Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Gaithersburg Women's Caucus for Art members comment on sustainable initiatives in art and the city.
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- Bora Mici
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Natalya B. Parris and Bonita Tabakin-Latterner, of Gaithersburg, are raising awareness about the natural environment this summer by participating in "Re/Using Our Re/Sources," a multimedia Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) juried exhibit at Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, Maryland, a 20-minute drive from Gaithersburg on the ICC. "Since the venue is a historical museum, we wanted to continue its tradition of being a cultural, educational, art center for the community and protect it for future generations," said Parris, who is on the volunteer-run art committee at Sandy Spring Museum and who helped organize the show. "Children and adults come here to learn about history, but they also have the opportunity to see the art exhibits, learn about…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Gaithersburg mixed-media visual artist Natalya B. Parris, currently showing at the Delaplaine, explains what it is like to be a local artist.
Natalya B. Parris's current show at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (DVAEC) in Frederick is her second solo show of the year. She had one at Glenview Mansion in Rockville in February. "Preparing and designing a solo show is a great responsibility since you represent yourself, your art, your view of the world," said Parris, of Gaithersburg, who is now a veteran of the local art scene.. The smallest details are up for consideration, such as ensuring that the titles make the connection between the artwork and the viewer and figuring out which pieces best complement one another. She is a member of most area artists collectives, including the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, the Art League of Germantown and Women's Caucus for Art…
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Several Gaithersburg artists won awards at the 37th Annual Community Art Show and Sale at the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase. April 1 (from 1-5 p.m.) is the last day to see the show.
Fourteen Gaithersburg artists and seven who have recently exhibited through the City of Gaithersburg are showing their work in a pool of more than 150 in the 37th Annual Community Art Show and Sale of the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase. The three-day show takes place every spring and raises money for a Montgomery College art scholarship fund for one local student. While anyone can submit artwork, most artists are from Montgomery County. This year's show takes place from March 30 - April 1 and includes 463 individual works of art. Exhibition judge Susan Goldman, an internationally recognized artist and master printmaker, awarded 20 Honorable Mention, 11 First Place, Second Place and Third Place, and one Best in Show awards to selected …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Gaithersburg-area artists were juried into the 43rd Annual Laurel Art Guild open art competition.
The 43rd Annual Laurel Art Guild (LAG) Open Juried Exhibition drew 250 artists from all over Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Just 58 of them, including three Gaithersburg-area artists, were juried into the annual exhibit held at Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland from now until April 1. Carolyn Jackson is participating with a self portrait painted en plein air. Jackson is a member of the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) and paints landscapes in Kentlands and the surrounding area. Natalya B. Parris is showing "The Tree of Life," a painting that is inspired by Russian Folk Art and the interconnectivity of living things. Parris is also a GFAA member and teaches children's art classes, including "Inspired by the …