Check Out After Dark Art In Our Community

Vern Riffe After Dark is about three weeks away, but you can see some of the art that will be on display if you know where to look.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses for hosting these works in advance of the show. Wander in and check ’em out.

Meteor Shower by Breanna Stewart.
Find it at Law Offices of William Dever, 1110 Gay Street
Back in Time by Chris Vetter
Find it at Trinity Business Group, 613 Chillicothe Street

 

The Bridge by Cynthia Neeley
Find it at Market Street Cafe, 212 Market Street

 

by Cynthia Neeley
Find it at Sherman-Kricker Insurance, 820 Chillicothe Street

 

Lovers by Randi Blankenship
find it at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street

 

Work by Amanda Klaiber
Find it at Coffee at The Lofts, 842 Gallia St

 

work by Jeff Eldridge
Find it at The Party Connection, 2034 11th St, Portsmouth, OH 45662

Call To Local Business-Display Some Art!

VRCFA is going to have its third After Dark Event on April 13 giving local artists an opportunity to display, talk about and sell their art.

But before they sell it off, they want to show it off!

We are looking for businesses and organizations who are all about showing some love and pride in the talented people of our community by providing some space to display some art for about three weeks before the After Dark event.

How will it work you ask?

  • Artists will submit images and dimensions of the pieces they want to display by March 10.
  • Week of March 13 we will send you pictures of the pieces so you can decide whether it will fit in your available space
  • Week of March 20 we will deliver the pieces to you. We will take pictures and post them to social media so people will know what to look for when they visit your business.
  • April 10-12 we will come back to pick the art up so the artists can sell them on April 13
  • What if you love the piece and want to buy it? Well that would be awesome!

How Can You Participate?

Fill out the form below or contact Joe Patti at the Vern Riffe Center 740-351-3621.
Image by Shannon Lykins

 

Call For Artist Entries – Spring 2017 Vern Riffe After Dark

Thanks to the interest and response to our last After Dark event, we are putting out a call for entries for our next show on Thursday, April 13, 7-10 pm

Right now we are looking for artists interested in participating in showing and selling their art.  We will be accepting applications with work samples until March 10.

The deadline is earlier this year because past participants have had the idea of displaying work in area businesses in advance of the show. If you are interested in having your work displayed publicly in advance of the show, please indicate this on your application.  Upon acceptance of work for the After Hours event, a $20 per table fee will be due by April 7

If you know of a business that would like to display work, please have them complete the form on this page or contact Joe Patti at 740-351-3621

How Public Placement Will Work

  • Submit your application and pictures of work samples by March 10. Indicate on the application which image represents the work you would like displayed, its dimensions and how it should be displayed. (hung, on a pedestal/table, does it require heavy duty hardware due to its weight.)
  • We will provide the submitted information to the business so that they can decide if it is appropriate for their space and clientele.
  • In the meantime, we will ask you to bring the work you want displayed to the Vern Riffe Center by March 17. Because we won’t have control over how and where the works are displayed, we encourage people to submit copies, prints or pieces of lower value that you don’t strongly value or have an attachment to.
  • Week of March 20, we will distribute works to the participating businesses. After that we will call attention to the placements on social media so people can check them out.
  • April 10-12, we will retrieve the works so you can sell them on April 13

Just download the form fillable application and send it to vrcfafterhours@gmail.com. You can also send questions and inquires there as well.

Thanks to CMAR Clothing  and the Creative Cult for their help in promoting this event.

C*MAR Creative Cult Induction

SSU alums and friends of VRCFA, C*MAR are teaming up with local artisan and faculty member Wayne Stump to start a “Creative Cult.” 

Creative folks in the Portsmouth area looking for a supportive environment to talk about their work, get feedback and encouragement and maybe even collaborators are invited to the Induction ceremony on Tuesday, October 18 from 8-9 pm at Stump Standards Gallery, 725 5th Street, Portsmouth, OH.

Call For Entries – Second VRCFA After Dark

Thanks to the interest and response to our last After Dark event, we are putting out a call for entries for our next show on Friday, November 4.

Right now we are looking for artists interested in participating in showing and selling their art.  We will be accepting applications with work samples until October 21.

Just download the form fillable application and send it to vrcfafterhours@gmail.com. You can also send inquires there as well.

Thanks to CMAR Clothing  and the Creative Cult for their help in promoting this event.

Backstage Jobs Online

Thanks to the capabilities of  our new website, you can now sign up to work backstage at our performances online. The sign up sheets will still be posted backstage if you rather sign up in person. However, now you can check our upcoming opportunities from anywhere by visiting – http://vrcfa.com/about/backstage-jobs/

Seeking Entries For Art Show

The Vern Riffe Center is partnering with the folks at CMAR Clothing to put together what we hope will be the first of many Art After Hours events on January 28th.  There will be music, food, art and all sorts of fun stuff.

But first we need some artists.

Right now we are looking for artists interested in participating in showing and selling their art.  We will be accepting applications with work samples until January 16.

Just download the form fillable application and send it to vrcfafterhours@gmail.com. You can also send inquires there as well.

 

Vern riffe show poster

Stagehands Needed- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Learn What Happens Backstage on a Broadway show tour.

Stagehands are needed to help with the load in and load out for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Sunday, October 11.

Load in will start at 8 am and typically ends around 1 -2 pm

Load out starts at approximately 9:30/10:00 pm and runs until 1-2 am.

For more information and to sign up, contact Leo Schlosser at 740-351-3699

2015-2016 Season

The 2015-2016 Season marks the 20th year that Shawnee State University and Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association have partnered to bring exciting and intriguing performances to southern Ohio.

Subscribers may renew their subscriptions at this time. Individuals and new subscribers may begin purchasing tickets starting July 13.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a fun year of events.

Welcome To The New Website

We have been working to make the Vern Riffe Center website more welcoming and informative.  On this site, you will find expanded information about our performance and gallery spaces;  better details about our events, including free workshops and gallery openings; and insights about the public art works located around the building.

We hope you enjoy the new look. Let us know what other information may be helpful to you.