A Fresh Look at Impressionism Today
April 11- May 9, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, April 11 5-8pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, April 14 6pm
Born in the Mediterranean city of Nice, France Tisha
Wood received her formal art education at the Beaux Arts School.
She has studied for years with renowned Colorado artist Lillian Kennedy.
Her formative years were nurtured in traditional European gatherings
known as Salons where her family and friends included artists, writers
and educators. Raised traveling between the United States and
France she has enjoyed a dual and bilingual culture basking in the
saturation of Mediterranean colors and the beauty of the North American
landscape. She paints with watercolors, oils and acrylics
displaying a strong palette knife stroke as well as a delicate brush
when it comes to plein air paintings.
As a classically trained artist Tisha's work reflects a
passion for the impressionistic view. She completes a sensory
experience in her paintings causing them to dance of the canvas.
The colors in her landscapes and portraits enchant the eye. As a
published artist in France she has received acclaim in the national
French press, television and radio.
2015 SUMMER SCULPTURE EXHIBITION
SEPTEMBER 2015 - WILLIAM D'ITALIA "Old is New"
FEBRUARY 7 - MARCH 31, 2015
"FOOD FOR THE BODY ~ FOOD FOR THE SOUL"
30 artists have been invited to do a piece of artwork based on the
feed our body and soul in different ways.
We are bombarded with information about healthy food, exercise and
spirituality. A healthy breakfast lunch and dinner are important for
nourishment or perhaps it’s a run or bike ride that sustain you.
Some find a spiritual path to maintain a healthy body.
A combination of some or all these things may be giving you the fuel to
sustain your body and mind. Making art
definitely has a nourishing effect!
Participating artists include:
Cynthia Angeles, Fran Beard, Marcela Dorantes,
Doug Dupin, Joel D'Orazio, Jean Eckart, Angela Iovino, Phyllis Jaffe, Cynthia
Johnson, Dale Johnson, Dennis Kirk, Alice Kresse, Emily Lane, Elizabeth
Mates, James McMahon, John McMahon, Matt McMahon,
Lauri Menditto. Antonia Ramis Miguel, Elba Molina, Philippe Mougne,
Lisa Neher, Heidi Rastin, Alfredo Ratinoff, Marion van
Ruiten, Jadraka Sorenson, Nancy Zabalioeff,
December 13, 2014 – January 17, 2015
WOOD * PAPER * METAL
Joe Dickey “If Wood Could Sing” - As a
woodturner he captures the character and beauty of wood in objects and
EJ Montgomery “Circles & Squares” - Abstract
Monoprints that captures your imagination through her brilliant use of
shape and color.
Scot McKenzie "Geometric Flow" - Sculpture
and wall reliefs using layering, texture and the interplay of form and
Opening reception: Saturday, Dec 13th
Meet with the artists: Tuesday, Jan 13th
(Visit his website)
November 4-29, 2014
(Sasha) Vasiljev returns to the gallery with photographs capturing
spectacular glimpses of Maine taken on a recent visit.
This exhibition was done in conjunction with FotoWeekDC.
The gallery has participated with FotoWeek since its inception in 2008.
ANTONIA RAMIS MIGUEL - paintings
September 27 –
November 1, 2014.
Antonia Ramis Miguel returns to Watergate Gallery
continuing her approach to Constructivist art which combines the
strength of structured line along with color and abstraction to create a dramatic
visual effect that arranges the parts of a subject into a whole.
Antonia Ramis Miguel was born in Spain and has been painting
since childhood. She studied with Edgardo and Alceu Ribeiro,
students of the renowned constructivist Joaquin Torres-Garcia. The
influence of her native Spain, particularly the use of saturated color,
is however still visible in her work.
Assemblages, Japanese Paper wall hangings,
Grief Series, Pastels, Baskets
August 16 – September 20, 2014
Jill's Art Statement
"I simply love our earth, the space around it,
the sun, sky, stars and air currents.
Our globe is a phenomenon - its magnificent
systems of life and its ongoing cycles.
When I create a piece of art I want to
convey this love, its multilayeredness."
Artist Jill Romanoke works with a variety of unique and intriguing materials. This exhibition includes works from her many different periods.
Assemblages wrought from bone, twigs, weathered metals, and a plethora of other found objects come together in almost magical forms.
All of her work is tied to nature in its many themes and the result is visual harmony, but harmony too, on another level, a level that touches all of our senses.
Wall hangings are constructed of handmade papers that Romanoke has gathered from many places around the world. Labeled the "Charting Series,"
the wall hangings resemble other-worldly maps of the earth, as, indeed, they create an atmospheric mysticism that only Romanoke can conjure.
Among the pieces included are some from her "Grief Series." Using a natural translucent membrane,
the "Grief Series" looks at sadness and then right through it to the light of a more harmonious time not far beyond.
Romanoke's pastels included in this show are from a series done in the warm tones of stones, and those stones are compelling -- perfectly balanced
one atop another to resemble the cairns which mark trails for explorers and help keep them safe. Her baskets are woven from fibers that
she has collected from around the world. Some are natural tones and others are accentuated with color. While "basket" is an all-encompassing term,
these creations are individual sculptures, some intended to hang on the wall and some to sit atop tables; but each with its own unique character.
MAY 17 - JULY 12
WATERGATE GALLERY will be participating with
ARTS IN FOGGY BOTTOM to present the
2014 BIENNIAL OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT
The exhibition was selected by 2014 curator and public art expert Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams, in partnership with Arts in Foggy Bottom founders and co-directors Jackie Lemire, Jill Nevius and Mary Kay Shaw, with support from the Arts in Foggy Bottom advisory committee.
The exhibit opens on
Saturday, May 17th
with a tour of the outdoor sculpture
beginning at 4 p.m at the corners of
New Hampshire Ave and I Street NW,
ending at the gallery with a reception
WATERGATE GALLERY will be exhibiting
sculpture by artists participating
in the outdoor sculpture exhibit.
These artist include:
- Christian Benefiel
- Greg Braun
- Graham Caldwell
- Joe Fish
- Mary Frank
- Elizabeth Graeber
- Mariah Anne Johnson
- Laurel Lukaszewski
- Dalya Luttwak
- Leigh Maddox
- Rachel Schmidt
- Paul Steinkoenig
- Veronica Szalus
- Richard Vosseller
- Bill Wood
There will be monthly tours of the
Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition led by
artists participating in the exhibit
Tours will begin at the corner of
New Hampshire Avenue & I Street NW
Saturday, June 14 at 11:00am
Friday, July 11 Twilight tour at 7:00pm
Saturday, August 9 at 11:00am
Friday, September 12 Twilight tour at 7:00pm
Saturday, October 18 at 11:00am
April 8 – May 10, 2014
“Happiness Under the Sun”
Elizabeth Maartineau - paintings
Philippe Mougne - sculpture
Martineau’s new body of work was inspired by a trip to her homeland, Haiti where she felt an emergence of energy causing a reawakening of the spirit and vitality of the Haitian people which she felt compelled to depict in her paintings.
Mougne’s sculpture in a variety of materials including steel and wood are expressions of color and space that are uplifting and echo timeless movement.
MARCH 1-29, 2014
Pam Soldwedel - sculpture
Richard Barrett - digital art prints
Pamela Soldwedel’s sculpture expresses the passion, mystery and ambiguity central to the human experience in an astonishing new manner in stone, bronze and mixed media.
Richard Barrett’s digital art prints “capture the moment.” Empowered by digital technology, he expresses new ways of looking at things in a special way.
JANUARY 11 - FEBRUARY 22, 2014
WATERGATE GALLERY will be presenting an exhibition of HAITIAN PAINTINGS coming from The Rainbow Gallery which is operated by the Delatour family in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This exhibition brings together an exotic and sophisticated collection of artworks by Haitian masters along with other recognized painters . Despite their hardships the spirit of the Haitian people is evident through the color and vitality of their paintings.
THE PAINTERS 12 “Taking Off!”
DECEMBER 7 - JANUARY 4, 2014
The Painters 12 are a group of experienced artists, who met at and continue to paint
together at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Each artist has a unique process and
way of working with materials. Content ranges from personal experience to universal themes. Their continued group practice of painting, dialogue and critique yields much insight for individual artistic growth and affords each a supportive community of artists.
- Fran Beard
- Feriel Bensalem
- Betsy Brener
- Terry Birkel
- Arleen Cheston
- Jean Eckert
- Aurie Hall
- Kristin Herzog
- Angela Iovino
- Lois Kampinsky
- Suzanne Stack
- Andrew Taylor
Annual photography exhibition
in collaboration with
October 26 - December 4, 2013
Photographs by ALEXANDER VASILJEV
Photographs of Washington's skyline taken through the windows of the historic "Cairo" building, located in Dupont on Q Street NW between 16th & 17th Streets. Built in 1894, this historic building remains the tallest residential building in the District of Columbia. Current heated debate over lifting height restrictions in the District was part of the motivation to capture this uncommon urban panorama. The building presents a rare opportunity to see the city unobstructed from the birds eye view. The images juxtapose both interior and exterior settings, as seen from DC's landmark high-rise. The photographs reflect various times and weather conditions as seen through the windows of this high rise living space.
"OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL EXHAUSTION"
September 7 - October 19, 2013
For this exhibition 34 artists were invited to do a piece interpreting the theme:
"Every morning as soon as my eyes fly open, I think of all the "to-dos" of the day. After sending up a prayer for strength and positive energy, I also give a shout out to Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion. She is a model of patience, ingenuity and grace in dealing with the routine and unexpected challenges of the day. Not everyone is a believer. For those who are not particularly religious or spiritual, I do not doubt that there is some type of morning ritual used to get motivated, to get energized or to get the creative and innovative juices flowing. We all need some type of inspiration to help us as we confront lives that seem to be getting more complicated with each passing day. The list of obligations often seems endless. We all have someone in our lives who has inspired us by their seemingly indefatigable nature, sense of humor, and capacity for forgiveness. What is your interpretation of Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion?"
Author of the theme and participating artist, Cynthia Johnson
- Cynthia Angeles
- Fran Beard
- Charles Bolmar
- Lee Casey
- Judita D'Oliveira
- Marcela Olivia Dorantes
- Louisa Dugan
- Jean Eckert
- Nancy Frankel
- Phyllis Jaffe
- Pilar Jimenez
- Cynthia Farrell Johnson
- Dale Johnson
- Shirley Koller
- Mary Lanman
- Elizabeth Martineau
- Wendy Plotkin Mates
- Lauri Menditto
- Antonia Ramis Miguel
- Marjolein van Milligen
- Elba Molina
- Laurie Munn
- Lisa Neher
- Shane Perry
- Heidi Rastin
- Alfredo Ratinoff
- Marion van Ruiten
- Bonita Tabankin
- Tinum Valk
- Socorro Villa
- Nancy Zabaloieff
- Helen Zughaib
The Dadian Gallery of Wesley Theological Seminary located in Washington DC
invited artists to participate in an exhibition exploring the same theme which ran concurrently with our exhibition.
ELIANA MACRI & FRANCO LIPPI
“A Journey from Argentina”
August 3 – 27, 2013
Franco Lippi exhibits selected paintings from his “Big Bang” series in which he explores the journey that occurs when science and magic collide.
Eliana Macri is presenting paintings from her “Making Room” series journeying through the labyrinth of line, space and rhythm and balance.
"The Romance of Flight"
June 22 - July 27
Mimi Stuart’s signature style,
EOS – Energy of Subject
is a vibrant explosion of color and line on canvas often enhanced with 24K gold, silver and copper leaf. Her style has been called semi-abstract Kinetic Expressionism. Her bold, vibrant paintings depict dramatic moments in a variety of subjects ranging from aeronautics themes, music, sports, legendary individuals and celebrities. This exhibit will highlight paintings from each of these categories.
Special Guest Artists -
May 18th - June 15th, 2013
Selected ink works on paper created in 2012.
Hand crafted wooden bowls
Ethan Rochmis was born in 1975 in Annandale, Virginia. He received of Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic where he studied the arts and sciences in a self-directed educational environment.
Since then he has worked in a variety of media ranging from painting to furniture design. His current works of
ink on paper illuminate the improvisational beauty and power of nature contrasting with a controlled use of color and form. His most recent solo show was at the Blum gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. His work has been exhibited at Sculpture Now: Arts in Foggy Bottom Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, as well as at the Round Top center for the arts in Damariscotta, Maine, and the Governor’s Mansion in Augusta Maine. This is his first solo show in DC. His curiosity and continual play lead him to find questions he never thought to ask.
He currently resides in northern Virginia.
MARCELA OLIVIA DORANTES
April 20 - May 14, 2013
Marcela Olivia Dorantes has been painting feathered and furry friends,
traveling into a majic space with them for many years. She is able to capture the spirit and personality
of the many animals she portrays in her paintings. There is a
liveliness that comes across on her canvases that will capture
the viewers sensibilities and evoke the memories of the many
enchanting and special moments they have had with animals.
Dorantes uses a colorful palette to transmit the feelings of happiness and joy that dogs, cats and birds elicit in us.
Most of the paintings are in a realistic or impressionist style however Dorantes uses a surrealistic style in some of
her paintings that will stimulate the imagination of the viewer.
ANTONIA RAMIS MIGUEL
"Line - Tone - Concept"
March 9 - April 13, 2013
Antonia Ramis Miguel's
oil paintings combine the strength of structured line, color and abstraction creating a dramatic visual effect that arranges the parts of a subject
into a whole. In this exhibition Antonia Ramis Miguel
continues with her approach to Constructivist art.
Trained in Europe she studied for seven years with
Edgardo and Alceu Ribeiro, students of the renowned Uruguayan constructivist painter Joaquin Torres-Garcia. Following her formal training and pursuing an interest in conservation, she spent several years studying the
techniques of, among others, Rubens, Sargent, Velazquez
and Vermeer. The influence of her native Spain, particularly the use of saturated color, is however still visible in her work.
She has shown her work in individual and collective
exhibitions in her native Spain, the United Kingdom,
Austria and the United States.
"A Year Indoors"
- Still Life Painting"
February 9 - March 9, 2013
THE NOW PAINTERS
January 16 - February 5, 2013
A group of painters who have studied at the Corcoran and found a common
interest in abstract painting. Each has a unique method of exploring their
subject and emotions which are drawn from individual experiences and
interests. For some this is extensive travel or communication with nature.
As a group they have the opportunity to discuss their work and
exchange ideas providing insights to foster growth and development.
DECEMBER 1st, 2012 - JANUARY 12th, 2013
*HEROINIES, ANGELS, MUSES: 20 Years
of Stories Spoken Through Images*
Alfredo Ratinoff celebrates his 20th anniversary of exhibitions in the Washington DC area with a new collection ofworks in clay, glass, and enamels that he describes as his interpretation of the "arts of fire". Ratinoff describes this series as a "collection of pieces based on real stories, history and imaginary tales, a juxtaposition of the reality that we live, the elements of our own history and the fantasies that inspire us from childhood."
Over the past two decades Ratinoff has explored themes including "Decameron", "Angels",
"The Heroes of Literature", "Opera", "Icons",
"Kings and Queens", and "Oracles and Mandalas". This exhibition also includes a new series of vases inspired by the "Caspian Sea Ceramics" exhibition at the Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C.
NOVEMBER 3-27, 2012
ALEXANDER (Sasha) VASILJEV
IN SEARCH OF THE WINDHORSE
Landscapes and People of Nepal
Situated between the lowlands of India and the magnificent Himalayas - Nepal is a gem of natural and cultural history. It is home to some 102 ethnic groups and castes conversing in nearly 120 languages and dialects.
This is where my son, Peter and I spent a month this spring, traveling to both remote areas and populated cities. There, I met and photographed the Nepalese people. Coming from different walks of life, their faces projected enlightenment or needfulness, curiosity or indifference, or simply joy.
Being allowed to photograph, I was offered a chance to come close and observe this culture in very personal way. Alexander Vasiljev, 2012
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 31, 2012
An explosion of color and form
Helen Zughaib - gouache
Emily Lane - mixed media
Philippe Mougne - sculpture
August 11 - September 22, 2012
2012 SUMMER SCULPTURE &
- "PORTRAITS FOR SELF DETERMINING HAITI"
- Richard Binder
- Alonzo Davis
- Barbara Liotta
- Dalya Luttwak
- Pat McGowen
- Adam Nelson
- Sam Noto
- Alfredo Ratinoff
- REGINE ROMAIN ~ photography
Photographs taken three weeks after the devastating earthquake in 2010 explore the hope and resilience of the Haitian people.
JUNE 17th, 2012 MARKED THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WATERGATE BREAK-IN.
WATERGATE GALLERY hosted an exhibition of paintings by LAURIE MUNN --
June 16th - July 7th
Posters signed by the artist of the series and Richard Nixon are available.
The collection by Laurie Munn includes 79 portraits of significant players involved in the cover-up scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
These portraits include Richard Nixon, John Ehrlichman, Bob Haldeman, Jeb Magruder, G.Gordon Liddy, E.Howard Hunt, Henry Kissinger, John Mitchell, Martha Mitchell, Rose Mary Woods, Elliot Richardson, Ron Zeigler, John Dean, Ben Bradlee, Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, Mark Felt - alias "Deep Throat", Frank Wills the security guard and many more for you to come and identify!
May 11 - June 14
This exhibition presents ceramic sculptures of opera characters in disguise as marionettes. Dennis Bergevin has spent more than 30 years in the world of opera as a virtuoso of make-up and wig building. This career has led him to being a multimedia sculptor whose years of theatrical professional experience have enabled his mastery of form, color, texture and narrative. He has the ability to capture the essential animation and spirit of each character in this remarkable work.
APRIL 21 - May 8, 2012
ARTS IN FOGGY BOTTOM
to present the
3rd OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBIT
"SCULPTING OUTSIDE THE LINES"
curated by Laura Roulet
featured indoor sculpture
by some of the participating artists.
Selected pieces are still on view at the gallery.
The outdoor exhibition runs
April 21 - October 20, 2012
For more information check www.foggybottomassociation.com
FEBRUARY 11- MARCH 31, 2012
* 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! *
-Antonia Ramis Miguel
-Haydeh (Heidi) Rastin
-Marjolein van Milligen
-Marion van Ruiten
December 3, 2011 - Januuary 28, 2012
Haitian paintings are available
from the Rainbow Gallery in
spirit of the Haitian people is represented through the vitality
exhibited in their colorful paintings.
NOVEMBER 3-30, 2011
ALEXANDER VASILJEV - Photographs
- MYSTIFY -
Alexander Vasiljev has traveled to a remote part of Amazonas Department in Peru to photograph wildlife, landscapes and specifically the unique Wax Palm Forest. This forest contains one of the tallest palm trees in the world, reaching up to 200 feet high. Drenched in fog, it is believed that it bridges the land and the sky.
The photographs were printed on archival paper with archival pigment inks and mounted on wooden boxes with the archival materials. The photos then were coated with encaustic medium to achieve a one-of-a-kind look. This medium is made if a mixture if bee�s wax and dammar rein and has been known since ancient times, where it was first used to protect wooden statues and boats from the elements. The medium gives the photos additional permanence and a wonderful honey aroma.
OCTOBER 1-29, 2011
+ EVERYDAY BEAUTY +
The works in this show, though mostly still life paintings of ordinary objects from the garden and farm, highlight how the play of light and shadow add beauty to the everyday. Each of these works on paper began as ink drawings, with transparent and opaque color added in successive layers. James' technique draws on Chinese traditions, which the artist began to study after a trip to Beijing in 2008. A play of shadow and light grows up organically from the intertwining materials: Chinese ink, transparent watercolor and gouache on paper. The paintings reflect the advice an older painter once gave a younger, "light and shadow never stand still".
SEPTEMBER 17th - 27th
"ART BY INMATES"
Watergate Gallery presented a special showing of PRISON ART. These are paintings done by inmates in jails and prisons across America. The artwork is made available by Safe Streets Arts Foundation which provides services to imprisoned individuals in order to promote rehabilitation through the means of accomplishment and self esteem.
Proceeds of sales go to Safe Streets Arts Foundation for prison art supplies and rehabilitation, restitution and victim assistance programs.
JULY 23 - SEPTEMBER 10th, 2011
+ 2011 SUMMER SCULPTURE +
- Richard Binder
- Mike Brining
- Robert Cole
- Jeff Cooper
- Alonzo Davis
- Seth Goldstein & Paula Stone
- Don Herman
- J. Ford Huffman
- Barbara Kobylinska
- Shirley Koller
- Craig Kraft
- Philippe Mougne
- Sam Noto
- Craig Schaffer
- Mike Shaffer
- Marilee Shapiro
- Pam Soldwedel
- Richard Barrett - photographs
- Rebecca Hirsh - mixed media collage
- John McMahon - Corner Paintings
- Pedro Poyatos - paintings
This exhibition showcased sculptors who participated in the past two "Arts in Foggy Bottom" Outdoor Sculpture exhibitions that took place from May-October of 2008 and 2010, and introduces several new artists.
JUNE 11 - JULY 16
"L'air du Temps"
- Ceramics by Alfredo RatinofF
- Paintings by Elizabeth Martineau
Alfredo Ratinoff was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he developed a
sense of color and vibrancy. His ceramic work is also inspired by his
Russian heritage, showing a Byzantine influence.
Elizabeth Martineau was born and raised in Haiti, where she was exposed
to vibrant and colorful art. Her paintings show a powerful sense of color,
texture and design.
MAY 14 - JUNE 4, 2011
Independent Artists Forum
- Wendy Plotkin-Mates (USA)
- Marjolein van Milligen (The Netherlands)
- Haydeh (Heidi) Rastin (Iran)
- Marion van Ruiten (Germany)
The Independent Artist Forum was organized to bring artists of diverse cultural backgrounds together.
The major goal of the IAF is to enrich the community with innovative artwork and build a sense of
understanding and respect for artists representing different cultures.
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 6:00
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00
For information call 202.338.4488