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Who holds the key to your heart?  Perhaps you'd like to surprise that special person with this lovely original and affor...
02/13/2021

Who holds the key to your heart? Perhaps you'd like to surprise that special person with this lovely original and affordable work of art by Anne Hollis. Come into Arches Gallery today and treat your Valentine! The gallery is open Saturdays 12noon to 5pm.

02/13/2021
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Stay safe, warm, and healthy Everyone! Arches Artists

Hi Workhouse Friends and Fans. Due to unfavorable forecast, all activities and classes scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, February 13th are cancelled. We hope you all stay warm and safe! Happy Lunar New Year!

Arches Gallery is CLOSED today due to inclement weather.  Please stay safe and well.  We look forward to seeing you visi...
02/13/2021

Arches Gallery is CLOSED today due to inclement weather. Please stay safe and well. We look forward to seeing you visit the gallery next week. This is some of Julie Dzikiewicz's encaustic art work in our Art Annex.

Weather UPDATE: Sorry, but the slick, wintery mix outside has forced us to CLOSE our doors today.  Please stay home, or ...
02/13/2021

Weather UPDATE: Sorry, but the slick, wintery mix outside has forced us to CLOSE our doors today. Please stay home, or drive carefully if you must. Here's a sample of some of the work in Arches Gallery. Hopefully we can open our doors again NEXT week. Thanks, for stopping by virtually, Arches Gallery Artists.

Looking to celebrate with a loved one this weekend?  Sandra Lewin's artwork suggests the spirit of abundance and celebra...
02/12/2021

Looking to celebrate with a loved one this weekend? Sandra Lewin's artwork suggests the spirit of abundance and celebration with "Flavors of Fall" acrylic on canvas. I can almost taste the Beaujolais! Come to Arches Gallery to feast your eyes on this lovely work. Perhaps you have a spot for this one in your home. It might be perfect in your dining room or kitchen. Surprise someone special by purchasing this lovely painting in time for Valentine's. Arches Gallery is open every Saturday 12noon to 5pm.

"This little piggy went to market, and this little piggy stayed home."  Well, there's no need for YOU to stay home if yo...
02/11/2021

"This little piggy went to market, and this little piggy stayed home." Well, there's no need for YOU to stay home if you'd like to visit Arches Gallery! The Gallery is currently open every Saturday 12noon to 5pm - unless of course the weather forces us to postpone or cancel (Check the Workhouse FB webpage for updates). Kathleen Best Gillmann, Arches Gallery Artist, plans to be there this Saturday as your host. Here's a sampling of her art work ("Shadows" in acrylic and "Jennie's Sugar Pot" in pastel) and some little piggies in clay by Anne Hollis. Perhaps you need a gift for your Valentine or maybe you'd just like something new for your home office. Come in and shop!

No parade, but the comedy show goes on!  Please read below for the update.
02/11/2021

No parade, but the comedy show goes on! Please read below for the update.

Announcement:

Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets for this weekend’s Mardi Gras at the Workhouse celebration! Mother Nature has been tricky recently, and this Saturday’s no exception.

With a wintry mix and snow in the forecast, we are CANCELLING our Mardi Gras parade and RESCHEDULING our Mardi Gras comedy show for Sunday, February 14th. All tickets purchased will be honored. This decision has been made with careful consideration for our patrons’ safety and for the best possible Drive-In comedy show experience.

We will have ONE comedy show at 6:00pm, which will accommodate ALL ticket holders and include a pre-show concert. VIP tickets holders will receive wine or beer.

While the parade is not taking place, we strongly encourage you to decorate your cars for the event. Monetary prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated vehicles!

For further updates, please continue to check our page in the coming days. Thank you!

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
02/06/2021

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

Yes, it's February and Valentine's is a week away (Sunday, Feb 14)!  Are you ready?  Is there someone special you might ...
02/06/2021

Yes, it's February and Valentine's is a week away (Sunday, Feb 14)! Are you ready? Is there someone special you might want to surprise with a unique gift? Come to Arches Gallery and shop this Saturday or next. Here's a sampling of some of the special original works (or prints or cards) you'll find. Featuring here works by Anne Hollis (hearts) and Katharine Owens (paper construction Valentine-like ladies).

It's hard to believe it's already February - Mardi Gras is around the corner on February 16 AND the Workhouse is celebra...
02/06/2021

It's hard to believe it's already February - Mardi Gras is around the corner on February 16 AND the Workhouse is celebrating next Saturday, Feb 13 with a parade and other festivities. At Arches Gallery we are joining the fun with festive "Party Time!" art work. Stop in the Gallery today to see this and other works.

"Peacock Masquerade" exists because we're celebrating Mardi Gras at the Workhouse Arts Center! Come to Arches Gallery to view this mixed media piece this coming Saturday or any other Saturday until the end of February. Thanks for stopping by virtually, please come by in person on a Saturday. See you soon, Kathleen

Have you ever been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?  Disappointed you can't make the trip this year?  Well, come to the Wo...
01/30/2021

Have you ever been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Disappointed you can't make the trip this year? Well, come to the Workhouse Arts Center instead! At Arches Gallery (building W-9) we are featuring Mardi Gras themed art in a show called "Party Time!" beginning today through the end of February. Here's a sample: “Cool Dude” by Katharine Owens in Mixed media & paper construction. Katharine was inspired to create this work by her desire to go to New Orleans to hear the music in the streets. This “Cool Dude” is dressed in what she imagines he might have worn in the 1940's.
I can almost hear that jazz saxophone shimmer! View this and other brilliant artworks at Arches Gallery on Saturdays 12noon - 5pm. We hope to see you soon, Kathleen Best Gillmann for all the Arches Gallery Artists.

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
01/30/2021

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

Arches Gallery Artists participate with special art:  Party Time! at the Gallery.  Arches Gallery Artists invite you to ...
01/30/2021

Arches Gallery Artists participate with special art: Party Time! at the Gallery. Arches Gallery Artists invite you to come . . .

Let the good times roll at the Workhouse! We are thrilled to announce our first-ever Mardi Gras celebration, featuring two weeks of family-friendly in-person and virtual events to fight the winter blues. Join us February 1-13 for a series of free online Mardi Gras-themed workshops. Safe in-person activities such as a Drive-Through Parade and two Drive-In Comedy shows are on sale now. Check out cooking classes too and stay tuned for more activities. Together, we can make this winter better with the arts. Are you excited yet?

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.workhousearts.org/event/mardi-gras-2021/

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
01/30/2021

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

Party Time!  at Arches Gallery.  In February we're celebrating Mardi Gras along with the rest of the Workhouse Arts Cent...
01/30/2021

Party Time! at Arches Gallery. In February we're celebrating Mardi Gras along with the rest of the Workhouse Arts Center. Here's a sampling of what to expect in our galleries. Arches Gallery is currently open on Saturdays from 12noon - 5pm. “Harlequin” by Marc Pachon, a photograph, was taken during Mardi Gras season in 2019. This image uses contrasting hues and shapes, curves, and angles, to highlight the mystery and mystique of carnival masks. Plan your visit today! the Gallery is open every Saturday.

Can't get enough of Workhouse Artists' art?  Make a trip to downtown historic Manassas and step into Centerfuse at 9071 ...
01/27/2021

Can't get enough of Workhouse Artists' art? Make a trip to downtown historic Manassas and step into Centerfuse at 9071 Center Street! There you will see paintings and mixed media works by Anne Hollis, Kathleen Best Gillmann, Carol Mather and (New this round!) Phoebe Peterson. Phoebe joins us as a Studio Artist from building 5 at the Workhouse. Check out these views right here and visit this wonderful co-working space to see it all - here you are just getting a sampling of the work on view.

Did you know our Gallery has expanded?  We've added a whole new space that we call the "Art Annex."  It's a generously s...
01/23/2021

Did you know our Gallery has expanded? We've added a whole new space that we call the "Art Annex." It's a generously sized space and we've outfitted it with wall art, miniature art, ceramics, and prints (giclees and photographs) - all by local artists who you may be familiar with as we are all Arches Gallery Artists. Here's a sampling of what's in store when you come browse in our NEW Art Annex at Arches Gallery. (Art by Anne Hollis, Katharine Owens, Julie Dz., Marc Pachon, Kathleen Best Gillmann, & ceramics by Anne Hollis.)

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
01/23/2021

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

Welcome to the weekend!  Arches Gallery OPEN is right now - and every Saturday - 12noon to 5pm.  Plan to stop in and see...
01/23/2021

Welcome to the weekend! Arches Gallery OPEN is right now - and every Saturday - 12noon to 5pm. Plan to stop in and see some of this great art . . . perhaps you need a gift for someone special? Valentine's is just around the corner. We have miniature Valentine themed artwork and some funky little wall sculptures (gargoyles?) by Anne Hollis. We also have lots of attractive giftable art in our Small Works Gallery (art from right to left by: Carol Mather, Katherine Owens, Kathleen Best Gillmann, Sandra Lewin). Come in this afternoon and finish your shopping for Valentines . . . someone's birthday . . . a special anniversary . . . original works of art make wonderful gifts!

Something fun to do to chase away the winter doldrums!
01/16/2021

Something fun to do to chase away the winter doldrums!

Let the good times roll at the Workhouse! We are thrilled to announce our first-ever Mardi Gras celebration, featuring two weeks of family-friendly in-person and virtual events to fight the winter blues. Join us February 1-13 for a series of free online Mardi Gras-themed workshops. Safe in-person activities such as a Drive-Through Parade and two Drive-In Comedy shows are on sale now. Check out cooking classes too and stay tuned for more activities. Together, we can make this winter better with the arts. Are you excited yet?

For more information and tickets, visit https://www.workhousearts.org/event/mardi-gras-2021/

Plan your visit today!
01/16/2021

Plan your visit today!

I'm inviting you to come to Arches Gallery today from 12noon - 5pm. I plan to be there to greet you. It's January, so I decided to include this painting in this month's Group exhibit, Hope. The painting is pastel on paper, entitled "Transforming Light." Yesterday morning when I woke up and looked out the window the trees behind my house were drenched in a peachy glow from the rising sun. It was magnificent. And it lasted about 2 minutes. Likewise, sunsets can be stunning. I saw this one at the Workhouse Arts Center and decided it needed to be immortalized in a more permanent form. This sunset transforms some rather ordinary buildings and the parking lot into something hopeful. Do you realize the Workhouse Arts Center used to be a prison? Yes, that's the reason it was built about 100 years ago. . . but today, the Workhouse can be an inspiring place and a source of hope. Plan your visit today! Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen Best Gillmann

Happy Saturday Morning!  Arches Gallery is OPEN again today from 12noon to 5pm.  Plan to stop in and see some of our ama...
01/16/2021

Happy Saturday Morning! Arches Gallery is OPEN again today from 12noon to 5pm. Plan to stop in and see some of our amazing art work. Here's a sampling to whet your appetite:

Welcome 2021 with new artwork at Arches Gallery!  We've been hard at work this week installing a brand new exhibit.  The...
01/09/2021

Welcome 2021 with new artwork at Arches Gallery! We've been hard at work this week installing a brand new exhibit. The Gallery is open today (and every Saturday) from 12noon to 5pm. Here's a sampling of what awaits you. Plan your visit today.

Looking for a fun activity today?  Plan a visit to Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center, open on Saturdays from n...
01/09/2021

Looking for a fun activity today? Plan a visit to Arches Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center, open on Saturdays from noon to 5pm. There you will find "Shadows" and "Tracks" by Kathleen Best Gillmann, an Arches Gallery Artist. Both paintings were inspired by restored prairie on the south side of Chicago. In the midst of suburbia is an oasis for wildlife. And a great place for humans, too, who like to walk, run or ski in the great outdoors. These paintings are on view at the Gallery and being offered at a reduced price this month. Come take a look.

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
01/09/2021

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

"Colors of Fall" is in building W-16 at the Workhouse through this weekend.  Here's a sampling of two pieces  contribute...
01/08/2021

"Colors of Fall" is in building W-16 at the Workhouse through this weekend. Here's a sampling of two pieces contributed to the exhibit by members of Arches Gallery. Debra Dartez, Kathleen Best Gillmann and Sandra Lewin contributed paintings. Debra's painting is shown first of a vibrant orange tree. Kathleen's is pictured second and is called "Autumn Afternoon Outing" inspired by a walk along the shore of a nearby lake. If you want to see the show in person stop by this weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday), 12noon - 5pm.

Arches Artists and an additional Workhouse Artist or two will soon update the art at Centerfuse.  Stay tuned!  Kathleen ...
01/06/2021

Arches Artists and an additional Workhouse Artist or two will soon update the art at Centerfuse. Stay tuned! Kathleen Best Gillmann

Beautiful Art compliements of our friends at the Lorton Workhouse!

It's Saturday morning and Arches Gallery will be open today from 12noon to 5pm.  Start the year out right - Come visit o...
01/02/2021

It's Saturday morning and Arches Gallery will be open today from 12noon to 5pm. Start the year out right - Come visit our gallery. Perhaps you received a gift certificate to spend at the Workhouse Arts Center or some gift money over the holidays. Come in and select something to beautify your walls or tabletop! Here's a sampling of what's available . . . Plan you visit for this afternoon. The Gallery is open every Saturday.

Happy New Year, Everyone!  If you're looking for something fun to do, Arches Gallery will be open tomorrow, Saturday, Ja...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year, Everyone! If you're looking for something fun to do, Arches Gallery will be open tomorrow, Saturday, January 2, 2021! (hours are 12noon to 5pm) Please come in to see the People's Choice Award Winning paintings and an additional array of art by local artists! This is the final weekend for the current exhibit. All new art work to be installed next week in time for the following weekend.

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo
12/26/2020

Arches Gallery Artists's cover photo

And now, the painting that tied for 3rd Place People's Choice Award.  It goes to our newest artist, Debbie Dartez, for "...
12/26/2020

And now, the painting that tied for 3rd Place People's Choice Award. It goes to our newest artist, Debbie Dartez, for "In the Orchard" an oil painting.
“In the Orchard” was inspired by a visit to an old walnut orchard in California’s Central Valley. Debra painted small studies of this scene on location on an early misty, summer morning. This larger studio painting captured the rich colors and contrasts of the light shining through the hazy atmosphere.
At the time, Debra lived in California. She now resides in Northern Virginia where she continues to create peaceful and unique plein air scenes working directly, an alla prima painting technique.

Come see these works in person today before 5pm or next Saturday when Arches Gallery will be open again from 12 noon until 5pm. Of course, if you would like to take this painting home, it is for sale.

Anne's third piece "Tightrope Walker," takes a 3rd place People's Choice Award. Anne shares: "Tightrope Walker," an intr...
12/26/2020

Anne's third piece "Tightrope Walker," takes a 3rd place People's Choice Award.
Anne shares: "Tightrope Walker," an intrepid penguin, dares to walk the rope to the amazement of his audience. We all walk a tightrope as we find a balance between family, friends, jobs, and miscellaneous obligations. "Tightrope Walker" is a mixed media collage using a variety of papers, cardboard, and wire."
Yes, that intrepid bird is walking a genuine wire!

What may come as a surprise is two of Anne's other pieces also took enough votes to snag the 2nd place award and tie for...
12/26/2020

What may come as a surprise is two of Anne's other pieces also took enough votes to snag the 2nd place award and tie for 3rd place. Second Place People's Choice Award goes to "Ringleader," is a mixed media collage using paper, cardboard, and recyclables. Anne shares: "His cheeky grin makes you know that he’s up to something fun. Don’t we all have that friend we can call a ringleader? This piece is dedicated to all my ringleader friends."

Stay tuned . . . 3rd place coming up very soon.

Not much of a surprise here! (see earlier post) Anne Hollis takes FIRST PLACE People's Choice Award this month for "Pant...
12/26/2020

Not much of a surprise here! (see earlier post) Anne Hollis takes FIRST PLACE People's Choice Award this month for "Panther Chameleon." This large textile collage (36 x 48") incorporates a variety of fabrics and borrows some stitching techniques from the quilting world. The Panther Chameleon is large enough to make you notice a rather small animal who sports amazing colors. Inspiration for this piece came from Georgia O’Keeffe who looked at small flowers and made them huge.

Come to Arches Gallery in person to see "Panther Chameleon" today or next Saturday, January 2nd. (hours: 12 noon to 5pm.) The show is up for one more week. Stay tuned for additional award winners coming right up!

Looking for something fun & educational for a young one?  Please consider a Winter Camp at the Workhouse!
12/26/2020

Looking for something fun & educational for a young one? Please consider a Winter Camp at the Workhouse!

New year, new camps, new us! Challenge yourself to something different and start 2021 with our after-school Winter Camps.

Whether your child is interested in visual arts, film, or theatre, there's a camp for them at the Workhouse.

Camps are offered for the following grade groups: 1st to 3rd, 4th to 6th, and 7th to 8th. Visual Art Camp and Film Camp are not available for the 7th to 8th grade group. Only 9 students are permitted per grade group.

Camps will be held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm during the following sessions:

Session A: January 18th to January 29th
Session B: February 1st to February 12th
Session C: February 15th to February 26th
Session D: March 1st to March 12th

For more information and to register, visit https://reservations.workhousearts.org/Info.aspx?EventID=5. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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Hey local friends. Tonight at 6:00 - 8:00 is Second Saturday at the Workhouse Arts Center. Come join us for food, fun and art.
Pleased to announce that "Cascade" a pastel sold today from Kathleen Best Gillmann's featured artist exhibit. Come on down for the Opening Reception on SATURDAY. Fortunately, the buyer has agreed to leave the painting in the show for a while. While the original is no longer available, giclee prints of "Cascade" will be available beginning with the Opening Reception. The exhibit is "Kennebunk to Ketchum: Explorations East to West" and pastel highlights my western explorations of Hanging Lake up the Dead Horse River Trail not far from Glenwood Springs, CO.
The opening of the Precious Metals show in the Arches Gallery is August 12th from 6 to 9 PM. Our gallery, along with all the galleries at #WorkHouseArts, will be open late and have food and drink available for visitors. https://www.facebook.com/events/1769704533356591/?ti=icl Www.jonablocker.com/precious-metals/