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Made in Mathews open studio tours begin Friday (11/24/2020) - Made in Mathews, the annual showcase for local artists and artisans, will celebrate its 19th year beginning Friday. And although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some changes to be made…
Dorothy Fagan takes 1st place in Richmond show (11/24/2020) - Local painter Dorothy Fagan of Hallieford was awarded first place at Crossroads Art Center’s All Media Show, which opened last week in Richmond. Juror Francis Thompson selected Fagan’s multi-canvas painting,…
Artisan Markets kick off this weekend (11/24/2020) - The Bay School is holding three back-to-back Artisan Markets in the coming weeks, two in conjunction with this year’s Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour, which is divided into two…
Two volumes of local history available at Mathews Visitor Center (11/24/2020) - Two volumes of local interest recently arrived at the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center. “Kingston Parish Register: Mathews, Gloucester and Middlesex Counties, Virginia—Slaves and Slaveholders, 1747-1827” and “Powhatan Indian…
Submissions sought for Arts on Main’s anniversary show (11/18/2020) - Arts on Main is calling on artists to submit their work for consideration in a special exhibition to celebrate the Gloucester arts group’s 10th anniversary. The 10th Anniversary Show will…
Small works of art on display (11/18/2020) - Arts on Main will have an opening for an exhibition of small works by local and regional artists from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at the gallery…
Face Jugs (11/18/2020) - Students hand built their own Face Jugs and learned about the history of this folk art pottery during a recent class at the Bay School Community Arts Center. This class…
Tree of Thanks (11/18/2020) - Mathews Memorial Library is inviting friends and neighbors to “Count your Blessings—name them one by one!” No time is more fitting than Thanksgiving 2020 to take a moment to visit…
Tappahannock Art Gallery to open Saturday during Market Day (11/18/2020) - The Tappahannock Art Gallery at 200 Prince Street will again welcome COVID-19-protected visitors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during Tappahannock’s Market Day. In addition, the gallery will reopen…
Book festival to be held as online event (11/18/2020) - The Writers Guild of Virginia will hold its third annual Conference and Book Festival as an online event, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Author’s bookstores will be…
Entries sought for Artful Giving exhibit (11/11/2020) - Artists are invited to submit their work for consideration in the annual Artful Giving exhibition that will run the month of December at Arts on Main in Gloucester.  The theme…
Student art calendars now available (11/11/2020) - The 2021 Gloucester County Art Scholarship Calendars sponsored by the Phoenix Art Group are ready, and copies will be sent to the young artists whose artwork illustrates the cover and…
Online auction benefits Bay School (11/11/2020) - An online auction is being held today through Sunday by the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews. Artwork for the auction has been donated by local artists, with some…
Rock family (11/11/2020) - Several families participated recently in a rock painting class at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews. The rocks were painted to represent family members and were then glued…
Cork pumpkins (11/11/2020) - Janet Dehoux and Marsha Morgan made pumpkins out of wine corks, paint and embellishments during a recent class at the Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews.
Arts on Main to hold session with live model (11/11/2020) - Artists in any medium are invited to an Open Studio session with a live model at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at Arts on Main in Gloucester. The session…
Print fundraising sale begins Friday (11/4/2020) - Prints of the original watercolor “Hanging with the Buoys” by the late Martha Anne King, right, go on sale Friday as a fund- raiser for the Bay School Community Arts…
Made in Mathews Open Studio tours begin Nov. 27 (11/4/2020) - Made in Mathews, the annual showcase for local artists and artisans, will celebrate its 19th year beginning later this month. And although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some changes to…
‘Color Your Canvas’ workshops offered virtually (11/4/2020) - Throughout the pandemic, Gloucester’s Arts on Main has continued to offer a number of its programs virtually, including “Color Your Canvas” workshops, one for children and one for adults. Art…
Wenner publishes ‘Artistoria,’ the first book in a young adult trilogy (11/4/2020) - “Artistoria,” shown above, is the first book in a young adult trilogy by Mathews resident Owen Wenner, a teacher at Abingdon Elementary School. Abingdon Elementary School teacher Owen Wenner has…
Gloucester artist Hollingsworth featured at First Friday (10/28/2020) - “A Journey to Abstraction,” a new exhibit exploring the transition from representational to abstract works of Gloucester-based artist Lawrence Hollingsworth, will be the featured show for the month of November…
Bay School fundraising plans change because of COVID-19 (10/28/2020) - The Bay School Community Arts Center in Mathews has needed to rethink its fundraising plans this year due to the pandemic, coming up with a variety of ideas to replace…
Bat Week being celebrated at Brent and Becky’s (10/28/2020) - Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester is celebrating Bat Week through Saturday, and invites interested persons to visit the shop and gardens to learn about the beneficial role of bats…
Fishburne publishes ‘Family is So Special!’ (10/28/2020) - “Family is So Special!” is the title of a newly published photo book from Dr. Harriette Fishburne of Charlottesville, who had a pediatrics practice in Gloucester, Courthouse Pediatrics, with her…
Concert rescheduled to this Sunday (10/28/2020) - Because of Sunday’s rainy weather, “Songs of Shadow and Light,” a concert presented by a trio of musicians from the Northern Neck Orchestra, will now be held at 2 p.m.…