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The Suffolk Center Project

THE SUFFOLK CENTER PROJECT
An exhibit of works by SCCA students and their instructors.

ON VIEW: January 13  – 27, 2022
OPENING: Thursday, January 13 @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.
Visit the Art Galleries Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM, or by appointment.

Davenport
Sponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News
Arts Support
Suffolk Center Project

A virtual sneak peek at this art exhibition!

Amber-Gwaltney-Bee-Butt

Amber Gwaltney
Bee Butt

Barbara Harris Red Roof mountain house

Barbara Harris
Red Roof Mountain House

Beth Blanchard Peppermint

Beth Blanchard
Peppermint

Karen_Sallaz_Pitchkettle Point

Karen Sallaz
Pitchkettle Point

Phyllis Quire The Flight

Phyllis Quire
The Flight

Student Regina Deval in Barbara Harris Plein Air Class

Student Regina Deval in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Karen Sallaz in Barbara Harris class

Student Karen Sallaz in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air class

Sandy Waters in Barbara Harris Plein Air Class

Sandy Waters in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Student Mary Katherine Hogg in Barbara Harris Plein Air Class

Student Mary Katherine Hogg in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Penny Pickel in Barbara Harris' Class

Student Penny Pickel in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

Cindy Lane in Barbara Harris' Plein Air Class

Cindy Lane in Barbara Harris’ Plein Air Class

The Suffolk Center Project

Southside Artists Association

Southside Artists Association presents:
‘Out of the Shadows, INTO THE LIGHT’

ON VIEW: November 4 – December 17, 2021
OPENING: Thursday, November 4th @ 5:30 – 7:00 PM
CLOSING RECEPTION: Friday, December 17th @ 6:00 – 7:00 PM: People’s Choice Award winner announced.

FREE & OPEN to the public.
Visit the Art Galleries Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM, or by appointment.

Southside Artist Association Website
Davenport
Sponsor: Suffolk News Herald
Sponsor: Smithfield Times
Sponsor: Tidewater News
Arts Support
SOLACE logo with Sponsors

Southside Artists Association’s ‘Out of the Shadows, INTO THE LIGHT’ opened last night, November 4, 2021! Juror James Warwick Jones had the difficult job of selecting winners from an outstanding body of artwork featuring 24 artists, with 57 paintings, and 3 wood-turned pieces.

SAA Exhibition Winners: 
First Place: Cliff Guard, “Mahogany Spiral Vase”
Second Place: Jackie Cavish, “Peony Riot”
Third Place: Wilma Clark, “Beach Bum”
Honorable Mention: Cindy Guard, “Deep Mysteries”
Honorable Mention: Mary Lou Andrews, “Hidden Jewels”
Novice Winner: Brian Ross, “Coming Into the Light ” and “HP2312 SB1406 2021
Special Mention: Susanne Rauch, “A Walk in Northwest River Park”
People’s Choice Award TBD Voting ends DEC. 17th ~ Winner announced during Closing Reception!

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.

Don’t miss ‘Out of the Shadows, INTO THE LIGHT’ is on view NOV. 4th – DEC. 17th. This event is FREE & Open to the Public: Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM.

Juror James Warwick Jones

JUROR
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.

A Virtual sneak peek of the SAA Exhibition:

Tom Paulk Rocks Around The Block

Tom Paulk
Rocks Around The Block

Wilma Clark Tangier Crab Shacks

Wilma Clark
Tangier Crab Shacks

Wreatha Dalton Earth Dance

Wreatha Dalton
Earth Dance

P. Barcita Rory

Pamela Barcita
Rory

Rebecca Davis Spring Snow

Rebecca Davis
Spring Snow

Sandy West Early Morning Light

Sandy West
Early Morning Light

Susanne Rauch A Walk At Northwest River Park

Susanne Rauch
A Walk At Northwest River Park

Lisa Anderson Out of the Darkness

Lisa Anderson
Out of the Darkness

Lois Thomas Hampton Marina

Lois Thomas
Hampton Marina

Lucy Auer Somewhere In Time

Lucy Auer
Somewhere In Time

Mary Lou Andrews Hidden Jewels

Mary Lou Andrews
Hidden Jewels

Maryse Satz Red Light Over Pumpkin

Maryse Satz
Red Light Over Pumpkin

Pauline Vance Morning Mist Zions

Pauline Vance
Morning Mist Zions

HyeJa Billie In The Beginning

HyeJa Billie
In The Beginning

Jackie Cavish Backyard Light

Jackie Cavish
Backyard Light

John O'Neil Sundown

John O’Neil
Sundown

Cinde Downs Visiting The Baby

Cinde Downs
Visiting The Baby

Cindy Guard Deep Mysteries

Cindy Guard
Deep Mysteries

Cliff Guard Burl Vessel

Cliff Guard
Burl Vessel

Conway Telfeyan La Cocinera

Conway Telfeyan
La Cocinera

Brian Ross Coming to Light

Brian Ross
Coming to Light

Carolyn Riley Class Act

Carolyn Riley
Class Act

Brenda Lawrence Walking Into Sunshine

Brenda Lawrence
Walking Into Sunshine

Bonnie Kaczmarczyk Sunlight In Blackwater

Bonnie Kaczmarczyk
Sunlight In Blackwater

Learn more about SAA!

Southside Artists Association

SOLACE Healing Through the Arts

SOLACE: Healing Through the Arts!
ON VIEW: October 1 – 23, 2021
OPENING: Friday, October 1 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.

Davenport
Arts Support
Chasing The Light

‘SOLACE: Healing Through the Arts’
An Exhibit featuring the healing artwork by the Community!

Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is proud to open SOLACE: Healing Through the Arts featuring visual arts, performances, and community Workshops over a six-week period, October and November. This series aims to bring individuals of all backgrounds together to find solace or healing from trauma, illness, isolation, grief, and/or related experiences, including, but not limited to, the past year’s world, national, and local events. The SOLACE Visual Art exhibition opens on October 1, 2021 during the Welcome Back Open House and runs through October 23, 2021. The SOLACE: OPEN Mic Night showcases the community with performing arts, like dance, song, and poetry, on November 5, 2021 at 8 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.

‘SOLACE started as an experiment. Typically, our galleries at the Suffolk Center host invitational exhibits — amazing, curated displays of artistic ability and prowess. What makes SOLACE so special is that for this exhibit, we invited anyone in our community to contribute their work, no matter their background, medium, education, or skill level, to tell their story of healing through art.’ shares Lorelei Costa Morrow, Suffolk Center’s Executive Director and CEO.

And what a treasure trove — and potent time capsule — the center received from the community. ‘We are proud that this exhibit includes work of such tremendous artistic skill as Torey Hall’s powerful drawing, Hides the Sun, Nansemond. Yet we are just as proud to display works by students, including three paintings by children, who received our art kits at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters as part of the SOLACE initiative.’ shares Rick Byrd, Suffolk Center’s Education Manager.

These pieces tell such a diversity of trauma and healing experiences. Diana Veazey’s sculpture, Broken, shows the artist’s feelings after a breast cancer diagnosis; C. Edward Vann’s oil paintings are haunting depictions of pain. Lisa Jeffress’s acrylic painting, Serenity, was planned to be a gift for a cousin who then passed away unexpectedly; Pat Eelman’s photograph, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, depicts longing and loneliness during COVID. Elizabeth Blanchard’s oil paintings are an expression of the solace she finds in nature and in her faith; Walt Hardy’s work, Free at Last: FREE AT LAST! is a celebration of Juneteenth and speaks to an escape from bondage. Renee Cowan’s acrylic works show her hope for a united America.

In various works, you can see anger, grief, fear, peace — and in some pieces, even joy. For some artists, these pieces are expressions of healing, or the need for healing. For others, creating these works became their process for healing. As artist Maia Micou wrote in her SOLACE art statement: “Mental health is a battle and I want my artwork to raise awareness to something that we all face every day. If I can inspire anyone out there to keep going and to fight, my art has done its job.”

We hope the community will discover a piece of art within the SOLACE galleries that resonates with them, or inspires them!


Broken by Diane Veazey
Hides the Sun, Nansemond
Blues by Maia Micou
It's In The Eyes by Barbara Anne Harris
Free at last: FREE AT LAST! by Walt Hardy
SOLACE Healing Through the Arts

Chasing The Light

‘Chasing The Light’
ON VIEW: July 29 – Sept. 4, 2021
OPENING: Thursday, July 29 @ 5:30 PM

FREE & OPEN to the public.

Davenport
Arts Support
Chasing The Light

‘Chasing The Light’
An Exhibit featuring the work of the Suffolk Plein Air Society

On View: July 29 – September 4, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 5:30 PM
FREE & Open to the Public

In preparation for September’s Suffolk Plein Air Festival 2021, the Suffolk Plein Air Society will have an exhibit in the award-winning galleries at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts from July 29 – September 4, 2021 titled “Chasing the Light.” Members of the Suffolk Plein Air Society will display pieces that they have created during their monthly second-Saturday painting sessions, or that they have created in their studios. Works will include landscapes, florals, animals, cityscapes, and abstracts—anything these prolific artists have been painting in oils, acrylics, or watercolor.

Meet the 20-member group during the opening reception on Thursday, July 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the BB&T and Norfolk Foundation Galleries.


For more information on joining the Suffolk Plein Air Society please visit: https://suffolkcenter.org/plein-air-society/
For more information on the Suffolk Plein Air Festival being held September 7 – 11, 2021 in Downtown Suffolk,  please visit: https://suffolkcenter.org/plein-air-invitational-2021/

Chasing The Light

Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”

On View: May 13th – June 25th
Art Opening:  May 13, 2021

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Foundation Art Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am-4 pm

VIEW On the Cusp of Change ARTWORK
SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY
SCCA Blackwater Artist League Exhibition

VIEW all 63 pieces of On the Cusp of Change’ artwork, created by 14 members of the Blackwater Artists League. Artwork is available for purchase.

Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”
ON VIEW: May 13th – June 25th
Opening Reception: May 13th @ 5:00 PM

Join us for a new art exhibit featuring the Blackwater Artist’s League. Their art exhibition, ‘On The Cusp of Change’, promises to be an eclectic mix of painting styles including: watercolors, cold wax, oils, acrylics, and pastels.

Established in 1984, this talented organization features artists from all media who get together each week to paint and sketch. The only requirement is an interest in art. Members come from throughout the area; Windsor, Suffolk, Franklin and North Carolina. Member meet in Courtland, VA at the art house, next to Rawls Museum. On occasion the Blackwater Artists work en Plein Air at various locations.

‘On the Cusp of Change’ art exhibition is on view May 13th – June 25th, Tuesday – Saturday, 11am -4 PM. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the Public.
Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”

Living LARGE Exhibition

On View:
January 21 – February 19, 2021
Virtual Opening Reception:
Thursday, January 21, 5 PM

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Foundation Art Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am-4 pm

MEET THE ARTISTS virtually in new Living LARGE Virtual Gallery Tour video, coming soon!

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

Living LARGE” Art Exhibition

Suffolk Center celebrates the new year with “Living Large” our first art exhibition highlighting large artwork. This exhibition showcases artwork sized 24″ and larger and features 17 talented artists. Living LARGE will hold a virtual art opening on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 5 PM. Tune into Suffolk Center’s FACEBOOK and join the fun.
ARTISTS:
Hye Ja Billie, Chesapeake VA Glen McClure, Norfolk VA
Alex Burdett, Virginia Beach VA Tom Paulk, Chesapeake VA
Rick Byrd, Suffolk VA  Alex Rahn, Chesapeake VA
Pat Eelman, Smithfield VA  Karen Rudd, Norfolk VA
Barbara Harris, Suffolk VA  Karen Sallaz, Suffolk VA 
Petya Ivanova, Virginia Beach VA Wayne Thomas, Suffolk VA
Chris Jeanguenat, Suffolk VA  Sandy West, Chesapeake VA
Hope Kinard, Suffolk VA  Ken Wright, Chesapeake VA
Living LARGE Exhibition

‘IN PLEIN SITE’ Exhibition

On View: October 15, 2020 – December 19, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 15th , 5 -7:00 PM

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Foundation Art Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY
'In Plein Site' Article Oct 14 SNH

READ Suffolk News Herald ‘In Plein Site’ article.

READ New ‘In Plein Site’ article, Suffolk News Herald, October 19, 2020.

SCCA In Plein Site Postcard

Check out ‘In Plein Site’ art opening reception Facebook Photo Album:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=suffolkcenter&set=a.10157651946718034

‘In Plein Site’ Art Exhibition, is presented by Suffolk Art League and Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. This is a juried art exhibition of Plein Air paintings.   

The ‘In Plein Site” art exhibition features 15 talented Artists:
Beth Blanchard • Thomas Bradshaw • Gina Buzby • Kirk Dice • Linda Gerek • Mick Grochowski • Barbara Harris • Elisabeth McGinn • Brian Murphy • Squeaky Swan • Eric Thingstad • Rachel Vredenburg • Sandy Waters • Jenny Windsor • Terry Wylie

What is Plein Air Painting?:
Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”

For more information on ‘In Plein Site’ Art Exhibition please contact Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts at phone: 757.925.1800, email: Jesters@suffolkcenter.org

For more information on the Suffolk PLEIN AIR INVITATIONAL 2021 please visit the EVENT page.

‘IN PLEIN SITE’ Exhibition

“BEAUTY BENEATH THE BARK” 2019 Tidewater Turners of Virginia

On View: September 12 – October 25, 2019

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

MEET THE ARTISTS
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:30-7:30pm

DEMO DAY: Tidewater Turners Demonstration:
Sept. 21, 2019 11am-3pm

Tidewater Turners Website
SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

Tidewater Turners is a non-profit organization, a local chapter of the American Association of Woodturners, located in Norfolk.  The purpose of the organization is to promote the advancement of woodturning skills for members and other interested persons through an open exchange of knowledge, ideas and information. They also strive to increase public awareness of woodturning as a popular craft and as an art form.

“BEAUTY BENEATH THE BARK” 2019 Tidewater Turners of Virginia

Hampton Roads Digital Photography Club Exhibition

May 30 – June 29, 2019

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

MEET THE ARTISTS!
Thursday, May 30,  2019

OPENING RECEPTION
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Free & Open to the Public

SPONSORED BY: Davenport & Company

Hampton Roads Digital Photography Club Exhibition features wildlife, landscape, portrait, commercial and documentary styles of photography. The public is invited to VOTE for the People’s Choice Award during the Opening Reception on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 5:30 -7:30 Pm. This event is FREE and OPEN to the Public.

The Hampton Roads Digital Photography Club meets weekly with lectures, workshops, and photo walks enabling individuals to increase their knowledge and skill. Visit www.hrdpc.smugmug.com.

Hampton Roads Digital Photography Club Exhibition

FIRE, FORM, & FUNCTION

April 18- May 17, 2019

On view at Suffolk Center’s
BB&T & Norfolk Galleries

Free & Open to the Public
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-4pm

MEET THE ARTISTS!
Thursday, April 18,  2019

OPENING RECEPTION
5:30PM – 7:30PM
Free & Open to the Public

SPONSORED BY: Davenport & Company

The Ceramic Designers Association is a group of ceramic artists and potters dedicated to clay. This diverse group of artists, from emerging potters to professionals, create works of art from basic elements of earth and water. Their participation in Fire, Form, and Function at the Suffolk Center contributes to the cultural life of Suffolk and of the Hampton Roads area.

Fire, Form, and Function features the work of over 20 artists and includes contemporary, vibrantly glazed stoneware and functional wheel-thrown and hand built pieces.

FIRE, FORM, & FUNCTION