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"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.

Creative Connections Presents: Lisa Gold - Q&A With the Dir. of the Washington Project for the Arts

posted Apr 19, 2015, 5:22 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Council for the Arts of Herndon is pleased to announce that Lisa Gold, Executive Director of the Washington Project for the Arts, (the WPA), will be joining us for this month’s Creative Connections event! This FREE event will begin with a brief presentation on the WPA and how to better network and promote your art and career, followed by ample time for discussion and Q & A.

The WPA, first established in 1975, is a highly successful non-profit contemporary fine arts organization in the DC Metro area. Their mission is to “serve as a catalyst for contemporary art,” and to support artists. They do this by presenting exhibitions, issues, art programs, and by connecting artists with the community in a variety of innovative ways. The WPA is now the largest visual arts-based membership organization in the DC area. They are both a presenting organization and an organization focused on supporting artists at every point in their professional development.

Lisa has been with the WPA since 2009, when she was appointed the Executive Director. Her previous experience includes working as the Public Relations and Marketing Director of The Drawing Center in New York City, Director of Development and Communications at Socrates Sculpture Park in New York, and Outreach and Development Director at apexart in New York City. She also served as the Chair of the New Leadership Alliance of the New York City Chapter of ArtTable and the Open Studios Director for the Downtown Arts Festival.

Event Details:

April 23, 6:30-8:30 pm
ArtSpace Herndon
750 Center St
Herndon, VA 20170

This event is free; donations however are gladly accepted

Light refreshments provided

For more information on the WPA, please visit their website: https://www.wpadc.org/

Scott Speck: Pinhole Photography Exhibit and Talk

posted Apr 9, 2015, 4:55 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Apr 9, 2015, 4:55 AM ]

There is going to be a photography exhibit and talk of interest at the Cherrydale Library in Arlington. Scott Speck specializes in pinhole photography. Take a look at his website!


I think the exhibit will be some of his landscapes, but he is giving a talk, too. The reception is Saturday, April 11 from 1-3PM. His talk is at 2:00.

Cherrydale Library
2190 Military Rd
Arlington, VA 22207

Norma Lasher: "Landscapes in Oil" Solo Exhibit at U.S. Geological Survey

posted Mar 18, 2015, 8:14 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 8:14 AM ]

April 1-30, 2015
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA

Rudy Guernica: Fine Art Paintings on Paper - April Solo Exhibit at Reston Corner I

posted Mar 18, 2015, 8:07 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 18, 2015, 8:09 AM ]

April 1-30, 2015
Monday-Friday 8:00 - 6:00

Reston Corner One
12001 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
Main Floor Lobby

"Beyond the Lens: A Photographer's Journey"

posted Mar 5, 2015, 4:48 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 5, 2015, 4:49 AM ]

The North Bethesda Camera Club (NBCC) will host an all-day event in Gaithersburg on April 19, 2015. This program, called “Beyond the Lens: A Photographer’s Journey,” will feature Bruce Dale, an award-winning National Geographic Photographer, as the keynote speaker. We are looking forward to having him share his photographic experiences and his ideas about where photography is headed. The program will also include a panel discussion on challenges to photographic creativity, with input from not only Bruce but also Elizabeth Krist (chief photo editor at the National Geographic) and others. Major sponsors of the event at this point include Mac Business Systems, Nikon, Epson, Ace Photo, and Fuji.

Tickets for this special event are $35, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ticket price includes a seat for the presentations; food, access to the vendor hall, and a chance to win exciting door prizes from vendors such as Adobe and Think Tank.  For more information and to register, please ask your club members to visit http://www.nbccmd.org/event2015.htm. A PDF flyer with a link to most of this information is also attached.

Antonella Manganelli: "The Impermanence of Peace - Our Souls are United" March Solo Exhibit at Reston Corner I

posted Feb 9, 2015, 8:17 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 8:18 AM ]

March 1-31, 2015
Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4:30

Opening Reception Friday March 6, 2015 6-9pm

Reston Corner One
12001 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20191
Main Floor Lobby

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