Avis Fleming press release to friends:
Yesterday, Avis was gallery sitting in her Printmakers Inc art gallery in Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Art Center, when she was visited by an officer of The Art League School, the Torpedo Factory’s prestigious art school where she has taught drawing and painting for over 33 years.
It seems Avis had just won the second highest award, the Clemente Faculty Award, at The Art League Patrons Art Show. The award, for her watercolor "Early Morning" includes a check for $3,500.

Juror was the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Curator Charlotte Ickes.

Started in 1956, the wild fundraisers fill the huge Torpedo Factory with more than 600 buyers, each paying $225 for a choice in this Sunday night's lottery of original art work. More than 600 pieces were donated to the nonprofit art school by its teachers and hundreds of students. Each work is valued at more than $225.

Avis’s art has won awards at previous Patron Shows, including twice winning the Van Landingham Award named after Marian Van Landingham, who founded the Torpedo Factory Art Center in 1974, saving the city’s World War I Torpedo Factory from demolition. It is now one of the nation’s largest art centers, with hundreds of students, and galleries and studios for more than 80 artists.

Avis's 2018 Van Landingham award was from the curator of prints at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum for a 4-color lithograph, “Wheatfield.”

From Paul, family press contact