The Artists' Alliance is  made up

of a group of artists from around

the area who are working to expand

the legacy of Jarrett Thor Fine Arts

by providing a diverse array of art 

to the community of Colonial Beach.


The Artists’ Alliance (AA) is pleased to welcome oil painter Marcia Chaves, a native of Fredericksburg, as a new member. 


Marcia’s recent paintings have been inspired by her early years of summer months at Mt. Moriah farm in King George, and in Colonial Beach; roaming the shore for shark’s teeth, shells, and driftwood among the pebbles.  Her images are done in oil, a method of slow paint that incorporates multi-layered, heavy application of color and glazes, resulting in textured surfaces that reflect the rough feel of sand and shell.

"Pleasure Island"



The Artists’ Alliance Gallery is on hiatus while the Covid-19 Virus pandemic plays out.  Its impossible to predict at this time when we will be reopened to the public.  We are, however, open on an appointment basis.  Phone (804) 224-7200 or (301) 452-1333 to schedule a visit.  Face masks are required, and the gallery can provide a disposable mask to any visitor that needs one.  Practicing social distancing is also requested.


The walls of the gallery are covered with beautiful art work, as we have maintained the last show that graced the walls at the start of the home restrictions.  In addition to Marcia Chaves’ featured oil paintings, we have additional paintings (oil, acrylic and watercolor), glass, photography, wood furniture, basketry, and jewelry.  What follows is a sampling of what our member artists are currently showing.


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Additionally, Carl and Joyce Thor, Jarrett Thor Fine Arts, continue to maintain studio space in the adjacent area, suite 102. They display their original paintings, as well as decorative minerals.


The gallery is located at 100 Taylor St., Suite 101, in Colonial Beach. The public is invited free of charge. For information call 804 224 7200, 804 224 6007, or 301 452 1333. The gallery hours are 11am - 5pm, Friday – Sunday. 

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