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The Athenaeum Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the wide variety of excellent work being created by artists in the DC/MD/VA region.


We endeavor to increase exposure for the region's many excellent artists in our light-filled gallery space.  Our goal is to represent the widest range of media, style, and perspective.

An average of eight shows are mounted per year. Each one with an opening reception and many with ancillary programs such as gallery talks, demonstrations, children's workshops, or even modern dance performances choreographed specially for the space and the art.

Call for Entry

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Fleeting Moments 2024

Street and Other Surprise and Unposed Photographs


Back by popular demand, this show will feature photographs that capture candid moments, revelatory interpretations, and brilliant reflections of the mundane — work commonly referred to as ‘street photography.’ 


This is an open call for entry for an exhibition in the Athenaeum Gallery August 8 through September 22, 2024. There will be a $500 prize awarded to a judge’s determination of ‘best in show’ and a $500 prize awarded by popular vote for ‘people’s choice.’ This event is open to anyone living or working in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area.

Submissions will be via the online Café system. 

Apply Here

Apply to have an exhibit in the Athenaeum Gallery

Rolling Review


Click the link below to be considered for a solo or group show. You can apply as a single artist, with several other artists if you have an idea for a small group show, or as a curator for a larger group show.

Click the link below for more information and details.

Robert Stuart Cohen

May 16 - June 23, 2024

Artist Reception: Sunday, May 19, 4 – 6 pm

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Robert Stuart Cohen, Dormant Potential, two canvases, 45” X 40”  

Lower Gallery:


Coroto: Masks of Power | David Camero

May 24 – June 23, 2024
Reception: May 30, 4 -6 pm

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