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Jennifer Howard A&M2

I am a painter and graphic designer who has lived and worked in Washington, DC for over 32 years. My paintings are about the moment, the immediacy of paint applied honestly, thickly and
emotionally on canvas. I strive to convey a textural quality to the surface with layers of color and an emphasis on capturing light. 

I have always loved to spend time outside and plein air painting has been a perfect match of painting in the moment and fulfilling my need to connect with nature and all its power. It gives me the space to dream and be inspired by life. Many of my current sources of inspiration come from the greater Washington, DC area but my love of nature started in my childhood in the Hudson Valley and many trips to the Adirondack Mountains of NY. 

I hold a BS in graphic design from SUNY College of Buffalo. I have studied at the University of Siena, Italy; Corcoran College of Art and Yellow Barn Studio.

I continue to enjoy a long career in advertising and communications.


Lily Kak A&M2

Lily Kak is a watercolor artist who was born and raised in India where she learned art in high school.  She rediscovered her passion for art 20 years later after having immigrated to the US, raised two children, completed her PhD, developed a career in international development, and took several art courses. She travels extensively around the world, especially in Asia and Africa in her profession as an international development expert.  She is inspired by the vibrant and diverse cultures that she experiences as she travels globally and these are often reflected in her art-work.  Pursuing her two passions – art and international development – demands discipline to make time for both.

Lily is a signature artist of the Baltimore Watercolor Society.  She won awards at the 2017 and 2018 Kensington Labor Day Art Shows. She has exhibited in several shows at Glen Echo Park, Brookside Garden, Friendship Heights Community Center, and the Kensington Labor Day Art Shows.  She is a member of the Montgomery Art Association, Baltimore Watercolor Society, Glen Echo Yellow Barn, Artist and Makers Studio, and Rockville Art League.



Jamea Richmond-Edwards A&M2

Howard University- MFA Painting Spring 2012 Jackson State University – School of Liberal Arts Degree: Bachelor of Art in Art; May 2004
 Magna Cum Laude
 555 Non Profit Gallery and Studios- Detroit, MI. June-August 2012 Art Residency
Tougaloo Art Colony- Tougaloo, MS. July 2003 Art Residency
Solo Exhibitions 2017
Athena Shrugged (2) Long/Sharp Gallery New York, NY April 26 – June 17, 2017
 Mosaic Project Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster, PA August 23-October 30, 2016
Take Me Away The Southern Gallery Charleston, South Carolina
 The Cost of Making Her Run The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art Detroit, MI November 6- January 2, 2016

From CultureType.com:

“AS A YOUNG GIRL, Jamea Richmond-Edwards got lost in the pages of Ebony magazine. She was particularly drawn to the runway images from the Ebony Fashion Fair show. Through the otherworldly photographs of stunning black models styled in wildly imaginative ensembles, she discovered haute couture and envisioned herself as a fashion designer. Years later, she chose visual art over fashion design, but never gave up on her desire to explore the artifice of dressing.

“Those images were very visually affirming for me. It presented black women in a space that I had never seen before,” Richmond-Edwards told me via email………”


Jamie Downs A&M2

Jamie Downs is a mixed media artist working in drawing, painting and digital media. She has shown throughout the mid-Atlantic region and is currently represented by The Willow Street Gallery. Her studio is at A.Salon in the central Takoma area of DC.

Jamie Downs received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania with further study at La Salle College in Philadelphia and University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has taught at Prince Georges Community College, Drexel University and currently at Montgomery College, Germantown.

Jamie has worked in mixed media painting for over 45 years exploring themes of oneness and transcendence, searching for her own personal archetypes. This often makes it possible to place work done in different media and sometimes even scale, years apart, together to form a seamless diptych or triptych. Her largest series of work is the Oneness series which is non-objective; but her most recent series are floral archetypes, birds and animals.

She has had numerous one person and group shows and is in many collections. Her studio is in North Kensington, Maryland and is open by appointment. 

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