Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Salt and Earth

1708 Gallery's newest exhbition, Salt and Earth, by artist Young Kim promises to be an enlightening experience for the November gallery goer...

Young Kim's floor installation of life-size portraits printed on salt and utilizing red clay quietly examinses the nature of human existance. Ephemeral - just the slightest touch or breath of air disperses and re-defines the elements of this work. Young Kim's work is meant to be served as a meditation of time, memory, and the human condition.

Salt and Earth by Young Kim

at 1708 Gallery ...

November 2 to December 1, 2007

Opening Reception: Friday, Novbember 2, 2007, 7 - 10pm.

Young Kim during installation - unafraid of heights ...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DICTATION: a short FOURTH FRIDAY performance at Plant Zero

What: a short performance piece created for Amie Oliver's exhibition "Walk the Walk" with guest Harry Kollatz, Jr . "Walk the Walk" closes on December 23

When: 7:30pm October 26, part of the FOURTH FRIDAY artwalk. Galleries are open from 7 - 10pm

Where: Project Space of Plant Zero Art Center, 0 E. 4th St in the Manchester District of Richond, VA

for more info:
listen to WRIR's ZERO HOUR at NOON on Friday, October 26, Tim Bowring's weekly interview program. Tim has weekly conversations with local artists about art, culture and society in Richmond. Friday, Oct 26 will feature Amie and Harry talking about DICTATION, Amie's new work in WALK THE WALK and Harry's new book TRUE RICHMOND STORIES.

will be for sale after the performance Friday night for those interested in purchasing a signed copy.

Monday, October 22, 2007

F r i d a y O c t o b e r 2 6 th VCU FISHBOWL

1708 Gallery’s Wearable Art Show, Wearable X! will be jurying all participating artists this Friday, October 26th at VCU’s fishbowl. Jurying will be split into two groups by alphabetical order of the entrant’s last name.
Please arrive promptly with your garment and jury entry form.
Please review the jury timeline below.

Group One A - K Juried from 6:00 - 7:00pm Please arrive at 5:00 PM to register

Group Two L - Z Juried from 8:00 – 9:00pm Please arrive at 7:00 PM to register

The VCU FISHBOWL is located at VCU’s School of the Arts Building at 1000 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA in Room 301 on the 3rd Floor.

If you have chosen to use a professional model your model has been selected from a modeling call through Splash Modeling Agency. Your model will arrive an hour before your group is juried. Please arrive promptly with your garment ready so that you will have time to meet and work with your model prior to presentation.

If you are providing your own model, please make sure your model arrives promptly so that you will have time to fit your garment prior to presentation.

Please contact the gallery at 804.643.1708 with any questions or concerns regarding this jury date.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts

1708 Gallery offers a toast and the warmest congratulations to the 2007 recipients of the Pollak Prize. The graphic above is from the October issue of Richmond Magazine. 1708 Artist Board Member Georgianne Stinnett is featured on the right. The awards ceremony for the tenth annual prize was a lovely occasion held on October 19.

Theresa Pollak Award for Excellence in the Arts:

Photography: Georgianne Stinnett *
Vocalist/Instrumentalist: Johnny Hott
Fine Art: Jack Wax
Dance: Pam Turner
Enemble: Modern Groove Syndicate
Film: Sonali Gulati
Lifetime Achievement: Gerald Donato* and Joan Gaustad*
Emerging Artist: Colleen Curran
Applied Arts: Karl Green
Theatre: Richmond Shakespeare Theatre
Words: Laura Browder

* current or former artist members of the 1708 Gallery Board of Directors.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Some Pictures of Teachers Evening Out

Thanks to all the teachers who came to 1708 Gallery's Teachers Evening Out #3 last Tuesday night. We enjoyed getting to meet you and share good food, drinks and the music of percussionist Tom Teasley.

Thanks again to the good people at Main Art Supply and Framing, Baja Bean Company,The Fresh Market, Once Upon A Vine, CRVAEA, Young Audiences - Arts for Learning and Capital One and to all the 1708'ers who supported this fun event!


Maureen and one of the teachers get their groove back.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Teacher's Evening Out

Virginia teachers and friends!

You are invited to 1708 Gallery for an evening of wine, h'ors d'oeuvres and live art.
Join us on Tuesday, October 9th from 5-7:30pm to enjoy a lively party in your honor, featuring Virginia artist Tom Teasley, a world-class percussionist who will give an interactive performance exploring the intersection of rhythm and visual art.

We will also have a raffle of art supplies and goodies from our friends at Main Art Supply and Framing, opportunities to chat with friends, see our new show Simple Dumb Objects, featuring works onpaper by Martin Brief, Dean Kessman and Molly Springfield, and Young Min Moon's exhibit Bomber Girl, Mega Man and Other Creatures.

1708's Education and Outreach committee are delighted to collaborate with Young Audiences of Virginia, the Central Region Virginia Artist Educators Association on this event and thank Main Art Supply and Framing, Capital One, Once Upon a Vine, The Fresh Market and Baja Bean Company for supporting this event.

Monday, October 01, 2007

1708 Gallery presents


new works by

Martin Brief

Dean Kessmann


Molly Springfield

as well as

Young Min Moon's

Bomber Girl and Megamen

October 4th - 27th

Please join us for our preview reception next Thursday, October 4th from 6 - 7:30pm.

And for First Friday October 5th from 7-10pm.