The Fairfax Art League was founded in 1986 by six artists exhibiting their work as a group in the John C. Wood complex. In 1987 the six artists, after much consideration about the name adopted The Fairfax Art League (FAL). League was selected since League, by definition, is a covenant between persons, and FAL's covenant is to promote art in the community. In 1988, the League applied for incorporation through the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, which in February 1989 resulted in the League incorporation as a Non Profit Organization. In the years since its inception the League's membership has grown to over 100 members. The Fairfax Art League (FAL) is a vibrant organization comprised of local and regional artists coming together to celebrate the arts. We promote our arts through:
* Free demonstrations to the public in conjunction with the monthly membership meeting
* Programs to educate youth in the classroom setting; * Galleries in downtown Fairfax where members may exhibit works;
* Events and receptions promoting the arts where patrons and artists may interact.
All Fairfax Art League meetings, demonstrations, educational events and gallery exhibitions are free to the public. Sponsors and local area artists are invited to join the Fairfax Art League for cooperative opportunities to exhibit their fine artwork, meet other artists at monthly meetings and to attend private demonstrations as well as educational workshops and seminars. To join FAL please visit the MEMBERSHIP page or click here for the MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM Find out more FAL information in the ABOUT US page
Featured Artist for June
Teresa Ahmad is a native Virginian, now living in Woodbridge. She went to Virginia Commonwealth University and received a BFA in Communications Arts and Design, with emphasis in Illustration. For more than 15 years, she has worked behind the scenes in public relations, advertising, marketing, and radio. The former Director of the Vienna Art Center, she now is focusing on her family and her own art career. Teresa's portfolio consists of primarily pen & ink but she also enjoys painting in acrylics and pastels. She continues to design marketing tools, including logos, for companies and organization. Ms. Ahmad's art work can be seen throughout the East Coast, Texas, and Hawaii, and some of her paintings are on display with permanent art collections.
Important Dates June 2013
Jun 1: 9:00 am Board meeting at VG
10:00 am members' meeting .
11:00 am Artist Demonstration to follow members' meeting
June 6: 1 to 6:30 pm Hanging Day at OTH
3 to 6:30 pm Hanging Day at VG<
June 15: Newsletter submissions due to Don Allen
The Heritage Festival was a great success. We hope that you enjoyed the evening. The following is a message from Sonia O'Donnell, our Heritage Coordinator. Sonia was responsible for booking all our entertainment for the evening as well as getting local restaurants to donate food for the event. Thank you Sonia!
LOOKING AHEADOur July/August show will have Co-Featured Artists. Kathleen Stark and Ramona Weaver will be Featured Artists for July/August. Their pieces will be created from re-used, re-cycled articles. They are asking that if you have done similar works, that you exhibit them in that show with theirs.
Enjoy the Old Town Hall Gallery monthly new exhibits. Open from 10:00 to 2:00 PM Monday to Thursday.
3999 University Dr. Fairfax VA 22031.
Free Parking in the lot
Click at the Signup Icon Below for OTH Sitting
The 2 (Ramona and Kathleen) 3R Artists are are doing a Community Re-See, Recycle, Re-Purpose Asemblage in The Village Gallery during the months of May, June and July. The purpose is to bring people to The Village Gallery and to encourage community participation in the project. The artists also want to bring awarness and encouragement to repurposing and recycling. One or both artists will be in the Gallery on Saturdays during the next 3 months working on the assemblage and would love to have help from other artists and anyone else who come by. Children are welcome. There are materials to use or bring in a small object or picture to add to The Community Assemblage. Also there is a Piggy Bank in which to put your VOTE on "IS IT ART.?......or IS IT JUNK? YOU DECIDE!!!!!!
High School Fashion Design Show at the Village Gallery
The Fashion Design program at Fairfax Academy for Communication and the Arts is made up of talented students from all over Fairfax County High Schools. From June 6 to July 1 students of the Grade 12 Fashion Design 2 Class under Teacher Mrs. Jin-A Chang will showcase their creations at the Village Gallery of the Fairfax Art League. Throughout their senior year, these Fashion Design 2 students have worked on their original 5 look collections. Designs at the show were made by Grade 12 Fairfax High Shool students Rachel Baker, Ayush Bayarsaikhan, Kendall Dishek, Sarah Dowell, Kyana Hallacher, Elise Kinsey, Cassidy Metts, Thomas Tonapi, and Chloe Ye. All designs are entirely student-created, from concept and illustration to pattern-making and construction. You are invited to visit the show and admire the work of these talented young people.
New VG Gallery Sitting Procedures
New VG Gallery Sitting Procedures The Building Management is allowing sitters to use the upstairs offices restrooms. Therefore, starting on May 2013 the VG will require only one sitter per two hour period. The exception will be for new sitters who need training. They should request an experienced sitter to assist them.
The Village Gallery exhibit opens to the public every Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Old Town Plaza. New exhibits evey month.
3950 University Dr. Fairfax, VA 22030
Plenty of free parking.
Sitters Sign Up Forms Through Sign Up Genius
For the past two months the galleries sitting schedule have been sent to all our members through a service called Signupgenius. It has proven very effective and practical as members can sign up for sitting ahead of time. The process is fairly simple, each gallery will send an invitation to sign up every month. Members don't need to open an account just respond to the monthly email.
Click at the Signup Icon Below for VG Sitting
FAL 2013 Scholarship recipient. is Yaegi Lenoir form the Faifax High School. full story
This special art exhibition will open on Friday, April 12 and be on exhibit through May, 2013. The public is invited to a free wine and cheese opening reception party and concert on Friday, April 26 from 7 to 9 PM. . Full Story
A nominating committee needs to be formed to look for a new president for the 2013-2014 term which begins in Sept. According to our bylaws, the head of the committee needs to be a board member. The slate of candidates needs to be presented at the May meeting and voting will take place at the June meeting. Please contact Wendy Wander if you can help out Full Story
FAL would like to welcome Salon Simis to the Fairfax neighborhood. Ahmet Sim and Linda Rosen, the owners of this salon, have offered to display our members' artwork on their walls. They are looking for large, colorful pieces with a modern flair. More details on how you can participate in this exciting opportunity will be emailed to members shortly. Salon Simis is hosting a grand opening on Saturday, May 11, from 3:00-6:00 pm, at 10090 Main Street in Fairfax. This is about a mile east of Old Town Hall, to the right of the Capital One Bank. Many distinguished guests, including the Mayor will be in attendance. Guests will enjoy complimentary champagne, hors d'oeuvres, and beauty product gift bags. www.salonsimis.com Full Story
Our galleries can only stay open if we have members that will "sit" in the gallery, greet visitors, and sell the art on display. Training is provided. This is a great opportunity for you to work on your art while helping out the Art League. Click here for more Volunteer Opportunities Full Story
May Village Gallery People's Choice Award went to Doris Jenkins for her painting "Hydrangeas "
SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS WINNERS
Congrtatulations to the Spotlight on the Arts winners. Judge Frederick Markman Selected the following:
Best in Show
MariAnne McGregor for her Photograph "Six"
Donna Finnegan for her waterdolor "Pear Amour"
Wendy Wander for her oil painting "Bahamas Reflection"
Ramona Weaver for her collage "Slip Slidin Away"
Wendy McConnel for her Acrilic "Boy in the Meadow"
Kathie Rogers for her oil painting "Sunflower for You!"