Green Springs Historic House, Fairfax, VA, 1784,  www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

Green Springs Historic House, Fairfax, VA, 1784, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

Oct 31 - Dec 16, 2018 Green Springs historical manor house exhibit 

Master Art Copyists to exhibit at Green Springs Gardens  Historical Manor House opening October 31st and runs through December 16th, 2018.  Green Springs is located at 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Exhibition hours to be determined.  

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FEBRUARY 2018 Recognition in Artsy. Net Online Magazine

Vivian Parker painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Vivian Parker painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C

Gillian Collins painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Gillian Collins painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

How Artists Are Copying Masterpieces at World-Renowned Museums                                                                                                                     Artsy.net March 18, 2018 

An excerpt from the article:

These artists continue a tradition that dates back to 1872, just two years after the storied New York museum was founded. Known as the “copyist program,” the initiative allows skillful artists to set up their easels alongside works of the greats, during public hours, and make their own breathtaking replicas. Similar programs exist at major art museums across the world, like the Louvre in Paris, the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, and the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington, D.C., all of which serve to support living, working artists by giving them exceptional access to learning from masterpieces of art history. These prestigious, selective programs, governed by stringent rules, are also fascinating for visitors to experience, and are important extensions of museums’ educational missions.

To read the full article: www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-artists-allowed-copy-masterpieces-worlds-prestigious-museums


January 2018  Washington Arts club                                                 

The first exhibit of National Gallery of Art Copyists opened in January 2018 at the Arts Club of Washington.       Twenty-three copyists exhibited forty paintings.  The opening reception was very well attended in spite of the fact it was one of the coldest nights of winter.  We celebrated our participation in the National Gallery of Art Copyists program and the ancient tradition of copying.  

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