Celebrating 20 Years of the Red Tree

GC Myers began showing at Principle Gallery in 1997 and he has remained a gallery staple. His style is unmistakable because of the iconic movement within his paintings; the rendering of clouds, hillsides, pathways, skies, water, and his celebrated red tree. GC Myers’ Solo Exhibition opens THIS FRIDAY! This exhibition is a very special milestone…

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Introducing, Kim VanDerHoek!

“It is my hope that when you view my painting from across the room, the large shapes make a strong visual statement that allow you to easily see what the subject is, then, upon closer inspection, you find yourself lost in the paint texture. I am always striving to elevate the scene I am painting…

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One-on-one with Geoffrey Johnson

When you come face to face with a painting by Geoffrey Johnson, you’ll quickly realize you are examining something otherworldly. Whether it’s one of his cityscapes or his interiors, they both share this ethereal, undeniable quality; a rare state of tranquility. In cities such as New York and Paris, (two locations frequently portrayed by Johnson)…

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The Evolution of the White House Art Collection

The White House not only houses this nations leader, it’s also home to one of this country’s greatest art collections. The White House’s collection contains about 65,000 objects, which includes utensils, glassware, and around five-hundred paintings. Once a new president moves into office the White House curator’s office chooses new works for display in the…

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One-on-one with Lynn Boggess

When one experiences the work of Lynn Boggess there are so many elements that have to be processed. His paintings deserve more than just a glance, there are layers (pun intended) to each and every painting. The time and technique, density of the layered oil paint, an intense state of serenity, the vibrancy, texture, and…

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Supporting Second Chances, the Arts, and Friends of Guest House

Last night we opened our space in the support of an amazing program called Friends of Guest House, which successfully helps women reenter communities after incarceration. Guest House chose our gallery to host Portraits of Progress, an exhibition of artwork by formerly incarcerated women. The works featured were individual and group works created by Guest…

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Celebrating 25 Years

Principle Gallery Alexandria opened its doors on April 4th 1994! The gallery was first located at 315 Cameron Street here in Old Town Alexandria. After about two and a half years on Cameron Street, Michele, our fearless owner, moved to 208 King Street, and has been here ever since. It’s 25 years later and Principle…

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Small Works

Happy December everyone! The holiday season has officially arrived, which means the days remaining to search for the perfect gift are crucial! If you’re still trying to find gifts that will wow your friends and family, then you’re in luck! Yesterday we opened our Annual Small Works Exhibition, this exhibition celebrates the holiday season and…

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Jeremy Mann: The Unbound Process

This past weekend we celebrated the opening of Jeremy Mann’s first ever photography exhibition! However, before we dive into the excitement which ensued this weekend, I want to start this post with a quote from the Mann himself, describing how his work in photography is separated from the other mediums he works in. Photography is…

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