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Tenth Annual "The Art of Recovery" Exhibit Seeks Artwork - Due April 1, 2014

Rappahannock Area Community Services Board (RACSB) is currently seeking entries for the Tenth Annual "The Art of Recovery" exhibit. The art show features original artwork by adults with mental illness. The exhibit will open Friday, May 2, 2014 at The PONSHOP Studio and Gallery on Caroline Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The opening corresponds with 'First Fridays.' The exhibit runs through May 31, 2014 and coincides with National Mental Health Month. -- The RACSB is accepting original drawings, paintings, sculpture, textiles, prints, mixed media, and ceramics. Individuals wishing to submit their work have until April 1, 2014 to contact Helen Conley. Submissions may be in the form of photographs. Visit for an entry form and display instructions. Entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form with the following requested information: name of the artist; year of completion (if known); locale of the artist; dimensions; medium; and sale price. The PONSHOP will apply a reasonable commission on all artwork sold. Selections will be made by April 11, 2014. -- To submit artwork or to learn more, contact Helen Conley at 540-373-7737 or Submissions may also be mailed to RACSB, attn: Art of Recovery, 600 Jackson St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Central Virginia Watercolor Guild is hosting "Good Starts - Great Finishes," a 4-day workshop led by Linda Baker, aws/nws, on Tuesday-Friday, May 20-23, 2014 from 9am to 4 pm. The workshop will be held at the Zehmer Hall Conference Center at U. Virginia, 104 Midmont Lane, Charlottesville, VA.

In this workshop, Linda will share her techniques and enthusiasm for capturing a strong light source in her paintings. The use of light is a major focus of her paintings along with dancing shadows and rich shaded areas. Through pouring, wet into wet, and direct painting she will demonstrate how to glaze and layer the light. Working from your own photos and sketches, she will assist you in composition and design for a more dramatic result. New to this workshop is a segment on finishing. Students are invited to bring work that they feel is finished and Linda will assist them in taking it to the next level. Daily demonstrations, slide presentation, and personal one-on-one consultations and critiques add to a fun-filled workshop.

For more information/questions, please call or email Patricia Travers, 434-977-3506 or

Art Films at the CRRL Library: In partnership with the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the CRRL is proud to offer short films exploring artists and the creative process. Films and notes courtesy of The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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Ongoing:Art First Gallery is accepting member applications on an ongoing basis.

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