FAIRFIELD FIRST FRIDAYS
CELEBRATING 18 YEARS
Join us this Friday for a Virtual Gallery Hop!
The video links for tonight will be shared on our Facebook page! Link Below!
Normally, for November we have a gallery hop, however this month, due to the Covid 19 numbers in our community, we will be hosting a virtual gallery hop!
We will be sharing videos from:
Fairfield Art Association– The Fairfield Art Association announces the opening of an exhibit several decades in the making by local artist Mark Shafer. The “retrospective” display of work is in the Main Gallery at the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center and is open to the public during the facility’s business hours. Masks and social distancing is encouraged. Burt Chojnowski has video interviews with Mark Shafer and Werner Elmker has video taped the exhibit. These links will be shared on First Friday for all to enjoy.
Cindy’s Art Beat/Henderson’s Gallery-“Art Domestique” Board of Directors Exhibit with work by John Evans, JoAnne Worley and Kathleen Almelien. Their will be other exhibits by the Square One Arts collective featuring Stephen Whittle etchings; John Preston Watercolors; Landscapes and urban art by Jessica Kirby; Art Clocks by Cris Soth; Wood Cut paintings by John Schirmer; Oil paintings of urban scenes by Bill Munson; and a variety of crafty creations and ceramics, abstract paintings by Kartika Damon! And last, but not least, Chad Starling’s originals. The video link to this will be shared to be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your home.
ICON Biennial Art Auction –The ICON Biennial Art Auction opens on First Friday with a live Facebook video feed from the gallery with Bill Teeple, 7:30pm to 9:00pm. This is ICON’s main fundraising event and is crucial to covering operating expenses. Please tune in to hear all about it. Friday night go to: facebook.com/ICON.gallery . When you purchase art through the ICON Auction, you will not only support this important cultural resource, but you walk away with a work of art by a top artist from the region. There is art that appeals to all art sensibilities, from realistic rural landscape to abstract expressionism; from impressionism to assemblage art.
There will be no admittance to the gallery on Friday night. All bidding will be done online. Go to the ICON website www.icon-art.org to click on the auction link. All art can be seen online and in the gallery. Gallery viewing is by appointment only, starting Saturday November 7th. Call or text Bill Teeple, 641 919 6252 to schedule an appointment to view the art in person. Auction ends December 16th.
Carnegie Historical Museum– Will be sharing a 3D tour of the museum and exhibits! If you have not visited the Carnegie Museum this is an excellent time to take a tour from the comfort and safety of your home! They have so many wonderful exhibits that highlight the history of Fairfield, life in Fairfield, nature, art and much more!
We would like to thank our sponsors for this event. Jefferson County Hospital and Clinics, the Convention and Visitors Bureau and US Cellular. Without the support of these sponsors, donors and the community we would not be able to continue these events. We appreciate your continued support.
We would also like to thank all of the artists for sharing their talents with the community, and the galleries for being willing to think outside of the box and find creative ways to continue to share the local talent with the community! We appreciate you!
Look for links for all of these great shows and support your local artists, galleries and museums!
Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy!
In January 2017, the logo and name was changed, to Fairfield First Fridays