Art At The Mill
Art at the Mill turns 25!!
In October 1990, a small group of artists got together and proposed an idea for an art show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill. Using whatever material they could find to install the art, these artists worked tirelessly to produce what was to become the very first Art at the Mill show. Twenty-five years later, Art at the Mill has grown from a three-day show of a handful of art into one of the most recognized and prestigious art shows in the region. Though Art at the Mill has grown substantially over the years to include thousands of artists and buyers from all over the country, the show’s basic principles remain the same: to have fun, bring together artists and promote the extraordinary artistic talent of the region. This fall’s show, will mark the 25th anniversary of Art at the Mill! We hope you will be a part of this ongoing tradition!
Art at the Mill will be open October 3-18th, 2015 during the following hours: Monday-Thursday 12-5, Friday and Saturday 10-5 and Sunday from 12-5.
The Burwell-Morgan Mill is located at 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood, VA 22646
Adults $5, Seniors $3, kids 12 and under are free
Be sure to join us for a Free Admission Day October 10th! Brought to you by our friends at Wells Fargo!
We're listed on ArtFairCalendar! Be sure to check out their website here! http://www.artfaircalendar.com/art_fair/midatlantic-art-fairs.html
CCHA is proud to announce the jurors for 2015’s fall showing of Art at the Mill. These jurors helped select the best artwork from over 1100 works. We thank them for their hard work!
Tom Neel: Neel is an artist, co-owner of Live an Artful Life Gallery in the The Plains, VA and Artist in Residence for Creighton Farms Luxury Golf Community. Now in his 27th year, Neel is a self-taught fine artist whose impassioned paintings capture the Virginia landscape.
Mary Shira: Shira is an artist and instructor of fine art at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Shira holds a BFA from St. John’s University, an MFA from Pratt Institute, an MS Ed from St. John’s University and a certificate from L’Accademia Di Belli Arti, Perugia, Italy. Shira’s career draws on her success as a fine artist as well as work in commercial fine arts and graphic design.
Eugene B. Smith: Smith is an artist and owner of a gallery that bears his name in Old Town Winchester, VA. Smith is an accomplished watercolorist but also works in print making and Chinese brushwork. Smith holds BA from Shepard University.
Snow Fielding: Fielding is a long-time volunteer for Art at the Mill. An artist herself, Fielding has played in an instrumental role in selecting and displaying the artwork that is displayed at the Mill.
We Need Volunteers!!
Want to be more involved with Art at the Mill? We are looking for volunteers to help us with art sales, gallery visitor service, and other areas. Please contact the museum at 540-955-2600 to find out how you can help!
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 40% of each sale, the artist 60%. CCHA proceeds go to the maintenance and operations of the Burwell-Morgan Mill, our Museum in Berryville, costs associated with hosting Art at the Mill, special programming, and to the Sarah P. Trumbower Memorial Scholarship fund awarded to a Clarke County student pursuing university education in the fine arts.
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.
2015 Sally P. Trumbower Scholarship Winner
Congratulations to John Charles Barley, our 2015 Sally Trumbower Scholarship winner! John is a senior at Clarke County High School and will be attending college this fall to major in Film Studies and 3-D animation. He participated in the IB Art Show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill both his junior and senior years and has qualified for the National Honor Society. John is a talented young artist who has worked with watercolors, photography, India ink, pencil sketches, video and film. His work is heavily influenced by film noir styles, which uses high contrast and strong light to capture the essence of a moment or character. We are confident that John will go on to great things in the field of art and represent Clarke County well! We hope to see some of his work in future Art at the Mill shows!