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“Landscape Meditations”– a Showing by Member Jane Matthews

Jane Matthews is being honored with a showing of some of her landscape paintings at the Arden Place Apartments Clubhouse. A reception is being held this Friday, October 4, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

Please plan to join Jane at this local show. What a great way to spend a Friday evening especially as our fall temperatures are expected to arrive by then.

The Clubhouse is located at:

1810 Arden Creek Lane
Charlottesville, Virginia

Here’s a map in case you do not know where these apartments are located.

Her paintings will be on display through October.

September Program– Artist Nancy Stark’s “The Long and Winding Road”

Our September program was an autobiographical talk and slide show by Nancy Stark of Roanoke, Va relating her personal journey from mathematician to professional artist.

Photo and notes by Brenda Hounshell

Nancy was CVWG’s Juror for our annual exhibition at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville (see this post for a view of the winning artworks).

Here are two more of Nancy’s art:

Linda Abbey’s ‘Landscapes’ at Fellini’s Restaurant

Fellini’s Restaurant is hosting a showing of member Linda Abbey’s landscape paintings, including the Painting Yellow Trees, above. The show opens on Friday, October 4, and runs through the end of November. Make a reservation for dinner and enjoy Linda’s fantastic art!

Other paintings of Linda’s in this show include:

Cornfield in Snow
Lone Pine
Three Rocks

Click here to see a Google Map showing Fellini’s Restaurant location in Charlottesville.

Contact Details:

200 Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 284-7676


Tues 5pm-12pm Fri 5pm-12pm
Wed 5-9pm Sat 5pm-1am
Thur 5-12pm Sun 5-9pm
Monday closed

Awards Given at Our 2019 Annual Exhibition

Check out the art and artists that were recognized with major awards at CVWG’s 2019 annual exhibition at McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville. These winners were announced at the juror’s Gallery Talk at the September 6 opening.

Thanks to all artists who entered this year’s exhibition for your work and helping to promote the arts in our communities.

Congratulations to all our award winners and a special call out to artist Christie Jones for her Best in Show award, above, entitled “Soup’s Good Today”.

Firnew Farm’s “Reflections”

REFLECTIONS is the 7th Annual Group Art & Photography Show at Woodberry Forest School’s Baker Gallery, September 2 – October 27, with a reception on Saturday, September 7 from 5 – 8 pm.

It is the Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle seventeenth year together. What started as a small group of local artists coming together to paint has become an established and thoughtful group of creative artists crossing all kinds of artistic boundaries*.

From Firnew director, Trish Crowe, “Jon Perry is this year’s featured artist. He was inspired by Antonio Gaudi, also known as God’s Architect and designer of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain. Jon’s paintings of stained-glass windows from La Sagrada Familia represent the four seasons and seemed perfect for this year’s Reflections Exhibition.”

A collaborative effort with the Virginia Master Naturalists will also be on display. The Socrates Project: Poisonous Plants in Virginia, will feature educational information and Firnew artwork inspired by the project.

For more information about Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle, see

*The group includes eight members of CVWG…Trish Crowe, Anne Dean, Sue Linthicum, Carol Pivarnik, Chee Ricketts, Mack Rowe, Sue Stover, and Patricia Williams.