The Colonial Center has several gallery spaces available for exhibitions and display. All artwork is shown either on easels, free standing pedestals, or hanging systems. Applications are currently being accepted for future showings.

Complete the Application Form and send it to The Colonial Center at the following address. You may also send by email. Please call for more details.

The Colonial Center
Attn: Karen Terry
220 South Mecklenburg Avenue
South Hill, Virginia 23970
(434) 262-4170

In the Main Gallery until March 30, 2017:
Works by David Jones of Brodnax, VA.



David Jones studied art at the Corcoran School of Art, in Washington, DC, where he received The Sarah Pickens Roberts Memorial Award.  He has designed several covers for a Washington, D. C. trade magazine.  He has had photographs exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and a water color exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland.  David is a graduate of Ohio University where he studied Photography and received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. 

"Because these acrylic paintings are basically representational in nature, they have an element of story-telling to them.  Their fruition I like to think has been achieved through an act of drawing in color; and by such drawing it is done in a manner of a visual problem solver, juggling the elements of painting to bring about a convincing, coherent image.  This always requires a sound compositional structure, complemented by balanced color harmonies with a cognizance of both the depth and emotion that color can impart.  At times this requires an exaggerated more abstract than literal rendering to better represent the subject being painted: e.g., the sparkling iridescence of the coolness of snow.  But if it all comes out as exactly planned and does not develop during the process of painting, the tedium and boredom that would inevitably result, would somehow make painting seem hardly worthwhile."

"I have no revolutionary, groundbreaking, propagandistic theories of what art should or should not be, but merely strive to paint in a manner and of people, places and things my desires so move me to paint." - David Jones

The Galleries are open for free, public viewing Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and during all Colonial Center public performance events.


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