ARTWORKS around town will open a brand new show “Weather or Not” in January. Studio Curator, Janet Sheehan asked members to commemorate the new year with weather related works. Rain, snow, wind, water and sunlight will be represented in two and three dimensional pieces made by members of the Gallery. The show opens with a Gallery Hop on Friday, January 6th from 5:30 until 8 p.m. The reception is free and all are welcome to attend.
The year 2023 promises to be full of new and exciting shows in the Studio and Student Galleries. There is always a vast array of unique artwork, fine art photography, stained glass pieces, jewelry, as well as fabric items for purchase at ARTWORKS in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market. Stop in to see some of the finest work in the valley. Hours are 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. six days a week, Monday through Saturday. The Gallery is dedicated to serving juried artists as well as the community through outreach programming. Anyone interested in joining the Gallery, more information may be found at artworksaroundtown.com or at the desk at ARTWORKS.
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The Holiday tree is glowing at Centre Market and so is the array of gift items to be found at Artworks Around Town. Original paintings done in oil, watercolor and acrylic with subjects ranging from still lifes, landscapes to fantasy images are all available at wonderfully reasonable prices. Fine art photographs, woven items, prints, cards lotions, soaps and jewelry are just some of the other unique pieces waiting for a place under the tree. Artworks is open six days a week from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
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There are only days left to take advantage of the wonderful array of gift items in the Holiday Show at Artworks Around Town. The exhibit will change the first of December but the vast selection of gifts continues throughout the Gallery. These three works by member artists, Joy Polling, Larry Travis and Laura Bitely represent just a few of the original pieces for sale six days a week, from ten until five thirty at Artworks Around Town in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market.
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Everything Jeff Mamone creates is from “scratch”. Just as in a recipe for a good cake, the ingredients are many and carefully mixed resulting in a truly hand made original item. Pictured here is an array of some of his Holiday offerings at Artworks Around Town. The clock is the product of many layers of textures and mediums. The pendants are made of metals such as copper, silver and brass with paint and encaustic touches. The oil lamp is made from a vintage bottle. Visit the Gallery in Wheeling’s Centre Market for these and many more gift ideas for Holiday shopping needs.
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Friday, November 4, 2022 is the opening of the Holiday Gift Show at ARTWORKS around town. A festive Gallery Hop will usher in new and varied works by the Gallery’s own artists. The reception will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with light refreshments served. The party is free and open to the public.
Studio Gallery curator, Janet Sheehan challenged members to come up with works depicting Holiday themes, snow scenes or whatever inspired them to create something new. There will be paintings, fine art photographs, woven and knitted items as well as jewelry. Both the Studio and Student Galleries in the north end will be full of original items that will make wonderful one-of-a-kind Holiday gifts.
Shopping is an easy and pleasant experience at ARTWORKS. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the newly relocated coffee shop and stroll through the Gallery. Gift Certificates are available as well as a vast array of works by area artists. Artworks is open six days a week from Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. It is a nonprofit Gallery and fine arts organization located in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Gallery please go to the website: artworksaroundtown.org for details and an application.
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This September will be a busy month at ARTWORKSaround town. A spectacular exhibit by Rachel Goodman, knitted treasures presented by the “Ladies of the Knit” and the second annual Ohio Valley Plein Air Paint out all take place during this month at the Gallery. The two shows will open with a free reception on September 2nd. The First Friday Gallery Hop will feature light refreshments from 5:30 until 8 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.
Rachel Goodman is a native of Saskatoon, Canada, now living and painting at her studio in downtown Wheeling. She attended Harrington College of Design in Chicago where she studied Illustration and Communication Design. She works in a variety of mediums and styles. Goodman states “My artist voice and style have yet to be defined”. She considers herself a novice painter and finds much joy and fulfillment in her work.
A winner in last year’s Ohio Valley Plein Air Paint Out, Goodman’s paintings include landscapes, floral pieces and abstracts. For more information and examples of her paintings, see her website: Rachelgoodmanart.com.
“Ladies of the Knit” is a group of multi talented women who get together twice a week to share their love of needlework. Made up of about fourteen people currently, the knitters started out in 2008 with just a few members. Lenora Turbanic and Sue Agostinelli and friends gathered together in the back of a bookstore in Warwood with a mentor from their church leading them. They learned and grew, having several different locations until their current “home” at Wheeling Coffee and Spice.
They donate much of what they create to various charities and hospitals. The group includes knitters, crocheters and other needlework connoisseurs. Turbanic mentioned that anyone who has a desire to knit, learn and commune is welcome to join the group Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 12 in the morning. They will be selling their hand made works in the North Gallery for the month of September.
There is plenty of time to sign up for the second Ohio Valley Plein Air Paint Out. The five day event starts on September 28th and ends on October 2nd. Founder Eric Dye explains his goal is “to involve artists from beginners to professional plein air painters who enjoy a passion for painting outdoors using many of the scenic views, historic architecture, and small-town USA venues within 20 miles of Wheeling, WV.”
ARTWORKS is located in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market. Serving the community for over twenty years, the Gallery is a nonprofit fine arts and education center. Hours are ten a.m until 5:30 p.m. six days a week from Monday through Saturday. New members are welcome and application forms are available at the Gallery or on line : artworksaroundtown.com .
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Saturday, April 29th – Artworks Board meeting from 8:30am to 10:00am. Meeting held at ARTWORKS around town. Associate Artists are always encouraged to attend our board meetings.
Next Jury: At ARTWORKS around town
Due to covid restrictions jury sessions will now be held on an as needed basis. If you are an artist and interested in becoming part of our family, either stop in to Artworks for paperwork or go to the “documents” section of our website and download the forms. Have 10 to 12 pieces, ready for display, to Artworks, along with your paperwork, one week prior to the Jury date. IF YOUR WORK IS NOT AT ARTWORKS ON TIME IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SCHEDULED JURY SESSION.
Next Art Critique: At ARTWORKS around town
Saturday, December 2nd @ Noon at ARTWORKS around town – Everyone is welcome to bring your work in and share. If you are interested in jurying work into ARTWORKS it is strongly suggested that you attend a critique to get an idea of how your work should be presented for jury.