"The Healing Power of Art" Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Nov
2
to Dec 4

"The Healing Power of Art" Touchstone Gallery Member Show

On display November 2 - December 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6 - 8:30pm
GALLERY A
"The Healing Power of Art"
Art that inspires, calms, or transforms negative perceptions into positive outlooks is a challenge that Touchstone artists are working on.  Working in a variety of media, they use their creative ideas to offer feelings of hope and positive change to viewers.  In this exhibit look for compassionate visions in photographs, collage, paintings, hand-pulled prints, sculptures, clay forms and drawings.

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"Fresh Take" by Amy Sabrin (Gallery C)
Nov
2
to Dec 4

"Fresh Take" by Amy Sabrin (Gallery C)

On display November 2 - December 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6 - 8:30pm
GALLERY C
"Fresh Take" by Amy Sabrin
Lawyer-turned-artist Amy Sabrin reduces the elements of coastal topography to dynamic shapes, values and vivid hues in her fresh, modern take on watercolor. Bordering on the abstract, these landscapes capture the light and feel of beach, bay, marsh and sky, with a minimum of information and a bravura approach to color. Make no mistake - these are not your grandmother’s watercolors!

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“Pictures of Nothing” Paintings by McCain McMurray (GALLERY B and C)
Oct
5
to Oct 28

“Pictures of Nothing” Paintings by McCain McMurray (GALLERY B and C)

On display October 5 – 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6 – 8:30 pm
Meet the Artist: Saturday October 27, 2 - 4 pm with an Artist Talk at 2:15 pm

GALLERY B and C
“Pictures of Nothing” Paintings by McCain McMurray
Once used to describe the atmospheric work of J.M.W. Turner, ‘pictures of nothing’, reflects a common expectation that one sees a recognizable image in a work of art. My work, on the other hand, is an attempt to abstract those images to generate an evocation of a place, experience or memory for the viewer.

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"Multiple Dimensions" by Sally Canzoneri Spotlight Art Series@Touchstone Guest Artist
Oct
5
to Oct 28

"Multiple Dimensions" by Sally Canzoneri Spotlight Art Series@Touchstone Guest Artist

On display: October 5 - 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, October 5, 6 - 8:30 pm
Meet the Artist: Saturday October 27, 2 - 4 pm with an Artist Talk at 2:15 pm

Multiple Dimensions by Sally Canzoneri
Spotlight Art Series@Touchstone Guest Artist
Sally Canzoneri presents the same images in two and three dimensional works that invite viewers to find even more dimensions, seeing beyond what is immediately apparent in the pictures – and in the world around them.

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"Dreams" Touchstone Gallery Member Artists Group Show (Gallery A and C)
Sep
5
to Sep 30

"Dreams" Touchstone Gallery Member Artists Group Show (Gallery A and C)

September 5 – 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6 - 8:30 pm
Appetizers by Maison Kaiser and Guitar by Tom Rohde
Open to Public
GALLERY A and C
“Dreams”
Touchstone artists create artworks related to an ideal which is longed for--a perfect life, or a sustainable environment, or genuine relationships. Actual dreamed images or self-deluding fantasies co-exist side by side in this all-media exhibit of photographs, collage, paintings, hand-pulled prints, sculptures, and drawings. Both overt and underlying messages are sure to be on display.

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“Passages and Borders” by Rosa Vera (Gallery B)
Sep
5
to Sep 30

“Passages and Borders” by Rosa Vera (Gallery B)

September 5 – 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6 - 8:30 pm
Appetizers by Maison Kaiser and Guitar by Tom Rohde
Open to Public
GALLERY B
“Passages and Borders” by Rosa Vera
Passages explores issues of multiculturalism, journeys and family memories.  The artist, Rosa Vera, travels between two cultures, Latin American and North American.

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Small Works by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists (Gallery A)
Aug
4
to Aug 31

Small Works by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists (Gallery A)

August 4 - 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 3 - 4:30 pm
Music by The Governor's School for the Arts, Orchestra Department
Open to Public
ANNEX BACK ROOM
Small Works by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists: Steve Alderton, David Alfuth, Linda Bankerd, Adam Bayard, Katherine Becker, Valerie Bernat, Joan Bixler, Jill Brantley, Richard Braswell, Dana Brotman, Marcia Coppel, Susi Cora, Tory Cowles, Charlie Dale, Mari DeMaris, Ryan Feipel, Elaine Florimonte, Betsy Forster, Jeanne Garant, Judith Giuliani, Robin Harris, Timothy Johnson, Carolyn Johnson, Anna Katalkina, Cookie Kerxton, Makda Kibour, Harvey Kupferberg, Michael Lang, Paula Lantz, Dee Levinson, Shelley Lowenstein, Rosemary Luckett, Kate McConnell, Pete McCutchen, McCain McMurray, Sonya Michel, Carol Moore, Georgia Nassikas, Mary D. Ott, Pamela Reynolds, BD Richardson, April Rimpo, Colleen Sabo, Amy Sabrin, Claudia Samper, Meg Schaap, Janathel Shaw, Jenny Singleton, Maureen M.Squires, Lisa Tureson, Rosa Vera, Gale Wallar, Patricia Williams, Jenny Wu.

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"JOURNEY TO YUKI’S WORLD" by Japanese Artist Yuki Hiyama (Main Gallery)
Aug
4
to Aug 31

"JOURNEY TO YUKI’S WORLD" by Japanese Artist Yuki Hiyama (Main Gallery)

August 4 - 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 4, 3 - 4:30 pm
Music by The Governor's School for the Arts, Orchestra Department
Artist in Attendance

GALLERY A, B and C
Enter the world of Japanese artist Yuki Hiyama. Due to a brain injury at birth, Yuki is able to communicate only through her raw, gestural abstractions. Press Release
A percentage of the sale proceeds will go to the YUKIEN SCHOOL for children with disabilities in Hiroshima, Japan.
To learn more about the artist please visit her website at www.yukiartusa.com

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"New Landscapes"
Jul
8
to Jul 29

"New Landscapes"

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 2 - 4 pm
Chamber Jazz by Ethan Foote and Simone Baron
Mimosa Bar, Russian Iced Tea & Beignets by Acadiana Restaurant
GALLERY A
Taking landscapes to a new level, Touchstone artists present the “unexpected” scape--different spheres of activity within conventional landscapes scenes, political arenas, family groups or social media.  Artists sculpt, paint, photograph, make collage, formed clay, or hand pull their prints into surprising harmonious creations.

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"Religions of the World" by Dee Levinson
Jul
8
to Jul 29

"Religions of the World" by Dee Levinson

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 14, 2 - 4 pm
Chamber Jazz by Ethan Foote and Simone Baron
Mimosa Bar, Russian Iced Tea & Beignets by Acadiana Restaurant
GALLERY B and C
Dee Levinson's fascination with religion is revealed in a new series of oil paintings that attempt to capture part of the essence of a religion through individual portraits, symbolism and signs.

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"Pair-ings" by Steve Alderton
Jun
1
to Jul 1

"Pair-ings" by Steve Alderton

"Pair-ings" focuses on the chemistry between works of art.  A chemistry that is hard to describe -- but you know it when you see it.  Individual works (in this case, paintings from both new and earlier series), when combined, can highlight new elements in each other, expand on each other's narrative, or excite the senses perhaps because of an artful pairing of opposites.  It's an exploration of art-based synergy.

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Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Jun
1
to Jul 1

Touchstone Gallery Member Show

Touchstone Gallery Member Artists: Steve Alderton, Linda Bankerd, Valerie Bernat,  Jill Brantley, Dana Brotman, Marcia Coppel, Ryan Feipel, Elaine Florimonte, Judith Giuliani, Timothy Johnson, Anna Katalkina, Cookie Kerxton, Makda Kibour, Dee Levinson, Shelley Lowenstein, Rosemary Luckett, Kate McConnell, McCain McMurray, Sonya Michel, Carol Moore, Mary D. Ott, Pamela Reynolds, Colleen Sabo, Amy Sabrin, Claudia Samper, Meg Schaap, Janathel Shaw, Jenny Singleton, Gale Wallar, Patricia Williams, Jenny Wu.

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"Borders"
May
4
to May 27

"Borders"

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6 – 8:30 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 20, 1 – 3 pm

Touchstone artists are depicting all types of boundaries -- visible or invisible, cultural, or political.

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"Highwire" by Susi Cora (TFA Fellow)
May
4
to May 27

"Highwire" by Susi Cora (TFA Fellow)

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 6 – 8:30 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, May 20, 1 – 3 pm

Susi Cora’s Highwire is an invitation to explore how memories are coveted and nurtured. Personal histories and past events are gathered and precariously balanced on a highwire where one is forced to expend enormous effort to maintain balance or face the risk of freefall.

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"The Long and the Short of It"
Mar
2
to Apr 1

"The Long and the Short of It"

Touchstone artists focus on shape whether it be long of short, large or small. Working with constancy of purpose they sculpt, paint, photograph, collage, form clay, and hand pull prints into harmonious creations. Look for accord and wholeness within each composition whether exact or exaggerated, regular or irregular. Get in on the fun and see the shape of things to come at Touchstone.

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In Transit
Feb
2
to Feb 25

In Transit

“In Transit” by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists
Americans have been on the move since they set foot on this continent. Whether by car, bicycle, airplane, boat, train, or walking. They get where they need to go by actually moving, studying, or making a career move. See Touchstone artist’s explorations of transitions and mobility in their photographs, paintings, collages, hand-pulled prints, sculptures, clay forms, and drawings.

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Landscapes: The Terrain Within by Rosemary Luckett
Feb
2
to Feb 25

Landscapes: The Terrain Within by Rosemary Luckett

Landscapes: The Terrain Within by Rosemary Luckett
In her 2018 solo exhibition, Landscapes: The Terrain Within, Rosemary Luckett shifts her topical focus from Earth house landscapes to archetypal guides in her own psychological terrain. Some of the colorful figurative works are large (paintings) and some are small (collages in niches), but all have a unique story to tell.

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"The Pursuit of Balance" Landscape Paintings by Elaine Florimonte
Feb
2
to Feb 25

"The Pursuit of Balance" Landscape Paintings by Elaine Florimonte

“The Pursuit of Balance” Landscape Paintings by Elaine Florimonte
In her current body of work, Elaine Florimonte is drawn to the simplicity and consistency of the horizon. The proportions of sky, water and ground are the subject of her solo show, The Pursuit of Balance at Touchstone Gallery. Through her use of acrylic media and collage, she creates landscape images in an effort to find balance in an ever shifting world.

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Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Jan
4
to Jan 28

Touchstone Gallery Member Show

Touchstone Gallery Member Show

Touchstone Gallery Member Artists: Linda Bankerd, Adam Bayard, Dana Brotman, Marcia Coppel, Susi Cora, Ryan Feipel, Elaine Florimonte, Judith Giuliani, Timothy Johnson, Anna Katalkina, Harvey Kupferberg, Michael Lang, Dee Levinson, Shelley Lowenstein, Rosemary Luckett, McCain McMurray, Carol Moore, Mary D. Ott, Roberto Salgado de Carvalho, Colleen Sabo, Claudia Samper, Meg Schaap, Maureen Squires, Rosa Vera, Gale Wallar, Patricia Williams.

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I Belong Here - Art of the Shaw Community
Jul
5
to Jul 30

I Belong Here - Art of the Shaw Community

I Belong Here - Art of the Shaw Community
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 6 - 8:30 pm

In April and May of 2017 Touchstone Gallery artists worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace to create works of art in a variety of media through a program called Touchstone@ArtSpace. A vibrant selection of work from the workshops will be on display at Touchstone Gallery. Touchstone@ArtSpace is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.

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Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Jul
5
to Jul 30

Touchstone Gallery Member Show

Touchstone Gallery Member Show
Opening Reception: Friday, July 14, 6 - 8:30 pm

Steve Alderton, David Alfuth, Linda Bankerd, Jill Brantley, Rick Braswell, Dana Brotman, Marcia Coppel, Susi Cora, Charlie Dale, Mari Demaris, Ryan Feipel, Elaine Florimonte, Betsy Forster, Jeanne Garant, Judy Giuliani, Carolyn Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Makda Kibour, Harvey J. Kupferberg, Michael Lang, Paula Lantz, Dee Levinson, Shelley Lowenstein, Rosemary A. Luckett, Kate McConnell, Pete McCutchen, McCain McMurray, Sonya Michel, Carol Moore, Georgia Nassikas, Mary D. Ott, Pamela Reynolds, BD Richardson, April Rimpo, Colleen Sabo, Amy Sabrin, Claudia Samper, Meg Schaap, Janathel Shaw, Jenny Singleton, Maureen Squires, Lisa Tureson, Rosa Vera, Gale Wallar, Patricia Williams, Jenny Wu.

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