Events

Travels
All-member show at Gallery Underground in September

September 1 – September 24, 2021 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

No first Friday opening reception this month due to Labor Day holiday 

Gallery Underground in September presents, in our Focus Gallery, Travels, an all-member exhibition in which artists were tasked with creating works based on their travels – both real and imagined. These works take us on journeys from seascapes to cityscapes, mountains to deserts and even artists’ own back yards, in addition to depictions of planes, trains and automobiles. 

 In our Main Gallery are new works by our members in all themes, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood and metalwork.  

 We will not be holding a First Friday opening reception in September due to a conflict with the Labor Day holiday. 

Water
Solo Show of Works by Barry Barnett Keith at Gallery Underground in October

October 1 – October 29, 2021 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday October 1st, 2021 from 5-7pm
In our Focus Gallery we present Water, a solo show of large-scale acrylics by artist Barry Barnett Keith. Says Keith about his show: “Water is the theme I chose because not only do many of the paintings contain water, but also water is a symbol for me of striving for constant production and creativity, of living and breathing art for as long as possible. Producing art allows an artist to exist in a world away from the mundane, away from hatred and bigotry.”
Keith is a native of Alexandria, VA and a product of Alexandria City Public Schools. He began drawing Marvel and DC comics superheroes at a very early age for friends in grade school. After graduating from TC Williams High School in 1978, Keith went on to the University of Delaware art school, where he majored in Painting, Drawing and English. Keith developed a drawing style over the years by producing portraits for local patrons, but landscapes are his first and continuing love. Keith’s goal in landscape painting is to translate what he sees and have the painting be indicative of the medium, rather than a photographic picture with brushes. Keith has taught the arts in the Prince Georges County Maryland Public School system for the past 15 years. He is presently Lead Art Teacher at Mattaponi Elementary School in Upper Marlboro Maryland and Rose Valley Elementary School in Fort Washington, MD.
 
In our Main Gallery are new works by our members in all themes, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood and metalwork.

Pre-Holiday Artful Weekend at Fort C.F. Smith Park.

December 3 – 5, 2021 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm

Where: Ft. C.F. Smith Park 
2411 24th St N, Arlington, VA 22207 

Show Hours: Friday, December 3, 3-7pm (tentative opening reception TBA once any possible COVID restrictions are known) 
Show hours: Saturday, December 4, 10am – 5pm
Show hours: Sunday, December 5, 10am-3pm

Join us for the always-popular 19th annual “Artful Weekend” Art Show and Sale, coming again to the lovely historic Hendry House at Ft. C.F. Smith Park in Arlington. Artwork by over 30 top Arlington Artists Alliance member artists features paintings of many genres, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, glasswork, artist’s cards, unframed works and more. Great for holiday shopping! 

Artful Weekend will open on Friday, December 3 from 3 to 7pm with a possible opening reception in the evening if COVID restrictions allow. The show will also be open 10am-5pm Saturday, December 4, and 12pm-4pm on Sunday, December 5. Free and open to the public.