Upcoming Exhibits


ALOG Artists at Work - Composite Image Fall



The Art League of Germantown’s Fall Show & Sale

October 26 – 30, 2016


Wednesday, October 26 | Open: 4:00 – 7:00 pm | Free Admission
Special Event: “ALOG Figure Drawing Demo” with costumed model (4–7 pm)

Thursday, October 27 | Open: 4:00 – 7:00 pm | Free Admission
Special Event: “Photography As Art: A Panel Discussion” (5–7 pm)
by Jaree Donnelly, Thom Germer, Craig Higgins, and Marge Wasson

Friday, October 28 | Open: 4:00 – 8:00 pm | Free Admission
Special Event: “Fine Craft Preview” featuring ALOG jewelry & fine craft artists (4–8 pm)

Saturday, October 29 | Open: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Free Admission
Special Events: “ALOG Artists in Action!” demonstrations at each booth (11–5pm)
“Wine & Cheese Reception” (2–4pm)

Sunday, October 30 | Open: 12:00 – 5:00 pm | Free Admission
Special Events: “ALOG Artists in Action!” demonstrations at each booth (12–5pm)
“Wine & Light Buffet Reception” (2–4pm)

Exhibit Overview: This five-day indoor fine art and craft show and sale has a new festival style format and features original paintings, drawings, photography, prints, sculpture, pottery, fiber art, woodcarving, jewelry, and other fine crafts created by local artist members of the Art League of Germantown (ALOG). Open daily from Wednesday, October 26 through Sunday, October 30 during Special Daily Show Hours (please check schedule listed above, open hours are limited and vary each day). Special events include an “ALOG Figure Drawing Demonstration” with a costumed model (Wednesday, October 26, 4–7pm); “Photography As Art: A Panel Discussion” presented by Jaree Donnelly, Thom Germer, Craig Higgins, and Marge Wasson (Thursday, October 27, 5–7pm); “Fine Craft Preview” providing a first look at the latest creations by jewelry artists and fine crafters (Friday, October 28, 4–8pm), “ALOG Artists in Action!” demonstrations by participating artists (Saturday, October 29, 11–5pm & Sunday, October 30, 12–5pm); and “Wine Receptions” (Saturday, October 29 & Sunday October 30, 2–4pm). All are welcome and admission is FREE. Learn more at: www.alog.org

 TWIST - The Art of Spinning by Hand


An exhibition and “happening” curated by Jennifer Lindsay


November 5 – December 17 | The Kay Gallery | FREE

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 5 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | FREE

Curator Jennifer Lindsay will deliver remarks and introduce artists at 6:00 pm.

COMMUNITY ART DAY: Saturday, November 12 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | FREE

Drop in for hands-on activities and demonstrations focused on hand spinning. Enjoy learn to spin sessions and gallery tours of the exhibit “TWIST: The Art of Spinning by Hand.”

SPIN-INS (Learn to Spin Sessions)

Saturdays, Sep. 24, Oct. 1, Nov. 19 & Dec. 3 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | FREE | BlackRock Center
Sunday, Oct. 9 | 1:00 – 4:00 pm | FREE | Germantown Library

Drop in sessions feature demonstrations and instruction led by curator Jennifer Lindsay and volunteers.


“TWIST: The Art of Spinning by Hand” is a dynamic exhibition and “happening” that brings the art, craft, science, technology, and community experience of contemporary hand spinning to a wider audience. Curated by Jennifer Lindsay, “TWIST” creates a complete experience of hand spinning from fiber to finished object with a display of fine, contemporary hand made tools, fiber, art yarns, art, and art-to-wear; SPIN LAB, a hands-on activity lab; and a collaborative artwork, “Spinning Our Yarns; Telling Our Stories,” that will be made from hand spun yarns contributed by spinners of all ability levels from around the United States and the world. Before the exhibition opens, and while it is on view, visitors will be invited to join Spin-Ins — community spinning sessions open to all ages and levels of experience — to learn to spin, make yarns, and add them to the display. The SPIN LAB will be a unique feature of the exhibition where visitors can try out spinning tools and fibers.

Check back soon for a full list of artists and makers to be featured in the curated exhibition.

At the link below you will find dates and times for Spin-Ins & details on how to submit your hand spun yarns for the collaborative installation that will be on display in the exhibit “TWIST: The Art of Spinning by Hand.” Join in the fun!


Submitting Yarns (at the bottom of this page)


Twist at BlackRock

RAVELRY GROUP: Twist the Art of Spinning by Hand


FACEBOOK GROUP: TWIST: The Art of Spinning by Hand


INSTAGRAM: #twistexhibition, @twistexhibition




To be added to the TWIST email list, in order to receive news and event reminders related to the exhibit “TWIST: The Art of Spinning by Hand,” please send an email message to Jennifer Lindsay at: twistexhibition@gmail.com


“TWIST: The Art of Spinning by Hand” is an exhibition and “happening” curated by Jennifer Lindsay.

About the Curator: Jennifer Lindsay is an independent curator, scholar, and arts educator. She develops exhibitions and participatory programs that connect nonprofit organizations, local businesses, and communities to artists, makers, and creative individuals. Her most recent exhibition, Other Worlds of Imagination and Wonder, is on view at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in Brentwood, MD through November 12, 2016, and features the work of two sculptors, Laurel Lukaszewski (ceramics) and Joseph Corcoran (glass).  “Urban Bungalow,” presented in 2014 at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery in Washington, DC featured fine art and craft for the home handmade by 14 local artists. Lindsay has coordinated and curated several collaborative fiber art installations with associated public programs, including The Smithsonian Community Reef, a satellite of the Crochet Coral Reef, for the National Museum of Natural History, 2010-2011; The Artisphere Yarn Bomb for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, 2012-2013; and sweetspots for sweetgreen’s Sweetlife Music and Food Festival, 2014-2015. Lindsay holds an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. She is President of the Center for Knit and Crochet, an online museum. Lindsay lives with her husband in Chevy Chase, MD; she often wishes for a bit more time to knit and spin!

Images on postcard design at top of page (clockwise from top left): Mike King/ The Spanish Peacock (spindle); Stacey Budge-Kamison (handspun); Katharine Cobey (“Portrait of Alzheimer’s”); Elysa Darling (corespun); Jonathan Bosworth (spindle) with ITW fiber; Stacey Budge-Kamison (art batt) and Golding Fiber Tools (spindle); Golding Fiber Tools (Dragonfly Wheel); Ed Jenkins (spindle), photo by Allison Johns; and (center image) Elysa Darling (spinning art yarn).

 Melanie Kehoss, All Souls, 2014, wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs, 7 x 22 x 3.5 inches.


An installation of lightboxes featuring cut-paper scenes

November 5 – December 17, 2016


Meet the Artist Reception | Saturday, November 5 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | FREE

Melanie Kehoss will deliver Artist Remarks at 7:00 pm.

Artist Talk | Saturday, December 3 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm | FREE

Melanie Kehoss delivers an Artist Talk on her process and a tour of the exhibition.

Exhibit Overview: In her solo exhibition, “Curious Origins,” Melanie Kehoss presents a series of light boxes which combine paper-cutting, painting, sculpture and light to explore the influences that continually form and re-form culture in the United States. Her medium of paper-cutting — a craft which has traveled from China, to the Middle East, to Spain, to Mexico, to the U.S. — embodies the idea of cultural fluidity. Fascinated by the histories and peculiarities of “American” traditions, Kehoss’ light boxes depict a spectrum of celebrations and interactions, rituals that have formed from the mingling of our various ethnic and religious backgrounds. With a tantalizing balance of simplicity and complexity, her silhouettes invite us to challenge stereotypical assumptions and place ourselves in these scenes.

Artist Bio: Melanie Kehoss received her MFA in printmaking from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her BA in studio art from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. She is the recipient of numerous awards and grants and has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and Georgetown University. Kehoss’ work has been widely exhibited regionally and nationally in juried exhibitions as well as solo shows at Artisphere, Arlington, VA; Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC; and Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA. She has taught college art classes at Georgetown University, Carthage College, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kehoss, a native of Milwaukee, WI, maintains her studio Arlington, VA. Learn more at: www.kehoss.com

IMAGE: Melanie Kehoss, “All Souls,” 2014 wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs, 7 x 22 x 3.5 inches.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
Sunday: Closed*

*Galleries are often open in the evening and on Sundays when performances are offered at BlackRock. Galleries are closed on certain days when exhibits are being installed. Please call 301-528-2260 to confirm gallery open hours before you visit.

Galleries Closed to the public on the following dates:

October 24 -25
October 31 – November 4
December 19 – Jan 5