“Bits and Pieces” opened on November 19 to a standing-room-only crowd of more than 75 guests at Falls Church Arts. Joe Wetzel, president and one of the founders of the organization, announced the Juror’s Choice Award that went to Susan Lapham for the multi-media work, “I Speak Spreadsheet.” Honorable mentions went to Michele Frantz for “Disc-location” and Todd Schvaneveldt for “The Passenger.” Joe thanked all of the volunteers who made the exhibit and award possible. “I know this looks seamless. But it takes lots of work behind-the-scenes to find a juror, recruit artists, select artworks from over 160 pieces, and get the word out. Then it all has to be received, catalogued, and hung. I’d like to thank the team that made this possible,” he said in presenting the award. “
The show features 50 pieces that include collage, assemblage, upcycled art, fiber art, jewelry, and more. “Bits and Pieces” can be viewed at Falls Church Art gallery or online at www.fallschurcharts.org from November 19 to January 8. All pieces can be purchased at the gallery or on the website at fallschurcharts.org.
The Falls Church Arts gallery is located at 700-B West Broad St. (Route 7), Falls Church. It is open Tuesday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Masks are optional and guests are asked to postpone their visit if they are not well.
The Juror’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award were made possible by a donation from DuBro Architects + Builders, 429 S. Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046. The People’s Choice Award will be announced on December 24, based on votes from visitors to the gallery.
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