Arlene Laird and Patri Bschorr, mixed media artists, present their work through Aug. 31 at the Reston Community Center Lake Anne Jo Ann Rose Gallery. The Jo Ann Rose Gallery is in the Reston Community Center Lake Anne located at 1609-A Washington Plaza in Reston. The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Paint Herndon Quick Sketch & Finale occurs Monday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m. Artists of all ages are welcome to join this light-hearted event at ArtSpace Herndon 750 Center St., Herndon. Bring paints, pencils, pastels or even crayons to check-in. Cost is $10 for each artist. Create a new piece of artwork on this day and return it to the Herndon Old Town Hall green by 3 p.m. for judging and the opportunity to win prizes. The artwork of three winners will be chosen to hang in the gallery. Awards event at 6 p.m. at ArtSpace Herndon. Exhibit and awards event free to the public.

Grand opening of the ArtSpace Herndon gallery with exhibit of Plein Air Paintings, from Sept. 1-28, at ArtSpace Herndon at 750 Center St., Herndon. Free.

Greater Reston Arts Center will present a selection of photographs about trees by John Bessey (1949-2008) from Sept. 2 through Sept. 28. For more information, call GRACE at 703-471-9242, and visit

The Reston Community Center is looking for artists to be a part of the September Multicultural Art Exhibit in the RCC Lake Anne Jo Ann Rose Gallery. The "Discover the World in Reston" exhibit, scheduled for Sept. 3 through Sept. 29, will celebrate Reston’s 8th Annual Multicultural Festival all month. Artists can submit two pieces which reflect their cultural heritage. For more information and entry form, call Gloria Morrow at 703-476-4500 x3012 or

Reston Triathlon 25th Anniversary Exhibit through Sept. 14, Wednesdays through Sundays, 12 – 5 p.m., Reston Museum at Lake Anne. See the history of the acclaimed Reston Triathlon race depicted with photos, equipment, T-shirts, maps, and posters.

Sunset Hills Montessori School’s PTA is seeking artisans and crafters for their 2nd Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Show that will be held Saturday, Sept. 20. In addition to gaining exposure and making some money, artists can feel good in knowing that they will also be contributing to a good cause as all registration fees will be used to construct a new library for the students of Sunset Hills Montessori School. Entries will be accepted until Sept. 5 or the show fills whichever happens first. Booth space prices range from $75- $125 depending on location. Download an application at or contact Heather Briggs at or Navara Jordan at

The Greater Reston Arts Center’s annual C-Note Sale is Sunday, Sept. 28, open for art preview at 11 a.m. with light brunch provided, and sale starting at 1 p.m. GRACE will display the available works of art beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2 during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

GRACE celebrates the C-Note exhibition with a public reception and Silent Auction on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Greater Reston Arts Center, 12001 Market Street, Reston.

C-Note tickets are now on sale, $150 each, available by phone at 703-471-9242, and in person at GRACE. Images of C-Note Sale art are also now online for preview at

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., in association with Galerie Brigitte of Reston, presents an exclusive exhibit of modern lacquer, Vietnamese paintings, "Blending Traditions: Contemporary Lacquer by Duong Sen," featuring

Sen's fascination with traditional Asian subjects. The Gallery,

located on the ballroom mezzanine level of Mandarin Oriental,

Washington D.C., will run the exhibit now through

February 2009. The artwork is available for purchase through Galerie Brigitte and inquiries can be made by calling 703-860-2345 or visiting online at