Falls Church Arts Gallery Presents ColorLove – An All-Media Art Exhibit – Feasting on Brilliant, Bold, Beautiful Color

By Editorial Team on January 9, 2023

Sat, 14 January 2023 - Sun, 26 February 2023

Windrifts, Helen Power
Reception: Saturday, January 14 at 7:30pm

Forty artists’ boldest, brightest works of art are featured in the multi-media exhibition, ColorLove, on view at Falls Church Arts gallery from January 14 to February 26. The all-media show will open at 7:30 on Saturday, January 14, with an artists’ reception. The Juror’s Choice Award will be presented at that time. Participating artists will be on hand to answer questions about their process or inspiration. Members of the public are invited.

Artworks can be viewed online at www.fallschurcharts.org. All pieces can be purchased at the gallery or on the website.
A Juror’s Choice Award and People’s Choice Award were made possible by a donation from DuBro Architects + Builders, 429 S. Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046. The People’s Choice Award will be announced on February 4, based on votes from visitors to the gallery.

Juror Sharon Malley described the forty-one–piece show as a “a feast for the eyes, representing a range of subjects, media, and design elements used by local artists. The works include abstract expression, representational, and graphic design, in oils, acrylics, mixed media, fabrics, glass sculpture, and photography.” The two- and three- dimensional works include everyday scenes, florals, landscapes, abstracts and otherworldly depictions in intense colors from a wide range of media.

Malley continued, “With a theme like ’ColorLove’ it is no wonder that there are many works of art evoking joy, lightheartedness, and whimsy in the Falls Church Arts Gallery show. Artists were invited to submit their boldest, brightest pieces using brilliant and/or beautiful color.”

Sharon Malley is an artist working in Arlington, Virginia, as a member of the Columbia Pike Artist Studios. Her work is shown at Touchstone Gallery in DC, and in juried shows in the greater DC metropolitan area and mid-Atlantic states. The theme of most of her current abstracts centers on her deep reverence for nature and concerns about climate change. Her knowledge of the use of color is manifested in her vibrant paintings that viewers have described as “uplifting and joyful.” Her primary painting medium is oil, beginning a canvas or wood panel with a layer of acrylic and adhering rice paper and other collage elements to the background, followed by oil. She also works in oil and cold wax medium on wood panels.

Artists on display in ColorLove include:

Asia Anderson, Joan M. Bixler, Diana Bozza, Jill Brantley, Maria Brito, Noreen Brunini. Teresa Brunson, Joanne  Burke, Cecilia Capestany, Beth Cartland, Astrid De Vachon, Chongyuan Du, Bob Friedman, Willa Friedman, Sheila Gotti, Cindy Grisdela, Donna Grone, Sara Harland, Roxanne Kaylor, Kim Keller, Stephanie Lamore, Susan Lapham, Eric May, Molly McCracken, Jane McElvany Coonce, Suzanne McIntire, Anne Meagher-Cook, Cynthia Miller, Sandi Parker, Alejandra Pineiro, Deidre Pistochini, Helen Power, Elisabeth Rhyne, Tanya  Roland, Michele Sheedy, Sally Slifkin, Yemonja Smalls, Brittney Stafford, Nancy Totten, and Robert Wiener.


  • Tuesday-Friday from 11am to 6pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 4pm

Admission is free. Masks are optional and guests are asked to postpone their visit if they are not well.

The Falls Church Arts gallery is located at 700-B West Broad St. (Route 7), Falls Church.