Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Bethesda’s Gallery B’s May exhibition features work by local artists, as well as a collaborative piece to be sold for charity.
Gallery B’s May exhibition includes pieces from seven local artists who, in addition to their individual works, will contribute to a group piece to be auctioned off during the month. The exhibition, called “Seven Variations and a Conversation,” features seven artists from Dupont Circle’s Foundry Gallery: Fran Abrams, Nancy Donnelly, Naomi Taitz Duffy, Judy Gilbert Levey, Donna K. McGee, Robert Wiener and Patricia Zannie. Several of the contributors are from the area; Levey is an oil painter from Bethesda, Abrams works on polymer clay out of Rockville and Wiener is a Washington, DC, native who owns a private art glass studio. As part of the exhibition at Gallery B (7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda), the artists collaborated on a group…
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Art Walk still drew a crowd, especially at the “Tunnel Vision” exhibition at the Bethesda Metro Station.
Despite the questionable weather and occasional rain, Bethesda Art Walk still drew a crowd on April 12, particularly at the exhibition near the Bethesda Metro Station. “Tunnel Vision: Art Under the Avenue,” an exhibition featuring the work of 12 regional artists, lines the walls of the pedestrian tunnel that runs under Wisconsin Avenue. The exhibition was part of the Bethesda Art Walk this month. The Bethesda Urban Partnership created the event in 2012 with the help of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, and they received a Downtown Merit Award for improving the public space. “Tunnel Vision is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results,” said David Downey, president and CEO of the International …
Friday, April 12, 2013
This month’s Art Walk coincides with the opening of “Fair Focus,” Gallery B’s April exhibition.
Gallery B is holding an opening reception Friday for its April exhibition, which residents can enjoy as part of the monthly Bethesda Art Walk. “Fair Focus,” which will be on display until April 27, will include “substantive, museum quality contemporary artwork,” according to a statement from the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Some of the artists have also had their work featured at the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of African Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. One of the featured artists, Maya Freelon Asante, of Baltimore, was recently featured in DC Magazine’s “Best of the City” and the Huffington Post’s “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers under 40 You Should Know.” Asante is known for her work with tissue quilts, and…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Check out the work of local artists at an opening reception during Friday’s Art Walk.
Bethesda and Potomac residents are among the local artists whose work is featured in this month’s Gallery B exhibition, and you can check out their work at an opening reception during Friday’s Art Walk. The January exhibition features artwork by Alice Kresse of Bethesda, Susan Tibolla Gray of Potomac, Patricia Affens of Olney, and Ceci Cole McInturff and Maya Ormsby of Washington, DC. Kresse is a graphic designer, art director and jewelry designer who recently returned to printmaking after a 30-year hiatus, according to a statement from the Bethesda Urban Partnership. Gray, who creates abstract work, often with mixed media, turned to artwork full-time in 2008 after a career as an attorney in the District. Affens, a former information …
Friday, November 9, 2012
This month's Art Walk will be held in conjunction with the opening reception for the Trawick Prize 10th Anniversary Exhibition.
It’s the second Friday of the month, so that means downtown Bethesda art galleries will keep their doors open late for the Bethesda Art Walk. Participating galleries will showcase local, national and international artwork in a variety of media from 6-9 p.m. This month’s Art Walk will be held in conjunction with an opening reception for the Trawick Prize 10th Anniversary Exhibition at Gallery B. The special group exhibition and competition is underway to showcase the work of the artists who have taken "Best in Show" for the Trawick Prize, an annual contemporary art competition founded in 2003, over the past 10 years. Of the winners, Baltimore artist Jo Smail took home the Sapphire Award and $10,000 after being named the “best of the best." …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Check out the work of eight finalists at a public art opening at Gallery B Friday evening.
The envelope, please. The winners of the Bethesda Painting Awards are in, and the top four winners, chosen from a pool of eight finalists, have been awarded a total of $14,000. The juried art competition was established in 2005 by Bethesda philanthropist and community activist Carol Trawick to honor painters in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia region. "Best in Show" winner Ali Miller, of Baltimore, was awarded $10,000. Second place winner Lee Newman, of Kensington, was honored with $2,000, and third place winner Katherine Mann of Washington, D.C. was awarded $1,000. Laini Nemett, of Baltimore, was honored with $1,000 as the winner in the Young Artist category. You can check out the work of all eight finalists at Gallery B during…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Eight Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. painters have been selected as finalists in the juried art competition.
Out of 300 artists who submitted their work, eight have been chosen as finalists in the Bethesda Painting Awards. The juried art competition was established in 2005 by Bethesda philanthropist and community activist Carol Trawick to honor painters in the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia region. The finalists are: Competition winners will be announced June 6, but you can check out the work of the finalists at Gallery B from June 1 -20. Or, stop by Gallery B for the opening reception from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, June 9. The reception will be held in conjunction with Bethesda Art Walk. A Best in Show winner will be awarded $10,000, a second place winner will win $2,000 and a third place winner will be honored with $1,000. An additional $1,…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a free summer concert, Art Walk and more are on the calendar for this weekend.
Enjoy the weather this weekend with fun and free outdoor events in Bethesda! Our picks: Summer Concert In Veteran's Park Where/When: Veteran's Park, at the corner of Woodmont and Norfolk Avenues, Thursday, May 10, 6 - 8 p.m. Why Go: Enjoy the Southern Soul sounds of King Soul as a part of the Bethesda Urban Partnership's free outdoor summer concert series in Veteran's Park. The concerts are happening each Thursday evening during May and June. Price: Free. Bethesda Art Walk Where/When: Downtown Bethesda art galleries. Friday, May 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Why Go: It's the second Friday of the month, so that means downtown Bethesda art galleries will keep their doors open late to showcase great local, regional and national artwork. …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Stop by the Wisconsin Avenue community gallery to check out the work of eight county artists.
Wednesday marks the first day of the May exhibition at Bethesda’s own Gallery B. The community gallery, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. The art space opened its doors in October at the location of the former Fraser Gallery. The May exhibition will be on display through May 27 and features the work of eight county artists, including: Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Stop by the exhibition’s opening reception during next week’s Bethesda Art Walk, from 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, May 11.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Opening Reception for D.C. NOW Exhibition This Friday
Morton Fine Art brings a mobile art exhibit to Gallery B this month, showcasing work by contemporary D.C. area artists. The exhibition, DC NOW, opened last week but the opening reception will take place during the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday. “DC NOW is a wonderful opportunity to expose Bethesda residents to our regional fine art superstars,” said curator Amy Morton, founder of Morton Fine Art. “Many of the artists featured in the exhibition are also museum-credentialed.” One such artist is Maya Freelon Asante, whose latest mono print series is on display for the first time at Gallery B. “I use tissue paper and the ink from bleeding tissue paper to make mono print,” Asante explained. “It’s basically a unique art image created by pressing …