Art Galleries: Art Shows, Art Receptions, Artist Talks

Look here for the latest shows from regional and national artists at DC's Art Galleries featuring contemporary and traditional paintings, prints, fine art, photography, glass sculpture and more.  CultureCapital's Art Gallery section includes shows, artist talks and receptions. And sign up here to receive our Museum & Art Gallery Seasonal e-newsletter launching this Fall!

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Del Ray Artisans
Thru Feb. 2
“Tangerine” is a juried exhibit featuring art from local area artists and is guaranteed to bring warmth and brightness to January’s wintry blahs.

Creature Comforts Art Exhibit

VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital
Thru Jan. 26
Gallery Without Walls program features artwork of the animals in our lives by Del Ray Artisans members.

Kaleidoscope National Juried Show

Gallery Clarendon
Thru Feb. 8
“Kaleidoscope” National Juried Show focuses on the theme of a kaleidoscope lens which alters the world and beautifully distorts reality.

Gallery Resident Artist MK Bailey

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Thru Feb. 10
Her proposal entitled FEVER DREAM includes constructing a life-size, evolving collage on a wall of the gallery space.

The all-media exhibit Rhythm and Blues

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Feb. 15 – Mar. 14
The juror for the show is Justyne Fischer, award-winning printmaker and teacher.

High Caliber Art Exhibition

Gallery Underground
Thru Jan. 31
“High Caliber” is a juried showcase of six artists chosen to represent the best of wide-ranging styles and media.

Kondo vs. Chaos Art Exhibit

Del Ray Artisans
Feb. 7 – Mar. 1
“Kondo vs. Chaos” explores the divide between those inspired by Marie Kondo’s theory of keeping only those things that bring you joy and those who deal with chaos in their lives.

Carved in Stone, Painted with Light

Zenith Sculpture Space
Thru Apr. 4
An exciting exhibit with a new sculptor David Therriault who uses reclaimed stones and painters Hubert Jackson and Carolyn Goodridge.

Out of Joint - Small Drawing by Karen Schiff

DC Arts Center (DCAC)
Thru Feb. 23
These playing-card-sized drawings, made with graphite and watercolor pencil, twist and pull at the classic forms of the modernist grid.

Small Treasures

Zenith Gallery
Thru Jan. 25
Jewelry, wall art, sculpture, ceramics, wearable art and many items you may have dreamed of owning and giving are all on display and for sale at Zenith Gallery’s Holiday show, Small Treasures.

Waverly Street Gallery invitational Exhibition

Waverly Street Gallery
Feb. 9 – Mar. 7
Waverly Street Gallery member artists each invite an artist guest to participate in this show.

A Tale of Four Cities

Waverly Street Gallery
Thru Feb. 8
Journalist and documentary photographer Frank Van Riper has spent decades traveling across the country, and many parts of the world, telling stories: first in words and now in words and photographs.


Annual Needlework Show

Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House
Mar. 1 – 30

Art Reception for Gallery Resident Artist MK Bailey

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Fri. Jan 31

Andrew Flanders: Bygones: Opening Reception

Montpelier Arts Center
Sat. Feb 8

Opening Reception: The all-media exhibit Rhythm and Blues

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
Sat. Feb 15
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