Updated January 22, 2009

Fraser Gallery Bethesda: Past Exhibits

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JANUARY 2008 - COMMITTED

January 11 - February 2, 2008

A group exhibition of artwork exploring the obsessive side of creativity. This exhibit will include drawings by 2007 Bethesda Painting Awards Finalist, Fiona Ross, an installation by University of Maryland Assistant Professor of Art, Dawn Gavin and photography by Stephanie Booth. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, January 11 from 6pm - 9pm. Validated parking is available. Please call 301 718-9651 for details and directions.


Apotropaia No. III, Ink on Paper by Fiona Ross

 


 

FEBRUARY 2008 - 7th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

February 8 - March 8, 2008

An opportunity for photographers to exhibit their work at one of the premier independent fine art galleries in the Washington D.C area. An opening reception and awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, February 8 from 6pm - 9pm. Validated parking is available. Please call 301 718-9651 for details and directions.

AWARD WINNERS


BEST IN SHOW

"Gene" by Jillian Pichocki


Gene by Jillian Pichocki, Clifton, VA

FIRST PLACE

"M. Queensberry" by William Atkins


M. Queensberry by William Atkins, Fairfax, VA


SECOND PLACE

"Wild and Free" by Adrian Davis


Wild and Free by Adrian Davis, Fort Collins, CO

THIRD PLACE

"Sheep in Hoods" by Meg Birnbaum


Sheep in Hoods by Meg Birnbaum, Somerville, MA



SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS




A Lady of Fashion by William Atkins, Fairfax, VA



M. Queensberry by William Atkins, Fairfax, VA



Old Naval Hospital by Geoff Ault, Washington, DC



Sheep in Hoods by Meg Birnbaum, Somerville, MA


Blue Bell by Chuck Bress, Silver Spring, MD



Untitled No. 3 by David Chance, Portsmouth, VA



Loss by Carole Clem, Washington, DC



Untitled No. 3 by John D'Agostino



Wild and Free by Adrian Davis, Fort Collins, CO



Landscape No. 1 by Alain Debrabant, Silver Spring, MD



Ladakh No. 2 by Alain Debrabant, Silver Spring, MD



Crossroads by Matthew Derezinski, Kirksville, MO



Grandma's Diary by Jennifer Fairfax, Alexandria, VA



Tranquility by Anthony Gordon, Ontario, Canada



Anemonie by Patricia Gunter



Charlette by Dana Horvath, Arlington, VA



Window Frost No. 2 by Mark Hopkins, Lincoln, MA



Live Oaks in Fog by Harvey Kupferberg, Potomac, MD



City of Illusion No. 2 by Sang Lim, Los Angeles, CA



City of Illusion No. 4 by Sang Lim, Los Angeles, CA



Dappled Sun by Russ Martin, Wappingers Falls, NY



Clematis Float by Julia McLemore, Columbus, OH



Le Matin Gris, Versailles by Alison Overton, Raleigh, NC



Gene by Jillian Pichocki, Clifton, VA



Desert Tree No. 1 by Angus Rodger, London, UK



Jaen Sleeping by Brian Shumway, New York, NY



Valahnukur, Iceland by John Smith, Los Angeles, CA



Untitled No.2 by Barbara Tyroler, Greenbelt, MD



Shoreline by Gary Vann, Fresno, CA



Moonrise Tahoe by Gary Vann, Fresno, CA


 


 

 

MARCH 2008 - LIDA MOSER - A RETROSPECTIVE

March 14 - April 5, 2008

Lida Moser is one of the most respected and highly regarded photographers in America. Over the last 60 years, her work has encompassed photojournalism, portraiture, theatre, special effects, book covers, record covers, fashion and architectural photography. Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the National Portrait Gallery, London, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC and Les Archives Nationales du Quebec in Canada.

This exhibition will include both vintage and lifetime prints, many of which are one of a kind. An opening reception was held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, March 14th from 6PM - 9PM.

Gazette Review by Dr. Claudia Rousseau

Falls Church News Press Review by Kevin Mellema


"Judy and the Boys" Gelatin Silver Print, 1961

 


APRIL 2008 - JOHN WINSLOW
"Air Rites"
April 11 - May 31, 2008

John Winslow is one of the most influential figurative painters in our region. Several of his most recent paintings will be featured in the April 2008 edition of "New American Paintings."

"Ever since art school in the sixties, I have painted the figure in some form or another. Phillip Pearlstein and Alex Katz were influences there. My recent preoccupations with staging and full body movement have led to a series of paintings where dancers and dreamers interact spatially with a strange, alternate universe of beings and objects that are sometimes diaphanous and floating and sometimes tangible and solid. The stylistic context I aim for is one where the real and the abstract coexist organically, and where the images are alternately familiar and fantastic as they vie for our attention and engagement. I am omnivorous when it comes to source material - live models, photographs of any kind or my imagination - it doesnít matter. I donít use the computer at any stage."

An Opening Reception was held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, April 11. Please call 301 718-9651 for details and directions.

Washington City Paper Review by Kriston Capps


Sketch Oil on Canvas, 70" x 70"

 


 

JUNE 2008 - THE BETHESDA PAINTING AWARDS
June 4 - July 5, 2008

The Fraser Gallery was pleased to host the 4th Annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a regional painting competition produced by The Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District.

The judges for the 2008 competition are Reni Gower, Timothy App and Dr. Anne Goodyear. $14,000 will be awarded to three artists, with a Grand Prize winner receiving $10,000. The Bethesda Painting Awards are open to painters residing in DC, MD or VA. Prize winners were announced at a private reception on Wednesday, June 4. For more information regarding the artists, judges and the Bethesda Painting Awards, visit here. A reception for the general public was held on Friday, June 13 from 6pm - 9pm.

"Washington Post" Review by Michael O'Sullivan


"The Gazette" Review by Chris Slattery


"Bethesda Art Blog" Review by Souheil Chemaly

2008 Bethesda Painting Award Winners

$10,000 Grand Prize - B.G Muhn

$2,000 2nd Prize - Tom Green

$1,000 3rd Prize - Suzanna Fields

Young Artist Award - Amy Chan

Finalists

Amy Chan, Richmond, VA

Suzanna Fields, Richmond, VA

Janis Goodman, Washington, DC

Tom Green, Cabin John, MD

Lillian Bayley-Hoover, Baltimore, MD

Sangram Majumdar, Baltimore, MD

Katherine Mann, Baltimore, MD

B.G. Muhn, N. Potomac, MD

Bill Schmidt, Baltimore, MD



It Didn't Happen, Oil on Linen, 72" x 68"

by Sangram Majumdar

 


 

JULY 2008
July 9 - August 2, 2008

The Fraser Gallery was pleased to host a summer celebration of previous winners of the Trawick Prize and the Bethesda Painting Awards. This exhibit included new work by Trawick Prize winners Richard Cleaver (2003), David Page (2004), Jiha Moon (2005), James Rieck (2006), Jo Smail (2007) and Bethesda Painting Award Winners Joe Kabriel (2005), Tony Shore (2006) and Matt Klos (2007). An opening reception for the general public was held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, July 11 from 6pm - 9pm.

"The Gazette" Review by Claudia Rousseau


Exit, Acrylic on Velvet, 36" x 26"

by Tony Shore

 


 

AUGUST 2008
August 8 - September 2, 2008

The Fraser Gallery was pleased to present a summer group exhibition of new work by artists represented by the Fraser Gallery. The Fraser Gallery is very pleased to introduce the work of Tim O'Kane, a Charlottesville, VA based painter. An opening reception for the general public was held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, August 8 from 6pm - 9pm.


White, Oil on Panel, 32" x 18"

by Tim O'Kane

 


 

SEPTEMBER 2008
September 12 - November 8, 2008

The Fraser Gallery was pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by acclaimed artist, David FeBland. A reception was held in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, October 10 from 6pm - 9pm.


Honeymoon, Oil on Canvas, 20" x 26"

by David FeBland

 


 

NOVEMBER 2008
November 14 - January 3, 2009

In conjunction with FotoWeekDC, a citywide celebration of photography, the Fraser Gallery exhibited work by 6 of the regions most notable photographers. An opening reception was held on Friday, November 14 from 6PM - 9PM. Free and open to the public. On Sunday, November 23 from 12PM - 5PM, the Fraser Gallery hosted a series of presentations and book signings.

Noon - Joyce Tenneson "A Life in Photography: 1968 - 2008"

1PM - Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman "Serenissima"

2PM - Maxwell MacKenzie "Markings," "Abandonings" and "American Ruins"

3PM - Karen Keating "Cuba: Watching and Waiting"

4PM - Danny Conant "Vanishing Tibet"

Frank Van Riper and Judith Goodman discussed their recently published book "Serenissima; Venice in Winter." World renowned photographer, Joyce Tenneson, presented work from and signed copies of Joyce Tenneson: A Life in Photography: 1968 - 2008." Acclaimed architectural photographer, Maxwell MacKenzie, exhibited work from and signed copies of "Abandonings," "American Ruins: Ghosts on the Landscape," and "Markings." Danny Conant discussed her book, "Vanishing Tibet," and Karen Keating presented images from "Cuba: Watching and Waiting."

Fraser Gallery's FotoWeekDC Exhibit Featured in The Gazette

Fraser Gallery's FotoWeekDC Exhibit a "Best Bet" in The Washington Post


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