March 2021 Exhibitions at Studio Gallery

By Editorial Team on March 9, 2021
Postcard for Intimate Hand Work. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.
On View: Wednesday March 3, 2021 to Saturday March 27, 2021

Studio Gallery is open by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and open to the general public for walk-ins on Fridays and Saturdays from 1pm to 6pm. No more than five guests are allowed in the space at one time. All visitors and staff are required to wear a face mask that covers the nose and mouth. For the safety of our staff, our office has been moved to the lower gallery, and our upper gallery is available by appointment or request.

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Intimate Hand Work
Beth Curren | Ceci Cole McInturff | Tina Hudak | Carolee Jakes | Alice Quatrochi | Lisa Rosenstein

On March 17, 2020, most of us were anticipating a day in which there would be a nod to the Irish St. Patrick, an excuse to wear something green, and looking forward to the start of Spring. For some of us, the cancellation of that night’s dinner reservation was a metaphor of what was to come in the next 48 hours: the abrupt shut-down and closing of all but essential services; a sheltering in place against an invisible enemy; a confusing confluence of restrictions and mis-directions; and the growing realization that day-to-day life, as we knew it, had changed, utterly. The coronavirus shifted everyone’s priorities. As the numbers of cases and deaths spiraled upwards, artists everywhere faced the mounting pressures of isolation, loss of access to tools and materials, the interruption of our work and our expectations. All of this, often, was in direct conflict with the changing responsibilities for our relatives and neighbors.

This exhibit of work, most of which was completed within the last fourteen months, reflects our individual responses to our personal situations, to the stresses in our lives, to the catastrophe that is this pandemic, to the social unrest and political strife. The artworks are intricate, incorporating the intimate hand work and careful detail that has helped each of us to find serenity and harness our strengths. The work has brought us together as artists, as women, as friends and as members of our community.

Postcard for Studio Gallery 2021. Courtesy of Studio Gallery.

Studio Gallery 2021: Studio Gallery’s Annual Fundraiser

Studio Gallery grew out of the frustration that Jennie Lea Knight and Nancy Lloyd felt at their exclusion and that of other women and minority artists from representation in galleries during the 1950’s and 60’s. These two artists, along with several others, became the “Founding Mothers” of the Gallery.

In 1964, Studio Gallery opened its doors and offered these under-represented artists the opportunity to exhibit. It became an inclusive member-owned gallery that continues to highlight and provide a professional platform for DMV artists. Knight’s legacy continues to this day. As we navigate these tumultuous times our doors are still open. In this Spring of 2021, we are taking this opportunity to present work that is inspired by the art and life of Jennie Lea Knight.

Proceeds from art sales during our March exhibition, Studio Gallery 2021, will go directly to Studio Gallery, and support our mission of fostering a public appreciation for the world of the arts.

Studio Gallery is located at 2108 R St. NW.