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Current Events — January

Generations, original print by Terry Svat

Generations, original print by Terry Svat



Circle the date of Friday, January 6

Reception at Katibeh from 5:00 – 7:30 pm

Participating artist, Dick Neff and his Difficult Run String Band will perform at Katibeh from 5:00 – 7:30 pm, celebrating music and art at the Ensemble Grand Finale.


Star Burst, Steel Mesh by Sheeler Kowalewski

Star Burst, Steel Mesh
by Sheeler Kowalewski




Last Chance to see “Thinking Outside the Box” before  our show change Monday, January 9. 10 am -noon. Bring two large or three not too large pieces to sell during “Reflections”, which runs from   January 10 – February 4.  As always, the theme is just a suggestion. We want you to display your best works!


VAS Meeting on Thursday, January 12, 10:30 am

Marvel Adams, known for her mastery of pottery, painting, sculpture and other creative works, will demonstrate her technique for painting silk scarves at the Vienna Arts Society’s meeting. Note that this is a morning meeting.  As VAS switches to a winter schedule for the next few months.


Garden Gazebo, watercolor by Grace Rooney

Garden Gazebo, watercolor by Grace Rooney

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 is scheduled for Sunday, January 8 from 1PM to 3PM.

Congratulations are  in order for all the artists whose entries  were noted for this show.

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

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 Epstein- Sun Drenched – Watercolor

Carolyn Grosse’ Gawarecki – Marsh Heron  – Watercolor

Vivian Attermeyer  – The Field – Watercolor

Dore’ Skidmore –  Flotsam and Jetsam –  Mixed Media

Judge Susan Herron was very impressed with the quality of the art in the show. She will be at the reception on January 8th to present the awards and give more of her impressions of the show and the winners.


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 there are new postings for VAS Classes & Workshops.