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Shenandoah Valley Art Center Exhibits

July 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - July 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of July, is continuing to exhibit in the Cabell/Arehart Gallery the Members’ Anniversary Judged Show which officially opened in June. All participants exhibit the medium and artwork of their choosing. SVAC is proud that it is a community-based organization that showcases and supports its talented members with this annual exhibition. The exhibition was judged by Sigrid Eilertson, a Charlottesville based artist and art facilitator. She is the previous owner of Firefish Gallery and is an art therapist. She has a BFA in studio art and a MFA in Art Therapy. In her own words: “I perceive my art as an extension of my psyche. Life experiences have been woven into the content of each work; these memories become the threads that literally create layers on the canvas. My collages in particular are overlapping layers of my own personal growth experiences through the media of paper. The process has become a metaphor for my utter existence… a mental road map in which art therapy becomes the vehicle for catharsis. Sometimes I utilize tangible mementos, train/bus/plane tickets, journal entries, photographs, hair, etc… to create a story through paper collage on my canvas. I have lived a full life, traveling the hippy trail in Europe, having been a truck driver, working on a Lakota Reservation in South Dakota, employment on a psychiatric ward for 10 years as an art therapist and most recently becoming a mother. All of these experiences have had a profound effect on my art.” The award winners selected by Eilertson are: 1st place – Rose Guterbock, 2nd place- Lynn Hilton Conyers, 3rd place- Wanda Bird, Honorable Mentions – Elisabeth Fitzhugh, Joe Garber, Tom Elliott, and J. Scott Robinson. The Penny Cabell memorial Watercolor Award was presented to Carol Anderson. An opening and awards ceremony was held Saturday, June 1 and the public meet, and talked to the artists. The artwork will be on display until July 27 with the art center closing from July 2-6 for the Fourth of July Holiday.


July 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am
July 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm