Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The McLean MPA Artfest Rescheduled for Monday, October 12, 2015

"Saint Bernie the Fourth," oil, 12"h x 16"w, ©2015 Jill Banks
McLean Artfest, Monday, Oct. 12, 10am to 5pm - on Columbus Day
Blame it on the weather. But, now on Monday, October 12, 2015 -- artists will fill McLean's Central Park (at the intersection of Old Dominion Drive and Dolley Madison Boulevard in McLean, VA) with booths of beautiful temporary galleries and hope that you will join us to celebrate and shop for art. 10am to 5pm that day. Please help spread the word.

Artfest and the Great Falls Studio Tour
That will be a big art week -- with Monday's McLean Artfest and the Great Falls Annual Studio Tour on the Friday to Sunday, October 16-18, that follows. On that weekend, take the self-guided tour visiting 44 artists displaying and demo'ing, talking art in various locations all over town. I'll be at the Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls. I'll give a demo each day of the tour, too -- from noon to 1pm. Stop in.

About "Saint Bernie the Fourth"
Helping out our art tour promotion, the Great Dogs shop in Great Falls, VA have animal-themed art in their display window this October. My painting, "Saint Bernie the Fourth" -- started while participating in Telluride Plein Air this Summer, is hanging out in the window and Bernie seems happy to be there. He was yet another test of how well I can capture a moving subject. Funny what we can do.

"La Chien de Grange," oil, 30"h x 40"w, ©2013 Jill Banks. Private collection
Putting up the photo of Bernie reminded me of another dog I'd captured on canvas.  "La Chien de Grange" is hanging out in a loving home (not mine) ... Remember her?

Thanks for reading!

Phone: 703.403.7435

Monday, October 12:  McLean MPA Artfest, McLean Central Park, McLean, VA
October 16-18:  Great Falls 12th Annual Studio Tour, (I'll be at the Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066). Self-guided tour of the home or group studios of 44 Great Falls artists.
October 19-25:  Plein Air Brandywine Valley, Juried plein air competition, wet paint show and sale in Delaware.
December 3-6: One Of A Kind Show & Sale, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

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