Jim Hoehn A&M1

I am an artist and author living in Gaithersburg, MD. When painting, I have worked primarily in oils, acrylics and water colors. I have been a member of the Maryland Federation of Art, the Montgomery Artists Association, the Gaithersburg Fine Artists Association, Cultural Arts Advisory Committee (CAAC) for the City of Gaithersburg and as a juror for art shows around the Mid-Atlantic region. My work has appeared and been discussed on CBS, Bloomberg News, ABC radio and local TV stations. 

Website: jimhoehnart.com

Instagram: instagram.com/jimhoehnart

Email: jhoehnart@gmail.com

Angela Lacy A&M1

My current painting style may have been influenced by my childhood art experience in Tokyo where I grew up.   Viewing woodblock art painted centuries ago by Japanese master artists deeply made an impression, particularly the unique bold composition and harmonious colors. Painting watercolor using a pouring technique reminds me of the essence of woodblock paintings. Through my art I desire to capture simple yet inspiring surroundings in everyday places and in new places when I travel.   I hope my painting will evoke joy in viewers’  hearts as it gives me great joy to paint.

My highest achievement was winning a Gold medal at Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s 39th International Juried Exhibition in 2018.  Due to this award the image of my painting appeared in the “21 Best Water-media Paintings of the Year” article in the February 2019 issue of “Watercolor Artists” magazine.

Website: www.angelalacyart.com

Instagram: angela_lacy_art

email: alacy1130@gmail.com

cell: 240-447-5356

Barbara Mandel A&M1

Barbara is a plein air and studio painter, working primarily in oils. She is also a Teaching Artist at Art Works Now in Hyattsville, a School Docent at National Gallery of Art, and an art therapist.

When painting plein air Barbara finds inspiration mainly from local landscapes and the French countryside. In the studio she works on subjects such as chefs, cafés, and patisseries.  She has exhibited at local venues such as Politics and Prose, Gallery B in Bethesda, Brookside Gardens, and the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation Fellowship Hall Gallery.

Jeanne Powell A&M1

Travel near and far introduced me to the joy of plein air painting.  My imagination responded to the challenge to study light, color, and design in the landscape.   I work in oil and gouache.  My work is representational but expressionistic, seeking to capture the feeling of cityscapes and natural landscapes.  I also like to paint people, animals, and objects, from life rather than from photographs.  My plein-air experience includes a dozen years in classes with Walt Bartman plus more than twenty workshops with Walt in Maine, Big Sur, the Bahamas, Sicily, Prague and Budapest, Mallorca, Santorini (twice), Florence, Ireland, Mexico, Argentina, France, Cuba (twice) and the Italian Lakes, as well as Tilghman Island.  I take advantage of local workshops by other Maryland artists and enjoy participating in a variety of plein-air paint-outs such as the Frederick County Barnstormers (annual), the Yellow Barn Green Paint-Out, and the Kensington Labor Day Art Show (annual).  And I enjoy painting with other artist friends on our own trips to near and far places.  Italy (anywhere), southern France, and Penobscot Bay, Maine are my favorite painting destinations.

I held solo exhibitions of my work at the Yellow Barn Gallery in 2006, 2008, and 2014 and participate frequently in Montgomery Art Association, Chevy Chase and Potomac Women’s Clubs, and Gaithersburg Fine Arts group shows.  My paintings have been accepted in many juried shows sponsored by the Yellow Barn, the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, the Hill Center, and the Bethesda Urban Partnership and have won numerous awards, including first prizes and Best in Show in a number of shows.  I have been a member of Gallery 209 at Artists & Makers Studios, Rockville, MD since its inception in 2017. 

Website: https://www.jeannepowell.com
e-mail:  j.w.powell@verizon.net
Phone: 301-926-7568

Jennifer Logun A&M1

Jennifer Logun’s paintings weave spatial constructs with rigorous color study. She works in acrylic paint on large canvases using non-traditional tools and techniques. Gouache on paper paintings, color-aid on paper collages and hand-stitched fabric collages serve as studies for and meditations on her larger canvases. Jennifer became interested in the intersection between color and three-dimensional space while pursuing her Masters of Architecture degree. Her graduate thesis explored The Materiality of Process and as an architectural designer she continued to look at projects first and foremost through the lens of color and materials. Jennifer’s most recent pieces further delineate the juxtaposition of surface and volumetric color. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute and has taught in both the Interior Design Department and the Foundation Department. Her courses focus on color and design for undergraduate as well as graduate students and are a large influence on her explorations. Jennifer has lived and worked in New York City for over two decades where she also draws inspiration from unconventional conversations with her three children.

Yuno Baswir A&M1

My paintings are abstract. The form of my artwork is the result of my interest in expressing and depicting the dynamics and the tension created by the juxtaposition of things that are opposite, such as:

. one vs. many

. light vs. dark

. cool vs. warm

. ascension vs. descent

. still vs. dynamic

. what is on the right vs. what is on the left

. what is above vs. what is below

. what is in the foreground vs. what is in the background

. what is visible vs. what is invisible

. the feminine quality vs. the masculine quality

I choose specific kind of lines, colors and shapes to emphasize the contrast between opposites.

Through these juxtapositions and the resulted paintings, I hope my artwork communicates to the viewers the values and the feelings we all can recognize.
I also want my paintings to speak about things such as: harmony, growth, hopes, the zeal of life and optimism, the mystery of life, unity, and diversity.

Spending 24 years of my life in Indonesia and 33 years in America greatly influences my work, both visually as well as conceptually.

Personally speaking, painting for me is an act of remembrance of all that I love.

ydb, washington dc, may 9, 2017

yunodelwizarbaswir.com

Zita M. Simutis, Affiliate

Zita served as President of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild from May 2009 until June 2011. She is a wet feltmaker, dyer, and embroiderer and you can see her artwork at Fiberworks at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA and at the Studio Gallery in Davis WV. Online you can see Zita’s work at torpedofactory.com, listed under artists. She was a Resident Artist in the Fiber Studio at VisArts Center in Rockville, MD from April 2010 to March 2013, and the Fiber Studio project was juried in by Stacy Sklaver and Judith HeartSong.

She has taken surface design and dyeing classes at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art in Washington DC, The Art League of Alexandria, VA and at Springwater Fiber Workshop in Alexandria with Candace Edgerely. Zita’s felting teachers include Jorie Johnson, Chad Alice Hagen, Lisa Klakulak, Liz Clay, Sharon Costello, Liz Clay, Andrea Graham, Chris White, and Renate-Maile Moskowitz.

Zita primarily focuses on combining felting, dyeing, and embroidery, producing a variety of products, including gorgeous purses, scarves, wall hangings, table runners, and vessels.

Zita’s work has been selected for juried exhibits in the DC area at the Corcoran Gallery School of Art, VisArts, The Creative Craft Council and at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland, WV .

Formerly she served the Director of the US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences and concurrently the Chief Psychologist of the US Army.

Specialties: Felting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Beading

Cognitive Psychology 

Pat Goslee, Affiliate

 

Anne Sanderoff-Walker A&M1

Smooth silks…

Warm wools…

Color, Color, Color

These are the tools that noted weaver and fiber artist
Anne Sanderoff-Walker uses to create wearable fiber art,
quilted wall hangings, and Judaica Legacy pieces.

Anne chooses the fibers she uses for their color and texture. She focuses on clothing construction using her own hand-woven textiles. The fabrics for her legacy wall hangings are carefully chosen based on each original design.

Choose a completed piece from Anne’s gallery, or commission a custom, one-of-a-kind design to flatter your body, decorate your home, or commemorate a special celebration such as a wedding, commitment ceremony,
anniversary, birth, or religious occasion.

http://www.annesanderoff-walker.com/

Janet Barnard A&M1

Which path to take is always a dilemma when it comes to fiber art. I have experimented with a myriad of techniques, taken countless workshops, and I am still amazed at the opportunities to learn yet another style, process or method.  At present, I focus on silk dyeing and weaving, creating clothing, accessories and wall art. Many more ideas are hiding in the wings, waiting to be played with.

Jamie Downs, Affiliate

Jamie Downs has been painting for over forty years.  For most of the time, her work has been a non-objective Jungian search of the collective unconscious; but 15 years ago it took an unexpected turn.  Very large close-up images of flowers became a part of the mixed media paintings, and that began a new direction and inspired some new work for this artist who works in series.

As a very young child Jamie was obsessed with birds – playing bird and drawing birds.  What would thirty plus years of abstract expressionist style work do to her paintings of birds?  That exploration would become a fun adventure which would expand to animals as well.

Like most artists, Jamie has had other day jobs throughout her life.  Her work as a newspaper photographer, graphic designer and web designer, arts administrator, curator, gallery operator… has provided skill sets that have become a part of her creative process.  The inspiration for several of her birds and animals comes from scanned black and white negatives from her time as a photojournalist.  Other paintings are derived from her huge collection of photographs from family trips to zoos across the US or vacations in Central America.

Her process often begins as digital and is rarely shown at that stage.  The final work on canvas or Mylar is several steps removed from this initial digital creation.  Her mixed media paintings reflect her love of materials and techniques.  Beginning with watercolor, colored pencil, water based crayon and markers, she progresses through acrylics and inks to Sennelier oil pastels and sometimes oils, using numerous mediums, metallics, glazes, pigments…producing multiple, though subtle, textures.   Layers of the process are often preserved, color field style, on the edges of the painting or in line elements.  Her colors are pure, bright and bold.

Her current series is birds and animals representing each letter of the alphabet.

Jamie’s studio is in Silver Spring, MD and is open by appointment.  She has shown through galleries throughout the Mid-Atlantic and is widely represented on-line.

JamieDowns.wordpress.com

Elaine Boucher Burch Taylor, Affiliate

Biography

B.A. in Fine Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

B.S.C.S. in Computer Science, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Study Art at Boston University, Harvard University, Montgomery College, Corcoran School of Art and The Compass Atelier

Career as a Software Engineer at NIH, National Cancer Institute

Exhibitions and Gallery Associations

Washington International Art Fair II, III, IV and V

Art Fair Gallery, North Potomac MD

Paul Rosen Graphics, Washington DC

Tidewater Artists’ Association, Norfolk VA

Montgomery County Artists’ Association, MD

United States Information Agency, Central America

Spectrum Gallery, Washington, DC

Gallery Grace, Menlo Park, CA

New York Expo, New York, NY

Art Expo West, Los Angeles, CA

Art Works, Alexandria, VA

Klevit Fine Art, Rockville, MD

Tideline Gallery, Rehoboth, DE

Strathmore Hall Foundation, Member, North Bethesda, MD

Strathmore Membership Juried Show 2007, Bethesda, MD

Strathmore Hall 25thYear Celebration Juried Show, Bethesda, MD

National Institutes of Health 2009 Juried Show, Bethesda, MD

Orchard Gallery, Group Show December 2010, Bethesda, MD

Orchard Gallery, Solo Show February 2011, Bethesda, MD

Strathmore Membership Juried Show 2012, Bethesda, MD

Resident Artist, Washington Art Works, 2015, Rockville, MD

Resident Artist, Artists and Makers II, 2016-2019, Rockville, MD

Resident Artist Group Show, Artists and Makers II, 2019, Rockville, MD

Affiliate Artist, Artists and Makers Studios, 2020-Current, Rockville, MD

Publication

Painting published by the United Nations for UNICEF card design; distribution started in 1983.

Techniques

Various media and subject matter explored over the years.

ebbtaylor.com

Elody Crimi, Affiliate

Elody Crimi is an alumni graduate of the Washington School of Photography and is an accomplished commercial and fine arts photographer, specializing in landscape and portrait photography.  She is also a photography instructor, teaching a vast range of classes (currently via Zoom) including: PS Elements for the Painter (through the Compass Atelier), PS Elements for the Photographer and Smartphone Photography (through Washington Photo Safari), and DSLR Basics. 

Her greatest passion is to experiment with raw images, using alternative processes and techniques to assure that the “emotion of the moment” has been captured. Currently, most of her work is creatively altered using various Photoshop techniques.

Davantiworkshops.com
571-274-2051
davantiphoto@gmail.com

 

Stacy Claywell A&M1

fun facts

Stacy was formally trained and has her BFA from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia.

While in college, she of course, had great aspirations and dreamed of doing it all;

paint in France, fashion design in NY, create jewelry in Spain. But as fate would have it, she got caught up in the fast-paced world of advertising. Think redhead meets Mad Men.

Her career took her from South Beach to Madison Avenue. Having worked at some of the worlds top ad agencies & boutique design firms, Stacy has created and produced award-winning work in both the consumer and business space. She is a creative visionary with years of experience in strategy, brand-building, print, advertising, television, product launches and all things digital.

She desperately needed to break out from “behind that large box” (aka iMac) where she spends most of her time .

Picking up the brush again, exploring oils, acrylics and mixed media has allowed her to express herself beyond

the corporate limitations.

And as she always says…The Best is Yet to Come…

You can contact Stacy at thatdesigngirl@icloud.com

 

about

Stacy Claywell / artist & creative guru

Inspired by the sounds and colors of living and working in NYC, Miami and coastal Georgia.

Life experiences are expressed throughout

my work creating a mix of vibrant color as well as a subdued palette. You will find hints of music and dance and a little bit of sparkle throughout my abstractions. I love to make marks on paper, canvas and wood and I am currently working in oils and cold wax.

Stacy now resides in the DC area.

Rhea Reeves Stein, Affiliate

www.rheareevesfinearts.com

Virginia based mixed media sculptural painter, Rhea Reeves, started as a stone and wood sculptor in her undergraduate studies at Columbus College of Art and Design. Rhea was restricted to lighter materials while recovering from severe head and neck injuries in 2000. She was instantly inspired to work with textiles after seeing the work of Magdalina Abokanowitz. Rhea started exploring quilting materials (thread, cotton-batting, fabric swatches, wire, rafia, organza, and paint) and the combining of fragile fibers to create strong forms. She related the textile materials to the human body with her thesis show, Body in Question.

Rhea’s works are an expression of the human body, how it flows and heals, both physically, energetically, and emotionally. Her art is created within both controlled and spontaneous application processes. Reeves is inspired by trees, the psychology of color,the concept of connection, and how music can affect an artist’s movements.

Her first body of work Pursuit of Love (shown in TN) was her exploration of meditation, music and the intuitive process of what she created when holding the feeling state of LOVE. Her second body of work Surfaces (shown in KY and IN) is her expression of the fleeting aspects of our world and life experiences. Rhea’s Essence Portraits are unique works that capture a person’s nature through line, shape, and color. She interviews each subject and then creates an expression of that person from her interview.

Rhea is passionate about creating works that move people’s imaginations to explore how they respond to these new environments she has created. She is currently working on new, larger scale and assemblage type works in her studio in Vienna.

Joe Reyes, Affiliate

Joe Reyes has been making art for decades and has extensive experience in drawing and painting with a variety of mediums. His area of interest is abstract painting. He creates abstract paintings of various size in the style of abstract expressionism. Some of the mediums he uses for the paintings are acrylic, charcoal, ink, marker, pencil, graphite, watercolor, and many other mediums. His paintings range in larger sizes (10ft) to smaller; of about 10 inches and sometimes doesn’t use just canvas but other surfaces like high quality paper and other interesting types of surfaces. When painting he uses acrylic more times than others however mixed media artworks are also prevalent in his work.

Website:

joe-reyes.com

Instagram:       

joe.reyes1

 

Deborah Brisker Burk, Affiliate

I have been creating artwork since childhood. From a young age, I was fortunate to have been exposed to the great museums of the National Gallery in DC and to have been born into a family of musicians, dancers and writers. Over time my work has evolved from an impressionistic view of the world to an abstract practice.

In creating abstract artwork of the land, sea, sky, and figure, my intuition regarding the color, texture and shape serves as my guide. As an observer of the world around me, I strive to bring an interpretive eye to my work, based on memories, mediations and travel. Action painting, being in the flow of the here and now—a moment of time is how I am able to distill the imagery from the recesses of my psyche. Beyond that, I aim to connect to the culture and people through my work— to uplift and bring a place of serenity and inquiry to the viewer.

www. briskerburk.art

debbybriskerburk@instagram.com

debby@artvistas.com 

mobile: 240-432-0004

 

Barbara Ziselberger, Affiliate

As a painter working primarily in acrylics and Chinese ink, I am inspired by Chinese calligraphy and American graffiti. I employ gestural brush strokes and asemic marks to produce energetic abstract works with a visual language of their own. An East coast native, my work is informed by dunes of the Atlantic barrier islands and ridges and valleys of the Appalachian Mountains. I currently live and work in the Washington, DC area.

EDUCATION

Studied under:

Nicholas Wilton

Bertrand Mao

Helene Mai Sze McCarthy

EXHIBITIONS

2018 Juried Exhibition, Labor Day Show, Glen Echo, MD

COLLECTIONS

Private collection, Kensington, MD

Private collection, Buxton, NC

Private collection, Charlottesville, VA

REPRESENTATION

My works can be found online at www.barbaraziselberger.com and at The Swell Art Gallery, Hatteras Island, NC. Current projects and experiments can be viewed on Instagram @barbaraziselberger.

website:  https://www.barbaraziselberger.com

email: bziselberger@gmail.com

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