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3rd Anniversary Celebration – March in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

3rd Anniversary Celebration – March in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present a Grand Third Anniversary Celebration at Two Locations Featuring the Work of Resident Artists in Five Galleries (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are proud to mark the organization’s third anniversary at two locations with  “at 3(three)” featuring the artwork of more than 150 resident artists in the galleries and studios of both studio centers. A five gallery exhibit will open for...

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April 7th-8th & November 3rd-4th, 2018 FREE OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND

Posted by on Feb 6, 2018

April 7th-8th & November 3rd-4th, 2018 FREE OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND

Visit Artists in their Studios, Tour the Galleries   Join us for our regular series of Open Studio weekends which allow you to visit many of our artists in their studios at the Parklawn & Wilkins locations twice a year!   2018 April 7th and 8th, 12:00-5:00 pm November 3rd and 4th, 12:00-5:00 pm  This is the most exceptional opportunity to browse the artist’s studios, hallways, and gorgeous work in all eight galleries at Parklawn and Wilkins. Meet more than 130 resident artists,...

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Bahia Akerele – from On the Purple Couch at Salon – an Artful Conversation

Posted by on Jan 23, 2018

Bahia Akerele – from On the Purple Couch at Salon – an Artful Conversation

Upcoming FREE Salon – an artful conversation Events Bahia Akerele – from On the Purple Couch Market Your Business!! February 17th 1-3pm Free and open to the public Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Ave. Rockville, MD. 20852 (240)437-9573 Please join us for Salon – an Artful Conversation on February 17th, with Bahia Akerele – from On the Purple Couch for the first in her business marketing series. “You choose your tomorrow… so choose it well. Are you looking to create a plan...

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

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

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 editors 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...

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February 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

February 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Be Still with Sheryl Massaro & Coriolana Simon The Dress as Icon with Alexandra Michaels Revisioning the Flip Doll: Exploring Our Connections curated by Erika Cleveland (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present three gallery exhibits for the month of February along with artists’ open studios. “Be Still” with Sheryl Massaro and Coriolana Simon explores the still life through their painting and...

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February 2018 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

February 2018 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents Personal Context – with Brian Fisher Petals – with Patty Hankins (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of February along with artists’ open studios. “Personal Context” with Brian Fisher shares a view into storytelling through perspective, light and shadow. Fisher is inspired by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, and Hopper for his use of light. This...

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January 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

January 2018 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Frida & the Day of the Dead with David Amoroso, Marily Mojica, and Sergio and Claudia Olivos (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of January along with artists’ open studios. “Frida & the Day of the Dead” celebrates the inextricable link in modern culture between the iconic artist Frida Kahlo and Día de Muertos (the Day of the Dead). David Amoroso and...

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January 2018 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Dec 18, 2017

January 2018 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents The Figure as Still Life – with Pooja Campbell Intuitive Painting – with Christina Hibbard (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of January along with artists’ open studios. “The Figure as Still Life” with Pooja Campbell will fill the main gallery. Campbell has been drawn to the nude as a subject since the start of her career. Her figures...

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2018 Monthly First Friday Gallery & Open Studio Events

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017

2018 Monthly First Friday Gallery & Open Studio Events

Come and see gorgeous gallery exhibits at two locations (just 9/10’s of a mile apart in Rockville) each month, and enjoy resident artists’ open studios, demos, entertainment, wine and light refreshments. We throw the best parties in town!! Events are typically First Friday unless a major holiday pushes them to Second Friday. Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is a 13,000 sq. ft. facility with 65 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins...

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Open Life Drawing Drop-In 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-9pm at A&M2

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017

Open Life Drawing Drop-In 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6-9pm at A&M2

Resumes in February 2018 Open Life Drawing Drop-In   2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 6-9pm. Artists of all levels are welcome. (No instruction.) Come draw from a professional model. Drop-in fee $10. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.   Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852 Park in rear, enter at the back door. Main Gallery, straight in and to the right from the parking lot. Figure drawing – nude model (short and long poses) Contact:...

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Call for Flip Dolls! For a February 2018 Exhibit, Revisioning the Flip Doll: Exploring Our Connections

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017

Call for Flip Dolls! For a February 2018 Exhibit, Revisioning the Flip Doll: Exploring Our Connections

Artists & Makers hosts Revisioning the Flip Doll: Exploring Our Connections at the Parklawn Studio, featuring work by Erika Cleveland and flip dolls created by women at the N. Street Homeless shelter as part of a series of workshops. For this show, we are inviting artists from the DC community and beyond to submit their own Flip dolls for display in this exhibit! Cleveland received a Margaret Conant Grant in the Spring of 2016 from the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild for her project “Revisioning...

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December 2017 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

December 2017 in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents trans•fer•ence new prints by Adjoa Burrowes, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sheila Crider, Cheryl Edwards, Pamela Lawton and Michelle Talibah Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present one three gallery exhibit for the month of December along with artists’ open studios. “trans•fer•ence – new prints by Adjoa Burrowes, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sheila Crider, Cheryl Edwards, Pamela Lawton and Michelle Talibah” features the printmaking of...

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December 2017 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017

December 2017 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents Flora – with Teresa Oaxaca Textiles and Lunatics: Constructing Dreams – with Sandra Pérez-Ramos Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of December. “Flora” with renowned artist Teresa Oaxaca – will feature figurative oil paintings with a floral theme. Teresa’s work is about pleasing the eye. She paints light and the way it falls. Simple observation reveals...

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November in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017

November in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

In 2015 Melissa Ichiuji gave her first of many figurative sculpture workshops at Artists and Makers Studios. “I call my class Guise and Dolls because the purpose of the work is to honor hidden or disowned parts of the self in a playful but meaningful way.

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November in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017

November in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

“Alternative Evolution” with Eric Celarier – the series portrays creatures adapted to, from, and by a world irrevocably changed by our interaction. The survival of any living creature is limited by that animal’s ability to keep adaptive pace with a continually mutating habitat.

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The Art of Meditation and Mindfulness with Stephanie Lewis

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

The Art of Meditation and Mindfulness with Stephanie Lewis

Wilkins – Main Gallery 12276 Wilkins Avenue Rockville, MD 20852 Dates: Wednesdays 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/29, and 12/6 Time: 12:15 pm -1:15 pm In addition to guided meditations, the sessions will introduce:  -formal and informal mindfulness practices and their benefits,  -how participants can establish their own meditation practice, -how to integrate mindfulness into daily life, and -how mindfulness and meditation foster creativity.   I’m a certified health &...

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Restaurants and Good Eats Near Artists & Makers Studios

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

If you plan to visit both locations of Artists and Makers Studios and want to make a day of it, Take a look at our list to enjoy a meal at one of these fine establishments! Restaurants and Good Eats Near A&M

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October in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

October in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Fleeting Moments: Waterscapes by Susan Shalowitz FORCED TO FLEE: The Refuge Crisis – Katherine Janus Kahn & Co.  –  with members of the Clay CoOp Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present three exhibits for the month of October along with artists’ open studios. “Fleeting Moments: Waterscapes by Susan Shalowitz” Focuses on water’s endless allure. Its moods, as influenced by light and wind, are...

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October in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

October in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents Story Fragments – with Ellen Cornett Explorations – Paintings and Drawings of Sarna Marcus My Petersburg. My City. My Story – with Gary D. Jones Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of August. “Story Fragments” with Ellen Cornett Working in charcoal and carbon pencil, I create surreal tableaux frequently referencing fairy tales, poems and rhymes. While...

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September in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017

September in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents IMAGINARY FRIENDS (Discovered and Documented by Caroline McCatty and Kathy Beynette) The Creative Mind of Dana Zatman Steven Krensky’s Wearable Hat Show Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present three exhibits in four galleries for the month of September along with artists’ open studios. “IMAGINARY FRIENDS (Discovered and Documented by Caroline McCatty and Kathy Beynette)” The artists were out thrifting one day when they...

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September 2017 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Aug 19, 2017

September 2017 in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “The Edge of Light” with the National Capital Art Glass Guild “Steven Krensky’s Wearable Hat Show” Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of August. “The Edge of Light” a juried exhibition with the National Capital Art Glass Guild will fill the Main Gallery. The National Capital Art Glass Guild, founded in 1978, is a group of 200 glass artists of all persuasions...

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Salon – an artful conversation with Brand Expert Melanie Spring

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017

Salon – an artful conversation with Brand Expert Melanie Spring

Melanie Spring – Branded Confidence August 26th, 1-3pm Free and open to the public Artists & Makers Studios 2 12276 Wilkins Ave. Rockville, MD. 20852 (240)437-9573 How does one define their own brand? The answer to that can be found through the expertise of experienced brand strategist, Melanie Spring. Branding is what Melanie does best and with that said, she was put here to get you outside of your box and firmly in your purpose – professionally and personally. Please join us for Salon,...

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August in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

August in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Stronger Together: the art of DC’s power couple Ellyn & Sesow” & “Scratching the Surface” with Meaghan Busch (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two exhibits in three galleries for the month of August along with artists’ open studios. Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow are professional artists that have been living and painting in Washington, DC since the early 1990’s. Ellyn and...

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August in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017

August in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “Metropolis” with John Aquilino “The Right Way to Live, A story of Acceptance and Disability” with Emily Dolenz (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of August. “Metropolis” with John Aquilino is in the Main Gallery. The urban landscape has been the focus of John’s artwork since he moved from New York City to Maryland, and the endless patterns of...

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July in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

July in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents Black Artists of DC & “The Identity of Water” with Cheryl Edwards (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville is proud to present two powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of July. Black Artists of DC (BADC) are in the two main galleries with work by Daniel T. Brooking, James Brown, Jr., T.H. Gomillion, Gloria C. Kirk, Glenda Richardson, Janathel Shaw, Russell D. Simmons, Nanno Smith, and Eugene Vango. Black...

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July in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

July in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “The Unapproved Thought” Curated by Liz Georges “Time and Place: A Retrospective” with Julie Smith (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present three exhibits in the main galleries for the month of July. “The Unapproved Thought” features the work of Michele Colburn, Linda Hesh, Carolina Mayorga, John Paradiso, Jenny Walton, Dawn Whitmore, and Zac Willis. Our national narrative has long been dominated by...

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June in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on May 12, 2017

June in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “The Color of BOOM” with Terry Sitz “In the Flow” with Cristian Ianculescu “Unfinished – Small Work Paintings” with John J. Bruns (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present three glorious exhibits in three galleries for the month of June. “The Color of BOOM” – Sparked by her childhood fascination with Christmas lights and fireworks, abstract artist Terry Sitz channels her passion for color onto large...

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June in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on May 12, 2017

June in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “The Obsessions of F. Lennox Campello” “Shakes Expressions” with Ken Radon (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of June. “The Obsessions of F. Lennox Campello” In his first regional solo show in 8 years, the Cuban-born artist delivers a buffet of artistic offerings in a variety of media and subjects exploring the artist’s by now familiar and...

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From the Arts Business Institute and A&M Studios

Posted by on May 4, 2017

From the Arts Business Institute and A&M Studios

Please join us for the Thriving Artists Workshop WASHINGTON DC METRO AREA Artists & Makers Studios 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland August 12-13, 2017 Want to launch and grow your own business as an artist? Interested in moving from part-time to full-time, struggling to sustainable? This two-day workshop program is designed to guide you into a successful business model. Learn best practices firsthand with some of the top experts in the industry. Schedule at a Glance –...

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May in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017

May in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Navigation/Immigration” with Alonzo Davis “Waterborne” with Cindy Packard Richmond “This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Textiles” with Melanye Coleman Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present three thought-provoking exhibits in three galleries for the month of May. “Navigation/Immigration” with Alonzo Davis, whose artworks are a take on early Micronesian navigation tools, and an exploration of the many modes of transport immigrants use while...

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May in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017

May in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 Presents “anti-land”  with Gregory Logan Dunn “Tulipmania” with Patty Hankins (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present one exhibit in the main galleries for the month of May. “anti-land” with artist Gregory Logan Dunn will be featured in the Main and Merge Galleries on the second floor. Work in this solo exhibit represents a new group of paintings that continue to pursue traditional themes in the artist’s...

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April in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017

April in the Galleries at A&M1 – Parklawn

Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present three powerful exhibits in three galleries for the month of April. “Discreet Objects” with Lori Anne Boocks, “Friend or Foe” with Aline Martinez, and “Finding My Own Voice” will fill the galleries at A&M on Parklawn. In this era of constant communications Boocks obscures and reveals meaning by presenting nuance and subtext in her multi-media works. Martinez explores the political, personal, expressive, sacred, and utilitarian perspective of human responses to life events throughout the ages through sculpted human torsos. Local artists participate in the second annual victims’ rights exhibit marking April as a month of remembrance. Resident artists will also throw open the doors of their studios for visitors.

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April in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017

April in the Galleries at A&M2 – Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville will present two exhibits in the main galleries for the month of April. “Cabinets of Curiosity” with artist Melissa Burley will be featured in the Main Gallery on the second floor. Burley combines reclaimed items that may include metal, glass, test tubes, furniture parts, automobile and bicycle components and then illuminates them with halogen or LED lighting encouraging preservation of our earth. “have a cow….” with Seena Sussman Gudelsky will be featured in the Merge Gallery on the second floor. Squeezed out of clay, or captured in paint… animals and their personalities magically come to life in the artist’s studio at A&M2. Playful loving, lively and fun, there’s something here for everyone.

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February in the Galleries – Parklawn and Wilkins

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017

February in the Galleries – Parklawn and Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Compass Atelier Thesis Exhibition” with seventeen graduating artists (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present one exhibit in three galleries for the month of February. The first 17 member graduating class of The Compass Atelier’s Master Artist Program will present their Thesis Exhibition. The Compass Atelier is an art school located within the Artists & Makers Studios flagship studio center on Parklawn...

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January in the Galleries at Parklawn and Wilkins

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016

January in the Galleries at Parklawn and Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios Presents “Dreams and Recollections” with four Alexandria based artists (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present one exhibit in three galleries for the month of January. “Dreams and Recollections” with Jenny Davis, Tanya Davis, Rachel Kerwin, and Marilynn Spindler will fill the galleries at A&M on Parklawn. Fluid textures, rich colors, and a dream-like quality unite the work of these four Alexandria based artists....

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December in the Galleries at Parklawn and Wilkins

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016

December in the Galleries at Parklawn and Wilkins

It’s About Love, Believing is Seeing, The Reachable Shore, The New Masters Art Gallery and more at Artists & Makers Studios 1 & 2 for the month of December. Come and see what all the buzz is about.

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Press

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

Press

Just a sampling of our many press mentions. Come to the office at Artists & Makers Studios to see the whole press wall at your leisure. Washington Post Going Out Guide April 16-22, 2015 Grand Opening of Artists & Makers Studios Best Of Northern Virginia Magazine 2015 The Torpedo Factory Art Center with Salon – an Artful Conversation Washington Post In the Galleries with Marie Ringwald  Adding + Subtracting – Washington Blade July 30, 2015 The Painterly Print NPR/WAMU...

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Quilting for Change

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015

Quilting for Change

Artists & Makers Studios Presents International Exhibit “Quilting for Change” Groups Using Creativity to Uplift Human Condition of Marginalized People . (Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios in Rockville will present “Quilting for Change,” an international quilt exhibit by three collaborating organizations working for social change. The Advocacy Project and Quilt for Change use quilting to support the empowerment of women around the world. Solar Sister, an award-winning U.S....

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Studios…Get Your Studios!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015

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. Just 1.5 studios are left available now at Wilkins, tour or join the wait list for these very popular and coveted spaces.  ...

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Photogathering

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015

Photogathering

Connecting with our community is a fundamental tenant of the Artists & Makers Studios vision statement, so we’re excited to be the new home of Photogathering, a large-format and alternative processes photography group representing photographers in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Photogathering was created to initiate and foster an interest in alternative or historic processes and large format film photography.  It is geared toward the experienced...

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