Annual Workhouse Student and Faculty Exhibition

The Workhouse Arts Center Student and Faculty Exhibition recognizes the achievements of those involved in our Department of Education. The exhibition surveys works from our prestigious course instructors, faculty and their students. Explore the numerous paintings, drawings, glass works, clay works and fiber art created in our acclaimed classes and workshops.

This exhibition is NOT juried and all teachers and students who participated in a class or workshop at Workhouse in the 2021 calendar year are welcome to submit one piece of artwork to have included in the exhibition.

On view in McGuire Woods Gallery October 27 – November 28, 2021

Reception date/time: November 13th from 6 – 8 PM in McGuireWoods Gallery building w-16, 2nd Floor.

For purchase inquiries, please contact Gallery Manager, Audrey Miller at audreymiller@workhousearts.org or (703) 584-2911.

Ceramics

Faculty: Brian Grow, Chris Lively, Colby Allred, Dale Marhanka, Debra Balestreri, Hadrian Mendoza, Joan Ulrich, Joe Dailey, Kristen Morsches, Pamela Eisenmann

And students

Colby Allred, Beginning – Advanced Ceramics

“Moonjar”

Salt fired porcelain

14 in x 10 in

$400

Joan Ulrich, Ceramics

“Oval Box”

Salt fired porcelain

14 in x 10 in

$400

Kristen Morsches, Handbuilding and Ceramic Sculpture

“Another World”

Hand-built stoneware

$325

Pamela Eisenmann, Kids and Adults Ceramics

“Blue Nasturtium Flower Brick”

Glazed Ceramic

7 in x 4 in x 3 1/2 in

$90

In the Spring I was inspired by seasonal blooms and varied ways they can be displayed. Flower bricks are traditional receptacles, but can be updated in new and unique ways. I like applying floral decoration to surfaces, so what an opportunity to match form with function!

Beth Bedard, Student of Brian Grow and Dale Marhanka, Beginning – Advanced Ceramics

“Creatures of the Sea” set of 4 mugs

Ceramic

5 in x 4 in x 3 in (each mug)

NFS

I’ve been exploring sgraffito in my work. This set of mugs was inspired by a trip to the beach. I wanted to elicit a whimsical, printmaking feel as I carved through the black slip to reveal the white clay beneath.

Carol Georgeoura, Student of Debra Balestreri, Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

“Pulled to Nothingness”

Clay

19 in x 15 in x 7 in

$375

Carol Hamal, Student of Kristen Morsches, Handbuilding and Ceramic Sculpture

“For the Birds”

Paper clay

NFS

Cathy Bliss, Student of Joan Ulrich, Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

“IALT”

Stoneware

9 in x 6 in x 6 in

$250

Cindi Wallace, Student of Brian Grow and Colby Allred, Beginnin – Advanced Ceramics

“Colors of the Wind”

Ceramic, jewelry wire

12 in x 30 in

$500

Elizabeth Stalker, Student of Kristen Morsches, Handbuilding and Ceramic Sculpture

“Urban Housing for Today’s Toads”

Ceramic

$150

Ernest Allen Shepard, Student of Dale Marhanka, Ceramic

“Tea Set”

Stoneware clay

11 in

NFS

First attempt at complete tea set. This was fun but takes a long time to complete a set

Ginny Loving, student of Brian Grow, Raku Workshop

“You Should See Me In A Crown”

Raku fired ceramic

11 in x 9 in x 10 in

NFS

The constant images and input of 2020… social change. cultural crisis. pandemic fears. global warming. injustice. political unrest. shortages. uncertainty. confusion. confinement. chaos. THE HORROR. THE ANGST. THE WORRY. THE FIRES. THE HELPLESSNESS. THE FEAR. THE UPHEAVAL. THE DEPRESSION. THE ISOLATION. INTERNALIZATION. SOCIAL DISTANCE. SOCIAL ALIENATION- SOCIAL CRISIS- SOCIAL UNREST. SADNESS. SILENCE. BOOM!!!! Head F#@%ing exploded. Shrapnel. Deconstruction. Reconstruction. Restructure. New insight. Change & growth. Or just destruction. Old patterns shattered? Or toxically clung to. HOW DO WEAR YOUR CROWN?

Grace McCabe, student of Kristen Morsches Handbuilding and Ceramic Sculpture

“Serendipity”

Porcelain

10 in x 10 in x 4 in

$95

Iris Rodriguez, student of Kristen Morsches, Handbuilding and Ceramic Sculpture

“Zippo’s Shoe”

Ceramic

9 in x 3 1/2 in

$285

Jasmina Pozderac, student of Kristen Morsches, Handbuilding and Ceramic Sculpture

“Still Alive”

Ceramics

8 in x 8 in

$50

Julie Gilmore, student of Brian Grow and Hadrian Mendoza, Raku Workshop

“Rachmaninoff Vespers”

Raku fired ceramic

13 3/4 in x 6 in, 14 3/4 in x 5 in, 17 in x 6 in

NFS

These vessels were inspired by Rachmanioff’s Vespers All Night Vigil, an acapella choral work sung around Easter time. At the time of learning the choral work, I was learning in ceramics how to pull taller, bigger vessels, as well as forming various shaped lids. As Vespers is Russian composed, I noted the architectural domes of structures like St. Basil and St. Sophia’s “onion domes”. These lids with finials were challenging to complete and I continue to play with these forms, especially for raku firing, to add and define my collection. Raku firing is a challenge in itself, never predictable and full of surprises. Out of all that I have done in the collection with various raku colored glazes, I am most delighted with these 3 of white crackle glaze.

Leslie Lewis, student of Brian Grow, Beginning – Advanced Ceramics

“Blue Bowl”

Ceramic

7 3/4 in x 4 in

$40

This was my attempt to throw a large bowl and it is the largest one I’ve made. I also experimented with pouring glaze on a piece instead of dipping it.

Lynn Lynes, student of Debra Balestreri, Ceramics

“The Eye of the Center”

Sgraffito on clay

12 in diameter

$1,200

Ceramics classes have been my self-care and therapy this year! The wheel-thrown platter is Standard 182 clay body, with Amaco glazes.
The original Sgraffito design, carved freehand, was inspired by mandalas, a circular design used by Buddhist monks in religious rituals.

Meagan Wallace-Tabb, student of Brian Grow and Colby Allred, Beginning – Advanced Ceramics

“Pettea”

Ceramics

10 in x 10 in x 10 in

NFS

First try at a teapot and a pour over coffee filter made for my husband.

Michael Brian Schiffer, student of Joan Ulrich, Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

“Playful Slab Platter”

Stoneware

7 1/2 in x 6 in x 1 1/2 in

$45

I make a variety of whimsical functional and sculptural pots. My pieces require no high-sounding philosophical explanation for their inspiration. They are just pots that arise from the free play of my imagination. I enjoy the intimacy of having my hands in clay, regardless of the technique. This is a small slab-made platter or bowl. The foot is also hand made.

Michelle McKenna, student of Brian Grow, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics

“Lenny”

Stoneware

6 in x 6 in x 7 in

NFS

I enjoy creating sculptures with a personality and have begun sculpting whimsical creatures with monster, dinosaur or animal-like features. Lenny is part of this series. His exaggerated features such as his wide eyes and immense mouth make me smile.

Rachelle Butts, student of Brian Grow, Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

“Veiled Expression”

Clay

7 in

NFS

I came to ceramics through the Wounded Warrior Project. After 2 years of learning about clay and how to make bowls and cups on the pottery wheel I wanted to take it a step further. As a veteran with PTSD I always feel that even when things are going well and I’m smiling, the unprovoked anxieties are like a veil keeping me from truly seeing and experiencing all of the joys in life. This sculpture is my first step in forming my feelings into something I can see and touch.

Sarah Hebern Mulroney, student of Brian Grow, Intermediate and Advanced Ceramics

“Blue Lace”

Ceramic

6 1/2 in tall

NFS

Sue King, student of Joe Dailey

“Autumn”

Clay

6 in x 6 in

$200

“Autumn” My favorite season and one that shows its beauty twice. First, when the leaves change colors, and second, when they drop and you see the interwoven patterns of the branches against the sky.

The tile was made using a white stoneware, Standard 181, slab rolled, covered in 3 layers of Amaco Jet Black Velvet underglaze, then sgraffito carved. Once bisqued fired, the colors of the sky, leaves and background were painted using several different colors of Amaco’s Velvet underglazes; then bisqued fired a second time. The tile is sealed with a water-based varnish, ready to hang.

Susan Young, student of Kristen Morsches, Handbuilding and Ceramic Sculpture

“Three Little Hooters”

182 White Clay

3 in x 2 in, 2 3/4 in x 2 in, 2 1/2 in x 2 in

NFS

These delightful little owls were coated with Ferric Chloride and barrel fired to create the variety of browns and rust. The eyes were under-glazed, then coated with clear glaze and glaze fired ones last time.

Tasha Hobbs, student of Chris Lively, Beginning and Intermediate Ceramics

“Luminary”

Ceramic

5 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in

NFS

Glass

Faculty: Candi Durusu, David Barnes, Gayla Lee, Sandi Martina

And Students

Candi Durusu, Intro to intermediate Flame-working

“Autumn Foliage”

Solid form borosilicate glass

5 in x 7 in x 4 in

$80

I love these trees because creating them is a great exercise in manipulating solid glass rods. It requires forethought and planning of design, the essence of sculptural glass. Yet, there is still the mesmerizing factor of repetitive procedure. This mesmerizing factor draws many to the art.

David Barnes, Fused Art Glass 101 and 102

“Rhapsody in Blue”

Kilnformed art glass

15 in x 15 in

$475

The art work is a visual interpretation of the rhythm and flow of the music. Beginning to end structure with moments of light and dark, surface and depth, color and transparency, and streaming simplicity belaying its underlying complexity.

Gayla Lee, Glass Pattern Bars

“Large Diatom”

Glass

15 in x 15 in x 4in

$275

My work explores patterns and geometry in glass.

Sandi Martina, Beginner to Advanced Glass Fusing Techniques

“Perplexed” 

Kilnformed, etched glass

27 in x 55 in x 2 in

$1,495

Creating with glass is an adventure. An evolution of design through exploration and experimentation. New discoveries produce original art. The intricacies of color, texture, depth and form make the journey rewarding. Merging metal, wood and other media elevate the challenge.

Andrew Gallagher, Student of Sandi Martina, Beginning – Advanced Glass Fusing

“Amber Infusion”

Fused Glass

15 in x 7 in

$197

I have been involved with glass fusing for several years and enjoy the variety of techniques that are taught at the Workhouse.

Bailey Price, student of Dale Marhanka, Independent Flameworking

“A Faerie’s Vegetable Garden”

Flameworked Glass

10 in x 10 in x 6 in

$250

Displayed is a selection of different glass vegetable plant stakes perfect for a miniature village.
These could also be used to help identify the growing vegetables in your garden come springtime!

Barbara Price, Student of Sandi Martina, Glass fusing

“The Rorschach in Color” 

Fused Glass

21 in x 11 in

NFS

Daiva Balkus, Student of Sandi Martina, Glass fusing

“Summer Day” 

Fused Glass

10 in x 10 in x 2 in

$95

I enjoy combining fragments of glass into unusual arrangements, with accents of thin black lines, which set off colors and spatial relationships.

Deb Eldridge, Student of Sandi Martina, Beginning – Intermediate Glass Fusing

“Dr. V’s Fish Tank”

Fused glass and glass enamel

5 in x 8 in

NFS

This piece was inspired by a fish tank and it’s happy little inhabitants. If you live in this area, you may have already met them.

Elizabeth Burrows, student of Candi Durusu, Beginning to Intermediate Flameworking: Boro Glass

“Tree”

Borosilicate Glass

8 in x 5 in

NFS

Displayed is a selection of different glass vegetable plant stakes perfect for a miniature village.
These could also be used to help identify the growing vegetables in your garden come springtime!

Gary Spellman, Student of Sandi Martina, Glass fusing

“Beachcomber” 

Fused Glass

12 in x 12 in

$475

Mark Whitman, Student of Gayla Lee, Intro to Glass fusing

“Look Up at Blue” 

Bullseye Glass

6 in x 6 in

NFS

My first attempt at hand cut, tack fused glass, slumped into a shallow bowl. The bright blue random lengths and arrangements were layered with longer strips of glass intended to draw the eye up the piece.

Marla Heiner, Student of Sandi Martina, Fused Glass

“Checkerboard Bowl”

Fused glass and glass enamel

12 in x 12 in

NFS

This bowl was inspired to complement the MacKenzie-Child’s items in my kitchen. I previously made a plate and thought a bowl would go nicely.

Sally Little, student of David Barnes and Debra Balestreri, Fused Art Glass 101 and Beginning and Intermediate

“River #1”

Glass and Wood

10 in x 4 in x 2 in

$30

My intent was to explore various ways of simulating water using glass on wood. First I created a ceramic mold of the wood and fused a piece of glass in the same shape. Then I slumped the glass over the mold and attached it to the wood.

Sally Paulsen, Student of Sandi Martina, Beginning – Advanced Glass Fusing

“Color Wheel” 

Fused Glass

9 in x 9 in

$100

Starr Ramieh, Student of Sandi Martina, Beginning – Advanced Glass Fusing

“I’ve Got Rhythm” 

Fused Glass

10 in x 11 in

NFSEach fused glass piece I create is an experiment. This optic technique creates a rhythmic pattern of movement and color. By experimenting with changes in glass placement, an interruption in rhythm occurs.

Therese Marie Stripling, Student of Sandi Martina, Itermediate – Advanced Glass Fusing

“Gentle Breezes”

Opalescent Fused Glass

5 in x 10 in x 3/8 in

NFS

Spring is always a welcoming season for me. Promised with new garden blooms, brilliant colors and delicate scents. I’m always touched by the delight of a gentle breeze.

Vicki Mitchell, student of Gayla Lee, Beginning -Advanced Glass Fusing

“Goldenrod”

Glass and Wood

5 in x 10 in x 1 in

$100

Vincette Goerl, Student of Sandi Martina, Beginning – Advanced Glass Fusing

“Pebbles on the Beach” 

Fused Glass

8 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in x 1 in

$95

Created with French Vanilla strips and River Rock technique for the component. The reaction from the French Vanilla glass pieces with Turquoise glass powder that create the river rock component and with itself in the strips is always beautiful to me.

Visual Arts and Mixed Media

Faculty: Ava Beckman, Cheryl VanderMolen Neway, Christine Jenkins, George Brown, Gwendolyn Bragg, Hsi-Mei Yates, M. Jane Johnson, Marni Maree, Suzanne Clifford Clark

And Students

Ava Beckman, Open Session Figure Drawing

“Nataliya”

2021

Pen and Ink

9 3/4 in x 12 3/4 in

$150

Pen and ink offers an immediacy to figure drawing that few other mediums do. There’s no eraser and no chance to do over, only to adapt what’s arrived on the paper—for better or worse! The bottom pose was drawn in a half hour; the top in 45 minutes. The ink used in these drawings is a color called Rice Ear (Ochre) in the Iroshizuku line by Pilot.

Cheryl VanderMolen Neway, Spring Break Art Camp

“Blazing Glory” Tote Bag

Tie-Dye

13 in x 13 in

$40

I love creating colorful art work whether it be for clothing, accessories or something for the wall. Working with dye and fiber is wonderful color therapy and very healing. I enjoy sharing in the fun with my students too. Its great to see them grow and be inspired by something they got to create!

Christine Jenkins, Drawing and Collage

“Happy Cat”

Mixed Media

16 in x 16 in

$295

The inspiration for this piece came from my love for cats. It reminds me of my cat that passed away named Sunny.

Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Ephesus Meander”

Transparent watercolor on Torchon paper

28 1/2 in x 34 1/2 in

$1,300

Off to the side in the ancient city of Ephesus — still decorated with a “Greek key” or meander — evocative ruins speak of times past.

Hsi-Mei Yates, Chinese Brush Painting

“Season of Fall”

Sumi-e ink

16 in x 30 in

$375

Hsi-mei’s style includes Sumi-e ink and unique oriental brush strokes. Her reverence for different landscapes, flowers, birds, insects, and fish have inspired her painting and have resulted in many awards from the local communities where she has lived. Her love of nature is evident in all of her art projects.

Marni Maree, Drawings for Beginners and Intermediates Too

“Sunflowers”

Watercolors and ink

7 in x 10 in

$350

I used the shapes that the watercolors created to add interesting ink lines to my painting.

Suzanne Clifford Clark, Oil Painting

“Portrait of Elizabeth”

Oil on Linen

16 in x 20 in

NFS

Alecia Gaddis, Student of George Brown, Photography for the True Beginner

“Purple Eggplant”

Photographic Print

8 in x 10 in

$50

Barbara Mallard, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Catch of the Day”

Watercolor

15 in x 18 in

NFS

Brittney Holley, Student of Hsi-Mei Yates, Chinese Brush Painting

“Astrid”

Watercolor

7 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in

$50

A shy cat sitting in the grass at sunrise.

Catherine Rubino, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Immortal Tubs”

Watercolor

16 in x 13 1/2 in

NFS

Even rusty old bathtubs are majestic and beautiful in the fresh autumn sunlight.

Cheryl Janey, Student of M. Jane Johnson, Mixed Media

“Cliff Diving”

Mixed Media

26 in x 20 in

NFS

This piece began as a study in texture and depth using various techniques. Collage, acrylic and some ink combined to reveal Cliff Diving.

Courtney Clark, Student of Marni Maree, Drawing for Beginners and Intermediates Too

“Nature Rebounds”

Watercolor

26 in x 20 in

$350

I have been painting/drawing most of my adult life. When I retired I began taking classes in watercolor. A spark was born. I found that my photography background helped me “see” nature in many different ways all of which I enjoy painting on watercolor paper and yupo.

Deidre Pistochini, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor: Fall Themes

“Hawaiian Green Turtle”

Watercolor

31 in x 26 in

NFS

I am a believer in bringing the outdoors in through my art, whether it be a landscape, an animal or a floral. This painting is based on a picture I took of a young female Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle that I actually snorkeled with when I was on vacation on the island of Kauai a few years ago. It was a wonderful moment that I just had to capture.

Elin Kim, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Traquill Autumn Farm”

Watercolor

11 in x 14 in

$300

My tranquil Autumn farm is overwhelmed with warm-greenish colors and the wood fence makes my soul very calm.

Florence Setzer, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Il Tulipano”

Watercolor

22 in x 28 in

$750

Gladys Berly, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Evora”

Watercolor

25 in x 31 in

NFS

Remembering Evora at night.

Gigi Castle, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Canadian Countryside”

Watercolor

12 in x 15 1/2 in

NFS

Jensen Kugler, Student of M. Jane Johnson, Mixed Media

“Wine Spill

Mixed media

12 1/2 in x 19 in

NFS

Katherine Sullivan, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“The Right Materials”

Watercolor

10 in x 10 in

$225

Kathy Sullivan, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Let’s Make Cookies”

Watercolor

16 in x 20 in

$425

My composition, limited color palette and visual reflections define the relationship of the objects in harmony with each other.
My personal selection of baking tools makes an appeal to one’s creative process and perhaps draws the viewer to the warmth of the kitchen.

Kazuko Funahashi, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolors for Beginners and Intermediate

“Summer Solace at the Temple (Kyoto, Japan)”

Watercolor

10 in x 13 1/2 in

$200

Margitta Hanff, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Abandoned”

Watercolor

12 in x 16 in

$180

In painting “Abandoned” I attempted to be, a free and immediate painting, to avoid overworking the subject matter.

Marta Legeckis, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolors Start to Finish

“Avila Bell Tower”

Acrylic on Yupo

16 3/8 in x 11 in

$750

My work tends to reflect my interest in past history especially as reflected in it’s architecture. While the history is steeped in reality, I try to reinterpret what I see by using colors that will evoke a response from the audience and are not the colors that you would see in reality. I tend towards using a limited palette of 3 colors.

Martha Petroff, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Vibrant Coleus”

Watercolor and Acrylic

15 in x 19 in

$450

Mary Stevenson, Student of Hsi-Mei Yates, Chinese Brush Painting

“Silent Night”

Ink on rice paper

6 in x 8 in

NFS

Michie Flanz, Student of Suzanne Clifford Clark, Oil Painting

“Lilly”

Oil

16 in x 20 in

NFS

Lilly is fourteen months old, curious about everything. Although too young to walk yet, she is ready to explore the world. I wanted to express her unbounded potential, vigor and purity.

Sharon Hyde, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Over the Bridge”

Watercolor

12 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in

$300

Sue Sprague, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolor

“Texas Springtime”

Watercolor

25 5/8 in x 17 3/4 in

NFS

Springtime in central Texas can be beautiful, as wildflowers bloom abundantly under live oak trees and budding mesquite trees. I love depicting the bright colors!

Tammy Wiedenhaefer, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Intermediate Watercolor

“Abby and JP”

Watercolor

31 in x 26 in

NFS

Tracy Ferrell, Student of Hsi-Mei Yates, Chinese Brush Painting

“Fall Harvest”

Watercolor

13 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in

NFS

Ursula Marquadt, Student of Suzanne Clifford Clark, Bold Brushwork

“Kingstowne Sunrise”

Oil

16 in x 20 in

$575

Valerie Patrick, Student of Gwendolyn Bragg, Watercolors Start to Finish

“Blocked Passage”

Watercolor

26 in x 19 in

NFS

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