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Cachet : Organic Matters

Cachet : Organic Matters A biennial exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, “Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015” examines the ways in which contemporary women artists view and […]

Cachet: Take a Seat

Cachet: Take a Seat The DC chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is sponsoring its second annual “Take a Seat” fundraiser. During the event, designers, artists, and […]

Carved in Stone

Carved in Stone Steady tapping breaks the lunchtime stillness at Hilgartner Natural Stone Company. Sebastian Martorana, a 33-year-old stone carver, chips away at a marble block using a miniature hammer […]

Waxing Poetic

Waxing Poetic On a sunny day in McLean, Virginia, artist and beekeeper Georgia Nassikas gazes out the tall windows of her second-story studio, taking in the sky, the verdant lawn […]

Creative Fusion

Creative Fusion Almost 200 of the nation's most notable contemporary crafters will converge from October 31 to November 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to fuse decorative and […]

Layer by Layer

"The concept of beauty is difficult,” says Francie Hester, standing beside one of the ravishing new art objects displayed recently in an exhibition of her work at Kaller Fine Arts […]

Aquatic Art

Aquatic Art The beauty of deep-water life inspires the sparkling-glass worlds created by Alison Sigethy. In her signature series, Sea Core Bubble Tubes, artful variations on shells, corals, jellyfish and […]

Nature in Print

When Victoria Larson was working as an interior designer and ordering fabric for clients, she never envisioned one day running her own textile firm. Still, she dreamed. “I’d see designs […]

Volumes in Space

As a child, Elizabeth Kendall played happily in her grandmother’s sewing room, surrounded by fabric scraps and threads. She watched as her grandmother sewed Barbie Doll dresses, beautifully finished with […]

The Written Word

In the age of emails and texting, the 136-year-old stationer Dempsey & Carroll is still very much rooted in paper correspondence. But along with its classic note cards and papers, […]

Art Studio: Creative Fiber

Art Studio: Creative Fiber What in the world is that made of?” many viewers ask when seeing Jessica Beels’s translucent sculptures for the first time. Resembling the spiral form of […]

Painting with Glass

Painting with Glass Kari Minnick’s lyrical abstractions cast a shimmering haze over the concept “clear as glass.” Broad brushstrokes sweep across diffused areas of color in her luminous works. From […]

Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature Washington painter Freya Grand hears the call of wild, remote places. In search of nature untamed, she has traveled to the rocky coast of West Ireland, the […]

Painting with Color

When Leslie Bowman-Friedlander presents her bold, abstract wall quilts at craft shows, a passerby occasionally comments, “I could do that.” Many others, drawn by the vibrant colors to look close […]

Toying with Nature

Toying with Nature Elegant bugs may seem like an oxymoron. But in the refined world of Oleg Konstantinov, nature's lowly creatures inspire awe. Meticulously hand-built of sterling silver, each beetle, […]

A Celebrity Q & A with Michael Aram

A Celebrity Q & A with Michael Aram Michael Aram is known for his one-of-a-kind metal creations, from tableware to furniture. The American artist found his niche on a trip […]

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