Previous Exhibits

Slow (detail), John Kinney
January 23, 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.

Admission Free

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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 23, 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.

Admission Free

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Trinity (detail), Jason Franklin
January 23, 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.

Admission Free

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December 1, 2020 - January 9, 2021  

The Art of the Quilt: Anything Goes

Co-curated by Linda Fiedler and Betty Blessin

Quilts and quilted wearables by 42 artists from across the Southeast are on display in this biennial invitational exhibition, co-curated by master quilter Linda Fiedler and quilter Betty Blessin. Themed Anything Goes, this year's exhibition commemorates the 12th anniversary of The Art of the Quilt.

Admission Free

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Baby Face, Sandie Hundley
December 1, 2020 - January 9, 2021  

Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild

A biennial group exhibition by Piedmont Arts Community Partner, Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild, this exhibit includes everything from wearables to wall hangings to good, old-fashioned bed coverings.

Admission Free

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January 2, 2021 - January 9, 2021  

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

The story of women's suffrage is a story of voting rights, of inclusion in and exclusion from the franchise, and of our civic development as a nation. Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a poster exhibition from the Smithsonian, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment and explores the complexity of the women's suffrage movement and the relevance of this history to Americans' lives today. The crusade for women's suffrage is one of the longest reform movements in American history. Between 1832 and 1920, women citizens organized for the right to vote, agitating first in their states or territories and also, simultaneously, through petitioning for a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, is one of the country’s most ambitious undertakings to research, collect, document display and share the compelling story of women. It will deepen our understanding of women’s contributions to the nation and the world.

More information about the initiative is available at womenshistory.si.edu.

Admission Free

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October 23, 2020  

Opening Reception

at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Virginia Consortium of Quilters, Virginia Foothills Quilters Guild, Nancy and Milt Davis, Jill and Jay Dickens, Joan and Monty Montgomery, Barbara and Guy Stanley and Lynwood Artists

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Music by Lauren Luther.

Admission Free

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September 1, 2020 - October 10, 2020  

The Garden

at Piedmont Arts

Co-curated by Jorge Benitez and Reni Gower

Across the globe and from King to commoner, the garden has provided sustenance and pleasure throughout time in both corporeal and spiritual ways. As in Milton’s Paradise Lost or Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights to Monet’s Giverny or Thoreau’s Walden Pond, artists have often portrayed the garden as an ever-evolving and fertile metaphor for life colored by contrasts. Humble or grandiose; cultivated or wild; lush or arid; ornamental or medicinal; secret or shared; the garden protects and provides as much as it provokes and stimulates. No matter its form during this time of anxiety and uncertainty,

The Garden offers a much-needed refuge and heartening reprieve. In much the same way that a private enclosure or garden setting creates a sheltered contemplative respite, this uplifting and immersive exhibition offers a concrete and time proven alternative to today’s digitally mediated experience. As new research confirms, people report higher levels of health and happiness if they spend a mere 120 minutes per week in a natural setting. So inspired, The Garden can enhance your wellbeing. As it compels you to put down your phone, The Garden will refresh your spirit and quite possibly renew your soul.

The Garden features work by:

  • Jorge Benitez
  • Ruth Bolduan
  • Sally Bowring
  • Cat Crotchett
  • Reni Gower
  • Chris Gregson
  • Melissa Potter
  • Javier Tapia

Admission Free

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October 1, 2020 - October 10, 2020  

Journey

at Piedmont Arts

Charlie Knighton’s exhibit, Journey, is in effect a journey on two plains: A journey from woodworking to painting; and the artistic interpretation of Charlie’s physical journeys across the country and world. Charlie’s work is ever-evolving and his artistic process adapts with each new journey upon which he embarks.

LEGEND ROCK STATE PETROGLYPH SITE, CHARLIE KNIGHTON

Admission Free

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August 7, 2020  

Opening Reception

at Piedmont Arts

5:30 – 7:30 pm Sponsored by Susan Critz, George and Jean Gautsch, Linda and Ran Isley, Sue Lester, Randy and Charlie Mattox, Betty Lou and Ron Pigg, Sue Rosser and Julie Work

Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Live music by Lauren Luther.

Limited Capacity • RSVP Required by August 4, 2020

Related Events The Garden August 8 – October 10, 2020 Journey August 8 – October 10, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Friday, October 8, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm


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June 11, 2020 - July 25, 2020  

16 Hands: Two Generations, Working Together

at Piedmont Arts

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia, there is an enclave of craftsmen who, over the past 25 years, have solidified deep friendships as well as a network of creative, technical and professional support. Drawn to the area by its beauty and tranquility, with much determination, they established working studios, vital careers and a way of life. Two Generations, Working Together features work by 16 Hands members Ellen Shankin, Brad Warstler, Silvie Granatelli, Benjie Osborne, Josh Manning, Donna Polseno, Hona Knudsen, Wendy Werstlein, Sarah McCarthy, Seth Guzovsky, Andrea Denniston and Josh Copus. Related Events Dreaming Geometry: An Artistic Exploration of Mathematics On display June 11 – July 25, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, July 23, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm (L–R): ANDREA DENNISTON, VASE; SETH GUZOVSKY, STEINS; SETH GUZOVSKY, CASSEROLE (WHITE)


June 11, 2020 - July 25, 2020  

Dreaming Geometry: An Artistic Exploration of Mathematics

Jon Handy's drawings are based in geometry and impart a sense of purpose and thought. The artist's brilliant mind is evident in his work, and this encourages the viewer to examine each piece searching for answers hidden within his clever mathematical drawings. Related Events 16 Hands: Two Generations, Working Together On display June 11 – July 25, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, July 23, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm JON HANDY, INTERACTING DUALS: (3 • 4 • 6 • 4) U (3 • 4 • 6 • 4)*


January 18, 2020 - March 7, 2020  

TransLight/TransPlace

at Piedmont Arts

Like a shaman, Halide Salam dances on surfaces to open passages into the undiscovered world within, and to make meaning of the world without. Her paintings are neither visions nor memories. She paints in silence with no preconceptions, drawings or ideas, relying on what she knows and feels about the natural worlds, and her place in it. Salam moves the paint, through unspoken words as tones, lines and hues, connecting images that arise through a sense of unison within patterns and structures that evolve and emerge through the process of call and response. It is a rhythmic dance on the canvas that opens up various forms of consciousness making visible the invisible, finding harmony through a passage of consciousness. Harmony is the outcome of struggle. There is beauty in struggle. Salam’s work reflects both the beauty of struggle and the moments of rest and solace. Salam received a Masters of Art in painting from New Mexico Highlands University and a Ph.D. in fine arts from Texas Tech University. She is a professor of art at Radford University. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, January 17, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm Fragile, Handle with Care On display January 18 – March 7, 2020 Windows of the Soul January 18 – March 7, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm HALIDE SALAM, TRANSLIGHT YELLOW


January 18, 2020 - March 7, 2020  

Fragile, Handle with Care

at Piedmont Arts

Tawny Chatmon's portraits capture the beauty, innocence and hope of black childhood. She is devoted to creating portraits that are loosely inspired by works painted spanning from the 15th to 20th centuries, with the specific intent of bringing to the forefront faces that were often under-celebrated in this style of work. Chatmon's works almost always begin as photographs she has taken of someone close to her. She then alters her photos in diverse ways, creating a depth of layers using a variety of mediums. She chooses to frame her work in gold vintage, antique and baroque frames that she collects from estate sales, galleries, auctions and private sellers. These frames were constructed during (or are reminiscent of) an era in which framing subjects such as her’s wasn’t a consideration. Recently, Chatmon discovered a common theme amongst the sellers of these frames. Something that is often expressed is their concern over the fragility and the importance of them. She realized that the concern over the fragility of these previously loved frames, was her wish for the subjects she was placing inside of them. Chatmon's photography has been featured in Vogue Bambini, Parenting Magazine and Babytalk Magazine. Her commercial clients include YMCA, Until There's a Cure, National Education Association and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, January 17, 2020 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm TransLight/TransPlace January 18 – March 7, 2020 Windows of the Soul January 18 – March 7, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm TAWNY CHATMON, THREE


January 18, 2020 - March 7, 2020  

Windows of the Soul

at Piedmont Arts

Windows of the Soul features original oil paintings by Lynwood Artists member, Loretta Joy Crossman.


January 17, 2020  

Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Jerri and Joe DeVault, Jill and Jay Dickens, Imogene and Isadore Draper, Cindy and Steve Edgerton, Joyce and Kenneth Staples and Lynwood Artists Join Piedmont Arts for an opening reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Live music by Lauren Luther. Related Events Fragile, Handle with Care On display January 18 – March 7, 2020 TransLight/TransPlace January 18 – March 7, 2020 Windows of the Soul January 18 – March 7, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 5 – 7 pm TAWNY CHATMON, THREE


November 1, 2019 - January 4, 2020  

Hands, Head, Heart: Jill Jensen

at Piedmont Arts

Woodblock prints, found objects, bits of nature and other fragments and images are combined with color and texture in Jill Jensen's bold and powerful quilts. Living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jensen uses the region's beautiful vistas, striking sunsets and ever changing flora as inspiration for her work. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, October 18, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm Wild and Colorful World of Barbara Kobylinska On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Working Men On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, December 19, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm JILL JENSEN, LADY M (DETAIL)


December 3, 2019 - January 4, 2020  

Wild and Colorful World of Barbara Kobylinska

at Piedmont Arts

Barbara Kobylinska approaches her art with both a studied sense of design and an unapologetic intuition. Her large indoor/outdoor sculptures are adventurous and inventive. With humor and a sophisticated, playful intelligence, she invites the viewer to share her delight in the unexpected. Kobylinska's work has been exhibited in shows across the country and is part of many private collections. She is a member of International Sculpture Center, Washington Sculptors Group, Potter’s Council and Ceramic Designers Association. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, October 18, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm Hands, Head, Heart: Jill Jensen On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Working Men On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, December 19, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm BARBARA KOBYLINSKA FROM WILD AND COLORFUL WORLD


December 3, 2019 - January 4, 2020  

Working Men

at Piedmont Arts

Danville, Virginia-based photographer Barry Koplen captures workmen on-site at jobs around the city. His full-color photographs are printed on metal, creating a vivid display of color and depth. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, October 18, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm Hands, Head, Heart: Jill Jensen On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Wild and Colorful World of Barbara Kobylinska On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, December 19, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm


October 18, 2019  

Opening Reception

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Fran Gale and Tee Freeman, Libby Kormos, Susan and David Morris, Barbara and Guy Stanley and Lynwood Artists Join Piedmont Arts for an Opening Reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Related Events Hands, Head, Heart: Jill Jensen On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Wild and Colorful World of Barbara Kobylinska On display October 19, 2019 – January 4, 2020 JILL JENSEN, LADY M (DETAIL)


August 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019  

FLASHPOINTS : Material : Intent : Fused

at Piedmont Arts

Featuring the work of Kristy Deetz, Reni Gower, Jane Nodine, and Daniella Woolf. Enticed by touch, these artists explore a wide range of materials and processes linked through craft and meaning. With a shared focus on encaustic (pigmented hot wax) FLASHPOINTS beautifully underscores where material and intent converse and fuse. Whether a painting, a tapestry, an installation or artist book, the works in this exhibition resonate with a profound tactility echoed through substance, image and idea. The viewer is invited to explore an immersive sensory-filled experience that is defined by more than just wax. FLASHPOINTS is curated by artist and retired Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Reni Gower. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, August 2, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm Parts2 | Ed Dolinger On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Life, Love, Art: Works from the Collection of Judy and John Matthews On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm RENI GOWER, ENC:ST1:FOUR, 22½" X 22½”, 2019, ENCAUSTIC ON PAPER MOUNTED ON CANVAS COVERED PANEL


August 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019  

Parts2 | Ed Dolinger

at Piedmont Arts

Parts2 acts as an extension of decades of artist Ed Dolinger’s self-imposed creative constraints of composing within a square format, while pursuing abstract expressions through a variety of mixed media. All of the works presented in this exhibit are also confined to a 12-inch square format, beginning as flat collages, assembled with magazine pages anchored with layers of beeswax. As with his earlier mixed media work, it is an elusive pursuit challenging a learning curve of techniques, visually and viscerally melding with poetic puzzle-making. Dolinger has been an active member of the Virginia art community for years. He is a former recipient of a painting fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and has been shown, collected and involved in public arts projects throughout the country. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, August 2, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm FLASHPOINTS : Material : Intent : Fused On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Life, Love, Art: Works from the Collection of Judy and John Matthews On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm ED DOLINGER, TURING TEST, BEESWAX OVER COLLAGE ON BOARD, 2018, 12”X12”


August 3, 2019 - October 5, 2019  

Life, Love, Art: Collection of Judy and John Matthews

at Piedmont Arts

In memory of Judy and John Matthews, longtime supporters and friends of Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts, the museum will feature works from the Matthews family's collection of contemporary art. Related Evets Opening Reception Friday, August 2, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm FLASHPOINTS : Material : Intent : Fused On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Parts2 | Ed Dolinger On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Matthews Gallery Dedication Thursday, September 12, 2019 • 5:30 pm Art at Happy Hour Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm JOHN MATTHEWS, ADOBE STORE


August 2, 2019  

Opening Reception: FLASHPOINTS

5:30PM at Piedmont Arts

Sponsored by Ann and John Austin, Eydie and Barry Greene, Betsy and Jim Haskins, Barbara and Morgan Holland and Lynwood Artists Join Piedmont Arts for an Opening Reception in honor of the museum's new exhibits. Free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Related Evets FLASHPOINTS : Material : Intent : Fused On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Parts2 | Ed Dolinger On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Life, Love, Art: Works from the Collection of Judy and John Matthews On display August 3 – October 5, 2019 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, October 3, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm RENI GOWER, ENC:ST1:FOUR, 22½" X 22½”, 2019, ENCAUSTIC ON PAPER MOUNTED ON CANVAS COVERED PANEL


July 20, 2019  

Expressions Artwork Pick Up

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

Artists who have work on display in Expressions 2019 should pick up their work on Saturday, July 20 between 10 am – 2 pm at the museum’s rear entrance. The museum will not be open to the public and the front doors will be locked. Artists are responsible for pickup of their work on designated date. All work must remain for the duration of exhibit and must be picked up at the designated time. Piedmont Arts will not assume responsibility for artwork that is left in the gallery after 2 pm on designated pickup date. Any artwork (including that which has been purchased) will be resold, donated or otherwise removed from the premises if still unclaimed after 30 days.


May 18, 2019 - July 19, 2019  

Expressions 2019

at Piedmont Arts

Opening Reception sponsored by King's Grant Best in Show sponsored by Virginia Mirror Company

Offering an eclectic mix of styles and media, Expressions is an open-entry judged art exhibit featuring work by more than 140 regional artists. Related Events Artwork Entry: Lynwood Artists + Students Only Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 4 – 6 pm Artwork Entry: All Artists Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 10 am – 2 pm Opening Reception Friday, May 17, 2019 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts Art at Happy Hour Thursday, July 18, 2018 • 5 – 7 pm Artwork Pick Up Saturday, July 20, 2019 • 10 am – 2 pm


May 17, 2019  

Opening Reception: Expressions 2019

6:00PM at Piedmont Arts

Opening Reception sponsored by King's Grant Best in Show sponsored by Virginia Mirror Company Piedmont Arts members, prospective members, artists and guests are invited to attend a Opening Reception in honor of the museum's new exhibit. Awards ceremony at 7 pm. Complimentary wine and light refreshments will be served. Related Events Expressions 2019 On display May 18 – July 19, 2019 Artwork Entry: Lynwood Artists + Students Only Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 4 – 6 pm Artwork Entry: All Artists Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 10 am – 2 pm Art at Happy Hour Thursday, July 18, 2018 • 5 – 7 pm Artwork Pick Up Saturday, July 20, 2019 • 10 am – 2 pm


May 4, 2019  

Expressions Artwork Entry: All Artists

10:00AM at Piedmont Arts

To enter work, download and complete the Expressions 2019 Entry Form. Entry forms are also available at Piedmont Arts. _________________________________________________________________________ WHO MAY ENTER Residents of Martinsville, Virginia and/or residents of all counties and cities within a 100-mile radius of Martinsville, including high school students (grades 9 – 12). LOCATION Piedmont Arts 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA JUDGE Jeff Liverman | Executive Director | Floyd Center for the Arts ARTWORK ENTRY


Artists may enter a maximum of TWO PIECES. All entries must have an identification label (provided with Entry Form) attached to the back. Early/late entries will not be accepted. OPENING RECEPTION Opening Reception + Awards Ceremony Friday, May 17, 2019 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts EXHIBITION DATES May 18 – July 19, 2019 ARTWORK PICKUP Artwork Pick Up Saturday, July 20, 2019 • 10 am – 2 pm • Piedmont Arts Artists are responsible for pickup of their work on designated date. All work must remain for the duration of exhibit and must be picked up at the designated time. Piedmont Arts will not assume responsibility for artwork that is left in the gallery after 2 pm on designated pickup date. Any artwork (including that which has been purchased) will be resold, donated or otherwise removed from the premises if still unclaimed after 30 days. PRIZES Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all categories, as well as People’s Choice, Lynwood Artists Award and Best in Show. All entries designated for sale are also eligible for purchase awards. Winners of the Lynwood Artists Award and Best in Show may be eligible for additional benefits. See Entry Fees for details. People’s Choice Award will be announced at close of exhibit. ENTRY FEES A non-refundable fee for a maximum of TWO PIECES per artist is due at registration. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Please make checks payable to Piedmont Arts. Expressions is presented by Piedmont Arts and Lynwood Artists. Members of these organizations receive discounted entry fees:
  • $15 Student
  • $15 Member of BOTH Organizations (Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts)
  • $25 Member of ONE Organization (Lynwood Artists or Piedmont Arts)
  • $45 Non-member
Entrants may join Piedmont Arts and/or Lynwood Artists at registration. All memberships must be valid as the date of entry to be eligible for benefits. Lynwood Artists membership is required to be eligible for Lynwood Artists Award and therefore eligible for a solo show in the Lynwood Artists Gallery. Any Piedmont Arts member winning Best in Show becomes eligible for a solo show in the Box Mezzanine Gallery. CATEGORIES All submissions are subject to final category assignment based on the decision of the Expressions Receiving Committee.
  • Drawing: Pastels, pen and ink, pencils, charcoal, other drawing-based work that is wall-installed.
  • 3D: Glass, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, wood and all sculpture, freestanding or wall-installed.
  • Oil and Acrylic: Paintings executed with oil or acrylic paint.
  • Watercolor: Paintings executed with watercolor or gouache.
  • Mixed Media: Two-dimensional work that combines two or more art media and each media is evident; graphic design.
  • Photography: B/W, color and images captured by photographic process. May be digitally altered for optimization of image, but not digitally manipulated to substantially alter the overall image.
  • High School Student: Any work by students grades 9 – 12.
ENTRIES Artists may enter a maximum of TWO PIECES. All submissions must be original and completed within the last two years. Only work that has never been submitted to a previous Expressions will be accepted.
  • 2D work: Must be dry, secure in the frame, wired and ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers) and within the size limit of 40” x 40”, including frame.
  • 3D work: Must be dry, either freestanding or include its own stand or display apparatus and within the size limit of 55” in width, including any display apparatus. 3D works over 6 ft. in height must be pre-approved. Contact Piedmont Arts at 276.632.3221 prior to entry date for approval.
SELECTION Piedmont Arts and Lynwood Artists reserve the right to exclude work deemed inappropriate. In addition the following will NOT BE ACCEPTED: work created from a kit; work that has been entered in a previous Expressions; work that requires any complex or extraordinary installation. SALES Piedmont Arts will retain a 30% commission on all works sold except those selected for Purchase Awards. Works that are not for sale MUST be clearly marked NFS with an insurance value stated. Purchased works must remain on display until the end of the exhibit. LIABILITY Although every care will be taken, Piedmont Arts cannot assume liability for damaged work. Entry submission constitutes agreement to comply with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


May 2, 2019  

Expressions Artwork Entry: LA + Students Only

4:00PM at Piedmont Arts

To enter work, download and complete the Expressions 2019 Entry Form. Entry forms are also available at Piedmont Arts. _________________________________________________________________________ WHO MAY ENTER Residents of Martinsville, Virginia and/or residents of all counties and cities within a 100-mile radius of Martinsville, including high school students (grades 9 – 12). LOCATION Piedmont Arts 215 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA JUDGE Jeff Liverman | Executive Director | Floyd Center for the Arts ARTWORK ENTRY


Artists may enter a maximum of TWO PIECES. All entries must have an identification label (provided with Entry Form) attached to the back. Early/late entries will not be accepted. OPENING RECEPTION Opening Reception + Awards Ceremony Friday, May 17, 2019 • 6 – 8 pm • Piedmont Arts EXHIBITION DATES May 18 – July 19, 2019 ARTWORK PICKUP Artwork Pick Up Saturday, July 20, 2019 • 10 am – 2 pm • Piedmont Arts Artists are responsible for pickup of their work on designated date. All work must remain for the duration of exhibit and must be picked up at the designated time. Piedmont Arts will not assume responsibility for artwork that is left in the gallery after 2 pm on designated pickup date. Any artwork (including that which has been purchased) will be resold, donated or otherwise removed from the premises if still unclaimed after 30 days. PRIZES Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in all categories, as well as People’s Choice, Lynwood Artists Award and Best in Show. All entries designated for sale are also eligible for purchase awards. Winners of the Lynwood Artists Award and Best in Show may be eligible for additional benefits. See Entry Fees for details. People’s Choice Award will be announced at close of exhibit. ENTRY FEES A non-refundable fee for a maximum of TWO PIECES per artist is due at registration. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Please make checks payable to Piedmont Arts. Expressions is presented by Piedmont Arts and Lynwood Artists. Members of these organizations receive discounted entry fees:
  • $15 Student
  • $15 Member of BOTH Organizations (Lynwood Artists and Piedmont Arts)
  • $25 Member of ONE Organization (Lynwood Artists or Piedmont Arts)
  • $45 Non-member
Entrants may join Piedmont Arts and/or Lynwood Artists at registration. All memberships must be valid as the date of entry to be eligible for benefits. Lynwood Artists membership is required to be eligible for Lynwood Artists Award and therefore eligible for a solo show in the Lynwood Artists Gallery. Any Piedmont Arts member winning Best in Show becomes eligible for a solo show in the Box Mezzanine Gallery. CATEGORIES All submissions are subject to final category assignment based on the decision of the Expressions Receiving Committee.
  • Drawing: Pastels, pen and ink, pencils, charcoal, other drawing-based work that is wall-installed.
  • 3D: Glass, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, wood and all sculpture, freestanding or wall-installed.
  • Oil and Acrylic: Paintings executed with oil or acrylic paint.
  • Watercolor: Paintings executed with watercolor or gouache.
  • Mixed Media: Two-dimensional work that combines two or more art media and each media is evident; graphic design.
  • Photography: B/W, color and images captured by photographic process. May be digitally altered for optimization of image, but not digitally manipulated to substantially alter the overall image.
  • High School Student: Any work by students grades 9 – 12.
ENTRIES Artists may enter a maximum of TWO PIECES. All submissions must be original and completed within the last two years. Only work that has never been submitted to a previous Expressions will be accepted.
  • 2D work: Must be dry, secure in the frame, wired and ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers) and within the size limit of 40” x 40”, including frame.
  • 3D work: Must be dry, either freestanding or include its own stand or display apparatus and within the size limit of 55” in width, including any display apparatus. 3D works over 6 ft. in height must be pre-approved. Contact Piedmont Arts at 276.632.3221 prior to entry date for approval.
SELECTION Piedmont Arts and Lynwood Artists reserve the right to exclude work deemed inappropriate. In addition the following will NOT BE ACCEPTED: work created from a kit; work that has been entered in a previous Expressions; work that requires any complex or extraordinary installation. SALES Piedmont Arts will retain a 30% commission on all works sold except those selected for Purchase Awards. Works that are not for sale MUST be clearly marked NFS with an insurance value stated. Purchased works must remain on display until the end of the exhibit. LIABILITY Although every care will be taken, Piedmont Arts cannot assume liability for damaged work. Entry submission constitutes agreement to comply with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.


March 9, 2019 - April 27, 2019  

Woman's Best Friend: Bettie Bowles

at Piedmont Arts

Bettie Bowles was introduced to art at a young age by her grandfather, Hampton Dyches – a graphic artist who also loved to paint family portraits. Bowles inherited her grandfather's love of painting and uses her talent to capture her subjects enjoying the simple things in life and the beauty of nature. Bowles also paints custom dog portraits. In fact, "dog" was her first word, so it was only natural that she would fall in love with painting man's best friend. Related Events Opening Reception Friday, March 8, 2019 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm • Piedmont Arts Nightfall: Prints of the Dark Hours On display March 9 – April 27, 2019 Artists as Art: Photographic Portraits On display March 9 – April 27, 2019 VMFA on the Road: An Artmobile for the 21st Century March 21 – 23, 2019 Art at Happy Hour Thursday, April 18, 2019 • 5 – 7 pm


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