2017 Tucker Hill Memorial Scholarship Recipients

The Tucker Hill Memorial Scholarship Recipients were announced at our 13th Annual Art and Photography Show “Virginia Threads of American Gothic” on Sunday, May 7th. The scholarships, given on behalf of the Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy and the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle, went to Lindsay Knights, Morgan Prior and Kristen Shifflett from William Monroe High School and Sarah Coates from Madison High School. Lindsay Knights will be attending the University of Virginia; Morgan Prior, Old Dominion University; Kristen Shifflett, James Madison University; and Sarah Coates, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Tucker Hill was a printmaker who excelled at expressing his talents in the form of making monotypes of the Piedmont landscapeAfter Tucker’s death in 2010, his business partner Robert Tierney donated many of Tucker’s prints to Artist Cory Caulfield. Cory sells the prints and the monies go to finance the scholarships. Tucker’s legacy lives on through the scholarships, and we are grateful for the generosity and support of Robert and Cory.

One of our Firnew photographer’s, John Berry, captured the special moment.  In the foreground: Trish Crowe, founder and leader of FFAC, and her granddaughter.  Back row, from left: Beth Laine, William Monroe High School Art Teacher and Lindsay Knights, Morgan Prior and Kristen Shifflett from William Monroe High School and Sarah Coates from Madison High School.



May 7th: Virginia Threads of American Gothic

We thank all who attended our 13th Annual Art and Photography Show.

Firnew member John Berry created a wonderful video capturing the events of the day.  It features the bluegrass band Pickin’ Daisies, the May Pole Dance by Grymes Memorial School Students and the award of the Tucker Hill Memorial Scholarships to Madison senior Sarah Coates and to William Monroe seniors Lindsay, Knights, Morgan Prior and Kristin Shifflett.



Exhibits: Art at the Mill and Souvenirs of a Grand Tour

Art at the Mill Exhibit: 
Anne Dean, Sue Linthicum, Sue Stover, Richard Wyvill and Richard Young
Saturday, April 29th – Sunday, May 14th
Burwell–Morgan Mill, 15 Tannery Lane,, Virginia Millwood

Souvenirs of a Grand Tour, Arts & Culture Center Culpeper:
Richard Young
Exhibit through Sunday, May 21
509 South Main Street, Culpeper


Chee Kludt Ricketts: 40th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition

Congratulations Chee!

Her watercolor, Aloft, was selected for inclusion in the 40th Southern Watercolor Society Annual Juried Exhibition to be held at the Panama City Center for the Arts, Panama, FL. The juror, Linda Kemp, selected 90 paintings from the 238 artists that submitted one or two paintings each for consideration. The exhibition takes place from April 29 – June 16, 2017.

Chee is a Signature Member of the Southern Watercolor Society and the Virginia Watercolor Society. This status is conferred upon Associate Members whose work has been accepted in at least 3 of the Southern Watercolor Society’s annual juried exhibitions.