See “The Big & Small of It” in Strathmore’s Historic Mansion

Debra Keirce A Little Hope
Carrie Waller Fire And Light
Maria Bennett Hock Football Girl

Artwork is on view now through March 12, 2022

Mona Rock
Director of Communications
(301) 581-5193

(NORTH BETHESDA, MD)- In The Big and Small of It, Debra Keirce, Carrie Waller, and Maria Bennett Hock, collectively known as Women. Artists. Masters. (WAM), highlight the ways the big and small work together in paintings, from miniature and bold oil paintings to intricate and dramatic watercolors.

“Debra has palm sized oil miniatures, some of which are hidden in boxes. Maria paints on large canvases that draw viewers in, while Carrie paints everyday objects, elevating them to their most beautiful, larger than life presentation, said Lesley Morris, Director of Exhibitions at Strathmore. “Together, the work by these three amazing artists invites viewers to both lean in and step back for the experience.”

The exhibition is on view now through March 12, 2022 in Strathmore’s historic Mansion.


Women. Artists. Masters. is a group comprised of three artists sharing common goals. The artists help each other solve problems with input and advice from the other group members. There is a synergy of energy, commitment, and excitement that each artist brings to the group. The WAM artists raise the bar, challenging each other to create and implement goals, brainstorm ideas, and support each other with honesty, respect, and compassion. They are on a collaborative journey made possible through the power of art and a mission to encourage other groups to come together in a spirit of business and friendship.

Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. 

All of Strathmore’s facilities are Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accredited.

Proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test, and facemasks are required to attend any performance or event inside any of its buildings.

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