More than one hundred fifty-five artists will be featured in the All Member Show at the Falls Church Arts gallery from April 22 to June 25. To handle the expansive show, the exhibit will be held in two parts this year: submissions from members with last names from A-K will be on view from April 22 to May 21. Submissions from artists with last names from L-Z will be on view from May 27 to June 25. An opening reception will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 for sixty-nine artists in the first member show. The reception is open to the public.
The show features the work of emerging and established member artists from Falls Church Arts and encompasses an extensive range of media from the more traditional watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, pastel, fused glass, oil, photography, and sculpture to a wide variety of mixed media and printing techniques.
Participating artists include:
Brian Aburano, Asia Anderson, Renee Austin, Abinaya Ayyamperumal, John Ballou, Jean Barrett, Ken Beerbohm, Naguel Belouad, Julia Bezgacheva, Joan Bixler, Diana Bozza, Noreen Brunini, Joanne Burke, Donna Byrne, Mari Calai, Irene Chambers, July Chan, Kathleen Conklin, Deborah Conn, Jane McElvany Coonce, Pete Corbino, Manuela Costescu, Dave Curtis, Dennis D’Bayan, Gretchen Damore, Meaghan DeCelle, Kim DiDonato, Joe Ditchett, Vicky Dorn-Fontana, Gaetana Ebbole, Jinling Elliott, Erin Endean, Scott Engdahl, Jan Fairbank, Samantha Lane Fiddy, Brian Flaherty, Mara Flynn, Calina Franzosa, Bob Friedman, Willa Friedman, Yuko Frost, Steena Fullmer-Anderson, Nick Gatz, Bob Gilbert, Miki Nishida Goerdt, Christine Gordon, Ian Graig, Lisa Green, Will Green, Donna Grone, Gregory Harris, Michael Heenan, James Hengst, Patricia Hickey, Susan B. Hillson, Daniel Horowitz, Veronica Howard, Pamela Huffman, Ligia Inra, Noreene Janus, Kiefer Johnson, Chris Kagy, Harriet Kavrukov, Roxanne Kaylor, Rajendra KC, Kim Keller, Julie Krachman, Al Krachman, and Lisa Kuhn.
People’s Choice Awards for both sessions have been made possible by a donation from DuBro Architects + Builders, 429 S. Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046. The People’s Choice Award for the A-K exhibit will be announced on May 14 based on votes from visitors to the gallery.
Since its inception in 2003, Falls Church Arts has focused on the visual arts, bringing opportunities to exhibit, learn about, share, and experience art to the community. Education has been at the heart of the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Classes cater to all ages and skill levels and focus on developing or enhancing core skills. Emerging and professional artists are encouraged to participate in the juried exhibits at the gallery. 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 Arts Fairfax. To become a member or learn more, go to www.fallschurcharts.org.
Admission is free and the gallery is open Tuesdays-Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are optional and guests are asked to postpone their visit if they are not well.
Artworks can be viewed online at www.fallschurcharts.org. All pieces can be purchased at the gallery or on the website.
The Falls Church Arts gallery is at 700-B West Broad St. (Route 7), Falls Church.