"A COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS"
From Rockbridge County,

Lexington & Buena Vista, Virginia

Rockbridge Arts Guild

 
If You Are an Artist 
or an Art Lover, 
Lexington is a 
Great place to be. 
 
Why? Here are 
just a few reasons:

Downtown Lexington has Seven Art Venues 
Annual Downtown Arts Block Party
County-wide Annual Studio Tour
Monthly First Friday Gallery Openings
Washington & Lee University 
Artist Series
Rockbridge Arts Guild Sponsored:
    Annual Art of the Green
    Annual Art Show at the Rockbridge Regional Fair   

Lexington is the home of:
    Painter Cy Twombly
    Photographer Sally Mann
    Painter Pierre Daura
And that’s just in the visual arts
 
2018 Rockbridge Regional Fair Art Show Winners

DEBRA SHEFFER WINS ART ON THE GREEN BEST IN SHOW

DEBRA SHEFFER BEST IN SHOW WINNER

Art on the Green Winners

Front Row: Stella Oaks, Second Place; Josh Poole, 3-D; Katharine March, Floral Theme; Second Row: Janly Jaggard, Judge; Jane Schafer, Watercolor; Susan Egbert, Mixed Media; Conrad Matiuk, Photography; Third Row: Courtney Cronin, and Whitney Brock, Oil.

Debra Sheffer, Mt. Sidney artist, won the Best in Show at the Rockbridge Arts Guild’s annual Art on the Green Art Show Saturday. Twenty-seven local and regional artists participated. Winner in each category was: Best in show - Debra Sheffer, Second Place - Stella Oaks, Third Place - Kate Connolly, Acrylic - Courtney Cronin, Mixed Media - Susan Egbert, Oil - WhitneyBrock, Photography - Conrad Matiuk, Watercolor - Jane Schafer, 3-D - Josh Poole, and Floral Theme - Katharine March. Show was judged by Staunton artist Janly Jaggard.

Karen Pannabecker

Barney Brown

John Winfrey

Conrad Matiuk

FOUR RAG MEMBERS ON

2019 ROCKBRIDGE/LEXINGTON STUDIO ART TOUR

Made on a Mac

Webmaster John Anfin

RAG member Wendy Duke presented “Exploring Contemporary Oshi-e” at our May 18th meeting at the Rockbridge Regional Library. Wendy began teaching this ancient fiber art form in Japan in the early 1970’s and continues to teach it now in the Clifton Forge School of the Arts.

2019 Rockbridge Arts Guild  Winners at Regional Fair

RAG Member Marsha Heatwole Wins Two Awards

Best in Show

Sheep With House Mountain, Acrylic, 48x24

People’s Choice Award

Sheep Party, Acrylic, 24x48

Winners are front row: Carol Gerhardt, Hunter Ross, John Winfrey, Karen Waller, Karen Pannabecker, Dorothy Coker, Barbara Claytor, Kathy Kvach, Back row: Andrew O’Sullivan, Judith Presti, Barney Brown, Bill Kluge, Gage Pooley, Susan Brady, Mike Sorge,and Eben Ostby.

RAG OCTOBER MEETING
Louis Caddell Presents “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

Eighteen participants attended the workshop.

Caddell guided them through five drawing tasks.

Group requested a follow-up workshop which will be the March RAG meeting. Caddell suggested reading Betty Edwards book prior to follow-up meeting.

ROCKBRIDGE ARTS GUILD GOES ON FIELD TRIP TO SEE EDWARD HOPPER EXHIBIT

GROUP VISITS VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS ON DECEMBER 1TH TO SEE EDWARD HOPPER EXHIBIT

Left to right front row: Alice Williams, Karen Pannabecker, Barbara Claytor, Tricia Kluge, James Pannabecker. Back row: John Anfin, Barney Brown, Bill Kluge.

Edward Hopper, Hotel Lobby, 1943

Barney Brown recreates Hotel Lobby scene, 2019

Edward Hopper, Western Motel, 1957

Actual recreated copy built of  room in Western Motel

Edward Hopper, Morning Sun, 1952

Karen Pannabecker viewing

Edward Hopper, Hotel Room, 1931

Edward Hopper, Cape Cop Afternoon, 1936 viewed by John Anfin

Edward Hopper, Cape Cop Afternoon, 1936 viewed by Barbara Claytor and Karen Pannabecker

Edward Hopper, Eleven A.M., 1926 viewed by Alice Williams

Edward Hopper, Room in New York, 1932

2020 Art on the Green Registration

Rockbridge Arts Guild in Collaboration with the

Buena Vista Arts Council Presents Art on the Green

May 2, 2020

REMINDER – if you’re interested, send in an application SOON!


I am pleased to announce that applications for the 2020 Art on the Green—sponsored by the Rockbridge Arts Guild in collaboration with the Buena Vista Arts Council—are now being accepted.  This year’s cooperative effort is designed to attract a wider range of regional artists and to provide a comfortable outdoor venue for established artists as well as young, up-and-coming artists to display (and perhaps sell) their art.  Not to mention that we just love promoting beautiful Hopkins Green in Lexington in any way we can!


Below is a link from which you can download the registration form for this year’s event.  Share it with your friendsPlease be aware of the following deadlines:


§  Applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2020;

§  There are a limited number of spots available (~50) so register sooner rather than later;

§  Panels will be assigned as entries are received. Pod/panel number(s) will be emailed by April 18th;

§  Please contact Conrad Matiuk at (540) 261-2291 (or at cmatiuk@gmail.com) if you have not received your assignment by April 24th or if you have any questions.


And please note: when you register you can also order a delicious and very reasonably priced BOX LUNCH lovingly prepared at Sweet Treats Bakery!  Lunch will be delivered fresh to the Green at about 11:30am the day of the exhibition.


Thanks again for considering exhibiting your art at one of Lexington’s premier art events on Hopkins Green on May 2, 2020.  We look forward to seeing your art in this year’s edition of Art on the Green!


Download application: >> https://tinyurl.com/rnaxnqy


Please forward this email to any fellow artists you think might like to participate.


Sincerely,

Conrad Matiuk