EXHIBITS

EXHIBITS

The Suffolk Center’s 2020-21 Exhibition Schedule:

Art Galleries will be closed to walk-in’s until November 27, 2020.
You can still SHOP In Plein Site Art Exhibit ON-LINE!

‘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.

Sister Cities 2021 Exhibition

CANCELLED for 2021
On View: February 4 – 12, 2021
Opening Reception: February 4th, 6 -8 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
February 4, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: 6:00-8:00 pm

Sister Cities Website
SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY

Suffolk Sister Cities International
Suffolk Sister Cities International sponsors an annual Young Artists and Authors Showcase that help foster a sense of global citizenship and goodwill for young students.  Winners from this juried exhibit of both artwork and writers will go on to compete with students throughout the country. Suffolk has two Sister Cities; Suffolk County, England and Oderzo, Italy.

The Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) is an annual contest that encourages youth worldwide to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, and photography. Submissions are centered around an annual theme and judged based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation.

2021 THEME – TBD

Themes asks students to explore these questions by highlighting citizen diplomacy and the creative ways that we create peace through people-to-people interaction.

  • How can internationally engaged future leaders help communities address global challenges of – social unity and peace – in the 21st century?
  • How does international experience affect an individual or community’s ability to adapt?
  • What are some examples/illustrations of coming together and celebrating our humanity?

Please join the Suffolk Sister Cities Student Artists on Thursday, February 4, 2021 for a FREE Reception at the Suffolk Center, from 6 -8 PM.

 

Walk on the Wild Side 2021

On View: March 18 – April 24, 2021
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 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
March 18, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY
Walk on Wild Side Art Exhibtion

“Walk on the Wild Side”

“Walk on the Wild Side” features work in a variety of mediums that depict the beauty of wildlife throughout the region and the world. Artists work in woodcarving in traditional and modern forms, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Participating artists are from throughout Virginia.

‘Walk on the Wild Side’ Featured Artists:
• Painter: Guy Crittenden – Guy began drawing and painting at a very early age, and exhibited in his first art show at age 13. Growing up in the rural county of Gloucester, Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay, he found his passion in the natural wonders of the world around him. Hunting, fishing and crabbing were just a way of life for the young man who was a self-described “river rat”. His connection to wildlife began almost as soon as he could walk as a child. When he was 5 years old, his grandfather would wake him an hour before sunrise to go fishing in secret spots on the Ware River. As Guy grew older, he embraced his curiosity of nature. With an academic approach to his observations, he began to draw and paint the world to which he was so connected. An osprey with a fish in his talons. A blue heron taking flight. A Canvasback duck preening on the water. Today, his work still grounded in the influence of those early years, Guy prefers to work in oils and his subjects are best described as Landscapes, Wildlife and Sporting scenes. He is a seven-time winner of the Virginia Duck Stamp. He has won duck stamp competitions in 12 other states as well. Guy is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and works mainly on commissions and large originals for private and corporate clients. Learn more at: https://crittendenstudiostore.com 

• Decoy Carver: Captain John A. Leonard, the Mayor of Chincoteague, VA, is a widely known and well-respected decoy carver, and was even invited to carve on the National Mall for the Smithsonian Institute (twice!) He’s been passionate about decoys for most of his life, and has learned from many Chincoteague carving “greats” including Reggie Birch and the legendary Cigar Daisey. Though most of the carvings he does these days are donated to fundraisers for local causes, he’s often said the he’d keep making decoys whether he could sell them or not– it’s a passion, not a profession.

• Wood Carvers : Mark McNair and Ian McNair, Bird In Hand Decoys, Father and Son. Mark McNair (b. 1950) has been carving and making decoys for a half a century. After leaving his alma mater, Rhode Island School of Design, in the 1970s, McNair worked with antiques and carved wooden signs in his native Connecticut. During this time he was introduced to antique decoys by the Voorhees family and quickly took to the craft. He and his wife now live and carve on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, between the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Son Ian  McNair carves in Exmore,Virginia and is a partner in High ‘N Dry, a company specializing in industrial grade chest waders. Mark McNair specializes in waterfowl and shorebird decoys, weathervanes, and related folk art. His work is held in numerous prominent decoy collections both public and private, including the Shelburne Museum in Vermont, the deWitt Cottage in Virginia Beach, and The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury, MD. Learn more at: www.mcnairart.com

Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”

On View: May 13th – June 25th
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 5:00-7:00 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
May 13, 2021
OPENING RECEPTION: 5:00 – 7:00 PM

SPONSORED BY DAVENPORT & COMPANY
SCCA Blackwater Artist League Exhibition

Blackwater Artist League: “On the Cusp of Change”

The  Blackwater Artist’s League is an organization of artists of all media who get together each week to paint and sketch.  The only requirement is an interest in art. Our members come from throughout the area; Windsor, Suffolk, Franklin and North Carolina. There are usually eight to twelve members who meet in Courtland at the art house, next to Rawls Museum. Established in 1984, the artists were primarily watercolorists, we have evolved, now working not only in watercolor but also in oil and cold wax, acrylic, mixed media and pastel.  On occasion we work en plein air at various locations.  We collect dues, which go to support youth art and charities