Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

May 1, 2009 Deadline for Exhibition Proposals

1708 Gallery is announcing a May 1, 2009 postmark deadline for exhibition proposals. 1708 Gallery is seeking exhibition proposals from emerging and established artists (students are not eligible) and curators for its 2010 exhibition season. Artists and curators may submit proposals for single or group shows of all media.

  • Exhibition Proposal - Be specific about what work you wish to show at 1708 Gallery (no longer than one page). See for a gallery floor plan.
  • Images of your work: The show should be no more than 3 years old and indicative of what you wish to exhibit at 1708 Gallery. Digital Images: Send 10 to 20 images in jpeg format only (no larger than 1024 pixels in any direction at 300 dpi). All image files are to be numbered to correspond to image list and include artist’s last name (ex. 01SmithXXX.jpg). Label the CD with your name. Video/DVD: Send 5 to 7 clips lasting no more than 3-4 minutes each. (Digital media in mpeg format only). In addition to the clips, you may send one complete work if longer than the 3-4 minute limit. Label the video/DVD with your name. (Please also include one digital image in jpeg format on a CD.)
  • Image List - a numerical listing including artist's and/or curator's name, title, date, dimensions, medium.
  • Resume and bio
  • Artist or Curatorial Statement
  • Special Needs- If necessary, an explanation of any special installation, equipment, and/or funding requirements with exact amounts listed.
  • Contact Information - Name, address, phone number(s) and email address of the artist(s) and/or curator(s) involved in the proposal.
  • S.A.S.E. For return of materials. (If not included, materials will not be returned).
  • $20 entry fee - paid by check made out to 1708 Gallery or call the gallery to pay by credit card.

Only complete proposal packages will be considered. Please label all materials with the artist's/curator's names. Review process may take up to 6 months.

1708 Gallery is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to exhibitions, arts and education programs.

For more information, please contact: Tatjana Beylotte at or 804/643-1708.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Opening Friday, April 17, 2009

1708 Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition featuring Jeremy Drummond and Rod Northcutt opening this Friday, April 17th at 1708 Gallery. Both artists will give an artist talk at 6:30pm on April 17, 2009 at 1708 Gallery followed by a public reception.

Jeremy Drummond’s 65-Point Plan for Sustainable Living, a collection of 65 aerial images depicting every Canadian Province and US State will be on view. Each image portrays a single subdivision that has been digitally reconstructed into an enclosed geographical space, with no roads leading in or out.

Maryland by Jeremy Drummond

As an installation, these images are displayed to loosely reflect their original geographic and spatial relationship – functioning as a re-mapping of Canada and the USA. As a multiple, these images are printed as an edition of standard postcards.

South Carolina by Jeremy Drummond

Contemporary suburban environments are architecturally designed as spaces one can only experience through the window of a moving vehicle. Physical connections to space are reduced only to points of departure and arrival, often resulting in isolation and ambivalence towards the environment in which one exists. With contemporary web-based technologies, a total collapse in space and time has rendered physical experience obsolete.

Jeremy Drummond received a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Western Ontario and in 2003, a MFA in Art Media Studies from Syracuse University. His work has been exhibited widely in festivals, galleries and museums throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Since 2001, he has curated close to 50 programs of independent video for festivals, galleries and museums in North America and Europe. He is represented by ADA Gallery and teaches in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Richmond (Richmond, VA).

Luddite by Rod Northcutt

Rod Northcutt mixes the languages of biology, woodworking, and social theory to create sculptures, drawings, and site-specific installations that explore and illustrate social analogs between humans and the natural world. Rod Northcutt’s work is founded in scientific methodology, biological and cultural symbiosis, and the social history of making. It is evidence of a long-standing interest in the anthropology of systems, be those systems of art, material culture, or the animal human dialogue.

In this body of work, through a series of drawings, Northcutt illustrates the tools and methods (with beaks, teeth, mandibles) of animals, specifically indigenous design/builders (beavers, termites, woodpeckers, etc.) as they “make”. On an additional level, the sculpture and installations cite human social events and situations as prepared scenes. Some of the smaller presentation pieces and tools have been created in the style of commemorative gifts for beaver-centric labor societies and fraternal organizations.

Schools of Architecture and Design detail by Rod Northcutt

Also on hand are tools that appear to be “beaver made” suggesting a historical archive of natural construction science.

Rod Northcutt received his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA in painting and drawing/biology from The University of North Texas. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art: Chicago, DePaul University Museum of Art, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, and many others. He designs furniture and structures under the name of onesixtyfourth design and works collaboratively with green/sustainable design collectives including Material Exchange and Experimental Station.

Accommodations for the artist is provided by Linden Row Inn.

Friday, April 03, 2009

on view: "Garden of Earthly Delights" at the Linden Row Inn

Garden of Earthly Delights celebrates the rites of spring and the cyclical nature of creativity. The exhibition includes a series of globes created by noted artists to commemorate 1708 Gallery's thirtieth anniversary as well as sculpture, painting and drawing. Please note 100 percent of the sale each globe will benefit 1708 Gallery's Exhibitions and Educational Programming. This exhibition is free and open to the public through May 24. The satellite exhibitions at 1708 reflect the nature of Richmond. It is a city of contemporary art and artists who pursue their work in a historic setting.

Please visit this link for biographical info on each artist and detailed photos of each globe depicted in this exhibition. Stay tuned for an announcement of a special Earth Day Event in the lovely courtyard of the Linden Row Inn.

Crows by Mark Chatterly
installed in the courtyard of the Linden Row Inn.

Work by the following artists is featured in
Garden of Earthly Delights:

Sally Bowring
Courtesy of Reynolds Gallery
Fiona Ross
Courtesy of ADA Gallery
Michael Pierce
Harry Kollatz, Jr.
JoAnne Fridley
Greig Leach
Sandra Luckett
Rosemary Jesionowsky
Carolyn Henne
Kathryn Henry-Choisser
Ruth Bolduan
Kelly Gotschalk
Julyen Norman
Terrie Powers Miller
Tom Chenoweth
Lynn Murphy
Sarah Clark
Amie Oliver
Matt Lively
Mark Chatterly
Courtesy of Glave-Kocen Gallery
Sayaka Suzuki

Julyen Norman's Globe for 1708

Harry Kollatz's Pathfinder installed underneath
Float #2 by Fiona Ross

Greig Leach's On Top of the World

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Melting Pot is generously contributing a percentage of their dinner sales to 1708 Gallery on March 26, 2009. Supporting 1708 Gallery has never been this easy and delicious! Call 741-3120 to make a reservations (reservations are recommended but not required). Thanks!