EXHIBITS archive 2012

The Child

TAA Artists Celebrate Children and the Arts

Jan 28 - Apr 8, 2012
Entrance Galleries


Exhibit Reception
Friday, Feb 3, 2012
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

juried exhibit multi-media display

For more than 100 years, the Tidewater Art Alliance, a non-profit organization of professional artists and arts patrons, have cultivated the visual arts in Hampton Roads. Throughout, their mission has remained the same to promote, support and cultivate the arts and art dialogue in the Tidewater area.

For the 2012 exhibit, TAA chose the theme of The Child in cooperation with the current statewide initiative by the Virginia Commission for the Arts’ Minds Wide Open. This enterprise honors and celebrates children and the arts. The juried exhibit offers a multi-media display of four works each by member artists’ and their interpretation of this theme.

Visions in Clay

CDA Artists

Feb 25 - May 28, 2012
Main Gallery

Visions in Clay

Featured are new works by members of the Ceramic Design Association and invitational guests John Jessiman of Appomattox, Virginia and Joyce Michaud of Frederick, Maryland. The Ceramic Design Association is an organization that promotes the exploration of the ceramic arts from functional ware to large-scale sculptures.

Reception: Friday, March 2, 2012, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

Outdoor Sculpture


Mar 2 - Oct 14, 2012

Outdoor Sculptures

This outdoor exhibit featured in our historic courtyard offers sculptures in a variety of media and sizes. Cast a ballot to determine who will win the People's Choice award.

Reception: Friday, March 2, 2012, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

Anecdotes & Parables

Georgeanna Fellio and Heather Bryant

Apr 21 - Jul 1, 2012
Entrance Galleries

Anecdotes and Parales Exhibit

This exhibition features lithographs, sculptures and paintings by Heather Bryant, Georgeanna Fellio and Linda Mitchell, three artists who explore the animal narratives in their work.

Reception: Friday, May 4, 2012, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

The Beat
Goes On

Self-taught Artists and their Visionary Art

Jun 23 - Oct 14, 2012
Main Gallery

The Beat Goes On Exhibit

The Beat Goes On offers two and three-dimensional work in all shapes, colors and sizes made by individuals whose work springs from their own inner voices. Works by self-taught artists from the region and beyond will be featured.

Reception: Friday, July 6, 2012, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.


Photographic Portraits by Glen McClure

Jul 14 - Oct 7, 2012
Entrance Galleries

Encounters  Photographic Portraits by Glenn McClure

In 1998, Glen McClure who began exploring subjects through the lens of a camera at the age of 20, found his voice after photographing people who walked by his neighborhood studio. ENCOUNTERS features recent work gathered from such locations as Ireland, France, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and other Virginia locations.

Reception: Friday, August 3, 2012, 5:00- 8:00 p.m.

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