Friday, April 21, 2017

Rain Or Shine ... Two Weekends of Art Shows in Arlington, Fairfax and Great Falls

"Flower Power," oil, 30"h x 24"w, ©2017 Jill Banks was just completed and will be in my booth at the Arlington Fine Art Festival this weekend, April 22 & 23 in the Clarendon District in Virginia.  I'll be in Booth #59 on North Highland Street near Mister Days Sports Rock Café.  Rain or Shine. Free. REALLY hope to see you there!


You're Invited! Art Festival Time!


Spring Art Events -- Three Festivals/Two Weekends

"Tucked Away Cafe," oil, 40"h x 30"w, ©2016 Jill Banks will be at Arlington
Hope you'll mark your calendars. Follow the links for more info.

April 22-23: Arlington Festival of the Arts, Arlington, VA. Booth #59 on North Highland Street in the Clarendon district. 10am to 5pm both days

April 29-30: Fairfax Fine Art Festival, Fairfax Corners, VA. 10am to 5pm both days

April 29-30: Great Falls Spring Art Festival at the Atelier (756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA) and the Grange/Schoolhouse plus more.  My work will be at the Atelier and my Mom and Dad will be there -- but see me at the Fairfax Fine Art Festival at my booth. Paintings at the Atelier for this weekend include still lifes -- "Garden Girl," "Mandarins" and "Story Time" as well as paintings of local Great Falls -- "Spring Blush," "Moon Glow," "Table on the Green" and more.

And More After That...

May 5: First Friday Art Walk in the Village Centre, 6-8pm -- Start at the Artists'Atelier, 756 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. See you there! (The Artists' Atelier is open Wednesdays, noon to 4pm and Saturdays, 10am to 2pm)

May 20-21: Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival, Reston, VA

June 2-4: Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Festival, Philadelphia, PA

June 5-11: Bucks County Plein Air, PA

June 28-July 4: Telluride Plein Air, Telluride, CO

What You Might See ... Where

It's back to setting up booths ... mini art galleries springing up early morning, filled with work carefully selected and hung with care ... hopefully for you to see this weekend (April 22 & 23 in Arlington's Clarendon district in Virginia, 10am to 5pm each day) and next (April 29 & 30 at Fairfax Corner AND in Great Falls VA at the Artists' Atelier).

All events are rain or shine.  All free. All great opportunities to shop for art.

This weekend's Arlington Fine Art Festival might require an umbrella from time to time but it's dry in each of the 150-ish artists' booths that will line North Highland Street and Washington Boulevard in the Clarendon district.

"Cabaret," oil, 40"h x 30"w, ©Jill Banks
Included in my booth at Arlington and Fairfax Corner will be a mix of plein air and studio work, some fresh (REALLY fresh) off the easel and one piece that hasn't been seen for a while.  Recent visits to my home to see a very wide range of my work spurred me to include "Cabaret" -- one of a dwindling series of large-scale portrait paintings available for purchase.

As mentioned above, on April 29 & 30 in the Great Falls Spring Artfest -- in my studio you'll see my folks and some great still lifes and paintings of local Great Falls scenes plus much more.

Thank you for reading and your support... Hope to see you soon!


Best in Show -- BoldBrush Painting Competition, September 2016 for "Daily Special" -- out of 1440 entries.  More info on the competition here.

Finalist -- Sedona Art Prize, January 2017 for "Scene at the Bar" -- see the 12 Top Paintings selected by artist Robert Burridge here:

Top 9 Painting and Drawing Teachers in Washington DC for 2017 -- Selected by  See the list here.

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