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First Friday (April 2023) – Juried Art Exhibitions

Venue:
The Ann White Academy Gallery and The Up Front Gallery
Time:
April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free

The Academy Center of the Arts is proud to present a new gallery exhibition each month featured in our Academy Galleries.

For the month of April, The Patricia Harrington Gallery Building will feature The Academy Center of the Arts’ Annual National Juried Art Exhibition featuring 67 Artists from 19 States. The Exhibition will be juried by Hiromi Okumura from Virginia Tech, who will give out over $3500 in Cash Awards sponsored by Select Bank.

The gallery opens on First Friday, April 7, from 5 – 8 PM. The opening will feature live music from Nia Kenye.

The Ann White Academy and Up Front Galleries are both located on the first floor of the Patricia Harrington Gallery Building located at 600 Main Street.

Galleries on Display This Month

The Patricia Harrington Gallery Building

April 7 – 29, 2023 | 600 Main St.

This Month: The Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Art Exhibit featuring 67 artists from 19 states. Opening First Friday, April 7, from 5 – 8 PM. From April 8 onward, stop by from 12 -5 PM on weekdays (M-F), or on Saturdays by appointment with Ted Batt, [email protected].

The BWXT Youth Gallery

April 10 – 29 | 519 Commerce St.

This month in The BXWT Youth Gallery is the Earth Day – Youth Juried Art Show. Stop by 12 – 5 PM on weekdays (M-F), or on Saturdays by appointment with Ted Batt, [email protected].

Magnolia Foods
April 5 – 29 | 2476 Rivermont Ave.

This month at Magnolia Foods, diners, shoppers, and wine tasters will be treated to the opportunity to view oil paintings by artist Dave Keebler.
Academy Center of the Arts

The Virginian Hotel
Feb 17 – May 12 | 712 Church St.

The exhibit of Nelfa McReynolds’ acrylic and oil paintings at The Virginian Hotel continues this month. Most of her inspiration comes from hiking and biking around the Blue Ridge Mountains,  and her work reflects the joy she feels when looking at the beauty of creation!
Something So Magic About You - Alex Sayer

Westminster Canterbury
Mar 24 – May 19 | 501 V.E.S. Rd.

This month at Westminster Canterbury, residents and visitors have the opportunity to view acrylic paintings from artist Alex Sayer.

First Fridays at The Academy Sponsored By:

Venue:
The Ann White Academy Gallery and The Up Front Gallery
Time:
April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free