Artists & Makers Studios Presents Compass Atelier Thesis Exhibition

By Editorial Team on January 31, 2017

Fri, 03 February 2017 - Thu, 23 February 2017

Photo courtesy of Artists & Makers Studios.
Photo courtesy of Artists & Makers Studios.


Opening Reception: Friday, February 3 from 6pm to 9pm


Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn in Rockville will present one exhibit in three galleries for the month of February. The first 17 member graduating class of The Compass Atelier’s Master Artist Program will present their Thesis Exhibition. The Compass Atelier is an art school located within the Artists & Makers Studios flagship studio center on Parklawn Drive. The Atelier runs a unique program of study called the Master Artist Program (MAP). The MAP is a 3-year fully comprehensive course of study for painters looking to master their craft and achieve a professional practice. Students spend their entire third year developing a thesis—a series of paintings exploring a personal and well-executed concept.

Additionally A&M is proud to also present exhibits at Artists & Makers Studios 2 at 12276 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville, just 9/10’s of a mile from the flagship location. Desolate Beauty: Desert Landscapes with photographer Alex Keto – an exhibit of desert landscapes that captures the desolate beauty of the American Southwest. Although deserts are known for their wide-open vistas and immense horizons, the land features a sense of light found nowhere else. Additionally What’s Your Passion in the New Masters Gallery and 5 by 5 with five members of the Montgomery County Camera Club will fill the galleries at Wilkins, along with artists’ open studios.

Exhibits at both locations open Friday, February 3rd, and continue through Thursday, February 23rd, 2017.

Viewing hours:

  • Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm
  • Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
  • Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment.

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