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Upcoming Events:

Date: 03.24.2020 (Monday)

The March meeting scheduled for 03/24 is canceled due to the threat of the Coronavirus.

March 23rd at 7:30 the Prince William Art Society will meet at the Tall Oaks Community Center at 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA. Following a sort business meeting during which a variety of art opportunities in the county will be discussed, there will be a presentation by renowned artist and art teacher Debra Keirce who will discuss painting miniatures and how her miniature work differs from larger works in ways beyond their size. Ms. Keirce will bring some of her work and tools and demonstrate the process. Programs are free and open to the public. Some of Ms. Keirce's work can be seen at DebKArt.com and https://debkart.com/email-newsletter

Date: 02.24.2020 (Monday)

The Prince William Art Society will meet February 24th at 7:30 PM 

at the Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, 

VA. Our guest speaker, Cindy Silas, Metal Clay and mixed media artist, will present her work (with photos) and cover a variety of mediums plus bring some of her latest work to show. Ms. Silas is an artist at the Workhouse where she also teaches, as well as teaching at Glenn Echo. Recently, she invented her own line of metal clay and will show us what metal clay is and how she works with it. Some of her work can be viewed on her site at the Workhouse( http://www.workhousearts.org/artists/artistdirectory/cindysilas/ )

as well as on her website: http://www.cindysilas.com/

NO Meeting in January

 

Date: 11.25.19 (Monday)

The Prince William Art Society will meet November 25 at 7:30 PM 

at the Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, 

VA. Following our business meeting there will be a break for refreshments followed by a program presented by Fine Artist Mike Flynn. Intrigued by the unique properties and techniques of watercolor, Mr. Flynn prefers to explore impressionism with loose brush work and the 

freedom to capture his own subjective visual experience. He has exhibited throughout Northern Virginia, been juried into several exhibits and shows in KY, VA and MD, and his artwork is in private 

collections across the United States. Mr. Flynn teaches watercolor and mixed media classes at the Center for the Arts - Candy Factory, Manassas, VA and he is also a member of p-ART-ners in Manassas, the 

Clifton Art Guild, and The Loft Gallery where his work can be viewed: 

https://www.loftgallery.org/our-artists/watercolor/mike-flynn/

Date: 10.28.19 (Monday)

The Prince William Art Society will meet October 28th at 7:30 PM at 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA. Daniel Nie MFA will present "Creative Thinking, A Skill Everyone Needs" with a demonstration and opportunity for a hands on experience. Those who wish to participate are invited to bring sumi - e ink, a #5 round brush, and paper (newsprint is recommended). Meetings and programs are free and open to the public. 

Date: 09.23.19 (Monday)

In September, rather than having a guest speaker, all members are invited to bring a piece of their art to share with the group. Members can discuss their art and answer questions. This will give us a chance to get to know one another better, recognize other members work, and learn from others triumphs and mistakes.  You are under no obligation to participate. These Show & Tell programs are always fun so I hope you'll join us - and bring a guest!

 

The PWAS President's Comments:

 

Due to an abundance of caution, PWAS is canceling the March meeting. Clearbrook Center of the Arts will also be closed until further notice. PWAS is now using the Clearbrook Arts Center at Tackett's Mill/Lakeridge, VA to display our art. We will be holding the Clearbrook Center open on Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00, Saturdays from 11:00 to 4:00, and Sundays from 1:00 to 4:00. The art is changed out every month so there is always something new to see! Saturday is also Open Mic night and several musicians come in to entertain for free from Spring to Mid-November!  PWAS membership is growing and we would love to have you join us. We meet the 4th Monday of the month at 7:30 at Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22192. At our February meeting our members voted to start having meetings in January, July, and August. In the past we have not had meetings during those months. Come as a visitor and I think you'll find you will want to join.

 

Sandra McClelland Lewin

President, Prince William Art Society

March 2020, Guest Speaker Debra Keirce

February 2020, Guest Speaker Cindy Silas

November 25, Guest Speaker Mike Flynn

Arts Alive 2019, Sep. 15, 2019
June 24, 2019 Guest Speaker Tricia Deweese
Prince William Arts Council Seefeldt Awards, May 30, 2019

Jim Gallagher, past President and long-

time member of PWAS, was awarded

the prestigious Pioneer Award for Life-

time Contributions to the Arts.  Jim's work to connect nature and art has made the arts available to new audiences. His mural at Merrimac Farm created a focal point where art and nature join to create a sense of place. And hand-painted rain barrels add a new dimension to the wildlife garden. Jim's support for local organizations has make a huge difference. Congratulations Jim!!!

May 27, 2019 PWAS Scholarship Awards

Avery Engstrom & Wilson Stearns

Art from our Scholarship winners

May 4, 2019 Spring Art Show & Sale
April 22, 2019 Guest Speaker Janice McMahon
Mar. 25, 2019 Guest Speaker Pastel Artist Teresa Brunson