Fine Arts

Fine Arts

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 12

<cal2>Shore Line. 2-6 p.m. Featured by Van Landingham Paintings, Fire Enamels. A show of paintings and fire enamels featuring scenes of beaches and sea by Marian Van Landingham will open in studio 321, Torpedo Factory Art Center. The show will end on Sept. 25.

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 4

<cal2>"Sunflowers Say Summer." Photography exhibit of sunflowers at Buzz Bakery, Coffee and Lounge, 901 Slaters Lane, Alexandria. The work of six metropolitan-area photographers will be on exhibit. Photographers Grayce Warren-Boulton, Candace Clifford, Sheila Galagan, Jo Ann Tooley, Pam Richmond and Marge Silverberg are part of the f11, A Women's Photography Collective.

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 5

<cal2>CM Dupre's Alice at The Art League at National Harbor. At the Art League at National Harbor, at 120 American Way, Oxon Hill, Md. Hours: Wednesday–Friday, noon–7 p.m.; Saturday–Sunday, noon–6 p.m. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

<cal1>Now through Sept. 5

<cal2>Artist Genevieve Lynn. "In Misty China" captures moments in landscape, people and culture. At Gallery West, 1213 King street, Alexandria. Visit

<cal1>Now through Sept. 6

<cal2>"Scapes: The Annual Landscape Exhibit." Artwork inspired by all environments may be a part of this exhibit – urban and rural, industrialized and primitive, coastal and arid, and works portraying the beauty and destruction created by Mother Nature. ‘Scapes was juried by artist Joey Manlapaz, instructor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. At the Art League Gallery, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria. Visit

<cal1>Keys From the Crisis

<cal2>The Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Art League, and Multiple Exposures Gallery are partnering with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) to kick off their national campaign "Keys From the Crisis." Through a variety of art related activities, the art center will help the NCRC tell the story of the foreclosure crisis to the public in a very visual way.


* Now Through Sept. 26: Systems Failure exhibition in the Target Gallery

* Sept. 1-30: David H. Wells’ photo-essay, "Foreclosed Dreams," that explores the empty homes littering the American landscape in the wake of the housing crisis on exhibit in the Site 3 Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, and a large scale projection at The Art League Gallery/National Harbor Location

"House of String": Large Scale installation located on the main floor of the Torpedo Factory, created by Torpedo Factory Artists serving on the Target Gallery Committee

* Sept. 9, 6-9 p.m.: Second Thursday Art Night. Target Gallery’s Systems Failure "Meet the Artists" Reception – 6-8 p.m.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), Special Presentation at 7pm by John Taylor, President and CEO of the NCRC

David H. Wells, artist talk, in the Multiple Exposures Gallery at 8 p.m.

* Sept. 11, 12-4: Art Activated

1:30 p.m. -Target Gallery hosts SPARK: art from writing, writing from art – a spoken word event, along with a hands-on writing activity for the public. Focus is on the Systems Failure exhibit and the Keys from the Crisis campaign

* Sept. 23, 7 p.m.: Target Gallery hosts a Curator Discussion with juror Sarah Tanguy for Systems Failure Exhibition. Sarah Tanguy is an independent curator, arts writer, and critic, as well as a curator for the Art in Embassies Program, based in Washington, D.C.

<cal1>Sept. 10 through Oct. 10

<cal2>Phil Napala’s Digital Photography. Part of the Orphan Works Project. The Opening Reception is Friday, Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with an artist talk at 7:30 p.m. The Gallery Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and during performances. At the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery.

<cal1>Sept. 10 Through Nov. 7

<cal2>Fall Solos 2010. Featuring the artists Johanna Mueller, Tim Portlock, Matt King, John Henry Blatter, Kathleen Shafer and Joanie Turbek. Opening reception is Friday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. At the Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact Jeffry Cudlin, Director of Exhibitions at or call 703-248-6800.

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 12

<cal2>Shelf Life / Mary "Mimi" Frank. At The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria. Hours are Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 703-548-0035 or visit

<cal1>Sept. 8 Through Oct. 3

<cal2>Big World, Small Paintings. A collection of works by Cindi Lewis. Reception on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 5-8 p.m. Located at Gallery West, 1213 King Street in Old Town. Go to or call 703-549-6006.

<cal1>Saturday/Sept. 25

<cal2>Art for Hope. Benefiting Women with LAM, the exhibit will feature 2D and 3D art by Del Ray Artisans. Proceeds benefit The LAM Foundation and DRA. A VIP reception will be held Sept. 25 with a public exhibition on Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9/25. Visit

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 26

<cal2>Systems Failure. Reception is Thursday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m. This exhibition examines the current crises facing our country and the world and the plight of the people who must suffer from the failures. At the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory. Located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, the gallery is open daily from 10-6 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays;

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 26

<cal2>Cultural Clay: East Meets West. At the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Scope Gallery. Hours are Monday Through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. At 101 North Union St., ground floor Studio 19, Alexandria. Call the Scope Gallery at 703-548-6288 or visit

<cal1>Now Through Sept. 29

<cal2>FEAR Exhibition. At the Gallery at Convergence located at 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Call 703-998-6260 x3.

<cal1>Now Through Oct. 3

<cal2>Photography Exhibition. "You Are Who You Are," photographs by Louise Noakes; and "Shadow and Substance," photographs by Grace Taylor. At Multiple Exposures Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street, #312, Alexandria. Call 703-683-2205.

<cal1>Oct. 9-25

<cal2>Clearly Color. Artworks by Nancy Varipapa of Mt. Vernon and Jill Finsen of Washington, D.C. Opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 9. At VanderZee Gallery, 105 S. Lee St., Alexandria. Call 703-683-1814.