In the Gallery

In the Gallery Now: Magical Miniatures

Creative Challenge: Magical Miniatures

© Lavonne Donohue

Square Bales by Lavonne Donohue – winner Joan’s Choice award

Magical Miniatures, a creative challenge exhibition sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center, features creative works in a variety of media. Two size categories of small work are shown: Traditional Dollhouse (1″ equals 1 foot) and Simply Small (25 square inches or less.)

Three cash prizes have been awarded:
$200 for Best in Show to Roberta Marovelli - “Anchovy” (oil)
$100 for Joan’s Choice to Lavonne Donohue – “The Potter’s Home” (acrylic)
$50 for Most Enchanting to Emily Sloviko – “ The Trio” (acrylic)

The judges also awarded Honorable Mentions to:
Kathleen Genaille – “Sailing Ship” (paper cut)
Linda Bowman – “Caribbean Treasure Box” (3-D)
Gwen Casey Higgons – “Along the Back Waters” (oil)
Walta Warren - “Paris Valley” (acrylic)

The miniatures are on view July 25 through August 25, 2014
Opening reception on Sunday, July 27th from 3 to 5PM.
For more details, please see the complete Call for Entries.

In the Gallery Next: Blandy Sketch Group

Autumn on the Shenandoah (c) Gwen Casey-Higgins

Autumn on the Shenandoah, by Gwen Casey-Higgins

The Blandy Sketch Group meets monthly at the Blandy Experimental Farm in Clarke County, home of the State Arboretum of Virginia.

Blandy Sketch Group members were invited to exhibit in the group’s 13th Annual Art Show, held this year in the Franklin Park Arts Center gallery.

The Blandy Sketch Group 13th Annual Art Show will be on display in the Gallery from Friday, August 29, 2014 through Sunday, September 28, 2014.

Exhibits Scheduled for Season 7, 2014-2015

  • Blue Ridge Spinners and Weavers – Fri. Oct. 3 to Sun. Nov. 9
  • Barns and Farms of Loudoun County – Fri. Nov. 14 to Mon. Jan. 5
  • FOFPAC Winter Show: “Black and White” – Fri. Jan. 9 to Mon. Feb. 2
  • Youth Art Show: “Paint the Town” – Fri. Feb. 6 to Mon. Mar. 2
  • DaVinci Art Studio Show – Fri. Mar. 6 to Mon. Apr 6
  • Fabric Fantasies II – Fiber Art Show – Fri. Apr. 10 to Mon. May 11
  • “In The Garden” – Fri. May 16 to Mon. June 15
  • 10th Annual Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour – Sat. June 20 and Sun. June 21
  • Studio Tour Encore – Mon. – June 22 to Mon. July 20
  • FOFPAC Summer Challenge Show – Fri. July 24 to Mon. Aug. 24

View Some of Our Past Exhibits Online

Women with Vision Multimedia Exhibit

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Minds Wide OpenThe Franklin Park Arts center presents its original Women with Vision exhibition, now online. The exhibit explores the creativity of seven female Loudoun artists and their collective impact on our community.

The exhibit highlights three generations of women within our community whose creative talent, in the opinion of the Arts Center, continues to shape the arts in Loudoun; the exhibit supported the Minds Wide Open statewide celebration of women in the arts. The show originally ran in the center from May 28 – June 14, 2010.

CLOUDY with a Chance of Art

View Online @ Flickr

cloudy with a chance of art - logo

An interactive exhibit experiment ran in the lobby gallery from Thursday, 16 September 2010 through October 10 2010, with the introduction:

“Is a picture worth a thousand words, or can a thousand words create a picture? Maybe both. Let’s find out. This unique, interactive exhibit asks you to write a couple of words about one or more of the art pieces on display. Feeling brave? Share more than a single word with us- share a thought or a story that the artwork brings to mind. Those words will be turned into their own ‘word cloud’ artwork throughout the show and final versions will be rendered at the show’s conclusion. Share your words in person or online on Flickr.”

Center Pieces, January 2011

Center Pieces, the Second Annual Mid-winter Art Show and Sale, featured creative works ranging from center pieces for the table to works that explore the ideas of physical and spiritual centering.

Viewer’s Choice winners:
‘Indigo Bunting Male’ by Stephanie Roan, ‘Still in Time’ by Alice Power, and ‘Entropy 2′ by Bob Friedenberg.
Many thanks to all who participated.

Sponsored by the Friends of Franklin Park Arts Center.