Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Calling all artists: Yorktown’s ‘Art at the River’ show is back

Colorful Companions: Watercolor/Color Pencil — 14×20, matted and framed to 18×24. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the Yorktown Virtual Art on the River Juried Art Show’s Facebook event page)

The coronavirus pandemic may have stifled area events but one show is still going on.

The Yorktown Art at the River Juried Art Show is currently accepting submissions through Monday, March 15.

“Artwork accepted include original works in painting, clay, glass, fiber, basketry, leather, wood, graphics, photography, musical instruments, and mixed media,” according to a county news release on Tuesday. “Items must be conceived and executed solely by the exhibiting artist and all work must be for sale during the show with the artist present.”

The application fee costs $25 and if the artist is accepted, the invitation will be issued on Thursday, April 1. You can fill out the pdf application here.

The event is presented by the Art at the River Committee, the Yorktown Foundation and York County.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the seventh annual art show was canceled at the waterfront and was virtual. You can see the 2020 juried artworks here.

The eighth annual Art at the River Juried Art Show is at Riverwalk Landing on Sunday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applications are available online here and can be emailed once complete. To receive an application in the mail, email aatrinfo@cox.net or mail a letter to the following address: Art at the River, 406 Old Dominion Road, Yorktown VA 23692.

For more information, call Maydel Nelson, chair of the Arts at the River Committee at 757-898-6147.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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