Fall Arts Events in Northern Virginia

Thanks once again to Vicki, Jill and Gail for sharing news in the art community. Here are announcements for upcoming events.

This Friday, October 2, 7-9pm
First Friday at the Artists' Atelier
1144 Walker Road, Suites D&G, Great Falls, VA
New exhibit in the gallery: works by the Atelier artists participating in the Studio Tour

This Saturday October 3rd 7pm
750 Center Street, Herndon VA 20170 - (703)956-6590
Exhibit opening for "Expressions" portrait competition finalists

October 15-17th Jonathan Linton Portrait Workshop,
October 26th -30th Steve Early Figure Painting Workshop
750 Center Street, Herndon Va 20170 www.ArtSpaceHerndon.org (703)956-6590

Saturday October 3rd 4-8pm Sara Linda Poly exhibit opening http://berkleygallery.com/ Berkley Gallery 40 Main Street Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 341-7367

Sunday, October 4, 10am-5pm
MPA (McLean Project for the Arts) Artfest - outdoor juried art festival McLean Central Park (located on the corner of Old Dominion Drive and Router 123 (Dolley Madison Blvd.)

October 15 — 5-8 PM Third Thursday Vienna Virginia
Ayr Hill Gallery and Applegate gallery on Church Street in Vienna Virginia are open late every third Thursday and exhibiting new artwork

Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18 : 10am-5pm
Great Falls Studios Sixth Annual Tour 2009

Saturday October 17 — 1-3 PM — Oil Painting Demonstration by Trisha Adams 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.

Wednesday night Open Studio Paint/Draw Live Portrait Model(s)
September 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 7:00-10:00pm ($15 per night drop-in)
e-mail paintherndon@gmail.com for exact location (near Tyler Street & Park Avenue, Herndon Virginia)

November 7, 2009 7pm
Local Color Movie social @ ArtSpaceHerndon Sponsored by ArtSpace Herndon and Great Falls Studios
750 Center Street Herndon, VA 20124


David Bowers Artwork

I saw David Bowers work in Santa Fe last weekend and have always liked this kind of realist commentary style or work. It has a sense of being true ... just not images that one might actually see.



Bravo Star Portraits Series (and workshops in Toronto)

***Bravo! Series - Star Portraits***
Star Portraits is an all new original series by Bravo! Canada. The series was developed by PTC Productions and based on the hit BBC program. The show is hosted by Broadway star Louise Pitre.

The series begins on September 12th @ 8:00 pm on Bravo! Canada and runs every Saturday until December 12th.

In each 30 minute episode, 3 Canadian working artists are introduced to a Canadian personality. They must get work quickly in order to perform as much preliminary work as possible with the star. They have 2 weeks to complete their portrait. Louise visits each artists in their studio to see how the work is coming along. At the end of each episode, the star is presented with the 3 portraits one of which they may select for their personal collection. The remaining portraits are grouped and 6 selected for the permanent collection of the Canadian Portrait Society. The rest are auctioned off at Joyner Waddinton's Auction of Important Canadian Art. The proceeds go to a charity selected by the celebrity.

Academy of Realist Art instructor Juan Carlos Martinez has been selected as one of the artists. He will be completing the portrait of Alex Trebek on the episode aired on Saturday November 14th @ 8:00 pm.

***2009 Junction Arts Festival***

Date: September 12, 2009
Times: 11:00 to 6:00 Festival & 7:00 pm to Midnight Concerts

Date: September 13, 2009
Times: 11:00 to 6:00 Festival

Details can be found at the festival website: 2009 Festival Schedule

Attracting 200,000 visitors last year, the Junction Arts Festival 2009 (produced by the Junction Forum for Art and Culture) takes place along Dundas Street West between Keele Street and Quebec Avenue, and features five free days of artistry and innovation; Visual Art Exhibits (September 9 to 13), Live Music Concerts (September 11 and 12), and during the weekend - Street Performance Artists, Literary Artists, KidZone, Green Village and Artisan/Vendor Market (September 12 and 13).

We look forward to seeing you at the Junction Arts Festival.

Upcoming Workshops

The 2010 Workshop Schedule will shortly be posted on our blog.

Note: NEW Workshop - Animal Drawings/Portraits

ARA presents our newly developed workshop Animal Portraits. This workshop will be held September 14 - 18, 2009 at ARA Toronto studios. The instructor will be our very own Matt Sissel.

ARA Toronto
September 14-18 Animal Portraits
September 21-25 Mixed Chalk for Classical Results
September 28 - October 4 In the Studios of Bouguereau
October 12 - 23 The Portrait Head and Hands
November 9 - 20 Chiaroscuro, Masters of Tenebrism
November 23 - 27 In the Studios of Sargent
December 7 - 11 Alla Prima Portrait Painting
September 19-23 Bargue Drawings
October 26 - 30 In the Studios of Sargent