Northwest Federal supports local artists with art exhibition

Credit Union supports League of Reston Artists through Community Partners program

Herndon, VA (March 31, 2015) — Northwest Federal Credit Union will transform its Herndon branch lobby into a fine arts gallery Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, as it hosts Spring ArtFest featuring impressive local artists. The exhibit is part of a partnership program with the League of Reston Artists (LRA) through the Credit Union’s Community Partners program.

“Providing a venue for these gifted artists to display their work not only helps give them an opportunity to share their talent, but also provides an enriching experience for the community,” said Chris McDonald, President/CEO of Northwest Federal. “It’s going to be an enjoyable time with musical entertainment and an opportunity for our community to support local artists.”

Northwest Federal members and the public may attend the show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Six local artists will exhibit their work:

  • Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz – Oriental Brush Paintings
  • Rudy Guernica – Acrylic Paintings
  • Karen Hutchison – Acrylic and Mixed Media Paintings
  • Antonella Manganelli – Acrylic, Oil, Mixed Media Paintings
  • Jim Schlett – Photography
  • Regina Petrecca – Acrylic and Oil Paintings

The show will include live music by smooth jazz guitarist, Al Robertson, from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Robertson will return to play Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Northwest Federal will serve light refreshments.

The LRA is a diverse group of artists and supporters of the arts living throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas. Its mission is to provide local artists with opportunities to develop their talents and exhibit their creations, as well as to present the community with venues to learn about and appreciate a wide range of visual art. For more information about the group, please visit

Northwest Federal’s Community Partners program supports groups that share its commitment to strengthening and enriching local communities, especially in education and outreach efforts.

Northwest Federal has branches in Chantilly, Gainesville, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas and Vienna, and also offers financial services via online and mobile banking. Learn more at

About Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 50 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal is dedicated to providing financial services and education to its members and the community. The Credit Union currently serves more than 160,000 members and has assets in excess of $2.6 billion. For more information, visit

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