Preview: July 31, 11am–6pm
August 1-28, 2014

Opening Reception:

Friday, August 1, 2014 6-8:30pm

Eyeglasses - Iain Forrest on his electric cello



MiniSolos@Touchstone view press release

38 guest artists exhitbition fills two perpetual community needs: that of giving emerging, artists the rare opportunity for exhibition space in top-notch downtown gallery, and that of providing collectors access to work they don't yet know. The new voices in this exhibit offer veiwers a range of imagery from the serene to the vivid to the provocative.

Participating Artists:

Joshua Akery, Steve Alderton, Lisa Allen, Leni Berliner, Ray Bogle, Dana Brotman, Kirstin L. Bruner, Mari DeMaris, Nadia Duchelle, Michael Fischerkeller, Christopher Fowler, Judith Giuliani, Manuela Holban, Warren Hynson, Brian Johnson, Makda Kibour, Diane Kresh, Kung Chee Keong, Reagan Lake, Paula Lantz, Sara Levy-Maio, Andrea Limauro, Donna Lomangino, Shelley Lowenstein, Linda Lowery, Nipun Manda, Pete McCutchen, Julie Miller, Newton More, Georgia Nassikas, Mary D. Ott, Trinka Roeckelein, John A. Schaffner, J. Luray Schaffner, Kristin Stephens, Gail Vogels, Gale Wallar and Janet Wheeler.



Member's Summer Sampler includes a variety of works across all media by 45 Touchstone Gallery members.

Preview: July 2-4, 11am–6pm
July 5-27, 2014

Opening Reception:

Saturday, July 5, 2014, 1-5pm



Road Trip

Touchstone member artists hit the road, exploring ocean shores to mountains hig; from city streets to country roads; a veritable profusion of American landscapes in painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, collage, photography and drawing.


Encore Party:

Friday, July 25, 2014 6-8:30pm



"Suface and Light" by Steve Fleming view press release

A presentation of Steve Fleming's new captivating small light filled landscapes that express the essence of the world as seen through the eyes of a painter with 40 years of "plein aire" experience. He is not tied to the factual forms but rather reduces the shapes and forms to the minimum needed to express the quality of the light and nature's, sublime palette.
He will also be exhibiting a bold and exciting collection of his abstract acrylics painted on both canvas and paper. These pieces are larger format, colorful, shape driven paintings that evoke the forms of the landscape and the textural complexities of the world around us. They represent anoather avenue of expression for an artist who is never content to rest in one place and repeat the formulas of the past.


Preview: June 4-5, 11am–6 pm
June 6-29, 2014



Touchstone Gallery All Member Show.

Opening Reception:

Friday, June 6, 2014, 6-8:30 pm


Avian Attitudes by Colleen Sabo view press release
Abstract paintings and drawings evoking the many moods of raptors--including owls, hawks, and crows, among others.




Touchstone Gallery with the support of the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France presents: Les Chemins de Memoire (The Paths of Memory) by Charles Goldstein (Paris, France) (guest aritist) view press release

The "memory" depicted in Charles Goldstien's works has its roots in the holocaust with the disappearance of 84 close members of his family. As an abstract expressionist, he presents a very personal and introspective perspective of the past.


Preview: April 30-May 1, 11am–6pm
May 2-June 1, 2014

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 2, 2014, 6-8:30pm



Windows on the World Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Touchstone member artists turn their gaze to windows; those looking to the outside; those looking inward; those that are cloudy; those that are clear; those that are broken. They express a multitude of views in painting, original prints, sculpture, ceramics, collage, and drawing.



Bringing Congo to the Heart of America (guest artists) view press release
The Embassy of the Republic of Congo to the United States of America proudly presents the Bringing Congo to the Heart of America exhibition by the artists of the Painting School of Poto-Poto from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo as part of its first cultural month in the Washington, DC.





Breathing Earth by Natalie Kreidieh (guest artist) view press release
Natalie Kreidieh, an Arab filmmaker and photographer, exposes the different faces and places beneath the many regions of our planet. TouchStone Gallery presents a wall filled with faces of nature captured by Natalie Kreidieh through her travels in Guatemala, Ecuador, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. ‘Breathing Earth’ consists of Kreidieh’s portrait and landscape documentary photographs, each inhaling a breath of life.

Preview: April 2-3, 11am – 6 pm
April 4-27, 2014
Opening Reception:

Friday, April 4, 6-8:30 pm

Music by Tom Rohde - Classical, Brazilian and Spanish Guitar


Quotidian: The Art of Interaction by Shelley Lowenstein view press release
Figure painter Shelley Lowenstein weaves colorful stories in her new show Quotidian: Everyday Poses in DC and Other Destinations.  She will be painting at Touchstone Gallery throughout April.


Closing Reception:

Friday, April 25, 6-8:30 pm

Trash Photo Contest
Take Photo of Atrocious Trash -- Enter April 4-23 at
@touchstonedc or
Come to Trash Talk & get Award for Best Atrocious Trash Photo; April 25, 7pm



Earth Blankets & Remnants by Rosemary Luckett view press release

Photo Collage and Cloth
Rosemary Luckett continues her exploration of the natural world and the changes she sees in the environment.  Expressed in photo collage and photo printed fabric, her images and blankets point to what is covered and what is revealed in today's American landscape.


Preview: March 5-6, 11am-6pm

March 7-30, 2014

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 7, 6-8:30pm


Light and Dark

Member Show Touchstone member artists explore the dance between darkness and light at the spring equinox, at the juncture of heart and mind, and where inclusion and intolerance meet. Ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and collage.


Artist Talk/Encore Party:

Thursday, March 20, 6-8:30pm

Artist Talk at 7:00


Memoryscapes - Blurry Lines:

Recent Landscape/Waterscape Paintings by Steve Alderton view press release

"Paris Portraits I"

Steve Alderton used his trademark expressionistic style to evoke the blurred essence of remembered landscapes and seascapes.



Faces Many Ways by Charles St. Charles view press release

The paintings are about faces in groups and alone. Status moves and workplace relationships are defined on canvas, board or paper through sweeping variations of color and abstract elements.


Preview: February 5-6, 11 am–6pm

February 7-March 2, 2014

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 7, 2014, 6-8:30pm

Food by Eat & Smile Catering

Game Changer by Leslie Nolan view press release

Fresh and dynamic, Leslie Nolan's new Game Changer paintings capture a range of emotions and moods up close and personal through tension, scale and expressive brushwork, portraying people who find themselves overwhelmed by unexpected change.

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Music by Tom Rohde - Classical, Brazilian and Spanish Guitar


Closing Reception: Thursday, February 27, 6-8:30pm



Preview: January 2, 2014 11am–6pm
January 3-February 2, 2014
Opening Reception:

Friday, January 3, 2014, 6-8:30 pm

White Out/Color In; Touchstone member artists take the chill off January by ratcheting up the color inside their studios, focusing on vibrant hues or muted shades, stoking up the temperature in their all-media artworks.




Form Transformed: Five Sculptors View Press Release
Sculptors Wheeler, Shaw, Luckett, Frazier and Brotman transform earthen materials and detritus into elegant sculptural forms using fire, colorants, adhesives, carving tools and imaginations keyed into limitless possibilities of three dimensional construction.


Saturday, February 1, 2:30pm

Touchstone Gallery presents a "Roundtable Sculpture Discussion" as part of the Form Transformed: Five Sculptors exhibit. Find out how these sculptors - Wheeler, Shaw, Luckett, Frazier, and Brotman think and work.


Saturday, February 1, 4-6pm



Touchstone Gallery presents a "Wine and Poetry" event as part of the Form Transformed: Five Sculptors exhibit. Introducing Laura Schulkind reading from her upcoming poetry chapbook Lost in Tall Grass. Her poetic images reflect the process these five sculptors use in transforming familiar materials into new forms.










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