Pat Stacy

Email:  patstacyart@gmail.com
Website:  www.patstacy.com

A native Arizonan, Pat Stacy’s work is abstract acrylic, and done with textures and symbols with meaning. She paints intuitively with acrylic, often with one that has a great deal of metal in it. She uses patinas for their natural colors and embellishes her work with pastels and other acrylics for color and texture. Pat prefers to paint on wood, but uses canvas as well in her creations. Her unique Quadruvium series consists of four off set wooden cradles held together with dowels in sizes 17″ tall or wide to 78″ tall or wide. They have fine line work on the sides and edges. She often uses symbols from folktales, other countries, Native American tribes, and some symbols she makes up to tell stories in her work. You will find much texture in her work in addition to her symbols, patinas and beautiful colors.

 

Arpi Sahr

My work oscillates between two idioms, the representational and the abstract, with abstraction exerting the stronger pull.

While working on a piece of geometric abstraction, for example, be it in oil, ink, pencil, pastel or assemblages of found objects, a rhythm develops in which body, mind and time feel synchronized. In this synchronicity one feels grounded, secure and serene. If I as the maker and you as the viewer experience this satisfying suspension in time the work has succeeded.

I like to work in a small format because I want my work to be portable in the way that an icon is portable, so that one can wrap it and take it along.

My fine arts studies were under the tutelage of Washington Artists, Thelma Costikyan, Danni Dawson, Bob Hof and Jennie Lea Knight, respectively. I have a BA in The History of Art from The George Washington University, 1972.

 

Bradley Gay

Email:  bradley.gay@aol.com
Website:  www.bradleygay.com

Bradley Gay (b. 1987) is an abstract and conceptual visual artist based in Washington, DC known for his work involving the juxtaposition of natural mechanics and the introduction of new processes and media; thus, facilitating the emergence of experimentation and the release from the confines of theory. While creating as a child, Bradley felt a presence around him that not only required listening, but also translating. To him, art is the language of the unspoken; therefore, Bradley’s objective is to communicate this paradigm in an abstract context while providing an experience for the viewer, be that strikingly uncomfortable, profoundly memorable, or simply void of contact.

Most recently, he is expanding upon his process via architectural media implementation and appropriation to color palette manipulation, while studying the oscillation of the fluidity, balance, and drama of destruction, reconstruction, metaphorical matter, and subliminal isolation. Furthermore, his current practices focus on environmental awareness, meteorological and physical processes, and natural phenomena.

 

Jody Clarke

Email: jodyclarke.wh@gmail.com

I have always liked to draw and create. Since my childhood on a small farm in rural Maryland, I have felt an affinity for plants and animals and am continually fascinated by the beautiful lines, shapes and colors of the natural world.

As an adult working and raising a family in Arlington, I would occasionally draw or paint. When my youngest child moved away, hit by a wave of creative energy, I began to pick up every interesting branch, seed pod and vine I came across in the woods and parks. I would augment these with beads, buttons, and ribbons to create hanging sculptures and sun catchers that showcased the innate elegance of the natural structure. Over time, I began using small pieces of metal, glass and plastic (all gleaned from the curbs of Arlington) in these works as well.

Currently, I am creating collages using torn paper mostly repurposed from magazines. For subjects I use photos taken of trees, fungi, fallen leaves and whatever else catches my eye as I walk. As with the hanging art, these collages celebrate the aesthetic of the natural world, which is my ongoing inspiration.

 

Rebecca Salzinger

Email:  rebeccasalzinger@gmail.com

I enjoy creating beautiful works of art using watercolor, oil, acrylic, and pastels. Like many artists, my interest in painting began as a young girl using crayons and watercolors. I was born in Richmond, Va and lived my early life on a farm with a large family in Hanover. As an adult I took classes in art at American University during the summers off from teaching math in Fairfax County.

Once retired, I enrolled in the many local art classes available in the Northern Virginia area thru Arlington Adult Ed, The Art League, NVCC, and other art programs.

Encouraged by my aunt, a watercolor artist in Richmond, Va., I joined the Arlington Artist Alliance so I could explore more community activities that were available. I am also member of the McLean Art Society, and the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. I enjoy the challenge of painting landscapes, flowers, and abstracts. I have been juried into many art shows in the local area and my works hang in many locations in Northern Virginia. I continue to enjoy the challenging field of art.