October 7 - 30, 2016


Touchstone Gallery Member Show


"Perspective" by David Alfuth

A result of two years of creating art using Architecture and Perspective. Surrealistic structures, ceilings, and architectural images giving the viewer a magical view not possible in the real world. press release


"Altitudes and Elevations" by Gale Wallar

Landscapes and city scenes observed from different viewpoints. A variety of media including oil, acrylic and graphics. press release


November 4 - 27, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6-8:30 pm

"The Art of Manipulation"
Touchstone member photographers join painters and sculptors in skewing their vision and manipulating images of the world they photograph. Sharp-eyed observers, Touchstone artists express their vision, whether literal or otherwise, in photography, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, and hand-pulled prints.

“SUITCASE PAINTINGS: Small Works from recent travels” by Kate McConnell
The show will include finished work and studies for larger pieces. press release

“SITUATIONS" by Jill Brantley
Jill Brantley's November solo show, "Situations," at Touchstone Gallery playfully reveal the multifaceted experiences of life that make us laugh, cry, pause, reflect and even give us hope or make us question.  Jill’s narrative collages are inspired by these threads of life that connect humanity. 
press release

Touchstone Gallery is available for special events rental for cocktail parties, fundraisers, meet-and-greets, happenings and life celebrations. Featuring a bright, sleek space, with rotating art exhibits by member artists. Convenient to public transportation and parking. MORE

Touchstone Foundation for the Arts

The Foundation creates opportunities for young and emerging artists in our area
to develop professionally and to exhibit at an established gallery
and offers programs to engage the wider community.


Founded in 1976 by 30 artists, Touchstone Gallery opened its doors on P Street, NW, in Washington DC's DuPont Circle area. Over the years circumstances lead the Gallery to relocate to 7th St. NW Penn Quarter neighborhood and finally near the CityCenter DC. Touchstone celebrated the opening of its newest custom built space at 901 New York Avenue NW in 2010. Located between CityCenter DC retail development, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, this street level venue is both easily accessible and is the most elegant space in its history.

Artist-owned Touchstone Gallery has maintained a reputation for exhibiting contemporary work of high quality, vision and innovation. Its dedicated membership has demonstrated the gallery’s steadfast commitment to this standard. Since the beginning, Touchstone’s mission remains unaltered: to enrich the lives of the community through exhibits of diverse contemporary collections of visual art; to promote a rich variety of artistic talent in the DC region;  to connect collectors with its 45 member artists; and to foster continuing artistic and career growth of participating artist through encouragement and support.  As a member owned and managed gallery, Touchstone artists enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their solo exhibitions. The support and camaraderie of the membership is an important benefit. Touchstone welcomes new artist applications at any time. 

From the start, Touchstone has been involved with the DC community and with philanthropic outreach in and beyond DC. The Gallery participates at local, national and international levels, balancing its members’ shows with ongoing art outreach to its neighbors. The Gallery has taken part in various art auctions, benefits, and charitable activities throughout the years.  In 2012 Touchstone formed the nonprofit Touchstone Foundation for the Arts to continue a long standing commitment to community involvement.