Dear Visitors, Members and Friends of Yorktown Arts Foundation,
We are excited to say we plan on opening On the Hill Gallery, June 2. We will be following Governor Northam’s Phase 1 guidelines. Our staff volunteers will be utilizing safe practices and be in their PPE. If you have been ill, have an elevated fever or been in contact with a known or suspected person with COVID19 please refrain from entering our building. We ask you to please respect our requests to wear a face mask and observe our social distancing along with directional flow markings on the floor. If you do not have a face covering come in and look at the ones our artists are making, very comfortable and colorful as any true artist would make!
We unfortunately will not hold our Summer Children’s art camp this year but anticipate an awesome camp in July 2021.
Our members have been busy getting ready for our member show scheduled for October and we are working with James Warwick Jones schedule and hope to host his show in early fall.
James Warwick Jones’ “Paintings” solo show, originally scheduled for April has been postponed. 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. Stay tuned for details.
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: