"The Nature of Reston" book now on special discount for only $20!Come in to 1639 Wahington Plaza and see more of these unique works of local Reston artisans.
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Holiday Art Show & SaleUnique works from noted local artists on sale - just in time for holiday giving, or treat yourself!
Come in and see these special gifts!
Our Holiday Shop will have clothing, pottery, jewelry and an assortment of handmade ornaments - all made by some of the best artistic Reston elves.
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Mar 30 - Aug 24, 2012
Sculpture ExhibitAn exhibit of works by sculptor Carlos Beltran Baldiveizo.
"I have always wanted to create. Since childhood, the processes of creation, whether through dance, painting, home movies, photography, textiles, Legos, or clay, have made me happy, energized me, and helped me to express myself. I have long believed art is my call in life, and have found ceramic sculpture to be my medium."
"In college I studied architecture, art, art history, and graphic design. Upon graduation, I began a career as a graphic designer. Even while working, however, I knew I wanted to create on my own. I painted a bit but it was not until I found a ceramics studio that I knew I was home."
"I love working with clay: I love its history (both mythical and real) and its amazing versatility. Clay, being so malleable and supple in your hands, can absorb any information given to it and, by its very nature, preserve itself for millennia."
"I would like to share my current process for creating most of my pieces. I begin my figures with an idea in mind but I am ultimately led by the nature of the clay and my subconscious. In the end, a figure may be startlingly different from my original conception."
Reston Weavers Show & SaleThe Museum's first 2012 exhibit featuring Reston artists will show the work of five fiber artists: Lois Salazar, Luann Sievers, Anna Hayoz, Cynthia Hull and Alice Abrash.
The show demonstrates the variety and creativity of the art form as well as the superb techniques of these artists. It includes weavings, wearables, pins and tapestries as well as silk paper collages, floating silk hangings and a brilliant silk window disk.
Reston Roast, our own custom blended coffee! These 10oz and 4oz packets of organic, free-trade, ground coffee comes in either Sumatra or Lake Anne blend - perfect for personal use or holiday gifts, along with our signature mugs.
Our new show of pastels and paintings by Reston's own, Carol Berman.
Carol brings her beautiful pastel images of Lake Anne to Reston Museum.
In addition to focusing on portraits, she now also does still life and landscapes,
and teaches classes in this centuries-old method of artistic expression. The show and sale continues until
November 27 and a portion of sales proceeds benefits Reston Museum.
Jun - Aug 2011
Our fourth show of 2011 (June 24 - August 14)
Virginia potter Marianne Cordyack and painter Joan Kelly in their new show at Reston Museum.
Marianne Cordyack taught art at Langston Hughes Middle School, ran her own art school until 2004, and now works as a studio potter and teaches a ceramics class at RCC-Lake Anne. She has always been inspired by nature, and most of her work reflects this. She experiments constantly with new forms and glaze combinations, to best express this inspiration. All her work is fired in a salt kiln.
Joan Kelly , an artist at the Reston Art Gallery at Lake Anne, painted and taught art for many years, and created an art enrichment program for GRACE for Fairfax County elementary schools. Her acrylic paintings vibrate with intense color and exaggerated forms, a personal style that has an expressive quality filled with energy and a love of painting.
Laney Oxman has won design awards from Niche Magazine three times in the past four years.
Ann Barbieri was born in Washington D.C. and attended Trinity College there. Later she studied art at UCLA and then returned to D.C. to continue her art studies at The Corcoran College of Art and Design.
Helen Vance’s designs draw from prehistoric art, geometry, mementos, and nature – particularly animals. She finds beautiful, rug-worthy subjects everywhere and notes that it can be hard to choose what to hook next.
The first show of 2011 will feature pottery artist Hadrian Mendoza who works with a variety of styles, sizes and glazes.
"Pottery is a craft that relies on the environment as a source of inspiration and resources; the materials for glaze and clay comes from the earth, as does the fire, wind, and water used to form, dry, and fire a pot."Also on display is the work of painter Nancy Novick’s small “postcards.”
Jul - Sep 2010
Pat Macintyre, painterNoted local artist and instructor Pat Mcintyre offers us some her pastel nature pieces. Stop in to see these original canvases.
Learn more about her work at the Reston Art Gallery web site
Apr - May 2010
Guy Zoller, potterLocal ceramic artist and instructor Guy Zoller
Learn more about his work at the Ceramics Daily web site
Mar - Apr 2010
Tracie Griffith Tso, painter, potter
Earth & Inks: Sale and show of Tracie Griffith Tso paintings, mixed media and pottery runs from March 5 to April 16. See horses, birds and Spring floral works of traditional ink brushpainting side by side with compositions on functional high-fire stoneware pottery forms
Jane Kinzler Anthony, weaver
Show and sale of handweaving by Jane Kinzler Anthony, including wallhangings, pillows, scarves, vests, table pieces, and more.
"Handweaving has been a part of my life since the early 70’s. It combines my love of crafts with my background in Art History. During workshops at the Mannings in East Berlin, Pennsylvania and the Brooklyn Museum Art School, I became totally absorbed and tantalized by the possibilities that weaving offers."
Learn more about her work at the Jane Anthony web site
Pam Tobey, jewelry designer
Lois Salazar, fiber artist