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Fall Beer Tasting Success

18 Oct

Beer is wonderful. We here at Artists Circle are well aware of that simple truth, and more importantly we’re aware that most other people are aware of it, as well. What better choice, then, for an Artists Circle gallery event than a beer tasting? As the weather turns chilly, beers start to get heartier and more flavorful, which makes for a winning combination in our barn’s gallery space. Here at Artists Circle, we often try to come up with art solutions that dig a little deeper than the status quo for our clients, so we thought we’d apply the same philosophy for our fall beer tasting.

Slake Thyself beer tasting

Jim pours beer while Jack speaks its praises at the 2011 Artists Circle Fall Beer Tasting

Since we do so much work with local artists, we decided that we’d scrap the idea of focusing on imported beers or well-known American craft brews and instead put local (or local-ish) treasures in the spotlight. The tasting featured beers by:

Stoudt’s Brewing (Adamstown, PA)
Flying Dog Ales (Frederick, MD)
Old Dominion (Dover, DE)
Baying Hound Aleworks (Rockville, MD)
Dogfish Head (Milton, DE)
Heavy Seas (Halethorpe, MD)
Port City Brewing (Alexandria, VA)

Two local Octoberfest style beers by Flying Dog and Old Dominion

Two local Octoberfest style beers by Flying Dog and Old Dominion

The beer was a big hit, especially Baying Hound’s Long Snout Stout and Heavy Seas’ Loose Cannon IPA. Artists, clients and friends alike had a wonderful time imbibing the beers we selected and viewing the art on display here at the gallery, and we had a fantastic time talking with our guests about art and beer. We thought the event was a great success and look forward to the next iteration of the Artists Circle Beer Tasting.



28 Apr

Local Libations

Learn how artisan brew masters from MD, VA, and DE make aesthetic choices that result in the delicious, barley-based beverages you’ll be enjoying!

Artists Circle Fine Art’s BEER TASTING is this Saturday, May 1st from 5 to 7pm.  Principal Jack Devine will be giving a talk about the brewing process as you sip away.

Located in Montgomery County, we’re just a HOP, skip, and a jump away from DC.  Here is a Google map of our location in North Potomac, MD.

To make sure we have enough brew available, kindly RSVP to  Thanks!

For further information >.

Vicinity Opening THIS THURSDAY!

19 Apr

Day: Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 6 to 9pm

Place: Artists Circle Fine Art 13501 Travilah Road North Potomac, MD 20878 (click here for a Google map)

We hope you can join us for the Opening Reception for Vicinity: Show It Where You Make It.  Four of the five artists will be present: Francie Hester, Alan Simensky, Jessica van Brakle, and Pamela Viola (unfortunately, Angie Seckinger will be traveling in Spain).

Artists Circle’s Principal Jack Devine will give a talk about the artists’ work at 7pm. Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to the public.  Valet parking.


31 Mar

Artists Circle Fine Art announces its first 2010 exhibition (April 21st through May 31st), featuring the works of five local artists who were selected for their immensely diverse portrayal of different subject matter, unique use of materials and incredible craftsmanship. Artists Circle Fine Art considers these artists some of DC’s “hidden art gems”.

ARTISTS: Francie Hester, Angie Seckinger, Alan Simensky,
Jessica van Brakle, and Pamela Viola

An OPENING RECEPTION will be held on Thursday, April 22nd 6 to 9pm
(open to the public; light refreshments)

FOR A SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, download our press release — Vicinity_PressRelease.
Inquiries or event reservations can be made by emailing

Artists Circle to Host C&O Canal Trust Benefit

25 Aug

canalquartersDuring the course of our upcoming show – Signs of Life – Artists Circle will be hosting several events, one of which will be a benefit for the C&O Canal Trust.  The benefit will focus specifically on the Trust’s development of their newly implemented program called Canal Quarters, which offers an extraordinary interpretive opportunity for people of all ages.  Beginning in late summer 2009, you can stay overnight in a lockhouse and experience life as it may have been during a bygone era on the C&O Canal.  Four lockhouses have been painstakingly rehabilitated and furnished to evoke different eras in the canal’s history.

Artists Circle’s benefit will take place on Sunday, October 18th from 3 – 6pm, with hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  Invitations will be extended to those who offer donations.  For further information, email Matthew Logan –

Signs of Life | The Cameraless Works of Robert Buelteman | 09.20.09 to 10.29.09

13 Aug


Artists Circle’s SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for the Signs of Life show have been announced:

Sunday, September 20th
4 – 7pm with an artist talk at 5:30
please RSVP to

Sunday, October 18th
3 – 6pm
by invitation; donations requested
contact Matthew Logan if interested

October 5th through 9th
the show will be open to architects and designers from 8:30 to 5pm daily; please email for info

Thursday, October 29th
6 – 9pm
please RSVP to

The events will be held at the historic Artists Circle Fine Art gallery, located in a renovated, timber frame barn: 13501 Travilah Road North Potomac MD 20878

Upcoming Exhibition: Robert Buelteman

22 Jun

Artists Circle is excited to announce that we will be hosting a show featuring the work of California artist Robert Buelteman in September and October of 2009.  Robert’s most recent series, Through the Green Fuse, is a portfolio of extraordinary plant images made without the use of cameras, lenses, or computers.   An excerpt from his new book, Signs of Life, says, “Buelteman, through his unique, innovative use of technology, preserves, in these works, the ephemeral beauty of plants — visual metaphors for human life and accompaniments of its ceremonies.”

SHOW DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN JULY.  If you would like to receive an invitation to the show, please email with the subject line “FALL 2009 EXHIBITION”.

Buelteman Darkroom

The artist in his studio.

Lupinous arboreus.

Lupinous arboreus.