Art at the Mill Closing

Art at the Mill ends tomorrow in Millwood, near Berryville. See what makes this show and sale so popular!

Hours:  Saturday  10-6p
            Sunday 12-5p

Admission:  Adults  $5
                   Seniors $3
                   Students Free


Art in the Courtyard, Lorton Tomorrow

Art in the Courtyard
Lorton Station Blvd
Saturday, October 20 noon-4pm

Come see over 20 local artists with booths of fine art to jump start your gift giving! MIX 107.3 radio will be there with music and giveaways from 12 to 2 pm, followed by smooth jazz from DJ Duane Williams. There will also be a complimentary wine tasting from local VA Greek Wine Distributor, Dionysous.


It's near the VRE station, so there's plenty of easy parking, too.


Last Call: Maggie Price Workshop

Closing date for registration and fees is Wednesday. Contact Susan Webster to participate in this workshop.


Gallery West Goes Out With A Bang

Coming Events and News
from the artists at Gallery West

Gallery West is located just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC in historic Alexandria, VA near popular restaurants and other attractions.  Visit the Gallery at 1213 King Street in Old Alexandria, just blocks from the King Street Metro. Gallery hours: Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm and other times by appointment.   


Coming to Gallery West in October 2012


An Exhibition of 2-D and 3-D Artwork
by Ceramic Artist Daiva Balkus
and Photographer Ruth Ann Lowery
October 3 – Nov. 4, 2012
Artists Reception: Saturday, October 6, 5-8 pm

Gallery West is pleased to present Dimensions, featuring the work of ceramics artist Daiva Balkus and photographer Ruth Ann Lowery.  Combining these three-dimensional and two-dimensional art forms into one show offers a unique and richly diverse art experience.

Daiva Balkus became committed to ceramic art due to the tactile nature of clay, the ability to use her love of color and paint when applying glazes, and the challenge of making work that shows the supple, flexible nature of the material in the final form of its hard and glassy state.  She enjoys making soft, voluptuous pieces that frequently include contrasting hard-edged features.  She loves exploring the rich history of pottery making and ceramic sculpture and finds inspiration in virtually every period of great pottery making.  Currently she is experimenting with creating shapes and forms that surprise and delight ~ forms that reach or slump or push out in some unexpected way, and creating ways for form and surface to sing together.
Ruth Ann Lowery approaches photography as a tool for more closely observing and experiencing the places and people she encounters, and ultimately for making connections with viewers.  By sharing images of the world as she perceives it, she seeks to communicate and share a common wonder at the subtle order, dignity and beauty that waits to be seen in places both expected and unexpected.  Ruth Ann’s passion for creating images recently took her to New York City, where she worked to uncover new layers of -- and capture beautiful human moments in -- this singularly unique urban landscape.  The result is Bytes of the Big Apple:  NYC in Digital Photographs, featuring images of scales large and small, and ranging from the grit of the city’s subway system to rarified images of style and fashion.  She recently expanded the project to also include images of Chicago.  You can see more of Ruth Ann’s work, which available as archival digital prints and fine gallery wraps, at www.nuancedviews.com.     
Don’t miss this unique and richly textured combination show from two of Gallery West’s newest members!

Also Coming to Gallery West in October
Pulse4Artists - “4 Ways of Color”

An artistic exploration of color by the group: Pulse4Artists, will be on display at Gallery West from October 3 - November 4th.  The opening reception will be Saturday, October 13th between 5 - 7PM in the gallery.  It is their first show together after investigating new mediums and styles.
Pulse4Artists are a diverse group of four artists who have painted and exhibited together since 2003. Our work includes acrylic, oil, watercolor, monotype, graphite, pastels, and photography. We are drawn together by the textures, movement, and colors that pulse through our work.
Cherry Baumbusch’s artwork reflects her love of the beauty of nature, captured in acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor. She brings energy and movement into her paintings with a rhythm found in the music that is ever present in her Georgetown studio                                            www.cherrytreeart.com
Diane Blackwell’s art explores moments within the family environment and reflects them in oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, and mixed media presentations.   
Kathy Brady works in monoprints, acrylic, pastels, watercolor, and mixed media. Painting for her is a release of energy. She is an impulsive artist. Color and impact are her primary interests.           www.kathybradyart.com
Carolina Correa’s work captures instances of her multicultural life where frequent travel, family, memories, and beauty give rise to her emotions. She uses acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, ink, and watercolor.        http://carolinacorrea.com