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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

2020 Monthly First Friday Gallery & Open Studio Events

Come and see gorgeous gallery exhibits 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. 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.

2020
Jan 3rd
Feb 7th
Mar 6th
Apr 3rd
May 1st (OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND – May 2nd and 3rd, 12-5pm)
June 5th
July 10th*** Second Friday
Aug 7th
Sept 4th
Oct 2nd
Nov 6th (OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND – November 7th and 8th, 12-5pm)
Dec 4th

Open Studio Weekends 2020

Open Studio Weekends 2020

May 2nd & 3rd, 12-5 pm
November 7th & 8th, 12-5 pm

60+ resident artists working in a wide variety of practices including:
jewelry • glass • fiber • painting • pottery 
• pastel • sculpture • drawing • encaustic • screen printing 
• and more!

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

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

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