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[imagine this posting accompanied by Rachmaninov’s etudes-tableaux op 39, no 2 in A minor, a winter fire in the kitchen, and some roses]

Dear Winslow,

You are correct. I’m pretty sure we should deliver this now.

Thank you.

Untitled but obvious by Winslow McCagg

Untitled but obvious by Winslow McCagg

Yes.

Yes.

The dogs are on it!

Here they come Stick!

The front yard at the Stick

The front yard at the Stick

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Clarke County Arts Collaboration

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My band the Bitter Liberals just played a house concert in a barn decorated with original paintings by Winslow McCagg. In true cross pollination, the show was put on by the proprietors of the Duvall Gallery where Winslow is showing. Living in a county where artists support each other like this is a joy.

Artwork by Winslow McCagg (this one titled Stone Age) defined the stage

Artwork by Winslow McCagg (this one titled Stone Age) defined the stage

The stage is set for the Bitter Liberals

The stage is set for the Bitter Liberals

The Bitter Liberals in White Post

The Bitter Liberals in White Post

For more on the show, see the One Barn posting on the Bitter Liberals website.

Ripped Out By the Roots (Middleburg Dairy Barn Art)

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Sunday afternoon started out idyllic enough. The setting for the Dairy Barn Gallery outside of Middleburg is about as pretty as Virginia gets.

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A collection of great artists and good friends, including: Maureen Limon, Winslow McCagg, Anna Billman and Richard Lew (with six others) brought the space to life.

Winslow McCagg

Winslow McCagg

Anna Billman

Anna Billman

Richard Lew

Richard Lew

Maureen Limon

Maureen Limon

But then things took a turn for the macabre. First there was the prayer wheel made by the robot overlords and thrust back in time.

And then there was the bedroom/bathroom pair of spigots (credit to Charley Billman for the perfect naming scheme). Look left. Look right. Giggle.

Sometimes up and sometimes down (Anna Billman)

Sometimes up and sometimes down (Anna Billman)

But in the end we were threatened by the horseradish root and beat a hasty retreat.

This could be you, male. (Anna Billman)

This could be you, male. (Anna Billman)

Winslow in da Shed

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Tia Maggio and Winslow McCagg are at it again with a beautiful new art show at Blandy Experimental Farm (part of the University of Virginia) near Millwood. Nothing like excellent bone fide local artists to make a community thrive!

The show, called “Reunion,” runs through February 28th. Go see it.

When you go, you can take a gander at the pieces we are adding to our collection. They have red dots. One is called Zane Grey; the other, Mutiny on the Bounty. This time we focused on Winslow’s work since we already have a couple of pieces by Tia. The show is a great pairing, however, with equally good work from both artists. We still think Winslow and Tia make a great pair.

Winslow McCagg

Winslow McCagg

Tia Maggio

Tia Maggio

The space in the Board room at Blandy is a bit crowded when filled with 30-40 people and the mega conference table, so getting pictures was a challenge. Nice to see the place hum though.

Tia's work in pastel

Tia’s work in pastel

Winslow's work

Winslow’s work

Finally some Winslow is coming home to roost. Here is what the new pieces look like.

Zane Grey  by Winslow McCagg

Zane Grey by Winslow McCagg

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg

Our very own Vanna.

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg.

Mutiny on the Bounty by Winslow McCagg.

Photography by Chris McGraw.

Zig Zag Local Art

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We attended the Rendezvous opening at the Zig Zag Gallery in The Plains. Rendezvous is a joint show of Winslow McCagg and Tia Maggio. Great space, gorgeous work, and a perfect night for an opening.

Tia and Winslow make a very nice pair.

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Winslow’s art is exceptional. Multiple levels and at least 4 reads per work. The light at the Zig Zag was very good for viewing.

Sorry about the photography here. Too many people to get the light to cooperate.

Winslow. This one looked even better here than at the Mill.

This was our first exposure to Tia’s work. We bought these two.

Amy's favorite. Piney Swamp.

My favorite. Love the blue. Wavelength.

Winslow McCagg in the Mill

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After a hectic week on the road in Europe it was nice to be back home in Virginia. While I was gone, I missed the friday night opening of Winslow McCagg’s solo art show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill. So I went by myself on Sunday to have a look.

The Mill is an interesting setting for abstract art. Winslow’s art is striking and very well executed. Beautiful work.

My favorite painting in the show was called River Goddess.

River Goddess by Winslow McCagg. The interplay between two levels of reading/seeing is particularly striking in this work. Clear and crisp meet cloudy and ethereal. All with gorgeous blues.

Rural Colonial meets abstract meets Rural Colonial.

Pollock in a sunflower.

Winslow himself came by while I was looking.

The artist.

One of these years I hope to acquire some of this work. Thanks for creating it Winslow, it is excellent.

We’ll close with a short film I found on vimeo.

The Art of Winslow McCagg from Erica Garber on Vimeo.