2018 Art Show Success and More

Getting ready for the 2018 Art Show and SaleThanks to all who made my 4th Annual Art Show and Sale last night at Associates in Dermatology enjoyable and successful. I had an opportunity to meet and talk to everyone who came.  I am looking forward to next year’s party already!  

In the meanwhile, excepting the small pieces that were exhibited in the reception room on display panels, the remaining art will continue to hang for the holiday season or until they are needed elsewhere. If you were unable to attend the showing last night, contact me for an appointment.  We can schedule a time for you to see the paintings after regular business hours or on the weekend.

Thanks again to all who came out!

 

4th Annual Art Show and Sale

Annual Art Show and Sale

As hot as it has been in SE Virginia this fall, I’m working hard to think about the coming holidays and gift giving.  I’m sure many of you are as well.  So…

Get ready for some super prices on my paintings for the 4th Annual Art Studio Show and Sale!!!

When:  Friday, November 9, 2018

Time:  5:30 – 7:30 PM

Where:  Associates in Dermatology office,  17 Manhattan Square, Hampton, Virginia (map / directions)

Come by, browse, shop and bring a friend.  Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served.  There will be many paintings offered in addition to those hanging in the Aiderm offices.

See you at the 4th Annual Art Show and Sale!

ARTS on Main Show in Gloucester, Virginia

ARTS on Main ShowYou may have noticed many of my recent shows have been closer to home, but there are so many amazing venues to view great art in coastal Virginia!   I am honored to be exhibiting at the ARTS on Main from October 5 – 27, 2018.  If you hail from the Northern Neck or Gloucester area, this a great opportunity to check out this wonderful facility for the arts right in your backyard.

Here’s the scoop:

ARTS on Main
Poetry, Music & Motion
October 5 – 27
6580 B Main Street
Gloucester, VA 23061
804-824-9464

I’ll be there for the Opening Reception on Friday, October 5 from 6PM – 8PM.    Hope you’re able to stop by and visit!

Thoughts from an Artist

Thought I’d share some of my thought process as I get creative …

I am incubating.

Not really a fun time for me. Why can’t I be inspired by a new subject? Or should I play with different ways / techniques of handling the themes I have maybe become too comfortable with- dancers, musicians, people in activities. As much as I try to break away from realism I know myself well enough to accept that I will always have something recognizable in my work.

So I have to push my own envelope.

Every gallery and show …

Every gallery and show I see seems overwhelmingly filled with super realistic art. Are we living in such chaotic times that more structure makes us feel secure? But then there is the in your face cutting edge art in the magazines that I just don’t get. Looking for the middle ground- art that evokes emotion. Now that is where I want to be. I will keep plugging away.

Painting Black and White

Last week I painted some flying herons at the Virginia Living Museum where I paint once a week. But I used only black and white acrylic. It was fun and I will do more. They are little 8×10 and will be in the Hampton Art Center Miniatures and Small Works by Tidewater Artists opening on December 10, 2016. I have always loved black and white and keep several at home so I will not be tempted to sell them. There’s something about sloshing paint around without worrying about color.

Developing concepts and painting them is a process.  Mine is constantly evolving as my life continues to ebb and flow and change and grow.  Looking forward to what is to come.

 

Art Studio Party Show and Sale

Art Studio Party Show and Sale

It was a delight to see so many friends come out for our Annual Studio Show last November.  Many of you requested more opportunities to view and purchase my art.  It’s my honor to share my art again.

You’re invited to attend my Art Studio Party Show and Sale!  We’ll have recent paintings not seen before and special discounts only available that evening!  Bring a friend and come enjoy an evening of art on Friday, April 29 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM.  Enjoy the spacious and comfortable Associates in Dermatology offices.

Hope to see you there!

 

First Annual Art Studio Display and Sale

Art Studio Dislplay & Sale

You are invited to my First Annual Studio Art Display and Sale in the offices of  Associates in Dermatology.   It will be Friday, November 13, 2015 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM  I thought of Lucky Friday the 13th – lucky for you because I will be offering discounts on art works!

Associates in Dermatology is the perfect setting to exhibit Gloria Coker works of art.  Many of my paintings have been on display there over the years and now you can come and enjoy a private viewing as well as many recent paintings.

With several shows wrapping up and the holidays just beginning, now is a great time to see what paintings I have available.  Explore how you can easily afford the Gloria Coker original you have always wanted – small, medium or large.

There will also be a display of demos and other art created at the Virginia Living Museum (some of the proceeds from those sales will go back to the VLM). Works include 8×10, 11×14 and larger paintings of the animals found at VLM..

If you’re able to stop by on Friday (Wow!  It’s THIS Friday already!!), please take a moment and RSVP to the office (757) 838-8030 or my cell (757) 846-3650

Small Gems Holiday Art Show

The Murphy Montgomery Art Gallery (Port Warwick, Newport News)  has invited me to participate in their Small Gems Holiday Art Show. Hope you can make it out this Saturday for the opening.

Here’s the scoop  . . .

Murphy Montgomery Fine Art Gallery

Small Gems Holiday Art Show

Small Paintings, Ceramics and Jewelry.
Great One of a Kind Gift Items!

Saturday, December 6, 2014 5:00 – 8:30pm

Please join us for the opening of our Holiday Show. We are featuring small paintings by Thomas Bradshaw, Gloria Coker, Linda Gerek, Karen Kinser, Barbara Mastaglio, Jill McGannon, Anne Murphy, Brian Murphy and Carole Boggemann Peirson.  Hand made jewelry and ceramic pieces will also be available.

Dancing Girl for Holiday Art Show

For more info, please go to:

4151 William Styron Square
Newport News, VA 23606
www.murphymontgomery.com
info@murphymontgomery.com
757-771-0838

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

Artist Spotlight from Murphy Montgomery Fine Art Gallery

I was delighted to participate in this Artist Spotlight by the Murphy Montgomery Fine Art Gallery in Port Warwick, Newport News, Virginia.  They shared the following in their recent email newsletter:

Artist Spotlight
Gloria Coker

Gloria Coker Painting at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, Virginia

Many people ask how I paint my subjects –where do I get reference material etc. Although it would be far easier to have a photo to copy most of my work evolves from bits and pieces pulled together from a vast “morgue” of reference material that I have accumulated over the years. The majority of the photography is my own. Some music pieces are based on musicians of the past and are obviously culled from photos that have appeared in the media. But I am not a slave to any photos, and my work in its final versions bears very little resemblance to the material I use. I have the ability to draw well and fast-I honed those skills when I worked for 12 years as a newspaper artist illustrator ….

Read more about Gloria by visiting our website
and visit the gallery to see her latest paintings!

China Town Painting

“China Town” on display at Murphy Montgomery Fine Art Gallery

 

All that Jazz Band

“All That Jazz Band” on Display at the Murphy Montgomery Fine Art Gallery

 

Jersey Boys

“Jersey Boys” on Display at Murphy Montgomery Fine Art Gallery

 

Visit Murphy Montgomery Fine Art Gallery
4151 William Styron Square, Newport News, VA 23606
www.murphymontgomery.com • info@murphymontgomery.com
757-771-0838
Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 – 5:00PM
Friday & Saturday 11:00 – 6:00PM
Sunday Noon – 5:00PM

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