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

Now in the Main Gallery:

Acrylic Artwork by Sheila D. Thomas


Sheila graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 with a BFA Degree in Art Education. She has had numerous solo art shows across Virginia and her works have been featured in several issues of WOMEN IN ART 278 magazine. Sheila’s paintings are textured using acrylic compound and acrylic paints on woods and canvas. Her preferred artistic style is Expressionism.

Regarding her creations, she says, “Symbolism is a powerful tool to the artist. The application of various colors, images, and often the implication of emotion, is imperative when creating an image which displays a concept or makes a statement. These applications vividly communicate with the viewer. Symbolism in art tends to succeed more often than not because it is an art form that requires viewer participation.”

“The owls in my works symbolize wisdom and knowledge; the Luna Moth represents the spiritual search for truth; the fox symbolizes loyalty and connection between instincts and intuition; mushrooms are secrets; bees represent love, life, order, mystery, and creativity; butterflies symbolize transformation, hope, and resurrection; and finally, dragonflies are intended to represent self-realization.”

Now in the Craft Gallery:
Handmade Wreaths by Karen Burton

Photos coming soon!

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


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