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February Art Update

Dear friends —

As I write this art update, the weather forecast for those of us in the Mid-Atlantic is “cold”. And other than one recent Sunday where the temperature soared to the 50s, it’s pretty much been winter here.

Tulip Blossoms

Tulip Blossoms

The notion of spring break is very appealing right now. Somewhere that doesn’t require a winter coat and the flowers are blooming.

Can you say… Alexandria, Virginia?

Okay, while I realize that Alexandria is not an obvious choice for spring break, it’s a place where there are two upcoming events that will warm your soul with art. Yes, art. It takes us out of the immediate and into a transcendent place. Imagine spring, for instance.

On Saturday evening, March 14th, the Vander Zee Studio Painters will host our 10th annual art auction and will prove to be our best based on the quality of paintings that will be on the auction block. This is the group of artists I paint with every Tuesday and the auction is our annual fundraising event for our art foundation. You can bid on beautiful paintings and enjoy an artful evening at our gallery in Old Town located at 108 S. Lee Street on the top floor.

And then on March 19th, fellow artist Eric Nelson and I will be hosting an art exhibit titled “A Breath of Spring” at Eric’s wine, chocolate and art shop in Alexandria (506 John Carlyle Drive, just off Duke Street in Old Town, Alexandria). The art we’re each featuring focuses on themes of spring.

So you see… you can go on spring break locally and tan your soul with art.

I will send invitations soon for those events… for now, I hope you’ll mark your calendar and come along on these “spring breaks”.

Artfully yours,



18 Feb 2015