Arlington, VA

Ambient Light: Real and Imagined Solo Show of Work by 5 Arlington Artists at Gallery Underground in March

Gallery Underground
Shops at Crystal City, 2100 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA, Virginia 22202

Ambient Light: Real and Imagined
Solo show of work by 5 Arlington artists
at Gallery Underground in March
Dates: March 1-26, 2021 Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
– No opening reception due to COVID safety protocals –

Gallery Underground in February presents, in our Focus Gallery, “Ambient Light: Real and Imagined,” a show of work by Elisabeth Hudgins, Kat Jamieson, Linda Maldonado, Elise Ritter and Deborah Taylor as the members of Studio 10, a collaborative of five local artists who create and celebrate community-based art. Painters are captivated by the nature of light and the creative expression of its many moods. One aspect is capturing the “ambient” light that surrounds and illuminates any environment, whether real or imagined. Interpretations can vary widely from landscapes in dazzling natural light to radiant abstracts that reveal a strong mood or belief. These painters interpret this compelling theme through their own lens and filters, as well as their medium of choice: watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, and ink. Along the way, they discover that ambient light can be physical or spiritual; external or internal; real or imagined. With unique style and vision, each uses creative inspiration as a guide out of darkness into the light.

In our Main Gallery are new works by our members in all themes, in media including oil, acrylic, pastel, watermedia, sculpture, glass, ceramics, wood and metalwork.

For more information about Gallery Underground:

Gallery Underground has been named our region’s “Best Art Gallery” in Northern Virginia Magazine’s 2019 reader survey. Located in the Crystal City Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202, this visual arts venue showcases the work of established and emerging regional artists.

Each month the gallery changes its entire exhibit and presents a new show from its talented members in many forms: mixed media, paintings, sculpture, wood, glass, and ceramic work. Gallery Underground anchors the visual arts component of Crystal City’s Art Underground, and on First Fridays (first Friday of every month), it hosts an opening reception free and open to all from 5-7pm (Note: receptions will resume when larger gatherings are deemed safe).

In addition to monthly rotating exhibitions, Gallery Underground hosts a variety of community events, like lunchtime paint-ins and dance and musical performances. Gallery Underground is sponsored by the Arlington Artists Alliance (AAA), in partnership with the National Landing Business Improvement District (BID), and JBG Smith. Gallery Underground and the Arlington Artists Alliance are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, National Landing BID, and JBG Smith. For more information about Gallery events, visit the gallery website at

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 local government offices, businesses, restaurants, and cafes. For more information about Arlington Artists Alliance members, exhibits, and programs, visit the Alliance website at

Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 10am – 6pm or by appointment.

Metro accessible, Crystal City stop. Public garages in the Crystal City shops offer free one-hour parking any time and unlimited free parking after 4PM.

An Arlington Artists Alliance Gallery
Crystal City Shops @ 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
[email protected]

Twitter: @GalleryUnder

Sandi Parker
Managing Director of Galleries
[email protected]

Gallery Underground
Voted “Best Art Gallery” by Arlington Magazine readers
Headquarters of the Arlington Artists Alliance



HOURS: Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM or by appointment

GPS Address: 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA
(in the Crystal City Shops)
Mailing Address: 2120-A Crystal Plaza Arcade, Arlington, VA 22202

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