Shenandoah Valley Governor's School Visual Arts Program

Sustained Investigation

Visual Arts students at the Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School participate in a regional art program that connects them with other talented students from Augusta County, Staunton, and Waynesboro in a college-level studio setting.

In this program, students develop their own unique aesthetic built on a strong foundation in technical skill. Regular peer critiques and study of influential artists assist students in formulating educated opinions regarding quality and intended purpose of visual art.

Our program encourages students to explore a range of approaches and eventually dedicate time to concentrating on media and subject matter that interests them the most. In our AP Studio course this concentration on selected media or subject matter is referred to as “Sustained Investigation”. The pieces in this show exhibit individual areas of interest within our art program. Students have thought carefully about the subject matter of their work and the media in which they communicate their message.

Juniors: Caroline Conlon, Mikayla Hearl, Emily Johnson, Kyle Lawson, Maria Montoya, Nicholas Warmington

Seniors: Peyton Ayers, Natalie Bono, Deanna Botkin, Cordelia Clark, Destiny Courtney, Jasmine Floyd, Caley Keenan, Hannah Mason, Nicole Plonsky, Grace Smith, Anastasiya Sushko

In the Hallways: Blue Ridge Virginia Art Educators showcasing its members from the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains. The exhibit is an intriguing look into the creative process of educators. It is a rich tapestry of artwork that represents lives involved in the daily practice of nurturing young artists who will determine the evolution of art in the future.  

In the Member's Gallery: RED works. 

Upcoming Exhibits: 

March 2017: 40UNDER40, Youth Art Month, Member's Theme: ORANGE

April 2017: Karen Rosasco, SVAC Studio Artists, Member's Theme: YELLOW

May 2017: Tom Elliott, Member's Theme: GREEN

June/July: Member's Anniversary Judged Exhibition