Speaking of John M. Adams... he has a solo show of new paintings at the Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) as we speak, er, type. The reception for the show is this Saturday, May 2 from 6-8pm. Artists talk at 7pm. I will be there rooting my collaborator on.
John is showing approximately 27 small (8.5" x 10") to medium (17" x 20") paintings. I've seen the installation and it's a robust show in a small space. I highly recommend seeing it if you are in the area.
Here's a sample from the show: