Juried Art Show to Return to Yorktown on Sunday

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Art at the River in Yorktown will feature more than 40 local artists Sunday. (Photo courtesy York County)
Art at the River in Yorktown will feature more than 40 local artists Sunday. (Photo courtesy York County)

Art at the River, Yorktown’s third annual juried art show, returns to Riverwalk Landing  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The show will feature works by more than 40 local artists in a variety of media.

Well-known Williamsburg architect and artist Carlton Abbott will be judging the show.

Abbott has contributed to the revitalization of Yorktown as the designer and architect of Chischiak Watch and has also worked as a consultant for York County in the development of the conceptual master plans for the waterfront, including the Yorktown Riverwalk, restoration of the Freight Shed, and the redesigned piers, public spaces and commercial buildings.

Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded for first, second and third places, honorable mention, and best in show around 12:30 p.m.

For more information about the art show, contact Susan Powell at 757-898-5510.

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Art show attendees will also be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award. Ballots for this award will be available 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The winner will be presented a banner of recognition to display on his or her tent for the remainder of the show, as well as next year’s event should the winner choose to return.

Entries to Art at the River were submitted by digital image earlier this year and selected to exhibit by jurors David Francis Alexick, retired Professor Emeritus from Christopher Newport University, and Anne Latane Menin Gibson, an award-winning local artist whose studio is in Williamsburg.

The 40 or more exhibiting artists come from Richmond, the greater Tidewater area and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Their respective artistic talents range from oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings to jewelry, pottery, pen and ink, stained glass and photography.

In addition to the show, there will be a special exhibit in the Freight Shed at Riverwalk Landing of student art from York County high schools. Entries from 47 students were submitted to their respective school’s art departments and chosen by the art teachers for exhibition in the show.

The artwork will be displayed in three categories, including 2-D, 3-D and photography and will be judged for first, second and third places and honorable mention ribbons by Faye Davis, a retired York County art educator.

Davis is a recipient of the semi-final Outwin Boochever 2006 Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the National Certified Teacher Award of 2000.

Ballots will also be available for attendees to vote for a Best in Show of Student Art.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day from The Carrot Tree and Creekside Catering. The Fifes and Drums of York Town will perform, opening the show at 10 a.m., and Lorrie Powell and Jeff Mundell of “Sojorn” will entertain with music from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art at the River is presented by the Art at the River Committee in conjunction with York County and the Yorktown Foundation, with support from the York County and Williamsburg Area arts commissions.

Event parking is available at Riverwalk Landing in the two-level parking terrace. Additional parking is available at York Hall, the County Administration Building and the Courthouse/Finance Building Complex on Ballard Street, all within a few blocks of the waterfront.

The free Yorktown Trolley runs daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.