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Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery

Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery was until recently located in a custom-built street-level space at 901 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC, but had to close due to Covid-19 pandemic. Touchstone Gallery is currently open online only. Since the beginning, Touchstone’s mission has remained unaltered: to enrich the lives of the community through diverse contemporary art exhibitions; to promote a rich variety of art talent in the DC region; to showcase national and international artists whenever possible; and to foster continuing artistic and career growth of its 50 member artists through encouragement and support.


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3D exhibitions

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    Compositions by McCain McMurray

    05 Nov 2020 – 05 Dec 2020

    "Since I was an architect during most of my career, much of my art has been inspired by architecture-window, doors, openings or buildings. In my recent work, I have continued to refine, simplify and create works that are more elemental, minimal but retain the architectural inspiration. I use colors intuitively that generally have little relation to architecture. They are colors I like or want to explore and express. All of these works are painted with acrylic paint but with some of them, I have used iridescent or interference pigments. These pigments are formulated to create optimal effects."

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    Careful Arrangements by Sonya Michel

    05 Nov 2020 – 05 Dec 2020

    "My pieces combine acrylic paint and other conventional artistic media with found materials, sometimes as-is, sometimes prepared. If viewers recognize the origins of these elements in my work, that’s okay. My goal is to “make them strange” by yanking them out of their usual contexts. In this sense, they are not meant to be representative (though they may be referential) but primarily aesthetic. And all the elements—despite appearances—are carefully arranged."

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    Origin Stories by Amy Sabrin

    05 Nov 2020 – 05 Dec 2020

    Before there were words, humans were making art. Before there was written language, humans were painting symbols on cave walls. And at the dawn of our species, individual humans were recording their existence in the form of handprints, which are found in caves on every continent on earth. In one cave in Spain, indeed, there is a wall with negative handprints of 50 individual men, women and children, which are 40,000 years old. My series “Origin Stories” was inspired by my visit to these caves in Spain and France. There I was deeply moved to see, in the flickering light, the beautifully observed pre-historic animals painted or engraved in abundance by the earliest humans. These first artists, however, deliberately chose not to depict fully-formed individuals of their own species, but rather used symbols or cartoonish stick figures to refer to humans. The negative handprints are to me the most mysterious and evocative. These symbols, cartoons and handprints appear throughout my series. We will never know what it all means, but they speak to our humanity across 100,000+ generations.

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    Touchstone Gallery Member Artists Exhibit

    09 Oct 2020 – 09 Dec 2020

    latest works

    • Sonya Michel

      Untitled (Blues and Yellows), 2020
      36 x 36 x 1 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas
      USD 1000
    • Sonya Michel

      Mélange, 2019
      36 x 36 x 2 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas
      USD 1000
    • Sonya Michel

      Alcalina, 2019
      7 x 9 inch (h x w)
      MIXED MEDIA ON CARDBOARD
      USD 75
    • Sonya Michel

      Sewing Kit, 2019
      12 x 12 x 0.8 inch (h x w x d)
      Mixed Media on Canvas
      USD 125
    • Sonya Michel

      Orange and Blue, 2020
      20 x 16 inch (h x w)
      Mixed media on canson artboard
      USD 200
    • Sonya Michel

      Honeycomb, 2019
      36 x 36 x 2 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas
      USD 1000
    • Sonya Michel

      Handkerchief, 2020
      24 x 24 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas
      USD 500
    • Sonya Michel

      Gingham, 2019
      12 x 9 inch (h x w)
      MIXED MEDIA ON CARDBOARD
      USD 100
    • Sonya Michel

      Green, 2020
      24 x 24 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas
      USD 500
    • Sonya Michel

      13 Paintings, 2020
      24 x 24 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic and Mixed Media on canvas
      USD 500
    • McCain McMurray sign
      40 x 40 inch (h x w)
    • McCain McMurray sign
      10 x 35 inch (h x w)
    • McCain McMurray

      20.18, 2020
      60 x 30 x 1.8 inch (h x w x d)
      acrylic on canvas
      USD 4000
    • McCain McMurray

      20.16, 2020
      26 x 13 x 1.8 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on canvas on cradled panel
      USD 800
    • McCain McMurray

      20.14, 2020
      26 x 13 x 1.8 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on canvas on cradled panel
      USD 800
    • McCain McMurray

      20.12, 2020
      18.5 x 12 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on joined cradled panels with wood trim
      USD 800
    • McCain McMurray

      20.11, 2020
      27.5 x 12 x 1.5 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on joined cradled panels with wood trim
      USD 800
    • McCain McMurray

      20.10, 2020
      12 x 19.5 x 1.8 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on joined cradled panels with wood trim
      USD 600
    • McCain McMurray

      20.09, 2020
      26 x 13 x 1.8 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on canvas on cradled panel
      USD 800
    • McCain McMurray

      20.07, 2020
      26 x 13 x 1.8 inch (h x w x d)
      Acrylic on canvas on cradled panel
      USD 800
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