Gallery at First UU
Sep
18
to Sep 22

Gallery at First UU

Gallery at First UU is the annual fine arts and crafts show at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond. The 53rd edition of Gallery is scheduled for September 18-22, 2019. Admission is free!

Starting in 1966 in the church basement with about 20 artists, Gallery has evolved into Richmond’s longest running juried fine arts and crafts exhibition and sale. Over 4,000 works from over 160 of Virginia’s finest artists are displayed, including oil paintings, watercolors, lithographs, fiber art, lamps, photographs, prints, pottery, sculpture, furniture, jewelry, stained glass, paper, wood, wearable art, weaving, and more!

Show Hours

Opening Night: Wednesday, 9/18 — 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday, 9/19 — 12 noon to 8 pm
Friday, 9/20 — 12 noon to 8 pm
Saturday, 9/21 — 12 noon to 6 pm
Final Day: Sunday, 9/22 — 12:30 pm to 5 pm
Customer Pick-up Purchased Art: Monday, 9/23 — 9 am – 6 pm

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Creative Mosaic Designs
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Creative Mosaic Designs

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Get creative and learn new skills and materials! Join Johannah for a two hour workshop in the wonderful world of mosaics. Students will learn to use mosaic tile or tesserae to create simple mosaic designs. Material will be pre-cut so students can focus on design and implementation.

Making mosaics is often a lengthy process involving stages of working and drying. The technique we use in this 2 hour class will allow us to work quickly and spontaneously. You will take home at least one small work to set on a shelf, or add your own hook later to hang on the wall.

Registration is required for this event. $35 per person. Choose from two times! Thursday evening 10/10 or Saturday morning 11/2.



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Copy of Creative Mosaic Designs
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Copy of Creative Mosaic Designs

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Get creative and learn new skills and materials! Join Johannah for a two hour workshop in the wonderful world of mosaics. Students will learn to use mosaic tile or tesserae to create simple mosaic designs. Material will be pre-cut so students can focus on design and implementation.

Making mosaics is often a lengthy process involving stages of working and drying. The technique we use in this 2 hour class will allow us to work quickly and spontaneously. You will take home at least one small work to set on a shelf, or add your own hook later to hang on the wall.

Registration is required for this event. $35 per person. Choose from two times! Thursday evening 10/10 or Saturday morning 11/2.



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Artisan Studio Tour
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Artisan Studio Tour

On the second weekend in November, artisans in Central Virginia open their doors for you to explore their working spaces.  In 2018 we offered 28 studios showing the work of 49 Virginia artisans. In 2019 we’ll be celebrating our 25th anniversary. What a great way to spend a fall weekend!

Easily accessed by following the map and directions on this site, the annual Studio Tour is self-guided, free, and open to the public. Each studio on the Tour provides locally-sourced refreshments, and many provide demonstrations. 

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Vis Art's Craft + Design
Nov
22
to Nov 24

Vis Art's Craft + Design

Eat, drink and shop the work of over 150 artists at Craft + Design!

The 55-year-old contemporary craft show takes place at Main Street Station during the weekend of Nov. 22-24, 2019. All proceeds benefit the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

Craft + Design features artists from all across the country who specialize in ceramics, metal, glass, wood, fiber and recycled materials.

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43rd Street Festival of the Arts
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

43rd Street Festival of the Arts

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From street art to fine art, the 28th annual 43rd Street Festival of the Arts has something for everyone! Local and regional artisans show and sell their fine work. A juried RVA neighborhood art festival with music and food. Fundraiser for CARITAS.

Join the fun! Free to the public.

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August Mosaic Workshop at the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

August Mosaic Workshop at the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education

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Join Johannah at a new location for an evening mosaic workshop! Using pre-cut material, you’ll create a small mosaic of your own design to take home with you. Ages 8+ with a parent.

Tickets are required for this event: http://www.montpeliercenter.org/art-classes.html Scroll down to July classes to find the Mosaic Workshop with Johannah.

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July Mosaic Workshop at the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

July Mosaic Workshop at the Montpelier Center for Arts & Education

  • The Montpelier Center for Arts & Education (map)
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Join Johannah at a new location for an evening mosaic workshop! Using pre-cut material, you’ll create a small mosaic of your own design to take home with you. Ages 8+ with a parent.

Tickets are required for this event: http://www.montpeliercenter.org/art-classes.html Scroll down to July classes to find the Mosaic Workshop with Johannah.

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Summer Mosaic Class
Jun
26
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Mosaic Class

Johannah of Phoenix Handcraft is back for the third time to teach a beginners mosaics class! This is a perfect opportunity for you to try your hand at something crafty with all the materials provided. Snacks and wine will also be available during class, so be sure to bring a friend and make a summer evening out of it!

Tickets are required for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-mosaic-class-tickets-59846643923

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Richmond Craft Mafia's Spring Bada-bing
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Richmond Craft Mafia's Spring Bada-bing

Our favorite spring show!

It's Richmond Craft Mafia's 14th annual Spring Craft Show! We're bringing you over 50 of the best handmade crafters and artisans! Join us from 10-11am for an Early Bird shopping hour. For a $5 donation to Richmond Animal Care and Control, you get first dibs on shopping our show. Starting at 11am, the show opens for free to everyone.

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Johannah Willsey at Gallery 23
Apr
5
to Apr 26

Johannah Willsey at Gallery 23

Johannah is thrilled to be showing a selection of her work at Gallery at 23. Located just across the street from the Maggie Walker statue, this gallery features artwork exhibitions by new and established Virginia artists. “Take Care” features Johannah’s mosaic artwork about environmental and social justice .

Join us for the First Fridays opening in the Broad St. Arts District! Friday April 5, 5 pm to 9 pm.

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READ Art Show & Sale
Mar
22
to Mar 23

READ Art Show & Sale

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Johannah is thrilled to be participating for the second year in The New Community School’s annual READ Art Show & Sale.

11th annual READ Art Show & Sale
Featuring local and regional artists at The New Community School, 4211 Hermitage Road, Richmond

Proceeds to benefit The New Community School, supporting the school's mission of empowering bright middle and upper school students with dyslexia and related learning differences.

Voted Best Art Event and Best Annual Charity Event, Virginia Living Magazine's Best of Virginia 2018.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 22, 2019, 7-9pm
Tickets: $50, or $150 for 2 tickets, name in program, and early entry at 6pm
Music by Little Known Legends
21 and up

OPEN FREE: Saturday, March 23, 2019, 10am-4pm
Select pieces marked down starting at 2pm

logo artwork: Lewis Ginter Out Back, Patch of Poppies by READ 2019 Featured Artist Andras Bality

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SEGD Richmond Chapter "Meet Your Makers"
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

SEGD Richmond Chapter "Meet Your Makers"

Looking for new artisan fabricators? Join SEGD Richmond and Phoenix Handcraft for the second installment of the Meet Your Makers Series. Kyle and Johannah will show us the importance of continuing to use handtools to create modern designs. 

You don’t have to be a member of SEGD to attend the event, it is open to the entire design community and those interested in Experiential Graphic Design. To learn more about SEGD, visit https://segd.org/.

Space is limited and a ticket is required. To register for this FREE event, please RSVP below: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/industry-series-meet-your-makers-2-tickets-55283895620

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Mosaic Workshop at the Depot
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Mosaic Workshop at the Depot

Have you ever been interested in making mosaics? Here is your chance! Join Johannah at The Depot in Ashland for an evening creating your own piece of art using broken glass and tile pieces. Instruction and all materials are included in the cost. Grab a friend and try your hand at something new!

*Registration is required*

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mosaic-workshop-tickets-54533237381


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Ginter Park Show
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Ginter Park Show

We’re excited to join the 15th annual Ginter Park show, our first time! Over 50 artisans, great food, & free parking. All tucked into a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood.

Why suffer at the mall? Come buy unique items and support the local economy.

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B SIDE Collective Magazine Release Party + Maker Market
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

B SIDE Collective Magazine Release Party + Maker Market

B SIDE's next issue, Handmade, featuring local makers in RVA releases on November 30, 2018 at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) from 6-8 PM. Pick-up the new issue and connect with RVA's maker community. 

Johannah is proud to be among the women entrepreneurs and business owners included in this issue, as well as a featured maker at the release party Maker Market.

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Sep
19
to Sep 23

Gallery at First UU

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Johannah is excited to join this annual show for the first time. This year the Gallery at First UU celebrates their 53rd anniversary. The show features fine arts and crafts including paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, fabric art, and more including MOSAICS this year!

Join us Wednesday evening 9/19 for the opening or shop the gallery daytime hours through Sunday 9/23.

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Second Annual Spring Studio Sale
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Second Annual Spring Studio Sale

Join us at our Scott's Addition studios for our Second Annual Spring Studio Sale! See our recent projects, check out our space, and find a treasure to take home with you. We'll have art on the walls, furniture on the floor, and all our smaller goods and customer favorites as well. Hope you can join us!


*Please note: there is a parking lot next door that is NOT OURS and they do tow. However there is plenty of street parking in the neighborhood.

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Black Lives Matter traveling exhibit
Mar
23
to Apr 14

Black Lives Matter traveling exhibit

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Commemorating 50 Years Since the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Creativity Takes Courage." - Henri Matisse

UUCF ARTspeaks is honored to host a traveling arts exhibit opening on March 23 at 7 p.m. The art is themed "Black Lives Matter" and was created by artists in the Richmond area. The works, varied in style, encompass a range of moving and deep emotional experiences. 

Additionally, DC-area musicians will contribute their talents to this evening art opening.
All are welcome.

Opening night tickets: $10/individual; $25/family max. All proceeds benefit Black Lives Matter. This is a tremendous opportunity to support this movement and witness stories and music.

This project has been underwritten by the UUCF Social Justice Council and UUCF Racial Justice Steering Committee. 

Johannah is honored to have two pieces included in this special event.

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Mar
23
to Mar 24

10th Annual READ Art Show & Sale

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The New Community School is one of a handful of secondary schools in the nation that offers challenging, college-preparatory academics for young people with dyslexia and related learning difficulties. In support of this essential education, the school's Parents Association holds an annual art show fundraiser showcasing artwork from local and regional artists. The funds raised from this very special event have supported the specialized academic program and provided need-based financial aid.

Johannah is honored to have two pieces included in this annual fundraiser.

Opening Reception Friday March 23, 7-9pm ($45) featuring The Susan Greenbaum Duo; Open Free Saturday, March 24, 10am-4pm. Purchase opening reception tickets and full details here.

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Feb
2
to Mar 16

Black Lives Matter Art Show 2018

Now in it's second year, this show features diverse artists' response to the theme "black lives matter." A portion of the proceeds from all work sold will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

Johannah is honored to have two pieces included in this show. You can find her at the show on opening night, Friday, February 2 as well as Saturday, February 24 from 10 am to 1 pm.

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Art 180 Holiday Market
Dec
4
to Dec 14

Art 180 Holiday Market

Join Art 180 for the 4th Annual Atlas Holiday Market! Their Atlas gallery will be transformed into a holiday market that will feature fine art, crafts, and other handmade items by local artists ranging in price from $3-$300.

ART 180 will host an opening party for the Atlas Holiday Market on Friday, December 1, during First Fridays RVA, from 6-9 p.m. The market will continue through December 15, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Nov
30
to Dec 30

Gallery Flux 6th Annual Miniature Show

Johannah is honored to have seven mosaic pieces included in Gallery Flux's annual Miniature Show featuring a variety of art from paintings to mixed media to sculpture. This show offers clients a chance to invest in Fine Art at affordable prices from compelling local and regional artists. All artwork featured in this show will be priced $400 or less and 8" x 8" or smaller.

Join us for the opening reception Friday November 30 from 5:30 to 8 pm, or stop by the gallery in person or online through December 30.

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Mosaics & Chocolate
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Mosaics & Chocolate

Join us for a month of mosaics at Chocolates by Kelly. Kelly's family has been making chocolate for generations, and you can taste the knowledge and experience in her delicious work. She also celebrates other local businesses each month on the walls of her shop. For the month of September, Johannah will be the featured artist.

Johannah will be showing her recent Domestica and Nature Therapy series, as well as older work and mirrors. Come for the chocolate, stay for the mosaics!

Show opens First Friday, September 1. Stop by and say hello! If you miss the opening, never fear. The show stays up through Sept. 30.

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