Kathy Wahl, president of the YAF board of directors was honored as a “Volunteer of the Year” on Monday, April 17 at the York County Board of Supervisors meeting. Nominated by Kristi Olsen of the Tourism Board, Kathy was recognized for her work producing the annual Art Stroll event. Kathy, along with five other honorees, was presented an engraved chrome plate. The next time you see Kathy, congratulate her on this great honor!
The Carriage House at the Waterman’s Museum was the setting for a four-day watercolor workshop hosted by Yorktown Arts Foundation. Nationally known artist Joe Miller of Cheap Joe’s Art Supply met 19 attendees each day with new and exciting techniques in watercolor/media. Joe Miller’s relaxed personality and instruction allowed each participant to explore new areas of water media.
Through his guidance, old paintings became new masterpieces, and long thought of ideas became sketches for new works of art. The workshop was a huge success and sets a benchmark for further continuing education at Yorktown Arts Foundation. We look forward to welcoming Joe Miller back to the historic area of Yorktown in the future.
As a part of our mission statement to support the arts, our favorite time is the children’s art show. We will be hosting our annual York County Elementary Children’s Art Show March 5 to 26th at On the Hill Gallery. Each York County Elementary School is invited to participate in this exhibit. Art teachers from each school select the best of several mediums to be displayed. Read more
Yorktown Arts Foundation’s On The Hill Gallery presents an solo show by Michael S. “Mike” Kravchak, titled “Portraits of the Bay,” April 8 through May 6, 2017.Artist's Introduction
Recently, the Celebrate Yorktown Committee awarded a grant to YAF to help us fulfill our mission through a new project called Art Abandonment. Art Abandonment is a grass roots art movement which has been happening across the country. In a nutshell, Art Abandonment spreads random acts of art (kindness) for the sake of art.
Starting this summer, volunteers from Yorktown Arts Foundation will “abandon” small works of art around Historic Yorktown for people to find and keep. To get started, we will need art donations and help with preparing them for abandonment. Expect a letter with more details from Angie Mack soon.
Artists: Meg Livingston and Nancy Comley Bryce will be painting outside our Gallery
40 local artisans will show their wares at the Yorktown waterfront.
2:00 pm @ Opening, Awards and Reception
12:00 am @ Donate ONLINE
1:00 pm @ Class with Kathy Wahl
1:00 pm @ Drawing and painting kids class
10:00 am @ Decorate the suitcase with Kathy Wahl
10:00 am @ 1-2-3-method, June 23 - 25
Yorktown Arts Foundation members are invited to create works inspired by “Blue” in any medium for this year’s member show. The blue sky, a blue eye, or the deep blue sea. Blues music, a sad emotion or perhaps the sound of the word. The member show runs June 3-July 3, so start creating now!
Artists are invited to participate in the Second annual 5x5(x5) Art Show and Silent Auction, to be held in September and October. Works will be on public display at venues across York County beginning September 1 until the silent auction event on October 28. Canvases are now available for pickup at the Gallery; be sure to sign it out. For more information and deadlines, view the Call For Artists document.