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May 2019 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Host Must-See Exhibits for the Month of May

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are hosting five gorgeous exhibits at both studio centers for the month of May. Five exhibits will open for First Friday festivities between 6pm and 9pm on May 3rd and will showcase artists open studios for browsing, along with additional studio group exhibits.

“Modern Botanicals” with Lesley Riley
“In the Moment: Recent Work by Cathy Abramson”

“WTF Gurlz” Mimi Frank, Kate Kretz, Betsy Packard, Angela White
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

“Watercolor: A New Direction” with David Daniels
“What Color is Your DNA?” with Nana Bagdavadze
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

David Daniels Gallery Talk on May 25th at 11am – Wilkins

Visit A&M1 and tour the three main gallery exhibits for the month of May, and open studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville and enjoy Theremin music with Arthur Harrison. Additionally, A&M2 is proud to present two gallery exhibits along with more resident artists’ work in the open studios, exhibits by Gallery 209 and The Montgomery County Camera Club will present a solo exhibition by member Anthony Williams, all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, May 3rd, and continue through Wednesday, May 29th, 2019.  Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays 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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. 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. 

“Modern Botanicals” with Lesley Riley
Her work with leaves began three years ago when she moved from the city to a mountain forest. Her eyes and heart were opened to a new, deeper and more meaningful form of creative expression. In her surroundings, inspiration literally falls at her feet. Riley combines the 150-year-old cyanotype process with a little water (wet cyanotype) and modern digital technology to enhance and be witness to the inherent beauty of leaves.

“In the Moment: Recent Work by Cathy Abramson”
This recent body of work continues to tell stories but is more attuned to painterly qualities, revealing people and objects through light, color and brushstroke. “A single moment in time” comes to mind when one views her work, as each image appears to freeze-frame a whir of urban activity or a quiet moment in the landscape and offers the viewer a chance to reflect on that moment’s juxtaposition with and application to other locations, cultures, and actions. Like photography, she deals with events and moments that vanish but unlike photography she can paint a memory.

“WTF Gurlz” Group Exhibit with Mimi Frank, Kate Kretz, Betsy Packard, Angela White
While the ‘WTF Gurlz’ pursue individual responses to finding meaning (in life, politics, religion, culture, and art), we also share a unified desire to try and collectively understand what’s going on in our world. And why. We pursue these questions through strong and diverse artistic work. But we also pursue these questions as a group, through meetings, conversations, and through the community of strong women artists that we are building together.

“Watercolor: A New Direction” with David Daniels (Additional Gallery Talk, May 25th at 11am – Wilkins)
David Daniels art lies directly in the three-way intersection of his biology degree, his art degree and his love of nature. Those three elements have equally shaped Daniels’ life and art. He finds watercolor surprisingly versatile, which feeds into his drive to experiment with various materials and methods. Borrowing from batik, Daniels’ uses a masking agent and multiple washes to achieve a range of effects, from delicate to bold. It is an ever-present challenge to push the limits of watercolor by using innovative techniques; all the while, preserving the natural beauty of the medium. Each painting in this exhibit is a delicate dance between his desire to bring harmony and beauty to the viewer, and an exploration of new directions.

“What Color is Your DNA?” with Nana Bagdavadze
By successfully donating bone marrow to her sister, Bagdavadze developed fascination towards genetics and began to visualize DNA. In her work, the iconic Double Helix represents a symbol of life, rebirth and healing. We are made of this organic living language and share 99.9%. This series of paintings titled; “What Color Is Your DNA?”, represent the connectedness of everything and celebrates what we have in common with each other and the universe. Captivated by the rhythm and complexity of its form, in the Double Helix ladder the artist sees the dance between art and science. Throughout history, each has borrowed knowledge from the other and each uses the other to understand and express itself.

Exhibit Details for all Five Shows May 2019

Press Release

Jennifer Howard A&M2

I am a painter and graphic designer who has lived and worked in Washington, DC for over 32 years. My paintings are about the moment, the immediacy of paint applied honestly, thickly and
emotionally on canvas. I strive to convey a textural quality to the surface with layers of color and an emphasis on capturing light. 

I have always loved to spend time outside and plein air painting has been a perfect match of painting in the moment and fulfilling my need to connect with nature and all its power. It gives me the space to dream and be inspired by life. Many of my current sources of inspiration come from the greater Washington, DC area but my love of nature started in my childhood in the Hudson Valley and many trips to the Adirondack Mountains of NY. 

I hold a BS in graphic design from SUNY College of Buffalo. I have studied at the University of Siena, Italy; Corcoran College of Art and Yellow Barn Studio.

I continue to enjoy a long career in advertising and communications.

jhoward@dearlysincerely.com
jenniferhowardartist.com
202.494.5647

Lily Kak A&M2

Lily Kak is a watercolor artist who was born and raised in India where she learned art in high school.  She rediscovered her passion for art 20 years later after having immigrated to the US, raised two children, completed her PhD, developed a career in international development, and took several art courses. She travels extensively around the world, especially in Asia and Africa in her profession as an international development expert.  She is inspired by the vibrant and diverse cultures that she experiences as she travels globally and these are often reflected in her art-work.  Pursuing her two passions – art and international development – demands discipline to make time for both.

Lily is a signature artist of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.  She won awards at the 2017 and 2018 Kensington Labor Day Art Shows. She has exhibited in several shows at Glen Echo Park, Brookside Garden, Friendship Heights Community Center, and the Kensington Labor Day Art Shows.  She is a member of the Montgomery Art Association, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Glen Echo Yellow Barn, Artist and Makers Studio, and Rockville Art League.

lilykakart.com

lilypkak@gmail.com

Paola Luther A&M1

Paola Luther’s delicate touch and sense of light and color infuses her broad range of art styles and mediums.  Paola has been painting since childhood. As an adult she became a professional artist in fine arts and continues to expand her skills under the tutelage of artists from Washington DC, Los Angeles, Spain, Peru and Central America.  Paola has attended multiple workshops with talented artists around the world. Traveling is a large part of Paola’s artistic inspiration. She has produced colorful plein-air pieces, commissioned paintings and portraits.  Paola’s original works can be found in private collections in the United States and Europe.

paolaluther.com
paola@paolaluther.com

April 2019 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Celebrate the Coming of Spring with Five Exhibits and Open Studio Weekend

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are ushering in Spring with five exhibits at both studio centers. Five exhibits will open for First Friday festivities between 6pm and 9pm on April 5th and will showcase artists open studios for browsing and again for the Open Studio Weekend following on April 6th and 7th from 12-5pm.

“Splotch Monsters” with Steve Loya
“Branching Out – Works on Paper”
with Ronni Jolles
“Lions Tigers & Bears” the paintings and drawings of Kathy Moore Wilson
and Spring Open Studio Weekend
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, April 5th, 2019
Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

“An Exploration of Proxemics” with printmaker Matthew T. McLaughlin
“Land Portraits: a soulful journey” with Leslie M. Kraff and Cecelia M. Laurendeau
and Spring Open Studio Weekend
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, April 5th, 2019
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Enjoy celebratory food and drink at A&M1 and tour the 3 main galleries and open studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville and enjoy Theremin Music with Arthur Harrison. Additionally, A&M2 is proud to present wine and light refreshments along with more resident artists’ work in the galleries and studios, exhibits by Gallery 209 and the Montgomery County Camera Club’s exhibit “Black, White and Monochrome”, all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, April 5th, and continue through Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.  Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays 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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. 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 APRIL 2019

April 2019 Exhibit Details

Spring Open Studio Press Release

Pooja Campbell

My figures co-habitat a world filled with nature and colour – because that is how I see myself. Essentially nature. The subtleties, complexities, the curves, and arches of the body are very like the forms and lines you would find in the natural world around us.

Using line and form as structural guidelines, I sort through the internal dialogue I have about the realities of life, the truth in meditation, and my place in nature.

Sometimes I conflict with nature – my un-enlightened self, and sometimes I am in harmony with it – my ultimate self.

In my lotus series, my goal is to get the viewer to focus on the simplicity and elegance of line along with the beauty and almost abstract quality of the shapes.

I respond deeply to the lotus’ symbolism and the role it plays to a Hindu in our spiritual awakening. Rising from muddy waters to a thing of beauty and purity – devoid of attachment, the ultimate goal.

By keeping colour to a minimum, all extra noise is cut off and viewing the paintings becomes an almost meditative experience.

EDUCATION

1999 – 2001 – Textile Designing Cape Technikon, Cape Town, South Africa

1995 – 1999 – B.F.A Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

1994 – 1995 – Visual Arts Centennial College, Toronto, Canada

1991 – 1994 – Fine Arts Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore, India

www.poojafineart.com

March 2019 in the Galleries at Parklawn & Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2
Present a Grand Fourth Anniversary Celebration at Two Locations Featuring the Work of Resident Artists in Five Galleries

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are proud to mark the organization’s fourth anniversary at two locations with “at 4(four)” featuring the artwork of more than 150 resident and affiliate artists in the studios, galleries, and halls of both studio centers. A five-gallery exhibit will open for First Friday festivities between 6pm and 9pm on March 1st, and will showcase artists open studios for browsing as well.

“at 4(four)”
A Grand Fourth Anniversary Celebration

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, March 1st, 2019

Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852
and
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Enjoy celebratory food and drink at A&M1 and tour the 3 main galleries and open studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville and enjoy Theremin Music with Arthur Harrison. Additionally A&M2 is proud to present wine and light refreshments along with more resident artists’ work in the galleries and studios, exhibits by Gallery 209 and the Montgomery County Camera Club, all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, March 1st, and continue through Wednesday, March 27th, 2019.  Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays 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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. 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 March 2019

Work by John Dennis Murphey “Roma”

February 2019 in the Galleries

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, February 1st, 2019

“Something Old & Something New” with Russell Simmons
“Baba Yaga’s Garden”
with Therese Brown
“Canvas & Silk”
with Phyllis Gordon
Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

“Fiber as Form, Form as Fiber” with the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, February 1st, and continue through Wednesday, February 20th, 2019.  Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays 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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. 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 & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present Four Stunning Exhibits at Two Locations for the Month of February along with Resident Artists’ Open Studios to Browse

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring four new exhibits for the month of February at two locations. A&M1 Parklawn will host solo exhibits for artists Russell Simmons with Something Old & Something New – examining a career of more than 45 years with work that is kinetic and grounded in the elements of lines and colors of the African diaspora – unexpected patterns, images, shapes, texture, and collage; Therese Brown’s Baba Yaga’s Garden – a series of wet cyanotype prints on watercolor paper, and lumen prints on Ilford photographic paper. The garden is muse and mentor. Also at Parklawn, Phyllis Gordon’s solo exhibit Canvas & Silk – brings inspiring views, beautiful flowers, and intimate compositions that capture the moment in paintings and elegant hand painted scarves. A pair of flutists will perform, and enjoy Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall.

At Wilkins marvel at the work of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild – Fiber as Form, Form as Fiber – from wall art and quilting to weaving and free-form crochet, there is something for everyone by these talented artists, as well as the Montgomery County Camera Club’s member exhibition, and a new exhibit by the member artists of Gallery 209.  With free parking at both locations and the best parties in town, join the crowd for a memorable evening.   These exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on February 1st, and artists’ studios will be open for browsing at both locations.

February 2019 Press Release

Feb 2019 Exhibition Details

January 2019 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present Five Uplifting Exhibits at Two Locations for the Month of January along with Resident Artists’ Open Studios to Browse

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring five new exhibits for the month of January at two locations. A&M1 Parklawn will host solo exhibits for artists Wayson R. Jones with Elementals – considering the landscape through thickly textured paintings, Sharon Fox-Mould’s Angels and Abstracts – informed by her Jamaican roots, and Maduka Francis Uduh’s At Peace, At Home – sculptures inspired by his native Nigeria. At Wilkins enjoy the work of Jamie Downs – Searching for Oneness: 50 Years of Spiritual Art, and the photography of Howard Clark in For Love of Landscape.  These five exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on January 4th, and artists’ studios will be open for browsing at both locations.

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, January 4th, 2019

“Elementals” with Wayson R. Jones
“Angels and Abstracts”
with Sharon Fox-Mould
“At Peace, At Home”
with Maduka Francis Uduh
Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

“Searching for Oneness: 50 Years of Spiritual Art” with Jamie Downs
“For Love of Landscape”
with Howard Clark
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn hosts “Elemental” – Wayson R. Jones considers landscape, not pictorially, but as an embodiment of process: geologic, meteorological, and cosmologic. Concerned with primal forces and masses that underlie the built world we often take for granted – these thickly textured pieces have a sculptural, weighty presence that at times recalls rock, snow and ice, or dried-up waterways. “Angels and Abstracts” features the colorful combined series of Sharon Fox-Mould. The sculptures of Nigerian artist Maduka Francis Uduh in “At Peace, At Home” began 30 years ago, inspired by his environment as he created pieces influenced by the culture, landscape, and the socioeconomic uncertainties of his country. In a new chapter of his life, he finds himself on a new journey of creativity. Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall as well as resident artists’ open studios will add to the experience.
  
Additionally, A&M2 on Wilkins is proud to present “Searching for Oneness: 50 Years of Spiritual Art.” Jamie Downs has worked in mixed media non-objective painting for over 50 years exploring themes of oneness and transcendence, searching for her own personal archetypes. “For Love of Landscape” features the photographs of Howard Clark and reveals the hidden treasures in our neighborhoods, local parks, our National and State parks. The Montgomery County Camera Club hosts a group exhibition titled “The Winner’s Circle”, along with a new exhibit by the member artists in Gallery 209 and resident artists’ open studios – all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn with free parking at both locations and the best parties in town.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, January 4th, and continue through Wednesday, January 23nd, 2019.  Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays 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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. 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.

January 2019 Press Release

January 2019 Exhibit Details

Studios…Get Your Studios!

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn and Wilkins maintain 36,000 sq. ft. of studio space at two locations after opening full and on wait list in March of 2015 at Parklawn! We now host more than 150 artists in two locations with dedicated classroom and workshop space for teaching artists, along with five galleries. Tour today for available studios, or get on our wait list for your dream studio.

 

 

A&M is the 2018 Editors’ Pick, Best Place to Experience Art in BEST OF Bethesda Magazine

Artists & Makers Studios is the
“Best Place to Experience Art”
according to the editor
s of the 2018 issue of
BEST OF BETHESDA MAGAZINE, JAN/FEB 2018

 

Featuring the studio of Kristina Penhoet
Featuring the Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler and students
 Featuring Christine Cardellino (Torpedo Factory Artist) and her solo exhibit at A&M

“Want to try your hand at painting, glassmaking or even belly dancing? Artists & Makers Studios has offerings in everything from smartphone photography to doll-making and provides an outlet for all kinds of creative pursuits for beginners through professional artists……..”

Editor’s Pick PDF here

 

And Best Bets in the same issue of BEST OF BETHESDA MAGAZINE
Featuring the work of David Amoroso
and mentions for
Marily Mojica
&
Sergio and Claudia Olivos

“Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was known for her intense self-portraits, but an exhibitionat Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville shows how four local artists depict the famous painter, feminist and political activist. The Mexican holiday Day of the Dead is another common theme among the paintings and mixed-media artwork by David Amoroso, Marily Mojica and Sergio and Claudia Olivos on display in the exhibition Frida and the Day of the Dead……”

 

Best Bets PDF here

The Compass Atelier with Glen Kessler

The Compass Atelier now has three classrooms – a 1,000 sq ft classroom located at Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn in Rockville, The Compass Atelier Annex in studio 8 at A&M1, and a new 1,100 sq ft classroom at Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville that offer classes and more for all skill levels and many disciplines, styles, and subject matter.  Weekly Classes offer a great entry point to art-making.  The Certificate Program takes those interested in a professional artistic career to that goal in the most efficient way.  Weekend Workshops with internationally acclaimed visiting artists provide yet another dimension to artistic learning.  Study Abroad programs give students access to the world of art.  For more information on all this and more visit TheCompassAtelier.com or follow us on most every social media platform.

Peter Swift A&M2

Peter Swift is an award-winning contemporary realist artist.  his artistic philosophy is simple:  “I always paint common, everyday objects.  Using symmetry and design, I try to turn them into something new.  If the symmetry is successful, it will create a kind of dynamic stillness.  The painting will almost seem to absorb sound.”

Peter is a leading proponent of a developing new genre of still-life painting called “Magic Symmetry”.  Magic Symmetry is a combination of: (a) photorealistic renderings of objects; and (b) arrangement of these objects in symmetrical designs, such as circles.  Still-life symmetry is quite different from the traditional “slice-of-life” or “snapshot” approach, showing the objects on a table-top or in a cabinet, which has been used for centuries in still-life painting.  A good example of Magic Symmetry would be Peter’s painting entitled “Eight Wood Screws” shown above (acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, or 122 x 122 cm).

peterswiftartstudio.com

2019 Monthly First Friday Gallery & Open Studio Events

Come and see gorgeous gallery exhibits at two locations (just 9/10’s of a mile apart in Rockville) each month, and enjoy resident artists’ open studios, demos, entertainment, wine and light refreshments. We throw the best parties in town!! Events are typically First Friday unless a major holiday pushes them to Second Friday.

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility with 65 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 73 resident artists. 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.

2019
Jan 4th
Feb 1st
Mar 1st
Apr 5th (Open Studio Weekend April 6th and 7th, 12-5pm)
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
Aug 2nd
Sept 6th
Oct 4th
Nov 1st (Open Studio Weekend November 2nd and 3rd, 12-5pm)
Dec 6th

Kristina Penhoet A&M1

Kristina Penhoet creates abstract and expressionist sculpture using traditional and modern felt-making techniques.  Her work takes cues from living organisms, landscapes and architecture; seeking to find beauty in the strange and ugly and pursuing themes of connection, mutation and diversity. Her use of wool as a tactile, natural material is consistent with her themes and the organic properties of her work.

After earning a degree in biology, Kristina attended Otis College of Art and Design concentrating on sculpture and environmental design, eventually pursuing a degree and career in architecture. When she became disenchanted with restrictive creative process of architectural design, she rekindled her love of making and discovered fiber as a medium.

Originally from the West Coast, Kristina currently resides in Washington, DC with her family and a naughty dog that wants to be good.

KristinaPenhoet.com

Terry Svat A&M1

I am artist and a printmaker in Washington DC area. I have been creating art my entire adult life. My prints hang in Argentina, Chile, Germany, Panama, Brazil and most recently in the new embassy in Sarajevo. Because I have had the opportunity to live and travel across the world, I naturally absorbed some of the culture and the spirit of the people including their symbols, rituals, and markings.

Terry Svat

Neal Schlosburg A&M2

Neal Schlosburg – Juried Artist – NS Fine Art Images

Artist Statement

Neal Schlosburg, photo artist: The mood of an image is a shared experience between artist and viewer.

I explore energy, emotion, and sensibilities with my images and their titles. My goal is to have an expressive exchange; one soul directly to another. I converse with light, shades, tones, textures, shapes, and words to tell a story and to convey my feelings. Life is diverse, so too are the moods.

Artist Bio

I am an artist who paints with light. My camera is my palette, my lenses are my brushes, Photoshop is my painter’s knife, and metal is my canvas.

My creative life began early with charcoal and pastels. More than fifty years past, my first hands on experience to photography was in summer camp. We developed black and negatives and printed them as contact sheets (thumbnails). The textures and shades of charcoal and pastels would later inform my photographic art.

Through the course of my life, my influences and passions have changed and evolved. Most of my artistic images over the last seven years reflect my desire to interact with spontaneous emotions. My subject matter is varied, but it is people and flowers I am most drawn to.

Music has also been an essential part of my life, and it entered the creative process in an unexpected way. Looking at one of my fine art images, a large delicate white flower with linen like petals, my wife said it reminded her of a beautiful wedding dress. The moment she made that comment, Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” played in my head. Since then, all my images are named after a song title, an album title, or a band name.

NS Fine Art Images