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Welcome to the website of Uptown Gallery Richmond Virginia's Premier Artist's Co-op

As an artist's co-op, Uptown Gallery allows each visitor to experience the artwork and the artists who created it. The gallery's unique feature is that it is staffed by the artists themselves. Each time you visit the gallery you will have the rare opportunity to meet one of the artists whose work is shown here. The gallery has more than 30 outstanding artists, with work in a varied palette of media and techniques.

Call For Entries
Uptown Gallery's fourth judged color challenge is called "Keep It Green" and is all about any shade of green. Information is available in the flyer - click to download.

Hours
11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Friday
11 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays.

first Fridays
Uptown Gallery is open the first Friday of every month 5pm - 8:30pm. During the first Friday opening light refreshments are served.
 Reception will be on Friday May 5th from 5 to 8:30 p.m.  

Galleries

ELM GALLERY
New Exhibits
Uptown Gallery is excited to announce a very special show for the ELM Loft space for April-May. Called "In Our Own Dreams", it features the work of a Virginian and a deceased painter from Massachusetts. This is a show for the serious collector. At first glance, there seems to be no similarity between the two artists: Virginian Alexandra Pappas' works are gouache or softly-colored lithographs, while Miriam Fried painted large, bold abstracts in oil and acrylic. However, Both artists are highly attuned to the human condition and the lives and feelings of others. Fried believed abstract paintings were evocative, requiring the collective memory of viewers to truly come alive. Pappas considers her work a "self-imposed therapy", poetic and existential. Both artists explore the human condition and believe that the viewer works with the artist to create the existence and meaning of the art. The exhibit runs until May 27, 2017.
A reception will be held Friday, May 5, from 5 to 8:30 pm.
Artsline:
Title: Works by Alexandra Pappas & Miriam Fried @ Uptown Gallery
"In Our Own Dreams": A Virginia artist & a Massachusetts painter explore the role an artist assigns to his viewer and how the viewer participates in the art.
Times-Dispatch.com: Title: Works by Alexandra Pappas & Miriam Fried @ Uptown Gallery
Both artists are highly attuned to the human condition and the lives and feelings of others. Fried believed abstract paintings were evocative, requiring the collective memory of viewers to truly come alive. Pappas considers her work a "self-imposed therapy", poetic and existential. Both artists explore the human condition and believe that the viewer works with the artist to create the existence and meaning of the art.

Go to the ELM Gallery

MAIN GALLERY & FRABLE GALLERY
Continuing Exhibits
Continuing in the Main Gallery is "City Limits", with George Crawford's colorful oils of rural settings and Stanley Watkin's sometimes playful, sometimes serious, large-format photographs of the Richmond skyline. Guest artist Mel Talley displays photos, with their ghostly human presences, from his series "Requiem for a Hotel". Meanwhile, in the Frable Gallery, Mike Shea's exhibit, "Watercolors Then & Now", reveals the early and recent work of a fine watercolorist. Both exhibits run through April 29, 2017.

The opening reception will be on Friday May 5th, from 5 to 8:30 P.M.

Go to the Main & Frable Gallery



Driving Directions
Click for Driving Directions. Free parking is available when you visit Uptown Gallery. You may park in the parking lot at the corner of Randolph and Main Streets. There is an entrance on Randolph Street.


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