At an opening reception last Thursday evening, juror Lisa Kuhn, director of the Art Bank at the U.S. Department of State, announced the winners of Falls Church Arts’ Printmaking show.
Jacqlyn Sickler won first place for her large woodcut “Natural Woman” (see photo). Second place was awarded to Veronica Barker-Barzel for her etching “City in the Sea” and third place was awarded to Terri Rea for her watercolor monotype “Stones of Stennis.”
“I was very impressed with the talent of our local artists and the quality of their work,” Kuhn said. “Having been involved with the acquiring of prints for the Department of State’s Art Bank Program, I appreciated very much the time and effort the artists invested in creating their work.”
Kuhn spoke at the reception to the many artists and supporters about her work as director of the Art Bank and specifically what she looks for in the art that is selected for inclusion in the gallery. The Art Bank has over 2,800 artworks in its collection currently.
Live music at the reception was provided by Kamel Zennia, previewing his performance this Saturday as part of Creative Cauldron’s Passport to the World series.
The Printmaking show will run through Feb. 24 at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 S. Maple Ave. For more information, e-mail info@FallsChurchArts or call 703-679-7881.