JUNE 30 – AUGUST 27: The Greater Reston Arts Center presents The Mary B. Howard Artist Member Exhibition, their second biennial exhibition highlighting the talents of local artists. The exhibition has been renamed this year in memory of Mary B. Howard, an artist and longtime board member and staunch supporter of the Greater Reston Arts Center. Mary’s passionate advocacy of local artists, and her generous bequest to GRACE, is perfectly aligned with the meaning and purpose of the Artist Member Exhibition. Over 500 works from area artists were considered by juror Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director of the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and will feature 30 artists from the DC metropolitan region who are working in a variety of media and treating a wide range of themes. Ms. Fedor has over 20 years of experience producing visual arts programming in Chicago, New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. Before joining the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, she served as the executive director of the Arlington Arts Center where she directed an artist residency, exhibitions and arts education program supporting emerging artists. She has additionally managed and directed exhibitions programs at American University, the Maryland Institute College of Art and New York University. She served on the Board of Directors for ArtTable as the VP of Membership, and has curated and juried multiple exhibitions in Washington D.C., Baltimore and New York. Ms. Fedor holds a BFA in studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a MA in visual arts administration from New York University.
Participating artists: John M. Adams, Lina Alattar, Jason Axtell, Russ Bailey, Ann Barbieri, Nancy Bass, Ingrid Bernhardt, Jack Brennan, Gerardo Camargo, Alexandra Chiou, Andrea Cybyk, Catherine Day, Tom Dixon, Nereide Ellis, Heidi Fowler, Stephanie George, Matthew Grimes, Melanie Kehoss, George Kochev, Ceci Cole McInturff, Golié Miamee, Craig Moran, Ben Morse, Leslie Nolan, Larry O’Reilly, Elaine Qiu, Gabriella Rando, Pam Rogers, Rahshia Sawyer and Sylvia Witting.
Opening reception: Thursday June 30, from 6-8pm.
Summer Gallery Hours: June 30 – August 27. Free and open to the public.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1pm – 5pm
- Thursday, 1pm – 7pm
- Saturday, 11am – 5pm
SEPTEMBER 16 – NOVEMBER 19: Save the date for our fall exhibition, Synthetic Transformations, a dynamic gallery experience by multi-media artist and TED Talk 2014 Fellow Shih Chieh Huang. Sponsored by Leidos and the Arts Council of Fairfax County. Mr. Huang, born in Taiwan and now based in New York City, will present an installation featuring interactive elements created from a variety of materials including LED lights, motion sensors, computer parts, screens, and mundane materials such as plastic bags and Tupperware. With these humble materials, Mr. Huang creates magical, immersive environments, featuring sculptures that respond to the viewer’s presence with movement, sound, and illumination. Inspired in part by phosphorescent deep sea creatures, Mr. Huang’s work is a fascinating blend of art, science, and technology. Click here for a video teaser.
The Greater Reston Arts Center is located at 12001 Market St., Suite 103, Reston, VA. For more information visit www.restonarts.org.