|"Cowgirls Up!" work in progress day 4, oil, 30"h x 40"w,©Jill Banks 2013|
To the National Arts Club
|"Seat By the Window: Montmartre," oil, 24"h x 36"w, ©Jill Banks 2013|
RSVP now for the August 10 painting demonstration -- when I'll be painting two ballerinas from the School of Theatrical Dance in Great Falls. Get more info: click on Serendipity: Info about the Exhibit below. I've received a lot of yeses. Space is limited. Thanks!
|Paris Reunion Dinner. See the macarons?|
This past Saturday, Randy and I attended the Paris Reunion Dinner (for the art historical trip taken in March led by Rob Liberace) at Marie and Curtis' (fellow travelers) beautiful home. Everyone outdid themselves to put together a spectacular dinner made even better with great company and shared memories. I brought large quantities of homemade French macarons. Since making them for my "Serendipity" reception in July, it wasn't until my eighth batch -- four done for the reception and four batches for Saturday's dessert -- that they resembled macarons on the outside. (They've tasted great the whole time.) I kept tweaking and testing different solutions -- much like I do with challenging paintings.
Great Falls Farmer's Market
I'll be setting up artwork under a tent for this coming Saturday's (August 3) Farmer's Market in the lot at the Village Centre across from Safeway on Walker Road (Great Falls, VA). I don't know what you'll see displayed yet -- but the Market is right around the corner from the Great Falls Library where "Serendipity" is on display -- so swing by both if you can. Hours: 9:00am-1:00pm for the Market. See you there?
Serendipity Exhibit Online
Serendipity: Info about the Exhibit, Location, Hours, Statement
100 Faces in 100 Days Project
Solo show at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA. July 1 through August 31. Over 20 original oils. Painting Demonstration (Painting ballerinas!!!): Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm. RSVP -- yeses only -- to the painting demonstration through my web site.
Solo Show at Greenberry's Coffee & Tea6839 Redmond Drive, McLean, VA 22101
Exhibit of six paintings including "Two Kittens," "Traffic Patterns," "Primary Colors," "Spanish Steps," "Second & Pine Streets," and "Sunlight, Sunflowers and Orange." Through August 15.
All-Media Membership Exhibit
The Art League Gallery, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA. "Artemis" won an Honorable Mention from juror Jerry Coulter. Also on view is "Peony and Rose" through August 5.