Local Art Abounds

The Blackburn Gallery, located on Rt. 151, Nellysford, is owned and operated by U.S. Air Force veteran and former photo-journalist Kevin Blackburn.

Specializing in high quality contemporary fine art, Blackburn offers a nice collection of regional and quarterly visiting artists. Besides the paintings, one can find photographic and non-photographic prints, glass, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, stone and metal sculptures, fine wood turnings and furniture.

Blackburn also provides quality instruction through workshops and classes for adults and children within their enriching, museum-like gallery.


Kathy Bonham opened the Rockfish River Gallery in March 2015. A native of Bluefield, West VA, Kathy grew up as an Air Force “brat”, travelling in all 50 states. After earning a law degree from the University of Miami, Fla., she and a partner opened a law practice in Denver, Col., where she worked until retiring in 2001. Kathy is a photographer and has been since her father bought her an SLR camera when they lived in Japan.

She now has 56 artists, artisans and authors in the gallery.  All of them are local or live in Virginia with the exception of one young lady, an author of children’s books, who was born and raised here. The authors are all local, and Virginians, living in VA.  So there are many books by local and Virginia authors along with a number of children’s books.

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