Upcoming Exhibits

Still Life with French Easel, Jane Iten, NWS. On loan from Paulina Joyce.
April 17, 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, Amy and Joel Bunn, Judy Carter, Teena Crawshaw, Susan Critz, Richard and Sarah Leeper Franks, Marty Gardner, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Grayson, Gale and Will Gravely, Sheila Hubbard, 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, Lucy and AC Wilson, and Julie Work.

Admission Free

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Jessie Ward
April 17, 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.

Admission Free

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John Salminen, AWS, D.F., Yellow Awning. Winner of AWS Silver Medal of Honor.
April 17, 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.

Admission Free

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May 22, 2021 - July 16, 2021  

Expressions 2021

Presented by Lynwood Artists + Piedmont Arts • Sponsored by King's Grant • Best in Show Sponsored by Virginia Glass & Mirror

Expressions is an annual exhibition of work by artists from southern Virginia and the surrounding regions. This showcase of regional talent features an eclectic mix of work from more than 100 artists each year.

Artwork entry for Expressions 2021 is Saturday, May 8 from 10 am – 2 pm at Piedmont Arts. Artists interested in entering work can find more information here: Expressions 2021 Entry Rules + Form

Admission Free

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