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Past Events

  • May 11 at 7:30pm -- “How to See and Think Like an Artist.”
    May 11 at 7:30pm — “How to See and Think Like an Artist.”
    Tom Kollins – Guest Artist It’s all about visualization! We need to start the creative process in our minds before we begin painting. As an artist, Tom has done extensive research to figure out a “Memory Aid” to help him recall key artistic concepts to improve his art. He’ll share his concept […]...
  • Going Green and Walk on the Hill -- April 30 events
    Going Green and Walk on the Hill — April 30 events
    Going Green! Awards Reception on Sunday Batik by Carol Higgs Lisa Semerad judged our spring show and was clearly taken with the many original interpretations on the theme. Check the catalogue for her comments. Congratulations to the winners: First Place: Madeleine Chen, Oil, “In the Park”, Second Place: Anna Watson, Oil, “Stream” […]...
  • April Membership Meeting -- April 13 at  7:30PM
    April Membership Meeting — April 13 at 7:30PM
    Copacabana, papier colle’ by Hanna Emrich from her website April Meeting  Hanna Emrich intrigued visitors as she splashed CitraSolv on the pages of a National Geographic magazine and let it “cook” while she showed us before and after images of completed works using the altered pages. Hanna Emrich, was the presenting […]...
  • Spring Show -- April 3 to May 1
    Spring Show — April 3 to May 1
    Lanesborough, MN, Oil Pastel WS, by Lisa Semerad Going Green, our annual judged Spring Show, has arrived. This is a judged, members only exhibit.  The show hung on Monday, April 3rd will be in place until May 1.  Come see Going Green,  greet VAS members and friends on Saturday, April […]...
  • Learning to Draw: Calling for Kid-Picassos ages 7-12
    Learning to Draw: Calling for Kid-Picassos ages 7-12
    Einstein, pencil drawing by Carl Landow A class for kids offered at VAS Art Center during Spring Break. Quote from Carl:      “You can draw. Great! Come polish your skills.      Believe you can’t draw? You might be surprised.      Discover what the ant saw when he looked up and……..oh […]...
  • Patrick Henry Library
    Patrick Henry Library
    Tolstoy, watercolor by Carl Landow Drop by Patrick Henry Library to see our new exhibition. Open Monday, March 13 through May 2. We are pleased to announce that the Meeting Room art exhibition is now open for viewing during Library hours, except when another group has reserved the room.  Thanks […]...
  • March 9  Meeting  -- Jan Ponder
    March 9 Meeting — Jan Ponder
    Bulletin Board, Encaustic by Jan Ponder Jan Ponder demonstrating her encaustic techniques for VAS members At our March 9 meeting, members and visitors were treated to an intriguing demonstration by Jan Ponder. Using the ancient craft of encaustic painting.   Jan applies layer upon layer of melted wax to a surface which […]...
  • Birds Eye View -- opens March 6
    Birds Eye View — opens March 6
    Ostrich Portrait, pastel by Joyce Turk VAS Artists are showing their interpretations of the view from above.  There are always surprises when challenged by a change of perspective or the point of view.  See how these creative souls think differently about their subjects. This exhibit will be in place at […]...
  • Blarney Bunco
    Blarney Bunco
    Bunco Players BLARNEY BUNCO brought players and artists together for a delightful afternoon as we raised funds to help pay for the gallery lighting in our new home across Church Street. Kudos to the event chair, Mary Ellen Larkins. Thank you to Joyce Myers, whose donation of a “pot ‘o gold” guarded […]...
  • March Current Events
    March Current Events
    Annual Members Show Going Green, our annual judged Spring Show, is just around the corner. Artists, get your artwork ready. The show will be hung the first Monday in April, the 3rd. On Saturday, Apr. 8, an Awards Reception is scheduled for  “Going Green” from 4PM to 6PM. This show […]...
  • Scholastic Art Awards
    Scholastic Art Awards
    The Vienna Arts Society selected two high school seniors to receive a $500 award for their outstanding portfolios. President, Doré Skidmore presented an award to Vivian Huynh of Woodson High School (pictured above) at the February 22 annual Fairfax County Public School host the Northern Virginia Regional event at the Ernst Cultural Center. VAS […]...
  • VAS Gallery -- featuring Jan Burns -- Jan 31 to Apr 1
    VAS Gallery — featuring Jan Burns — Jan 31 to Apr 1
    Shadow Play, watercolor by Jan Burns NOW OPEN:  Shadow Play, watercolor paintings by Jan Burns:  Shadows have played a major role in the development of Western art since the time of the Renaissance.  In her show Jan Burns, explores the role shadows play in realistic and objective abstract paintings  Her […]...
  • Around the World at the Art Center -- until March 4
    Around the World at the Art Center — until March 4
    The show themed “Around the World” opened Monday, February 6.  The ideas and artistic compositions reflect far-reaching places, cultures and countries all around the world and in our own country. This exhibit is in place until March 4. An opening reception celebrated artists and visitors together viewing this wide-range exhibition […]...
  • Patrick Henry Library -- December 12 to March 13
    Patrick Henry Library — December 12 to March 13
    We are pleased to announce that the doors are open during Library hours. The primary exhibition space at the Patrick Henry Library is the Meeting Room, so the art exhibition will now be open for viewing during Library hours, except when a group has reserved the room. The next show […]...
  • February 9 Meeting at 10:30am
    February 9 Meeting at 10:30am
    We just learned that, unfortunately, Catherine Hillis is unable to join us tomorrow. She hopes to reschedule her demonstration in the near future. Instead, you will be transfixed with a demonstration using Alcohol Inks by our own Shari MacFarlane. Building on our excellent introduction to Alcohol Inks by Sandy Olszowy last fall, […]...
  • Current Events -- February
    Current Events — February
    “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.   […]...
  • Marvel Adams --demonstration January
    Marvel Adams –demonstration January
    VAs members enjoyed a demonstration by Marvel Adams art of painting silk. She showed her techniques while entertaining comments and questions from those present on January 12. The program followed a short meeting with a quick outline of the current business of the Vienna Arts Society. Next month the VAS […]...
  • Reflections --opens  January 6 to February 6
    Reflections –opens January 6 to February 6
    Reflections is a collections of many beautiful artworks that interpret the theme, “Reflections”. Artists are encourage to create works through the suggestion of the theme however there are art pieces that are the artists best works that they wish to exhibit.  Come by the art Center this month to enjoy […]...
  • Current Events -- January
    Current Events — January
        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.         Last […]...
  • Marvel Adams -- January 12 at 10:30 AM
    Marvel Adams — January 12 at 10:30 AM
    The next VAS meeting is THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 10:30 am at the Art Center. 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. 115 Pleasant St. NW, Vienna, VA 22180. Free and open to […]...
  • Katibeh Art Center--December 1 to January 9
    Katibeh Art Center–December 1 to January 9
    Reception Friday, January 6    5:00 – 7:30 pm Katibeh Art Center, 2070 Chain Bridge Road, # 180, Vienna VA 22182 www.katibehart.com Dick Neff’s “Difficult Run String Band” will play at a “Grand Finale” reception on Friday, January 6, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Please circle that date. Come and […]...
  • The Beauty of Flora & Fauna -- Dec 19 through Feb 20
    The Beauty of Flora & Fauna — Dec 19 through Feb 20
    Our annual judged and juried,  Greenspring Gardens Art Show is open  December 19 to February 20.   The theme is “The Beauty of Flora & Fauna”. There are many beautiful images of the Green Spring Garden Park  but also paintings or photographs which will brighten up your winter. Consider this venue […]...
  • Patrick Henry Library -- Dec 12 to Mar 13
    Patrick Henry Library — Dec 12 to Mar 13
    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 […]...
  • December events
    December events
    NEW January Meeting time VAS January meeting will take place Thursday, January 12. Marvel Adams will demonstrate her fine technique in painting on silk. Please NOTE this is a morning meeting stating at 10:30. Public is invited.   Katibeh Art Center Reception We are delighted to announce that the Vienna […]...
  • NEW  Watercolor Classes with Joe Phillips
    NEW Watercolor Classes with Joe Phillips
    Watercolor Workshops with Joe Phillips Friday, December 16th 11AM – 2PM $50.00 Painters at all levels, beginner to advanced, will benefit from spending a few hours with Joe. Those who know Joe are excited that he is returning for this rare opportunity. The word is that he is not only very skilled, […]...