As an artist's co-op, Uptown Gallery allows each visitor to experience the artwork and the artists who created it. The gallery's unique feature is that it is staffed by the artists themselves. Each time you visit the gallery you will have the rare opportunity to meet one of the artists whose work is shown here. The gallery has more than 30 outstanding artists, with work in a varied palette of media and techniques.
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Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Uptown Gallery is open the first Friday of every month 5pm - 9pm. During the first Friday opening light refreshments are served.
New Exhibit (February 5– March 29, 2014)
“RVA: Beauty & History Abound” The exhibit opens February 5 in the ELM Loft Gallery and runs through March 29.
The reception will be on Friday March 7th from 5 to 9 p.m.
In February, the hibernation urge is strong and staying home is appealing, but a group of Richmond artists is interpreting “staying home” more loosely. They’ve chosen to paint “home” (Richmond) in an exhibit called “RVA: Beauty & History Abound”. The results will make viewers leave their armchairs to see works ranging from hyper-realistic to experimental to abstract. This judged exhibit is open to all media and to all Richmond-area artists. Judge Francis Thompson, Art Program Supervisor for Capitol One, will give a gallery talk at 6:30 PM on Friday, February 7th. And at 7 PM, there will be another gallery talk, on the elements of style, as viewers vote for their favorites in the ongoing “It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson” exhibit in the Main gallery downstairs.
Go to the ELM Gallery
MAIN GALLERY & FRABLE GALLERY
Continuing Exhibits (through March 1):
In the Main and Frable Galleries, January-February has long been set aside as Uptown’s All-Member show, the only exhibit of the year with a common theme for all the artists. This year, however, the artists would like to make the exhibit interactive by involving the public more in the show and the judging. Called “It’s Elemental, My Dear Watson”, the show will emphasize the five elements of design: line, color, shape, texture, and space. At the openings, an artist-judge will pick one painting that best illustrates each of the design elements and talk briefly about how those paintings illustrate the different elements. Armed with their new knowledge, gallery visitors will do a little sleuthing to choose their own favorites from the works on exhibit. Ballots will be collected and after the February opening, five “People’s Choice” Awards will be given to the top painting in each category.
Go to the Main & Frable Gallery
Click for Driving Directions. Free parking is available when you visit Uptown Gallery. You may park in the parking lot at the corner of Randolph and Main Streets. There is an entrance on Randolph Street.
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