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March Current Events

Annual Members Show

Lanesborough, MN, Oil Pastel WS, by Lisa Semerad

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 will be in place until May 1.

Lisa Semerad, who was selected as our judge, is an artist and instructor for the Art League in Alexandria. She sent this comment, “Let your group know I will be hoping for more than flowers and plants.” Ideas might include recycled items(collages), alternate energy sources, green creatures (real and imaginary), and more. This will be an exciting show.

May Show at he Art Center: “Trees” (this can include family trees)

Download Flyer: Spring Show_Going Green_flier_2017


Watercolor Workshop with Joe Philips —  March 24

"Charmed", watercolor by Joe Phillips

Joe Philips will present watercolor workshops at the VAS Art Center the last Friday of each month through summer.  He will begin on March 24 from 11 AM to 2PM each session is $50. Bring your favorite watercolor supplies. Joe  will include some watercolor papers, and share watercolor supplies. A final matted painting is your reward at the end of a “fun” afternoon.

Those who know Joe are excited that he is returning for this rare opportunity. The word is that he is not only very skilled, but also a joy to have share his talent. Spend some time sharpening your watercolor skills on Friday. Call the Art Center to reserve your space.


Blarney Bunco March 12

at the VAS Art Center  Sunday, March 12, 3PM to 6PM

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 by a leprechaun added lots of fun to the raffle experience and; to Grace Rooney for providing many of the fabulous prizes.  Congratulations to the 50/50 Raffle Winner, Vivian Attemeyer! It took many members to provide refreshment-laden tables and fun f or this event.

Tell everyone about BIRDS’ EYE VIEW, on display through the end of March. It’s filled with a delightful variety of members’ interpretations.


Bunco Players

Download flyer:  Blarney-Bunco-2017



Patrick Henry Library Spring — Monday,  March 13.

Tolstoy, watercolor by Carl LandowTolstoy, watercolor by Carl Landow

Drop by Patrick Henry Library to see our new exhibition.

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.

Open Monday, March 13 through May 2.

 Thanks to chair, Anita Epstein and her team  for their efforts.



Philadelphia Flower Show, Wednesday March 15th 8:00 am – 8:00 pm  cancelled–too much snow

Last year a group of VAS members took a bus to see the Philadelphia Flower Show,  We had a blast!  This year should be a breathtaking show since it’s honoring Holland.  Let me know if you are interested in going as a group.  Tickets are 65.00 and include show tickets as well as round trip transportation. The following trips are made available through Reston Limousine Service. It seems that the Wednesday trip works for the majority of our members.

Make your reservation here  Click calendar tours and trips then select March 15. Philadelphia Flower Show Trip No. 844607

Please register using this link and next to your last name write VAS in parenthesis.  Like this: Cousins (VAS). Then call Lu to let her know you are coming, and we’ll look for you. We’ll meet the bus at the Vienna Metro Station at the Park & Ride, Virginia Center Boulevard. and Nutley Street , WHICH LEAVES PROMPTLY AT 8 AM. Because parking might be tight, some are planning to have spouses/friends help with car-pools from Vienna Art Center. Call if you want to meet at the Art Center at 7:30 am, so we can try to find a ride for you.