Spring is in the air! April is a great month to visit Rappahannock County to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views, blossoming trees and flowers, fine art and local crafts.

This month, we have Rappahannock County artists exhibiting work in Washington, DC and Richmond, as well as new gallery openings – both online and in person, an opening reception here in the County, and a local festival featuring one of our galleries and many of our art tour artists!

Here’s what’s coming up:

 Click all images to open them in lightbox, all names are linked to their Tour pages for more information.


Paulo Neuhaus
“Adventures in Color”
Exhibition: April 8 – May 15, 2022
Opening Reception: April 9, 2020, 3 -5 pm
Artist will also be in the gallery on April 30

Middle Street Gallery
325A Middle Street
Washington, VA 22747

Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm

More about the artist here.


Their Turn
A new online exhibition

Cottage Curator
12018A Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, and by appointment

Their Turn” is a new online exhibition featuring the art of contemporary wheel-thrown clay!

Ceramic artists have been literally and figuratively taking ‘their turn’ since the potter’s wheel arrived sometime between 6,000 and 4,000 BC. Turning clay on the wheel opened up a world of possibilities. Moving beyond the utilitarian, artistic forms started to take shape. Their Turn highlights work by accomplished and innovative contemporary American ceramic artists. Many have attracted the attention of private and public collectors. It’s your turn to take a look.


Creative Quest:  Art from the Holocaust’s Second Generation
Exhibition: March 1 – April 28, 2022

Howard Community College, Horowitz Center for Visual & Performing Arts,
Rouse Company Foundation Gallery
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD 21044

“While journaling with paints and paper, I realized that as a child of Holocaust survivors, I was depicting my parents’ unspeakable buried feelings. These paintings became the series ‘In Memoriam,’ to honor the victims of the Holocaust, including most of my family. Some of those pieces are included here.”

More information about this exhibition here.


Coming Down to Earth
Exhibition: March 4 – April 23, 2022
Artist’s Walk: April 6, 2022, 10 am

Candela Gallery
214 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220

Candela Gallery’s new group show, Coming Down to Earth, features works by 11 artists weaving a lyrical study around the subterranean garden, both real and imagined.

Artists featuring work in the exhibition include Alanna Airitam, Jasmine Clarke, Paul Guilmoth, Justine Kurland, Gita Lenz, Anne Arden McDonald, Justin James Reed, Patricia Underwood, D.M. Whitman, Iwase Yoshiyuki, & Susan Worsham.

More information on this exhibition here and more about Patricia here


Open Studios at the Jackson Center
April 24, 2022
1:00 – 5:00 pm

The Jackson Center
3050 R Street, NM
Washington, DC

This year, weather permitting, many of Jackson’s 40 local artists will display their artwork outside on the west playground, inside in the common areas, and in individual studios. Please wear a mask inside the building.

As always, Open Studios is free and open to the public, and art is available for purchase through individual artists. Many new artists! See the resident artist gallery on our new website: jacksonartcenter.com



Open for Sperryfest, April 30, 2022

36 Main Street
Sperryville, VA 22740

Gallery Hours: Friday – Sunday, 11-5

An eclectic collection of local art including fine art, stained glass, mosaics, pottery, weaving, jewelry, metal art, and more can be found at Thornton River Art. From thoughtful and creative gifts to heirloom quality art, this gallery on Main Street in Sperryville showcases the innovative and inventive energy of Rappahannock County.

Visit Thornton River Art during the second annual Sperryfest street fair, featuring local artisans, food, music, and activities on Sperryville’s historic Main Street.



An exhibition featuring work Joe de Feo and Kevin H. Adams,
and pottery by Shawn Ireland
Exhibition: March 12 – May 31, 2022

Gay Street Gallery
337 Gay Street
Washington VA 22747

Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Monday 10a-5p or by appointment 540-522-9688

 More information on this exhibition here.

 Featured Image: work by Joe de Feo