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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.

Lassie Corbett Collage Workshop at Vienna Art Center

posted Mar 5, 2016, 6:20 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 5, 2016, 6:20 AM ]

Monday - Thursday, March 14 - 17 
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vienna Art Center
115 Pleasant Street NW
Vienna, Virginia 22180
The Vienna Arts Society invites artists in our region to a collage workshop led by award winning artist and art teacher Lassie Corbett.

Lassie has collected unique papers from around the world.  At this four day workshop she will provide all supplies, including paper from her collection, to participants, while sharing her secrets for creating your own mixed media artwork.

Only a few openings left.
To register, contact the Vienna Art Center Director, Lu Cousins, at  703-319-3971.

Creativity and Aging

posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:39 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 3, 2016, 7:41 AM ]

A seminar with speaker Caroline Edasis, Manager of Art Therapy, Mather Lifeways, Chicago, IL. The program on Tuesday, April 57 - 9 pm, will be at the Great Falls Library in the large meeting room, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Sponsored by Great Falls Studios. Free and open to the public.

6th Annual Mind, Heart, Vision Exhibit

posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:30 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Mar 3, 2016, 7:30 AM ]



Spotlight Shines on Student Creativity, Expression and Collaboration


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ArtSpace Herndon presents the 6th Annual Mind, Heart, Vision Exhibit showcasing extraordinary artworks of Herndon High School art students embarking upon their senior thesis. This ‘must see’ exhibit includes computer graphics, fine art photography, and studio art.  In a collaboration with Herndon High School’s Art Department, ArtSpace Herndon provides students with this unique opportunity to have their juried artwork displayed in a professional gallery. Local artists Melanie Stanley, Livingston Rodgers, Marjorie Powell, Andrea Cybyk and Joanne Wittauer are jurors for the show. The student artwork on exhibit will also be available for purchase.


During the Opening Reception, students will have the opportunity to greet and network with patrons, provide background information on their works, and interact with professionals and art enthusiasts alike.  New this year is the support these emerging arts masters will receive from their fellow students in the form of an elegant buffet presented by the school’s Family Consumer Science Division along with an impressive, inspiring repertoire of music presented by the Music Department’s Classical Ensemble.


“We are delighted to be working with Herndon High School to showcase some of the most outstanding student talent in the county,” said Executive Director Signe Friedrichs. “We hope everyone will join us for the reception as we celebrate these exceptional young artists, their hard work and dedication!



Event Details:

Mind, Heart, Vision is on exhibit Tuesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 27, 2016. The public is invited to the free Opening Reception on March 16, 6 to 8 pm.  For more information, or to purchase sponsorships, please visit our website at ArtSpaceHerndon.org


posted Feb 26, 2016, 12:06 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 26, 2016, 12:07 PM ]

Saturday March, 12
10:30 am to 2:30 pm

Central Library
Community Room
8601 Mathis Ave.
Manassas, VA

Fine Art Exhibit at RCC Hunters Woods

posted Feb 7, 2016, 1:41 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Feb 7, 2016, 1:48 PM ]

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.

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