Best of D.C. 2016, Best Small Gallery, Washington Post, 2016
Best of D.C. 2016, One of top 3 Commercial Art Galleries, Washington City Paper, 2016


March 3 – April 2

Encore Reception: Sunday, March 26, 2 – 4pm

Entertainment by celebrated DC violinist Raea Jean Leinster, who has performed at concert halls in the US, Europe and South America, for Heads of State, and with Grammy winners Stevie Wonder, Jon Anderson (from "Yes"), Yo-Yo Ma, Leonard Bernstein and many others.


Touchstone Gallery Member Show


"Scribbles: An Urban Art Series" by Lisa Tureson

On a July afternoon in 2016, Lisa Tureson saw a lovely wall while walking the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. Revealed in the age, layers and crumbling was evidence of so many people and so much bygone time. Something poetic and beautiful struck her and it inspired a series of mixed media paintings called the Scribbles Series.  press release


"Common Threads" by April M. Rimpo

Experience April Rimpo’s bold acrylics and watercolors as she explores repeated images from around the world, demonstrating what is common and yet different in near and far places.  press release

Artist at Work: Demo by April M Rimpo: Sunday, March 5, 1 - 4 PM



Don't miss our artists creating their art in the gallery! 

Thursday, March 23, 1 - 4 PM - Shelley Lowenstein takes a detour from her narrative figure paintings to tell the story of the amazing BETA Cells. She will be creating abstractions for her upcoming show Cellular Choreography (working title), describing the ways these cells are finely tuned factories in the human body. "It's about time beta cells are celebrated," Lowenstein said. "They are 'rock stars.'"

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


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. 

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.