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Consistent with our Vision Statement of being a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals and connecting with the community beyond our doors, Artists & Makers Studios is pleased to share the news of our own events and the activities of our 69 Resident Artists, including their exhibits and solo shows in the mid-Atlantic and beyond.

 

 

DMV Drop-In: Highlighting the DC Metro Skate Scene – FREE Call for Entries

CALL TO ARTISTS – DMV DROP-IN: HIGHLIGHTING THE DC METRO SKATE SCENE SUBMIT FOR FREE!! ****Submissions due on or before August 31st, notification by September 15th Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn is proud to host DMV DROP-IN: HIGHLIGHTING THE DC METRO SKATE SCENE Curators Dan Roncesvalles and Sara Moline, in collaboration with Artists & Makers

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“Inspired by Frida” FREE Call for Entries

Call for Entries – Inspired by Frida 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

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June 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 and 2

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present Five Exhibits at Two Locations for the Month of June Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are welcoming June at two locations with five solo exhibits, featuring the artwork of Michele Banks, Jane Pettit, Michele Norris, Chris Luckman, and Natalie Abrams

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The Fine Art of Colored Pencils Intensive Workshop with Lis Zadravec   

Sundays 1:00-4:00pm 2 Sundays, May 20 & 27, 2018   $80.00 At Artists & Makers2 Studios, Wilkins Ave Register at https://www.liszadravec.com/adult-workshops For ALL artists, beginner to professional, who want to add colored pencils to their arsenal. In part 1 of the workshop, artists will explore the range amazing capabilities, uses and techniques of colored pencils through

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May 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 and 2

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present Four Exhibits at Two Locations for the Month of May (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are welcoming May at two locations with three solo exhibits and one mother/son exhibit, featuring the artwork of Rosana Azar, Michael Kraniski,

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April 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 and 2

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present Five Exhibits at Two Locations for the Month of April (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are proud to move into their fourth year at two locations with four solo exhibits and one mother/daughter exhibit, featuring the artwork

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April 7th-8th & 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!   2018 April 7th and 8th, 12:00-5:00 pm November 3rd and 4th, 12:00-5:00 pm  This is the

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3rd Anniversary Celebration – March in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present a Grand Third Anniversary Celebration at Two Locations Featuring the Work of Resident Artists in Five Galleries (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are proud to mark the organization’s third anniversary at two locations with  “at 3(three)” featuring

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February 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Be Still with Sheryl Massaro & Coriolana Simon The Dress as Icon with Alexandra Michaels Revisioning the Flip Doll: Exploring Our Connections curated by Erika Cleveland (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present three gallery exhibits for the month of February along

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February 2018 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents Personal Context – with Brian Fisher Petals – with Patty Hankins (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of February along with artists’ open studios. “Personal Context” with Brian Fisher shares a

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The Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler

The Compass Atelier now has three classrooms – a 1,000 sq ft classroom located at Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn in Rockville, The Compass Atelier Annex in studio 8 at A&M1, and a new 1,100 sq ft classroom at Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville that offer classes and more

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January 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Frida & the Day of the Dead with David Amoroso, Marily Mojica, and Sergio and Claudia Olivos (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of January along with artists’ open studios. “Frida & the Day

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January 2018 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents The Figure as Still Life – with Pooja Campbell Intuitive Painting – with Christina Hibbard (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of January along with artists’ open studios. “The Figure as

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Peter Swift

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

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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

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Open Life Drawing Drop-In 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-9pm at A&M2

Resumes in February 2018 Open Life Drawing Drop-In   2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6-9pm. Artists of all levels are welcome. (No instruction.) Come draw from a professional model. Drop-in fee $10. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.   Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD

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Kristina Penhoet

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

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Neal Schlosburg A&M2

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

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Gary D. Jones

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

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Ronni Jolles

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

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December 2017 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents trans•fer•ence new prints by Adjoa Burrowes, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sheila Crider, Cheryl Edwards, Pamela Lawton and Michelle Talibah Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of December along with artists’ open studios. “trans•fer•ence – new prints by Adjoa Burrowes, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sheila Crider, Cheryl

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December 2017 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents Flora – with Teresa Oaxaca Textiles and Lunatics: Constructing Dreams – with Sandra Pérez-Ramos Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of December. “Flora” with renowned artist Teresa Oaxaca – will feature figurative oil paintings

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November in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

In 2015 Melissa Ichiuji gave her first of many figurative sculpture workshops at Artists and Makers Studios. “I call my class Guise and Dolls because the purpose of the work is to honor hidden or disowned parts of the self in a playful but meaningful way.

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November in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

“Alternative Evolution” with Eric Celarier – the series portrays creatures adapted to, from, and by a world irrevocably changed by our interaction. The survival of any living creature is limited by that animal’s ability to keep adaptive pace with a continually mutating habitat.

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The Art of Meditation and Mindfulness with Stephanie Lewis

Wilkins – Main Gallery 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852 Dates: Wednesdays 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, and 12/6 Time: 12:15 pm -1:15 pm In addition to guided meditations, the sessions will introduce:  -formal and informal mindfulness practices and their benefits,  -how participants can establish their own meditation practice, -how to integrate mindfulness

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October in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Fleeting Moments: Waterscapes by Susan Shalowitz FORCED TO FLEE: The Refuge Crisis – Katherine Janus Kahn & Co.  –  with members of the Clay CoOp Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present three exhibits for the month of October along with artists’ open studios. “Fleeting

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October in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents Story Fragments – with Ellen Cornett Explorations – Paintings and Drawings of Sarna Marcus My Petersburg. My City. My Story – with Gary D. Jones Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of August. “Story

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Painting Classes with Resident Artist Cathy Hirsh

Workshops with Cathy – Try something new and also make faster progress.  For beginning and intermediate artists or experienced artists new to the topic area. QuickStart to Painting with Media Exploration – full-day class on fundamentals, sketching, and tools/techniques. Exercises with media reinforce concepts and help students decide what to explore further. $150 supplies and “takeaway” tools

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Painting Classes & Workshop Events with Artist Bonny Lundy

The Joy of Color Watercolor Workshop at Artists & Makers Studios 2        Wilkins Avenue, Rockville Friday April 27    10:00am-3:00pm                    $100.00 Saturday, May 19, 2018     10:00am-3:00pm      $100.00 Immerse yourself in a day of color mixing, brush technique, and gesture painting from shapes of nature. Explore color mixing on the paper, spatter mixing, letting pigment

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Pastel with Resident Artist Jean Hirons

Jean Hirons is a painterly realist using soft pastel to create luminous landscapes. A native of New England, Hirons often features its beautiful architecture in her paintings, or the farms of the Mid-Atlantic, where she now resides.  Hirons is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master Circle

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Watercolor with David R. Daniels

David earned a Masters of Arts Degree from Central Michigan University. After 15 years of teaching in the Michigan public school system he moved to Washington, DC to pursue an art career. In the past several years, David’s talent has earned him the distinction of Best of Show in such prestigious organizations as the Capitol Hill Art

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September in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents IMAGINARY FRIENDS (Discovered and Documented by Caroline McCatty and Kathy Beynette) The Creative Mind of Dana Zatman Steven Krensky’s Wearable Hat Show Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present three exhibits in four galleries for the month of September along with artists’ open studios. “IMAGINARY

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Sherry Selevan

September 2017 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “The Edge of Light” with the National Capital Art Glass Guild “Steven Krensky’s Wearable Hat Show” Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of August. “The Edge of Light” a juried exhibition with the National

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Salon – an artful conversation with Brand Expert Melanie Spring

Melanie Spring – Branded Confidence August 26th, 1-3pm Free and open to the public Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Ave. Rockville, MD. 20852 (240)437-9573 How does one define their own brand? The answer to that can be found through the expertise of experienced brand strategist, Melanie Spring. Branding is what Melanie does best

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August in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Stronger Together: the art of DC’s power couple Ellyn & Sesow” & “Scratching the Surface” with Meaghan Busch (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two exhibits in three galleries for the month of August along with artists’ open studios. Dana Ellyn

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August in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “Metropolis” with John Aquilino “The Right Way to Live, A story of Acceptance and Disability” with Emily Dolenz (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of August. “Metropolis” with John Aquilino is

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I, Doll: Figurative Alchemy – Figurative Sculpture Class with Melissa Ichiuji (and an exhibit opportunity!)

Are your deepest impulses and dreams longing for an expressive outlet? Please join artist Melissa Ichiuji in this four-week doll-making workshop where you will learn how to playfully manifest the you of your dreams through the art of self-portrait figurative sculpture. Participants will use journaling, movement and guided imagery to unlock the body and mind and learn basic techniques for joining soft

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July in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Black Artists of DC & “The Identity of Water” with Cheryl Edwards (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the two main galleries with

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July in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “The Unapproved Thought” Curated by Liz Georges “Time and Place: A Retrospective” with Julie Smith (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present three exhibits in the main galleries for the month of July. “The Unapproved Thought” features the work of Michele Colburn,

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June in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “The Color of BOOM” with Terry Sitz “In the Flow” with Cristian Ianculescu “Unfinished – Small Work Paintings” with John J. Bruns (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present three glorious exhibits in three galleries for the month of June. “The Color of BOOM”

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June in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “The Obsessions of F. Lennox Campello” “Shakes Expressions” with Ken Radon (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of June. “The Obsessions of F. Lennox Campello” In his first regional solo show

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From the Arts Business Institute and A&M Studios

Please join us for the Thriving Artists Workshop WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA Artists & Makers Studios 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland August 12-13, 2017 Want to launch and grow your own business as an artist? Interested in moving from part-time to full-time, struggling to sustainable? This two-day workshop program is designed to guide you into

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May in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Navigation/Immigration” with Alonzo Davis “Waterborne” with Cindy Packard Richmond “This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Textiles” with Melanye Coleman Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present three thought-provoking exhibits in three galleries for the month of May. “Navigation/Immigration” with Alonzo Davis, whose artworks are a take on early Micronesian

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May in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “anti-land”  with Gregory Logan Dunn “Tulipmania” with Patty Hankins (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present one exhibit in the main galleries for the month of May. “anti-land” with artist Gregory Logan Dunn will be featured in the Main and Merge

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April in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present three powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of April. “Discreet Objects” with Lori Anne Boocks, “Friend or Foe” with Aline Martinez, and “Finding My Own Voice” will fill the galleries at A&M on Parklawn. In this era of constant communications Boocks obscures and reveals meaning by presenting nuance and subtext in her multi-media works. Martinez explores the political, personal, expressive, sacred, and utilitarian perspective of human responses to life events throughout the ages through sculpted human torsos. Local artists participate in the second annual victims’ rights exhibit marking April as a month of remembrance. Resident artists will also throw open the doors of their studios for visitors.

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April in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of April. “Cabinets of Curiosity” with artist Melissa Burley will be featured in the Main Gallery on the second floor. Burley combines reclaimed items that may include metal, glass, test tubes, furniture parts, automobile and bicycle components and then illuminates them with halogen or LED lighting encouraging preservation of our earth. “have a cow….” with Seena Sussman Gudelsky will be featured in the Merge Gallery on the second floor. Squeezed out of clay, or captured in paint… animals and their personalities magically come to life in the artist’s studio at A&M2. Playful loving, lively and fun, there’s something here for everyone.

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February in the Galleries – Parklawn and Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Compass Atelier Thesis Exhibition” with seventeen graduating artists (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present one exhibit in three galleries for the month of February. The first 17 member graduating class of The Compass Atelier’s Master Artist Program will present their Thesis Exhibition. The

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January in the Galleries at Parklawn and Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Dreams and Recollections” with four Alexandria based artists (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present one exhibit in three galleries for the month of January. “Dreams and Recollections” with Jenny Davis, Tanya Davis, Rachel Kerwin, and Marilynn Spindler will fill the galleries at A&M

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Christine Cardellino

Before anything else, I have a passion for paint and faith that in it and through it, something deeply meaningful can emerge.  In contemporary art, there are many ways—and ever new ways–to create visual art; it seems to me that one’s choice of medium/media has become especially significant in its own right.  I value my

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Photography Workshops with Resident Artist Elody Crimi

Elody is currently offering 3 exciting workshops in Studio 203 at Artists and Makers 2.  Join her at the Smartphone Imagery Workshop  to learn how to take great photos with your Smartphone (along with an overview of basic and advanced functions of your phone, a demo of various apps, how to edit your photos, the

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Gelatin Plate Printing Workshops with Mariana Kastrinakis

NO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY All supplies provided 3 hour workshops at Artists & Makers 2 Consider taking it with friends or family for added fun In this class, we use home-made gelatin plates (provided, although brand-name Gelli plates are also welcome) and we use acrylic paints to roll onto the plates.  We texturize the plate

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Linda Plaisted

Linda Plaisted is an award-winning, classically-trained American painter, fine art photographer, encaustic and mixed media artist. Her art has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world.  She has also illustrated numerous book and magazine covers for major publishers and her art has been placed in private and corporate collections worldwide. You may have

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Therese Brown

Starting down the artistic road came to me later in life and I’m constantly feeling like I’m playing catch up.  That being said, photography has become a part of my every day existence and the expression it affords me has been a tremendous tool for self-understanding and discovery. I sometimes see in the real world…the

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Elissa Farrow-Savos

The sculptures I create are somewhat inside out.  I take what is inside our heads and hearts, and represent those things through form and found objects, on the outside of the figure.  The effect is to turn the personal into the universal, and the secret into the known.  In doing this I sculpt a figure

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Craig Kraft

I have created sculptural artwork for the past 35 years and public artwork for the past nineteen years. Over eighteen works have been sited/commissioned by such entities as The Rhode Island School of Design; Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, New York; Montgomery County, Maryland; The District of Columbia Arts and Humanities Commission; St.

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Albert Schweitzer

“Albert Schweitzer is a visionary artist who lives and works in Baltimore Maryland. Although classically trained his paintings are imbued with the naive, raw simplicity and energy that one would associate with outsider art.  As a student Albert studied with Grace Hartigan.  This association with Grace Hartigan has created a lasting influence on his work.”   

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John Bodkin

I am primarily a painter, but I tend to think of myself as just an artist. I love to paint. No, I really love to paint. It is something that just wraps its arms around me. I have been painting for more than fifty years. I have painted over a thousand paintings I think. I

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Evan J. Parker, III

You’d think that after almost sixty years on the planet, I would handle things like taxes, the business side of art or an artist bio like something approaching an adult, instead of the kid at the table being told to finish that mound of congealing cauliflower and melty cheese, that tasted wrong from the first

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Morna Crites-Moore

Making Things Keeps Me Centered I love working with textiles. My favorites are those that are old, those that have already served some purpose before becoming fodder for my art. If they’re worn, torn, stained, or weary from use, that’s all the better. In my work, you’ll see fragments of precious items I’ve gathered over

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Nick Grant Barnes

Yorkshire metalsmith Nick Grant Barnes and Diane; two brilliant teenagers, two cats & Bethany the pup have made their home & workspace in Maryland since 1995. Through teaching & creating one off commissions for customers & exhibitions, he has developed his style working with a myriad of mediums from precious metals, plastics, woods, & not

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Corrine Bayraktaroglu

I was born in a mining Village in the North East of England and came to America in 1978 as a young married woman. My history of creativity started with the guidance of my mother and grandmothers, who taught me how to knit, crochet and embroider. However it wasn’t until I was 40 years old

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M. Jane Johnson

Recently, I was honored to have been chosen for a 2017 solo show slot at the Art League in Alexandria, VA.  I had tried a couple of times before and was not chosen which just proves you have to keep plugging.  I felt really good about the pieces I submitted this time and the theme

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Susan Shalowitz

Susan Shalowitz was introduced to oil painting in 2008 when she took a workshop and began painting from her photos.  Interest quickly turned into passion, and she has been painting ever since. Susan is currently studying classical painting at the Compass Atelier where she is enrolled in her third year of a three-year Master Artist

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