The Loft Gallery of Occoquan, VA, An Art Co-op of professional artists
27 Years

"An art co-op of professional artists, Occoquan, VA!"
313 Mill Street Occoquan, Virginia 22125
(703) 490-1117 Marcia Weidler , Director

The Loft Art Center
Studios, Art Classes, Workshops (Art Center Info)
Marcia (703-568-3310) / Sherry Smith (703-402-0896)

Tues.–Fri., 11am - 4pm
Sat. 11am - 5pm
Sun. 12 - 5pm




original oil paintings by Susan H Sherwin and original stained glass by Stephen G Sherwin

Tuesday July 8, – Sunday August 3, 2014
Meet-the-Artists Reception Saturday July 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Color, light, line, and form in glass. People and animals rendered in oil. The artwork couldn’t be more unrelated, except that the artists are married to each other. Both have MFA’s in Theatre Design; Susan in costume and makeup and Stephen in scenery and properties. He is a scenic artist and painter.  She has an opinion on everything. As a result of this background they are able to advise, respond, and interact to each other’s work.

Susan recently moved to Virginia after retiring from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point as their costume designer. Susan received her MFA in Theatre from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI). After 20 years designing, rendering, and building clothing for imaginary characters, she is now finding her voice as a fine artist in oils.

Susan paints landscape, still-life, figures and animals in a realistic style. She is working through the concepts of a “casual portrait”, in which the situation, location, and mood are integral to the portrait.  She chooses subjects that have emotional appeal, often with a narrative. After years of seeing “reality” in theatre with heightened colors, dramatic lighting, and stylized settings, she used all those elements along with an unusual sense of cropping and composition in her work.  You can see additional work by Susan at

Member, Art League, Alexandria, VA
Member, Torpedo Factory Artists Association, Alexandria, VA

Stephen recently moved to Virginia, retiring after 31 years from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point as Professor of scenic designer and coordinator of the BFA theatre design and technology program.  He is the author of a theatre text book, “Scene Painting Projects for Theatre.”

His original designs in stained glass explore both traditional design as well as high-concept contemporary work. After a long career as a theatre artist and a member of an artistic team, Stephen now is able to work with his own concepts and artistic visions. “I am captivated by the beauty and color of glass.  I want to stretch the boundaries of flat panels to include free standing sculpture.”

Member, Art League, Alexandria, VA
Member, National Capital Art Glass Guild

For further information or an interview call The Loft 703-490-1117 and/or email the artists directly at


  • Marcia WeidlerMarcia Weidler
  • Jewell Burns Jewell Burns
  • Carie ColeCarie Cole
  • Francesca Di LorenzoFrancesca Di Lorenzo
  • Kathleen Best Gillmann Kathleen Best Gillmann
  • Deborah HerndonDeborah Herndon
  • Deena Hunkler-SanksDeena Hunkler-Sanks
  • Lydia JechorekLydia Jechorek
  • Suzanne JepsonSuzanne Jepson
  • Graciela C. Keane Graciela C. Keane
  • Linda LarochelleLinda Larochelle
  • Gwen Harrison LockhartGwen Harrison Lockhart
  • Jan E. MoffattJan E. Moffatt
  • Susan Lawrence NormanSusan Lawrence Norman
  • Jackie PerryJackie Perry
  • Denise PhalanDenise Phalan
  • Karin Sebolka Karin Sebolka
  • Stephen SherwinStephen Sherwin
  • Susan SherwinSusan Sherwin
  • Sherry SmithSusan Sherwin
  • Charla WilkersonCharla Wilkerson

The art center ( Open Tues.-Sat. ) now has space available for room rental for special events, meetings, and receptions as well as art themed parties. Please contact either Marcia (703-568-3310) or Sherry Smith (703-402-0896) for more information with your email addresses.

The Loft Gallery welcomes everyone to participate and browse through our inventory of original fine art. Our 20 Northern Virginia artists work in many media, including acrylics, alkyds, oils, pastels, photography, sculpture, woodcuts, mono-prints, Chinese Brush painting, watercolors, stained and fused glass.

On the left, are the current artists who are on display at THE LOFT GALLERY, with links to a representative sampling of their works. Availability of these works is as current as humanly possible...

If you have a particular question about an artist or a particular work, please drop a note to one of the owners, and we'll get back in touch...or you can just call us direct at (703)490-1117. If you do send an e-mail, please include your name, phone number, best time to call, and which piece/artist you are interested in.

The members of the gallery are dedicated to maintaining professional standards as well as expanding and improving the gallery's reputation and service to its patrons. Many members have received special awards and recognition.

The Loft Gallery

Nominated as one of the Best Art Galleries in the Washington, DC area.

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