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Photogathering

Photogathering

Connecting with our community is a fundamental tenant of the Artists & Makers Studios vision statement, so we’re excited to be the new home of Photogathering, a large-format and alternative processes photography group representing photographers in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Photogathering was created to initiate and foster an interest in alternative or historic processes and large format film photography. It is geared toward the experienced photographer – one who has at least intermediate level experience with an analog or digital camera and some experience with wet darkroom techniques or alternative processes. Photogathering members are known for organizing group shoots and group shows. Members also participate in the annual “seconds” print swap and the annual holiday pot luck and fine art print swap in January.

Photo: Cold Beer.Photogathering meets First Thursdays at 7:30 – 10:00 pm to exchange ideas, share formulas and techniques, and show photographic prints and plates. Recent guest speakers have included John “Jet” Lowe of Baltimore, Walt Calahan of West Minister, and Colin Winterbottom of Washington, DC.

Process demonstrations by members include: Albumen, Anthotype, Bromoil, Carbon, Cremains, Cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Salt, Silver Gelatin, Wet Plate Collodion and Vandyke. Additional lectures have covered the Scheimpflug principle, creating digital negatives, and photographing models (with models).

Photogathering was formed in 2008. Charter Members include founder and director Carole Hollander (gum bicromate, vandyke, cyanotype, cremains), George Smyth (bromoil, vandyke, silver gelatin), Barry Schmetter (wet plate collodion, carbon, salt), D.B. Stovall (color 4×5), Suzanne Izzo (gum bichromate, vandyke skiagraph), Bill Seelig (large format silver gelatin) and Joshua Dunn (wet plate collodion, digital HDR).

October 2018 in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2

Photo: Back Alley Blues.

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present
Five Exhibits in Five Galleries at Two Locations
for the Month of October

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring five exhibits at two locations with Parklawn solos for Jacqui Crocetta, Carol Moore Printmaking, and William Pierce, along with Wilkins solo exhibits for Jean Hirons and Marian Osher. These five exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on October 5th and will showcase resident artists’ open studios for browsing as well.

“ Tillage + Flow ” with Jacqui Crocetta
Tillage + Flow designates a shift in Jacqui Crocetta’s practice as she initiates a new project, Delve. The gradual transition in these paintings is the result of Crocetta’s pursuit of a productive agitation and flux in the studio as she prepares to embark on her next body of work by cultivating a turning point for new material and conceptual ground in her painting.

Through Delve, Crocetta will focus on the intersection of compassion and conviction as she continues her investigation of the human condition through abstraction. Her practice will center on mindfulness, interconnectedness, authenticity and ease as they relate to resilience, hope and healing.

Delve is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Solo with Carol Moore Printmaking

Carol Moore offers a selection of original hand-pulled Intaglio and Lithographic prints that strive to capture the essence of nature’s spirit. In her journey exploring the natural world, she found that the human spirit is unequivocally linked.

Many of Moore’s prints are hand-colored using a technique that she has developed that pushes the color behind the ink creating cohesive and intimate details.

“ Keyhole Library ” with Will Pierce

A series of portable peepholes. Dioramas designed to draw the viewer into an alternative space using wood, found objects, optical illusions, and photography.

Opening Reception 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, October 5th, 2018

Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210

Rockville, MD 20852

“A Colorist’s DC ” with Jean Hirons
Jean Hirons has always loved the visual beauty of Washington, DC.  In recent years she has been painting the C&O Canal in Georgetown, the back alleys of Capitol Hill, and the colorful streets of Chinatown.  The subject matter leads the viewer’s eye deep into the background, past bridges, buildings, and trash cans of all shapes and colors. Working in soft pastel, Hirons combines beauty of form with vibrant colors that sing with a harmony not typical in some parts of our city!  Hirons is a recognized master of her medium, as well as a teacher and author of a highly-acclaimed book on pastel painting.  Her paintings have been exhibited and collected internationally.

Hirons paints and teaches at Artists and Makers Studios on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville.  From 2005 to 2012, she taught pastel at Montgomery College. She holds signature membership in the Pastel Society of America and is in the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies.

“Love the Brave World” – paintings by Marian Osher and poetry by Ruth Allen Siskind
Artist Marian Osher celebrates and honors the 100th birthday year of her parents with an exhibition of lyrical, vibrant, textured acrylic paintings that respond to a selection of her mother’s poetry. Osher enriches her paintings with a variety of materials, including mirrors, fabric, mylar, paper, sculpted canvas, sand, shells, archival foam board and carborundum steel grit. Siskind’s poetry “paints” with words that resonate with the senses and provide glimpses of universal truths.

“. . . love this little now, and life, And the days that are all you are.” – Ruth Allen Siskind ©1951

Opening Reception 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, October 5th, 2018

Artists & Makers Studios 2

12276/12280 Wilkins Avenue

Rockville, MD 20852

Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn hosts an exhibition of the work of Jacqui Crocetta. The new project Delve will focus on the intersection of compassion and conviction. Carol Moore offers a selection of original hand-pulled Intaglio and Lithographic prints that strive to capture the essence of nature’s spirit. Will Pierce is bringing his portable peepholes to A&M. Dioramas designed to draw the viewer into an alternative space using found objects, optical illusions, and photography. These exhibits, along with Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall as well as resident artists’ open studios will add to the experience.

Additionally, A&M2 on Wilkins is proud to present a solo exhibit of pastel paintings by Jean Hirons – in recent years she has been painting the C&O Canal in Georgetown, the back alleys of Capitol Hill, and the colorful streets of Chinatown. Marian Osher celebrates and honors the 100th birthday year of her parents with an exhibition of lyrical, vibrant, textured acrylic paintings that respond to a selection of her mother’s poetry. “The Color in Black & White” with the Montgomery County Camera Club member Neal Schlosburg, a new exhibit by the 21 member artists in Gallery 209 and resident artists’ open studios will be on display – all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn with free parking at both locations and the best parties in town.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, October 5th, and continue through Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

Press Release October 2018

Exhibition Details

November 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 and 2

Photo: Fall River with Fog.

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present
Four Exhibits in Five Galleries at Two Locations
for the Month of November + Open Studio Weekend

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring four exhibits at two locations with A&M1 Parklawn hosting photographer Roy Sewall in two galleries with two exhibits “C&O Canal Panoramic Views” and “Mysterra”, and Dan Roncesvalles with Sara Moline curate “DMV Drop-In: Highlighting the DC Metro Skate Scene”. At A&M2 Wilkins painter Pat Coates presents her work in “Finding Peace” along with “Hats, Magnificent Hats” curated by David Hubbard. These four exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on November 2nd and will showcase resident artists’ open studios for browsing as well – leading into Open Studio Weekend, 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

C&O Canal Panoramic Views” and “Mysterra” with Roy Sewall
DMV Drop-In: Highlighting the DC Metro Skate Scene
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Artists & Makers Studios 1

11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Finding Peace” with Pat Coates

“Hats, Magnificent Hats” 

Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn hosts a dual exhibition by photographer Roy Sewall. “C&O Canal Panoramic Views” is a recent project that returns Roy to his roots and long-time stomping grounds. The 14 wide-view photographs, printed on metal, depict the exceptional beauty of the canal during its more tranquil seasons: fall and winter. “Mysterra” is a body of work of illusions, with sub-themes of fantasy, whimsy, and spirits. “DMV Drop-In: Highlighting the DC Metro Skate Scene” curated by Dan Roncesvalles with Sara Moline is an exhibit that will spotlight the athletic and artistic talents of area skaters and their supporters. Take a plunge into the bowl where sport and subculture combine. These exhibits, along with Glen Kessler exhibiting over 200 drawings and paint sketches from over 20 years of art-making in The Compass Atelier. Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall as well as resident artists’ open studios will add to the experience.

Additionally, A&M2 on Wilkins is proud to present a solo exhibit of paintings by Pat Coates titled “Finding Peace”. These paintings are not the staged still life objects of centuries past but instead are everyday items in public venues that give the artist joy in discovering the energy and rhythm of composition. “Hats, Magnificent Hats” is an exhibit of artist-made hats and caps for the fashion minded – from haute couture to whimsical, there is something for almost everyone. The Montgomery County Camera Club presents “Shades of Light”, a group gallery exhibition by the members of the camera club, along with a new exhibit by the 21 member artists in Gallery 209 and resident artists’ open studios will be on display – all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn with free parking at both locations and the best parties in town.These exhibits at both locations open Friday, November 2nd, and continue through Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.  Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

**** EXHIBIT DETAILS

Roy Sewall – Photographer    RoySewallPhotography.com

Roy Sewall will be having a dual exhibit November 1 to 28 at the Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20852. There are two adjacent galleries, and Roy will have two completely different yet concurrent exhibits.

C&O Canal Panoramic Views” is a recent project that returns Roy to his roots and long-time stomping grounds. The 14 wide-view photographs, printed on metal, depict the exceptional beauty of the canal during its more tranquil seasons: fall and winter.

Mysterra” is a body of work of illusions, with sub-themes of fantasy, whimsy, and spirits. The 23 framed photographs depict scenes that Roy could not see but could imagine. Roy says, “I have always loved magic. I find it to be a thoroughly refreshing departure from our daily experience of being overwhelmed by information and facts. I don’t want to know how the illusion was done; I just want to take in the ingenuity and the mystery. And this is how I hope people will react when they view Mysterra.”

The Studio’s opening reception is Friday, November 2, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. For those unable to attend on that evening, a second smaller reception is planned for Saturday, November 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Dan Roncesvalles – Curator

Bringing artists from the fringe to front and center, Dan Roncesvalles and Sara Moline have collaborated to exhibit DMV Drop-In: Highlighting the DC Metro Skate Scene. A skater and artist from Virginia, Roncesvalles has worked with Moline to put together an exhibit that will spotlight the athletic and artistic talents of area skaters and their supporters.

Take a plunge into the bowl where sport and subculture combine. Captured on camera and canvas, sculpture and skate decks, artists evoke the scene’s energy, humor, and experiences of being an outsider.

Pat Coates – Painter    PatCoatesArt.com

Pat Coates is an award-winning artist whose work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions. Pat’s art has been featured in the Washington Post and she is a Registered Copyist at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

“The one place I can be at peace is when I am absorbed by the process of putting the world I see onto canvas. We are surrounded by a daily parade of light and color in ordinary spaces that go unnoticed. My paintings are not the staged still life objects of centuries past but instead are everyday items in public venues that give me joy in discovering the energy and rhythm of composition. In capturing and exploring the texture, patterns and colors, I work to elevate ordinary items beyond their commonplace status.”

David Hubbard – Curator

“Hats, Magnificent Hats” is an exhibit of artist-made hats and caps for the fashion minded – from haute couture to whimsical, there is something for almost everyone.
November 2018 Press Release

Bahia Akerele – from On the Purple Couch at Salon – an Artful Conversation

Salon-an Artful Conversation

Upcoming FREE Salon – an Artful Conversation Event

Bahia Akerele – from On the Purple Couch
Using Social Media to Connect and Broaden Your Reach

November 17th, 2018
1-3pm
Free and open to the public

Artists & Makers Studios
2
12276 Wilkins Ave.
Rockville, MD. 20852
(240)437-9573

Please join us for Salon – an Artful Conversation on February 17th, with Bahia Akerele – from On the Purple Couch for the first in her business marketing series.

There will be time for Q & A for attendees and we encourage you to bring your business cards for networking and a snack to share.

Email Kristin at manager@artistsandmakersstudios.com

Art-Business Summit: Conquer the Changing Marketplace

Photo: Looking at art in a gallery.

Art is a Business,
and Artists Should Run It

March 23-24, 2019
Washington, DC Metro Area

We are delighted to partner with the Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists, and Carolyn Graham Edlund to bring you another in our series of art business oriented workshops that can help you succeed!

The marketplace is changing—not just technology, but HOW art is marketed, bought, and sold. You, the Artist, are at the center of this. Take charge of your career, mesmerize your audience, maximize your extraordinary professional advantages, and Sell-Sell-Sell. This is going to be an amazing event. Tickets are on sale now.

Get your ticket early for the best rate!
Early Bird Price (Now!): $295

From January 15: $345
From March 1: $395

clarkhulingsfund.org

“Inspired by Frida” FREE Call for Entries

Two Gallery Exhibit and Holiday Market
at Artists & Makers Studios – Parklawn and Wilkins

SUBMIT FOR FREE!!
****Submissions due on or before October 22nd before 4pm, notification by November 6th

“Artists & Makers Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.”

In keeping with our vision statement, Artists & Makers Studios offers special and unique opportunities for the region’s artists and creatives to exhibit their work in a vibrant, supportive and creative environment.

Artists & Makers Studios is proud to host
INSPIRED BY FRIDA
at both A&M locations in December 2018


This exhibit, curated by Judith HeartSong, will offer artists in the metro area an opportunity to create a variety of works inspired by the Artist Frida Kahlo. 2D artworks, 3D artworks, sculpture, jewelry, clothing, and more will all be considered for the exhibit and holiday market. Your work must be for sale!

Artists whose work has been selected for exhibit and the market will be shown at both locations – the exhibits in the Small Square Gallery at Parklawn, and in our Wilkins Avenue Merge Gallery for the duration of this exhibit. The Holiday Market will take place on December 7th, 6-9pm for the First Friday Opening, and on Saturday December 22nd for the closing reception and Holiday Market, 10-4pm. The Holiday Market will be hosted at A&M1 in the A Hallway, and at A&M2 in the center of the Merge Gallery. Artists & Makers Studios will take a nominal 25% commission on sales from this exhibit and the holiday market. The artist should insure their own work for the duration of the exhibit if necessary. Sales are made directly to artists.

Frida Call for Entries DECEMBER 2018

November 3rd-4th, 2018 FREE OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND

Visit Artists in their Studios,
Tour the Galleries

Join us for our regular series of Open Studio Weekends which allow you to visit many of our artists in their studios at the Parklawn & Wilkins locations twice a year! The last event for 2018 is coming up!


November 3rd and 4th, 12:00-5:00 pm

This is the most exceptional opportunity to browse the artist’s studios, hallways, and gorgeous work in all eight galleries at Parklawn and Wilkins. Meet more than 150 resident artists, observe their processes, and ask questions to learn more about what they do.

Shop local and handmade with lots of small works, prints, notecards, glass, jewelry, and other affordable items for gifts and holidays and your dear ones just because. Dine locally for lunch or dinner within two miles of Artists & Makers Studios. (We’ll even provide recommendations – pick up a copy of the list at A&M Studios Parklawn or browse the link ahead of your visit.)

Check out this link to learn more about the benefits of shopping locally in the community where you live!

Of course you can always visit Tuesdays through Saturdays 10-4, and Sundays by chance or  appointment – if our artists are here working they frequently have the doors open. Also plan for our First Friday gallery openings (major holidays move that event to the second Friday.)

 

Artist Demos, both locations

Member Potters will offer Wheel Demos at Parklawn at 1pm and 3pm, Saturday and Sunday, and will offer small giftable items for sale!

Hirsh Studio Classroom, demos by teaching artists and Gallery 209 artists, Wilkins Sunday -Bonny Lundy 1pm-4pm, Angela Lacy 1pm…… more to come

Shop Our Neighborhood Businesses!

A&M is the 2018 Editors’ Pick, Best Place to Experience Art in BEST OF Bethesda Magazine

Artists & Makers Studios is the
“Best Place to Experience Art”
according to the editor
s of the 2018 issue of
BEST OF BETHESDA MAGAZINE, JAN/FEB 2018

 

Featuring the studio of Kristina Penhoet
Featuring the Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler and students
 Featuring Christine Cardellino (Torpedo Factory Artist) and her solo exhibit at A&M

“Want to try your hand at painting, glassmaking or even belly dancing? Artists & Makers Studios has offerings in everything from smartphone photography to doll-making and provides an outlet for all kinds of creative pursuits for beginners through professional artists……..”

Editor’s Pick PDF here

 

And Best Bets in the same issue of BEST OF BETHESDA MAGAZINE
Featuring the work of David Amoroso
and mentions for
Marily Mojica
&
Sergio and Claudia Olivos

“Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was known for her intense self-portraits, but an exhibitionat Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville shows how four local artists depict the famous painter, feminist and political activist. The Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is another common theme among the paintings and mixed-media artwork by David Amoroso, Marily Mojica and Sergio and Claudia Olivos on display in the exhibition Frida and the Day of the Dead……”

 

Best Bets PDF here

2018 Monthly First Friday Gallery & Open Studio Events

Come and see gorgeous gallery exhibits at two locations (just 9/10’s of a mile apart in Rockville) each month, and enjoy resident artists’ open studios, demos, entertainment, wine and light refreshments. We throw the best parties in town!! Events are typically First Friday unless a major holiday pushes them to Second Friday.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility with 65 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 73 resident artists. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

2018
Jan 5th
Feb 2nd
Mar 2nd
Apr 6th (Open Studio Weekend April 7th and 8th, 12-5pm)
May 4th
June 1st
July 6th
Aug 3rd
Sept 7th
Oct 5th
Nov 2nd (Open Studio Weekend November 3rd and 4th, 12-5pm)
Dec 7th

Studios…Get Your Studios!

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn and Wilkins maintain 36,000 sq. ft. of studio space at two locations after opening full and on wait list in March of 2015 at Parklawn! We now host more than 150 artists in two locations with dedicated classroom and workshop space for teaching artists, along with five galleries. Just 1.5 studios are left available now at Wilkins, tour or join the wait list for these very popular and coveted spaces.