Vienna Arts Society

Vienna Arts Society


LAST DAY to view our Summer of the Arts gallery at Vienna Arts Society! Stop by 513 Maple Ave W # 1, Vienna, VA before 5:00pm today to see these unique pieces in-person and support the creativity of those we serve!✨

See artwork you would like in your home? View the artwork's availability and order the original piece to own at !
1 WEEK LEFT of our annual Summer of the Arts exhbit at Vienna Arts Society! 🎨
Don't miss out on viewing the artistic talent of those we serve! Visit the gallery at 513 Maple Avenue West, Vienna VA 22180.
Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Last day to view is July 27th! See you there!
Our Summer of the Arts exhibit is officially open!
Visit Vienna Arts Society Society at 513 Maple Ave W # 1
Vienna, VA 22180 from 9AM - 5PM, Monday through Saturday, to view artwork created by those we serve.
Some pieces are available for purchase with all proceeds going straight to the artist!
Please read the entire description. Thank you. :)

Hi, everyone. I enjoyed meeting folks during my Zoom demonstration several months ago. I've just posted new classes - both online and in-person. I hope you'll check out the offerings at

Let me know if you have any questions. Happy painting!
LAST DAY to view the Summer of the Arts IN-PERSON at Vienna Arts Society!
Don't miss out on a fun and educational outing supporting those on their path to recovery!
This is the last week to view the 2021 Summer of the Arts exhibit IN-PERSON!

Don't miss out on seeing these exclusive and creative pieces at Vienna Arts Society 🎨
Our 9th annual Summer of the Arts exhibit is officially OPEN! 🎊🎨

The 9th annual Summer of the Arts Exhibit running all month honors Karen Free, a long-time resident of Pathway Homes and accomplished artist. The Free Family established the Karen Free Art and Recreation Recovery Fund to spread awareness and expand artistic opportunities for residents of Pathway Homes.

Our exhibit is being held at Vienna Arts Society from June 29th - July 29th, Mon - Sat from 9am - 5pm.
Can’t come in-person? You can view AND purchase this year’s artwork at the Vienna Arts Society or
The Vienna Arts Society 2019 Bench Project caught the attention of Vienna's Matteo and Brandon Lambert as they discovered the dozens of benches around town. They decided to provide a bench to the Inova Schar Cancer Institute to bring smiles to kids with cancer, and last fall they raised funds through their non-profit Off The Charts.

Members of the Vienna Arts Society were invited to submit designs to the art selection committee at Inova Schar. Doré Skidmore's "To Fly" was chosen, featuring dragonflies, which symbolize new beginnings in cultures around the world.

Dozens of dragonflies flit across the bench, and a frog and a turtle float on the bench's seat. The back of the bench features birds found near Virginia waterways where dragonflies are abundant. If you look closely you'll find a cicada, celebrating their emergence as the bench was completed.

The bench can be seen at the Vienna Art Center in the Windover Building, 243 Church Street, NW, Suite 100 Lower Level, Vienna 22180. It will remain there until it's permanently installed in the Courtyard of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. You'll find updates on the website

"To Fly" (Mayor Linda Colbert takes a test flight as artist Doré Skidmore and woodworker John Doherty stand behind the Vienna Arts Society's latest bench)
The Town of Vienna, VA - Government acquired these adorable doghouses to show what cottage housing in Vienna would look like [as a model presentation] 🏠— but they opened it up so groups could decorate them & they would be auctioned off [all proceeds will go for improvements in the dog park]. 🐶🐾

One Neighborhood Foundation signed up for one & Vienna VA Foodies signed up for one— and it was a huge team effort from many kind Vienna citizens. 💞💗

For ••both•• of the houses, I called up a ‘lifeline’ [literally] who I knew was good with power tools, Firefighter Kristopher Keyser. 👨🏻‍🚒 He instantly built the houses & then added an extension on one of them. I realized after that the day he did this— it was National Firefighter Day. Thank you Kris! Even when you’re not serving as a Hero, you still help. ❤️

For the ONF one, local Vienna artist Shari MacFarlane [& member of the Vienna Arts Society] volunteered over 30+ hours to paint the house with the most adorable designs.
Yes... over 30 hours! 😯😲😅😅😅
This house was the total vision/creation of artist Shari who is one of the most incredible ladies, full of talent & pizzazz.
I loved sitting with her each day, and hearing her stories.
There was SO much love put into her home.
Every thing she painted has a story behind it.
She topped the house with a signature crow— which Shari always has [at least] one placed on her mailbox. 🐦
Crows represent joy for her ❤️

For the Vienna Foodies one, Firefighter Kris had added the extension and I knew what I wanted it to be: Vienna Inn. He placed primer on the house, and I did the first coats of paint.

Then the next day, Andrea Hager joined & helped paint all the brick work.

And Christina Nguyen of Handmade with Love came did the all the lettering & flowers.

Andrea came back to do final touches. 🙂

I learned so much in this process, and had such a nice time unplugging from the internet and just.... painting.

Then the doghouses got placed at the town green with many other completed houses by Vienna groups.

The reactions from people (& dogs!) have been priceless— so beautiful.

Here are some photos from the very beginning— to now, when people are heading to the Town Green to enjoy.

It really was a therapeutic, community building project that I loved being a part of.

Thank you also dear friend Sarah Mueller for donating some of your paint that I used for the Vienna Inn house 🙂

Thank you Joni Seidenstein who made a custom-made pillow for the ONF doghouse decorated by Shari! 💞

To bid on a doghouse,

And to visit them—-
Head to the Vienna Town Green!

One of the days Shari was sitting outside, a mockingbird flew on top of the doghouse.
It made me tear up and think of one of my fav quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird:
“Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
With the Vienna Business Association and Vienna Arts Society at the opening of the Vienna Open Air Spring Market. This and the Walk on The Hill made for a very nice day! What a great community we have!
Don't forget to visit the Vienna Arts Society Gift Shop Wed- Sat, 12-4pm for your holiday gifts!! SHOP LOCAL, SHOP VIENNA ARTS!
Vienna Arts Society

The Vienna Arts Society's purpose is to bring together area artists to share interests, to enrich th In April of 1969, nine painters met and formed the Vienna Arts Society.

The Vienna Arts Society Inc. was organized the following month in Vienna, VA. At their first formal meeting in May, they elected Valerie Elmore their President. In their first year they exhibited art work at the First Virginia Bank at Tyson’s Corner, and held the first juried show the ‘Treasury of Art Exhibit and Sale’ at the Vienna Community Center. The purpose of the Society is to bring together

Operating as usual


Brighten up a nook in your home with this charming watercolor by Loy McGaughy titled "Afternoon Delight" Stop by the Vienna Community Center to view the new exhibition by the amazing Vienna Arts Society artists


Brighten up a nook in your home with this charming watercolor by Loy McGaughy titled "Afternoon Delight" Stop by the Vienna Community Center to view the new exhibition by the amazing Vienna Arts Society artists

Timeline photos 09/09/2022

Timeline photos

Get spooked for Vienna's Halloween Parade! Participate in the haunting good time by submitting your participant and float applications for the parade to Vienna Parks and Recreation, but hurry, there's just one week left! The deadline to apply is Friday, Sept. 16. Get your application here:


Madeleine Chen's dreamy painting titled "Creek" available at the Art Center


The Vienna Arts Society welcomes the public to free-of-charge virtual artist demonstrations the second Thursday of each month.
Thursday, September 8, 2022, at 10:30.

Our featured artist in September is Joyce McCarten. Years of outdoor landscape painting and figure drawing have given McCarten a rich painting vocabulary, which she uses to develop her abstract work. Through observation, interpretation, experimentation and pure imagination, she takes the familiar and alters it until it reflects her artistic vision.
McCarten is an award-winning artist whose work is in private and public collections in the U.S,, Europe and South Africa. Many of her paintings are inspired by visits to the places that speak to her own sensitivities.

This year, she has traveled to London, Venice and Lisbon. This fall, she plans to do some plein air painting, which she says helps her observe her surroundings more carefully, in France and Morocco.
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This fabulous piece by the highly collectible artist Kimberly Stein is available for viewing and purchase at L'Image


This mesmerizing piece by Dore Skidmore titled "Lakevale Deconstructed" is available at the Vienna Art Center. Come by and take a look at all the amazing art that is available to make your space special


You can view this stunning 23 x 30 mixed media painting titled Sea Shell Cove by Diane Moran at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. She's captured that special feel of the perfect summer vacation and you can capture the piece and bring it home.


A spectacular piece painted in oil by Leo Deege. Very appropriately titled "Turbulence" come see it before it's sold!


Our gift shoppe has new inventory! Bijal Shah is displaying and selling her lovely hand painted bottles. Pop on in and see which one needs to go home with you.


For the collectors who have been waiting for a Shari MacFarlane original "Lake Tear of the Clouds" is now available at the Art Center. This piece will definitely command the focal point of any room.


If you've been to our Masterpiece and Merlot events, YOU KNOW that they are not to be missed. This one is October 29th. Noon to 4:00 led by Davi D'Agostino at the Art Center. Plan to be there and create this French Coq. Click on Sign up link to register -


Just a couple hours left to bid!

Rustic Love and Vienna Arts Society Auction 07/18/2022

Rustic Love and Vienna Arts Society Auction

Rustic Love and Vienna Arts Society Auction Silent auction 'Rustic Love and Vienna Arts Society Auction' hosted online at 32auctions.


Zentangle® Beyond the Basics
Students will be immersed in creating actual Zentangle tiles and will leave with confidence to continue their tangling journey. All supplies will be provided.
Course Prerequisites: It is recommended that students complete the course ‘Introduction to the Zentangle Method’ prior to taking this advanced course.
Course cost is $35 per student for a 2.5-hour class. Contact the Vienna Arts Society (703-319-3971) and or Certified Zentangle Teacher, Deborah Collins ([email protected]) if you are interested in joining the fun.
Current Course offerings at the Vienna Arts Society are scheduled for:
Saturday, July 30th from 1-3:30pm
Saturday, August 27th from 1-3:30
Pick a date that works for you

Rustic Love and Vienna Arts Society Team Up for an Online Fundraising Auction - TysonsToday 07/13/2022

Rustic Love and Vienna Arts Society Team Up for an Online Fundraising Auction - TysonsToday

TYSONS TODAY Article covering our Auction!

Rustic Love and Vienna Arts Society Team Up for an Online Fundraising Auction - TysonsToday For the first time, two amazing Vienna non-profits are collaborating with a fundraiser. The Rustic Love organization, which answers the call to nourish the food-insecure, and The Vienna Arts Society, which answers every call to support and enrich our community through the arts, have teamed up for an...

Photos from Vienna Arts Society's post 07/12/2022

Once again the Vienna Arts Society had donated our gallery space at 513 Maple Ave West, in Vienna for a month to accommodate the residents of Pathways to display their art.

Photos from Rustic Love Vienna's post 07/10/2022

click on the link and start bidding!


2 days before our collaborative project with Rustic Love goes live with an online auction. Is everyone ready????


This beautiful textile, titled "Sunflower" created by AVA NEFF has found a new home in Vienna. The owner promised to love and treasure it always. All proceeds are going to the World Central Kitchen in relief to Ukraine


This fabulous 15" x 30" piece titled "Moonlit Bamboo" by Regina Petrecca is currently on exhibit at the Vienna Art Center. Let us know if you would love for it to hang in your special space


Bob Magneson Workshop:
Drawing what you see / Perspective
Saturday July 9 & 16, 2022
10:00 – 1:00
at the
243 Church St NW
Vienna VA 22180
Call 703-319-3971 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot
Become aware of how objects are constructed. Learn to think about composition to make your drawing interesting
60.00 fee includes 110 page, 75 lb, acid free sketchbook.
Bring only pencils & eraser
Limited to 10 students


Due to a medical emergency, we had two cancellations at the Art Center for our Zentangle Class at 1:30. Let us know if you would like to come! [email protected]


Join the Vienna Arts Society this evening at 7:00 pm as we kick off our new exhibition at
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
3022 Woodlawn Ave
Falls Church, VA 22042
We are inviting the whole community to our opening reception on
Thursday June 23rd to view our new exhibition, share some appetizers and sips, and participate in a collaborative art project. Adults and children are welcome


Zentangle class


This lovely collage titled "Dance the Blues Away" by Camille Kouyoumdjian has danced out of our gallery and will be spending some quality time on the Northern Neck with some gorgeous water front views.


We have a couple of spots left for the June 25th Zentangle class led by certified Instructor Deborah Collins. This will be a fun afternoon from 1:30 - 4:00. at The Art Center at 243 Church St NW Vienna, VA. 35.00 includes all your supplies and will start you on your way to learning an interesting and meditative past time. call 703-319-3971 to register


Everyone we know wants to own an Anna Watson original and this one has left the building to go live at an art collectors home in Elk Creek VA.


This stunning painting by Madeleine Chen was sold yesterday and will be going to New Orleans. Madeleine's pieces are unique, always recognizable and hang internationally. Congratulations Madeleine.


This very jazzy piece titled "Swing" by artist Joyce Myers who created it to adorn the Halloween Float with the theme of "The roaring twenties"


SOLD!!! This amazing painting titled "Dancing in the Wind" by Artist Regina Petrecca.
The red poppy represents remembrance, peace and eternal sleep. It has come to symbolize the blood shed during battle when, in 1915, Canadian poet, soldier and physician Lt.-Col. John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders Fields” to memorialize those lost in a battle fought in the Ypres Salient region of Belgium. I like to think the poppies in “Dancing In The Wind” are a symbol of the souls of those fallen during any war rising to Heaven.


Presenting Lynn Goldstein
Artist Talk & Membership Meeting
"Finding Your Voice as an Artist"
Thursday, MAY 12 - 10:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting


Zentangle Workshop
Presented by Certified Instructor
Deborah Collins
Saturday, May 21, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
This class will provide you with a background in the history of Zentangle, introduce you to the basics steps of the method and expose you to associated vocabulary and tools used. Students will be immersed in creating actual Zentangle tiles and will leave with a clear understanding that, “Anything is possible one stroke at a time.”
The fee for the 2.5 hour class is 35.00 and is limited to 12 participants. All supplies will be provided.

Call 703-319-3971 to reserve your spot

Photos from Vienna Arts Society's post 04/11/2022

Thursday April 14, 10:30-noon - Join us on Zoom- Always free and the public is always welcome
As Catherine explains, her paintings can be described as traditional landscapes, still lifes and figures, but sehe tries to use her unique perspective to draw the viewer into the world as she sees it, incorporating humor or beauty whenever possible in unexpected places. As an eager traveler, and perhaps even a bit of a gypsy, she tries to view everyday subjects with fresh eyes.

White boats become abstracted shapes of bouncing color. A dilapidated, old building comes to life with the inescapable charm of a one-time beauty queen whose walls reveal a rich, mysterious history. To her eye, New York City, “the city which never sleeps,” is a wonderland of endless shapes of color, motion and energy. Colorful street graffiti in Bucharest is a modern masterpiece set in a bustling urban landscape.

Catherine was always drawn to the arts. As she says, creating art makes her feel good. “Our daily lives are hectic. I like to think my work can slow the pace, and make a troubled world feel better.” Join us on Zoom as Catherine presents a demo.

Photos from Vienna Arts Society's post 03/21/2022

Something special at the Vienna Art Center. Our new member Lula, a Miami artist, is displaying and selling these lovely pieces just in time for Mother's day. Each one comes with an easel, an explanation of the stone in the painting and a wish for the receiver


Stop by the Community Center for the Vienna Arts Society exhibition. Many pieces are benefiting Ukraine through donations to Jose Andres' World Central Kitchen. Our artists are amazing!


Due to inclement weather the Art Center will be closed Saturday March 12

Photos from Vienna Arts Society's post 02/09/2022

Demo by Marisela Rumberg & General Membership Meeting
Thursday February 10, 10:30 am
Supply List to work along with Marisela
2 Original Zentangle white paper tiles (or cut your own 3.5" squares of watercolor, mixed media or drawing paper)
Fine point black pen,
Black marker,
2B pencil
Tortillon or a Q-tip

VAS is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Marisela Rumberg Demo & General Membership Meeting
Time: Feb 10, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 895 5722 4449
Passcode: 220425


Members of the Vienna Arts Society looked back at art created a collection of original paintings that reflect the 1920’s. Viewed by tens of thousands on their 2021 award-winning “Roaring 20’s” Halloween Parade Float, the paintings have been donated by the artists for a SILENT AUCTION to help keep the Vienna Art Center open. The paintings are on display through Monday, January 31, along the ramp at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE, Vienna, VA 22180.
To place a bid, contact the Vienna Art Center at 703-319-3971. You may leave a message, and an Auction Team member will return your call within 24 hours.

#10 "Fir Tree" After Paul Klee 24 x 36 by Madeleine Chen
Opening bid 200.00





243 Church St NW, Suite 100 LL
Vienna, VA

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 4pm
Thursday 12pm - 4pm
Friday 12pm - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm

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