Congratulations to our winning artists!

3 Dimensional category
1st Chris Lively
2nd Franchell Mack Brown
3rd Charity Hall
Honorable Mention Becca Imbur

2 Dimensional Category
1st Sidra Kaluszka
2nd Darcy Meeker
3rd Sally Mook
Honorable Mention Gerri Young

Art at the Market is presented by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. with sponsoring support from Fringe Benefit, The Community Arts Information Office, Matrix Gallery, Mellow Mushroom, Main Street Inn & Dr. Steve Jacobs.

Meet the Jurors

Pat Buckley Moss
Born on Staten Island, NY, in 1933, Pat graduated from The Cooper Union, the prestigious New York college for the Arts and Sciences. Pat’s artistic style is unique, and she is perhaps best known for her “Valley Style” watercolors of the Amish and Mennonites and tranquil landscapes.

Pat has received numerous honors and awards, and she attributes her success to her struggle with dyslexia, a learning difference which also gives Pat the ability to see the world in her own artistic way.

Understanding what it is like to grow up with a learning difference, Pat is eager to reach out and help children with similar circumstances. In this endeavor, she is helped by the P. Buckley Moss Society, a group of more than 8,000 collector-members. She has also established the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, which promotes the use of art in the school curriculum as an aid to reaching out to children with learning differences.

Rebecca Ghezzi
Born in Port Arthur Texas
Grew up in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

Studied Drama at Virginia Commonwealth University for 2 years
Received a BA in English Literature from the Catholic Universtiy of America,
Received a BFA in Printmaking from the Corcoran College of Art,
Received an MFA in Printmaking and Book arts from the University of Georgia,.

Taught at the Amity School of Arezzo, The George Washington University, Smithsonian Institution workshops, The Corcoran College of Art, Cortona Recreational Education Association, and with the University of Georgia Studies Abroad program in Cortona, Italy.

She has exhibited constantly both in the United States and In Italy.
She now manages the P Buckley Moss Gallery of Blacksburg.

Meet the Artists
Jana Baker-Framed original acrylic painting on canvas, and pottery.
Franchell Mack Brown-Primarily crochet based fiber work with jewelry element including semi precious gemstones and fresh water pearls.
Douglas Cave-watercolor, landsacpes & wildlife
Alex Crookshanks- acrylics, oils & mixed media
Fatma Elzahraa Eid- Modern Arabic Calligraphy, Design, Islamic Art
Sandra Eileen- sterling & gemstone jewelry
Kerri & Jim Farley-Nature photography prints with and w/o sold wood hand crafted frames.
Charity Hall -Biologically inspired silver, copper & enameled metalwork & jewelry. Items include handcrafted lighting, functional metal art & sustainably crafted handmade jewelry.
Jackie Harder- Nature surrealism paintings, illustrations, mixed media pieces and fairy gardens.
John Havran -abstract and nature photography
Teri Hoover-Photography that embraces the nature of relationships, discovery and connection.
Becca Imbur -Eco-forward design studio featuring reclaimed, salvaged, repurposed books, nature and other found objects
Pat Johnson-Acrylics and oils and some watercolors. Landscapes, animals and a variety of other subjects using acrylics and oils. Some black and white landscapes etc.
Sid Johnson-Acrylics and oils and some watercolors. Landscapes, animals and a variety of other subjects using acrylics and oils. Some black and white landscapes etc.
Sidra Kaluszka- Specializes in both ceramics and watercolors. Heavily influenced by appreciation for nature and natural light as well as the ink paintings and nature philosophies of Zen Buddhists.
Michael LaRoche- Wheel thrown & handbuilt pottery, functional & decorative works with food safe mid-high fire glazes
Chris Lively-Functional wheel thrown porcelain
Susan Lockwood -Photography- Limited edition color photography using 35mm print film or Velvia slide film. No photo-shop.
Darcy Meeker- 21st century Stonehenge. Highly reflective metal installations. Looking for potential installation sites in Blacksburg.
Larry Mitchell-Fused Glass art panels, dishes, vases, platters, jewelry and stainless steel/Fused Glass Jewelry.
Sally Mook -acrylic, mixed, collage
Bethany Newman-Wheel thrown and hand built forms, both functional and decorative. Use of color and texture to enhance the form. Flat tiles work using plant matter and nature's objects to create compositions.
Ian O'Bryan- In addition to his work on canvas and paper, he enjoys doing murals. Ian's work is unconventional and at the same time hypnotic.
Mary Ratliff-Framed originals, prints and notecards. Most are nature themed.
Susan-Rodriguez-Acrylics- fun with color
Robi Sallee-Primarily acrylic and other water based mediums on recycled or reclaimed surfaces. Impressionistic style of painting. Landscapes, animals, portraits, local scenes.
Lois Stephens-Original oil paintings, primarily focused on landscapes of the New River Valley.
Knic Umstead- Oil, Mixed Media, Pencil, Photo paper, Pen, Collage Paintings, drawings and collage of various subjects.
John & Cheryl Vest- hand cut& hand polished free form cabochons
George Wills-Contemporary scenes of Blacksburg
Gerri Young-2D work-framed or gallery wrapped

Art at the Market has achieved Virginia Green status, with our recycling, efforts to reduce packaging, encouraging mass-transit and more. This year a FREE Bike Valet Service will be available at the event thanks to the Bike Kitchen and NRVBA!


Take a self-guided Tour of the Blacksburg Galleries using the Gallery Guide & Art Walk brochure or join us for the next Art Walk:
Friday October 2
Friday December 4



The artwork of approved BRAA exhibiting members can always be found in Blacksburg. Various businesses in the area support us through an agreement which welcomes 2D and/or 3D artworks to be exhibited in their establishments on a quarterly or longer schedule.

Those community galleries are:
Community Arts Information Office
Brown Insurance
Main Street Inn
Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea
Real Life Dental Care
See Mark Optical
VTLS, Inc.
Zeppoli's Restaurant
VT Women's Center
Pointe West Management
Blue Ridge Cancer Care



Take a self-guided Tour of all of the Gallery Spaces in Blacksburg anytime you like but on the following First Fridays participating Galleries will remain open until 7pm.

Friday June 5
Friday October 2
Friday December 4

Art Pannonia
114 Main St.
Phone: 552 - 0336

Aureus Jewelry
119 N Main St, Suite 101
Phone: 552-3300

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation
Alexander Black House
204 Draper Rd
Phone: 558-0746

Blacksburg Public Library
200 Miller Street
Phone: 552-8246

Bollo’s Gallery
206 Draper Rd.
Phone: 953-1669

Capone’s Fine Jewelry
101 N. Main St
Phone: 953-1000

Center for the Arts at VT
Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall
Phone: 540-231-5300

Community Arts Information Office
149 College Avenue
Phone: 951-1772

Eucalyptus Massage Studio
201 S. Main St.
Phone: 540-552- CALM

Gillie’s Gallery
153 College Avenue
Phone: 961-2703

Hahn Horticulture Garden Gallery
200 Garden Lane

Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Phone: 231-6285

John's Camera Corner & Gentry Studio
213 Draper Rd
Phone: 552-2319

Kent Jewelers
210 South Main St.
Phone: 552-3241 

Main Street Inn
205 S. Main St.

Matrix Gallery
115 North Main Street
Phone: 951-3566

Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
700 N. Main St.
Phone: 552-7442

Nest Realty
400 N. Main St.
Phone: 800-325-6378

P. Buckley Moss Gallery
223 Gilbert St
Phone: 552-6446

Perspective Gallery
290 College Avenue Suite 225
Phone: 231-4053

Pita Vera
235 N. Main St
Phone: 552-9222

Pointe West Management
401 South Main St. Suite #102
Phone: 953-1341

The Artful Lawyer A Fine Gallery Inc.
The Creekmore Law Firm 318 N. Main St.
Phone: 443-9350

The Artful Place, A Fine Studio (A project of the Artful Lawyer)
106 Faculty Street
Phone: 443-9350

The Gallery at Mish Mish
125 North Main Street
Phone: 552-1020

The Social House
103 South Main Street
Phone: 961-0407

Warm Hearth Village
2387 Warm Hearth Drive
Phone: 443-3810

XYZ Gallery
223 N. Main St (upstairs)
Hours of Operation: Vary with show

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:

Laureen Blakemore, Director
Tel: 540-951-0454 Email:

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 233  |  Blacksburg, Virginia 24063  |  (540) 951-0454  |