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Current Events — February

 Pisac, Peru W/C with pen and Ink, by Ruth Ensley

“AROUND THE WORLD”

 

Sunday’s opening reception brought artists and visitors together to see a wide-ranging exhibition of art from “Around the World” at the Art Center.

Members provided a lavish spread of cuisine from around the world, and reflecting Valentine’s Day. The show is exhibited through March 4.

 

February 12 Meeting

Shari McFarland demonstrating Alcohol painting

A thank you to Shari MacFarlane, who brought her alcohol inks to our meeting last week. She shared a wealth of ideas and techniques using this exciting medium to create a myriad of brilliant images.

Next meeting is March 12 with Jan Ponder demonstrating her encaustic techniques.
 

Green Spring House, watercolor by Ginger Sinae

Green Spring House, watercolor by Ginger Sinae

 

The Beauty of Flora And Fauna

Our exhibit is in place at Green Spring Garden until February 19. Plan to stop by and enjoy  the wonderful presentation by our VAS members.  A Reception was held Sunday, January 8 from 1PM to 3PM.

Please note the take down time on your calendars:
Take down is Monday February 20th, only between 12:30 and 1:30 pm.  The park will be closed the rest of the day.

 

Congratulations are  in order for all the artists whose entries were noted for this show.  Judge Susan Herron was very impressed with the quality of the art in the show. She was present for the reception on January 8th to present the awards and gave more of her impressions of the show and the winners.

                            1st Place – Grace Rooney – Marsh Mates – Watercolor on Yupo

Marsh Mates, watercolor on yupo paper by Grace Rooney

Marsh Mates, watercolor on yupo paper by Grace Rooney

2nd  Place – Betty Ganley Dappled Light –  Watercolor

3rd Place – Helen Dilly Barsalou  – Canyon Snows – Watercolor

Honorable Mentions

Stephen Gawarecki Thorn Tree in Fog – Digital Photography

Carol Higgs – Mountain Majesty Watercolor

Patricia Deege  – Lotus in Hiding – Photography

Ruth Ensley The Owl and the Pussy Cat – Batik

Duncan Whitaker –  Sunflower in Black and White – Photography

Anita EpsteinSun Drenched – Watercolor

Carolyn Grosse’ GawareckiMarsh Heron  – Watercolor

Vivian Attermeyer  – The Field – Watercolor

Dore’ Skidmore Flotsam and Jetsam –  Mixed Media

 

 

 

Patrick Henry Library Winter Exhibition December 12 to March 13

"Winter Cardinal ", watercolor by Robert Dowler

“Winter Cardinal “, watercolor by Robert Dowler

Members have filled the Patrick Henry Library with dozens of original artworks, a few featuring the promise of spring! A few pieces are at the Front Desk, but most are in the Community Room. Drop by the Information Desk to request the catalogue, and a staff member will unlock the door so you can see it when a meeting is not taking place there.

 

Outreach Activities

Healing Wall and Children’s Inn at NIH :  Members are invited to sign up soon on the clipboard at the Art Center to work with troops on the mend  at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and to bring art projects to kids recovering at the Children’s Inn

 

Be sure to check On the Horizon and the Continuing Shows under other menu items on. his website for more information and deadlines.

Also see new postings for VAS Classes & Workshops.  Lassie Corbett has many fun offerings.

 

 

 

Artwork  Sold 

  • Yoshiko Doherty’s “White Onions” sold at Green Spring Gardens
  • Hanna Emrich’s  “Thistle” sold at Green Spring Gardens
  • Stephen Gawarecki’s ” Reality and Beyond” sold at Green Spring Gardens
  • Carol Higg’s “Sienna Wood” sold at Green Spring Gardens
  • Sandy Olszowy’s “The Might Oak” sold at Green Spring Gardens
  • Sandy Olszowy’s “Old Gnarly” sold at Green Spring Gardens
  • Patricia Deege’s Photograph “Lotus in Hiding” sold at Green Spring Gardens
  • Carl Landow’s Watercolor “LightHouse” sold at the Art Center
  • Lassie Corbett’s Acrylic “Fossil Display” sold at Katibeh Art Gallery
  • Elaine  Wainwrights’s Alcohol ink painting was sold at the Art Center
  • Susan Scanlon’s Watercolor ” Tribute” was sold at the Art Center
  • Grace Rooney’s Watercolor “Taking a Break” was sold at the Art Center
  • Elaine Wainwrights’ Alcohol Ink ” Ocean Songs” at the Art Center
  • Dore Skidmore’s Wood Carving “Lady Luck” was sold at the Art Center.
  • Ruth Ensleys’ Watercolor “Tai-Chi-Ken” was sold at the Village Green Art Gallery
  • Lassie Corbett’s Oil Painting “Royal Style” was sold at the Art Center
  • Lassie Corbett’s Collage/Acrylic ” Black Mountains  ” was sold at the Art Center