August – September Exhibitions @ Art Works!

Discover 4 new exhibitions and visit 80 artists’ studios. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Exhibits include:


James River Renderings 2021

The James River is Richmond’s defining natural resource. Throughout the year, the James River Advisory Council (JRAC) works to conserve, preserve, and promote the river with cleanups, holiday boat parades, and stewardship outreach. Art Works is just two blocks from the James. We commissioned artists to capture images of the river in and around Richmond for the annual James River Days JRAC celebrations.

The exhibition will be in the central gallery.


Death of an Iceberg by Heidi Nunnally

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Heidi lived in New York City for 14 years, witnessing historic moments including ticker tape parades on Broadway, the blackout of 2003, Hurricane Sandy and the visceral reality of 9/11. september. Back in Virginia, his photography focused on nature, landscapes/seascapes, and horses. An avid traveler, she has ventured to the Yukon, Iceland, Greenland, Alaska and Austria. This exhibit features images from Greenland and follows the path of an iceberg as arctic currents carry it through Disko Bay and beyond.

This exhibition will be in the Corner Gallery.


Faces and views of the city by Cathy Cazares

Cathy Cazares finds and creates beauty in rustic and sometimes gritty places, where some may think no beauty lives. She expresses herself through photography, transfers and pastels while reusing and repurposing materials. Social commentary can be found in some of his works.

This exhibition will be in the Skylight Gallery.



This exhibition is at the center of all Art Works openings. This is a juried show with cash prizes and is open to all artists and mediums. Matt Lively will be the juror of this exhibition. In addition to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, there is also a special prize for dog artwork. The call for applications is from July 26, 2021 to August 18, 2021. Submit your applications via our online form. See our website for more details on submitting your work

Christopher S. Washington