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Quarterly with BAAAR - WINTER 2021/2022

Stay up-to-date with what's happening with members of the Black American Artists Alliance of Richmond.


• Member Dennis Winston has been extremely busy with art showings throughout Virginia. He participated in the "8th Annual South Atlantic Juried Exhibit" at The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education in Hanover, the "National Juried Portrait Show" at the D’Art Center of Norfolk, the "2021 Virginia Artists Juried Art Exhibition" at the C.A. Taylor Art Center in Hampton, and the Page Bond Gallery Summer Show, the Artspace "Streaming Benefit Exhibition" in their live auction, the "International Wall of Hope Project," Visual Arts Center of Richmond "[Work]" show in Richmond. He created a woodcut design that was used as part of the "The JXN Project" 150th Anniversary Celebration in the Jackson Ward community in Richmond.

He also was juried into a national exhibition, "Common Roots: Many Branches," sponsored by The Arts Council of Wilmington, N.C., and curated by the National Arts Alliance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This exhibition opens January 28 at two locations in Wilmington.

He received the Award of Distinction for Printmaking at the "2021 Virginia Artists Juried Art Exhibition" mentioned above. He was the adjudicator for the international exhibition, “No Justice, No Peace” at the Wise Gallery at Norfolk State University. And last, but not least, he had artwork selected for a new book about the Harlem Renaissance.

Dennis Winston at The Montpelier Center for Arts and Education.

• Member David Marion along with Tiara Green, his wife, hosted the 3rd Annual Liberated Flow Charity Art Gala on December 4, 2021. Each year, the gala benefits and focuses on a non-profit organization that aligns with the key areas of giving - education and health. This year's beneficiary was the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia. David and Tiara curated an exhibition that brought awareness to the history of African-Americans through art. Fellow members S. Ross Browne and Kyle Epps painted live at the event and Unicia Buster and Jowarnise participated in the art show.

• Member Unicia R. Buster taught in the Make Space program at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, a program that pairs 14 sixth-graders, from Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School, with 14 mentors. Unicia taught self-portrait painting sessions to program participants. Visit the Visual Arts Center, if you are interested in being a mentor.

Unicia was the project coordinator for "Love Letters to Nature" at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond. She selected 5 artists, including fellow BAAAR members David Marion and Jowarnise, to paint mailboxes displayed throughout the garden. Throughout February, visitors can leave a personal letter that expresses their gratitude for nature in any one of the boxes. The letters will be collected at the end of the month to be incorporated into an art project.

Unicia also participated in "where the pieces fall" at the Visual Arts Center last November, an exhibition of 15 artist residents at the center; the "3rd Annual Liberate Flow Charity Art Gala;" and "Art Under the Pines" at the Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center. She also worked as a costumes intern for an Apple Studios movie filmed in Richmond.

Her sculpture piece that was in the show:

• BAAAR members are currently exhibiting at the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System. Some images below from the show:

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