Upcoming Exhibits

Slow (detail), John Kinney
January 28, 2021 - February 27, 2021  

Virginia: Changing Topographies

Sponsored by Susan and Charles Aaron, Dr. Barry Dorsey, Cindy and Steve Edgerton, Jo and Don Grayson, Lynn and Noel Ward and Lynwood Artists

John Kinney's photographic series is based on the expanding development in the rural districts in Northern Virginia. His photos highlight areas being developed, and feature land that many residents hope will never be developed.

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Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1935, printed January 1979, Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984). Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Gift of Andrea Gray Stillman. Photograph By Ansel Adams © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.
January 28, 2021 - February 27, 2021  

Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature

On loan from Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Sponsored by Susan and Charles Aaron, Dr. Barry Dorsey, Cindy and Steve Edgerton, Jo and Don Grayson, Lynn and Noel Ward and Lynwood Artists

Renowned for his photographs of the American western landscape, Ansel Adams is one of the most celebrated and influential American artists of the twentieth century. Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature brings together over forty of his most beloved works and places them in context of the artist’s multifaceted career, in which he excelled as an artist, environmentalist, and musician. Additionally, rarely exhibited and unconventional photographs by Adams demonstrate the breadth of his professional and personal interests.

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Trinity (detail), Jason Franklin
January 28, 2021 - February 27, 2021  

I Am...

Sponsored by Susan and Charles Aaron, Dr. Barry Dorsey, Cindy and Steve Edgerton, Jo and Don Grayson, Lynn and Noel Ward and Lynwood Artists

Jason Franklin's work narrates the human condition from an American perspective. He brings to life everyday situations and feelings, like love, family, faith, dreams, and friendship, in extraordinary ways. Much of his work documents unique facets of American life and celebrates the indomitable spirit.

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

Jane Iten Memorial Exhibition

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 and the National Watercolor Society, which have rigorous invitation and acceptance requirements, and a member of Martinsville-Henry County's artist guild, Lynwood Artists. Iten’s paintings have been included in local and national exhibits, including those sponsored by the National Watercolor Society and Piedmont Arts. Her work has received many awards, including the Virginia Watercolor Society Shenandoah Watercolor Award, and First Place and Best in Show in Expressions.

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Jane Iten
March 13, 2021 - May 1, 2021  

Water Ladies

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.

Admission Free

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The Dark Line, John Jude Palencar
March 13, 2021 - May 1, 2021  

American Watercolor Society 153rd Annual Exhibition

The American Watercolor Society is one of the oldest and most prestigious art societies in the world, and its annual international exhibition is one of the most revered. The society's traveling exhibition includes 40 paintings, with styles ranging from hyperrealistic to abstract, selected from 1,100 entries. The exhibition's cross-country tour of six museums and galleries will culminate at Piedmont Arts.

Admission Free

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May 22, 2021 - June 30, 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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