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About Me

Bob Worthy has taught art to children and adults for over 20 years. After receiving his BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University he went on to earn both M Ed and MIS degrees also from VCU. His teaching experience includes public schools in the Northern Neck of Virginia, private and community art classes and workshops and some special gifted and talented programs that he presented to local school systems while he was earning his associate professor rank in the Virginia Community College System. He served as an instructor in VCU’s off-campus graduate art program for 17 years and is currently the assistant curator for the Frederick Gallery in the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. Professor Worthy’s award winning art work can be found in private and public collections in North and South America as well as Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK.

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“Blue Ridge", an acrylic & cold wax painting, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Joe DiBella (Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art, taught at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia), for inclusion in the September National exhibit “Spaces and Places” at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of September 2022; http://www.fccagallery.org

“16", an acrylic mixed media painting, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Chris Gregson, for inclusion in the October Artist’s Choice exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of October 2022; http://www.fccagallery.org

“The Lasting Allure of Paint” 25 cold wax & oil and acrylic mixed media paintings by artist, Bob Worthy, were selected as a solo exhibit for April in the Member’s Gallery at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of April 2021; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Constrained Conversation I", an acrylic mixed media painting, was awarded an 1st Place after being selected by the juror, Don Crow, for inclusion in the July National exhibit “Messages in Color” at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of July 2021; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Midnight Moon", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Heidi Reszies, for inclusion in the August Artist’s Choice exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of August 2021; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Exposure Unlimited: 35 Years” The group Exposure Unlimited has celebrated their 20th, 25th and 30th anniversary exhibits at FCCA and now returns to celebrate 35 years of exhibition and camaraderie in October of 2021 with their 35th anniversary exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of October 2021; http://www.fccagallery.org

"Dark Journey", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded 3rd place after being selected by the juror, Steve Griffin, for inclusion in the July Artist’s Choice exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of July 2020; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Black Memories", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Carol Iglesais, for inclusion in the September Artist’s Choice exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of September 2020; http://www.fccagallery.org

"Homestead", an oil and cold wax collage, was awarded 3rd place after being selected by the juror, Kerry McAleer-Keeler (Associate Professor of Art and Design in printmaking and book arts at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University, Washington, DC), for inclusion in the October National exhibit “Memories: People, Places, Structures” at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of October 2020; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Irish Wall", a digital photograph, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Jeffrey Allison (the Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Manager, Statewide Programs and Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), for inclusion in the February National exhibit “All Photography” at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of February 2019; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Crumbling", a digital photograph, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Chris Gregson, for inclusion in the July National exhibit “Up Close” at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of July 2019; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Dancing Gypsy", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Sally Bowering, for inclusion in the August Artist’s Choice exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of August 2019; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Lavender Lights", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Kimberly DiNatale, for inclusion in the August Artist’s Choice exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of August 2018; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Between the Lines", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded an Honorable Mention after being selected by the juror, Reni Gower, for inclusion in the May National exhibit “A Fine Line” at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of May 2018; http://www.fccagallery.org

“Goddess Kate I” & “Goddess Kate II”, two collage/mixed media pieces were awarded an Honorable Mention and selected by the juror, Gretchen Schermerhorn , for inclusion in the December/January National exhibit "Word, Text and Image" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of January 2018; http://www.fccagallery.org

"Distant Waves" and "Winter Poem" (which was awarded an Honorable Mention), two oil and cold wax paintings, were selected by the juror, Diego Sanchez, for inclusion in the September National exhibit "Tranquility" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of November 2017; http://www.fccagallery.org

"Distant Horizon" and "Arctic Strata" (which was awarded an Honorable Mention), two oil and cold wax paintings, were selected by the juror, Vaughn Whitney Garland, for inclusion in the September National exhibit "A Different Perspective" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of September 2017; http://www.fccagallery.org

"Orange Surf", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded 1st place after being selected by the juror, Greig Leach, for inclusion in the April Regional exhibit at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of April 2017; http://www.fccagallery.org

Two of my entries were selected by the juror, Gina Cavallo Collins, interim gallery manager of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, for inclusion in the March/April juried "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

All three of my entries were selected for exhibition in "C O N T E M P O" a modern take on contemporary art at Gallery Flux, 307B England St. Ashland, VA. April 1 - May 26, 2017 Opening Reception | April 6th 5:30-8pm Second Reception | May 4th 5:30-8pm. www.galleryflux.com

"Silver Lake", an oil and cold wax painting, was awarded 1st place after being selected by the juror, Don Crow, for inclusion in the national exhibit "Power of Small" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Two additional paintings “Frozen Horizon I and II” were also included in the exhibit. The exhibit runs through the end of January 2017; http://www.fccagallery.org

Juror’s Comments:
First Prize: Silver Lake (Cold Wax) by Bob Worthy and Frozen Horizon I and II –
All three works are stark, almost menacing in a lack of warmth, images which could illustrate Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”. Silver Lake may hide over the next hill in a frozen landscape; this is place where nature still has not been tamed, there no impending commercial development and while there is a horizon which promises something beyond it we are prisoner to the scene before us. The hints of the red ground, the slight grayed wash clouds misting over the lake, this white sky pocketed plaster with small holes and textured washes creating a physical poetry of emptiness and sadness.

All three of my entries were selected by the juror for inclusion in the September/November juried "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

All three of my entries were selected by the juror, Ashby Nickerson of Candela Books + Gallery for inclusion in the March /April juried "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. Third Place was awarded to my entry: "Adorned with Paint #8" http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

Juror Diego Sanchez selected my entry, "Adorned with Paint #6" for the December 2015 national exhibit "The Power of Small" at the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Additionally, my body painted male nude transfer was awarded second place. The exhibit runs through the end of January 2016; http://www.fccagallery.org

"A Day in Winter Park", a mixed media painting, was selected by the juror for inclusion in the November/December juried "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

Juror Amie Oliver selected all three of my entries in the November national exhibit "Patterns and Repetition" at the Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Juror Oliver gave an honorable mention award to "Sand Dune Fencing IV". The exhibit runs through the end of November 2015; http://www.fccagallery.org

Two pieces from my "Dragonfly Waltz" series, mixed media collages, were selected by juror: Mary Gallagher Stout, for inclusion in the "October Regional Art Exhibition" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. Juror Stout gave an honorable mention award to "Dragonfly Waltz #17". The exhibit runs through the end of October 2015; http://www.fccagallery.org

Three pieces from my "Triathlon II" series, two Polaroid transfers and an oil painting are included in the September/October juried "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

"Dragonfly Waltz #42", a mixed media collage, was awarded 3RD place after being selected by the juror, Kerry McAleer-Keeler, for inclusion in the May exhibit "Different Perspectives" at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts: 813 Sophia Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The exhibit runs through the end of May 2015; http://www.fccagallery.org

Juror's comments: A mixed media piece entitled, "Dragonfly Waltz #42" by Bob Worthy was selected for third place because of its simple elegance and compelling use of color and photo transfer. The artist's has a skillful control over the mixed media combined in the purposeful composition. The apt use of rectangular shapes reminds the viewer of piano keys while juxtaposed to the darting dragonfly images gives the piece balance and progression.

"Dragonfly Waltz #3" is to be included in the January juried "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. Artist's reception is Friday January 16, 2015 from 6pm-9pm and open to the public. http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

Juror Jessie Boyland selected “Diamonds in the Rough #4” to be included in the November "All Media" exhibit at the Crossroads Art Center in Richmond, VA. Artist's reception is Friday November 21, 2014 from 6pm-9pm and open to the public. http://www.crossroadsartcenter.com/index.html

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 15, 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.fccagallery.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.

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.

“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.

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.fccagallery.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.fccagallery.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.fccagallery.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

"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.fccagallery.org

Juror's comments: "Bob Worthy's Lubec I, third place winner, takes a unique spin on traditional landscape painting. He uses layering and collage to create patterns and negative space, which suggest landscape and buildings without constructing distinct images."

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 invitational 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.fccagallery.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

"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/2006/082006/08312006/218092/index_html?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.fccagallery.org

Professor Worthy holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He received his Masters of Inter-disciplinary Studies in Fine Art (MIS) from VCU in 1999 and subsequently taught there from 1999-2016. Worthy was recognized at the Fredericksburg, Virginia Regional Arts Awards in 2000, 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. Worthy was juror for “Square City” at the PonShop Gallery and has been a guest curator for the Louisa Art Center. He currently serves as Assistant Curator for the Frederick Gallery at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.
Worthy shares Studio 13 on the second level at Liberty Town Arts Center with two friends and fellow artists. His work can be found in private and public collections in North America and he is internationally collected in Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK.