Falls Church Arts

Bryan Jernigan

Bryan Jernigan is a painter and teacher whose work has won numerous awards. He routinely participates in juried and non-juried art shows and events, and his work is held by patrons both nationally and internationally.

From the artist’s statement:
While I am naturally drawn to landscape scenes, I am an abstractionist at heart, and continue to explore ways of merging the two genres. Disallowing brushes helps me bridge the gap between abstraction and representational painting in my landscapes. Joining styles together allows me to communicate landscapes in a new way with both bold value differences and visual mystery.
These abstracted scenes are my attempt to reveal not only how I see the places I’ve lived and been, but also the feelings I have experienced when absorbing the feelings of place. Taking in both the physical and mental landscape along the way – and promoting a feeling of connectedness – is of ultimate importance to me.


M.A., Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
B.S., Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma


March 2018, “2018 Biennial Ikebana Show”
Art League of Alexandria
Juror: Ikebana Society of Washington, DC

March 2016, “2016 Biennial Ikebana Show”
Art League of Alexandria
Juror: Ikebana Society of Washington, DC

October – November 2015, “Circular Process – Landscapes and Abstracts by Bryan Jernigan” – National Juried Show
Augusta Health – Fishersville, Virginia
Juror: Augusta Health Art Committee, Fishersville, Virginia

May 2014, “Mayhem” – National Juried Show – Honorable Mention Award
Gallery Underground, Arlington, Virginia
Juror: Mark Cameron Boyd, Adjunct Professor, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC

February 10-March 8, 2014, “Passages: An Exhibition of Figurative Abstraction,” – International Juried Show
AD Gallery, University of North Carolina – Pembroke
Juror: Pam Toll, Artist and Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

September 2013, “Be Square”
Gallery Underground, Arlington, Virginia
Juror: Helen Barsalou, Art Director, JWK International, Annandale, Virginia

October – November 2013, “Celebration of Color”
Cassatt’s Gallery, Arlington, Virginia
Juror: Daniel Wise, Pastel Society of America, Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Arlington, Virginia

April 2013, “Walk the Line”
Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington County, Arlington, Virginia
Juror: Carolyn Gawarecki, National Watercolor Society, Falls Church, Virginia

October 2011, Two works featured (Summer’s Beauty/Twilight”) in Elan Magazine
“A Million Details,” by LeAnn Kalita

October 2011 – April 2012, “Black and White”
Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington County and Arlington County Board Offices, Arlington, Virginia
Juror: Nancy Colman, Curator (Retired), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

July 2–August 22, 2011, “Creative Minds Multiplied,” Lee Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia
Juror: Steven Munoz, Director, Lee Arts Center

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