Sunday, February 12, 2006

League of Reston Artists/Walker and Company Annual Juried Small Works Exhibition

Art Exhibition Featuring Member Artists of the League of Reston Artists. February 06 - March 04 2006

- “The disintegration of the images of life in New Orleans mirror the images of destruction that envelope the city. I shot this image of my friend standing in the living room of her mother’s home that has been destroyed and abandoned in East New Orleans, one of the hardest hits areas from Hurricane Katrina. The overwhelming reality of the scope of personal loss makes us all strangers in our own homes.”

The League of Reston Artists (LRA) presents a contemporary juried art exhibition of small works of art at Walker and Company in Reston, Virginia. Walker and Company is providing $300 in award money for this exhibition. This exhibition features 98 works of art by 36 LRA artist members.

The exhibition is free and open to the public during regular business hours Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. An opening reception will take place Wednesday, February 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Walker and Company, 12007 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia. For directions, see the LRA’s web site

JUROR: MS. AVIS FLEMING was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and grew up in the bayou country south of the city. Avis started drawing and painting in the swamp and bayou landscape of her childhood home in Lafitte, Louisiana, under the influence of printmaker and watercolorist Anthony Gross, head of printmaking in the Slade School in London. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, she studied graphic arts and illustration at Pratt Institute. Figure drawing became a life long occupation after studying at Pratt with sculptor Calvin Albert, author of “Figure Drawing Comes to Life.” Avis currently teaches figure drawing and sketchbook drawing at the Art League School, in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia., where she has taught for eighteen years. She lives on a farm in Unison, Virginia with her husband, Paul Hodge, and their two sons.

Avis has had several one-person exhibitions in the greater Washington, D.C. area, most recent “The Sunday Series: African American Images by Avis Fleming” at Alexandria’s Black History Museum. Her drawings, paintings and prints have won numerous awards.


Best in Show
Deborah Remmers, “Safe Shore”

1st Place, Cathleen Lawless, “Leicester Sheep”
Honorable Mention, Christine Lashley, “Side Street Sunrise”

1st Place, Jan Sherfy, “Beyond the Shadows”
Honorable Mention, Gennara Moore, “Pale Moon”
Honorable Mention, Vicki Kirby, “Blue Rock”

1st Place, Stephani Kozemchak, “Adderley House”
Honorable Mention, Janice H. Burns, “Entry into Zanzibar”

Graphic Arts
1st Place, Andrea Cybyk, “Thrown for a Loop”
Honorable Mention, Deborah Remmers, “Barely-Sitting”

1st Place, Helen M. Goodrum, “The Swamp”
Honorable Mention, Susan Isakson, “Floating Feather”
Honorable Mention, Hardy Hargreaves, “Descent”

Altered Photography
1st Place, James W. Bailey, “Strange Girl”
Honorable Mention, Apophia M. Munro, “Roses for a Mending Heart III”

For more info contact
James W. Bailey
Public Relations and Communications
League of Reston Artists (LRA)
Phone: 703-200-2620
URL: League of Reston Artists (LRA):

About the League of Reston Artists (LRA):
The League of Reston Artists (LRA) is an all volunteer not for profit 501(c)(3) organization established in 1973 that is open to metro Washington, D.C. area artists, photographers and individuals who are interested in the visual arts. The LRA strives to generate community enthusiasm and appreciation of the visual arts through regularly sponsored juried and judged exhibitions. The LRA supports the Reston Community by sharing the varied talents of its membership through rotating exhibits in many local public and private buildings and offices. 

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