The Artists‚ Undertaking Gallery in Occoquan presents "Prelude to Spring," an exhibit that includes basketry by artist Barbara Weber of Arlington. The exhibit runs March 6-April 2. The gallery is located at 309 Mill St., Occoquan, and is open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 703-494-0584.
See "Hand Pulled" at the Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, from April 6-May 26. This exhibit is juried by Joan Boudreau and displays all art that is hand pulled in someway, including photography, screen printing and others. 703-228-7710.
"Photo 07" is a juried exhibition of photos that have been taken over the past 75 years by amateur and professional photographers from Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and West Virginia. The juror is fine art photographer Frank Day. At Ellipse Arts Center, 4350 N. Fairfax Drive. Call 703-228-7710 or visit www.arlingtonarts.org/ellipseartscenter.htm for more information. The exhibit runs through March 10.
The Sixth annual Faculty art show will run through March 13 at The Gallery at The Art Institute of Washington, 1820 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington. Free admission. This annual show highlights a collection of design and media arts submitted by the faculty of the Art Institute of Washington.
"Equinox: A Juried All-Media Exhibition" runs through March 31 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. This exhibit represents 22 artists from across the mid-Atlantic. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more.
"Sculpture on the Grounds" through March 31 at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Curated by Twylene Moyer, featuring work by artists Laura Amussen, Jackson Martin and Renee Rendine. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more information.
See "KM 164: 40 Anos Despues (40 Years Later)" by Salvadoran photographer Mario Ernesto Quiroz-Servellon, featuring black and white photographs of life In the Salvadoran village of Intipuca. Exhibit runs through March 31 at Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington. Free. 703-228-1850.
Sculpture on the Grounds art exhibit runs through March 31, at Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd. Curated by Twylene Moyer, featuring work by artists Laura Amussen, Jackson Martin and Renee Rendine. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org or 703-248-6800.
Arlington Arts Center presents "Three Sculptors/Three Views" through April at 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Exhibit features Roberto Bocci, Evan Reed and Millicent Young. Visit www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more information.
The Arlington Commission for the Arts makes grants available to artists and arts organizations in Arlington. Applications are now available for projects and programs that will take place from July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2008. The deadline is Jan. 30, 2007. For application forms, see www.arlingtonarts.org/cultural_affairs/funding.htm, or call Steven Munoz at 703-228-1852.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announces an art exhibit at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport featuring the work of artists from The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria. The exhibit is sponsored by The Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, a non-profit membership organization that promotes awareness and appreciation of the visual arts through community outreach programs, exhibits and events in support of The Torpedo Factory. The exhibit runs through December and is located in the hallway between the old terminal and the new terminal.
Lee Arts Center houses open studios for artists working in ceramics and printmaking. The open studio program is designed for self-directed individuals working at advanced levels, who are expected to work independently and to help perform technical tasks and maintain studio equipment. The Master Workshop program provides an opportunity to interact with visiting master artists in workshops covering a wide variety of media. Call 703-228-0506 or visit www.arlington arts.org/leearts.htm.
Arlington Artists Alliance offers educational programs and public exhibitions at a variety of locations in Arlington. Participating artists include painters, printmakers, ceramicists and sculptors, who are Arlington residents. The group sponsors classes, mentor programs and scholarships through its Alliance Academy. Call 703-894-0539 or visit http://www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.
The Woodmont Weavers is an artisan group of developmentally disabled adults, sponsored by the Arlington County Department of Human Services and the Arlington Community Services Board. Since 1988, the weavers have turned out hand-woven products of wool, cotton and fiber blends, learning independence and developing technical and social skills along the way. The hand-woven textiles include placemats, pillows, totes and hats and are for sale to the general public. The Weavers work regular hours and are paid for their products. They welcome custom orders. Visit the Weavers' Studio Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Ballston Common Mall, third floor, 4238 Wilson Blvd. Call 703-528-9474 or e-mail Sally Lloyd at email@example.com.
View Auriel Bessemer's historic murals. Bessemer was commissioned by the Treasury Department's Section of Fine Art to help beautify local federal buildings in the 1930s and '40s. The murals are at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. They are normally on display high on the walls of Arlington's Main Post Office, which is currently being renovated. They will be returned to the post office next fall. Contact Caroline Danforth at 703-228-3771.
The Ballston Art Market returns to Welburn Square offering original creations for home decor, gifts and personal use, including handmade jewelry, pottery, quilts, wearable art, giftware, watercolors, oil paintings and photography. The monthly outdoor market operates from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. the first Saturday of every month. Different artists exhibit each month. Artists are juried by a select panel. Welburn Square is adjacent to the Metro station at 9th and N. Stuart streets, near the Ballston Common Mall. Call 703-228-0560 or 703-528-3527.
"Art at the Heights." Exhibition of works by local painters. 4502 Old Lee Highway. Every Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sunday, noon-3 p.m. Showings sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance, a nonprofit organization in support of art and artists in Arlington.
Antiques and Collectibles Market. Year-round Saturday event. 2900 Wilson Blvd. About 50 vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free parking available at 3033 Wilson Blvd.
Figure Drawing Open Studio Sessions. Nude model is provided, but there is no instructor. Participants bring their own materials. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Wednesdays from 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays from noon-2:30 p.m. No reservation necessary. Cost is $60 in advance for six sessions or $15 per session for drop-ins. Call 703-248-6800.
The Arlington Arts Center is offering adult classes in Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media Acrylic Painting, and Photography at the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. This is the first time the AAC will offer summer classes for adults since the center reopened in 2005 after extensive renovation. AAC prides itself in having small classes with individualized instruction by professional, working artists. Classes are reasonably priced and members receive a discounted tuition. Other tuition assistance is available. A full listing is available on the art center Web site at www.arlingtonartscenter.org. Early registration is encouraged to ensure a place in classes. Call 703-248-6800.
Arlington County Libraries presents exhibitions by local artists and groups of artists. Log onto www.arlingtonva.us, click "Libraries", click "about" in the menu and then "art program guidelines." Call 703-228-7721.