Glimpse of the Trip
On Monday, October 21st the visual arts majors (and a few honorary students) took on Washington DC, visiting The National Gallery, Renwick, and Hirshorn.
October 5: National Portfolio Day at VCU, Richmond, VA. (Juniors and Seniors)
October 21: Field Trip to Richmond Galleries/Museums
November 15-16: InLight Richmond
December 5: Submission Deadline for Scholastic Art Competition
December 17-19**: ARGS Winterfest/Holiday Art Show (reception date TBD)
February 24-26: ARTFEST Visiting Artist Workshops and Senior Portfolio Presentation
April 17: ARGS Annual Fashion Show (tech night is April 16)
May 8**: Visual Art Senior Show at Walton Gallery, Petersburg & Annual Visual Art Spring Show at Petersburg Area Art League.
**Student attendance is mandatory & parent involvement is strongly encouraged!
Presidents: Cassidy Scott and Amanda Witt
Vice President: Lauryn Giddings
Treasurer: Laurel Ayi-Bamah
Secretary: Kyra Hutchins
Co-Presidents: Kristin Gatuslao and Feranmi Akande
Vice President: Amanda Witt
Treasurer: Rachel Lillyman
Secretary: Kent Green
Historian: Cassidy Scott
We wish these amazing student leaders good luck, and we hope to see big things from these organizations next school year!
Our Spring Art Show had a special visitor on Friday, May 11th, in the form of a journalist from the Petersburg Progress Index!
The staff writer, John Adam, interviewed and took some photos of students and staff enjoying the show. You can read his article here.
Our 13th Annual Spring Show, featuring the artwork from our students, is coming May 11- June 11, 2018 to Walton Gallery, 17 N. Sycamore Street, Petersburg. The opening reception is this Friday, May 11th, 5-8pm. We will be featuring recent drawings, paintings, graphic design, ceramics, sculpture, fashion, and photography. We are very grateful to Walton Gallery, allowing us to show our work in their beautiful space!
If it is not possible to attend the opening reception, the show will be up through June 1. Please check Walton Gallery's calendar for hours:
Thanks and hope to see you on Friday for the opening reception!
The Visual Arts Class of 2018 is presenting their Senior Art Show at the James Center Atrium, located at 1051 East Cary Street in Richmond, May 4- 24.
Recent and award-winning works in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, graphic design, and sculpture will be on display.
All are invited to attend the opening reception, on Friday, May 4, from 6-8pm!
Congratulations to everyone (designers, models and volunteers) who took part in our 2018 Fashion on Friday the 13th!
Our winners for the night were:
Best in Show: Page Olsen
Best Collection: Dominique Bassett
Best Male Model: Elijah Lipscomb
Best Female Model: Geneva Hodge
Best Concept to Creation: Grace Colbert
Most Wearable: Kristin Gatuslao
Best Styled: Jendayi Johnson
We had an amazing show this year, and we hope to see even more fabulous entries next year! Contact Ms. Whittier if you are interested in purchasing a DVD copy of the show.
Hey guys, it's that time of year again, the time for submitting NAHS applications! They have already been given out to you and they must be completed by October 6, 2017. We hope to see each of you at the NAHS induction. Good Luck!
Hey guys, this is a wish list of things that the visual art department teachers would like for their classrooms, if you happen to come across these items please give them to the corresponding teacher:
Dry Cleaning Bags
(Empty) Yogurt Cups
(Cheap) Full Length Mirrors
USB Flash Drives
(Used and In Good Condition) Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras
(Used and In Good Condition) 35 mm Film SLR Cameras
Hey visual artists, the new school year has finally begun and it is time to get back to making art!
Make sure you collect and study the syllabi your art teachers give you- the sheet will have important information about supplies, curriculum, and class expectations. Make sure you quickly collect all the needed supplies, so you can jump into creating the next class.
The entry date for the Virginia State Fair Arts competitions are coming up, so if you're interested in participating please go talk to or email Ms. Lyons about entering. For more information go to the competition page.
For our Juniors and Seniors - Remember that October 28th is National Portfolio Day at VCU. Mark it on your calendars and make sure you're prepared, as the event is mandatory. To help in your preparation go to the VCU NPD page and also check out their Portfolio Prep Brochure.
Freshman and Sophomores are also welcome to attend National Portfolio Day, though it may be a little premature, it's always good to have a head start!
Going into the month of October, there is also the opportunity to participate in the Inktober Initiative, a challenge to draw one ink drawing, per-day, for 31 days that is undertaken by artists worldwide. Check out the Inktober website for more information.
We hope you had a great summer and are just as excited to be back to ARGS as we are!