Camilla David Bold Strokes at Woman’s National Democratic Club

By Editorial Team on May 23, 2022

Thu, 19 May 2022 - Thu, 06 October 2022

The Girl Can’t Help It by Camilla David.
Reception: Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30pm to 8pm

Bethesda-based artist Camilla David will have her paintings displayed in a solo exhibition entitled Bold Strokes, a collection of her colorful abstract works, at the Woman’s National Democratic Club in Dupont Circle from May 19th – September 6th, 2022. A reception for the show will be held May 25th from 6:30-8:00pm.

To RSVP for the reception, please call 202-232-7363 or email pfitzgerald@democraticwoman.org. The address for the WNDC Museum, also known as the Whittemore House, is 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036. The gallery’s current viewing hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-5:00pm and Fridays 11:00am-7:00pm. Or, stop by during business hours, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.

Camilla’s last solo exhibition at the Watergate Gallery in Washington, D.C. garnered widespread praise and recognition, and this show is sure to do the same. With decades of experience working in visual and performing arts, Camilla has shown her paintings in over 40 shows across the country in the past three years in galleries such as the Alexandria Art League, the Foundry, and Women’s Caucus for Art DC. She returned to abstract painting after a 15-year successful career in textiles as owner and designer of Camilla David Textiles.

“I am thrilled to have my work shown at the Woman’s National Democratic Club this May,” said Camilla. “Many of us in the arts community have missed in-person exhibitions, and I’m so pleased to return to shows with a variety of new pieces and a renewed sense of excitement.”

Camilla’s painting style combines Abstract Expressionism with Washington Color School influences, a result of her education at the Corcoran School of Art under renowned artists like Gene Davis, Paul Reed, and Leon Berkowitz. She blends varied layers of bold and vivid colors and employs many tools and applications – layering with fast-drying acrylic paints, markers, oil, wax and chalk pastels, charcoal, inks and collage.

About Camilla David Art
Camilla David Art was founded several years ago as Camilla David returned to visual arts after decades in textile design. David has studied art history, drawing, painting, gouache, and pastels and brings a background in theater and interior design to her paintings. Her paintings combine a dedication to the Abstract Expressionist movement with Washington Color School influences, resulting from coursework at the Corcoran School of Art. Born and raised in Washington D.C., David is committed to the creative community in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas.

About Woman’s National Democratic Club
The Woman’s National Democratic Club (WNDC) is a hub for civic engagement, learning, and political action in the heart of the nation’s capital. They are a meeting place for Democrats, Independents, and Progressives to come together in order to protect and promote democratic values. The WNDC Museum, which is now also used as an art gallery, is housed in a landmark nineteenth-century residence, informally called “the Whittemore House.”

The Whittemore House is located at 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW.