Friday, November 15, 2019

Call for Artists

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artists to participate in its annual juried Art Auction, a key component of the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala. The Art Auction shines a spotlight on Howard County’s diverse and talented visual arts community at this important fundraising event.

All 2-D, 3-D, and fine craft artists, 18 years or older, residing, working, or studying in Howard County; HCAC members; and artists who have exhibited in Howard County in the last year are eligible to submit. Deadline for submissions is January 20, 2020.

Visual artists working in all styles and media are invited to apply, including painters, sculptors, ceramicists, fiber artists, jewelers, and photographers. Artists will be selected by the Art Auction Committee, which may also invite artists who are eligible to participate. This showcase of Howard County artists has proven to be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent in the community and is also a successful fundraiser to support art programs, exhibitions, and organizations in the county.

This year’s Celebration will be held at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College on Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 6-10pm. The Art Auction exhibit will be presented in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery. The proceeds from each artwork sold will be divided equally between the artist and the Arts Council. Artists may also choose to donate the entirety of any sales to the Arts Council. Last year’s Art Auction resulted in $8,440 in sales, with 53 pieces sold.

For more information or to submit an entry, visit; to have a prospectus delivered via postal mail or email, please call 410-313-ARTS (2787).

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Small Treasures opens at Zenith Gallery

Small Treasures
Opening Receptions to Meet the Artists:
Friday, November 22, 5-8 pm & Saturday November 23, 2-5 pm   
Show dates: November 22, 2019 - January 11, 2020 
At ZENITH GALLERY -1429 Iris Street NW, Washington DC 20012

Featuring Artists:
Caroline Benchetrit, William Buchanan, F.Lennox Campello, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Susan Freda, Carolyn Goodridge, Ibou N'Diaye, Peter Hansen, Stephen Hansen, Hubert Jackson, Mihira Karra, Kristine Mays, Hadrian Mendoza, Nancy Nesvet, Carol Newmyer, Keith Norval, Katharine Owens, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Suzy Scarborough, Gavin Sewell, Paul Martin-Wolff, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard....and many more

Artists New to Zenith Gallery: Nina Benton, Najee Dorsey, and Lisa Meek   

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery Grand Re-opening!

Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery Grand Re-opening! Celebrate with local artists! Join  for refreshments on Wednesday the 20th!


The Wheaton Arts Parade Gallery is on the lower level of the Westfield Wheaton shopping center at Entrance 11 across from Eterna Spa. Every two months there is a new exhibition of oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, photographs and sculptures. 

Ninety percent of all sales revenue goes directly to the artists. In exchange, the artists volunteer to manage the gallery. I hope that you will stop by and see the gallery's diverse collection and meet some of the talented artists in our midst. 

Currently Exhibiting
Mary Del Bianco
Sofia Hart
Judith Levine
John MacArthur
Frank Mancino
Dulce Moreno
Francisca Oviedo
Rachel Patton
Sandra Perez-Ramos
Carol Porter
Elizabeth Stecher

Monday, November 11, 2019

Scottish watercolor

I wrote a while back about all the watercolors of Scotland that I did while I lived there from 1989-1992... these rarely show up on the secondary art market.

Vintage Scottish watercolor by F. Lennox Campello

This one is a steal at the current starting bid! See it here.

Saturday, November 09, 2019

Connersmith is 20!

Congrats to Leigh and Jamie!
CONNERSMITH is proud to celebrate the gallery’s first two decades. Founded in 1999 by Leigh Conner and Jamie Smith, CONNERSMITH upholds a solid commitment to excellence in contemporary and post-war art. We mark this anniversary with the launch of a new WEBSITE custom-designed to deliver the most current information and facilitate research on artists, available works and gallery history.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Opening Receptions Tonight!

The Triangle Art Studios "Combat2Canvas" participants narrated their military experiences through original works of art and writing, using these modalities to bridge the gap between military and civilian communities.

Opening Reception:
Nov. 8 , 6-8pm
7711 Old Georgetown Rd.

Gallery Hours, Oct. 26 - Nov. 23
Fri. & Sat.,1-5pm

Studio B will feature the artwork of Shanthi Chandrasekar. While many of her works are influenced by her Indian heritage, her true inspiration comes from the mystery and majesty of the world around her.

Opening Reception:
Nov. 8, 6-8pm
7475 Wisconsin Ave., Lower Level

Gallery Hours:
Tues.-Fri., 1-6pm

Gallery B will feature landscape photographer Kee Woo Rhee with the exhibition "Time, Space, Matter and Beyond."

Opening Reception:
Nov. 8, 6-8pm
7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E

Gallery Hours, Nov. 6 - 30
Wed. - Sat. 12-6pm

Rebecca Coles and Amy Genser

Rebecca Coles and Amy Genser
Opening Reception - Friday, November 8, 6:30-8pm
Show Dates - November 8 - December 31
RSVP at the Facebook Event Page

Long View Gallery
1234 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Rebecca Cole’s work currently focuses on the reinvention of entomological cataloging, display and the assemblage of shapes. Each shape is hand drawn and then intricately hand cut from carefully selected paper, focusing on recycling a medium that would otherwise be discarded and lost. She dissects small details of color, imagery and text into silhouettes that are then re-sculptured, pinned and encased. Rebecca’s aim is to transform an every day object into a piece of work that invites the viewer to see beyond its original source.

Amy Genser plays with paper and paint to explore her obsession with texture, pattern, and color. Evocative of natural forms and organic processes, her work is simultaneously irregular and ordered. She uses paper as pigment and constructs her pieces by layering, cutting, rolling, and combining paper.