Post-Snow Update

Marcus Aurelius III, Wood Engraving by Simon Brett, on view through tomorrow!

We’re back and fully functioning!  A sincere apology to all who tried to get in contact with us–it’s been quite a week!  First, our website host company was migrating data, which meant our email/website were intermittently effected.  Second, the winter storm knocked out power in the area.  While the gallery’s power was restored quickly, the power to Comcast’s main transmission site for Montgomery County was not–meaning we were without phone or internet for a few days.

But now our sidewalks are clear and the gallery is open–and just in time, too.  If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss Bewick’s Legacy: Six Contemporary British Wood Engravers. We have sold a staggering 32 prints from this show as well as some of the beautiful wood engraving books we have on view exclusively in the gallery.  We are open until 5 pm today and 12-5 tomorrow, so hurry in!

"The Pearl Necklace," wood engraving by Harry Brockway

Starting Wednesday, our first ever Excellence in Printmaking exhibition will be up.  Originally, this was an award given to an area MFA/BFA candidate for their commitment to printmaking.  This year, Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints at the Library of Congress, juried prints from MFA/BFA candidates in the mid-Atlantic region, selecting 40 to be included in this exhibition.  There are some talented students out there!  And as I mentioned in my post on UMD’s “Impressed” exhibition, it is a great opportunity to buy a print by a future big-time artist.  Get them while they’re young and affordable!  The opening reception and awards ceremony for this show is Saturday, February 5, 1-4 pm.  Below are a few prints to whet your appetite:

"Rough" by Fawna Xiao, screenprint and ink drawing, 12x22 in, 2009

"Never Again, Rodney, Never" by Eric Owusu, Intaglio,11x14, 2009.

"So Bad" by Tonja Torgerson, serigraph, 22x20 in, 2009.

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