Current Gallery Shows
- Date:Feb 17 2017 - Jul 23 2017Gallery:Kay Daugherty Gallery
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
-Vincent Van Gogh
The sight of the sky stirs within us a sense of wonder and a desire to dream. From one moment to the next, our perception of the sky is changing. In the course of a day, the shifting sky can transform from severe to serene. Vicious storms become vibrant vistas in mere minutes. Blushing sunsets give way to tranquil starlight and the mysterious moon. Spectacular Skies celebrates artwork that captures the vast expanses of the celestial sphere. Works explore the sky, stars, clouds and atmospheric phenomena that evoke a thoughtful, expressive, and visually monumental presence.
Exhibit Juror: Allie Snyder Dattilio, Amaryllis Truth Studio, Hagerstown, Maryland
Annmarie After Hours Opening - Friday, February 17, 2017, 5-8pm
Make a date with Annmarie to enjoy a casual adult evening of great art, wine & beer, light hors d'oeuvres, and live music. Visit the Gift Shop for special Annmarie After Hours sales! Stop by Annmarie before or after dinner and make it a night on the town. No reservations required! Free for members; $5 for non-members. Must be 21 to attend.Contributing Artist(s):Christina Allen, Susan Arnett, Frances Borchardt, Barbara Boward, Nancy Brittle, Bonnie Bucknam, Pamela Callen, Kathleen Carlson, Jennifer Carwile, David Chan, Edward Charney, Caitlin Clifford, Karen Cohen, Parran Collery, Ruth S. Collins, Amelia Cortez, Kathy Coulson, Ann Crain, Stephen Delaney, Frank DiPietro, Mark Dierker, Gray Dodson, Brice Elliott, Linda Epstein, Vincent Ferri, Ann Friedlander, Xia Gao, Carrie Lee Gissiner, Margaret Kissel Gohn, Iris Hall-Willey, Jennifer Hecker, Donna Hixson, Laura Laird, Hanna Lemoine, Norma LeVally, Addison Likins, Marjorie Lindsay, Joanna Macaulay, Bernard Mangiaracina, Abby McCague, Mary Morris, Rita Noe, John Okay, April Rimpo, Stephen Schiff, Charles Andrew Seaton, Suzanne Shelden, Jill M. Smithson, Donna Strode, Nathan Taves, Chuck vonSchmidt, Lisa Ward, Katie Westmoreland, Irina Whitmer, Chad Williams
- Date:Jan 20 2017 - Mar 1 2017Gallery:Main Gallery
Artist In Action Temporary Studio, Show & Sale : January 20-March 1, 2017
A few months each year, Annmarie’s spectacular Main Gallery is transformed from exhibition space into artist studios, allowing visitors the opportunity to appreciate the artistic process as well as the product. Annmarie seeks artists working in any media to submit proposals to set up a working studio space in the Main Gallery for 1-2 week periods. These studios utilize the artist’s own supplies and equipment. Artists work in their studios demonstrating their processes and techniques to curious visitors. Artists are also afforded space to hang artwork for sale within the gallery for the duration of their studio time. It is our goal to expose visitors to the working process of artists—from concept to finished product. As such, this show is ideal for artists working on a large project or series. Artists must be willing to speak with visitors informally about their work and their process. Overnight accommodations for out-of-town artists are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Through this exhibition, artists gain exposure, sell artwork, and work in a free studio space in a beautiful setting. This is a nice occasion for a serene retreat to immerse yourself in your artwork. Future group or solo show opportunities may also be awarded.
- Date:Jan 14 2017 - Feb 26 2017Gallery:Main Gallery
#WDUS4 What Do You Stand For?
A community art project inspired by the dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From January 14-16, 2017, the public is invited to work with artists Jeffery Weatherford and Carlisha Waktins to create a giant mural that explores the question, what do you stand for?
Led by Jeffery Weatherford and Carlisha Watkins, this project uses the metaphor of feet and shoes to allow visitors the opportunity to creatively and thoughtfully reflect on what they themselves value, stand for, and deem most important. Visitors will work with the artists to create a mural of footprints to be displayed through February, alongside the artists' Foot Soldiers mixed media shoe exhibit.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jeffery B. Weatherford, Oxon Hill, Maryland
Born in High Point, North Carolina, Weatherford has been a creative spirit from a very young age. A multi-faceted artist, Weatherford received his Master Of Fine Arts from Howard University in May of 2016. Since graduation, he has been picked up by Simon & Schuster as an illustrator, with his debut title, "You Can Fly: Tuskegee Airmen," which has been making notable waves in the children's book realm. His work as an illustrator recently got him invited to Ghana and Senegal on an international tour where he taught youth about being an illustrator and performed his poetry for various the communities. Weatherford is a diverse spoken word artist, MC, social media expert, as well as the founder and chief of the global hip hop collective, TRiiiBE Worldwide.
Carlisha Watkins, St. Leonard, Maryland
Watkins is an award-winning photographer with a BA is Visual Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. During college, she participated in five student exhibitions held by the UMBC Photography and Visual Arts Department. Watkins was also selected to be part of UMBC's Art Week that celebrated artwork from UMBC students, The Visual Arts Department awarded Watkins with an Outstanding Artwork in Photography Award for The House of Roots photography collection that she produced for The Senior Exit Exhibition.
Watkins has had her work published in Prince George's Suite Magazine for Harold T. Fisher's stage play, "Two Weeks Until the Rest of My Life." She was also selected as an exhibiting artist for the Starry Night Artist Exposure Program for Art Basel Miami in 2013 and 2014 at the Select Fair. As an exposure artist, she showcased The House of Roots and Black Beauty: Unbleached at the Select Fair.
In July of 2014, Watkins exhibited her artwork at the Cox Art Center for Calvert's Best Photography Show and the Bombay Sapphire's Artisan Series help by Russell Simmons's RUSH Arts Gallery. Currently, Watkins works as a freelance photographer under her photogrophy business and continues to spread her Black Beauty: Unbleached camaign on a global scale.
Contributing Artist(s):Carlisha Watkins, Jeffery B. Weatherford with guests