Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boat on the Lake

Boat on the Lake by Jane McElvany Coonce
One of my new projects I've been working on for the past 6 months has been to organize a new art gallery.  It is located in Crystal City, an area of South Arlington.  The gallery is called "The Northern Virginia Art Center", and it has 40 artists that show there.  We have paintings, pottery, ceramics, jewelry,  and sculpture.  It's really beautiful, and I will be telling you more about it as we get into full swing.  It  is located in the Crystal City Shoppes (a place that used to be called the Underground.)  It's at 20th St. and Crystal Drive.  We are open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 10 -2.  There is free parking after 4 during the week, and it's free on Saturday.  We are working on getting coupons so that parking will be only 50 cents an hour for our customers.  I'll keep you posted with the updates.

"Boat on the Lake" is a painting that is showing at the gallery right now.  It will be up until Saturday, and then we will change the show.  Don't worry, you'll get to see the new paintings that are going up.

 Our grand opening isn't officially until September when we will have a big reception.  But until then, we are open for business.  Stop by and see all the hard work we've put into this gallery to make it really top notch.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

House Portrait Commissions

House Portrait in Del Ray
by Jane McElvany Coonce
One of my clients is a contractor.  Every time he finishes a house, he has me paint a house portrait that he gives to his clients as a gift for doing business with him.  I think it's a great way to thank someone for choosing your company, and it is, of course, good business for me.  Some houses are more interesting than others.  This house is a charming one in the Del Ray section of Alexandria.  It's drying on my dash board right now, and I'll put it in a frame and deliver it to Merrill Contracting this week.  Hopefully, the owner will cherish the painting of their new "digs."

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cassatt's Summer Show

Along the Italian Coast by Jane McElvany Coonce
If you haven't been to Cassatt's before, then you are really  missing something.  Cassatt's is a Kiwi Cafe with wonderful food and beautiful art work on the walls.  They are one of our main supporters of the Arlington Artists Alliance.  Every month, the artists bring in new works to hang.  This month, I have 2 paintings in the show.  "Along the Italian Coast" is a small painting that is 5x7 inches.  I have another boat painting there, too.

Cassatt's is located at the Lee Heights Shops, 4536  Lee Highway in Arlington near the intersection of Lee Highway and Glebe Road.  Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner for a good meal.  They have fantastic salads.  Take a look at the art, while you are at it.

The show will hang for July 15 to Sept 16.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Thanks for Coming to the Birthday Sale

Farm in Winter by Jane McElvany Coonce

I want to thank all my friends and patrons for supporting me this weekend.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Even if you didn't find anything you just had to have, I appreciate the fact that you took time out of your day to come and see my art.  It was a very successful show.  I sold 21 paintings!  I am totally thrilled!  The above painting is one that sold.  It's of my friend's farm.  I used this image for a Christmas card one year.  But I finally decided to part with the painting.  I'm glad it found a new home.
I'll keep you posted of other upcoming events in the art world.

Friday, July 13, 2012

This Weekend Only - $75 Paintings

Sailing Under the Big Sky by Jane McElvany Coonce

Each time I post about the upcoming sale, I put a different painting so you can see some of the paintings that will be at this Birthday Sale Celebration.  The sale is only for 2 days, Saturday July 14 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, July 15 from noon to five.  I only offer the reduced price once a year.  I want people to come to Stifel and Capra, and this is a good way to do it.  Stifel and Capra is located at 260 West Broad St. in Falls Church.
Boy on the Beach by Jane McElvany Coonce
This painting is one I did of Nicholas when he was about 12.  We went up to Lewes, Delaware, and he was playing in the sand.  I did several paintings of the boys from this trip and 3 of the paintings are hanging at my brother's  beach house and another painting is in my foyer.
Those days of the boys playing in the sand seem so long ago.  At least I have the paintings to remember those special times.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Birthday Sale this Weekend

Carnations and Ribbon by Jane McElvany Coonce
The annual $75 and under painting sale is this weekend only.  Come and see over 30 works of Jane's art for sale, and they are all under $75. They make great presents or buy it for yourself.  You deserve it.
Hope you can make it.  Saturday it's from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. (You can sneak in on Friday, too!)
Your next chance after this weekend is a year from now.

Stifel and Capra is located at 260 West Broad St. in Falls Church.  Plenty of parking.  There are lots of other things on sale in the store.  Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

All Paintings $75 and Under

Red Tulips by Jane McElvany Coonce

Just in case you haven't heard, I am having a $75 and under sale on all paintings hanging at my gallery/studio.  There are 20 framed pieces and 20 pieces that are matted and shrink wrapped.
So come take a look this Saturday and Sunday at Stifel and Capra, located at 260 West Broad St. in Falls Church.  Hours on Saturday are from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.
Hope to see you there.

Birthday Sale at Stifel and Capra

Pink Azaleas by Jane McElvany Coonce

Once a year, Stifel and Capra (the place where I have my studio) has a birthday sale.  There are lots of sales and bargains to be found.  Last year, I had all of my paintings that were hanging at the gallery at a sale price of $75.  It was a great success, so I've decided to do it again.  Here's your chance to own an original Jane McElvany Coonce painting.

One of my patrons bought 4 paintings last year, and she told me that she bought them for wedding and birthday presents.  What a great idea!  An original oil painting makes a great gift for a housewarming, too!  So come and check it out.

The sale is this Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. Saturday, it's open from 10am to 5 pm and Sunday it's open from noon to 5.   (For my customers that are reading this, you can come on Friday and get the first pick!)

Hope you can make it.  Stifel and Capra is located at 260 West Broad St in Falls Church at the corner of Little Falls Road and Route 7.

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