A Few of My Favorite Things

On First Friday, March 4, 2016, OASIS will host a reception for the exhibit titled “A Few of My Favorite Things”. This exhibit has been created by Natalie Darling, an OASIS member who works with silver and estate silverware. In addition to her collection at OASIS, Natalie is creating new styles and items for this exhibit. It will be a beautiful show! (more…)

February 12, 2016

OASIS Fine Art & Craft : Snuggle Up on October 1st

Harrisonburg in the Shenandoah Valley
On October 1st, OASIS will initiate a new show “SNUGGLE UP”. This show features Pat Hoover’s beautiful hand woven wraps, shawls and snugs.


September 11, 2015

OASIS Fine Arts Gallery Wins Forbes Center Award

OASIS has won a prestigious award in recognition of lifetime achievement in the arts. This is an annual one, awarded by the Forbes Center, JMU College of Visual and Performing Arts and Arts Council of the Valley. It is bestowed on a recipient who has made sustained contributions to arts excellence in the Shenandoah Valley.

August Featured Artist

Brenda Fairweather, OASIS Featured Artist for August 2014, with an exhibit titled “Thrown and woven: Unearthing the connection between fiber and clay.”



July 9, 2014

Beyond Mountains: Photographs

inspired by the Poems of Nadine Pinede
February 5 – April 15 at Court Square Theater

The photographs in this exhibition are hanging in the Court Square Theater lobby and are based on Nadine Pinede’s poetry chapbook, An Invisible Geography.


March 12, 2014

A Different Brush : the pottery of Rudy Tucker

What might happen to your work if you replaced every single one of your raw materials, and your main production tools, in one fell swoop? As a surgeon, it might strike fear in the hearts of your clients, not to mention yourself. However, as an artist, taking those risks would put you in the “exciting, I’ve got to see this” category for the community. (more…)

February 19, 2014

How to enjoy Friday Night

Regardless of a 100+ heat index we decided to take a stroll through downtown Harrisonburg’s “First Friday” for July… and a good time!

First stop : Downtown Wine and Gourmet for a free wine tasting and a lucious Pinot Noir. Next: Jim Harris, and his stained glass paintings based on Beatles songs, at the Oasis Gallery! Then a “Photography Nouveau” gallery opening featuring the works of Mimi Guido. This was in the gallery at the Blue Nile restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious Ethiopian dinner.

Jim Budzius trop rockBack on the square, there were all kinds of rockin’ blues and classic rock going on with Fatty Lumpkin & the Love Hogs!

Whew, time to cool down and chill out a bit … what better venue than the Union Station and the classic rock tropical rock tunes of Jimmy Budzius!

Next time someone says there’s nothing happening in Harrisonburg, tell’em “See’ya Friday!”

July 7, 2012

OASIS Fine Art & Craft

April at OASIS Fine Art & Craft begins boasts a large exhibit by invited artist David Kreider, who does pyrographic art, photography and stained glass.  The exhibit runs April 2-27 with an open house and artist talk on Friday April 6.  Music for the opening is provided by award-winning songwriters, Chatham Street.  Rudy Tucker’s featured artist exhibit “Turned and Altered” continues through April 30. (more…)

April 5, 2012

Gems and Masks Shine at OASIS

OASIS Fine Art & CraftArtisans have a chance to shine right along with the holiday lights this month. Indeed, every day in December until Christmas, the public can catch artist-geologist Stuart Mercer at OASIS Fine Art & Craft, 10am-6pm, at work cutting and polishing Virginia gemstones.


November 14, 2011