Penelope Albritton

Mosaic artist Penelope Albritton lives, works and creates art in Northern Virginia. She is an avid cyclist and outdoor enthusiast. Penny’s fascination with mosaic art began in childhood during visits to the National Cathedral where the striking Resurrection Chapel is lined with mosaics. She is intrigued by pattern and repetition of forms, as well as the miracle of combining fragments of material to create a new whole. Penny’s mosaics are generally abstract in style and explore contrasts of color, texture, and materials, ranging from the more traditional glass and stone to found and recycled objects like rubber tires and plastics.
Penny is a member of the Arlington Artists Alliance and The Art League.

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Kathleen Jamieson


First Solo Show: Tacking dozens of watercolors to the studs of the family garage and charging a dime for tickets, five-year-old Kat launched herself into the local art world. The show was well attended and favorably reviewed. Ever since, she’s been exploring and constructing most anything graphically bold and creative: painting, graphic design, calligraphy, Japanese folding screens, papermaking and book arts, woodworking, silversmithing, enamel work, silkscreening, photography.

Inspiration: set in motion by favorite spots where she’s spent extended parts of life: the light in Cape Cod and New Mexico, the colors of southwest France and northern California, the energy of London and Kyoto, the gardens of England, the marshes of the Eastern Shore.

Expression: a lifelong attraction to contrast: cool colors set against warm, light touching shadow, wet reaching for dry, the general observed along with the particular.

Best creative collaboration: partnering with the talented nephew of artist M.C. Escher, Gielijn Escher, on posters promoting the New Theater Festival.