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New Artwork: Jessica van Brakle

11 Dec

DC area artist Jessica van Brakle stopped by the Artists Circle studio this afternoon for a visit.  Jessica, who grew up in Rockville, MD, creates her work by meticulously applying layers of different medium, including rolled paint, super fine tipped markers, and hand illustrated organic objects with paint.  We are always excited to come across an artist whose work is so carefully crafted.  Plus, we love the contrast between the rigid, straight lines of the cranes and geometric shapes with the more loose and flowing illustrations of nature.  Jessica’s pieces can be seen in various places throughout DC; most recently, one of her pieces was used for the cover of Modern Luxury’s DC Magazine.  Check out some of Jessica’s pieces below and email for further information.


New Art: Scott Sandell

26 Oct

In the past two years, Artists Circle has had immense success with New York artist Scott Sandell’s works.  We have placed his collaged and embellished paper pieces in various clients’ offices, including The National Academy of Sciences, ING, and The Career College Association.  Scott just shipped out a suite of new works that have irregular shapes; these were photographed on brown paper, which is not part of the art.  Let us know if you are interested in more information about them by emailing


Signs of Life Opening Reception on Sunday

15 Sep


Signs of Life – The Cameraless Works of Robert Buelteman will be opening this Sunday, from 4 – 7pm at Artists Circle Fine Art, with an artist talk at 5:30pm.  Please RSVP to

Artists Circle is located in North Potomac/Gaithersburg, MD:
13501 Travilah Road
North Potomac, MD 20878

301.947.7400 tel

Installation at the Council on Foreign Relations

22 Jul

Yesterday, Artists Circle’s Principal Jack Devine wrapped up the installation of a new piece of artwork in the conference center at the Council on Foreign Relations’ Washington, DC office.  The Cuban artist, Damian Aquiles, was discovered during one of CFR President, Richard Haass’, trips.  Damian traveled from Cuba to personally install the piece, which is made of hundreds of “walking figures” that have been hand cut from metal salvaged from Russian, American, Chinese and Hungarian cars and Cuban water tanks.  Living in a country with limited access to goods and materials, Damian makes use of what he can find, turning it into beautiful works of art such as this.

Damian and Jack start the first row of figures.

Damian and Jack start the first row of figures.

"Infinito Tiempo, Infinito Color, Infinito Memoria, Infinito Destino"

The completed installation of "Infinito Tiempo, Infinito Color, Infinito Memoria, Infinito Destino"

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.

Aerial Sculpture Installed at New Fredericksburg, VA Marriott

11 Jun

Artists Circle Fine Art has completed the installation of an aerial art sculpture in the atrium of  The Courtyard by Marriott Historic Fredericksburg, which is scheduled to open later this month.  The hotel is Palmer-Gosnell Management, Inc.’s sixth Marriott property to be built.  See more information about the hotel >

The artist, Peter Kitchell, was selected amongst a pool of sculptors presented by Artists Circle.  His works are developed from photographs and other source material (books, artifacts, and other publications).  Peter’s sculpture for the Marriott is based on the historic significance of Fredericksburg, where many Civil War battles were fought.  The new hotel sits on the site where one of the earliest American hotels — the Indian Queen Tavern (circa 1600) — was built.

Artists Circle would like to recognize the many contributors to this successful project: Palmer-Gosnell Management, the on-site engineers, architects, and Peter Kitchell and his studio crew.


The artist - Peter Kitchell - installs the sculpture by riding a lift to the highest point in the lobby.

Five individual collages printed on silk hang from a steel armature.  The sculpture is designed to move with the flow of air in the lobby.

Five individual collages printed on silk hang from a steel armature. The sculpture is designed to move with the flow of air in the lobby.


30 Apr

Artist Carole Bolsey has many memories: her time studying fine art in Italy and Switzerland, walking the West Coast shore, the sights from her Chesapeake Bay studio, and life in her historic Massachusetts home. Carole has dramatically captured the essence of these places in her artwork, which is imbued with rich color and gestural brushstrokes. Artists Circle recently acquired a new set of prints from the artist. Several of the pieces are shown below. Please email if interested in this work or if you would like to see additional prints.

giclee print; 40x10 inches

giclee print; 40x10 inches

giclee print; 21x40

giclee print; 21x40

giclee print; 20x20

giclee print; 20x20