focus on color

‘Just We Two’ by Amanda Lee is on display through January in the ‘Focus on Color’ exhibit at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.

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, including a featured section of works inspired by famous paintings. Through January. 540/371-7107;

Artful Dimensions Gallery, 922 Caroline St. All Member Show. Through Jan. 28. 540/899-6319;

Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. “Art for Midwinter” group show. Through Feb. 4. 703/494-0584;

The Arts Center in Orange, Morin Gallery, 129 E. Main St., Orange. “On the Edge of Abstraction: Paintings by Nancy Wallace & Trisha Adams.” Through Jan. 31. 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. “Influences.” Through Jan. 27. 540/368-0560;

Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. “Off the Wall,” 15th annual high school art competition. Through Jan. 25. “Born at the Bottom of the Ship,” works by James and Zsudayka Nzinga Terrell. January 31 to March 4. Opening reception, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. 703/330-2787;

Central Rappahannock Regional Library, 1201 Caroline St. Johnny Johnson’s Annual Arts Workshop Exhibit, featuring a variety of paintings in watercolor, acrylic, multimedia and oils. Through January. 540/372-1144;

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 Alysa Drummond. 804/334-5156;

Dockside Realty Galleries, 104 Taylor St, Colonial Beach. Gallery One: watercolor works by Beverley Coates. Gallery Two: paintings by Lucretia Dewey Tanner.

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: “Focus on Color.” Members Gallery: Works by Lynne Smyers and Faith Gaillot. Through January. 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. 804/224-6007.

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St. Annual LibertyTown Students’ Show. Through Jan. 27. 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;

Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach. Closed for January. 804/224-7148.

Sammy T’s, 801 Caroline St. Impressionist artworks by 88-year-old Lowell Owsley. Through January. 540/371-2008.

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

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. Jan. 18 to March 3. Opening reception Jan. 18, 5-7 p.m. 804/925-1011.

Visions by “Shirl,” 116 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. Closed for January and will reopen in February. 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

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