The Yellow Barn Studio Gallery Presents SPRING FORWARD: Two Days with Four Contemporary Painters

By Editorial Team on April 4, 2022

Sat, 09 April 2022 - Sun, 10 April 2022

Work by Jennifer Duncan.
Reception: Saturday, April 9 from 4pm to 6pm

New exhibit highlights the work of four Virginia women artists; reception Saturday, April 9 from 4-6pm.  Exhibit dates: April 9 – 10, 2022 at The Yellow Barn Studio Gallery

The exhibit will include abstract works and landscapes created during the isolation of the pandemic.  All four artists, who have collaborated on exhibits before and have known each other for ten years, gravitate toward bold color, unusual shapes and a variety of expressive lines. Many of the paintings are large in scale and include pieces of collage which add depth, texture and richness to the surface of the canvases.

Jennifer Duncan is showing abstract works inspired by natural forms found in local landscapes.  Her work can also be seen at Studio Gallery DC, in other juried DMV exhibits, and at the Artists’ Atelier in Great Falls, Virginia, where she has been teaching painting and collage since 2010. For more information, contact Jennifer at:

Octavia Frazier’s paintings are easily recognizable for her bold black marks incorporated into vivid and colorful still lifes, interiors and collages.  She has exhibited her work and won awards throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for nearly four decades. For more information, contact Octavia at:

Marthe McGrath, a member of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association, finds inspiration for her modern canvases from her global travel experiences. Her bold brightly colored abstracts have a strong design component due to her years as a rug designer. Marthe’s work can be seen at Reston Art Gallery at Lake Anne. For more information:

Kay Walsh, is a member of the Torpedo Factory Artists Association. She began painting with an impressionistic influence but has experimented over the last several years with an emphasis on energetic, bold, graphic abstraction inspired by her design career. For more information, contact Kay at:

An art exhibit featuring over 50 paintings by four local artists; Jennifer Duncan, Octavia Frasier, Marthe McGrath and Kay Walsh, will be open Saturday (12 am- 7pm) and Sunday (12am – 5pm) at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo Park, located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD, 20812.