Sep 24


Freda Lee-McCann

Spirit of the Mountain

Traditional Chinese landscapes have been modified here in a new dimension with integrating calligraphy and small thumbnails. This multi-layer process is not part of the traditional Chinese painting process. The writings I selected are poems by an 11th century scholar artist Mei-Fu, and some are by my great uncle, Jen Yuan-Tao (1890-1990), a scholar and a general.




First Friday                      September 2,  6 - 8 pm

Artists' Reception           September 10,  4 - 6 pm

Art All Night                    September 24, 7 - midnight

Carolee Jakes

Magic Chef

A photograph shot from a hotel window is the source for this series of paintings and prints.


Lisa Allen


This series of black and white film photography consists of modern day images of diverse locations with a vintage and otherworldly feeling.


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Oct 22

Upcoming Exhibitions

Yvette Kraft

A 30 Year View

Kraft exhibits three decades of art-work created through the years, chosen from her observations of people from drawings in her sketchbook and than often reproduced on canvas as a finished work.




Artists' Reception           October 1,  4 - 6 pm

First Friday                     October 7,  6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception           October 22, 4 - 6 pm



Skylines and Treelines

Levie’s oil paintings, done in an expressionist mode, draw heavily on the natural world as she arranges and re-arranges the elements and colors of nature to appeal to the eye and the imagination, in this exhibit focusing on forests and trees. A portion of her sales will benefit the amazon Conservation Association.


Skylines and Treelines

Binder is showing urban-themed work in oil – densely packed cityscapes, skylines and streetscapes – along with aluminum backed drawings and other dry media and notebooks of similar themed small drawings, including scenes of Washington DC.

Aug 13

Past Exhibition

Summer All Member Show

Join us for First Friday-  August 5th,  6 - 8pm.

Looking for a brief respite from the headlines and the traffic?  Escape to Studio Gallery!  We will be presenting two floors of work illustrating the many ways that our artists use "to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities".  Come visit the gallery and enjoy a bit of needed diversion.

Jul 16

June / July 2016


Steven Marks

The Faces of North+Charles:
The Politics of the Gaze

When does empathy become exploitation? Large-scale portraits of the people who live and work in Baltimore’s troubled North Avenue and Charles Street corridor ask viewers to consider this question, as well as their own place in the photographic transaction, in a provocative new exhibit that explores the perilous space in which contemporary documentary photographs are made.



Steven Marks' Reception:  June 25, 4-6 pm

First Friday Reception: July 1, 6-8 pm

Trish Palasik's Reception: July 9, 4-6 pm

Trish Palasik

Forms of Expression

These works begin to explore some of the ways that figurative, abstract, and natural forms express aspects of our shared human experience.


Post Corcoran

Studio Gallery is proud to present a show of recent Corcoran graduates. These artists have evolved their style over four years at an institution that has gone through many changes. Throughout this complicated time, these students demonstrated that the Corcoran continues to inspire our future generation of artists.

Jun 18

May / June 2016

Trix Kuijper

Familiar Faces

The faces might seem familiar but the settings are as surreal as ever in Trix Kuijper’s new collection of three dimensional figures.  This is an exploration of that feeling you get when meeting a complete stranger and thinking you know them.  Despite the strange headgear and bizarre found objects these pieces will have you asking, “Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?”





First Friday: June 3, 6 - 8 pm

Artists' Reception: June 5, 4 - 6 pm

Artists' Reception: June 11, 4 - 6 pm

Andrea Kraus

Retrospective : Shades of Yesteryear

Most of these works are juxtapositions of images from antique shops using acrylic paint and collage from bits of old photographs, newspapers and illustrations.  The items used are meant to convey personal as well as general memories from the past. 


Joyce McCarten

No Bushes in the Bush - My Beautiful Journey to Niger

Abstract paintings made after a journey to Niger, West Africa, where drought conditions have produced a certain kind of beauty.

May 21

April / May, 2016

Micheline Klagsbrun

Blossoms of Loss and Desire

Following her acclaimed solo exhibition at the Katzen Art Museum in 2015 - Free Fall Flow – Micheline Klagsbrun turns to the darker side of the botanical world in her new show titled Blossoms of Loss and Desire. Comprising paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media sculptures, this exhibition marks another subtle shift in her approach towards even more fluid and translucent forms and compositions.


First Friday Reception:  May 6,  6 to 8pm

Artists' Reception: Sunday, May 15, 3 to 6 pm

To include Discussion with curator Aneta Georgievska-Shine

Miriam Keeler and Suzanne Goldberg Artists' Reception:  Saturday, May 21, 4 to 6 pm

Miriam Keeler

The Usual Sins

Artist Miriam Keeler uses vibrant color and contemporary contexts to explore the proverbial 7 Deadly Sins in modern life. Are Gluttony, Envy, Sloth, Anger, Greed, Lust and Pride as old-fashioned as they sound? Or do they provide the energy that fuels our media-oiled, consumer-driven society? Through seven irreverent paintings the artist finds that visual imagery often leads to insights not so easily captured in words.


Suzanne Goldberg

Landscape Visions           

The works in this exhibition include several landscapes and abstract paintings, which use fragments of photographs taken from the air of the earth's contours. In my work I express the joy and passion I feel when engaged with art--always conscious of form and structure, while line, color, and texture play against
each other.  Sometimes my work is more abstract but always responsive to nature.

GARDEN GALLERY                                                                             April 27 - June 18


  Three artists go one on one on one, pooling favorite images then - using paint, paper, camera, computer - reconstruct them as collages.  The results are triple plays: architectural, urban, unexpected.


Three artists go one on one on one, pooling favorite images then - using paint, paper, camera, computer - reconstruct them as collages.  The results are triple plays: architectural, urban, unexpected.

3:00 pm15:00

Past Events - Anthony Schneider discusses "Repercussions"

Book signing

We'll engage in deep discussion about Schneider's novel, "Repercussions."

About the Book:

Henry Wegland, a former African National Congress activist now living in New York with his son Glenn and his daughter-in-law, encourages his grandson, Saul, to travel to South Africa and make a documentary about the people involved in the country’s liberation.

Saul begins to unravel the dark secrets of his grandfather’s past and the shocking events that led to his escape from South Africa. When Saul is kidnapped in a rural township his life may be in danger and he sees the dark side of contemporary South Africa. 

 At the same time, Henry, now in his twilight years, must come to terms with Glenn and their strained relationship, making peace with the choices he once made for the two of them.

Spanning past and present, South Africa and New York, the interlocking narratives of Repercussions are a spellbinding portrayal of exile, the meaning of home, and how one man’s attempt to liberate his country changed the lives of his family for generations.

About Anthony Schneider:

ANTHONY SCHNEIDER has been published in McSweeney’s, Conjunctions, MidAmerican Review, and Details as well as several literary anthologies. Born in South Africa and educated in the United States, he divides his time between London and New York.

**Copies of "Repercussions" will be available at event.**

Apr 23

April, 2016

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Harriet Lesser

Cuba on My Mind, Again

Working despite formidable odds and decades of embargo, I remember Havana, and Cuba as a whole, as a sensory awakening atmosphere, with the reflected heat in the city, the urban compositions are imbedded my memory. For me, Cuba is here again in a new political, cultural and, aesthetic reconfiguration.



First Friday Reception:                                                                     April 1 from 6 to 8 pm

Artist Reception:                                                                         Saturday, April 9   from 4 to 6 pm




Thierry Guillemin

To Look For America

"Every moment can be experienced with creativity as unique, and new.
In painting I am looking for a taste of the wholeness of this experience.
How to come, through an abstraction, in relation with an impression that can
be as vibrant as a moment of true attention.
In a sense I always enter my studio to "look for America".


Garden Gallery


Julie Koehler                                                                                                              Through the process of constant mark making and erasing, Koehler transforms the imagery and tests her tolerance for imperfection and reinterprets the aesthetic of each result. 

Julie Koehler                                                                                                              Through the process of constant mark making and erasing, Koehler transforms the imagery and tests her tolerance for imperfection and reinterprets the aesthetic of each result. 


Eleanor Kotlarik Wang

In The Flow

The new works are rhythmic explorations of repetitive motions found in Tai Chi practice.  By observing and sensing the flow in her own daily practice, the artist interpreted the outer and inner physical energies of some of the movements.  Her usage of line and color on canvas and paper culminate in a personal fusion of art, meditation and physical energy. 



First Friday Reception:                                                                                                  April 1 from 6 to 8 pm

Artist Reception:                                                                                                 Saturday, April 9   from 4 to 6 pm

Mar 26

March, 2016

March, 2016



Adam and Eve: The Ultimate Screw Up  

They had everything but wanted more.  They lost everything for the promised apple.




First Friday:                                                          March 4,  6 - 8 pm

Artists Reception:                                                 March 12, 4 - 6 pm              

Artists' Reception for Elizabeth Curren and Jo Levine:                                                                          March 19,  4 - 6 pm   Artists Talks

Closing Reception for Amy Davis:                          March 26, 4 - 6 pm



Jo Levine


Jo Levine seeks to reawaken our childhood sense of wonder – and even playfulness – with photographs exploring shadows’ varied shapes and moods.  Many of her photos are also “shadow plays,” evoking dramas that unfold in the viewer’s mind.


Elizabeth Curren

Pages and Prints                          

Elizabeth Curren’s artist’s books and collagraphs reflect her interest in natural and invented landscapes. Each work represents a journey, real or imagined, that engendered questions and wonderings about time and place.




           Madeleine Finley

           Madeleine Finley

Feb 27

February, 2016




Sally Kauffman

Relaxed States

Using figure and place as a starting point, Kauffman explores the boundaries of abstraction and figuration in her paintings.




First Friday:                   Feb. 5, 6 - 8 pm

Artists’ Reception:        Feb. 13, 5:30 - 8 pm

Closing Reception:       Feb. 26, 6 - 8 pm

Black History Month:                                            What A Time to Be Alive

A Photographic journey into the literary world of prolific Black authors and poets.  Studio Gallery presents photographers using various forms of photo manipulation to celebrate Black History Month.  Curated by Iwan Bagus and Maya Fletcher.


First Friday Reception:
               February 5, 6 - 8 pm

Artists' Reception with Live Poetry Slam:
               February 13, 6 - 8:30 pm

Closing Reception:
               February 26, 6 - 8:00 pm

Special Performance with Nag Champa & Friends:
              February 20, 7 - 9:30 pm   RSVP required



Gordon Binder

Gordon Binder

Miriam Keeler

Miriam Keeler

Jan 30

January, 2016

Judy Southerland

History Painting for a Small Town

A collection of people surrounds us as we grow, and the remaining residue, along with material loose ends and unfinished business in the studio, coalesced in a series of oval paintings drawn from the legacy of portraiture. Following that lead, text became a kickstart to visual musings on a place where words are primary in translating experience, but images have power to reveal secrets and become an antidote to corrupted stories and games.


First Friday: January 8, 6 - 8 pm
Artist: Saturday, January 9, 6:30 - 9 pm
Artist's Talk, with Steve Cushner: January 23, 4 pm

Queen Beez

Reach For It!

THE QUEEN BEEZ, teen girls from Langston Terrace Dwellings Anacostia Community Outreach Center, will exhibit their work which is a culmination of a years' collaboration with several of our gallery artists. Together they have created works of compelling individual and group identity and expression.


First Friday: January 8, 6 - 8 pm
Artist: Saturday, January 9, 3 - 6 pm

"Dynamics of the DCArt Scene:  Then and Now” 

Sunday, January 10 from 3 – 5pm

Join us for a panel discussion at Studio Gallery moderated by Jack Rasmussen to celebrate Studio Gallery's 50th Anniversary  in honor of our founder Jennie Lea Knight.  Admission is free and open to the public. 

Meet our panelists who are local artists or gallerists and include Nancy Frankel, Jane Haslem, Amy Hughes Braden and Trevor Young.  They will address the increasingly vibrant local art scene, how it's changed, where it is now.   Bring your questions and friends!