A Point of Longing
Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature

Anne C. Smith (b. 1985, Syracuse, NY) is a multi-media artist based in Washington, DC who explores concepts of landscape, memory and home through drawings, sculptures and printmaking. A Point of Longing features a new series of silkscreen monoprints that explore the intersections of landscapes, both the real as experienced looking through a window and those that occur in the mind, reflecting the uneasy tension between inside and outside. The featured works elude to the uncertainty of current events, but the calming hues create a view of restful spaces full of hope and peace, while offering a reminder of the connections we long for.


Smith is a Teaching Artist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and has been a Master Printmaker on a large-scale silkscreen book project at George Mason University’s Navigation Press. She studied silkscreen printmaking with Master Printmaker Lou Stovall, for whom she was a studio assistant for several years. She has completed artist residencies with Artist Mother Studio at Washington Project for the Arts (Washington, DC), the Kala Art Institute (Berkeley, CA) and the Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA). Smith is represented by Adah Rose Gallery.

We are proud to partner with Jabar Baig of Long & Foster Real Estate in Reston, who generously contributes a portion of his real estate commission on an ongoing basis to GRACE in support of our art programming and education for local children. 

Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature is located at:
11850 Freedom Dr.
Reston, VA 20190

To access the gallery use the main entrance on Freedom Drive and wait to get buzzed in by the concierge. The gallery is located past the main lobby on the left.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–5pm
Closest parking garage is the Silver garage. More info

Greater Reston Arts Center at Signature is an innovative satellite gallery that presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions of local artists selected by GRACE’s curatorial staff. This partnership between Boston Properties, Bozzuto Management, and GRACE merges the vision of the Signature building, which is focused on creating distinctive and personal spaces for residents, and GRACE’s mission in engaging the community through excellence in contemporary visual art. Select local artists are given the opportunity to present a distinct body of work in the space off the grand lobby.

Additional support generously provided by: