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Saturday, May 19, 2018

ZENITH GALLERY Celebrating 40 Years in the Nation's Capital

On Display Downtown ~ SAVE THE DATE

Zenith Comes of Age: 24 Years on Seventh Street
Suzanne Codi, Julie Girardini, Anne Marchand, Donna McCullough,
Bradley Stevens, Paul Martin Wolff, and Joyce Zipperer
Show Dates: May 1- August 25, 2018
To celebrate 40 years of Zenith Gallery is hosting three different exhibitions at 1111 Pennsylvania Sculpture Space. Each exhibition to represent different locations and eras of Zenith Gallery. Third in the series, 24 Years on 7th Street, represents Zenith Gallery coming of age.   


Suzanne Codi, one of the first gallery managers of Zenith Gallery in our very early years, had a studio at Zenith Square. She has a tremendous love of nature, flowers and animals, and her joie-de vivre shows up in all she creates as well as how she has lived her life.  

Julie Girardini says about her work "My work is influenced by the journey's we take in our lives.... how we travel from one phase of our life to another. Sometimes it involves a physical move. More often it is an emotional shift. How do we make it feel like home? When do we know we are ready to leave?This is symbolized through my use of iconic forms: boats, nests, houses."

Anne Marchand is inspired by photographs of galaxies and nebulae seen through the Hubble telescope. Marchand finds these images suggestive of a connection between deep space and inner space of the human body, with the same energy throughout the macrocosm and the microcosm.

Donna McCullough, known for her vintage aluminum dresses, plays with the perception of femininity through the dichotomy of her material. Transforming her metal mediums, her dresses "appear feminine and soft while actually maintaining its strength and rigidity-an expression in contrasts and complements".

Bradley Stevens, having copied many works in the National Gallery of art in Washington, DC, pays homage with his museum series. Stevens tell us, "these paintings are my tribute to the great artists who have inspired me and to the magnificent museums that honor them." 

Paul Martin Wolff, prefers to sculpt in soapstone allowing him to "work by subtraction rather than addition, as with clay, and provides a never-ending search for the object inside the stone, a communion between artist and object that does not exist with any other medium." 

Joyce Zipperer brings to light how trends in fashion often discounts comfort and health issues. Focusing on women's undergarments Zipperer uses metal fabrics, carved stone, and welded steel to convey the changed attitudes and styles which have mirrored our culture, past and present, to address some of these issues. 

Show Dates: May 1 - August 25, 2018

Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, May 23, 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20004
Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963
1111 Sculpture Space Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 7pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm
* On Saturday Enter on 12th Street ~ Knock and the guard will let you in *
Celebrating 40 years in the nation's capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject. The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012. Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.

Celebrating 40 Years in the Nation's Capital

1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
GALLERY HOURS: Mon-Fri 8 am-7 pm, Sat 8 am-4 pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - OPENING RECEPTION! The Healing Studio Series: Judith Capen/Alex Todorvich

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Gateway Open Studios: Saturday, May 12 from Noon-5pm

~ The DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival ~

Download a printable PDF map HERE

The artists of Maryland’s Gateway Arts District present the 14th iteration of the Spring Open Studios on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-5 p.m. The self-guided tour (use downloadable map above) takes place in the Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the towns of Mount Rainier, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Hyattsville. The inaugural opening celebration of the new Lab Gallery at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Art Center—located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722—will take place after the open studios from 5-8 p.m.
The Gateway Arts District is the DC metro area’s largest arts district and houses internationally renowned galleries, studios, workshops and art spaces. Visitors have the opportunity to directly interact with artists in their studios and to connect with their artistic process.
34 Venues. 70 Studios. Over 100 Artists!
On Saturday, May 12, studios, art organizations, and galleries throughout the Gateway Arts District will open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to people of all ages. Over 100 individual artists participate in the event making the 2018 Spring Open Studios the region’s most prominent visual arts event.  Audiences can attend art openings, glass-blowing demonstrations or select artwork in an artist’s studio. This artist-led event presents a once-a-year opportunity to connect with the region’s most important and economically vital centers of art production. 
A free shuttle bus will make stops from Artists by the Tracks in Mount Rainier to Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville.
For the most up-to-date information about the tour, visit the event’s Facebook page at 

East City Arts

Friday, May 04, 2018

Book Hill Galleries biannual art walk May 5.

The Spring Art Walk 
May 5, 2018, 5 to 8pm 
feature 6 galleries along Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown.

Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill have their Spring Art Walk this Saturday, May 5, from 5 pm - 8 pm, with six galleries featuring artwork in a variety of media by American and international artists. At the same time, a common theme--how we interpret and conceptualize the world around us--runs through each show. If you still need convincing, there will be sips and bites, and Patisserie Poupon is grilling outside beforehand! Visit the Georgetown Galleries website for more info.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Joan Belmar Opening at Adah Rose Gallery

"Beguiled by Caravaggio"

Joan Belmar

June 1-July 20, 2018
Vernissage Saturday June 2 6:00-8:00
Live Music

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Ave
Kensington MD 20895

Thursday-Sunday 12-5:30 and always by appointment

The universe is a place of infinite possibility and beauty in the elegant works of Joan Belmar.  In "Beguiled by Caravaggio" Joan draws inspiration from the Italian Master's use of light and darkness, and creates his own abstract works that investigate the metaphorical meanings of the color black.  In this new body of work, Joan's paintings are more simplified, more minimal, but still allude to the rich layerings of culture, science, maps, and planets, while retaining a sense of mystery.  There is a luminosity, a sumptuous velvety black; a sense of infinity.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Zenith's 40th Anniversary Exhibition Opens May 23

Zenith Comes of Age: 24 years at 413 7th St, NW 
Show Dates: May 1st – August 25th, 2018 

Opening Reception to Meet the Artists: Wednesday May 23rd 5pm-8pm 
At 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004 

Suzanne Codi, Julie Girardini, Anne Marchand, Donna McCullough, 
Bradley Stevens, Paul Martin Wolff, and Joyce Zipperer 

Zenith Gallery Celebrates it's 40th Year in Washington, DC
40 years in any business is a long time, 40 years in the Art Gallery Business is a lifetime. To celebrate forty years of Zenith Gallery, three different exhibitions will be hosted at 1111 Pennsylvania Sculpture Space that will represent the different locations and eras of Zenith Gallery. 

7th Street represented Zenith Gallery’s coming of age. After nine years of living and working together at 15th St. and Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, the Gallery moved to the new arts corridor in Washington, Penn Quarter. There they spent 24 years participating and promoting Penn Quarter as the new downtown. It was a very exciting time to be in Penn Quarter. In some respects, this was the hay day of 7th Street, when there were galleries, theaters companies, the Shakespeare theaters, the MCI Center and, now The Capital One Center was built. Additionally, dozens of offices came into the area and new restaurants. The rent was reasonable enough at that time. When the gallery left in 2009, all of that seems to have changed. No more art galleries, neither for profit or non-profit; Museums, restaurants, theaters, and offices remained. Galleries were priced out of the market, to be replaced mostly by restaurants of which many have gone and been replaced by others. 

Rows of store fronts on the street made 7th St. corridor stimulating and exciting. Visitors came from all over the world to visit Zenith Gallery. The artist roster expanded and Zenith became known as a fixture of downtown DC, helping make Penn Quarter a lively destination. 


Crystal City Crafts Market opens May 3

The 5th season of the lunch time weekday market in Crystal City launches May 3 under a new name. SPARKET - A Creative Market is now the Crystal City Crafts Market.  The market still operates on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Crystal Drive.

There will be an array of exhibitors offering arts, crafts, imports, and more. "added to the mix is additional seating, lawn games and colorful murals surrounding the market area," said Michael Berman, "We also still co-locate with a food truck event, which will share the site. And that adds synergy with the lunch crowd."

The trucks will be parked in the lot adjacent to 20th Street. And the market will set up on the wide shaded sidewalk stretching toward 18th Street. As an additional draw, live-music will be part of the programming mix.

The market is a collaborative effort with the Crystal City BID. Crystal City, Arlington's largest downtown, and will run every Thursday through June 28.  

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