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2018 Events

December 8 WSG Annual Meeting and Dinner

Location: Chevy Chase, MD

Time: 5:00-9:00pm

October 28 Panel Discussion: Artist as Time Traveler

Join Hillyer and the Washington Sculptors Group at the Center for Hellenic Studies for a unique opportunity to hear how artists across the world examine time and history to influence their contemporary practices, featuring Katherine Akey Lee, Dr. Katia Arfara, and Patricia Sannit. This program is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND.

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Image: Patricia Sannit, Citadel, 2011, 5’6”x11’x11’

Artist as Time Traveler: Reflecting on Time and History to Expand our Understanding of Contemporary Culture


Dr. Katia Arfara is the Artistic Director of Theatre and Dance, at the Οnassis Cultural Centre Athens and was the curator for the 2018 Fast Forward Festival in which artists working in Greece and internationally explored the defining role archaeology plays in forming national narratives and collective memory, and cultural heritage.

Patricia Sannit is an Arizona-based sculptor who has worked on archaeological sites in the Middle East and Ethiopia, excavating and studying early cultures and art. Sannit’s life and work are influenced by her research into the continual movement and migration of people, ideas, and culture.

Katherine Akey is a DC-based photographic artist whose work has been inspired in part by her experiences as the daughter of archaeologists.

Each panelist will give a presentation about their work, followed by a moderated discussion and audience q+a. Reception immediately after.

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (House-A)
3100 Whitehaven Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008
(Parking on premises and street)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

2-3:30 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)

3:30-4 pm

Space is limited; RSVP required.
Parking is available on the Center for Hellenic Studies campus on a first come, first serve, basis.

This program is presented by IA&A at Hillyer in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group, in conjunction with the current exhibition, MICRO-MONUMENTS II: UNDERGROUND (September 7 – October 28, 2018), which brings together 15 local and 8 German artists to focus a contemporary lens on topics such as the cosmos, nature, deep time, and more to serve as a catalyst for exploration into enduring questions about our history and place in the world.

This exhibition is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Goethe-Institute, Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies, and State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

WSG 2018 Annual Picnic

On July 14, 4–7 pm, we invite you to join the camaraderie of fellow sculptors from the Washington, DC, area and Baltimore, MD, at our annual picnic, which will be hosted by WSG President Elsabé Dixon at the Episcopal High School’s Alumni Cottage Veranda, 1200 N Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA.

Bring food to share for eight people—appetizer, entree, or dessert. WSG will provide beverages and paper products. Bring drums and other musical instruments, lawn chairs or blankets. Be prepared to relax amongst friends as well as socialize with other sculptors by sharing business cards, technical discoveries, or questions. Remember that non-member friends, family, and fellow artists are encouraged to attend!

Volunteers are needed for setup, general help, and cleanup during and after the picnic. Please sign up to help with one of these jobs during the following times at the picnic:

2–3 pm Set-up (food and parking signs)

4–5 pm Clean-up during picnic

5–6 pm Clean-up during picnic

6–7 pm Clean-up during picnic

7–8 pm End of picnic clean-up

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International Sculpture Day: Saturday, April 28, 2018

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In collaboration with the Watergate Gallery (Outdoor Plaza)

presents an interactive sculpture event featuring sculptor Connie Fleres

In conjunction with the opening of the Foggy Bottom Sculpture Walk

Interactive Sculpture at Watergate Gallery Plaza: 2pm

Foggy Bottom Sculpture Tour: 4pm

Tour begins at the corner of New Hampshire Ave NW & I (Eye) St


WSG welcomes the public to an interactive sculpture activity that draws attention to up cycling, recycling, and new conversations about plastic waste and plastic use. Artists have long been the forerunners to working with plastic materials. And WSG sculptors would like to share their knowledge of this material and its potential for repurpose. Environmental concerns around the waste capacity of plastics has reached a fever pitch, and on April 28th WSG artists and members will be constructing a collaborative sculpture out of plastic and inviting local DC, VA, and MD residents to participate in construction techniques and eco conversations.

Watergate Gallery (Plaza)
2552 Virginia Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20037
(202) 338-4488

Reception at the Watergate Gallery following the Foggy Bottom Sculpture Tour



Saturday, April 14th, 7-9 pm

View images shown at this event (55 MB PDF)

Floater by Michael West

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies – House A
3100 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008
Parking on premises and street
Free and open to the public

The Washington Sculptors Group cordially invites you to attend the Annual Members’ Image Show! In order to include as many WSG members as possible in this popular event, the date has been changed to April 14, 2018. Join WSG members as they offer insight into some of the best work being done by sculptors in the D.C. area.

WSG’s Annual Members’ Image Show aims to support the talent and highly diverse work of Washington area sculptors. The Image Show gives member artists the opportunity to present images and video, and artists have the opportunity to discuss the artwork while it is being shown. New members are strongly encouraged to participate, and all members receive feedback from the audience.

DC area gallerists, curators, collectors, reviewers, and other art representatives are invited to attend this important exposure for WSG members’ work. During intermission, WSG will provide refreshments. WSG members are also welcome to bring food to share.

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies is graciously hosting the WSG Annual Members’ Image Show again this year. Join us for an informative evening at the Center for Hellenic Studies campus, located in the Embassy Row neighborhood of NW Washington, DC.

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Image: Michael West, Floater, 2016
MDF, wood, acrylic glass, Styrofoam, brass, gouache, enamel paint, 51 x 24 in
Photograph by Greg Staley

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Refreshments generously provided by La Prima Catering.

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Artist Helpdesk: January 20, 2018, 10:30am – 12:00pm


IA&A at Hillyer
9 Hillyer Ct NW
Washington, D.C, 20008

WSG’s HelpDesk Workshop at IA&A at Hillyer is designed to offer WSG members and DC area artists practical information to improve their business skills. This first workshop, led by business consultant Danielle Glosser, is titled “Networking for Artists: Getting Down to Business.” Glosser is the Founder and Principal of Client Raiser LLC. The workshop will help artists learn how to boost their ability to cultivate contacts, and improve the way they initiate conversations about their art. Join Danielle Glosser for a hands-on session where you’ll explore the importance of first impressions, methods for seeking information, and tactics for developing contacts.

2017 Events

Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck Dinner: December 17, 5-7pm

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WAS Gallery
5110 Ridgefield Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816
Parking available.

Please join the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) for its Annual Membership Meeting and Potluck Dinner. WSG would like to thank WAS Gallery for generously hosting us in their gallery and studio space.

Potluck Dinner: Each member is asked to bring food for eight people to share – appetizers, entrees, or desserts. WSG will provide wine, beer, soft drinks, and paper goods.

Members, Guests, Family & Friends are all welcome!

WAS Gallery

WSG Announces Fall Studio Pop-Up Program Showcasing New Practices in Sculpture

Featuring ARTINA 2017 artists Maryanne Pollock and Marc Robarge

Maryanne Pollock: Saturday, September 16th 4-6 pm
1707 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Street parking available.
Metro: Green Line to Columbia Heights, Red Line to Woodley Park or Dupont Circle. Take 42 bus to Ontario Road, walk across the street. Buses on 16th street take you to the studio, which is across from the Potters House in Adams Morgan. Studio is elevator and handicap accessible.
Maryanne Pollock Sculpture at ARTINA 2017 Maryanne Pollock



Marc Robarge, Saturday, September 23rd 4-6 pm
205 South Oak Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Street parking available.
Metro: West Falls Church Orange Line with approximately 20-minute walk to studio.
Bus 28 at West Falls Church Metro makes a stop one block from studio.

Marc Robarge Sculpture at ARTINA 2017 Marc Robarge

Both events are free and open to the public.
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WSG members are asked to bring light fare and a folding chair to assist with seating.

Wednesday, May 17 – Artist Talk with Kang Mu-Xiang

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open at 6:30 pm
Talk at 7 pm
Free; $8 Suggested Donation


Join us for an intimate conversation with artist Kang Mu-Xiang, an internationally recognized and innovative sculptor from Taiwan, who will be visiting DC for this presentation about his work followed by an audience Q&A. The program is presented in partnership with the Washington Sculptors Group and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States

April 24, 2017 – International Sculpture Day panel session at Glen Echo

International Sculpture Day 2017 logoA panel will be held in conjunction with the Sculpture REMIX exhibition, presented by the Washington Sculptors Group and the Glen Echo Park Partnership.

Date: April 24, 2017, 7-9 pm

ISD Panelists: Jade Garrett (Director of MakerSpace REMIX); Sue Wrbican (Professor School of Art GMU); Alan Binstock (NASA architect)



April 29, 2017 – Salon with Ann Stoddard

Salons are an opportunity to visit a WSG sculptor in their own studio, to encourage artists’ dialogue, and thus enhance artistic vocabulary and exchange of relative information in the art world’s market.

Ann Stoddard will be hosting a salon in her studio on April 29 from 1-3 pm at Gateway Art Center # 206.

3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood Md

She will discuss her recent series “Seeing Things”. The “Seeing Things” series invites viewers to explore and question their assumptions about race and ethnicity via an eclectic fusion of traditional, electronic, and conceptual art tools: drawing-based animation, video performance, reframing, silhouetting, quad-screen, installation, social sculpture, appropriation. Works in the “Seeing Things” series variously propose to deconstruct anti- Black bias, – anti-Muslim bias, and to replace mistrust with empathy. These works suggest that the space of art is public space, borderless and open, with layered political and cultural contexts and multiple, contradictory points of view.

Previous salon on March 2017 was held at Pam Gwaltney’s studio in Potomac.
“A few WSG members were present who enjoyed touring Pam’s private collection of prominent modern artists and a presentation from Pam about her contemporary light boxes. The salon was a delight to an artist’s intellectual curiosity”.

2016 Events


Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7-9 pm

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies – House A
3100 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Free and open to the public.

Call for WSG Member Submissions:
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 21, 2016

Email jpegs to Greg Braun:

Each WSG member may submit up to five (5) jpeg images for the Annual Members Image Show presentation (guidelines below). You must be present at the Image Show while your images are projected. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work, and for all members to show new work and receive feedback from the audience. DC area art representatives, gallerists, curators, and reviewers will be invited to attend, so it is important exposure for member’s work. Following the presentation, everyone is invited to stay for drinks, snacks, and discussion. WSG will provide refreshments, and Image Show participants are welcome to bring food to share.

Image preparation:
• Resize the dimensions of your images (jpegs) to be no larger than 1000 pixels on the longest side with a resolution of 72 dpi. If you need help with resizing your images, or are unable to resize them yourself, send them to Greg Braun at the above email address, and he will adjust them accordingly.
• Please provide images in jpeg (.jpg) format only.
• If you would like your website address on your title slide for the presentation, please include it in the body of your email to Greg.

First submitted, first shown. See you there!



Saturday, October 8, 2016, 4 pm
Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies

The Washington Sculptors Group is pleased to present a Gallery Talk about Micro-Monuments with juror Anne Reeve at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.
This program combines a juror’s talk with the selected artists participating in Micro-Monuments. This talk will allow artists and the public to connect with Anne Reeve as she reveals her ideas, concepts, and reasons for her curatorial selections. It will provide a deeper insight into the connection between the artists’ concepts, how it affects the juror’s choices, and vice versa.

Ms. Reeve will also discuss her ideas and the selection process for the group show of Micro-Monuments at the SalzlandMuseum, Schonebeck, Germany, which is now on view in its second interpretation at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

About the Juror: Anne Reeve serves as assistant curator at the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, MD. Her writing has appeared in Art in America and Art Papers.

The Talk is free and open to the public; reservations required

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2015 Events


Saturday, November 14, 2015, 6:30-9:30pm

Please join Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) for its 2016 Pot-Luck Dinner and Membership Meeting. Thank you to our hosts at Otis Street Arts Project – Gloria Chapa, Sean Hennessey and David Mordini.

Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mt Rainier, MD 20712
Learn more about Otis Street Arts Project here.

Dinner/Meeting Agenda
6:30 Dinner and Conversation
7:15 Welcome and Remarks by Artemis Herber, President
Committee Reports; Members vote on 2016 Board Roster
8pm Member Comments and Discussion

Pot-Luck Dinner:
Each member is asked to bring food for eight people to share – appetizers, entrees, or desserts. WSG will provide wine, beer, soft drinks and paper goods.

WSG Annual Image Show

Hillyer Art Space, 9 Hillyer Court, Washington DC 20008
Free and open to the public
Thursday, October 22 nd 7-9pm

Image submittal deadline is midnight October, 15th

Each WSG member may submit up to five (5) digital images for the Image Show presentation (guidelines below). You must be present at the Image Show and be prepared to speak for approximately 2 minutes about your work while your images are projected. New members are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to show their work, and for existing members to show new work and receive feedback from the audience. Following the presentation, you are invited to stay for drinks, snacks, and discussion from 9-10pm. WSG will provide refreshments, and participants are welcome to bring food to share.

Welding Workshop with Master Welder Chas Colburn

Saturday & Sunday, October 24-25, 10am-3pm each day

Registration Required:


May 16th, 2-4 PM
Gloria Chapa’s Studio

Topic:  The Art Process from A-Z.
When, where, why  did the idea for an art piece germinate? What was the validation process? What strategies are employed to make the idea come to fruition? How do you deal with set-backs? Where/how can additional funds be procured? Please bring your concerns, ideas, and stories to share about your personal journey through the Art Process.
Otis Street Arts Project
3706 Otis Street
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

*Plenty of parking available. The F2 bus route is one block away.
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“Envision it – Build it!”
A Studio Visit with Howard Connelly    

Sunday June 14, 2015,   4-6 PM

Howard Connelly Design Studio
12709 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
Tel.   (703) 474-9188

This will be an exciting time to visit prolific artist and sculptor, Howard Connelly at his studio. Howard will be in the final stages of building and fabricating his latest commissioned art project, a large sculpture of a horse made from repurposed piano parts. This will be a rare opportunity to see Howard’s vision come together at “crunch time” with installation scheduled two days later. Howard works with a plethora of materials creatively manipulating whatever will work to achieve his ultimate vision. Howard will discuss his experience with public art and applying his attitude of: “If I can envision it, I can build it!”

For those interested, Howard will discuss materials, equipment, fabricating techniques, installation and safety to achieve dramatic works on a grand scale.

Howard Connelly,   sculptor and public artist, has completed numerous commissioned public and private art projects.

Registration is Required.  Limited to 15 participants.

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June 18, 2015, 4-6 PM
Charles Bergen’s Studio

Topic:  Material Selection
Artists should bring a print or two of a sculpture or a piece of material that they use. Each artist will  talk about the material(s) that they use, why they use them and what they think they add or impart or bring to their work. If possible a short demonstration might be incorporated.
Charles’ studio is in Brookland at the Monroe Market Art Walk. That same evening, after the Salon there will be the monthly Late Studio Openings. If you are not familiar with the area, it would be a good opportunity to browse the other studios within the complex.

Charles Bergen Studios LLC
Studio #11
Monroe Street Market
716 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017

202 546 2339
*Charles’ studio is in Brookland at the Monroe Market Art Walk. That same evening, after the Salon there will be the monthly Late Studio Openings. If you are not familiar with the area, it would be a good opportunity to browse the other studios within the complex. There are also some great new restaurants in the area that you may want to visit. Brookland metro is a short walk away.
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Sunday, July 26, 2015
3-4pm   Board Meeting
4-7pm   pot luck picnic

Artemis Herber Studio
10709 Park Heights Avenue
Owings Mills MD
(216) 269-9983

Join the camaraderie of fellow sculptors in our annual picnic. Bring food to share. You are welcome to attend the WSG Board meeting at 3pm before the   4pm  potluck begins. The Baltimore Sculptors will join us.


Carol Brown Goldberg’s Studio
January 20, 2015

“Open studio, dinner and conversation with Carol Brown Goldberg”
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6:30 – 8:30pm
Location: Studio of Carol Brown Goldberg (directions will be sent to participants)
Strictly limited to 30
RSVP required (we expect this to fill up fast!)

Please join us for dinner and an exciting evening with Carol Brown Goldberg. Kick off the New Year with inspiration and new possibility. Carol will be graciously opening her studio and serving dinner, a perfect setting for an informal exchange of ideas and insights about art, our process, work, and more.

PS. You can see Carol’s work at:

2014 Events


These events coincide with Sculpture NOW 2014 exhibit, on view through December 14, 2014.

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016

Sculpture in an Expanding Field – New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation
Moderator: Elizabeth Tebow
Panelists: Glenn Harper, John Ruppert, Lester Winkler

Saturday, November 22, 4pm

Gallery talk with Sculpture NOW 2014 Juror Jack Rasmussen and participating artists.

Tuesday, December 9, 7pm

ARTIST’S TALK with Eunsook Lee
Vanished Berlin Wall & Calling out Names
The Wall in Our Heads

Monday, November 24, 2014, 6:30 pm

Goethe-Institut Washington
812 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Presented by the Washington Sculptors Group in cooperation with the Korean Cultural House. Coincides with the exhibition The Wall In Our Heads, commemorating 25 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The photo exhibition will be on display from October 27 until November 24.

Eunsook Lee finished her studies with an M.A. at Hongik University, Seoul and has been working as an artist since then. In 1986 she began using thin fluorescent threads for her art work with titles such as Umbilical Cords, Lost Embryo, and Life. Since 1997, Eunsook Lee has been visiting and working in Germany. She has had exhibitions in Frankfurt/Main, Leipzig, Munich and, on several occasions, in Berlin. In 2007, she created The Vanished Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

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Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-9:30pm

In the Gallery
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20016

Please join Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) for its 30th Anniversary Dinner and Membership Meeting. In conjunction with SCULPTURE NOW 2014 we are pleased to hold this years’ pot-luck membership dinner and annual meeting at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. View the Anniversary Video and elect new Board Members.

Dinner/Meeting Agenda:
7:30pm President’s Remarks
7:45pm Committee Announcements
8:00pm Members Vote on 2014 Board Roster

Pot-Luck Dinner:
Each member is asked to bring food for eight people to share – appetizers, entrees, or desserts. WSG will provide wine, beer, soft drinks and paper goods.

Transportation / Parking:
Parking: Katzen Arts Center Parking Lot Free after 5pm
Metro: Tenleytown

“Extending the Concept of Art”
An Experiential Workshop with Artemis Herber

November 15, 2014 (9:00AM – 5:00PM)
Limited enrollment – 18 participants (absolute maximum!)
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Program will be held at:
American University Sculpture Studio
$25.00 to cover expenses
Participants must sign a waiver of liability the morning of the workshop

Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Artemis Herber will lead this experiential workshop, investigating the ideas of social sculpture and Gesamtkunstwerk advocated by the conceptual artist and sculptor, Joseph Beuys. This workshop will offer hands on and self-referential exercises exploring the concepts of: Motion, Energy and Action

  • Sculpture as a process in time (setting life in motion, giving life force)
  • Action – Containment – Environment and Connections
  • Practice the extended concept of Art (Art Staging Life/Staging Art)
  • The transformation into meaning through the aesthetics of materials
  • The nature, role and self-concept of an artist

Testimonials from past Artemis Herber workshop:
“Artemis made me feel open to explore, challenge myself and see differently.”
“Inspiring & encouraging, Artemis expanded my vision of process & creativity.”

Materials: Please bring personal item(s) from your past; referential object(s) of your own biography; or, found thing(s) you relate to and have stored somewhere. Bring simple materials/tools (string, glue, scissor, pencil, notebook, paper…)

Artemis Herber has exhibited on international scale (U.S and Europe).  Her work has been featured in the Albright- Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, San Jose Museum of Art, CA, Kunstverein Paderborn, Germany, and Artist Award 2010. More recent exhibitions include ”The Open West,” UK, “Cardboard City” (Goethe Institute, DC), “Color,” Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, “Sondheim Semifinalist Exhibition,” MD Institute College of Art, and “Options,” Wash, DC.

Artemis has received several teaching awards for her projects in art and art education and has organized community and statewide projects of advanced education workshops and exhibitions.

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