Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gallery Hop to cheaply Holiday shop!

Saturday, December 4th is a tremendous day to be in Hyattsville, MD! Three galleries have back-to-back shows with GREAT selections of affordable hand made art, from dozens of local artists and crafters.

First up:

Holiday Wrap and Go Show at Zimstone:

Start off your day here from Noon to 4:00 P.M., and enjoy spiced cider and cookies while chatting with the 5 artists:

Henry Ferrand- photographer

George "Shomari" Smith- Printmaker (taught by Jacob Lawrence at the Pratt Institute, and is also a retired art professor from Howard University)

MiSHi Artisan jewelry- recycled sterling silver and vinyl record jewelry

Wayson Jones- Abstract Painter

Cheryl Edwards- Painter (taught by Ernest Crichlow at the Art Student League)

Open TWO Saturdays: Nov 27th & Dec 4th, Noon - 4:00 P.M. both days


Holiday Gift Exhibit at Design Studio Art Gallery

Meander up the road for an incredible selection that makes a mall trip unnecessary this year. Over 75% of the pieces are under $75, many are under $35! Open 2-6 pm on 12/4/10, making it the perfect place to hit between destinations one and three.

Creatively driven and thoughtful gifts have become the focus of Design Studio Art Gallery’s new exhibit, which emphasizes buying local.

[If you can't make it Saturday 12/4, check out the Opening Reception which will be held on Sunday, December 5 from 5pm-10pm. The nighttime gala will be celebrated in conjunction with their 2nd anniversary party! From Design Studio: "From 5 pm-10 pm, we will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a cozy environment, celebrating local artists and their works with the warmth and holiday cheer of the season! Offering holiday shoppers new gift-giving ideas, this exhibit focuses on local artists and artisans. The physical space of the gallery has been transformed into a shopping destination for local residents to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces."]

The exhibit runs from Monday, November 22, 2010 to Tuesday, December 28, 2010.

Last and far from least:

artdc Gallery Auction Fundraiser!

From artdc: "Two years ago we developed our Hyattsville Gallery project as a result from our first auction, which we hosted at the Wohlfarth Gallery. Since then, we have developed over 20 gallery exhibitions dedicated to representing the work of Washington, DC-area artists and developing awareness of our vibrant art scene.

We’ve expanded our presence, and worked hard on the development of two additional pop-up gallery exhibitions in Arlington, VA with efforts to reach beyond Maryland and DC.

We’ve started an art collection based off of works that ardc (Fine Art Ventures, LLC) has purchased to create an exhibition of area work that’s hung in our space.

We are growing and giving back to the community with our activity, and now we need your support. We’ve assembled a tremendous exhibition, which is on display now at the artdc Gallery. Fifty percent of all sales developed through the auction at the close of this show will support our activity, pursuit of pop-up galleries, and Web presence.

Our auction is a tremendous opportunity to add to your collection and cover your walls at great prices while supporting artists and a grassroots movement. Artists are offering amazing savings in the effort to support the Gallery.

Cheryl Edwards will act as the auctioneer. She will provide an active and exciting environment for bidders and patrons.

Don’t miss this opportunity to own a great work of art. Support our efforts and keep artdc moving forward.

Artists include:
Grayson Heck, D.B. Stoval, Mei Mei Chang, Wayson Jones, Sean Hennessey, Alexandra Zealand, Kimberly Stark, Christopher Brady, Heather Schmaedeke, Ric Garcia, Kelly Pearl, Cheryl Edwards, Tom Cardarella, Sarah M. Swift, Philip Yabut, Lori Boocks, Stephen Boocks, Joe Rogers (Aiven), Paul T. Farley, Alan Rich, Ian Doherty, Angela Kleis, Jesse Cohen, and more."

I look forward to visiting all 3, with a stop at Franklin's brewpub along the way. Don't miss this gallery hop!!!!


4814 Rhode Island Avenue,
Hyattsville, Maryland

Design Studio
5702 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD

5710 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD

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