current & upcoming shows

 

rittenhouse square fine art show
june 2-4, 2017
friday & saturday 11-7 and sunday 11-5

rittenhouse square
philadelphia, pa

I'll be in booth #27 near the intersection of Walnut and S 19th St.

for more info, click here.

 

 

 

 

past shows

 

bethesda fine arts festival
may 13-14, 2017
saturday 10-6 and sunday 10-5

fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists

located in bethesda's woodmont triangle, along norfolk and auburn avenues

I am in booth #39 on auburn ave

for more info, visit the BFAF website.

 

 

cotton in the window, by laurie breenartomatic 2017
march 24 - may 6, 2017
crystal city, VA

1800 south bell street
crystal city, va 22202
4th floor--space 4506

hours:
wednesdays & thursdays   noon--10 pm
fridays & saturdays     noon--midnight
sundays    noon--8 pm


Artomatic 2017 is a free, fabulous art festival "by artists, for everyone." This year's event returns to Crystal City, VA, easily accessible by car and metro. It features over 600 artists: visual artists, music, performance, film and more.

My artwork is on the 4th floor, in space 4506. For more information on Artomatic, including location, parking and events, click here.

 
 
tilt the world, by laurie breenNIH Clinical Center art show
november 11, 2016--january 6, 2017

I have been invited to exhibit my work at the National Institute of Health's Clinical Center (Building 10), in the East Gallery.

The Clinical Center Fine Art Program consists of both a permanent collection and changing art shows in the galleries on the first floor. Artwork is carefully selected and placed for its healing potential and artistic quality. Art sales benefit the Patient Emergency Fund. For more information on the art program (including a walking tour brochure), please visit the NIH website.

The NIH is open 24/7, so you can visit the work anytime, but you must go through security in order to enter the grounds. For more information on visiting the NIH, please click here.

 

 

 


gateway arts center/ez storage art centertilt the world, by laurie breen
open studios


this saturday, december 10, 11 am-4 pm

Gateway Art Center and EZ Storage Art Center artists open their doors this Saturday from 11-4. And many other artists in the neighborhood will aslo have their studios open. Come experience art where art is made and talk to the artists in their studios.

Gateway Art Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
(entrance on 39th Street)

Participating Artists:

GATEWAY ARTS CENTER: Laurie Breen, Leila Holtsman, Mary Jo Lombardo, Milk Weed Studio, Charles Reiher, Ann Stoddard, Linda Uphoff, Valerie Watson, the Brentwood Arts Exchange and the 39th Street Gallery

EZ STORAGE FRONT STUDIOS: DAmiano Durante, Susan Koch, Wayson Jones, Donald McCray, Brayan Molina, Edwin Molina, and Colin O'Brien.

EZ STORAGE REAR STUDIOS: Leslie Berns, Tom Hill, Reagan Lake, John Paradiso, Peter Stebbins, and Laura McGuigan

Also open that day:

ReCreative Spaces - 3501 Perry Street
Veronica Szalus, Peter McClintock - 3613 Oak Lane
Washington Glass School - 3700 Otis Street
Otis Street Arts Project - 3706/3708 Otis Street
Sharon Robinson, Valerie Theberge, Shahin Shikhaliyev - 3706 Rear Otis Street
White Point Studio - 3708 Wells Avenue
Orange Door Studio - 3706 Wells Avenue
Janis Goodman 3702 Otis street rear
Brentwood Arts Exchange - 3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Gateway Arts Center 3901 Rhode Island Avenue
EZ Storage - 4301 Rhode Island Avenue
Blue Fire Studio - 3700 Wells Avenue
Martha Jackson Jarvis Studio #2 3600-3602 Oak Lane
Arlette Jassel 3700 Wells Ave
PLAKOOKEE - 3702 Otis (rear)

 
 
cotton in the window, by laurie breenartomatic
november 3 - december 9, 2016

closing night party: friday, dec. 9, 7pm-midnight

artomatic@park potomac
12435 park potomac ave
potomac, md 20854

hours:
thursdays   noon--10 pm
fridays & saturdays     noon--midnight
sundays    noon--6 pm


 

Artomatic 2016 is a free, fabulous art festival "by artists, for everyone." This year's event is in Montgomery County, right off 270 at Montrose Road. It features over 350 artists: visual artists, music, performance, film and more.

My artwork is on the 6th floor, near the southwest corner. For more information on Artomatic events, click here.

 

All Together Now, by laurie breen

united in passion and pride
39th street gallery, gateway art center

september 10 - october 22, 2016

reception: saturday, september 10, 5-8 pm

This juried group exhibition is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, in the early morning hous of June 12, 2016. For more information, click here.

 

 

tilt the world, by laurie breen

MPAartfest
mclean, va
sunday, october 2, 2016, 10 am - 5 pm

 

workhouse fine arts festival
september 10-11, 2016


stimson center
reception and coversation with the artist
thursday, september 1, 2016, 5-7 pm


stimson center
1211 connecticut ave nw
washington, dc 20036


rittenhouse square fine art show
philadelphia, pa

june 3-5, 2016


 

 

 

 

12th annual gateway arts district open studio tour

saturday, may 14, 2016
noon - 5 pm

after-party 5-8
 

Over 100 artists open their studios in the Gateway Arts District. After most studios close, the Gateway Arts Center will remain open for the after-party and an opening reception at the 39th Street Gallery.

For more information, including a map of all participating art studios, galleries and other venues, click here.
 

Gateway Art Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

 

abstraction: from the sky down
betty mae kramer gallery

december 18 - march 4, 2016

opening reception:  friday dec. 18, 6-7:30 pm

Featuring abstract works by Laurie Breen, Tom Block, Roslyn Cambridge and Bobbi Shulman.

For the Eventbrite invitation and to RSVP for the receptionclick here.

For more information about the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, click here.

Betty Mae Kramer Gallery
Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Open Mon-Fri 9 am - 6 pm

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
artomatic 2015

october 30 - december 12
8100 corporate drive

hyattsville, md 20785

space 7-105 (4th floor)

 

wednesdays & thursdays 5-10 pm
fridays & saturdays 11 am - midnight
sundays 11 am - 8 pm
closed mondays & tuesdays

special events:
opening night--friday, oct. 30
meet the artist night--saturday, nov. 14
closing night--saturday, dec. 12

Artomatic returns! Artomatic 2015 is a 6-week long art festival "by artists, for everyone." This year it is in Hyattsville, right by the New Carrollton Metro Station. It is absolutely free to the public.

This year's event features more than 700 artists: visual art, music, performance, film and more. Workshops, tours, seminars and other events are held throughout the duration of the show.

For more information, click here.

 

silver spring holiday artfest
december 4-6

friday 6:30-9
saturday 10-4
sunday 1-4

Just in time for the holidays, local artists gather to display a rich array of art and fine craft--jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, clocks, mixed media, home decor, woven bags & more. Live music at the Friday night reception. For more information, click here.

749 silver spring ave
silver spring, md 20910

3 blocks east of georgia ave, a 10 min walk from the silver spring metro

 

gateway arts center/ez storage art center
fall open studios
saturday, november 21, 12-5

15 artists in 2 buildings only 1 block apart. Come experience art where art is made and talk to the artists in their studios.

 
 

rittenhouse square fine art show
september 18-20, 2015

 

rittenhouse square fine art show
june 5-7, 2015

 

bethesda fine arts festival
may 9-10, 2015


 

 

 

11th annual gateway arts district open studio tour
saturday, may 9, 2015 12-5
after-party 5-8
 
 

 

rittenhouse square fine art show
september 19-21, 2014
philadelphia, pa
i am in booth #29 on walnut street
for more info, click here.

 

black rock center for the arts
it's abstract!
august 6 - september 5, 2014

opening reception saturday, aug 9, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

rittenhouse square fine art show
june 6-8, 2014

philadelphia, pa
i am in booth #27 on walnut street
for more info, click here.

 

bethesda fine arts festival
may 10-11, 2014

located in bethesda's woodmont triangle
i am in booth #91
for more info, visit the BFAF website.

 

 

 

 

10th annual gateway arts district open studio tour
saturday, may 10, 2014, 12-5
after-party 5:30-8

I will have a friend representing me in the studio during the day while I am at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. And I will be there as soon as I can for the after-party. For more information, visit gatewayopenstudios.org.

 

painting by laurie breensolo show @ space 7:10
november 14, 2013 - january 5, 2014

opening reception
friday november 15th, 6:30-8:30 pm


I'll be showing the work I did during my recent trip to Provence, France, as well as the work I've been doing in the studio since my return.

Space 7:10 at Kefa Cafe
963 Bonifant Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

 

open studio
saturday november 16th, 1-5 pm

The artists at the Gateway Arts Center and the EZ Storage artist studios will be opening their studios so you can come see their work spaces and what they've been working on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

fund a vision with yardsticks
art & champagne benefit

saturday november 16th, 6-8 pm

The Alonzo Davis/VCCA Fellowship Fund will support 2 residencies each year for American writers, visual artists and composers of African or Latino descent at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Over 60 artists from across the nation have created works of art from yardsticks. At the benefit, a $336 ticket purchases a work of art. $36 ticket is admission only.

My contribution is pictured at left. I will be at the benefit.

Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

painting by laurie breen, bouquet d'hiverbethesda row arts festival
october 19-20
 

MPAartfest
october 6, 2013

cain park arts festival
july 12-14, 2013
 

northern virginia fine arts festival
at reston town center

may 17-19, 2013

bethesda fine arts festival
may 11-12, 2013

 

gateway arts district open studio tour
may 11, 2013

I will not be able to be at the Open Studio Tour due to my participation in the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. But I will be there as soon as I can for the after-party. For more information, visit gatewayopenstudios.org.

 

we the artists
@ art matters gallery
feb 1 - march 9, 2013

an exhibition of artists from the gateway cdc studios

opening reception saturday feb 2, 5 - 7 pm

 

 

gateway holiday open studios
saturday 12/8, 1-5 pm

Come out and see me this Saturday.  I've got some new work and some works-in-progress.  You can be the first to see them!

Gateway Arts Center, Studio 207A
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722

 

solo show @
glenview mansion art gallery
november 4 - 27, 2012

gallery hours:
mon, wed, fri  9 am - 4:30 pm
tues, thurs  9 am - 9 pm

opening reception
sunday, november 4th, 1:30-3:30 pm

glenview mansion at rockville civic center park
603 edmonston drive, rockville, md 20851
 

 

 

 

bethesda row arts festival
october 20 - 21, 2012

mpa artfest
sunday october 14, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

artomatic
may 18 - june 23, 2012

I'm excited to announce that I will be showcasing my work at Artomatic, the DC area's biggest arts festival.  It features 10 floors of art by more than 1000 artists:  visual art, music, performance, film, fashion and more.  Workshops, tours, seminars and other events are held all month long.

I'm showing some brand new, big, mixed media abstracts.  I hope you can come by and check it out.

1851 South Bell Street
Arlington, VA

located near the Crystal City metro, lots of parking (free on evenings and weekends) and restaurants

Click here for more information on artomatic including hours, directions, events and more.

 

 

 

bethesda fine arts festival
may 12-13, 2012
saturday 10-6 and sunday 10-5

fine art created by 130 of the nation's best artists, plus entertainment and restaurants

located in bethesda's woodmont triangle, along cordell, auburn and norfolk avenues

I am in booth #37 on cordell ave

For more information, visit the BFAF website.

 

solo show @ art matters

october 28 through december 10, 2011

 

 

Local artist Laurie Breen’s work features acrylic and mixed media paintings and large charcoal drawings. “This work sneaks up on you,” says gallery director Barbara Johnson, “at first glance it appears to be lighthearted. But there’s so much more to it. Breen’s use of layers of writing, pattern, and imagery brings to mind memories, dreams and metaphors.”

Breen’s abstraction of familiar images such as bowls and bottles are accompanied by words and patterns that cause the viewer to wonder about the relationships created in each of the works. Is the artist talking about home…fruit and bowls in the kitchen? About studio life with the images of bottles (something every art student has painted)? Or are these images metaphors for the humans who interact with these objects?

While there is no human presence in Breen’s paintings, there is something about each of the objects in Breen’s work that seems to allude to one. Conversely, in Breen’s elegant large-scale charcoal figure drawings, one is reminded of fruit and vessels. There’s something tricky going on here…and you’re glad of it as you are ensnared by the vibrant and joyful palette in the paintings and the voluptuous forms and vigorous lines of the drawings.

still lives: accumulation of meaning
october 28 through december 10, 2011
reception:  friday 11/11, 7-9 pm
closing reception:  saturday 12/4, 4-6 pm

art matters
3711 rhode island ave
mt. rainier, md 20712

hours:  Tues-Fri 10-4 and by appointment
Contact Suzanne at 301-454-0808 or suzanne@artworksnow.org for a private viewing.

 

orange submarine, painting by laurie breenworkshop at art matters/art works studio school
sunday, dec. 4, 2-4 pm

In conjunction with my show, I'm teaching a workshop.  Create your very own work of art inspired by my art for children's space.  For adults and children age 6 and up (with adult supervision).  $15, all materials included.

Please RSVP by Thursday 11/1.

To RSVP and for more information, click here.

Reception immediately following the workshop.  See above.

 

artist talk @ busboys & poets, hyattsville

friday, dec. 2, 5:30-7 pm

Barbara Johnson, director of art matters, and I will be speaking this Friday evening at the new Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville. 
Free & open to the public.  Light hors d'oeuvres served.  Other speakers:  Leslie Berns, Dan Walsh and Ellyn Weiss.


Busboys and Poets
5331 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781

 

Gallery 555
"Tis the Season"

December 1 - January 13
featuring the artwork of Laurie Breen, Novie Trump, Julie Giradini, Georgia Nassikas, Ron Loyd, jodi walsh, Lisa Rosenstein and Daniel Calder

Champagne Reception
Saturday, December 3rd, 12-5 pm (artists present 3-5)


Gallery 555
in the lobby of 555 12th St, NW, Washington, DC 20004

For more information, visit www.gallery555dc.com.

 

 

 

 

Gateway Fall Open Studios
Sunday 11/13/11, 12-4 pm

Come out and see me this Sunday.  I've got some new work and some works-in-progress.  Be the first to see them.  You may even catch me painting!

Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood, Studio 207A
3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 2, 2011
10 am - 5 pm
McLean Central Park

I have been selected as one of 46 juried artists who will exhibit and sell their artwork at the fifth annual McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) MPAartfest. I encourage you and your family to join me at this wonderful community event, which will transform McLean Central Park into a lively landscape of mini art galleries. MPAartfest is free and open to the public.

Oct. 2 promises to be a great day of art and fun for people of all ages. Other MPAartfest highlights include:

  • Innovation Station where kids can explore the connection between the arts and innovative
  • Open Studio featuring live model drawing
  • scrumptious treats from McLean-area restaurants.
  • music from local bands and community groups

McLean Central Park is at the intersection of Dolley Madison Blvd. (Rt. 123) and Old Dominion Drive in McLean, Va. In case of inclement weather, MPAartfest will be held in the McLean Community Center located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean, VA 22101.

For more information, visit www.mpaart.org/artfest.php.

 

gateway open studio tour 2011 mapGateway Arts District
7th Annual Open Studio Tour
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 12-5 pm
after party 5:30-8 pm


15 venues, 70 studios, 120 artists

For more information, visit www.gatewayopenstudios.com.
Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
Laurie Breen, Studio 207A, 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722

 

 

Studio Gallery
Uncommon Boundaries Too
March 30-April 23

featuring the work of Anne Magalis, Bobbi Shulman, Leslie Blackmon & Laurie Breen

First Friday Reception
April 1, 6-8 pm

part of the Dupont Circle Galleries openings

Artists Reception
Friday, April 15, 6-8 pm


Studio Gallery
2108 R St, NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-232-8734

gallery hours:
Wed & Thurs 1-7 pm
Fri 1-8 pm
Sat 1-6 pm
 

 

 

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