Washington Printmakers Gallery 33 Years: Honoring Our Founders Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on September 25, 2018
Jeanne Garant, Dairy Farm, silkscreen, 15.5″ x 23″. Courtesy of Washington Printmakers Gallery.
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Reception: Sunday, September 30 from 1pm to 4pm
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Launching a coop artist gallery is no small feat; and keeping one running for more than thirty years is a big accomplishment. Earlier this year, American University’s Katzen Center honored the artists of the Washington Women’s Art Center and the role WWAC played in the DC arts community. Washington Printmakers Gallery is part of the legacy of WWAC; so this is a good time to look back at the gallery’s history.

Washington Printmakers Gallery was started by a group of artists who met at WWAC. The gallery originated in the spirit of artists supporting fellow artists. Started in 1985, it became a “go to” destination and it has remained the Metro area’s primary source for contemporary prints to this day.

The long-running success of the gallery is a tribute to the vision and commitment of the artists who started it. To commemorate those early years, this show features the work of “founding mothers” – and the one “founding father” of the gallery. The exhibit will give visitors a chance to see the work of some of the most established printmakers in the metro area, including Ann Zahn, Carolyn Pomponio, Laura Huff, Sarah Stout, Susan Pearcy, Terry Parmelee, Terry Svat, Pauline Jakobsberg, Helga Thomson, Jeanne Grant, Susanna deQuadros, Norman Strike, Nina Muys, Jeanne Garant, Marian Osher, and Debbie Schindler.

The Artist’s Reception on September 30, will feature a special presentation to honor the remaining founding members of the gallery, Carolyn Pomponio, Nina Muys, Norman Strike and Helga Thomson, and reminiscences on the history of the gallery.

About the Washington Printmakers Gallery
With over 30 years in the greater DC metro area, Washington Printmakers Gallery is a cooperative gallery located in the Book Hill section of Georgetown, Washington, DC. The gallery is the premier source for contemporary fine art prints and photography. Its members, exceptional local and national artists, exhibit regularly in group and solo shows.

Hours:

  • Thursday – Saturday: 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday: 12pm to 5pm
  • or by appointment

The exhibition is located at Washington Printmakers Gallery at 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW. For more information, visit http://www.washingtonprintmakers.com/.