To see from August 5 to 29
‘By the Water’, an exhibition of acrylic paintings and more by Sandra Dovberg, focuses on where land meets water, from ocean beaches to ponds. From August 5 to 29, this featured exhibit at the Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS) features Dovberg’s fascinating jellyfish wall hangings from his Cnidarian series. Dovberg’s original and unique works reveal his unique perspective and serious craftsmanship in a range of imaginative art and jewelry, as well as his paintings of outdoor scenes, still lifes and abstractions. “The fun is in the action,” she says. “The most important pieces I work on are the ones in progress and the dream of the future. ”
“By the Water” is open to the public until August on weekends from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday at the Reston Art Gallery and Studios, Lakeside, 11400 Washington Plaza West , Reston, VA 20190, at the historic Lake Anne Plaza. Visitors can meet the artist on August 8 and 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and August 14 and 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To see more of the variety of Dovberg’s works – including images from his cnidarian series – and to contact to request a weekday appointment, follow her on Instagram @sandracdovberg and visit sandracdovbergart.com.
While watching the show, visitors can also enjoy the works presented by the eight artists of RAGS, as well as the scenery of the lakeside setting. The gallery is located a short walk from the Lake Anne Saturday Morning Farmer’s Market and is also open during the free Take a Break concerts in the square on Thursday evenings. More information is available at RestonArtGallery.com.
Dovberg’s exhibition follows the “Art in Motion” exhibition of finely crafted mobiles by Wayne Schiffelbein, from July 1 to August 1. event presented by former US Ambassador to Nepal Scott DeLisi.
About the Reston Art Gallery and Studios
Reston Art Gallery and Studios (RAGS) displays a variety of works created to intrigue and inspire the viewer, all available for purchase. RAGS is a cooperative of eight artists: Gail Axtell, Dorothy Donahey, Sandra Dovberg, Rosemarie Forsythe, Pat Macintyre, Julia Tova Malakoff, Marthe McGrath and Wayne Schiffelbein. During the week, artists work on location, or in their home studios, preparing commissions, new works and their upcoming special exhibitions. RAGS presents new shows each month with a focus on the latest works of each artist. RAGS director and owner artist Pat Macintyre also offers free craft activities for kids every Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reston Art Gallery and Studios, located lakefront at 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston, VA 20190. GPS: “Lake Anne Plaza” for directions to the parking lot. Follow @RAGSReston on Facebook, @RestonArtGallery on Instagram, and get more information at RestonArtGallery.com.
Pictured above: Lazy Summer Day – 19 × 26 inches – courtesy of the artist