Reception: Saturday, June 11 from 5pm to 8pm
American Painting Fine Art proudly presents the 15th annual exhibition of artworks that capture the current vitality, diversity, beauty, history and cultural highlights of our Nation’s Capital. It should be noted that during the early 21st Century, only American Painting Fine Art, of Washington, DC’s many and varied art spaces, has provided a focused and continuous venue for regional artists to display works that commemorate and celebrate the contemporary spirit of the Washington, DC mid Atlantic area.
Regional artists featured in this year’s show include well-known favorites Christina Blake, Busby Duncan, Leanne Fink, Michael Francis, Catherine Hillis, Jean Hirons, David Leonard, Theresa Miller, Ann Schaefer, William Schulze, David Sturtevant, Michele Martin Taylor, Robert Willett, Elaine S. Wilson, and David Zimmerman. Works by artists of the venerable Washington Society of Landscape Painters (WSLP) will also again grace the gallery walls. The exhibit will include paintings by WSLP artists Jacalyn Beam, Mary Kokoski, Andrei Kushnir, Barry Lindley, Lynn Mehta, Bill Schmidt, and Jean Schwartz. A fine selection of over 50 works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, all providing comment on, and insight to, the Washington, DC scene, will arouse the intense interest of gallery visitors.
This year, a cash prize of $100 will be awarded for the painting that “Most Captures the Washington, DC Scene.” The judge will be a most distinguished and knowledgeable authority on the Washington, DC art scene, the esteemed Ms. Alma Hardy Gates. Ms. Gates, a native Washingtonian who has lived her entire life in the Washington, DC. Palisades Community, was an elected Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ten years), and also an active member of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City, serving as Zoning Subcommittee Chair and Vice Chair. In 2012 Mayor Vincent Gray appointed Ms. Gates to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, where she served as Chair of the Public Art Committee for over half her tenure, which ended earlier this year. She has also served on various other District committees including Grants and Finance and the Executive Committee. Ms. Gates is respected for her keen eye, appreciation of color and balance, attention to professionalism and the importance and impact of art on a nation’s culture.
Regular Gallery hours:
- Wednesday through Saturday, by appointment from 11 AM to 7 PM.
Admission is free.
American Painting Fine Art is located at 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 17.