Exhibits for 2017
Student Exhibit, opening reception on Friday, May 5, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm.
Dave Shombert has a solo exhibit in the Maxwell Gallery.
1960's Exhibit, opening reception on July 14, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Dates: July 14 to August 25, 2017
Don Hall and His Contemporaries Paint en Plein Aire, opening reception on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm.
Linda Walker Roberts has a solo exhibit in the Maxwell Gallery.
The Don Hall and His Contemporaries exhibit will hang until July 10, 2017. We are open Tuesday to Friday. Gallery Hours are between 10 and 4 each day.
Don Hall grew up in the coal fields of West Virginia in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Although he had an early interest in painting and drawing, few opportunities existed for him to explore art. After graduation from high school and a tour in the army, he and his wife moved to Rockville, Maryland where he was first able to study art. In 1973, when he was 33 years old he began to take formal art classes. Painting quickly became a consuming passion.
Don’s work has been greatly influenced by French Impressionism and the Hudson River school of painting. He paints a variety of subjects, concentrating primarily on landscapes. His early work was mostly in the studio. In the early 1990’s he began to explore painting on location, en plein air. In 2000, after a long and successful career as a film producer, director and editor in private industry and with the US Department of the Navy, he retired and moved to Elkins, where he began to pursue his love of painting full time.
From 2002 to 2006 he sponsored plein air art workshops in the Elkins area, bringing premier plein air artists here to teach. In 2014 Don was one of the featured artists in the book 100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic. He is a member of Oil Painters of America, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters’ Association and an artist member of the Sonoran Plein Air Painters’ Society in Arizona. He continues to travel extensively to paint in the eastern United States and the desert southwest. His artwork may be seen at Tamarack in Beckley, WV and at Artists at Work Gallery in Elkins.
T. M. Nicholas was born in Rockport, MA in 1963, the son of noted artist Tom Nicholas, N.A, AWS. He studied privately with his father as well as at John Terelak’s Gloucester Academy of Art and the Montserrat School of Art. Today, as a representative of the Cape Ann School, T.M. is considered the finest painter of his generation and is proud to carry on its 150 year tradition. Though deeply influenced by his artistic forbarers, he ultimately developed a unique style that solidified his professional reputation among critics and collectors alike.
TM is a member of and current president for the Rockport Art Association. He is a member of the North Shore Arts Association, the Guild of Boston Artists, Hudson Valley Artists and other art organizations too numerous to mention. His work has been featured in American Art Review magazine and Plein Air magazine. He is one of the featured artists in the book Art of the National Parks. He has received numerous awards for his work. Today TM travels extensively painting en plein air. He teaches workshops in MA and VT and has taught workshops in West Virginia. He served as a juror for Arts Center exhibits in 2004 and 2014.
David Curtis. Born in Brookline, MA in 1950, he was introduced to painting at an early age by his father, marine artist Roger W. Curtis. He grew up surrounded by the painters - and paintings - of Cape Ann, an area noted for its artistic antecedents. He took classes at the Massachusetts College of Art and, after high school, studied at the Boston Museum School and the Vesper George School of Art, Boston. He began working under Boston artist R.H. Ives Gammell and remained in the atelier for two years.
David is an artist member and past member of the Board of Managers of the Guild of Boston Artists, an artist member and past Chairman of the Arts and Exhibition Committee of the North Shore Arts Association and an artist member and past President of the Rockport Art Association. He has been featured in American Art Review magazine. He has won numerous awards for his work and is listed in Who’s Who in the East. He teaches outdoor oil painting classes and workshops on Cape Ann, throughout New England, Virginia and West Virginia. He served as a juror for Arts Center exhibits in 2012 and 2015.
Gala Juried Art Exhibit, Annual, opening reception on Friday, September 8, 2017, from 6 to 10 pm. Tickets are $60 each.
MSFF Juried Art Exhibit, Annual, opening reception on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Time TBA.
Members Exhibit Annual, opening reception in November. Date and Time TBA.
Other exhibits TBA
D&E Student Exhibit, opening reception on February 3, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm
Robert C. Byrd traveling exhibit at The Arts Center in February and March.
The Art of Poetry Exhibit, opening reception on Friday, April 7, 2017, from 5 to 9 pm.
D&E Student Exhibit
D&E Exhibit, opens Friday, February 3, 2017, from 5 to 7 pm.
The objectives of the Art Program at Davis & Elkins College are to provide a basic background in art, problem solving and the creative process to all students. Instilling in them an understanding of complex and sophisticated visual language, while preparing art majors and minors with the appropriate education for a professional career in art or the teaching of art, and to provide preparation for graduate study. The students of Michael Doig, Kevin Woodcock, and Brett Kerns have put together a colorful exhibit. Stop in to see this exhibit before it comes down on March 17, 2017.
Robert C. Byrd Traveling Exhibit is at The Arts Center. A wonderful informational exhibit will display in the center of the Great Hall Gallery until March 16, 2017.
Artists, To find out more information and details on upcoming shows, visit the page/tab Call to Artists.