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Chuck and Candy Dowdy + Northwestern Mutual 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is delighted to have Charles H. Dowdy III and Candice J. Dowdy ’69 + Northwestern Mutual as sponsors of our 2018 Winter Gala! 

Chuck and Candy are great supporters of the LCVA.  "The LCVA brings the community together to celebrate art, music, and history. It is for all ages, and offers exhibitions for many interests," they said. "The LCVA serves many rural counties and is a star that must be continued into the future." The pair are most looking forward to sharing this year's Gala with all those who believe in and support the LCVA. 

Nominations for Community Achievement in the Arts Awards Due March 2

PURPOSE:  The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts is resuming its annual Community Achievement in the Arts Award in the spring of 2018. The awards honor an individual, a non-profit organization, and a business that have made a significant and selfless contribution to the development of the arts in Southside Virginia, including Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward Counties. 

Become a Sponsor of LCVA's 2018 Winter Gala

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts invites you to participate as a sponsor of its 2018 black tie biennial winter gala, held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 in the Blackwell Ballroom of the Maugans Alumni Center on Longwood University’s campus in Farmville, Virginia. 

More than 500 attendees will delight in an elegant evening while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and live music with Richmond’s own En’Novation. A silent auction features fine arts and crafts ranging in value from $50 to $4,000.

LCVA Welcomes Jonathan Page for Gallery Talk

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) welcomes Jonathan Page, director of Longwood Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education for a gallery talk on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation, titled “The Danger of Othering: Using Our Platforms to Create Equity, Inclusion, and a Sense of Belonging,” will challenge attendees to consider situations of inequality in new light. 

Shag Lessons at the LCVA

The LCVA is excited to announce it will be offering a five-part Shag Lesson opportunity. Shag is partner style of dance, known for being practiced to beach music. It's accessible to dancers of all ages, including children.

The lessons will be taught by Brenda Franklin and Partners during Friday evenings, including August 4, 11, and 18, and September 1, and 8. The class will not only be great for beginners, but also a good refresher for those who have taken lessons in the past.

LCVA receives prestigious grant from National Endowment for the Arts

A $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) award will aid the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) as it exhibits and publishes the story of a collaborative art series that unfolded over four decades.  The exhibition and accompanying book- published by Longwood University in association with the University of Virginia Press-will provide an important record of the Mountain Lake Workshops within the context of contemporary creative practice.

LCVA presents Collectors' Circle Programming

What is the Collectors' Circle? 

The LCVA's Collectors' Circle is our newest membership group for those who are passionate about art, preservation, and collecting. Funds raised by Collectors' Circle Members provide critical support for the acquisition, care, and interpretation of the museum's permanent collection. We will also host several Collectors' Circle events throughout the year, including intimate, art-fueled gallery talks as well as trips that connect LCVA's collections to those in other museums. 

How can you get involved?

LCVA is seeking Interns!

The LCVA is looking to hire interns for the 2017-2018 school year. Internships at the LCVA are an ideal opportunity for students to hone their skills while obtaining “real life,” on-the-job experiences. The LCVA encourages college students from any discipline to apply for an internship.

Internships are available both with and without stipends in a variety of areas, including administration, marketing, public relations, development, collections management, exhibitions management, and education.

The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.
 

Community Achievement in the Arts Award Winners

On April 29, 2017, LCVA honored the awardees of this year's Community Achievment in the Arts Awards. 

The awards, established more than 20 years ago, recognize the individuals, volunteers, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have enriched lives in Southside Virginia through their contributions to the arts.

Mainly Clay, Mary Jo Stockton and The Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF) received the Business, Individual and Organization Awards respectively.

Beaux-Arts Bash Sponsor Spotlight- Sandy River Outdoor Adventure + Candice and

The LCVA is delighted to have Sandy River Outdoor Adventures and Candice and Mark Smith as sponsors for our Beaux-Arts Bash!