Dear Members and Friends of Yorktown Arts Foundation,
In light of the current public health emergency concerning COVID-19 cases in our surrounding areas, we feel it is in the best interest and safety of our volunteers and visitors to close On the Hill Gallery for the remaining month of March. We anticipate reopening our doors April 1.
James Warwick Jones’ “Paintings” solo show, originally scheduled for April has been postponed to June. Stay tuned for details on that event.
On The Hill Gallery to Host Solo Show for James Warwick Jones
YORKTOWN, VA (March 4, 2020) – Yorktown Arts Foundations’ On The Hill Gallery is honored to present a solo show by award-winning painter James Warwick Jones June 1-30.
James Warwick Jones is well known in Hampton Roads for his realist paintings, and as a teacher and manager of Charles Taylor Visual Arts Center in Hampton, from which he retired in 2018.
Simply titled “Paintings,” Jones’ show collection includes a range of his realist paintings in sizes from miniature to large, acrylic and watercolor media, and a range of subjects including landscape, interiors, architecture, travel, still life and portraits.
His paintings are interpretations and inspirations of the world he sees around him.
He says, of his subject matter, “I try to be aware of, constantly observing and sensitive to things I see that interest and move me in some way. Sometimes this occurs in my everyday life — taking a walk, driving in my car, and seeing someone I know or a stranger. Other times, I go out with a photo shoot in mind, perhaps after a snowfall or a foggy morning, or to a favorite or new place.”
He adds, “Things that attract me to paint might be beautiful, or something most people would consider unappealing or even ugly. They might be transformed by light and shadow, show the effects of time and wear.”
“Paintings” is Jones’ first solo show at a gallery in a decade.
“We are honored and excited to have James Warwick Jones and his
work at On The Hill Gallery,” says Yorktown Arts Foundation President Lisa
Trichel-Beavers. “Jim’s paintings are dramatic; each eliciting emotion and
their own story. I invite everyone to come and see this show,” she said.
Over the past 54 years, Jones has shown in more than 250 exhibitions and won over 150 awards, including Best Traditional Painting at The Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show, Mariner’s Museum Award, Best in Show and Mayor’s Award at the Bay Days Juried Exhibition and PFAC Award at Peninsula Fine Arts Center.
For more information, please contact the Gallery at 757-369-1108.
About Yorktown Arts Foundation
The Yorktown Arts Foundation was established in 1975. Its mission is to promote an appreciation of the arts in the York County area by providing a venue for art sales by local artists (On The Hill Gallery), art education, art outreach and promoting art appreciation and participation in the visual arts. For more information:
- Visit www.onthehillgallery.com
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Yorktown Community Plant Sale Artist Invitation 2020
Fri. and Sat., May 8 & 9 – YORKTOWN PLANT SALE, 9 AM to 3 PM Friday and 9 AM – 1 PM Saturday
This plant sale is sponsored by the Celebrate Yorktown Committee. Yorktown Onions, perennials, and more will be for sale, there will be speakers on gardening topics, botanic artists from On the Hill Gallery, a local Idea Garden will be open, and “Gently-Used” Garden Treasure Market, including gardening books. Yorktown Master Gardeners will be on hand to assist and advise. At Yorktown Baptist Church. 703.581.7308
The Yorktown Community Plant Sale sponsored as a fundraiser for Celebrate Yorktown Committee is giving botanic artists from On the Hill Gallery the opportunity of participating in their event. If you plein air paint, you are invited to come and set up an easel and paint. There will be views of the sale, a local Idea Garden, and plenty of botanical samples that could inspire your painting. If you photograph nature, you are invited. If you have cards with botanical images, you may set up your cards. Artists will be allowed to set up their works, promote their work, and sell work independent from the sale, but as it is a fundraiser, you are asked to make a 10% donation to CYC from your sales. You may sell your works throughout the two days of the sale. All set-up and display materials will be the responsibility of the artists.
No pressure. My idea is the community would enjoy witnessing art being created around the theme of gardens and nature and your work would be a good promotion for On the Hill Gallery and how we support the community.
The money made from the sale goes to the Celebrate Yorktown Committee, which is where some of our grants for education come from. This is not a “huge-huge” event but is a fun place to connect and contribute to your community.
Please contact contributing gallery member, Tenley Raithel, Yorktown Community Plant Sale coordinator, if you are interested in participating at the sale. email@example.com 703-581-7308
One more thing: At the Plant Sale, the Gallery is also interested in supporting a community art project or Make and Take. If you are interested in helping out with this, please contact Tenley as well.