Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This weekend in Reston

17th Annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at the Reston Town Center — Reston, Virginia. May 17 & 18, 2008 - 10am — 6pm daily.

Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Come see 185 juried artists from all over the nation; about 30,000 art lovers will be there as well. Details here and see ya there!

Early Look

As if you didn't know... I've been visiting schools up and down the Mid Atlantic and getting submissions in the mail for "Early Look" which is a show curated by me offering to the DC area some really good undergraduate artwork. The show will be in DC's Long View Gallery and then some work will travel to Norfolk's Mayer Fine Art.

I've looked at work by around 1,000 students and I am now in the process of inviting students. More details later, but as a teaser look at this gorgeous, dark, macabre pastel drawing by GMU's own Tanya Wilson (click on the drawing for a larger image).

Untitled by Tanya Wilson

Untitled #1 by Tanya Wilson. 106”x 42” 2008. Pastel on Paper

This is a huge work, as are most of her other work that I have seen. And I predict that this young artist will be getting some very focused attention by DC gallerists and collectors.

If you want to see some more of her pieces, drop me an email or come to the opening at Long View Gallery on 7 June from 5-8PM.

Artists' Websites: Andrea Haffner

Andrea Haffner's elegantly composed wall sculptures and jewelry have to be examined closely in order to have then give you a most intelligent treat for your senses. See her work here.