Friday, April 30, 2010

May at Studio Gallery

We have three wonderful floors of artwork to explore:

Upstairs Gallery

Andrea Kraus, Painting in Haiku: "Surface of a petal-covered pond"


Downstairs Gallery

Crocetta, extending trust


Marie Straw, Creating Characters from Abstraction


Betsy Ross Gallery

Carte Blanche: Work by Members of Studio Gallery in Rotation

Running from April 28 - May 22
First Friday Reception: May 7, 6 - 8 pm
Artist's Reception: Saturday, May 8, 4 - 6 pm

Studio Gallery
2108 R St NW / Washington, DC 20008

Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow at Studio Gallery

Married Less than Six Months, Come See the Very Funny Works by Dana Ellyn "The Institution of Marriage and Matt Sesow "Till Death Do Us Part" along with the work of guest photographers Yve Assad and Ulf Wallin in our Wonderful Group Show in the Betsy Ross Gallery

Want to know a little secret about John Quincy Adams, come visit us and Dana Ellyns homage to this great President

Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Seen Two Ways"

"Lemon Field" Ruth Ava Lyons, oil on canvas, 28" x 52"

"Seen Two Ways"
Opening Reception for the artists:
Friday, May 7, 2010
Aaron Gallery
1717 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington D.C., 2010

Aaron Gallery is proud to present “Seen Two Ways” an exhibition of new works by Linda St. Clair and Ruth Ava Lyons opening May 7, 2010. St Clair presents charming portraits of horses and farm animals. New to the gallery will be her abstract works, whose expressive brush strokes invite the viewer in to experience her passion for color. Lyons’ paintings offer views of hazy and dream-like landscapes that express the same fantastic sense of color consistent with all of Aaron Gallery artists.

Also on view are Javier Cabada’s large-scale abstracts along with a wideselection of signed prints spanning his entire artistic career. For more information on Javier Cabada, please visit

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


At Foundry Gallery
Amy Barker-Wilson will be showing a series of paintings and monotypes depicting transformation, both in the realm of painting and the natural world.

Exhibit Dates: May 5 - 30

Reception: Friday, May 7, 6-8pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, May 23, 2pm

Gallery Hours
Wednesday-Friday, 1-7pm
Saturday-Sunday, 12-6pm

Saturday, April 24, 2010

An Interview with Andrea Kraus, Studio Gallery Artist

Studio Gallery artist Andrea Kraus has a solo show coming up, and there will be two receptions, plus a two-person show happening at the same time for members Jacqui Crocetta and Marie Straw. We hope you enjoy reading the below interview with her and have a chance to stop by to see her new pieces in person.

Andrea Kraus -- Painting in Haiku: "Surface of a petal-covered pond"
Show dates: April 28 - May 22, 2010
First Friday Reception: May 7, 6 - 8 pm
Artist's Reception: Saturday, May 8, 4 - 6 pm
2108 R Street N.W. Washington, DC
Regular gallery hours and contact info
Q: What inspired your new pieces for this exhibit?
A: For this show, I was inspired by the koi pond that we have on the Eastern Shore. I tried to capture the movement and peacefulness of the fish as they swim around the dark pool. They are very colorful and contrast with the dark green and brown of the water.
Q: Did you do anything differently--new techniques, subject matter, palette, etc.--for this show?
A: I tend to get bored with one subject so most of my shows change subject. This time I returned to large format acrylic with just a few monoprints (Chine-collé) and linoleum prints. I have used collage a lot in the past and for this show I repeated one composition three different times, one with shiny collage, one with Japanese patterned paper and one with just acrylic paint using a windowpane effect.
Q: What's your favorite part about being a Studio Gallery member?
A: I have been part of Studio Gallery for many years. It really affords me the freedom to explore and show what I want to without thinking about what someone else would like for me to exhibit. Having a "show date" helps me to focus and gives me a much needed deadline. Of course, knowing my fellow artists is always wonderful and the gallery members are very supportive of each other.

Thank you so much, Andrea, for sharing these insights into your new work! For more about Andrea, including additional work and artist statement, visit the Studio Gallery website.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Studio Gallery and Fine Dining

Studio Gallery is now showing in two restaurants in Dupont Circle; One Lounge and Russia House, both on Connecticut Ave.

Please go visit, see our art, dine with their delicious food and thank you to these wonderful patrons of the arts.

One Lounge

1606 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 299-0909

Russia House Restaurant & Lounge

1800 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20009-5704
(202) 234-9433

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Artists Reception April 10th at Studio Gallery

Thanks to all who came out to the Dupont Circle Galleries for First Friday! It was a beautiful night and we're so proud of our artists!

Opening: March 31-April 24 Upstairs Gallery: Andrew Acquadro "Metamor-Facets"
Mr. Acquadro, in his first solo show at Studio Gallery exhibits a series of paintings influenced by Master Painters from the Past,

Downstairs Gallery: Elizabeth McNeil Harris "Blues" In a spare, minimal and elegant style, Ms Harris uses the human body as muse for her life drawings.

Also showing, Freda Lee-McCann "Fragments of Tradition", Collage, Ink and Watercolor on Paper. Ms Lee-McCann draws on a rich tradition of Chinese calligraphy and watercolor to produce works of great depth and originality, drawing from both the contemporary and the classic.

The Artist Reception for these three wonderful shows will be Saturday April 10th from 4 -6 pm.

Don't forget upstairs we have a very special treat of "Only What You Can Carry with You": Works by James Cassell, Peter E. Harper, Joren A. Lindholm, and Zade Ramsey

The first of three exhibitions planned in 2010, Thomas Drymon Selects that is fresh and contemporary. The artist share qualities both personal and professional.

Also Showing Brie Husted "Sculptural Music"