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November 2016

November 2016 Art Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, November 4, 2016

Free and open to the public

Exhibition Dates
November 4 – November 26, 2016

The Arts Club of Washington is proud to announce its November 2016 Art Exhibitions. Held in the club’s historic Monroe and MacFeely Galleries the shows will feature colored pencil drawings by Julie Byrne, watercolor paintings by JoAnne Ramsey and mixed media pieces by Carol Reed. These exhibitions are curated by Erich Keel, PhD, Former Kreeger Museum Education Director. November’s Spilsbury exhibition will focus on photography as part of Fotoweek DC.

About the Artists

Julie Byrne, Poinsettia Scarlet, colored pencil

Julie Byrne

Julie Byrne is a Washington DC artist best known for her colored pencil drawings of a world of hyper realistic plants and flowers. Before moving to Washington in 1975, Julie earned her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has exhibited in national and juried exhibitions while juggling an on board train career with Amtrak until her retirement.

Julie continued her study at the Corcoran School of Art and George Washington University. Recent exhibitions include Dumbarton Concert Gallery in Washington DC, the Hill Gallery in Richmond Virginia and the inclusion of a screen print ‘Rose Petals’ in the Library of Congress. Nature remains her focus and the public and private gardens of Washington DC a continued source of her inspiration.


JoAnne Ramsey

JoAnne Ramsey, Red Beets, watercolor

Joanne Ramsey began painting after retiring from Fairfax County, Virginia as an art educator. Her Fine Arts degree is from Mississippi Women’s University.  JoAnne fell in love with watercolor painting while a college student.  After years of teaching and her retirement, she returned to watercolor, studying at The Art League of Alexandria, Va.

Her personal style is honed from her love of design and her interest in strong color, pattern, and detail.  Subject matter is derived from a wide variety of sources.  As a former photography teacher, she finds great resources in her photographs from her travels here and abroad.

Watercolor memberships include juried acceptances in Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and Baltimore Watercolor Society.  She has exhibited in local and Mid-Atlantic shows winning numerous awards.  In the last two years, JoAnne was juried into the Mid-Atlantic Competition and has won two awards at Brookside Gardens exhibits.  JoAnne’s watercolors appear in the collections of both private citizens and corporations. Her work can be viewed at


Carol Reed, Growing Through the Floor, mixed media on paper

Carol Reed

Carol Reed has undergraduate degrees in art education, fine arts and a Master’s degree in design. She also holds a Master degree in studio painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. She taught design for several years at the University of Alberta before joining the staff of the Smithsonian Institution in museum education and outreach. As a cultural heritage and communication consultant for the World Bank she designed exhibitions and education programs to help put a public face on cultural partnerships. Her extensive international travel has influenced and informed the art she makes and in 2007 was awarded a Fulbright senior research fellowship to live and work in India. The American Center in New Delhi hosted a solo exhibition of her paintings in 2008. Her work is included in over thirty corporate, private and public collections, including the United States Department of State, The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institution, The World Bank and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.



Jonathan Zuck, Bintan Fishing Village, Indonesia, photograph

Spilsbury Gallery

The Spilsbury is a cooperative gallery which features the works of Arts Club Members. Participating artists include: Nik Ajazi, Lorna Aldrich, Cherry Baumbusch, Gloria Benedetto, Camilla Bozzoli, Vicki Doyle, Susanne Eisinger, Jack Hannula, Larry Jarvik, Martine Khadr-Van Schoote, Peggy McNutt, Carol Porter, Lou Tanner, Earl Tester and Jonathan Zuck.

Hours and Information
Arts Club galleries are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays. The Arts Club of Washington is located at 2017 I Street NW, Washington DC, 20006.  For more information please contact gallery manager Nichola Hays at



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