Artwork by Dethaw Cotman

Exhibitions and Shows:

August 13th: Ward 5 Wonders & New Works Exhibition and Reception: Art Enables presents our annual juried show featuring work created by artists living or working in DC’s Ward 5 in our Off-Rhode Gallery, as well as an exciting New Works show by Art Enables’ artists in the Studio Gallery.  Please join us for the opening reception on August 13th from 1 – 4pm. Both exhibitions run through September 30th.

2nd Saturday Workshop Series – Every second Saturday of the month.

Upcoming workshops:

August 13th, 1 – 4pm:

Our Second Saturday workshop will be led by local artist, Camilla Schaeffer, a Maryland-based art teacher and artist. We will be making paper flowers, focusing on incorporating and experimenting with color into our artwork.

All skill levels welcome. Free and open to the public, with light refreshments provided!

Open Calls:

Ward 5 Wonders at Off-Rhode Gallery

Entry requirements:

1.) Work should be made within the last 5 years by an artist who lives or works in Ward 5 in Washington, DC.

2.) All submissions must be sent electronically to be considered

3.) Images should be submitted in the JPEG format, ideally a 4”x6” image size.

4.) Any selected work MUST BE READY TO HANG. Any pieces selected that arrive not ready to hang will be returned to the artist upon delivery.

5.) Work should not exceed 72” in any one dimension.

6.) Please label all images with the artists last name in the JPEG file (Example: Frazier01.JPEG) and include a corresponding image list, with the JPEG file name, artwork title, medium, year, size, and price.

7.) Please include an artist resume and an artist statement with your application.

Please submit photos of up to 10 pieces (both 2-d works and 3-d works will be considered), image list, resume, and artist statement to Submissions may also be shared using Dropbox.

UPDATE: The deadline is 11:59pm July 24th and notifications will be sent out on July 25th. Selected artwork must be dropped off between July 26 – 29th. The exhibition will run August 13th – September 30th. Selected artists will receive 60% of each sale.