Above image is by Jeffrey W. Allison, "Big A".
Rawls Museum Arts, a Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opens Southern Culture/Southern Sites on Saturday, July 27th at 6:30 pm. Both emerging and midcareer photographs consider the theme of what it is to be southern. The Main Gallery features artists who create portraits both with models but also using props that emblemize southern charm and accessibility. Virginia-based artist Glen McClure is a master of portraiture, combining micro and macro levels of awareness. Jeffrey W. Allison has traveled the state as Manager of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Statewide Partners Program, creating an intriguing body of work that reveals beauty in the everyday and in the unexpected. Suffolk resident Brenda Wright creates vibrant compositions that likewise consider the everyday, particularly southern signage and traditional southern venues like county fairs and eateries. And looking at the South with fresh eyes is transplanted NYC fashion photographer Leeta Harding. Leeta features area youth in lusciously vibrant historical southern settings.
In conjunction with the main gallery show will be the Southern Sites exhibition in the Francis Gallery that features some amazing southern vistas by Norfolk artist Erlene Hendrix, local artists Mary Lee Settle and Bill Billings, Portsmouth artist Nancy Kinzinger, North Carolina artist Shelley Chambers and Hampton artist Alan Gavala.
Collectively these artists present a show that reveals why it is we love the south.
Rawls Museum Arts
PLEIN AIR PAINTING CONTEST and Exhibition
Eligible Participants – Everyone
How to Enter & Contest Rules
Register via email to email@example.com or call 757-653-0754 between Tuesday Sept. 10 and Tuesday, Sept. 17.
Entry fee is $20 (a designated 11 x 14 inch canvas is included with entry fee). OR $28 with a boxed lunch.
Canvas Pick up & registration will be from 9 am until 11 am at RMA. Surface MUST be registered at RMA to be eligible (it will also be registered on your entry form).
ONE ENTRY per person.
Artworks can be for sale. Rawls Museum Arts will retain a 25% commission on all works sold.
You will have one full day to paint your entry. To be eligible for judging & prizes entries must be returned by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.
*Two dimensional art works ONLY. No frames please.
*All media acceptable.
*OIL PAINTERS – please DO NOT paint sides!
Awards Ceremony & Wine'n Cheese Reception will be held Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Five hundred dollars to be awarded
And there will be a student category!
Work not claimed after Dec. 1st will become the property of RMA.
Rawls Museum Arts- 757-653-0754. 22376 Linden Street, Courtland, VA 23837