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Shadé Reneé in the New Project Studio

Torpedo Factory Art Center

March 1 - April 30

Experimentation/Exploration is a partnership with Olly Olly to provide support and mentorship for a local emerging artist: Shadé Reneé. Stop by her studio between March 2 - April 29. Stop by to Meet the Artist on Friday March 9, 7 - 11 pm, part of the Late Shift Art Night.

Cherry Blossoms at Fiberworks


March 20 - April 30

Fiberworks Studio and the Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association welcomes you as we honor the annual Cherry Blossom Festival with a week-long celebration of art demos, private tours and in-studio specials. The artists at Fiberworks have created cherry blossom inspired 12" x 12" square wall pieces in addition to a wide range of new works celebrating the coming season. The Fiberworks' exhibit will be up through April. (Art piece on right by Zita Simutis.)  

Emerging Artists of the DMV

Target Gallery

March 31 - May 20

Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 7 - 9 pm | Artist Talk 7:30 pm Jury Panel Talk: Thursday, May 10, 8 - 9 pm Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, introduces a new annual exhibition series featuring the work of emerging artists of the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region. The public reception will be part of the Torpedo Factory’s Late Shift: What is Art event. There will also be a talk with the jury…

A Study of Manhattan: Power, Dominance, and Excitement

The Art League

April 4 - May 6

Through large, kaleidoscopic oil paintings, painter Robert Gilbert evokes the unmistakable emotion of the boisterous, bustling, sleepless city.


Potomac Fiber Arts

April 17 - May 20

The beauty of mathematics is on display: Hyperbolic geometry, fractal art, the golden ratio (Φ), Fibonacci series.

Biennial Ikebana Exhibit

The Art League

May 1 - May 6

Sogetsu Ikebana is a three-dimensional artistic expression composed of flower and plant material arranged in a container.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Demonstration

The Art League

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Sogetsu School member Sheila Advani for an Ikebana flower arranging demonstration in The Art League gallery.

Ikebana Flower Arranging Demonstration

The Art League

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

School member Jane Redmon for an Ikebana flower arranging demonstration in The Art League gallery.

Deborah Conn’s “A Sense of Herself”

The Art League

May 9 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Watercolorist Deborah Conn celebrates inner resilience and strength through luminous, large-scale portraits of women in her exhibit, “A Sense of Herself.”

Doubling Up

Potomac Fiber Arts

May 21 - June 24

We expand our range with two or more techniques in one piece or collaborate with another gallery member.

Caroline Hatfield: Unearthing

Target Gallery

May 25 - July 15

Exhibition Dates: May 25 - July 15, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, May 25th 7 - 9 pm | Gallery Talk 7:30 pm Target Gallery is happy to announce Caroline Hatfield as 2018's solo exhibition recipient! Growing up in a Southern Appalachian coal mining community, the subjects involving environmentalism and land use have a lot of personal significance to Hatfield and she often recalls the region’s ironic juxtaposition of protected wilderness and mined land as a major influence on her work. Hatfield's work explores…


Potomac Fiber Arts

June 25 - July 29

Big and bold graphics, hip hop, irreverent urban décor. (Wall art by Marisela Rumberg)

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