Memory and Illusion: Paintings by Sandra C Dovberg


From June 28 to July 24 at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery

A retrospective exhibition of over fifty (50) original paintings by Reston-based painter Sandra C Dovberg will be featured in the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center–Lake Anne, open daily from Tuesday, June 28 through Sunday, July 24. during the center Business hours.

Dovberg’s solo exhibition, “Memory and Illusion,” is a highly eclectic collection of paintings that showcase the versatility of the artist who is also an award-winning goldsmith and jewelry designer. His painting styles range from figurative to abstract produced with acrylics, watercolours, oils, pastels and mixed media in a wide range of subjects and sizes. This collection of works is a rare opportunity to experience the breadth and depth of Dovberg’s work demonstrating the evolution of his style from pure abstraction to abstract realism showcasing his vibrant yet delicate palette. Sometimes dramatic, sometimes conceptual, sometimes fantastical, sometimes whimsical and humorous, Dovberg’s intention is to inspire a genuine emotional connection to the subject and simultaneously provide insight into its perceptions and reactions to the world while challenging viewers to explore. theirs.

Everyone is invited to an informal reception to meet the artist at the gallery on Sunday, July 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit is free to view, located at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery, Reston Community Center–Lake Anne, 1609 -A Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190. GPS: “Lake Anne Plaza” for directions to the adjacent parking lot.

In the photo above: Memory and illusion – by Sandra C Dovberg; acrylic and charcoal on watercolor paper, 33.5″ H x 41″ W with mat and frame.

About Sandra C. Dovberg

Sandra C. Dovberg graduated from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY with a degree in studio art with an emphasis on metal forging and jewelry design. She worked under the mentorship of internationally acclaimed painter, sculptor and jewelry designer, Earl Pardon, whose painterly enamel metal masterpieces inspired her sense of color and design which has been described as a “femininity muscular”. Even before he graduated, one of his bracelets was accepted into the prestigious “Young Americans” exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York. A large abstract metal sculpture created by Dovberg was selected for permanent display by the college after graduation. Find details about the artist, his contact details and discover the wide variety of his works on


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