"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"

Inspiration can be found in all elements of a work of art, including the composition, color story and overall feel of a piece. We asked local artists to re-imagine a famous artwork, explore the style of a Master and create their own forgery. Now, it is time to see the results!

On View: July 19 – August 28

In additional to the museum quality forgeries in our main gallery, you can also view “Mirror Mirror” our current members’ challenge; “From the Sea” a one-woman show featuring artwork by Julie Lamp; and a special exhibit in our classroom gallery, “In Memory of Betsy Barker” – a long time artist and supporter of Blue Ridge Art Center.

Award Winners

Artist: Martha Driscoll
Title: “Blue Dancers”
Medium: Acrylic
Original Work: “Blue Dancers” by Edgar Degas, 1899
Artist: Donna Juras
Title: “2019 Sunday on La Grande Jatte”
Medium: Mixed Media
Original Work: “Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte” by George Seurat
Artist: Dan Holman
Title: “The Lord Is My Shepherd”
Medium: Acrylic
Original Work: “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Thomas Hart Benton
Artist: Christopher Cartledge
Title: “Billbrandt Van Murray”
Medium: Oil
Original Work: Self Portrait by Rembrandt
Artist: Brenda Bigelow
Title: “Van Gogh’s Starry Night”
Medium: Art Quilt
Original Work: “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh


Click on the thumbnails below to view all works in this show