Falls Church Arts Gallery Presents Make Me Happy Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on January 10, 2022

Sat, 18 December 2021 - Sun, 30 January 2022

Work by Julia Bezgacheva.
On view through January 30, 2022

Thirty-six artists will be featured in the all-media Make Me Happy show opening at the Falls Church Arts Gallery December 18 through January 30.

Original artworks – paintings, photography, sculpture and mixed media – that “spark joy, lift the spirit and bring a smile” will be presented at the gallery at 700-B Broad St. (Rte. 7), Falls Church, and online at www.fallschurcharts.org. All artwork is for sale to the public.

“The artworks feature flowers galore; all sorts of awesome animals; eye-popping, colorful abstractions; images of dancers; a baby; hot air balloons; and much more. I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover the many outstanding artists right around the corner whose work can be seen at the gallery of Falls Church Arts,” said Leslie Ava Shaw, exhibition juror.

Shaw, who taught art history at New School University, has given art lectures in a variety of venues and conducted tours for the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has written art reviews and is currently a Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden gallery guide. While a member of Saint Joseph’s College Arts Council from 2004 to 2012, she curated multiple exhibitions on the East coast.

Falls Church Arts is supported by the strong funding of its members and the generosity of corporate donors and the community at large and has been the honored recipient of grants from the City of Falls Church’s CATCH Foundation and ArtsFairfax.

Artists accepted into the Make Me Happy show at Falls Church Arts:

  • Julia Bezgacheva
  • Diana Bozza
  • Paula Cleggett
  • Rita Corwin
  • Gretchen Damore
  • Dennis D’Bayan
  • Fariba  Doroudian
  • Maria Fiorella
  • Mara Flynn
  • Patty Guditus Loveless
  • Hope Hanes
  • James Hengst
  • Liz Henzey
  • Pamela Huffman
  • Connie Hyde
  • Nancy Jakubowski
  • Noreene Janus
  • Ronni Jolles
  • Camille Kouyoumdjian
  • Leslie Landerkin
  • Yvonne Leung
  • Molly McCracken
  • Jane McElvany-Coonce
  • Anne Meagher-Cook
  • Gini Moore
  • Nan Morrison
  • Nancy Newman
  • Alejandra Pineiro
  • Jane Podesta
  • Kim Richards
  • Michele Sheedy
  • Janet Sifers
  • Iryna  Smitchkova
  • Amanda Wood
  • Carrie Wright
  • Christine Zmuda

Admission is free and the gallery is open Wednesday-Friday from 11 am to 6 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm. Masks and social distancing are required.

Falls Church Arts Gallery is located at 700-B Broad St. (Rte. 7), Falls Church.