Greetings from RMSP! I'm contacting you from our school in Missoula, Montana to inform you about an educational and insightful two-day experience we bring to various cities across the U.S. each year. In 2017 we are holding one of these informative seminar-style events in your area; Leesburg, Virginia on March 25-26, 2017.
This event will be held at:
Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center726 E Market StreetLeesburg, VA 20176United States(703) 777-9400bestwesternvirginia.com/hotels/best-western-leesburg-hotel-and-conference-center
Schedules and course descriptions can be found by clicking on this link here.
For these events, we offer a special group discount for individual members of any photography group including yours: $20 off of full tuition ($179 versus $199). To obtain this discount, any of your group's members are welcome to register online at www.rmsp.com or call us at (800) 394-7677 and use the group code CC0417. Applying this code during registration will automatically adjust the fee to the above discounted amount. I've attached an invitation explaining this information that you're welcome to distribute to your members if appropriate.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance. We look forward to hopefully seeing you all here with us there in Leesburg!
Student Services Associate
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Fairfax’s Creative Aging Festival has been well received, and the 14 county senior centers are clamoring for more arts programming. In response, a “vendor” fair is being planned for January 18 at Lincolnia Senior Center at 4710 N Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA 22312 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. The goal is to share resources and promote networking to facilitate more artist residencies, workshops, classes, and programming throughout the year.
Do you know a teaching artist who would be
interested in participating? If so, please share this email. Ideally,
artists will attend in person to meet the Senior Center Directors and
discuss scheduling, but if not, we could distribute
brochures or other printed information on their work. Teaching Artists
should respond to me at
LMariam@artsfairfax.org to RSVP for the vendor fair.
Please note that we are in the process of planning
for the May 2017 Creative Aging Festival as well, and this vendor fair
is an effort to further promote opportunities for seniors to engage in
the arts year round.
Thank you for helping us to get the word out, and please let me know if you have any questions.Lisa Mariam
Director of Grants and Services
Arts Council of Fairfax County
2667 Prosperity Avenue, Suite A, Fairfax, VA 22031
[P] (703) 642-0862 x1
[F] (703) 712-8599
This is the 3rd year that we have had a show at the Ernst Center - NVCC Annandale campus. This year the show was judged by Betzi Robinson and below are her observations regarding the show and awards. Congratulations to everyone. This is a fabulous show and thank you to all that participated. The show will be there through October 7th, so if you haven't been by there is still time.
Commentary. This is indeed an eclectic show is and it is good to see so many styles, techniques and ideas represented. Obviously this is a group that loves to create works of art.
Commentary--I was very impressed with all the photographs.
Modern Reston, August 12, 2016
A Reston Photographer Spent His Summer as a National Park Artist-in-Residence
NorthWest Federal Credit Union has reached out to the LRA members for items to be included in a silent auction to raise money for their annual Night of Magic event.
The Night of Magic event gives critically ill children in the DC area a chance to attend an evening of fun, crafting, games, dancing, and leaving the medical problem behind for a few hours. This will be the 7th year the charity division of the credit union has organized and held this event. This year, it will be held at Inova Fairfax Children’s Hospital on July 8th.
This link will take you to the NWFCU Foundation website and a video on last year’s Night of Magic: https://www.nwfcufoundation.org/nom/default.html
NWFCU will be holding a silent auction to raise money for the event. They would appreciate any of the wonderful pieces of artwork that a member would be willing to donate. We are working with a short-ish deadline, as they need to have the donations by Tuesday, May 31st. To get best visual impact for bidding, having the pieces on hand would be best, but I believe they can accept a photo as well.
NWFCU has also been a great supporter of LRA. We are part of their Community Partner Group, they have hosted an exhibit, and a there joint effort for additional scholarships this year.
If you are able to help out you can:
OCEAN FISH AND SEAHORSES WITH MELANIE STANLEY
SPRING WINE GLASSES WITH CHERYL WILSON
DESIGN AND WINE
ArtSpace Herndon announces the first two events in the spring season’s Design and Wine Series: Ocean Fish and Seahorses and Spring Wine Glasses. No experience is necessary, beginners and experts alike, will have an enjoyable evening with old friends and new creating a work of art to take home.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m., Ocean Fish and Seahorses with Melanie Stanley.
Have you ever been mesmerized as you watch beautiful fish and seahorses in videos, aquariums, and their natural environment? Imagine creating your own colorful, ocean painting where your unique sea creatures created by you swim on a canvas of your own mixed media design. Melanie will demonstrate a variety of techniques for you to use while layering your underwater scenery with fish or seahorses that come from your own imagination. Beginners to advanced art students will enjoy this creative, colorful evening. Let’s have Oceans of Fun together!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m., Spring Wine Glasses with Cheryl Wilson.
Find your passion in the beauty of spring and create one-of-a-kind beautiful wine glasses. Unlock the power of color within your imagination as you decorate the glasses with acrylic paint. There will be plenty of ideas, samples, and templates to help you design beautiful glasses for spring. Bring your imagination, your wild side, and let’s create YOUR passion on glass.
Event Details:Each event is led by a local artist and costs $30 per person, which covers all supplies and two glasses of wine. Events are limited to 25 participants. Registration is required with payment in advance. For more information, or to purchase tickets or sponsorships, please visit our website at: ArtSpaceHerndon.org.
Saturday, February 20 2016
Hunters Woods Community Center, Reston
The meeting was called by Jim Schlett, the President of LRA to order around noon with about 25 members in attendance.
Jim introduced himself and the Board and then each member of LRA gave a brief introduction of themselves and their involvement with LRA including several members who recently joined. Jim thanked the other Board members for all for the work over the past few years. Jim mentioned that according the the records and files that have been passed on to him, that next year, 2017, LRA will be celebrating 50 years as an arts organization. That means we will plan some special events for next year. He also talked about our association with organizing photography and painting shows at USGS which have been going on for 35 years.
By virtual every measurement LRA had a great year and the past accomplishments for 2015 were discussed including;
- Successfully organized several large groups shows with over $4,000 in awards,
- Held 2 art events at the new Harrison apartment location near the Reston Town Center,
- For the third year in a row, since the current Board was formed, provided $2000 in scholarships to local students,
- Held 2 “LRA book fairs” at Barnes & Noble in Fairfax raising over $3,000 for our scholarship fund,
- Initiated a strategic partnership with NorthWest Federal Credit Union
(NWFCU) that has
- Published several LRA newsletters with updates and happenings,
- LRA stories appeared in Reston and Reston Lifestyle 2 magazines,
- Despite our best considerable efforts, the new management (ARC) at the
Parkridge 5 and Reston Corners Buildings,
- By end of year, had about 120 members,
- Explore the option of managing the Art in Public Places (AIPP) program with 15 new locations in northern VA,
2016, Jim then talked about the plans for 2016, including new potential venues and the need for more volunteers in order to take advantage of such opportunities. The 2016 includes;
- Eight group shows, which usually last one month long at USGS (2), Ernst Center (1), ArtSpace Gallery in Herndon (1), JoAnne Rose Gallery (3) and Hunters Woods Community Center (1),
- The LRA Board recent increased awards funding at all groups shows for
2016, starting in March
- LRA managed the initial AIPP
program at 16 locations in northern Virginia in January with the next
- LRA will provide $4,000 in scholarships including a new joint effort with NWFCU,
- Reston Photographic Society (RPS) will continue to host presentations on photography on a regular schedule,
- We will probably hold one Book Fair at Barnes & Noble if we have sufficient number of volunteers,
- Looking at having an “outside review” of our financial records to ensure that we have adequate “checks and balances,”
- Reviewing several new inquiries for potential additional venues and partnerships,
- The need for additional volunteers to help with new partnerships, IT or technical support for LRA web
Karen Hutchison presented $600 of awards for the current Hunters Woods exhibition.
After a short question and answer period, Jim introduced Lee Deege, a long-time LRA member, who gave a great talk about a new book he wrote concerning growing up under Nazi occupation in Europe and his own experiences as an Army Officer in the Vietnam conflict. He also had a limited number of his books, which sold out in a few minutes.
The Boards of Directors of the Council for the Arts of Herndon (CAH) and the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts (HFCA) are pleased to announce that they have officially joined together as a new organization called Arts Herndon.
Discussions between our two organizations concerning the plan to merge have been taking place over the last two years. We have moved forward into the New Year with a new name, a new board, and exciting new opportunities. Arts Herndon is now the official arts organization of the town of Herndon.
The newly elected board, consisting of members from both previous organizations, include:
Michael O’Reilly, President; Pat Macintyre, Vice President; Sharon Nachman, Treasurer; Peggy O’Reilly, Secretary; Board members Harlon Reece (Past president of Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts), Cesar del Aguila, and Laura Readyoff (past Secretary to the Board of the Council for the Arts of Herndon.)
Over the past thirty years, the CAH has awarded over $120,000 in scholarships, as well as educational opportunities and professional development programs to students and artists in Fairfax County. The CAH has commissioned public works of art, conducted literacy programs, and increased the visibility of the visual and performing arts in our area. CAH’s work with at-risk communities have helped bring the arts within the reach of the entire Herndon community.
Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts has served as a cultural hub for the town. They have hosted continuous exhibits at ArtSpace, funded arts programming throughout the Greater Herndon area, and have conducted well-received performing arts programs such as 2015’s Dominion Notes Concert Series. Their several annual events blend together the arts and society in new and innovative ways.
The work of both organizations has been critical to establishing Herndon as a leader for the advancement of the arts within Fairfax County. The new Arts Herndon will uphold these programs and traditions, while opening the doors for new and exciting opportunities. We now have the staff and resources to become an even stronger presence in our community.
For additional information contact:
Signe Friedrichs, Executive Director, Arts Herndon
The LRA Annual meeting will be held on Saturday Feb 20 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods. Please join us and become actively involved with LRA for 2016!
The opening ceremony and award presentation for a Fine Art Exhibition organized by The League of Reston Artists and curated by the artist KAREN HUTCHINSON will be held from 1-3 pm following the meeting. The exhibition is currently on view at the Reston Community center, located in the Hunters Woods Village Center, 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, until February 28, 2016.