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April 2019 in the Galleries

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Celebrate the Coming of Spring with Five Exhibits and Open Studio Weekend

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are ushering in Spring with five exhibits at both studio centers. Five exhibits will open for First Friday festivities between 6pm and 9pm on April 5th and will showcase artists open studios for browsing and again for the Open Studio Weekend following on April 6th and 7th from 12-5pm.

“Splotch Monsters” with Steve Loya
“Branching Out – Works on Paper”
with Ronni Jolles
“Lions Tigers & Bears” the paintings and drawings of Kathy Moore Wilson
and Spring Open Studio Weekend
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, April 5th, 2019
Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

“An Exploration of Proxemics” with printmaker Matthew T. McLaughlin
“Land Portraits: a soulful journey” with Leslie M. Kraff and Cecelia M. Laurendeau
and Spring Open Studio Weekend
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, April 5th, 2019
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Enjoy celebratory food and drink at A&M1 and tour the 3 main galleries and open studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville and enjoy Theremin Music with Arthur Harrison. Additionally, A&M2 is proud to present wine and light refreshments along with more resident artists’ work in the galleries and studios, exhibits by Gallery 209 and the Montgomery County Camera Club’s exhibit “Black, White and Monochrome”, all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, April 5th, and continue through Wednesday, April 24th, 2019.  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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. 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 2019

April 2019 Exhibit Details

Spring Open Studio Press Release

March 2019 in the Galleries at Parklawn & Wilkins

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2
Present a Grand Fourth 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 fourth anniversary at two locations with “at 4(four)” featuring the artwork of more than 150 resident and affiliate artists in the studios, galleries, and halls of both studio centers. A five-gallery exhibit will open for First Friday festivities between 6pm and 9pm on March 1st, and will showcase artists open studios for browsing as well.

“at 4(four)”
A Grand Fourth Anniversary Celebration

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, March 1st, 2019

Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852
and
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Enjoy celebratory food and drink at A&M1 and tour the 3 main galleries and open studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville and enjoy Theremin Music with Arthur Harrison. Additionally A&M2 is proud to present wine and light refreshments along with more resident artists’ work in the galleries and studios, exhibits by Gallery 209 and the Montgomery County Camera Club, all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn.

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, March 1st, and continue through Wednesday, March 27th, 2019.  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 now home to 66 resident artists. Artists & Makers Studios 2 on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 95 resident artists and more to come. 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 2019

Work by John Dennis Murphey “Roma”

Open Studio Weekends 2019

Open Studio Weekends 2019

APRIL 6 & 7, 12-5 pm
NOVEMBER 2 & 3, 12-5 pm

154+ 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

Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Spring Open Studio Press Release

December 2018 in the Galleries at A&M 1 and 2

Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 Present
Five Exhibits in Six Galleries at Two Locations
for the Month of December

(Rockville, MD) – Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring four exhibits at two locations with A&M1 Parklawn hosting a solo for artist Liz Lescault – Chimerical, Selected works of Robert Yi, and Inspired by Frida curated by David Amoroso featuring juried artists along with David’s Fridas at both Rockville locations. At Wilkins enjoy a dual exhibit Places to Wander: Paintings by Ken Bachman and Tom Semmes – graduates of the Compass Atelier in the main gallery, and an additional merge gallery filled with more Inspired by Frida. These four exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on December 7th and a holiday market will round out festivities at both locations with Frida-themed art and merchandise on December 7th, 6-9pm and on December 22nd, 10-4pm at both locations.

A&M1

“Chimerical” with Liz Lescault 
“Robert Yi: Selected Works”
“Inspired by Frida” curated by David Amoroso with juried artists
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, December 7th, 2018
Artists & Makers Studios 1
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20852

A&M2

“Places to Wander: Paintings by Ken Bachman and Tom Semmes” 
“Inspired by Frida” curated by David Amoroso with juried artists
“Abstracts/Monument” Photographs by David Paynter
Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, December 7th, 2018
Artists & Makers Studios 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

Artists & Makers Studios 1 on Parklawn hosts “Chimerical” Lescault’s biomorphic sculptures evoke beings that exist only in her mind’s eye. Her sculptures combine elements from all forms and stages of life, active and inert, living and dead, combining attributes and impressions into new visions. “Robert Yi: Selected Works” presents the early works of Robert Yi juxtaposed by current paintings that explore masks, patterns, and symbolism in transition. “Inspired by Frida” curated by David Amoroso features his award-winning works and those of juried artists, along with a Frida-themed market. Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall as well as resident artists’ open studios will add to the experience.

Additionally, A&M2 on Wilkins is proud to present a dual exhibit “Places to Wander: Paintings by Ken Bachman and Tom Semmes” featuring landscape paintings from locations near and far by these Compass Atelier graduates. “Inspired by Frida” continues in the merge gallery with accompanying market place of Frida-themed goods. The Montgomery County Camera Club is showcasing club member, David Paynter in his very first solo photography exhibition titled “Abstracts/Monument”, along with a new exhibit by the member artists in Gallery 209 and resident artists’ open studios will be on display – all just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location on Parklawn with free parking at both locations and the best parties in town. 

These exhibits at both locations open Friday, December 7th, and continue through Saturday, December 22nd, 2018. Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

December Press Release

December 2018 Exhibit Details

2019 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 Avenue in Rockville is a 23,000 sq. ft. facility with 73 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.

2019
Jan 4th
Feb 1st
Mar 1st
Apr 5th (Open Studio Weekend April 6th and 7th, 12-5pm)
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
Aug 2nd
Sept 6th
Oct 4th
Nov 1st (Open Studio Weekend November 2nd and 3rd, 12-5pm)
Dec 6th