JAN, 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

Garden Gallery

Nicole Salimbene


Salimbene evokes a sense of the archetypal and the contemplative by creating art that is based in the poetics of materiality and dialogue on the ecology of the internal and external. In this installation, she demonstrates these concepts through the sculptural construction of scapulars.

Scapulars are worn over the shoulders (scapula) for protection and as a symbol of devotion within the Catholic faith. Iconic images are embedded in the pendants that rest on the chest and back. Remixing the scapular, Salimbene replaces traditional iconography with a range of materials, from water and grass to receipts and mirrors. Multiple scapulars hang in web formations, encouraging contemplation and dialogue on the roles of protection and devotion in relation to self, community, and our planet. 

"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!  Prosecco and appetizers will be served.