News

Closure Announcement

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) is taking action to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Because the well-being of our Docents, students, visitors, artists and community is our top priority, the FCCA has decided to close to the public. During this time, in addition to the FCCA being closed, all classes and programs both onsite and offsite are either postponed or canceled. We tentatively plan to reopen to the public on July 1, 2020, however this could be extended based on recommendations provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The status of current and future shows are as follows:

Frederick Gallery

  • March: “Faces” All-Media National Juried – Will remain hanging until June 26
  • Previous April Exhibition:
    “Artist Choice” Regional All-Media Juried Exhibit – Shifts to July
    (drop-off of selected works is June 26 or by appointment)
  • Previous May Exhibition:
    “Ethos: Spirit of Community” All-Media National Juried Exhibit – Shifts to August
    (drop-off of selected works is Friday, July 31)
  • Previous June Exhibition:
    The June “Artist Choice” Regional All-Media Juried Exhibit will not take place

Members Gallery

  • March: The current show by Charlotte Richards will remain hanging until June 26
  • Remainder of Year: All other scheduled Exhibitions will be pushed back one month and the Holiday Show will be canceled.

Updates to our operating status and scheduling details will be communicated on our website at www.fccagallery.org, and through our Facebook, Instagram and Mailchimp feeds. We appreciate your support as we all work to ensure the well-being of our community.

While we are very disappointed to have to take this safety measure, we hope that we will see you all soon once we reopen and continue to serve as your resource for outstanding art, classes, and exposure to our talented artists.

Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support.

February Winners!

February 2020 || “All Photography” ||National Juried Exhibit

February 1 – 28, 2020

Juror: Tom Hennessy

Awards

  • 1st Place – “One Legged Catch” by David Boyd of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Dark Hollow Falls” by C. Renee Martin of Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place – “Crosswalk” by Norma Woodward of Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mention Recognition

  • “Determination” by Matthew DeZee of Spotsylvania, VA
  • “Twilight and Tufa Formations” by Mary Lynne Wolfe of Spotsylvania, VA
  • “Dance of Dust and Sun” by Esther Streusand of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Path in St. Michael” by Jeanne Jackson of Spotsylvania, VA
  • “All American Cyclist” by Mary Branscome of Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Goddess of Speed” by Lee Cochrane of King George, VA

Amazing News for FCCA Art Exhibits

FCCA’S partnership with the CBTC (Community Bank of the Chesapeake) Fredericksburg Branch will be continuing our Art Exhibits! A new CBTC Curator/Coordinator has been found.

A HUGE thank you and great appreciation to Penny Parrish from the FCCA for an amazing job curating this excellent art exhibit. Stay tuned for more information in the New 2020 year!

February 2020 Call for Entries: All Photography

February 2020 “All Photography” invites all photographers to submit both traditional and innovative work for an exhibit that welcomes diverse photography media including digitally manipulated photo work in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional presentations.  Tom Hennessy, noted Richmond photographer, will be the juror.  Learn more about his background and photography at https://tomhennessy.zenfolio.com/all-photographs

2020 Exhibition Themes Announced

We are pleased to announce our exhibition themes for 2020.  Get Inspired and start creating now!  Please note that months that feature the “Artist Choice” theme are open to any subject matter and any media.

 January 2020— “Small Wonders” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: November 30, 2019 – January 31, 2020

February 2020—“All Photography” National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: February 1 – February 28, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, January 10, 2029, by 4 pm

March 2020—“Faces” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: February 29 – March 27, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, January 24, 2020, by 4 pm

April 2020—“Artist Choice” Regional All-Media Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: March 28 – April 24, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020, by 4 pm

May 2020—“Ethos: Spirit of Community” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: April 25 – May 29, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020, by 4 pm

June 2020—“Artist Choice” Regional All-Media Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: May 30 – June 26, 2020
  • Entries deadline: May 8, 2020 by 4 pm

July 2020—“Memories: People, Places, Structures” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: June 27 – July 31, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, May 29, 2020, by 4 pm

August 2020—“Artist Choice” All-media Regional Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: August 1 – 28, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, July 10, 2020, by 4 pm

September 2020—“Flora & Fauna” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: August 29 – September 25, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, July 24, 2020, by 4 pm

October 2020—“Artist Choice” All-media Regional Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: September 26 – October 30, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, August 21, 2020, by 4 pm

November 2020—“Imagined Realities” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: October 31 – November 27, 2020
  • Entries deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020, by 4 pm

December 2019 – January 2020—10” x 10” All-Media National Juried Exhibit

  • Exhibit dates: November 28, 2020 – January 29, 2021
  • Entries deadline: Friday, October 23, 2020, by 4 pm

Members’ Gallery Lineup for 2020!

Congratulations to our 2020 Members’ Gallery Artists!

January: Eric Brito
February:  Kathy Noel and Van Anderson
March: Charlotte Richards
April:  Kay Portmess and Maura Harrison
May:  Tronja Angerlo
June:  Marcia Chaves and Maria Motz
July:  Gary Vann Brooks
August:  Linda Agar-Hendrix and Faith Galliot
September:  Mark Prieto
October:  Becky Carpenter
November: Chris McClintock and Odel Smith

Small Wonders clarification

Please note: In previous years, the “Small Wonders,”  “Power of Small” and “It’s Small”  exhibitions have had a maximum size limitation in any direction of 14″.

This year, the size limit is 48″ in any dimension.

September 2019 Awards

Congratulations to our August winners!

Geometrics

Juror: Reni Gower || Catalog || Flier

Awards:

  • 1st Place – “Crossing Over” original digital print by Robert Hunter of Colonial Beach, VA
  • 2nd Place –“Gypsy Portals #3” oil/cold wax painting by Bob Worthy of Montross, VA
  • 3rd Place – “High Speed” fiber art by Maura Harrison of Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mentions:

  • “Chemical Attraction” mixed media by Michael Broadway of Woodford, VA
  • “Falmouth Franks” oil painting by Marcia Chaves of Falmouth, VA
  • “Stairway” photograph by Matt DeZee of Spotsylvania, VA
  • “Eternity” mixed media painting by Sara Gondwe of Charlottesville, VA