Open Drawing

Join us for Open Drawing sessions, each Monday from 5pm – 9pm. Bring your own supplies, and practice your art with our hired models. Extended poses for three weeks, subscriptions available.


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Model Training Program by Figure Models Guild of DC

Photo: Herb Perone

Washington ArtWorks hosts Figure Models Guild of Washington DC

for a Meet & Greet

Sunday, May 4th from 1-5pm

 All models and artists are welcome to attend this Meet & Greet with the Figure Models Guild of DC, allowing figure models and artists in the area to network, learn about the guild, and enjoy some open drawing and modeling time.


Free for all participants.

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Open Call for the Halls

Open Call for the Halls

Washington ArtWorks is calling all metro DC area artists for a opportunity to showcase your work in our new art center located in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Hanging system has been installed throughout our hallways and we look forward to showcasing the work of a wide variety of talented area artists for two months at a time. Each participating artist will have the opportunity to hang up to three pieces in our gorgeous light-filled building and the work will remain up for two First Friday gallery openings at WAW in our 27,000 square foot building in Rockville.

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Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2015

Washington ArtWorks is currently accepting Exhibition Proposals for the 2015 exhibiting year.

All artists, or groups of artists, are welcome to submit a proposal – Due to Washington ArtWorks by June 1st, 2014.


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April in the Galleries: Congressional Art Competition

Each spring the United States House of Representatives sponsors an art competition for high school students.  The winning entry from Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District will be displayed in the United States Capitol alongside artwork from every congressional district across the country.  The runners-up will be displayed in Congressman Van Hollen’s offices.

All high school students who reside in or attend school in the Eighth Congressional District are encouraged to participate.  Entry forms need to be submitted to the Congressman’s office by Monday, March 24, 2014.

A juried exhibition of submitted artwork will be on display at Washington ArtWorks in Rockville from April 7 – April 24, 2014. The First Friday opening will be held on April 4th from 6-9pm.

Congressman Van Hollen will host an Arts Celebration and Awards Reception at Washington ArtWorks (Capitol Arts Network and the Washington School of Photography) on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm to honor all participants.

For more information contact our District Office at 301-424-3501 or 

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Featured Instructor: Bonny Lundy

Featured Instructor:

Bonny Lundy

Bonny Lundy is a Maryland artist and art teacher. Her paintings are included in many private and public collections including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Council on Aging and GEICO. Bonny has exhibited at Atlantic Gallery, Orchard Gallery, Discoveries Gallery, and Baber Art Gallery as well as in many U.S. juried competitions. Her art is currently on view at Pleasant View Studio in Brookeville, Maryland and her artist site.

Bonny has taught Outdoor Watercolor, Drawing, Painting and Mixed Media for over twenty years through Smithsonian Associates and numerous other groups. She has led painting workshops to Honduras, France, Italy and many U.S. locations. Bonny has also taught drawing, painting and mask making with children.

Studying art at Goddard College and Lake Erie College with Clinton Kuopus, she received her BFA in painting in 1980. She has also studied oil painting with William Swetcharnik, stained glass with Sal Fiorito and ceramics.

Bonny´s unique painting style is both spontaneous and rich, using intuition to describe her visions. She is inspired by the extensive gardens and woodland areas around her studio, by her collections and by life experiences, history and culture. She enjoys travel painting to many diverse places. Among her favorites are the Shenandoah Mountains, Vermont, Cape Cod, Central America, and Europe. Bonny most recently led an outdoor painting workshop to the Bugundy region of France and the Amalfi Coast of Italy. Painting en plein air during these excursions provides an intimate sensory experience. The freshness of these adventures also carries over to her studio work where she pursues still-life painting and other creations.

While Ms. Lundy paints primarily in watercolor, she also enjoys working with oil paint, ink, pastel, glass, batik, beads, and fabric. She has also recently set up a pottery studio. When painting watercolor, Bonny combines washes on dry and wet paper to accomplish interesting value transitions. Through years of experimentation, Bonny has developed her technique of fusing pigments, creating the appearance of movement even when the painting has dried. This is entertaining to witness, always bringing new surprises and leading to the next inspiration.

Upcoming Classes and workshops with Bonny at Washington ArtWorks:

Eight week class: April 24- June 12, 2014
Thursdays 9:30-noon     $190.00
Four weeks of your choice between April 24- June 12
Thursdays 9:30-noon    $100.00
Enjoy learning about watercolor through demonstrations of color mixing, brush use, achieving exciting darks and lights,composition and much more. Experience painting from fresh flowers, landscape photographs and at an outdoor garden the last two weeks (weather permitting). Individual and group critiques will be ongoing. Students are encouraged to develop their own personal style.
All levels are welcome. 301-466-6344

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Daily Open Studio


Daily Open Studio

Have you wanted to move your studio practice out of your home and work in a studio environment with other artists, but were not sure how to make the leap?  Do you want the camaraderie and inspiration without the high cost of your own private studio? Do you want to try out life in a public studio in a thriving and engaging creative environment without a huge commitment? Then our new open studio program may be for you!

Work in a 400 square foot studio with three large 34 x 52 inch windows that let in natural light all day long, alongside other painters and mixed media artists. Pay for a block of time and leave your easel up at the end of each work day. Join more than 55 resident artists that call Washington ArtWorks home. Participate in juried shows, the salon discussion group, and more for one low fee. Free parking, Wi-Fi, kitchenette with coffee maker, microwave, and fridge. METRO accessible (Twinbrook METRO – Red Line)



$500/6 months

The Open Studio program will start March 12, and the Open Studio is up and running every day that we are open (except federal holidays and for weather closures.)

Monday – Thursday 10am to 9pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am to 4pm


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Arts Business Workshop

 Do you want to launch your own business as an artist? Interested in growing from part-time to full-time, struggling to sustainable?

May 13-14, 2014

Please join us for an amazing Arts Business Workshop opportunity

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