Friday, November 27, 2015

My painting "Jo Ann" awarded Honorable Mention; reception will be Dec. 3rd

Jo Ann, watercolor by LK (Linda) Jeffers
I was thrilled to learn that my watercolor painting, Jo Ann, was awarded honorable mention by the amazing watercolor artist/juror, Chris Krupinski, in the McLean Art Society's juried Ramp exhibition.  In addition, my painting Closely Held Secrets (see below), was also selected for the exhibition.  The Ramp exhibition will be at the McLean Project for the Arts until December 22nd. The reception will be on Thursday, Dec. 3rd from 7-9 PM. 

Closely Guarded Secrets, watercolor by LK (Linda) Jeffers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Show at Fort C.F. Smith this weekend

Out of the shadows, pastel, LK (Linda) Jeffers
My favorite Arlington Artist Alliance exhibit, Artful Weekend at Fort C.F. Smith, is this Friday, Nov. 20th thru Sunday, Nov. 22nd.  Fort C. F. Smith is a wonderful park/historic house in Arlington, VA. The opening reception will be on Friday from 6-8PM.  I'll be there at least from 6-7 and maybe until the close. The show will also be open from 10-5 on Saturday (I'll be there from 10-12, working on the bookkeeping on the 2nd floor).  And, on Sunday, the last day, the show is open from noon-4PM. I'll be there around 3:30 until the close.  There is a parking lot on the left just after you pass the entrance area.  There is also street parking. See the map below for directions.

My pastel (above), "Out of the shadows" will be on sale as will some of my other pastels and watercolors.  Hope to see you there.

Interior shot of the historic house at Fort C. F. Smith

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Art at the Mill FREE Closing Reception Sunday, Oct 18th

'Sky Meadows', watercolor, LK Jeffers
The Clarke County Historical Association is inviting all artists and their families and friends to attend the Artist Celebration this Sunday from 2-5PM at the Art at the Mill exhibit at the Burwell-Morgan in Millwood, VA.  This event is free and light refreshments will be served.  Come meet the artists.  I will be there from 4-5PM.

On the way to the Mill you may want to take a short detour to Paris VA and have lunch at the amazing Ashby Inn.  Be sure to call ahead for reservations.  It's a beautiful drive to the mill and the Ashby Inn.  And, Paris VA is especially lovely this time of year.  There is also a lovely gourmet sandwich shop across the road from the Mill.

The drive to the Burwell-Morgan Mill in Millwood VA is a little over an hour from Arlington VA. Take I-66 west about 52 miles to Exit 23 for US-17N/VA-55 W/Winchester Rd towards Delaphane/Paris.  Follow US-17 north about 8 miles.  Turn left onto John S. Mosby Hwy (US17N, US 50W).  After 6.5 miles turn right onto Bishop Meade Rd (Route 255). Continue going straight ahead where the road splits.  The Mill parking lot will be on your left. 

I hope to see you there!

Below are some photos of some of the walls of art at the Mill when I was there last week. They held art in reserve to replace the empty spaces as art sold. So, there will still be plenty of wonderful, affordable art to see - and a chance to meet the various artists.

Mine is the watercolor on the left in the middle (from photos I took at the Torpedo Factory).

The silkscreen print of Marleen Denny's cat (bottom middle) is mine.

Watercolor in the middle (based on photos taken at Sky Meadows) is mine.

Watercolor on bottom left, clothes hanging just outside the Mill, is mine.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Accepted into Del Ray Artisans "Skeletons" exhibit

NOTE: To see larger images of the art, click on any image below.

I had three works accepted into the Del Ray Artisans exhibit "Skeletons: Exploring Under the Surface" which features artwork that examines what is under the surface, literally or figuratively.

Penetration, digital art, LK Jeffers
This is my portrayal of the almost constant penetration of our heart and soul by love, hate, news, social media, etc.

Intruding Past, digital art, LK Jeffes
This piece is an homage to my Dad.  That is a portrait of him on the right.  He lived through a lot of traumatic experiences in his life.  I don't know if it was because of those past experiences or in spite of them, that he became such an amazingly caring and loving person.

Barely Keeping My Head Above Water, serigraph, LK Jeffers
Finally, this serigraph print, 'Barely Keeping My Head Above Water',  represents how I have felt much of my life :).

The exhibit will be up the month of October with an opening reception on Friday, Oct 2nd and a Halloween Party on Oct. 31st.  The Del Ray Artisans gallery is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA.  Visit for more information.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Art at the Mill's 25th Anniversary Exhibition October 3-18, 2015

Hanging at the Mill, watercolor, LK Jeffers

Sky Meadows, watercolor, LK Jeffers
I'm thrilled to have 3 watercolors and 2 hand-pulled prints accepted into The Art at the Mill's 25th anniversary exhibition which runs from Oct. 3rd to Oct 18th at the  Burwell-Morgan Mill at 15 Tannery Lane, Millwood, VA.

The show will have 2D and 3D art, at very reasonable prices, from many fine artists. This is a fund raising exhibit with 40% of the proceeds going to help with the upkeep of the Mill.  There will be several hundred works of art on display that were selected from more than 1,100 works submitted. Historically, many of them sell in the first few days.

It's a beautiful drive to the Mill.  If you take Routes 66 and 17 it's a little over an hour from Arlington with apple orchards and wineries along the way. There is a gourmet shop across the street from the Mill with light meals/snacks.  And, several fine restaurants are in the general area such as the Ashby Inn. 

One of many walls of art going up at the Mill

The closing reception is Oct. 18th.  There is also a "free" day on Sat. Oct. 10th, otherwise the cost of this fund raising exhibit is $5 ($3 seniors, children 12 and under are free). 

See for more info. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Paintings juried into three exhibition this month


 "'Scapes" Exhibition - Art League Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA

My acrylic on plexiglas painting "Lost - Found" will be on display August 5th - Sept. 7th in the Art League Gallery 'Scapes exhibition juried by Elizabeth Peak.  The gallery is located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314.  Opening Reception is Thursday, August 13th 6:30-8PM.


"Au Naturel" Exhibition, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria, VA

My watercolor painting (top) "Charleston Sorrow", acrylic painting (middle) "Monday Morning Heart Attack" and acrylic and metal painting (bottom) "Genesis" will be on display in the Del Ray Artisan's exhibition "Au Naturel" from August 7th - 30th, with the Opening Reception on August 7th from 7-9PM.  The gallery is located at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria VA 22301.


"Hiding in Plain Sight" exhibition, Gallery Underground, Arlington VA

I'm teaching myself watercolor this summer.  I was so thrilled that my very first watercolor portrait, "Only Half the Picture" was selected to be in the Arlington Artists Alliance juried show "Hiding in Plain Sight".  The exhibition, juried by Jean Gill, AWS, NWS, will be on display from August 3rd-August 28th in the Crystal City Gallery Underground.  The Opening Reception is Friday, August 7th from 5-8PM.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Selected for national juried Mayhem exhibition

Acid Rain, graphite on paper

I was fortunate to have one of my drawings selected for the Crystal City Gallery Underground's nationally juried exhibition "Mayhem: Art about chaos, disorder, and confusion.". One hundred and seventy-eight works of art were submitted from around the country. My drawing, Acid Rain, was one of thirty-one works selected for the exhibition. Acid Rain depicts me, covering my head, trying to deflect the kind of mayhem that falls on all of us on a daily basis. The "rain" includes concerns and issues such as health, politics, violence, environment, etc.The juror, Mark Cameron Boyd, an adjunct professor at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., exhibited at American University’s Museum at Katzen Arts Center in 2006. Boyd has shown his work in many local and national exhibitions and was a 2007 Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize Semi-Finalist selected for exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

The exhibit runs from May 1-31. The opening reception is on Friday, May 2nd from 5-8PM. Contact me if you have questions or need the address for the gallery.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Flirting with Sargent, after the fact...

I am drawn to the works of the American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) as well as to the works of the French Impressionist and Fauvist artists.   As many have done before me, I sometimes like to experiment with, and build on, what other artists have done.  In this example, I wanted to put a fauvist spin on Sargent's nearly monochromatic Street In Venice 2.   I consider this experiment a celebration of both Sargent's work and the work of the Fauvist artists.   The painting above is the result of my experimentation.  I had a difficult time figuring out what to title this painting.  So, I entered it into a contest that allowed patrons to "Name that Painting".  Amazingly, Janet Trauernicht, of Fairfax VA, came up with absolutely the perfect title - Flirting with Sargent!  Finally, this derivative work, that I had such a wonderful time creating, has a name! 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Dawn, New Day!

This 24" x 30" piece is hanging at the Arlington Arts Gallery in Arlington, VA, during the month of April.  It's an acrylic painting on Plexiglas.  I wanted it to have an open, airy feel - like looking out a window.   So, I "framed" it by attaching another piece of clear Plexiglas, the same size as this, in such a way that the clear piece floats about an inch above the surface of the painting.   The photo used for this painting was provided courtesy of Marleen Denney.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Auction to Help Japan - more than $24,000 raised!

                                                 Sweet Dreams by LK Jeffers, oil on panel

Daily Paintworks is sponsoring an auction to help victims of the tragedies in Japan. The theme of the auction is "Home". Home to me is having a sleeping cat curled up on my lap or next to me. It's so peaceful to watch them sleep. I'm donating "Sweet Dreams", an original 5 x7 oil painting of Wally, to the auction. Since it's for a good cause, I've set the initial bid at a low price - $50 including free shipping within the US. Click on "Sweet Dreams" to see my auction page or click here to go to the auction site to see all of the entries.  To see the current price for any particular work, click on the photo, and then click on the "Buy this painting" link. If you should decide to bid on any paintings, registration is fast and easy. Each painting will be available for bidding for seven days after it is posted online. The bidding on "Sweet Dreams" ends at 9PM on Monday, March 28th. Artists will continue posting paintings all week so keep checking back to see new auction pieces. Click here for more information about the auction.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Silkscreens Revisited

A few years ago I created a series of single edition hand-pulled silk-screen prints which were collages of different images.  Some were created using the silk-screen process only and some included drawings and photographs.  Encaustic applied to many prints added additional layers of complexity.  The majority of these prints will not be for sale.  Instead, I have created a new series of digital art based on these original, single edition silk-screen prints.  They have the wonderful look and texture of silk-screens and encaustic.  Two of these are on display here: "Memories of Dad" (below) and "Primitive Passion" (above).