LETTERS TO MOM: Prints by EJ Montgomery
March 9 – April 8, 2018

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LETTERS TO MOM: Prints by EJ Montgomery
March 9 – April 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 5pm

Curated by Susan J. Goldman
Founding Director of Lily Press®

A selected timeline of monotypes, etchings, and screenprints representing the breadth of EJ Montgomery’s artistic career from past to present. Drawing on her practice of metalsmithing, textile design, photography, and painting, EJ Montgomery’s highly sensitive prints evoke themes of memory, through use of evocative automatic writing, calligraphic marks, and strokes of swirling lines. Color overlays, playful shapes, and textured etched surfaces in her painterly compositions are inspired by her love of world travel, music, and naturalistic formations in nature.

Evangeline Juliet (EJ) Montgomery, born 1933 in New York City, has had many roles in American culture, particularly as part of the multi-faceted story of African American art history. EJ has been indefatigable in helping to develop a network of artists and scholars throughout the Diaspora. For 25 years representing the Cultural Programs Office, U.S. State Department, EJ helped to advance the careers of numerous emerging and mature artists. She has initiated groundbreaking museum initiatives, exhibitions, and collections. For the past 40 years, EJ has been upfront and behind the scenes in all ways and more. She has had numerous solo shows and actively continues to produce new work at Lily Press®.

Image: EJ Montgomery, Letters to Mom, 2010, monotype with intaglio, 20”x16” image, 30”x22” paper, edition: 4/5

Another Dimension
February 9 – April 22, 2018

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Another Dimension
February 9 – April 22, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 7-9pm
Happy Hour Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 6-8pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 22, 5pm

Curated by: Philip Barlow & Chandi Kelley

Amy Boone-McCreesh, April Camlin, Gene Davis, Mary Early, Carol Brown Goldberg, Bridget Sue Lambert, Antonio McAfee, Maggie Michael, Brandon Morse, W.C. Richardson, Robin Rose, Foon Sham, Renee Stout, Noelle Tan, Dan Treado, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Another Dimension is an invitational exhibition for which the curators have asked artists in the District-Maryland-Virginia area to create “nano” artwork in the style of the work the artist typically makes. The largest dimension of work when ready for display cannot be more than 6 inches.

Image: Foon Sham, Decagon, 2017 5.5”x5”x6, misc hard wood

dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting.

It’s About That Time: Prints from Lily Press
February 2 – March 4, 2018

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It’s About That Time: Prints from Lily Press® 

Curated by Susan J. Goldman

February 2 – March 4, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9pm
Panel and Meet the Artists: Sunday, February 4, 2-3pm
JAZZ with Charlie Barnett, Pete Ostle, Vince McCool:
Sunday, February 4, 3-5pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, March 4, 5pm

Carol Barsha, Meaghan Busch, Elizabeth Catlett, Choco, Sheila Crider, Nina Chung Dwyer, Victor Ekpuk, Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Sam Gilliam, Susan J Goldman, Tom Green, Barbara Kerne, Gina Marie Lewis, Carrie Lingscheit, Matthew McLaughlin, Linn Meyers, EJ Montgomery, Jake Muirhead, Miriam Mörsel Nathan, Marti Patchell, Preston Sampson, Sargent/Thamm, Eve Stockton, Renee Stout, Sharon Wolpoff, Patricia Underwood

This exhibition presents a selection of ten years (2007-2017) of Lily Press® publications by artists from the greater Washington DC metropolitan area, across the country, and abroad. Lily Press® is a fine art printmaking atelier located in Rockville, Maryland, and was founded by Susan J. Goldman, artist and master printer. Working with Lily Press, artists explore monotype, relief, intaglio, screen print and digital processes using sustained traditions, while embracing new technologies and innovative processes.

Image: Victor Ekpuk, HIP SISTA, 2017, 30×22”, screen-print, Courtesy of Lily Press®

ArtWatch presents a Nasty Women Exhibition
January 19 – 28, 2018

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What Feminism Looks Like
ArtWatch presents a Nasty Women Exhibition
and Auction to benefit Planned Parenthood

January 19 – 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 7pm-9pm
ArtWatch Talk and Reception: Sunday, January 28, 5pm

Curated by Erin Devine & Shante Bullock

Evie Altman, Marilyn Banner, Jessica Beels, Madison Bolls, Sue Bradford, Shante Bullock, Heidi Butler, Naomi Christianson, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Manal Deeb, Ashley Dequilla, Laura Elkins, Heloisa Escudero, Maureen S. Farrell, Victoria Ford, Mary Annella Frank, Mary Freedman, Katherine Giordano, Linda Hesh, Jackie Hoysted, Susan Jurow, Maria Karametou, Sally Kauffman, Kathryn McDonnell, Theresa Knight McFadden, Gail Rebhan, Cindy Renteria, Beverly Ress, Alexandra N. Sherman, Wendy Sittner, Miranda Spurley, Ann Stoddard, Kathy Turner, Ellyn Weiss, Helen Zughaib

Intersectional feminism is the current terminology that expresses the empowerment of women to effect change across a diverse range of issues: women’s health, racial and gendered violence, equality under the law, poverty, immigration and refugee rights, environmental protections, rights of indigenous communities, etc. It recognizes that true and effective change in the global sphere results from women’s organizing, joining all minority groups and inclusive of men in these efforts. An all woman exhibition, the artists included in What Feminism Looks Like will be asked to contribute works that address the range of these issues in various media.

Image: Katherine Giordano, Nasty Woman, 2017, oil on panel print, 16×20”