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A Great Month for Local Art

This February features several great opportunities to see the work of local artists, all of whom capture the ineffable beauty of this region and then share it with us, adding to our understanding of this gorgeous region.

Ode to Young Hare by Trish CroseOn Friday, new exhibits open at Piedmont Virginia Community College. “Saints and Angels,” a watercolor series by Trish Crowe is inspired “by the terrain that surrounds her Madison County home, Crowe’s work depicts fields, farms and the animals within. Rendered with her signature strong lines and vibrant colors, the works evoke the energy and beauty of nature.”

Also on display is work by other artists in the “Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle,” of which Crowe is the founder and one of the 35 members in the artistic collective. The gallery features works by John Berry, Leslie Barham, Tina Wade, and many others.

Opening Reception Friday, Feb. 12, 5-7 p.m.

Next week, the 5th Annual Art of the Piedmont event features local fine art, an auction, food, drink, and entertainment. All-you-can-eat hors d’oeuvres from the Goodstone Inn and drinks sponsored by the Piedmont Fox Hounds add to a night of art appreciation and community outreach, as the event benefits Middleburg Montessori School.


The event takes place at the Middleburg Community Center, February 19, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets, further information, and a full list of contributing artists and their biographies are available on the AotP’s website:

Art by: Trish Crowe | Ode to a Young Hare

1796573_10202889919310186_4960203201090092007_nMorgan Hensley is a recent graduate of William & Mary where he studied English and creative writing with an emphasis on poetry. He is the Assistant Editor of the Piedmont Virginian and enjoys writing about music and the arts.

Congratulations to our 2014 photo contest winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the  Piedmont Virginian’s annual photo contest for 2014. We received many stunning photos that captured the beauty of the Piedmont. Thank you for your submissions. Start shooting photos for next year’s contest!

All photos are property of the photographers. Please do not download, copy,  crop or edit in any way.


Classic Piedmont 

Old Waterloo Bridge, Fauquier/Culpeper Counties by Coy Ferrell.


The Great Outdoors 

Hazel River, Rappahannock County by Gary Anthes.


Pets *Grand Prize Winner* 

Boundless Joy, Free Union by Grace Elliff


Conservation and Farm Life 

Dawn Suprise, Castleton by Gary Anthes


Andrew Morgan to Exhibit Railroad Photography

June 7 – July 23, 2014

Along the Rail: Andrew Morgan

Photographer Andrew Morgan has traveled along the railroad tracks between Culpeper and Remington to create a vision of what we oftentimes consider mundane. Meet the artist 1:30 to  3:30 p.m., June 7, during the 20th Annual Heritage Railway Festival.

His digital photographs will be on display, June 7 – July 23, 2014,  at the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas, VA 20110

Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday

You can see more of his images on his website:

An excerpt from his show:

I drive to work every morning, sometimes having no recollection of the miles passing by.  There’s so much that goes unseen, things we would never think of while speeding by in our cars.  Sometimes I wondered as I passed over the rails what it would be like to follow them mile after mile. Would there be enough to photograph or could I come up with something different when everything started to look the same. I figured this would force me to look at things differently.  So, I started a new project called “Along the Rail.”  I’m walking railroad tracks from town to town to capture scenery most people will never see.

The sunrise on my first morning was incredible,  just as good as any national park I’d been to.  The rails glowed orange, which seemed to go on for miles.  I’d never seen anything like it. It was almost as if it was inviting me in.



Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area.

Winter Scenes

While you are snowed in today, why not capture a few winter scenes to enter in our upcoming Piedmont Virginian photo contest?  Start with these beautiful photos for inspiration, taken by Andrew Morgan, a photographer from Culpeper.

Visit his website for more photos:





Piedmont Sunsets


Andrew Morgan, Culpeper photographer, snapped these beautiful sunset photos of the Piedmont on Rt. 15 South, last month. Visit his website for more photos:

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