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Fine Art Exhibit at RCC Hunters Woods

posted by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated ]

Curated by the artist KAREN HUTCHINSON the exhibition presents art works inspired by love, from painters and photographers.

L.R.A. will be honoring artists with several hundred dollars of monetary awards for art selected for each of the following categories:
Theme Related, Effect of Color, Creativity, Passion. The award presentation will be held during the opening reception on Saturday Feb 20 from 1-3 pm, following the LRA Annual 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.

Solo Artist at NIH

posted Jan 18, 2016, 11:58 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jan 18, 2016, 11:58 AM ]

LRA member Norma Lasher has a One-Artist Show at NIH Building 10, Room B1, Bethesda, MD.

Her show will be running January 9 to March 5, 2016 and features oil paintings by Norma.

Lassie Corbett Opening and Oriental Brush Demos

posted Nov 4, 2015, 7:15 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 7:16 AM ]

Lassie L. Corbett will have an opening on Sunday, November 8th at the Reston Art Gallery, 11400 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne Reston VA 20191.  The exhibit is Oriental Brush Paintings and the opening is 2-4pm. On the following Sundays, Nov. 15, 22, and 29 from 2 to 3:30pm she will be demonstrating Oriental Brush painting techniques at the gallery.

Lake Ridge Holiday Arts Market

posted Oct 12, 2015, 7:18 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 12, 2015, 7:19 AM ]

The Holiday Arts Market (sponsored by the Clearbrook Arts Foundation) is created with the intent to gather talented visual artists from the greater Northern Virginia area and provide them with an opportunity to display and sell their works to the public in a beautiful indoor holiday setting with live music, treats and Santa.

When: Dec. 12th from 12-4pm

Where: Tackett’s Mill Lakeside, 2233 Tackett’s Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA

Size of the tables are 5 feet (60" X 30")

Artists are limited to 1 table per artist (although we may be able to accommodate if the artist brings their own table).

There are no fees (YES – NO TABLE FEES… you get to sell & keep the money J)

There is electricity.

Deadline to RSVP to participate: Oct. 23rd

RSVP to: kathy@imagewerks.net

Participants will need to arrive before 11 AM because parts of the access roads will be closed for the Santa Parade. Final details of the parade are still being worked out. The event will be held indoors.

You will need to fill out a one page registration form and a 'hold harmless' for participants to sign, to be sent later.

AGAIN, please let me (Kathy Strauss) know ASAP if you want to participate…. Clearbrook is starting to do marketing on this now… so, the sooner you reply the better.

Solo Artist: Sharon Pound

posted Sep 21, 2015, 1:31 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 22, 2015, 6:00 AM ]

An Artist’s Journey
A solo exhibit by Sharon Wright Pound
At the Hunters Woods Community Center

From her midwestern small-town roots to her 11 years in Africa and 6 years in Europe to her current Virginia residence, Sharon has always created artwork. In this collection she exhibits paintings that reflect experiences in her life and her varied approaches to painting. Sharon not only paints from direct observation but creates abstract and non-representational work as well. Sharon earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in painting from George Mason University. She is a member of the League of Reston Artists.

Online Portfolio:http://www.sharonpoundart.com

Art Events

posted Sep 4, 2015, 5:24 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Speaker- Creating Dynamic Images

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Oakton Elementary Auditorium Rm 123, 3000 Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA 22124 www.vpsva.org/ Free and open to public

The Vienna Photographic Society is hosting a presentation by Nikhil Bahl titled - Creating Dynamic Images . He is a full time professional photographer, author, educator, workshop instructor and environmentalist residing in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Primarily inspired by nature, Nikhil seeks different approaches and interpretations through which he strives to create images that challenge the traditional outlook of the subject and express how he personally feels about its beauty. Another aspect of Nikhil's photography involves the documentation of natural habitats and the wildlife that inhabits them. He attempts to artistically portray environmental stories with an eye toward conservation and education. His passion for the natural world has led him to volunteer his time and photography skills with the National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Nikhil's work has been published in a number of print and electronic media. His fine art prints have been widely exhibited in the Washington metropolitan area, and are part of many private collections. He leads several photography workshops and tours in the United States and abroad. His instruction is focused on interpretation, expression and developing personal vision. His images can be viewed at www.nikhilbahl.com.

Photography Critiques- Themes Silhouettes and Flowers

Wednesday Sep 23, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the Oakton Elementary Auditorium Rm 123, 3000 Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA 22124 www.vpsva.org/ Free and open to public

The Vienna Photographic Society is hosting a competition with critiques of member’s photographs by Denise Silva. http://denisesilvaphotography.com/ Denise was recently the featured photographer in the Who's Who in the Kelbyone Community article in the July/August 2015 Photoshop User Magazine.

Vienna Photographic Society meets most Wednesdays at 7:3o PM in at the Oakton Elementary Auditorium Rm 123, 3000 Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA 22124 The calendar of events is at www.vpsva.org/

"We Make Reston" Public Art Project

posted Jul 24, 2015, 5:23 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Opening September 26, 2015 at Lake Anne Plaza 
in conjunction with the Reston Multicultural Festival

What does your face stand for? How does your individuality contribute to the Reston community? In September 2015, "We Make Reston," an "INSIDE OUT" Project, will be created by the people of Reston and coordinated by Reston Community Center and the Initiative for Public Art – Reston. "We Make Reston" will feature large-scale photographic portraits representing the diverse faces of Reston. Reston residents and employees who want to be a part of "We Make Reston" are invited to submit black and white photos to be considered for inclusion. Submissions will be accepted July 15 through August 9 and will include up to three portraits, an application form, a seven word bio, and release forms. The photos will stay up for a period of up to six weeks but may be removed earlier as the weather dictates. Due to limited space, a selection committee will select approximately 60 portraits to display adjacent to Lake Anne and at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at the Reston Community Center for the Reston Multicultural Festival.

RCC and IPAR are now accepting submissions for this innovative project. Please visit the We Make Reston submission page between now and August 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST. to submit your photos for consideration.  

"We Make Reston" is part of the "INSIDE OUT" project – a global initiative with 200,000 participants from more than 112 countries & territories. For more info and examples of other "INSIDE OUT" exhibits, visit www.insideoutproject.net

Plein Air Event

posted May 8, 2015, 4:21 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated May 8, 2015, 4:21 AM ]

The Art Guild of Clifton invites you to paint and compete at our Plein Air event, May 16-17, 2015


We have a special setting that includes historic homes and a barn, beautiful gardens, a gazebo in the park, winding lanes, a railroad crossing with caboose, and a donkey named "jackpot". In our small, one square mile town, you don't have to go far to find a quaintness waiting to be painted and interpreted with your inspiration.
For your endeavors, there are cash prizes.
1st Place - $225
2nd Place - $150
3rd Place - $100
HM - $50

To sign up, go to:

Photography Critique - Themes: Lighthouses and Town of Vienna

posted May 7, 2015, 5:07 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated May 7, 2015, 5:07 AM ]

Wednesday, May 13 , 2015 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Oakton Elementary Auditorium Rm 123, 3000 Chain Bridge Rd Oakton, VA 22124   www.vpsva.org/– Free and open to public.  Members can submit images. 

The Vienna Photographic Society is hosting a competition and critique by Wayne Wolfersberger, who has extensive experience as a photographer and instructor. His comments will be an opportunity to learn about composition for photography, drawing, and painting.

An ecologist-naturalist, educator and nature photographer by professional training and passion, Wayne has integrated all areas to become a well-respected professional nature photographer in the Washington DC area.  His photographic expertise was honed while working for a D.C. area commercial photography firm, the US Navy Photographic Center and involvement in numerous professional seminars and workshops. 

Wayne is a member of NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association), NAPP (National Association for Photoshop Professionals), the Vienna Photographic Society and Northern Virginia Photographic Association for which he served as VP and President.  Wayne has delivered numerous and varied photographic programs for many local groups in the Greater Washington area, in the Southern Appalachians, and internationally in the UK and Australia.  Many of his images have appeared in local, national, international magazines (including multiple images in Nature’s Best), on calendars, postcards, exhibited and sold as fine art prints. Wayne has also worked as a wedding photographer and done the craft show circuit.

Wayne teaches a variety of photography classes locally during the fall, winter, and spring (if not on short travel excursions) and most recently during the summer. For 14 years Wayne spent the summers (May to September) in Yellowstone National Park working as a ranger-naturalist for the US National Park Service. He turned in his badge after the 2012 season in order to spend time with his family and new grand daughter and (now a two month old grandson) when they moved to Maryland after 9 years Down Under. Wayne has found the summers in the DC area to be a new experience for photography because in 1999 when he first started working in Yellowstone he had only photographed the summers in the area with film cameras and now he is retracing old haunts with his digital cameras.

Wayne is leading a morning photographic workshop at Oatlands Historic Manson and Gardens just a few miles west of Leesburg. May 168:00 AM to 12:00

May 17 – rain date.

Several of your images may be submitted to him via email for critiquing at a later date.  A sampling of Oatlands images may be viewed at the website: www.waynewolfersberger.com, click on Galleries, click on All My Photos, click on Oatlands.  wayne.wolfersberger@gmail.com           

Art and Empathy: A Talk and Workshop Presented by Dr. Margaret Newton

posted Apr 19, 2015, 5:27 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 19, 2015, 5:27 AM ]

Tuesday May 5th, 7-8:30 pm

Reston Community Center, Lake Anne

A Talk and Workshop presented by Dr. Margaret Newton

Sponsored by the League of Reston Artists 

Dr. Margaret Newton bases her talk and workshop on research from Harvard and an article written on MRI studies on the brain and connections to art practice.  Emory University used this research to implement art programs for medical students to increase diagnostic ability, empathy and compassion.  In the workshop portion, we will use large sketching paper and clay and practice creative exercises.   Much of what Dr. Newton teaches is how to get out of the thinking mind in order to connect with our greater inner power, to connect to the source of all life and work from there.

The statement, "we teach best that which we need to learn" is an essential part of Dr. Newton’s approach.  Further she adds, “My experiences of being with a dying person is that, to do it well, it requires patience, compassion and empathy. The focus of my talk will be how art making develops these qualities.  The action of our experience will be in developing compassion and empathy through this artistic practice together.”Dr. Newton has degrees/ certificates in education, massage, and chiropractic.

Dr. Newton has degrees/ certificates in education, massage, and chiropractic.

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