Go Now! Last Shows of 2011

Most galleries will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.   Please check with galleries directly via phone or email for showing availability via the additional details link.

39th Street Gallery

Through December 31, 2011

Friday 7pm to 9pm; Sat: noon to 4pm

The Brentwood Gallery presents Shape Shifters a group show featuring the work of Karl Connolly and Jan Razauskas curated by artist Stewart Watson.  The duo’s work moves between recognizable and abstract images.  For additional details, click here.  The 39th Street gallery is located at 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 

Art Works Studio Gallery

Through December 10, 2011

By appointment click here

Described as “painting expressed as pure joy”, Laurie Breen’s Still-Lives-Accumulation of Meaning is a collection of colorful yet complex mixed media pieces.  The accumulated layers of media, which include words, force the viewer to reconsider his/her relationship with the subject-matter.   For additional details, click here.  Art Works Gallery is located at 3711 Rhode Island Ave Mt. Rainier, MD 


Through January 7, 2012

Mon – Fri: 9am to 5pm

Another brand new gallery opens in the Gateway Arts District adding a second art space in Hyattsville, MD.  The inaugural show, Intellectual Property will feature new work by Courtney Miller Bellairs who spent 10 years living in London after studying at nearby University of Maryland and later at Yale.   For additional details, click here.  A\Works Gallery is located at 328 Farragut Street Hyattsville, MD. 

The Capitol Hill Art League

Through December 2, 2011

Mon – Thu: 9:30am – 9pm; Fri: 9:30am – 6pm; Sat: 9am – 2pm   

The Capitol Hill Art League (CHAL) hosts its November all-media juried exhibition.  The presiding juror is Henry Allen, a journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning critic.  For additional details, click here.  CHAL shows at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop located at 545 7th Street SE

Conner Contemporary Art

Through December 17, 2011

Tues – Sat 10am to 5pm

The gallery will host two concurrent exhibitionsArtist Patricia Piccinini’s, a sculptor, has created a body work entitled The Welcome Guest which uses both natural and artificial objects to explore humanity’s challenge in facing the dialectic between nature and biotechnology.  The second artist, Victoria F. Gaitán, a photographer, explores gender stereotypes in Scenes of Mild Peril. For additional details, click here.  Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE 

Evolve Urban Arts Project

Through December 31, 2011

By Appointment.  Call (202) 744.6439

After a dormant period, Evolve Urban Arts has hired a new curator and the gallery is opening its first show of the year-  Fruits, Flies and other Delights by local Capitol Hill Artist Carolina Mayorga.  Mayorga’s multimedia pieces comment on war, immigration and identity.   For additional details, click here.  Evolve Urban Arts Project is located at the Pierce Lofts, 1375 Maryland Avenue NE.

The Fridge

Through December 3

Thu – Sat: Noon to 8pm; Sun: 1 – 5pm

The Fridge will host a travelling group show of West Coast street artists in an exhibition entitled Above the Radar II. For additional details, click here.  The Fridge is located in the Rear Alley behind 516 8th Street SE. 

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions

Through December 16, 2011

Tue – Fri: noon – 5pm; Sat: 11am to 5pm

The Gallery at Vivid Solutions will host an opening reception for Lisa McCarty’s Some Account of Lacock Abbey.  The exhibition is part of Anacostia Fotoweek.  Vivid Solution’s sister galleries Honfleur and Blank Space SE are also hosting concurrent photography exhibitions.  For additional details click here.  The Gallery at Vivid Solutions is located at 2208 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE

G Fine Art

Through December 31, 2011

Wed – Sat noon to 6pm

G Fine Art presents Iona Rozeal Brown Open.ed- Harmonious Diatribes l Works in Progress from the Stage. Brown has created her own ode to graffiti, incorporating illuminated manuscripts, inspired texts as well as abstracted figurative forms on wood panels and paper.  For additional details, click here.  G Fine Art is located at 1350 Florida Avenue NE  

Honfleur Gallery

Through December 16, 2011

Tue – Fri: noon – 5pm; Sat: 11am to 5pm

Honfleur Gallery presents award-winning photographer Louie Palu’s work, The Fighting Season, which was documented as several related studies of Kandahar and the surrounding region of Southern Afghanistan.              For additional details, click here.  Honfleur Gallery is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE

Studio H

Through December 3, 2011

By Appointment click here

Pearson paints large scale work and has created a 9’ x 9’ installation piece for the gallery.  Inspired by the deluge of quotidian information we are subjected to via social media, television, radio and email, Amalgamations translates this cacophony into vibrant colors and shapes that clash with one another eventually resulting in what Pearson calls “visual white noise”.  For additional details, click here.  Studio H is located at 408 H Street NE, second floor 

Tubman- Mahan Gallery at the Center for Green Urbanism

Through December 3, 2011

Tue – Fri: 11am – 5pm; Sat: 11am to 4pm

In their first travel exhibition, the images of the members of The Exposure Group African American Photographers Association, Inc. go beyond mere postcards.  The photographers have attempted to capture the essence of the places they visited.  For additional details, click here.

Phil Hutinet is the Editor-in-Chief of East City Art.  You can get more information about East HaCity Art on Facebook  or follow them on Twitter


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