VAC Studio Artists:
Tim Postell, Veronica Samuel and JJ Jiang
2020 Holiday Greeting from the VAC
2020 is fast approaching its end. Not even the pandemic or presidential election can slow it down. Needless to say, with the gallery being closed for a good part of the year and its scheduled classes and workshops cancelled, this is the most challenging year since the gallery came into being more than 7 years ago. The silver lining is that the artists of the VAC are utilizing this uninterrupted time to create their art behind closed doors. The art world may well be a social beast, but the individual artist does not have to be, since great works of art have always been conceived and created in solitude. Looking forward, as we are entering the cold and dark winter with the virus raging across the land, we would like to remind ourselves of the great British poet, Shelley's eternally prophetic verse, "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" Yes, spring will surely come. When the pandemic dies down, we firmly believe the VAC will be better prepared to serve our friends and patrons. Here, Tim, Vern and JJ thank you for your unwavering support through the years, and we wish you a safe, healthy and happy Christmas and New Year!
Great News! The VAC artist JJ Jiang's "Visit to the Louvre" was selected as the Silver Medal Award winner for the Oil Painters of America's 2020 Eastern Regional Exhibition! The exhibition is held at Reinert Fine Art, located in Charleston, South Carolina, November 20 – December 19, 2020. SOLD at the Exhibition!
The VAC artist JJ Jiang's oil painting "Eternal City" has been selected for inclusion in the American Impressionist Society 21st Annual National Juried Exhibition! The exhibition will be held at Illume Gallery in beautiful St. George, Utah. The opening reception will be on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
Centennial Celebration 百年画展
The VAC artist JJ Jiang's "At Rest" 小憩( from his series of KIMONO--BEAUTY + FORM 珂摩诺---形与色的和谐) painting has been selected for the National Watercolor Society 100th International Exhibition. October, 2020！
Beck Side 涧水边 The VAC artist JJ Jiang's oil painting titled "Beck Side" has been accepted into the Oil Painters of America the 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils that opens this May in Fredericksburg,TX. The exhibition will run from May 15 through June 13, 2020. CONGRATULATIONS!
After the Rain 早春新雨 The VAC's artist JJ Jiang's "After the Rain" painting has been selected for the National Watercolor Society 99th International Exhibition The exhibition dates will be: October 3-November 17, 2019, in San Pedro, CA. CONGRATULATIONS!
A Bag of Apples 一袋苹果 The VAC's artist JJ Jiang's "A Bag of Apples" painting has been selected for the American Watercolor Society's 152nd Annual international Exhibition to be held in the historic Salmagundi Club in New York City, April 1-21,2019. What a nice way to kick off the new year.
The VAC artists Veronica Samuel's "Two Sisiters" and JJ Jiang's "Autumn Light" have been selected for the Watercolor Society of North Carolina 2018 Exhibition, 10/07 -11/18