The Gallery

The gallery at Glencoe Museum exhibits the art and works of contemporary Appalachian artists from around the New River Valley and Southwest Virginia.

Searching the Blue

–Works by Felta Virginia


On Exhibit May 14 through June 30.


Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the gallery show, “Searching the Blue,” featuring the works of artist Felta Virginia.

“Searching the Blue” is a retrospective of twenty years of work while growing a family, exploring the spirit, and experimenting freely with ideas and techniques across realism, expressionism and abstraction.

In Felta’s work calligraphic black line is used to enhance color and contrast but also to express power and energy, as well as that struggle between personal discipline and personal freedom. Balance of composition is found in asymmetry.

This collection of work is held together by a search for the color blue, which can represent the spirit, the sky, shadows, the suggestion of trust and stability, the color of a loved one’s eyes, fresh breezes, clarity of thought, and the simplicity of a favorite color.

Felta Virginia grew up between Europe and northern Virginia. She now calls Blacksburg her home. Felta served in the U.S. Army as a Chinese linguist before completing her B.A. in Painting from North Georgia College and State University in 2001. She has exhibited across the United States, in Germany, and Austria. Faith, philosophy, family, social issues, and nature are the driving inspirations for her work.

Felta Virginia’s works are on exhibit through June 30, 2019. Plan your visit.