Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Senior Studio Exhibition

Thanks to all who contributed to the success of Silent Night!

Next up at XYZ- Senior Studio Exhibition "Characters" opening this Friday 6-9pm. Come see the amazing talent of Virginia Tech's graduating art students!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ticket Sales for Silent Night

Buy your tickets for 'Silent Night' THIS WEEK!
Tickets in advance only $2

Dates for ticket sales:

Monday, November 28th: 9am - 6pm at the gallery (223 North Main Street)
Thursday, December 1st: 2pm-5pm Squires Student Center (at the booth by ABP)

If you can't make it to ticket sales, buy your ticket at the door on the night of the event for only $3

See you at the gallery for Silent Night this Friday from 6 to 10pm!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

'Silent Night' Call for Submissions

What: The XYZ Art Gallery is hosting our second annual Silent Night Auction! It will be a silent auction event with music, food, friends, and AWESOME ARTWORK. We are looking for submissions in all media- painting, drawing, graphic design, photography, ceramics, jewelry, and mixed media. Anything craft related is also encouraged.

When: Friday, December 2nd, from 6-10pm.

Where: XYZ Art Gallery, 223 N. Main Street, Located above Pita Vera and Joe’s Diner.

Why: The goal of this event is to fundraise for the XYZ Gallery through a spirited night of bidding on artwork. You will have a chance to showcase your work in a fun holiday setting while enjoying live music along with free food and drinks.

How: To attend the event, tickets will be $2 in advance (ticket sales will be announced on our blog and facebook) and $3 at the door. If you would like to submit, please e-mail Sarah Ault at xyzartgallery@gmail.com and follow the directions below.

E-mail submission directions:

Please e-mail pictures of the work that you are submitting. Title the email “Silent Night Submissions" and send it to

There will be a $5 submission fee to submit as much work as you’d like. This money will go directly to the gallery's operational costs to ensure the continuation of showcasing local and student artists in our space. Anyone submitting artwork will attend the event free of charge.

In the email, please include the title of the work, your full name, approximate size of the work, medium, and your phone number.

Please include the amount of your profit that you would like to donate to XYZ (25%, 50%, 75%, 100%). Also include a minimum bid (one-third to one-half of the estimated value is encouraged). Many people attending the show will be students, so please keep their budget in mind to ensure that your work will sell.

After you submit, you will be informed of a drop off time for the work. This will be one or two weeks before the auction.

And lastly, please be sure that your work is
ready to hang! This is mandatory because we will not have time to wire or frame anything that you drop off.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please e-mail Sarah Ault at xyzartgallery@gmail.com or call/text her at (717) 725-7214.

Thank you for supporting the XYZ Art Gallery!
The XYZ Art Gallery Staff

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Opening Reception tonight

Studio Terram Art Show is opening TONIGHT at the gallery from 6-8pm! Come see the creative talent of Virginia Tech art students! Admission is free as always, donations encouraged. The show will run through November 14th.

Check out the facebook event for more info

See you tonight!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Art Show

XYZ's Halloween Art Show will be opening THIS Tuesday night (10/18) from 6-8pm. The gallery is decorated for Halloween and we have some great art from students and local artists. Spooky snacks and refreshments will be provided, enter if you dare!!

Open hours for this show:
Tuesday Oct 18 6-8pm
Thursday Oct 20 5-7pm
Sunday Oct 23 12-3pm
Tuesday Oct 25 5-7pm
Thursday Oct 27 5-7pm
Monday Oct 31st 4-6pm

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween Art Show


XYZ is excited to have a Halloween Art Show this year! Submit your craziest and creepiest artwork to us no later than October 13th at 5pm.

Directions on how to submit:
Email saraha9@vt.edu with 'Halloween Show' as the subject line (this is VERY important!)
Submit your work in jpeg format and include your name, title of the work, medium, and approximate size.

Artists will be notified if their work is selected via email with further instructions regarding drop off time and an artist agreement form to be completed by each artist.

Selected works must be delivered READY TO HANG!!

Questions? email us at xyzartgallery@gmail.com or email Sarah directly at saraha9@vt.edu

The show will run from October 18th until October 30th. Our opening reception on the 18th is from 6-8pm and will include themed snacks, drinks and COSTUMES!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gallery Hours

Just a reminder: During shows XYZ Gallery is open on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5-7pm, and Sunday afternoons from 12-3 pm. "Art Abroad" is hanging in the gallery now so come check out this great show!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Art Abroad opens tomorrow (Tuesday) night from 5-8pm. International snacks and wine will be provided. Admission is free, donations encouraged. See you there!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cookies and Art is THIS SUNDAY at the gallery! We will be selling baked goods outside the gallery and art inside at yard sale prices. Come support XYZ by buying delicious baked goods and unique artwork!!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Have you studied abroad or travelled across the globe during your time at Virginia Tech? XYZ Gallery’s next show will be showcasing art that students or faculty created while studying or travelling abroad! All media are welcome!

Why should I submit? It will give students and faculty a chance to visually share experiences abroad with the Blacksburg community in our downtown venue.

When will the show be running? The work will be showcased from September 27- October 6 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. There will be an opening reception with free food and drinks!

How do I submit? E-mail Sarah Ault at
saraha9@vt.edu with a jpeg of your work, and please be sure to make the subject of the e-mail “Art Abroad.” The e-mail must also include medium, approximate size, and title. If you are chosen, Sarah will e-mail you with a drop off date and further instruction. When the work is dropped off-IT MUST BE READY TO HANG. The submission deadline will be September 24th at 5pm.

Thank you for your support of XYZ Gallery!

-XYZ Gallery Staff

If you have submitted art to XYZ Gallery in the past, and haven’t come to pick it up, please come get it on Wednesday, September 21st at 6 pm. If you do not come pick it up, it will become XYZ’s property. We will be selling it at our “Cookies and Art” sale on the following Sunday. If you know you have art here, but can’t come to pick it up, please email the staff at xyzartgallery@gmail.com so that we can make arrangements. This does not apply to the people who have art hanging in the “I Know What You Did Last Summer” show.

Thank you!

-XYZ Gallery Staff

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Show Opening

"I Know What You Did Last Summer" is opening this Tuesday! Opening reception from 5-8pm with music and food. No admission fee, donations encouraged. See you there!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

XYZ Gallery is pleased to announce their first show of the semester:
“I Know What You Did Last Summer”
We are asking all students to consider submitting art work that they completed over the summer. This can be work that was completed in a class, on a rainy day, or on vacation! All media is welcome. Feel free to submit painting, drawings, photographs, sculpture, or textiles. All art types of art will be considered! The show will run from September 13th (Art opening reception) until September 22nd. It will give students a chance to show off artwork in a gallery located in downtown Blacksburg!

How do I submit?
You must send an email to saraha9@vt.edu with a subject title “I know what you did last summer submissions.” In the e-mail, you must include your phone number, full name, details of the work (dimensions, medium, title), and a photograph of the work in jpeg format. THE WORK MUST BE READY TO HANG UPON DROPOFF. That means wired with a mat or frame. If your work is selected, you will be informed off a drop off date. Also- at this point there is no limit for how many works you can submit, but if we have a lot of people submitting, we may ask you to choose your favorite work.
If you are unsure about anything or have questions, please contact Sarah Ault at saraha9@vt.edu.

Thank you,
XYZ Gallery Staff

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

We're back!

Welcome back!! XYZ is preparing for a new semester and we want you to be a part of our gallery team! Come check out our table at GOBBLER FEST this FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th from 4-8pm to learn more about what we have planned for this semester and how you can get involved!

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in the arts on and off campus? Come to our interest meeting on Wednesday, August 31st (location TBA) to learn more about what we do and how you can be a part of it.

Don't forget to keep up with our facebook page for more news about XYZ!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Check out our DJ for ARTrivederci!!!

A big thank you to our DJ for our upcoming ARTrivederci event THIS SATURDAY, NeverNaught. Check out his music at http://www.mixcloud.com/NeverNaught/

DON'T FORGET! to get your tickets for ARTrivederci at our soft opening at Experiential Gallery in Kent Square this Friday from 6-8pm.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shows at XYZ

Only two shows left at XYZ this semester!! Take a study break to see some amazing art at XYZ gallery

Going on now:
Senior Studio Show Exhibition "Otherworlds" featuring artists Ben Powell, Wei Hann, and Chris Oehring - last two nights to see it: May 1st and 2nd, 6-7pm

Opening May 6th: Textile Show
Opening reception May 6, 7-9pm --Buy your tickets for ARTrivederci!
Hours for the show:
May 7th: 12-2pm -- and don't forget to attend our event ARTrivederci from 6-10pm!
May 9th: 6-7pm
May 10th: 6-7pm

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Attention Seniors!!

Submission deadline for ARTrivederci has been extended to Friday, April 29th! Please email cnye07@vt.edu with your name, number of pieces (up to 5), titles, medium, and approximate value. JPEG photos would also be helpful if available. See precious post for more details or check out our facebook event

Monday, April 18, 2011


XYZ invites you to celebrate Virginia Tech's seniors with an evening of art, food, wine, and music. Please join us on May 7th at Experiential Gallery in Kent Square for the festivities.

Tickets are $5 - this includes admission to the event, entertainment, and unlimited refreshments!

Open to the public at 6pm. Open to artists at 5pm.

SENIORS are encouraged to submit work to cnye07@vt.edu by April 25th. Email should include a JPEG photo, artist's name, title of work, and approximate value ($25, $50, $75, $100, or $100+).

Seniors from various disciplines are urged to participate. Ideas include (but are not limited to)...
Studio students-paintings, ceramics, framed photographs and drawings, sculptures.
Architecture students-framed drawings and watercolors, models, screen prints, project boards, collages, sculptures.
Creative Technologies-framed rendered stills, 3D prints.
VCD students-framed printed posters.

Maximum of 5 submissions per artist. $10 fee per artist. PROFESSIONAL quality work. Submitting seniors please arrive at 5pm for the art swap.

Contact cnye07@vt.edu with questions, or visit XYZ's blog at xyzartgallery.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ben & Jerry's Benefit Night TONIGHT!!!

Come out to Ben & Jerry's at the Blacksburg location from 5-10pm tonight and a percentage of all ice cream purchased goes directly to the operating costs of XYZ Gallery!!! This is a delicious way to show your support of the gallery. Bring friends along as well!

Spatial Modularity opening photos

Check out the photos from our architecture show!

Also, be sure to come to the Ben and Jerry's at Kent Square tonight! A portion of the profits will benefit XYZ!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spatial Modularity

Come out to XYZ Gallery Wednesday, March 23rd from 7-9pm for the opening of Spatial Modularity. This is a show that includes work by Destiny Jackson, a fifth-year architecture student at Virginia Tech. Free admission with refreshments included.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Benefit Night at Ben and Jerry's

Come support XYZ in a sweet way! A percentage of all ice cream purchased between 5 and 10pm on WEDNESDAY MARCH 30TH will be donated to XYZ Gallery.

Check out our event on Facebook:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Benefit Show this Friday!!

There will be a Benefit Show this Friday, March 18th at the gallery from 6-10pm. Only $3 at the door to see three musical guests! See you there!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!!

Everyone mark your calendars! Here is XYZ's schedule for the rest of the semester!!

March 18: Benefit Music Show at the gallery, 6-10pm
March 23: Destiny's thesis art show opening
March 25: Sketch Jam
March 30: Ben & Jerry's Benefit, 5-10pm - eat ice cream to support XYZ!
April 13: Shift One Opening, 7-9pm
April 22: Spring Art Auction Fundraiser
April 27: Ben, Chris, Wei Senior Show Opening, 7-9pm
May 4: Textiles Show Opening 7-9pm
May 6: ARTrivederci (Kent Square location)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Visit XYZ Art Gallery on Facebook and Twitter

XYZ Art Gallery now has a Facebook page! Like us! Search for XYZ Art Gallery or follow this link - http://www.facebook.com/pages/XYZ-Art-Gallery/190265271013640

And don't forget that we also have a twitter! Follow us - http://twitter.com/#!/xyzgalleryvt

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

"Anything Goes" Opening at XYZ

A big thanks to all our visitors who came out to the show opening! We hope you enjoyed the show!

Photos from the show opening can be viewed here:


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Anything Goes! Opening tomorrow night, 7-9pm

Come out to XYZ Gallery tomorrow night from 7-9pm for the opening of Anything Goes, a Juried Show. This is a show of Virginia Tech student artwork. The Best in Show will win a giftcard to Mish Mish and we’ll have a gift basket awarded to the piece with the most votes at our opening. Come by and cast your vote! The reception is free to attend and includes some food.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Member's Meeting TONIGHT

We are having our new member's interest meeting tonight at 5:30pm, in the Armory Building. Come see what we're all about and how you can get involved. See you there!