This year’s Paint Great Falls Competition was as unusual as the rest of 2020.  Artists were given the flexibility to paint anywhere in Northern Virginia and even in their own back yard.  All Artwork was submitted by Sunday, September 13 and exhibited in the Gallery through September. 

All artwork is for sale.  If you are interested in a piece, please contact Julie Casso at school@greatfalls.org for more information.  A portion of all sales benefits The Arts of Great Falls.

Winner of the Quick Paint

Evening Square

By Lori Goll

Pastel / 8″x8″

$265.00


1ST PLACE

Home Town Market

By Jill Banks

Oil / 16″x 20″

$2500

Judges Notes — “Clean and strong colors with good brushwork and paint quality. Wonderful feel for the actual experience of the market. Very good design.”

2nd Place

Great Falls Gate

By Cindi Berry

Oil / 12’x16″

$500.00

Judges Notes — “Very clean and well applied paint in a unique but still convincing design. Excellent rendering of the variety of shapes and designs in the gate with a conscious and artistic rendering of their variety. Good feeling of depth.”

3rd Place

Mercury Fountain Reston

by Robert Gilbert

Watercolor / 14″x21″

$450.00

Judges Notes — “Clear strong color with a good feeling for depth and variety. Excellent carrying power from a distance.”

Honorable Mention

Misty Morning River

By Karen Bateman

Oil / 8″x16″

$400.00

Judges Notes — “Very clean and honest paint that creates a convincing feeling that the viewer is experiencing the moment on the water on that overcast day.  Excellent use of the palette knife.”

Honorable Mention

Lazy Day at the Light House

By Debra Dartez

Oil / 11″x14″

$400.00

Judges Notes — “A good and unique idea and design for a painting.  A good feeling of depth and distance.  The addition of the dog as a point of focus was a great artistic choice.”

Honorable Mention

Wildflowers

By Lori Goll

Pastel / 8″x20″

$395.00

Judges Notes – “This painting has an excellent feel of the spacious landscape with skillful use of optical and aerial perspective. We get a good feel for what it would be like actually standing in the field.

Honorable Mention

Train Coming

By Lorrie Herman

Oil/ 11″x14″

$650.00

Judges Notes – “VA unique design that works. Excellent carrying power from across the room. Nice feeling of space. includes some good  descriptive and expressive brushwork.

Honorable Mention

Hidden Springs

By Pattee Hipschen

Oil/ 8″x16″

$400.00

Judges Notes — “Very good color and paint application on an excellent design with a good feeling of depth.”

Honorable Mention

Farmer’s Market (Great Falls Centre)

By Rajendra KC

Watercolor / 16″x20″

$500.00

Judges Notes — “A feeling of freshness in the design and lots of bold color. The variety of shapes is excellent.  It has a fresh realistic feel for the day at the market.  The values are tastefully used to create a compelling design.”

A New Day

By Jill Banks

Oil / 24″x12″

$2300

Retired

By Karen Bateman

Oil / 12″x16″

$400.00

Meadowlark Vista

By Cindi Berry

Oil / 11″x14″

$300.00

Rapid Return

By Debra Dartez

Oil / 11″x14″

$400.00

Pink and Red Geraniums

By Maria Fiorella

Oil/ 12″x12″

$200.00

Sunset at the Country Club

By Maria Fiorella

Oil/ 11″x14″

$200.00

Rosemont Vista

By Robert Gilbert

Watercolor / 14″x21″

$450.00

Resting Tree

By Lori Goll

Pastel / 9″x12″

$285.00

Run in the Woods I

By Heike Gramcko

Oil / 12″x16″

$300.00

Run in the Woods II

By Heike Gramcko

Oil/ 16″x12″

$300.00

Gording the Fence

by Lorrie Herman

Oil / 11″x14″

$650.00

River Farm

By Pattee Hipschen

Oil/ 12’X16″

$400.00

Lookout 2

by Perry Kapsch

Oil / 11″x14″

$250.00

Tree Along the Path

by Perry Kapsch

Oil / 11″x14″

$250.00

Turner Farm Park

By Rajendra KC

Watercolor / 16’x20″

$350.00

The Orchard

By Brandi McDermott

Oil / 8″x10″

$175.00

Hollow’s Trail

By Brandi McDermott

Oil / 9″x12″

$275.00

My Own Backyard

By Theresa Miller

Oil / 11″x14″

$450.00

Rosemont

By Theresa Miller

Oil / 11″x14″

$450.00

Field of Gold

By Rachel Garcia Palmer

Oil / 10″x20″

$400.00

Morning

By Rachel Garcia Palmer

Oil / 10″x20″

$390.00

Middleburg

By Jay Pigeon

Oil / 12″x16″

$350.00

Laura’s Walk

By Jay Pigeon

Pastel / 9″x12″

$300.00

High Water

By Jeanne Powell

Oil

$350.00

Scott’s Run

By Jeanne Powell

Oil

$275.00

Empty Chair

by Tinu Prakash

Oil / 11″x14″

$350.00

At Belle Haven Marina

By John Spronston

Acrylic / 16″x20″

$265.00

After Heavy Rain

By Josie Vosoba

Oil/ 8″x8″

$290.00

$290

Potomac Morning

By Josie Vosoba

Oil / 12″x12″

$390.00