Located in the bustling H Street NE corridor, City Gallery will join the growing list of existing arts destinations in the area including Connor Contemporary, Industry Gallery, Studio H and the Atlas Theater.
City Gallery will bridge the burgeoning artistic community of the Capitol Hill-H Street NE corridor with the growing art market of the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. Greatly underrepresented, the local arts community in Eastern DC will find a permanent home at City Gallery. DC art lovers will now have immediate access to the works of the many talented, local artists who live in their midst.
Through exhibitions, gallery talks, classes, workshops, and other artist activities, City Gallery will promote public arts projects, provide the general public a place to view affordable art and will encourage the idea of art as an investment. Providing affordable art will allow everyone, not just the wealthy few, an opportunity to collect and invest in original art.
The gallery represents over 20 local painters, sculptors, photographers, engravers and printmakers. Every year, all artist members will display their work in a group show. The gallery will then host solo shows by individual members monthly. Over the summer, the gallery will host an annual juried show which will be open to both members and non-member artists from around the region.
The Grand opening of City Gallery on March 6, 2010 will feature works by all of the City Gallery members: Geoff Ault, Gina Clapp, Ellen Cornett, Marilyn Christiano, Sheryl Denbo, Nancy Donnelly, Jill Finsen, Will Fleishell, Tara Hamilton, Martha Huizenga, Tom Kenyon, Gayle Krughoff, Lynne Mallonee Schlimm, Liz Lescault, Anne Oman, M.M. Panas, Sarah Porter, Tom Pullin, Ronnie Spiewak, Wally Szyndler and Cissy Webb.
In addition to hosting member exhibitions, City Gallery will also provide gallery space rental and catering, art advisory and curatorial services, art installation and new collector consultations.