Conversations About Art

Conversations About Art

“At BSSS I met a community of talented and supportive artists who believed in one another and discovered the power of painting through observation. Thank you BSSS!”

– Pricilla Whitlock, BSSS Member

Area professionals from a wide range of art-related fields are invited to discuss and share their work and expertise. Held on Mondays from 12:30-1:30pm in the BSSS Gallery located at 22 West Beverley Street in Staunton, these talks are free and open to the public. Beverages and cookies are provided. Bring a bag lunch, invite a friend and join in these lively discussions about art.


2018 Schedule


September 17: Cleveland Morris

How I Became a Still Life Artist: Four Books Can Change a Life 

September 24: Lara Call Gastinger

Documenting Nature as a Botanical Artist

October 1: Paula Cook

Art, History and the End of Civilization As We Know It: Context and Subtext Behind My Early Work

October 8: John Hancock

Drawing on Memory

October 15: Peg Sheridan

Branching Out: Continuing to Grow in Watercolor Painting

October 22Katharine March

University Art Collection


2019 Schedule



March 18: Chee Ricketts

From Cats to Clouds: A Circuitous Creative Journey 


March 25: Nan Covert



April 1: Deborah Baird

Moments Found: Layers, Textures and Light


April 8: Judith Ely

Informed from the “Start”: My Artistic Process 


April 15: Steve Dasdan

The Murals of Orgosolo: How public art has come to define a village in Sardinia


April 22: Rebecca Grow:

Making the Transition: From the Theater to the Artist’s Studio 

For cancellation announcements due to inclement weather, please visit the BSSS Facebook page for up-to-date cancellation notifications or contact volunteer coordinator, Susan Rosen directly.