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Past Events

  • Trees, Trees & Beyond at Meadowlark Gardens  closes May 31
    Trees, Trees & Beyond at Meadowlark Gardens closes May 31
      VAS announces the spring show at Meadowlark Gardens open on  April 2. The theme is  “Trees, Trees & Beyond”.  This is members only show is  chaired by Hayden Luczka,  joined by co-chair, Sheeler Kowalewski.  Thirty one VAS artists’s works are hanging in this beautiful space.  The subject matter reflects the natural environment and what […]...
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  • "Treetops" by Ginger Sanaie --  April 10 to June 2
    “Treetops” by Ginger Sanaie — April 10 to June 2
      Treetops by Ginger Sanaie, will open at the VAS Gallery on Tuesday, April 10 and be on display through Saturday, June 2.    Ginger Sanaie is a local artist who works in water media on paper, board, and canvas.  She has traveled widely and has studied painting with many […]...
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  • at Meeting on May 10-- GOLDEN Acrylic demonstration
    at Meeting on May 10– GOLDEN Acrylic demonstration
      Golden Paints Mixed Media Lecture/Demonstration update: VAS May Meeting guest artist, Amy Shawley showed many uses of Golden Paint products.  Amy was encouraging everyone to try some new approaches to creating art.  She had products that were useful for watercolor, acrylic and oil artists as well as media for pastel artists. VAS members […]...
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  • Painting on Yupo Workshop -- March 24
    Painting on Yupo Workshop — March 24
    “Dancing on Thin Ice” a Painting on Yupo Workshop with Jeff Gorrell will be held at the VAS Art Center on March 24, 10 – 4:00 pm.  The fee will be $100.00 for members. The workshop will focus on gestural techniques for painting water, skies and textured objects (e.g., rocks, bark, and dead trees) […]...
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  • "Bon Appetit" Exhibit March 6 through May 7
    “Bon Appetit” Exhibit March 6 through May 7
    The next exhibit to be shown at the VAS art Center is “Waves and Rays”.  It will be hung on 11:30 am, Monday, May 7.   Bon Appetit, features artists’ interpretations and inspirations of the theme, good food is created in the media of the artists’ choosing. Come see the show […]...
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  • Walk on the Hill, April 29
    Walk on the Hill, April 29
    Enjoy Spring. Join VAS artists in the out of doors painting “Plein Air”! What a great way to enjoy spring, the gardens, and share artists’ experience with our neighbors on Hanover Hill. No need to sign up, just gather your art supplies and come join in or just come and enjoy […]...
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  • UPDATE * Reception & Artist's Demonstration, Food For Thought -- April 12
    UPDATE * Reception & Artist’s Demonstration, Food For Thought — April 12
    The Vienna Arts Society invites the public to meet with artists and enjoy light refreshments at a reception for BON APPETIT, an all-member exhibition on display through May 5. The regular members’ meeting for April will be curtailed in order to focus on guest artist Kate Williams’ presentation of “Food […]...
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  • Deborah Schneider at the VAS Gallery -- til April 7
    Deborah Schneider at the VAS Gallery — til April 7
    First 100 Weeks A northern Virginia painter, Deborah Schneider will be the featured artist at the VAS Gallery. She retired from retail and is now a full time artist painting mainly in acrylic. Deborah had set a goal of fifty paintings in one hundred weeks. She met her goal early, so she selected […]...
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  • Bunco Blarney -- a great time
    Bunco Blarney — a great time
    We had so much fun that we forgot to take pictures!  There were 28 people who had a raucous time enjoying the game and each others company.  Thanks to all who helped with this activity and those who came out for the evening. Blarney Bunco Bunco returns to VAS Art […]...
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  • Jacqueline Saunders Successful Floral Workshop
    Jacqueline Saunders Successful Floral Workshop
    Jackie’s next all day watercolor workshop will feature flower painting on Friday, March 16. The Vienna Arts Society is taking registrations for the full day workshop on March 16, 2018 to explore flowers and fauna in watercolor with Jackie Saunders. The fee will be $125, VAS members and $150 for non-members. There […]...
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  • VAS calls for a New Logo Design
    VAS calls for a New Logo Design
    The Vienna Arts Society is calling for submissions for a new logo to represent our art group as we move on in this new century, new year, and to a new physical location. We will be replacing the logotype that was created for VAS almost fifty years ago. It well […]...
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  • Why I Paint What I Paint -- Program March 8
    Why I Paint What I Paint — Program March 8
    Ruth Ensley will present her art experiences at VAS meeting on March 8 at 10:30 in the VAS Art Center.   When asked about her program, Ruth explains, “why I paint what I paint, and how I create the images and compositions that I use” through her art experiences, range of subject, and […]...
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  • Up Close to Nature   -- until February 25
    Up Close to Nature — until February 25
      The Vienna Arts Society presents the mixed media exhibit, “Up Close to Mother Nature”, December 19, 2017 to February 25 2018 at Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA 22312 (703-642-5173) The exhibit will show in main building during their regular hours 9-4:30. A Reception and […]...
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  • North County Government Center Show Installed
    North County Government Center Show Installed
    As many of you know, Catherine Hudgins, Supervisor for the Hunter Mill District, has invited the Vienna Arts Society to exhibit at the brand new North County Government Center – also called The Hunter Mill District Office. Show Chair Bob Kaminski installed our first show on January 2. An exhibition […]...
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  • Members Meeting -- February 8
    Members Meeting — February 8
                Robert Dowler to presented bookbinding techniques. At the meeting last Thursday.  It was an interesting. What a great idea to create your own sketchbook! This event was held Thursday, February 8, 10 am at the ArtCenter Create your own Sketchbook using Bookbinding Techniques. Award-winning […]...
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  • Jazz It Up til March 4
    Jazz It Up til March 4
    “Jazz It Up” exhibit was installed on January 8. This warm theme is welcome this cold winter.  The many expressions of the jazzy theme as interpreted my VAS members shows the creativity and broad talents of this group of artists. A  reception, open to public is planned for  January 27 […]...
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  • Havana, Cuba; A Journey Back in Time -- December 5 to February 4
    Havana, Cuba; A Journey Back in Time — December 5 to February 4
    Our next Featured Artist is Susan Scanlon. The exhibit entitled, “Havana, Cuba; A Journey Back in Time” opens Tuesday, December 5 and runs through Saturday, February 4.  Susan visited Havana, Cuba in January 2017. She is thrilled to share her photographs of Cuba with you. About the Artist: After 9 […]...
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  • Jackie Saunders Demo -- January 11
    Jackie Saunders Demo — January 11
      Jackie Saunders’ Demo At last Thursday morning’s meeting, visitors were transfixed as they watched Jackie Saunders create a watercolor portrait of Artist of the Year Dick Neff. Jackie is following up with an all-day watercolor portrait workshop at the Art Center featuring her favoritemodel on January 17. VAS meets the […]...
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  • Jacqueline Saunders Workshop -- January 17
    Jacqueline Saunders Workshop — January 17
    Jackie Saunders Workshop:  Painting Faces in Watercolor The Vienna Arts Society is taking registrations for the full day workshop on January 17, 2018 to explore the human face in watercolor with Jackie Saunders. The fee will be $125, VAS members and $150 for non-members. There is room for only a  limited […]...
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  • Patrick Henry Library until February 5
    Patrick Henry Library until February 5
    Ruth Ensley will be exhibiting her paintings behind the circulation desk at the library until Feb. 5. Ruth spent some time living in central American and has great experiences in this lush landscape with its inhabitants.  She often  paints wonderful images of the native birds with beautifully expressive colors.  She […]...
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  • Green Spring Gardens Show Winners announced
    Green Spring Gardens Show Winners announced
    “Up Close to Mother Nature” a mixed media event presented by Vienna Arts Society at Green Spring Garden Park December 19, 2017 – February 25, 2018 Congratulations are in order to all. Ruth, Jodi, and Mike, the co-chairs, you did a great job, the show looks beautiful presented by The Vienna Arts […]...
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  • Textures – November 6 to January 8
    Textures – November 6 to January 8
    VAS Member Artists were very creative in interpreting the theme “Textures”.  Come by the Art Center and you’ll see how beautifully Textures are expressed in so many artistic styles and media. A reception will be held on Saturday, November 18, from 5PM to 7PM, which will also feature a fundraiser, BIG SALE/small […]...
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  • Grand Old Lady Gone!
    Grand Old Lady Gone!
    On November 30, 2017, the Art Center’s “Grand Old Lady OAK” was taken down. It as quite an event in that it took large equipment and many professional operators to handle the large tree. It was beginning to be a nuance to the Art Center and our visitors. Vienna’s town arborist […]...
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  • Holiday Party News & Fun
    Holiday Party News & Fun
    The Vienna Arts Society members invite friends and family  to a festive celebration, open house at the Art Center on Thursday, December 14 at 7:30PM.   As usual members share their culinary delights, finger foods, during this gathering. There is always lively conversation and sharing during this event. Come and […]...
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  • Carol Milton at VAS Gallery until December 2
    Carol Milton at VAS Gallery until December 2
    The Vienna Arts Society Gallery celebrates Its 20 year anniversary this year. Twenty years ago the Vienna Arts Society received the generous offer of the use four rooms of unleased space in a building adjacent to the Patrick Henry Library. On March 2, 1997 the society opened our first gallery […]...
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