Arches Gallery Artists: People’s Choice Award Winners for February 2019 Exhibition

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The Arches Gallery Artists is pleased to announce the winners of the February 2019 People’s Choice Award for the current exhibition in their gallery in Building W9 at the Workhouse Arts Center. We have 24 artists of varying artistic disciplines. The People’s Choice winners were chosen during the monthly 2nd Saturday Art Walk on Feb. 9.

These works and others will be on exhibit through March 3 in the Arches Gallery, located in Building W9. The Workhouse Arts Center is at 9601 Ox Road, 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:

Lorna DeMott (1st Place) Artwork: “Above the Storm”

About the piece: Lorna said, “This piece was created using a 18” in diameter wood board, sanded and sealed. The resin is colored with pigment pastes and layered to created the desired effect. When I started this piece I did have a general sense of the outcome I was going for, but the beautiful thing is that everyone sees something different. Some see waves and some see clouds. Nobody is wrong and everyone is right.”

Karen Chin, Arches Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center

“Joy Birds” by Karen Chin

Karen Chin (2nd Place) Artwork: “Joy Birds”

Karen works in oils, but is equally at home with collage and multi-mixed-water media and textiles. Floral shapes and colors are a prevalent fascination for her, but she uses a wide variety of subject matter in her work. About the piece: Joy Birds is a small acrylic piece that features patterned birds. The turquoise background covers the negative space around the birds.

Gold Rush, Lorna DeMott, Arches Gallery, Workhouse Arts Center

“Gold Rush” by Lorna DeMott

Lorna DeMott (3rd Place) Artwork: “Gold Rush”

Lorna said, “Initially I had done a resin pour on the 10×20” canvas piece alone using pigment micas to color the resin, which resulted in the look of various textures even though it is glass smooth. The blue forged a path through the gold and orange and that is how the name title was born in a roundabout way. I decided it needed a frame so I poured more resin into a sealed frame and set the canvas in there.”

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