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Gallery B Presents Judy Gilbert Levey and Sara Leibman Ending 2020

Skye by Sara Leibman. Courtesy of Gallery B.

On View: November 6 – December 19

Gallery B is pleased to announce an exhibit by Bethesda-based artists Judy Gilbert Levey and Sara Leibman, that will be on display throughout November and December 2020. “Ending 2020” will feature paintings by Judy and Sara, who are both Studio B artists, from November 6 – December 19, 2020.

Judy Gilbert Levey is a local, plein air oil and studio painter. Judy began focusing on art full-time after working in an office and craving a career change. She became a member of the Foundry Gallery in Washington, D.C. in 1998. Judy’s paintings capture local scenes, her personal travels and outdoor beauty. Judy is a resident artist at Studio B in downtown Bethesda and in recent years she has studied with Walt Bartman and Christine LaFuente. As she explains, “Working en plein air with oil paints, I hold onto the yellow splash of sunlight or deep purple shade that caught my eye and at the same time provide an impressionistic view of the landscape, buildings and figures I see. I use studio time to reflect on the ideas that seem compelling outdoors and refine them to create greater intimacy and depth in my work.”

Sara Leibman is an artist and a lyricist from Chevy Chase, MD. Primarily painting with oil and cold wax, she also incorporates different media, including collage and yupo paper into her work. Sara tells stories with her art — about women’s struggles to keep their identities, about children lost to gun violence, about the wreckage man can make of the earth and about the beauty the earth still offers us. She has participated in many art shows and her paintings and collages are currently exhibited across the country in dozens of collections. Sara has won several awards for her paintings and is currently a resident artist at Studio B in downtown Bethesda.

Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD, will be open Friday-Saturday, 12-4pm. During operational hours, social distancing will be enforced and face masks must be worn by all visitors.

Established by Montgomery County in 1994, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) is a downtown management organization that markets and maintains downtown Bethesda. The BUP team works in marketing, maintenance, transportation and administration to produce cultural events and community festivals and attend to landscaping and maintenance needs. BUP also manages the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Bethesda Transportation Solutions (BTS), and the Bethesda Circulator as well as the non-profit art spaces, Gallery B and Studio B.

From award-winning theatre to independent films, downtown Bethesda’s Arts & Entertainment District is filled with inspiring artists and art venues. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc., and is the producer of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, Bethesda Painting Awards, Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, Bethesda Film Fest and Play In A Day.

For a closer look, please visit www.bethesda.org.