Friday, June 28, 2013

"Serendipity" New Solo Exhibit Is Up!

"Ballerinas II," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©Jill Banks 2013. The photo is a casualty of too much last minute details. I photographed it once hung in the show -- in its frame -- after painting on it (once again) last night. Phew.
Hard as it is for me to believe, considering all the last minute scrambling involved -- "Serendipity," my exhibit of 27 original oils -- about 19 of which were so recently completed -- is up at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. Wall tags -- the stories that go along with each painting will go up either tomorrow or Monday. But, the library's open tomorrow (Saturday, June 29), so stop by if you can.
"Serendipity" Exhibit: Wall 1. Kind of a tour of where I've been lately.

You're invited to come by any time between now and August 31 -- provided the library is open.
Reception: Saturday, July 20, 1-4pm
Painting Demonstration: Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm when I hope to be painting ballerinas in tutus. Want to come to that? Please RSVP to me via email so I can save you a spot.  Know a ballerina or two who would like to be subjects? I'd love to have them model for me -- during the demo or another time.
"Serendipity" Exhibit. Walls 2 & 3.
Here are some slightly blurry photos of most of the exhibit.  I noticed, too, that each photo needed to be rotated a few degrees left. Do I always lean?

I sent out my email newsletter to subscribers mid-afternoon today. If you didn't get "News From The Easel: Plein Air and "Serendipity" in your email mailbox -- you can read the archived version on my website. Like it? It's easy to subscribe right on that or any other web site page.

That's enough for today. Let me know if you'd like a personal tour of the exhibit. I'd love to meet you there!


Solo show at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. July 1 through August 31. Over 20 original oils. Reception: Saturday, July 20, 1-4pm. Painting Demonstration: Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm. (RSVP via email to me for that event.) Check web site for more details.

Solo Show at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea
6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101
(703) 821-9501
Exhibit of six paintings including "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Primary Colors," "Spanish Steps," "Second & Pine Streets," and "Sunlight, Sunflowers and Orange." Through June 30.


Dorry said...

I had the pleasure of sitting in the room all day today with your fabulous paintings surrounding us as we worked on our quilt projects. It was a great honor for me to be able to tell the other ladies some of the stories behind your paintings.

Jill Banks said...

It's great to hear from you. Thank you for being my storyteller. I bet they really appreciated hearing them from you.

I honestly can't believe all the work in there. Pulling it together was nuts. Randy framed nine pieces on Thursday night/Friday morning. And, I kept painting to the very end.

Working on tags and a guest book are two of the projects for tomorrow.

Were there any surprises for you?

How did your quilt projects go? Do you meet once a month or more?

Thank you for the kind words.