“Old Fishing Dock,” an oil painting by Iris Mamlin, is on display during the Suffolk Art League’s annual Juried Exhibition. The show begins Saturda and lasts through Dec. 21.

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Juried exhibition opens

Published 10:31pm Friday, November 9, 2012

One of the area’s premier art shows begins Saturday with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Suffolk Art League’s annual Juried Exhibition will be on display through Dec. 21. It includes around 85 recent works from artists from all over Hampton Roads.

“It is just some wonderful artwork that represents what the artists of Hampton Roads are creating now,” said Linda Bunch, executive director of the Suffolk Art League. “People should come out just to support the arts and culture in Suffolk.”

Danielle Eckhardt painted “Land and Sea Turtle” in oil on wood. It is one of about 85 works in the Suffolk Art League’s annual Juried Exhibition, on display at the Suffolk Art Gallery through Dec. 21.

The winner of the first-place award comes with the opportunity to present a one-person show at the Suffolk Art Gallery next year.

Works selected for the show range from abstract to landscapes and from paintings to pottery.

The juror was Carolyn Cobb Wright, director of exhibition programming at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history, studio art and journalism from Washington and Lee University and a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Virginia.

She has worked at The National Gallery, Monticello and Ravenscroft School and served on the boards of Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, where she was vice president of the collections committee.

Awards will be presented at Saturday’s opening reception, which also will include music and refreshments.

The gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Suffolk Fine Arts Commission, BB&T, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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