Bluebird Project: Raise Awareness for Children in Foster Care

May is National Foster Care Month. 

Firnew artists supported the “Bluebirds on a Stick” project and created many lovely bluebirds on sticks to help to raise awareness for children in foster care. The Bluebird collection will be on display at The Haven, 112 Market St, Charlottesville, VA in May. On May 5, during the lively First Friday Art Walk, the flock will be carried by volunteers to soar up and down the pedestrian mall. After the Bluebird parade, up to 50 bluebird artworks will be sold in a silent auction. Funds raised will go to help children in foster care by training and supporting foster care families, and by giving foster children a voice in court through the advocacy work of Piedmont CASA Volunteers.

Our Artists: Art Shows in March 2017

Mary Allen, Art and Haiku at The Middle Street Gallery. Mary is a member of Middle Street Gallery and one of the artists in this group show. Opening reception Saturday, March 11, 3 – 5 PM, Show open through Sunday, March 26, 31 Main Street, Sperryville, VA.

Trish Crowe, The Spirit of a Woman at The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts.  Trish is one of the artists in this group show. Through Friday, March 31, 110 Finney Ave, Suffolk, VA.

Richard Young, Solo Art Show at Albemarle Cabinet Company.  Through March 31, 309 Water Street East, Charlottesville, VA (opposite corner from 2nd. St. Gallery).


February 2017 Exhibits and Sales

The artwork of Mary Allen, Leslie Barham, Chee Ricketts, Pat Temples, Nan Mahone Wellborn and several other Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle members are represented in the following Exhibits and Sales during February.

Nan Mahone Wellborn: Art at the Senate, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly. Exhibition and Sale of Fine Art, Wednesday, January 11 through the legislative session, 8 AM – 5 PM, General Assembly Building, Senate Floor 3, 201 N. 9th St., Richmond, VA 23219.

Mary Allen:  Members & Friends. Thursday, January 5 – Sunday, February 12, The Middle Street Gallery, 31 Main St, Sperryville, Virginia

Leslie Barham, Chee Ricketts, and Pat Temples:  Five Friends in February, Art and Artifacts by Five Local Artists.                   Saturday, February 11th, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, Jack’s Shop Kitchen, Intersection of US 29 and US 33, Ruckersville, Virginia.

Several Firnew artists have artwork in this show.  Peace Lutheran Church, 4th Annual Art Show. Saturday, February 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Art Show Reception and Silent Auction.  Exhibit Dates: Saturday, February 11 – Wednesday, March 8, Peace Lutheran Church, 1510 Broad Crossing Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911.


Richard Young’s 6th Annual Fall Show at Graves Mountain Lodge

Richard Young invites you to his 6th Annual Fall Show at Graves Mountain Lodge Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday,and Saturday, (November 22, 23, 25 and 26), from 8:30-4:30. Prints and cards of this recently completed scene in Hebron Valley, along with numerous new and recent oils will be available. Graves Mountain Lodge is located at 3626 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Syria, VA.(DE)image