|"Yellow Watermelons and Tamarillos," oil, 16"h x 20"w by Jill Banks accepted into Cumberland Society National Juried Exhibition, Nashville, TN in October 2013|
|"Ballerinas II," oil, 12"h x 16"w of Nashville Ballet Company dancers in "Serendipity"|
- a congratulations note from Anne Blair Brown that "Yellow Watermelons and Tamarillos" has been invited into the Cumberland Society National Juried Exhibition that will take place at Richland Fine Art in Nashville, Tennessee this October. Applications were received from 28 states for this inaugural exhibition masterminded by eight strong Tennessee artists.
- a visit from collector friends to my "Serendipity" exhibit two days after their return from an incredible trip to France
- a great visit with Theresa -- the owner and director of the School of Theatrical Dance in Great Falls, VA -- who is enthusiastically partnering with me on my "Serendipity" exhibit. She's enlisted two ballerinas for my painting demonstration that will take place at the Great Falls Library (Great Falls, VA) on August 10, 1-4pm. You need to RSVP (yes only) to this event. Can you imagine watching a painting come together in front of you of two beautiful dancers? I'd love to watch ... but I'll be painting. (That's even better.) This is going to be quite an afternoon. Don't miss out ... if you can help it. RSVP through my web site: www.JillBanks.com.
- my mom and dad together with Joan Bell-Haynes (their pastor) and Oscar Haynes for dinner and a tour of my "Serendipity" exhibit. Randy and I stopped in -- at least for a moment -- of really good cheer at the Old Brogue. It used to be dinner and a movie. Now it's dinner and a Jill Banks exhibit at the library. Feels good. Fun. Plus they -- all four -- are a joy to be around. Lucky us.
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. Reception: Saturday, July 20, 1-4pm. Painting Demonstration (Painting ballerinas!!!): Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm
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 June 30.