Southside Artists Association’s mission- “The objective of this organization shall be to promote the creation and appreciation of fine art in the South Hampton Roads area in the Commonwealth of Virginia, to encourage artistic talent and to support such civic endeavors as well as enhance the beauty and cultural development of the South Hampton Roads area.”
Southside Artists Association was established in 1965 as the Chesapeake Art Guild. As our organization grew, we added members from Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and North Carolina. The name was changed to accommodate the addition of these areas.
This exhibition ‘Out of the Shadows, Into The Light’ features 23 artists, with 57 paintings, and 3 wood turned pieces.
James Warwick Jones studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts with Will Barnet, Walter Stuempfig, Louis Sloan, and others 1965-68, before graduating Magna Cum Laude form Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Secondary Arts Education in 1971. After teaching in the public schools and working 37 years at arts centers and museums, he retired as a Gallery Manager at The Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center. Over the past 57 years, he has exhibited in more than 300 exhibitions and won over 150 awards. His work is in public and private collections including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.