Friday, September 04, 2020

Introducing my new line of wearable art

Hello, I'm happy to announce that Marchand Designs has created a line of wearable art with VIDA - a sustainable, socially-conscious company - and would like to share my most recent designs with you! Be the first to shop my new designs on my personal collection page by clicking the SHOP link below. ♥️ ~ Anne Marchand


Wearable pieces designed with love by me! 🌍 Order early for fall delivery to avoid delays. Check out Marchand Designs at VIDA and let me know what you think. Every purchase helps empower artists all around the world. VIDA provides social programs to factory workers, teaching them to read, write, and develop new skills.



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Humanities Curators Grant Applications Due Friday

After this spring and summer, it's time to talk

What programs will Curators develop in the wake of the pandemic and nation-wide protests for racial justice?

Applications for the Humanities Curators Grant are due this Friday, July 31stHumanitiesDC is looking forward to the broad range of programming the awarded curators will produce for the coming fall. Though many upcoming Humanities programs will take place virtually, the schedule is sure to be filled with insightful, must-hear conversations led by scholars working in the academy and in Washington, DC's neighborhoods and communities. It is difficult to predict the topics that will be proposed, but it's likely that some prospective curators will apply for programs related to COVID-19 and the city's ongoing protests for racial justice. We believe that documenting the voices of Washingtonians on the front lines of these historic events is a key responsibility for HumanitiesDC and the wider community of public humanities practitioners in the city. 

The maximum award for the Humanities Curator grant is $5,000. That award level was established to recognize that the requirement to create a professionally edited film is an extra cost. Prospective curators planning to conduct virtual programming are likely not to have this expense and should adjust their requested amount and/or budget accordingly. 

The Curator grant is open to individual applicants who can assemble thoughtful panels of experts for public discussions on humanities-focused themes. Past programs have covered: neighborhood history, gentrification, DC’s Ethiopian community, food culture in DC, voting rights, civility in public discourse, the history of 1968 in DC, and many more. 

HumanitiesDC is open and excited about your ideas! Visit website to review the updated request for proposals, and begin your application at

These opportunities are part of the Humanities Grant Program supported with funding from the District of Columbia Government through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

HumanitiesDC | 1140 3rd Street NESecond FloorWashington, DC 20002

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Last call....Out of Order bidding ends today at 10PM

Mary Art Place, Out of Order Exhibition!

LAST CALL!! for MAP's Out Of Order 2020

Get your Bid on!  Bidding ends at 10PM today!

VIRTUAL AUCTION Closes today Thursday, July 23rd at 10:00PM
Peruse quality DMV artists works at

I'm happy to report that I have a small work, "Shakti.9" in the mix. It's an eclectic 8 x 8" green painting in mixed media (look for fun surprise elements and tell me what you see). 
Anne Marchand, Shakti.9, 8x8" in Out of Order Exhibition.
(Wall hung or small easel display)
As a result of the pandemic sweeping our nation, Maryland Art Place (MAP), like so many, has been forced to rethink, retool and re-imagine its programming. This year marks the 23rd year of Maryland Art Place’s (MAP’s) signature exhibition event “Out of Order” (OOO). 
As one of Baltimore’s longest-standing consecutive contemporary exhibitions, Out of Order has successfully continued to stay relevant and fun. Luckily, OOO is open for bidding for an entire week as opposed to one evening. Bidders can expect text messages when they have been outbid and may bid from their homes, offices, vacations while perusing hundreds of works of art from the many talented artists throughout the state and region. 
The OOO Online auction is OPEN running through Thursday, July 23rd, 2020.   Auction items are LIVE! Peruse over 300 works of art from your home! All bids must be submitted no later than 10pm on July 23rd.
Register Today! Visit OR text OOO to 76278

For more information on how to register and bid check out OOO Online BUYERS GUIDE

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Gallery Talk to Feature Artists from Hardin Center’s Exhibitions on September 12, 5-7pm

Abstractions by Anne Marchand & String Theory: Mixed Media Work by Sharon Kagan
The Hardin Center’s two current art exhibitions end on September 14, but the public has a special opportunity to hear from the two artists during a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, September 12 from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Washington, DC artist Anne Marchand and California artist Sharon Kagan will each address the crowd and give guided group tours of their work. The event is designed to be an informal forum for visitors to learn more about each artist, their processes, and their work. Light refreshments will be served and the public is welcome and encouraged to enjoy this free event.

Abstractions by Anne Marchand features bold, colorful, large-scale abstract painting in a style can be described as blending abstraction with astronomical influences. String Theory: Mixed Media Work by Sharon Kagan includes paintings, drawings, and large sculptural knitted elements referencing DNA and string theory.

“We hope the public takes advantage of this terrific opportunity to learn about both exhibitions directly from the artists,” said Hardin Center Deputy Director Tom Banks. “It is rather a treat for us to host them and we look forward to hearing their insights and experiences.”

Both exhibitions are open daily through September 14. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. The gallery talk event is free to all. At all other times regular admission is free for Hardin Center members, $8 for non-members ages 2 and up, and free for children under 24 months. Admission includes Imagination Place Children’s Museum. Learn more at or by calling (256) 543-ARTS.


Sunday, August 04, 2019

View the 'Organic' Exhibition in person thru August 17 in Washington, DC & on Artsy!

ORGANIC, May 1 - August 17, 2019, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC

ORGANIC is a Featured Show now live on the Artsy Shows page. You can find a link to the show here, until Monday at 12 pm EST. Enjoy!
 If you are in Washington, DC this month, head downtown to the heart of DC in Penn Quarter and catch this exhibition! Easy access by Uber and Metro. Open daily except Sundays.
For more information

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

2019 Gateway Open Studio Tour

Saturday, May 11
11am to 5pm
15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour

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

The Gateway Arts Community presents the 15th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour on Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 11am-5pm in the Gateway Arts District located along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD with an after-party at the Portico Studios and Gallery from 5-8pm.

45 Venues, 100 Studios and over 200 artists.

On Saturday, May 11, Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public. Visitors are invited to interact one on one with the artists, see their work, and explore their studios. The event is free and open to all. Over 200 individual artists will participate in making the Gateway Open Studio Tour the Washington area’s largest visual arts event.

Updates on the event are available at and via social media #OST2019

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Please Join Us for a Meet the Artists Reception: Organic- Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand


Works by Nancy Frankel & Anne Marchand
Show dates: May 1 - August 17, 2019

ARTISTS RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 1, 5:00-8:00 PM

1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
Anne Marchand, Sanctuary, 48 x 48"

Red TowerPortal, and Lunar by Nancy Frankel
SanctuaryBorysthenis, and Laps de Temps by Anne Marchand

1111 Pennsylvaina Ave Open: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm, 
Saturday, 8 am-4 pm (On Saturday knock and a guard will let you in)
For more information: Tel: 202-783-2963, Email:

Working in an array of media, Nancy Frankel has found her niche in sculpture. She describes her work as "organic geometry," where she combines her love for natural forms with architecture. This produces an exploration into the deeper meaning of the materials rather than on a surface level. "Space, either encapsulated or activated, and a sense of balance, precarious yet centered, are integral to my work." Working since 1950s, Frankel has established her importance as a women sculpture in the DC art scene.

From New Orleans, Anne Marchand has been surrounded by color her whole life, it is no coincidence that her painting's focus is on the interplay of colors. Initially inspired by the Hubble telescope images of outer space, her paintings emulate the same energy from nebulae and galaxies. While the paint flows organically, Marchand has a geometric foundation to her paintings. "These works invite the visual vibration in the eye of the viewer, along with their sense of wonder, introspection, and imagination." Anne Marchand has been a force in the DC art scene since the 1970s and has a traveling exhibition at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia, and the Mary Harden Cultural Arts Center in Gadsden, Alabama.