“Exhibition at the invitation of the artist” – 5th edition at the Reston Art Gallery and Studios

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Works by 14 artists exhibited until March, open weekends from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A wide range of works in multiple mediums are on display at the artist’s invitational exhibition through March 30 at Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS). The exhibition features works of art and crafts by fourteen artists – the collective of eight artists RAGS plus six guest artists who have received a special invitation to participate in this 5and annual event with their paintings, pastels, collages, photographs, textile arts, pottery, etc. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the exhibition by invitation of the artist, open on weekends from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment at other times.

Guests of the exhibition by invitation of the artist are Alison Kerlin – Photography, Kelly Ayotte-Phelan – Pottery, Robert B. Bernhards – East Asian Paintings, Brittany Pratt – Textile Arts, Jennifer Duncan – Paintings and Octavia Frazier – Paintings. The exhibit includes depictions of local and international scenes and themes as well as functional and decorative pieces. This variety of guest artists are invited by RAGS artists – Gail Axtell-Erwin, Dorothy Donahey, Sandra Dovberg, Rosemarie Forsythe, Pat Macintyre, Julia Tova Malakoff, Marthe McGrath and Wayne Schiffelbein – whose works include oil paintings. watercolour, acrylic and oil, mixed media collage, mobiles, photography, original prints, works of art, artist jewellery, etc. At any time of the week, RAGS artists can be seen at work in their on-site studio space through the gallery’s glass frontage, located at the “ART” sign at Lake Anne Plaza.

Coming in April

“All 3D!”, a month-long exhibition of three-dimensional art displayed on plinths, suspended from the ceiling and hung on the walls – created by guest artists, jurors and the artists of RAGS. A reception to celebrate the show is scheduled for Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. In May, RAGS will present new works by artist Sandra Dovberg in her show “Still Lives”. Also in May, a collaborative art exhibit at the Reston Community Center–Hunters Woods will feature works from the Reston Art Gallery and Studios and the League of Reston Artists, highlighted with the “Appalachian Spring” concert of bluegrass music presented by the Reston Chorale Saturday, May 7th.

Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS) is located lakeside at 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190, near the “ART” sign on historic Lake Anne Plaza. For GPS directions and parking, search “Lake Anne Plaza”. To follow @RAGS Reston on Facebook, @RestonArtGallery on Instagram, and for contact information, visit RestonArtGallery.com.


About Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS)

This collective of artists is a source of beauty that inspires creativity in all who visit. New shows each month feature the latest works from eight RAGS artists – Gail Axtell-Erwin, Dorothy Donahey, Sandra Dovberg, Rosemarie Forsythe, Pat Macintyre, Julia Tova Malakoff, Marthe McGrath and Wayne Schiffelbein. The unique variety of works on display at RAGS – watercolor, acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media collage, mobiles, photographs, original prints, art objects, artists’ jewelry and more. – is available for purchase. On weekdays, artists prepare commissions, new works and their upcoming special exhibitions, and those working on site can be seen through the gallery’s vast glass facade. RAGS is open to the public every weekend afternoon. The orange ‘ART’ sign on historic and scenic Lake Anne Plaza leads to the entrance to the Reston Art Gallery and Studios, a Reston landmark established in 1987, located lakeside at 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston , VA 20190. GPS: “Lake Anne Plaza” for directions to the parking area. To follow @RAGS Reston on Facebook, @RestonArtGallery on Instagram, and get more information on RestonArtGallery.com.

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