Artists & Makers Studios Presents A Grand Re-Opening and Re-Visioning

By Editorial Team on November 30, 2021

Wed, 01 December 2021 - Mon, 03 January 2022

Courtesy of Artists & Makers Studios.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 4 and Saturday, December 11 from 11am to 3pm

Artists & Makers Studios re-opens to the public in December with new art programming and Open Studios! Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive in Rockville is delighted to re-open to the public starting with festive December exhibits and Open Studios. December 4th from 11am – 3pm will be the official kick-off event for Winter exhibits – which will normally be held every

First Saturday of the month. Enjoy an exhibit titled Celebrate with Resident Artists, invited artist David R. Daniels – exhibit curated by Cathy Hirsh, and Gallery 209 Artists exhibiting all their new work as they join artists at the Parklawn property. This 13,000 sq. ft. facility is home to 87 artists, and 80 student artists, with more teaching artists coming onboard.

Award winning artist David R. Daniels brings his spectacular watercolors to A&M for the month of December. To know David is to know his Art.  What the observer sees in David’s paintings is what he feels in his heart.  Capturing the spirit of nature and interpreting its beauty through his vision is what David loves most about making art. The medium of watercolor is surprisingly versatile, which feeds into his drive to experiment with materials and methods. David often uses a masking agent and multiple washes to achieve a range of effects, from delicate to bold. Occasionally he adds pastel, ink, or collage. David almost exclusively paints in a large format, which allows him to exaggerate his chosen subject matter. It is an ever-present challenge for him to elevate the medium of watercolor by using innovative techniques while preserving the natural beauty of its transparency.

David R. Daniels
In Maryland: To know David is to know his Art.  What the observer sees in David’s paintings is what he feels in his heart.  Capturing the spirit of nature and interpreting its beauty through his vision is what David loves most about making art. The medium of watercolor is surprisingly versatile, which feeds into his drive to experiment with materials and methods. David often uses a masking agent and multiple washes to achieve a range of effects, from delicate to bold. Occasionally he adds pastel, ink, or collage. David almost exclusively paints in a large format, which allows him to exaggerate his chosen subject matter. It is an ever-present challenge for him to elevate the medium of watercolor by using innovative techniques while preserving the natural beauty of its transparency. https://mrwatercolor.com/

Celebrate! (Maryland)
The Resident Artists are taking over our long white Gallery Hall at Parklawn for monthly group exhibits. Some will be themed, some exhibits will show off their latest works. A Gallery Committee is now in place to steer and hang exhibits to delight the public and share the amazing talents of our residents on a monthly basis. THe Resident Artists look forward to welcoming you back!

The 18 artists of Gallery 209 look forward to continuing this tradition once again.

  • Marcia Bhorjee
  • Jamie Downs
  • Janet Fox
  • Cathy Hirsh
  • Jim Hoehn
  • Jennifer Howard
  • Angela Lacy
  • Frank Mancino
  • Barbara Mandel
  • Geri Olson
  • Margaret Polcawich
  • Jeanne Powell
  • Ann Schaefer
  • Patrick Sieg
  • Vicky Surles
  • Maduka Francis Uduh
  • Anastasia Walsh
  • Patricia Zannie

The Resident Artists’ exhibit and David Daniels’ exhibit will run from Wednesday, December 1st through Friday December 24th, 2021. Gallery 209’s exhibit will run from December 1st through January 3rd. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday, and Sundays by chance or appointment.

Artists & Makers Studios is located at 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210, Rockville, MD.