NEWS & Upcoming EVENTS

Thanks again to Vicki Blum for organizing all of these great, upcoming events into one, easy to read posting.

Congratulations to the Winners and Finalists of the “Expressions” Portrait Competition
Thank you to everyone who entered the Expressions Portrait Competition and who came to the awards ceremony. It was a fun and beautiful event and I hope those who couldn’t make it will go to view the stunning exhibit which will be at ArtSpace Gallery through October 25th. Congratulations to the finalists and to the winners:
Award Winners:
1st – Loryn Brazier for “Sea Dreams”
2nd—Betsy Gosheff-Scible for “Dad”
3rd—Gavin Glakas for “Julie”
Honorable Mention – Terra Chapman “Kresten”
Honorable Mention – Petra Gerber “Woman in Red Dress”
Honorable Mention – Ted Reed “Contemplation”
Honorable Mention – Patricia Rice “Nestled In”


Open Studio Paint/Draw Live Portrait Model(s)
Wednesday Nights in Herndon
October 14th, 21st & 28th 7:00-10:00pm ($15 per night drop-in)
e-mail for exact location (near Tyler Street & Park Avenue, Herndon Virginia)
Painting The Head and Hands With Loryn Brazier - October 15, 16 and 17, 2009 (9am-4pm); Cost: $425 (includes $25 model fee) For more info: Artist Bio and Workshop Information


Free Portrait Demonstration - Jonathan Linton
Thursday, October 15 7-10 pm
ArtSpace Herndon, 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA 703 956-6590

Jonathan Linton is teaching a portrait painting workshop at ArtSpace October 15-17 and has agreed to open the demonstration to the public for free. This is a great opportunity for any artist. Students enrolled in the Linton workshop get preferred/reserved seating. The demo is Thursday October 15 from 7-10 pm. Please call ArtSpace to reserve your spot: 703 956-6590. Jonathan's website:

Free Oil Painting Demonstration by Trisha Adams
Saturday, October 17 1-3pm
Trisha Adams, well-known impressionist still life artist, will be doing a painting demonstration Saturday October 17, 1-3 PM at Ayr Hill Gallery 141 Church Street NW Vienna, Virginia 22180 - Demonstration is free and BYOC (bring your own chair). Registration is recommended due to limited space. (703) 938-3880. Tisha's website:

Portrait Demonstration by Cedric Egeli.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
2 PM (for approximately 3 hours)

The Maryland Society of Portrait Painters (MSPP) is pleased to announce a portrait demonstration by Cedric Egeli at:
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Room 308
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-263-5544 (for directions)
$20, general public; FREE admission to all MSPP members (who have paid their 2009 dues)

Cedric is a nationally recognized portrait painter who not only lives in Maryland but is a founding member and first president of our Portrait Society. To pay, please send, no later than OCT 17, to: Diane Monday, 2334 Mount Tabor Road, Gambrills, MD 21054

Lecture by Maggie Siner

The Painter's Secret Geometry by Maggie Siner.

Washington Studio School announces
The Painter's Secret Geometry.

A lecture by artist Maggie Siner to be held on Friday, October 16th, 7pm.

About the lecture:
The Painter's Secret Geometry lecture will take the listener on a surprise journey through the structure of a Rembrandt self-portrait, revealing its beautiful and sophisticated hidden geometry that underlies the composition of many great paintings.

The Painter's Secret Geometry
Lecture: Friday, October 16th, 7pm, $15.00

Registration is required. Please contact Washington Studio School for more information and to register for the lecture.

About Maggie Siner:
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Siner began her studies at the Art Students League of New York in 1968, then graduated from Boston University (BFA, 1973) and American University (MFA, 1976) where she studied with Robert D'Arista. She subsequently lived for extended periods in France and China. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums for over 30 years and is in hundreds of private collections around the world.

She has been on the faculty of l'Institute d'Universités Américaines and the Lacoste School of Art in France (Cleveland Institute of Art), a visiting professor at Xiamen University in China, artist in residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Dean of Faculty at the Washington Studio School and teaches master classes around the country. She is a frequent guest artist and public speaker known for her lectures on painting.

She has taught at the Washington Studio School since 1983 and is represented by several galleries in the US. To learn more about Maggie Siner and to see examples of her work visit

2129 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008


Great Falls Studios Sixth Annual Tour 2009
On Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 : 10am-5pm 44 artists in Great Falls will be opening up their studios all around our village for you to see where we work, talk to us about our art, watch us work. You can download a map and lots of info about the art and artists at the Great Falls Studios web site ( Or, you can pick up booklets at various venues around town -- all of the studios including the Artists' Atelier- Before you come, you are invited to register for a prize worth $50 toward purchase of art on the Tour (registration is free). Forty $50 “Art Buck” certificates will be given away in a drawing—a total value of $2000. To register, simply go to by 5:00 pm, October 14. Hit the “Tour” button on the home page. Then follow the prompts on how to register.

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