Becoming Summer exhibition at the ARTfactory

July 21 – August 28, 2021

Our National Capital Area Chapter of Sumi-e Society is delighted to have its first on-site exhibition since the pandemic began at the ARTfactory in historic Manassas, Virginia. The ARTfactory, which is housed in a former Hopkins Candy Factory building, has become the cornerstone of the downtown arts community. It consists of a beautiful exhibition space with exposed timber framed structure. Situated across from the historic railway station, the ARTfactory is conveniently accessible to many popular retail stores and restaurants. Be sure to visit the “Becoming Summer” exhibition in August.




Virtual Tour of the Freer Gallery’s Collection of Chinese Brush Paintings

The Smithsonian Institute has digitized much of their collection and is available on the website: and the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ website:

The website is searchable so you can narrow your selection from the vast collection.

The plum generally blooms around the Chinese lunar new year in mid- to late January, when most other vegetation lies dormant. All at once, blossoms sprout from supple shoots along the dark, leafless branches, signaling the imminent arrival of spring.”