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Richmond, VA 23224
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Coming Soon: ThinkSmall9!

Preview Gala: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7-10pm -- $25.00

Opening Reception for the artists: Fourth Friday, October 27, 2017, 7-10pm

September 22 - October 22, 2017

Gallery Hours:
Noon - 4 pm, Tuesday-Sunday

Closing Artist Talk: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Both events are free and open to the public.


Susan Ferrari Rowley – "Line, Space, and Presence"

Aluminum and polyfiber sculptures
Main Gallery


Tommy White – "Night Garden"

Frable Gallery


Carol Anna Meese – "Origins"

Paintings and found objects
Helena Davis Gallery


Melanie Kluender – "Show and Tell"

Small mixed media collages
smallspace Gallery

The Suzanne Foley Gallery features "Local Color – Palettes and Places," exhibiting works in various media by local artists.

» See News Release (PDF)


Now Closed: Proposal submissions for 2nd half of 2018 and first month of 2019

2017 Exhibition Calendar

January 27 - February 19, 2017

Kristin Polich - Main Gallery
Hilary Steel - Helena Davis Gallery
Julie Marie Stein - Frable Gallery
Joyce Jewell - smallspace
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February 24 - March 11, 2017

Within Reach 2017 - Auction Fundraiser - All Galleries
Live Auction Event, March 11, 7-10pm
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March 24 - April 23, 2017

Virginia Van Horn - Main Gallery
Keith M Ramsey - Helena Davis Gallery
Joe Olney - Frable Gallery
Catherine Johnson - smallspace
"On the Horizon" - the influence of landscape as a visual metaphor - Suzanne Foley gallery
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April 28 - May 21, 2017

Julia E. Pfaff - Main Gallery
Nancy Strube - Helena Davis Gallery
Wolfgang Jasper - Frable Gallery
Patrick Gregory - smallspace
"Patterns and Parts" - the building blocks artists use - Suzanne Foley gallery
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May 26 - June 18, 2017

Radius250 2017 - Biennial Regional Juried - All Galleries
Juror: Francis Thompson, Art Program Project Manager at JLL
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June 23 - July 23, 2017

Gerry Lynch, Pat Scull - Main Gallery
Donna & Dana Frostick - Helena Davis Gallery
Kristine Thompson, Johanna Warwick - Frable Gallery
Brian Kreydatus - smallspace
"Time, Tense and Intention" - what the work conveys - Suzanne Foley gallery
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July 28 - August 20, 2017

Clive & VirginiaPates - Main Gallery
Janly Jaggard - Helena Davis Gallery
Michael Benedetti & Conor McGrann - Frable Gallery
Amy Smith - smallspace
"As Cool As That" - images and indications to turn the heat down - Suzanne Foley gallery
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August 25 - September 17, 2017

P3: Paul Terrell, Chris Stephens, and Gary Colson - Main Gallery
Deborah Bryan - graphite drawings - Helena Davis Gallery
Mathew Egan - color lithographs - Frable Gallery
Megan McGrath - smallspace
"Made in the Shade" - seeing the light of the dark - Suzanne Foley gallery
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September 22 - October 22, 2017

Susan Ferrari Rowley - Main Gallery
Carol Anna Meese - Helena Davis Gallery
Tommy White - Frable Gallery
Melanie Kleunder - smallspace
"Local Color" - palettes and places - Suzanne Foley gallery
» See News Release (PDF)

October 27 - December 17, 2017

ThinkSmall9! - 9th Biennial International Miniature Invitational - Entire Gallery
Preview Gala, Thursday, October 26, 7-10pm $25.00 (Doors at 6:30pm)
Opening Reception, Friday, October 27, 7-10pm FREE

2018 Exhibition Calendar (January - July)

January 26 - February 18, 2018

Georgia Nassikas - Main Gallery
Erin Raedeke - Frable Gallery
Megan Mattax - Helena Davis Gallery
Michelle McGrath - smallspace

February 23 - March 10, 2018

Within Reach 2018, 3rd annual exhibition and art auction to benefit artspace - All Galleries

March 23 - April 22, 2018

Susan Hensel - Main Gallery
Bluecoup, group exhibition - Frable, Helena Davis and smallspace Galleries

April 27 - May 20, 2018

VCU Crafts/Material Studies MFA Candidacy Students - All Galleries

May 25 - June 17, 2018

Miya Hannan - Main Gallery
Carl Patow - Foyer
Chet Naylor - Frable Gallery
Jennifer Creef - Helena Davis
Cary Loving - smallspace

June 22 - July 22, 2018

Melissa Haviland - Main Gallery
Julie Dzikiewicz - Frable Gallery
Nicole Santiago - Helena Davis Gallery
Teri Keegan-Castrop - smallspace

Coming Soon: ThinkSmall9!

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to announce the 9th installment of the ever-popular Biennial Miniature International Invitational, ThinkSmall9, opening on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 7-10 pm. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. A Preview Gala will take place on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 7-10 pm. Patrons who want to be among the first to select from the hundreds of miniature pieces of artwork offered for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $400 will enjoy this event catered by Butler's Unique Catering and featuring music by Bob Blagg Trio. Tickets for the Preview Gala cost $25. ThinkSmall9 will take up the entire gallery and will be on view and Open to the Public from Friday, October 27 through Sunday, December 17, 2017.

About the show: ThinkSmall has been a Richmond favorite for both artists and patrons since its inception in 2001. The invitational takes place every two years and features artwork in a diverse range of styles and media, all available for sale. Hundreds of artists eagerly take the challenge to create work that fits within the 3x3x3 inch maximum dimensions. Many of the participating artists are local to the Richmond area, but work is submitted from throughout the region, across the United States and even Internationally. Each year the gallery posts an online catalog of the artists with images of their work. This year's catalog, along with links to our previous installments of the exhibition, is available on the ThinkSmall9 web page at: www.artspacegallery.org/ts9

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12-4pm. The gallery is also open by appointment. For additional information, please contact the Exhibition Curator, Santa De Haven at santa53@hotmail.com or the Gallery Administrator at artspaceorg@gmail.com, or phone the gallery at 804-232-6464. The gallery is located in the Plant Zero Art Center at Zero East 4th Street in Richmond, Virginia 23224, with an additional door located at 31 East 3rd Street.

Now Showing through October 22, 2017

Richmond, VA – artspace is pleased to present five new gallery shows, featuring aluminum and polyfiber sculptures by Susan Ferrari Rowley, paintings by Tommy White, paintings and found objects by Carol Anna Meese, small mixed media collages by Melanie Kluender, and a group show of various medias by local artists. Exhibition dates are September 22 through October 22, 2017. An Opening Reception for the Artists will take place on Fourth Friday, September 22, 2017, from 7:00-10:00 pm and will be Free and Open to the Public. A closing artist talk will take place Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm. This event will also be Free and Open to the Public.

The Main Gallery exhibition will present Line, Space, and Presence, aluminum and polyfiber sculptures by Susan Ferrari Rowley. "My medium is welded aluminum and sewn polyfiber, combined in sculptures that deal with human emotion," Ferrari-Rowley writes. "Line, space, and form interact equally in these opposites of hard and soft materials. The interior and exterior of each form, and the negative space in and around each sculpture are equally critical. White and translucent, they react to changing light with interior and cast shadows that are part of a complexity far beyond their minimalist appearance." Upon moving to Rochester in 1976 to attend Rochester Institute of Technology acquiring her MST and MFA, Ferrari-Rowley found herself in the midst of an arts community which she became a consistent and active part of. Settling into the Rochester community, she found stability and the environment for one driven to evolve artistically. Ferrari-Rowley played a major role in the acceptance of fabric as a sculptural medium in the art world by consistently pushing the creative envelope and putting her work into competitions that caused critics and judges to question existing standards for what was thought of as a 'proper medium for sculpture'.

The Frable Gallery will feature Night Garden, paintings by Tommy White. White's paintings "metaphorically explore the relationship between environment, psyche, and one's ability for rationalization," he says. Environment is characterized by any tangible force affecting an individual's physical and/or conscious/unconscious self. Psyche is represented by the lyrically ornate, amalgamated black and white imagery. "Upon further examination, one recognizes that the environment is slightly off-kilter, positioning the psyche to seek balance," White continues. "By amassing and manipulating accessories of perceived value, like positioning weights on a scale, a remedy is sought. For many, these accessories have become comforts of consolation, small vices that enable us to rationalize and navigate within our contingent world." White has a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA from Clemson University and has served as an educator and administrator at Virginia Commonwealth University.

In the Helena Davis Gallery, Origins, paintings and found objects by Carol Anna Meese. Meese says, "Sometimes blind, always intuitive, these works are records of my response to land and sea as I walked the vastness of Iceland and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Open vistas, big skies, wild nature and storms, all help to transcend and lift away from everyday care. Influenced by found detritus, the paintings are organic in nature and intuitive in approach. Sometimes storms, sometime stars, sometimes I paint, sticks and stones. Gesture holds the imprint of the hand, the rapture of the spirit. Plaster and acrylics are imprinted with found debris. Work will be presented along with some of the found objects of their origin. Without forethought, my marks are spontaneous and sometimes seem channeled as if coming from some ancient and sacred source."

In smallspace Gallery, Melanie Kluender will present Show and Tell, small mixed media collages. Kluender's work reflects the change, growth, metamorphosis, duality, and search for balance that exists in her life. "I focus on the process of change and necessity for adaptation," she says. "Iím interested in finding balance among the chaos of everyday living. I'm an observer, an introvert, and a thinker." She sees and experiences opposing forces all around. Some are simple observations, such as good vs. evil, chaos vs. order, organic vs. geometric, while some are more personal, such as anxiety vs. depression, conflict between the inner and outer self, disorganization vs. obsessive compulsive. "Iím fascinated by the delicate point at which opposing forces meet to create balance," she continues. "I use a variety of papers, found objects, fiber, paint, drawing and stitching to represent things that are picked up along my journey. Using a variety of materials and imagery represents the chaos of life. Editing, rearranging, dissecting, and reassembling these materials and imagery with deliberate choice are a way to balance the chaos I see and experience to take back control." Kluender is a Richmond native, a mom, and an art educator in Hanover County.

The Suzanne Foley Gallery will feature Local Color Ė Palettes and Places, works by various local artists.

>> See News Release (PDF)

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12-4pm. The gallery is also open by appointment.

Please contact the gallery administrator at artspaceorg@gmail.com or phone the gallery at (804) 232-6464.

artspace gallery is located at Zero East 4th Street in Richmond, Virginia 23224. An additional entrance is available at 31 East 3rd Street, Richmond, VA 23224.

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