My passion for crochet stemmed from a birthday present my mother gave to me in 2014: a handmade, stuffed, crochet octopus. Something about the design of the cute creature caught my interest, and when I found the book that my mother had gotten the crochet pattern from, I was hooked! Since then, I have started and
Alexandra Michaels is a local artist who has exhibited at many locations including artist-in-residence at the Stone Tower at Glen Echo Park, Artomatic, Artery 717, Magical Montgomery in Silver Spring and the Yellow Barn. Recently she had a mixed media watercolor in an exhibit entitled “Earth and Fire” at the Del Ray Artisans Gallery in
What is Art? To me, art captures something essential about life. Art makes life bearable. It isn’t a luxury. Like our capacity for understanding, and our experience of love, it is a vitally important part of life. –Gillian Pederson Krag How does one share the charm and communicate the wonder of living, breathing and being?
Reuse, Renew and Conserve is at the heart and soul of On the Purple Couch and its owner Bahia. We are a space for you to create and transform your home. Our space, the colors and the displays are all presented with the notion that we might create a space that transcends the every day and gives
From the Washington Project for the Arts 2014: WPA Membership Director, Jeremy Flick, recently spoke with Carolyn Alper, an American University alumna and a longtime DC benefactor about her “Alper Initiative” to build a Washington Art gallery at American University. There has been much conversation of late concerning the changing cultural landscape of the Washington, DC
At an early age I began to go beyond coloring and ventured into drawing and painting. The moment I uncapped my first tube of oil paint and squeezed out that brilliant buttery hue, I knew I was on a journey of artistic discovery. This natural ability was nurtured by my loving talented parents. They were
Mr. Hoppe currently calls Alamogordo, New Mexico his home, but he was born in the Philippines. He currently lives in Alexandria Virginia. He has been engaged in art since the age of seven, but began studying art full force when he was living in Western Europe. Mr. Hoppe studied art history in England, art restoration
Dona Jones has been a professional photographer since 2000. She graduated from the Washington School of Photography (WSP) in Bethesda, MD with a Certificate in Professional Photography. She was also the former Assistant Dean of WSP. Dona is currently the President and Coordinator of the Montgomery County Camera Club of Maryland. Her specialty areas of photography are
Elaine Boucher Burch Taylor Biography: B.A. in Fine Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts B.S.C.S. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia Study at Boston University, Harvard University, Montgomery College and Corcoran School of Art Work as a software engineer and an artist Highlights of Exhibitions, Collectors and Gallery Associations: Washington International Art Fair II,
Every individual should have access to art and culture in their daily lives. It’s our goal to provide a medium between art enthusiasts and the artists themselves. From the outset, our project’s goal was to enable visitors to not only understand the art we display, but also to generate group discussions about the pieces as a
I am a painter whose work reflects a love of and training in sculpture and metalwork. Much of my abstract work focuses on creating two-dimensional wall pieces that have a three-dimensional feeling. To that end, I may manipulate textures, shapes, and colors by enhancing them with materials such as hand-painted papers, sand, or foils, or
Elody Crimi is an alumni graduate of the Washington School of Photography and is an accomplished commercial and fine arts photographer, specializing in landscape and portrait photography. She is also a photography instructor, teaching a vast range of classes including: Photoshop, Smartphone Photography, HDR Techniques, and DSLR Basics. Her greatest passion is to experiment with
Gary has been a freelance photographer for 30 plus years and he’s also been a Camera Club member for 12 years. Gary’s area of expertise is events, portraits, models and commercial photography. When he’s not photographing models, documenting his historic hometown of Petersburg, VA and searching for vintage buses, Gary mentors and instructs other photographers. Professional Affiliation: Member
I’ve been working in water media for many years and recently I’m enjoying experimenting with various ways of applying color (acrylic, ink, watercolor) on canvas—splashing, pouring, brushing color that can freely unite into lively, energetic compositions. Allowing the paint to move and flow creates new and unimagined colors and forms—improvisation in art. I’m drawn to
Glen Kessler has been awarded a 2013 Maryland State Arts Council Grant, two Elizabeth Greenshields Grants, and the Prince of Wales Fellowship. Glen is also a renowned teacher and mentor, and has taught avidly at both the university and community level for nearly two decades.
– More than 30 years of technical and mechanical illustration experience in a research and development environment – Expertise in 3D modeling and animation – Experience producing space art, oceanography, and medical illustrations for inclusion in journals, displays, viewgraphs, proposals – Recognized for ability to utilize software-troubleshooting skills in managing, using, and integrating a variety
I’m a Gallery 209 artist, at Artists & Makers 2. I love to make art and learn about art-making by experimenting in my studio, by viewing and discussing art with others, and through living and dreaming. I have been creating art for sale for about 15 years, and have studied under Indianapolis and DC area
Jean Hirons works exclusively in the beautiful medium of soft pastel. She is a teacher of the medium and the author of Finding Your Style in Pastel, her highly acclaimed self-published book on all things ‘pastel.’ Hirons is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a Master Circle member of the International
I give form to vision. Jeff is a mixed media artist recently moving to the area from Baltimore. Jeff works on large format canvas and paper using acrylic, jumbo sharpie, spray paint, oil pastel and collage. His current series combines letter forms with an urban graffiti style that kind of looks like a forgotten highway
Hi! I’m John Dennis Murphey. And yes, I’ve started using my middle name, Dennis. There are just too many other rascals out there with the same moniker. Note too, there’s an “e” in Murphey, which hopefully will further cement my identity! Since 2000, I’ve had my own architectural practice called Meditch Murphey Architects. So when
In the three decades that I have been maintaining a studio and making serious art, I have found myself doing many different things in many different media. But as my studios have become smaller, I find that space is a powerful informer of the things artists make.
I am a painter first, and a teacher second. I have taught for 17 years, while raising two children. During most of that time I was a Sunday painter. But in the past few years, as my children have grown up and become more independent, I have been able to paint on a more regular
Kristina Penhoet creates abstract and expressionist sculpture using traditional and modern felt-making techniques. Her work takes cues from living organisms, landscapes and architecture; seeking to find beauty in the strange and ugly and pursuing themes of connection, mutation and diversity. Her use of wool as a tactile, natural material is consistent with her themes and
I love the creative process of art which has always been a part of my life. For many years, I made silver jewelry with an interest in the texture and form of my pieces. About ten years ago I took up plein air painting – there is something so peaceful being outside and painting the
Making pottery talks directly to my need for tactile intimacy, communication and personal expression. In recent years I have reduced my reliance on commercially-processed materials. I built an energy-efficient wood-fueled kiln to use refuse wood in my neighborhood and local clay that I process.
Picking up the strands of art interests from fifty years ago has been an adventure and a surprise. After retiring in ’07 from teaching, I thought dabbling in watercolors would be a pleasant hobby. Instead passion for art making has crept up behind me and has become a vital part of my life. Currently, experimenting
Marian Osher had double vision until she had an eye operation at the age of four. With “new eyes” she delighted in a world of vision where she could see the single shapes of all things. And then she began to draw. “That was probably the beginning of becoming an artist. Processing and transforming what
Mariana Kastrinakis is a watercolor and mixed media painter mostly involving watermedia. Her practice of art began in the 1980’s when she first explored watercolors. After multiple shows and accomplishments (including art awards) in that medium, her work evolved to incorporate acrylics, as well as collage techniques and a greater emphasis on incorporating drawing and
Meera Ghosal was born in India and received her MFA in Studio Arts in 1969. She worked as a professional artist and educator for nine years in Calcutta. She interned with the Smithsonian for one year while teaching art in DC public schools. Meera has participated in numerous art shows in India and the U.S.,
Melanie Grishman is a fiber artist who uses various techniques to capture the essence of her subject. Most of the fabrics she uses have been hand dyed, printed, and/or painted. Her extensive travels provide fabrics from other countries for her work. Her work utilizes images from nature and from her travels. She has worked in fiber for over 50 years. The works
Neal Schlosburg – Juried Artist – NS Fine Art Images I am a native Washingtonian who grew up around Polaroid and Brownie Box cameras. Music also played an important part of my formative years. Photographic images and music are tightly wired in my DNA. During my youth, my father first took family photographs with his
Norma Schwartz, born in Argentina a few months before the end of World War II, was involved in social and political issues during a harsh dictatorship. She emigrated to Spain, where the hope for a new democratic era was starting to emerge, then moved to the United States where she pursued a new passion: sculpting.
I am a Jeweler and Metalsmith. Although I worked in a different field before, arts and crafts have always been an important part of my life. Over the course of my life I created objects using different media. I have worked with fiber, paper, glass and found objects. After taking classes in flower making, crafts
Patricia’s paintings have been the subject of three solo shows and numerous group exhibitions including 1st Nanning China International Watercolor Exhibition 2016, World Master Watercolor Exhibitions Thailand 2016, Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial 2013, 2015, World Watercolor Triennale Korea 2015, Thessaloniki International Watercolor Salon 2015, FrabrianoInAcquarello 2015, Watercolor Triennale Colombia 2015, Mexico City 1st International Watercolor Exhibit
I sculpt in soapstone. Over the years, my work has been cast in various media including bronze, stainless steel, resin, concrete, lucite and lead glass. Currently I am focused on glass castings, finding this medium the best way to showcase my recent work. I am, however, amenable to working with a client who may desire
The hand pulled print has been Pauline Jakobsberg’s method of expression for the past 35 years. Her works are in several private collections around the world and have been widely exhibited in the US and Europe, including two solo exhibitions in the Czech Republic.
A native New Yorker, I was born into an American working class family and grew up in an ethnically diverse but close knit neighborhood in upper Manhattan. In retrospect, I now realize that my interest in the lives of ordinary people began as a child, when I came to know the stories, and the hope
Peter Swift is an award-winning contemporary realist artist. his artistic philosophy is simple: “I always paint common, everyday objects. Using symmetry and design, I try to turn them into something new. If the symmetry is successful, it will create a kind of dynamic stillness. The painting will almost seem to absorb sound.” Peter is a leading
In a nutshell, I use my art to sort through the zillion questions I have floating about in my head about life, the truth in meditation and our place in nature. In one aspect, as a woman (or associating myself with the female energy) I am particularly fascinated with the women in my life and
We are a full service boutique print shop, located at Artists & Makers Studios 2 in Rockville. We assist you through the entire design and production process. Not only will you know exactly what is going on with your order, our expert designers will make sure your vision is preserved. RockShark Apparel gives limitless possibilities
I am a neuroscientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and have taken up painting for my present and future avocation. I have been doing oil painting for the past three years. I studied with Glen Kessler for two years and I am now studying at the Yellow Barn. My work includes still-lifes, landscapes and
Artist Ronni Jolles creates her signature paper paintings using a unique and innovative process that she calls “Painting with Paper.” With a network of paper sources located throughout the world, Ronni gathers paper from countries such as Thailand, France, Italy, Bhutan, China, Japan, Korea, India, Nepal, Philippines, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Mexico. After cutting, tearing, and
Voted Best of The Knot for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. With over 20 years of experience, the team at Samshots Photo & Video are one of the premier wedding photographers in the nation. With their artistic vision, you will be sure to enjoy your memories for a lifetime. Originally from California, Sam relocated to
Education M.S. Johns Hopkins University B.S. Towson State University Maryland Institute, Baltimore Md. Selected Exhibitions 2014 Mitchell Gallery, ‘Less is More’ Annapolis Md, 2014 A Salon, Takoma Park, Washington DC 2013 A Salon, Takoma Park, Washington DC 2012 DCAC, ‘Wall Mountables,’ Washington DC 2012 Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, ‘Abstract Visions,’ Silver Spring Md 2011 A
Sharon Fox-Mould is a fine artist whose medium includes acrylic on canvas and photography. Sharon’s Hibiscus won second prize in UTRECHT 60th anniversary art competition in 2009. Sharon Fox-Mould is a Past President of The Jamaica Guild of Artists and a proponent of the philosophy that artists working in community will build strong technical skills, strengthen their concepts
Sharyn Bowman is an award-winning photographer. She creates fine art photographs and digital paintings that elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. Sharyn’s favorite subjects are pet portraits, seascapes and landscapes along with wild horses. She also creates digital Asian brush paintings of flowers. She enjoyed a productive career as a public health researcher. Her photography is self-taught. She has shown
I like to work in series and I’m in the midst of white-line woodcuts based on Yosemite National Park, where I’ll have my second arts residency in August 2017. In painting, it’s an endless, fascinating puzzle to capture the effects of light on a microscope or a flower. Italian Wooden Microscope, seen here, is a
I spent 23 years working as a graphic designer and illustrator, in San Francisco and the Washington, DC, area, expanding my creative services into photography about ten years ago. A love of food and cooking led first to editorial food photography, but eventually I found my passion in working with people subjects. After a few years of working as
Vicky Surles is one of the 12 artists in Gallery 209, at Artists & Makers Studios 2 Vicky Surles is an award-winning realist artist, working mainly in watercolor and color pencil, focusing on portraits, still life and landscapes. She’s a member and publicity chair of the Montgomery Art Association, Gallery 209, and a juried Signature