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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Parallel Lives | Curated by Brigitte Reyes through Day April 15

Parallel Lives | Curated by Brigitte Reyes
See it Soon - Last Day April 15, 2018
Gallery Talk, April 15th, 2:00 PM

In Parallel Lives transcultural humanity is on display. Five artists bridging diverse cultures and aesthetic traditions embrace and explore their place in the world. Featuring artists: Antonius Bui, Nekisha Durrett, Muriel Hasbun, Jeff Huntington and Amy Lin.

Above Left: Muriel Hasbun, ¿Sólo una sombra? (Ester's Poems), Gelatin silver print on forte Polywarmtone Semi Matte, 13.5" x 17.5"Edition: 3/7 (vintage print)

Above Right: Nekisha Durrett, Thaddeus, Digital drawing on archival paper, antique frame, 14" x 10"

This exhibit is generously sponsored by TTR | Sotheby's International Realty

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Artists Against GunViolence 40+ Artists

Artists Against GunViolence 
March 22 to April 9, 2018
The 3rd Floor
 4200 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 
Above Slims (rear entrance)

Opening Reception: March 22, 6 to 9 pm 
Hours: March 24 (after March for Our Lives) 3-6pm 

March 28 6-8pm, March 31, 3-6 pm
April 4, 6-8pm , April 7, 2-4pm 
April 9, 6-8pm

Artists Against GunViolence was created in solidarity with the students from Parkland Florida who quickly responded to the tragic events at their school with a call to action. 40+ artists from the DC area show their opposition to gun violence in a gallery show at The Third Floor and additional spaces in the Petworth neighborhood. The show opens March 22nd in time for the Student led March for Our Lives rally in downtown Washington DC Saturday March 24th.

Participating Artists: Frederick Nunley, Jackie Hoysted, Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Helen Frederick, Ellyn Weiss, David Mordini, Ellen Hill, Ruth Trevarrow, Gregory Ferrand, Pat Goslee, Robin Bell, Vicki Walchak, Jenny Walton, Carolina Mayorga, Glenn Richardson, Angela White,  Maryanne Pollack, Sondra Arkin, Laura Elkins Judy Jashinsky, Cory Oberndorfer, Laura Elkins, Cheryl Edwards, Liz Lescaut, Heather Levy, Mei Mei Chang, Sheila Crider, Anne Marchand, Margaret Dowell,  Susan Lila Cole, Claudia Vess, Eric Margry, Kyuljin Lee, Eve Hennessa, Mary Welsh Higgins, Janis Goodman,  Linda Hesh,  Jenifer Berringer, T Yuan Chi Nicholson, Ann Stoddard, Henry Sundquest, Jasom Horowitz, Alonzo Davis.
Contact: Molly Ruppert - ruppertm at erols dot com, 301-654-2580 

Monday, March 19, 2018

A list of your favorite DMV framers

You answered the question of who is your DMV Framer. There was such a great response that I thought I'd share this with you in the form of a list of recommended framing professionals in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Copy and paste to your .doc for future reference. Thank you circle of artists and friends! Happy framing.


Allen Custom Frame
5028 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Artisans Art And Frame
Arts & Crafts Store
4834 Macarthur Blvd. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Elyse Savitch, former owner
District Fine Arts
1639 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
(202) 328-9100

Eglon Daley (202) 479-9483, Artist and Framer

Regina Miele, R. Miele Fine Arts, LLC.
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, DC 20018
202-375-3087 Fine artist owned and operated, specializing in the conservation framing of original art and preservation of objects since 1995. By appointment only.

Frame of Mine, 545 8th St., SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
(202) 543-3030

Framesmith DC
1420 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001 202) 518-2500

1351 Wisconsin Ave NW suite 2a, Washington, DC - (202) 629-0727

Newman Gallery & Custom Frames
513 11th St SE, Washington, District
(202) 544-7577

Washington Framers' Workroom
4431 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016
(202) 363-1970

Watergate Gallery & Frame Design, Design Frames
2552 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037-1904
(202) 338-4488


Meredith Forte (I also pick up, deliver & install).
Frame Avenue Design
IG @framemastermer Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 325-6017

Frames by Rebecca
8923 Brookville Rd, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 588-8588

Frame Works
1044 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Frames By James
(301) 762-1011

    Picture Frame, Inc.11913 Maple Ave., Rockville, MD 20852
Abbas Bahmani (301) 231-7622 work, Rockville and he’ll come to you.

The Chesapeake Framing Company 
10507 Metropolitan Ave. Kensington, MD 20895

11410 Georgia Ave. Suite L, Wheaton, MD, 20902
301 929 8988


Archival Fine Arts, Bill Butler
115 S Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 
(703) 299-0100

Art & Framing
6262 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, Virginia 22101
8305-B Merrifield Ave, Fairfax, Virginia 22031  (703) 573-5734

Artisans Art And Frame
711 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Design Frames
711 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
(703) 532-2660

KH Art Framing, Kenny Hakimi
4745 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22207 (703) 525-6132

Underground Art Framing -- framers and installers
2866 Hartland Rd, Falls Church, Virginia 22043

(703) 204-9011

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Artists Studio Spaces in the Greater DMV region

Reprint from earlier post. Please post DMV studio updates in comment section for inclusion.

Washington, DC,  July 20, 2010. Update

DC doesn't have big warehouses like NY and Baltimore and artists have studios in all kinds of spaces, from home studios to art organizations. An artist recently emailed me about where to find available artist space in the greater Washington DC area. I've started a list of organizations and groups who have artist studios to rent or to share. I've decided to post this for my readers as an expandable resource. You'll need to check with each location about guidelines for their studio spaces.

Let me know of other artist studio spaces you'd like to add to the list, please leave the information and corrections in the comments below and will review for inclusion. I will expand the list as time goes on. Here's the beginning and I hope it helps some of you find a great place to work.

Some Artist Studio Spaces in the Greater DC Area:

52 O Street NW

Arlington Art Center

The Jackson Art Center

DC Art Studios/ A. Salon, Ltd

DC Glass Works

Gateway Arts District includes Mt. Rainier Studios

Off The Beaten Track Warehouse

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Root Studio, Columbia MD



Washington Studio School

Work House Art Center Lorton

Map of artists & studios by 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

“Over, Under, Through” Exhibit Presents Works by Sculptors Elisa Berry Fonseca, Suzi Fox, and Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin

Exhibit on view through December 16 in the Kay Gallery at BlackRock Center for the Arts

The exhibition “Over, Under, Through” presents works of sculpture and installation by Elisa Berry Fonseca, Suzi Fox, and Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, three contemporary sculptors whose work often focuses on the manipulation of common materials to create new three-dimensional forms. Elisa Berry Fonseca stacks and cuts scraps of tar paper, felt, plywood, and carpet or welds and brazes steel wire into sculptural installations that replicate scenes found in the natural world. Suzi Fox responds to the inherent characteristics of carefully chosen materials and tools, many found at the hardware store, then manipulates them into thought-provoking sculptures. Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin uses additive forms of construction, often using materials considered obsolete, in works that question how we produce, consume and discard technological inventions.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Free and open to the public.

BlackRock Center for the Arts
The Kay Gallery (main level)
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874


GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
*Also open evenings and Sundays when classes and performances are offered. Please call to confirm.


ABOUT BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS: BlackRock Center for the Arts is a cultural cornerstone and the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County Maryland. Since 2002, the nonprofit arts center has been providing the community with diverse performing arts programs, free gallery exhibitions and arts education experiences in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. The dynamic facility houses two art galleries presenting more than 15 exhibitions per year, two theaters presenting more than 25 performances per year, and numerous classrooms and studios where year-round classes, workshops and camps in the performing and visual arts are offered for all ages. 

Monday, November 13, 2017

RADIX: The Eternal Feminine, Nov 11, 2017


For Immediate Release:


the eternal feminine

NOV.11, 2017 to DEC.17, 2017

Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.

Meet and mingle with artists, curator and fellow museum patrons at the opening reception. Free and open to all.
NOV. 11, 6-9 PM

NOV. 30, 6-7 PM

Washington artists Anne Marchand, Pat Goslee and Cianne Fragione and curator Claudia Rousseau discuss the concept of the Eternal Feminine in connection to their work. Free and open to all.

RADIX presents three Washington artists all working with the concept of the Eternal Feminine: Cianne Fragione, Pat Goslee and Anne Marchand. Seen as an original dynamic and cosmic force, the Eternal Feminine may also be understood as a spiritual being or essence that gives hope and light in dark times. Defying simple definition, this concept has different but analogous meanings for each artist. Each has found a means to express this Feminine energy in contemporary and abstract terms, and from her own perspective. Their work is neither political nor conventional, but deeply expressive and inspired by a timeless and infinite theme. 

The exhibit’s title derives from a hymn that greets Mary, Queen of Heaven, as the Root (Salve radix) through whom light has entered the world. Whether the Eternal Feminine is conceived as the ancient fertility goddess, as Mary or as Sophia, the Wisdom of the Divine, or under a hundred other names, these are embodiments of a universal energy that is often associated with the earth, but also with radiant spirit. She is both dark, the place where the seed germinates, and light, the force that generates life.

Image credits: Pat Goslee, Confluence, 2013. Acrylic, latex on canvas, 20” x 20;” Cianne Fragione, Heaven and Earth/are dressed/in their summer wear, 2007. Oil, mixed media, and assemblage on linen, 30” x 60;” and Anne Marchand, Eternal Feminine, 2017. Enamel, ink, acrylic, 36” x 36.” 

The American University Museum is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
Museum Hours: 11 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Sunday, Closed Mondays

Admission is free
Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center and is free after 5 pm on weekends 

For more information on current and upcoming exhibitions and events:
(202) 885-1300 

Friday, November 03, 2017


November 3 – 25, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 – 8:30 pm

Genealogy Workshop by The Labs @DCPL: Thursday, November 9, 7 - 9pm at Touchstone Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 11, 2 - 4 pm
Art Workshop: Saturday, November 18, 1 - 3 pm

220 artists stand up for tolerance, inclusion and unity
A project of the ArtWatch collective
Led by Ellyn Weiss and Jackie Hoysted
Exhibition supported by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts

Over 220 DC area artists have come together to demonstrate the power of visual communication to support true democratic values of tolerance, inclusion and openness and to resist efforts to divide us by race, gender, sexual preference, class or region. The vision of One House is for a country where we stand together.  Each artist contributed a 12” square panel dedicated to an ancestor who came to this country -  voluntarily or involuntary - or was here before the arrival of the Europeans. A structure erected in the Touchstone Gallery will be covered entirely by those panels, representing the remarkable range of diverse humanity who have combined to make the strength of America. 

Touchstone Gallery, 901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001