Upcoming Events:

Clearbrook Will Remain Closed for the Month of January.
Due to the current health concerns and the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Clearbrook will remain closed throughout January. 


Artistry Spin! The new PWAS Blog

PWAS has a Blog now! Find information about and by PWAS, our events, our Scholarship Program, our artists and their exhibits plus much more at https://artistryspin.blogspot.com/

PWAS does not hold a meeting in January. Please join us in February for our next meeting. We will meet at at the Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA,  at 7: 30 p.m on February 28, 2022

Upcoming Art Shows:

Stonebridge Exhibit - 26-28 Nov, 3 -5 Dec, and 10 - 12 Dec. 1500 Potomac Town Place

McCoart Building, TBD

Spring Art Show - May 7, Tall Oaks Community Center, Lake Ridge, VA 22192

ArtFactory Exhibit - May 4, 2022 to June 4, Manassas, VA

November 22, 2021 Guest Speaker Herb Williams

Herb Williams, the new Arts Recreation Specialist with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, has a multidiscipline arts background and looks to include culinary, fashion and many of the applied arts to the sphere of creativity here in Prince William County.   His goal is to allow for a wider spread of interest and to build a stronger membership base. He will be speaking about his plans to expand the visual arts in the county and how we can help.

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October 25th, 2021 Guest Speaker Penny Shaw
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Penny Shaw is a classically trained artist/art educator with fifty-plus years of reinventing her creative journey in drawing, painting, fused glass, fiber, and assorted media. As a retired art instructor, her love of art has segued into exploring, designing, and instructing online art classes and inviting friends to join her in investigating new techniques in art. She is often inspired by the abstract shapes that evolve from the way the colors flow over the canvas into recognized imagery. Her interest in exploring nonobjective acrylic pour art with compositional themes of abstraction and drawn embellishment on canvas is highlighted in her current paintings. Come enjoy a free program with Penny while she shares a method for finding inspiration and guiding development of your own work. 

September 20th, 2021 Guest Speaker Anne Hollis
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Anne Hollis is a mixed media artist experimenting with paper, paint, fabric, or clay. She enjoys the juxtaposition of different materials or oddball items which usually creates bad-relief elements in her artwork. Her current focus is using up the donation of old fabrics and learning how to sew, mostly through trial and error.

August 23th, 2021 Guest Speaker Kathy Stoner
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The Prince William Art Society will hold a meeting at the Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22192, beginning at 7:30 pm on August 23. Following business meetings the PWAS hosts free programs each month. Meetings and programs are open to the public and guests are always welcome. In August, Workhouse Arts Center resident artist Kathy Stoner will discuss her transition from a career as a Federal government statistician to life as a full-time visual artist. She will also talk about her inspiration and process for making whimsical folk art collages from painted paper. Examples of her collages and tin can jewelry will be on display.

July 26th, 2021 Guest Speaker Sharon Moores
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The Prince William Art Society will meet July 26th at 7:30 PM at the Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA. Our guest speaker will be Sharon Moores. 

Sharon Moores's formal training is in journalism, but she's been making jewelry since she was a kid.  After taking metalsmithing classes, she created slathered, her jewelry line.  Her pieces are formed by the stones or antiques she uses -- their shapes and colors guide her design. 

 

She loves jewelry because it's an art form that needs to be touched and worn to be fully realized.  She's especially fascinated by how jewelry can represent relationships or life events, and how that applied meaning transforms jewelry into profound symbols worn for life.  Sharon thinks of her own large pieces as shields and talismans -- modern-day armor and statement pieces.

 

When she's not blasting silver with fire and hammers, Sharon is the artist liaison at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA.

PWAS 50th Anniversary Celebration, June 5th 2021

Clearbrook Gallery, September 2020

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