November and December 2024 Exhibits

On November 3rd Art Works collaborates with The Sustainable Cultural Lab and presents Altar 2024 Festival Richmond featuring music, food, and the Altar America Project exhibit.

On November 22nd,  it’s Black Friday and this year we have created a Holiday Shopping Experience. Not only will you find great gifts but the decorations in our Holiday Shop will inspire you. Have some cookies and cider and visit us on opening day and throughout December. There will be crafts for the children while you shop.

New exhibits open on November 22nd  feature solo shows by Glenda Creamer, Paula Wachsstock and a Fine-Crafts Exhibit by Virginia artists. Meet the artists and enjoy live music, refreshments and libations sponsored by RVA Thriving Artists.

And if you can’t make it to one of these events, don’t worry – we’re open every day except Mondays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to come see the new art on display and shop for the holidays. Plus, parking is easy at the public garage on East 5th Street. And we’ll validate your ticket, just ask in the office.

But that’s not all – make a day of it by exploring the restaurants in the area. Choose from Basic City Beer, Continental, Pig and Brew, Jubilee, Iron Clad Pizza, and The Gold Lion, to name a few, for a delicious meal.

4th Friday November 22 at Art Works.

The opening receptions, festival, and admission to the gallery is always free and open to the public.

The Color Around Us by Paula Wachsstock

As the world moves, light and times change—Paula Wachsstock responds as she immerses herself in the process of painting. A spontaneous dialogue and reaction takes place. Unsure of the end result, she allows the painting to resolve itself using her instincts and experience to bring the painting to a happy conclusion. The challenge is to be aware and listen to understand when it’s complete.

Busting Out by Glenda Creamer

The forms in Glenda Creamer’s abstract paintings are like those you might see under a microscope or through a telescope. The shapes sometimes race, sometimes float in imaginary worlds.

Creamer paints shapes and spots of flat color, then creates new shapes by “cutting in” with the ground color, returning to make new marks on top until a balance is achieved. Viewers often tell what they imagine is happening in the paintings, like daydreaming while looking at clouds.

Fine Crafts Exhibit

The Fine Crafts Exhibit features thoughtful, original, skilled, one-of-a-kind contemporary sculpture and fine crafts in glass, ceramics, wood, metal, textiles, and mixed media. This is a juried exhibit with cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  These fine crafts by Virginia artists make unique and thoughtful holiday gifts.

The Mix – Mixed Media Exhibit

This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and mixed-media art. Mixed-media is artwork comprised of 2 or more mediums.