Kim Douglass

Kim, an Alexandria resident, is a self-taught artist who has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Working primarily in pencil and oil pastel, her aim is to produce realistic images that bring attention to the fine details of her subjects. To her, drawing has always been a meditative process and a deeper way of “seeing.”

She typically focuses on natural subjects, such as botanicals and animals, and architecture. Her work can be found in private collections across the country.

When not drawing, Kim is a management consultant for federal government agencies and non-profits in the DC area. You can see some of Kim’s work at www.kimdouglass.com.

Erin Nicole Gordon

Erin Nicole Gordon, Del Ray resident and Virginia native, is a former muralist turned corporate visual strategist. With background in fine arts and business, she works as a consultant across both Defense and civilian agencies in DC, and spends most of her time employing visual design approaches to strategic conversations both in person and virtually.

Her recent return to freelance muraling, painting and photography has paved the path for taking part in more local arts events this year such as La Bella Strada and increased community engagement with Casa Chirilagua.

Learn more about Erin and check out her work (or join her for a yoga class), at www.erinicolegordon.com.

Adrienne Iannazzo

Adrienne Iannazzo is a graduate student at George Washington’s University Art Therapy and Counseling program.

Iannazzo’s style of art utilizes both realist and surrealist techniques to make metaphors about life experiences and to process these encounters.

The Community Kids Club

The Community Kids Club is a group of nine 4th and 5th graders from Mount Vernon Community School. They have worked together for the past three years to support the Del Ray community by volunteering in activities ranging from helping to paint a mural on Mt. Vernon Ave, raking leaves for the elderly with Ameri Corps, raising money for the new playground at MVCS, and much more. The Community Kids Club is committed to showing that helping others in your community is not only necessary; it’s really fun!

Patrick Kirwin

Patrick Kirwin began working in Trompe L’oeil at George Washington University in 1984, painting clothing which later evolved into large curtain and tapestry illusions painted directly onto walls. He later attended the Skowhegan School of painting and sculpture in Maine where he painted landscapes using long grass as the brushes to apply acrylic paint.

Since the mid 1990s, Kirwan has taught at the Art League, The Corcoran College, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has completed interesting and large commercial projects, as well as the interiors of many small shops, private wine cellars and murals in homes.

He can be contacted at pkirwin@earthlink.net.

Remy Lavelle

Remy is a Virginia-based painter who focuses on found object and collaborates with the memories encapsulated within them. A BFA graduate from Corcoran School of Art and Design at George Washington University, she has shown in group exhibitions in Washington DC and Baltimore including “NEXT” at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, “Epithet” at EMP Collective, and “Fresh Meat” at Gallery 1301.

http://remylavelle.com/

The Potomac Art Therapy Association

The Potomac Art Therapy Association (PATA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the therapeutic use of art throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area, professional development through lectures, workshops, and conferences, public awareness of art therapy through instructional presentations to community agencies, and fosters networking and the development of support groups for art therapists through regional meetings​. http://www.potomacarttherapy.org/

pam-underhill-1jpgPamela Underhill

Alexandria resident Pamela Underhill has had exhibits at local galleries in the area in juried and collaborative shows. She has been to several local schools and explorative art classes as a visiting artist.

Her sculptures have appeared in private collections, area playgrounds and schools.

She can be contacted at Underhill.Pamela@gmail.com.

Margaret Wohler

Margaret Wohler leads classes in nature-journaling, drawing and sketching at Huntley Meadows Park in Fairfax County. As park naturalist and illustrator, Wohler provides a well-rounded introduction to the natural world. Her classes are always in demand. Years of observations and sketching have given her keen insight into the local wildlife scene. She wakes you to the world alive but apart from the safety of tree-lined neighborhoods.

Wohler, who has lived in Del Ray since 1992 is married to Brett, a family doctor. Their children Christina and Marcus are graduates of TC Williams High School.

She can be contacted at wohler4@verizon.net.

benjamin-wood-1Benjamin Wood

Alexandria native Benjamin Wood works mainly in abstracts. His art sometimes tell a story to get a point across. More often, his work is a record of his impressions and interpretations of life in the moment.

Wood draws his inspiration from hip-hop, jazz, funk, soul, bluegrass, reggae, all sorts of movies and the many successes and failures in his life.

He can be contacted at woodtbenjamin@gmail.com.