First Friday attendee's enjoyed refreshments and live music by Jeff Gorman Music. Gallery hours are every Saturday in April from 10a-2p.
Friday, February 5 was cold and dark but there was so much warmth and light radiating from Spitzer Art Center that evening...
It was a warm, sunny September day and Spitzer Art center was open for their monthly First Friday event! For September, Spitzer featured local photographers with the show's focus being, "scapes". (Landscapes, bodyscapes, mindscapes, cloudscapes,etc.) The show was juried and the top three winners are listed below!
On Friday, August 7 Spitzer Art Center hosted a First Friday opening featuring one of its own studio renters, Susan Zurbrigg!
Spizter Art center hosted its First Friday opening in July and their featured artist Zach Gesford!
This month's First Friday gallery opening featured works from member's of Spitzer Art Center!
Our featured artist for May, is the well known local photographer, Howard Zehr. Howard's opening was shoulder to shoulder as folks admired his photographic works. Howard completed a series titled, "Reflections of Aging". As you can see in example in the photograph above. Howard also completed a series with in the same genre in which he photographed numerous people over a series of decades, as you can see in the photograph below.
On Friday, April 3, Spitzer Art Center hosted a show featuring the beautiful and creative fabric works of Katherine Burling and a live interactive installation, called Peace Kiss by Andrea Collins.
There was plenty of yummy food, fare and beautiful art work to view and discuss! You can find Andrea's contact email here. As for Katherine you can find her works and contact info via her website https://katherineburling.wordpress.com.
The show will be up throughout the month of April. Our gallery hours are every Saturday from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.
All content and photographs courtesy of Danielle Campbell Photography
On Friday, March 6, Spitzer Art Center was abustle! Spitzer hosted its third First Friday opening of 2015. The show featured this month was titled "6x6x30". The host and creator of the show Ashley Sauder-Miller, proposed the idea of 30 days of art work, each displayed on a 6x6 canvas. A call to local artists was made and the work began to flow in! A total of 750 pieces of art work were submitted! That's an impressive number and a lot of work! Below you will find a list of contributing artists for the 6x6x30.
During the opening there was some yummy treats and live music by Jeff Gorman Music!
Please also see our Facebook album for more photos of the 6x6x30 show by Brandy Somers Photography!
All art works will be on display throughout the month of March at Spitzer Art Center. Spitzer Art Center is located at 486 W. Market St. Harrisonburg, VA. Our gallery hours are every Saturday from 10:00a-2:00p.
*All content and photographs in this post have been provided courtesy of Danielle Campbell Photography
For first Friday this month, our gallery featured unique works by over 29 local artists and writers. The concept of the show was an idea that Angela Carter had over a year ago: to unite writing and visual arts. After proposing the idea to Danielle Campbell and naming the show, the idea was born. Angela and Danielle held a call for artists and were so proud of all of the work that was submitted over the course of two dates for entry.
Following this, the (volunteer!) judging took place by four incredibly talented artists and writers. They spent hours reading every piece and using their experience to properly and accurately judge the art work itself. Almost all pieces were accepted to the show! Angela and Danielle were truly moved by the talents of these new artists!
Below are the criteria and rules for submitting:
1. Write an original poem or short prose piece (any style/subject)
2. Use any medium to display/frame/decorate your words, and/or the space around them.
3. Beginners are encouraged to submit!
There were people from every walk of life in art and writing at this show, and it could not have been more positive! We even had live music by Blake Cramer of Shenandoah Alley! The opening had an astounding amount of people from the public and those who were friends/family of the artists themselves. It was lovely to have so many come to see and celebrate art of every medium and the artists themselves!
The majority of submissions were NEW artists! Here is a link to the top three winners: (who were featured in Worst Week Ever magazine)
Worst Week Ever, Issue 13.
Votes were placed by the audience and tallied during the opening. The Audience Choice Award went to a NEW, upcoming artist, C. James Dawson with his piece titled Ashes. (see his work below)
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Missed the opening? No worries! The show will be up for the remainder of February. The gallery hours for Spitzer Art Center are every Saturday from 10a-2p. We hope you enjoy the show!
*All content and photographs in this post were provided courtesy of Danielle Campbell Photography