Opening Reception: Friday, September 2 from 5pm to 7pm
Gallery Underground’s Focus Gallery in September presents Enjoy the View, a solo show of oil paintings by local artist Jessica Mickey. Sunsets, clouds, water, and traveling are at the top of Jessica’s list of favorite things. And over the past dozen plus years, she has skillfully combined those loves with photorealistic oil painting. Jessica has a knack for capturing moments in time and amazing scenes, sometimes even beyond what a camera could do. In fact, most of her paintings start out as photographs that she then transforms into moody artworks that make you feel as if you could step right into them. While the pandemic halted her travels, it did not stop her from painting and this first ever solo show of hers invites us all on a visual journey of places she’s been, wishes to go, or merely finds beautiful. Jessica Mickey’s solo show encompasses 40 of her landscape paintings and offers us all a brief moment in time to stop and ‘enjoy the view.’
Additionally, our Main Gallery features new works by our gallery members, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, and ceramics.
Gallery Underground, the juried gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2021 reader survey and has received a 2021 “Arlie” as one of Arlington’s “Best Shops” from the readers of ARLNow. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists.
Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents a special solo, group or juried show in the Focus gallery and a new show from its talented members in the Main gallery, in many forms: mixed media, paintings, sculpture, glass, and ceramic art. Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground and on First Fridays (first Friday of every month) it hosts an opening reception free and open to all from 5-7pm.
Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, in partnership with the National Landing Business Improvement District, Amazon, and JBG Smith. For more information about the gallery: https://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/gallery-underground
Metro accessible, Blue Line, Crystal City stop. Public garages in the Crystal City shops offer unlimited free parking after 4pm and both gallery and garages are fully handicapped accessible.
More Information about Arlington Artists Alliance:
The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County. The organization encourages and supports both established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art, without partiality toward style or trend. Its 150 members also exhibit year-round at a variety of Arlington community local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through Arlington Cultural Affairs and by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, JBG Smith, and Amazon. For more information about Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit the Alliance website at https://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org/
- Monday–Friday, 10am-6pm
- or by appointment.
Gallery Underground is located at The Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA.