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Prize Winners for Jax Juried Art Show

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Prize Winners for Jax Juried Art Show

MaKayla Songer of Rich Creek, VA winner of this year’s top prize Floyd, VA – The winner of the top cash prize for the annual Jax Juried Art Show at The Jacksonville Center for the Arts (The Jax) was MaKayla Songer of Rich Creek in Giles County, Virginia. The prize was for Songer’s artful depiction of “Thought/Desire,” represented by ornately cut and styled paper birds flying in opposite directions. The cash prize awarded to her was $500. The 2nd place prize went to Aaron Forrester of Radford, Virginia, for his piece, “Envy.” The 3rd place...

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Mountain Blues Meets World Jazz, featuring David MacGregor, Aug. 28

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The Jacksonville Center for the Arts will host a finger-style guitar concert Friday, August 28th. The show, billed as Mountain Blues Meets World Jazz, will feature David MacGregor. MacGregor a Scottish World Jazz guitarist and composer currently based in Mexico City. With his engaging and innovative approach to jazz standards and original compositions, he tours worldwide performing and collaborating with other internationally renowned musicians. His style is steeped in equal measure with phenomenal technique and soul to spare. See a Video...

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Call for Vendors – 2015 Winterfest Applications Now Available!

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Call for Vendors – 2015 Winterfest Applications Now Available!

  The Jacksonville Center’s 21st Annual Winterfest Holiday Celebration will be held on December 5 & 6, 2015 – Saturday, 10:00am- 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00am- 5:00pm along with other community celebrations. As last year, the dates are both Saturday and Sunday which offers a second shopping day and provides more opportunity for sales and more options with any weather issues. We are excited to celebrate the 21st Winterfest! Our festival will include local art and crafts exhibits, refreshments, children’s activities, santa visit and...

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Apply for the 2015 Themed Exhibition, “Something About Barns”

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Apply for the 2015 Themed Exhibition, “Something About Barns”

  Photo by Mike Quesinberry This year’s themed exhibition will be “Something About Barns”, and will be on display from October 2 to November 28, 2015. An opening reception will be held Saturday, October 10. Barns are cultural icons for rural regions, and with this year’s themed exhibit, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the repurposing of a dairy barn into the Jacksonville Center, we’re celebrating artwork that pays homage to barns- in all their glory and decay. Artists are invited to submit artworks relating to barns, how...

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Silent Auction Donations Needed!

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Silent Auction Donations Needed!

We are conducting our 20th Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, September 19, which will include our 10th Silent Auction Social, with final bidding from 6pm to 7p.m. Would you be willing to donate a piece of artwork that you have made, a piece you’ve owned but would like to pass along and/or a service certificate that gives someone the opportunity to benefit from the valuable skills you possess? For example, past auction items have included a certificates for a week stay at a vacation home, a commissioned pet portrait, a case of wine and...

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FAD, August 14: “Artist’s Groups – Why?”

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FAD, August 14: “Artist’s Groups – Why?”

Blue Pomegranate To Be Special Guests of Floyd Art Dialogue August 14, 12-1 pm in the Community Room             The topic for this month’s Floyd Art Dialogue (FAD) at the Jacksonville Center for the Arts is “Artist’s Groups – Why?”. Throughout the history of art, artists have formed groups. Sometimes it has been a way to market their work, and other times they have formed around a new style or philosophy of art. Sometimes the groups are a mix of artists like writers, musicians, and painters, but they have also formed because they...

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2015 Jax Juried Exhibition is up…who will take the prizes?

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2015 Jax Juried Exhibition is up…who will take the prizes?

The 2015 Jax Juried Exhibition is now officially open! This year’s juror for this exhibit is curator Gina Cavallo Collins. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Collins has worked in the museum field for 25 years. She has a BA and MA in Art History from Arizona State University, and currently works as the Exhibitions Coordinator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.       There were 41 artists selected for the show, to exhibit 57 pieces of art. Works were chosen from a pool of over 250 submissions. Of these artists, 29 are located within 100...

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Jazz & Blues at Jax: Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five, Aug. 21

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Jazz & Blues at Jax: Shawn Spencer & The Jacksonville Five, Aug. 21

Friday, August 21, 2015 @ 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; Chris White, Saxophone; and Robbie Vaughan, Drums....

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Drive-by-Truckers album and poster artist Wes Freed Exhibition at The Jax

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Drive-by-Truckers album and poster artist Wes Freed Exhibition at The Jax

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts will host an exhibition of artwork by Wes Freed, opening on July 17 to August 14, 2015.  The exhibition will feature a variety of Wes’ artwork and some posters as well.  Please stop by during regular business hours to view the artwork. About the Artist: Wes Freed grew up on a cattle farm in the Shenandoah Valley, an area that has inspired most of his landscapes, and many of the characters who appear in his paintings and comics, as well as Willard’s Garage itself. There aren’t actually a...

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Ceramics/Pottery Open Studio Changes!

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Ceramics/Pottery Open Studio Changes!

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts is always changing and evolving with our community, so we are pleased to announce a new addition to our center.  Glory Langva, will be starting July 16th as our new Ceramics/Pottery Studio Manager.  She will be working to maintain the studio and its equipment, as well as offer helpful advice and assistance to participants in working in the studio. NEW OPEN STUDIO HOURS: Thursdays, 1-6pm The Pottery Studio will be open to all to use for a nominal fee of $5.00 per session. This charge is to cover the cost of...

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