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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.

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 July 7th from 5 to 8:30 p.m.  


New Exhibits
The Main Gallery exhibit, "Richmond: Familiar & Not So Much", features two watercolorists, one painting architectural subjects and the other favoring scenes of open skies and wide water. For this show, Featured Artists Betty Drozeski and Tami Topalu have chosen scenes of the Richmond area. Ms. Drozeski's love of Low Country scenes transforms itself here into paintings of the James River, while Ms. Topalu is drawn to buildings, statues and historical structures known to most Richmonders but that are rarely depicted. In the Frable gallery, Marti Franks' exhibit, "Town & Country ", continues the emphasis on architecture and landscapes. Her watercolors capture the vitality and excitement of everyday life in various cities (including Richmond) and rural communities. The Main Gallery's Guest Artist Patti Bartol also offers a watercolor exhibit, but her close-ups of nature in "Nature Reimagined" are a departure from traditional watercolor painting. They incorporate molding paste, gel medium, collage, watercolor inks and crayons to create texture, bringing a sense of place to each painting.
The opening reception for the above exhibits will be on Friday July 7, from 5 to 8:30 P.M.
(Reception also on Friday, Aug. 4 from 5 to 8:30 P.M.)

Go to the Main & Frable Gallery

Continuing Exhibits
Uptown Gallery continues its exploration of color in a fourth judged show,  "Keep It Green" . Judged by top Richmond landscape artist Linda Hollett, the exhibit is open to any Richmond artist who exploits the special qualities of the color green to "make" the work. Each artist will reveal his own unique interpretation. Does green represent the inexperience of youth, or its vigor? Does it evoke the ecology movement, or perhaps envy? Is it the color of money, the delicacy of spring foliage, the lushness of summer, or the dark depths of water? The exhibit will include a variety of media, including photographs, drawings, paintings and three-dimensional works, with interpretations even more varied than the media.

Judge Linda Hollett is an award-winning plein-air painter who is driven to record local and international landscapes before they fall to development or destruction. She will judge which works make best use of the color green, and will award prizes and ribbons during her gallery talk at 6:00 PM on June 2, during the opening reception. The exhibit runs until July 29, 2017.

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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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1305 West Main Street, Richmond VA 23220
Telephone 804-353-8343