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The Early Bird Gets the Art

10/21/2021 to 10/21/2021

2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225

Artspace is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, featuring the 11th installment of the ever-popular biennial miniature exhibition, ThinkSmall11. A special pre-opening evening event, The Early Bird Catches the Art, will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 6-9 pm. Patrons who attend the Early Bird Evening will have “first dibs” on artwork purchases before the public opening on Friday. Hundreds of miniature pieces of artwork will be offered for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $250 - perfect for holiday giving. General Admission Tickets for the Early Bird Evening are $20. Tickets include a complimentary drink ticket. Both the Opening and Early Bird events feature music, refreshments and a cash bar. Social distancing and the use of masks are requested whenever possible during these events. About the show: ThinkSmall has been a Richmond favorite for both artists and patrons since 2001. The invitational show 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 from abroad. Find this year's catalog of the artists’ work, along with links to previous installments of the exhibition, on the ThinkSmall11 web page at: https://www.artspacegallery.org/ts11

4th Friday Art Shows and Opening Reception @ Art Works!

10/22/2021 to 10/22/2021

320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224

Short days, long nights. Go up in your attic and dust off your scariest Halloween get-up and join us for the 4th Friday reception to celebrate Halloween and the opening of our October exhibits. There will be music, door prizes and a scary, but artful scavenger hunt while you enjoy the exhibits. In the main gallery, Frank Kreacic’s exhibit, Chromaludre continues. We are providing 3D glasses for Frank’s exhibit. You will need them to view this new medium. Unlike anything, anywhere the paintings expand and burgeon before your eyes. His inspiration is movie characters, action figures, even Star Wars. You will encounter Spider Pit, Dark Stairs, Dungeon Chamber and more. And there’s the All Media Show with a Dark Art theme, plus two solos shows by Natalie Gates and Libby Clark. Please join us for the reception on October 22nd, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Meet the artists. Parking is free, conveniently across the street from the gallery. The exhibits continue through November 20, 2021

Opening Reception for ThinkSmall11

10/22/2021 to 10/22/2021

2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225

Artspace is excited to announce its inaugural exhibition in the new gallery space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, featuring the 11th installment of the ever-popular biennial miniature exhibition, ThinkSmall11. ThinkSmall11 opens on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 6-9 pm. The Opening Reception is free and open to the public. Hundreds of miniature pieces of artwork will be offered for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $250 - perfect for holiday giving. The Opening features music, refreshments and a cash bar. Social distancing and the use of masks are requested whenever possible during this event. About the show: ThinkSmall has been a Richmond favorite for both artists and patrons since 2001. The invitational show 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 from abroad. Find this year's catalog of the artists’ work, along with links to previous installments of the exhibition, on the ThinkSmall11 web page at: https://www.artspacegallery.org/ts11

October – November Exhibits @ Art Works

10/23/2021 to 11/20/2021

320 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224

See 5 new exhibits and 75 working artist studios. Visit us 11-5pm Tuesdays – Sundays. Admission is free and open to the public. Exhibits by: Tim Harper, Lew Lott, Central VA Artist Association, and Tom Campbell. In the main gallery, Frank Kreacic’s exhibit, Chromaludre continues. We are providing 3D glasses for Frank’s exhibit. You will need them to view this new medium. Unlike anything, anywhere the paintings expand and burgeon before your eyes. His inspiration is movie characters, action figures, even Star Wars. Chromaludre by Frank Kreacic. Frank Kreacic describes himself as a 21st century artist. He uses technology to combine a love for science and history with comic books and film. Frank is from California and now resides in North Carolina. You can see his work on a large scale in Durham—a triptych piece which is a tribute to the spirit and future of the city. Recent Work by Natalie Colleen Gates. Natalie is a painter who loves buildings and architecture. She is particularly interested in the contrast between the constructed and natural worlds: how cities become landscape, and how manmade structures exist within nature. She works in oil. Of the Earth by Libby Clark: As a child Libby carved and painted little squirrels and other creatures from acorns and pieces of scrap wood. At nine she got her first camera. This early connection to nature made her aware of the responsibility of preserving the environment. She has photographed nature and created digital combinations that speak to communing with nature. DARK ART - OCTOBER 2021 ALL MEDIA ART SHOW: This exhibit is a focal point of all Art Works’ openings. It is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and all mediums. The theme is “dark art”. After all it is Halloween, and a spooky exhibit seems fitting. Call for entries is September 27, 2021 – October 13, 2021. Submit your entries through our online form. Check our website for details on submitting your artwork

ThinkSmall11 – 11th biennial international miniature invitational exhibition

10/23/2021 to 12/12/2021

2833-A Hathaway Rd., Richmond, VA 23225

Richmond, VA, September 29, 2021 - Artspace is excited to announce our inaugural exhibition in our new gallery space in the Stratford Hills Shopping Center, featuring the 11th installment of the ever-popular Biennial Miniature International Invitational, ThinkSmall11. 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 ThinkSmall11 web page at: www.artspacegallery.org/ts11. ThinkSmall11 opens on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 6-9 pm. The Opening Reception is Free and Open to the Public. An Early Bird Gets the Art Event will take place on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 6-9 pm. Patrons who attend the Early Bird Event will have first dibs on artwork purchases before the public opening on Friday the 22nd. Hundreds of miniature pieces of artwork will be offered for sale with prices ranging from $50 to $250 - perfect for holiday giving. General Admission Tickets for the Early Bird event are $20. Tickets include a complimentary drink ticket. Both the Opening and Early Bird events feature music, refreshments and a cash bar. Social distancing and the use of masks will be required during these events. Mon., Tues., Wed., 11am-5pm. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-3pm. Closed Thursday, November 25-Sunday, November 28. Visit Artspace’s website at www.artspacegallery.org