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May 2016


100 Canvases for 100 Years

The Arts Club of Washington is proud to present an exhibition and sale of 100 canvases created by club members, artists, and friends. Artists were tasked with the creation of an 8×6″ piece using the media and subject matter of their choosing. The result includes works in oil, acrylic, pastel, wax, metal, and photography.
The canvases will be sold as part of a centennial fundraising effort to support the Arts Club’s permanent collection of art. This event is free and open to the public.

6 pm: Preview

6:30 pm – 7 pm: All works priced at $250

7 pm – 7:30 pm: All works priced at $175

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: All works priced at $100


Sandra Gobar, Transitory State, mixed media (detail)

Sandra Gobar: Coded Marks in the Geographic Landscape

Exhibition Dates: April 22 – May 28, 2016

About the Artist

Sandra Gobar is an abstract artist whose individual studio practice encompasses mixed-media drawing, oil, encaustic, collage and fabrics. Recently, Gobar moved away from an expressive, figural painting style towards a conceptual mode of working by investigating the geographic, landscaped environments, experimenting with excavating, carving, and incising with fragments of topographic vintage maps and texts to draw connections between natural and constructed systems.

Gobar earned her B.S. degree in Textiles, completed Graduate Coursework from Parson/Paris School of Art & Design, Paris, France; Painting Studies from L’Accademia De Belle Arti Lorenzo da Viterbo, Italy and was Awarded an Artist-in Residency appointment in Drawing, Painting & Mixed-Media from The School of Visual Arts in Chelsea, NYC.

Gobar’s works are included in numerous collections nationally and internationally.


Frank Niepold, Ocean City, oil

Centennial: The Beginnings
Exhibition Dates: May 6 – May 28, 2016

The Beginnings continues the club’s 100 year celebration with a display of rarely seen pieces from its archive.  Paintings, drawings, and prints from the Club’s permanent collection will be on display, with a particular emphasis on works by early members of the Club.

Both exhibitions are curated by Patricia Quealy Moore, Arts Club Exhibition Committee Chair.


Spilsbury Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 6 – May 28, 2016

This May the Spilsbury Gallery will feature the mixed media pieces of Martine Khadr-Van Shoote.

The Spilsbury is a cooperative gallery run by club members. Other participating artists include: Nik Ajazi, Lorna Aldrich, Cherry Baumbusch, Gloria Benedetto, Camilla Bozzoli, Buzz Covington, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Merete M. Evans, Jack Hannula,  Peggy McNutt, Ruth Meixner-Bird, Carol Porter and Earl Tester.

Mahy Polymeropoulos: Lineal Engagement

Exhibition Dates: May 6 – May 28, 2016

The Arts Club Garden will feature a selection of sculptures by Mahy Polymeropoulos. “The theme of birds is correlated to a book of birds, in water color, related to a theme of Birds Escaping Wild Fires.The figures of this collection include the Engaged Couple and the Road Runner. I associate welded metal pieces with living things that have been destroyed”.


The Arts Club of Washington is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday. The Club is closed on Sunday and Monday. Hours are subject to change.






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