Arches Gallery Artists

Arches Gallery Artists The Associates exhibit in Building W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center at the corner of Route 123 and Workhouse Way in Lorton, VA.

Centerfuse in Manassass is an office space that allows members of the Arches to hang some of their artwork. The work is ...
05/17/2019

Centerfuse in Manassass is an office space that allows members of the Arches to hang some of their artwork. The work is for sale and is kept up for a 3 months before being changed.

Our board got a well needed wash and a do-over!
05/16/2019

Our board got a well needed wash and a do-over!

Call all graduating art students!  Check this out . . .
05/12/2019

Call all graduating art students! Check this out . . .

Are you a graduate-level artist? Don’t miss the opportunity to submit a project proposal to exhibit your work in our Art Lab Gallery!
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Proposals will be considered for artists working in any media and they may apply as an individual or a collaborative group presenting a singular concept.
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For more info, please visit. http://www.workhousearts.org/event/open-call-art-lab/
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Featured image:
Installation image of solo exhibit by Jayne Matricardi.
#workhouseartscenter #mfastudents

Come on out!  Arches Gallery is open Wednesdays to Saturdays 11am - 6pm and Sundays from 12noon to 5pm.  Anne's show is ...
05/12/2019

Come on out! Arches Gallery is open Wednesdays to Saturdays 11am - 6pm and Sundays from 12noon to 5pm. Anne's show is a big hit! It can be viewed in our gallery until Sunday, June 2 and that weekend we are gearing up to have extended hours. Come on in, y'all! P.S. Gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Workhouse Artist Anne Hollis is our W-9 Featured Artist this May with a new show entitled "Cirque du Plume."

The whimsical exhibition is a series of mixed media collage artworks that depict circus acts performed by intrepid birds with dual representation of family life. While collage is traditionally created using materials such as paint and paper, mixed media includes more unorthodox materials such as textiles, plastics, and up-cycled materials which produce an artwork that just became a bit more interesting.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Anne moved to Virginia to pursue a career in education and has been teaching art to elementary children for over 20 years. Originally a painter by choice, Anne turned to collage in 2015 when she was commissioned to create an artwork and decided to go in a new direction. Anne loves the possibilities collage and mixed media present and believes the juxtaposition and layering of different papers and textures can create visually stunning results.

Meet Anne during our monthly, free Second Saturday Art Walk from 6p-9p on May 11, explore her show in Building W-9, or explore her art online on instagram at annecrayon or on the web at archesgallery.weebly.com.

We have done it again!  Arches Gallery Artists have installed our May exhibit.  Don't miss the Opening Reception THIS Sa...
05/07/2019

We have done it again! Arches Gallery Artists have installed our May exhibit. Don't miss the Opening Reception THIS Saturday, May 11 from 6:00-9:00pm. This is a general shot of the group gallery. Anne Hollis is our featured artist this month. More images coming . . . OR better yet, come to the Galleries and see it ALL live!

Rick Reda's photo "Rider at Sunrise" took FIRST Place People's Choice Award at Arches Gallery this month.  Come see it i...
04/26/2019

Rick Reda's photo "Rider at Sunrise" took FIRST Place People's Choice Award at Arches Gallery this month. Come see it in person and the rest of his exhibit, "Mystical India" through Sunday, May 5th.

04/22/2019
04/10/2019
April's Featured Artist: Rick Reda

Come Check out this month featured artist Rick Reda and his fantastic "Mystical India" Show!

Along with all the new artwork we have up for this months Second Saturday Artwalk!

Hello Arches Gallery followers!  What a smashing good idea!  Now don't miss Arches Gallery's "March Madness" group show ...
03/08/2019
Old Books Repurposed Into Paper Cups And Saucers By Cecilia Levy

Hello Arches Gallery followers! What a smashing good idea! Now don't miss Arches Gallery's "March Madness" group show this month - Opening Reception THIS Saturday, 6:00-9:00pm. In our exhibit you will find similarly quirky re-use of interesting materials as the Arches Gallery Artists display art that's OFF the WALLS! Don't miss it at the Workhouse now, this weekend, and until March 31st

Cecilia Levy has found a novel use for old books and comics. Instead of throwing them out, the Swedish artist transforms them into beautiful works of paper art.

Arches Gallery artists talked about creativity today at Centerfuse's Lunch & Learn event.
02/21/2019

Arches Gallery artists talked about creativity today at Centerfuse's Lunch & Learn event.

Great Lunch&Learn event today with the Arches Gallery Artists! John Hartt, Gene Moty and Kathleen Gillmann joined us and chatted about their creative processes, art as a business, and being residents at the Workhouse Arts Center. The Workhouse has an open studio every Second Saturday. Check it out!

Thanks you for the informative Lunch&Learn and the spaghetti burritos! See you next time.

We hope they do!
02/18/2019

We hope they do!

This Saturday please join us at Arches Gallery for the opening reception of our Group show "Red" from 6:00-9:00pm  Here ...
02/08/2019

This Saturday please join us at Arches Gallery for the opening reception of our Group show "Red" from 6:00-9:00pm Here are a few shots of the exhibit taking shape earlier in the week. We hope to see you on Saturday!

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
02/08/2019

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

"In Search of Mistletoe" by one of our newest artists, Piu Mahapatra.  Her drawing is in pen & ink, water color and comm...
02/08/2019

"In Search of Mistletoe" by one of our newest artists, Piu Mahapatra. Her drawing is in pen & ink, water color and commercial tattoo on paper. View this and other work by Piu this month at Arches Gallery.

Piu shares . . . "Mistletoe, commonly associated with good hope, good spirit, fertility and a ‘life that does not die’ are used as a metaphor in my current work, ‘In search of mistletoe’. History reports that during the Roman era enemies would reconcile their differences right beneath the mistletoe which, in a way, also symbolizes peace.

Ever since our human history has been written down, we find ourselves in constant motion - migrating, relocating, rooting ourselves only to be uprooted with the hope and promise of better life. Originally from India, we as a nation still carry deep within our hearts the scars of the Great Divide, vividly remembered and often referred to in contemporary movies, stories, poetry, songs and novels. The migration was perilous, intense, and savage. This very movement is still on in our lives, around our borders, and in many parts of the world. These are human stories found at borders and in our personal lives as well.

My work is strongly linear both in technique and in representation of space and time. The tattooed mark of wound placed at one point of this visual journey, signifies the violence and loss. Eventually the thorny path leads to the promise of mistletoe on the other end, whispering our reason not to die but keep on living.

What Arches Gallery Artist Kathleen Best Gillmann has been up to . . .
01/27/2019

What Arches Gallery Artist Kathleen Best Gillmann has been up to . . .

And now for something completely different . . . I don't often do portraits but due to a commission I completed two pastels of a mixed breed dog. The first is "Holly" and is the completed portrait. The second is a sketch entitled "Sympathique" which is finished and on display in the January Show at Arches Gallery until Feb. 3rd. The reason "Sympathique" did not get delivered to the customer who ordered the commission is I realized her nose was too short! With a portrait I need to capture a likeness and sometimes it takes more than one attempt to do that. Nevertheless, I liked the less-than-perfect one enough to finish it. So, be sure to stop by the gallery and see it! The real dog that both drawings are based on really is a sweetheart. Perhaps you would like to purchase "Sympathique" for your sweetheart? Valentine's is right around the corner! Don't miss it. Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen

Here's a sampling of what you missed last Saturday!  Snow prevented us from opening our doors for the opening of are lat...
01/16/2019

Here's a sampling of what you missed last Saturday! Snow prevented us from opening our doors for the opening of are latest group show, "Interpretations." In the photo (below) you see Gene Moty's bold colors and graphic lines delineating a young woman walking her dog. To the right you see Nancy Hannan's interpretation of the same subject matter in her unique style which I find mystical and whimsical. Be sure to stop by Arches Gallery before Sunday, February 3rd. Each show we install is up for just one month.

Every first Monday of each month Arches Gallery artists are hard at work installing our NEW monthly art exhibit. This month we are featuring a group show, "Interpretations" in the front of our gallery. Please join us on Saturday for the Opening Reception (aka Second Saturday Art Walk) from 6:00-9:00pm.
"Interpretations" is all about one artist interpreting another artist's work. Find the art work grouped in pairs . . . the original piece by one artist and its interpretation by a different artist - all members of Arches Gallery Artists. And every piece unique and original. Don't miss the fun - this Saturday evening - January 12!

01/16/2019

We don't control the weather. Consequently, for your safety our last Opening Reception (January 12th Art Walk) got cancelled. However, our gallery is still full of lovely art and our public hours are Wednesdays to Sundays.
We invite you to come in and see our latest group show "Interpretations" where each artist in our group interpreted the art of one other artist member.

Arches Gallery is open 11am - 6pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12noon - 5pm on Sundays. Plan your visit soon! The current show is up until February 3rd.

Our doors are closed this evening at Arches Gallery, but the art still beckons.  This one is by Kathleen Best Gillmann, ...
01/12/2019

Our doors are closed this evening at Arches Gallery, but the art still beckons. This one is by Kathleen Best Gillmann, Dusky Sunset Marsh in pastel. Brand new!

Since the weather has resulted in the Workhouse Arts Center closing its doors this evening and thus no 2nd Saturday Art Walk, the art comes to you! Here's one of my newest pastels on view to the public for the first time: "Dusky Sunset Marsh" pastel on paper. Lately I've been working in pastel. I enjoy using it because it is so immediate - just pick up a stick and start drawing. No need to mix your colors on a palette - mix right on the support if you like. This is an imagined location because I combined reference photos from upstate New York and the Connecticut shoreline to create this spot. Please stop by Arches Gallery to see this one live and the others I submitted to the show this month - at Arches Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center. Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen Best Gillmann

01/12/2019

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather the Workhouse Campus is CLOSED. Sorry, no events will be happening: Second Saturday Art Walk is CANCELLED this evening. Sat. Jan 12.

Every first Monday of each month Arches Gallery artists are hard at work installing our NEW monthly art exhibit.  This m...
01/08/2019

Every first Monday of each month Arches Gallery artists are hard at work installing our NEW monthly art exhibit. This month we are featuring a group show, "Interpretations" in the front of our gallery. Please join us on Saturday for the Opening Reception (aka Second Saturday Art Walk) from 6:00-9:00pm.
"Interpretations" is all about one artist interpreting another artist's work. Find the art work grouped in pairs . . . the original piece by one artist and its interpretation by a different artist - all members of Arches Gallery Artists. And every piece unique and original. Don't miss the fun - this Saturday evening - January 12!

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
01/08/2019

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

One of Bettie Sperty's colorful ceramic orbs started shooting out rainbows this afternoon!  It looks like it's launching...
12/21/2018

One of Bettie Sperty's colorful ceramic orbs started shooting out rainbows this afternoon! It looks like it's launching back into outer space! :-) 🚀 If they aren't flying off into the atmosphere, they're definitely flying off the shelves -- we only have a few of her gorgeous orb tree ornaments left. #bettiesperty #WorkhouseArtists

Don't miss this special sale on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday!  Support the arts and find a special one-of-a-ki...
11/15/2018

Don't miss this special sale on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday! Support the arts and find a special one-of-a-kind gift for all your loved ones, friends, co-workers . . .

If you're in northern Virginia or the greater Washington D.C. region for Thanksgiving week and looking for some place to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts please come to the Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Rd, Lorton, VA 22079. . . and get 10% off!

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
11/13/2018

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

Arches Gallery Artists
11/13/2018

Arches Gallery Artists

Our Featured Artist for November,  Michael Kroetch, seen here at the opening (Sat. November 10th) of his exhibit "The Lo...
11/13/2018

Our Featured Artist for November, Michael Kroetch, seen here at the opening (Sat. November 10th) of his exhibit "The Lost Worlds of Berlin." Kroetch’s work frames the beauty of transformation—be it what can be found in the last gasp of a collapsing, long-abandoned Soviet building or in the innocent eyes of a child in the prime of their childhood. His take is that aliveness becomes most visible and tactile when opposite sides of it speak to each other. You have until December 2nd to see his show. Don't miss it! Arches Gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11am - 6pm and Sundays from 12noon - 5pm.

Yet another reason to stop by this weekend!
11/09/2018

Yet another reason to stop by this weekend!

We're proud to offer 10% off all on-site art sales this year on November 10th and 11th, to all active duty and retired service members.

Opening this week:  Micheal Kroetch's exhibition in the front of our galleries!  His dramatic and mysterious works featu...
11/08/2018

Opening this week: Micheal Kroetch's exhibition in the front of our galleries! His dramatic and mysterious works feature abandoned buildings in Berlin, Germany and winsome portraits of children. Come out and meet Micheal on Saturday, Nov 10 during the Opening Reception (aka Second Saturday Art Walk) from 6:00-9:00pm.

Arches Gallery Artists
11/08/2018

Arches Gallery Artists

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
11/08/2018

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

Here's one of Gene's paintings from his exhibit.  "Less is More" is on view until Sunday, Nov 4th.  Come visit Arches Ga...
10/27/2018

Here's one of Gene's paintings from his exhibit. "Less is More" is on view until Sunday, Nov 4th. Come visit Arches Gallery this weekend - a great way to spend a rainy Saturday.

10/27/2018

Two more weekends to view Gene Moty's amazing work! And TODAY Gene will be at Arches Gallery! Why not come by today (11am-6pm) or Sunday (12noon-5pm)? It's raining, so it's a great day to hit the galleries at #WorkhouseArtsCenter in Lorton, VA. See you there!
Gene's show is on view until Sunday, Nov. 4th
Thanks for stopping by, Arches Gallery Artists, building W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Arches Gallery Artists
10/03/2018

Arches Gallery Artists

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
10/03/2018

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

New show opening tomorrow: Gene Moty's "Less Is More: A New Language of Abstract Minimalism."  This show really pops off...
10/02/2018

New show opening tomorrow: Gene Moty's "Less Is More: A New Language of Abstract Minimalism." This show really pops off our gallery walls! A retired Air Force officer, Gene creates minimalist abstract oil paintings in a modern style using only traditional materials. The works on display embrace his less-is-more philosophy with a pure, clean modern style that counterbalances today’s frenetic pace of life with its contemplative energy. Come see it Wednesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. **And meet Gene at his opening reception Saturday, Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m.** www.genemoty.com #WorkhouseArtists #WorkhouseArtsCenter

What one of our Arches Gallery Artists, Kathleen Best Gillmann, has been up to this month:
09/29/2018

What one of our Arches Gallery Artists, Kathleen Best Gillmann, has been up to this month:

I was in Maine this September and while there I took a giclee print (see below) to Southern Maine Health Center which will soon be donated to the Center for Breast Care. This is an extra special donation to honor the memory of my mother who died of breast cancer in May, 2015 at age 88 and to honor Peggy Belanger (Peggy is on the left) and the staff at the hospital and Center for Breast Care. Peggy came to my attention when my mother was living with cancer. Shortly before my mom died, Peggy recognized mom when we were out as a family to celebrate Mother's Day at a local restaurant. Peggy came over to greet my mom that evening. Turns out Peggy and my mom were both participants in a local yoga & dance movement class for those fighting or surviving cancer. I learned this detail when I went to SMHC on Monday, Sept 24th to present the donation and meet Peggy again. Special people deserve special recognition! Also, I hope the print will give comfort to the patients of the Center for Breast Care at SMHC. P.S. The print of "Beach Houses at Lord's Point" is on stretched canvas and is currently at the picture framer. Soon it will be installed permanently in the waiting room for the CBH.

09/28/2018

Final weekend to see Sandra's lovely show. Arches Gallery is open today 11am-6pm, Saturday (same hours) and Sunday 12noon-5pm. Stop in and be refreshed by original art!

For your amusement!  On the other hand, do stop in to Arches Gallery to shop today.  Honest, we have art work that will ...
09/20/2018

For your amusement!
On the other hand, do stop in to Arches Gallery to shop today. Honest, we have art work that will not break the bank!
Hours are 11am - 6pm.

HOW ART WORKS (raminnazer.com)

09/07/2018

Please don't miss this! Sandra Lewin's amazing animal portraits and nature themed show is Opening Saturday, Sept 8 (TOMORROW!) The fun begins at 6:00pm until 9:00. Be sure to come to the Second Saturday festivities to meet Sandra! We also will have refreshments, an art raffle, and the chance to vote for your favorite work of art in this month's exhibit. It's all happening at #WorkhouseArtsCenter at #ArchesGallery.

Arches Gallery Artists
09/07/2018

Arches Gallery Artists

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
09/07/2018

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

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