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September Lecture Series

Join Allen Reamer for his Wednesday night lectures from 7-9 PM. Members are invited to attend free of charge at FCCA and non members may attend with a $10.00 cover charge.


Toulouse-Lautrec: His Life and Art

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The life of this famous Post-Impressionist artist was as unconventional as his art work. We will examine his life and his art in detail. We will see how his childhood affected his life as an adult and an artist. Some of his art work will be discussed in detail. We will cover as much of his life and art as time permits.

 

 


Vincent van Gogh

Date: Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Vincent van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter who had a turbulent life and whose paintings were appreciated after his death. We will discuss his life and art in detail. You will see how he expressed his life through his art. We will begin with his birth and continue until his death or until we run out of time.

 


Andrew and James Wyeth

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Andrew Wyeth and his son James are part of a remarkable family of artists. Their father and grandfather, N.C. Wyeth was a nationally known illustrator. N.C.’s art work transcended illustrations to become fine art. Andrew started learning to be an artist at a young age and became an instant success in New York. He remained true to his unique form of realism even when abstract work was popular. Jamie, as he is affectionately called, was brought up as his father was: immersed in painting. He showed remarkable talent and gained great recognition very early in life. In this lecture, we will look at the family background and life and art of Andy and Jamie Wythe.

 


Picasso: The Early Years
His Life, His Women, His Art

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Picasso is often viewed as producing ‘odd’ paintings that we may not like and think Picasso cannot draw or do better. We will look at his art and discover his early drawing skills. We will discover he painted in cycles and in different styles. We will also look at the eight leading women in his life and how they affected his painting. We will begin at his birth and continue until we run out of time.

Our August 2022 Winners!

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Artist Choice

Juror: Karen Cohen || Catalog || Flier || Juror’s Talk

Awards:

  • 1st Place “Something Blue” acrylic & ink by Rachel Bivans, Seaford, DE
  • 2nd Place “Aloha” watercolor by Mary Peterman, Woodford, VA
  • 3rd Place “African Princess” mixed media by Gifty Annan-Mensah, Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mentions:

  • “Heavenly Lion” charcoal & color pencil by Kimberly Makonnen, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Winter Reflections” acrylic painting by Clifford J. Nolan, Bristow, VA
  • “Injustice” pen & ink drawing by Rachel Nolan, Bristow, VA
  • “Spirits Up” mixed media painting by Bev Ulrich, Louisa, VA

Congratulations to our July 2022 winners!

Summer Red

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Juror: Joey P. Manlapaz || Catalog || Juror Talk

Awards:

  • 1st Place “Keep the Faith” linocut by Linda Larochelle, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 2nd Place “Sudden Change” acrylic painting by Susan Garnett, Culpeper, VA
  • 3rd Place “Alaskan Poppies” watercolor by Sally Rhone-Kubarek, Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mentions:

 

Congratulations to our May winners!

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Faces & Figures

Juror: Ward Saunders || Catalog || Flier || Juror’s Talk

  • 1st Place “Take Me to God” acrylic on canvas painting by Nick Candela, Ruther Glen, VA
  • 2nd Place “Circuitous” photograph by Rebecca Carpenter, Morgantown, PA
  • 3rd Place “She Awoke Haunted by the Dream” mixed media by Carolyn Beever, Stafford, VA

Honorable Mention

  • “Early Spring at Motts” oil painting by Marcia Chaves, Falmouth, VA
  • “Oppression” ink on clayboard drawing by Phyllis Graudszus, Unionville, VA
  • “Girl on a Road” mixed media collage by Ellen Moore Osborne, Charlottesville, VA
  • “Mother’s Love“ graphite drawing by Jake Sousa, Stafford, VA

Volunteers Needed!

Caledon beach

The FCCA will be supporting the “Trash to Art” Earth Day event at Caledon State Park on Saturday, April 23, from 9 am to 2 pm.  We welcome additional volunteers to help at the registration table and to assist participants in creating art from trash.  Contact Carrol Morgan to volunteer at curator@fccagallery.org or 540-760-6928.  Participants in the event should register by calling the Park at 540-663-3861.

Congratulations to our April 2022 Winners

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Artist Choice

Juror: Cheryl T. Bosch| catalog | flyer | Juror’s Talk

Awards:

  • 1st Place “Girl on Fire” acrylic painting by Barbara Nye, Bealeton, VA
  • 2nd Place “A Day at the Beach” acrylic by Sally Rhone-Kubarek, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place “Juracan” acrylic and markers by Cristina Del Valle, Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mention:

  • “Bee Happy” bead embroidery by Jody Bryan, Spotsylvania, VA
  • “Presenting” fiber sculpture by Passle Helminski, Erie, PA
  • “Leaves on Iron” photography by David C. Kennedy, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Artist Window III” mixed media by Katharine Owens, Fredericksburg, VA

Congratulations to our March winners!

Start With Green

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Juror: Gabriel Pons || Catalog || Flier ||  Juror’s Talk

Awards:

  • 1st Place “Kitchen Window, January” acrylic painting by Heidi Reszies, Richmond, VA
  • 2nd Place “Rest” oil painting by Kim Richards, Fredericksburg, VA
  • 3rd Place “Snowdrops” quilling paper by Svetlana Lechkina, Fredericksburg, VA

Honorable Mentions:

  • “Transforming” photograph on acrylic by Chris McClintock, King George, VA
  • “Morning Sun through the Window” collage by Sally Rhone-Kubarek, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Chained” acrylic painting by Rebecca Visger, Fredericksburg, VA
  • “Forest Glow” watercolor by Kimberly Zook, King George, VA

 

Love the “Silversmith House” on February 14, 2022

Love the Silversmith House

The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts (FCCA) will conduct a “Love the Silversmith House” fund raiser from Monday, February 14 to February 28.

Please help us to fund the restoration of our dormer windows at the “Silversmith House” with a goal of $3,000.

Donations can be made online or made in person at the Silversmith House, 813 Sophia Street or by phone at 540-373-5646 during gallery hours.

Walk-in donations will be gladly accepted as cash, check or charge, in addition to mailed donations, or pledges with other means of payment. Open: Mon. noon - 4 pm; Thurs. – Fri. noon - 4 pm; Sat. 11 am - 4 pm; Sun. 1 – 4 pm. Closed: Tues. and Wed.

The “Silversmith House” c. 1785, has withstood the past 237 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 14th. Funds from this year will benefit the restoration of the dormer windows which have suffered the ravages of time and weather.

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