Mixed media paintings and drawings by Chris Monette Appleton, on display March 15 through April 19 at Oakton Art and Framing, 2952 Chain Bridge Road, Oakton. There will be a reception with the artist Saturday, March 15. Call 703-281-1364 or visit www.OaktonArtAndFraming.com or www.cmastudio.com/index.html.
Greater Reston Arts Center presents an exhibition of high energy abstract paintings by local artist Gennara Moore, on display at the Market Street Bar & Grill at the Hyatt Regency Reston, 1800 President St., Reston Town Center, March 17 through June 2. Twenty works of art will be on display; all artwork is available for purchase and proceeds from sales support the artist and GRACE programs. There will be an opening reception Monday, March 17, 5-7 p.m. Call 703-925-8250.
Area students will participate in the upcoming exhibition Emerging Visions: Adolescent Self-Portraiture at Greater Reston Arts Center. Students from Langston Hughes Middle, South Lakes High School, Herndon Middle and Herndon High are included in this celebration of Youth Art Month. Exhibit runs through March 28 at GRACE, 12001 Market St., suite 103, Reston Town Center. For more information contact GRACE at 703-471-9242 or www.restonarts.org.
“Transition”: paintings in acrylic and charcoal by McLean resident Clarissa Jaffe will be on display through March 30 at Stacy’s Coffee Parlor, 709 W. Broad St., Falls Church. Call 703-538-6266.
The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department's annual Amateur Photography Contest & Exhibit will be held Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center. Entries will be accepted Thursday, March 13, 5-9 p.m. and Friday, March 14, noon-3:45 p.m. For more information, call Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360.
McLean Project for the Arts presents the 27th annual Youth Art Show, sponsored by the Women’s Club of McLean. Elementary school art will be on display through March 15, and middle and high school art will be on display March 25 through April 8, with a reception Thursday, March 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Participating schools are Chesterbrook, Churchill Road, Franklin Sherman, Haycock, Kent Gardens, Lemon Road, Spring Hill and Westgate Elementary Schools; Cooper and Longfellow Middle Schools; Langley and McLean High Schools. McLean Project for the Arts is located at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Call 703-790-1953 or visit www.mpaart.org.
“Varied Views of Great Falls”: Great Falls photographer Walt Lawrence will present a solo exhibition at the Great Falls Library through March 31 featuring approximately 25 landscape, landmark and wildlife images from his “Images of Great Falls” collection. He will be introducing several images that have been enlarged and printed on canvas. Library hours are Monday through Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 a.m. A portion of the exhibit’s sales will be donated to the Friends of the Great Falls Library.
McLean Project for the Arts is accepting entries from local and regional artists and fine craftsmen for MPA artfest, a one day juried fine arts and crafts festival. The second annual MPA artfest will be held in McLean Central Park on Sunday, Oct. 5. Entry forms are available at McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Forms are also available at www.mpaart.org, and they are due by Thursday, May 1. Call 703-790-1953 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.