The Workhouse Arts Center Exhibitions presents contemporary exhibitions and programs that feature local, regional and international artists.

While our campus is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 breakout, we have created virtual galleries below along with artist talks for several of our current exhibitions.


Fiber National 2020

May 13 – August 9, 2020

Fiber National showcases the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States and highlights exciting, innovative artwork utilizing both traditional and non-traditional techniques.

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Chris Gustin – Solo Exhibit

McGuireWoods Gallery
February 29 – August 23, 2020

This solo exhibit makes connections to the human figure using figurative analogies.

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Josh DeWeese – Solo Exhibit

McGuireWoods Gallery Art Lab
February 26 – August 23, 2020

Josh DeWeese is an Assistant Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman, and a former Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana serving from 1992-2006. DeWeese has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

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resisters: Women in Clay Invitational

Vulcan and Vulcan Muse Galleries
March 14 – August 2, 2020

Concurrent with the NCECA 2020 conference theme of Multi(VA)lent: Clay, Mindfulness, Memory, resisters presents a dynamic presentation of contemporary ceramic artwork by women artists from the state of Virginia. The exhibition connects and addresses themes of memory by focusing on the works of women in alignment with an important historical marker of the Workhouse site – the women’s suffragists movement.

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reshaping space: Group Ceramics Exhibit

McGuireWoods Gallery
March 14 – August 23, 2020

The reshaping space exhibition features select wall-work installations by Kristen Morsches, Laurel Lukaszewski, Lori Katz and Novie Trump. The works explore a consistency in addressing the concept of space – taking up, filling and playing with positive and negative. The exhibition challenges the versatility of 3D ceramic work by examining its overflow from the wall into open air.

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