New Artist, Affiliate, San Gabriel, CA

Resident Artist at Artists & Makers Studios

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Sarah Stone, Affiliate, NoHo CA

Sarah Stone is a North American painter best known for her colorful interpretations of people and nature. She calls her style, “Contemporary Pop Folk Art,” a mixture of pop-culture, outsider influences, ancestral memories, and dreams. Her narrative works incorporate the people and wildlife she encounters in her travels, intersecting paths and patterns between lives and experiences. 

Largely self-taught in painting, she studied children’s book illustration and film animation at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts before relocating to LA. There she discovered the Venice studios of Roger Corman where she worked as a prop maker, animator, and set muralist. This began a lengthy career designing for film and theater productions, laying the foundation for her current multi-disciplinary art practice.

Sarah paints with acrylics on wood and mural fabric (pellon/polytab) often also employing three dimensional and mixed media materials in her work.

She has exhibited in galleries across the US, including Ghost Gallery, Seattle; La Luz de Jesus Gallery, LA; Sylvia White Gallery, Agoura; Gabba Gallery, LA; the Ontario Museum of History and Art; San Luis Obispo Museum of Art; The Autry Museum; and Lancaster MOAH/Cedar.

She lives and works in a canyon in the Santa Susana Mountains where the cycles of nature provide daily inspiration. 

www.sarahstoneart.com 

Sarah@SarahStoneArt.com 

Rebekah Vermeulen, Affiliate AZ

Art has been a significant part of my life for as long as I can remember. As a child, the act of creating held both an at-home feeling and an out-of-this-world feeling that wholly captivated me. And that captivation never faded. However, I didn’t have a serious passion for drawing or painting until after I had been diagnosed at eighteen years old with an autoimmune disease. It was during the following years while my health slowly improved that I began drawing simply as a means to occupy myself. But over time, I started to realize that I had a growing passion and desire to pursue art full-time.

In the spring of 2022, I graduated from the Milan Art Institute’s Mastery Program. My work is often a mixture of mediums and techniques, subjects and themes, but always rooted in what I find beautiful and what my heart leaps at. I’m deeply inspired by nature and everyday miracles and strive to always be intentional about looking for the beauty within the ordinary.

Email: rebekahvermeulenart@gmail.com

Website: https://rebekahvermeulen.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebekah.vermeulen/

February 2023 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville Hosts the Joyful Work
of Rachel Ann Cross for the Month of February

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville hosts Artist Rachel Ann Cross in the gallery for the exhibit “Nature, Myth, and Magic” with two additional exhibits and an Open Studio event. The February 3rd First Friday evening opening will run from 5pm – 9pm. Rachel Ann Cross is a mixed-media artist inspired by nature, creation stories from all over the world, and sacred and magical experiences. A sense of wonder plays heavily into her creative process as she builds her artwork in layers allowing for surprises and new juxtapositions. Rachel’s artwork incorporates found objects, repurposed broken jewelry, and other non-traditional art materials that are often discarded by our society. Rachel’s work is often described as joyful, meditative, and WOW. Enjoy additional exhibits – “Extremity” with Resident Artists, and 19 Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work. In the February exhibition, Resident Artists explore the various manifestations of the theme Extremity. Whether it’s about physical boundaries and protuberances or psychological limits, extremity gives art potency and magnitude. It is beautiful and disruptive, uncomfortable and arresting. It lacks constraint and requires imagination, daring and a willingness to fail. In art, extremity tells the most compelling stories.


“Nature, Myth, and Magic: Artwork by Rachel Ann Cross”
“Extremity” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, February 3rd, 2023

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

Meet the Artist with Rachel Ann Cross – February 11th, 1:00 PM

Exhibits for Rachel Ann Cross, the Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 will run from February 1st through February 22nd. 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, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is now a two-year-old jewel box location with talented Resident Artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and flex-classroom space. Construction is currently underway in San Gabriel, California for Artists & Makers Studios third location. 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release FEB 2023 Parklawn Exhibits

JAN/FEB 2023 in the Galleries with Sheila Miles

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Sheila Miles: Forgotten Beauty – Hidden in Plain Sight

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce the new gallery exhibition featuring local artist Sheila Miles.  Forgotten Beauty – Hidden in Plain Sight—on display from January 7th, 2023 through February 24th, 2022. Sheila Miles has been a figurative painter for over 50 years, exhibited in over 300 exhibitions and 200 of her works are included in such public collections as the New Mexico Arts in Public Places, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and Yellowstone Art Museum.  “When I paint I want to make the ordinary extraordinary and depict beauty in the unnoticed and represent the ambience of a place and time that has a special, memorable, or familiar iconic presence.”   The galleries are open: Thursday 10am – 4pm, Friday 12pm – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm, or by appointment.

Opening
January 7th from 10am – 2pm

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

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 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is a brand new 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.

Press Release A&M Oro Valley Jan 2023

January 2023 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville Celebrates
the Start of 2023 with the Work of Artist Pat Goslee

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville starts the new year with Artist Pat Goslee and the exhibit “Patch” along with two additional exhibits and an Open Studio event. The January 6th First Friday evening opening will run from 5pm – 9pm. Enjoy “Open Window” with Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work. Pat Goslee’s arrangements in “Patch” bring hope and joy as patchy remarks on uneven inequalities of time. These are beauty-impregnated substrates operating as patches of visual code suggesting amelioration. A dream of water so clean it can’t be seen. Flora that references the healing powers found in the Peyer’s Patch. And the pleas of fauna for continued mending of ecosystems before more life is lost.

“When we walk mindfully our feet are massaging the earth. 
We sow seeds of joy and happiness with each step.
With each step a flower blooms.”
thích nhất hạnh

1926 — 2022

“Help me to walk gently into the lives of others so that none of them will be bruised”
hopi prayer

In “Open Window” Resident Artists explore landscape from many varied perspectives and practices. The Members’ exhibit is always a visual treat in the long Gallery Hall.

“Patch” with Invited Artist Pat Goslee
“Open Window” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, January 6th, 2023

Meet the Artist – January 14th, 2-4pm

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

Exhibits for Pat Goslee, the Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 will run from January 4th through January 25th. 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, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is a two-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and a classroom/workshop space for rent. 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release JAN 2023 Parklawn Exhibits

Victoria Hanks A&M1

hankifer@earthlink.net

www.victoriahanksfineart.com

www.instagram.com/victoriaallenhanks

Victoria Hanks studied painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking at New York University and Brooklyn College, earned a BFA at Montclair State University and an MFA at the University of Hartford. A practicing studio painter, she studied and painted in Italy and in residencies in New England and upstate New York.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally.  Hanks has also written critical pieces for New York Arts Magazine and other arts periodicals and has taught studio and lecture classes at Montclair State University, Brookdale Community College and Monmouth University.

In addition, Hanks has created various site-specific installations in Venice, Italy (outdoor paper sculpture), New York, NY (Amos Eno Gallery wall painting), Newark, NJ (Newark National Building wall painting), Montclair, NJ (Montclair State University Cali building stairwell mural), Long Branch, NJ (Shore Institute of Contemporary Art wall painting), Halsey Street, Newark, NJ (window installation).

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2018 Mend Me, Too, The Creativity Caravan, Montclair, NJ

2013 The End, art629, Asbury Park, NJ

2009 Vessel, Solo Project, Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ

         The Beingness of Animals, Newark Arts Council/Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

2004 The Adventures of Suzy Creamcheez and Dr. ViaGreat, Soho20 Chelsea, New York, NY

2000 Whatsits, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY

1999 the thingness of the thing, Amos Eno Gallery, NYC

1996 Recent Work, Zuzuˆs Gallery, Hartford, CT.

1996 Stations and Satellites, Taub Gallery, W. Hartford, CT.

1991 New Paintings, Fine Art Center, Passaic, NJ

1989 Fertile Imaginings, Fine Art Center, Passaic, NJ

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022    The Hillyer Gallery, Washington, DC, Invasion

            Studio Gallery, Washington, DC, My Muse

Washington Sculpture Group, Center for Hellenic Studies/Harvard University, Washington, DC, Images Show

2021    Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD, IDENTITY Online Winter Show

2020    The Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, Patron’s Show

            Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, A Light in the Darkness

            Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD, Mid Fall Madness

            Circle Gallery (online exhibition), Annapolis, MD, Money, Money, Money

            Towson Arts Collective, Towson, MD, Holiday Show

2019   Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, New Jersey Crafts Annual:  New Directions in Fiber Art

            Jersey City Arts Council, Jersey City, NJ, 14C Art Fair

2018   Atelier Rosal, Rahway, NJ, Op Ed

Shenandoah Museum of Contemporary Art, Strasburg, VA, The Strasburg Biennial

Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ, hankifers Window Installation

2017   Valley Arts Community Gallery, Orange, NJ, First Annual Members Show

2016   Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ, POL!T!CO:  Money and Effect

2013   National Museum of Animals & Society, Los Angeles, CA, UnCooped: Deconstructing the Domesticated Chicken

2011 Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ Art Reaction Benefit

2010 Keydar Art Studio, Newark, NJ White Christmas

2009 City Without Walls, Newark, NJ Metro 26

         Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, CT, Alumni 120 Show

         Index Art Center, Newark, NJ, X-RAY VISION

2008 Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Long Branch, NJ, The Benny Show

         Transcultural Exchange, St Pancras Railway Station, London, 2008 London Biennial

         The Silpe Gallery, Hartford Art School, W. Hartford, CT, Size is Relative

         Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ, Boson Exotic

2007 The George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, Discoveries

Protest Space, New York, NY, Time’s Up

         Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ, Singularity in the Communal Tide

         Art Gotham, New York, NY, Square Foot Show

         Downtown Association, New York, NY, The Skyline Show

         Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ, Sanctuary

2006 Rupert Ravens Contemporary, Newark, NJ, Bridge Art Fair, Miami ’06.

         Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, W. Hartford, CT., Alumni Small Works Exhibition

         Newark National Building, Newark, NJ, Newark Between Us

         Art Gotham, NYC, The Skyline Show

2005 1 Washington Place, Newark, NJ, Facing Newark

        473 Broadway Gallery, NYC, The 7 Deadly Sins

2004 Transcultural Exchange, THE TILE PROJECT, International traveling exhibition

        Soho20 Chelsea, NYC, Room 605

        Brent Sikkema Gallery, NYV, Visual Aids Benefit

        Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship

        Exhibition       

        Seton Hall University, School of Law, Newark, NJ, with CWW, Living in an Immaterial World

        Downtown Arts Club, The Knitting Factory, NYC, ART BART

2003 Soho20 Chelsea, NYC, Small Works Invitational

         473 Broadway Gallery, NYC, Drawing Conclusions

         ENMU-R, Roswell, NM, The Regular Paper Show

         Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC, DogDays of Summer

         Southeast Museum, Brewster, NY, The Brewster Project

2002 Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, Benefit Art Raffle 2002

         The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA, Transcultural Exchange

         Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, NY, 9 Choose 9

2001 Greely Square Gallery, New York, NY, Emerging American Artists

         Arlington Art Center, Arlington, MA, Construction Show

         Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI, DOCUMENTA

         Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI, MONA Art Auction

         Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, The Art is in the Mail(ing)

2000 TransHudson Gallery, New York, NY, Nomads Forever

         Visual Arts Gallery, Lincroft, NJ, EXIT 109

1999 Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, MSU China Faculty

         Exhibition Exchange Transcultural Exchange, Korea, Nomads

1998 Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ, Faculty Show

         Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY, Nothing Serious

         Artistˆs Space, New York, NY Night of 1,000 Drawings

         Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY Wall to Wall

         Trans Hudson Gallery, New York, NY No Boundaries

         Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY Annual Salon Show

         City Without Walls, Newark, NJ For the Sake of Beauty

         Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, New York, NY Annual Venice Show

         Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY Some Artists

1997 Artistˆs Space, New York, NY Night of 1,000 Drawings

         Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY Nothing Serious

         Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, New York, NY Annual Venice Show

         Monmouth University Gallery, W. Long Branch, NJ Faculty Show

1996 Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY Captured Space

         Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY Lines of Descent

         Artwell Gallery, Torrington, Ct, WORD

1995 IUAV, Venice, Italy, site specific installation, Manipulated Space

         IUAV, Venice, Italy, Works in Progress

         Untitled #130 Ltd. Gallery, Wayne, NY, Quiet, Flowing and Juicy

         Organization of Independent Artists, New York, NY Salon Show2

         Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY Montclair in Manhattan

1993 City Without Walls, Newark, NJ New Members Show

         Organization of Independent Artists, New York, Salon Show

1992 Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY Montclair in Manhattan

         Blackwell Street Center for the Arts, Dover, NJ Doors and Windows

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2022 Protect Habitat, Save the World, Washington, DC

         Fiber Options 2022, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, Honorable Mention    

2021 Orange Reclaimed, i19 Gallery, West Orange, NJ

2020 Strokes of Genius, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

         The Endangered, Can Art Save Them? Art Impact International, Inc., Washington, DC

2017 11th Annual Passion Through Art, Atlantic Health System Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ

2017 Incarceration, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

2017 Emerging Artists 2017, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

2015 Fourth Annual Art Show, NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ

2012 Annual Juried Art Competition South Arkansas Art Center, El Dorado, AK

        Metro Show, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

2004 Metro Show, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

2003 Marks, Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

1998 10th Annual National Art Competition, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO

        International Juried Show, NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

        19th Annual Juried Show, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

1997 Annual Womenˆs Works Exhibit, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

1996 Paper, Art and the Book, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

        Annual Goldfarb Exhibition, Joseloff Gallery, W. Hartford, Ct.

       Connecticut Women Artists Show, The John Ely Slade House, New Haven, CT

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

2021 Ms. Ann Cole, Annapolis, MD

         Ms. Joann Vaughan, Annapolis, MD

2020 Ms. Nancy Collins, Alexandria, VA

         Ms. Shelby Claire de Lune, Alexandria, VA

         Ms. Lisa Taylor, Pasadena, MD

         Ms. Anne Rossilli, Bethesda, MD

2019, Anonymous, Montclair, NJ

2009 Mr. Ben Goldman, Newark, NJ

2006 Mr. Jack Baldwin LeClair, Franklin, NJ

2004 Ms. Illene Sunshine, New York, NY

2003 Ms. Danielle Arrecas, Tinton Falls, NJ

         Ms. Lise Alcala, Cardiff by the Sea, CA

         Catholic Charities Community Services, Bronx, NY

2002 Mr. Patrick Wornock, Brooklyn, NY

2001 Ms. Jane Harris, Brooklyn, NY

2000 Mr. Harsha Reddy, NYC

1999 Mr. Tony Zaza, Hoboken, New Jersey

1998 Mr. Michael Neuhaus, New Jersey

1997 Mr. T. Winn, NYC

         Mr. Peter Strounitsos, NYC

         Ms. Nicci Havekost, New Mexico

1996 Ms. Shandry Castelow, Tennessee

         Mr. Douglas Ferrari, New Jersey

1994 Montclair State University, NJ

         Mr. David Gray, NJ

1992 Mr. Kevin Lennox, Maryland

         Mr. Thomas Myers, NJ

1989 Mr. & Mrs. Bob Poda, NYC

         Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Vanslembrouck, Belgium

         Ms. Christine Rhodes, England

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019 The Glen Ridge Paper, Interview: Local Artist Has Two Works in MAM by Daniel Jackovino

2012 Artery NYC, Interview:  Inside the Mosh Pit with Vicky Allen Hanks by Tony Zaza

NYU Venice 1974-2011, Artists & Angiola Churchill published by NYU Steinhardt

2009 Star-Ledger, Newark in the Frame, reported by John Zeaman

2006 Jersey Journal, Behind the Seens, reported by Cotton Delo

2004 Cream Cycles/The Adventures of Suzy Creamcheez, etc., catalog essay by Tony Zaza

1998 Artnet Magazine, New York Reviews, No Boundaries, A Global Selection of NYU Artists, Trans       Hudson Gallery, reviewed by Meredith Mendelsohn

 

AWARDS

2015 Fellowship, Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY

2002 Fellowship, New Jersey State Council of the Arts, Trenton, NJ

1997 Angel Award at the Vermont Studio Center via Monmouth University, W. Long Branch, NJ

1996 Graduate Award, Joseloff Gallery, Annual Goldfarb Exhibition, W. Hartford, Ct.

 

EXPERIENCE

2008 Curator, The Benny Show, SICA, Long Branch, NJ

2004 Curator, 7 Deadly Sins show, 473 Broadway Gallery, NYC

1998-99 Freelance writer, NYArts Magazine, New York, NY

1997-99 Adjunct Faculty, Drawing I, Intro to the Visual Arts, Painting I, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Adjunct, Art Appreciation, History of Art, Ancient to Medieval, History of Art,

Renaissance to Modern, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

Adjunct, Art Appreciation, Monmouth University, W. Long Branch, NJ

1998 Panelist, Artists Talk on Art, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, What Makes a Coop Gallery Successful

1997 Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1996 Internship, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

 

EDUCATION

1996 University of Hartford, Hartford Art School, W. Hartford, CT, MFA

1995 New York University, Venice, Italy, Graduate studies

1995 Brooklyn College of CUNY, Brooklyn, NY, Graduate studies

1994 Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, BFA, Summa Cum Laude

December 2022 in the Galleries – with Resident Artists

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
3rd Annual Resident Artists Showcase
Grace & Gratitude – Art to Nourish the Spirit

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce the third annual resident artist showcase—on display from December 3rd, 2022 through December 31st, 2022. Our diverse group of resident artists will showcase works of pottery, painting, printing, and candle making. Join us for a grand opening on Saturday December 3rd from 10am-4pm.  Meet the artists and discover their unique works. All works on display are available for purchase.  Our galleries are free and open to the public. The galleries are open: Thursday 10am – 4pm, Friday 12pm – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm, or by appointment.

Office Hours
Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Friday 12:00 AM – 6:00 PM, & Saturday 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

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 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley is a 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.

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December 2022 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville Features the
Exuberant Paintings of Crowd-Pleaser David Amoroso

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville features returning Invited Artist David Amoroso for the exhibit “Top of the Pops” with two additional exhibits and an Open Studio event. The December 2nd First Friday evening opening will run from 5pm – 9pm. Enjoy additional exhibits – “Luminosity” with Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work. David Amoroso’s work is highly sought after across the DMV.  Music has always influenced David Amoroso’s life.  Whether sitting in the basement and listening to 45s or creating mix tapes from the radio, popular music captured his naïve perspective on life, love and the world.  As a teenager, frequent trips to Kemp Mill and Waxie Maxie’s introduced David to new genres of music, and he began to buy records based on the album covers.  By the 80s, it was David’s dream job to create oversized paintings of album covers for Tower Records.  New Wave, Punk and Alternative Rock were his favorites and eventually inspired him to join a band.  Amoroso discovered that being in a band was exciting at times, but it was mostly like being married to five people you would not marry. Album art developed his aesthetic, highly shaping the way he photographed people and eventually painted them.  David loved the way that musicians were captured in photos and art.  As a photographer and painter, it has always been his desire to create images that look iconic and make everyone look like rock stars – even those who have never picked up an instrument and should avoid karaoke! “Top of the Pops” is a series of paintings featuring music icons that found success, despite their troubled lives and the obstacles they faced.  Are they Amoroso’s favorite musicians of all time?  Not necessarily, but each of them was omnipresent at some point in his life and impacted the world around us in a significant way.“Top of the Pops” was the world’s longest-running weekly music show, and it featured performances of the week’s best-selling popular music records, cruelly excluding any tracks moving down the chart. 

“Top of the Pops” with Invited Artist David Amoroso
“Luminosity” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, December 2nd, 2022

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

Meet the Artist with David Amoroso – December 10th, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Exhibits for David Amoroso, the Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 will run from November 29th through December 21st. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release DEC 2022

Artists Sunday, November 27, 2022

Shop virtually, or set an appointment with one of our Artists to shop in person!! Browse their profiles on our site to learn more about them, and then connect for real honest-to-goodness handmade gifts and treasures for those you love – or that special something you have always wanted.

Maryland Artists

Arizona Artists

 Artists Sunday is a day to support local artists in your community.

 Artists Sunday was created in 2020 to encourage people to shop with artists and buy art as gifts during the holidays.

 There’s perhaps nothing more personal than a gift of the arts.

 Give something special, unique, and handcrafted this holiday season and support local artists and the local economy.

More than 500 communities across the United States have come together for the third year to champion local artists and promote the giving of the arts this holiday season.

 Communities from coast-to-coast, large and small, are celebrating Artists Sunday on Nov 27, 2022 by highlighting local artists, creators and makers and promoting the giving of artistic items and experiences for the holidays.

 Positioned during the year’s busiest holiday shopping weekend, Artist Sunday, falls between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.

 Artists Sunday unites artists and communities across the country, all promoting shopping with local artists.

 Artists Sunday, the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov 27 this year), is the world’s largest art event, dedicated to supporting artists and recognizing the impact they have in enriching our lives, communities, and the economy.

Elizabeth Matthews A&M1

Elizabeth Matthews is an oil painter working in the New Romanticism style using dramatic landscape as a metaphor and setting to confront challenging life experiences. Matthews lives and works in the Washington, DC metro area with a studio in Bethesda, MD. She was born in Salt Lake City and taught art in the Utah school system for ten years. Her education includes an M.Ed. in teaching and learning from Utah State University; and a BFA from Brigham Young University in painting and drawing; a K-12 teaching certification and a gifted and talented endorsement. 

Her work is currently included in the Potomac River Life exhibit at the Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA. She has work in the respected art collection of Salt Lake Community College and her work has recently been recognized with two honorable mention awards at The Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA (2022); “Painting of  Exceptional Merit” artist award from Rehoboth Art League (2022 & 2021); and an FY21 EMGRR artist award from Arts Fairfax (2020). Other distinctions include solo exhibits at Bountiful Davis Art Center (2020) and Finch Lane Gallery (2019); and painting awards at Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Gallery (2020) and the Springville Museum of Art (2017).

ElizabethMatthewsArt.com

Damien Carter A&M1

 
I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer serving clients in the Washington DC area. I love to capture special moments for clients and I strive to leave you with lasting memories that truly capture the essence of YOU. I have photographed families and portraits since 2010 and I began to shoot weddings in 2013.

Once I got that wedding bug I couldn’t let it go. Being a part of milestones in your life and being able to preserve them for you is an honor and a privilege for me. When you choose me as your photographer 2 things I can guarantee and that is my eye for storytelling and timeless images.

DamienCarterPhotography.com

Inge Burman A&M1

Originally from Pretoria, South Africa, I lived and worked in Cape Town from 1995-2022. I recently relocated to Maryland and have joined Artists & Makers Studios.

I hold a BA Visual Arts (2010) and an associate’s degree in journalism. Additionally, I have pursued continuing education and training, including mentorship, community arts facilitation and volunteering.

My work has encompassed oils, acrylics and watercolors, pastels, ceramic sculpture, linocut printing and collage, and often incorporated embroidery and knitting. My thematic/conceptual interests concern the complexities of the human condition and the role of duality in our social and psychological worlds.

I have participated in several group exhibitions over the years including at Beit Berl, Israel (1982), the Natal Society of Arts, the AVA and Ruth Prowse Art School (1990’s), the Innovative Threads Exhibition at Artspace Durban (2007), and the ‘Mi’Story Exhibition at the Jean Welz Gallery in Worcester. In 2012 my work, ‘Hestia’s Lament’ was a finalist in the prestigious Vuleka competition, in 2013 ‘Emancipation 11’ appeared in the Sasol New Signatures finals. In 2014 I had two works, ’Urban Palimpsest’ and ‘Mirage’ in the finals of the Vuleka competition and in 2015 I won first place with ‘Undergrowth’. Most recently, my work appeared in “Paper” at Glen Carlou gallery in 2021 and Edg Gallery – an online exhibition in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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November 2022 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville Showcases the Work
of Erwin Timmers and Artists of the Washington Glass School in November

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will welcome Invited Artist Erwin Timmers along with Artists of the Washington Glass School for the exhibit “A Show of Hands” with two additional exhibits and an Open Studio event. The November 4th First Friday evening opening will run from 5pm – 9pm. Enjoy additional exhibits – “X marks the spot” with Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work. Erwin Timmers is the Co-founder and Director of the Washington Glass School. His work references sociological and environmental issues of concern to him, primarily how we, as a society, consume and discard precious resources. For this topic the choice of materials becomes a more important discussion, so Erwin endeavors to use recycled materials to express concepts and ideas of recycling and use of the environment.  Recycled glass is difficult to use, so he has had to develop new and experimental techniques to exploit the characteristics of this material. A Show of Hands explores personal and cultural traits as they relate to present day social trends. Technological “advances” have changed the landscape in human interaction, and social media focuses on aspects of cultural loss, fake news, mass manipulation, and diversion and division. This series is about the expression of nonverbal and abstract themes like trust, communication, and connection. Erwin’s portfolio showcases the possibility and beauty of recycled material, while encouraging the viewer to consider his or her environmental impact.

“A Show of Hands” with Invited Artist Erwin Timmers
along with Artists of the Washington Glass School
“X marks the spot” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, November 4th, 2022

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

Artist Discussion with Erwin Timmers – November 12th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Exhibits for Erwin Timmers, the Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 will run from November 1st through November 22nd. 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, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is a two-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and a classroom/workshop space for rent. 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release NOV 2022 Parklawn Exhibits

Erwin Timmers Biography

Rosalind A. Manahan – Bezaworx A&M AZ

Rosalind, or Joy to many, has always been an enthusiast of design-related art, mainly architecture, interior design, graphic design, packaging, and other commercial art, even as a child. As a 6-year old, she created her own envelopes using magazine ads and made her own stickers and stationery set.  She worked tirelessly on her school posters, making sure they grabbed attention. In high school, she enjoyed creating stencils by hand for a t-shirt project. She found the packaging art and materials interesting and was fascinated with structures that had a uniquely impressive interior or exterior.

While working as a designer and later as an art director at a print and packaging company in California, Rosalind was able to lead several design projects and develop websites for notable local companies. In 2010, she (with her husband Manuel) founded Bezaworx LLC, a graphic design company that assists small businesses and organizations with their branding, printing, and marketing needs. A few years later, two other services were added – garment decoration and promotional products distribution, both born out of several requests from friends and clients.

Rosalind has extensive experience in print design and marketing in a deadline-driven and budget-conscious setting. She loves the creative and problem-solving nature involved in the fast-paced branding and promotional industry. There’s gratification in being able to produce or provide the client’s items in a timely manner and in the most affordable way.

Rosalind holds a B.S. Degree in Architecture from Saint Louis University, Philippines. She remembers being totally immersed in Industrial/Graphic Design, one of the subjects covered in the course wherein she had to design toys, packages, and brochures from scratch by hand without any digital files. After graduating and passing the board exam, she worked as a drafter and junior architect for a few short years in Baguio City, her hometown. She feels blessed that she was able to raise and stay with her 2 boys, now teenagers, while slowly building her small business.

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Helen Hanssen Woodworks A&M1

Helen Hanssen is a maker and craft person interested in hand-tool woodworking. Influenced by the work she did working in historic preservation and graphic design, Ms. Hanssen became enamored of traditional joinery methods and 18th century hand tools. Shaping wood with antique hand tools allows for her to bring all her passions together, including her background in Japanese art and design. Through the use of hand tools, she embraces the physical demands of ripping, crosscutting, and re-sawing timber after the furniture parts have been carefully laid out.

Ms. Hanssen finds using antique hand-tools in her workshop a satisfying experience and enjoys restoring vintage tools— many of which started out as rusted metal or dried up wood. A number of her hand planes date from the early1800s to 1960s and required some degree of tuning and refining. She believes working with hand tools isn’t all about creating an end product but rather the pleasure in the journey such as feeling the bite of a sharp chisel or driving a tenon home with one final tap.

Wanting to set up a small apartment workshop, many of Ms. Hanssen’s early projects were “shop furniture” designed by Christopher Schwarz at the Lost Art Press, such as the Dutch tool chest, a Japanese tool box, a saw bench, and a Roubo-tyle workbench. For a beginner, these projects act as a deep learning primer for hand-tool woodworking. From this hand-tool foundation, Ms. Hanssen started attending multiple woodworking classes taught by Aspen Golann (Bench brush, Windsor Chair, and pencil-making) at the Florida School of Woodworking in Tampa, Florida.

Recently retired from her position with the federal government, Ms. Hanssen is now embarking on her hand-tool woodworking adventure full-time.

Education

Helen Hanssen grew up in Maryland and received her BA in East Asian Studies with an emphasis on Japanese art history from the University of Maryland, College Park. She later studied graphic and web design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and fine art B&W photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Ms. Hanssen had a gratifying 39-year career working for the federal government in Washington, DC as a web and graphic designer.

Helen Hanssen Woodworks

Jay Jacobs, Affiliate AZ

Although Jay’s propensity for drawing and painting was evident at an early age, it remained largely dormant until later in life. Jay Jacobs grew up in Newark and later, Maplewood, New Jersey in the 1950s and 1960s.His parents recognized his promising art ability and enrolled him in art classes at the Newark Arts School. His first painting made in 1963 still hangs in his mother’s residence.

As a teenager, athletics and academics took precedence over art. In fact, Jay’s interest in creating art was limited for the next four decades. During that time, he obtained a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1972 followed by a Medical Degree in 1978. Jay became board-certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. In 1983, he and his wife, Debbie, moved to Mesa, Arizona to begin a 35-year Cardiology career. During that time, they raised two daughters. His art talent surfaced occasionally in school and family projects.

Prior to retirement, Jay’s fascination with drawing and painting was reignited, and he began taking classes and workshops in various mediums and styles. Once he was fully retired, he immersed himself in art. He read extensively, studied and experimented with various art forms and styles. He attended art classes and even enrolled in online art history courses.

Having grown up in the New York metropolitan area, Jacobs was intrigued and influenced by the art and lifestyle of the abstract expressionist of the New York School. He particularly related to the free-flowing drip paintings of Jackson Pollock. The work of these expressionists inspired Jacobs and contributed profoundly on the development of his artistic voice.

With the assistance of his mentor, Marianne Mitchell an established artist and instructor, Jacobs transformed from representation abstraction to his current free-flowing style. Jacobs’ cardiology experience which encompassed the pressure of making continual life-and-death decisions reduced the fear of failure anxiety faced by many artists. Jacobs’ philosophy is “mistakes” may not be mistakes but his sub-conscious at work. Sometimes, mistakes become the central focus of a piece. However, Jay remains undeterred and unafraid to attempt a variety of palettes and techniques. While creating, Jacobs discovered a technique using rubber bands that mimics the effect that Pollock obtained by dripping his paints.

As a self-proclaimed introvert, Jay allows his art to express his “inner self”. He states, “Paintings are visual lyrical expression of thoughts expressions that I find difficult to express with word”. Marianne Mitchell believe he has an intuitiveness that reflects his sub-conscious and enhances his style. Jacobs approaches each painting without the knowledge of the final composition. He selects colors and applies random marks while employing subconscious thoughts, emotions and previous experiences.

With the use of lines, shapes, colors, layering and textures, he creates a visual lyrical composition. Jay wants the viewer’s eyes to flow freely around the canvas. The results enable one to discover something new with each viewing. The painting is complete when it demonstrates a visual lyrical interpretation of his “inner vibes”.

Currently represented by Arredon Art Gallery in San Diego. Jay had a successful one-man show in March 2022. His artwork is now displayed in over 20 private collections.

Are you that collector? Jacobs realizes that abstract expressionism is not for everyone. His art is searching for the special collector who appreciates the beauty and complexity represented in his visual free-flowing lyrical compositions.

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Carolyn Anne Fisch A&M AZ

There is a certain aesthetic that makes someone want to approach a piece of artwork at first glance. My objective as an artist is to create this intrigue. As I continue to hone my craft, I explore new ways in which to defy gravity, tango with physics, and simply play. At least half of my work goes early into the reclaim bucket, waiting again for another chance to emerge. Only the pieces with confident voices will evolve when my heart is on a positive journey with them.

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OCT/NOV in the Galleries with Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ

“Fiber Expressions”
Art Exhibition by the Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists and Makers Studios, Oro Valley, is proud to present “Fiber Expressions,” an exhibition of innovative work in fiber. Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona is a group of 11 established artists committed to creating and promoting textile and fiber art. Located in Tucson, Arizona, they explore both abstract and representational themes in their work. By employing a variety of techniques such as piecing, applique, collage, hand and machine stitching, FASA artists have created compelling and unique works of art for this exhibition.

Exhibit Dates
October 2 – November 25, 2022

Opening Reception for the Artist and Community
Saturday, October 8th, 10 am – 12 pm

Gallery Hours
Thursdays 10 am – 4 pm, Fridays 12 pm – 6 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village, 11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150, Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville, established in October 2014 by artist and arts community builder Judith HeartSong, is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists. Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ is a jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 3,575 sq ft of studios, galleries, and classroom space for rent. 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.


Fiber Artists of Southern Arizona Press Release

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