Art Show

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Sweet Memories Photography!

What a wonderful year of amazing clients and new friends!  Witnessing beautiful weddings, watching babies grow up and families grow, too, meeting new people starting careers - headshots, modeling portfolios; the list goes on!   Going into 2019 we have so much to be thankful for, and I look forward to launching a new teaching element to Sweet Memories!  Pick up that old (or new) camera and learn what all those button do. This is the year to do it! 
I cannot wait to share in all the memories you make in 2019!

Thank you all for being a part of my business and my life! 

A look back at just some of the amazing people I had the pleasure of meeting and reconnecting with over 2018. Looking forward to more fun in 2019! Music by Young Presidents.

2300 Degrees of Icy Abandon - the show

Upcoming Artist Show and Reception

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The Arts in the Village Gallery announces the November Featured Artists Exhibit "2300 Degrees of Icy Abandon", a show capturing the chilly emotion of shapes, light and motility. Featuring the glasswork of Aimee Johns and the fine art photography of Samantha S. Marshall, join us at the Gallery to experience this intriguing show. 

Johns tackles her creative projects with a renegade style of creativity. She says of her newest icy collection, "It doesn't bother me to 'break it until I make it'.  I’m still getting to know the glass and finding the compromise between its own struggle to be what it thinks it is verses what I want it to be. It’s the perfect kind of chemical romance."    

Marshall's arresting digital images will adorn the feature walls. Marshall's work in the show begins their life as hidden places many do not even know exist, and once captured on film, she brings to life a striking image that evokes emotion. Her pieces have a sense of imagery and staging that breathes life into her subjects, especially abandoned spaces throughout the country. 

Meet Aimee, Samantha, and other gallery artists while enjoying an upscale beer and food tasting by Bowlero of the Village of Leesburg, Delirium Cafe of Leesburg, and Old Ox Brewery of Ashburn, along with desserts by RTC's Red Velvet Cupcakery, and live music by Chris Hankins at this public reception on Saturday, November 18th, from 4 to 7 pm.

 Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175.
Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com
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Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/
 

The Village at Leesburg's Christmas Tree Lighting and festivities will also add to this exciting evening!
Be one of the first 50 guests at the reception and get a special event SWAG BAG!

This Exhibit will be open from November 1-30, 2017.

Summer Brings New artWorks Exhibits at Old Ox Brewery

Image: Crossing the Ward by Samantha Marshal

Image: Crossing the Ward by Samantha Marshal

Show Features Works by Samantha S. Marshall
Press Release: May 22, 2017

The LAC's artWorks program will feature the work of an accomplished Loudoun artist this summer. Photographer Samantha Marshall's arresting digital images will adorn the walls of the Old Ox Brewery Tasting Room.

Marshall's work inthe show "If These Walls Could Talk..." is based on photographs she alters digitally for effect. Her images have a breathtaking sense of imagery and staging. The exhibit will be up at Old Ox Brewery at 44652 Guilford Dr #114, in Ashburn June through August. The Tasting Room is open Tuesdays through Sundays; check www.oldoxbrewery.com for details. Meet Samantha at a special Artist's Reception on Friday June 16 at 7 pm.

Over the past two years the artWorks program has launched several art exhibits at area venues, each curated for the individual space. These shows and accompanying Artist's Receptions have resulted in new connections between artists and patrons, as well as art sales. Patrons can buy art on the spot using the LAC's new tagging system, which uses QR codes. Purchasers can pay for art using their smart phones, show the receipt to staff, and take their artwork home. "It's important to make the art purchase as easy as possible for patrons," says LAC President Jill Evans-Kavaldjian. Interested in learning more about becoming an artWorks artist or venue? Visit our artWorks page.

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The artWorks Exhibit Program matches local venues with local artists.

Heat and Light: A New Show at a New artWorks Venue

Ravese, Frazier, Hutchison and Marshall Exhibit Works for Summer at Leesburg Clarion Inn

Press Release: April 11, 2017

Monarch Cascade, by Mary Louise Raves

Monarch Cascade, by Mary Louise Raves

Four local artists are part of Heat and Light, a new summer exhibit at the Clarion Inn in Leesburg. Photographers Mary Louise Ravese and Samantha Marshall and Painters Octavia Frazier and Karen Hutchison display work with palpable energy for this inaugural show at the Clarion Inn.

The inn's lounge has undergone an extensive renovation, and the exhibit program is the final touch on the open airy space. Brenda Page, the Loudoun Arts Council's artWorks coordinator is thrilled that the exhibit program is expanding. "The artWorks program is a great way to get local artists work out and appreciated by the public," she says. "At the same time, the venues get rotating shows of art that suit their spaces," she adds.

Come by between 6-8pm on Friday, June 2 for an artist meet and greet!

The Clarion Inn is located at 1500 East Market Street, on the eastern end of Leesburg, Virginia. The lounge is open nightly. The artists are planning a reception for May. Check back soon for details.