A painting by Gale Wallar, on view at Touchstone Gallery.
A photograph by Skip Brown at Cross MacKenzie Gallery.
A work by Kesha Bruce at Morton Fine Art.
A watercolor by Catherine Hillis at Art Square.
A piece by Ann Toebbe at Heiner Contemporary.
A painting by Andrea Barnes at Zenith Gallery.
A work by Laura Berman at Long View Gallery.
A piece by Linling Lu at Hemphill Fine Arts.
A mixed media piece by Brie Husted at Adah Rose Gallery.
A painting by Berthe Morisot, on view at Guarisco Gallery.
A gallery room at Baltimore Clayworks.

Fall 2012 Art Guide

Top exhibits on the local gallery scene

WASHINGTON, DC

Adams Davidson Gallery
American and European art, open by appointment only. 2727 29th Street, NW, Suite 504; 202-965-3800; adgal.com

Connersmith
Abstract Art and Realism. October 27 to December 22: “Nothing Lasts Forever,” by Kenny Hunter and Julie Roberts. 1358 Florida Avenue, NE; 202-588-8750; connersmith.us.com

G Fine Art
Promotes international art, pushing the boundaries of traditional media. 1350 Florida Avenue, NE, 202-462-1601; gfineartdc.com

Guarisco Gallery
19th- and early 20th-century European and American paintings and sculpture. 1120 22nd Street, NW; 202-333-8533; guariscogallery.com 

Heiner Contemporary
Introducing a variety of artists to the region. November 2 to January 5: “Housebound,” a group exhibition exploring the depiction of domestic space, featuring works by Rachel Farbiarz, Bella Foster, Allison Gildersleeve, Allison Reimus, Ann Toebbe and Augusta Wood. 1675 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; 202-338-0072; heinercontemporary.com

Hemphill Fine Arts
Works of emerging and established artists. November 10 to December 22: Solo exhibition by artist Linling Lu. 1515 14th Street, NW; 202-234-5601; hemphillfinearts.com 

Industry Gallery
A showcase of contemporary design that turns industrial materials into high-concept furniture. 1358 Florida Avenue, NE; 202-399-1730; industrygallerydc.com

Long View Gallery
Contemporary American painting, sculpture and jewelry by regional and nationally known artists. November 1 to December 31: “Color Schooled” features artists whose work is heavily influenced  by The Washington Color School. 1234 9th Street, NW; 202-232-4788; longviewgallerydc.com

Morton Fine Art
A combination of traditional gallery space and mobile pop-up galleries in unconventional locations. November 9 to December 4: “2D/3D” by Maya Freelon Asante and Victoria Shaheen. December 7 to January 2: “Wrestling with Angels,” by Kesha Bruce. 1781 Florida Avenue, NW; 202-628-2787; mortonfineart.com

The Old Print Gallery
Print and map shop featuring works from before the 19th century through the present. Through November 10: “40 Years Together in Art,” by Su-Li Hung & Richard Sloat. 1220 31st Street, NW; 202-965-1818; oldprintgallery.com

Touchstone Gallery
Artist-owned gallery of contemporary works. Through November 25: Michael Lang. November 28 to December 30: “Course Corrections,” paintings and drawings by Gale Wallar. 901 New York Avenue, NW; 202-347-2787; touchstonegallery.com 

Zenith Gallery
Paintings, sculptures, tapestries and more, available in person and online. November 17 & 18: Jewelry show by Jennifer Stone. November 30 to December 31: “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” whimsical papier mâché by Stephen Hansen. Through January 12: “The Poetic Dimensions of Symbols and Shapes,” sculpture and mixed media by Pattie Porter Firestone and Andrea Barnes. 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-783-2963; zenithgallery.com 


DUPONT CIRCLE
Cross MacKenzie Gallery
Local and national ceramic artists, painters, photographers, potters and sculptors.November 2 to 29: Scooter Flaherty paintings and  Jon
McMillan ceramics. Opening November 2: Walter McConnell. December 1 to 29: “Macho,” a group show exploring male identity. 
2026 R Street, NW; 202-333-7970; crossmackenzie.com

Kathleen Ewing Gallery
Vintage and contemporary photographs, by appointment. 3615 Ordway Street, NW; 202-328-0955; kathleenewinggallery.com 


GEORGETOWN
Addison/Ripley Fine Art
Contemporary works by local and national artists. October 26 to December 6: “Waterline,” black and white photographs by Frank Hallam Day. December 6 to January 11, 2013: New work by Carol Brown Goldberg. 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW; 202-338-5180; addisonripleyfineart.com 

Georgetown Frame Shoppe
Lithographs, etchings and lithocuts by contemporary and modern artists. 2902 Street, NW; 202-338-1097; georgetownframeshoppe.com 

Parish Gallery
Contemporary visual arts by African-American and local artists. December 7 to January 15, 2013: Paintings by Geoffrey Holder. Through January 2013: “The Half Century Collection” by Willard Wigan. 1054 31st Street, NW (Canal Square); 202-944-2310; parishgallery.com 

The Ralls Collection
Contemporary photography, painting, works on paper and sculpture. Through November 27: The photographs of Frank Hurley from Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition. 1516 31st Street, NW; 202-342-1298; rallscollection.com 


VIRGINIA
Applegate Gallery and Custom Framing
Paintings, photographs and glass. 101 Church Street, NW, Suite C, Vienna; 703-281-1364; applegateframing.com 

ArtSquare
Combines Gallery 222, King Street Studios and the Loudoun Academy of the Arts to showcase local art. November 9 to December 9: Watercolors by Catherine Hillis and paintings by Jean Grunewald. 12 Cardinal Park Drive SE, Leesburg; 703-777-8043; loudounacademy.org

Berkley Gallery
Traditional American sculpture and paintings. December 1: “Let it Snow” group show. 40 Main Street, Warrenton; 540-341-7367; berkleygallery.com 

Workhouse Arts Center
Housed in a former prison complex, this cultural center showcases the work of local, regional and international artists. October 26 to November 18: “Untitled Cereal,” an exhibition of photographs from the online series of the same name. November 23 to December 30: “30×30,” an innovative exhibition that encourages local artists to create 30 small works in 30 days. 9601 Ox Road, Lorton; 703-584-2900; workhousearts.org


ALEXANDRIA
The Torpedo Factory Art Center
Three floors of galleries and studios. David Cochran: commissioned family portraits and murals. Studio 317; 703-684-7855. davidcochran.com. Tory Cowles: large abstract paintings on canvas. Studio 7; 301-983-2167; torycowles.com. Greg Knott: photography. Studio 3; 202-255-3222; greg knott.com. Carol Lopatin: paintings. Studio 301;  703-683-3535; carollopatin.com. Alison L Sigethy: mixed media. Studio 307; 703-980-2948; alisonsigethy.com. 105 North Union Street; 703-838-4565; torpedofactory.org 


MARYLAND
Adah Rose Gallery
DC-area art plus “non-artist” in-gallery art creations including music and poetry. November 8 to December 16: “A Quiet Field of Surfaces,” sculptures by Jessica Drenk and Brie Husted. 3766 Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD; 301-922-0162; adahrosegallery.weebly.com

Gallery 44
International artwork and extensive framing selections. 9469 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City; 410-465-5200; gallery44.com 

South Street Art Gallery
Contemporary artwork emphasizing the Mid-Atlantic and Eastern Shore regions. 5 South Street, Easton; 410-770-8350; southstreetartgallery.com 

Troika Gallery
Artwork by the owners and other regional, national and international artists. November 9 to December 31: Waterfowl Festival Gala Anniversary Group Show. 9 South Harrison Street, Easton; 410-770-9190; troikagallery.com 


ANNAPOLIS
Aurora Gallery
Contemporary paintings, original prints, crafts and jewelry. 67 Maryland Avenue; 410-263-9150; auroragallery.net 

McBride Gallery
Paintings, bronze sculpture, original graphics and sepia photography. December 1 to 31: “Small Gems Show,” an exhibit of small-scale artworks by McBride Gallery artists and guest artists. 215 Main Street; 410-267-7077; mcbridegallery.com

BALTIMORE
Baltimore Clayworks
A non-profit ceramic art center. November 16: Winterfest Jazz Preview. November 17 to December 31: Winterfest 2012 and Annual Holiday Sale, featuring established and emerging ceramic artists also selling hand-crafted gifts. 5707 Smith Avenue; 410-578-1919; baltimoreclayworks.org 

Renaissance Fine Arts
Traditional and contemporary works on canvas paper and sculpture. November 8 to November 25: “Beyond Reality,” exploring various artists’ views of realism. December 6 to 22: “Object of Desire: The Female Form,” a study on the artist’s muse by various artists. 1848 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore; 410-484-8900; renaissancefinearts.com


BETHESDA/CHEVY CHASE
Merritt Gallery 

Diverse collection from traditional to contemporary. November 1 to 17: Paintings by Craig Alan. December 6 to 22: “Beyond Reality,” exploring various artists’ views of realism. 5445 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase; 301-564-4447; merrittgallery.com

Waverly Street Gallery
Contemporary and traditional Art. November 6 to December 1: Earth in Beauty Dressed, new paintings by Pat Silbert. 4600 East-West Highway; 301-951-9441; waverlystreetgallery.com