Grand opening of the ArtSpace Herndon gallery with exhibit of Plein Air Paintings, through Sept. 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) through Sept. 28. For more information, call GRACE at 703-471-9242, and visit

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

Artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto is installing a large dead dogwood tree inside the Greater Reston Arts Center Gallery, 12001 Market St., Suite 103, where it will stretch across the room as if asleep. Along the trunk and branches, he will plant tiny fern seedlings which will grow and carpet the tree with lush, new growth. In an adjacent space he will exhibit related works on paper. The opening is Saturday, Oct. 11, 5-7 p.m., and the exhibit will be on display from Oct. 10- Nov. 14. Visit

Gail Axtell-Beading will have an artist demo at the Reston Art Gallery, 11400 Washington Plaza, on Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Call 703-481-8156 for details.

Oak Hill artist Jill Poyerd, will be exhibiting her painting entitled "Wishing for Spring" in the Virginia Watercolor Society's 29th Annual Juried Exhibition being held Sept. 22- Nov. 1 in Roanoke. Poyerd is one of 80 artists featured in this year's show as selected by juror, Donna Watson, a nationally recognized, award-winning artist. This year's exhibit will be held at The Shenandoah Club in Roanoke and is open to the public. Show hours are Monday-Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Visit for more on Jill Poyerd.

The 8th Annual GWAC Youth Art Fest will be held on Saturday Sept. 27 at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market St., Reston. The Fest brings together professional artists, artisans and performers to share their work and talent with youth and their families. The art competition is open to all youths K - 12. Visit or call 703-268-5626 for more information.