Annual Open Members' Show New Dates: Exhibition Dates: July 18 - August 22, 2020 Submission of Artwork: Wednesday, July 8, 10 a.mm. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, July 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Closing Reception: Saturday, August 22, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Return of Artwork: Saturday, August 22, 6 - 7 p.m. and Tuesday, August 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Many of you have received the prospectus for the 2020 Annual Open Members Show in the mail. These were printed prior to the Governor's order to keep things closed through June 10. Please note that the dates on the Prospectus have changed. As only the dates have changed, if you have a prospectus, you may use the Entry Form and Labels. If you did not receive the prospectus, it is available below. With the uncertainty we are currently living with, please watch our website for additional updates and changes that may be required. As much as we want to see all of the artists and display their amazing artwork, we want even more for each of you to stay safe.
EXHIBIT OF EXCELLENCE: SUFFOLK STUDENT ART 2020 February 4 - February 28, 2020 Suffolk Art Gallery
d The Exhibit of Excellence: Suffolk Student Art 2020 features the best artwork by Suffolk's Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors, recognizing their talent and encouraging and promoting these students and their work. This juried exhibit is open to students to either live in or attend school in Suffolk and are full time in grades 10, 11, & 12. They may be in public, private, or home schooled. They do not have to be in an art class. Each student must enter 2 works. They must be original, that is not copied from other artist's paintings, photographs, etc. Artworks must be ready for exhibition. Two-dimensional works may be framed or matted with a heavy cardboard backing and covered with acetate. All must have a wired, securely attached, for hanging. All artwork must have a label attached to the back giving title of work, medium, artists name and school attending. A limited amount of mat board and acetate are available at the Art League office, please call to set a time to get these. Examples of acceptable media are: drawing, graphic design, original prints, photography, paintings, sculpture, pottery, crafts (ex. jewelry, weaving, woodcarving). Work must be delivered to the Suffolk Art Gallery on Tuesday, January 28, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. All, some, or none of the works may be accepted for the exhibition. Unselected artwork must be picked up on Thursday, January 30, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. There will be an Opening Reception and Awards Presentation on Tuesday, February 4 from 11:30 - 12:30 at the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave. This is free and open to the public. The Juror for this year will be Sharon Swift, Professor of Art and Art Department Chair at Virginia Wesleyan University. The Exhibit of Excellence is presented in cooperation with the Suffolk Fine Arts Commission.
Suffolk Art League’s 2019 Annual Juried Exhibition October 26 – December 6, 2019 Suffolk Art Gallery Award Winners: First Place: Sandra Alderman, In Forest Deep, Encaustic Second Place: Eloise Shelton-Mayo, Haunted XX, Mixed Media Third Place: Mick Grochowski, In This Boat, Acrylic on Panel
Jane Butler Memorial Award: John Knapp, Deep in Thought, Pencil & Acrylic Miriam & Everett Birdsong Award: Nancy M. Stutts, Poet’s Way, Oil & Cold Wax Award in Honor of Dana Adams: Erlene Hendrix, Wish I Were a Bird and I Could Fly, Photographic Composite Judy Oswald Memorial Award: Devon Lawrence, Rick, Watercolor Rountree Award for 3-D: Akiko Tanaka, Wandering Flower No. 6, Ceramic, Wire, & Glass Betty Glasscock Memorial Award: Nancy Zittrain, Riverview, Oil Sharon Picot & Chip Picot Memorial Award: Cynthia Baker, Kitchen Still Life, Riddick’s Folly House Museum, Oil Momma Jo & Poppa Jo Memorial Award: Bernard Conda, Blood Moon, Oil on Canvas Suffolk News Herald Award: Arthur Wycoff, Interrupted Journey, Photography Richardson Award for Artwork with Words: Robert Boyette, Bygone, Digital Photography Embroidery Etc. Award: Debbie Hill, Blue Moon, Textile
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John Alan Stock: "Perspectives" July 27 - August 23, 2019 Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave., Suffolk
Virginia Beach based artist John Alan Stock was the winner of the Suffolk Art League's 2018 Annual Juried Exhibition. For his one-man show, Mr. Stock will present "Perspectives" opening July 27 with a reception from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
In addition, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts traveling exhibition "Architecture in Virginia: The Old Dominion" will be on display. Both exhibits are free and open to the public. Suffolk Art Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Suffolk Art League's Annual Open Members' Show June 18 - July 19, 2019
Suffolk Art League members may show up to two artworks. Non-members may join at the time they deliver their artwork. To be eligible, artworks must be original and can be in any medium. They must have been completed in the past two years and not have been shown at the Suffolk Art Gallery. Two-dimensional works should be ready for hanging (that is, works on paper under glass, framed with wire for hanging - saw tooth hangers will not be accepted). Pedestals will be provided for three-dimensional works. Work will be displayed on a first-come basis until all space is filled.
Artwork and entry forms should be delivered to the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave. on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or Tuesday, June 11 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Attach entry labels from prospectus (link below) to the back of artwork.
There will be an Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. This if free and open to the public.
THOUGHTFULLY AWAKE May 3 - June 7, 2019 The Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Art Gallery invite you to attend the juried exhibition Thoughtfully Awake, artwork that examines social issues and awareness and The Effects of Jim Crow on Advertising, artifacts from the collection of Therbia U. Parker, Sr. at the Suffolk Art Gallery, 118 Bosley Ave., Suffolk. The media, in all forms, traditional, social, and electronic, is filled with stories of disparity. #MeToo, race relations, immigration, Equal Rights Amendment, the environment, and many more. Artists have always had unique ways to convey messages of injustice and consolation through their creative process. Artists were invited to submit artworks that examine social issues in ways that may help the viewer be more aware of the disparities in society - local, national or international. Helping them to be more Thoughtfully Awake. Congratulations to the three award winners: Mark Miltz, Heather Nygaard and Julie Stanton.
The Exhibit of Excellence: Suffolk Student Art 2019 February 5 - March 1, 2019 The Exhibit of Excellence: Suffolk Student Art 2019 features artwork by Suffolk's 10th, 11th & 12th grade students. This juried exhibition recognizes the talent of these Suffolk students in an effort to encourage and promote them. To enter, students must either live in or attend school in Suffolk either public, private or homeschool. They do not have to be in an art class. AWARDS: Best in Show Abigail Ford First Place Addy Greene Second Place Destiny Kirkpatrick Third Place Elijah Gent Five Honorable Mentions: Natalie Mahler Evie Nhi Triuh Martina Viola Lexie Yeates Juror's Choice Awards: Emily Argust Mollie Blasdell Sarah Christiansen Sydney Louzonis The juror for this year was be Barbara Hennig-Loomis. Barbara holds both art history and visual studio degrees as well as was a Fulbright Fellow in Germany. She currently teaches at Tidewater Community College.