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Art of Giving

The Art Gallery of Potomac offers variety of themes, styles.

Artist Claire Howard with her painting "A Heavenly Peace."

Artist Claire Howard with her painting "A Heavenly Peace."

— During the holiday season The Art Gallery of Potomac will offer several small paintings, originals, prints, and giclees for gift giving as well as note cards, home decor, ornaments, dolls from the G St. Doll Club, and hand knit scarves for holiday shoppers. The newly published book, “Christmas Rose” by Dalton Delan and illustrated by Yolanda Prinsloo will also be offered at the sale.

Now through Dec. 17, paintings will be priced to sell in all sizes and genres reflecting themes to celebrate the holiday season. The resident artists bring their own style to the gallery. Carol Dyer will feature her highly collectible paintings from her Washington Christmas series. Anne Martinez's work features pet and people portraits and gift certificates for a future sitting will be available.

For local scenes, Dot Procter's paintings feature the C&O canal, local landscapes and the Jefferson Memorial. Millie Shott will display mixed media pieces of winter and holiday scenes while Felisa Federman's work features themes of being green and the environment.

For the great outdoors, paintings by Terri Cunningham are painted in the plein air style and her landscapes feature beautiful, soft colors. In Claire Howard's paintings, she uses a palette knife to create texture and paints local scenes of farms, and large winter landscapes. If residents need color in their homes, the bold, colorful paintings of Colette Calilhanna will brighten any room. Yolanda Prinsloo's art is done in a realistic style and will feature landscapes and still-life on canvas using oil paint and gold leaf.

The Art Gallery of Potomac is located at 9945 Falls Road in Potomac. It is has relocated within the same shopping center and is now next to Big Wheel Bikes. Phone 240-447-9417 or 301-765-7617. Hours are Wenesday-Sunday 12-4 p.m. There will be a holiday tea Dec. 8 from 1-3 p.m. For more information go to www.theartgalleryofpotomac.com.