Monday, April 27, 2015


Come to the Mosaic Assemblage Workshop with Jane Pettit, May 3, 2015 11am-3pm. RSVP Jane,

*10002 Baltimore National Pike, Myersville, MD

*Corrected address

Directions: 15 minutes beyond Frederick on 70W. Take 270 to 70W  take exit 42 off 70 into Myersville- to the right. In less than a mile turn right onto 17N Wolfsville Road. In 1/4 mile turn right at the light onto Route 40, Baltimore National Pike, turn right into the first driveway, go through the gate at the top of the hill and park in the circle. We will be in the barn.

Please bring a bag lunch and wear shoes to walk in if you want to walk around the stream and woods at lunch.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Jane Pettit

May 3, 2015, Studio Tour and workshop on mosaic and assemblage with Jane Pettit. RSVP Jane at

Sandra Wasko-Flood

Breathe in Gold Light

Opening reception: Sunday, April 19, 2–5pm
New Door Creative Gallery
1601 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

On view April 19–May 19, 2015
Gallery hours: Wed–Sun, 12–4pm

breathe in gold light features work in a range of media by 12 Mid-Atlantic women artists visualizing female bodies as conduits for transcendent spiritual experiences. The exhibition offers an alternative, holistic perspective on women's bodies as legitimate and reliable sources of knowledge and guidance, as places for the construction of complex identities, and as ways for connecting to the inner self and with others.

Featured artists include: Mequitta Ahuja, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Oletha DeVane, LaToya Hobbs, Sarah Kodish-Eskind, Cynthu Muthusamy, Melody Often, Rachel Rotenberg, Amalie Rothschild, Judy Tallwing, Sandra Wasko-Flood, and Mia Weiner

breathe in gold light includes figurative and abstract images of the female form, concentrating on portraits of individual spiritual practice, scenes of partnership, and depictions of communities unified by a culture of care.

Visit to learn more about the exhibition and upcoming (free!) programming, including a labyrinth walk, self-care workshop for artists, and slow looking sessions.

Cynthia Farrell Johnson

The Merry Month: 

Gallery B Group Exhibition in 
Downtown Bethesda  

During the merry month of May, please stop by to see a group show featuring works by Liliane Blom, Cynthia Farrell Johnson, Donna McGee, Carol Vorosmarti, Kathy Wiley, and Patricia Zannie.

The opening reception will be part of the monthly Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, May 8 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Fenton Street Market 

Join us for the kick off of the outdoor craft market season in Downtown Silver Spring on Veteran's Plaza (Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive)

Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 am. - 4:00 pm.

10:00am: Tom Hucker rings the Opening Bell

10:00am - 1:00pm: Preview of Taste the World at Fenton Village

10:30am - 12:30pm: Free Yoga

1:00 - 3:00pm: Live Music

I will also be at the market May2, June 6, July 11, September 19, October 3, and October 31.

Gala CREST Craft Show 

Join us on Sunday, April 26 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

In conjunction with Kensington Day of the Book, Gala Artisan Jewelry and Gifts is hosting its third annual Gala CREST Craft Show in the parking lot in front of the store.

WCA National/International From Karen Gutfreund


Artists are invited to submit works around themes of social, cultural, economic, human rights, women’s rights, political and social justice activism that combine visual art with music in order to tell a compelling story and, by doing so, affirm the many bonds between sight and sound. Artists are asked to choose a song to which to pair their art – a song that is directly linked to the theme of the work, a song that inspired the work or that was played as part of the artistic process.  Selected works will be displayed next to  QR codes, which will take viewers to iTunes, YouTube,Vimeo or other link, where the paired music may be heard.

While all media is accepted and there are no size restrictions, we encourage the submission of smaller works, due to the size of the gallery. Works will be chosen for the gallery with additional works chosen for the online gallery and catalog and shown in a looped slide show in the Nave Annex Gallery.

Exhibition Venue: Nave Annex Gallery, 53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA

Dates of Exhibition: October 8 to October 31, 2015

Artist Reception: Friday, October 9, 2015. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Jurors: Susan Berstler, Mary Curtin and Cecily Miller will choose the top 3 works for awards.

To Enter:

About the Jurors:
Susan Berstler is a visual artist and arts producer. Her main interest is in transformative media, especially in the realm of public art. She is the founder and director of the Nave galleries, two nonprofit art spaces in her hometown of Somerville, MA.

Mary Curtin ( has had a long-standing commitment to promoting and producing artistic endeavors that best affect positive change within the community where she lives. Her business motto 'dedicated to staging insightful entertainment, particularly in non-traditional venues'. speaks to her enthusiasm in supporting local grass roots cultural activism, which can often cause a ripple effect in raising social awareness beyond the borders of her home town, currently Boston and vicinity.

Cecily Miller ( is an independent arts consultant with a specialty in cultural programs and a personal mission to develop arts programming which strengthens
a sense of community, provides new insight or understanding of issues, offers opportunities for self-expression, and creates experiences of hope and joy. Cecily has been a fan of the Honk Festival since it's founding; although she has volunteered every year, she has yet to fulfill her longstanding dream to run away and join a Honk Band.

Eligibility: International Call, open to all artists. 

About the Gallery:  Since 2004 the Nave Gallery in Teele Square has been the public face of ARTSomerville, a nonprofit, loosely knit volunteer group of artists and arts enthusiasts with the mutual goal to create new space(s) to present art in Somerville. In 2013 they added a second exhibition space, the Nave Annex in Davis Square. In addition, they have created a number of public music, dance and art events including Project MUM (a dance party under McGrath Highway), 2012s Yarnstorm Perry Park (part of their ongoing Wrap Around Project), and SqueezeBox Slam, an outdoor festival dedicated to accordion and concertina music.

The Nave Gallery and the Nave Annex provide space for the collaboration and presentation of art of all media. Work of a collaborative, non-commercial nature is especially encouraged.

A full day of activist band performances in Davis Square, just north of the Nave Gallery Annex (Saturday, October 10th) and a parade of bands from Davis Square to Harvard Square (Sunday, October 11th) . . . 'live performances and street actions in support of social justice issues, ranging from increasing the minimum wage to immigration reform. Simply put, if Occupy! had a marching band, the HONK! Festival would be it. Honk for Social Change, Bill Lichtenstein, Huffington Post article.,

GutfreundCornettArt has been invited by the Nave Gallery in Somerville, Massachusetts to present an exhibition in concert with Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands ( – a multi-day, international festival in support of social justice issues and occurring in and around Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Nave Gallery Annex will be hosting an exhibit of information about the bands and expects large audiences coming through during the festival. Visaural: Sight, Sound and Action will combine this activist music with activist-themed art. GutfreundCornettArt specializes in creating exhibition opportunities for artists on themes of art as activism to stimulate dialog, raise consciousness and create social change and provide unique opportunities for artists, communities and our relevant non-profit collaborators to come together around social and environmental themes.

This exhibition will benefit the Boston City Singers,, and the Nave Galleries and will receive a donation from GutfreundCornettArt for this project. The mission of the Boston City Singers is to provide the highest level of musical training and wide ranging performance opportunities to young people ages 4-18; their vision is to transform the lives of inner city young people one voice at a time, inspiring and developing each heart to live with compassion in a world of differences. The Nave Galleries, which is a volunteer-run organization that relies on the support of their community to exhibit work that is collaborative, experimental and non-commercial. Donations help them showcase work of artists and musicians.

Submissions and Media:
Artists may submit up to three works per entry with a total of three separate entries. Multiple views per piece are accepted when uploading images of 3D work. All media is accepted except giclees of original work. The use of glicees, if part of a larger work/collage or assemblage is acceptable. The artist will be responsible for any special equipment beyond pedestals (video monitors etc)

Non-Refundable Entry Fee: Payment of $30 per entry; non-refundable fee per entry after deadline date. Payments are made through PayPal. You do not have to have a PayPal account and may submit your entry with a debit or credit card or PayPal check.

Sales of Art: A 30% commission will go to the Nave Annex Gallery, a 10% will go to the Boston City Singers and 60% will to go the artist. All works sold must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Delivery of Artwork: Detailed delivery instructions will be provided to artists accepted into the show. Artists are responsible for the costs of shipment of their work to/from the gallery and insuring their work during travel.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Must complete submission by Friday, June 5 at 11:59 PM in your time zone.

To Enter:

We look forward to working with you on this and future exhibitions. Please email us with any questions at