Speak Your Truth
Black Lives Matter
October 1 — December 1, 2020
Speak Your Truth | Black Lives Matter, attempted to represent the depth and diversity of the DC/MD/VA region and its reflections on the activities associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. Works were selected from responses to an open call for submissions on the basis of poetry/spoken word and artistic merit/visual communication. See works in show.
Right: Miranda J. Spurley, Onyx King
Moments in Time . . .
A Very Weird Time
The 2020 Athenaeum Invitational
September 10 — October 18, 2020
Artists were invited to submit works that represented the full gamut of how the global Coronavirus pandemic and it's associated ‘social distancing’ has affected them. Fear, uncertainty, and doubt were evident in the selected works, but so were thoughtful commentary on the creative benefits of solitude and reflection. See works in show
Left: Erica Cleveland, Fear Biter, Gouache, watercolor crayon, embroidery floss stitching, 9” x 12”
Beautiful But Deadly
Selections from the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region
July 30 — September 6, 2020
This exhibition not only featured excellent examples of botanic illustration and art, but the toxic properties of each plant were spelled out both in the online gallery and in actual gallery. Beautiful But Deadly, was also Beautiful and Fascinating.
Right: Carol Beach, Oleander and Oleander Hawk Moth (Nerium oleander and Daphnis nerii)
acrylic, 16”w x 20”h, 2020,
Everything is Double
June 18 — July 26, 2020
Elzbieta’s works each start out with paper that she crafts herself. She explores many themes as noted in her Artist Statement below, but classic design elements and a formal art education in Poland meet and diverge in her beautiful and mysterious ghosts, phantoms, memories, and reflections. See works in show
Doodles of the Times
March - July, 2020
This online gallery of doodles featured the work of a wide variety of submitters and was intended to reflect the various ways people responded to the Coronavirus pandemic. a small subset of entries is represented here.Double click image for artist name and information.
exploring the body as subject
February 13 - March 22, 2020
This exhibition features 39 artists in a visual exploration of the human condition. Besides exploring the physical form, these artists were asked to consider how a person’s personality, emotions, challenges, preferences, prejudices, and experiences can be visually represented.
Including: Cathy Abramson, Gulay Berryman, Leslie Blackmon, Daniel Brown, Troy Bunch, Alan Condrey, Christopher Corson, Delna Dastur, Stephanie Firestone, Avis Flemming, Nicole Ida Fossi, Jim Haller, Andy Harris, Catherine Hess, Michal Hunter, Sabiha Iqbal, Yasmine Iskander, George Kochev, Trix Kuijper, Debra LaCroix, Allen Linder, Shelley Lowenstein, Linda Lowery, Lianne Milgrom, Leslie Nolan, Shanti Norris, Gene Provenzo, Beverly Ryan, Leslie Sater, Robert Schultz, Patrick Sieg, Martha Spak, Benjamin Stein, Edward Tepper, Patricia Underwood, Louise Wallendorf, Ellyn Weiss, Cate West Zahl, Sharon Wolpoof
January 2 -February 9, 2020
Left: Caught Up, by Chris Brandell, 48” x 48”, mixed media, 2019
Right: Magnetic Growth No. 02, by Azadeh Sahraeian, pen on paper, 14” x 11”, 2018
November 14 - December 29, 2019
Often capturing daily scenes near her home in Lake Barcroft, Virginia, Pratte also reflects on her personal sense that in these challenging times she feels a need to be rescued.
Bobbi Pratte: Rescue Me opening reception was generously sponsored by Ken Trotter with TTR | Sotheby’s International Realty
image: When the Rain Comes, by Bobbi Pratte, oil on panel, 22” x 28”
Board Out of Our Minds
September 12 — November 10, 2019
Artists were invited to explore real or imagined board games, an environment where board games are being played, or people playing board games.
Catherine Day, Amelia Hankin, Zofie King:
July 25 — September 8, 2019
These artists work in different media, but all address memory, perception, and how the passage of time influences perception.
image: Catherine Day, Winter Vines, Ivy Edge, photograph on fabric, 39” x 38”, 2016