Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery

Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery The Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center including the galleries are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call 703.933.1843 for viewing appointment.

Accessible to public M-F 10am-4pm during exhibit dates. Also open during weekend events. The Fisher Art Gallery schedules 6-10 exhibitions annually. Artists and art organizations throughout the Northern Virginia/ Washington DC/Maryland metropolitan area are eligible. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork are accepted. Exhibitions may be group or solo. Artists and groups are chosen to exhib

it their work on the basis of an annual "Call for Exhibitions." For consideration, the artist/art group must complete and return a proposal. FULL DETAILS AND INFORMATION will be posted on the gallery's blog: http://blogs.nvcc.edu/fisherartgallery/
The Fisher Gallery will give special consideration to working emerging artists in the DC metro region.

02/11/2022
Come see The Nutcracker as presented by Metropolitan School of the Arts this weekend. And check out our art while you're...
12/03/2021

Come see The Nutcracker as presented by Metropolitan School of the Arts this weekend. And check out our art while you're hear. Info linked below.

Metropolitan School of the Arts is finishing up rehearsals for Nutcracker. Performances are this weekend info on tickets and times can be found here: https://calendar.nvcc.edu/schlesinger #.YaqSpt9OkdW

Opportunities to enjoy some great classical music and see the art by Shell King this weekend. Details below. We hope to ...
11/13/2021

Opportunities to enjoy some great classical music and see the art by Shell King this weekend. Details below. We hope to see you here supporting local artists!

Warm-ups for NOVA Symphony Orchestra has begun for today's 4pm show.

Tomorrow at 2pm join us for The Capital Youth Symphonic Orchestra.

We hope you can join us for these great local orchestras!
Details for these and our upcoming events can be found here: https://calendar.nvcc.edu/event/the_capitol_youth_symphonic_orchestras_autumn_leaves #.YZATwN9OlQI

Some great music happening this weekend at The Schlesinger Center. And while you're here you can check out the great art...
11/06/2021

Some great music happening this weekend at The Schlesinger Center. And while you're here you can check out the great art in the Passage Gallery by Shell King

Getting ready for the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra here at the Schlesinger Center. Show starts at 6pm.

Tomorrow 11/7 join us for the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Show starts at 3pm.

Join us this weekend for some great music! Details here:https://calendar.nvcc.edu/schlesinger #.YYboyt8pBQJ

Info on shows this weekend. When we are open for shows, you can come in to see the art in the Passage and Forum gallerie...
10/30/2021

Info on shows this weekend. When we are open for shows, you can come in to see the art in the Passage and Forum galleries. Have a good weekend!

The Choral Arts Society of Washington are rehearsing and getting ready for tonight's show at 7pm.

We finish the weekend with Choralis tomorrow 10/31 at 5pm.

Come out and support local arts! Tickets and information can be found here: https://calendar.nvcc.edu/schlesinger #.YX2VjucpAdW

Come see some shows this weekend, and checkout the art in The Passage and Forum Galleries. Information below.
10/28/2021

Come see some shows this weekend, and checkout the art in The Passage and Forum Galleries. Information below.

Getting setup for tonight's NOVA Alexandria Band concert with special guests The GMU Wind Symphony. Show starts at 8pm.

Other shows coming up this weekend include The Choral Arts Society of Washington and Choralis. Check our event schedule at: https://calendar.nvcc.edu/schlesinger #.YXsjtucpAdU for dates and times. Hope to see you this weekend!

For those of you who saw our video and want to know what we have up, let me introduce you to the art of Richelle King ( ...
10/20/2021

For those of you who saw our video and want to know what we have up, let me introduce you to the art of Richelle King ( on instagram). Richelle is a local dental assistant that has been a burgeoning artist in the DC area for the past decade or so. She is a photographer and painter who has shown her work in various places around town. We are very excited to have her work up and hope you get a chance to come in and see it.

A call for arts/crafts vendors from Pastor Annabelle Markey of Community Lutheran Church in Sterling:Community Lutheran ...
10/20/2021

A call for arts/crafts vendors from Pastor Annabelle Markey of Community Lutheran Church in Sterling:

Community Lutheran Church - Sterling, VA will be hosting our second outdoor Christmas Festival on December 12th from 1:00-5:00 pm. This event will include food, a small petting zoo, kids games and crafts, live music, and various vendors. While admission is free, we will be raising money through a free will offering for Afghan Refugees (we’re working with the Lutheran Social Services Good Neighbor Program and two other area churches).
We invite you to consider being one of our vendors at this festive day. More information on signing up and submitting fees ($50 before November 12th) for booth space can be found here: https://www.communitylutheran.org/christmas-2021 There is also an option for you to indicate if you would like to offer a portion of your profits to support Afghan Refugees.
Thank you in advance for your consideration! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (pastorannabelle(at)communitylutheran.org)

This just landed  - Check out the final episode of our first season. Please check out this lovely and revealing conversa...
10/15/2020

This just landed - Check out the final episode of our first season. Please check out this lovely and revealing conversation with artist and art professor at Nova Alexandria Campus Stacy Slaten Stay safe and well everyone!!

Please enjoy our final Season 1 episode. We talk with the artist Stacy Slaten and Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Campus. We talk about her art practice and her experience as a...

Hello Friends of the Gallery and the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts CenterCheck out this really cool virtua...
10/08/2020

Hello Friends of the Gallery and the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Check out this really cool virtual tour and conversation with the artist Veronica Szalus
Special shout out to Andy Waters for the concept and initiative.
To our fellow galleries and arts centers - This was shot using an open source tool called Open Broadcasting Software.
- Search on OBS Studios
Something to check out as you develop your online programing! Stay Safe! Stay Well!

Conduit Virtual Tour with Veronica Szalus of her site specific sculpture at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Artist Center- Produced by Andy Waters...

Hello!! Hope everyone is well and safe!! We are very pleased to be sharing the following artist conversation with you. A...
09/23/2020

Hello!! Hope everyone is well and safe!! We are very pleased to be sharing the following artist conversation with you. Alice Whealin is a local Arlington-based artist who has been working and exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally for a number of years. Full disclosure! - Your host Mary Welch Higgins and Alice Whealin met a number of years while they both were working at the The Phillips Collection in Washington. Enjoy the Conversation!!

Alice Whealin is a visual artist and painter who has been living and working for a number of years in the Washington DC area. She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. In this episode of IN THIS TIME, we discuss her creative proce...

A great project for this time by David Mordini and Otis Street Arts Project - So creative!! - Check it out and consider ...
09/04/2020

A great project for this time by David Mordini and Otis Street Arts Project - So creative!! - Check it out and consider participating!!
Subscribe to their YouTube Channel.

Hello World is a gathering of artists greetings 30 seconds or less to connect one another during this time of COVID. All artist are welcome to submit a video...

Happening now friends! The red lights will be on until the morning.     Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Cent...
09/02/2020

Happening now friends! The red lights will be on until the morning. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center 

09/01/2020

Hello Friends of the Gallery! - We are truly missing everyone. The Schlesinger Art Galleries are interwoven with the live events such as concerts, dances and other community events.

The center will be participating in a national event this evening to call attention to the impact of Covid-19 on Live Events Professionals and the industry as a whole. At sundown the center will be light in Red Lights.
Learn more here https://wemakeevents.org/

On September 1st, 2020, , a coalition of trade bodies, businesses, unions, and live events workers, will light up their venues, homes, and cities red in over 1,500 locations across North America to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector. Will you join us?

After checking out our first virtual studio visit, you can take a deep dive into Sami's creative process and influences ...
08/20/2020

After checking out our first virtual studio visit, you can take a deep dive into Sami's creative process and influences in Conversations with Artists podcast interview with Samuel Miranda and visit the gallery blog to see the works in his virtual exhibit. Stay well!

Samuel Miranda's multi-media art is a conversation with his family history, his friends and fellow artists. Listen to our new "In This Time" podcast to learn about his history and the creative legacy that inspired his work. Samuel also discusses h...

Hope everyone is well! Getting a feel for the Insta-Live Chat! Please check out this super cool virtual studio visit wit...
08/20/2020

Hope everyone is well!
Getting a feel for the Insta-Live Chat! Please check out this super cool virtual studio visit with artist Samuel Miranda. I reference a great podcast conversation that we had in July. I'll follow up with links to the podcast and also Sami's virtual exhibit on the gallery blog. Best Wishes!

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CEFejIaDrSq/?igshid=17uhucpxesk73

Wonderful article about the Degas exhibition at National Gallery of Art in East City Art
08/19/2020

Wonderful article about the Degas exhibition at National Gallery of Art in East City Art

Reviews East City Art Reviews—Degas at the Opéra: An Artist’s Journey By Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D. on August 18, 2020 Edgar Degas, Dancers at the Old Opera House, pastel over monotype on laid paper, 8 9/16” x 6 ¾”, c. 1877. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Photo courtesy of the National ...

Thoughts for the day! Stay well everyone!
08/06/2020

Thoughts for the day! Stay well everyone!

Researchers at Columbia University show that our minds perceive representational and abstract art very differently.

In these times, we've found that continuing conversations with artists through Zoom has been inspirational. When you hav...
07/21/2020

In these times, we've found that continuing conversations with artists through Zoom has been inspirational. When you have a moment, please check out our podcast website. You can find the podcast on Apple podcasts but also Spotify! We hope that you will subscribe. Our latest conversation is with DC Artist and Poet Sami Miranda.
https://inthistimepodcast.buzzsprout.com/

"In this Time" is a new series of conversations with professional artists living and working in the DMV area (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia). It is hosted by Mary Welch Higgins, the exhibitions director at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Northern Virginia Communi...

Our latest blog post features the beautiful Samuel Miranda drawings discussed in our latest In this Time podcast with Sa...
07/20/2020

Our latest blog post features the beautiful Samuel Miranda drawings discussed in our latest In this Time podcast with Sami.
Thank you .miranda for the share!! We hope you will check out his excellent interview!

https://blogs.nvcc.edu/fisherartgallery/sami-miranda-sketchbook/

The artist Sami Miranda shares sketches that he drew of his students and friends. We discuss the importance of his teaching to his poetry and visual art. %

We hope that you are well! Check it out! - We are very excited to be presenting our fourth episode of "In This Time" - A...
07/16/2020

We hope that you are well! Check it out! - We are very excited to be presenting our fourth episode of "In This Time" - A Conversation with the Artist Samuel Miranda

Special Thanks to Alessandro O. Gaiarin for editing the audio. You can find it on the Apple Podcast App as well as Spotify. Take care and have a good evening!

Samuel Miranda's multi-media art is a conversation with his family history, his friends and fellow artists. Listen to our new "In This Time" podcast to learn about his history and the creative legacy that inspired his work. Samuel also discusses h...

Check out this video of Samuel Miranda jamming with Pepe Gonzalez on bass, William Knowles on piano, and Mark Merella on...
06/30/2020

Check out this video of Samuel Miranda jamming with Pepe Gonzalez on bass, William Knowles on piano, and Mark Merella on percussion - added bonus - take a view of his virtual exhibit on the gallery blog! Have a good day!

https://blogs.nvcc.edu/fisherartgallery/sami-miranda-jamming-with-pepe-gonzalez-william-knowles-and-mark-merella/

Chino Bicicleta Explains His Actions to Spanish Joe Creative collaboration is integral to Sami Miranda’s art. Please enjoy this video of Sami jamming with Pepe Gonzalez on bass, William Knowles on piano, and Mark Merella on percussion. We also hope that you will visit his online visual art exhibit...

While not the same as moving through these beautiful galleries in person, it's a great experience. Degas at the Opera in...
06/30/2020

While not the same as moving through these beautiful galleries in person, it's a great experience. Degas at the Opera in 3D. Check this out!! It's well done. Once you get the feel for the technology, it's a very smooth experience. Thank you! National Gallery of Art

Matterport 3D Showcase

Happy Monday! We're learning about this cool PBS program called The Art Assignment. Check it out and we'll see you soon!...
06/29/2020

Happy Monday! We're learning about this cool PBS program called The Art Assignment. Check it out and we'll see you soon!

https://www.youtube.com/user/theartassignment

The Art Assignment is a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green. We explore art and art history through the lens of things ...

The Fisher Gallery is excited to be working with visual artist, sculptor, poet and teacher Samuel Miranda this summer fo...
06/23/2020

The Fisher Gallery is excited to be working with visual artist, sculptor, poet and teacher Samuel Miranda this summer for our first virtual exhibition experience. Please take a look at his incredible work. We will be creating interactive experiences around the exhibit" We Are Always in Conversation: Works by Samuel Miranda this summer- and we will start this Friday at 1PM on Instagram Live for a Poetry reading from his book "WE IS" published by ZOZORBA Publishing. Enjoy the work and stay tuned!! Nova Alexandria Campus Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

https://blogs.nvcc.edu/fisherartgallery/online-programs/samuel-miranda-virtual-exhibition/

We Are Always in Conversation: Works by Samuel Miranda “Chiseled marks on wood, thread and needle on cloth and canvas, paint on cigar boxes, handmade paper and canvas, ink on paper but also words typed on a typewriter that form images of remembered conversations, a glance, a moment, the feeling of...

Hope Everyone is Well! We are pleased to release Episode Three in our Podcast Series. This is an insightful conversation...
06/22/2020

Hope Everyone is Well! We are pleased to release Episode Three in our Podcast Series. This is an insightful conversation with the artist Elizabeth Vorlicek

Elizabeth Vorlicek is an artist, sculptor, ceramists and arts educator. Elizabeth holds a BFA and MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. She is a member of the Washington Sculptors Group and has exhibited extensively on ...

06/20/2020

For Sami Miranda, life is one big conversation. From sculptures, to paintings, to poetry, each work of art is a response to his life experiences and encounters. His art not only captures our attention, but compels us to join the conversation.

We are excited to be able to republish Jean Sausele Knodt Artist Conversation on Buzzsprout. If you haven't heard it, pl...
06/10/2020

We are excited to be able to republish Jean Sausele Knodt Artist Conversation on Buzzsprout. If you haven't heard it, please feel free to now enjoy on your mobile devices!! The Podcast will be coming soon to Apple Podcast and beyond!! We'll let you know when it's listed. Please message feedback. Thanks as always to Jean for being "first up" for this new endeavor!! Our friend the artist Elizabeth Vorlicek is next Up!! Stay Well and Keep Making Art!!

We hope that you enjoy our first conversation for our new series of talks: In this Times: Conversations with Artists. This conversation with assemblage artist, Jean Sausele-Knodt takes us through her evolution as an artist. From her time as a stud...

Hope you are well! This is the second in our new online program - "IN THIS TIME: Conversations with Artists" . This talk...
06/08/2020

Hope you are well! This is the second in our new online program - "IN THIS TIME: Conversations with Artists" . This talk is with the artist Veronica Szalus - The creator of the amazing large scale site specific sculpture "Conduit" at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. We've moved the program to a podcast host and we will be republishing Jean Sausele Knodt talk tomorrow. - You should be good to go to listen on your mobile devices but please let us know if you have any hiccups. We'll publish additional links tomorrow. Thank You! Stay Well!

Take a deep dive into the inspirations and work of installation artist, Veronica Szalus. Veronica is the artist behind “Conduit” the distinctive large scale site specific sculpture in the atrium of the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts C...

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