We host Gallery shows to celebrate our new artists every quarter. Our “Whet Your Palette” receptions are free, open to the public, and are sure to delight! The Artful Lawyer does not take commission on sales of work in the Gallery proper — sales of work are conducted primarily between the artists and their customers.
February 1 – May 3: Movement in Art
Join us for a night of performances by In Balance Yoga acro yogis and instructors, Little Leapers & LEAP Performing Arts Academy, Sapphire Ballroom, modern dancer Rachel Rugh and team, hula hooper Maria Nehring, belly dancer Kathryn Meissner and members of Raq Roanoke (a group of local professional and semiprofessional dancers) and the president of Hill and Veil, the bellydance of VT, and costumed figure drawing models demonstrating their craft. To complement this expressive evening, we will have on display performance-based photography by April Amodeo, Roger Gupta, and Marino Colmano. See more at our Events Page
May 10- July 5: Gardener’s Haven
Join us for a Springtime garden show featuring art by Charles Bruce, Caleb Flood, Andrew Hill, Ava Howard, Rita Montrosse, Isaac Preston, Ann Shawhan, Annie Waldrop, and George Wills. Our Whet Your Palette is open to the public on May 10 from 5:30-8:30pm with brews from local brewery and farm operation, Rising Silo Brewery.
July 19 – September 27: Printmaking
Join us July 19 from 5:30-8:30pm for the opening of our medium-rich Printmaking exhibit featuring block prints by Erin Collins, inkjet and plexiglass layering technique work by Alex Crookshanks, Vietnamese landscape woodcut prints by RU MFA student Lam Tung Dinh, serigraphy by potter and printmaker Kathy Elich, multimedia and textile printing by Andrew Hill, prints by RU MFA student, printmaker and photographer L.S. King, prints and accompanying sculptures by Darcy Meeker, and calligraphy and prints by Elvira Skuzinski.
October 4- December 13: The New River Valley Through an Artist’s Eye
Blacksburg often makes national lists as an affordable mountain town for retirement, a wonderful place to raise kids, and a dream town for outdoor enthusiasts. One of the reasons we join those ranks every year is because the New River Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains are ancient, lovely and majestic to behold. And what better way to give thanks to what surrounds us than to honor it with art?
So for this show, we invite you to photograph, paint, collage, or otherwise interpret artistically what moves you in the New River Valley. Each locale will be depicted by only one artist in the show and you may view our listing with respective artists in the list below. First come, first served! All original works will be contributed to The Gallery and will be featured in both the juried Whet Your Palette show in October, and in the corresponding book project that will be published by The Gallery and offered for sale throughout the New River Valley and beyond. Additionally, all original works will be part of a live and silent auction during the Whet Your Palette juried show with funds raised going to the collective book project. See more at our full page.
If you are interested in applying for any of our upcoming group shows (not including the October show, application in the link above), please complete our Artist Application and for more information, contact Diana Francis
See our Archives for full artist listings