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Spring Road Trip!

Spring is the time for road trips and artists are no exception.Friday, April 13 was a lucky day for several people in Vera’s watermedia classes. They car pooled for a midday stop at the Art Box in Lynchburg where many first time visitors were amazed at the luscious variety of supplies. Manager David Eakin also gave the group a tour of the artists’ studios upstairs at this long time art business.

After doing their bit to help support local business, the next stop was at Woodruff’s Pie Shop in Monroe for a late lunch and some of the best pie ever! 101 year old Mama held court and entertained everyone with her stories while we enjoyed the home cooked food.
Then the drive home was the best of a beautiful Spring day. Thanks to David for suggesting this outing. And you don’t need David to follow the footsteps and do the same.

Annual Studio School Exhibit 2018 North Cross School

Hope you will join us! The work is outstanding!

Sunday April 2 from 2-4 pm

North Cross School School

The Studio School Moves To Towers! Upper Level

Oh, this feels so good! We hope you are as excited about our new space as we are!!!!

It is taking shape!!!





North Cross School is hosting the Studio School’s Faculty and Student Show 2018

A special thank you to North Cross School for hosting the Studio School Faculty and Student show!

Our reception will be April 8th from 2-4 PM.

Come by and take a peek……you will be astounded by such amazon works! 

The Big Move!

While this has been in the works for several months, finally by the 1st of April we will have moved!!! Our spring quarter classes will be

held at out new location on the upper level of Towers Mall. We are located in the old Ram’s Head space, just past Wildflour!

I can not tell you how excited we all are!

Hope you will stop by to check us out and see our beautiful new location!!!


Corrected Dates for Free Play Class-Gina

Monday ART FREE PLAY (Open Studio) with Gina Louthian-Stanley

3 classes: Mondays, April 2, 9, and 16 • 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

 This class is about freedom of expression and play in an open studio format. We will experiment with collage and a variety of materials (Gina will have some to share), using both figurative and abstract imagery. The focus is to begin each class with a few exercises to stimulate the creative process, then to continue working to develop your own visual language in an open studio forum. All levels are welcome! Contact Gina for a short materials list.

The Art Box Art Bus is Coming…..stocked and ready!

The Art Box ..Art Supply Bus is coming to Roanoke at The Studio School
October 10 from 11-3…..We will have a little of everything we carry in our three stores from paints to canvases, to pencils, papers, brushes….. most everything that is used for creating Artwork!
.Stop by and check out the art supplies we are bringing!
see you there!

Art Blast 2017 Will Be On The Rain Date Sunday September 3rd!!!!

Art Blast 2017 Will Be On The Rain Date Sunday September 3rd!!!!


See you Sunday, Lakewood Park at the corner of Brandon and Brambleton!!!

10-4 pm

Tuesday, October 10 is The Art Box Art Bus Day!

From 11-3pm on October 11th, the Art Box will be sending the Art Bus to the Studio School!

The Art supply store is coming to us!

Kudos are in Order!

Congratulations are in order for some of the Studio School students and instructors!

  • Expressions is the museum’s annual open-entry, judged art exhibit. It’s the exhibit that brings the most visitors to Piedmont Arts each year, said Heidi Pinkston, the Director of Exhibitions for Piedmont Arts.
 This year’s Expressions has a total of 236 pieces by 136 area artists, a steady increase in participation which has been occurring over the past five years, she said.

Area residents and members of Lynwood Artists are able to enter one or two pieces of art which have been completed in the past 24 months.

“Sometimes it’s so surprising when you see a friend’s or somebody’s artwork in here, and you had no idea that they even did artwork,” said Heidi.

The exhibit was judged by Diane Kendrick, the chair of the Art Department and a professor of art at Averett University. She has a master’s degree in drawing and clay sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree in art education from East Carolina University. Her specialties are enameling, arts education and the history of monotype printing.

Mixed media-third place, “Autumn Gold” by Susan Dietrich Gring

Watercolor-First place, “Girl Reading” by Jane Iten

Purchase Awards- “Parkway Estate” by Betty Williamson, sponsored by Chris’s Custom Framing

  • 2017 Virginia Watercolor Society- Mike Bailey, Juror
    Students accepted, Ruth Lefko, Sally Mook, Gayle Cooley, Pam Ogden, Jane Schafer, Angela Shields
    And staff; Jane Frank Tracy Budd and Vera Dickerson….9 of the 81 accepted into the show!

  • New River Juried Biennial Juried Show-Amy Shawley, juror
    Gina Louthian-Stanley, honorable mention