Bruce Williams

Email:  bwilli13@gmail.com

Bruce Williams was born in Arlington, Virginia in the late 50’s. He was raised and educated in Northern Virginia.
Bruce wanted to capture his natural talent with drawing and painting. It wasn’t until 1991 when he observed the National Gallery of Arts “Circa 1492” exhibit that inspired him to pursue developing that raw, undirected talent.
Bruce started attending classes at the Art League in Old Town Alexandria. This pushed him to continue his art education at Northern Virginia Community College, receiving his associates in Fine Art. At this time, he maintained a studio at Reeb Hall, located in Arlington, Virginia. He continued his education at George Mason University, receiving a BFA in Fine Arts in 2003, with a concentration in Sculpture.
Bruce works in oil, acrylic and a touch of water color. His main focus has turned to sculpture. He works in clay, plastilina, stone, wood and wax. He makes his own molds and does most of his own casting in plaster and concrete. His current paintings are a series of the classic Barbie and Ken, they’re playful and nostalgic for those who grew up in the 1960’s.
This past year Bruce has added black and white medium format film photography to his resume.

 

Elise Ritter

Email: eliseritter@yahoo.com
Website: http://elise-ritter.pixels.com
Website: http://eliserittergallery.com

  • She is a juried member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, an organization of top watercolor artists in the Washington DC region.
  • She is represented by Gallery Underground, in Crystal City, Arlington, the award-winning gallery of the Arlington Artists Alliance, and she is an active member of the Alliance.
  • She is also a featured artist at Masterpieces Gallery, in Kerikeri, New Zealand, and her paintings are being shown in Auckland NZ this summer, 2017.
  • Her paintings are represented in many private collections throughout the United States, New China, Germany, England, Portugal, Canada, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico.
  • Elise is a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society, and her paintings have been selected for several annual statewide exhibitions. She has also had a one-person show at the State Capitol during the General Assembly, and 2 solo shoes at private galleries in Richmond.
  • “Luminous Grace,” was the title of her 30-piece solo show from January – April 2016, at the National Methodist Church in Washington, DC.
  • Elise’s artwork was juried into the 2016 Best Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition.
  • Her duo art exhibition, with Linda Maldonado, “Illuminations” (2014), at Gallery Underground, was chosen as a “hot hit & hidden jewel” by CultureCapital Weekend, and reviewed on NPR.
  • PUBLICATIONS include: “Pastoral Liturgy: Doing Good Work, May/June 2016”“Potomac Valley Watercolorists: Celebrating 40 Years 1974-2014”Arlington Magazine: “Best of Edition,” Jan./Feb. 2015; and “Elan” magazine, 2014.

 

Rebecca McNeely

Email:  Rebeccamcneely9@gmail.com
Website:  Rebecca Mcneely.artspan.com

I paint to communicate the joy of color and to express my experience of living on this dynamic, fragile and beautiful earth. Through landscape, pure abstraction, and an amalgam of the two, my paintings represent a fusion of my love of color, of nature, and of fearless and free expression.

My first paintings were expressive landscapes rooted in the impressionist tradition of painting en plein air. The longer I painted, however, the more I came to appreciate good abstract paintings, which can take on a life of their own and elicit intuitive, visceral responses from the viewer. Inspired by such works, I turned to abstraction in order to better distill form, simplify the composition and exaggerate color.

Praised for their masterful use of color, these paintings tap into my lifetime of extensive world travel and residence in regions across the United States. In recent years, I have developed several series addressing the importance of natural phenomena such as trees, wetlands, and lush vegetation to planetary health, and one of abstractions that express some of the extreme weather events.

I feel that I have found my artistic voice through these explorations and that my abstract landscapes express the culmination of that journey.

 

Linda Jeffers

Email: LKJeffers@gmail.com
Website: www.lkjeffers.net

LK (Linda) Jeffers, resides in Arlington, VA. Her award-winning art is in collections in the U.S. and Europe and has been exhibited in various galleries throughout the U.S., including Touchstone, Washington DC; Ellipse, Arlington, VA; James Cohan Gallery, New York City, NY; Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD; eMerge Art Fair, Washington DC; Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA; and others. Her work has been published in the Washington Project for the Arts Artist Directory. She has been a long-standing member of various art groups such as the McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA) and Maryland Art Place (MAP).

 

Karen Cohen

Email: kcohenphoto@gmail.com
Website: http://karencohen.photoshelter.com
Instagram: @shootskb

A graduate of Germain School of Photography in NYC and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a contributing member of Professional Women Photographers, I exhibit my work in juried shows and art galleries around the USA. I have forty plus years working as a professional photographer in portraiture, landscapes, documentary, fine art, and publicity photos. I take digital images and create fantasy, fictional and mythological visual stories.

“Phantasize” Solo Photography Exhibit at the Hill Center Galleries in DC was shown Jan-March, 2017 https://www.hillcenterdc.org/artist/phantasize/