The Workhouse Arts Center has over 60 resident visual artists throughout our artist buildings as well as the Arches Gallery. Each month, we feature individual artists or a group of artists from each building as our Monthly Featured Artists. The artists exhibit a current body of work either solo or as part of a group and during our Second Saturday Art Walk they are onsite to speak about their work during the exhibit opening reception.
Pay a visit to the wonderful galleries and art displays at the Workhouse Arts Center Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday noon – 5:00 p.m! Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm will follow our final Small Business Saturday event. In addition to the wonderful gifts you will find by our talented artists, there will be a festive atmosphere with holiday lighting, live music, and warm cider and hot cocoa!
November and December 2021 Featured Artist Kristen Morsches in building W-8. A garden is a magical place to cultivate your favorite flowers and other plants. During this past year and a half many of you probably spent a lot of time in your gardens. Our gardens help us commune with nature but especially allow us to escape from some of the turmoil we all experienced. In the Garden of Reminiscence, I will take you on a walk through my own garden of ceramic plants in their various stages of growth and decay. You will find a “Hot House” beauty, a […]
“One of a Kind – The Unique Gift of Art” is a Featured Artists Group Exhibit for the months of November and December in building W-10. Participating artists include: Wendy Anderson, Nadine Thola, Briana Hertzog, Dani Figueroa, Mike Stevens, Fernando Osorio, Gary Spellman, Ed Wright, M. Jane Johnson, Britt Conley, Bill Firestone, Joseph St. Germain, Lura Bovee, Mary Kane, Jackson Tanner, There is nothing more special than giving original art as a one-of-a-kind gift. The artists of Building 10 are presenting small works at reasonable prices just in time for the holidays. Each work is special and represents the unique style of […]
The artists in the glass house have created an exciting collection of handmade items designed to delight. Colorful jewelry, original ornaments , and elegant items for your home comprises a handmade collection your are sure to enjoy. Come in and find that fabulous handmade gift you have been searching for. Visit Building W-7 to find the answers. Resident glass artists include Karen Abbott, Dave Barnes, Suellen Black, Linda Condray, Anita Damron, Candi Durusu, Winn Jones, Sandi Martina and Cheryl Peasley.
December 2021 Featured Artist Cheryl VanderMolen Neway in building W-6. Reception will take place during this month’s Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm Featuring a fashion show and DJ entertainment. Cheryl VanderMolen Neway, owner of Perfect Mistakes, is a batik artist, designer, seamstress and mixed media artist. She is experimenting with different techniques in natural to commercial grade dyeing. She is up-cyling used clothes and transforming them into something new. Cheryl is also working with new fabric as a blank canvas and transforming it through her different ways of resist methods and dyeing […]
December 2021 Featured Artist Karen Kozojet Ching in building W-5. Reception will take place during this month’s Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, December 11, 2021 6-9pm Creating a work of beauty from a blank canvas lifts the spirit and transcends the mind.” Karen Kozojet Ching shares awestruck moments through each painting. Her visceral connection to the natural landscape is a continuous source of inspiration, hope and renewal. Ching’s evolving style is a fusion of impressionism and abstract expressionism. The Fairfax Station, Virginia artist adds textural elements with sgraffito, impasto, drips, spatter, collage, and iridescent and metallic paints. Ching is […]
November 2021 Featured Artist Marc Pachon in building W-9. Reception will take place during this month’s Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Lines and Pauses showcases a continuing thread through my work for the last several years. The show was originally planned for March of 2020, the day after the country shut down. In the interim I have continued to collect new images for this show and am pleased to have this new opportunity to display these new works.
November 2021 Featured Artist Anne Liddle in building W-6. Reception will take place during this month’s Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Ann says everything influences her. She loves sculpture and seeks it out in museums, galleries and magazines. She loves fashion and look at magazines, shops, and galleries whenever she can. She loves to look at art. Nature, such as the pussy willow in her yard, influences her. She is always thinking, “I’d love to make something like that. How is is made and how can I make it my own?” Ann […]
November 2021 Featured Artist Michele Montalbano in building W-5. Reception will take place during this month’s Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. During the pandemic induced shelter in place, I had limited access to a studio and I spent three days a week caring for a four year old. I was uncertain about how to be productive as an artist with these new limitations. I would continue painting in my studio when possible but I also wanted a project that I could do at home. The idea of camera less photography was inspired […]
Many times we see an artwork and wonder what the artist is trying to say to the viewer who loves the work’s composition but is searching for answers. Visitors often ask, what is the meaning of the title, why did you choose those colors, what emotion were you trying to show or what process helped you achieve the special effects? November’s Glasshouse exhibit asks the question, “What’s the Story?”. If you’re curious, visit Building W-7 to find the answers. Resident glass artists include Karen Abbott, Dave Barnes, Suellen Black, Linda Condray, Anita Damron, Candi Durusu, Winn Jones, Sandi Martina and […]
“VIBRATIONS” by Mary Kane will be on view at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 10, September 1 – November 7, 2021. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Mary Kane, an accomplished award-winning artist, is now residing in Gainesville, Va having spent the last 36 years in the Philadelphia area layering on art experiences through workshops taught by various noted art instructors from the Pennsylvania Academy,. She began her career from childhood on… always interested in color combinations and patterns . A major influence for her were classes […]