November 1, 2019
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DANVILLE ART LEAGUE ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION: Artist’s Choice
Co-sponsored by the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, October 27 – December 20, 2019
DMFAH Location: Schoolfield and Jennings Galleries
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, October 27 – December 20, 2019
Call for entry date: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Drop Off Dates: October 18 and October 19, 2019 from 10am -5pm
Jury Dates: (October 20, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm)
Install dates: October 21 -26, 2019
Opening Reception Dates: Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm
De-install Dates: Saturday, December 21 (from 10 am – 5pm; A late fee of $10 will be charged for all work not picked up on this date)
The Danville Art League (DAL) hosts their Annual Fall juried exhibition, Artist’s Choice, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History beginning October 27, 2019 – December 20, 2019.
This fall’s event is one of DAL’s two major exhibitions each year; and is open to all artists. Historically, professional artists and faculty from throughout the region participate, including Lynchburg, Central and Southside Virginia and North Carolina. The year’s exhibition is similarly expected to draw participants from throughout those same locales and beyond. The Show prospectus is sent to all arts organizations in the region. Whether a beginner or professional, DAL encourages everyone to enter.
The DAL is pleased to announce the continuation of the categories of photography/digital photography and 3-D (sculpture, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, metal work, et al), accompanying the painting category. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded pending the number of artists in those categories.
The public is invited to join DAL members and participating artists at the opening reception for the DAL’s Annual Exhibition, at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History located at 975 Main Street in Danville, Virginia on Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 2:30 to 4:30 pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the show which includes paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolor, as well as photography/digital photography, graphite and charcoal drawings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and more. The exhibit will be an exciting mix of traditional and innovative techniques and expression. Award winners will be announced at the reception. Those interested receiving a show prospectus or sponsoring the exhibition should contact Exhibition Chairman Jim Jennings at 434-489-1179 or email email@example.com.
Those interested receiving a show prospectus or sponsoring the exhibition should contact Exhibition Chair, Felice McWilliams at 951-415-0312, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or pick one up at the Museum. The dates to drop off entries are October 18 and 19. The exhibit runs from October 27 through December 20.
About the Danville Museum of Fine Art:
About the Danville Art League: The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has supported DAL since 1980 when the organization was founded to support the arts and the local Danville artists in the community and Pittsylvania County, as well as Caswell County region. DAL has provided opportunities for local artists to exhibit their works, offered education opportunities, and promoted visual art events. DAL now has over 70 members and is always welcoming new artists. DAL invites artists of all ages and genres to join, along with those who support the arts or those who just want to learn more about the arts.
How to join the Danville Art League: for more information, find us on Facebook or inquire at DAL, P.O. Box 10202, Danville, VA 24541. You can also call the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History at, 434- 793-5644 or stop by at 975 Main Street in Danville to pick up a brochure.
Sponsorship: The Danville Art League, Inc. wishes to recognize the sponsorship of the Virginia Commission for the Arts as well as the assistance and cooperation of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History for providing facilities for the reception and this exhibition.
Pictured is the 2017 Best in Show winner.(Selected on October 20, 2019 for Press Release)
DAL Awards (To be announced on October 27)
Winning Awards of Distinction:
The People’s Choice Award:
DAL is honored to announce this year’s judge is Brooke Marcy. Marcy is currently an Adjunct Professor of Art at University of Lynchburg and the Curator at Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, VA. She has also taught at Randolph College and George Mason University. She currently curates the Art to the People project and was guest curator at the Legacy Museum of African American History in 2017.
Besides selecting the pieces for the actual exhibition from all works submitted, the juror also selects the awards, including the First Place; Second Place, and the Third Place awards. The Juror also selects the Awards of Distinction and Honorable Mention Awards. Regarding her philosophy about art, Marcy said, “Art does not exist in a vacuum; art can inspire, lend a voice, unite, and motivate. One of the greatest gifts an artist gives is allowing others to see the world through their eyes.”
|Location:||Swanson Studios at the Danville Museum of Fine Art & History
965 Main Street Danville, VA
|Time:||Mondays 6:00pm - 9:00pm|
|Cost:||$95.00 for members of the museum and $105 for non museum members. Includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes and firing.|
2019 Class Schedule
Session 1: Feb 4 - March 11, 2019
Session 2: Apirl 1 - May 6
Session 3: June 3 - July 8
Session 4: July 29 - September 9
Session 5: September 30 - November 4
Session 6: November 18 - December 23
Call or email for additional details
The Forms In Clay class is designed for beginners to advance students. The Swanson Studio is equipped for hand building and wheel throwing, and utilizes a electric kiln for firing.
The beginner student will learn the 3 basic hand buiding techniques and if interested an introduction to wheel throwing. Intermediate students and advance students have the flexibility to follow there own artistic direction. Forms created in class range from functional vases, bowls etc. to non functional sculptural art pieces. For more information or to sign up email or call 434-792-5355 10:00am-5:00pm