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presented in collaboration with

Potomac Valley Watercolorists and
the National Capital Area Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America

This juried show features 56 water media works by 41 artists in styles ranging from contemporary watercolor to traditional east Asian brush painting. Waterworks juror Glen Kessler will be attending to speak briefly and answer artists' questions, and there will be ongoing Sumi-e painting demonstrations.
  • Meet the Artists Opening - September 14 - Saturday - 7:30 pm
  • Show Dates - September 14-October 13
  • Location - Falls Church Arts Gallery, 700-B W. Broad St., Falls Church
  • Hours - 11-6 Tuesday-Saturday, 11-4 Sunday
Drop by FCA's Festival Tent
We're on the left as you face the Falls Church Community Center.
FCA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TWO-HOUR SHIFTS FROM 10 AM TIL 4 PM. If you can spare a little time, email FCA and let us know.
Volunteers talk to our visitors, answering questions about FCA. We need your help to converse and hand out information as an ambassador for Falls Church Arts (upcoming shows, new classes and schedule, Halloween Window Painting Festival, FCA art sales) and invite them to to Saturday evening's Waterworks show opening reception at the Gallery.

More about the Falls Church Festival
art made with or inspired by organic elements*
Falls Church Arts Gallery - OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS

electronic entries due midnight, September 29
  • September 29 - Sunday - midnight - electronic entry due
  • October 14 & 15 - Monday & Tuesday - 10 am to noon or 6 pm - 8 pm - art drop-off
  • October 19 - Saturday - 7:30 pm - meet the artists opening
  • October 19-November 17 - show dates
*Examples of materials could include encaustic, woven natural fibers, works on rag or rice papers or papyrus, organic inks/stains, printmaking with potatoes and beet juice, sculptures, organic compositions - collages, ceramics, wooden artworks, etc. So many possibilities!

large paintings -  colorful, modern style, minimum size 18" x 24"
Famille Cafe - across the lobby from FCA Gallery
open only to Falls Church Arts member artists (join FCA)

electronic entries due midnight, Sunday, October 6
  • October 6 - Sunday - midnight - electronic entry due
  • October 28 - Monday - 10 am to noon or 6 pm - 8 pm - art drop-off
  • October 30-February 2 - exhibit dates
Pamela Huffman, featured artist for September in Famille Cafe Gallery.   
FCA at FAMILLE - September Featured Artist, Pamela Huffman
FAMILLE CAFE is right across the lobby from Falls Church Arts Gallery at 700 W. Broad St., Falls Church. FCA MEMBERS artworks are featured in the Famille Cafe Gallery. Every month an FCA artist is chosen to be the featured artist - selected by Famille management from the FCA artists whose work is hanging in the cafe. During a monthly Famille open house, each selected artist demonstrates the creation of their artwork and interacts with visitors.
Come see Pam between 11 am and 1 pm on Saturday, September 21.
Open to all - 1st grade to adult. Enter as in individual or a group.
PAINTING DATES are OCTOBER 5, 6, 12, 14 - START TIME: 10 a.m.

CLEAN UP DATES: Nov. 1 thru 4 -- Painters are expected to clean up their windows.
Everyone is invited to register and should submit a sketch in advance, either with THIS FORM or by email to Marty Behr at Window assignments will be made on painting days. Paint will be available at the Municipal Park on the north side of the 100 block of West Broad Street. Adult volunteers to help hand out paint are welcome!
There is NO ENTRY FEE, but a $5.00 + donation for materials is appreciated and may be made when registering or when picking up paint. Further details at
FCA MEMBER ARTISTS - Do you have a page on the FCA website?
If not, why not? Take advantage of this benefit of membership!
Email with a headshot, brief bio, and four of your best works to be displayed.
(ages 18 and up)
 Sign up here

MORE on the way
as dates are finalized, FCA will publish on website
Abstract Acrylics for Absolute Beginners - Pamela Huffman
Saturday │October 12 | 11:00 am-2:00 pm | $75 | Beginner | FCA Gallery

Acrylic Process Painting - Modern - Brian Joseph Legan
These classes are held on the same day every week for a total of five sessions. JOIN ANYTIME  for a period of five sessions. Questions? email 
Tuesdays │ ongoing  │3:00–5:00 pm | $180 for 5-class session | all levels | FCA Gallery

iPad iPhone Photography - Mim Keo
Tuesday │October 8 | 7:00-9:30 pm | $75 | All Levels | FCA Gallery
(Video: Mim tells you all about the class)
Limited to 10 students. A list of required apps will be sent with confirmation letter.

Pastel & Gouache - Mixed Media Painting - Richard Levine
Thursdays │ Oct 3, 10, 31, Nov 7 │ Mar 12, 19, 26, Apr 2 │1:00–3:00 pm │ $180 │ Beginner-Intermediate │ FCA Gallery, 700-B W. Broad St., Falls Church

Watercolor - Rajendra KC
These classes are held on the same day every week for a total of six sessions. JOIN ANYTIME  for a period of six sessions.  Questions? email 
Saturdays │ongoing | 3:00–5:00 pm | $180 for 6-class session | All Levels | FCA Gallery 
Tuesdays │ ongoing │3:00–5:00 pm | $180 for 6-class session | All Levels | FCA Gallery

Sign Up for Studio Arts Classes

FCArts ACADEMY CLASSES (Ages 7-17) Sign up here
Fall and Winter Sessions Now Enrolling

If you have a child age 7-17 and would like to enrich your child’s art experience and education, FCA Academy classes may be just the thing. Classes are held once a week for 1.5 hours in 6-week sessions.

Fall: Oct 3–Nov 10, 2019
4:30–6:00 pm (ages 7–11)
6:30–8:00 pm (ages 12–17)

Winter I: Jan  16–Feb 20, 2020 
4:30–6:00 pm (ages 7–11)
6:30–8:00 pm (ages 12–17)

Sign Up FCArts Academy Classes
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