Realism, Wine, and a Brushstrokes!

We are happy to announce that we will be holding the 14th Annual Juried Exhibition for the International Guild of Realism (IGOR) on September 20th 2019 from 6:30pm- 9:30pm! It is open to anyone who wishes to look at art! The International Guild of Realism is an international group of artists that took off in…

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Introducing, Sterling Clinton Hundley!

Sterling Clinton Hundley, (b. 1976) is an American painter and draftsman based in Richmond, VA. He’s a professor in the School of Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Hundley’s work draws into light imperceptible phenomena through the excavation of compressed sequential imagery to reveal the influence of the unseen. From murals, exhibitions, installations, book covers…

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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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Getting to know the artist, Joseph Zbukvic

Joseph Zbukvic was born in 1952 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. His early education was extremely versatile and consisted of the visual and performing arts. However, in spite of his obvious talent for painting, he enrolled into a pedagogical university to study literature and language in 1967. In 1970, Zbukvic’s studies were interrupted by political unrest in…

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How Florals Conquered the Art World

Well, we can officially say that summer has arrived! However, here in Alexandria it has felt like summer since about.. April. Therefore, because Mother Nature decided to skip over Spring and bring us this sometimes enjoyable, yet other times torturous heat. We thought we’d discuss the gift Spring typically brings… flowers! Today, we’ll discuss how…

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