|Spring in Pinks and Greens, oil, 24"h x 12"w, ©2019 Jill Banks|
|Date Night, Little City, oil, 20"h x 16"w, ©2019 Jill Banks|
On Saturday, June 15, the artwork created over the past weeks or months for the Falls Church "Scenes in the City" Plein Air was on view (and for sale) at the Farmer's Market at City Hall, 300 Park Ave in Falls Church VA from 9am to 2pm. There was a quick draw from 8am to 11pm with those paintings immediately displayed and judged with awards for both competitions announced at noon. Lots of great work and congrats to all the winners!
Saturday, June 15
"Scenes in the City" Plein Air Schedule
City Hall/Farmer's Market
300 Park Ave, Falls Church VA
9am to 2pm - Competition Paintings on Display/For Sale
8am to 11am - Quick Draw/Registration at 8am
Noon - Awards Announcements
People's Choice voting in the morning for the competition paintings - pick your favorites.
This is the second time I've entered this event ... and maybe the best since the area becomes a little more familiar and I tend to dig deeper.
Three paintings were handed in today to be displayed while I seek out my quick draw spot in the morning. Spring in Pinks and Greens was the first created this year -- painted over two afternoons as spring was peaking and moving beyond.
Coming up next was Date Night, Little City - painted in the parking lot behind the Dogwood Tavern another set of afternoons/early evenings.
In each of the three "scenes" chosen, people were gathering. "Spring in Pinks and Greens" is at the Cherry Hill Historic Farmhouse with Girl Scout Troops playing in the yard. "Date Night, Little City" was a mixture of dates and get-togethers during the beginning of warm and comfortable days.
|Making Memories, oil, 12" x 12", ©2019 Jill Banks|
Creating "Making Memories" of Lincoln Park
became more than recording objects. This place, according to what I witnessed that day and what others told me ... is really magical. Full of friendships, family time, joy.
These three paintings will be on view at the Falls Church Arts Gallery
700-B W Broad Street (Route 7)
Falls Church, VA
Hours: 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday and 11-4 Sunday.
Ask for the work from "Scenes in the City"
Not sure how long they will be there.
Thanks for reading,
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/JillBanksStudio/ (Please like that page if you like it...)
Read the Article: Southwest Art Artist to Watch, July 2017 Here's a link to the PDF of the wonderful Artist to Watch article written by Kim Agricola.
Read the Article: "Christmas Card Paintings: 46 Years and Counting"Here's a link to the article in Fine Art Today, published by Fine Art Connoisseur December 2018.
Read the Article: "A Paris Plein Air Adventure" published by Outdoor Painter (from Plein Air Magazine)
June 1 - August 31 - American Impressionist Society (AIS) Small Works Showcase, Petoskey MI - "Cat House" chosen by AIS jurors as one of approximately 200 small works by some of the nation's finest impressionist artists.
June 15 - Falls Church "Scenes in the City" Plein Air Competition Awards and Exhibit
June 28 - American Women Artists Museum Exhibition Reception - Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs CO (exhibit runs from May 24-September 2 - "On Top of the World" selected for this prestigious show)
June 29 - July 6 - Telluride Plein Air - Telluride CO
July 13 & 14 - Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford RI
September 12 - October 12 - Women Artists of the West Mountain Aire National Exhibition, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder CO
September 13-15 - Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, Philadelphia PA