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Welcome Meredith Hannon!
ValeArts would like to welcome Meredith Hannon as a new member to our group, She was a featured guest artist at the Fall 2013 show. 


Vale Schoolhouse Earns State Historical Designation
From the Oakton Patch

When the application for Vale Schoolhouse was to be considered for a spot on the Virginia Landmarks Register, members of the Vale Club and Friends of Vale Schoolhouse wanted the reviewers to know just how much it meant to them. So they loaded up the caravan with about a dozen people to sit in on the March 17 presentation. And the review board did not disappoint. Vale Schoolhouse is now on the Virginia Landmarks Register and has been passed along to be considered for the National Register of Historic Places. A decision on the national designation should happen within 45 days. 

(For full article visit http://oakton.patch.com/articles/vale-schoolhouse-earns-state-historical-designation )


Local Gardener Margaret Thomas Dies
The members of ValeArts are saddened by the passing of Margaret Thomas. She was a longtime Oak Hill resident whose iris garden became world famous and a inspiration for many artists and photographers. The members of ValeArts spent many creative afternoons at Margaret’s gardens. She will be missed. ValeArts will participate in a tribute show to Margaret Thomas at the ArtSpace in Herndon July 2012. 


Historic Vale Schoolhouse listed on National Register
The Vale Schoolhouse, at the corner of Vale and Fox Mill Roads in Oakton, was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register, administered by the National Park Service, is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. The property is listed as the Vale School/Community House, a name which reflects its two worthy periods of significance.