Colorful fine art featuring beautiful landscapes, flowers, and ceramics, and a trip to the countryside are the perfect antidotes for the winter doldrums.

January with the Fall Art Tour features several new exhibitions and an opening reception at Gay Street Gallery with refreshments and the opportunity to visit with exhibition artists.

Here’s what’s happening this month:

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Unforgettable and Unpredictable:
Two-artist show by painter Cathy Suiter and glass artist Maureen Storey
through January 22, 2023

Middle Street Gallery
311 Gay Street, Lower Level, facing Main Street & across from Ballard’s
Washington, VA 22747
(540) 675-1313

Friday – Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm



New exhibition featuring Kevin H. Adams, J.S. Herbert, and Aster da Fonseca

January 14 – March 7, 2023
Opening Reception January 14 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, with refreshments. Visit with artists Kevin H. Adams and J.S. Herbert at the reception.

Gay Street Gallery
337 Gay Street
Washington VA 22747

Wednesday-Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, or by appointment 540-522-9688

J.S. Herbert, a ceramicist based in Northern Virginia, is a member of multiple associations of artists, including the Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C. and the Art League Gallery in Alexandria. This is her first show at Gay Street Gallery.

Kevin H. Adams, the Gallery’s resident artist, unveils new paintings from Virginia, Cape Cod, and his travels. Kevin is a member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, the oldest association of artists in the U.S., and also of The Provincetown Art Association and Museum. His work is regularly on display in both venues. His focus when capturing the landscapes he witnesses is on the light and its impact on color as we see it.

Aster da Fonseca is a self-taught artist born in Volta Redonda, in the state of Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. He moved to Washington, D.C., in 1995 and began painting in 1998. Gay Street Gallery has had the pleasure of showing Aster’s work in recent years and is excited to feature him in this new exhibition. Aster paints and cuts tape, applying it to the paper or board, to create his gorgeous, detailed, abstract landscapes.


Online Exhibition: Still

Exhibition featuring Joan Wiberg, Davette Leonard, and Kathy Chumley

Cottage Curator
12018 Lee Highway
Sperryville, VA 22740


Thursday – Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm and by appointment

Still intrigued by the challenge of arranging and capturing their subjects’ ephemeral existence, artists remain passionate about flowers. They bring their signature brushwork, palette preferences, and vision to blank picture plane and set about giving new life to an age-old tradition.

Joan Wiberg, Davette Leonard, and Kathy Chumley masterfully take on the challenge of floral still life.