Artists Beyond Our Doors

Artists & Makers Studios is pleased to highlight the talents of creative professionals from across the country in Beyond Our Doors. 

Adjoa Burrowes

Adjoa Burrowes is a mixed media artist, educator and author of over a dozen books for children.    She uses a variety of media in her

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Alonzo Davis

My art choices and worldviews have been inspired by travel.  Through travel, I seek influences, cultural centers, energies, new terrain and the power of both

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Anne Havel

I benefit from personal sensory issues which cause radical direction shifts.  My unconscious issues, apparently, are the undisputed project manager at all times. Through my

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Anne Marchand

For Washington, DC based painter Anne Marchand, Abstraction is her way to explore the very nature of life.  She speaks to a clear captivation with

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Annette Kearney

I live in Portland, Maine.  I use many materials in my work which are for the most part dimensional.  Currently I am making encaustic monotypes

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Barry Gregg Clayworks

Barry Gregg is a clay artist living in Decatur, Georgia.  He has shown at Signature Contemporary Craft Gallery, Mudfire Gallery, The Swan Coach House Gallery,

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Carol Brown Goldberg

My painting reflects interest in science, art, and history…my interests unites in color, line and composition. Creating my work slows down the universal shared time.

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Christine Cardellino

Before anything else, I have a passion for paint and faith that in it and through it, something deeply meaningful can emerge.  In contemporary art,

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Cindy Packard Richmond

If someone had told me in 2000 that I would become a professional artist, I would have countered, “Sure, right after I’m done orbiting Mars.” 

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Cory Oberndorfer

My work fixates on nostalgia, American popular culture and youth.  I use imagery that I think will be universal to everyone who was once a

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Craig Kraft

I have created sculptural artwork for the past 35 years and public artwork for the past nineteen years. Over eighteen works have been sited/commissioned by

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Debra Halprin

Artist, Debra Halprin, projects her view of the world through her artwork.  She works in water media and finds visual excitement through contrast and color. 

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Denée Barr

Washington, DC native, multi-media artist and vocalist Denée Barr is an artistic chameleon.  Denée studied engineering, film and art at the University of Maryland College

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Elissa Farrow-Savos

The sculptures I create are somewhat inside out.  I take what is inside our heads and hearts, and represent those things through form and found

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Elizabeth Levine Braun

Elizabeth Levine Braun began her training in stained glass at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence, France in 1981.  In 1984 Elizabeth traveled to

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Ellen Sinel

Ellen Sinel’s work has always focused on landscape – from her early linear abstraction, to the present abstract representation.  She works in oil and varied

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Ellyn Weiss

Ellyn Weiss is a visual artist in two- and three-dimensional works, as well as an independent curator, with studios in Mt. Rainier, MD and Truro,

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Elsabe Dixon

Elsabe Dixon is an artist and educator whose practice includes drawing, construction, curating, installation, writing, performance and social engagement.  Dixon received her BA from Averett

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Elyse Harrison

One of the best things about dedicating yourself to a lifetime of making art is that you get to a point where you realize just

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Evan J. Parker, III

You’d think that after almost sixty years on the planet, I would handle things like taxes, the business side of art or an artist bio

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Eve Stockton

Eve Stockton’s woodcuts are inspired by close observation of nature and an eclectic interest in science.  Utilizing a multifaceted background in architecture and art, Stockton

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Fierce Sonia

Fierce Sonia is a multimedia artist who frequently works in obsessive series, often working on many pieces at once; retelling the story over and over

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Floris Flam

The work of Floris Flam is inspired by the geometry of the world around her. It is abstract, but often suggests architecture, influenced by having

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Francie Hester

My work is a series of studies and reflections on how pattern emerges from random events, how random events form memory, and how the passage

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Freya Grand

Freya Grand’s paintings have grown out of journeys to many uninhabited places –  places possessing particular power, requiring time and immersion to absorb.  These works

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Georgie Sharp

I live on the edge of the “Australian Outback” where the colours are bright, the horizons huge and the people larger than life.   I

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Gina Louthian-Stanley

Gina Louthian-Stanley is a Roanoke County, Virginia native.  You can find her working in her studio most evenings and in the wee hours of the

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Greg Braun

Architecture: a space acknowledged by perimeters, actual or perceived.  My art is a direct extension of the architecture that defines a gallery — walls. Walls

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James Steele

First and foremost, I photograph what interests me.  I don’t photograph what doesn’t interest me.  Most of my work is black and white landscape and

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Jaymi Zents

Artist Statement The human figure has always been the primary focus of my work.  The contradictions inherent with the body provide much of my interest. 

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Jennifer Kahn Barlow

My work is intimate, bold, and focus on the sweeter things in life: confectionary.  My paintings of confectionary distill precious moments from the normal chaos

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Jo Ann Tooley

Jo Ann Tooley is a fine art photographer who specializes in black & white.  She shoots mostly with film and uses a medium format camera. 

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Joan Belmar

Artist Joan Belmar was born in Santiago, Chile in 1970.  He left Chile for Spain, at the age of 24, where he began painting professionally

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John Bodkin

I am primarily a painter, but I tend to think of myself as just an artist. I love to paint. No, I really love to

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Judith Pratt

Judith Pratt is an assemblage and installation artist whose work incorporates a wide range of materials including aluminum, plasterer’s tools, roofing materials, fabric, synthetic polymer

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Julianne Fuchs-Musgrave

Almost all art begins with marks on paper. Some are then transformed with scissors and glue. The paper constructions from my childhood have evolved into structures

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Kari Minnick

My art and life are a study of contrasts: order and chaos, thick and thin, questioning and acceptance.  Using rich surfaces and layers of glass,

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Kelly Walker

Kelly L. Walker paints with zeal and confidence, committing spontaneous reflections of her mood and emotions to canvas.  Walker’s abstract paintings demonstrate the techniques, textures

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Kyujin Lee

In the spirit of Surrealist automatism, I begin by creating spontaneous marks on paper or canvas; I often just brush over, splatter, and/or spill water-based

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Laura Peery

When I look at images of my work, I see something so removed from the making process, I’m not sure what the viewer sees.  Does

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Leslie Fry

My sculptures and works on paper are inspired by basic human needs: food, shelter, clothing, love and consciousness.  I model, cast, draw and print by

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Linda Plaisted

Linda Plaisted is an award-winning, classically-trained American painter, fine art photographer, encaustic and mixed media artist. Her art has been exhibited in galleries and museums

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Liz Lescault

Liz Lescault is an accomplished ceramic artist known both for her vessel forms and her biomorphic sculptures.  Her lauded solo exhibition “Embers” in June of

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Lorena Angulo

Lorena Angulo grew up in Mexico and the time she spent there amongst the beautiful and traditional Mexican Folk Art shows in her body of

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Lori Katz

I am intrigued by contrast, the play of dark against light, the pull of empty space against the inclination to fill it up, the placement

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Marianne Hunter

…a brief statement of the why and how. WHY Everything about my artwork is personal: how I taught myself, how I practice it and how

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Marie Ringwald

Marie Ringwald’s sculptures and works on paper are inspired by everyday, simply made buildings that are designed for working in or for holding materials, animals

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Marilyn Henrion

“Windows” is Marilyn Henrion’s latest series of works.  Her focus on windows in their various permutations has metaphorical implications that are not lost on this

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Michael Bauermeister

My current work explores natural textures and themes by interpreting them in carved, painted wood using techniques I have developed over the past 35 years

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Morna Crites-Moore

Making Things Keeps Me Centered I love working with textiles. My favorites are those that are old, those that have already served some purpose before

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Nahid Navab

Nahid Navab is a painter, printmaker and book artist. Born and raised in Iran, she moved to the United States in 1983. She Navab received

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Nick Grant Barnes

Yorkshire metalsmith Nick Grant Barnes and Diane; two brilliant teenagers, two cats & Bethany the pup have made their home & workspace in Maryland since

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Norma Minkowitz

“The artist who is able to draw the viewer in through the marriage of concept and technique without over- reliance on one aspect or the

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Page Turner

My delicate sculptures are sewn and constructed entirely by hand, using heirlooms, preserved animal parts, domestic tools, and sacred objects.  My work honors the high

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Paige Hirsch

I am a self-taught abstract painter and collage artist.  I have always been creative but didn’t put my talent to use until my two sons

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Pam Rogers

Pam Rogers works with a broad array of organic materials to create fluid, abstract works on paper as well as large-scale nature based sculptures and

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Patty Oblack

Early in 1954, I picked up a pencil and sat in front of the TV with Jon Gnagy’s New Television Art Book and my stack

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Paul J. Stankard

Paul Joseph Stankard is an internationally acclaimed artist and pioneer in the studio glass movement. He is considered a living master in the art of the

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Rebecca Clark

I make drawings of the natural world, transient moments of grace and beauty. Inspired by plant and animal studies of the Northern Renaissance, Netherlandish devotional

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Ric Garcia

Ric Garcia is a Cuban-American artist working and exhibiting in the DC metro area. He is a painter and digital print maker. When asked about

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Rosetta DeBerardinis

As an artist, I apply the colored pigment onto the surface out of a necessity to transfer an internal emotion onto an external form. Color

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Scott G. Brooks

My work, like the world and people that inhabit it, is multifaceted.  Raw, uncomfortable narratives not talked about or socially acceptable attract me.  Social, political

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Sondra N. Arkin

Sondra N. Arkin is a painter and curator whose media include painting, printmaking, sculpture and assemblage.  Most of her recent work is in hot wax,

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Steven Kenny

Steven Kenny was born in Peekskill, New York in 1962.  He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

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Susan Shalowitz

Susan Shalowitz was introduced to oil painting in 2008 when she took a workshop and began painting from her photos.  Interest quickly turned into passion,

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Tanya Davis

My watercolors are intricate and representational. Most often I am drawn to reflections and transparency – the sheen on water, for example, or the patina

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Teresa Oaxaca

“Aut inveniam viam aut faciam” “I shall either find a way or make one.” Teresa Oaxaca is an American born artist based currently in Washington

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Therese Brown

Starting down the artistic road came to me later in life and I’m constantly feeling like I’m playing catch up.  That being said, photography has

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Tim Tate

Tim Tate is Co-Founder of the Washington Glass School and Studio.  Tim’s work is in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the

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Zephren Hans Turner

My work closely revolves around my long standing love affair with science and nature.  The  concepts in my art are departures from fascination generated by

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Zofie Lang

My assemblages explore the underlying meaning of narratives, including fairy tales, folklore and literary fiction.  I am particularly interested in stories that explore superstitions and

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