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.
I have installed some new work at Stifel & Capra for the month of August....
One of the pieces is titled "dreams and high imaginings". I came across that scrap of a sentence in my "bits and pieces" folder.... left over from a previous project (all mixed media artists are pack rats!), and built this piece around the phrase. Mixed media is a good desciption of this as I mixed in the following media: vintage family photo, vintage postcards, old french textbook, lace, my sketches of dragonflies, real butterfly wings, handmade paper, and watercolor.
Little City Studios Spring Open House
Saturday, May 12, 10am-5pm
Located on Second Floor at Stifel & Capra
260 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
Regular Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun Noon-5pm
Join the 14 artists of Little City Studios for an Open House, just in time for Mother's Day last minute shoppers. Artists will be on hand, giving demonstrations and talking about their work. Featured will be paintings, jewelry, fused glassware, cards, prints. Artists will be offering special items and discounts up to 50% for the Open House only. Stop by and visit the artists in their Little City Studios. Located at Stifel & Capra, 2nd Floor, 260 W. Broad St. Falls Church, VA 22046. FREE, Open to the Public. More info at: littlecitystudios.com.
11am: Icon Painting by Laura Clerici. Laura approaches her art in the traditional way, starting with her materials, making her own tempra paint. She draws on Greek and Eastern European prototypes.
1pm: Pastel demonstration by Concetta Scott. Concetta will be working on a pastel piece showing how to layer colors and blend. She will be working from a still life set -up in a traditional style.
2pm: Painting in Oil with Jane McElvany Coonce. Watch Jane as she demonstrates her technique of painting reflections in water. Jane is well known for her beautiful water scenes.
I will be at the Studios from 1-5pm.... Hope you can stop by!
Join us tomorrow night from 5-8pm at Stifel & Capra for the monthly FirstFriday art Happy Hour. From 5pm til 8pm, it's always fun. I have put up a show of "Spring Scenes" and gotten a nice notice in the Arlington Arts Examiner. Falls Church city has a great FirstFriday, always plenty of things going on, and restaurants offering discounts, and everything within walking distance. Hope to see you there!
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.