Congratulations to our winners at Art at the Market...

2D category
1st Sidra Kaluszka
2nd Susan Lockwood
3rd Sally Mook
4th Douglas Cave

3D category
1st Michael LaRoche
2nd Alex Crookshanks
3rd Franchell Mack Brown
4th Dale Norton

Meet the Judge-Jennifer L. Hand

Jennifer is an Instructor of Studio Art for the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. She received her BFA from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and her MFA from Radford University. She owned and operated The Gallery in Radford, VA where she sold the work of local artists and curated and hung exhibitions for five years. She currently runs the Art Gallery at Mish Mish, selecting and hanging monthly exhibitions. She is active as and artist herself and has shown her work in 76 exhibitions since 1991 including 27 solo and collaborative exhibitions and 49 juried and group exhibitions ranging in location from New York City to Washington, to Gdansk, Poland.

Participating Artists

Tina Shamohammadi- Modern Arabic Calligraphy, Design, Islamic Art
John & Cheryl Vest- Hand cut& hand polished free form cabochons
Alex Crookshanks- acrylics, oils & mixed media
Larry Mitchell- Glass
Starroot Neumann- Starroot original paintings,Giclee prints, matted art prints
Sally Mook- acrylic, mixed, collage
Jennifer Huffman- Large scale urban impressions oil paintings of performance act in unexpected locations.
Jen Richter- Oil pastel images of animals with intertwining lines of text dealing with the animal as a totem or symbol.
Sandra Eileen- sterling & gemstone jewelry
Blacksburg Regional Arts Association
Darcy Meeker-copper, stone, silk
Richard Zagurski- Landscapes, some local, rural scenes, figurative, still life.
Sidra Kaluszka- High contrast lighting non-traditional still life. Fine ceramics porcelain with Feminine Asian Theme
Curt Ramsey- Oil on canvas, framed and unframed. Portraits, still life, seascape
Susan Lockwood- Photography
Fatma Sobhy Eid- Modern Arabic Calligraphy, Design, Islamic Art
Jane Aronson- 3-D stained glass stars/flowers: handpainted glass ornaments
Mary Ratliff -watercolor/acrylic
Mark David -Hand turned wood products
Douglas Cave- watercolor, landsacpes & wildlife
Michael LaRoche- Wheel thrown & handbuilt pottery, functional & decorative works with food safe mid-high fire glazes
Aven Tanner- Earthenware clay planters, made with texture and earthy colored glaze and iron oxide stains.
Becca Imbur- handcrafted books & paper
Jana Baker- Framed original acrylic painting on canvas
Dale Norton- Wood turning- bowls, platters and hollow forms, some with carving and/or color
Franchell Mack Brown- Mixed medium fiber works with jewelry elements. Jewlry- pearls, semi-precious stones on sterling silver or gold filled wire
George Wills-fun, contemporary art prints of downtown Blacksburg's favorite hang-outs and cafes
Barbara Thornsbury- oil, water colors, various sizes
Jonathan E Whichard- photography
Nancy Norton- Stained Glass and more

We're Virginia Green!

Art at the Market has achieved Virginia Green status, with our recycling, efforts to reduce packaging, encouraging mass-transit and more.

Sponsored by: Matrix Gallery, Mish Mish, Dr. Steve Jacobs, Fringe Benefit and the Community Arts Information Office


August 6: Guest Artist, Theme TBA
September 3: Famous Art Spotlight
October 1: Guest Artist, Steven White, Historic Blacksburg
November 5: Sunflowers
December 3: Cozy Cardinals

All parties start at 7:00pm and run until about 9:30pm and are conducting at The Artful Place, located at 106 Faculty Street. Each party costs $25/person except where noted. Details can be found at


Blacksburg Regional Art Association artists exhibiting at Brown Insurance, Real Life Dental, See Mark Optical, VTLS, Zeppoli's, VT Women's Center, Mill Mountain Coffee and Tea, the Community Arts Information Office, and ICTAS on campus.


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 6
Friday October 3
Friday December 5
Gallery Guide & Art Walk brochures available in downtown stores, the Virginia Tech Visitor's Center and participating galleries.


Armory Art Gallery
203 Draper Road
Phone: 231-5547 Closed May 2 to install The Graduation Show

Art Pannonia
114 Main St.
Phone: 552 - 0336

Blacksburg Public Library
200 Miller Street
Phone: 552-8246
Featuring the work of artist Joni Pienkowski

Blacksburg Museum & Cultural Foundation
Old Town Hall
141 Jackson Street

Bollo’s Gallery
206 Draper Rd.
Phone: 953-1669
Bakery/coffee shop displaying works by local artist, George Wills

Campus Automotive
1208 N. Main St

Capone’s Fine Jewelry
101 N. Main St
Phone: 953-1000
Custom designs which incorporate only the highest quality gems, stones and metals. Displaying work by the owner/artist Truman Capone.

Center for the Arts at VT
Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall
Phone: 540-231-5300
Aspects of the Self: Portraits of Our Times

Community Arts Information Office
149 College Avenue
Phone: 951-1772
Displaying work by BRAA artists Charlotte Chan

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

Gillie’s Gallery
153 College Avenue
Phone: 961-2703
Vegetarian Restaurant displaying works by local artists

Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Showcasing the work of Jesi Pace-Berkley who has had work hanging since February. Then it will be a short photography display correlating with our Drillfield series event Focus on Photography (May 21- June2). Our next artist, Linda Parsons, will have her art hung on June 4.

John's Camera Corner & Gentry Studio
213 Draper Rd
Phone: 552-2319
Camera store displaying historical photos and paintings of Blacksburg. Open until 6:30pm

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

Matrix Gallery
115 North Main Street
Phone: 951-3566
Featuring quality crafts by local, regional & national Artists.

Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea
700 N. Main St.
Phone: 552-7442
Displaying work by Darcy Meeker and
Kathy Elich, Printmaker and Potter

Nest Realty
400 N. Main St.
Phone: 800-325-6378
Displaying the magnificent artwork from the children at Margaret Beeks Elementary School

Perspectives Gallery
290 College Avenue Suite 225
Phone: 231-4053
FORM: Line-Plane-Solid will be on exhibit this Friday. Exhibit is work from Virginia Tech Industrial Design Students from the FORM studio.

Pita Vera
235 N. Main St
Phone: 552-9222
Delicious Mediterranean cuisine restaurant displaying art by local artists Diane Relf.

Pointe West Management
401 South Main St. Suite #102
Phone: 953-1341
Displaying work by Riley Chan

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
Displaying the work of Frank Clark- photography “Scenes of the New River Valley and Beyond”

Warm Hearth Village
Alwyn Moss, an artist and writer will exhibit her work from May 2 to May 30. Alwyn began painting and drawing during her stay in Rome, Italy. Her art work spans 40 years and expresses a personal response to her travels and to her deep love of nature. Her landscapes and imagery use color freely to create form and gesture. Her works have been shown in England and Italy as well as North Carolina and Virginia.

XYZ Gallery
223 N. Main St (upstairs)
Hours of Operation: Vary with show
Displaying the work of Katy Shepard: The Human Experience Project. 

For specific information on Downtown Blacksburg Events please contact:
Laureen Blakemore, Director
Tel: 540-951-0454 Email:

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