Tomorrow is the Holiday Art and Gift Market at Stifel & Capra, 260 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046. Elisabeth Hudgins Art will be there from 10am-3pm with about a dozen other vendors offering: art, jewelry, fused glass, vintage treasures and Apple Pie (from Bob Stifel) ! Yum. Stop on by and see some of the pieces from my "sketchbook" series. I have taken old books and other ephemera, (like the postcard in this piece) and used it for my sketchbook. A great way to recycle.... If you can't make it to the Market tomorrow, my studio upstairs at Stifel & Capra always has a nice assortment of my artwork and other fun items, and is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm.
The excitement is building.... next Tuesday, July 17th is the Opening of the Northern Virginia ART Center.. Located in the Crystal City Shops @ 2100 the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) and Vornado/Charles E. Smith, launched this gallery in July 2012 to showcase the work of established regional artists. 39 artists will exhibit paintings, drawings, sculpture, glass work, ceramics and jewelry. Exhibits will rotate on a monthly basis to emanate energy, stimulate creativity, and encourage repeat visits. For more information please check out the website www.novaartcenter.org or call 571-483-0652.
Hours of operation: M-F 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00am - 2:00 pm, Closed Sundays. Metro accessible. Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in public garages which are free all day Saturdays and after 4:00 on weekdays.
Went to an amazing Opening Reception last night at the Art League. Georgia Nassikas was showing her wonderful encaustic landscape paintings in a solo show at the Art League Gallery. She uses HER OWN BEESWAX to create her paintings. They need to be viewed both up close, to admire the intricacy and mark-making, and from across the room to see the ethereal landscapes. I highly recommend a visit to the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, and specifically the Art League Gallery this month, to see Georgia's paintings. Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm (open Thursdays until 9pm) and Sundays noon-6pm. www.theartleague.org .
I have been an artist all of my life. I can't help it. Drew on the walls in kindergarten, painted pictures in high school, went to Art School, worked as an art director, started painting again. And am loving it.