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Numb by Erika Schaaf

Arches Gallery Artists: People’s Choice Award Winners for October 2017 Exhibition

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The Arches Gallery Artists is pleased to announce the winners of the October 2017 People’s Choice Award for the current exhibition in their gallery in Building W9 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. We have 22 artists of varying artistic disciplines. The People’s Choice winners were chosen during the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk on Oct. 14, 2017.

The works and others will be on exhibit through Nov. 5, 2017 in the Arches Gallery, located in Building W9. The Workhouse Arts Center is located at 9601 Ox Rd., Lorton. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri: 11:00 a. m.-6:00 p. m.; Sun: 12:00-5:00 p. m.

Here is information about the winning artists and their work:

Expressions by Erika Schaaf

Erika Schaaf (1st Place)

Artwork: “Expressions”

Erika Schaaf is Arches’ newest member. During high school, Erika discovered she had a knack for drawing. In particular, she developed a love for charcoal and ink. When Erika started college at Northern Virginia Community College, she continued to hone her drawing abilities. Additionally, under the guidance of one of the art professors there, she began experimenting with oil painting. Throughout these years, Erika has found people to be her preferred subject. She enjoys trying to capture the thoughts and emotions of her subjects.

About the piece: “Expressions is a charcoal drawing done using a photo taken by a friend when she was in Ethiopia.”

Numb by Erika Schaaf

Erika Schaaf (2nd Place)

Artwork: “Numb”

Erika Schaaf is Arches’ newest member. During high school, Erika discovered she had a knack for drawing. In particular, she developed a love for charcoal and ink. When Erika started college at Northern Virginia Community College, she continued to hone her drawing abilities. Additionally, under the guidance of one of the art professors there, she began experimenting with oil painting. Throughout these years, Erika has found people to be her preferred subject. She enjoys trying to capture the thoughts and emotions of her subjects.

About the piece: “Numb is an oil painting done of her younger sister in winter.” 

Zebra Reflection by Rick Reda

Rick Reda (3rd Place)

Artwork: “Zebra Reflection”

Rick Reda has been a photographer for over 40 years. Specializing in landscapes and wildlife, he has traveled from Alaska to Antarctica to Africa. He started with a makeshift darkroom set up in the bathroom of a two-bedroom apartment in Detroit, developing and producing color prints. Within a few short years, his photographs were on display in the Trimpe Gallery in Detroit. Over the years he has transitioned from film photography to digital photography. His current works include items in both media. Film media include color, black and white and slides. Digital works feature standard photography as well as manipulated images. To see more, you can visit his website at rickredaphotos.com.

About the piece: “This photo is from my recent trip to Tanzania. One zebra from a large herd at a watering hole stepped far enough into the pond to see his own reflection.”

 

 

 

Sleeping Leopard by Rick Reda

Rick Reda (Honorable Mention)

Artwork: “Sleeping Leopard”

Rick Reda has been a photographer for over 40 years. Specializing in landscapes and wildlife, he has traveled from Alaska to Antarctica to Africa. He started with a makeshift darkroom set up in the bathroom of a two-bedroom apartment in Detroit, developing and producing color prints. Within a few short years, his photographs were on display in the Trimpe Gallery in Detroit. Over the years he has transitioned from film photography to digital photography. His current works include items in both media. Film media include color, black and white and slides. Digital works feature standard photography as well as manipulated images. To see more, you can visit his website at rickredaphotos.com

About the piece: “This photo is from my recent trip to Tanzania. I spotted the leopard sleeping in a tree after dining – his dinner that is. We were on safari in the Serengeti.”

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