Norfolk VA, Thursday June 21st from 5:30-7:30, 740 Duke Street – d’Art Center’s resident artists will host a reception for their artwork sale, New Beginning, in the Center’s main gallery. The sale is inspired by the anticipation of a revitalization for d’Art. Later this summer, the d’Art Center will downsize its footprint to occupy the first floor only, but with space for more associate artists and resident artists all on one floor.
Fourteen resident artists will continue to provide live interaction with the artistic process in 2D painting, fiber, photography, print making, and glass along with exciting local and national exhibits, more opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy art – firsthand and free – on 1st Thursdays and 2nd Saturdays, and more youth and adult art classes all while d’Art refocuses its mission to partner with regional and community organizations to bring art to the children and adults of our community.
Later this summer the d’Art Center will open a call to artists for its resident artist studio program. “The original idea of the center was to have a place where artists could work and visitors could come and view professional artists at work,” says resident artist of 32 years Ken Wright. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the center sharing ideas with other professional artists and communicating with the public.” Both current and new artists will jury in for one of the 14 studio spaces available at the Center. “My relationship with d’Art has positively affected my life and career for may years,” says resident artist of 28 years, Deborah Small. “The artist community here is greatly talented, professional, and awesome, and I’m looking forward to great years to come!”
New Beginning, the d’Art Sale showcasing current resident artists, is an opportunity for the public to collect art at sale prices. The sale in the main gallery will include work from Anne May, Barbara Fulp, Cathy-Jo Ramsey, Deborah Small, Eleanor Powell, Helen Jones, Janice Gay Maker, Jeanne Goodman, Ken Wright, Muhammad Zafar, Pamela Winslow, Ray Hershberger, and Vonnie Whitworth. Many artists will also run sales in their individual studio spaces simultaneously with the main sale in the gallery which starts June 16th and ends June 30th.
“I am extraordinarily fortunate to have been a part of d’Art’s evolution as my own career has unfolded,” says Pamela Winslow who has been a resident artist at d’Art for 32 years. “I am excited to discover what will happen in upcoming chapters. Onward and upward!”
Artists interested in jurying in for resident artist studios should stay tuned to d’Art’s social media and website. The Center is also hiring art instructors for upcoming class seasons.
Located in the NEON District, d’Art Center has proudly served the greater Hampton Roads area for over 30 years by connecting the community with the visual arts. The d’Art Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3), houses professional working artist studios, and offers art education, outreach programming, exhibitions and events, many of which are free and open to the public.
740 Duke St.
Norfolk, VA 23510