Awards from the 5th Annual Art Exhibit at Peace Lutheran Church

Congratulations to our Firnew Artists!

1st place: Sue Linthicum, “Gnarled Tree on River”
2nd place: Trish Crowe, “Praying Grasses”
3rd place: Janice Rosenberg, “Moon Rise, Setting Sun”
Honorable Mentions: Jon Perry, “Gothic Memories” and
Richard Young, “Morning Azaleas”

The exhibit is open through March 7, 2018 at Peace Lutheran Church, 1510 Broad Crossing Road, Charlottesville, VA.

Sue Linthicum, Gnarled Tree on River

Trish Crowe, Praying Grasses

Jon Perry, Gothic Memories

Richard Young, Morning Azaleas




A Room with a View – People’s Choice Award Winners

The Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle is pleased to announce the winners of “A View with a Room” People’s Choice Awards, a Memorial Recognition in honor of late artists Tucker Hill and Diana Fackenthal. Over three hundred twenty-five attended the opening reception, with more than five hundred fifty during its run.

John Berry of Madison, Virginia, the show’s featured artist, was selected as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for his 8′ x 16′ large scale photograph, “Four”.  Trish Crowe of Hood, Virginia was awarded 2nd place for her watercolor painting “Inside my Heart” and Ida Simmons of Esmont, Virginia was awarded 3rd place for her plein air oil painting “A View with a Room with Milo – MT. IDA Farm: Summer 2017”.

Photographs courtesy of the artists.



“Inside my Heart”

“A View with a Room with Milo – MT. IDA Farm: Summer 2017”


Bath County, Virginia, Arts Association Annual Show

For several years, Firnew artists have participated in the Bath County (VA) Arts Association annual art show. This year’s 54th annual show was no different.

Congratulations go out to the following Firnew artists for their recognition at the show:

ELINOR HOPKINS AWARD: Mary Allen, Best Flower, watercolor
GEORGE & MARY BEACH MEMORIAL AWARD: Trish Crowe, Best Iris, any medium
Honorable Mention: Former long-time Firnew artist Lou Messa, Acrylic Painting

Awards: Trish Crowe, Sue Linthicum and Chee Kludt Ricketts

Congratulations to Trish Crowe, Sue Linthicum and Chee Kludt Ricketts.

The judges of the 70th Annual Piedmont Art Show in The Plains, VA awarded Trish 1st Place for her watercolor painting “A Styria Interlude”, a scene from Styria, Austria (photo attached) and Sue honorable mention for her oil painting “Gnarled Tree”.

A Styria Interlude

Chee’s Dreamer’s View, watercolor on canvas, received a purchase award and was sold at the 5th Annual Art Speaks by the Bay Juried Exhibition at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Matthews, VA.

Dreamer’s View