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2011-2012 Exhibitions
2010-2011 Exhibitions
2009-2010 Exhibitions
2008-2009 Exhibitions
2007-2008 Exhibitions
2006-2007 Exhibitions
Prior Exhibitions


Miller, Bishop, and Sully Galleries
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - September 2014

Create features works by artists from organizations that were founded with the belief that exceptional creativity can emerge in anyone and they support the work of artists with developmental disabilities. An opening reception was held on Friday, October 25th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The collection consists of the most important works created over the past twenty years by artists involved with the three pioneering non-profit organizations: Creativity Explored, Creative Growth Art Center, and the National Institute for Art and Disabilities Art Center (NIAD). “The artists featured in this exhibition- all of whom have some form of developmental disability- possess the talent, independence, and depth of feeling that makes the most powerful art possible,” says Rinder.

Featured artists include: Mary Belknap, Jeremy Burleson, Attilio Crescenti, Daniel Green, Willie Harris, Carl Hendrickson, Michael Bernard Loggins, Dwight Mackintosh, John Patrick McKenzie, James Miles, Dan Miller, James Montgomery, Marlon Mullen, Bertha Otoya, Aurie Ramirez, Evelyn Reyes, Lance Rivers, Judith Scott, William Scott, and William Tyler.

Create is a traveling exhibition curated by Lawrence Rinder, with Matthew Higgs, and organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and ICI (Independent Curators International), New York. The exhibition and the accompanying catalog were made possible, in part, by Dr. James B. Pick and Dr. Rosalyn M. Laudati, and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees. Additional support for the tour is made possible in part by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, and the ICI Board of Trustees. 

The Special Exhibitions Gallery features Creative Communities: Selected Works from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Folk Art Collection. The LCVA would like to thank William and Ann Oppenhimer for their generous sponsorship of this exhibition.

Memories from Camp Unity
Main Street Window Gallery
October 13, 2013 - January 3, 2014

For the sixth year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Crossroads Community Services to offer art activities at Camp Unity.  The LCVA held an opening reception for Memories from Camp Unity on Sunday, October 13, 2013.

Each summer, Crossroads Community Services holds a summer camp program for adults with disabilities. This year the camp was held at Burkeville Lodge for the Blind and offered traditional summer camp activities like swimming, volleyball, and archery.  In addition, the LCVA’s Curator of Education Emily Grabiec, School Programs Educator Amanda Haymans, and Assistant Educator Grace Pilk provided unique art activities.

This year’s art theme was “memories”. “First we asked everyone to define a memory; noting that it could be from earlier today, a year ago, or part of their childhood” explained Grabiec.  “The next step was for the campers to picture their memory like a movie scene; thinking about sounds, smells, and colors. The last step was to create a painting inspired by their memory.”

Featured artists include:
Week 1: Anthony B., Daniel P., Eddie M., Herman S., James J., Marquis H., Nic L., Robert W., Ronnie A., Scott R., Stefan D., Troy D., Alice G., Bonnie B., Carol R., Gabby L., Katrina H., Keyonna C., Linda F., Tiffany F.
Week 2:
Andrew M., Buck H., Clyde N., Darnell E., Derrick B., James J., James S., Leon B., Michael D., Scott C., Thomas B., Tom S., Winfred L., Clarence O., Annie G., Barbara W., Christina C., Johanna S., Kem R., Mattie H. Week 3: Antoinne D., Blake S., Danny W., Dennis O., Doug G., George M., James T., Jerry K., Joe C., Kenny A., Kerry B., Ronnie C., Sylvester J., Jennette R., Jessica W., Priscilla S., Thelma S. Week 4: Calvin D., Chris W., Corey B., Dennis O., Dexter S., James M., Jason W., Jermaine T., Jonathan S., Lough S., Nelson S., Rodney C., Sonny W., Daisy S., Delma F., Hazel S., Pam C., Sheree B., Christy S. Week 5: Alex W., Andy J., Charlie J., Eugene W., Gary G., Howard M., Jerry R., Joe R., Linwood B., Preston M., Ricky R., Ronald D., Tewaren C., Wilford V., Arlene Tl, Jennifer G., Lenora J., Martha P., Rosa S., Shirley A.
The paintings will appear in the LCVA’s Main Street Window Gallery through January 3. Please note, the galleries will be closed on October 14, November 9, 27-30, December 24-25, 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014

Longwood Universityfm
Senior Art Exhibition

Bishop & Sully Galleries
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 25th
5 - 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 25-
September 21, 2013

To kick off the summer with a little rock and a little roll, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is excited to open its newest exhibition It’s Always Rock & Roll: The Work of Photojournalist Janet Macoska. This exhibition was organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio and will be on display at the LCVA through September 21, 2013. 

This body of artwork is comprised of over 40 photographs of rock and roll performers captured through the lens of photojournalist Janet Macoska. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presented the exhibition of her photography in 2003 and the collection has since traveled to museums in Dallas, Toronto, Orlando, and Indiana.

Macoska, who fell in love with rock and roll at an early age, had her first published image printed in Teen Screen magazine when she was just 13 years old. She refers to the 1970s as “the golden age for a rock and roll photographer” and has spent her career photographing artists around the globe.  Her work features many rock legends, including Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, and Michael Jackson but also includes more current artists such as Rihanna and The Black Keys.

Continuing the theme of rock and roll, the LCVA will also be hosting a Summer Solstice Concert & Membership Drive featuring local musician Tray Eppes and friends at Charley’s Waterfront Café & Wine Bar on Friday, June 28 at 6 p.m. An artist talk will be held in the lower level of the LCVA on Saturday, September 14 at 4 p.m. with a concert by Los Carleenos following at 7:30 p.m.

Information courtesy of Janet Macoska and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.

Highlights from The 2012 Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition
Hull Education Center
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - September 2013

Each spring, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts hosts the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition, which showcases around 500 artworks created by students from public, private, and home schools in the ten surrounding counties. At the close of the exhibition, one work from each school is selected for a year-long highlights exhibition. The chosen artworks are matted, framed, and hung in the hallways of Longwood’s Hull Education Center, where they serve as an inspiration to tomorrow’s teachers.

On Sunday, October 28 these student-artists were honored by Longwood University at a ceremony and opening reception. The event was held in the Hull Education Center (on the corner of Brock Commons and Franklin Street) at Longwood University.

Students whose work was selected for the exhibition are listed by county, with school and art teacher.

From Albermarle County: Memphis Seay of Scottsville Elementary School (Liz Jones). From Amelia County: Jesse Fulghum of Amelia County Elementary School (Bettye Pope); Selena Yonaska of Amelia County Middle School (Carla Terry, Longwood University ’09); Paxton Rankin of Amelia County High School (Deborah Wilkinson Ford ’76). From Appomattox: Summer O'Brien of Appomattox Primary School (Valerie York); Cortney Rawes of Appomattox Elementary School (Lauren Scott); Zippy Johnson of Appomattox Middle School (Monica Evans); Hannah Harris of Appomattox County High School (Lauren Scott). From Buckingham: Abigail Dowdy of Buckingham Primary School (Rose Mezzatesta); Zoee Stinson of Dillwyn Primary School (Rose Mezzatesta); Jordan Murphy of Dillwyn Elementary School (Rose Mezzatesta); Alana Ballowe of Gold Hill Elementary School (Laura Dedmond ’08); Terrance Tyree of Buckingham County Middle School (Gayle E. Bromer); Brittney Wittington of Buckingham County High School (Jennifer Abruzzo); Wyatt Cotner of Central Virginia Christian School (Jennifer Logan). From Charlotte County: Savannah Cloutier of Eureka Elementary School (Lindsay Hosmer); Will Nichols of Phenix Elementary School (Kathryn Clarke); CJ Hailey and Alan Berkeley of Randolph-Henry High School (Frank Hailey III). From Cumberland County: Raheema Fulani of Cumberland County Elementary School (Emily Overstreet ’06); Dakoda Boyles of Cumberland County Middle School (Ronda Jones ’78); Dakota Blanton of Cumberland High School (Janice Stanley ’90); Jalen Knight and Marlee Moore of New Life Christian Academy (Vicki Fulcher).  From Lunenberg County: Shay’von Ragsdale of Lunenburg Middle School (Jessie Fleisher ’04). From Nottoway County: Hannah Doyle of Crewe Primary School (Keri Lindsey ’05); Lequan Hurt of Blackstone Primary School (Debbie Quinn); Diamond Jones of Burkeville Elementary School (Keri Lindsey ’05); Hailey Wade of Nottoway Intermediate School (Marley Midkiff); Madison Gilmore of Nottoway Middle School (Patricia Herring ’80); Courtney Worsham of Nottoway High School (Alyson G. Napier). From Powhatan: Hannah Ownby of Pocahontas Middle School (Kim Dalton). From Prince Edward: Rebecca Skelton of Five-County Home School (Betsy Skelton); Aubrie Jefferson of Fuqua Lower School (Denise Penick ’73); Abby Morrow of Fuqua Middle School (Denise Penick ’73); Jewel Moore of Fuqua Upper School (Denise Penick ’73); Julianna Swanson of Prince Edward County Elementary School (Joy Utzinger, Carol Edmonson, and Annaleah Chantry ’12); Gwendolyn Lawrence of Prince Edward County High School (Loretta Cencia).


sr2013 Longwood University Senior Art Department Show
Bishop & Sully Galleries
April 13 – May 11, 2013

In honor of the students who graduated in the Class of 2013 from Longwood University’s Department of Theatre, Art and Graphic Design, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts hosted the 2013 Longwood University Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition included works by more than twenty young artists who studyied Art Education, Art History, Book Arts/Printmaking, Crafts, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, and Photography. An opening reception was held on Saturday, April 13th.

From going green to extreme phobias, students drew their inspiration from a wide range of sources. Participating artists included: Carmen Balogh, Perry Bason, Kyra Byron, Jessica Clemmons, Michael Dennett, Danielle Dmuchowski, Matt Ebert, Ashley Fuller, Kathryn Grayson, Katherine Gulick, Heather Gwaltney, Kaitlynn Holland, Angii Holloway, Hannah Hopper, Jeanne Howe, Heather Lancaster, Kristin MacQuarrie, Katie Miller, Allison Pawlowski, Bethany Rowe, Holden Taylor, Annaliese Troxell, Kaylee Wallace, and Robert Winters.

2013 Annual Area Youth Art ExhibitionAnimals
Lower Level
24 March – 20 April

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is proud to present Start with Art, Learn for Life, the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition.  On Sunday, March 24, the LCVA hosted an opening reception from 2 - 4 p.m. This year’s youth art events are made possible by generous support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

The Main Street Window Gallery featured "Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflower Days & Starry Nights," an installation by Pre-K through Fourth grade students from Prince Edward County Elementary School. The installation was coordinated by art teachers Carol Edmonson and Joy Utzinger.

This is the thirteenth year LCVA has sponsored the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition.  The following schools will participate in the 2013 exhibition: Amelia County High School, Amelia County Middle School, Appomattox County High School, Appomattox Middle School, Appomattox Primary School, Bacon District Elementary School, Blackstone Primary School, Buckingham County High School, Buckingham County Middle School, Buckingham Primary School, Burkeville Elementary School, Central High School, Central Middle School, Crewe Primary School, Cumberland Elementary School, Cumberland High School , Cumberland Middle School, Eureka Elementary School, Five-County Home School, Fuqua Lower School, Fuqua Middle School, Fuqua Upper School, Lunenburg Middle School, New Life Christian Academy, Nottoway County High School, Nottoway County Intermediate School, Nottoway County Middle School, Phenix Elementary School,
Pocahontas Elementary School, Powhatan Elementary School, Pocahontas Middle School, Powhatan Junior High School, Powhatan High School, Prince Edward County Elementary School, Prince Edward County Middle School, Prince Edward County High School, and Thomas Jefferson Center.

Featured Artwork: Julie Hackman (grade 12), Animals, color pencil, 12 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, Powhatan High School, art teacher:  Jill Ward.






Across Boundaries: The Art of Thornton Dial
Bishop and Sully Galleries
December 1, 2012- March 23, 2013

Across Boundaries: The Art of Thornton Dial includes nineteen works on paper and three mixed-media paintings, part of a recent gift to the LCVA from Barbara and James Sellman. Six additional mixed-media paintings and a sculpture assemblage are on loan to the show from Culture & Beyond, LLC, a Sellman Family Collection. Created from the early 1990s to 2004, the works allow viewers the opportunity to experience the full range of the artist’s impressive body of work.

Born in 1928, Dial worked in and around Bessemer, Alabama, as a bricklayer and carpenter and later as a welder at the Pullman Company, a railway-carriage factory located in Bessemer. He also made steel furniture in a family-owned business in the Southern, African American tradition of homemade yard art. In 1981, Dial began to dedicate himself full-time to his art. Today, he is internationally known for his highly charged and complex mixed-media constructions.


Pictures of Me: Portraits from Camp UnityCU
Main Street Window Gallery
December 9, 2012 - March 23, 2013

For the fifth year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Crossroads Community Services to offer art activities for adults with disabilities. The resulting paintings are on exhibition at the LCVA, which will hold a free, public reception on Sunday, December 9, from 2-4 p.m.
Throughout the summer, Crossroads Community Services sponsored Camp Unity at Holliday Lake State Park and James River State Park, offering recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities. To round out the traditional camp activities such as swimming, volleyball, and archery, the LCVA’s Curator of Education Emily Gresham and School Program’s Educator Amanda Haymans, offered art activities for the participants.

Gresham and Haymans guided campers to create a painting and write about themselves. “We discussed how a self portrait can have multiple meanings,” explained Gresham. “A self portrait does not always mean a picture of one’s self; it could also portray an individual’s hobbies or interests. The paintings the campers created are touching, personal, and beautiful.”


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Vote: Photographs by Michael Mergen &
More Than Meets the Eye: Photographs from the LCVA's Permanent Collection
Bishop & Sully Galleries
September 28 - November 24, 2012

Vote is a collection of photographs that documents the quirky, fascinating variety of voting locales across the country, including election booths set up in shopping malls, diners, auto shops, and even homes.  Raising nonpartisan questions about democracy and citizenship, the collection appeared as a photo essay in the February 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine.  Michael Mergen is assistant professor of art and photography at Longwood.

More than Meets the Eye features more than twenty photographs from the LCVA’s permanent collection, ranging in style and era from a 19th-century tintype through works by recent Longwood graduates and art department faculty members.

A free reception, open to the public will be held at the LCVA on Friday, September 28, from 5 -7 p.m. 

These exhibitions are made possible through the generous support of Scott & Susan Harwood and the j fergeson gallery (Jarrod & Larissa Fergeson).


Longwood University Alumni Art Exhibition &
Longwood University: A Picturesque Campus
Bishop, Main Street & Sully Galleries
June 8 - September 8, 2012

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is hosting a Longwood University Alumni Exhibition celebrating the talents of its graduates. Running concurrently will be Longwood University: A Picturesque Campus, featuring artworks that celebrate the university’s people, places, and spirit. An opening reception in honor of both exhibitions will be held on Friday, June 8, from 5-7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

YoDamaskParticipating artists include: Avis Addleman ’80, Linda Jones Arthur ’71, Kathy Barclay ’72, Sharon Bass, Shirley Blackwell, Bruce Bogese, Ann Bradshaw ’07, Keith Brydie ’01, Ursula Burgess, John Burke, Brian Cagle ’04, Mary Alice Carmody-Diana ’71, William Clarke, Frances Coates ’69, Jo Ann Courter, Wygant Courter, Sara Layman Cubberley ’05, Kerri Cushman, Lou Ann Kemp Daniel ’75, Lindsay Decker ’10, Marianne Dennison, Amy Eason ’10, Jeremy Elder ’99, Tray Eppes, Rick Erickson, C. Maurice Franck ’84, Deborah Carrington Frazier ’75, Michael French ’98, Garth Fry ’02, Alex Grabiec ’07, Shawn Grove ’93, Elizabeth Hadfield ’68, Charles Hartwill, Amanda Haymans ’12, Kay Hofler ’69, Milly Youngblood Horner ’78, Joanna Huff ’05, Sara Hutchinson ’97, Elizabeth Jones ’82, Ronda Lamb Jones ’88, Matt Keener, Jeanie Collin Keys ’73, Nancy Lockwood ’78,  Christian Lombardini, Martha Pennington Louis, Margaret Manuel ’83, Anne Charlton Miller ’47, Monty Montgomery ’98, Keith Moore ’81, Susan Davenport Ober ’70, Brandon Ortwein ’98, Emily Overstreet ’06, Chris Parks ’92, Patricia Peregoy ’67, Mary Phillips ’00, Ashley Phipps ’10, Julie Hamlett Poole ’05, Linda Putney ’08, E. Harrison Smith Ravn ’99, Ophelia Ellen Redmond ’02, AE Reed III ’95, J.M. Reed ’05, Katie Rhine ’08,  Ashley Dueñez Riemann ’05, Linda Rorer ’72, Linda Sauvé ’85, Melinda Schissler ’07, Nicole Scott ’07, Julie Shield, Penny Shumaker ’92, Sarah Spangenberg ’10, Jessica Spence ’05, Jason St. Peter ’03, Donna Stables ’76, Margaret Stombock ’68, Tori Batalo Swartz ’05, Heather Swenson ’10, Kathy Sykes ’91,  Bonnie Thomas Trent ’80, Claire Utzinger, Eve Utzinger, Joy Utzinger, Dawn Vass ’81, John Walrath ’02, Ashley Webb ’07, Marianne Wells ’72, Margaret Whorley ’73, Pam Wilkinson,  Stephanie Wirt ’97, and Carley York ’10.

The exhibitions are made possible thanks to the following sponsors:
Grant & Terry Avent, Dr. & Mrs. Paul T. Barrett, Bob Blackman & Kelly Nelson, Diane Bottoms Boxley ’72, Dr. & Mrs. Walter R. & Tamara Chitwood ’68, Cook-Cole College of Arts & Sciences, William F. & Martha J. Dorrill, Dr. Chapman H. Frazier ’86 & Dr. Deborah C. Frazier ’75, James C. & Ann Harris Gussett ’80, Mrs. Mary Jo Dollins Hendricks ’73, Felix A. & Rita Berryman Hughes ’74, Mrs. Rebecca Kelso Jessee ’71, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Knox,  Drs. Michael & Anne Lund ’67, Mr. & Mrs. Gerald & Abbey O’Connor, Ken and Marie Perkins, Hunter R. & Patsy Kimbrough Pettus ’50, Rochette's Florist and Elizabeth A. Stokes ’42.

Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition Senior Art
Bishop & Sully Galleries
April 14 - May 12, 2012

A compilation of four years of hard work, individual commitment, and endless creativity will be on display at the Longwood University Art Department Senior Exhibition from April 14 – May 12 at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. The exhibition will feature photography, graphic design, and ceramics by more than twenty young artists who will graduate from Longwood University with an art degree in May.

Participating artists include David Abbott, Brittany Claud, Jessica Cox,  Sarah Croughwell, Andrea Damiano, Alan Dunaway, Colleen Festa, Kyle Fowlkes, Irene Girgente, Amanda Haymans, Taryn Langmead, Colleen MacRae, Michelle Maddox, Nancy McDonald, Stefanie Pishock, Kristen Rawls, Darlene Rogers, Alan Satkowski, Kaitlyn Smith, Meg Spencer, Emily Staskiel, Alyssa Strackbein, and Beth Thompson.

Seeing Spots: An Interactive Installation
Kids' Activity Room
April 14 - November 10, 2012

This room is inspired by the work of internationally known artist Yayoi Kusama, whose trademark is working with polka dots.  Born in Japan, Kusama’s paintings, sculptures, and installations have been exhibited around the world.  Specifically, this room is based on the obliteration room, a popular interactive children’s project Kusama developed for the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia



YAMAnnual Area Youth Art Exhibition
Lower Level
March 25 - April 21, 2012

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is proud to present Start with Art, Learn for Life, the Annual Area Youth Art Exhibition.  This year’s display consists of 523 works of art by students in grades K-12 from public and private schools within a ten-county region. Art teachers contributed their students’ works from public, private, and home schools in the counties of Albemarle, Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince Edward. The exhibition is made possible by generous support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

Trace: Works on Handmade Paper by Amy Jacobs
Main Street Gallery
February 3 - March 10, 2012

Amy Jacobs
is currently Studio Manager, Artist Collaborator, and an Instructor at Dieu Donné Papermill in New York City. She attended the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina in the two-year Core Fellowship Program before attending Columbia College Chicago, where she received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts. She has assisted well-known paper, book, and print artists at workshops such as Haystack, Ox-Bow, Penland, and Chateau du Pin in Angers, France, and has taught at schools including the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy, the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Columbia College Chicago, East Carolina University, Asheville BookWorks, the Center for Book & Paper Arts in Chicago, the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and was featured in the 2010 edition of Hand Papermaking magazine’s “Handmade Paper in Motion” juried portfolio and the summer 2011 issue of Surface Design Journal.

My Family:
Art Made at Camp Unity

Miller Gallery
January 29 - February 24, 2012

For the fourth year, the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts partnered with Crossroads Community Services to offer art activities for adults with intellectual disabilities.  The resulting paintings are on exhibition at the LCVA, which will hold a free, public reception on Sunday, January 29, from 2-3 p.m.

Throughout the summer and early fall, Crossroads Community Services sponsored Camp Unity at Holliday Lake State Park and James River State Park. The LCVA’s Curator of Education Emily Gresham offered art activities for the participants.  Gresham guided campers to make a painting and write about special people in their families.  “We talked about family in a very broad way,” explained Gresham.  “Family might be your mother or brother, but a helpful nurse or an encouraging friend can be like family, also.  The paintings they created in response are touching, personal, and beautiful.”

The exhibition is generously cosponsored by Ellery & Robin Sedgwick and Walter & Joan Witschey. The featured painting was made by Andy J.




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