Meet Our Monthly Featured Artists!

The Workhouse Arts Center has over 60 resident visual artists throughout our artist buildings as well as the Arches Gallery. Each month, we feature individual artists or a group of artists from each building as our Monthly Featured Artists. The artists exhibit a current body of work either solo or as part of a group and during our Second Saturday Art Walk they are onsite to speak about their work during the exhibit opening reception.

If you missed September’s Second Saturday Art Walk, you can still pay a visit to the wonderful galleries and art displays at the Workhouse Arts Center Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday noon – 5:00 p.m! Stay tuned for details of October’s Art Walk on Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm.The Lucy Burns Museum will also be open during the Second Saturday Art Walk until 8pm!

“Enchantment” by Christy Boltersdorf September 2021 Featured Artist in building W-8

“Enchantment” by featured artist Christy Boltersdorf on view September 1 – October 31, 2021 at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 8. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. An experience through the possibilities of the collaborative relationship between wood and ceramics. Wood-fired ceramics are enhanced through the chemistry of wood ash in the kiln, creating unique glazes. These two natural resources join in an enchanting display of their combined effect.

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“Neutrals and More” – September 2021 Building 7 Featured Artists

“Neutrals and More” on view September 1 – 30, 2021 at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 7. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Neutrals make bright colors dance. Neutrals are the counterpoint to colorful accents. Neutrals compliment and balance. Join W7 Glasshouse artists during the month of September. See how they orchestrate color in their group show, “Neutrals and More”. Resident glass artists include Karen Abbott, Dave Barnes, Suellen Black, Anita Damron, Candi Durusu, Winn Jones, Sandi Martina and Cheryl Peasley.

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“Mixed Greens” – September 2021 Building 5 Featured Artists

  “Mixed Greens” on view at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 7 September 10 – October 3, 2021. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Mixed Greens “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” -Pedro Calderon de la Barca From viridian to moss to sage and emerald, come enjoy the varied greens that the artists in Building 5 have seen in the world around them and incorporated into their artwork for their September exhibit “Mixed Greens.” Participating Building 5 resident […]

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“Yellowstone – Watercolor Memories of 2020” by Gwendolyn Bragg September 2021 Featured Artist in building W-6

“Yellowstone – Watercolor Memories of 2020” by Gwendolyn Bragg will be on view at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 6 during September 2021. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Gwen Bragg is an artist and art instructor who lives in Alexandria, VA. Holding a BS in Art Education and a MFA in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University, she currently teaches watercolor at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton where she has a studio. In addition to a workshop held annually in Orkney Springs Virginia almost […]

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“VIBRATIONS” by Mary Kane September 2021 Featured Artist in building W-10

“VIBRATIONS” by Mary Kane will be on view at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 10,  September 1 – October 1, 2021. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Mary Kane, an accomplished award-winning artist, is now residing in Gainesville, Va having spent the last 36 years in the Philadelphia area layering on art experiences through workshops taught by various noted art instructors from the Pennsylvania Academy,. She began her career from childhood on… always interested in color combinations and patterns . A major influence for her were classes […]

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“Remembering” by Kathleen Gillman September 2021 Featured Artist in building W-9

“Remembering” by Kathleen Gillman will be on view at the Workhouse Arts Center in building 9,  September 11 – October 3, 2021. And, also featured in the Second Saturday Art Walk on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. Award-winning artist Kathleen Best Gillmann maintains her studio in northern Virginia and has a growing reputation for painting landscapes and waterscapes. If some of her work reminds you of Maine, that’s no accident! Ms. Gillmann grew up in two of Maine’s most beautiful resorts: Kennebunk and Rangeley. In her youth she developed a profound respect for the outdoors and love […]

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“Pandemic of Color” – August 2021 Building 10 Featured Artist Fernando Osorio

  “Pandemic of Color” –  is on display August 14 through September 5, 2021 in Building W-10 with an opening reception Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 6pm – 9pm. FERNANDO OSORIO: UNCOVERING THE SPIRITUAL POTENTIAL OF COLOR By Constanza Ontiveros Valdés* The essence of painting has always been to make it [the universal] plastically perceptible through color and line. —Piet Mondrian Peruvian-American artist Fernando Osorio has followed an unconventional yet deeply spiritual and empirical path to art. After having pursued a career in science, particularly in engineering studies, Osorio fully committed to painting and devoted himself to a contemplative lifestyle. […]

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“Abstraction Distraction” – August 2021 Building 5 Featured Artist Marni Maree

  “Abstraction Distraction” –  is on display August 11th through September 5th 2021 in Building W-5. Marni Maree is a watercolor artist with a studio at the Workhouse Arts Center. Marni is currently focused on painting small mixed media abstracts during this time of Covid. Marni loves to paint, teach and travel and has done all three things at once taking groups of artists to many beautiful places for Creative Sketch Journaling. One day soon she will continue to do this. For now, she is teaching a variety of classes almost exclusively on Zoom. You will find Studio Painting, Creative […]

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“Inspiration” – August 2021 Building 7 Featured Artists

  “Inspiration” –  is on display August 1st through August 31st 2021 in the Glasshouse in Building W-7. What inspires you? Colors, patterns or textures? Nature, beauty or emotion? Characteristics can influence art. As an homage to art found in nature, glass artist, Sarah Wicks created a mixed media work, ‘Portal’. A combination of blown glass, moss and seed pods displayed in a shadow box, ‘Portal’ is intended to provide a window into a colorful and beautiful world. Join W7 Glasshouse artists during the month of August for group show, ‘Inspiration.’ Resident glass artists include Karen Abbott, Dave Barnes, Suellen […]

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“Summer Table” – Two Takes on Convivial Dining May-August 2021 Building 8 Featured Artists Pam Eisenmann and Joan Ulrich

  “Summer Table” – Two Takes on Convivial Dining is on display May 7th through August 29th 2021 with an opening reception on Saturday afternoon, June 5th 2021 from 4 – 5:30. Inspired by the approaching season of serving and sharing food and drink, ceramic artists Pam Eisenmann and Joan Ulrich present a rotating exhibit and sale of tableware for the summer months. Joan is feeling cautious optimism, “hope that we will (finally!) gather with friends again.” She spent the start of the pandemic focused on quiet home life by making herself a few new dinner plates for porch meals. […]

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