The WAW Sampler Series

The Washington ArtWorks Sampler Series is designed to give you a taste of select art, craft, photography, and other experiences –  for fun, to check out something you’ve always wanted to try, or to make a hand-crafted gift.  The sampler choices change with the seasons, but will always include some art, some craft, and some photography fun, in two to three hour sessions.  Sample learning to use your SmartPhone or digital camera for great photos, impress friends and co-workers by knowing some basic wine facts, find out what all the buzz about kiln-formed glass is, or make a custom piece of jewelry or collage as a gift.  Samplers are held nights and weekends, or if you have a group of friends or colleagues who want a class “just for you”, give us a call!

Check it out!

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August in the Galleries: “Re-Made & Recycled”

“Miles and Time” created by James Walker, part of the “Re-Made & Recycled” Exhibit

Dual Exhibit Opening: “Re-Made & Recycled” Exhibit & “The Art of Travel” Exhibit

On August 1, 2014 Washington Artworks will open two exhibits in their two on-campus formal galleries. The exhibits: “Around the World: The Art of Travel” shows the joys and beauty of travel through a variety of mediums; and “Re-Made & Recycled” displays the incredible skill of reusing assorted materials to create new, beautiful art.

Learn More about the “Urban by Nature Gallery”…

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Figure Workshop – Studio Incamminati, Oct. 13 – 17th

Join us this fall for Studio Incamminati – School for Contemporary Realist Art, with Darren Kingsley.

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Creativity Retreat with Bonny Lundy

Workshop illustration

Painting Workshop in New Mexico Chimayo, Santa Fe, Taos

September 6th to 13th, 2014

Experience the rich beauty of the Southwest. Located in the historic village of Chimayo, New Mexico, Casa Escondida, offers beautiful views of the Sangre de Christo and Jemez Mountains. This country Inn is surrounded by Northern New Mexico’s wine country. It is conveniently located for day trips to Santa Fe, Taos, Bandelier National Park, Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu, (Georgia O’Keefe country)

Your Workshop will be based in Chimayo, home of Chimayo Weavers, where we will paint mountain landscapes along the Rio Grande, the famous Chimayo Santuaria and vignettes. Day-trips are planned to Santa Fe, Taos, Bandolier Nat Park, and Ghost Ranch. This adventure is open to artists working in any medium, spouses and friends. Bonny Lundy will demonstrate capturing the special light and texture of the high desert. Optional sunset and sunrise painting.

Please visit Bonny’s website for more information, and to sign up.

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Open Call for the Halls

Open Call for the Halls

Washington ArtWorks is calling all metro DC area artists for a opportunity to showcase your work in our new art center located in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Hanging system has been installed throughout our hallways and we look forward to showcasing the work of a wide variety of talented area artists for two months at a time. Each participating artist will have the opportunity to hang up to three pieces in our gorgeous light-filled building and the work will remain up for two First Friday gallery openings at WAW in our 27,000 square foot building in Rockville.

Learn more…

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Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2015

Washington ArtWorks is currently accepting Exhibition Proposals for the 2015 exhibiting year.

All artists, or groups of artists, are welcome to submit a proposal – Due to Washington ArtWorks by June 1st, 2014.


Read more about Call for Proposals….

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Daily Open Studio


Daily Open Studio

Have you wanted to move your studio practice out of your home and work in a studio environment with other artists, but were not sure how to make the leap?  Do you want the camaraderie and inspiration without the high cost of your own private studio? Do you want to try out life in a public studio in a thriving and engaging creative environment without a huge commitment? Then our new open studio program may be for you!

Work in a 400 square foot studio alongside other painters and mixed media artists. Pay for a block of time and leave your easel up at the end of each work day. Join more than 55 resident artists that call Washington ArtWorks home. Participate in juried shows, the salon discussion group, and more for one low fee. Free parking, Wi-Fi, kitchenette with coffee maker, microwave, and fridge. METRO accessible (Twinbrook METRO – Red Line)


$500/6 months

The Open Studio program will start March 12, and the Open Studio is up and running every day that we are open (except federal holidays and for weather closures.)

Monday – Thursday 10am to 9pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am to 4pm


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