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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

Anita Bucsay Damron Exhibit at the Torpedo Factory

posted Oct 16, 2016, 8:29 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 16, 2016, 8:30 AM ]

LRA member Anita Bucsay Damron Exhibit at Torpedo Factory
“Transformations: Tapestries in Glass”
Exhibit dates: Wednesday, October 5–Sunday, November 6
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 13, 6:30–8:00 pm

Anita Bucsay Damron’s vibrant mosaics draw from many sources, both traditional and contemporary. Inspired by tapestries from Rajasthan and Gujarat, India, her pieces incorporate crystal from Austria and the Czech Republic, specialty glass from Murano, Italy, and found objects such as beads, brooches, and cameos. Damron notes that “new applications of mosaic art encourage recycling and reuse,” and her creative reuse of materials is what gives this ancient art form its exciting new sparkle.

More information can be found at:

Gallery hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 noon–6:00 pm

*The Torpedo Factory may close at 5:00 pm for events. Please check Today's Hours to see if this affects your visit.

Reception for "Places to Visit" featuring artist Tanya Ogneva

posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:49 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 4, 2016, 5:49 AM ]

You are invited to a reception for exhibition "Places to Visit" featuring artist Tanya Ogneva - Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 6pm-9pm at Workhouse Art Center, Building #10. The exhibition runs from October 8 - November 12, 2016.

The Workhouse Art Center
Building #10
9601 Ox Rd.,
Lorton, VA 22079

Opening Reception for Printmaking Exhibit at Marymount

posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:38 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 4, 2016, 5:38 AM ]

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The public is invited to a free opening reception for the exhibit “Impressions… letterpress, monotype, and etchings,” from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at the Barry Gallery at Marymount University. It will feature the work of Bridget Murphy, Marymount’s associate provost for academic affairs. In addition, an artist talk will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gallery on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Murphy, who has also served as a professor in MU’s School of Arts and Sciences and the chair of the Graphic Design and Fine Arts Department, uses both traditional and contemporary printmaking techniques. The inspiration for her current work focuses on multiple topics: typographic design, her travels and her garden.

“I work with century old wood type, letterpresses, paper, and processes such as hand-inking to produce prints exhibiting the beauty of letterforms,” she said, adding that her recent travels have been to Skopelos, Greece, which are reflected in the mixed-media monotype prints. “Landscapes, streets, architecture, and found objects are central to these monotypes. By removing the everyday object from its normal place and using it in new situations, I hope you will see new and exciting forms.”

For the past decade, she has studied, grown and cultivated irises.

“You will see abstract forms in my iris etchings,” she said. “The flower images translate an emotion, fine details, and a moment in time to paper.”

The Barry Gallery, located in the Reinsch Library at Marymount, 2807 North Glebe Road, is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is free.

The exhibit will run through Nov. 18 For more information, go to www.marymount.edu/

Jarvis Grant at The Center Gallery

posted Sep 22, 2016, 9:04 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 22, 2016, 9:04 AM ]


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The Center Gallery
September 25 - November 6, 2016
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22204

Photography Program

posted Sep 4, 2016, 6:45 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 6:45 AM ]

Tuesday September 20.  7 PM – 9 PM. Great Falls Studios Program @ Great Falls Community Library, Large Meeting Room, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 

GFS Photographer Dean Souleles will share the secrets of taking high quality photographs of artwork suitable for making fine art giclee prints, submitting to print publications or for use on the Web.   He will demonstrate simple lighting setups for 2D art to eliminate reflections and glare.  For 3D art he will show how to subtly use light and shadow to bring out the three-dimensional qualities of a piece.  He will also demonstrate a tabletop lighting setup suitable for very small pieces including jewelry.  In all cases he will show you how to get the most accurate color reproduction.  He will also provide equipment lists so that you can affordably put together your own home studio.

This talk is free and open to all members of GFS and the public.

For questions please contact Dean Souleles/ dean@dsoulphoto.com

Great Falls Arts Weekend

posted Jun 1, 2016, 4:44 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 4:46 AM ]

Come to Great Falls June 3-5 for a weekend of art celebrating creativity in our community.

The festivities include an Art Show and Sale, Children's Art Activities, the June First Friday Art Walk, and the first Sunday Concert, variously hosted by Great Falls Studios, The Arts of Great Falls, and Celebrate Great Falls. 

Great Falls Studios will host an Art Show and Sale in tents on the Village Green at the intersection of Walker Road and Georgetown Pike this weekend. The show will kick off during the June First Friday on the Green from 6-9 PM on Friday, June 3. Wander through the booths of over 20 Great Falls Studios artists and the studios of 27 artists on the Green to see oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media paintings; pottery; photographs; jewelry; weaving and fiber art. It's a great opportunity to visit with the artists who create the art.

Admission is FREE and the show and sale will continue Saturday June 4 from 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday June 5 from 11 AM - 8 PM.

On Saturday and Sunday, bring the kids to The Arts of Great Falls classroom at 756 Walker Road for drawing, painting and other fun art activities. Hours are 12-4 PM Saturday and 2 - 6 PM Sunday.

Close out the weekend with the first Sunday Concert on the Green from 6 - 8 PM. Enjoy the music of Mike Terpak Blues Explosion with a picnic. The concerts are organized by Celebrate Great Falls and Sunday's event is sponsored by Roz Drayer Real Estate. 

We hope to see you this weekend on the Village Green!

Joe Miller Abstract Exhibit

posted Apr 29, 2016, 4:50 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 4:50 AM ]

Joe Miller, one of the most esteemed photographers in northern Virginia, wanted to send his personal invitation for all LRA members to visit his annual abstract exhibit. SOme members of LRA are included in this exhibition.  He feels that this exhibit is for all artists because the abstracts are art in all its forms so please visit. This will even be of interest to our painters with regard to abstract ideas and work.    The details are below.   If you have never been to Mr. Miller's Gallery, you are in for a treat, since it is nestled in beautiful woods.

SATURDAY May 7, 2016 – Exhibit opens at 12:00pm

The 2016 Exhibit OPENING DAY has been moved from Friday to SATURDAY. 

Sun May 8, 2015 - Reception and Awards from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sat May 7 – Sun May 29, 2016 – Exhibit hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

In addition, the exhibit will be open Memorial Day Mon May 30 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.   Please note that the Joseph Miller Center will be CLOSED on Fridays in 2016. This is a change from previous years. Mon May 30, 2016 – Exhibit closes at 5:00 pm.


JM Center
4811 Catharpin Road
Gainesville, VA 20155

John M. Waddill Show

posted Apr 8, 2016, 8:57 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 8:58 AM ]

An exhibit of paintings by John M. Waddill opens May 1 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. A reception will be held on May 15. The show features mostly watercolor paintings by John M. Waddill (1927-2013), a South Carolina native with early ties to NY, whose work is highly influenced by the watercolors of John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper (to a lesser degree) and Japanese painting.

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