Gallery Underground Presents This is America Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on December 4, 2017

Mon, 27 November 2017 - Fri, 29 December 2017

Bound by Society’s Rules Assemblage by Iris Rodriguez. Courtesy of Gallery Underground.
Currently on view through Friday, December 29, 2017.

Juried artists from around the United States present artwork exploring what America means to them. The following artists have been selected to participate: Merrick Adams, Michael Allison, Ian Bird, Diane Blackwell, Ashley Blue, Dare J. Boles, Michael Carlebach, Karen Cohen, Deborah Conn, Martin de Alteris, Cindy Dibbs, Rebecca Finley, Michael Fisherkeller, Julie Flanagan, Amy Flatten, Steena Fullmer-Anderson, Anya Getter, Christine Golden, Mark Graham, Wayne Guenther, Yosief Habte, Haley Haddad, Sarah Haig, Nicole Hampton, Dianne Harris Thomas, Pattee Hipschen, Cheryl Kramer, Malka Kutnick, Emily Liddle, Rusty Lynn, Sharon Malley, Dasha Matrosava, Phillip McConnell, Elaine Nunnelly, Sandi Parker, Richard Reda, Dale Rio, Iris Rodriguez, Mary Ryder, Iana Safina, Casey Saline, Deborah Taylor, Keith Thomson, Gloria Valdes, Chris Walker, Richard Weiblinger, Rebecca Whitson and Tammy Wiedenhaefer.

Juried by Marsha Staiger, Artist and Instructor, Torpedo Factory Arts Center, Alexandria, VA

Featured Artist for the month/December: Cindi Lewis

Using a variety of traditional oil painting techniques, photos and sketches, Cindi Lewis creates art with “visual rhythm echoing the musical rhythm of the performers onstage.” She states, “As an artist, I have become intrigued by live music: the effects of stage lights; the shapes and patterns created by the equipment; the motion and energy of the performers; the interaction of the musicians with each other, their instruments, and their audience. My paintings depicting performing musicians are intended to capture and highlight the things that set live music apart from listening to recorded music.”

First Fridays (first Friday of every month), Gallery Underground hosts an art reception FREE and open to all from 5-8pm. Each month the entire gallery changes its exhibit and presents a new show from talented local members.

Gallery Underground members’ art gallery features sculpture, pottery, clay work, jewelry, paintings, mixed media and photography; Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and serves as the main gallery space for the 150-member Arlington Artists Alliance. In addition to its monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins, monthly Painting Uncorked classes, and dance and musical performances. Gallery Underground has been voted “Best Art Gallery” in Arlington Magazine’s “Best of Arlington” survey, and was selected “Best Gallery, Crystal City” by Washingtonian Magazine.

Gallery Underground is located at 2100 Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA. For more information, visit