July 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios is delighted to present “Moments” with Jeff A. Evans, along with animal-themed art by Resident Artists, and the Member Artists of Gallery 209

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville hosts the work of Jeff A. Evans in the exhibit “Moments”, the Resident Artists’ “Animal” exhibit – along with new work in Gallery 209 and building-wide Open Studios. The July 9th opening will run from 11am – 3pm. Lives are often connected, like dots, by the “moments” that inspire us from one place in time to the next.  Jeff A. Evans has travelled across the country for the last several years and for him, these moments of inspiration are often found in the people he meets and the places he sees along this path.  Rather than instantaneously capturing these moments on his smart phone, Evans has made a commitment to tell the story of this journey in the genre of plein air painting.  Akin to a singer songwriter with a quick melody of their experiences, it has been his ambition to capture insight and experiences through a visual medium.  These “moments” are but one perspective, or his point of view.  Jeff hopes they will continue to inspire an audience and perhaps take on an evolving story of their own, in the eye of the beholder.  Thank you for sharing in this journey. The animal-themed works of Resident Artists will fill the Gallery Hall, and the Artists of Gallery 209 will feature new work in the large Gallery and adjoining halls.

“Moments” with Jeff A. Evans
“Animal” exhibit with the Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, July 9th, 2022

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

Exhibits for Jeff A. Evans and Resident Artists will run from June 29th through July 27th. Office closed July 1-5th. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from June 30th through July 27th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.

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 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release JULY 2022

June 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios presents the work of Robert LeMar in “Crossing the Line”, the Resident Artist exhibit “10×10” and the Artists of Gallery 209 for the month of June

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will host the work of Robert LeMar in the exhibit “Crossing the Line”, the Resident Artists’ exhibit – along with new work in Gallery 209 and building-wide Open Studios. The June 4th opening will run from 11am – 3pm. LeMar’s interest in line has always been prevalent in his work. Three years of portrait sketching on the beaches of Chicago when he was a preteen developed his affinity to line. This was further bolstered by sketching portraits on the boardwalk of Ocean City Maryland in his twenties. Even though he was later encouraged by his art professors at The Maryland School of Art and Design in Silver Spring to not rely on drawing when painting, he still persisted in drawing on the canvas before applying paint. To this day drawing remains a major element in his painting technique. In his recent abstract work, as he crosses the line between realism and abstraction, he gives line an obviously dominant and defining role. The small works of Resident Artists in “10×10” will fill the Gallery Hall, and the Artists of Gallery 209 will feature new work in the large Gallery.

“Crossing the Line” with Robert LeMar
“10×10” Small Works exhibit with the Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 4th, 2022
Robert LeMar Gallery talk on Saturday June 11th and June 18th, from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

Exhibits for Robert LeMar and Resident Artists will run from June 1st through June 22nd. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from June 1st through June 27th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.

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 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release JUNE 2022 Parklawn Exhibits

May 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville
is pleased to exhibit the recent work of J. Jordan Bruns,
and a Tribute Exhibit for Artist Kris Loya with Steve Loya

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will host the recent work of J. Jordan Bruns, as well as a Tribute Exhibit for Artist Kris Loya with her husband, Steve Loya – along with new work in Gallery 209 and Artists’ Open Studios. The May 7th opening will run from 11am – 3pm. Tadaima is a phrase that means “I’ve just come home now” in Japanese.  J. Jordan Bruns, a long time Glen Echo Park resident artist and instructor has returned from a three-year sabbatical in Tokyo, Japan.  “Tadaima” will highlight some of the work created during his sabbatical as well as work created since his return. In the Tribute Exhibit, “May Flowers” the exceptional life of Kris Loya will be celebrated with collaborative work that she and her husband Steve created before her diagnosis in October of 2021 with metastatic breast cancer, which would claim her life in December, just two days before her 41st birthday. Since then, Steve has been working hard to honor his beloved wife by celebrating her life and her work, and will continue to let the world know about Kris’ art – which remains a reflection of her kind, loving, and vibrant spirit.



“Tadaima” with J. Jordan Bruns
“May Flowers” Tribute Exhibit for Kris Loya with Steve Loya
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 7th, 2022

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

Exhibits for J. Jordan Bruns, and Kris and Steve Loya, will run from May 5th through May 25th. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from May 5th through May 25th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.

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 one-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release MAY 2022

Tadaima Exhibit Details

May Flowers Exhibit Details

April 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville Hosts Returning Artist
Nana Bagdavadze with a Timely Exhibit – “The Prayer for Peace”

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is honored to once again present the new work of metro-area artist Nana Bagdavadze in her solo exhibit “The Prayer for Peace”. This Georgian born and classically trained artist will exhibit work to honor Ukraine – along with two additional exhibits and Open Studios. The April 2nd opening will run from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Enjoy additional exhibits – “Threads” with A&M Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Member Artists exhibiting their latest works. In “The Prayer for Peace,” Nana dedicates the exhibit to Ukraine. Having just returned from her recent trip to Georgia, she says that the world has finally woken up and is coming together after ignoring the warning in 2008 when Putin invaded Georgia. And now, she says, “we have this horrible war.” Exhibit curated by Cathy Hirsh.

“The Prayer for Peace” with Nana Bagdavadze
“Threads” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Receptions
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, April 2nd and April 9th, 2022
Artist Talk by Nana Bagdavadze on Saturday, April 16th, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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

Exhibits for Nana Bagdavadze and the Resident Artists will run from March 30th through April 27th. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from April 1st through May 2nd. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.

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 one-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release April 2022

March 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville will Feature the Work of Marcie Wolf-Hubbard in March

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is pleased to present the work of Marcie Wolf-Hubbard in her solo exhibit “The Weight of Our Environment” and her connection made during the pandemic with the figure and nature – along with two additional exhibits and Open Studios. The March 5th opening will run from 11am – 3pm. Enjoy additional exhibits – “Dark and Light” with A&M Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Member Artists exhibiting their latest works. In “The Weight of our Environment,” Marcie reveals her connection made during the pandemic with the figure and nature. Her initial charcoal drawings, embedded in encaustic medium, become the subject of her encaustic paintings. Additionally, she has translated her 2D drawings to 3D sculptures in wood cutouts, standing forms, and tiny interiors—- created environments for her figures. Her work includes papier mache, cardboard, and encaustic paint. Marcie Wolf-Hubbard is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Exhibit curated by Cathy Hirsh.

“The Weight of Our Environment” with Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
“Dark and Light” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, March 5th, 2022
Artists & Makers Studios
11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Exhibits for Marcie Wolf-Hubbard and the Resident Artists will run from March 2nd through March 23rd. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from March 2nd through March 28th. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.

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 one-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release MARCH 2022

February 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville is Pleased to Present the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will feature the work of members of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild in “COVID Revolutions” along with two additional exhibits and Open Studios. The February 5th opening will run from 11am – 3pm and will warm the cold Winter month. Enjoy additional exhibits – “Love and Compassion” with Resident Artists, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work. During COVID lockdowns, COVID openings, and everything in-between, what has been created in fiber art in all types of fiber mediums and themes? Works on display in the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild exhibit will demonstrate how COVID has affected artists’ lives through art. This exhibition will explore what members have been up to since the first COVID lockdown in March of 2020 up to present day. These works will reflect how COVID has impacted the artist’s individual styles, emotions, techniques, mediums, materials and subject matter. From memorials, to using humor to cope, from scientific points of view to the spiritual, this exhibit will offer a view into the maker’s mind. Curated by Cathy Hirsh.

“COVID Revolutions” with the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
“Love and Compassion” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 5th, 2022

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

Members’ Sale with the Guild – February 19th, 11:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Exhibits for the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild and the Resident Artists will run from February 5th through February 23rd. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from February 5th through February 23rd. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Masks firmly covering nose and mouth are required in the building.

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 one-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 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 February 2022

Mosaic work by Resident Artist Brigitte Messali

January 2022 in the Galleries at Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville Welcomes Returning Metro Area Artist Schroeder Cherry for a January 2022 Solo Exhibit

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville will welcome featured artist Schroeder Cherry for his exhibit “Future Voters and Other Stories” in collage on wood along with two additional exhibits and Open Studios. The January 8th opening will run from 11am – 3pm and will usher in the new year. Enjoy additional exhibits – “What I am Working On” with Resident Artists – either works in progress or newly finished works, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting their latest work.

Using paint, glass, keys, locks, buttons and other objects on wood, Schroeder Cherry creates open-ended narratives based on events from the past, present and his imagination. The Future Voter Series is inspired by children witnessing recent voter suppression efforts across the U.S.  The Barber shop Series reflects on those communal spaces where men gather to get a shave their hair cut. The Rainbow Keeper Series illustrates those responsible for mending colors and then displaying them in the sky to indicate a storm is over.  Each of these pieces is open-ended because they welcome interpretation of the viewer.  There is no one way to tell a story. Curated by Cathy Hirsh.

Originally from Washington, D.C., Schroeder Cherry is a now Baltimore-based artist who captures everyday scenes of African diaspora life. He earned a bachelor’s degree in painting and puppetry from The University of Michigan;  a master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University; and a doctorate in museum education from Columbia University. An award winning artist, his recent Barbershop Series received an exhibition at The Walters Art Museum in 2019 as a Sondheim finalist, and a one-man exhibition at Baltimore City Hall in 2020.  He was awarded the 2020 Municipal Art Society of Baltimore City Artist Travel Prize for research in Bahia, Brazil. His works are found in private and public collections across the US.

“Future Voters and Other Stories” with featured Artist Schroeder Cherry
“What I am Working On” with Resident Artists
The Artists of Gallery 209

Opening Reception
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 8th, 2022

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

Gallery Talk with Schroeder Cherry – January 22nd, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Exhibits for Schroeder Cherry and the Resident Artists will run from January 5th through January 26th. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from January 6th through January 31st. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment. Plan to visit and see the galleries, and the studios which are full and on waitlist. Currently masks firmly covering nose and mouth, and social distancing are required.

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 one-year-old jewel box location with 15 resident artists, 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.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release JAN 2022 Parklawn Exhibits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 2021 Re-Opening Press Release

Gallery 209 re-joins Artists & Makers Studios

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

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

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

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

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

Marcia Bhorjee          
Jamie Downs              
Janet Fox                    
Cathy Hirsh                  
Jim Hoehn                  
Jennifer Howard        
Angela Lacy                
Frank Mancino         
Barbara Mandel         
Geri Olson                   
Margaret Polcawich   
Jeanne Powell
Ann Schaefer            
Patrick Sieg                 
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-Saturday, 10am – 4 pm, for First Saturday Opening Receptions each month, 11 am to 3 pm, and for monthly 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

Cathy Hirsh Curates at Artists & Makers Studios

Cathy Hirsh is the Curator for the A & M Guest Artist Gallery at Parklawn.  Each month, the Gallery showcases emerging and established artists from the Washington Metropolitan area 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 exhibits 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

Artists Sunday Rockville – November 28th, 2021

Artists Sunday

 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 second 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 28, 2021 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 28 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.

ArtistsSunday.com

Artists & Makers Studios – Rockville, MD and Artists & Makers Studios – Oro Valley, AZ have joined Artists Sunday, an exciting nationwide alliance encouraging consumers to shop with artists, and we’d like to invite you to join us. Artists Sunday is an art focused shopping day the first Sunday after Thanksgiving – Nov 28th. It follows Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, the day before Cyber Monday, the largest shopping weekend of the year. Participation is free to artists who will receive a comprehensive marketing toolkit to help generate buzz and awareness. Full details and sign up can be found at https://artistssunday.com/artists/

Watch our social media accounts for artist features, and come straight to our website for artist profiles and links.

A&M Maryland Artists

A&M Arizona Artists

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

Artists Sunday – November 29th, 2020

Artists & Makers Studios has partnered with #ArtistsSunday, a national movement to encourage consumers to #ShopArt the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and give artist-created gifts this holiday season. It’s like Black Friday or Small Business Saturday – but ESPECIALLY for art and handmade. Join us in supporting our local artists and shop for art the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

For artists and makers alike! Artists in all mediums are invited to join Artists Sunday, a national promotion and event encouraging consumers to shop with artists and craftspeople. Join this free nationwide marketing campaign here: https://artistssunday.com/artists/ 

Support our local artists this holidays and shop art on November 29 – Artists Sunday – the Sunday after Thanksgiving! Give unique, artist-created gifts this year. Find your favorite artists and discover new craftspeople here: 

Meet our Resident Artists – from Metro DC and Oro Valley/Tucson, AZ! See more here.

Artists Sunday Artists from across the country here.

Get your GEAR! Our A&M shops

Are you interested in showing your support for Artists & Makers Studios? Do you need a pencil case, a tote bag, or a new sweatshirt/t-shirt, or a doggie sweater for your favorite furry friends? Our shops for Maryland and Arizona bring you a wide variety quality print on demand merchandise that we are offering at cost – to spread the word about this studio program that is like no other!

Artists & Makers Studios – Maryland
Artists & Makers Studios – Arizona

SUMMER Virtually 2020

JULY VIRTUAL 2020 EXHIBIT for BADC – “Still We Rise”

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn will share our July Black Artists of DC exhibit virtually on FaceBook due to COVID-19, and we await public health guidance regarding our exhibit schedule for the rest of this calendar year.

The art center is currently closed to the public to protect the artists. Visit our Facebook page to see artist profiles, and check out their websites to shop with them right now from home! Help support the creative economy.

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Rockville, MD 20852

APRIL/MAY 2020

EXHIBITS IN THE GALLERIES AT A&M1 POSTPONED

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn will re-schedule our April and May exhibits due to COVID-19, and we await public health guidance regarding our Summer exhibit schedule.

The art center is currently closed to the public to protect the artists. Visit our Facebook page to see artist profiles, and check out their websites to shop with them right now from home! Help support the creative economy.
https://www.facebook.com/ArtistsAndMakersStudios/

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11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Our 5th Anniversary Celebration in March 2020!

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Hosts the
Resident Artists’ 5th Anniversary Exhibit

& “Raised by TV” with David Amoroso

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is proud to feature the work of Resident Artists for our 5th Anniversary Celebration in March of 2020 in two galleries with sculpture, jewelry, paintings, fiber, mixed media, printmaking and more. David Amoroso exhibits a new series in the large gallery – “Raised by TV”. David’s fondest childhood memories are of the times he spent drawing or watching TV. Meet his favorite characters in his signature larger-than-life portraits. These exhibits will open for our 5th Anniversary First Friday festivities on March 6th between 6pm and 9pm and will showcase Resident Artists’ open studios for browsing and shopping, and acoustic guitar with David Ziegele.

“5th Anniversary Resident Artist Exhibit”
“Raised by TV” with David Amoroso

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, March 6th, 2020

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

Visit A&M1 Parklawn with friends and family and enjoy the gorgeous gallery exhibits, along with artists’ open studios, a perfect time for shopping and gift-giving, or for finding a treasure for yourself. Enjoy wine, soft drinks and light refreshments, and rich and varied art for browsing and buying – all in one location. Come discover the most welcoming artspace in the area.

These exhibits at A&M1 Parklawn open Friday, March 6th, and continue through Wednesday, March 25th, 2020.  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 home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 has left the former Wilkins location and will be announcing its new home shortly. 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. First Fridays sponsored by the Chesapeake Framing Company in Kensington.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release March 2020 Parklawn Exhibits

MARCH 2020 Exhibit Details for Parklawn Galleries

February 2020 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Presents
The Compass Atelier’s Master Artist Program Thesis Exhibition, Class of 2020

(Rockville, MD) – The graduates of The Compass Atelier’s Master Artist Program, Class of 2020 will have their Thesis Exhibition at Artists & Makers Studios from February 7-27, 2020. This exhibition will feature the work of 21 graduating artists completed during their Thesis Year of the Master Artist Program. The Master Artist Program combines traditional painting methods with contemporary concepts in just 3 years of logical step-by-step artistic study, and has become a viable alternative to more expensive and time-consuming university education with waitlists now stretching into 2023. It is the brainchild of longtime Maryland Institute College of Art instructor Glen Kessler, an internationally recognized artist in his own right. An opening reception will be held on Friday, February 7th from 6-9pm in conjunction with Artists & Makers Studios’ First Friday events. Also, from 1-3pm on each Saturday and Sunday of the show, exhibiting artists will hold Artist Talks, Artist Demonstrations, and Artist Lectures. A full calendar of speakers is listed on The Compass Atelier’s website (TheCompassAtelier.com). This three-gallery exhibit will open for First Friday festivities on February 7th between 6pm and 9pm and will also showcase Resident Artists’ open studios for browsing and shopping.

“The Compass Atelier’s Master Artist Program Thesis Exhibition, Class of 2020”
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, February 7th, 2020

Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Visit A&M1 Parklawn and enjoy the gorgeous gallery exhibit, along with open studios – a perfect time for shopping and gift-giving, or for finding a treasure for your home or office. Enjoy wine, soft drinks and light refreshments, and rich and varied art for browsing and buying – all in one location.

These exhibits at A&M1 Parklawn open Friday, February 7th, and continue through Thursday, February 27th, 2020.  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 home to more than 66 resident and affiliate artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 has left the former Wilkins location and will be announcing its new home soon. 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. First Fridays are sponsored by the Chesapeake Framing Company in Kensington.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release FEB 2020 Parklawn Exhibits

January 2020 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios Parklawn Hosts
Three Talented Metro Artists in January
Unexpected Viewpoints Steal the Show

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville shows off the talents of three exceptionally unique metro-area artists in January 2020.  It’s a small (art) world after all in the new miniature work of Lori Anne Boocks. Supported by a cast of model railroad figures, Boocks explores current events, imaginary large-scale installations, and how people experience art. Playful and often personal, her sparse dioramas invite you to leave our big noisy world behind and lean in for intimate adventures in “slow looking” where art becomes backdrop, mirror, and lens.

In a world where we are constantly bombarded by information, the paintings in Information Overload create a space for viewers to break free of the noise of daily life. Stephen Boocks uses a variety of processes associated with composers of minimalist music to create works that only ask to be considered and enjoyed as shapes, lines, and colors, without any specific agenda.

Allen Hirsh draws inspiration for his mathematically transformed images from numerous antecedent artists, among them Washington painters of the color field school. This exhibit is inspired by Gene Davis, one of the most prominent of the color field artists. Where Davis usually produced elegantly simple, purely abstract structures, Hirsh prefers intense complexity in his similarly abstract creations – owed in part to his background as a biologist – yet he retains strong vertical elements and contrasting colors in these pieces as the connection to Davis. These exhibits will open for First Friday festivities on January 3rd between 6pm and 9pm and will showcase Resident Artists’ open studios for browsing and shopping.

“It’s the Little Things: Imaginary Installations in Miniature” with Lori Anne Boocks
“Information Overload” with Stephen Boocks
“A Gene Davis Inspiration” with Allen Hirsh

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

Visit A&M1 Parklawn and enjoy the gorgeous gallery exhibits, along with open studios, a perfect time for shopping and gift-giving, or for finding a treasure for yourself. Enjoy wine, soft drinks and light refreshments, and rich and varied art for browsing and buying – all in one location.

These exhibits at A&M1 Parklawn open Friday, January 3rd, and continue through Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.  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 home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 has left the former Wilkins location and will be announcing its new home soon. 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. First Fridays sponsored by the Chesapeake Framing Company in Kensington.

Artists and Makers Studios Press Release JANUARY 2020 Parklawn Exhibits

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