June Openings at Touchstone Gallery

By Editorial Team on May 31, 2016

Fri, 03 June 2016 - Sun, 26 June 2016

Pink Table Orange Chair by Linda Bankerd. Courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.
Pink Table Orange Chair by Linda Bankerd. Courtesy of Touchstone Gallery.


Opening Reception: Friday, June 3 from 6pm to 8:30pm


Landscape: Any Way You Look at it
Captivated by outer and inner landscapes, each Touchstone artist sets out on a metaphorical “road trip” to explore land or psychological forms in their preferred medium: photography, painting, hand-pulled prints, sculpture, collage, and drawing. Some are representational and others are abstract. All articulate a variety of views through unique shapes, colors, and tonal expression.

Home…Where the Art Is by Linda Bankerd
Linda Bankerd’s upcoming June show features vividly colored, many varied interiors rendered in her signature abstract realism style.

Home, our private place of refuge, succor and contentment. Linda Bankerd’s lush interiors reveal joyful inside scapes, boldly colorful and bursting with energy. An interior designer would most probably NOT come up with designs such as these, but these fanciful interiors when hung in your home will certainly add that necessary zing and focus to any conventionally conceived interior. Bankerd’s indoor retreats are emotionally satisfying and wonderful to look at, but actually living in her conceptualized reality is probably not an option that most of us would choose.

Linda paints in acrylic with the occasional addition of collage. Oil pastels often add a linear element. She creates her personal heartfelt reality from interiors where she has resided, from photographs of commercial interiors, or from arranged studies of actual furniture and furnishings.

I Belong Here Art of the Shaw Community
I Belong Here is a juried show of student work from the Touchstone@ArtSpace project, which brings the artists of Touchstone Gallery to Art Space DC in Shaw, to share their skills and passion with children and parents in a series of workshops. This project is supported by Touchstone Foundation for the Arts generous donors.

In March and April 2016 Touchstone Gallery artists, Maureen Squires, David Beers, Shelley Lowenstein, and Mary D. Ott worked with youth and adults at New Community ArtSpace to create works of art in a variety of media through a program called Touchstone@ArtSpace. A vibrant selection of the work produced during those workshops will be on display at the Touchstone Gallery through the end of May. Now in its second year Touchstone@ArtSpace is supported by the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Friday: 12pm to 6pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 12pm to 5pm

Touchstone Gallery is located at 901 New York Ave. NW. For more information, visit www.touchstonegallery.com.