Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle 15th Anniversary

From Firnew photographer Larry Patterson:

For the last few weeks, there have been occasional hints about something big happening at Firnew. Here it is.

John Berry, a photographer in our group, has gone not big, but huge, to help celebrate the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle 15th Anniversary. Over the last year or so, John has been printing big and large, with life-size creations of people, goats, and cattle. Obviously, life-size was not good enough for him!

This year also marks our 15th Annual Show. This farm is private property, and the only opportunity for the general public to see this project is to attend our show, on May 6, 2018, from 1-5 PM. The artwork from our approximately 30 artists will be on display and available for purchase.

As an added bonus, student artwork from Madison County High School, William Monroe High School, and Woodberry Forest School will also be on display.
(Photo by Larry Patterson)


3 Directions: Paintings by Leslie Barham, Chee Kludt Ricketts and Richard Young.

Art Show at Noon Whistle Pottery

Opening Reception, Saturday, April 7, 2 – 6 PM

328 Main Street, Stanardsville, Virginia

Sunday May 6, Spring Show Teaser

A message from Firnew photographer John Berry, March 1, 2018:

Testing complete….I think. Thanks to Jerry, and especially Sebastian for their help modeling for photos. As I’ve mentioned before, be sure to put Sunday, May 6 on your calendar. The real installation on the silo will be a lot bigger 😳. May 6 is your only chance to see this, and our show “Firnew at Fifteen”. The show features art by the Firnew Farm Artists of course, but also work by Madison County High, William Monroe High, and Woodberry Forest art students. We’ll have @ToniClareMusic ( there as well. Not to be missed. More to come. Stay tuned.

John Berry, Spring Show Teaser


Mystery Test Piece Revealed

Firnew photographer Larry Patterson shares another photo and message:

Remember that mess we posted two days ago? This is what is beneath it. Where does this take us? To the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle exhibit ‘Firnew at 15’. You are invited to our 15th anniversary celebration on May 6, 2018 to see what this little test turns into!

Firnew Mystery Test Piece, Revealed


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