(Above is a sneak peek at my donation to the $50 5×7 Fundraiser. Details below. Remember, the artists are not allowed to sign the front of their paintings.)
So what’s next?
Spring is a time for life to awaken and renew after the dormancy of winter. Buds become flowers. The grass turns green and grows like bamboo in my yard. The trees leaf out and I start sneezing.It seems that spring is a very busy season for the art community as well. Within a few weekends we have enjoyed Hillsboro’s Gardens in the Gap Artisan Fair, the Purcellville Art and Music Festival, Leesburg’s Garden Show, Art at the Mill’s opening, and Vale Arts Show and Sale in Oakton. Whew! And that’s only scratching the surface.
Let’s look at next weekend.
$50 Annual Friends 5X7 ArtWorks! Exhibition and Sale
Tryst Gallery is once again holding a fundraiser for FOLPA! (Friends of Leesburg Public Arts) At exactly 3 pm Saturday, May 4, the doors will open to purchase your favorite artists’ work for only $50!! Tryst Gallery is located at 312-F East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176. 

Art at the Mill Spring Show and Sale
Artist Reception, Sunday, May 5, 2-5pmThe Clarke County Historical Association puts on a wonderful juried regional show twice a year. It’s a great opportunity to go west over the mountain and spend an afternoon in the bucolic countryside of unspoiled Clarke County. Burwell Morgan Mill is located at 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood, VA. The show runs through May 12. For more info, go to http://www.clarkehistory.org/art-at-the-mill.html 

Tryst Gallery’s ‘JFK’ Art Exhibit
Premier Reception, Friday, May 3, 6-9pm
Featured Artist: Suzanne Lago ArthurThe current JFK is a juried group show with all styles and subjects of art on display. Stop in on your way to Leesburg’s First Friday Celebration. 

The big event is coming up!

WESTERN LOUDOUN ARTISTS STUDIO TOUR

Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2, 10am-5pm 
My guest studio will be set up at Franklin Park Arts Center, Stop #26.
Located on the western edge of Purcellville at 36441 Blueridge View Lane, FPAC will host 6 artists this year. This is a very important show for me. It is my opportunity to connect with you and share my world. Be sure to come by to take a look at my new work. The poster collection will be there in its entirety. I will have a demo or two set up to talk you through my latest processes. Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for news of WLAST!