Past Exhibits

6th Annual National Juried Exhibition

May 22nd-June 30th, 2018

Juror/Judge: Katherine Shortridge

Works are presented in numerous media including photography, mosaics, painting, fabric, and glass.

About the Judge: Katherine Shortridge received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her M.F.A. in painting from Indiana University Bloomington. She joined the faculty at Roanoke College in 2003, where she teaches basic through advanced courses in drawing and painting, and is currently serving as the chairperson of the Fine Arts Department. For the past twenty years, Shortridge’s paintings, drawings, and prints have been an exploration of sense of place and relationships with the landscape. Her abstract work is based on observation and interpretation of these experiences. Travel is an important part of her working process and she has received awards to study the landscape both internationally and regionally. Most recently Shortridge obtained a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris and at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She has painted not only exotic landscapes from Iceland, France, and Nicaragua, but also deeper investigations closer to home in the Midwest and Southwestern Virginia.

Best in Show

Unknown by Alan Raasch



2nd Place

Bridge to Emerald City by Bill Hill



3rd Place

Pink Dust by Doreen Starling



Award of Merit

Missing by Doni Guggenheimer

Mixed Media/Collage


ArtVisions/Aurora Gallery

March 13-April 21 2018

The ArtVisions/Aurora Gallery exhibit at Bower Center for the Arts consisted of art by artists from two area galleries that are also working studios. Participating artists from ArtVisions, 130 Lake Plaza in Moneta near Westlake at Smith Mountain Lake, are: Rose Mary Atkins, Linda Atkinson, Whitney Brock, Nancy Rae Brown, Marie Campbell, Rita Carroll, Julie English, Barbara Moody, Jane Schafer, Nancy Stellhorn and Denise Swayne. The artists from Roanoke’s Aurora Gallery, at 110 Campbell St,who showed include: Susan Egbert, Meredith Entingh, Miki Overcast-Kallan, Suzanne Sellers and Kelly Smith-Price and Nancy Stellhorn.


The media included in this show was as wide-ranging and varied as the artists: oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, mixed media, acrylic, textile, chalk pastel, watercolor batik, and watercolor wax resist.


Though the artists in each gallery operate independently, they find the fun part of working with other artists is the feedback and companionship.



130 Lake Plaza

Moneta VA



110 Campbell St

Roanoke VA

(Left to right, top to bottom:Kelly Smith-Price: Roanoke Iconic Signs, Denise Swayne: Oranges, Barbara Moody: Portside, Susan Egbert: Roots, ​Whitney Brock: Timeless Grace