2019 Hampton University Armstrong/Slater Gallery Show

Gloria Coker with Hampton University Students

Thanks to everyone who joined me for the opening of my latest show at the Hampton University Armstrong / Slater Gallery. I’m excited to share my art with the students and faculty as well as the public at Hampton University.

According to Hampton University, the Armstrong / Slater Gallery is described:

The Department of Fine & Performing Arts operates a nationally-recognized art exhibition facility that is fully managed and staffed by its faculty and student artists. Under the curatorship of Dr. Jacqueline Fonvielle Bontemps, a recognized artist and art historian, the Armstrong/Slater Gallery hosts up to six exhibitions annually that feature work from internationally-acclaimed painters, sculptors, photographers and others.

If you’d like to peruse the show, it will be up through March 20, 2019.  When you stop by, be sure to let me know what you liked best!

After the Parade shown at the Hampton University Show

Artist Reception at TNCC

In case you missed the delightful Artist Reception at TNCC last month, the folks at the Visual Arts department at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) put together a lovely video.  I wanted to share it with you . . .

Thanks to everyone who made the time to come out to see the exhibit and hear me share about my time at the Daily Press.

Oh, and in case you didn’t hear yet . . .

Back by popular demand, I’m hosting my Holiday Art Show and Sale on Friday, November 4, 2016.  Hope to see you there!

Sharing Stories from my Past in Daily Press Interview

For my coming up Artist Presentation and Exhibition at TNCC (Thomas Nelson Community College), Natalie Joseph, from the Daily Press, interviewed me about my previous experience as a newspaper illustrator.  Here’s a peak …

Talk of the Tongue discussed at Daily Press InterviewSomeone could spend all day listening to Gloria Coker’s stories.

As she prepares for her art exhibition and career presentation at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) on Monday, she recalls the many tales behind over 30 years of work.

For the first time, Coker will tell a new story, showcasing news and courtroom art from her days as an illustrator at the Daily Press in the 1980s and early ’90s.

She spent more than 10 years as an illustrator, earning the job with no formal art training. She has two stories she highlights of her time in the courthouse. She covered the 1985 trial of retired Navy officer Arthur Walker, who was convicted as part of a family espionage case that included his brother, John Walker. She also recalls the moment a policeman called to inform her that an one of her illustrations led to the arrest of an escaped man from death row.

For the video and rest of the Daily Press Interview, visit the Daily Press.

Odd Family Thanksgiving Newspaper Illustration

Smooth Sailing Art Show in Virginia Beach

This summer, I’ve been challenged to paint more works depicting sailing.  I had painted a few in the past so this was an enjoyable challenge for me.  The results are being shown at the Stravitz Gallery starting September 12, 2015. Come by to see the Smooth Sailing Art Show in Virginia Beach.

I’d like to invite you to the opening to see these new paintings and some of the my other favorites.  Come by on  Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM at the Richard Stravitz Gallery in Virginia Beach.  Hope to see you there!  Be sure to look for me and say hello!

Smooth Sailing Art Show in Virginia Beach

Art Show at East Wall Gallery in Virginia Beach

I try to be selective in where I show my paintings.  There is a balance between being seen and giving collectors buying opportunities.  Art is best in someone’s home or office where it is often enjoyed.  The folks at Bishopsgate Design and Decor contacted me to join in their new East Wall Gallery.  At home among the select items for the home and office, my paintings may add something special in this unique venue.

Will you come by for the opening in Virginia Beach?  Here’s the info:

WHEN:  Wednesday, September 3, 2014

TIME:  6-9 PM

WHERE:  East Wall Gallery  (Inside Bishopsgate Design and Deocr)
3259 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach (map/directions)

I”m not sure how long the show will run, but I’ll let you know.  Stay tuned to my Facebook Page to see more of the paintings I’ll be showing at the East Wall Gallery in Virginia Beach

East Wall Gallery Virginia Beach

 

Painting Show Coming to This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg, Virginia

This Century Art Gallery, Williamsburg Art Center will be offering a painting show of  local artist, Gloria Coker’s paintings this summer. 

The Show Preview is scheduled for Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.  Come join us

I’ll be sharing a number of new paintings for this show.  Filled with colorful musicians, dancers, and much more, I hope you can stop by on Monday or anytime during the show to enjoy the new paintings.

Painting Showing Details

WHERE:  This Century Art Gallery, 219 N. Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA 23187 (map / direction)

WHEN:  July 15 – August 15, 2014

HOURS:  11 AM – 5:oo PM Tuesday – Saturday, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Sunday

Paintings Show at This Century Art Gallery

Color in Motion Show at Richard Stravitz Sculpture & Fine Art Gallery

Tonight’s opening to my new show in Virginia Beach was delightful.  Thanks to everyone for coming out to the opening.

This wonderful show will continue through December 6.  Please stop by and let me know what you liked about the paintings.  You can visit Richard Stravitz Sculpture & Fine Art Gallery in Virginia Beach.

Color in Motion Show, Virginia Beach