Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Washington Printmakers at the Ratner Museum will have a reception on Sunday, July 12 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Featured artists include: Barbara Bickley, Deron DeCesare, Jenny Freestone, Mike Hagan, Pauline Jakobsberg, Fleming Jeffries, Trudi Ludwig Johnson, Tonia Matthews, Margaret Adams Parker, Lee Newman, Terry Svat, Victoria Vogl, Max-Karl Winkler, and Ellen Verdon Winkler. Gallery hours are Sun. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Mon. - Thurs. 12 noon - 4 p.m.

Strathmore Fine Art presents the Washington premiere of Rubber Bullets and Feather Fountain, seven modern art sculptures by Daniel Wurtzel, from June 24 to Aug. 13. The Rubber Bullets are three sculptures over seven feet tall, plus three sculptures that are four feet 10 inches tall with butterflies suspended inside solid, clear, flexible, platinum based silicone rubber.

Held in the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. The Mansion at Strathmore is located one-half mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. There is no charge for admission to The Mansion at Strathmore. Gallery hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 301-581-5200 or visit

Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery announces the opening of the juried show "Antiquities" on July 7. The artists are inspired by ancient motifs and have interpreted them in the creation of modern pieces. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited. The show will close on Aug. 9. The gallery is located in Studio 18 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center at 105 North Union Street in Old Town Alexandria on the waterfront. The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., except on Thursdays when it is open until 9 p.m. Free admission.

Adnan Alsaffar of Bethesda will hold his second solo exhibit of landscape, abstract, and studio paintings at the Yellow Barn Gallery, Friday July 24 through Sunday July 26, 2009. The Gallery is open from 12 noon to 6 p.m. An artist’s reception is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday July 24 in the Gallery. This event is organized in cooperation with the National Park Service and the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Yellow Barn Gallery is located at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland. All events are open to the public. Contact the Yellow Barn Gallery at 301-371-5593, the artist at 301-229-3977, or the National Park Service at Glen Echo at 301-492-6229.

<cal1>Now through July 19

<cal2>"Wide Asleep — Half Awake." Presented by Glen Echo Park’s Photoworks Gallery

Glen Echo Park’s resident digital and darkroom photography studio, Photoworks, presents an exhibition of works capturing the dreamlike worldview of Czech-American photographer Michael Borek. The exhibition runs from now through July 19 in Photoworks Gallery at Glen Echo Park. The gallery is open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and by appointment.

"Paintings from Here and Abroad" features artists Chris Luckman & Catherine Miller June 26 to 28 from noon–5 p.m. At the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The Opening Reception is Saturday, June 27 from 5-7 p.m.

Vian Borchert, a Potomac artist, is holding art classes at Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg. For a list of classes visit or 301-258-6394.

Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. Free exhibits of emerging artist work and art sales. Each weekend features the work of a different artist. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit

The Bethesda Art Walk allows art lovers to visit downtown Bethesda’s gallery community from 6-9 p.m. on the second Friday of every month. Many galleries change exhibits monthly and hold receptions showcasing the featured artist in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk.

Glen Echo Pottery. Glen Echo Pottery maintains ongoing exhibits in the Glen Echo Pottery Gallery in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors and students. Every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call 301-229-5585 or visit

Glassworks is the D.C. area's first glass school located in Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. When classes are not in session, the studio is open for visitors to observe glassblowing and view the work of resident artist Rick Sherbert. Call 301-229-4184 or visit

The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo exhibits continually in the Art Glass Center Gallery. These exhibits feature the work of resident artists Diane Cab, Christine Hekimian, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Bobbi Vischi. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. All exhibited work is made at the Art Glass Center Studio. The Art Glass Center also produces other exhibits featuring resident artists, faculty, students and invited artists. The gallery and studio are open to the public on the weekends and by appointment. Contact Bobbi Vischi at

Glen Echo Pottery in Glen Echo Park presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. Open every Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m. Call 301-229-5585 or visit

Photoworks is a unique resource for both student and professional photographers to develop their talents through classes, workshops, and exhibitions. The Photoworks gallery is open every Sunday and Wednesday, 1-8 p.m. and during all scheduled classes and workshops. Call 301-229-7930 or visit