The paintings of Salon 8, a group of local watercolor artists, will be on display at the American Horticultural Society’s headquarters at River Farm through Sept. 25. The show includes a collection of paintings of magnolia blossoms and pods, each interpreted by one of the eight watercolorists. Also on display will be landscapes, and floral paintings inspired by the beauty of nature, and the play of light on plant forms. There also will be several paintings of views of River Farm itself.
All of the artists are members of Potomac Valley Watercolorist, a regional juried arts organization, and have exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally. Individual members have participated in art exhibits sponsored by the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia; the Baltimore Watercolor Society; the Virginia Watercolor Society; the Washington Water Color Association; the Rehoboth Art League, and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C.
Connie Boland, Leigh Culver, Joan Kirk, Emilie McBride, Yoshimi Matsukata, Margitta Hanff-Potts, JoAnne Ramsey and Donna Sturm are the artists.
River Farm is located at 7931 East Boulevard Drive in Alexandria, approximately 4 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. All works are for sale.