Art Enables @ 39th Street Gallery
Nov 01 - Jan 15

Location & Hours: 
39th Street Gallery
3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood, MD 20722
Thursday 7-9PM and Sat 12-3PM or by appointment

Join us for an intimate show featuring five of Art Enables' resident artists:  Raymond Lewis, Violet Lucas, Charles Meissner, Gary Murrell, and Eileen Schofield.  

Art Enables @ The Coupe
Nov 01 - Feb 28

Location & Hours: 
The Coupe
3415 11TH ST. NW
WASHINGTON, DC 
OPEN DAILY: 7AM – LAST CALL / 7 DAYS A WEEK

The Coupe is an everyday French-American cafe, coffee house and bar. The Coupe has partnered with Art Enables on a unique and creative show in The Coupe's gallery and exhibition space. Please visit to enjoy amazing food and wonderful art! 

Studio Spotlight Series
Feb 11 - Apr 01

Location: The Off-Rhode Gallery at Art Enables

The Art Enables Studio Spotlight Series is dedicated to providing small group exhibition opportunities for Art-Enables’ artists.  Usually 2-3 exhibiting artists per show, the Studio Spotlight Series provides an invaluable professional development opportunity for our member artists.  Not only are they provided the opportunity to exhibit their work in a small group format, they are also involved in the full exhibition experience, from curation to promotion to installation.  The Studio Spotlight Series seeks to create both exposure and exhibition experiences that are invaluable for established and emerging artists alike.  It is our passion, and our honor, to highlight their exceptional talent and work ethic through the Studio Spotlight Series.

This Studio Spotlight exhibition celebrates the work of three Art Enables’ resident artists – Raymond LewisEileen Schofield, and Gary Murrell.

 

ELEMENTAL
Feb 11 - Apr 01

Location:  The Studio Gallery at Art Enables

Earth, Air, Fire, Water - Art Enables' resident artists explore these four fundamental elements in the Studio Gallery's newest group show, ELEMENTAL.

Pieces in the show draw on the basic elements of earth, air, fire, and water to explore varied themes. Some pieces evoke tender moments, like Toni Lane’s Naptime in which a mother cradles a newborn while a gentle sea rocks the bed upon which they are resting. Other pieces take on more serious themes, like Dethaw Cotman’s To Eat is to Be Ate and Imani Turner’s The Snake in the Garden, which both explore the Garden of Eden and the struggle against temptation. A few pieces are light-hearted, as with Violet Lucas’ reinterpretation of Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, featuring Family Guy characters.

The exhibition opens with an artist reception on February 11th, 1 – 4pm, and closes on April 1st. Free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided.

Studio Spotlight Series
Apr 08 - Jun 03

Location: The Off-Rhode Gallery @ Art Enables

The Art Enables Studio Spotlight Series is dedicated to providing small group exhibition opportunities for Art-Enables’ artists.  Usually 2-3 exhibiting artists per show, the Studio Spotlight Series provides an invaluable professional development opportunity for our member artists.  Not only are they provided the opportunity to exhibit their work in a small group format, they are also involved in the full exhibition experience, from curation to promotion to installation.  The Studio Spotlight Series seeks to create both exposure and exhibition experiences that are invaluable for established and emerging artists alike.  It is our passion, and our honor, to highlight their exceptional talent and work ethic through the Studio Spotlight Series.

The Studio Spotlight Series celebrates the work of three Art Enables resident artists including shoe and fashion fanatic, Shawn Payne, jovial and light-hearted Payman Jazini, and truck and bus expert, Michael Haynes. Don't miss your chance to see this powerful and fun small-group show.  

 

IN BLOOM
Apr 08 - Jun 03

Location:  The Studio Gallery @ Art Enables

Inspired by the changing seasons, Art Enables artists have created work in this new group show that is bright and springing with light, color, and life.

It's hard not to be influenced by the weather shifting from bleak winter to invigorating spring. With the changing seasons comes new smells, new sights, and the promise of new adventures. Art Enables resident artists delight in this change and their work reflects their excitement. Charmaine Jones' "Bouquet of Roses" is an abstract, geometric interpretation of a still life. Her curling, whimsical flowers seem to thrive and bloom in this environment, sprouting from not only the vase but the ground as well. There's a visible sense of peace in Jackie Coleman's "Cherry Blossom" as a geisha stops to admire white cherry blossoms on a quiet bridge. Meanwhile, Michael Schaff's "A Fish" vibrates with bright colors, chaotic energy and quick movements.

Calm or energetic, figurative or abstract, the vibrant work featured in IN BLOOM is guaranteed to lift your spirits and melt those winter blues. 

COLLECTIVE @ the Ratner Museum
Apr 30 - Jun 27

Location: The Personal Visions Gallery @ The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

COLLECTIVE is Art Enables' newest group show at the Personal Visions Gallery in the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum. The show features new 2-D work by all of our Resident Artists. 

About the Gallery: The Personal Visions Gallery is a partnership between Cornerstone Montgomery and the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum. They inspire artists with mental health disorders to produce, exhibit, and sell creative works of art.

The museum hours are: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3 pm and Sunday 10am to 4 pm.

Art Enables @ The Apollo
May 01 - Oct 12

Location & Hours:
The Apollo
600 H St. NE, Washington, DC

In a new and exciting partnership with The Apollo, Art Enables is proud to announce new offsite exhibition space located in the beautiful new Apollo development on H Street NE. Stay tuned for information on new Art Enables' exhibitions, programs, and events at The Apollo!

Summer Showcase '17
Jun 01 - Jul 31

DCAC's 1460 Wallmountables
Jul 15 - Aug 12

Since 1989, 1460 Wallmountables has offered the opportunity for artists of all disciplines and abilities to show in this open hanging. Each summer over 100 artists from across the city participate in 1460 Wallmountables, presenting over 300 artworks on practically every inch of the DC Art Center's gallery. We receive calls and emails about the exhibit all through the year and there are many people who will be working on 2 foot by 2 foot canvases just to fit in the show. 

Wearable Hat Show at Artist and Makers
Sep 08 - Sep 27

Resident artists participated in a juried art exhibition featuring wearable art curated by Steven Krensky and displayed at Artist and Makers Studios in Maryland. 

The Road Ahead
Oct 07 - Jul 31

Artists with developmental disabilities step into the limelight as they claim their place in the world of contemporary art during a collaborative art show merging the artists and interests of Art Enables, Creative Trails, Hozhoni Foundation, Imagine That!, MOSA Museum of Special Art, N4th Gallery, Sophie’s Gallery and Suzi Cappa Art Center. Together they celebrate the tremendous talents of persons with developmental disabilities and help them forge an identity as a person that is creative, original, sensitive, independent, imaginative and as someone who can affect an emotional response in others with their art. Featuring the artwork of 24 individual artists, The Road Ahead will touch many lives across the United States as it travels for over a year stopping in eight cities. Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, part of the art program of St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center will premier The Road Ahead on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at our Kensington location and continue to travel through July 2019. The Road Ahead will exhibit at Art Enables in July 2018, and features AE artists Michael Haynes, Michael Schaff, Michael Knox, and Helen Lewis.

 

Opening Reception at Art Enables: July 14th, 4 - 6pm

Free and open to all; light refreshments and wine served. 

The Higgs Gallery @ The Apollo
Oct 12 - Oct 02

Location & Hours:
The Apollo
600 H St. NE, Washington, DC

The Higgs Gallery is a permanent exhibition space dedicated to featuring original work by Art Enables resident artists and seeks to provide an engaging and enjoyable exhibition experience at The Apollo for residents and community members alike.

The name, Higgs Gallery, celebrates the accomplished career of longtime Art Enables resident artist, Maurice “Mo” Higgs.

World Bank Exhibition
Nov 01 - Dec 31

Art Enables is honored to be highlighted at the Preston Lounge in the World Bank. Appointments are neccessary to view this exhibition. Contact afrazier@art-enables.org to coordinate your visit. 

Studio Winter Exhibition 2017
Nov 06 - Jan 29

Enjoy a sampling of some of the best work produced by our resident artists in 2017 as we close out the year in style! 

Small Works Show 2017
Dec 02 - Jan 26

Enjoy unforgettable, one-of-a-kind artwork while supporting our resident artists this holiday season! Visit this exhibition which features small but mighty pieces made in our studio, all of which can be taken home with you today!

Art Enables @ The Coupe 2018
Feb 06 - Apr 01

The Coupe is an everyday French-American cafe, coffee house and bar. The Coupe has partnered with Art Enables on a unique and creative show in The Coupe's gallery and exhibition space. Please visit to enjoy amazing food and wonderful art! 

Opening Reception:

Friday, February 24th, 6 - 8pm at the bar side of the restaurant; light snacks provided with Happy Hour drinks available for purchase at the bar. 

Location & Hours: 
The Coupe
3415 11TH ST. NW
WASHINGTON, DC 
OPEN DAILY: 7AM – LAST CALL / 7 DAYS A WEEK

 

RECLAIMED
Mar 10 - May 05

RECLAIMED explores eco-conscious art practices and features 21 local artists who were challenged to use at least 25% recycled materials in their work. Among the 21 participating artists, some use recognizable materials and everyday objects in their work while others integrate recycled materials in less obvious ways. This juried exhibition spans many topics and highlights the creative potential in using recycled materials as well as the skill and creative ability of the featured artists.  On view at the Off-Rhode Gallery from March 10 - May 5th, 2018. 

Gallery Hours:
M - F, 9am - 5pm
1st and 2nd Saturday, 9am - 5pm

Image Credit: Meghan Walsh - Karak Tea

The View From Here
Mar 10 - May 05

The View From Here: With a large number of natural disasters and major policy changes in 2017, global and environmental issues are on the forefront of many people’s minds. Art Enables resident artists explore these topics through a series of new works, creating a dynamic exhibition that examines a range of current global and social issues. On view at the Studio Gallery from March 10 - May 5th, 2018. 

Gallery Hours:
​M - F, 9am - 5pm
1st and 2nd Saturday, 9am - 5pm

Image credit: Paul McGown - Sunset Canyon Lakes

"Selected" at Busboys and Poets - Hyattsville
Apr 24 - Jul 24

Art Enables is proud to present "SELECTED" at Busboys and Poets. The show features work by six resident artists and was selected by Carol Rhodes Dyson, Curator/Activist at Busboys and Poets. 

Busboys and Poets - Hyattsville
5331 Baltimore Avenue 
Hyattsville, MD 20781

 

HOURS:

Monday – Thursday   7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday   7:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight
Saturday   8:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight
Sunday   8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

DC Rocks
May 12 - Jun 29

Blind Instagram-artist Ahmad Zaghal takes his concert-themed photography from online to a gallery setting for the first time, exhibiting his photographs alongside select Art Enables artists’ music-themed work in DC Rocks.


Zaghal is a blind photographer that has been attending concerts in the DC area and elsewhere for roughly the
last fifteen years. In 2013, he started using the camera in his phone to document these shows and share them
online. What began as a joke with a friend evolved into a highly celebrated Instagram account, interviews with
BBC and the Washington Post, and an artist talk at the Philips Collection and now culminates in Zaghal’s first
gallery exhibit, happening at Art Enables in May and June. While at the concerts, Zaghal tries to capture the
musicians at the peaks of their performances and aims his camera towards where he thinks they may be based
on the music coming from the stage. The result are wild, energetic, unedited shots of artistic expression,
captured by sound and not sight.


Art Enables artists Jackie Coleman, Egbert “Clem” Evans, Payman Jazini, Gary Murrell, Max Poznerzon,
Imani Turner, and Eileen Schofield exhibit music-themed work alongside of Zaghal’s photographs.

 

Exhibition dates: May 12th - June 29th

Opening Reception: May 12th 4 - 6pm, free and open to the public

 

Photo credit: Ahmad Zaghal - Empath

GOING GLOBAL
May 12 - Jun 29

Art Enables resident artists explore different cultures and traditions in Going Global. This show features 30+ works highlighting exotic animals, famous landmarks, and cultural traditions from around the world, creating a vibrant and diverse exhibition that promises to inspire the “travel bug” in all of us.

Exhibition Dates: May 12th  – June 29th, 2018

Reception: May 12th, 2018 4 – 6pm, free and open to the public

The Road Ahead
Jul 14 - Aug 24

Artists with developmental disabilities step into the limelight as they claim their place in the world of contemporary art during a collaborative art show merging the artists and interests of Art Enables, Creative Trails, Hozhoni Foundation, Imagine That!, MOSA Museum of Special Art, N4th Gallery, Sophie’s Gallery and Suzi Cappa Art Center. Together they celebrate the tremendous talents of persons with developmental disabilities and help them forge an identity as a person that is creative, original, sensitive, independent, imaginative and as someone who can affect an emotional response in others with their art. Featuring the artwork of 24 individual artists, "The Road Ahead" will touch many lives across the United States as it travels for over a year stopping in eight cities.  "The Road Ahead" will exhibit at Art Enables July 14-August 24 before moving to its next location, and features AE artists Michael Haynes, Michael Schaff, Michael Knox, and Helen Lewis.

 

Opening Reception at Art Enables: July 14, 4-6 p.m.

Free and open to all; light refreshments and wine served.