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May 2015

May 2015 Art Exhibition

Opening Reception
Friday, May 1, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibition Dates
May 1 – May 30, 2015

Monroe and MacFeely Galleries

Gwendolyn Bragg
Stephen Estrada
Jamaliah Morais

Curator: Mattie Schloetzer

About the Artists

Gwendolyn Bragg, Beneath The Surface XXXVI, watercolor

Gwendolyn Bragg is an award-winning artist and art instructor who lives in Alexandria. Holding a BS in Art Education and a MFA in Drawing and Painting from James Madison University, she currently teaches watercolor at the Art League School in Alexandria as well as the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. She is a Signature Member of the National, Virginia, and Baltimore Watercolor Societies, and the Watercolor Society of Alabama. Gwen currently serves as State President of the Virginia Watercolor Society, and is a past president of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous international, national and regional shows and is included in the collections of the National Institutes of Health, Philip Morris, American Bank, Petersburg Area Art League and the Carrier Library at James Madison University. She has had paintings included in Artist and Elan Magazine as well as The Artistic Touch 45, and 6 (North Light and Creative Art Press). Her studio is located in building W-6 of the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia.


Stephen Estrada, Glowing Field, Oil on Canvas

Stephen Estrada studied painting at the Corcoran School of Art and Design and received his MA from American University in Arts Management. He has held positions as a museum designer, director and curator at the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and the Department of State.  He was raised in southern California and rural North Carolina. Following several trips to the west and to the Gulf Coast where he and his daughters helped rebuild houses following hurricane Katrina his artistic focus gravitated towards the sea and the natural environment. He has received numerous individual artist grants and has work in private and corporate art collections. Stephen lives and works in Silver Spring, MD.


Jamaliah Morais, Kingfishers in Lotus Pond, ink and watercolor

Jamaliah Morais is a Resident Artist in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia.  A member and former president of the Sumi-e Society of America and a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, she has been an Oriental brush painter for more than thirty-five years. She teaches brush painting in the art enrichment programs in McLean and Alexandria schools and to private students. Jamaliah is Vice President of the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center. She has also participated in programs and workshops at the Smithsonian Institution and the Wolf Trap Foundation.


Spilsbury Gallery
Featured Artist: Peggy McNutt

The Arts Club of Washington will also feature the work of Peggy McNutt in the club’s Spilsbury Gallery, a cooperative gallery run by club members. Other participating artists include Lorna Aldrich, Cherry Baumbusch, Buzz Covington, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Jack Hannula, Larry Jarvik, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Ruth Meixner-Bird, and Leslie Sorg Ramsay.


Club Galleries are free and open to the public. The Arts Club is open Tuesday – Friday from 10 am – 5 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am – 2 pm.  Hours are subject to change.

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