Art First Gallery

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Art First Gallery
Art First Gallery is listed in the Art Galleries Dealers & Consultants category in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Displayed below is the only current social network for Art First Gallery which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Art First Gallery on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 79.

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824 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 371-7107

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LibertyTown July Exhibit Barbara Taylor Hall, Cathy Herndon and Ina Moss had works juried into “Celebrating Color and Light,” the exhibit for July at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. The juror, Francis Thompson, chose 58 works from 141 entries. Over the last decade, he has managed a team responsible for maintaining and expanding contemporary corporate art collections installed in office buildings throughout the U.S. He received his BA and MA from Virginia Tech. The opening reception will be on First Friday, July 7, 2017, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. The juror will speak and present awards at 6:00 p.m. The show will run through July 29. Below ("Amber Flow" by Barbara Taylor Hall & "Sifting Sand" by Ina Moss)

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“Visible Touch” by Chris O’Kelley Opening Reception: First Friday, July 7, 6 pm - 9 pm Exhibit on View: July 4 - July 30 With energetic brushwork and thick oil paint, artist Chris O’Kelley shares imagined worlds. Primary colors seem to explode in this series of new canvases. Through abstraction, he encourages the viewer to create a personal narrative among and within the paintings. Native to Fredericksburg, O’Kelley has been a visible member of its art scene since receiving a degree in Art History from Mary Washington University in 2012. His intensive study of master painters, especially the Impressionists, can be seen in his ever-growing body of work. Halfway through painting this show, he was struck by how a founding Art First Gallery member, Johnny P. Johnson, has been a positive influence. Johnson is known for his use of a limited, primary color palette to depict imaginary landscapes and for his long term impact on arts education in the local area. At 32, O’Kelley is the youngest and one of the most active members of Art First. He was juried into the gallery in 2015, and has been elected to its board for the past two years. Since 2005, O’Kelley has also worked at an holistic, complementary health center in Fredericksburg. In this show, an interest in the effects of meditation, yoga and music translates to a rhythmic and intuitive application of paint.


ART FIRST - PROUD TO GIVE BACK!! On First Friday June 2, Elise King-Lynch and Casey Alan Shaw went to the opening at FCCA and presented a check on behalf of Art First Gallery. Receiving the check is Adrian Loving, art teacher at Stafford Middle School, who works on the FCCA's program for teaching art to kids. The money Art First raised with our charity silent auction of 12x12 canvases from our February 25th Anniversary show will go to support the youth art outreach from FCCA.

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“Waiting for a Connection” by Suzanne Scherr Opening Reception: First Friday, June 2, 6 pm - 9 pm Exhibit on View: May 30 - July 3, 11 am - 5 pm For the past eighteen months, I’ve enjoyed creating publicity for each artist slated for a month-long solo show at Art First Gallery. Their motives to create are as varied and interesting as their work. Now it’s my turn to describe what drove me to paint the pieces featured in my show this June. “Write what you know” was Mark Twain’s often quoted advice when I was in grade school. For this show, I decided to paint what I knew, and maybe gain some insight and even humor from the memories. Forty years in government policy, in the US and internationally, meant constant travel on planes, trains, and in relentless Washington metropolitan area traffic. I had plenty of time to reflect on the anonymous, yet, oddly intimate commuting experience. Midway, cell phones contributed to a growing sense of isolation in the crowds. Sketching people and keeping a journal of titles for possible paintings, when and if I carved out the space and time to share my experiences, were a respite. Although I first began to show hand-pulled stone lithographs and prints in the mid-1980s, and changed to painting watercolors from the perspective of birds over the next twenty years, acrylics are used for most of these paintings. Birds as a last trace of nature and the ordinary human experience continue to fascinate me.