Gallery B Presents the Art4Us Artists Coop ScentS of it All

By Editorial Team on February 6, 2023

Thu, 09 February 2023 - Fri, 03 March 2023

Courtesy of Gallery B.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11 from 5pm to 8pm

Gallery B is pleased to announce its February exhibition, “ScentS of it All,” by the Art4Us Artists Coop. Embrace the past and see how it relates to the present through an artful time warp. The show will feature artwork by Nana Bagdavadze, Katty Biglari, Antonella Manganelli, and Grazia Montalto, and pieces by fellow co-op artists selected as part of their ART4US “Scents of it All” Juried Show. Explore the artist’s interruption of scent, evoking emotional memory and transporting self through space and time. “SecntS of it All” will be on display from February 9 – March 3, 2023, with an opening reception on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 5-8pm.


ART4US is a creative cooperative providing a virtual place to display, develop and cultivate patrons’ relationships. They are a group of international artists offering their unique mix of creativity, painting, photography, handcrafted jewelry and more. From different countries, backgrounds, and life experiences, ART4US artists have come together to share a united vision of existence while maintaining individual perspectives. Their shared moment draws on personal journeys, emotions, and beliefs. Their creativity explores a reality seen by the mind’s eye using various approaches and mediums. Under the solid flag of Art for Peace, they convey a statement that diversity is enriching, bringing unity rather than division.

Nana Bagdavadze

Georgian-born Bagavadze is a classically trained artist whose artwork has been exhibited in the United States and Europe. Her work is included in permanent collections, including NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, National Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, and the University of Kansas, as well as private collections. Nana taught painting and drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia. And has been on faculty at Seattle Pacific University as well as taught lessons at the Pratt Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Art Center, University of Washington Experimental College and workshops in France.

Katty Biglari

Katty Biglari moved to Washington, D.C. in 1978 to attend college and pursue her dream of becoming a painter. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and completed her Master of Fine Arts at George Washington University. Working in abstraction, she conveys her thoughts through imagery, color, and lines and has drawn on theories of automation, abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, and color. Time and space are recurring themes in her art, and the paintings represent reflection, geometry, contrasts, and opposing forces. The images in her paintings develop gradually through the multi-layering of acrylic paint.

Antonella Manganelli

Born in Italy and raised in a family of art collectors, Antonella Manganelli embraced her artistic roots and became an art student, collector, curator, dealer and artist. She has shown her work in Italy, Northern Virginia, and North Carolina. Antonella believes in the power of nature as an ancient healer and finds her balance painting her journey through life. Her work reflects the surreal vision of her world that she explores while traveling extensively. Along with her husband, she owns an antiquarian library, Marninart, specializing in rare illustrated art books and modern and contemporary art.

Grazia Montalto

A Parisian-born artist who grew up in Naples, Italy, Grazia Montalto moved to Washington, D.C. in her early 20’s. She has always been interested in artistic expression, and her passion for art spans many mediums. Grazia has a special interest in architecture, silversmith, and drawing and has over 25 years of experience in print and digital design as a graphic designer and art director. A minimalist at heart, her colorful work is inspired by her travels and evokes emotion. Her energy towards embracing life boldly is visible in Grazia’s drawings, as lines and colors are mixed to create beautiful and original views. In 2018, Grazia founded ART4US, a cooperative for artists based in Washington, D.C.

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, Studio B, and Triangle Art Studios.

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, and Bethesda Film Fest.

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Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD.