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Holiday Tea: “The World of Watercolor”

Savor festive hot tea and delectable delights.

Registration for this program is now closed. Please call 540-662-1473, ext. 240 with questions. Savor festive hot tea and delectable delights as acclaimed artist and current Virginia Watercolor Society President Gwendolyn Bragg presents an illustrated program about the creative process behind watercolor art and discusses her work featured in the MSV’s Virginia Watercolor Society 38th Annual Exhibition.

Arrive early, tour the exhibition, and enjoy the holiday decorations throughout the MSV, including a giant fir Christmas tree beautifully decorated with fresh elements from the MSV’s Glen Burnie Gardens!

MSV Members: $35; all others: $42 (includes admission). Registration required by December 11; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240.


Holiday Tea Menu

Blended Teas: Cranberry Harvest & Earl Grey Cream

Chicken Cashew Chutney in Phyllo Cups

Grilled Vegetable Spoons with Butternut Squash, Tri-Colored Pepper, Roasted Asparagus.
Sprinkled with Pink Salt and White Balsamic Glaze

Avocado Cream & English Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Ginger Maple Cream Mini Cookie Sandwiches

Cranberry Orange Muffins with Rosemary Ham & Orange Butter

Decadent Chocolate Chunk Brownies


Gwen Bragg is an artist and art instructor who lives in Alexandria.  Holding a BS in Art Education and a MFA in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University, she currently teaches watercolor at the Art League School in Alexandria and at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton Virginia.  In addition to workshops held annually at Rehoboth Beach Delaware and Orkney Springs Virginia, almost every year since 1995 she has led an international painting workshop to "some place with interesting architecture, artifacts and rocks" including France, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Spain and Peru. She is a Signature Member of the National, Virginia and Baltimore Watercolor Societies, as well a Bronze member of the Watercolor Society of Alabama.  She is president of the Virginia Watercolor Society, and a past president of the Potomac Valley Watercolorist.  Her work has been exhibited in numerous international, national and regional shows and is included in the collections of National Institutes of Health, Philip Morris, American Bank, Petersburg Area Art League and the Carrier Library at James Madison University.

Inset: In the Forum, Gwendolyn C. Bragg. Transparent Watercolor, 27.5" x 33.5."


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Tue, Dec 12 • 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Reception Hall

MSV Members: $35

All Others: $42

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