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Art studios offer new exhibits around Fredericksburg

Venues are in Fredericksburg unless otherwise noted. Contact gallery for hours.

810 Weekend Gallery, 810 Caroline St. Works displayed in the entrance gallery. Watercolors by Beverley Coates, plus a variety of art mediums and photography by regional artists Penny Parrish, Nancy Williams and Kathleen Willingham. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-8 p.m. 540/371-4099.

Art First Gallery, 824 Caroline St. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/371-7107;

Artful Dimensions Gallery, 911 Charles St. All-member show. Through Feb. 2. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/899-6319;

Artists’ Undertaking Gallery, 309 Mill St., Occoquan. “New Beginnings,” painting and printmaking by Roger Frey, fine silver and bronze jewelry by Sherry Chaples and carved eggshells by Tina Kannapel. Jan. 7 to Feb. 3. Artists’ reception Saturday, Jan. 11, 1-5 p.m. 703/494-0584;

Arts Center in Orange, 129 E. Main St., Orange. New paintings by Pennsylvania artist John David Wissler. Through Jan. 31. 540/672-7311;

Atrium Gallery Art Studio, 526-2 Wolfe St. Works by Nancie Harris. Watercolors and acrylic paintings of egrets and other birds, Chinese embroidery, kimonos and jewelry. First Friday reception tomorrow, 5-9 p.m. 540/538-6072.

Backdoor Gallery, 4500 Plank Road, Suite 1012. New art by Kristi Zerull and Asya Baldwin. Through Jan. 28. 540/786-4455; backdoor or

Bistro Bethem, 309 William St. Artwork by Brandon Newton. Through Feb. 9. 540/371-9999;

Brush Strokes Gallery, 824 Caroline St. All-member show. Friday through Feb. 2. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/368-0560;

The Creative Side Inc., 513 Jackson St. Student artworks from Fredericksburg, and Spotsylvania and Stafford counties. First Friday reception tomorrow, 5-8 p.m. with face painting and art demos. 540/846-8920;

Ed Jaffe Gallery, 108 W. Main St., Orange. Marble sculpture, abstract and 3-D wall-sculpture paintings by Ed Jaffe. 540/672-2400;

Esco Limited, 116 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. Christmas sale featuring unique jewelry pieces by Elizabeth Escobar. 301/922-4487.

Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, 1001 Princess Anne St. “The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center at 25 Years,” photographs chronicling the history of the museum. Through spring. 540/371-3037;

Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, 813 Sophia St. Members Gallery: Featured artists Michael C. Habina and Sandra Staley. Through Jan. 31. “It’s Small,” national juried exhibit. Through Jan. 31. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-8:30 p.m. 540/373-5646;

The Gallery at 915, 915 Lafayette Blvd. Art by Alan Howard and other local artists. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/226-1947;

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth. Works by early-20th-century artist Gari Melchers and other artists, plus period furniture, objects and books in the Melchers home. 540/654-1015;

James Madison Museum, 129 Caroline St., Orange. Three-part exhibit about African-American history in Orange. 540/672-1776;

Jarrett Thor Fine Arts, 100 Taylor St., Suite 101, Colonial Beach. “Contagious Inspiration,” oil paintings and other artwork by art teacher Vicki Marckel. Through Jan. 5. 804/224-7200;

LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty St. “LibertyTown’s Students’ Show.” Jan. 3 to Feb. 3. First Friday reception tomorrow, 5-9 p.m. 540/371-7255;

P. Rose Gallery, 709 Caroline St. Works by local artists. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-8 p.m. 540/371-8499;

Ponshop Studio and Gallery, 712 Caroline St. “Holiday Hangover Party,” fine art by Leslie Brier, Cameron Limbrick, Crystal Rodrigue, Nicholas Candela and James Walker and new ceramics by Scarlett Pons. Jan. 3-31. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-10 p.m. 540/656-2215;

Populuxe Fredericksburg, 107 William St. Recent Outsider and Art Brut work from the Populuxe Collection. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 804/214-0312;

Potomac River Fisheries Commission, 222 Taylor St., Colonial Beach. Artists’ Guild annual exhibit and sale on the theme “Beach Living.” 804/224-7148.

Pots & Palettes, 1104 Sophia St. Ongoing photography exhibit, photos taken in and around Fredericksburg. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/373-7046;

Pottery by Hand, No. 10 A-B Hawthorne St., Colonial Beach. Artwork by Bee Strumpf and Carol Swab. 804/224-7148.

Riverview Inn, 24 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. New artwork by Andrea Clement and Velia Jacobo. 804/224-7148.

Sophia Street Studios, 1104 Sophia St. Art, pottery, jewelry and more from many artists. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/372-3459;

Tanya M. Richey Studio Gallery, 817 Caroline St. Christmas ornaments, new watercolors and acrylics. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/841-7344;

Tappahannock Art Gallery, 200 Prince St., Tappahannock. Small art works on display and for sale. 804/445-5131;

Tarver Harris Design Studio at JarrettThor Fine Arts, 100 Taylor St., Suite 102, Colonial Beach. New paintings and silk scarf designs, available for sale. 804/224-7200;

University of Mary Washington, duPont Gallery, College Avenue at Thornton Street. “Ghosts: Clint Bagwell.” Jan. 16 to Feb. 2. Opening reception Jan. 23, 5-7 p.m. Free. 540/654-1013;

Visions by Shirl, 118 Hawthorn St., Colonial Beach. Resident artists showcasing a variety of artwork from fiber to photography. 703/303-1743.

Walker Fine Arts Center Baker Gallery, Woodberry Forest School, off U.S. 15 about four miles north of Orange. “FACES (Social Media Portraits in 25 Minutes or Less),” paintings by Rob Deane. Jan. 7 to March 6. Opening reception, Friday, Jan. 10, 5-8 p.m. 540/672-3990;

Water Street Studio Writing and Arts, 915-A Sophia St., Fredericksburg. Writing, art class, fine art by Elizabeth Seaver, Lynette Reed and Susan Carter Morgan. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m.;

Weadon Studios and Fine Art, 305 Hanson Ave., Suite 130. Photography by Ruth Ann Lowery, Jessica Mowery, Norma Woodward, Michael Crockett and Amanda Ward. 540/368-5157.

Wegner Wildlife Gallery, 905 Caroline St. Paintings by brothers Steven and Stewart Wegner. First Friday reception tomorrow, 6-9 p.m. 540/373-5662;

To have gallery information included in Weekender, send details to no later than the Monday before an exhibit opens.