Ryan and Kat + Whitten Brothers of Richmond 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is excited to have Ryan and Kat + Whitten Brothers of Richmond as Sponsors of our 2018 Winter Gala! 

They said, "We support because so many of the numerous events hosted by the LCVA throughout the year that allow all ages and community members to mingler, gather, learn and have fun."

They said they are most looking forward to spending time with friends at this year's gala! 

John Miller 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

John Miller is happy to be a sponsor of LCVA's 2018 Winter Gala this year! 

John is a sponsor, "to support the LCVA’s mission of fostering creativity in school classrooms throughout central Virginia." He is most looking forward to the dancing at this year's gala!

If John could be any piece of art, it would be George Bellows’ Stag at Sharkey’s, becuase "he captures the raw drama and power of boxing."

David and Navona Hart + Real Living Cornerstone 2018 Winter Gala Sponsor Profile

LCVA is thrilled to have David and Navona Hart + Real Living Cornerstone as sponsors of our 2018 Winter Gala! 

Navona and David said, "the LCVA is an organization that does so much for our community. We believe that everyone benefits from having the LCVA here." They are looking forward to the Gala because it is such a fun event filled with good food, friends and dancing. "It’s a party not to be missed," they said. 

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?