Ellen Day Hale, Milk Delivery, Cairo, 1930, Soft-ground etching with aquatint on paper, 7 7/8 x 9 ¾ in., Gift of Wallace and Wilhelmina Holladay, National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Oct. 8-Jan. 5, 2014: Wanderer: Travel Prints by Ellen Day Hale
Ellen Day Hale was well-known for her bold, portrait paintings, but in the late 19th century the American artist also helped revive the printmaking technique of etching. Wanderer: Travel Prints by Ellen Day Hale features a selection of prints, drawings and original printing plates that highlight the artist's passion for travel and her expertise in printmaking. You can see the exhibit through January 5 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Oct. 8-Nov. 3: 5th Annual Portrait Exhibit
You can see work by the finalists of ArtSpace Herndon's yearly portrait competition in the gallery's 5th Annual Portrait Exhibit. 77 artists submitted more than 130 entries to the contest, but the jurors selected only 25 finalists. You can see those pieces, including the oil painting that took first place, through November 3.
Music: "Wandering Spirits (Instrumental)" by Castlevania