Calling all artists! artists’ guild prepares for outdoor event in Stanardsville | Lifestyles


“We are very excited to include high school students in this event,” said Ricketts.

The day begins between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. for registration at the Art Guild of Greene booth at the Greene Commons pavilion, 40 Celt Road, Stanardsville. Of

From 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., artists will start creating their works all over the city, which has no shortage of beautiful views, pastoral scenes and historic buildings. The artists will deliver their works between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Stanardsville station to be judged by juror Leslie Barham, a distinguished local artist and former high school art teacher. At 4:00 p.m. there will be a public reception and awards ceremony at The Station, 126 Main Street, Stanardsville.

Artists must bring their own easels and participants can bring two additional paintings that can be offered for sale at the public reception.

The Art Guild of Greene has a weekly stall at the Greene County Farmers Market in Stanardsville for artists to sell their creations. It is a completely voluntary organization that strives to showcase Stanardsville as a center of the arts.

“The Art Guild of Greene is committed to enriching the quality of life in Greene County through its support for art events and artists in the area,” said Ricketts.

The guild started the Blue Ridge Barn Quilt Trail for Greene County in 2016 and it is now the largest in Virginia. There are over 148 barn quilts in over 90 locations across the county – on barns, sheds, homes, fences, porches, mailboxes, and gardens. Visit www.exploregreene.com/explore/barn-quilt-trail to download a map and tour beautiful Greene County while admiring the artwork that has been produced.


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