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 Artwalk they are onsite to speak about their work during the exhibit opening reception.

Our Second Saturday Artwalks have been virtual since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and we hope to return to live Second Saturday Artwalks soon.

Moving forward we will be sharing our monthly featured artists and their exhibits here!

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

  “Pandemic of Color” –  is on display August 14th through August 31st 2021 in Building W-10. 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. This duality grants his work a balanced and holistic aura strongly sensed […]

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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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Audrey Relene Schuster July 2021 Featured Artist in building W-5

Audrey Relene Schuster taught art for for 10 years at Fairfax County Public Schools. She has been a studio Artist at the Workhouse Arts Center since 2008 Creating canvases horizontally calls for a new perception in the viewer. It is not the traditional shape of a over-the-couch painting. Small thin and long spaces are needed for these paintings. Each painting emphasizes a particular color. Those who view these paintings must overcome their preconceptions on what a painting must be.

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“Secret Garden” by Terry Anstrom July 2021 Featured Artist in building W-6

  Terry Anstrom’s “Secret Garden” exhibit in building W-6. Terry is also our Virtual Second Saturday artist for July 2021! Terry started painting in 2008 and was juried into the Workhouse in 2010. Her work has been recognized by the Potomac Valley Watercolorist, Virginia Watercolor Society as a signature member and as an associate member of the American Watercolor Society. Terry loves to paint florals with a Georgia O’Keefe style adding brilliant colors and detail. Her artwork also shows landscapes of Italy, birds and wildlife from the Galapagos and textured work using a salt technique. Please visit her studio for […]

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“Celebration” – Glasshouse July 2021 Building 7 Featured Artists

  Celebration – Glasshouse Group Exhibit – July 2021 July brings the hiss and sizzle of summer into the Glasshouse! Let the ‘Celebration’ begin with the fanfare of color and sound. Enjoy a variety of glassworks created by our resident artists. Experience a colorful collection of art including flameworked, fused, stained, cast and mosaic glass. Discover an assortment of functional, sculptural and wearable art. ‘Celebration’ is on display through the month of July 2021. Visit the W7 Glasshouse Gallery Thursday thru Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday 12-5. Glasshouse artists include Karen Abbott, Dave Barnes, Suellen Black, Anita Damron, Candi Durusu, […]

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“Blue Tones” – Glasshouse June 2021 Building 7 Featured Artists

  Blue Tones – Glasshouse Group Exhibit – June 2021 Designs in blue strike emotion. Versatile blue, a feast for the eyes. Blue is everywhere yet nowhere. Wordless is blue. Mysterious is blue. Join W-7 for their group show, ‘Blue Tones’ and vibe on cool, calm and blue. Glasshouse artists include: Karen Abbott, Dave Barnes, Suellen Black, Anita Damron, Candi Durusu, Winn Jones, Kathryn Lagassey, Sandi Martina and Cheryl Peasley.

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“Puzzle Cuts” – Eclectic Mixed Media June 2021 Building 6 Featured Artist Kevin Poorman

  Kevin Poorman, eclectic mixed media – June 2021 Kevin Poorman’s bio:  Career military; 40 years U.S. Air Force (20 years active duty & 20 years civil servant). Master of Forensic Sciences, The George Washington University Bachelor of Arts, Forensic Studies, Indiana University Kevin’s love of the visuals arts stems from his early upbringing; he grew up working in a family-owned artist supplies and picture framing business in Southern Indiana. He fondly recalls the many artists in his youth who generously shared with him their time, talent and creative spirits. Eclecticism best describes Kevin’s artistic style. Eclecticism is a kind […]

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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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