Friday, December 22, 2017

Cool end of year email from Touchstone Gallery

Very cool and comprehensive email from Touchstone Gallery:

Dear all, 
We are going to be closed between December 24 - 31 for the Holidays.
As we say goodbye to 2017, here is Touchstone Gallery's 2017 year in numbers:
  • 2 years in a row named BEST OF D.C. by The Washington Post poll (2016, 2017).
  • 4 cups of coffee consumed by each staff member on average per day.
  • 7 member artists taught art classes at New Community ArtSpace, as part of community engagement, supported by Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (501c3) and a DCCAH grant.
  • 8 months out of 12 reviewed by The Washington Post.
  • 25 gallons of Benjamin Moore white paint used to touch up our walls.
  • 41 years since being established in 1976.
  • 50 member artists represented in downtown D.C.
  • 65 spotlights on our ceiling to highlight artists artworks on the walls.
  • 216 artworks sold.
  • 220+ artists in The One House Project installation in November 2017, conceived by ArtWatch DC and supported by Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.
  • 612 bottles of wine drunk during 2017 opening receptions.
  • 750 artworks reviewed by juror Jack Rasmussen, Katzen Arts Center, for the Art of Engagement, a National Juried Show in August 2017.
  • 68,754 website visits.
Many reasons to stop by to say "hi" in the New Year, follow us @touchstonewdc on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and visit our website at
Happy Holidays and Happy New 2018 Year!