Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Post 304: Art Week in Woodbridge, Virginia

Art Week in Woodbridge, Virginia 

Two art shows this week and two art receptions. Open Space Arts at Stonebridge opens Wednesday, May 3 - June 18 and the Spring Tall Oaks Art Show for the Prince William Art Society artists is on Saturday, May 6 10-4pm. One art reception is past, one is upcoming. An artist's work is never done.

Art Receptions and Art Shows

The week started on Sunday, April 30 with an art reception at Art at the Mill in Middleburg, Virginia. Although a rainy weekend (much needed), the rain reminds us of the saying "April Showers Bring May Flowers" and it does! The art show title at Open Space Arts goes by that saying with a full-on floral art show.

PWAS Members at the Art Reception at Art at the Mill on Sunday, April 30, 2023. L/R Donna Liguria, Mark Murphy, Michelle Baker and Maureen Guillot

Sunday evening and into Monday at Open Space Arts was spent checking all the art into the gallery that was juried in from the 51 artists selected to appear. Monday afternoon was the hanging of the art. A lot of art. All sizes and types of art. Then tweaking the art. Then the volunteer hanging folks label all the art.

Somehow the thought of the stockings were hung by the chimney with care - but more like the artwork was hung by the volunteers with care, in the hopes that the visitors would soon be there... 

Artist Volunteer Hanging Committee preparing Open Space Arts for its Opening May 3, 2023

And coming up this weekend - An art reception at Open Space Arts 15000 #140 Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge, VA from 6-8pm. This is our largest art show thus far so come meet the artists and see what they do! 

Also, extended hours at the gallery on Friday and Saturday evenings will begin shortly. The Stonebridge Shopping Center is such a marvelous place to dine then walk about and enjoy, so make a point to stop in at the gallery too.

And in Lake Ridge, the Prince William Art Society's annual Spring Tall Oaks Show will be held Saturday, May 6 10-4pm at 

Tall Oaks Community Center 12298 Cotton Mill Dr. Woodbridge, Virginia

That's on the corner of Hedges Run and Cotton Mill off Old Bridge Road where the Giant Shopping Center is. We believe in supporting the arts and enjoying the art created my artists local to us all. 

The Tall Oaks Community Center in Lake Ridge

Here are some pieces of my art work that are displayed and from "hanging out" at Open Space Arts Monday, May 1, 2023. Art Prints are now very much featured at the gallery as well and is often a great price point to begin when collecting art by artists you enjoy. Green dots symbolize that prints are available for that piece of art. Click on the image for a larger view.

Get Flowers Paint Them by Donna Liguria, 16x16 Acrylic

Hydrangeas Over Rock Wall by Donna Liguria, 16x20 Acrylic

Mercury Glass Flower Arrangement by Donna Liguria, 16x20 Acrylic

A Pot of Purple Pansies by Donna Liguria, 8x10 Acrylic

Spring in Occoquan by Donna Liguria, 12x12 Acrylic

Blue Glass Vase on Table by Donna Liguria, 9x12 Acrylic

Cornflower Sunrise by Donna Liguria, 11x14 Acrylic

African Violets in a Terracotta Pot by Donna Liguria, 10x10 Acrylic

Daffodil Inspection by Donna Liguria, 3x4 Acrylic Mini with Easel

Rose Garden Walk by Donna Liguria, 20x20 Acrylic

Have a favorite? Let me know! And come by and vote for it at the gallery! Leave it in the comments below too. I do love feedback.

The small army of artist volunteers hanging, rearranging at making the gallery look GOOD!

So next things are this week is for the Art Reception volunteers to prepare for what we hope is a great turn out on Saturday, May 6 for the art reception. AND for the PWAS artists participating in the Tall Oaks Show to prepare for that.

Will you be able to attend? Have a favorite art piece? What's on your mind? Hope to see you at the SHOWS!

Let me know if you like my paintings and if you need a handmade, original painting for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family member. If you want to commission me to do a painting for you, please contact me through this blog, on Facebook, My Website at https://DonnaLiguriaArt.com, or go to Donna Liguria Art on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/DonnaLiguriaArt to shop my available Artwork.

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