Oak Hill artist Jill Poyerd, will be exhibiting her painting entitled "Wishing for Spring" in the Virginia Watercolor Society's 29th Annual Juried Exhibition through 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Photographs by Northern Virginia photographer Lillis Werder are on exhibit at Washington Dulles International Airport through December. Two series of work by the artist, "Washington DC War Memorials" and "Venice, Italy" are on display. Visit or

Mandarin Oriental, Washington D.C., in association with Galerie Brigitte of Reston, presents an exhibit of modern lacquer, Vietnamese paintings, "Blending Traditions: Contemporary Lacquer by Duong Sen." 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. Call 703-860-2345 or visit