Thought-Provoking Art Exhibitions Spotlight Compelling Compositions and Craftmanship

Purpose-Repurpose: Studio Art Quilt Associates



Mona M. Rock
(301) 581-5193

(NORTH BETHESDA, MD)—Tuesday, September 6 through Saturday, October 29, Strathmore hosts three powerful art exhibitions. “Purpose-Repurpose!" examines the environment, using recycled fiber and textiles; “Metalwork 2022” is a juried exhibition from an artist collective working in enamel and metal; and “A Decisive War” offers an intimate reflection about internal conflict through portraiture. These exhibitions demonstrate artists’ ability to excel in a diverse range of mediums and styles.

“This fall, artists deliver compelling compositions in an array of media and form exhibiting craftsmanship at its finest, developed through years of study and dedication,” said Lesley Morris, director of Mansion and Galleries at Strathmore. “As visitors see these extraordinary works, we hope they will consider their own lives and how our environment affects their everyday experience,” Morris said of the “Purpose-Repurpose!” exhibition.



Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

LOCATION – First Floor Galleries, Mansion at Strathmore

This tri-regional exhibition examines the fiber artist tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded and turning them into compelling compositions.



LOCATION – Gudelsky Gallery Suite, Mansion at Strathmore

The 20th Biennial Juried Exhibition of work by Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) members will be on display alongside invited artists exhibiting non-jewelry works in metal. METALWORK 2022 will also include CHALLENGE 2022, a display of juried artworks priced under $202. Submissions were evaluated on technical mastery and creativity.



LOCATION – Invitational Gallery, Mansion at Strathmore

Ralston Cyrus presents a series of introspective portraits and figures reflecting the artist's inner dealings with chaos, polarities of truth, and void. Each piece's composition represents his personal longing for the freedom of resolution, virtue, and clarity.


Strathmore is a multidimensional, creative anchor in the community, where everyone can connect with the arts, and artists can explore their full potential.

It presents hundreds of performances, visual arts, and education programs, annually, for diverse audiences on its Montgomery County Maryland campus and in the community.

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

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