Featured Artists

Marianne Blackham

Visit her website: http://marianneblackham.com/

Visit her instagram: @marianne.blackham

Marianne Blackham is a photographer in Maryland. Her passion is Wedding Photography, though she allows limited availability for portrait shoots. She is donating five pieces to the Gala this year. Her donated pieces will feature some of DC's photogenic monuments and and landscapes.

Marianne has donated the following art pieces to the Gala:






Billy Colbert

From his website: www.billycolbert.com

"Many of Billy Colbert's works examine cognitive dissonance in popular culture and celebrate the unsung contributors to American culture."

"I am a composer, using my episodic memory to piece together the fragments from my journey. These fragments are the source for my creations. My creations are an isolation of popular culture's blur."

Billy has donated the following art piece to the Gala:


Ann Marie Coolick

Visit her instagram: @annmariecoolick

From her website: http://www.annmariecoolick.com/

"Ann Marie Coolick is an impasto painter from Arlington, VA focusing on geometric abstractions and expressionist landscapes using only palette knives and heavy body paint straight from the tube. She slathers frosting-like paint layer upon layer onto the canvas with paint running off the edges, resulting in a sculptural, three-dimensional appearance."

Ann has donated the following art piece to the Gala:


Steven Cummings

"The centerpiece Style story in the Feb. 23 Washington Post, Art Man cometh, follows Bryan K. Adams, aka Art Man, and his friend, collaborator and personal documentarian/photographer Steven M. Cummings '10. Art Man, who strives to brighten D.C. streets with found-object art that makes people think and laugh at the same time, met Cummings, a M.F.A. in Photographic & Electronic Media candidate, last year at an art event in Washington, and they have inspired each other ever since. "

Visit the Maryland Institute College of Art page for more information about Steven.

Steven has donated the following art piece to the Gala:

Joan Danziger

From her website: www.joandanziger.com

"My sculptures combine an interplay of the animal strength and beauty of nature with the human spirit. They are reaching into the heart of nature to evoke mysterious and secret worlds which draws upon my fascination with dream imagery and metamorphosis."

Joan has donated the following art piece to the Gala:



Susan Hostetler

Visit her website: www.susanhostetler.com

Susan Hostetler has been making art her life since earning her fine arts degree from Western Michigan University...Whether working in gouache and mixed media on handmade paper or oil on canvas, Hostetler has always been inspired by nature...Her work has been shown on the sets of the film, “You’ve Got Mail” as well as TV series, “Beverly Hills 90210”.

Susan has donated the following art pieces to the Gala:





Clayton Jackson III

From his instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abstractinnovativeart/

"Bringing innovative expressions and speaking volumes."

Clayton has donated the following art pieces to the Gala:




Clayton has also donated a tryptic art piece to the Gala. Check out this special preview:



Lisa Ochieng

Visit her instagram:@lisaochieng

Lisa Ochieng is an afrostylistic artist from Brooklyn, New York.

Lisa has donated the following art piece to the Gala:


Luis Peralta

Taken from his website: https://www.luisperaltagallery.com/

"Del Valle explores various subjects in his works. He paints family, friends, and everyday people as well as historic events and icons, such as Pope Francis, Nelson Mandela, Frederick Douglass, Roberto Clemente, and Celia Cruz. The murals, portraits, and landscapes Del Valle creates tell stories in vibrant colors and realistic figures...Luis continues to grow his unique personal artistic sensibilities while remaining an active leader in the metropolitan arts world."

Luis has donated the following art piece to the Gala:


Dot Procter

Visit her website: http://www.dotprocter.com/

Dot Procter is a prolific artist in Bethesda, Maryland. For the Gala, she is donating her time and talents to teach Two Rivers parents and students art for an afternoon. The group will create a piece of art together to be auctioned off at the Gala.

Dot has donated the following art pieces to the Gala:


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