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Congratulations to our April winners!

Frederick Gallery: April 2021: Artist Choice

  • 1st Place “Pulse Orlando” mixed media by Michael Broadway, Woodford, VA
  • 2nd Place “Lining Up for the Demolition Derby” watercolor by Kit Paulsen, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place “I’d Rather Be Fishing” oil painting by Laurie Hoen, Henrico, VA
  • “John Paul Jones House” oil painting by Danette Taylor, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “The Brain Is Wider than the Sky” mixed media collage by Teresa Blatt, North Hills, CA
  • “Mr. and Mrs. Blue” photograph by Chris McClintock, King George, VA
  • “Sunrise Over the Hampton Roads” mixed media collage by Elizabeth Shumate, Newport News, VA

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Congratulations to our March Winners!

Imagined Realities

Juror: Ginna Cullen || Catalog || Flier

Awards:

  • 1st Place “Passages in Wonderzone” enamel on copper by Herbert Friedson, Lawrence, KS
  • 2nd Place “The Cathedral Lights and Beyond” photograph by Deborah Herndon, Valparaiso, IN
  • 3rd Place “Sisters” book art collage by Christine Long, Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mentions:

  • "Hope Springs Eternal" mixed media by Bev Bley, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Good Times” mixed media by Passle Helminski, Erie, PA
  • "Broken Promise" photograph by Penny A Parrish, Fredericksburg, VA
  • "And the Sea Glass Is Gilded in Gold" cold wax/oil by Mary Peterman, Woodford, VA
  • “Horror and Hope” acrylic by Patricia Smith, Locust Grove, VA
  • “Open Heart II” acrylic on paper by Kathleen Stark, Springfield, VA
  • “Prayer Urn” photograph by Dorothy Stout, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Crone II” watercolor/ink/gold by Susan Wyatt, Fredericksburg, VA

Congratulation to our February Winners!

All Photography

Juror: Francis Thompson || Catalog || Flier

Awards:

  • 1st Place – “My Days Are Like a Shadow” photograph collage by Teresa Blatt of North Hills, CA
  • 2nd Place –“Decisions About Ice Cream" photograph by of Michael Land of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Strength and Peace” photograph by Mary Lynne Wolfe of Spotsylvania, VA

Honorable Mentions:

  • "The Family" photograph by David Boyd of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Fluidity” photograph by Rebecca Carpenter of Frederick, MD
  • "Chatham Statue" photograph by Michael Habina of Fredericksburg, VA
  • "In Between Worlds" photograph by Maura Harrison of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Morning Calm” photograph by C. Renee Martin of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Cliff Diver” photograph by Dorothy Stout of Fredericksburg, VA

Love the Silversmith House on February 14

Love the Silversmith House



P.S. Donations of materials and labor by certified technicians are always welcome as gifts-in-kind. All donations are tax deductible.

FCCA volunteer members will be conducting the eighth annual Love the Silversmith House” phone fund raiser from FCCA on Sunday, February 14 from noon to 4 pm.

Please answer your phone and help us to Love the “Silversmith House”. We will be gladly accepting walk-in donations of cash, check or charge, in addition to mailed donations, and donations made online.


The “Silversmith House” c. 1785, has withstood the past 236 years, and we hope to preserve it for future generations as the place “where art and history meet”. Please open your heart and your purse for FCCA on February 14.

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