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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

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!

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