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LRA Speaker Series: Public Art Reston

posted Apr 10, 2018, 1:22 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Anne Delaney, Public Art Reston executive director, will make a presentation about the organization and about best practices for public art projects as part of the LRA Speakers series at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods on Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm. Public Art Reston, formerly known as Initiative for Public Art – Reston or IPAR, was founded in 2007.  Public Art Reston seeks to inspire an ongoing commitment to public art and create a new generation of artworks in Reston. It imagines public art throughout Reston that inspires the community and engages the mind and senses. Best Practices For Public Art Projects is a resource developed by Public Art Network, a program of Americans for the Arts. The presentation features a clear set of standards for administrators, artists and other public art professionals. The Event is open to the public.

"Inspiration & Education" Hosted by Coastal Camera Club

posted Apr 6, 2018, 5:19 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

You and members of your camera club are invited to attend “A Day of Photography Inspiration & Education” hosted by the Coastal Camera Club (CCC). This day is comprised of a Photographic Society of America (PSA) print competition in the morning, where everyone in attendance can learn as the judges provide insights into the various photographs, and an inspirational keynote program by Fine Art Photographer Andy Gordon in the afternoon.

When: April 28, 2018
Where: Lewes Presbyterian Church Meeting Hall, 133 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958

The full day event is FREE and open to the public.
Space is limited. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot!

The schedule for the day is as follows:
  • 10:00 a.m. – Doors Open
  • 10:30 a.m. - Photographic Society of America (PSA) Best of Delaware Print Competition and Juror Discussion
  • Lunchtime – Bring a bagged lunch and enjoy a hands-on demonstration by Andy Gordon. Or head out to one of the local sandwich shops.
  • 2:00 p.m. – Keynote Address "Embarking on Your Creative Journey” by Fine Art Photographer Andy Gordon.
  • 4:00 p.m. – Conclusion
The Coastal Camera Club is a learning and sharing organization whose mission is to encourage and promote interest in all phases of photography.

The Photographic Society of America is an organization that fosters personal growth, expression, creativity, excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of photographic endeavor.
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
We hope to see you and your club members at “A Day of Photography Inspiration & Education!

Best regards,

Coastal Camera Club


Carla Steckley "A Visual Journey" Solo Show at Lake Anne

posted Oct 17, 2017, 7:58 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 17, 2017, 7:59 AM ]

October 30 - November 27, 2017

Jo-Ann Rose Gallery
Reston Community Center - Lake Anne
1606-A Washington Plaza
Reston VA 20190


Carla Steckley


Sunday November 12, 2-4pm


This retrospective spans Carla Steckley's 3 decades of her passion for capturing the beauty of our visual world. There will be over 50 pieces. Included will be infrared images developed in trays in the wet darkroom. In 2006 she transitioned to the digital darkroom for color and black and white.  Most recently, she is presenting her work in large triptychs on canvas.

Gallery Talk with Artists at Marymount’s Ballston Center

posted Oct 14, 2017, 6:31 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 14, 2017, 6:31 AM ]

Marymount University is hosting a gallery talk with artists Jeremy Flick and
Jon Malis about their exhibit “Metaphrase” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 at its recently opened Ballston
Center Gallery, 1000 North Glebe Road. The exhibit explores the transliteration of color through
painting, photography and sculpture.

For the last few years Flick has investigated “color science” derived from the imitation and
representation of blown up pixels of digital images while Malis has used modeling software to explore
the representation of color spectrums into 2D and 3D forms, turning the digital into the physical.
Flick, who received his bachelor’s of fine arts from the University of Cincinnati and his master’s of
fine arts from the University of Maryland, is executive director at CREATE Arts Center in Silver
Spring and an adjunct professor in the Visual Arts Department at Montgomery College. A resident
artist at Red Dirt Studios, his works are in numerous private and academic collections, including The
Hotel at the University of Maryland and Capital One Bank and Hilton Worldwide in McLean. He has
recently exhibited at Northern Virginia Community College, Shinola in Washington and Gallery nine5
in New York.

Malis, an assistant professor of photography at Loyola University, currently serves on the board of
the International Digital Media and Arts Association. He has worked as a freelance cinematographer
and producer for narrative and documentary film/TV productions, and was a staff photojournalist for
ThisWeek News/Columbus Dispatch, and the Piqua Daily Call. He received a master of fine arts in
film & electronic media from American University and a bachelor’s degree in studio art from The
George Washington University.

He has exhibited locally, nationally and at Camden Arts Centre in London, Helsinki Photomedia
Conference, and the PFF Film Festival in Berlin.

“Metaphrase” is the second exhibition in the new Ballston Center Gallery, located on the second
floor of the Ballston Center. It is on display from Oct. 27 to Dec. 2. Regular gallery hours are from 1
to 6 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays.

"FOOD AND PHOTOS" Panel Discussion

posted Sep 26, 2017, 4:15 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 26, 2017, 4:17 AM ]

Photoworks Gallery's
"FOOD AND PHOTOS" Panel Discussion
Sunday October 1

Photoworks Gallery's 2017/18 Lecture Series Will Begin With A Food Photography
Discussion Featuring Renee Comet, Debra Moser and Jonathan Bardzik

Glen Echo, M.D. (September 25, 2017) - Photoworks Gallery will host a panel discussion on food photography with Chef Jonathan Bardzik, Food Photographer Renee Comet and Debra Moser.

The panel will take place at 4:00 p.m. on October 1, 2017 at the Glen Echo Arcade room 302. The panel will include bites from Chef Jonathan Bardzik, as well as Kapnos Kouzina in Bethesda. This event is perfect for anyone interested in professional food photography or even those just looking to up their Instagram game.
Tickets for the event are $30 and can be purchased at http://glenechophotoworks.org/.
More About The Panelists
Jonathan Bardzik is a chef and storyteller, with a passion for farm-fresh local ingredients and bringing people together everywhere from farm markets and dinner tables to boardrooms. He has published three cookbooks and was recently recognized by the Farmers Market Coalition as a "Farm Market Hero." Jonathan will be signing copies of his books after the event.
Renee Comet is a noted food photographer with an uncomplicated, fluid, elegant style. She has collaborated with chefs on over 75 cookbooks, and has worked with such clients as Food Network, Ritz-Carlton, US Postal Service, and the Washington Post.

As the former director of Vis Arts (formerly Rockville Arts Place), Debra Moser has guided arts organizations and businesses in growth strategies and is a co-founder and owner of of Central Farm Markets and MeatCrafters, Inc. Debra has a professional certification in pastry from L'Academie de Cuisine and is an avid traveler and photographer, participating in several exhibitions. Debra has written articles and contributed photographs about food and nutrition for local and national outlets such as Jewish Food Experience and Edible DC.
About the Exhibit
Foodies opens September 15 with a gallery talk and reception from 7pm to 9pm and runs through October 22, 2017. The exhibit goes far beyond the #FoodPorn you see on your Instagram feed featuring photos of food in all stages of preparation, from harvesting, to stylized "still life" cooking portraits, to composted scraps, and photos of the "foodies" themselves.
The artists exhibiting work in the show include; William Edwards, Eileen Z. Joseph, John Pan, Vincent Ferrari, Blair Jackson, Cam Miller, Sandy Sugawara, Richard Paul Weiblinger, Ari Golub, Ron Freudenheim, Ed Palaszynski, Bob Friedman, Zhangmou Sun, Gayle Friedman, and Said Ziar.
About Photoworks
Forty years ago, in a derelict building hidden among the abandoned amusement park rides of Glen Echo Park, four young photographers founded Photoworks with little more than a shared passion for the daily work of seeing, shooting, and printing images of lasting beauty and artistic integrity.  The day-to-day collaboration, creative dialogue, and informal mentoring that led those artists to successful careers as fine art and commercial photographers established the values of experimentation and collegiality that define Photoworks today.  Offering a diverse combination of educational programs, gallery exhibitions, and community initiatives, Photoworks is a vibrant and unique resource for student and professional photographers - an arts community in the very best sense of the word.
Photoworks offers photography classes for all ages. The gallery is open to the public Sundays and Mondays from 1pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm.
Visit http://glenechophotoworks.org/ for more information.

Mary Ellen Mogee Exhibit

posted Sep 14, 2017, 5:15 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 5:16 AM ]

Mary Ellen Mogee Exhibit at Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

“Pour and Push”
Mary Ellen Mogee

​Aug 29 – Oct. 1, 2017

Reception: Sunday, October 1, 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm
Come see my newest works—abstract florals-- at my new solo show!

Made by pouring and pushing paint.
Enjoy canvases bursting with exuberant florals,
cascading drips, and mysterious puddles of color.

Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

1625 Wiehle Ave.
Reston, VA 20190
Gallery Hours Vary
Call 703-956- 9155 before you go, to check if the gallery is open.

Mary Ellen Mogee Exhibit at Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Lake Anne

posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:33 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 7:34 AM ]

For the Love of Color

Mary Ellen Mogee

Feb 7 – March 5, 2017

Reception: Friday, Feb 10, 7-9 pm 

Come celebrate vibrant color with me at my new solo show!  

Enjoy canvases bursting with exuberant florals,

cascading drips and mysterious puddles of color.


Jo Ann Rose Gallery

Reston Community Center—Lake Anne

1609-A Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190


Gallery Hours: Mon – Sat 9-9, Sun 9-8, except during events/classes.  

Call 703-476-4500 x3000 before you go, to check if the gallery is open.

Photo Beach Bash 2017

posted Feb 14, 2017, 7:28 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 7:28 AM ]

Coastal Camera Club Announces

Photo Beach Bash 2017

The Coastal Camera Club [CCC] is proud to announce an impressive list of nationally renowned photographers to speak at its Photo Beach Bash 2017 on April 2, 2017 at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center, 101 N. Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  This year’s theme, “Photography: The Art That Inspires You” will be evident in the presentations by these outstanding professionals:
Ken Sklute, Canon Explorer of Light and keynote speaker—“Visual Depth”
Nikhil Bahl—“From Inspiration To Interpretation”
Karen Messick—“The Art Of Seeing Or NOT”
Denise Ippolito—“Visual Expressions”
Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. for a full day of photography programs, demonstrations, photo exhibits, and more.  Attendees can register on the Photo Beach Bash 2017 page at www.photobeachbash.com where tickets will be available from February 15 through March 4 at $25, and $30 at the door for the full day.  There will be no charge for the evening’s keynote address.  This will be an exciting opportunity to meet and learn from those who are the best at what they do.
The Coastal Camera Club is dedicated to promoting an interest in photography and advancing the skills of members through learning and sharing of photographic knowledge and experiences.  This year marks the fifth annual Photo Beach Bash, a full-day of learning and sharing, which Coastal Camera Club makes available to camera clubs and individuals from the surrounding areas who share our passion for photography.

We are sending you this information so that you can let your camera club members know of this event.

Sharon Wright Pound Exhibit - Random Acts of Art

posted Jan 5, 2017, 2:52 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jan 5, 2017, 2:56 PM ]

Jan 4 - Feb 6, 2017
Jo Ann Rose Gallery
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
1609 A Washington Plaza, Reston, VA

*Sunday Afternoon Reception*
Stop by the gallery on Sunday, January 8th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for coffee, tea & cake.
View Random Acts of Art and chat with the artist.

Sharon Wright Pound produces both abstract and representational work. She is often asked what inspires her to make art.  Sharon says that her inspiration is entirely random. This collection features a range of paintings and mixed-media work that exemplifies Sharon’s varied artistic interests.

Portfolio website:

To purchase artwork email:

Rudy Guernica Landscapes Exhibit at RCC Hunter's Woods

posted Oct 16, 2016, 8:35 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 8:36 AM ]

October 24 - November 30, 2016
Reston Community Center at Hunter's Woods
2310 Colts Neck Rd.
Reston, VA

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