Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A few of the works available at the Not So Silent Night auction

Rob Tarbell
Horse Halt
Starting Bid: $350

Cindy Neuschwander
Tethered Emotions
Starting Bid: $500

David Freed
My Friend Jerry Here and There
Starting Bid: $200

Curtis Gutierrez
41 Days
Starting Bid: $125

Fiona Ross
Static Equilibrium
Starting Bid: $655

Art Box
Available by Raffle ($10 per ticket)

Art Box
Available by Raffle ($10 per ticket)

Art Box
Available by Raffle ($10 per ticket)

See more images of artworks HERE!

... and more of the ART BOX work HERE!

Come this Friday, December 19
th to 1708 Gallery to bid on the art work by some of the area's most prominent artists. Doors open at 7:00pm; Silent Auction Closes at 9:30pm. Dance Party to follow.

Food generously provided by Comfort, Mezzanine, and Savor - Cash Bar - Music provided by DJ's for Lovers.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Opening this Friday, December 5th

Not So Silent Night: Holiday in a Box

Silent Auction Exhibition and Gala Event!

New work by the region's most prominent artists.
Make your holiday creative and unique ...

A benefit for 1708 Gallery.

Exhibition Opening
: Friday, December 5, 7-10pm
Silent Auction Gala and Holiday Dance Party: Friday, December 19, 7pm

More than 100 small art works by the region's most prominent artists are available through silent auction. Bidding starts this Friday, December 5th and ends with the Holiday Gala and Dance Party on December 19th. A great opportunity to purchase unique and creative gifts while supporting the artistic community including 1708 Gallery. Only $10 to bid on your favorite piece of art.

There is more! Be the lucky recipient of one of six limited-edition Art Boxes, created by distinguished contemporary artists including Robert Walz, Tom Chenoweth, Carole Garmon, Cindy Neuschwander, Rob Tarbell, and Paul Teeples. Just purchase one (or more) $10 raffle ticket before December 19th when the recipients will be announced during the Gala event. Raffle tickets are available at 1708 Gallery, Chop Suey Books, Dransfield Jewelers, and Main Art Supply.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Not So Silent Night - Art @ Installation

Here is a glimpse of some of the art .... just before it went on the walls ... or the pedestals ...

Not So Silent Night: Holiday in a Box - ART BOX

A new addition to our holiday exhibition and gala event .... ART BOX ... a show within the show ... The amazing Art Box artists are Robert Walz, Tom Chenoweth, Carole Garmon, Cindy Neuschwander, Rob Tarbell, and Paul Teeples - but which artist made which box? (Only those that come to the Gala Event on the 19th will know!!!) These one-of-a-kind art pieces are offered to our community through raffles which are on sale now at 1708 Gallery, Main Art and Frame, Dransfield Jewelers, and Chop Suey Books. They are $10 each, $50 for 6, and $100 for 13 (the lucky number!) ...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Workers

The Installation Lay-out .... Rosemary, Diego, Lewis, and Brad ....

1708 Boxes

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Call for Entries

FEED is a national juried biennial exhibition organized by 1708 Gallery. Open to professional artists and graduate students, there are two tiers to the jurying process: the submissions, due January 30, 2009, will be narrowed down to semi-finalists, out of those five finalists will be selected for an exhibition in June 2009. Each of the five finalists will have an opportunity to exhibit multiple works and will receive a $1000 honorarium each.

Go here to find out more: www.1708feed.org

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Media X opening and panel discussion a success!

We hope you were able to join us for the opening of our current exhibition Media X. We had an excellent turn out and the panel discussion was extremely engaging especially in part to our guest panelist Robert Hodierne, Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond.

Please join us again on Friday, November 7th, from 7- 10pm for the First Friday reception of Media X.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

MEDIA X: Opening and Panel Discussion

Firing Jets 1 - Althea Georgelas

Please join us on Friday, October 17th, at 6pm for a panel discussion and opening of the exhibition Media X. The exhibition and panel discussion explore how media outlets frequently mislead the public by failing to provide important facts and information in their coverage of current events and news

The nine international artists, including Matt Kenyon, Chris Barr, Véronique Côté, Patrick Gregory, Kalika Gorski, Rachele Riley, Michael Takeo Magruder, Bob Paris and Althea Georgelas, seek to build awareness to the normality of our present day fears and blindness toward conditions left unanswered by using the vocabulary and the spectacle of the media to talk about the media itself. Either commenting on the media’s manipulation of news or documenting the media’s placement of importance on information, the Media X artists expose a visual crossover between what we see and what we don’t. In doing so the Media X artists turn the tables on the media machine in hopes of a mirrored documentation which represents an individual presence in our fast paced media driven world.

The panel discussion will include Vaughn Garland, the curator, exhibiting artists and special guest Robert Hodierne, Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Richmond. Robert began his 40-year journalism career as a freelance photographer covering the Vietnam War. Since then Mr. Hodierne has worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers, wire services, magazines, television, radio and the Internet. In 1981 he was part of a team that won most American journalism awards including the Pulitzer Prize.

Also, check out the Media X site.

Deadline for Exhibition Proposals is November 1

1708 Gallery is seeking exhibition proposals from artists and curators for its 2010 exhibition season.

1708 Gallery is a non-profit space for new art committed to expanding the understanding, development and appreciation of contemporary art. The Gallery provides public exposure and opportunity to emerging and established artists internationally. By showing art that questions, challenges, and redefines the social and aesthetic boundaries of the visual arts, 1708 Gallery offers an opportunity for the public to investigate, discover and be inspired by the most recent developments of contemporary art.

Artists and curators may submit proposals for single or group shows of all media. For an exhibition proposal form, please visit our website at www.1708gallery.org (under exhibitions and proposals).

Next deadline is November 1, 2008.

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 tbeylotte@1708gallery.org or 804/643-1708.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Plan Your Next Event at 1708 Gallery

1708 Gallery provides a creative atmosphere for events for up to 200 people. The Gallery is available for rent in the evenings throughout the week. Wedding receptions, corporate meetings, or anything in between. Surround your guests with contemporary art by emerging and established artists. Contact us to find out more at 643-1708.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Light House _1: Jackson Ward, Richmond VA

Winner of the Juror's Prize and People's Choice Awards,
InLight Richmond, September 5, 2008

photography by Andrew Montgomery
copyright: Spatial Affairs Bureau 2008

It Happened: InLight

Call for Entries
“It Happened: InLight”

Submission Deadline: September 24, 2008
Creative response and documentation of InLight Richmond

1708 Gallery and Capital One invite photographers and video artists working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to submit work for our online album and exhibition at Capital One. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that document the installations, videos, performances and general spectacle of the InLight Richmond event held on Sept. 5th 2008 from 7pm-midnight are encouraged. The album will be linked to our website and will be curated by our InLight Curatorial Committee. The highlights of the album will be selected for an exhibition in the Town Center Gallery on the Capital One campus in Richmond, VA.

Eligibility: The exhibition is open to all professional and amateur, domestic and international photographers working with digital or traditional photography, film/video or combinations of both.

Jurors: InLight Curatorial Committee:

Awards: All artwork chosen for the exhibition will be printed and framed by 1708 Gallery. 1708 Gallery will retain the framed copy for promotional, marketing, print and exhibition purposes. A second print will be made and sent to the artists chosen for the Capital One site exhibition. However, if you have any specific parameters/requests for either printing or framing YOU will need to provide the printed/ and framed image to 1708 Gallery by Friday Oct. 10. The work will be returned at the end of the exhibition.

Important Dates:
• Entries due September 24, 2008
• October 1, 2008: Notification of acceptance
• October 16, 2008: Exhibition opens in Town Center at Capital One West Creek campus
• TBD: Reception for artists and kick-off of InLight Richmond 2009!!

Submitting Entries for Jurying:
Submit a CD or DVD of your top ten photographs or film/video (9 minute max.) by Sept. 24, 2008
Please print and complete the entry form and include with your submission. Entries may be submitted on CD/DVD in person to: 1708Gallery, 319 W. Broad St Richmond VA 23220 or by mail: 1708 Gallery PO Box 12520 Richmond VA 23241 (postmarked no later than September 22, 2008)

Sales and Commission: 1708 Gallery will administer all sales during the Exhibition. The Gallery will retain a commission of 35% of the sales price of all artwork sold during the Exhibition. Artist will be paid 65% of any sales price by 1708 Gallery no later than 45 days following the conclusion of the Exhibition or the Gallery’s receipt of payment whichever is later. Sales tax will be collected as required by Virginia state law. The artist will remit to 1708Gallery a commission of 35% of the sales price of exhibited artwork sold within 60 days of the conclusion of the Exhibition if such sale results from or is otherwise attributable to the Exhibition

There is no entry fee but all artists accepted into the 1708inlight album and/or exhibition grant 1708 Gallery the following Use Rights:
By submission for jurying, artists grant 1708Gallery the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing the gallery’s programs and subsequent display on the gallery’s website of past exhibitions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from 1708Gallery. Artist’s recognition is provided with use.

It Happened: InLight
A juried exhibition of creative photography and video documentation of InLight Richmond 2008

Entry Form





Submission Format: Photo Video (include duration)

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Any questions call 804-643-1708 or e-mail Jolene Giandomenico jgiandomenico@1708gallery.org or
Rob McAdams at Richmonddirector.yav@gmail.com

>>> Please retain for your information until after announcement of the jury selection. <<< downloadable entry forms are linked below


Sunday, September 07, 2008

from Darkness to InLight

photography: Amie Oliver
copyright 2008

Flashbacks from InLight Richmond

Jay Paul Photography
copyright 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

InLight on MashUp

Check out MashUp on inRich.com featuring Inlight RICHMOND!


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wearable Inlight

1708 Gallery and The Phoenix invite you to a preview of Wearable Inlight, an illuminated fashion show. The preview will take place on Wednesday, September 3rd at 5:30pm on the bar at Can Can Brasserie in Carytown.

The full fashion show, including 30 light-inspired designs, will be part of InLight RICHMOND on September 5th in the First Friday art walk area of West Broad Street. To find out more, go to www.1708inlight.org.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Matthew Gehring and Rebecca Murtaugh have finished installing the first show of 1708's fall season with Seductions, which will open on September 5, 2008.

"As an artist couple, we always enjoy having two person shows. We share studios and homes and any room on any given day can be full of either of our works in progress. As a result our processes, ideas, and aesthetics are influenced by each other continuously. The words we most often use in response to each others products are juicy, sexy, and hot. We hope you find these qualities in the work and enjoy the show."

To see more of Rebecca and Matthew's juicy, sexy and hot work just click on their names...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

1708 Gallery Presents

More than 40 artists have been selected to participate in the first annual InLight RICHMOND event on September 5, 2008. This juried, light inspired art exhibition and event will take place from sun-down to midnight between the 100 and 400 blocks of Broad Street downtown, and is open to the public. Here is a sneak peak as to what’s in store!

London based architect Peter Culley has teamed up with Eleni Savvidou, a lighting designer with L'Observatoire International in New York. Their piece entitled “Light House” is a life-size architectural 3D “light drawing,” created in real space, which spectators can freely enter and explore. Culley is an associate director at Rick Mather Architects, and serves as the Project Director for the innovative expansion of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Bringing international perspective to the celebration are Sally Rees and Lena Stuart, who have collaborated on a work in photography and sound. Although from Montreal and Tasmania respectively, the two have created a single piece through their communication process, resembling a contemporary version of the “exquisite corpse” method of the 1920 Surrealists. The outcome, “Hiatus,” is a series of photographic pairs which will be projected onto an outdoor wall and accompanied by soundworks created by Jean-Yves Thériault and Matt Warren.

Among the local artist groups participating, Diana Cavanaugh and Worn Gallery bring us “Brilliant Beacons.” Representatives of the gallery will actually wear these miniature, illuminated installations as they roam the area, spending the evening as both spectators and spectacles. Cavanaugh is a recipient of a 2008 VMFA Undergraduate Fellowship in Sculpture.

Other InLight contributing artists include Miriam Ewers, Travis Fullerton, Bruce Hornstein, Christopher Wiedeman, David Grainger, Justin

Lincoln, Henry Gwiazda, Michael Filimowicz, Janpim Wolf, Amie Oliver, Gilberto Martinez, Megumi Akiyoshi, Damian Yanessa, Tatiana Ginsberg, Amy Glengary Yang, Sabrina Cordovana, Arielle Angel, Clay McGlamory, Scott Kyle, Jessica Bauserman, Jackie Mancini, Matt Greer, Linda Sheridan-Nay, John Blatter, Solar Sculptors United Now, Leah Jacobson, Robbie Kinter, Thea Duskin, Megan Vernon, Slash Coleman, Anne Savage, Suzanne Hall, Craig Pleasants, Manica Zander, David Williams, Wearable InLight, the Art Cheerleaders and Michael Lease.

Powered by 1708 Gallery in conjunction with its 30th anniversary, InLight RICHMOND is a light-inspired art exhibition and event and modeled after similar international efforts such as Nuit Blanche in Paris, Rome, and Toronto and Luci d’Artista in Turin. Facades, walls, balconies, rooftops, doorways, parking lots, and median strip have been identified as sites for art installations and performances, providing a very unique event for Richmond and giving the city the opportunity to encourage lively dialogue about contemporary art throughout the Central Virginia region and across the globe.

Altria is the presenting sponsor for InLight, with Venture Richmond and Dominon serving as co-presenting sponsors. Additional sponsors to-date are William A. Royall, Jr. and Pamela Kiecker; CenterStage Foundation; Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau; Historic Jackson Ward Neighborhood Association; First Market Bank; Quirk Gallery; Page and Sandy Bond; Dr. Greg and Deb Lockhart; Mike and Judy O’Connor; Kay and Phillip Davidson; Phoenix; Richard S. Reynolds Foundation; Commonwealth Architects; Baskervill; Johnson Inc.; and 3North. In-kind support is provided by Martin Branding Worldwide; Virginia Bertholet, Cause Content; Sunny Zhao, Dreams Factory; Pyramid Studios; Theater IV; and Virginia Commonwealth University. Community partners include Curated Culture; Richmond Moving Image Co-Op; Richmond Public Library; University of Richmond Modlin Center for the Arts; VMFA Friends of Art; VMFA Teen Studio and Young Audiences of Virginia. NBC 12 and the Richmond Times Dispatch are media sponsors.

Visit www.1708inlight.org to find out more. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering: jgiandomenico@1708gallery.org