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Temporarily Closed

December 11th, 2020

Dear Visitors and Members of the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts:

The FCCA considers Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to be a communicable disease of public health threat, and is taking extra measures to prevent possible transmission to others within our establishment. One volunteer was working at the facility on December 6th, 2020 and was considered infectious for COVID-19 at the time. We are working closely with the Rappahannock Area Health District to implement appropriate public health measures. At this time, no individuals were considered to have a close contact exposure, and the volunteer was asymptomatic during their time at the gallery.

At the  FCCA, we have already taken the following measures to protect our patrons and visiting members:

  • The volunteer positive for COVID-19 is isolating at home.
  • High-touch and frequently trafficked areas are cleaned and disinfected on a regular basis.
  • We will be temporarily closing the gallery in order to conduct proper deep cleaning and sanitation measures as well as to allow for the CDC recommended amount of time where there will be no threat of exposure from this incident.  (Projected  re-opening December 17)
  • All volunteers and visitors are required to wear face masks and proper protective equipment at all times when in our gallery, regardless of whether they are currently interacting with visitors.
  • All volunteers and visitors are practicing social distancing and proper hand hygiene while in the gallery.
  • Our First Friday receptions have been transformed into virtual exhibitions which can be viewed on our Youtube and other social media platforms in order to mitigate any potential risks in a public setting. We will be continuing to do so and hope to encourage our visitors to support the gallery remotely during this time.

The Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that we all stay informed about COVID-19 in our community and take the following steps to protect ourselves and the people around us:

  • Practice social distancing by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
  • It is required that you wear a cloth facemask over your mouth and nose in indoor public spaces.
  • If you are sick or showing any symptoms of illness, please stay home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

The health and safety of our visitors and team of volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. If you have questions, please contact us via Facebook, Instagram, or directly on our website.

Thank you for your time,

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts

Congratulations to our Dec/Jan Winners!

Congratulations to our winners!

Flora and Fauna

Juror: Diego Sanchez || Catalog

Awards:

  • 1st Place – The Grove" photograph by Norma Woodward of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Camellias from Lewis Ginter" acrylic by Mary Beatty-Brooks of Beaverdam, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Egret” photograph by Dorothy Stout of Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mentions:

  • "Pretty Umbrella" photograph by David Boyd of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Easy Does It” linocut print by Linda Larochelle of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Milkweed Explosion" photograph by Penny A. Parrish of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Nigella’s Seeds 1" watercolor by Susan Wyatt of Fredericksburg, VA

Curator Award

  •  “Tranquility” painting on glass by Jason Kelly of Fredericksburg, VA

November Winners!

Congratulations to our November winners!

Artist Choice || Juror: Ashe Laughlin || Catalog

Awards:

  • 1st Place – “Attachment" photograph by Chris McClintock of King George, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Trying to Blend In" acrylic by Stephanie Athanasaw of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Ravages of Time” woodcraft by Steve Schwartz of Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mention:

  • "Social Distance" mixed media by Michael Broadway of Woodford, VA
  • “Abandoned Prairie Church” photograph by Lee Cochrane of King George, VA
  • "Morning Motifs" oil on board by Christine Dixon of Ashburn, VA
  • "Derivative #1" embroidery by Christine E. Long of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Mountain Fog" cold wax & oil by Elizabeth Shumate of Newport News, VA
  • "Too Hot to Handle” acrylic & collage by Ellyn Wenzler of Spotsylvania, VA

October Winners!

Congratulations to our October Winners!

Juror: Kerry McAleer-Keeler || Catalog || Flier || Juror's Video Talk

Awards:

  • 1st Place – “Fisher Bldg. & EL Girders" photograph by Deborah Herndon of Valparaiso, IN
  • 2nd Place –“Vessel / Barcelona" acrylic by Barbara Taylor Hall of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Homestead” cold wax/oil/college by Bob Worthy of Montross, VA

Honorable Mention:

  • "A Disagreement" mixed media collage by Teresa Blatt of North Hills, CA
  • “Art School Hallway” lino cut by Linda Larochelle of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "’Used ta’be’ Lobstering" watercolor by Amanda Lee of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Mo’s 55” watercolor by Kit Paulsen of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Played on the Lawn" photograph by Elizabeth Shumate of Newport News, VA

 

September Winners!

Congratulations to our September winners!

Artist Choice: Juror: Carol Iglesias || Catalog || Flier

Awards:

  • 1st Place – “Sunrise" photograph by Nicholas Mullet of Midland, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Vintage Flight" watercolor by Lizabeth Castellano-King of Stafford, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Carolina Sunrise” acrylic by Barbara Taylor Hall of Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mention:

  • "All She Had to Give" digital art by Dorian Hamilton of Stafford, VA
  • “Blue Checkered Bldg.” photograph by Deborah Herndon of Valparaiso, IN
  • "John Bonham" ball point pen by David Kennedy of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Cabbage" monoprint ghost by Christine E. Long of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Marche aux Fleurs Provencal" needle art by Anne McCahill of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "Mr. Blue” photograph by Chris McClintock of King George, VA
  • “Bull Riders Wear Plaidwatercolor by Kit Paulsen of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Black Memories” cold wax & oil by Bob Worthy of Montross, VA

August 2020 Winners

Ethos: Spirit of Community

Juror: Carolyn Sharon Goodridge || Catalog

CONGRATULATIONS!

Awards:
  • 1st Place – “Inclement Weather" oil by Melchus Davis of Silver Spring, MD
  • 2nd Place –“Homecoming on the Avenue" oil by Marcia Chaves of Falmouth, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Malmo’s Sauna” by Elena Gaston-Nicolas of Bladensburg, MD

Honorable Mentions:

  • "The world is too much with us" collage by Teresa Blatt of North Hills, CA
  • “Shared Pain” oil by Joel Chalen of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • "Peer Pressure" photo by Lee Cochrane of King George, VA
  • "Batwa Pygmy Dance" photo by Chris McClintock of King George, VA
  • "We are comfortably beautiful" acrylic by David Robatin of Richmond, VA
  • "Family Outing” photo by Elizabeth Shumate of Newport News, VA
  • “Island Essencemixed media by Beverly Valdez of Olney, MD
  • “Please Hold” sculpture by Pam Weldon of Bowling Green, VA

July Winners

July 2020 || Artist Choice || Regional Exhibition

Juror: Steve Griffin

Awards

  • 1st Place – “Creative Flow” acrylic by Tarver Harris of Stafford, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Milky Way” photograph by Dorothy Stout of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Dark Journey” cold wax & oil by Bob Worthy of Montross, VA

Honorable Mention

  • La Catrina” acrylic by Tronja of Fredericksburg, VA
  • Corona Lisa” mixed media by Michael Broadway of Woodford, VA
  • Skyline Drive in December” watercolor by Jane Cariker of Fredericksburg, VA
  • In Motion” mixed media by Barbara Taylor Hall of Fredericksburg, VA
  • Jimmy Page” ballpoint pen on paper by David Kenney of Fredericksburg, VA
  • Operation ‘New Heart’” collage by Pam Weldon of Bowling Green, VA

Calendar Contest

Community Bank of the Chesapeake (one of our exhibition partners in Fredericksburg!) is hosting a Calendar Contest.

From their website:

Celebrating 70 Years Calendar Contest

We are now accepting entries for our 2021 Community Calendar Photo Contest. Submit a photo that captures the character and beauty of our community for a chance to have your work included in this annual celebration of the Chesapeake region. This year’s theme is “Celebrating 70 Years.” Show us community through the years – submit photos from all decades, seasons, past and present.

Learn more….