Thursday, June 25, 2009

"On the Bright Side" Show Prep and Back to New York

I've been buried the last few days in getting ready to hang my "On the Bright Side" Show on Wednesday. What that means for me is ... sending out press releases (time-consuming), working on my preview page on my web site (get to it from my home page), and writing a bunch of "to do" lists. Left to do: some artwork gets photographed Monday (by Greg Staley), work gets pulled out of/into frames, rounded up from various locations, probably another trip to my framer's (Framemasters), making a poster, making wall tags, mailing postcards ... we'll see.

"On the Bright Side"
July 2-August 31

Painting Demonstration: Saturday, July 11, 1-4pm. (RSVP to for this event)
Reception: Saturday, July 18, 3-6pm
Both events are free and open to the public.

(These are the two days I'm scheduled to be there ... but I'd be glad to give a tour of the exhibit at another time.)

Great Falls Library Meeting Room
9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066

You can also view the exhibit during regular library hours: Monday through Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Thursday & Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm; closed Sundays. Note: The library changed its hours after I printed postcards. These are the new hours.

Randy and I are heading back up to New York City tomorrow to see the exhibit and attend the awards reception at the Salmagundi Club where two of my drawings are on exhibit in the annual show at this esteemed Arts Club. I'm looking forward to it!!

Also, coming up: First Friday at the Artists' Atelier -- Friday, July 3, 7-9pm. 1144 Walker Road, Suites D&G, Great Falls, VA. Opening: "Beaches", a new exhibit in the Great Falls Foundation for the Arts (GFFFTA) Gallery. I don't know what I'll have hanging on the walls in my studio...

Above: "Limoni", oil on linen, 20"h x 16"w, copyright Jill Banks 2009. "Limoni" is one of over 20 drawings and paintings that are part of my "On the Bright Side" exhibit.

Phone: 703.403.7435

1 comment:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Limoni is just gorgeous. I feel as if I could reach in and pick one up, and yet it is soft and painterly. Good luck on all your doings and have fun in NY. How cool to have work in such a prestigious show.