Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Top Award for "Seaside Sunset" - Hip Hooray



"Seaside Sunset," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©2015 Jill Banks wins Best in Show, the Board of Directors Award at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.

"Seaside Sunset," my oil painting of the beach at Carmel, California at sunset -- has been awarded the very top prize (the Board of Directors Award -- Best in Show -- by jurors Naomi Campbell and Rick Rosen) at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition, on view at the Salmagundi Art Club (will be closed on Memorial Day). Yea!!!!!

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Exhibition
Upper Gallery, May 22, 2016 - June 03, 2016
 
Open to the public. Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 1-6pm, and Sat-Sun, 1-5pm.   Reception, Friday, June 3, 6-8pm. Call the Salmagundi Club at (212) 255-7740 to make sure the exhibition is open before visiting as private functions are also often on the schedule. 

The Awards Reception is on Friday, June 3, 6-8pm at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make that event since it coincides with the Rittenhouse Square Art Show on June 3-5. Can't be in two places at one time -- but if I could, I would! The reception is free and open to the public though ... so hopefully, maybe you could drop in!

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (CLWAC) is a national organization dedicated to show and promote works of professional women artists founded in 1896. The CLWAC sponsors an Open Juried Exhibition in the fall at the National Arts Club in NYC -- open for application to all women artists, regardless of membership status (you do not need to be a member to apply). I've participated in a lot of those, winning awards in three.

Unlike the Open Exhibition, the Members' Exhibition is for Full Members of the CLWAC only.  To become a Full Member of the club, an artist must have been accepted into the Open Exhibition three times within a ten year period.  I passed that test and was accepted by the board.

Two of my pieces are in the exhibition at the Salmagundi Club -- "Seaside Sunset" and "Out of Water" shown below.

"Seaside Sunset" is now a two-time award winner, receiving a Certificate of Merit in Oils at the Rock Stars! exhibit at the United States Geological Survey in the fall of 2015.

"Out of Water," oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2015 Jill Banks ($1250).
Painted on the same trip to the Monterey Bay area in California as "Seaside Sunset."

"Seaside Sunset," oil, 16"h x 20"w, ©2015 Jill Banks ($1950).




UPCOMING EVENTS
May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 22-June 3: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Salmagundi Club, NYC
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
More of my Belleville booth setup.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!

Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com

Friday, May 13, 2016

"Belleville Fountain" Wednesday Night

"Belleville Fountain," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©2016 Jill Banks

Shortly after arriving on Wednesday night to Belleville, Illinois (near St. Louis), I set up to paint the fountain in the middle of the town square ... the place that is now transformed with artist tents for this weekend's Art on the Square event.

I'm heading to my tent in just a minute to get it ready for tonight's (Friday, May 13 -- oh, I just realized that) opening.  "Belleville Fountain" will be up and hanging there -- hoping to be snatched up by a patron this weekend.

Check back to yesterday's blog post at jillbanks.blogspot.com where all four portraits from my stint as Artist in Residence are now up.

Hope to see some of you this weekend at Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival from May 13-15!



UPCOMING EVENTS
May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
More of my Belleville booth setup.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!

Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A New First: A Four Portrait Day

Portrait 1: "Bryce," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Today I was an Artist in Residence, meeting and hopefully inspiring four classes of art students from grades fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth ... creating portrait sketches within each 45 minute class period.

Portrait 2: "Caitlyn," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks


Portrait 3: "Kevon," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
I'm posting the four portraits but please check back at jillbanks.blogspot.com later (maybe tonight ... maybe not ... with in progress photos and pics with my sitters with the painting and me).
Portrait 4: "Morgan," oil, 14"h x 11"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
To say the time flew would be an understatement. A few minutes were subtracted from each 45 minute period. I'd like to have spent more time on each, without a "bell" to beat but the downside of that would be not having the opportunity to meet and paint all four.

Big thanks to Brad Keim, all my sitters and students in each class and Rhonda Ross and crew with the Artist in Residence program for Art on the Square in Belleville, IL. Bryce, Caitlyn, Kevon and Morgan -- You were terrific!!!!

Hope to see some of you this weekend at Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival from May 13-15!


UPCOMING EVENTS
May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
More of my Belleville booth setup.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!

Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

"Morning Joe" Heading to Art on the Square - Belleville, IL

"Morning Joe," (Paris CafĂ©) oil, 24"h x 18"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
 
The wettest painting heading to Art on the Square - Belleville, IL is "Morning Joe" -- just one day old today (although I started it last week). It will get pride of place on the back wall of my tent, unless on Friday night. The scene is from Montmartre where I was drawn to every inch of the square with beautiful light, intriguing gatherings of people, anticipation.

Coming up on soon, I'll be teaching in a Middle School near Belleville, IL for one day, one class each of fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth graders. I'm catching them one week before school is out for the summer, so their teacher has warned me to expect silliness. Sounds good to me.

Look for a report from that adventure here in a couple of days.

My booth layout plan with "Morning Joe" in the upper right and "Back Story" in the middle.
I'm really looking forward to the whole weekend of greeting a whole lot of visitors at my booth on Friday through Sunday, May 13-15. See below for a link with more info. Do you know anyone attending the show? It looks like it will be unbelievable -- the art, food, hospitality, entertainment, activities.

Art in the Great Falls Village Centre

The First Friday Art Walk was really wonderful last Friday -- held in three joint studios plus the gallery space in the Great Falls Village Centre in Great Falls, VA. Despite very soggy weather -- lots of folks showed up to enjoy the art and festivities. I hope you'll join us for more of those events ... the first Friday of every month now through December (with one exception: we're open September 9 instead). 6-9pm for a Night on the Town!

UPCOMING EVENTS
May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
More of my Belleville booth setup.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!

Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com


Thursday, May 5, 2016

First Friday Art Walk at the Atelier - May 6, A-RTS @ Rockville Town Square - May 7 & 8

"Moon Glow" -- painted plein air in the Great Falls Village Centre. Oil, 16"h x 12"w, ©2015 Jill Banks. This painting will be in my studio during the First Friday Art Walk.

Friday to Sunday -- Art.
Sure hope you can come!

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK IN THE VILLAGE
Friday, May 6, 6-9pm
Join us for our 1st First Friday Art Walk in the Village at the Great Falls Village Centre.
27 artists in three locations PLUS a reception for the Great Falls Studios "Small Gems" exhibit located in the Arts of Great Falls Gallery.

Get more info on the First Friday Art Walk here.

I'll be in my studio at the Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22033. Come make an art-filled evening of it!

A-RTS @ ROCKVILLE TOWN SQUARE, May 7 & 8

May 7, 11am-6pm & May 8, 11am-5pm

Link for more info on A-RTS @ Rockville Town Square
 
I'll be setting up my booth in the Rockville Town Square in Rockville, MD.

Meet me at Booth #211 -- on East Middle Lane in Rockville ... almost across address from Gordon Biersch (Their address is 200 E Middle Lane, Unit A, Rockville, MD 20850).

160 Master Artists (That's What They Said)
Walk the streets of downtown Rockville as it is transformed into a brilliant spring outdoor art gallery highlighting the industry’s best local, regional and national artists. See the industry’s best in glass, ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, woodwork and more.


So, here's what I think you'll find in my booth this weekend (I create a mock-up of the layout each show).
I've included seven of my framed 6"x6"s in the booth display. Browse those online here.
 For Rockville ... IF the rain stays away, I'll have use of three walls inside the tent and one out. Fingers crossed.

I hope to see you soon ... in Great Falls or Rockville. You'd make my day!

Plein Air Class Today
The weather forecast called for chilly weather and rain for day three of my plein air class.  All week I've been looking around and racking my brain for a place that would allow some shelter for students from both cold and precipitation ... plus restrooms etc. My solution was to invite the class to my house where some painted interiors, some painted exteriors looking out an open door, one used my studio and one braved the outdoor under the deck view. It proved to be fun for me and fun for them. I would appreciate some sunny Thursdays, though, for the rest of the session.

I did miss out on taking photos of the day.


UPCOMING EVENTS
May 6: First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 7-8: A-RTS@Rockville Town Square, Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, Rockville, MD. Booth #211
May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!

Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

A Popularity Boost

"Janssen's Market," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2015 -- FAV15 in the October 2015 BoldBrush Competition ($1250)

Informed Collector Recommends ... Jill Banks (Me)

Yesterday, rather suddenly, I was getting an onrush of post likes, new email newsletter subscribers, and Facebook fan page likes. Wow. Did everyone who picked up one of my business cards at the Fairfax Fine Art Festival this weekend hit the Internet on Tuesday?

Maybe some of them did ... but the "culprit" behind this popularity is mainly being spotlighted on Informed Collector -- an email newsletter showcasing artists to watch. Wish to see it?

Thanks for all the support and enthusiasm received!

"Back Story," oil, 40"h x 30"w, ©2016 Jill Banks,  FAV15 in Jan 2016 ($5850)
Artists are selected from their entries to a monthly Bold Brush Art competition. Each month I enter two pieces. In the last seven months, seven of my paintings have been selected for inclusion in the FAV15% -- or the Fine Art Views and FASO (Fine Art Studio Online -- websites for artists) favorite 15% of the entries. One of my paintings -- "Late Night Saloon" was a FAV15 twice -- in March 2016 and September 2015. The rest of the recent line-up of FAV15's include "Scene at the Bar" (FAV15- Feb 2016), "Back Story" (FAV15-Jan 2016), "A Little Rusty" (FAV15-Dec 2015), "Janssen's Market" (FAV15-Oct 2015) and "Street Lights" (FAV15-Sep 2015).

A Correlation

We agree. Your friends/favorites ... are my friends/favorites. Many of my entries to the Bold Brush contest are hot off the easel -- and I enter my best. Of the seven FAV15 pieces -- five have been purchased -- with only "Back Story" and "Janssen's Market" available. Those two received lots of intense attention, too, at last weekend's festival.

First Painting of Emma -- Pretty in Pink

"Emma, First Month," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
You knew it was going to happen. Today while granddaughter Emma (who will be one month old this Friday) visited the rest of the family and I was keeping my germs away ... at least I had the pleasure of painting her. My plan is to create a small portrait of her each month during her first year. That's sure to keep those daily photos coming.

Each month, Emma's portrait will be posted here and added to the People and Portraits Gallery on my web site. 

Changes have been so quick even this first month as she's found her thumb, keeps her eyes open more and become more expressive. I'll be documenting time flying.

I really don't know if there is anyone else on the planet interested in having a small portrait done of the baby in their life once a month for the first year -- but if you know of one, send him/her my way. This was fun!

And with this portrait at only 10"h x 8"w, her portrayal is not nearly as dainty as she is.  With 11 more to go, my thought is that I'll keep the size canvas consistent as well as her face. Hope that works.

Paint with Me in Italy this Summer -- June 26 to July 3.
June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!  Time's running out on this one, too... Deadline is May 1. You will have a great time whether you are a complete beginner or more accomplished painter.  Really! Yes, I can teach you ... but you will also be enjoying delicious food and wine, beautiful surroundings, day trips to ancient hill towns, wine tours, a cooking demonstration, plenty of relaxing opportunities poolside. Some of the reasons to go are shown below.

Working with Anna in the vineyard


First evening meal together of the workshop

"Italian Vines," painted plein air in Nieve, oil, 8"h x 10"w, ©2014 Jill Banks

"Vino," painted at the winery in Treiso with the permission of Walter, the third-generation winemaker


Trina in La Morra

Part of the exhibit we put on in Treiso toward the end of the workshop

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 6: First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 7-8: A-RTS@Rockville Town Square, Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, Rockville, MD. Booth #211
May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!

Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Capturing The Majesty of Great Falls Park

"The Falls" at Great Falls National Park, 16"h x 12"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Today was a great one.

Despite the computer beating me at the current game of chess (nothing was working AT ALL this morning), I left the building (home) and headed out to paint undaunted. Technology might not be behaving, but Mother Nature certainly was.

My designated spot for the day was an overlook in Great Falls National Park in Virginia ... and heavenly it was.

What a treasure being there was. I'll be back.

This Thursday, April 21 is the First Day of my Spring Plein Air class. That means if you WANT to join in on the fun, NOW is the time to REGISTER. I know ... subtlety is not my strong suit.

Here's the info:
REGISTER NOW FOR PAINTING THE PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE... starts April 21
There's still room for you ... but sign up now.


Sign up Now for Spring 2016 Classes Taught through the Great Falls School of Art in Great Falls, VA
Painting the Plein Air Landscape: Thursdays, 9:30am to 1:30pm starting April 21.

Fairfax Corners Fine Art Festival This Weekend, April 23 & 24
Free (unless you'd like to take home some beautiful, one of a kind art). Get more info here: Fairfax Corner Fine Art Festival and check back for my booth info.

Plus, I'm hoping you'll Paint with Me in Italy this Summer -- June 26 to July 3.
June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!  Time's running out on this one, too...

Please Paint with Me in Italy this Summer!.
See the Events page for more info/updates

EVENTS

April 23-24: Fairfax Corner Fine Art Festival, Fairfax, VA

May 7-8: A-RTS@Rockville Town Square, Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, Rockville, MD

May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL

June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!

Thanks for reading!
Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Arlington Art Festival This Weekend: April 16 & 17 - See You There!

THE PLAN: Wall One for the Arlington Arts Festival: (left from top to bottom)"Scene from the Bar," "Seaside Sunset," "The Snuggery," (middle from top to bottom) "Hudson River Morn," "Blue Hour," "Out of Water," (right, from top to bottom) "Market Day - San Gimignano," "Sun and Sea," and "Irish Pub."
It's Show Time!
It's hard to believe -- for me -- that the 2016 outdoor art festival season is about to begin.  The tent, boxes, display and show marketing materials have been in hibernation for the winter season. Paintings have been hanging on walls.

Behind the Scenes -- Aren't You Glad?
Pre-show at our house looks like a tornado's visited. What's tough to appreciate while viewing those carefully coiffed booths at an outdoor art festival is all that went into preparations -- selecting what to show, gathering/boxing/packaging the art and supplies, packing the car, getting to the site, setting up the tent/walls/artwork/labels ... ready to welcome visitors like YOU!
The BEFORE shot. Just the beginning.

April 16 & 17: the Arlington Fine Art Festival, Arlington VA (Clarendon), 10am to 5pm Each Day, Rain or Shine
Approximately 150 artists will be setting up mini galleries in booths lining Washington Blvd., North Highland Street, North Garfield Street and 11th Street in Clarendon -- Arlington, VA this weekend -- Saturday and Sunday, April 16 & 17, 2016.
THE PLAN: Wall Two for the Arlington Arts Festival: (left from top to bottom) "Carmel by the Sea," "St. Patrick's Day," "Colorful One," "Piano al Fresco," (middle from top to bottom) "Market Day," "Sitting with Statues," (right, from top to bottom) "Red and White Cafe," "Janssen's Market," "Campo Santa Maria del Giglio" and "Hung Out to Dry."

I'll be in Booth #60 on North Highland Street facing East.  Across the street is Clarendon Grill at 1101 N. Highland Street in Arlington, VA.

Arlington Art Festival Show Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm
THE PLAN: Wall Three for the Arlington Arts Festival: (left from top to bottom)"Field Day," "Tea Reader," (middle from top to bottom) "Riding High," "On the Rocks - Lover's Point," "Night Lights on King Street," (right, from top to bottom) "Italian Time," and "Spanish Dancer."  
And Next UP: Fairfax Corner Fine Art Festival, April 23 & 24, Fairfax VA

I REALLY hope to see you!

Oh, And If I Had a Crystal Ball...
I'd know just what to bring and what should stay elsewhere. Please know your feedback is always welcome! If you are interested in collecting my art, want to see a certain piece ... let me know. I'll bring it to the show or arrange another way for you to see it. Just drop me a line... (uh, email).

REGISTER NOW FOR PAINTING THE PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE... starts April 21
There's still room for you ... but sign up now.




Sign up Now for Spring 2016 Classes Taught through the Great Falls School of Art in Great Falls, VA
Painting the Plein Air Landscape: Thursdays, 9:30am to 1:30pm starting April 21.
Still Life Plus: Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm starting April 5. ( first class only: demo starting at 9am) ... in progress
Evening Paint: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30pm starting April 5.  In progress.
Get more info on my Classes page.

Plus, I'm hoping you'll Paint with Me in Italy this Summer -- June 26 to July 3.
June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!  

See the Events page for more info/updates

EVENTS
April 16-17: Arlington Fine Art Festival, Arlington, VA

April 23-24: Fairfax Corner Fine Art Festival, Fairfax, VA

May 7-8: A-RTS@Rockville Town Square, Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, Rockville, MD

May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL

June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!

Thanks for reading!
Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016

"Old Sycamore" Painting Finished

"Old Sycamore," oil, 30"h x 30"w, ©2016 Jill Banks. (180+ year sycamore in Fairfax VA)
Phew.

There's more art news but it will have to wait.

REGISTER NOW FOR PAINTING THE PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE... starts April 21
There's still room for you ... but sign up now.



Sign up Now for Spring 2016 Classes Taught through the Great Falls School of Art in Great Falls, VA
Painting the Plein Air Landscape: Thursdays, 9:30am to 1:30pm starting April 21.
Still Life Plus: Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm starting April 5. ( first class only: demo starting at 9am) ... in progress
Evening Paint: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30pm starting April 5.  In progress.
Get more info on my Classes page.

Plus, I'm hoping you'll Paint with Me in Italy this Summer -- June 26 to July 3.
June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!  

See the Events page for more info/updates

EVENTS
April 16-17: Arlington Fine Art Festival, Arlington, VA

April 23-24: Fairfax Corner Fine Art Festival, Fairfax, VA

May 7-8: A-RTS@Rockville Town Square, Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, Rockville, MD

May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL

June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!

Thanks for reading!
Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Double Demos

"Little Eggplants," oil, 10"h x 8"w, ©2016 Jill Banks. Evening Paint demo.
Tuesday was the first day of class for the Spring term and so I did two quick demos: one for Still Life Plus and another for Evening Paint.

In both classes, students did great! While on Tuesdays, I question the wisdom of teaching two classes in one day. Still, I truly enjoy all the personalities that fill each class -- all nice additions to my life.


REGISTER NOW FOR PAINTING THE PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE... starts April 21
There's still room for you ... but sign up now.


"Pears and Eggplant" demo, 16"h x 12"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Sign up Now for Spring 2016 Classes Taught through the Great Falls School of Art in Great Falls, VA
Painting the Plein Air Landscape: Thursdays, 9:30am to 1:30pm starting April 21.
Still Life Plus: Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm starting April 5. ( first class only: demo starting at 9am) ... in progress
Evening Paint: Tuesdays, 6:30 to 9:30pm starting April 5.  In progress.
Get more info on my Classes page.

Plus, I'm hoping you'll Paint with Me in Italy this Summer -- June 26 to July 3.
June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!  

See the Events page for more info/updates

EVENTS
April 16-17: Arlington Fine Art Festival, Arlington, VA

April 23-24: Fairfax Corner Fine Art Festival, Fairfax, VA

May 7-8: A-RTS@Rockville Town Square, Outdoor Juried Arts Festival, Rockville, MD

May 13-15: Art on the Square - Belleville, IL, Outdoor Juried Fine Art Festival (Ranked #1 by Art Fair Sourcebook), Belleville, IL

June 26-July 3: Paint with Me in Italy this Summer! : Plein air workshop in the Piemonte wine region. Find out more about this wonderful trip. I hope you can join me!

Thanks for reading!
Jill

Phone: 703.403.7435
Email: jill@jillbanks.com
Web:
www.JillBanks.com

Blog: jillbanks.blogspot.com