Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jazz and Juleps!

Every year, Oatlands Plantation holds their "Jazz and Juleps" cocktail party which serves as a fundraiser for the historic landmark.  In addition to the party, they simultaneously hold an auction which includes a variety of things to bid on, everything from teas and guided tours to restaurant gift cards.  

In addition, this year I will be donating a piece to the auction!  It's still a work in progress, but as a hint, it's something that inspired me after visiting the Cherry Blossoms for the first time this year (can you believe just the first time...I grew up in the DC area)!

If you want more information, please click here:  Oatlands Jazz and Juleps

Hope you can make it!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Art at the Mill

Yesterday I took a trip to Millwood, VA to drop off my art for the upcoming Art at the Mill show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill.  Located between Leesburg and Winchester near the Shenandoah River, this amazing mill has been around since 1785 and is still in operation today, grinding a variety of grains that can be purchased directly at the mill.

Twice a year, the mill transforms into an art gallery where over 1,000 pieces of art line the walls salon style (meaning floor to ceiling!) and serves as a major fundraiser to help keep the mill up and running.  Over 300 artists participate, and the works are just incredible.  Here are the details:

Who:  Over 300 artists, myself included!
What:  Art at the Mill
When:  April 28th - May 13th, 2012
Hours:  Sunday - Friday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Adults - $5, Seniors - $3, Students - Free
Patron's Night Preview Party:  April 27th 6-8:30 p.m. (Call  (540) 955-2600 for information)
Artists' Reception:  May 6th 2-5 p.m. (All are welcome!)
Where:  Burwell-Morgan Mill
15 Tannery Lane
Millwood, VA 22646

If you would like more information about the mill or the show, please click here:  Art at the Mill.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

NOVAL 10 Art Show at ArtSpace Herndon

Jerald Daemyon on jazz violin

Saturday evening marked the opening of the Northern Virginia Artists League 10th Anniversary art show at Artspace Herndon located in historic downtown Herndon.  Twelve artists from the group (myself included) are exhibiting for the month of April in the space, which has both a dedicated gallery as well as a studio for various art classes and workshops.  I have been a part of the group for a couple of years now and have really enjoyed and grown tremendously through having this community of artists around me.

The reception was a blast, and included incredible demonstrations from several members of the group as well as music from jazz violinist Jerald Daemyon.  Jerald did an excellent job and kept the room entertained throughout the reception.  Below are a few additional pictures from the event, and don't forget that the show runs through the month of April so if you didn't get a chance to see the pieces at the reception, there is still plenty of time!  Visit Artspace Herndon

Lorrie Herman demonstrating her amazing watercolor skills

 Donna Robinson showing off her incredible still life techniques