Upcoming Exhibits

Still Life with French Easel, Jane Iten. On loan from Paulina Joyce.
March 13, 2021 - May 1, 2021  

Jane Iten Memorial Exhibition

Sponsored by Cece Johnson and Bob Davis, Sarah and Richard Franks, Marty Gardner, Paulina Joyce, Ruth and Dan Leeper, Stephanie and Caleb Moore, Susan and David Morris, Holly and Walt Rhea, Bunco Babes, Water Ladies and Lynwood Artists

In memory of Jane Iten, a local artist and longtime friend of the museum, Piedmont Arts has curated an exhibition of Iten’s work spanning several decades. An accomplished artist and teacher, Iten was a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and Martinsville-Henry County’s artist guild, Lynwood Artists. Iten’s paintings have been included in local and national exhibits and have received many awards, including Virginia Watercolor Society’s Shenandoah Award.

Featuring work on loan from the collections of Carolyn Beale, Betty Blessin, Amy and Joel Bunn, Susan Critz, Richard and Sarah Leeper Franks, Marty Gardner, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Grayson, Gale and Will Gravely, Paulina Joyce, Ruth and Dan Leeper, Barbara and Andy Parker, Shar and Greg Peitz, Holly and Walt Rhea, Susan and William Sapp, Annelle and Doug Williams, Becki Williams Vasquez, and Julie Work.


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Jane Iten
March 13, 2021 - May 1, 2021  

Water Ladies

Sponsored by Cece Johnson and Bob Davis, Sarah and Richard Franks, Marty Gardner, Paulina Joyce, Ruth and Dan Leeper, Stephanie and Caleb Moore, Susan and David Morris, Holly and Walt Rhea, Bunco Babes, Water Ladies and Lynwood Artists

Featuring work by members of the Water Ladies, a weekly watercolor class at Piedmont Arts that was founded and led by the late Jane Iten. Including work by Doris Falls, Rebecca Kolinski, Susan Moore, Susan Sapp, Jessie Ward, and Annelle Williams.


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John Salminen, AWS, D.F., Yellow Awning. Winner of AWS Silver Medal of Honor.
March 13, 2021 - May 1, 2021  

American Watercolor Society 153rd Annual Exhibition

Sponsored by Cece Johnson and Bob Davis, Sarah and Richard Franks, Marty Gardner, Paulina Joyce, Ruth and Dan Leeper, Stephanie and Caleb Moore, Susan and David Morris, Holly and Walt Rhea, Bunco Babes, Water Ladies and Lynwood Artists

American Watercolor Society 153rd Annual Exhibition includes 40 paintings, with styles ranging from hyperrealistic to abstract, by artists from around the globe.

Founded in 1866 to promote the art of watercolor painting in America, the American Watercolor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious art societies in the world. As such, election into the Society as a Signature Member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world. Society membership comprises many of the greatest names in painting and includes realist painter Andrew Wyeth, American impressionist Childe Hassam, regionalists Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, and virtually every member of the important “California School” of watercolorists, among others.

Each year the Society holds its Annual International Exhibition, a juried exhibition of watercolors from artists around the world. More than 1,100 artists from the U.S. and 32 foreign countries submit their work. This year, 143 paintings were selected for the annual exhibition and 40 paintings were selected to travel on a cross-country tour of six museums and galleries, which culminates at Piedmont Arts.


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May 22, 2021 - July 17, 2021  

Expressions 2021

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, this annual open-entry, judged exhibit features work by more than 100 local and regional artists.


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