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2017

“Winter Conjunction over House Mountain”, “Road to House Mountain” and “Sugar Maple in Snow” displayed at the Virginia General Assembly Building Art Display during the general session of the state legislature from January 11th to February 25th, 2017 - Through the BV Arts Council.

“Fading Away” accepted into Olin Hall Gallery Biennial juried Show, Roanoke College, Salem, VA. Jurors Joanne Leonhardt Cassullo is the President and Director of The Dorothea L. Leonhardt Foundation, Inc and Beth Rudin DeWoody is the President of The Rudin Family Foundations and serves on the board of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Creative Time, The New School, Design Museum Holon Israel

“The Birdwatcher” accepted into the juried Tenth Anniversary Puppy Love Juried Exhibition 2017, Juror Amy Miller, Executive Director, Atlanta Celebrates Photography -- Hathaway Contemporary Gallery| Atlanta – Opening Receptions February 4th, 2017

“Snow Dust” accepted into 2017 Art Speaks on the Bay show, Mathews, Virginia. opening reception is on May 6th; show runs through June 3, 2017. Our judge for this year is Jeffrey Allison, ‎Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager, Statewide Programs and Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.  Last year's show was a tremendous success, with well over 100 artists entering from all over the state.

“Autumn Gold” accepted into VMRC Juried Art exhibition, Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA Jurors: Theresa Alo, Ph.D., College of Notre Dame of Maryland,; Charles Goolsby, M.F.A., James Madison University, is professor of art at Emory & Henry College and Chair of the Division of Visual & Performing Arts; Patricia Piorkowski Hobbs, M.A., University of Virginia, is Associate Director/Curator of University Collections of Art & History at Washington and Lee University   Artists’ Awards Reception on Sunday, June 4 - Show runs May 28 - June 30, 2017.

Co-judged (with Polly Branch, Community Artist, and Jacob Smith, Assistant Professor and Art Program Coordinator at Ferrum College) Carilion's 4th Annual Employee Art Show at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA., sponsored by The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program. April 14 – July 13, 2017. Judging each category (adult amateur, adult intermediate, adult professional, youth and teen).

Five photos published in the glossy Spring 2017 issue of Shenandoah at War magazine, the Magazine of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District.   In an article titled History Brought to Life, Filming at Third Winchester on Pages 42-43. The photos were among those documenting the filming last September 2016 of historically correct civil war reenactment filming for two purposes: s short film on the 1864 Shenandoah campaign and a museum orientation film on the Third Battle of Winchester.

For my “photographic Body of work” displayed at the 24th Art on the Green Show at Hopkins Green, Lexington, VA on April 29, 2017, I received First place for Photography. Judge: Trudi C. Van Dyke, international independent curator and fine arts consultant and former director of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Alexandria, VA.

Staunton Augusta Art Gallery - Solo show – Title: Intimate and Infinite.   Dates: May 19 - June 24, 2017 with the opening reception on May 19, 2017. 33 images of Landscapes and florals.

Lexington Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce - used three of my photos (a landscape, a cityscape and a hot air balloon photo) for the cover of their 2017-2018 Community Map. Photo selection was in June 2017.

Keeley Judges Exhibition for Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Lobby, Roanoke, VA., July 14 through November 2, 2017 sponsored by The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program. Multiple artist show by invitation only.

Several of my wildflower photos published in Ed Spencer’s book about the Blue Ridge.

4 of my photos published with an article, “Reenactors Make Film on Third Battle of Winchester Possible”, by Joseph Bordono in the Civil War News. 7/17/17

“Rushing to Judgement” and “Autumn Gold” Carnegie Hall National juried Show, “Alternative Views” theme in Lewisburg, WV. September 1 through October 28. 22 photos were juried in from among 129 works from 45 artists. Jurors; Josh Baldwin and Mark Trent.

“Rushing to Judgement” and “Snow Dust” juried into Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA - National Juried Photography Exhibition. Juror, Carolyn Russo, author of four photography books and a museum specialist and photographer with the Smithsonian. September 1 through October 1, 2017 exhibit . 45 artists with 67 images were selected from 92 artists entering 286 images.

“Monarch’s Throne” (Butterfly) photo wins VNLA photo contest (fall 2017).

“Valley Moonrise” - 2nd place in Photography at Rockbridge Regional Fair Rockbridge Arts Guild Art Show Judge: Elizabeth Geiger of Charlottesville, VA. Studied at Vermont and NY Studio Schools and exhibited her oil-on-linen paintings around the eastern US. Received a fellowship in 2007 from VA Museum of Fine Arts.

Accepted as a new Gallery member in the CoArt Gallery, Staunton, VA. (effective October 1, 2017) http://www.coartgallery.com.

“House Mountain Snow” - 2nd place in Fx2 Photography Judged Show at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center in Landscape Division - Judge, Susan Lockwood of Radford, VA

 

2016

Dual Photographic Exhibit of local to Rockbridge photography with Conrad Matiuk at the Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce – December 15, 2015 through April 15, 2016.

“Snow Dust” juried into the 2016 Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition - 04/09/2016-04/30/2016;   Juror, Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review.

“Sugar Maple in Snow” accepted into Bower Center National Juried Exhibition; Juror/Judge: Janly Jaggard, Artist & Instructor at Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton VA - May 24 – July 8, 2016

“Sugar Maple in Snow” accepted into VMRC Juried Art exhibition, Park Gables Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA Jurors: Richard Weaver, a Charlottesville artist, Anita Cooper , watercolorist and Robert Sulkin, Professor of Art at Hollins University, Roanoke, Va. Sold $250.00   May 29 - June 30, 2016

“Farm House View” juried into Academy Center of the Arts, Lynchburg, VA - National Juried Photography Exhibition. Juror, Glen McClure, well known photographer. September 2 through October 1, 2016 exhibit .

“Snowden Dam, James River” - Honorable Mention (one of only two given) Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in their National Best of the Bay photography contest for the image https://allianceforthebay.org/2016/08/2016-best-of-the-chesapeake-photo-contest-winners/ September 1 – 2016

Juror/Judge for Buena Vista Arts Council’s Historic Buena Vista Photography Contest. Awarded 1st-3rd ribbons for Adult, youth, Historic, Best in Show and two Honorable Mentions. Provided a Juror’s Statement and a presentation before the awards. October 6, 2016.

Snow Dust juried into the 8th Annual Juried Art Show at Riverviews Artspace. Juror, Deborah McLeod (http://www.deborahmcleod.com/bio.htm ) out of submissions of 246 pieces of artwork. Show: November 4 to December 16, 2016.

Small Solo show at Blue Phoenix Café and Market opening reception Nov 4th – through Nov 30, 2016. Lexington, Virginia.

“Valley Moonrise” received Honorable Mention in Fx2 Photography Judged Show at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Judge (December 2016) Ed Gallucci of Roanoke, VA. Gallucci is a professional photographer with 45 years of experience; studied graphic design and has a BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute

2015

 

“Woodland Bouquet” Juried into the 2015 national art show at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC). Show June 2015. Judges/Jurors: Ron Boehmer, one of Virginia’s most noteworthy landscape artists, has served as judge/juror, consultant and instructor for various cultural and educational organizations and institutions. He is co-founder of Beverley Street School Studio in Staunton, VA. Ron earned his M.F.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Associate Professor Nan Covert, Chair of the Art Department at Bridgewater College, teaches painting, drawing and art history while continuing to create her own artistic works. Nan’s M.F.A. in painting is from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Professor Richard Pumphrey teaches design and sculpture at Lynchburg College. He is the author of Elements of Art, a design text for college students. Recently he was commissioned by the National D-Day Memorial to sculpt busts of the seven allied leaders of WWII. Richard earned his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Georgia.

 

 

"Best Floral Scene" at the May 2015 Rockbridge Arts Guild, ART on the GREEN Show for "Woodland Bouquet." (last year it is eligible) Juror, Barbara Crawford, professor of Art at Southern Virginia University

Invited Guest Artist on the 2015 Lexington-Rockbridge Studio Tour at the Studio of William Johnston. May 2015.

“Woodland Bouquet”, Peony ‘Shirley Temple’” and “Iris Lover’s Bouquet” juried into 16th Annual Nelson Gallery Juried Show - (Show August 2015) Juror: Langdon Quinn MFA is an internationally known painter and distinguished art educator. Winner of a Fulbright Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts grant and many other awards, he is a member elect of the National Academy of Design in New York City. Professor Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire.

“Back to Barracks”, 2nd Place in Landscape/Architecture category

“Golden Hibiscus”, 2nd place in Macro category

“In Training”, Honorable Mention in Show Motion category

At the Fx2 Photography Show at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Judge Aileen Fletcher of Riner, VA Retired New River Community College assistant professor now adjunct art instructor. July 26 - 8/21 2015

 

“Road to House Mountain” and “Snow Dust” juried into the Lynchburg Art Club and Gallery’s Fall National Juried Show. Judge: Shaun Whiteside, MFA, Adjunct Instructor of Art, Radford University.

“Farm House View “ Inaugural Joe Wilson Landscape Award. Rockbridge Art Guild’s Annual Art Show – at the Rockbridge Regional Fair. July 14, 2015. Juror, Piper Groves, BFA, Executive Director at Shenandoah Valley Art Center

"Back to Barracks" 26th Annual Carnegie Hall "Seasons of Color" juried Show in Lewisburg. Judges for the exhibit were: Mary Baldwin (Lewisburg), Michael Keller (Charleston), and John Farrell (Talcott.)

 

"Jordan's Point by Moonlight" - First place

"Lee Chapel Autumn" - Third place.

At Natural Bridge Park and Historic Hotel​'s Inaugural 2015 "Local Color, Autumn Artists, Juried Art Show." Judges: Corey Akers (Cabell Gallery) and Erin Allen (Rockbridge County High School Art Instructor)  

 

“Road to House Mountain” and “Iris Lover’s Bouquet” Juried into the 2015 National Juried Show at the Bower Arts Center in Bedford, VA. Show October 2015. Judge: Amy Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions/Collections, Taubman Museum.

Portfolio accepted on June 2, 2015 by Staunton Augusta Art Gallery - for a solo show in spring 2017 – Title: Intimate and Infinite.   Dates: May 19 - June 24, 2017 with the opening reception on May 19, 2017.

Dual Exhibit with Conrad Matiuk at the Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce – December 15 through April 15, 2016.

Also in 2015 “Winter Conjunction over House Mountain” (The Moon, Jupiter and barely visible Venus), “Balloon to House Mountain”, and “House Mountain overlooking VMI” were published in the new book House Mountain Affair by Harry Warner. ISBN: 978-1-885331-32-8.

 

2014

“House Mountain Farm”, “Snow Dust”, and “Farm House View” juried into the 2014 National Juried Show “The American Landscape at SAAC and BSSS in Staunton, VA. House Mountain farm received Honorable mention. (Snow Dust sold within 40 minutes of opening.)

“Woodland Phlox” wins VNLA photo contest (spring 2014).

“House Mountain Farm” and “Snow Dust” juried into the 2014 National Juried Show at the Bower Arts Center in Bedford, VA. “Snow Dust” received the People’s Choice Award. Show August 2014. Juror, David Eakin, AFA, BFA

“Falling Springs Fairyland” wins Grand prize (first place) in the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s 2014 annual photography Contest. (September 2014)

 Photography exhibit at Sweet Treats Bakery – October 1 to December 1, 2011. With Ken Hawkins.

 

2013

Co-judge (one of three) for the 2013 Rockbridge Area Tourism Photo contest

"Best Floral Scene" at the May 2013 Rockbridge Arts Guild, ART on the GREEN Show with "Woodland Bouquet."

"Snow Dust" 2nd place in Landscape category of 2013 Fx2 Photography Show at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center (AHACC)

“Snow Dust” juried into 14th Annual Nelson Gallery Juried Show - (Show August 2013)     “Snow Dust" 2013 Clara Erdman Weaver Award @ the Nelson Gallery Juried Show

“Woodland Bouquet” and “Japanese Iris” juried into the Bower Center 2013 National Juried Exhibition. (Show August 2013); Juror/Judge Susan Jameson

Photography Exhibit with Sara Coffey at Sweet Treats Bakery Oct 1, 2013 to December 1, 2013

“Snow Dust” accepted into the New River Valley Art 2013 Juried Biennial Show at the perspective gallery. Show Oct 1 – Nov 9, 2013) Jurors: Michael Haga, and Jeffrey W. Allison

 

2012

 

"Best Floral Scene" at the 2012 Art on the Green Show with "Japanese Iris."

 

"July 4th Liftoff", 2nd place in Theme (Celebration) category

"Puff" 2nd place in the Macro category

2012 Fx2 Photography Show at Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center (AHACC)

 

 

2011

"Falling Springs Fairyland" was selected for 2011 juried Exhibition: "Seasons of Color" at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg, WV.

"Japanese Iris" 1st place in Photography Still Life category

"VMI Ghostly Visitors" 2nd place in the Stop Action/Show Motion category

---- 2011 Fx2 Photography competition at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center (AHACC) .

 

RCC Photography exhibit at Sweet Treat Bakery October to December 1, 2011. Two photos

 

2010

Photo “Misted Miscanthus” - Honorable Mention   2010 Rockbridge Art Guild’s Annual Art Show – at the Rockbridge Regional Fair, July 2010.

Photo “Balloon over Lexington” Tourism award – 2010

Updated September 24, 2017

2017 Michele R Fletcher