Friday, June 30, 2006


Come and meet the artists Jill Downen and Charles Gick at our gallery opening and reception on July 7th, 2006 from 7 to 10pm. Jill Downen is visiting Richmond from St. Louis, Missouri and is known for producing enormous interior landscapes that make reference to the human body and architecture. Jill Downen will also be holding a lecture on Thursday, July 6th at 3pm at the VCU Fishbowl - Room 301 in the Fine Arts Building at 1000 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA.

Charles Gick, visiting Richmond from
West Lafayette, Indiana creates multi-media
installations which explore the ideas of
"vanishing contemporary rural space
and the struggles of the human communication".

Overflow is curated by Lisa Keller.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Blog Fever Grows as Rain Subsides

Great job on the $17g's! Can we uprade to fancy pretzels and colored napkins at the openings?
Blogriffic stuff, here Fiona. Thanks for getting this started.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The blog looks great! Thanks for all the hard work :)

Add links will travel

Please send links to your website or artblog! It is easy to add links that aren't already included here or on one of the blog links posted below. It is an on going process since blogs come and go.
If you click on a link and it is dead please let us know so we can check to see if it is a typo or if the address is no longer valid.

Go Georgianne!

Georgianne Stinnett has been named a finalist for this year's Trawick Prize, the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. There are 14 finalists in all. Fingers crossed...


Thanks for the good news Amiee:

"I am pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $17,000 General Operating Support grant for 2006-2007 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. "

Aimee Koch
Gallery Administrator

Sunday, June 25, 2006

See the little blue bar at the very bottom of the page?

I've installed a stat counter for our blog. It shows not only how many hits our blog is getting, but also the search terms that have led people to the blog, how long they stayed, where they are from, how many are repeat visitors and how many are unique and other information too. It records the last 100 hits on the site for free. I enabled the controls so that everyone can see - just press the stat counter button. Big thanks to Martin from for showing me how to do this.
So far we've had visitors from Spain, Australia and India!

Saturday, June 24, 2006


There are some interesting links documenting 1708 events. Thanks to Artblogger for sending them.

This link is to Peter Baldes' photos of recent 1708 happenings.

This link is to Amie Oliver's mighty slide show of the Wearable Art party.
We are a strong and handsome people.

Send links if you want to share 1708 related reviews, photos, etc.

Current Show: Believing is Seeing and Images in Light

Believing is Seeing: Alyssa C. Salomon and Images in Light: Ted Victoria are both featured at 1708 Gallery from June 2nd til July 1st, 2006. Salomon utilizes 19th century process such as daguerreotype, cyanotype and salted paper prints, while Victoria exploits the principles of the camera without even using one. (I took that straight from the press release!)
I love talking to Alyssa about her work - it is evident how much she searches and strives and how much she loves her media - what she can do with light, shadow and chemicals on paper is wizardry.
Anyone else have links to photos of the opening or other reviews to post in the comments or any feedback on exhibition?

Also, here is a link to a review of their show on

Friday, June 23, 2006

1708 Gallery's New Bloggy!

Hi everyone, this is our new gallery blog. Feel free to post comments, suggestions, feedback, etc.
More will be posted soon, very soon.

1708 Gallery's 15th Gala Auction: OFF THE WALL

photography: Amie Oliver