So this is large art!

Who: artdc Gallery
What: So this is large art!
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Reception: This Saturday 3/28/15 7-9:30pm

Join us Saturday 3/28/15, 7pm! Where we continue our trend of showing large art as a part of our “Big” series. These are a few of our favorite large artists! All of the work is abstract, colorful, and wonderful! Join us on Saturday to celebrate the awesomeness of Big art!

Beach by Teresa Sites
Painting “Beach” by Teresa Sites

Lauren Lee
Paul Hrusa –
Kristine DeNinno –
Teresa Sites –
Roger Cutler
Grayson Heck –

Big 10 x 5

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Big 10 x 5
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition Dates: 2/8/15 – 3/22/15
Reception: (snow date) Saturday, February 28, 2015 5-7:30pm
Alain Villardo Cerberus 48x48
(Alain Villardo Cerberus 48×48)

We’re excited to announce our reception for our Big 10 x 5 exhibit. 10 works of art by 5 artists! From paintings to mixed media and sculpture, these works are large! If you have wall space this is your source for a work over 6ft!

With great thanks, we are excited to show the work of:

Grayson Heck
Alain Villardo
Sarah Elizabeth Martin
Gabriel Thy
Christine Walters

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On the web:

#WeTweetArt V3.0

Who: artdc Gallery
What: #WeTweetArt V3.0
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition Dates: 1/11/15 – 2/8/15
TweetUp (reception): Saturday, 6-9pm 1/24/15
Call for art:

“Hot Dog,” by Roberto Gato Echanique @bobcatarts
(Image of “Hot Dog,” by Roberto Gato Echanique @bobcatarts)

The TweetUp is about to happen again, and we want you to take part.

Previously we let the world know we think Twitter is an amazing frontier for creative connections and artistic communication.

We curated a list of Washington, DC area artists. There’s no limitation to medium or experience. This list represents a group of DC-area artists who are working to connect with the world. There’s a wide range of work and it’s all connected via geo-location and Twitter.

Find that list here:

We are producing our third social media connected show. This is #WeTweetArt V3.0.

In the first 2 versions of this show, artists met the public face-to-face, and we brought the life of the art we found on Twitter back to social media at that moment through live tweeting. It was a unique experience to see social interactions alive through smartphones, oddly quiet in a crowded room filled with the improvisational sounds of Sassoon. (the band will join us again!)

Find some history and the artists involved here:

See the history through the hashtag:

We installed well over 70 works of art on 1/11/15.

Our reception will be Saturday 1/24/15 6-9pm! This will be our third TweetUP for this series, thus V3.0 in the show title.

Join us at the gallery or on-line to connect with artists. We invite you to promote this exhibit on Twitter and other social media platforms such as Facebook. We realize there are folks who may want to share in the fun elsewhere. Bring it on!

At the TweetUP, artists will tweet pics of their work in the show. So you can join IRL or on-line. If you want to buy something, let them know, tweet that you want it, and buy it direct from the artist.

Why do this? More than half of the U.S. population have smartphones according to Forbes magazine.

There are over 645 million Twitter users. 

The potential for creative connections for artists at no cost is astounding and moving at incredible pace. With the right energy, one can literally connect with millions of people. What an incredible tool. With such a large number there is great potential to meet art patrons, collectors, and artists to collaborate with and more. This show has no gallery commission, no hanging fee, and no charge at the door. This event is about the art and our connections as a mass community on-line.

Join us!

Find links to the artist’s profiles on twitter who are in this show:


Who: artdc Gallery
What: Density
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition Dates: 12/7/14 – 1/11/15
Reception: Saturday, 12/13/14 7-9pm


Twelve Washington-area photographers present a diverse selection of contemporary photography. The work includes silver gelatin prints, photogravure, wet plate collodion, pinhole photography and large-scale digital prints. “The work in Density represents the rich gamut of photography in both process and form.”, said curator Barry Schmetter.

The show’s opening will be held on Saturday, December 13 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the artdc Gallery in the Hyattsville, MD arts district.

Barry Schmetter
Bill Seelig
Bill Woodbridge
Brady Wilks
Brian V. Jones
D. B. Stovall
Dan Dister
Don Gangloff
George L Smyth
Jeff Deemie
Joanna Knox Yoder
John Labovitz
Joshua Dunn
Suzanne Izzo

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Shootout at the DaDa Salon Reception

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Shootout at the DaDa Salon Reception
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition Dates: 11/9 – 12/7/14
Reception: Saturday, 11/15/14 7pm – 9:30

DaDa Lid

SHOOTOUT AT THE DADA SALON brings together nine DC-area artists whose work defies expectations, taking the viewer on a winding journey. Surrealism? Dadaism? These local artists march to the beat of their own drummers. In these works, they redefine aesthetics as they so please, confront cultural mores, swallow them, digest them, and defy logic in works that stand in a universe of each artist’s own creation. This diverse collection of 2D and 3D works alludes to reality, but a reality that has been twisted and subjected to each artist’s will. Their unique voices help us reflect on the sometimes harsh realities of our physical world and our ability, through art and humor, to transcend them.

Enrique Huaiquil
Emily Hoxworth
Frank Fishburne
Kelly Phebus
Rhett Rebold
Richard Schellenberg
Steven Dobbin
Roger Cutler


Roger’s World

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Roger’s World; A Guest Curator Project.
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition dates: 10/5/14 – 11/8/14
Reception: Saturday, 10/11/14 7-9:30pm
Guest Curator: Roger Cutler

Deconstruction #4 by Tom Petzwinkler
Deconstruction #4 By Tom Petzwinkler

Artists are rarely asked to observe themselves as an editor or curator would. They decide what makes successful work based on a limited set of parameters.  This month, guest curator Roger Cutler decided to take advantage of this fact and asked artists to showcase their work without providing them a theme or structure as one frequently finds in group shows.  By setting this “system” in motion the artists were faced with a decision regarding their work;  They had to decide what constituted acceptable work for them, both as stand alone artworks and as works that represent who and what they are as creators.

If you don’t know Roger Cutler, you may not be getting out in the art scene enough. Roger is an artist who surrounds himself with creative individuals. From building dinosaurs and structures out of wire to casting metal, he is about the process and the system of art and he loves to tinker with everything. His spirit reminds us of why we wanted to make art to begin with. This show is a collaborative vision of the creative and conceptual decision making process that all artists face. Simply put, the artist is now the curator, and these works are indicative of that idea. As a result, the show as a whole is representative of a curiosity and appreciation for setting a system in motion that brought together work that is at the same time disconnected yet fully connected by the the ideas that are made possible in few other places than Roger’s World.  With a special thanks to Thomas Petzwinkler for his curatorial insight.

Why Roger? Because we said so.

Ed Bisese
Elsabe Dixon – @ElsabeDixon
Jessica van Brakle
Julia Bloom
Kelly Carr – @kellycarr8888
Kest Schwartzman
Michael Auger – @Arty4ever
Michele Colburn
Nikki Brugnoli
Pete Petrine – @petepetrine
Roger Cutler
Sarah Noble – @intrplnetsarah
Thomas Petzwinkler – @tpetzwin
Wayson R. Jones – @waysonj

Tag You’re It: Curate the Curator. Focus on the Figure!

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Tag You’re It: Curate the Curator. Focus on the Figure!
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition dates: 8/31/14 – 10/5/14
Festival: Saturday, 9/13/14 11am – 5pm
Reception: Saturday, 9/13/14 4pm – 6pm
Exhibit director: Jackie Hoysted –


Curiosity killed the cat or so they say. So what happens when the curator, a person who normally supervises an exhibit, relinquishes control to other curators with no guidance except to focus on a very broad genre of art: the figure. The result is the making of a curious curatorial mix of curators and artists that reflect what figurative work is being appreciated internally within the art community. The result is a fun, mini local survey of what is figurative art today.

Guest curators and participating artists include

Jessika Dene Tarr –
Jenny Walton –
Joren Lindholm –
Trevor Young –
Yar Koporulin –
Katherine Knight –
Megan McNitt –
Jackie Greenbaum –

Curate the Curator is a project conceived by Jackie Hoysted –

Our reception is in conjunction with the Hyattsville Art Festival:
Join us at the gallery, then check out the festival!


Death of Socrates

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Death of Socrates
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition dates: 7/27/14 – 8/31/14
Reception: Saturday, 8/2/14 7-9:30 p.m.


Beginning at any point and continuing on infinitely into space, as each new line is created moving outward in any direction, a structure begins to form in the empty space an armature in which to construct our universe. The components of this network Michael Faraday called “lines-of-force,” an invisible electrically charged, tentacle-like network that spread invisibly through the earth’s matter and the space surrounding the earth. This network describes the rational natural law which is made visible through the artist’s grid. The exhibition is entitled The Death of Socrates which is taken from Jacques Louis David’s painting of Socrates’ death by hemlock. Painted during the Enlightenment (a rebirth of analytical thought) one can see the grid in the studies and faintly in David’s finished painting, the logical structure on which the painter and the subject created their worlds. Society now having a structure on which nature itself is built will look inward in an attempt to bring order to the ugliness of mankind. Through abstraction the Cubists, Futurists, and Suprematists attempted to bring form to the alogical psyche. Drawing transforms perception into naming, rendering into form, and it is in this naming that the artist and the spectator begin to know themselves and the world around them. The work displayed in this exhibition differs in style and conceptual content, points of overlap can be discerned in the graphic and a textual convention associated with line and grid, and conveys multiple perspectives on their use in contemporary art. The viewer is invited to enter this historical and conceptual dialogue with the work in an attempt to capture the multitude of vantage points with which interpretations can be made and a knowing can occur.

Guest Curator: Robert Long

Chris Bransome
Paul Hrusa
Shanthi Chandrasekar
Teresa Sites
Jay Hendrick
Xavier McNellage
Robert Long

Welcome to Wonderland

Who: artdc Gallery
What: Welcome to Wonderland: Rethinking Landscape
Where: 5710 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD 20781
Exhibition dates: 6/29/14 – 7/27/14
Reception: Wednesday 7/2/14, 7-9 p.m.

Art by Pam Rogers "Peak to Peak Mica"

Art by Pam Rogers “Peak to Peak Mica”

“Welcome to Wonderland: Rethinking Landscape” is a juried exhibition, by curator Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, and guest juror Hilary-Morgan Watt, that explores abstract ideas about landscape and place.  The practice of depicting landscape is as old as the history of art itself.  Today’s artists working in abstraction and conceptual art continue to explore the relationship between art and landscape, vantage points, and distance, but with added complexities such as the meaning of exact GPS locale, urban design vs. natural scenery, and place within the vastness of the solar system.  The artists of “Welcome to Wonderland” explore life as much as they do landscape and abstraction in various 2D and 3D works.  The exhibition ” showcases abstraction, and abstract thought processes, in imaginary and impossible spatial relationships, nontraditional conceptual notions of home and place, and unconventional objects that tell the story of landscape and place.


Chuck Rounds
David Terrar
Denise Philipbar
Elaine Cafritz
Frances Borchardt
Helen Louise C. Pettis

Julie Maynard
Lauren Joseph

Laurence Chandler
Pam Rogers
Robert Long

Shelley Marie
Tom Block
Travis Childers

Alex Keto