YAF News

ART STROLL IS HERE!
Art Stroll 2017

The Sixth annual Art Stroll promises to be the best yet. Join us from 11am - 6pm Sunday, September 24 on the Yorktown Waterfront. Stroll through the Freight Shed and along the Riverwalk, and peruse the paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, glass, fiber art, jewelry and more. The Art Stroll is free and open to the public.

5X5 SMALL WORKS AUCTION at 5:55 pm Saturday, October 28

You’re invited Yorktown Arts Foundation’s second annual small works silent auction fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, October 28 in the Gallery. Called “5x5@5:55,” the event begins at 5:55 p.m. and features more than 80 works, most on 5x5-inch canvases.

5x5 small works auction

The small works were created and donated by YAF members and a few “select” artists well-known local and regional artists: Holland Wentz Etheridge, Katherine Maloney, Joe Miller, Jon Moneymaker, Melanie Chambers Hartman and John Tobin. The 5x5 works will be on display for previews at Riverwalk Restaurant, 323 Water Street, from September 24 to October 9, and at On The Hill Gallery October 10 through the event. During the event, visitors may bid on works through a silent auction and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and desserts with wine from Williamsburg Winery.

In The Gallery

SMALL WORKS OF ART AROUND HISTORIC YORKTOWN FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO FIND AND KEEP

Our Abandoned Art project is ongoing. YAF members continue "abandoning" small works of art around historic Yorktown for residents and visitors to find and keep. Each piece includes a tag asking the finder to take a photo and share their find with the world and us. More details

A CHESAPEAKE BAY RETROSPECTIVE

A solo exhibition of the art of Lew Thatcher

Lew Thatcher paints in the realist genre. His art is detailed, focused and believable. Over 40 years of sailing and exploring the waters, marshes and harbors of Chesapeake Bay have provided him with a vast wealth of maritime subjects. A solo exhibition of Lew’s extraordinary works will be on display in the Gallery October 7 -31. Please join us for a reception to celebrate the opening of the show 6pm - 8pm Saturday, October 7. Meet Lew and enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres.

HOLIDAY SHOW REMINDER

Our Holiday Open House is 11 am - 5 pm Saturday, November 4.

Members are encouraged to make ornaments, holiday decorations, gifts and other holiday-themed items to sell in the Gallery. For the first time, we will also accept works from non-members. Items may be dropped off October 31 - November 2 during regular Gallery hours. Pick-up dates are December 21 - 22.

 
VETERAN’S ART SHOW

Deadline to drop off work is November 1.

Classes & Events

  • 24 Sep
    Art Stroll on the Yorktown waterfront

    11:00 am @ The Riverwalk Landing businesses, specialty shops, restaurants and the Freight Shed will be filled with unique art works from a range of art mediums including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, glass, drawings, photography, jewelry, pottery, painted furniture, fiber art, handmade soap and wood work. The event is free and open to the public up to 6pm.

  • 5 Oct
    Beginner Decorative Painting, with Kathy Wahl

    9:00 am @ In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative painting with a step-by-step method. These classes will provide you the basics of brush care and handling, blending techniques, prepping and more.

  • 12 Oct
    Beginner Decorative Painting, with Kathy Wahl

    9:00 am @ In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative painting with a step-by-step method. These classes will provide you the basics of brush care and handling, blending techniques, prepping and more.

  • 15 Oct
    Continuing class – Third Sundays Children’s Art, With Kathy Wahl

    1:00 pm @ Children will enjoy drawing, painting and other media in classes for children. Call or e-mail the Gallery to register.

  • 19 Oct
    Beginner Decorative Painting, with Kathy Wahl

    9:00 am @ In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative painting with a step-by-step method. These classes will provide you the basics of brush care and handling, blending techniques, prepping and more.

  • 19 Oct
    Mosaic colonial tray for beginners

    7:00 pm @ Learn mosaic techniques while creating an elegant ceramic and tile tray from On The Hill Gallery artist Tina Crawford. Participants will learn the proper techniques to break, glue and grout their masterpiece. One day workshop, approximately 3 hours.

  • 23 Oct
    Beginner mosaic class

    10:00 am @ Learn mosaic techniques while creating an elegant ceramic and tile tray from On The Hill Gallery artist Tina Crawford. Participants will learn the proper techniques to break, glue and grout their masterpiece. One day workshop, approximately 5 hours.

  • 26 Oct
    Beginner Decorative Painting, with Kathy Wahl

    9:00 am @ In this class, you will learn the basics of decorative painting with a step-by-step method. These classes will provide you the basics of brush care and handling, blending techniques, prepping and more.

  • 28 Oct
    5×5 small works auction

    5:55 pm @ Second annual small works silent auction fundraiser

  • 4 Nov
    Holiday open house

    11:00 am @ Our Holiday Open House is 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

  • 11 Nov
    Veteran’s Art Show

    6:00 pm @ “The Spirit of American Military Art: The Never Ending Story,” - exhibition dedicated to American veterans, will take place November 11 - 26, with an opening reception 6 - 8 pm on Veterans Day.

  • 12 Nov
    Mosaic Address Sign

    10:00 am @ Create a custom address sign for your home while learning mosaic techniques from On The Hill Gallery artist Tina Crawford. The wood canvas sign will include ceramic tiles and choice of a decorative item. Participants will learn to properly break, glue and grout their artwork. This workshop is approximately 4 hours.

  • 19 Nov
    Third Sundays Children’s Art, With Kathy Wahl

    1:00 pm @ Children will enjoy drawing, painting and other media in classes for children. Call or e-mail the Gallery to register.

  • 3 Dec
    Furniture Facelift, with Kathy Wahl

    10:00 am @ Come learn how to update and breathe new life into a piece that needs love — and make it look like it came from a home decor magazine!

FUTURE CLASSES

We will also be offering classes in the new year for children and adults. Please visit our website in the upcoming months for more information on future classes in watercolors, oils, photography, jewelry, upcycling and clay.