Thursday, September 15, 2016

New Urban Street Painting and Sneak Peek at the King Street Art Show

Wet Paint! "Tucked Away Cafe," oil, 40"h x 30"w, ©2016 Jill Banks
Where will YOU be September 17 & 18?

Jill Banks

Capturing Life in Oils
Hopefully you'll be seeing a sign with the text shown above at my Booth #90 in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Subscribe for my email newsletter here.


When: SATURDAY, September 17, 10am-7pm; SUNDAY, September 18, 10am to 5pm

Where: Booth #90, front of Monaco Hotel at 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA (220+ artists exhibiting on King Street from Union to Washington Streets)

Why: Original art, great place to be!

Alexandria may be one of the spots I lead my "Painting the Plein Air Landscape" class this term (first class starts September 22 and there's still room for you).  Get more info on it and other classes that resume this coming week on my web site here.

Get more info on classes with a link to register for each class below.
Evening Paint -- Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm -- starts September 20
Still Life Plus -- Tuesdays, 10:30am to 1:30pm
-- starts September 20 
Painting the Plein Air Landscape -- Thursdays, 9:30am to 2:00pm, starts September 22. Classes are held in various locations throughout Northern Virginia
NEW! Portrait Painting Three Day Workshop -- November 4-6, 2016.

Sneak Peek at My Booth This Weekend
Alexandria King Street Art Festival Booth Layout -- "Hudson River Morn" in the center
"Tea Reader" "Tucked Away Cafe" "Seven Swans" "Italian Time" and "After the Party II" ... plus more
Wall Two featuring "Spanish Dancer" and the still life set up by my Dad "Two Kittens"

Plus one more wall you'll have to see for yourself. What's your favorite?


Jill Banks

Lots of Art Events and News
Right around the bend...

September 9-October 24: "Island Life" Exhibition of work by artists juried to paint in the inaugural Long Beach Island Plein Air competition, Long Beach Island Foundation, Loveladies, NJ.
September 17-18: King Street Art Festival, Alexandria, VA
September 24-25: Armonk 55th Annual Outdoor Art Show, Armonk, NY
September 30-October 29: Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Castle Gallery of Fine Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana. "Janssen's Market" selected for this prestigious show.
Sunday, October 2: McLean MPA Artfest, McLean Community Park, McLean, VA

October 14-16: Great Falls Annual Studio Tour, Great Falls, VA
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