Shenandoah Valley Art Center: November 2012 Schedule

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center, during the month of November, is exhibiting the paintings of Port Republic, Virginia artist, Jeffery Stockberger, whose paintings suggest a narrative for the figure while supporting the principles of composition and aesthetics.

His desire to paint the figure, compose more dynamic spaces, and ultimately, develop a more expressive brushstroke has led him to the amorphous discipline of an indirect process.  This method allows content to arise from the erosion of the preconceived as one constantly defines, destroys, and reestablishes form. Stockberger believes in considering all of art history and the study of the human figure as a basis for development of vital contemporary art. 

Stockberger graduated from James Madison University with a degree in painting and art history and studied figure painting at the Corcoran Museum, College of Art and Design.  Previous work has included St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Staunton, Va., the American Shakespeare Theatre, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence in Berlin and various commissions in Annapolis, Chicago, Las Vega, New York City, Santa Barbara and Miami.  His work has been published in Southern Accents, The Washington Post, Traditional Homes and D.C. House Magazine.

He is a working artist operating out of his Port Republic studio and teaching at the Beverley Street Studio School in Staunton.

In the Hallway Gallery, the award winners selected by Michael Hough, Associate Professor of Art at Bridgewater College, from the October Member’s Judged Show 2012 will be exhibited along with artwork produced by participants of SVAC Workshops 2012. In the Upstairs Gallery a display by Waynesboro Public Schools art students K – 12 who participated in the Artists in the Schools 2011 – 2012 program will be on display. A special reception will be held November 8, 5 – 7pm to showcase the young artists. The amazing artwork that is produced in this collaboration of professional artists and art educators validates this applied and educational art partnership.    In the Docent Room, the artwork of Ruby Canody will be on display.

Shenandoah Valley Art Center offers, the ever popular Saturday Art for Kids, presenting a creative art experience for young artists from 11 – 12:30pm.   Contact the art center for specific information and pre-registration for each class. Open studio opportunities in the Virginia Ross Education Studio are available to printmakers and ceramic artists.  Apply online at

The art center is celebrating its new retail alliance partnership with the Artisan Center of Virginia. In the SVAC Gift Shop you can find the perfect creative gift in fiber, jewelry, wood, glass, pottery, and more by juried artisans from Virginia.

The Shenandoah Valley Art Center is located in downtown Waynesboro at 126 S. Wayne Avenue.  Galleries are open to the public 10am to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.  For more information, call (540) 949-7662 or visit