Lisa Strout has joined Tryst Gallery in Leesburg.
She brings 15 years of art management expertise to her role as manager of the downtown gallery founded by businessman and painter Jim Sisley.
Strout has been an active member of the art community since moving to Loudoun four years ago. Her 15-year career creating art was preceded by several years as an event manager.
As a professional artist, she said she understands the challenges artists face and will pursue a vision of offering artists and art lovers educational opportunities, as well as exhibitions to increase the visibility of the arts in Loudoun.
“I’m impressed with the business model Jim has created,” says Strout. “It goes beyond the traditional gallery by being collaborative. … He has long been dedicated to building the strongest community of artists, and this venture will bring that goal closer to reality.”
The new gallery plans to develop a lecture series, group critiquing, and marketing workshops designed to help artists become more successful.
“We welcome professionals and beginners alike to come experience Tryst and our programs,” Sisley stated “We’re always ready to talk art.”
For more information, go to trystgallery.com. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and by appointment. The gallery is located at 312 East Market St. Suite F.