Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Rittenhouse Square the Original Art Show This Weekend, June 3 to June 5

"Barn at Granogue," oil, 12"h x 24"w, ©2015 Jill Banks will be one of the paintings from the Brandywine Valley Plein Air and Wayne Plein Air juried competitions that you'll find in my Rittenhouse Square booth
In Philadelphia at the Rittenhouse Square the Original Art Show June 3-5

If you're somewhere near Philadelphia this coming weekend, Friday June 3 to Sunday June 5 ... please stop by the wonderful Rittenhouse Square Art Show (click link for more info).

Show hours, rain or shine:
Friday, June 3: 11am to 7pm
Saturday, June 4: 11am to 6pm
Sunday, June 5: 11am to 5pm

I'll be in Booth #25 on Walnut Street.
List of Exhibiting Artists: See list and links for artists here to take a sneak peek.
Map of Booth Numbers Around the Square: See link and map here.

Read the history of this event here.

Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to returning to Rittenhouse Square  -- my second year participating in one of the most respected and well attended outdoor art fairs in the country. Hope to see you there!
"Flowers to Go," oil, 12"h x 24"w, ©2015 Jill Banks: flower market near Wayne PA painted plein air.

I've spent a lot of time painting around the Philadelphia area so many of the pieces in my booth this year will have been painted (fairly) nearby including "Barn at Granogue," "Flowers to Go" ... and some REALLY close by (as in ... IN the Square) like "Garden Lion, Rittenhouse Square," and "Tents in the Square."
"Garden Lion, Rittenhouse Square," oil, 8"h x 10"w, ©2015 Jill Banks: painted during my Official Rittenhouse Square demonstration given in 2015. I'll be demo'ing again on Saturday, June 4 at 1pm. I'd love to see  you!
It won't all be local ... many other favorite pieces painted on travels around the US and Europe as well as those close to my home in Virginia will be there for the choosing. I hope you like (love) what I picked to show you!

And in New York at the Salmagundi Club through June 3...
At the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Art Club (47 Fifth Avenue in NYC), there's still a short chance to see "Seaside Sunset," my oil painting of the beach at Carmel, California at sunset which has been awarded the very top prize (the Board of Directors Award -- Best in Show -- by jurors Naomi Campbell and Rick Rosen). The Awards Reception is on Friday, June 3, 6-8pm at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make that event since it coincides with the Rittenhouse Square Art Show on June 3-5. Can't be in two places at one time -- but if I could, I would! The reception is free and open to the public though ... so hopefully, maybe you could drop in!

And in Great Falls, VA ... another big Art Weekend awaits

ArtsFest on the Green, June 3-5

Art Walk in the Village: First Fridays  

Friday, June 3rd, 6-9pm     FREE

This month's Art Walk is combined with ArtFest!  Stroll through 20 artists' booths under tents on the Green and 3 indoor art studios (info below). Live music at The Old Brogue beginning at 9pm. Enter the Green through the art studios at 756, 766, or 776 Walker Rd in Great Falls, VA.
Great Falls Studios  Art Show & Sale
Friday, June 3  (6 - 9 pm)
Saturday, June 4  (
9 am-5 pm)
Sunday, June 5  (11 am - 8 pm)
On the Village Green in Great Falls, wander through the booths of over 20 artists of Great Falls Studios to see oil, acrylic, watercolors and mixed media paintings; pottery; photographs; jewelry; blown glass; and fabric art. Visit the indoor studios of Artists on the Green (766-B Walker Rd.), The Artists' Loft (766 Walker Rd.), and Artists' Atelier (756 Walker Rd.) This is a great opportunity to see the art and chat with the artists who make it.
See my work (and my studiomates) at the Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. (Yes, there is more there.) Interested in purchasing at the ArtsFest? Send me an email at with the piece you are interested in and your contact info and we can make it happen. Or call: (703) 403.7435.  Thanks!

That's it... Hope you get out and about for a full weekend of art.

May through December:  First Friday Art Walk, 6-9pm, Artists' Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
May 22-June 3: Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Member Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, Salmagundi Club, NYC. "Seaside Sunset" awarded BEST IN SHOW -- the Board of Directors Award.
June 3-5: Rittenhouse Square 89th Annual Spring Original Art Show, Philadelphia, PA. Official arts demonstrator: Saturday, June 4, 1pm. Free painting demonstration.
July 9-10: Wickford Fine Art Festival, Wickford Historic Village in North Kingstowne, RI.
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY

Thanks for reading!


Phone: 703.403.7435


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