Gallery West

Gallery West Gallery West - A Co-Op Art Gallery in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia which operated in various locations in Alexandria until the Fall of 2013. It is now closed.
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Gallery West's artist-members work in a variety of media: watercolor, acrylic, oil, pastel, ceramic, Byzantine iconography, and photography. Located in Old Town Alexandria at 1213 King Street, Gallery West is one of the oldest cooperative galleries in Northern Virginia. With two floors of fine art, the gallery showcases new work every month by artist-members as well as a featured show. Gallery h

ours are augumented by appointment. Additional information and images are on view at www.gallery-west.com. Inquiries can be made at 703-549-6006 during regular business hours.

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Two of my images are also going to be in the show.  I'll do a separate posting with the two images, but you can also che...
10/11/2014

Two of my images are also going to be in the show. I'll do a separate posting with the two images, but you can also check it out on Flickr.

Have you checked out our flickr photostream for the ARTrageous silent auction on Friday, November 7th? You can see all the of the amazing art that is being donated, including this abstract by Judy Antico entitled "Flying High." You won't want to miss this silent auction, where you can walk away with a masterpiece - possibly for less than you would normally pay for art of this quality! All proceeds benefit the work of the Arlngton Artists Alliance, Gallery Underground's parent organization, a 501 (c) (3) organization which supports and promotes artists in Arlington County. Click here: 126919361@N04/sets/72157647106298066/" rel="ugc" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/126919361@N04/sets/72157647106298066/

This says it all.  Why are our priorities skewed away from the arts?
05/03/2014

This says it all. Why are our priorities skewed away from the arts?

breekt graag een lans voor de schoonheid, want: 'Kunst kan geen kwaad.' (Biesheuvel)

06/21/2012

In July, we'll be putting up the new show Red, White, and Blue. Patriotic themes, local color and art with red, white and blue! It promises to be exciting.

05/08/2012
Judy Smith's show is up! This lovely image, which she selected for her postcard, is in the Gallery West front window.  T...
03/09/2012

Judy Smith's show is up! This lovely image, which she selected for her postcard, is in the Gallery West front window. The reception for the show is this Saturday, March 10 from five to eight. Please come.

03/01/2012

The National Juried Show comes down this weekend! Come on down to catch a final look at the show and snag a piece of artwork!

Saturday night's reception for the National Juried show!
02/14/2012

Saturday night's reception for the National Juried show!

02/12/2012

The Reception for the National Juried Show was great! In spite of the winter winds, we had a full house. We ate platefuls of wonderful cheese, drank 15 bottles of lovely wine, and had a great time talking about art. Many thanks to Ted Reed, the Show's Juror, for his comments on the submissions, particularly the work of the winners. Several families brought their children, who ate brownies and cookies and fruit and contributed to the friendly atmosphere. It was a great evening!

01/08/2012

Stop by the GALLERY today and enjoy a glass of WINE while you browse this month's NEW SHOW!

My most recent commission.  She's not finished yet, because I want the recipient to tell me if the colors suit.  This ph...
11/30/2011

My most recent commission. She's not finished yet, because I want the recipient to tell me if the colors suit. This photo makes the blue look a good deal more electric than it is "in person." I've done more work on the faces and hands, but they don't show in the photo I took.

Gallery West will be open on Black Friday from 6 am until 6 pm. Come by and check out our "Blue Dot" discounts!
11/18/2011

Gallery West will be open on Black Friday from 6 am until 6 pm. Come by and check out our "Blue Dot" discounts!

11/11/2011

Don't forget to stop by Gallery West tomorrow evening and check out all the great work in the gallery this month. The fun starts at 5:00 pm and continues until 8:00 pm!

Helen Dilley Barsalou was Gallery West's Featured Artist in April 2011© 2011 Susan Stayer, all rights reserved
11/11/2011

Helen Dilley Barsalou was Gallery West's Featured Artist in April 2011
© 2011 Susan Stayer, all rights reserved

Gallery West is participating in the Old Town Alexandria Black Friday sale by offering discounts on artwork marked with ...
11/07/2011

Gallery West is participating in the Old Town Alexandria Black Friday sale by offering discounts on artwork marked with a blue dot. From 6 am to 8 am, get 30 percent off. From 8 am to 10 am, get 20 percent off. And from 10 am until 6 pm get 10 percent off blue dot artwork.

Take advantage of free parking on Black Friday at meters AND parking garages!

The day after Thanksgiving is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t fight the mall traffic and crowds this year! Instead, enjoy a more pleasant gift buying experience by shopping ...

07/06/2011

POETRY OF LIGHT
Classical Realism by Rachel Estrada

July 6 – July 31, 2011

Artist's Reception: Saturday, July 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, July 30, from 5 – 7 p.m.
Gallery West is proud to present artist Rachel Estrada's "Poetry of Light," a collection of Classical Realist works paired with poetry.

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Gallery West is an artist's cooperative gallery located near the western shore of the Potomac River, just across from Washington, DC. We are near the Torpedo Factory Art Center, shops, restaurants, historic buildings, Potomac River dinner-dance cruise ships, and many busy and exciting places. Galler

Gallery West Presents "Big World, Small Paintings"Oil Paintings by Cindi Lewis September 8 - October 3, 2010Second Thurs...
09/15/2010

Gallery West Presents
"Big World, Small Paintings"
Oil Paintings by Cindi Lewis

September 8 - October 3, 2010

Second Thursday Old Town Alexandria Art Night, Thursday, September 9, 2010, 6-9pm

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 5-8pm
Featuring Live Jazz performed by Mike and Dave Gassmann Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11am-6pm

Painting offers many pleasures: the fresh beginning presented by every blank canvas and palette of freshly squeezed paint; the moment when an image starts to emerge and take on a life of its own; the opportunity to lose oneself in a process that is both stimulating and calming; the pride when a painting turns out well – and even the “teachable moments” when pieces go horribly wrong. But I have also discovered, like countless others before me, that the artist’s habit of looking closely at the world has additional rewards as I notice the interplay of colors, light, and shapes wherever I go. Even doing something as mundane as driving on the Beltway has been transformed; the boredom (or worse) has been replaced by cheerful contemplation of the variety of greens in the trees bordering the highway or the effect of the late afternoon light – and of how to capture them in paint. This show shares a personal, maybe idiosyncratic, collection of such moments, in locations ranging from my backyard in Alexandria to travel destinations overseas. Emphasizing the color and light initially attracting me to each of these scenes, I invite the viewer to share my small glimpses of the world.

Gallery West is an artist's cooperative gallery located near the western shore of the Potomac River, just across from Washington, DC. We are near the Torpedo Factory Art Center, shops, restaurants, historic buildings, Potomac River dinner-dance cruise ships, and many busy and exciting places. Galler...

08/09/2010

Here's what some of our artists are up to:

Helen Dilley Barsalou received an honorable mention for her painting "Misty Waterfall" at the recent Vienna Art Center show judged by David Daniels.

08/09/2010

Here's what some of our artists are up to:

RACHEL ESTRADA, who recently had four paintings in the 12th annual Four Seasons of Oatlands juried show & sale, won best in show for the painting category. "Iron Sharpens Iron" was completed after she and her husband traveled through Ireland last August. It was inspired by the time they spent in the beautiful, rugged west -- Killarney.

July 2010 Solo Show"Chasing the Tempest" by Jefferson Evans Color and Infrared Images of Storms Over the Northern Plains...
07/08/2010

July 2010 Solo Show

"Chasing the Tempest" by Jefferson Evans


Color and Infrared Images of Storms Over the Northern Plains


The show runs from July 7 through August 1. Meet the artist at an opening reception Sat., July 17 from 5pm to 8pm. The gallery is open for a Second Thursday Artwalk on Thu., July 8 from 5pm to 8pm. Light refreshments will be served.

"I have always been fascinated by storms and in June 2009 I finally took that fascination to the next level — joining a storm chasing tour based out of Denver. I must say, it ended up being much like what you see on TV, whether the Discover or National Geographic Channel, with the exception that the breaks in between the exciting moments are much longer in real life than on TV. "We averaged around 480 miles a day. Yeah, I know. But as crazy as that sounds, on any day that we had good storms, we could have travelled 600 miles and would have still wanted to keep on going, because you see, once the chase is on, you can't cover enough miles. That is what the rush of adrenaline does, not to mention the possibility of capturing really special images. Heck, forget the images...when you have that moment when the wind is blowing so hard you can barely stand, branches are breaking in the trees behind you, the dirt on the ground in front of you is getting pulled straight up into the air and sucked into the storm, and a sound like a waterfall is growing every second...well, while I might consider myself a serious photographer, I'm not embarassed to say that at that moment I was less worried about f-stops and ISO's and shutter speeds and was more concerned about the human condition, namely my human condition. It was a joy. And as it happens...I managed to capture an interesting image or two."Jefferson Evans is a member of the Northern Virginia Photographic Society, the Springfield Art Guild, and Gallery West on King Street in Old Town Alexandria. His awards include 1st place in the 2009 Green Spring Garden Park Art Show and 3rd place in the Gallery West 2010 National Juried show.

Gallery West is an artist's cooperative gallery located near the western shore of the Potomac River, just across from Washington, DC. We are near the Torpedo Factory Art Center, shops, restaurants, historic buildings, Potomac River dinner-dance cruise ships, and many busy and exciting places. Galler...

"Of all subject matter, portraiture is what I am most passionate about. The harmonious relationship between subject and ...
07/04/2010

"Of all subject matter, portraiture is what I am most passionate about. The harmonious relationship between subject and light always continues to draw me in. How light falls across the face, illuminating the eyes, creating warm and cool patterns in light and dark values. All this reveals the enduring bone structure, the character of a person and the map of who they are.”


As far back as she can remember, Rachel has always had a deeply rooted interest in the arts and the creative process. Long day trips to The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. inspired her with admiration for the old masters. Their dedication to excellence deeply impacted her style and process.

Rachel studied classical portraiture with Lisa Semerad, Timothy J. Chambers, and in New York with master pastelist, Daniel E. Greene.

Rachel enjoys the challenges each new commission presents and finds commission work addicting. Nothing is more satisfying to her than to see the excitement on her clients’ face after receiving their completed portrait. Her commissions include ballet backdrops for local dance studios and specialized portraits of families, adults, children and pets. She also teaches beginning pastel to students of all ages, and in doing so, shares her enthusiasm for that medium.

Rachel has work in private collections internationally, is a member of the Portrait Society of America, and is a member artist of Gallery West in old town Alexandria, Virginia. She also travels abroad for new inspiration and has painted a variety of scenes and subjects from her time in Israel, Ireland, and Greece.

Rachel is a native of Northern Virginia and resides in Leesburg with her husband, William.

Wherever travels have taken me, I have looked, reflected,and stored the beauty—of the American West, the Caribbean and e...
07/04/2010

Wherever travels have taken me, I have looked, reflected,
and stored the beauty—of the American West, the Caribbean and especially the Hawaiian Islands— as artistic inspiration.
I invite you into my fantasy world of high energy landscapes,exploring the interaction of primal forces
—earth, air, fire and water—with the life-giving sun.
My paint brush is the computer,allowing me to combine
my photography with a vast resource for experimentation,
to produce landscapes of the imagination. I produce my art as high quality, archival one-of-a-kind originals. They are printed on fine coated matte paper for maximum color saturation, or on canvas, stretched and focused in floating mahogany frames.
My skills were honed as a graphic designer
where the dance of shape and color is my signature.
My vision is to remind the viewer that we are custodians of a fragile beauty, balanced precariously in the immense background of space.

I was born in Memphis, TN and moved to Northern Virginia in 1990 to take a job with the United States Patent & Trademark...
07/04/2010

I was born in Memphis, TN and moved to Northern Virginia in 1990 to take a job with the United States Patent & Trademark Office, then in Crystal City, now moved to the Carlyle Campus off Duke Street in Alexandria. A frequent world traveler at the PTO convinced me of the joys of the Old World, even if one must go alone, so around 1993 I took the plunge with a solo jaunt to England. I then convinced my good friend Mr. Herndon of the veracity of said joys and soon we were regular sojourners through the wonderful places of Europe. Mr. Herndon’s desire to better capture the experience on film led him to educate himself on the art and the equipment of photography (and later become a professional photographer in Memphis), and I was happy to take advantage of my friend's growing expertise.

So travel photography was the beginning. Cindy Dyer, a kind, earthy, spiritual soul who runs the neighborhood garden club planted a new seed that led to a love of gardens and the beautiful details to be captured therein. And to better capture the growing things in my front yard and gardens such as Green Springs Garden Park, I obtained a high quality macro lens which brings us to the present and my growing love of closeup flower and plant photography. My friend Jody is all about classic black and white, but I have always loved color and what better place to find wonderful flourishes of color, brilliant and subtle, than in a garden?

I have sold prints, matted and framed, to friends and the occasional stranger. I've joined the Springfield Art Guild and the Northern Virginia Photographic Society. Recently I have become a full member of Gallery West on King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Sales and shows are nice but it is the taking of pictures that remain the joy, most recently in Japan and storm chasing in South Dakota.

So now I find myself enjoying both ends of the visual scale - capturing moments that encompass broad vistas, whether natural or manmade, and capturing moments as small as the tiny reflection in a single dewdrop on a single blade of grass.

From floral ephemeral to human transitional. From one wonderful moment to the next.

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