December 7, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Opening Reception Friday, December 13th, 3-7PM
Color, solo show of acrylic and oil paintings by Rebecca McNeely in the Overlook Gallery
This series of abstract paintings is based on McNeely’s emotional response to memories of the beautiful places she has visited, particularly the wide open vistas of the American West. Each painting is a collaboration of her perception, attention, and intuition with the medium itself. Beginning with expressive brush strokes alla prima, she builds up the paint, layering with glazes and mixtures of pure pigment, sometimes scraping back, always enhancing the line, color, and form. In each case, the challenge is to simultaneously use  training and intuition while remaining responsive to the prompts of the particular painting, and to its moment of completion.
In our Main Gallery we present new member works for December including paintings, sculpture, jewelry and metalwork, glass, wood and ceramics, mixed media and photography.

About Gallery Clarendon

Located in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, this popup art space showcases local art, offers classes, hosts events and manages on-site professional artists’ studios. The group’s other show space is Gallery Underground within Art Underground in Arlington’s Crystal City area.

About the Arlington Artists Alliance

The Arlington Artists Alliance also offers both day and evening art classes at this location in a variety of media for all ages. Of additional interest to the community are the Studios Clarendon artist studios on the second floor of Gallery Clarendon. Open to the public during normal Gallery hours, they provide an intriguing artistic destination for area residents, employees, and visitors.

The Arlington Artists Alliance is a vital, energetic, creative force for visual art in Arlington County. The organization encourages and supports both established and emerging artists who work in all forms of visual art, without partiality toward style or trend. Its 150 members also exhibit year-round at a variety of Arlington community venues, including Gallery Underground in Crystal City, local government offices, businesses, restaurants and cafes. For more information about the Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit

Gallery Hours: 11am – 7pm daily

Metro accessible (Clarendon station on Orange line). Parking is available in metered spots on nearby streets and in adjacent public garages.


An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery
2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

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