Tourist Season Spotlight: Erik Johnson and Shane Wolf

Erik Johnson Having spent his childhood around family members with a variety of aristic talents, Erik Johnson explored several passions, including cartoon illustration and animation, before arriving at a full time career in fine art painting. Though self-taught, his art is skillful and striking. Erik’s works always begin with an idea, as he creates a…

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Tourist Season Spotlight: Louise Fenne and Zack Zdrale

Louise Fenne The daughter of a Danish father and an English mother, Louise grew up and went to school in both Denmark and England. She later studied art in France, Sweden, Italy, and Amsterdam, where she met the artist Charles Weed, whom she later married. The two relocated to Lucca, Italy, and now split their…

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Tourist Season Spotlight: Aaron Westerberg and Sherry Loehr

In continuing the preparations for May’s show “Tourist Season,” today we’re taking a moment to introduce Aaron Westerberg and Sherry Loehr. Aaron Westerberg Aaron lives in California, and has his whole life. As a young man growing up in San Diego, he fell in love with art after taking a traditional life drawing class. He…

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Tourist Season Spotlight: Brett Amory and Amy Lind

You may have read in our last post about the theme for the May exhibition at Principle Gallery. Titled “Tourist Season,” the show will be featuring an incredible group of artists whose work has never been shown on our walls! In continuing our series of blog posts about the artists included in the upcoming show, today we’re…

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Tourist Season Spotlight: Marina Dieul and Mark English

We could not be more pleased with the incredible turnout from last Friday’s 20th Anniversary celebration, not to mention the outstanding collection of artwork from this invitational. All it takes is one look at the variety and quality of the artwork currently covering the walls, and it’s clear why these amazing artists (not to mention the collectors…

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The Principle Gallery Turns 20

Originally posted on Redtree Times:
There is an opening that I will be gladly attending this Friday, April 25th, at the Principle Gallery in  Alexandria, Virginia, a celebration of the gallery’s 20th anniversary as an Old Town fixture on  historic King Street.  The gallery first opened in April of 1994 on Cameron Street in a second-story space and…

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An Interview with Kevin Fitzgerald

If you’ve had the opportunity to view the 2014 Kevin Fitzgerald Solo Exhibition either online or over the past couple of weeks at the gallery, you know what an amazing collection of works Kevin’s 16th annual solo show turned out to be. The light, color, depth, and simplistic beauty of these works made it a…

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How to Ship a Boggess Painting

If you follow our Facebook posts or our Instagram feed, you may remember this photo, posted the day all of Lynn Boggess’s work arrived for February’s exhibition: The paintings were transported to the gallery by Lynn and packaged in a very clever way to protect them from damage in transit. The fact is, however, that…

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Small Works 2013

We are getting very excited about our December show, Small Works 2013. The more pieces we receive at the gallery, the more we are convinced this is going to be a really fantastic show! In addition to small works from many of our regularly featured artists from the Alexandria gallery, we’re incredibly pleased to be…

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Beyond the Surface: The Power of Conceptual Realism

Principle Gallery in Alexandria delved into new territory in October, as for the first time, our October exhibition was curated by one of our long-standing artists, Rachel Constantine. A well-connected artist from Philadelphia, Rachel was able to bring together a dynamic and impressive group of artists to participate in this show, titled “Beyond the Surface.”…

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