Art & Lunch
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

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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Old Town Hall Show Change
Dec
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 two-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 Kathleen Stark
Nov
28
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with FAL with Artist Kathleen Stark

Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Room 113, Fairfax

Kathleen will teach a class focusing on making a collage and using the collage technique in paintings.  She will share examples of her collage artwork and explain how she uses it in her paintings. In addition to items Kathleen will bring to the class, participants are encouraged to bring items of interest to them including found objects, paper, and memorabilia to create unique and interesting works of art to the artist. 

Preregistration is required.

Contact Kathleen at knstark72@gmail.com or 703-569-8760 to register and receive a list of supplies.  

Fee: Members $5, Non-members $10.

Kathleen Stark has been studying art off and on all her adult life. She began her studies at The Corcoran School of Art and Design and has taken lessons in many places including Northern Virginia Community College. Kathleen started experimenting with collage in 1993 and has continued to use it in many of her acrylic and pastel paintings. She also creates memory collages and assemblages using found objects, paper, photos and collectibles.

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Paint with FAL with Artist Kathleen Stark
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with FAL with Artist Kathleen Stark

Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Room 113, Fairfax

Kathleen will teach a class focusing on making a collage and using the collage technique in paintings.  She will share examples of her collage artwork and explain how she uses it in her paintings. In addition to items Kathleen will bring to the class, participants are encouraged to bring items of interest to them including found objects, paper, and memorabilia to create unique and interesting works of art to the artist. 

Preregistration is required.

Contact Kathleen at knstark72@gmail.com or 703-569-8760 to register and receive a list of supplies.  

Fee: Members $5, Non-members $10.

Kathleen Stark has been studying art off and on all her adult life. She began her studies at The Corcoran School of Art and Design and has taken lessons in many places including Northern Virginia Community College. Kathleen started experimenting with collage in 1993 and has continued to use it in many of her acrylic and pastel paintings. She also creates memory collages and assemblages using found objects, paper, photos and collectibles.

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Paint with FAL with Artist Kathleen Stark
Nov
7
5:00 PM17:00

Paint with FAL with Artist Kathleen Stark

Green Acres Center
4401 Sideburn Rd., Room 113, Fairfax

Kathleen will teach a class focusing on making a collage and using the collage technique in paintings.  She will share examples of her collage artwork and explain how she uses it in her paintings. In addition to items Kathleen will bring to the class, participants are encouraged to bring items of interest to them including found objects, paper, and memorabilia to create unique and interesting works of art to the artist. 

Preregistration is required.

Contact Kathleen at knstark72@gmail.com or 703-569-8760 to register and receive a list of supplies.  

Fee: Members $5, Non-members $10.

Kathleen Stark has been studying art off and on all her adult life. She began her studies at The Corcoran School of Art and Design and has taken lessons in many places including Northern Virginia Community College. Kathleen started experimenting with collage in 1993 and has continued to use it in many of her acrylic and pastel paintings. She also creates memory collages and assemblages using found objects, paper, photos and collectibles.

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Main Street Child Development Center Children's Art Class
Nov
5
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,  Mary Rynearson will introduce the children to Vassily Kandinsky and his abstract art. The children can paint their own large abstract paintings while listening to music.

Please contact Kathleen Stark at knstark72@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the committee or observing the classes.

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Membership Meeting and Demonstration by Atti Vakili Wheeler
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Membership Meeting and Demonstration by Atti Vakili Wheeler

Please join us for our membership meeting at the Green Acres Center, 4401 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, Virginia.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and An Approach to Drawing  and Constructing a Figure by artist Atti Vakili Wheeler will commence at 11:30 a.m.

FAL member Atti Vakili Wheeler will share her artistic methods with you as she discusses her approach to sketching the human figure. You may suspect that figure drawing is very difficult, but Atti says it's easier than you think. However, to succeed you must be willing to progress one step at a time to learn simple forms and note every detail of the journey. She advises you to practice with many drawings to make the perfect image.

A creative and accomplished artist, Atti earned a B.F.A. in painting and design in Rome, Italy. As a student she traveled through Europe delving into museums and taking art classes.  Over the years Atti has worked with many materials including shells and different processes including oil, acrylic, spray paint, collage and texture.

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Art Show Reception with Featured Artists Carol Caputo and Marlene Farmer
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Art Show Reception with Featured Artists Carol Caputo and Marlene Farmer

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

Show Reception: Photos Galore

Featured Artists: Carol Caputo and Marlene Farmer 

Two accomplished photographers will feature their work during this two-month show. 

Carol Caputo began her journey with photography in the '70s. Her only instruction came from her brother-in-law, a professional photographer, who recommended the right equipment and provided basic information. Her photos are made using film and her subjects are mostly from nature - flowers, trees and water scenes. Carol also has a love of architecture and enjoys photographing various styles.

Marlene Farmer works in oils, Chinese brush painting, and for the last 20 years, in photography. She says all her photos are unenhanced; she does not use any digital methods - not even cropping - and believes a photo is one moment in time that will never be again. Her photos chiefly chronicle her travels and she most loves her wildlife photos. Some of her photos have been published including her stag photos in Scottish Fields magazine. 

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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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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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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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