Monday, October 14, 2013

"La Chien de Grange" -- the Dog of Giverny Chosen as a Finalist

For those of you who subscribe to my blog, yesterday's email message was a very abbreviated version of the night's post. Go to to see the finalized post.  (I was racing against the clock -- and the clock won.)

"La Chien de Grange," oil, 30"h x 40"w, ©Jill Banks 2013
Today, I received news -- of the good variety -- that "La Chien de Grange," my painting of the regal barnyard guard dog from Giverny, France was chosen as one of 75 finalists in the Richeson75 Online Bird, Animals and Wildlife Art Competition. Richeson is a manufacturer/distributor of art supplies. The company also runs bi-monthly competitions. Most involve gallery shows but the Bird, Animals and Wildlife Exhibition is only online. After December 6, the exhibit will be viewable on the web -- and if it is like years past, it will be a great showing of some of the best works in the genre of animal art.  I'll let you know when it goes live.

"La Chien de Grange" is currently hanging in the gallery at the Artists' Atelier, the studio I share with 14 other artists at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. The painting is there -- ready for the crowds that hopefully include you -- visiting this coming weekend for the 10th Anniversary Great Falls Annual Art Studio Tour that encompasses 50+ artists in 33 venues, Saturday and Sunday, October 19 & 20, 10am to 5pm both days. Come visit! See more of my animal art on my web site in the Animal, Birds and Wildlife Collection (under works).

An Email Newsletter is coming any day. They've just been crowded!!!!

Last call to subscribe at before the next official issue.

Portrait Painting Workshop
November 1-3, 2013 -- taught at the Great Falls School of Art, 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA.  Please sign up! See my web site's Classes page for more info and a link for online registration.


Phone: 703.403.7435

Artists Atelier, Great Falls VA website: 

Lots -- see the events page on my website.  Thanks!

5th Annual Portrait Expressions Regional Juried Exhibition
ArtSpace Herndon
750 Center Street
Herndon, VA "Contrapposto" was chosen as a finalist

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Awards Reception for the Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park, NYC. 117th Annual Open Exhibition of CLWAC.   Exhibit October 1-25.  Advance reservations required for the awards dinner.

Great Falls Annual Studio Tour -- Celebrating 10 Years!
See me at the Artists' Atelier, the studio I share with 14 other artists at 1144 Walker Road, Suite G, Great Falls, VA. We join the 60 artists opening up our studios for the weekend, talking about our processes, tools, and hoping to inspire the artist in you in this FREE, self-guided tour throughout the streets of Great Falls.  

Coffee Break 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," "Coffee or Tea?," "Cup of Tea," and "Not Picasso." Through October 15.


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