Floyd County Artists and Group Dynamics


These desert cottonwoods are the latest in a series of pastels produced by my wife Gretchen. Her daily association with five other artists in the newly created Floyd Artists Association has spurred her on to create in areas she had not previously explored.

The rest of these images are works from other artists in the group. As you can see, each has a unique perspective and vision.

As an interested observer, I see the effects that occur when several artists work together in one studio. They may be working on different projects, but they take time to observe each others solutions to tricky problems and this accelerates the learning process.

They have created a strong bond of mutual support which draws upon the different strength that each brings to the group. They are growing as artists and at the same time they are working in concert to refine the business model for their gallery/studio Art Under the Sun in Floyd, Virginia.

They also provide affordable classes and individual instruction for aspiring artists in the Floyd area. They want to encourage others to unleash their creativity and build a strong community of emerging artists in this area of Virginia.

PatriciarobinwoodruffIf you would like to learn more about the classes or about joining this group, visit the website artunderthesun.org or call 540-745-7367.

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0 Responses to Floyd County Artists and Group Dynamics

  1. Nancy Hook says:


    I am very impressed and at the same time very excited for all of you. It is about time local in the area open there own gallery on the main drag. Especially where tourism is so great. You all should do well!
    I am the owner of The Woodberry Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We lodge guests from all over the world visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains. I have a couple of your brochures left in my information center. Any other information you can give me about your gallery plus more brochures would be great. I will hand them out to our customers. Come to think of it, I would love to put some information in all of my (16) rooms. We always send our guest to Floyd to visit the shoppes and of course it gives them the opportunity to hear Bluegrass music. I’ll be in to see soon. Wish you all the best.
    Nancy Hook

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