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Bob Worthy

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, US
The Art of Bob Worthy

Mayhem #28901
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MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/bobworthy

About me
Artist/photographer Bob Worthy's depictions of life and the figure allow viewers the opportunity to identify with broader notions of time and existence.   His alternative processes photographic pieces and mixed-media art works are figurative masterpieces of shape and space that beautify an intimate subject matter, the unclothed human form singularly and in pairs. Often employing a dramatic use of negative compositional space Worthy presents the body as pure form, thus transcending the personal identity of his subjects. The body is abstracted and manipulated through the employment of unexpected points of view, extreme close-up and the intertwining of more than one figure.

Check out my paintings: http://www.modelmayhem.com/1489102

I shoot digital in available light. My photographs are only used to make my mixed-media artwork and are not exhibited or sold as themselves.    Often travel to the metro DC and Richmond, VA areas for TFCD photo shoots.   I'm an artist and not a commercial photographer, but am happy to collaborate with models at all levels of experience, from novice to professional. All models must sign a Model Release before beginning a shoot with me; and they must confirm that they are 18 years of age.   Contact me for more information.   Copyright for all the images in this profile belongs exclusively to Bob Worthy.

Credits
NOTICE: Here is a link to my new YouTube video documenting a photo shoot with a nude male model:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-RpY2lEnq0

Currently selling my (mostly male) figurative artwork on my eBay auction site under the seller name: theartnetwork. http://www.bobworthy.com/collect

Two Mixed Media Collages “Goddess Sophie” and "Sophie Sleeps" are included in the "Heliotrope Bouquet" exhibit at The Cade Fine Arts Center Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD. The exhibit runs through July 1
5, 2014.

"Dragonfly Waltz #16", a mixed media collage, was awarded 2nd place after being selected by the juror, Don Crow, for inclusion in the "June Regional Art Exhibition" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of June 2014; http://www.fccava.org

Juror Betsy Kellum selected all three of my entries to be included in the May "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA.   Artist's reception is Friday May, 16, 2014 from 6pm-9pm and open to the public. http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

Juror, Jack Rasmussen selected my painting "Dragonfly Waltz #40" as one of the 30 pieces out of 200 entries to be included in "Mid-Atlantic Painting 2014" at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery at The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  Exhibition dates: January 23-February 28, 2014.  Opening reception January 23, 5-7pm.

"Dragonfly Waltz #18" was include in "Surface Impressions", a national juried exhibition at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of November 2009; http://www.fccava.org   

"Diamonds in the Rough Numbers 1 and 3" were selected by the juror to be include in "Abstraction and Reality", a national juried exhibition at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of September 2013; http://www.fccava.org   

Five oil paintings on canvas were included in “8 exposures” an invitational art exhibit at the Louisa Arts Center in Louisa, VA: http://louisaarts.org Exhibit runs from July 16 to September 20, 2013.

The juror for "Lines and Edges", a national juried exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, selected “Diamonds in the Rough #1” as part of the exhibit FCCA is an affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of May 2013; http://www.fccava.org   

“40 Years of Excellence” An RPI Retrospective 1928-1968 included two mixed-media paintings by Bob Worthy.    The exhibit was held from April 5th to June 5th 2013 at the Richmond Public Library in Richmond, Virginia and was sponsored by the Virginia Commonwealth University Alumni Association.

"Kendall", a mixed-media painting, was selected by the juror for inclusion in "Faces and Figures", a national juried exhibition at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of March 2013; http://www.fccava.org   

Four nude pieces of my art, two females and two males, were selected by the juror for inclusion in "Books and Words", a regional juried exhibition at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of February 2013; http://www.fccava.org

"Chris", a mixed media collage, was awarded 3rd place after being selected by the juror for inclusion in the "October Regional Art Exhibition" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of October 2012; http://www.fccava.org

"Dragonfly Waltz" a one-person exhibit by Bob Worthy at The Purcell Gallery, The Louisa Arts Center, Louisa, VA 23093.  The exhibit runs from July 27-September 21, 2012. Reception & Opening: July 27th 2012, 7-9 pm. http://louisaarts.org

Two oil paintings from my “Antibody Warrior” series are included in the "Heliotrope Bouquet" exhibit at The Cade Fine Arts Center Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD. The exhibit runs through August 13, 2012.

I served as guest curator for the December '11/January '12 exhibit "Celebrating Young Artists -Invitational Art Show" at the Louisa Arts Center in Louisa, VA: http://louisaarts.org

I recently finished art work for an exhibit that opens next month.  Exposure Unlimited, a group of artists that I helped co-found, is having its 25th Anniversary exhibit at two venues in April: FCCA: http://www.fccava.org and the P Rose Gallery: http://www.prosegallery.com    Our exhibit is titled “Then and Now” with the “Now” work at FCCA and the “Then” work displayed with a timeline of our group’s history at P Rose.   Please join us to celebrate this milestone exhibit on First Friday; April Fool’s Day!

"Felix" was awarded honorable mention after being selected by the juror, Kyra Swanson: Assistant Curator/Registrar UMW Galleries, for inclusion in the "February Regional Art Exhibition" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of February 2011; http://www.fccava.org 
“Felix by Bob Worthy is remarkable in the use of materials, imagery, and design- playing texture and line off of one another.” Kyra Swanson

I served as the juror for the September 3-26, 2010 exhibit "Square City" at the PONSHOP Studio and Gallery in old town Fredericksburg, VA: http://www.ponshopstudio.com  First Friday opening reception and juror's talk September 3, 2010.

A mixed media photo transfer of a male nude is included in "MASTERWORKS-150 YEARS OF SENSUAL PHOTOGRAPHY" at Photosensualis Gallery, 15 Rock City Road Woodstock, NY 12498.  The exhibit runs from May 29 thru August 15, 2010; http://www.photosensualis.com/photosens … /Home.html 

Two mixed media photo collages of female nudes were selected by the juror for inclusion in the "April Regional Art Exhibition" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through April 30, 2010; http://www.fccava.org

"Lubec I" was awarded 3rd place after being selected by the juror for inclusion in the "February Regional Art Exhibition" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of February 2010; http://www.fccava.org

"Dragonfly Waltz 3" was selected by the judge for inclusion in "Layers", a national juried exhibition at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of September 2009; http://www.fccava.org   

Two mixed media photo collages were selected by the juror for inclusion in the "February Regional Art Exhibition" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through February 28, 2009; http://www.fccava.org

I was curator for the December '08/January '09 exhibit "Young at Art" at the Louisa Fine Arts Center in Louisa, VA: http://louisaarts.org

"Sleepy Hollow I" and "Sleepy Hollow II", two mixed media photo collages, were included in an invitiaional exhibit titled "Off-Campus" at the Louisa Fine Arts Center in Louisa, VA: http://louisaarts.org during the months of October and November 2008. 

Tonight, 10.03.08, at the opening reception for the "Regional Art Exhibition" the juror awarded me an honorable mention for my entries: "Landscape I" and "Landscape II" 

Two mixed media photo collages "Landscape I" and "Landscape II" were selected by the juror for inclusion in the "Regional Art Exhibition" a juried exhibition at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through November 1, 2008; http://www.fccava.org

I was curator for the December '07/January '08 exhibit "Inside-Outside" at the Louisa Fine Arts Center in Louisa, VA: http://louisaarts.org/ArtCenterEntry-inside-outside.pdf

"Warmth" was selected by the judge for inclusion in "The Human Form", a national juried exhibition at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of May 2007; http://www.fccava.org   

"Looking Backward" a one-person exhibit by Bob Worthy at The Wounded Bookshop, Fredericksburg, VA The exhibit runs from September 1-30, 2006. First Friday Reception: September 1st, 6-10 pm. The public is welcome! http://www.woundedbookshop.com

From a review of the "looking Backward" exhibit:
"Worthy's depictions of us at our most vulnerable, nude, are timeless. They often incorporate nature themes a nude woman resting on a wild jumble of rocks, for instance. And while there's nothing pornographic about it, there is a simple beauty to both the subject and her setting that defines passion better than the most graphic modern concept of sensuality."   Read the entire review here: http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006 … tml?page=1

"Woodland Walk" was selected by the judge for an honorable mention award in Local Artists Exhibition, a juried show at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: An affiliate of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs from July 2-August 28, 2006; http://www.fccava.org   

Bob Worthy holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University where he is now an adjunct professor. Mr. Worthy is represented on E-MOCA, the first on-line Museum of Contemporary Fine Arts and The P. Rose Gallery.  He exhibits his award winning artwork throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Recent invitational and group exhibits include; the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Elizabeth Roberts Gallery, both in Washington, DC, the Richmond County Museum, Belmont Museum, the Fredericksburg Area Museum, the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts and District West Fine Arts in Virginia and Gallery 31 North and the Hunterdon Museum in Clinton, New Jersey. His work can be found in private and public collections in the United States, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK and was recently purchased by the city of Winchester, Virginia.  In October of 2000, Worthy was recognized at the Fredericksburg, Virginia Regional Arts Awards, as an individual artist, for outstanding achievements and contributions to the cultural life of the greater Fredericksburg region. He also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Virginia Governor's Awards for the Arts during the same month.

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