1708 Gallery, Inc.

A Nonprofit Space for New Art

aka 1708 Gallery   |   Richmond, VA   |  www.1708Gallery.org

Mission

1708 Gallery’s mission is to present exceptional contemporary art. 1708 Gallery is committed to providing opportunities for artistic innovation and to expanding the understanding and appreciation of new art.

Ruling year info

1980

Executive Director

Ms. Emily H. Smith

Main address

P.O. Box 12520

Richmond, VA 23241 USA

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Formerly known as

1708 East Main, Inc.

EIN

54-1092906

NTEE code info

Visual Arts Organizations (A40)

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1708 Gallery Exhibition Program

1708 offers a full schedule of exhibitions that are free and open to the public. Each exhibition season presents a diverse range of ideas, practices, and media from painting to site-specific installations. 1708’s exhibitions and programs reflect the most current ideas in contemporary art, and in turn, question and push the boundaries that define contemporary culture, from social to political ideas. The exhibitions also create an arena in which 1708’s audiences can engage, be challenged and be inspired. 1708 believes that the purpose of new art is to offer a path for navigating the world, to provide another avenue for perception, and to teach us how to see.

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Children and youth
Artists and performers

Organized by 1708 Gallery, InLight Richmond is a FREE, public exhibition of light-based art and performances. Each year, InLight features performances, sculpture, video, and interactive projects that illuminate pathways, walls, sidewalks, green spaces, and kicks off with the Community Lantern Parade. InLight was created in 2008 on the occasion of 1708 Gallery's 30th birthday. Thus was born this free, public art exhibition that offers Richmond the opportunity to engage with contemporary art outside the gallery walls and to experience the city in new and unexpected ways.  InLight 2021 will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021 from 7PM to Midnight AND on Saturday, November 13, 2021, from 7pm to 10PM, at Great Shiplock Park, Chapel Island, and nearby sites along the Low Line and Virginia Capital Trail.

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Inspired by a similar event in San Francisco, the Monster Drawing Rally invites regional artists to participate in this energetic event. Artists are assigned one of four hour-long shifts. For each shift, the assigned group of artists had an hour to complete a drawing (or several drawings). The finished works were immediately hung on the gallery walls for display. The event is open to the public who may come and watch the artists at work. Finished drawings are available at a flat price, thus leveling the playing field for both emerging and established artists.

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1708 Gallery, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 8/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Caroline Wright

John Blatter

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Susan Jamieson

Bridget Beari Designs

Michael Lease

Artist, VCUarts Anderson Gallery, VCU

Matthew Lively

Artist

Haley McCall

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Lucy Meade

Venture Richmond

Sarah Rebeka Mizer

VCUarts - Art Foundation Program

Maureen Neal

The Daily Planet

Amie Oliver

VCU

Pamela Royall

Royall and Company

Kendra Wadsworth

Artist

Elissa Armstrong

Artist and Virginia Commonwealth University

Matthew Spahr

Virginia Commonwealth University

Molly Dodge

Capital One

Julie Weissend

Dovetail Construction Company

Caroline Wright

Community Volunteer

Valerie Molnar

Virginia Commonwealth University

Paul Monroe

Retired

Hamilton Glass

Artist Member

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