – public invited to walk the farm grounds and visit artists Farm Tours available 3-4pm Farm to Table Dinner with the Artists, 6 – 10pm  All-Access Event Ticket holders are invited to dine with the artists at this private party (All-Access tickets are available in a very limited quantity, buy early!) As a special early preview, artworks created during day will be available for sale at the farm during dinner.   Friday, August 18 Venue: The Town of Floyd Artists paint the town – public invited to walk the town and visit artists Art Demonstration & Talk with Juror Valerie Craig 1 – 3pm Event ticket holders and event artists are invited to watch Valerie demonstrate and discuss her plein air techniques. Special Sunset & Night Paint, 7 – 10pmat the Friday Night Jamboree and the Artisan Market – public invited to walk the town and visit artists   Saturday, August 19   Venue: Chateau Morrisette Winery located at 291 Winery Rd SW, Floyd, VA 24091 Quick Paint Competition 9 – 12pm – public invited to walk the winery grounds and visit artists as they paint their last work of the week. This piece will be on display in a special area at the Floyd Center for the Arts and be entered for a special prize to be awarded at the Festival Celebration Saturday night. Venue: Floyd Center for the Arts located at 220 Parkway Lane South, Floyd VA 24091 Collectors Early Preview 4-5pm All-Access Event Ticket holders are invited to enjoy a glass of wine and view all the work created by the artists, including the Quick Paint Competition. Advanced purchases of artwork can be made. Festival Celebration 5-9pm The public and all artists, volunteers and supporters...

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