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Mary Louise's "Spirals" photograph wins Best-in Show at "Black & White" exhibit
11th January 2015

"Spirals", a black and white photography by Mary Louise Ravese wins Best-in Show at the "Black & White" exhibit currently on display at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville, VA. The show is on display until February 2nd.
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Get creative this winter with our series of Abstract Photography Workshops
29th December 2014
Get your creativity flowing with our Saturday afternoons Abstract Photography sessions in January. This intermediate level workshop is for those who understand basic digital SLR camera use and are looking for a creative challenge, unique photo opportunities and to expand the vision of their "photographer's eye". The workshop is divided into 3 self contained sessions, each one concentrating on a different technique: unique reflections, light painting, bubble-mania. Take 1 session or all 3 and save $. Register by January 4th for a discount! Space is limited, act now.
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Mary Louise selected to judge the Nature Visions Photography exhibit this year
16th September 2014
Mary Louise Ravese has been invited to be on the judging panel for this year's Nature Visions Photography Exhibit, a feature of the annual Photography Expo taking place November 14 -16 at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, Virginia.
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Through September, Mary Louise is a featured artist at Arts in the Village Gallery, Leesburg, VA
01st September 2014

Worldly Inspirations — an exhibit by jewelry artist Dana Jansen and photographer Mary Louise Ravese

In September, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Worldly Inspirations, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing intricately wrapped stone pendants and earrings by jewelry artist Dana Jansen, and evocative images captured by photographer Mary Louise Ravese, in a show that draws on inspiration, materials, and imagery from across the globe.

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, September 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery
1601 Village Market Blvd. Suite #116
Leesburg, VA 20175
Open: Daily 10 am - 9 pm, Sun. 12 - 6 pm
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Bella Vista Photography is participating in the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour June 21-22
01st June 2014
Bella Vista Photography is one of over 60 artists studios opening their doors to visitors during the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour the weekend of June 21 -22, 2014.

This is the first time the studio will be open to the public for the tour. We will have a broad selection of work from framed fine art photography to matted works and note cards. Read more for our studio only special offers.
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Digital Photography Essentials - a popular 3 hr private lesson option
01st January 2014
For those short on time, Mary Louise's 3 hr Digital Photography Essentials private lesson session helps people understand the essential camera settings to effectively use their digital camera off automatic/program mode. A great quick start option for those with a new camera they are unfamiliar with.
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Three photos selected for North American Nature Photography Association Journal
01st February 2013
"First Blush of Dawn", "Mystical Sunrise" and "Succulent" photographs were all selected for publication in the prestigious 2013 North American Nature Photography Association Journal. "First Blush of Dawn" was selected for the NANPA Showcase as one of the top 100 out of 2400 images submitted this year.
"Mystical Sunrise" included in "Women's Work" Art Exhibit Leesburg, VA
11th January 2013
Mary Louise's image "Mystical Sunrise" is included in an exhibit titled "Women's Work" that showcases the creativity and talent of Loudoun's women artists. The exhibit which is organized by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee, will take place in the Loudoun Government Center's Gallery One and will be available for public viewing from January 11 until March 1, 2013.
Mary Louise invited to judge National Photography Competition for the USGS
05th December 2012
On December 5, 2012 Mary Louise will be judging the United States Geological Survey's National Photography Competition in Reston, VA
Mary Louise invited to be a judge for the Waterford Fair Photo Competition
01st September 2012
Mary Louise will be one of the judges for the 2012 Waterford Fair Photography Competition held the first weekend in October in Waterford, VA
Mary Louise to speak to Manassas Warrenton Camera Club on "Creating Mystery"
01st March 2012
On March 1, 2012 Mary Louise will be guest speaker at the Manassas Warrenton Camera Club meeting. Her presentation is on the topic "Creating Mystery, the key to memorable images"
Mary Louise invited to judge camera club competition for McLean Camera Club
08th February 2012
February 8, 2012 Mary Louise will be judging the McLean Camera Club's photography competition
Mary Louise to speak to Silver Spring Camera Club on "Creating Mystery"
02nd February 2012
On February 2, 2012 Mary Louise will be guest speaker at the Silver Spring Camera Club meeting. Her presentation is on the topic "Creating Mystery, the key to memorable images"
Mary Louise invited to judge competition on the theme "Shadows" for NVPS
17th January 2012
On January 17, 2012 Mary Louise will be judging the Northern Virginia Photographic Society's competition on the theme of "Shadows".
“Flamenco Dancers” wins 1st place in Nature Studies Category at Waterford Fair Photo Exhibit
10th October 2010
“Flamenco Dancers” won 1st place in the Nature Studies Category at the Waterford Foundation’s Photography Exhibit at the 67th annual Waterford Fair.
"Maple and Moss" photo selected for North American Nature Photography Association Journal
01st January 2008
“Maple and Moss” was selected to be printed in the prestigious 2008 “Expressions” Journal published by the North American Nature Photography Association.

"Monarch Cascade" photo receives Leesburg, Virginia’s “Mayor’s Award”
01st October 2007
“Monarch Cascade” received Leesburg, Virginia’s “Mayor’s Award” at the “Fall into the Arts” Festival.
"Waves of Grain" photo selected for North American Nature Photography Association Journal
01st January 2007
“Waves of Grain” was selected to be printed in the prestigious 2007 “Expressions” Journal published by the North American Nature Photography Association.