“REFLECTIONS” Annual Fall Show & Reception

REFLECTIONS is the 7th Annual Group Art & Photography Show at Woodberry Forest School’s Baker Gallery, September 2 – October 27, with a reception on Saturday, September 7 from 5 – 8 pm.

It is the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle seventeenth year together. What started as a small group of local artists coming together to paint has become an established and thoughtful group of creative artists crossing all kinds of artistic boundaries. We now represent not only oil, watercolor, acrylic and drip artists, photographers, but a ceramicist and jeweler.

The Firnew artists took the theme REFLECTIONS both literally and figuratively. Reflections can be a watercolor image in a car’s bumper, by Sue Linthicum, an oil painting reflection in Middle River by Richard Young or Gail Trimmer-Unterman’s watercolor of her daughter in her boyfriend’s sunglasses. It can also be a memory. Barb Wallace’s painting of a woodland is sheer memory. I think this group show will both delight and surprise you. It will lift your spirit and make you smile when you look in a mirror or the pond.

From Firnew director, Trish Crowe, “Jon Perry is this year’s featured artist. He was inspired by Antonio Gaudi, also known as God’s Architect and designer of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Jon’s paintings of stained-glass windows from La Sagrada Familia represent the four seasons and seemed perfect for this year’s Reflections Exhibition.”

Jon’s paintings:

A collaborative effort with the Virginia Master Naturalists will also be on display. The Socrates Project: Poisonous Plants in Virginia, will feature educational information and Firnew artwork inspired by the project.

For more information about Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle, see firnewfarmartistscircle.wordpress.com/

Artists:
Mary Allen
Barbie Babcock
Leslie Barham
John Berry
Maria Carter
Trish Crowe
Anne Dean
Bonnie Dixon
Kitty Dodd
James Erickson
Anthony Ford
Frances Lacy
Sue Linthicum
Kelly Lonergan
Stephanie Mendlow
Larry Patterson
Jon Perry
Carole Pivarnik
Caroline Banks Planting
Terrence Pratt
Cheryl Ragland
Chee Ricketts
Janice Rosenberg
Mack Rowe
Sara Lee Schneidman
Bertha Scholten
Cecilia Schultz
Jan Settle
Ida Simmons
Susan Stover
Patricia Temples
Gail Trimmer-Unterman
Tina Wade
Barb Wallace
Nan Mahone Wellborn
Beppy White
Patricia Williams
Claudia Wisdom-Good
Richard Wyvill
Richard Young

For more information about Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle, see firnewfarmartistscircle.wordpress.com/

Firnew Artists

REFLECTIONS, Annual Fall Show at Woodberry Forest’s Baker Gallery

Artist Reception:  Saturday, September 7, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Exhibit dates: September 2 – October 27, 2019

Join us at the reception on September 7th, and meet our artists. This photograph was taken at Firnew Farm, near the studio where our artists meet weekly to paint, draw, and make jewelry. The Firnew studio is a special place where artists come together weekly to create and inspire one another.

Photograph by Firnew artist, John Berry

Firnew Artists

Mary Allen
Barbie Babcock
Leslie Barham
John Berry
Maria Carter
Trish Crowe
Anne Dean
Bonnie Dixon
Kitty Dodd
Anthony Ford
Frances Lacy
Sue Linthicum
Stephanie Mendlow
Larry Patterson
Jon Perry
Carole Pivarnik
Caroline Banks Planting
Terrence Pratt
Cheryl Ragland
Chee Ricketts
Janice Rosenberg
Mack Rowe
Sara Lee Schneidman
Bertha Scholten
Cecilia Schultz
Jan Settle
Ida Simmons
Susan Stover
Patricia Temples
Gail Trimmer-Unterman
Tina Wade
Barb Wallace
Nan Mahone Wellborn
Beppy White
Patricia Williams
Claudia Wisdom-Good
Richard Wyvill
Richard Young

 

Fall Show at Woodberry Forest School

REFLECTIONS
7th Annual Group Art & Photography Show
Baker Gallery, Woodberry Forest School
Monday, September 2 – Sunday, October 27
Reception Saturday, September 7, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Jon Perry, featured artist, will exhibit 5 paintings of the interior of the La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain. Four of the paintings are La Sagrada Familia Stained Glass in Autumn, Summer, Winter, and Spring. The 5th painting is the La Sagrada Familia nave, Exaltation One. See Jon’s painting, Sagrada Familia Stained Glass Spring.  

The Socrates Project – Poisonous Plants in Virginia, will also be in the show. Educational information and renderings of 25 poisonous plants by Firnew artists will be on display.

The works of more than 40 artists will be represented at our 7th Annual Show at the Baker Gallery.

Jon Perry’s La Sagrada Familia, Stained Glass Spring

 

Beyond the Gilded Frame: Video by John Berry and Photos by Larry Patterson & Frank James

Celebrating our 2019 Spring Show

Firnew member and photographer Larry Patterson: “A short video from a friend, photographer, and fellow member of the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle, John Berry, of our 16th annual spring show. The video highlights the additional 3-D art and The Socrates Project (a display that is the beginning of a long overdue list of native plants of Virginia that are poisonous to humans) displays, and not the wonderful paintings, drawings, photographs, etc. that we are known for. The aerial images give you an idea of the beautiful, protected lands the art group meets at weekly.”

Firnew member and photographer John Berry:  “A little video I put together as a recap to Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle Spring Show. And as with last year, HUGE THANKS to Toni Clare for the use of her beautiful song for the background music for this, and or course for playing at our show!”

 

Photographs of our spring show by Firnew member and photographer Larry Patterson.

We are grateful to Firnew friend and photographer Frank James for the following photographs taken at our spring show. 

Beyond the Gilded Frame, Sunday, May 19, 2019

Our 16th Annual Spring Show in the Firnew Barn Gallery and Silo will feature 3 separate installations.

The center of the Barn Gallery will feature a white construct; a “room within a room,” that will present an array of 3 dimensional pieces. A chandelier sculpture, “Heart of Hearts”, by guest artist Tomas J. Fernandez will hang above the white construct.

The Barn Gallery Walls will feature our much beloved 2 dimensional work.

The Silo Installation, in collaboration with the Virginia Master Naturalists, will be a creative interpretation of the Socrates Project – Poisonous Plants in Virginia.

Toni Clare, recording artist and local musician, will perform during the afternoon

The Tucker Hill Memorial Scholarship Award will be announced at 3:00.

Guest Artist:
Tomas J Fernandez

Firnew Artists:
Mary Allen
Leslie Barham
John Berry
Maria Carter
Trish Crowe
Anne Dean
Bonnie Dixon
Kitty Dodd
Anthony Ford
Frances Lacy
Sue Linthicum
Stephanie Mendlow
Larry Patterson
Jon Perry
Carole Pivarnik
Terrance Pratt
Cheryl Ragland
Chee Ricketts
Janice Rosenberg
Mack Rowe
Sara Lee Schneidman
Bertha Scholten
Cecilia Schultz
Janice Settle
Ida Simmons
Susan Stover
Patricia Temples
Gail Trimmer-Unterman
Tina Wade
Barb Wallace
Nan Mahone Wellborn
Patricia Williams
Claudia Wisdom-Good
Richard Wyvill
Richard Young

“Coming Together” Fall Show – People’s Choice Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners of “Coming Together” People’s Choice Awards, a Memorial Recognition in honor of late artists Tucker Hill and Diana Fackenthal.

Richard Young of Madison, Virginia was selected as the first place winner for his oil painting, “Distance Ridges”.  Two artists tied for second place; Leslie Barham of Stanardsville, Virginia for her mixed media piece, “Sheltering Tree” and featured artist, Richard Wyvill, of Fredericksburg, Virginia for his oil painting “January, Wolftown Road”.

Photographs courtesy of the artists

Distant Ridges by Richard Young

Sheltering Tree by Leslie Barham

January, Wolftown View by Richard Wyvill