Warren Craghead joins Second Street Gallery as new Executive Director

POSTED ON 9.1.2015

Second Street Gallery is pleased to announce that Warren Craghead is joining the gallery as its new Executive Director. Craghead joins the gallery September 14.

"I've been a part of Second Street Gallery since moving to Charlottesville twelve years ago. As an audience member, a showing artist, a curator and a board member I've long admired how Second Street Gallery brings the best of contemporary art from around the world to Charlottesville, and through its outreach programs, brings art and artists into the community. I'm excited to join a great staff and dedicated Board of Directors in working to further this important mission," says Craghead.

Prior to joining Second Street Gallery, Craghead had a long career as an artist, designer, publisher and creative director, showing and publishing his work internationally. A three-time Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow, he has curated locally at The Bridge PAI and Second Street Gallery. He also has extensive communications, design and creative direction experience, most recently at the University of Virginia School of Law and was a co-founder of the New York Capital Region’s non-profit arts and culture magazine “Salvage.” Craghead has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MFA in Painting from the University of Texas at Austin and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.

"We are delighted that Warren has accepted our offer to lead Second Street Gallery, one of our nation’s oldest contemporary nonprofit spaces and a jewel in our region and community.  His reputation as a celebrated exhibiting artist is second only to his love for our local art scene. His passion for collaboration and his fresh, new vision will ensure that Second Street Gallery continues to expand its reach in the years to come, and offers a compelling voice for contemporary art and artists for all to enjoy," wrote Second Street Gallery Board of Directors Co-Presidents Charlotte Dammann and Claire Thompson.

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SSG42: Sustainablility

POSTED ON 8.13.2015

Season 42: Sustainablility is coming to Second Street Gallery. Look for a full season preview soon!

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April Events - SSG and Tom Tom Collaboration

POSTED ON 3.21.2015

Join us on Friday, April 3 for the opening of Meridians by Regina Miele and Praxinoscopes by Edward Thomas


Lamppost Banner Competition - on the downtown mall
Be on the lookout for Lamppost Banners from exhibiting artists Yeni Mao (past) and Amy Sherald (May) on the downtown mall and vote for your favorite.

Founders Summit - Friday, April 17: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

at the Paramount Theater with a day of talks, socializing, and ideas with the founders of reddit, Gizmodo, The Container Store, Maker Faire, and more will share their insider guidance on how to make startups grow. Each founder will tell his or her story, and then lead a panel of experts on topics like the role of corporations in society, commerce versus creativity, and how to build big ideas in small towns.

Luncheon at SSG - Virginia's National Art Identity - Friday, April 17: Noon - 2 p.m.

SSG is hosting a luncheon during the Founders Summit on the topic of Virginia’s National Art Identity with thought leaders from across the state. Seats are extremely limited; reserve your seat now at

Words and Music - Saturday, April 18:  Noon - 2 p.m.

Free performance by U.Va.’s Creative Writing and Music Departments marrying the art of writing, reading, and instrumentalist on Saturday, April 18 from Noon – 2pm

Yoga Art Grooves - April 11 and April 18

Two events of Yoga Art Grooves will be in April: on April 11 with Mary Lewis Meador and on April 18 with Lynsie McKeown from 3 - 4:15 pm. Each instructor will take inspiration from the exhibitions by Edward Thomas and Regina Miele. Sponsored by Opal Yoga Charlottesville, Crutchfield, Fielding Grasty, and Carpet Plus. $10 SSG members, $12 general sign-up here

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Second Saturday Yoga Art Grooves

POSTED ON 3.12.2015

Second Street Gallery is teaming up with Opal Yoga to combine art and yoga in the gallery. Instruction by Kimberly Gladysz will be inspired by the exhibition 'Constructed Meditations by Susan Bacik - featuring mosaics, assemblages, and installations. Instruction will be geared towards beginners and open to mixed-level practitioners. Wear comfortable clothes. Be prepared sweat. Bring a yoga mat and water. SSG will have a few mats and hand towels to rent for $1 each. $12 Regular; $10 SSG members and Opal Yoga Members. Sponsored by Opal Yoga Charlottesville, Crutchfield, Fielding Grasty, and Carpet Plus. Sign up here!

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