The pieces selected by the juror represent the variety and breadth of work throughout the state. Featuring 33 artists, the show consists of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and video. While the styles of work vary from conceptual to representational, all the pieces in the show compliment one another visually. Artists include some past Craddock-Terry artists, Riverviews building artists, and many fresh new faces. Virginia is a prolific and creative artistic region and Riverviews is pleased to represent the great work being developed here. The Regional Juried Art Show will be on display through December 19th.
Our juror, Emily Smith served, until recently, as the Curatorial Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She has just accepted an exciting new position as the Executive Director of 1708 Gallery. Smith received her MA in art history from the University of Virginia in 2002. Smith assisted co-curators John B. Ravenal and Matthew Affron on the exhibition Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris, and she co-curated Labor and Leisure: Works by African American Artists in the VMFA Permanent Collections. Prior to her position at the VMFA, Smith was Director of Exhibitions at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville, Virginia, and the Assistant Director at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her exhibitions include Hush Lush: Craft Materials in Contemporary Art (co-curated with Sonya Clark); Virginia Painters: Philip Geiger and Robert Stuart; and Ted Turner: A Retrospective.