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AMERICA IS ... National Juried Show
Aug
2
to Aug 29

AMERICA IS ... National Juried Show

“America Is ...” Artists Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today?
Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 - 8:30 pm
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019 11:59 PM ET APPLY HERE
Jurors
-     Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha, NE)
-     Taylor Bythewood-Porter, Assistant History Curator, California African American Museum (CAAM)
-     Jen Mergel, Independent Curator; Vice President, Programs, Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC); Founding Director, Curatorial Network Accelerator of Boston
-     Jennifer M. Williams, Public Programs Manager, New Orleans Museum of Art

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Exposed DC 2019 – 13th Annual Photography Exhibition
Feb
13
to Feb 24

Exposed DC 2019 – 13th Annual Photography Exhibition

Exposed DC 2019 - Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 6- 10pm at Touchstone Gallery
Exposed DC, 13th Annual Photography Exhibition
will feature winning photographs selected from a contest for their unique view of the Washington, D.C. area as more than just a political hub and tourist destination. The exhibit will be hosted by Touchstone Gallery , with support from the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.
Please visit http://exposeddc.com to purchase tickets to the opening reception and find out more about Exposed DC.

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Communities In Schools “What We Are Made Of” Mosaic Art Exhibit
Jan
23
to Feb 1

Communities In Schools “What We Are Made Of” Mosaic Art Exhibit

GALLERY A Touchstone Gallery is excited to announce “What We Are Made Of” exhibition by Communities In Schools (CIS). The exhibition will ask audiences to look closer and listen harder to our nation’s students who are thriving in the face of significant challenges ranging from school violence to problems at home to hunger.
For more information please visit: http://whatwearemadeof.us

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"N • S • E • W" by Gale Wallar
Nov
2
to Dec 2

"N • S • E • W" by Gale Wallar

On display November 2 - December 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 6 - 8:30pm
GALLERY B
"N • S • E • W" by Gale Wallar
North, South, East, West. Contemporary realism conveyed via a variety of media and genres. Landscapes, cityscapes, still life. Oil, acrylic, pastel, printmaking.

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Multiple Dimensions by Sally Canzoneri (Spotlight)
Oct
5
to Oct 28

Multiple Dimensions by Sally Canzoneri (Spotlight)

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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Journey to Yuki's World by Japanese Artist Yuki Hiyama
Aug
4
to Aug 31

Journey to Yuki's World by Japanese Artist Yuki Hiyama

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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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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THE ONE HOUSE PROJECT. 220 artists stand up for tolerance, inclusion and unity
Nov
3
to Nov 25

THE ONE HOUSE PROJECT. 220 artists stand up for tolerance, inclusion and unity

THE ONE HOUSE PROJECT
220 artists stand up for tolerance, inclusion and unity

A project of the ArtWatch collective
Led by Ellyn Weiss and Jackie Hoysted
Exhibition supported by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts

Over 220 DC area artists have come together to demonstrate the power of visual communication to support true democratic values of tolerance, inclusion and openness and to resist efforts to divide us by race, gender, sexual preference, class or region. The vision of OneHouse is for a country where we stand together.  Each artist contributed a 12” square panel dedicated to an ancestor who came to this country -  voluntarily or involuntary - or was here before the arrival of the Europeans. A structure erected in the Touchstone Gallery will be covered entirely by those panels, representing the remarkable range of diverse humanity who have combined to make the strength of America.

VIP Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 5 – 6 pm
Public Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 – 8:30 pm
Genealogy Workshop by The Labs @DCPL: Thursday, November 9, 7 - 9pm at Touchstone Gallery
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 11, 2 - 4 pm
Art Workshop: Saturday, November 18, 1 - 3 pm

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Colorfest
Oct
4
to Oct 27

Colorfest

Opening Reception:  Friday, October 6, 6 – 8:30 pm
Join us for our Octoberfest-like celebration at the reception with beverages by Flying Dog Brewery. Open to Public.
GALLERY C
beg borrow + steal: works on cardboard by dana brotman
In this series, I continue to paint portraits, only now I paint them on old delivery boxes, food cartons, and even over other artists' works. Some of my images are conjured up in my head while others are stolen from people I have encountered, photos I have seen, and even other artists' paintings. In this way, I play with the ideas of inspiration, influence and originality.

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ART OF ENGAGEMENT. A conversation using the universal language of art about today's important issues and concerns. NATIONAL JURIED SHOW
Aug
4
to Aug 24

ART OF ENGAGEMENT. A conversation using the universal language of art about today's important issues and concerns. NATIONAL JURIED SHOW

Art of Engagement
A conversation using the universal language of art about today's important issues and concerns.

Juror: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center.
Opening Reception: August 4, 6 - 8:30 pm
Free, Open to Public
Cocktails Courtesy of Green Hat Gin
Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream
Classical Violinist: Nakisa Karimia

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I Belong Here - Art of the Shaw Community (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts)
Jul
5
to Jul 30

I Belong Here - Art of the Shaw Community (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts)

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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Unity by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists
Feb
3
to Feb 26

Unity by Touchstone Gallery Member Artists

“Unity” Touchstone Gallery Member Artists
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6 - 8:30 pm
Touchstone artists focus on harmony in their work. Working with constancy of purpose they sculpt, paint, photograph, make collage, form clay, or hand pull their prints into harmonious creations. Look for accord and wholeness within each composition whether the focus is color, human relationships, social issues, mathematical oneness, linear qualities, or repetition of design elements. What often eludes society, artists do capture their work.

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What's Next? A non-juried group show that presents all media artwork by 90 local contemporary artists.
Jan
6
to Jan 29

What's Next? A non-juried group show that presents all media artwork by 90 local contemporary artists.

What’s Next?
The exhibition will present a wide variety of artwork created by 90 local contemporary artists in all media that responds to the question “What’s Next?” mirroring present-day culture, society, its issues and solutions.

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ART AS POLITICS. Our shared reality of pressing social problems and divisive politics as reflected in the work of 90+ national artists. NATIONAL JURIED SHOW
Aug
5
to Aug 25

ART AS POLITICS. Our shared reality of pressing social problems and divisive politics as reflected in the work of 90+ national artists. NATIONAL JURIED SHOW

ART AS POLITICS
Our shared reality of pressing social problems and divisive politics as reflected in the work of 90+ national artists.
Juror: Jayme McLellan
, Director and Founder of Civilian Art Projects.
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 6 - 8:30pm 

Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream

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TOUCHSTONE GALLERY CELEBRATES ITS 40th YEAR IN BUSINESS 
May
6
to May 29

TOUCHSTONE GALLERY CELEBRATES ITS 40th YEAR IN BUSINESS 

TOUCHSTONE GALLERY CELEBRATES ITS 40th YEAR IN BUSINESS
CHAMPAGNE GALA RECEPTION: Friday, May 13, 6-8:30 PM
Hors d’Oeuvres provided by Acadiana Restaurant
Brazilian music by Tom Rohde, guitar and Pablo Regis de Oliveira, cavaquinho
(Free and open to the public)
GALLERY A
40th Anniversary Show including artwork by 50 current and 40 former gallery artists.

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In Pursuit of Happiness by Aleksandra Katargina (TFA fellow)
May
1
to May 31

In Pursuit of Happiness by Aleksandra Katargina (TFA fellow)

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1, 6-8:30pm 
Quick Portrait Event: Sunday, May 31, 2-4pm 
GALLERY B In Pursuit of Happiness by Aleksandra Katargina (Touchstone Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Fellow 2013-2015)
“In Pursuit of Happiness” is an exploration into what drives us in life. Aleksandra Katargina reflects on the moments when a human heart flutters like a dry leaf in the wind. The exhibit captures a sense of extraordinary that comes in pursuit of happiness.

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