Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad:  Oil Painting
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad: Oil Painting

Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Room 113, Fairfax
Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018

Padma will work with participants on techniques in oil painting. Start a new painting from the first stroke, or bring an existing project. Each session will consist of a brief discussion, followed by painting, review and peer critique.  

Beginner or expert: all are welcome. The aim is to paint with freedom and without fear.

Please bring your canvas (preferred size 16" x 20"), paints, brushes, rags and cleaning fluid. To register, please contact end a message to 1fairfaxartleague@gmail.com or spadmaprasad@yahoo.com.

About the Artist

Padma has been a member of the Fairfax Art League for more than 15 years. She learned to paint from her father, who was a contemporary master artist in India. Her style is mostly figurative although she is experimenting in abstract work. Padma has had local shows as well as shows in Ontario and Bangalore, India. Here, you can view her art. Padma is also a writer and poet; read her writing.

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Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad:  Oil Painting
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad: Oil Painting

Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Room 113, Fairfax
Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018

Padma will work with participants on techniques in oil painting. Start a new painting from the first stroke, or bring an existing project. Each session will consist of a brief discussion, followed by painting, review and peer critique.  

Beginner or expert: all are welcome. The aim is to paint with freedom and without fear.

Please bring your canvas (preferred size 16" x 20"), paints, brushes, rags and cleaning fluid. To register, please contact end a message to 1fairfaxartleague@gmail.com or spadmaprasad@yahoo.com.

About the Artist

Padma has been a member of the Fairfax Art League for more than 15 years. She learned to paint from her father, who was a contemporary master artist in India. Her style is mostly figurative although she is experimenting in abstract work. Padma has had local shows as well as shows in Ontario and Bangalore, India. Here, you can view her art. Padma is also a writer and poet; read her writing.

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Main Street Child Development Center Children's Art Class
Sep
19
3:00 PM15:00

Main Street Child Development Center Children's Art Class

Members of the the FAL Children's Education Committee provide classes for the children at the Main Street Child Development Center. In this class Ramona Weaver will introduce the children to definitions and photos of diverse kinds of sculpture and briefly feature the sculptor David Smith. After the short presentation, the children will learn techniques of paper sculpture and then make their own.  

The committee is seeking additional FAL members to join the committee. Further, anyone interested in observing the classes is invited.  Please contact Kathleen Stark at knstark72@gmail.com if interested in joining the committee or observing the classes.

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Art Show Reception with Featured Artist Atti Vakili Wheeler
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Art Show Reception with Featured Artist Atti Vakili Wheeler

Old Town Hall, 2nd Floor
3999 University Dr., Fairfax

A creative and accomplished artist who studied design and painting in Rome and traveled and studied throughout Europe, Atti Vakili Wheeler has worked with many materials and  different processes including oil, acrylic, spray paint, collage and texture. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe and she has won many awards from the FAL, the Alexandria Art League, the MOCA Art Gallery and the Touchstone Gallery in D.C.

Contact Atti at attvak1@aol.com and see her work at www.attiarts.com and www.facebook.com/redreflektion

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Art & Lunch:  Watercolor Demonstration by Donna Finnegan
Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Art & Lunch: Watercolor Demonstration by Donna Finnegan

Old Town Hall, 2nd Floor
3999 University Dr., Fairfax

Donna Finnegan will suggest and demonstrate different ways to begin a new watercolor portrait. Come to watch, ask questions or bring your own watercolor portrait to paint. Donna will be on hand to help with all aspects of portraiture. Or, you may bring other artwork you are interested in developing and gain perspective on your work. Bring or buy your lunch and join other artists at work. 

Donna has been painting with watercolors for over 40 years and is now concentrating on portrait painting, doing commissioned works and exhibiting. She is a member of the FAL and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists.

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Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad:  Oil Painting
Sep
12
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad: Oil Painting

Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Room 113, Fairfax
Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018

Padma will work with participants on techniques in oil painting. Start a new painting from the first stroke, or bring an existing project. Each session will consist of a brief discussion, followed by painting, review and peer critique.  

Beginner or expert: all are welcome. The aim is to paint with freedom and without fear.

Please bring your canvas (preferred size 16" x 20"), paints, brushes, rags and cleaning fluid. To register, please contact end a message to 1fairfaxartleague@gmail.com or spadmaprasad@yahoo.com.

About the Artist

Padma has been a member of the Fairfax Art League for more than 15 years. She learned to paint from her father, who was a contemporary master artist in India. Her style is mostly figurative although she is experimenting in abstract work. Padma has had local shows as well as shows in Ontario and Bangalore, India. Here, you can view her art. Padma is also a writer and poet; read her writing.

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Membership Meeting and Demonstration by Helen Power
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Membership Meeting and Demonstration by Helen Power

The first membership meeting of the new year will be Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, Virginia.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and an artist demonstration by abstract artist Helen Power will follow.      

About the demo artist, Ms. Helen Power:

Helen Power combined her interest in art with therapy to help children and their families. She is an artist, registered board certified art therapist, registered play therapist/ supervisor. 

Her FAL demonstration will focus on how to create balance and harmony in mixed media abstract paintings and more. 

Helen enjoys working with acrylic paint. Other mediums include clay, collage and watercolor. Her work is expressive and vital, full of color yet gentle in nature. Her images are playful, incorporating studied and unplanned images with mixed media and color. 

Since 1981 Helen has held many exhibitions, first in Sydney, Australia and then in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Find more examples of Helen's work at http://www.helenkpower.com/

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Old Town Hall Show Change
Sep
6
3:00 PM15:00

Old Town Hall Show Change

Old Town Hall, 2nd Floor
3999 University Dr., Fairfax

League member artists in good standing may display work for this one-month exhibit at Old Town Hall in Fairfax, Virginia.  There is no hanging limit and there are no fees.  If you had work on display in the last show, please pick it up during this show change during the specified times.  

Reminders: Please note all artwork needs to meet FAL hanging standards. To access Rules & Procedures and for more information regarding hanging requirements, click here

 

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Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad:  Oil Painting
Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with FAL with Artist Padma Prasad: Oil Painting

Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Room 113, Fairfax
Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018

Padma will work with participants on techniques in oil painting. Start a new painting from the first stroke, or bring an existing project. Each session will consist of a brief discussion, followed by painting, review and peer critique.  

Beginner or expert: all are welcome. The aim is to paint with freedom and without fear.

Please bring your canvas (preferred size 16" x 20"), paints, brushes, rags and cleaning fluid. To register, please contact end a message to 1fairfaxartleague@gmail.com or spadmaprasad@yahoo.com.

About the Artist

Padma has been a member of the Fairfax Art League for more than 15 years. She learned to paint from her father, who was a contemporary master artist in India. Her style is mostly figurative although she is experimenting in abstract work. Padma has had local shows as well as shows in Ontario and Bangalore, India. Here, you can view her art. Padma is also a writer and poet; read her writing.

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Art and Poetry Night (with a Special Presentation by Yelena Svecharnik):  Anna Akhmatova and Modigliani:  An Affair that Influenced Both Artists' Work
Aug
30
7:00 PM19:00

Art and Poetry Night (with a Special Presentation by Yelena Svecharnik): Anna Akhmatova and Modigliani: An Affair that Influenced Both Artists' Work

Old Town Hall, 2nd Floor
3999 University Dr., Fairfax

The Fairfax Art League invites you to a fascinating look backward into art history. Enjoy an evening of Art and Poetry. 

A century ago, Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova, an icon of the St. Petersburg poetry tradition for half a century, visited Paris and bewitched its intellectuals, Amedeo Modigliani in particular. Their affair had a profound effect on the artists' art. 

While there, enjoy featured artist Yelena Svecharnik's "My Journey - A Retrospective."

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Art & Lunch
Aug
13
10:30 AM10:30

Art & Lunch

Grab your lunch, your art, and your creativity!  The Fairfax Art League will be hosting an Art & Lunch at Old Town Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Bring a lunch and enjoy the company of other artists while creating.  There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of the Village Gallery should you choose to pick up a bite in the area.  For more information contact  Maria Jordan at mariajordan10@gmail.com.

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Field Trip:  Lorton Workhouse and Occoquan
Aug
10
10:30 AM10:30

Field Trip: Lorton Workhouse and Occoquan

Meeting time: 10:30 a.m. 

Estimated return: 5:00 p.m.

FAL members and the public are invited to visit the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, the historic DC Department of Corrections Workhouse and Reformatory, that currently provides studio and exhibition space to over 80 artists.

The outing will begin with a stop in Occoquan to visit a few of the art gallery and craft shops then lunch at the Secret Garden restaurant followed by the Workhouse visit.

Meet at 10:30 at the home of Susan Reichbart to carpool. Please contact her for the address at ssreichbart@verizon.net if interested in attending.

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Renewick Visit:  Burning Man Exhibit
Jul
25
9:45 AM09:45

Renewick Visit: Burning Man Exhibit

Meeting time: 9:45 a.m. 

Estimated return: 4:30 p.m.

Each year in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, a city of 70,000 people erect enormous experimental art installations that rise out of the dust for a single week. Then, at its conclusion, many are burned to the ground. This thriving temporary metropolis known as the Art of Burning Man is a hotbed of artistic ingenuity and one of the most influential phenomenons in contemporary American art and culture. 

For the first time, the Art of Burning Man exhibit brings the large-scale participatory work from the desert to the national's capital. The exhibit takes over the entire Renwick Gallery building at 1661 Pennsylvania Ave, NW and brings the Burning Man culture to life through artworks, room-size installations plus jewelry, and costumes that transport visitors to the famed desert location, the "playa." The exhibit also includes six outdoor installations throughout the Golden Triangle neighborhood. Come see it for yourself with the FAL.

Carpool and Metro Transportation: Park in the garage near the old Village Gallery location at 3950 University Drive (or elsewhere) and gather by 9:45 a.m. in the air conditioned lobby by the yoga studio. At 10 a.m. designated drivers will depart for the Vienna Metro Station (Orange Line). A Metro fare card is needed to ride to the Faragut West Metro stop. Members interested in joining the group should contact Susan Reichbart at ssreichbart@verizon.net

Following the exhibit, the group will walk to a local restaurant and then return by Metro to the Vienna Metro Station. 

 

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