Meet the Artists!

Join us for an Artist Meet & Greet at USGS on May 27 at 11am. See "Waterscapes and Water Escapes" and every incarnation of water you can imagine! 

The address is 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Head toward the Visitor's Entrance when parking, which is almost immediately to the left after you enter the complex. The Art Hall is just after security, up about 15' and to the left.

Use the directions here to locate the facility and proper Visitor's Center entrance.


PSV at CACGA May through July 2014

The Pastel Society of Virginia will have an exhibit "Seen in Virginia" at the Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen in the Gumenick Family and Slant Wall Galleries. Judge Colin Ferguson will award cash prizes in this members only exhibit. The exhibit will be installed May 15 through July 13, with the opening reception on May 18 from 2-4pm. It is being managed by the society's Central Virginia chapter.

As a landscape and plein air artist, Virginia is one of my very favorite topics!

In addition to "Poppies on Black" as seen on the postcard (note: which received an Honorable Mention!), "Vision in Blue" and "Great Falls Toward River Bend" are of my pieces available in the show.

Congratulations to all the award winners:
Pastel Society of Virginia award for Best in Show:
Bon Air Artists Association award for First Place:              
North Carolina Statewide Juried Pastel Exhibition reciprocal award for Second Place:
Maryland Pastel Society reciprocal award for Third Place:

Honorable Mention: 
Betsy Kellum, The Ram
Julia LesnichyWinter Shadows
Regina Roseman TunePenola Food Mart, Route 301
Dianne SimonsSerenity at Shalom House, Hanover
Terry AtkinsonHope for Spring
Bonnie Ferguson Butler, Poppies on Black
Patricia Munford, Charles City County
Maria ReardonOctober in Virginia  
Richard Silva, July Afternoon   


Laurel Hill Plein Air Paint Out

Join this Workhouse annual fundraiser in Lorton and attempt to purchase at auction the original art created that morning by Workhouse Arts Center artists!


PSV at USGS, Reston

The Pastel Society of Virginia is thrilled to install an exhibit of nearly 70 pieces by a dozen artists at the USGS in Reston. "Waterscapes and Water Escapes" features artwork from pastelists residing all over the Commonwealth, from Tidewater to Central to Shenandoah to Northern Virginia and depicts water in every form. The USGS gallery space is open weekdays to the public, available for view from May 3-May 31.

Look for my depiction of mist in "Morning Drive,"

clouds in a coastal sky in "Beach Cottages at Sunset, Cape May,"

and a reservoir lake in "Fountainhead."