ASRA Events

Information that may be of interest to our members and the general public.

A catalog in pdf format is available for download for two of our shows, Heavy Metal and the 2016 ASRA Annual Exhibit.

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Current Events

November 11 through December 18, 2017

Always a Railroad Town (Grafton, West Virginia)
Courtesy of Chris Oldham
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Gallery Place
140 West Main Street
Wardensville, West Virginia
304/874-4409

Open to the public Friday and Sunday, Noon to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, Noon to 8:00 p.m.

Featuring seventeen works by fourteen artists that portray aspects of railroading in West Virginia, each framed in genuine West Virginia hardwood.  The exhibit is accompanied by an O-scale model railroad with Christmas tree, a la the Christmas Holiday in many homes, by railroad memorabilia, and train-themed ornaments in the gift shop.

Always a Railroad Town/Chris Oldham

 

October 31 through November 26, 2017

Traveler's Sketchbook
Paintings and Graphics by George C. Clark

Three Crowns Park Gallery
2323 McDaniel Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
847/328-8700

Open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Artist's Reception: November 2, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.



A one-person exhibit featuring works the artist describes as "mostly small, mostly drawn or painted on-site art that I make as a record of my travels." Subjects range from Clark's back yard to the back roads of Europe, and include watercolors done at the Illinois Railway Museum and the Nevada Northern Railway Museum.

October 13 through November 11, 2017
Paintings by Liné and David Tutwiler

Eisley Gallery of Fine Art
5729 Dragon Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227
513/791-7717
www.eiselefineart.com

Open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Alliance of Fine Arts presents its annual exhibition of fine artists who have distinguished themselves over the past year in their respective art guilds and leagues. American Society of Railway Artists Founding Member C. L. Smith's work, titled "Downers Grove Main Street-1940's", a 24" X 36" oil on linen painting is included. All ages. Free. Registration not required.

The Cincinnatian Awaiting Departure/Watercolor, 30" x 40.
See the latest post at the ASRA Facebook page for a 2.12-minute stop-action video of the creation of this work.

 

October 10 through November 11, 2017
Next Stop: Bedford

Bower Center for the Arts
305 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523
www.bowercenter.org/

Open to the public Tuesday through Sturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


This exhibit seeks to showcase not only trains and all they encompass for the train enthusiast, but also the many reasons to get off the train and visit Bedford, VA! Tracy Foutz has three entries in this show.

Next Stop: Bedford/Oil, 18" x 30. Tracy Foutz-Hunt

 





Past SHOWS with participating ASRA members:

March 1 through April 30, 2017
Alliance of Fine Art “Best of the Best” Exhibit

Mayslake Peabody Estate
1717 W. 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Alliance of Fine Arts presents its annual exhibition of fine artists who have distinguished themselves over the past year in their respective art guilds and leagues. American Society of Railway Artists Founding Member C. L. Smith's work, titled "Downers Grove Main Street-1940's", a 24" X 36" oil on linen painting is included. All ages. Free. Registration not required.

 

January 6, 2017
First Friday Gallery Night

210 North Higgins Avenue, Suite #210
Missoula, Montana

Society Founding Member Ed Jenne is participating in the "First Friday Gallery Night" on January 6, 2017, in Missoula, Montana. See his new work, "Yellowstone," on exhibit in his office, located in Missoula's historic Higgins Building at 210 North Higgins Avenue, Suite #216. Jenne invites those not able to make there for "First Friday" to stop by the office during normal business hours.

To visit Ed's website, go to http://edjenne.com/prints-currently-available-2.

 




December 16, 2016, through February 10, 2017
Portraits Real and Imaginary by George C. Clark

Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Artist's Reception: Thursday, December 22, 2016, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

American Society of Railway Artists' Founding Member George Clark exhibits another of his favorite topics with numerous interpretations of faces both human and otherwise.

This exhibit is the subject of a Chicago PBS station (WTTW Channel 11 -l) feature, found at this link: Longtime Chicago Portrait Artist Focuses on the Face

Portrait Montage/George C. Clark







September 29, 2016, through January 8, 2017
The 2016 Annual Exhibit of works by members of the
American Society of Railway Artists

Springs Preserve
333 South Valley View Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89107
702/822-7700
Open to the public daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The second annual exhibit of juried works by members of American Society of Railway Artists features twenty original works by some of America's premier artists, working in mediums ranging from oil on canvas to relief woodcarving in basswood, highlighted  with acrylic.

View the Show

Shown here, Red Wheels by Stewart Buck, awarded 1st Prize by the jury:



August 31 - October 1, 2016
Heavy Metal: A Juried Railroad Art Exhibit

Berkeley Art Works
116 North Queen Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia
http://artworks.berkeleyartswv.org

Open to the public Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., or by appointment. Closed Sunday through Tuesday.

Thirty-seven works by fine artists and photographers from seventeen states across the United States.  Nine works are by members of the American Society of Railway Artists are among them.


An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, September 9, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Berkeley Art Works.

View the Show

Around Helmstetter Curve/watercolor, courtesy of Chris Oldham

Project 185, Thomasville, GA: Including work by artist and Society Founding Member Tracy Foutz; on exhibit through May, 2016

Grassroots Coffee
116 Broad Street
Thomasville, FA 31792
229/226-3388

To commemorate Thomasville's 185 years of incorporation as a city, the Thomasville Center for the Arts commissioned 6 artists to decorate Grassroots Coffee with a theme of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Tracy was picked as one of two artists to paint the Trains theme. Each artist was given an image from the Thomasville Historical Society and asked to paint a 6 x 4 panel of their interpretation of the image. These images will then be printed as postcards for customers to come in, fill them out, and on March 4, the Center will mail them out. For more information, including hours of operation, go to www.grassrootscoffee.com or www.TracyFoutz.com.

Ladies Day Out/Tracy Foutz


January 22 - April 3, 2016
Ted Blaylock

Arizona Fine Art Expo
26504 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
480/837-7163

Open to the public daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Featuring as many as 15 of Ted Blaylock's paintings, including 6 to 8 railroad scenes. His works can be found in Studio's 5 and 6.

Hold-up of the Old #9/Ted Blaylock


Works by Galesburg artist and Society Founding Member Ron Hatch are on exhibit through January 30, 2016

Smith Studio and Gallery
124 South State Street
Geneseo, Illinois 61254
309/945-5428

Hatch has, for many years, created poster art for the Galesburg Railroad Days celebrations. His work has also appeared in a number of books, magazines, and model railroading publications. His acrylic, "Spoon River Crossing," shown here, won First Prize in the juried first annual exhibit of works by Society artists. For more information, including hours of operation, go to https://www.facebook.com/Smith-Studio-and-Gallery-378151432329569

Spoon River Crossing/Ron Hatch