Welcome to Artful Weekend
-our listing of area art exhibits and events-
This weekend: Patrons’ Show 2024 Exhibit at the League; Stitch by Stitch at Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park; Art on Paper at Morton Fine Art; and Portraits: Great or Small at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery.
2024 Patrons’ Show Fundraiser
The Art League Patrons’ Show Fundraiser, one of this region’s most unique and entertaining arts traditions, returns for its 56th year on Sunday, February 18, from 6–10 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. For the price of a ticket, you get to select from more than 600 artworks valued anywhere from $245 to thousands of dollars. Come choose from hundreds of artworks at our Patrons’ Show Exhibit through February 18 at 4 p.m. Artworks can also be viewed on The Art League’s Flickr, where new pieces are added daily through Thursday, February 15. List and rank your favorites using Art Thief, the exclusive mobile app of Patron’s Show. It is available to download free on iOS and Android devices. Don’t miss the chance to gain fine art while supporting a great non-profit organization and a community of artists! Purchase tickets here.
Stitch by Stitch
Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park presents Stitch by Stitch, a group exhibition by Life Pieces to Masterpieces. This exhibition, featuring a collection of colorful collages of acrylic-painted canvas scraps and ceramic work, was created by Black and Brown boys from Washington, D.C.’s Wards 7 and 8 – specifically, program participants of the D.C.-based youth arts program Life Pieces To Masterpieces (LPTM). The stories told in each piece celebrate the power, joy, and resilience of the boys and men served by LPTM as they both persevere through their life challenges and celebrate their life triumphs. Stitch by Stitch is on view through February 18; 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD.
Art on Paper
Morton Fine Art presents Art on Paper, an intimate salon-style group presentation of works on paper. Featuring 20 works from the gallery’s artists-partners, the exhibition’s represented artists include Osi Audu, Michael Andrew Booker, Natalie Cheung, Victor Ekpuk, GA Gardner, Jaz Graf, Katherine Hattam, Maliza Kiasuwa, Astrid Kohler and Liz Tran. Encompassing collage, mixed media, cameraless-images, woodblock prints, pen, graphite and watercolor, Art on Paper is an expansive, yet intimate exhibition of global artists united in their love of paper medium. The exhibition marks the debut of work from new gallery artist-partner, Jaz Graf who recently completed a prestigious papermaking residency at Dieu Donne in Brooklyn, NY. Art on Paper is on view through February 10; 52 O St NW, #302, Washington, D.C. Art on Paper will participate in the February 10, 2024, 12-4pm, 52 O Street Studios Open Studios.
Portraits: Creatures Great or Small
This engaging show, sponsored by the Rockville Art League and City of Rockville, explores the portrait in its many forms. A beloved friend or family member, a personable pet, a neighbor, a passerby, a frequent visitor to one’s yard, park or in the wilds, or even the one seen in the mirror. The artists in this show offer their unique portrayals of these special creatures in a variety of mediums. Portraits: Creatures Great or Small is on view through February 16 at Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, Maryland.
Enjoy the weekend!