November Exhibitions at Strathmore Visual Arts

By Editorial Team on November 13, 2018
Girl with Gold Earrings work by Michael Coe. Courtesy of Strathmore Visual Arts.
Opening Reception: Sunday, November 18 from 2pm to 4pm
Sunday, November 25 from 12pm to 2pm

Strathmore is hosting three concurrent exhibitions, Nov. 17, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019—Fine Art in Miniature (exhibition of the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC), Montgomery County Plein Air Artists, and, in the Invitational Gallery, Oil + Light: Nick Eisele.

Opening reception for Miniatures and Nick Eisele is Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 2-4pm.

Opening reception for Plein Air is Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 12-2pm.

Fine Art in Miniature description:
Active for 84 years, The Miniature Society of Washington was sponsored by the renowned miniaturist Alyn Williams. He first established the Royal Miniature Society in England in 1895 and came to Washington to teach in the Corcoran School of Art. Today more than 700 mini masterpieces in stone, oil, pastel and print come from countries around the world for this prodigious juried exhibition. From the size of a postcard down to a postage stamp, miniature portraits, still life, sculpture and collage capture the world in miniature. These miniature marvels aren’t just about making small art. They are about the ability of the miniaturist to captivate and enchant the viewer with a refined object that doesn’t disappoint you when you move in for the closest possible look.

Personal Effects work by Nick Eisele. Courtesy of Strathmore Visual Arts.

Oil + Light: Nick Eisele:
Nick Eisele wields the luminous qualities of oil paint in still lifes. Drawing inspiration from Classical Realism, his interests in light and reflection are captured in his careful compositions with detailed attention to color.

Strathmore Mansion work by Shibley. Courtesy of Strathmore Visual Arts.

Montgomery County Plein Air Artists description:
Art is in the air at this exhibition featuring the works of local artists who have found their inspiration on Strathmore’s idyllic grounds. En plein air means “outdoors” and refers to the act of painting outside, in contrast to artists working inside a studio. Over the past year, the Montgomery County Plein Air Artists set up their easels on Strathmore’s campus to create sketches, pastels, and paintings that celebrate the great outdoors, capturing the area’s landscapes, formations, and structures

Strathmore Visual Arts is located at 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD. For more information, visit or call (301) 581-5100.