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  • Date: March 8th 2018
  • Location: Morin Gallery @ The Arts Center In Orange County

A group of seven isolated artists in King George County, Virginia, began working together during the late 1960s. By 2000, there were 12 at their retrospective showing in Fredericksburg, Virginia, at the Eyeclops Gallery. From their early meetings at North Windsor, home of Jack Darling, they have been involved in many art activities, studies, exhibits and travel. Major exhibits of their work have included St. Paul’s Church in Richmond, Mary Melchers Belmont Studio in Stafford Country, Virginia, Mary Washington College and Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center in Fredericksburg. In 1992, the NWA were responsible for opening the first cooperative gallery which is still a popular art gallery in Fredericksburg.

Major feature articles have appeared in The American Arts Magazine, 1988, the Free Lance Star, 1994, The Richmond Times Dispatch, 1995. Travels and exhibits in the USA, Europe and Caribbean also were part of their experience in advancing their artistic creativity. A Certificate of Recognition by the Governor of Virginia Commonwealth for the King George County Mentorship Program was awarded to them in 1988. Now, in 2018, the NWA are still working and exhibiting. Some early members are gone, and new ones have been invited to be part of the North Windsor Artists, but the goal of stepping up the art ladder of understanding and creating remains the same.