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)
To keep up to date on WORD. happenings and next years event, check us out here:
You can find our NEW website here: Word. Web Page
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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
Spitzer Art Center hosted its annual show and sale, with opening night on Friday, December 5. The show featured various artists, from many mediums. The artists were able to showcase their works by hanging and displaying on tables, booth style. The event was held over the course of two days, Friday, December 5 from 4:00p-7:00p and Saturday, December 6, during gallery hours from 10:00a-2:00p. Below are some images from the event last weekend. Be on the lookout for next year's Holiday show and sale!
Ashley Sauder-Miller, mixed media paintings (left)
Barbara Gautcher, pottery
Danielle Campbell, photography
Dinah Mitchell, glass bead jewelry
Howard Zehr, photography (top right)
Jauan Brooks, jewelry, soaps and scarves (top left)
Jewel Hertzler, encaustic paintings
Kelly Shradly-Horst, jewelry, knit items
Ragan McManus, jewelry
Rachel Canada, animal photography
Sandra Parks, landscape photography
Sarah Lock, silver jewelry
For contact information for these artists, please click on their respective names. Additional information may be obtained by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading! Happy holidays to you and yours!
All content and photographs in this post were provided courtesy of Danielle Campbell Photography
November's exhibition at Spitzer Art Center is the Juried Portrait Photography Show. This show invited artists to submit work based on a theme of portraiture, without restricting what the theme meant. Photographers and portrait-lovers, of all ages, came out to Spitzer Art Center for First Fridays, November 7, 2014, to view a wide variety of portraits that one photographer called a community of portraits.
Forty portraits, from twenty-eight local artists, were chosen out of over eighty artist submissions! The variety and mediums used in the selected pieces were unique, including one 3-D installation of plastic army men!
The judges, Vada Kelley, Laura Purvis, Jauan Brooks and Valerie Smith, did not find the judging process an easy task; it took the first judge over two hours to make the difficult decisions regarding which pieces to include in this Juried Show.
The show will be on display for the month of November.
Gallery hours are each Saturday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Local musician, Jeff Gorman, played an acoustic set of soulful music in one of the downstairs gallery rooms, while visitors took in the diverse range of portraits.
The Breeze, a local newspaper, featured an article about the event and Spitzer Art Center's outreach to photographers in the area. Coordinators of the juried show, and Spitzer Art Center board members, Brandy Somers and Denise Kanter Allen, were interviewed in the article, along with one of the show's artists, Soula Pefkaros.
Portraits by the following artists are on display:
Angela Marie Carter
Cara Zimmerman Walton
Gayle Hatcher Driver
Hannah Kim S
Mark Andrew Fenton
Rachel Kauffman Herr
We look forward to seeing you at Spitzer Art Center!
Blog maintained by: Angela M. Carter
Photographs: Danielle Campbell Photography
On October 2nd, young aspiring artists were introduced and paired up with local, active artists at Spitzer Art Center. The pairs will soon begin working toward the extremely unique concept, Wonderkitten! Wonderkitten is a portrait show in it's second year, that pairs local children and local artists together to create a portrait of each other. Created by the cofounders of Art Lotto, Denise Kanter Allen and Brandy Somers, this show encourage the child-adult pairs to meet throughout the months of October and November to collaborate and share ideas that will culminate in an art show.
At this preliminary meeting, the assortments of coffee were just as unique as the artists that filled Spitzer Art Center. Special thanks to Bowl of Good and Lucas Roasting Company for providing delicious soups, wraps, sweet treats and aromatic gift bags of coffee during the event.
The Wonderkitten First Friday Opening Reception will take place December 5, 2014 from 5-8pm at Larkin Arts! Come see what our pairs create in a gallery and enjoy refreshments and live music!
Noelle Burgess --- Corrina Peachey
Erin Murray --- Halla Baugher
Hanna Sions --- Calvin Mitchell
Jonathan Gehman --- Lenore Penrod
Jennifer Lockard Connerley --- Nori Carter
Chris Porter --- Blake Somers
Mimi Guido --- Emma Saunders
Ben Fraits --- Aiden Fraits
Rhoda Miller --- Liwam Haile
Denise Allen --- Gabby Skates
Tahany Garrison --- Thomas Garrison
Ashley Sauder Miller --- Teagan Miller