Art At The Mill
What? No show in Fall 2014 - Why?
In 2014, CCHA will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Founded in 1939 to preserve the historical record of Clarke County, CCHA has grown in ways our founding members could never have imagined. From a grass-roots effort that stored collections in member’s homes, we have evolved into a complex organization that includes the Burwell-Morgan Mill and surrounding campus as well as a state-of-the-art museum, archives, and library. In 2014, we would like to pause to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all of those who participated in this journey, and to rededicate CCHA to the stewardship, outreach, and educational goals at the heart of our mission. In order to focus our efforts and energy on these efforts, our Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of a single Art at the Mill this year.
We plan to redouble our efforts to make the spring 2014 showing of Art at the Mill into one of the premier art shows in the country – as well as the best experience possible for artists, patrons, and visitors.
I hope you understand CCHA’s reasoning for this change.
About the Show
Each year, the Burwell-Morgan Mill in the quaint village of Millwood, Virginia, becomes an extraordinary art gallery. Art at the Mill has become one of the premier art shows in the mid-Atlantic region, attracting artists and buyers from more than a dozen states.
During each show, around 300 artists display more than 1,000 pieces of art of all descriptions and media. Oil paintings are predominant, but other types of painting, mixed-media, sculpture, fine woodworking, and pottery round out the stunning diversity of the show. There is truly something for every taste, budget, and decor.
Art at the Mill is CCHA's primary fundraiser, providing the operating funds for both the Mill and the Museum and Archives. CCHA retains 28% of each sale, the artist 70%. The remaining 2% goes to the Sarah P. Trumbower Memorial Scholarship fund, which was established to help a deserving local student pursue a university education in the fine arts. It is a $5,000 scholarship awarded annually.
Art at the Mill is a feast for the senses: people are stunned when they walk through the old door of the mill and are met with so much beautiful art housed in an amazing relic from the 18th century. After you're done shopping, we suggest you grab a delicious lunch at Locke Modern Country Store across the street and have a picnic in our meadow. Fine art, history, and food in a lovely setting make this a perfect destination for anyone.