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Past Art Exhibits
Creatures of Imagination
Paintings by Steve Loya
Summer 2016 exhibit
On display January 20 - March 31, 2016
"Bryce Canyon Light" by Frank Lee Ruggles, photograph
On display January 11 - March 31, 2016
"Anonymous Intruder" by George Kochev, oil on canvas, 42"x36"
On display January 23 - April 11, 2016
J. Riley Stewart creates photographs of romantic landscapes that compel a sense of presence and participation by the viewer. They invite the viewer to immerse themselves in the scene, to stay awhile, to discover, and just enjoy the minutes. Stewart takes his inspiration from past artists who mastered the use of dramatic lighting to tell visual stories, especially those of the romantic and American illuminist movements. For more information about the artist, please email him.
"Hall of Wheels, Aldie Mill"
Student Artwork from Loudoun County Public Schools on Exhibit
Approximately 65 pieces of 2-D artwork by students from Algonkian Elementary School and Horizon Elementary School is currently on display at the University. This is part of an on-going partnership with the art education office in Loudoun County Public Schools. Limited pieces of student artwork are selected by the art teachers at each participating school and displayed on Campus. The exhibits change throughout the year and allow different schools to participate. The exhibit is open to the public through Nov. 23, 2015 at Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Room 121, Ashburn, VA 20147. Please contact building security at 571-553-8368 to confirm access before visiting.
By Nicole Cabral, Algonkian Elementary School
"Goose Creek, Route 15, Early Spring 2014, Leesburg, Virginia," Oil on Canvas, 45" X 58"
My exhibit covers my interpretation of Goose Creek in the four seasons over the span of 2012 through 2015. Hopefully the viewers will be able to put themselves in these landscapes and be reminded of their own journeys-- sometimes the view is murky; sometimes pleasant and colorful; often the view is obstructed; and at other times clear blue, crisp and sharp.
The important take away is that it is a journey - sometimes easy and sometimes not – but a journey, nonetheless. Try to enjoy it.
H. K. Anne
A Retrospective of Paintings by Sherry Zvares Sanabria,
GW Alumna BA '59
On display May 15- September 7, 2015
Born in Washington, DC, Sherry Zvares Sanabria, BA The George Washington University, and MFA The American University, is an artist of national and international renown. For most of her career the focus of her luminous paintings has been spaces and locales where people have experienced profound moments in their lives. She was drawn to spaces no longer inhabited, and she rendered them with haunting precision and dramatic light and shadow.
Oatlands Stairs, Acrylic on Museum Board, 30"x40," 2004
Approximately 50 pieces of 2-D artwork by students from Potomac Falls High School and Riverbend Middle School is currently on display at the University. This is part of an on-going partnership with the art education office in Loudoun County Public Schools. Limited pieces of student artwork are selected by the art teachers at each participating school and displayed on Campus. The exhibits change throughout the year and allow different schools to participate. The exhibit is open to the public through June 10, 2015 at Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Room 121, Ashburn, VA 20147.
By Mariana Brazao, Potomac Falls High School
Twilight by Kathleen Furey
These images are the very best of the nearly 1,100 images entered into the competition by members of the seven participating camera clubs. These include the Loudoun Photography Club, the Manassas-Warrenton Camera Club, McLean Photography Club, NIH Camera Club, Northern Virginia Photographic Society, Reston Photographic Society and the Vienna Photographic Society. Free and open to the public through June 6 in Innovation Hall. More information.
On display Jan. 9 - March 30, 2015
About Mike Caplanis
Well known for his prolific portraits, Caplanis has contributed illustrations to the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Los Angeles Times, Yankee Magazine, American History magazine, the Oxford-American magazine and other publications. He illustrated the book Drawn to the Civil War, a book of biographies and caricatures of Civil War heroes. For more information please visit him on Facebook.
Approximately 50 pieces of 2-D artwork by students from John W. Tolbert Elementary School and Heritage High School is currently on display at the University through October 14, 2014. This is part of an on-going partnership with the art education office in Loudoun County Public Schools. Limited pieces of student artwork are selected by the art teachers at each participating school and displayed on Campus. The exhibits change throughout the year and allow different schools to participate. The exhibit is open to the public through October 14, 2014 at Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Room 121, Ashburn, VA 20147. Please contact building security at 703-726-8368 to confirm access before visiting.
By Hope VanTuyle, Grade 3, John W. Tolbert Elementary School
Personal transformation in the presence of cancer
August 20- December 12, 2014
Heart's Journey, 25" x 23"
Mongolia: Then and Now
An Exhibit of Paintings by Dasher Ayush
Four Warriors by Dasher Ayush
Born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Dasher Ayush grew up in the beautiful and wild Mongolian countryside surrounded by broad steppes, high mountain ranges and extensive rivers. His grandfather was an exceptionally talented artist who taught Dasher how to jewel and paint as well as to revere the landscape and man’s close connection to the earth and all living things. Dasher’s paintings are about peace, freedom, and nature, and they show a delicate attention to detail and fine control of the brush. Painting in the traditional style, Dasher creates images of Mongol warriors on horseback and nomadic men herding sheep. In contrast, his portraits of women are soft, dreamy and beautiful. More Info
Very Special Arts 'Growing Together' Exhibit
August 4-September 15, 2014
Very Special Arts of Loudoun County is a fully inclusive visual and performing arts program that provides discovery opportunities for individuals with and without disabilities. Free and open to the public. Read More.
A selection of twenty-five beautiful nature photographs was chosen by judges at the annual Nature Visions Expo out of more than 800 submissions from seven local photography clubs. The winning pieces formed a Traveling Exhibit, which is on display at GW through July 31. Free and open to the public. Read more.
En Plein Air: Painting the Loudoun Landscape
Artwork by members of the Loudoun Sketch Club
May 5-July 13, 2014
Yellow Wood by Zeynep Baki, oil, 12" x 9"
"En Plein Air: Painting the Loudoun Landscape," assembles a group of Loudoun Sketch Club artists who share insights through their individual painting styles and techniques. This exhibit showcases the beauty of Loudoun as it also defines the Loudoun landscape en plein air. The exhibit will be on display at the George Washington University Virginia Science & Technology Campus from May 5 through July 13, 2014 in Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, First Floor Gallery, Ashburn, VA 20147.
There will be a reception on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to meet exhibiting artists and other members of the Loudoun Sketch Club. RSVP requested by May 12, but not required.
LCPS Young Artist Series
Artwork by students from Cool Spring Elementary School and Harper Park Middle School
February 20-May 15, 2014
By Katherine Orlowsky, Grade 8
Harper Park Middle School
Paintings by Margaret Huddy
Jan. 13-March 30, 2014
Photographs by Frank Ruggles Celebrate National Parks
Nov. 4, 2013-Jan. 6, 2014
Paintings by Mary Champion, Lori Goll, Linda Hendrickson, Lorrie Herman, Donna Robinson, Dana Thompson, Diane Weiner
Aug. 26, 2013-Oct. 31, 2013
By Julia Cline, grade 11, Tuscarora High School
LCPS Student Art Exhibit
Winter Show: October 12, 2012- Feb.19, 2013
Featuring two-dimensional artwork by 48 students from Loudoun County Public Schools. Artwork is included in this exhibit from Lucketts Elementary School and Tuscarora High School.
Exploration Hall, Gallery Lounge (Rm. 121)
20101 Academic Way
Ashburn, VA 20147
For more information about the exhibit contact the Office of Corporate and Community Relations at 703-726-3652. Building security: 703-726-8368 (call to confirm building hours for visiting the exhibit)
LCPS Teacher Art Show
October 26, 2012- January 6, 2013
Featuring mixed-media artwork by 17 art educators from Loudoun County Public Schools.
Monkey by Jacquline Jones, art educator, Arcola Elementary School.
Ann Allen, Frances Hazel Reid ES
Augusta Dadiego, Freedom HS
Dawn DeBaere, Countryside ES
Jennifer Drewiske, Freedom HS
Kristin Epperson, River Bend MS
Karen Hassinger, Rosa Lee Carter ES
Sherri Isbister, Dominion HS
Patricia Jones, Loudoun County HS
Jacqueline Jones, Arcola ES
Brian Kirk, Stone Bridge HS
Stephen Loya, Seldens Landing ES
Patricia Leo Nier, Little River ES
Leanne Poindexter, Lowes Island ES
W. Scott Russell, Ball’s Bluff ES
Andrew Sniffin, J. Michael Lunsford MS
Cynthia Taczak, Harper Park MS
Ryan Thiele, Sterling MS
Enterprise Hall, Lobby
44983 Knoll Square
Ashburn, VA 20147
For more information about the exhibit contact the Office of Corporate and Community Relations at 703-726-3652. Building security: 703-726-3511 (call to confirm building hours for visiting the exhibit)
10th District Congressional Art Show
The university, in partnership with U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., hosted the 10th District Congressional Art Show March 29 through April 20, 2012. The exhibit, on display at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus featured 260 works by 167 area high school students, representing 24 schools throughout the 10th Congressional District. Geographic representation included Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William, Warren, and Winchester counties and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. MORE
GW Alumni Artists Exhibit on Campus In Celebration of the Campus’ 20-Year Anniversary (Winter 2011)
Photographs by four distinguished GW Alumni artists, Pamela Habholz Davis – MFA ‘06, Johnston Grindstaff – MFA ‘01, Rick McCleary – MFA ‘82, and Claudia Smigrod – MFA ‘78, are featured in the GW 20th Anniversary Alumni Regional Artist Series Winter 2011 Exhibit at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus. The exhibit features a unique mixture of realistic and abstract photographs by the four photographers. MORE
Monkey in Love
24" x 30," Digital Color Print
By Johnston Grindstaff
GW Alumni Artists Exhibit on Campus, In Celebration of the Campus’ 20-Year Anniversary (Fall 2011)
Paintings by four distinctive GW Alumni artists, Dean Taylor Drewyer, Sharon Moody, Alexia Scott, and Bradley Stevens, are featured in:
The GW 20th Anniversary Alumni Artist Series
Fall 2011 Exhibit
September 1, 2011- October 21, 2011
The exhibit features close to twenty paintings depicting landscapes, cityscapes, and still life explorations. MORE
The artist reception is Thursday, September 29 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the First Floor Gallery of Enterprise Hall, and is open to the public. The reception features Solo Guitarist and GW Adjunct Professor of Music, John Albertson, sponsored by Olivera Music Entertainment.
The exhibit is on display through Oct. 21. The Enterprise Hall Gallery is located at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. Please call Corporate and Community Relations, 703-726-3650, for more information. Download.pdf
Geraniums with Mantis in my Garden
36" x 60," Oil on Linen
By Alexia Scott
Autumn Fields, Loudoun County
52" x 62," Oil on Canvas
By Dean Taylor Drewyer
Loudoun Photography Club Exhibit
Exhibit on Display: June 14- August 25, 2011
Reception: June 16, 2011, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Loudoun Photography Club members exhibit original photography on Campus. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public at Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, First Floor Gallery, Ashburn, VA 20147. For more information contact the Office of Corporate and Community Relations at 703-726-3650. MORE
Early Spring Morning at Blackwater Falls by Charlotte Arnold
Recent exhibits of local artists included: Michael Beckner, Mary Champion, Lavonne Donohue, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Jim Hanna, William J. Hennessy, Carmen Barros Howell, Dell Keathley, Cynthia Lowther, Ann Noel, Katherine Riedel, Libby Stevens, Manon Roderick, Sherry Sanabria, Antonia Walker, William Woodward, Tom Zuk, 20 art instructors from LCPS, and the Loudoun Photography Club.
LCPS Student Artists Exhibit Artwork at GW (Spring 2011)
Exhibit on Display: April 12 - June 7, 2011
Reception: May 12, 2011, 6:30-8 p.m.
Student artwork from Loudoun County Public Schools on exhibit at The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC). The exhibit features two-dimensional, mixed-media works by more than 50 student artists from the Balls Bluff Elementary School, Cool Spring Elementary School, John W. Tolbert Elementary School and Pinebrook Elementary School. MORE
Campus Honors 10th District Congressional Artists Exhibit (Spring 2011)
Exhibit: On display through April 28, 2011
Reception: Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6-8:30 p.m.
10th District artwork submissions to the annual Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the US House of Representatives, Rep. Frank Wolf, are on display in Enterprise Hall through April 28. The national competition, featuring works from high school students, includes all congressional districts in the nation. Each district selects a Best in Show that will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. Awards to be announced April 14, 7 p.m. at the opening reception by Rep. Frank Wolf. Exhibit and reception are open to the public. For more information call Corporate and Community Relations at (703) 726-3650. MORE
GW Alumni Artist Exhibit and Reception to Celebrate Campus 20th Anniversary (Spring 2011)
Enterprise Hall (formerly Building 2)
44983 Knoll Square, First Floor Gallery
Ashburn, VA 20147
In celebration of the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the Campus, distinctive works from local GW Alumni artists will be on display in three exhibits throughout the year. The first exhibit, featuring approximately 30 pieces of artwork by distinguished GW alumni, includes the following artists:
An artist recognition reception will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Enterprise Hall First Floor Gallery (RSVP requested by Feb. 10). The Enterprise Hall Gallery is located at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
Please contact Corporate and Community Relations at 703-726-3650 for more information.
Reception to feature Solo Guitarist & GW Adjunct Professor of Music, John Albertson, sponsored by Olivera Music Entertainment.
Selections fom the Seven Deadly Sins Series
A work in progress.
Paintings and Drawings, 2000-2010
By William Woodward
September 20 - Jan. 31, 2010
Reception Oct. 28, 2010 MORE
Enterprise Hall (formerly Building 2)
20101 Academic Way, Gallery Lounge (Rm. 121)
Ashburn, VA 20147
Call 703-726-3650 for more information.
Student Artists from Loudoun County Public Schools Exhibit Artwork at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (Fall 2010)
Oct. 29, 2010 - Jan. 12, 2011
More than 50 students from Catoctin ES, Evergreen Mill ES, Smarts Mill MS, and Loudoun County HS exhibit 2-D artwork through Jan. 12 at 20101 Academic Way. Artist's Reception Dec. 7. Exhibit and reception open to the public. MORE
Eighth Annual LCPS Teacher Art Exhibition (2010)
September 21-October 26, 2010 MORE
Reception Friday, September 24.
20101 Academic Way, Gallery Lounge (Rm. 121)
Ashburn, VA 20147
Call 703-726-3650 for more information or building security at 703-726-6368 to ensure Gallery access.
Wildlife Rescue Exhibit
Reception & Silent Auction to Benefit NWF's Gulf Oil Spill
Through Sept. 13, 2010
Reception Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010
The Loudoun Photography Club exhibit captures nature in action with over 25 wildlife photos. A reception and silent auction to benefit the National Wildlife Federation Gulf Oil Spill Restoration Fund is open to the public, Thursday, Sept. 2, from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. in the Enterprise Hall Lower-Level Art Gallery. Exhibit on display through Sept. 13. MORE
June 7-Sept. 13, 2010
Reception Thursday, July 15
The Regional Artist Series exhibit, Wild Things!, explores Loudoun's wild side with more than 20 paintings from nine local artists featuring everything from owls and roosters to buffalo, sheep, horses, rabbits and more. The artist reception is Thursday, July 15, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Enterprise Hall First Floor Gallery and is open to the public. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 30. The Enterprise Hall Gallery is located at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. Please call Corporate and Community Relations, 703-726-3650 for more information. MORE
Reception to feature the Shenandoah Trio, sponsored by Olivera Music Entertainment.
Michael Beckner: From Here to There
April 5, 2010 - June 4, 2010
Reception Friday, April 16, 6 p.m.
Bridges, roads, buildings, overpasses, and construction sites are Michael Beckner's favorite subjects—all of which are a far cry from the lush country landscapes that usually depict Loudoun County. "We live in a concrete age and these are our landscapes," he says. MORE
Student Artists from Loudoun County Public Schools Exhibit Artwork at the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (Winter 2010)
Jan. 22, 2010 - April 14, 2010
More than 50 students from Sycolin Creek ES, Creighton's Corner ES, Sterling MS, and Potomac Falls HS exhibit 2-D artwork through 4/14 at 20101 Academic Way. MORE
10th District Congressional Art Exhibit (2010)
March 10, 2010 - March 19, 2010
The Campus will host the annual Congressional Art Competition sponsored by Representative Frank Wolf. The Best in Show will be announced by Wolf at an Artist Reception on Friday, March 12. MORE
Caricature Artist Mike Caplanis Exhibits on Campus
Dec. 15, 2009 - March 5, 2010
Jazz musicians, literary figures, artists, and politicians take a good needling from regional artist Mike Caplanis in the exhibit, Pens & Needles. Caplanis began drawing caricatures of civil war generals and statesmen which were later published in the 1999 book Drawn to the Civil War, John F. Blair, publisher. Many caricatures followed and continue to spring from his imagination. His drawings skewer players from history and politics, literature and science, the living and the dead, the good and the bad. Open to the public through March 5 at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. For more information contact 703-726-3650. MORE
Black Heritage Postage Stamp Series
Dec. 15, 2009 - March 5, 2010
Honoring and Commemorating Black Leadership is a selection of the artwork chosen or commissioned by the US Postal Service to honor distinguished African-American educators, scientists, explorers, athletes, musicians, writers, civil rights activists, war heroes, and more. The George Washington University received permission to reproduce the high quality art reproductions, created by different artists. Open to the public through March 5 at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147. For more information contact 703-726-3650. MORE