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We Love The Arts in Colonial Beach

Art is a Big Part of Colonial Beach Life

A beautiful place tends to incite a desire to create beautiful art.  That has been the case in Colonial Beach where artists range from those with national and even international reputations, to highly regarded regional and local artists, and those newly infected with the creativity bug.   A monthly Art Walk sponsored by the Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild on 2nd Fridays motivates artists to continually create new works.  Their efforts are showcased in five or more different venues every Art Walk and the works stay up all month.  

The 2019 Osprey Festival inspired many local artists to focus their talents on birdlife for the 2nd Friday Art Walk last April that ushered in last year's Osprey Festival weekend.  The same was happening this year before the 2020 Festival had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.  So we wanted to share some of these works with you and some earlier pieces as well.  Many can be purchased by contacting the artist. 

Works from Major Arts Organizations in Colonial Beach

The Artists’ Alliance, 100 Taylor St., Colonial Beach

The Artists' Alliance is made up of a group of artists from around the area who are working to expand the legacy of Jarrett Thor Fine Arts by providing a diverse array of art to the community of Colonial Beach and its visitors.  Jarrett Thor Fine Arts was the premiere gallery in Colonial Beach for more than a decade until its owners Joyce Jarrett and Carl Thor, both artists themselves, semi-retired from their second retirement.  The Thors still display their work in the adjoining gallery.

Virtual Bird-Themed Art Exhibit from the Artists’ Alliance at Jarret Thor Fine Arts

Enjoy more samples of work by Artists’ Alliance members at https://www.aajtfa.com/

Robin’s Eggs

Robin’s Eggs

Artist: Rob Rudick, robrudick@yahoo.com

Osprey at Fones Cliff

Osprey at Fones Cliff

Artist: Marcia Chavez

Osprey Mixed Media

Osprey Mixed Media

Artist: Karen Julihn, kjulihn@gmail.com

Swan and Cygnets

Swan and Cygnets

Artist: Karen Julihn, kjulihn@gmail.com

Osprey Lunch

Osprey Lunch

Artist: Barbara Brennan, brennanbe@verizon.net

Puffin

Puffin

Artist: Rob Rudick, robrudick@yahoo.com

Osprey Gourd

Osprey Gourd

Artist: Rita Kovach, artkov2001@yahoo.com

Gold Finch with Flowers

Gold Finch with Flowers

Artist: Barbara Brennan, brennanbe@verizon.net

Osprey Flight

Osprey Flight

Artist: Rita Kovach, artkov2001@yahoo.com

Osprey Chicks

Osprey Chicks

Artist: Rita Kovach, artkov2001@yahoo.com

Starting the Nest

Starting the Nest

Artist: Rita Kovach, artkov2001@yahoo.com

Female Cardinal in Winter

Female Cardinal in Winter

Artist: Barbara Brennan, brennanbe@verizon.net

Decorative Eggs

Decorative Eggs

Artist: Elise King-Lynch, elise@exactitudes.com

Valentine Egg

Valentine Egg

Artist: Elise King-Lynch, elise@exactitudes.com

Cardinal in Winter

Cardinal in Winter

Artist: Rita Kovach, artkov2001@yahoo.com

Bluebird Pair

Bluebird Pair

Artist: Barbara Brennan, brennanbe@verizon.net

Blue Heron

Blue Heron

Artist: Barbara Brennan, brennanbe@verizon.net

Back to the Nest

Back to the Nest

Artist: Rita Kovach, artkov2001@yahoo.com

Building the Nest

Building the Nest

Artist: Rita Kovach, artkov2001@yahoo.com

Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild

The Colonial Beach Artists’ Guild is a nonprofit organization that works “to bring varied visual art experiences and educational opportunities to the greater Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County community.”   They sponsor the 2nd Friday Art Walks in which Guild artists exhibit at Coldwell Banker Real Estate.  Individual artists often have solo shows at other Art Walk venues and also exhibit at an annual members’ show with prizes for award-winning works.

Virtual Art Exhibit of Bird-themed Art from the Artists Guild

See their Facebook site at https://www.facebook.com/ColonialBeachArtistsGuild

Duck

Duck

Mosaic/Assemblage Art Artist: Joan Powell.

Swans

Swans

Artist: Joyce Reid

Peacock

Peacock

Available at the Peddler's Market or contact:jreid3658@hotmail.com Artist: Joyce Reid.

Osprey Landing

Osprey Landing

Watercolor: Matted 16" x 20" Artist: Jim Ramsbotham watermedia@rsartis.com NFS Until October 2020 showing @ Dockside Realty, Colonial Beach.

The Birds

The Birds

20x24” photo on canvas $60 Artist: Carol Brown rpbrown115@gmail.com

Afternoon Soar

Afternoon Soar

30x30” Photo on Canvas $75 Artist: Carol Brown rpbrown115@gmail.com

Baby Osprey

Baby Osprey

3-D works in Fabric Artist: Judy McIrvin

Little Owl

Little Owl

Artist: Doris Barbee dorisbarbee1@gmail.com

Swan

Swan

Oil on Canvas 11 x 14" $195. Artist: Doris Barbee (Interpretation of photo taken by Doris Barbee) dorisbarbee1@gmail.com

Mattox Creek Swan

Mattox Creek Swan

11 x 14" Print only, $25. Framed $60. Photographer: Doris Barbee (Inspiration for work in Oils by Doris Barbee), dorisbarbee1@gmail.com

Looking For Dinner

Looking For Dinner

Acrylic and Watercolor 18 x 25" $225 Artist: Becky Hubbard 540-538-1202cell

You Looking At Me

You Looking At Me

Artist: Dawn Whitmor The "Old Barn" Lady Medium: Photography, Size: 12x12 Print, Price: $125.00 (plus shipping) dewphotographyva@gmail.com

Last Catch of the Day

Last Catch of the Day

Acrylic, 22" x 16" Artist: Jim Ramsbotham watermedia@rsartis.com NFS Until October 2020 showing @ Dockside Realty, Colonial Beach.

Red Barn & Hawk

Red Barn & Hawk

Artist: Dawn Whitmore The "Old Barn" Lady Artwork Photography Puzzle, Size: 8x10 (110 Piece Puzzle) Price: $28.00 (Includes Shipping). Also available as a 8x10 matted print. Contact for pricing. dewphotographyva@gmail.com

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

Watercolor: Matted 20" x 16" (NFS) Artist: Jim Ramsbotham (After Wildlife photographer, William Fox, used with permission). Painting donated to Ducks Unlimited watermedia@rsartis.com

Bluebird Pair

Bluebird Pair

Artist: Barbara Brennan SOLD

Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl

Artist: Barbara Brennan brennanbb48@gmail.com SOLD

Perching Bluebird

Perching Bluebird

Mosaic - 9x12" $110 Artist: Cathy Ambrose Smith smithhse@mail.com

Gold Finch with Flowers

Gold Finch with Flowers

Artist: Barbara Brennan SOLD

Osprey's Lunch

Osprey's Lunch

Artist: Barbara Brennan brennanbb48@gmail.com

Gull Gathering

Gull Gathering

Acrylic Artist: Andrea Clement

Photographer - Ellen Cosby

Photographer - Ellen Cosby

Photographer - Ellen Cosby

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

11x14 Oils Artist: Kathleen Moran www.kathleenmoranart.com

Successful Catch

Successful Catch

Acrylics on Mylar Artist: Eric Nelson

Jewelled Visitor

Jewelled Visitor

6x6" Oils on Wide wrapped canvas Artist: Kathleen Moran www.kathleenmoranart.com

Dinnertime

Dinnertime

9x12" Oils Artist: Kathleen Moran www.kathleenmoranart.com

Ospreys at Sunrise

Ospreys at Sunrise

14 1/2 x 20" Giclee print on canvas $145 Artist: Joyce Thor jarretthor@aol.com

Fishin'

Fishin'

Pastel 9x12" Artist: Kathy Waltermire

Evening Flight

Evening Flight

4x12" Oils Artist: Kathleen Moran www.kathleenmoranart.com

The God Horus

The God Horus

Acrylic 24x20" $175. Artist: Carl Thor jarretthor@aol.com

COLONIAL BEACH PLAYHOUSE

Since the summer of 2017 when the Colonial Beach Playhouse got underway, they have been delighting theater-goers with their acting and production talents.
Learn more at www.cbplayhouse.org

 

Photo Right:  Young thespians in the 2019 production of Charlotte’s Web.

Music Fills the Air on Weekend Evenings

Live music can be heard all over Colonial Beach on weekends and much of the year in many venues.  The Tides Inn and Market features music Friday or Saturday nights along with quality wines, beer, snacks, dinners and luscious desserts.  The Colonial Beach Brewery has music that runs well into the evening.  Other venues like High Tides and Dockside feature major regional bands making it possible to dance off some of the town’s delectable cuisine.

Steve Griffin and his band play under the pergola at The Tides Inn and Market.

Great dance band and local favorite, The Hard to Tell Band was scheduled to play at this year’s Osprey Festival.

Fun for the whole family when bands play at the Dockside Tiki Bar

Colonial Beach is filled with Songbirds like Sally Adams and Brian Jarboe who continue to live stream performances during the pandemic. View All their Videos on YouTube Here

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The Birds

20x24” photo on canvas $60 Artist: Carol Brown rpbrown115@gmail.com