Portraiture’s usual objective for any artist is to consider the pursuit of external likeness within formal or conceptual explorations or reject it altogether. The traditional definition of portraiture is: “…a painting, sculpture, or other artistic representation, in which the face and its expression is predominant with the intent to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.” The works included in this exhibit show a diverse and somewhat unconventional way of representing an individual while still falling into the general definition of portraiture.
The written word connects the past, the present, and the future. Inhaling all of time, I trace each word with care. History moves my brush into the ink, pouring out inspiration and wisdom. However, time and history mold my letters into images, yet another language so that we may learn.
This exhibit features finalists in the 8th Annual Herndon Town Calendar Competition.
Each year in December, more than 10,000 calendars are printed and distributed to all citizens and businesses throughout the town. Professional and amateur photographers of high school age or older were invited to submit entries to the competition. Subjects for the entries are located within the corporate limits of the Town of Herndon. Special consideration is given to entries depicting people participating in seasonal or community events.
In his exhibit, Michael Kolster, is partly inspired by the work of Eugene Atget, he photographed in four Parisian Parks: St. Cloud, Parc de Sceaux, Montsouris, and Bois de Boulogne.
The images move between series of ordered (imposed) textures to groups of increasingly tangles of forms (entropic) and back, like pieces of music that at moments are overtly composed and at others overheard in the wind.
This exhibit features the finalists from Fairfax County High School students who competed to win Arts Herndon scholarships in the categories of Digital Photography, Digital Art, Animation, and Other Digital Art (including gaming).
ArtSpace Herndon presents the 8th Annual Mind, Heart, Vision Exhibit showcasing extraordinary artworks by Herndon High School art students embarking upon their senior thesis. This ‘must see’ exhibit includes computer graphics, fine art photography, and studio art.
The annual Herndon Pyramid Art Show is open to the community and will feature artwork created by students from Aldrin Elementary, Armstrong Elementary, Clearview Elementary, Dranesville Elementary, Herndon Elementary, Hutchison Elementary, Herndon Middle, and Herndon High School. The upcoming exhibit will showcase a wealth of artistic talent found in the students of the Herndon community.
In this exhibition, autistic artists use art to express themselves and as a way to bring up conversation with others. An individual’s autism may affect the way they perceive the world and their ability to communicate. The arts – visual and written, as in poetry, are a way for autistic individuals to express the way they view and experience the world.
Herndon, VA – ArtSpace Herndon is pleased to present the 9thAnnual Fine Art Photography Exhibit featuring finalists in the annual Fine Art Photography Competition. Renowned photographer and competition judge Rahshia Sawyer chose 37 photographs from nearly 150 submitted to the competition by 77 professional and amateur photographers in Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and West Virginia. These photographers show how a group of artists with a range of themes and skills can be brought together to exhibit work ranging from whimsical digital collages to realistic black and white prints to colorful abstract images, into one spectacular exhibit.
Comprised of a blend of pen and pencil sketches, watercolors and photography depicting tattoo designs, Etched in Skin will provide a window into the process of tattooing from the initial outlines most often drawn on tracing paper to the finished product: living skin.
In her exhibition titled Har Mausam Rangeela, Urdu for Every Season is Colorful, artist Asma Chaudhary presents her commentary on socio-cultural narratives affecting South Asian and minority communities in pursuit of the American Dream. Asma celebrates the vibrant artisan handicrafts of Indian and Pakistani villagers while infusing her somber perspective as a first-generation, American-born Muslim who at times, feels marginalized in what she defines as Home.
At the heart of a family are the special memories of the people who make us what we are. How do we find out about them? What is revealed to the world at large? What are the seemingly inconsequential markers that nevertheless give us a warm and deep feeling of love for that unique person with whom we share our DNA, our memories of what it means to be a family?
Come see the stories of these individuals that contribute to the fabric of family memories and building blocks.
ArtSpace Herndon is pleased to announce the call for art for our 9th annual Expressions Portrait Competition is now open and is scheduled to close Wednesday, September 6, 2017.
Finalists will be featured in the Expressions Portrait Exhibit at ArtSpace Herndon October 3 through October 28, 2017. Winners of the competition will be announced during the awards reception on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7 to 9 p.m.
In this unique exhibit, Infinite House, artist Sarah Irvin is thinking about the social/political/emotional definitions of a household and how an individual shapes and is shaped by these definitions. Join us September 7 to September 30, 2017 for this unique exhibit. Meet the artist at the exhibit reception on Saturday, September 9th from 7-9pm.
Join us for this complimentary mixed media and found objects sculpture exhibit that will showcase the artwork of Andrew Black and Mercia Hobson. In Elements the sculptors will show a merging of materials of the Earth such as wood, clay, metal and found objects showing dramatic color and stark black and white imagery. Join us August 8 to September 2, 2017 for this unique exhibit. Meet the artists at the exhibit reception on Saturday, August 19th from 7-9pm.
A select panel of jurors evaluated photographs submitted to the competition and selected the finalists. Finalists are invited to exhibit in ArtSpace Herndon’s Post Gallery.