Jim Hoehn A&M1

I am an artist and author living in Gaithersburg, MD. When painting, I have worked primarily in oils, acrylics and water colors. I have been a member of the Maryland Federation of Art, the Montgomery Artists Association, the Gaithersburg Fine Artists Association, Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) for the City of Gaithersburg and as a juror for art shows around the Mid-Atlantic region. My work has appeared and been discussed on CBS, Bloomberg News, ABC radio and local TV stations. 

Website: jimhoehnart.com

Instagram: instagram.com/jimhoehnart

Email: jhoehnart@gmail.com

Angela Lacy A&M1

My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experience in Tokyo where I grew up.   Viewing woodblock art painted centuries ago by Japanese master artists deeply made an impression, particularly the unique bold composition and harmonious colors. Painting watercolor using a pouring technique reminds me of the essence of woodblock paintings. Through my art I desire to capture simple yet inspiring surroundings in everyday places and in new places when I travel.   I hope my painting will evoke joy in viewers’  hearts as it gives me great joy to paint.

My highest achievement was winning a Gold medal at Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 39th International Juried Exhibition in 2018.  Due to this award the image of my painting appeared in the “21 Best Water-media Paintings of the Year” article in the February 2019 issue of “Watercolor Artists” magazine.

Website: www.angelalacyart.com

Instagram: angela_lacy_art

email: alacy1130@gmail.com

cell: 240-447-5356

Barbara Mandel A&M1

Barbara is a plein air and studio painter, working primarily in oils. She is also a Teaching Artist at Art Works Now in Hyattsville, a School Docent at National Gallery of Art, and an art therapist.

When painting plein air Barbara finds inspiration mainly from local landscapes and the French countryside. In the studio she works on subjects such as chefs, cafés, and patisseries.  She has exhibited at local venues such as Politics and Prose, Gallery B in Bethesda, Brookside Gardens, and the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Fellowship Hall Gallery.

Jeanne Powell A&M1

Travel near and far introduced me to the joy of plein air painting.  My imagination responded to the challenge to study light, color, and design in the landscape.   I work in oil and gouache.  My work is representational but expressionistic, seeking to capture the feeling of cityscapes and natural landscapes.  I also like to paint people, animals, and objects, from life rather than from photographs.  My plein-air experience includes a dozen years in classes with Walt Bartman plus more than twenty workshops with Walt in Maine, Big Sur, the Bahamas, Sicily, Prague and Budapest, Mallorca, Santorini (twice), Florence, Ireland, Mexico, Argentina, France, Cuba (twice) and the Italian Lakes, as well as Tilghman Island.  I take advantage of local workshops by other Maryland artists and enjoy participating in a variety of plein-air paint-outs such as the Frederick County Barnstormers (annual), the Yellow Barn Green Paint-Out, and the Kensington Labor Day Art Show (annual).  And I enjoy painting with other artist friends on our own trips to near and far places.  Italy (anywhere), southern France, and Penobscot Bay, Maine are my favorite painting destinations.

I held solo exhibitions of my work at the Yellow Barn Gallery in 2006, 2008, and 2014 and participate frequently in Montgomery Art Association, Chevy Chase and Potomac Women’s Clubs, and Gaithersburg Fine Arts group shows.  My paintings have been accepted in many juried shows sponsored by the Yellow Barn, the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, the Hill Center, and the Bethesda Urban Partnership and have won numerous awards, including first prizes and Best in Show in a number of shows.  I have been a member of Gallery 209 at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, MD since its inception in 2017. 

Website: https://www.jeannepowell.com
e-mail:  j.w.powell@verizon.net
Phone: 301-926-7568

Galleries Re-Open Fall 2021

In September we are re-opening the galleries with new monthly reception hours that will coincide with monthly Open Studios. Gallery openings will now be held on First Saturdays from 11am – 3pm, unless a holiday bumps events to Second Saturday. September 11th, from 11-3 will be our first opening paired with open studios, depending on COVID numbers and public health guidance at the time.

New programming is also on the way!


Cathy Hirsh is the new Curator for the A&M Guest Artist Gallery at Parklawn.  Each month, the Gallery showcases emerging and established artists from the Washington Metropolitan area and beyond who are not affiliated with the A&M community.  Cathy is also an A&M Resident Artist (studio #41) and the founder and manager of Gallery 209, which will now exhibit monthly in another of the A&M Parklawn public galleries.  An award-winning visual artist, her work spans landscapes, floral, and abstract subject matter in multiple media.  Cathy also teaches art workshops and classes in her studio.  A past president of the Montgomery Art Association, she managed the MAA Gallery at the Westfield Wheaton mall during its 6-year existence.   Cathy enjoys painting on location as well as creating in her studio.  She looks forward to meeting many new, and returning, visitors to A&M!

CathyHishArtist@gmail.com   www.HirshStudio.com   www.Gallery209Art.com


Gallery 209 will have its “Grand Re-Opening” on September 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 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.

Marcia Bhorjee          
Jamie Downs             
Janet Fox                 
Cathy Hirsh                  
Jim Hoehn                 
Angela Lacy               
Frank Mancino        
Barbara Mandel     
Geri Olson                 
Margaret Polcawich    
Jeanne Powell         
Ann Schaefer
Patrick Sieg
Elizabeth Stecher               
Vicky Surles                
Maduka Francis Uduh
Anastasia Walsh        
Patricia Zannie

The gallery will be open to visitors whenever the Artists & Makers Studios building is open: Monday-Friday, 10am – 4 pm, for First Saturday Opening Receptions each month, 11 am to 3 pm, and for periodic special events.  Or anytime, by appointment.

For further information, please visit http:// www.Gallery209Art.com, or contact artists@Gallery209Art.com.

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/Gallery209Art   Instagram:  @gallery209art


Our beautiful long Gallery Hall will now showcase the incredible work of our many talented Resident Artists with monthly rotating themed exhibits. Visit the exhibit and the artists who created the work in their studios to see more during monthly open studio events tied to our gallery openings – typically First Saturdays from 11-3pm.

Tanner Jensen, Affiliate AZ

When I was a child, all I wanted was to be around horses. I wanted to ride them, watch them, smell them.I wanted to know everything about horses.I also wanted to paint, to be an artist. Decades later, it’s still all that I want to do.

I’m enthralled by horses. Their strength, their grace, their beauty— the sheer joy expressed through their movement sends me reeling. This is why I use the visage of the horse as my gateway to deeper meaning.

It’s a mystery to me why the horse lends itself to my search for understanding, but it does. Through these animals, I have learned to be a much better human being. They’ve taught me patience, given me lessons about life and death, lead me through grief, and are a constant reminder to stay present and to delight in this miracle of a world.

The expression of my gratitude and love — the asking of unending questions through brush and color — gives me boundless joy and the deepest satisfaction.

I hope that you enjoy my art and that it takes you to a place of wonder and joy.


Arizona Origins A&M AZ

To us, Arizona has always been the symbol of the American West, and we’ve always felt drawn to explore all that the state has to offer. We purchased our first home and started the origins of our own family here, and in this way, we connect deeply to the history of this unique place.

Some of the oldest prehistoric cultures in the world migrated to what is now the American Southwest and through their hard work developing irrigation canals, cultivating maize, and building advanced trade networks, they would forever change the North American landscape.

With the European arrival in the 16th century, this rich, cultural mixing bowl, led to unique innovation but also resulted in brutal violence, mirroring the extremes of life and death that can still be found in the local environment.

Throughout the past 10,000 years, Arizona and the Greater Southwest has served as a beacon for explorers, adventure seekers, and those wishing to pursue a life that is non-conventional – but it’s not for the faint of heart. If you truly wish to experience all that Arizona has to offer, you must be willing to experience the extremes that people have been managing for centuries. 

We believe it is important to share the unique stories and historical items that illuminate the origins of the American Southwest as we feel it will help us to integrate the valuable lessons learned into the modern world.

We hope you will join our family on this modern day adventure!

– The Adams Family
Arizona Origins

Linda LoPilato A&M AZ

Some of the happiest days of my life begin when I greet the day with a paintbrush and a half-finished painting. It is like reading a book. Sometimes you know how it will end, sometimes you do not. It is the process that I enjoy. I have been engaged in the art process my whole life.

My father was in the Army and my mother was from Germany. We were always travelling. I ended up attending the University of Arizona and receiving a Masters of Science. I moved to California for thirteen years. There I worked as a Counseling Psychologist and later as a Computer Programmer/System Analyst and started a family. We returned to Tucson and I was a high school teacher. It was not until recently that I have found the time to totally immerse myself in painting.

During the hot summers of Tucson, I step inside my studio to find my inspiration. I have been creating and painting mandalas for over thirty-five years. The geometric logic used in painting a mandala was influenced by a technology career. I enjoy the challenge of designing harmonious and contemporary geometric abstracts.

Every spring the desert explodes with cactus blossoms. It motivates me to explore matching acrylic or oil paint with the colors of nature. In the fall and winter, the wide expanses and Southwestern pastel colors are enjoyed from a travel trailer with landscape and urban painting along the way.

I love the artist’s way of life because it encourages me to search for the extraordinary in the ordinary. It allows me to take note of the beautiful colors and patterns of the Southwest. It makes me enjoy the lights and darks of everyday life and seek the symmetrical patterns in seeming chaos.


June 2021 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Bold and Vibrant Local Artists Showcase in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce new gallery exhibitions featuring local artists Kristin Harvey and Suzanne Villella—on display through June 31st, 2021. Kristin Harvey’s centerpiece “Our Beautiful Desert,” shown in the Main Gallery; is part of the artist’s show “Desert Magic.” These paintings are full of color and nuance, representing our beautiful Sonoran Desert. Suzanne Villella’s work, shown in the Gallery Hall, portrays a world of color and symbolism through mixed media. Both artists present a unique vision of their life experiences in vibrant, beautiful details. The galleries are open: Friday 12PM – 6PM, Saturday 10AM – 4PM, and Sunday 12PM – 6PM, or by appointment.

Office Hours
Friday 12PM – 6PM, Saturday 10AM – 4PM, & Sunday 12PM – 6PM

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

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios as the last available studio fills. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

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.


June 2021 in the Galleries at Oro Valley

Paulette Insall A&M AZ

My paintings are created through intuitive responses while engaged with the work. The process is completely organic and spontaneous. What emerges on the canvas is an internal language that is highly emotional and personal, yet at the same time universal. It speaks of places unseen, but at the same time comforting and familiar…like memories of a place we feel we have been before, but can’t quite recall all the details of the experience.

My inspiration comes from both my life experiences and the colors and forms found in nature. Living in the Pacific Northwest just outside of Portland, I am surrounded by a never ending wonderland of lush green forests and a bounty of colorful flora. Using color as language, my work is alive with emotion through the movement of the brushwork and the luscious layered colors. Much like memories, each painting is filled with layer upon layer of paint, building a rich history into each piece.

Though largely self taught over my career, I have studied with Krista Harris, Audrey Phillips, and Charlotte Foust. I am influenced by the work of Joan Mitchell, Cy Twombly, Willem de Kooning, Monet, and Van Gogh.


WEEKLY Saturday Art Market – Starting April 17th, 2021 – 10am to 1pm

FREE! Enjoy your Saturday morning under our gorgeous portico with Resident Artists and invited artists from Oro Valley and Tucson. Shop for artistic holiday gifts and handmade items while supporting hardworking artists from the local community. Join us starting Saturday April 17th from 10am to 1pm for this weekly event. This open air market will coincide with the Farmer’s Market next door at Steam Pump Ranch. During your visit, plan to tour our Resident Artists’ studios and the galleries with rotating ongoing exhibits. ***Masks firmly covering nose and mouth + social distancing are required.***

Artists interested in showing and selling, apply with our manager – orovalley@artistsandmakersstudios.com

No booth fee, no commissions on sales – artists keep their earnings while we build community! Once juried in, you will need to bring your own table set-up and chair each week.


Pam Krebs A&M AZ

Artist Statement:  I paint in both traditional and water mixable oils. My paintings are expressions in “realism / gestural realism”.  I create the illusion of space and depth, rendering the composition and lighting so that my paintings subject appears real, but not photo real. Layers of paint are applied with attention given to color values and temperature to capture the subjects form. The subject texture is modeled utilizing varied brush strokes, thickness of paint and a palette knife. 

My paintings run the gamut from Still Life to Landscape, Floral, and Seascape. I paint what I see directly from life as well as from my own photography references. 

From concept to completion my paintings are a reflection of the beauty that speaks directly to me. 

My Background: With a Bachelors of Fine Art from Bradley University and graduate work at Kellogg School of Business, I spent 30 plus years in Brand Marketing Communications. Over that time I received the Obie Award, Möbius Award, Effie Award, Long international Award and Clio Award, among others. In retirement I have returned to my fine art and enjoy the time I have to devote to my painting. The Arizona desert and mountain landscape is magical and inspiring. It is the perfect place to pick up my brushes! 

To reach me for pricing on original oils or to commission a work, please contact me at pamkrebs4481@gmail.com. My art can also be purchased an an archival print or giclee on stretched canvas. My art can also be viewed at:


Jennifer Logun A&M1

Jennifer Logun’s paintings weave spatial constructs with rigorous color study. She works in acrylic paint on large canvases using non-traditional tools and techniques. Gouache on paper paintings, color-aid on paper collages and hand-stitched fabric collages serve as studies for and meditations on her larger canvases. Jennifer became interested in the intersection between color and three-dimensional space while pursuing her Masters of Architecture degree. Her graduate thesis explored The Materiality of Process and as an architectural designer she continued to look at projects first and foremost through the lens of color and materials. Jennifer’s most recent pieces further delineate the juxtaposition of surface and volumetric color. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and has taught in both the Interior Design Department and the Foundation Department. Her courses focus on color and design for undergraduate as well as graduate students and are a large influence on her explorations. Jennifer has lived and worked in New York City for over two decades where she also draws inspiration from unconventional conversations with her three children.

Yuno Baswir A&M1

My paintings are abstract. The form of my artwork is the result of my interest in expressing and depicting the dynamics and the tension created by the juxtaposition of things that are opposite, such as:

. one vs. many

. light vs. dark

. cool vs. warm

. ascension vs. descent

. still vs. dynamic

. what is on the right vs. what is on the left

. what is above vs. what is below

. what is in the foreground vs. what is in the background

. what is visible vs. what is invisible

. the feminine quality vs. the masculine quality

I choose specific kind of lines, colors and shapes to emphasize the contrast between opposites.

Through these juxtapositions and the resulted paintings, I hope my artwork communicates to the viewers the values and the feelings we all can recognize.
I also want my paintings to speak about things such as: harmony, growth, hopes, the zeal of life and optimism, the mystery of life, unity, and diversity.

Spending 24 years of my life in Indonesia and 33 years in America greatly influences my work, both visually as well as conceptually.

Personally speaking, painting for me is an act of remembrance of all that I love.

ydb, washington dc, may 9, 2017


March – April 2021 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ
Local Abstract Artist Showcased in Main Gallery

(Oro Valley, AZ) – Artists & Makers Studios in Oro Valley is pleased to announce our new gallery exhibitions featuring local artist Rae Miller. Rae is a well-established abstract artist whose paintings and monotypes have been shown internationally in galleries and public installations.  Raé’s works are both dynamic and subdued, as her fascination with light is a recurring theme. Having lived in New Mexico, Mexico and now Arizona, Rae’s encaustic and cold wax painting are a reflection on place, imaginative studies in translucence and texture. This show brings a wide range of her works into one space including paintings and monotypes. The galleries are open 12-6 pm Friday- Sunday or by appointment. The galleries are open 12-6 pm Friday-Saturday-Sunday or by appointment.

Office Hours
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley
Steam Pump Village
11061 North Oracle Road, Suite 150
Oro Valley, AZ 85373

Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios as the last few fill. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

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 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 March and April, 2021

Spring 2021 in the Gallery

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Hosts
“My Picture Tells a Story” with Neal Schlosburg

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is proud to feature the work of Neal Schlosburg in our first 2021 exhibit. “My Picture Tells a Story” features twenty stories by twenty people – a unique portrait study in human emotions.

“Sharing emotions and troubling stories with family members or close friends is difficult for many people. We are afraid of what another will think of us. Society tells us not to burden another with our troubles.

Instead, many of us internalize them, blow them off when we need to share them, even tell them to an inappropriate person. It affects our moods, our outlook, our day-to-day life, and our relationships. Some swear they will take these feelings and stories to their grave. Unfortunately, some do sooner than later.

People tell me their personal stories and I listen to them without judgement. In telling their stories, I use unique images. My work shows sharing personal, emotional stories can be safe. Yours can be too.”

“My Picture Tells a Story”  with Neal Schlosburg
March 16th through June 26th, 2021

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

Visit A&M1 Parklawn with timed tickets to view this very special exhibit. A mask firmly covering nose and mouth, as well as strict social distancing are required at this time for entry into the building. Interested parties can order date and time slot tickets on the artist’s website.

Each slot is limited to six tickets. https://mypicturetellsastory.com/

Come discover the most welcoming artspace in the area.

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 66 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.

Press Release for Spring 2021 Exhibit

Zita M. Simutis, Affiliate

Zita served as President of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild from May 2009 until June 2011. She is a wet feltmaker, dyer, and embroiderer and you can see her artwork at Fiberworks at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and at the Studio Gallery in Davis WV. Online you can see Zita’s work at torpedofactory.com, listed under artists. She was a Resident Artist in the Fiber Studio at VisArts Center in Rockville, MD from April 2010 to March 2013, and the Fiber Studio project was juried in by Stacy Sklaver and Judith HeartSong.

She has taken surface design and dyeing classes at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington DC, The Art League of Alexandria, VA and at Springwater Fiber Workshop in Alexandria with Candace Edgerely. Zita’s felting teachers include Jorie Johnson, Chad Alice Hagen, Lisa Klakulak, Liz Clay, Sharon Costello, Liz Clay, Andrea Graham, Chris White, and Renate-Maile Moskowitz.

Zita primarily focuses on combining felting, dyeing, and embroidery, producing a variety of products, including gorgeous purses, scarves, wall hangings, table runners, and vessels.

Zita’s work has been selected for juried exhibits in the DC area at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art, VisArts, The Creative Craft Council and at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, WV .

Formerly she served the Director of the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and concurrently the Chief Psychologist of the US Army.

Specialties: Felting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Beading

Cognitive Psychology 

Pat Goslee, Affiliate


Anne Sanderoff-Walker A&M1

Smooth silks…

Warm wools…

Color, Color, Color

These are the tools that noted weaver and fiber artist
Anne Sanderoff-Walker uses to create wearable fiber art,
quilted wall hangings, and Judaica Legacy pieces.

Anne chooses the fibers she uses for their color and texture. She focuses on clothing construction using her own hand-woven textiles. The fabrics for her legacy wall hangings are carefully chosen based on each original design.

Choose a completed piece from Anne’s gallery, or commission a custom, one-of-a-kind design to flatter your body, decorate your home, or commemorate a special celebration such as a wedding, commitment ceremony,
anniversary, birth, or religious occasion.


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