Fraser: ‘…to be a great show’

"Dutch Barn", oil on canvas, by Luke Stretar.

“Dutch Barn”, oil on canvas, by Luke Stretar.


The Lorton, Virginia Workhouse Arts Center is beaming with shouts of pride as it moves closer to its inaugural 2015 Workhouse Fall Arts Festival set to include over 100 of the best artists, from around the country, who will exhibit painting, ceramics, glass, fiber/clothing, mixed media, wood, jewelry, printmaking, photography, furniture, digital art and sculpture.

     Set to open on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015, the festival will feature only handmade, fine art and fine craft. Presented in collaboration with Catriona Fraser, director of the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, past President of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington and Chair of the Trawick Prize says, “This is going to be a great show. We’re keeping it small and high quality. The Workhouse Arts Center grounds are beautiful and there’s plenty of room for artists to spread out and ample free parking for patrons.”


Tall Tree Vase, glass, by Lisa Aronzon.

Tall Tree Vase, glass, by Lisa Aronzon.


     In addition to the art work on display, the festival includes musical performances throughout the weekend, free arts activities for children and local wine, beer, and food provided by Clifton Wine Shop, Forge Brew Works and members of Frontier Kitchen.

     Director of Visual Arts at the Workhouse and Festival Director Brett John Johnson says, “Fairfax County is one of the fastest growing parts of the country. As such, the area is ripe for outstanding culture and art. The Workhouse is happy to facilitate the connection of artist, community and collector.”



"Between the Sheets Art". 18K gold, reticulated silver, bronze and white sapphire, by Barbara McLaughlin.

“Between the Sheets Art”. 18K gold, reticulated silver, bronze and white sapphire, by Barbara McLaughlin.


     Achieving the status as a premiere arts center in Northern Virginia, the Workhouse is equipped with state of the art facilities and home to dozens of the region’s most accomplished professional artists.


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