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In the Galleries: Rita Elsner, Lynn Goldstein, Cassie Taggart
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In the Galleries: Rita Elsner, Lynn Goldstein, Cassie Taggart

January 11, 2014 to February 1, 2014

Monroe House

Monroe Gallery and Parlors


Rita Elsner

Rita Elsner is a Washington, D.C. , based artist.  She graduated from Shepherd University with a BFA in painting, studied with National Geographic illustrator Robert Hynes, and chief NIH medical illustrator Howard Bartner. Her career as an artist has spanned the fields of editorial illustration, scenic artistry, and mural painting, including work for CityArts founder Byron Peck.  In 2004, Elsner moved from commercial art to the dual career of fine art and massage therapy. 


Lynn Goldstein

Lynn Goldstein is a fine art graduate from West Virginia University and has earned signature membership in the Maryland Pastel Society and membership in the Pastel Society of America. A teacher of art classes and workshops, she is also a juried studio artist at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. She has exhibited widely in nationally juried exhibitions and galleries, and her work is in private and public collections throughout the United States and in Europe.


Cassie Taggart

Raised in New York City, Cassie Taggart holds a BFA in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has exhibited her work in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Her work has been on the cover of the Hill Rag, featured in 100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic, and reviewed in the Washington City Paper, the Cape Gazette, and by Murray White, art critic for the Washington Times.


Curator: Christopher With, PhD, coordinator of art information, National Gallery of Art (retired).


Spilsbury Gallery


V. “Ito” Briones

Painter V. “Ito” Briones  is the featured artist in this cooperative gallery featuring works by Arts Club members in a variety of media. Participating artists include Lorna Aldrich, Carlyn Anderson, Cherry Baumbusch, Jenna Beebe, Ito Briones, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Jack Hannula, Teri Hiley, Larry Jarvik, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Peggy McNutt, Ruth Meixner-Bird, Mahy Polymeropoulos, Enza Quargnali, Leslie Sorg Ramsay and Jeanne Sullivan.



Lynn Goldstein, Impermanence, acrylic (detail)