The Jewel of Costa Rica

‘White-Faced Capuchin’ by Bob Anderson can be seen in the Walker Fine Arts Center’s current show ‘OSA: The Jewel of Costa Rica’ at the Woodberry Forest School. The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica is the planet’s most biologically diverse region.

The exhibit, on display through March 1 in the Baker Gallery, also features photographs by Manuel Sanchez— who works as a guide, instructor and photographer for the Osa Conservation—and paintings by Anderson’s wife, Dominique Astruc. A reception will be held Feb. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a gallery talk by Bob Anderson at 7 p.m.

810 Weekend Gallery, 810 Caroline St. New works by Beverley Coates (watercolors), Penny A. Parrish (photography) and Lynn Abbott (acrylics and oils). 540/371-4099.

Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline St. All Member Show. 540/371-7107;

Artful Dimensions Gallery, 922 Caroline St. “Members Collaborate,” featuring creations by members who were randomly matched. Through Feb. 25. 540/899-6319;

Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. “Ready to Bloom,” watercolors by Mary Rose Janya and salt-fired pottery by Marianne Cordyack. Through March 4. Meet the Artists reception Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 703/494-0584;

The Arts Center in Orange, Morin Gallery, 129 E. Main St., Orange. “Tangible Spirit,” featuring selections from the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art. Feb. 10-March 29. Opening reception Feb. 10, 2-4 p.m. 540/672-7311;

Atrium Gallery Art Studio, 526–2 Wolfe St. Works by Nancie Harris. Acrylic and watercolor paintings, Chinese embroidery, turquoise jewelry and cigar boxes. 540/538-6072.

Backdoor Gallery, 819 Caroline St. Works by local artists. 540/371-3900;

Brush Strokes Gallery, 824 Caroline St. “Pandemonium,” works by Ben Childers. 540/368-0560;

Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. “Born at the Bottom of the Ship,” works by James and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell. Through March 4. Opening reception Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. 703/330-2787;

Chamber of Commerce, 106 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. Works by Colonial Beach High School art students. Through March 1. Open weekdays. 804/224-8145.

Coldwell Banker Elite, 233 N. Irving Ave. Colonial Beach. Paintings, wall art, jewelry and art objects by Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild members.

Community Bank of the Chesapeake, 425 William St. Community Art Series: works by Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.

Darbytown Art Studio, 241 Charles St. Featured artist will be photographer Michelle Pierson. 804/334-5156;

Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St. “Images of Light,” works from all of the Micah Ecumenical Ministry churches. 540/373-4402.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, 813 Sophia St. Frederick Gallery: “All Photography.” Members Gallery: “The Flow of Nature,” works by Jane Forth and Marilyn Hayes. Through Februrary. 540/373-5646;

Gari Melchers Home and Studio, Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Rotating works by early-20th-century artist Gari Melchers. Included with museum admission. 540/654-1015;

The James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St. New exhibit: “James Monroe: the Library of a President,” include books owned by James Monroe, as well as those obtained by the Museum that are contemporary editions of works known to be in his personal collection. 540/654-1043;

Jarrett Thor Fine Arts, 100 Taylor St., Colonial Beach. The Artists’ Alliance: “Spirits Bright,” works that resemble Christmas card illustrations by featured artist Karen Julihn; and painting, photography, encaustic, basketry, jewelry and pottery by member artists. Plus paintings and decorative minerals by Carl and Joyce Thor. Through March 3. 804/224-6007.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St. “Heart on a Platter, A Curated Exhibition of Plates and Platters.” Through Feb. 24. 540/371-7255;

Mary Washington Hospital, hallway gallery on first floor. New paintings by local artists through March 1. Barbara Taylor Hall is featured artist. A portion of sales benefit hospital; buy works during gift shop hours.

The Museum at Colonial Beach, 128 Hawthorne St., Colonial Beach. Closed for the winter season and will reopen in April. 804/224-3379;

National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. “Hollywood Leathernecks: Movie Posters Inspired by Marines” offers glimpse into how Marines have been portrayed in American movies from the 1920s to today. Combat Gallery: “A World at War The Marine Corps and U.S. Navy in World War I,” works by numerous artists that feature depictions of WWI in various mediums. Through April. 877/653-1775;

The Old Stone Warehouse, the Famous Unknown Art Gallery, 923 Sophia St. Drawings and paintings of Florida by Jack Edlund, local artworks and historical artifacts. Call for hours. 540/207-1071.

PONSHOP Studio and Gallery, 712 Caroline St. Works by local artists. 540/656-2215;

Sammy T’s, 801 Caroline St. Art Exhibit and Sale, featuring paintings, photographs and fabric art. One hundred percent of proceeds go to Moss Free Clinic. Through April 3. 540/371-2008;,

Sidney E. King Art Center, 121 Main St., Bowling Green. Works by featured artist Mandy Young. On display through March.

Sophia Street Studios, 1104 Sophia St. Works by local artists. 540/372-3459;

Sunken Well Tavern, 720 Little Page St. “Views From the Right Bank,” photos by Wes Stone. Feb. 7 to March 6. Opening reception Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince St. “Treasures,” works by wood sculptor John Vaughan and a collection of his folk art and signature pine furniture made with his son Brackett at the Hoskins Creek Table Company in Tappahannock. Through March 3. 804/925-1011.

Visions by “Shirl,” 116 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. Wall art, jewelry, pottery and fiber art. Valentine’s Day reception on Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m. 703/303-1743.

Wegner Gallery, 520 Wolfe St. Paintings by brothers Steven and Stewart Wegner. 540/373-5662;

Woodberry Forest School, Walker Fine Arts Center, Baker Gallery, located 4 miles north of Orange on Route 15. “OSA: The Jewel of Costa Rica,” photographs by Manuel Sanchez and paintings by Dominique Astruc and Bob Anderson. Through March 1. 540/672-3900.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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