“A Grand Re-Opening and Re-Visioning” December 2021

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Re-Opens to the Public in December with New Art Programming and Open Studios

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is delighted to re-open to the public starting with December exhibits and Open Studios. December 4th from 11am – 3pm will be the official kick-off event for winter exhibits – which will normally be held every First Saturday of the month (2nd Saturday if major holidays fall on or near First Saturday.) Enjoy a gorgeous exhibit titled “CELEBRATE” with Resident Artists, invited artist David R. Daniels – exhibit curated by Cathy Hirsh, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting all their new work as they join Resident Artists at the Parklawn property. Additionally, “Beauty of the Southwest” is a one-day-only pop-up exhibition of artwork created by Compass Atelier workshop artists this past summer in New Mexico. The show will feature more than 50 original paintings inspired by the sublime beauty of the American Southwest. This event will also coincide with Artists & Makers Studios’ Open House where 3 other art exhibits and dozens of artists’ studios will be on view for your pleasure.

“A Grand Re-Opening and Re-Visioning”
with Resident Artists
“Watercolor Journeys” with Invited Artist David R. Daniels – curated by Cathy Hirsh
The Artists of Gallery 209
“Beauty of the Southwest” with Compass Atelier Workshop Artists

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, December 4, 2021

Artist in Gallery
Saturday, December 11, 11 am–3 pm
Artist David R. Daniels will be available to answer questions

Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Drive
Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Award winning artist David R. Daniels brings his spectacular watercolors to A&M for the month of December. To know David is to know his Art.  What the observer sees in David’s paintings is what he feels in his heart.  Capturing the spirit of nature and interpreting its beauty through his vision is what David loves most about making art. The medium of watercolor is surprisingly versatile, which feeds into his drive to experiment with materials and methods. David often uses a masking agent and multiple washes to achieve a range of effects, from delicate to bold. Occasionally he adds pastel, ink, or collage. David almost exclusively paints in a large format, which allows him to exaggerate his chosen subject matter. It is an ever-present challenge for him to elevate the medium of watercolor by using innovative techniques while preserving the natural beauty of its transparency.

Gallery 209 will have its “Grand Re-Opening” in December!  There will be two artist receptions, December 4 and December 11, 11 am to 3 pm at its new location, Artists and Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Drive in Rockville, MD.

The gallery provides a venue for local visual artists and sculptors, mostly MAA members, to show their work through changing exhibits each month. Participating artists, each with their own unique style, use different media in their work: watercolor, oil, acrylic, encaustic, color pencil, ink, fiber, mixed media, collage, metal, wood, glass, and other materials.

Gallery 209 was located at Artists and Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue from February 2017 to August 2019 when it had to close after losing its rental space.

During its previous operation, Gallery 209 became a favorite destination for the metropolitan Washington art community.  Its award-winning artists produced interesting and dynamic shows—truly visual feasts–every month.  Consequently, it was awarded the “Best in Rockville” Art Gallery Award for the three years it was in operation.

The 18 artists of Gallery 209 look forward to continuing this tradition once again.

The Resident Artists’ exhibit and David Daniels’ exhibit will run from Wednesday, December 1st through Friday, December 24th, 2021.  Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from December 1st through January 3rd. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, Maryland, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility and is home to 87 artists and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a one year old jewel box location with 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries and flex-classroom space. A&M Studios is dedicated to providing a supportive and vibrant environment for artists to realize their creative goals – through studio practice, collaboration, education, opportunities, networking and connecting with the community beyond our doors.

December 2021 Re-Opening Press Release

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