|First Place - "Colvin Run Mill" oil on canvas by Marjorie Sharer|
|Please excuse my weird angle on this one. The art is mounted under glass and I was trying to avoid glare. This is gorgeous! Second Place - "Serene Riverbank" pastel by Lori Goll|
|Third Place - "Old Forestville School" oil on canvas by Michael McSorley|
|Honorable Mention - "Kayaks Get Set" oil on canvas by Lissa Abrams|
|People's Choice - "Great Falls Thunder" oil on canvas by Robert Gilbert|
First Place - "Colvin Run Mill" oil on canvas by Marjorie Sharer
Second Place - "Serene Riverbank" pastel by Lori Goll
Third Place - "Old Forestville School" oil on canvas by Michael McSorley
Honorable Mention - "Kayaks Get Set" oil on canvas by Lissa Abrams
People's Choice - "Great Falls Thunder" oil on canvas by Robert Gilbert
More photos from the exhibit, reception plus my Saturday demo to come in another post. The turnout was fantastic and guests were stunned (so was I!) at the quality of all the submissions. My name might have been taken in vain while artists I'd encouraged to participate were sweating it out in high temps but they managed to do great work anyway.
I encourage you to come see for yourself. All of the pieces are for sale and they capture the town of Great Falls beautifully. Best time to come would be on Saturdays, noon to 2pm through September or on Wednesday, September 14, noon to 4pm. Classes start soon in the gallery space at 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA.
It was an EXTREMELY tough choice to select the winning pieces but I knew ... and explained ... what drew me to each painting chosen for an award.
Register for Classes taught through the Arts of Great Falls in Virginia 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.
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Lots of Art Events and News
Right around the bend...
CALL FOR ARTISTS: September 7-10, 2016: Paint Great Falls Plein Air Competition, Great Falls, VA. Spread the word!
September 9: Friday Art Walk in the Village, 6-9pm at 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
September 10: Free Plein Air Painting Demo, noon-3pm near 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. RSVP to email@example.com if you think you'll be able to make that event.
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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