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Fine Art Photography Reception

posted Oct 20, 2013, 5:32 AM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster   [ updated Oct 20, 2013, 6:16 AM ]

Perfect Exposures!

City Of Fairfax Hosts October Fine Art Photography Show At Sherwood Community Center


You are invited to celebrate ‘Perfect Exposures!’ with a special reception wine and cheese party to meet the artists at the Fairfax Stacy C. Sherwood Center For The Arts on Friday evening, October 25 from 7 to 9 PM. This fine art photography show and reception is FREE and open to the public. This new art exhibition will open from now through October 31, 2013. This show will include a collection of contemporary artwork by acclaimed Northern Virginia artists Don Allen, Larry Oskin, Martin Horn, Ellis Rosenberg and Jim Schlett.  


Don Allen started his journey with photography in the early 60’s. While stationed in Germany, he worked in black and white learning image composition and processing techniques under the guidance of a local photographer. After leaving the service, he was sidetracked by a 30-year career with the Federal Government. His interest in creative photography reemerged as a retirement hobby. With today’s digital cameras and the latest technology, Allen exercises creative control. His background as an industrial engineer focused on the process and end-products. He attempts to capture the crispness of the what he sees in the real world or the scenes that could be. Allen tweaks colors and image content to achieve what it should be.



Martin Horn’s interest in photography started in 1997. He began to study photography while learning to express himself through the creative process. Starting with the ‘digital negatives’ or unprocessed files, he works to extract an image that captures his personal emotional response to what is before him. Whether it be the creativity of architecture and artifacts, the beauty of nature or the grandeur of a landscape, his fine art photography expands the palette of tonality to create each image. Since 1983, he has practiced medicine with a specialty in dermatology here in the City of Fairfax.



Larry Oskin celebrates beauty through his Art Beautique Collections. He strives to celebrate the beauty of women, flowers, landscapes, cityscapes and animals. His Art Beautique images look like impressionistic paintings, using bright, bold and vivid colors.  His work is very stylized. Oskin has exhibited his original limited edition professional artwork in private art galleries and city museums including the famous Albright-Knox Art Gallery of Buffalo, NY; one of the ten best modern art museums in the world. He regularly exhibits his fine art collections within retail art galleries. Oskin is also owner of Marketing Solutions as a full-service marketing, graphic design, photography and PR agency specializing in the professional beauty and medical industries.



Ellis Rosenberg is an amateur photographer who thoroughly enjoys the photographic art form. He has been in leadership positions with The Reston Photographic Society, League of Reston Artists and Nature Visions Photo Exposition. He has won numerous awards for his varied work in a number of different venues and is a judge for local photography club competitions. He hopes everyone enjoys this exhibit.



Jim Schlett’s photographs have been published in the Washington Post, annual reports and many magazines. He has exhibited in local gallery shows and won competitive awards. His portfolio was displayed in the 2012 Art Takes Times Square Exhibition in New York City. Schlett’s photographs were recently displayed at the SOMA Gallery in DC, Artful August in Leesburg and the ArtSpace Gallery of Herndon.  His piece, “Beyond the Planets” was selected for permanent display at Public Art in Windows at ArtSpace Gallery. He is a member and the President of the League of Reston Artists and a member of the Greater Reston Arts Center. 


Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center