Friday, October 16, 2009

Thank You

"Into the Foothills", Linda Volrath, 18" x 24", Oil on Linen

Linda and I would like to humbly and sincerely thank everyone who helped make the opening reception of Linda's solo show such a wonderful success. Heartfelt thanks to the collectors and patrons who support the arts and buy original paintings. We couldn't have done it without our friends and family, Sandy, Virginia, Ray and Mary. Tracy form the Shenandoah Arts Council and Melanie from Wiseman and Associates, you are both angels and your efforts are truly appreciated.

For those who can't see the show in person you can take an online tour of the show at;

We create art because we are artists, we create art because we love it, we create art because it adds beauty to the world. We're glad people enjoy our art and have chosen to make it a part of their lives.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Linda Volrath "Sporting Art and Rural Scenes of the Shenandoah Valley" Solo Exhibition

"Outward Bound", Linda Volrath, 16 x 24, Oil on Linen

The opening reception for Linda's solo show is October 10, 2009 5 to 8 PM at the Shenandoah Arts Council in Winchester, VA. Linda has been working on the paintings for this show for over a year and has created a beautiful body of work. The show is up through November 6th, 2009, so if you can't make it to the reception you can still see the exhibition. If you are not in the area you can see most of the paintings in the show at this link;

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Blue Ridge Hospice Calcutta dinner and auction"

"Paddock Stripes" Linda Volrath, 14" x 18", Oil on Linen

"Overdrive", Linda Volrath, 10" x 20", Oil on Linen

"Outward Bound", Linda Volrath, 16" x 24", Oil on Linen

We were fortunate enough to attend the Calcutta dinner and auction to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice on September 18th. The three paintings Linda provided for the auction brought in very generous donations for Hospice. The bidding was fast and furious, thank you to all the bidders and congratulations to the winners. It was a wonderful evening all around, we got to spend time with family and friends, and raise money for Hospice. Thanks to Melanie Marks of Wiseman and Associates for all her effort in this event. We then spent Saturday at the fall point to point races to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice. The weather for the spectators was perfect, the drought made the course very hard for the horses. Thanks to Michael Hoffman and Melanie Marks for co-chairing and organizing both of these great events.

We now turn our focus to getting ready for Linda's solo sporting art show in October.

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Sporting Art Solo Show"

"Overdrive", Linda Volrath, 10" x 20", Oil on Linen

A solo exhibition of the sporting art of Linda Volrath will be held at the Sheandoah Arts Council gallery from October 10th through November 6th 2009. This is a rare opportunity to view and purchase original oil paintings from a collection of Linda's beautiful Shenandoah Valley inspired sporting art and rural scenes. Several of the oil paintings from this collection will be available at an auction to raise funds for Blue Ridge Hospice. The auction will take place during the Calcutta dinner prior to the Blue Ridge Fall Races to benefit Blue Ridge Hospice September 19th 2009. Paintings sold at the auction will be on display at the Shenandoah Arts Council show until November 6th. For information about the Calcutta dinner/Auction you can contact Melanie Marks at mmarks@wisemanandassociates.

If you would like to receive the link to a special VIP online preview of the paintings included in this exhibition please email your contact information to Information regarding pre-show sales will be included with this preview.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Art Show in Hollin Hills

"Life at the Fox Theater", Linda L Volrath, 20" x 16",Oil on Linen

Linda and I participated in a group art show Sunday March 15th in the Hollin Hills subdivision in Alexandria, VA, Hosted by Chris and Jean Koppen. The four artists invited to take over the Koppen's mid-century modern home were Ian Bird, Merrill Warschoff Press, Linda Volrath, and Steven J Parrish. The show consisted of a wide range of art from small pottery bowls to a 6 foot wide map of the USA made of found objects, Linda and I provided 17 paintings. Around 70 people attended the show and every ones art was well received and appreciated. We were successful in starting some new art collections, and adding to others. Thank you to all those patrons who purchased art, it is always an honor to have our work added to someones home.

"USA Map", Ian Bird, Size: Big, Found Objects on Panel

We would like to thank Chris and Jean for the tremendous effort on their part of organizing and hosting this Art Show. You are wonderful hosts, art patrons, and most of all friends, it was a real success.

Art of Ian Bird and Linda Volrath

Art of Merrill Warschoff Press and Linda Volrath

Monday, March 09, 2009

"A Man Makes Pie"

"A Man Makes Pie", Steven J Parrish, 20" x 16", Oil on Linen

If left to my own devices, this is how I would make an apple pie. Luckily I am seldom left to my own devices. The painting was really inspired by rummaging around in Jack's garage, drawers and drawers full of old tools and hardware. I have a second painting in this series already started, "Good as New" or "Maybe She Won't Notice" I'll post a photo of it when it is further along.

We are both working on paintings for upcoming 2009 shows, we will post the details when we know the dates.