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Walk on the Wild Side 2023 ~ Call to ARTISTS!

CALL TO ARTISTS!
Walk on the Wild Side 

ON VIEW: APRIL 13 – MAY 11, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, APRIL 13th, 5:30 – 7 PM
FREE and OPEN to the Public

CALL TO ARTISTS!
THEME: The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts invites you to apply to participate in “Walk on the Wild Side” an exhibit of artwork showcasing the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Artists are asked to submit decoys and other animal carvings, sculptures, photographs, paintings, and drawings that highlight the beauty of nature. Works submitted can be representative of the Great Dismal Swamp and do not have to be created in the Dismal Swamp. There will be two featured artists: Edward Higinbotham, a woodcarver, and Wayne Martin a watercolorist.

OUR GALLERY: Due to the renovations in the building this exhibit will be featured in our award-winning Norfolk Foundation Gallery. Witness the mastery of visual artists in the gallery space, which hosts an ever-changing array of local and regional exhibitions. The gallery features a beautiful natural light 14-foot ceiling, which has been awarded BEST ART GALLERY GOLD by Coastal Virginia Magazine for both Southside and Peninsula area art galleries, as well as BEST ART GALLERY by the Suffolk News Herald. Suffolk Center’s Art Exhibitions are FREE and OPEN to the public, Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm.

AWARDS: When participating in the exhibition there is an opportunity for you to be voted 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winner or favorite piece of artwork in the “Walk on the Wild Side” People’s Choice Award. This exhibit will be juried by Jim Gordon an avid woodcarver from Suffolk, Virginia.

ELIGIBILITY: Up to four (4) works of any medium not previously exhibited in Jesters Gallery Shop or at the Suffolk Center may be entered. Artwork must be original. SCCA reserves the right to refuse entry of works with unusual installation or works otherwise judged unsuitable.

ARTWORK IMAGES: Submit your intention to participate by emailing Brittany Waller no later than March 13, 2023. Email JPEG images of your work to Brittany.Waller@Suffolkcenter.org by March 13, 2023. Please submit high resolution images as this will aid in determining if your work has been approved to be in the exhibition, you will receive a confirmation via email notating your acceptance.

SCCA Walk on the Wild Side Prospectus
DOWNLOAD Walk on the Wild Side PROSPECTUS

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge contains some of the most important wildlife habitat in the mid-Atlantic region. At near 113,000 acres, the refuge is the largest intact remnant of a vast swamp that once covered more than one million acres.

The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is the largest intact remnant of a vast forested wetland that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Formal protection of this resource began in 1973, when the Union Camp Corporation (a local forest products company) donated 49,097acres to The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy conveyed the donated land to the federal government, which, combined with additionally purchased land, was used to establish the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in 1974.

The refuge’s conservation priority endeavors to restore the biological diversity of the swamp ecosystem through hydrological restoration, forest management, and fire management. The refuge is home to over 200 species of birds, nearly 100 species of butterflies and skippers, many turtles, numerous white-tailed deer, bobcats, otters, and one of the largest black bear populations on the east coast.

GREAT DISMAL SWAMP MAP

Meet wildlife carver Edward Higinbotham, a Featured Artist in this year’s Walk on The Wild Side Art Exhibition.

Wayne Martin, watercolorist.

Featured Artist Wayne Martin, a watercolorist.

JIm Gordon Juror

Jim Gordon – Juror

Suffolk Center Art Galleries generously sponsored by:

Sponsor: Davenport & Company
Sponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News

Walk on the Wild Side 2023 ~ Call to ARTISTS!

SHINE

SHINE 
ON VIEW: JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY  11, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, JAN. 12th, 5:30 – 7 PM
FREE and OPEN to the Public

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts offers a variety of art classes throughout the year. This exhibit, SHINE, highlights the work completed by students in these classes along with that of their instructors. The exhibit will also feature artwork by some of the SCCA administrative staff.

Working at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is always an adventure, meeting people from all walks of life. One day as I was walking in the hallway, I heard a beautiful tune coming from the piano. Though excited to see who was playing, I waited for him to finish, and before he could exit the building, I asked him his name and if he was a professional pianist. Surprisingly, Josiah Austin by day works for the City of Suffolk as a building inspector. He started taking piano lessons at the age of five. He used to play for his church but took a 10-year hiatus when he joined the military, and now he is getting back into his musical groove. The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts invites you to the “SHINE” exhibition opening reception to hear and enjoy the melodic sounds by Josiah Austin. The reception is on Thursday, January 12th, from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm.

Barbara Anne Harris | Suffolk, VA
Bonnie Kaczmarczyk | VA Beach, VA
Darlene Keyt | Windsor, VA
Elizabeth Blanchard | Suffolk, VA
Gordon Jones | Suffolk, VA
Hanna Zadorozhnia | Suffolk, VA
Jeanice Sadler | Suffolk, VA
Joy Branch | Ivor, VA
Karen Sallaz | Suffolk, VA
Lisa Morrison | Suffolk, VA
Phyllis Quire | Suffolk, VA
Rachall Brinkley | Suffolk, VA
Regina DeVal | Suffolk, VA
Rhona Dawson | Suffolk, VA
Sandy West | Chesapeake, VA
Takin Care of Business
Tommy Johnson with Artwork

Artist: Rachall Brinkley

Artist: Lisa Morrison

Artist: Gordon Jones

Artist: Hanna Zadorozhnia

Artist: Phyllis Quire

Artist: Joy Branch

Artist: Elizabeth Blanchard

Artist: Barbara Anne Harris

Artist: Karen Sallaz

Artist: Bonnie Kaczmarczyk

Artist: Jeanice Sadler

Artist: Darlene Keyt

Suffolk Center Art Galleries generously sponsored by:

Sponsor: Davenport & Company
Sponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News

SHINE

Waterworks – Painting with Watercolors

NEW! Class
Name of Class:   Waterworks – (Painting with Watercolors
Recommended Age:  16+
Dates:  January 24, 2023 – February 28, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Tuesday
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio A
Cost:  $100.00

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Name of Class:   Waterworks – (Painting with Watercolors)
Recommended Age:  16+
Dates:  March 7 – April 11, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Tuesday
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio A
Cost:  $100.00

Cost:  $100.00

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Class Description:  This class will dive into the many forms of watercolor products and paper values while learning the basic steps in watercolor. Sailing through colors, mediums, and additives you can create our own custom color palettes to use over and over.  A materials list will be provided on the first day of class.

 

Registration required.
Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums.
Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Waterworks – Painting with Watercolors

Still Life to Real Life – Acrylic Painting (ADVANCED)

NEW! Class
Name of Class:   Still Life to Real Life – Acrylic Painting (Advanced)
Recommended Age:  16+
Dates:  January 24, 2023 – February 28, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Tuesday
Time:  4:00 – 6:30 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio A

Cost:  $100.00

 AND

Name of Class:   Still Life to Real Life – Acrylic Painting (Advanced)
Recommended Age:  16+
Dates:  March 7 – April 11, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Tuesday
Time:  4:00 – 6:30 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio A

Cost:  $100.00

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Class Description:  Painting in Acrylic with an abstract edge, both still life & real life will be the subject matter while exploring life’s shapes and shadows with acrylic.  Materials list presented at first class.

 

Registration required.
Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums.
Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Still Life to Real Life – Acrylic Painting (ADVANCED)

Tools, Tricks, and Techniques – Getting Started with Acrylics

Name of Class:  Tools, Tricks, and Techniques – Getting Started with Acrylics
Recommended Age:  16+
Dates:  January 25, 2023 – March 1, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Wednesday
Time:  2:00 – 4:30 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio

Cost:  $100.00

 AND

Name of Class:  Tools, Tricks, and Techniques – Getting Started with Acrylics
Recommended Age:  16+
Dates:  March 8 – April 12, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Wednesday
Time:  2:00 – 4:30 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio

Cost:  $100.00

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Class Description:  This is a step-by-step class on Drawing fundamentals and how to draw. In a comfortable setting, we relax and socialize while learning basic drawing tools, various pencils, different paper, and techniques to draw. Each week we learn new skills and practice releasing your creative energy into your sketchbook diary.  Please bring these materials to the first class.  These items may be purchased on amazon.com as a drawing kit.

sketch pencils
charcoal drawing set
sketching pencil set
water-soluble graphite pencils
eraser(s)
a package of assorted paint brushes (6-10)
8×10 sketch pad

 

Registration required.
Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums.
Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Tools, Tricks, and Techniques – Getting Started with Acrylics

Sketchbook Diary – A Drawing Class

NEW! Class
Name of Class: Sketchbook Diary – A Drawing Class
Recommended Age: 
16+

Dates:  January 24, 2023 – February 28, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Tuesday
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio A

Cost:  $100.00

 AND

Name of Class: Sketchbook Diary – A Drawing Class
Recommended Age: 
16+

Dates:  March 7 – April 11, 2023
Duration:  6 Weeks

Day of Week:  Tuesday
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 pm

Instructor:  Rhona Dawson
Location:  Art Studio A
Cost:  $100.00

Members Save up to 10%:
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Class Description:  This is a step-by-step class on Drawing fundamentals and how to draw. In a comfortable setting, we relax and socialize while learning basic drawing tools, various pencils, different paper, and techniques to draw. Each week we learn new skills and practice releasing your creative energy into your sketchbook diary.  Please bring these materials to the first class.  These items may be purchased on amazon.com as a drawing kit.

sketch pencils
charcoal drawing set
sketching pencil set
water-soluble graphite pencils
eraser(s)
a package of assorted paint brushes (6-10)
8×10 sketch pad

 

Registration required.
Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums.
Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Sketchbook Diary – A Drawing Class

Color Mixing in Oil or Acrylic

NEW! Workshop
Name of Class: Color Mixing in Oil or Acrylic
Recommended Age: 
16+

Dates:  January 25, 2023
Duration:  1 Class

Day of Week:  Wednesday
Time:  6:00 -8:30 pm

Instructor:  Sandy Waters
Location:  Art Studio

Cost:  $50.00

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Class Description:  New artists and those who want to learn more about how to use the color wheel to mix vibrant to muted colors for a more exciting piece of artwork will get step-by-step instructions during this class. We will also experiment with the limited Zom Palette to create a painting during this session.   Students will need the following supplies and materials:  Paint Colors: Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, French Ultramarine, Manganese (blue), Titanium White, Ivory Black, Di oxazine Purple (optional)

Suggested text: Mix Your Own Oil Colors: An Artist’s Guide to Successful Color Mixing, by Jeremy Galton, Walter Foster Artist’s Library Series; available on Amazon

Other Materials: Color Wheel, Paint palette, Palette knife, Brushes (size 6 and 8 rounds; size 6 and 8 flats) Larger brushes optional, 2 8×10 canvases or canvas boards, pre-primed, Apron, Paper Towels, Gamsol or Turpinoid in a safe container with lid (for oils only), Container for water (Acrylics only)

 

Registration required.
Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums.
Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Color Mixing in Oil or Acrylic

Sweating to the Oldies – Dance Fitness

Name of Class:  Sweating to the Oldies – A Dance Fitness Class                        
Recommended Age:  Adults 
Dates: January 24 – February 14, 2023                      
Duration:  4 weeks
Day of Week:  Tuesday                                          
Time:  7:00 – 8:00 pm
Instructor:  Alicia Edwards                                        
Location:  Rehearsal Hall
Cost $50.00

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Name of Class: Sweating to the Oldies – A Dance Fitness Class      
Recommended Age:  Adults 

Dates: February 28 – March 21, 2023
Duration:  4 weeks
Day of Week:  Tuesday
Time:  7:00 – 8:00 pm

Instructor:  Alicia Edwards
Location:  Rehearsal Hall
Cost $50.00

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Class Description:  Bring your love of the 70s & 80s and Modern Pop music to help you stay healthy and in shape in this dance fitness class. Walk like an Egyptian, or do the Running Man/Woman, but Let’s Get Physical in this fun new fitness class!

 

Registration required.
Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums.
Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.
Sweating to the Oldies – Dance Fitness

Takin’ Care of Business

TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS
ON VIEW: NOVEMBER 10 – DECEMBER 17
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, NOV. 10th, 5:30 – 7 PM
FREE and OPEN to the Public

The Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts presents, “Takin’ Care of Business” an exhibition taking a look into the businesses of Suffolk, past and present. The exhibit will honor leaders and members of the Suffolk community as featured in the world of business. Patrons will be able to see portraits of who these courageous people are and what they bring to the city. Works include portraiture by Allyn Brown from O’Neal’s Studio as well as local artists who have captivated the very essence of Suffolk’s business community. The galleries will also showcase a collection of artwork on loan from private collectors and photos by Suffolk News Herald Newspaper.

Curatorial research has been done in partnership with the Suffolk-Nansemond Historical Society and Annette Montgomery, writer of “Suffolk’s Black America Series.” Visitors will be able to step back in time and see how Suffolk was a bustling city with a plethora of movie theaters, places to shop, and restaurants to dine, downtown Suffolk was the place to be. Come and take selfies with Suffolk’s Peanut People provided by Suffolk Tourism.

Suffolk Department of Economic Development

Special Thanks to  Suffolk Department of Economic Development for helping us curate so many amazing, historical photos of Downtown Suffolk, Virginia.

M & M Hospitality Group

Special Thanks to  M & M Hospitality Group for providing us with delicious tapas for Takin’Care of Business opening reception on Thursday, November 10th from 5:30-7PM. Free and open to the public.

Allyn Brown Photographer

Artist Allyn Brown
Kris Brown and Susie at
The Pinner House

Tommy Johnson with Artwork

Artist Tommy Johnson
‘Seaboard Station’

‘Prentis House’ by Brian Murphy
Owner: Marcus Gersbach

Takin Care of Business

Visual Arts Coordinator, Brittany Waller, hangs historic images of Suffolk in a street grid pattern for Takin’ Care of Business.

Suffolk Center Art Galleries generously sponsored by:

Sponsor: Davenport & Company
Sponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News

Takin’ Care of Business

Introduction to 3D Modeling

DATE: Wednesday – October 12 – December 7, 2022
TIME:  6:00 – 8:00pm

Cost: $125.00

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Instructor: Nelson Whitaker

Location:  Art Studio B

Class Description:  Learn the basics of 3D modeling and printing and acquire the fundamental skills that will expand your knowledge of the world of 3D and its various applications.  No prior knowledge is required.

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Introduction to 3D Modeling