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Well folks, the excitement just keeps coming!  We’re having a real “honest to goodness” Grand Re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 25th from 5:30 – 7:00 pm!  The Williamsburg Mayor, City Council and other staff will join us for these special festivities.  Please let your friends, neighbors & associates know about this event – we want everyone to learn about our Blue Building “gem” in the Arts District!

The activities will include refreshments (light appetizers, plus our wine service), and a raffle for original artwork, tours of the galleries, and other fun activities! 

Come one, come all – be there, or be square – so corny but true!

We hope to see you Tuesday night!

WCAC’s Board of Directors

Don’t forget to stop by our first ever Inaugural Members’ Co-Op Show which runs through May 12th.  We are featuring twelve interesting and diverse artists and artisans: Gerry Buetow (watercolor), Thomas Ema (oil), Gail Johnson (oil), Juliet Kirby (botanical watercolor), Jeanne Kouestani (oil), Kay Krapfl (oil/acrylic/clay), Melody Loftheim (Norwegian Rosemaling), Mary McCormick (acrylic/watercolor), Bill Smith (acrylic), Connie Svindland (jewelry), Rice Trolan (watercolor) and Pat Wilson (watercolor). Lots of lovely affordable artwork for your collections. 

Live demos – many of our co-op artists will demonstrate their skills at the gallery during this show.  Stop by and see them do their thing – dates listed alongside the artists’ name below:

Thomas Ema: April 27th and May 9th

Jeanne Kouestani: April 23rd and 29th, and  May 7 (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Kay Krapfl: April 23rd and 28th, and May 5th and 7th (11:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Bill Smith: May 6th, 1:00 – 3:00pm

Two more Members’ Co-op Shows this year – each will run for 39 days as follows: April 4 – May 12; July 4 – August 11; and August 15 – September 22. During each show, we are offering ten spaces measured in linear feet of wall or floor space. They are priced per linear foot per day for the run of each show. Member Co-Op artists will have more flexibility in hanging and showcasing their works within their own spaces. They will also be able to participate more actively in advertising themselves and their Works, either alone, or in partnership with WCAC and/or other Co-Op artists.  If you are interested in being in one of these shows, please click here for the Letter of Agreement, Application, and Gallery Schematic. Please read the Letter of Agreement and Application thoroughly. If you still wish to apply, please follow the instructions within both documents. With only ten spaces available per show, they will be allocated on a first come basis, so please act quickly.

Also New for 2017!

In addition to the Members’ Co-Op shows and our regular Annual Members’ Show, we will hold a Regional Juried Show in the Fall for artists in the greater Hampton Roads area. Members & Non-members will be invited to apply and to submit digital images of their artwork to be juried into the show. An outside Juror will select the art to be included in the show and award prizes. Check out the 2017 Exhibition Calendar for details and Fireside Members’ Gallery Themes!