Art First Gallery

David Lovegrove will be the featured artist at Art First Gallery for the month of August. His exhibit features abstractions and photographs of local fire hydrants and ice cream cones. Lovegrove, an art teacher at James Monroe High School, engages a number of different media—including acrylic and pastel on paper and canvas board, digital photographs and Polaroid photographs—to create his works.

‘Fire and Ice = Hydrants and Cones’ opens July 30 and runs through Sept. 1. An opening reception will be held First Friday, Aug. 2, from 6-9 p.m. at Art First Gallery.

Days and hours of operation may vary. Call ahead or see website before visiting venue.

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, featuring a red, white and blue theme. Through July 28. 540/371-7107;

Artful Dimensions Gallery, 922 Caroline St. “Lisa Gillen’s Glass Gardens.” Through July 30. All-Member Show, July 30 to Sept. 2. 540/899-6319;

Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. “Hot Diana, Cool Copper,” Diana Series paintings by Roger Frey and copper work by Anne Jordan. Through Aug. 5. 703/494-0584;

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. “Ocean: Pattern and Light,” ceramics, oil and acrylic paintings that capture nautical and marine images by Megan Crockett. Through July 28. “Back to Basics: A Behind the Scenes View of the Process of Creation,” July 29 to Sept. 1. First Friday reception 6-9 p.m. 540/368-0560;

Caton Merchant Family Gallery, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. “Resilience and Rebirth,” works by Martin Cervantez. Through Aug. 31. 703/330-2787;

Coldwell Banker Elite, 233 N. Irving Ave., Colonial Beach. New works, including photography, paintings and jewelry, by members of the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild. 202/271-6050.

Colonial Beach Brewery, 215C Washington St., Colonial Beach. Works by local artists. 540/538-1443.

Colonial Beach Chamber of Commerce, 106 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. Virginia is For Beach Lovers exhibit, featuring variety of artists. 804/224-8145.

Darbytown Art Studio, 241 Charles St. Works by July featured artists C. Renee Martin (photography) and Duncan Bowles (ink work/mixed media). 804/334-5156;

Dockside Realty, 104 Taylor St., Colonial Beach. Graphite drawings and portraits by Anthony Silver, a 2014 UMW grad. 757/435-5578.

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, 813 Sophia St. Frederick Gallery: “Up Close,” all-media national juried exhibit. Members Gallery: works by Joan Powell and Mark Prieto. Through July 26. 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: “For the Love of Color,” works by pastel artist Kathy Waltermire. A variety of art, including clay, basketry, wood, glass, oils, watercolors and acrylics, by AA members. Plus original paintings and decorative minerals by Carl and Joyce Thor. 804/224-6007.

The John J. Wright Cultural Center Museum, 7565 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. “They Has A Mind to Work: A Century of African American Education in Spotsylvania County.” 540/582-7583;

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St. Fredericksburg Plein Air Exhibition, A Regional Art Show. Through Sept. 1. 540/371-7255;

Louisa Arts Center, Purcell Art Gallery, 212 Fredericksburg Ave., Louisa. “Paintings of Paradise,” a series of impressionistic landscape paintings by Lee Nixon. Through July 26.

Mary Washington Hospital, hallway gallery on first floor. New paintings by local artists. Featured artist: Kandra Orr. Through Nov. 1. A portion of sales benefit hospital; buy works during gift shop hours.

National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle. “War Dogs: Never Above You, Never Below You, Always Beside You,” with life-size wood-carved war dogs, paintings from the collections of the Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and the Coast Guard as well as “war dog”-related artifacts. Through September. 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. Annual exhibit by Maryland painters Marietta Dantonio–Madsen, Robert Wayt Smith and Joel T. Keener. 540/372-2066.

Red Dragon Brewery, 1419 Princess Anne St. Works by Scott DeHaven. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to support the efforts of Tree Fredericksburg.

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

Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince St. Mary Lloyd exhibit in honor of Konstantina Konstantinov. 804/925-1011.

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

Westmoreland County Museum, 43 Court Square, Montross. Photography by teaching duo of Cyndie Smith, who photographs the rural abandonment of the Northern Neck; and Rebecca Beale, who is inspired by the beauty in nature.

—Compiled by Gail Choochan

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