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Bethesda artist Pauline Siple will exhibit her recent abstract paintings and prints at the Yellow Barn Gallery in Glen Echo Park at 7300 MacArthur Blvd. in Glen Echo on Saturday, April 29, 12-6 p.m., and Sunday, April 30, 12-5 p.m. Reception on Saturday from 3-6 p.m.

The Washington Studio School, 4505 Stanford Street, Chevy Chase, presents its 20th Anniversary Gala exhibit of founding members and current faculty April 3-29. The Gala reception will be Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. Call 301-718-7210 or visit www.washingtonstudioschool.org.

Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus recently opened an exhibit that showcases artist Raya Bodnarchuk’s planned sculptures for the Forest Glen Pedestrian Bridge. The exhibit will run now through May 6 in the art gallery, located in the Pavilion of Fine Arts at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The exhibit features the drawings and maquettes, which are small sculptures made in preparation of full-size works, created by Bodnarchuk for the Forest Glen project. The art gallery is on the first floor of the Pavilion of Fine Arts, located on New York Ave., between Chicago and Takoma Avenues in Takoma Park. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact Maureen Kohl at 301-650-1393.

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the 3rd annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event highlighting 130 contemporary artists who will sell their original fine art and fine craft. The festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 14, 2006 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is free. The festival will be held in downtown Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn Avenues, located six blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

Internationally-acclaimed artist Mindy Weisel has curated ‘Garden of Memories,’ an exhibit of the art of Paula Wachsstock, to be featured in the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington’s Goldman Art Gallery April 23 through May 14.

During the month of April, the G Street Doll Club will be exhibiting an exciting variety of handmade cloth dolls at the Friendship Heights Community Center in Chevy Chase. The G Street Doll Club, which meets at G Street Fabrics in Rockville, recently donated eleven handmade dolls, each costumed in red, to the American Heart Association for auction at their annual fundraising gala.

The Posh Pooch's Art Fund-raiser to Benefit Noah's Wish, featuring animal artwork by Karen Derrico — voted one of the "best pet artists," by Washingtonian Magazine — will run for three months from March 6. The opening reception will be on March 9 from 5-7 p.m. Some 25 percent of the proceeds from art on exhibit, and commissioned pet paintings will benefit Noah's Wish — an organization dedicated to rescuing animals in disasters. The Posh Pooch is located at 8009 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda call 301-652-1199 or www.theposhpooch.com.

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, present three artists. Work by Carol Lopatin, William J. Moore and Micael Sastre works will be on display from April 2-May 2. A reception will be from 1-4 p.m. on April 2. Call 240-314-8682 or 240-314-8660.

The Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway (entrance on Waverly Street) Bethesda, presents "Dream Tea," Whimsical Porcelain Sculpture by Laura Peery And New Work by Gallery Members from April 11, through May 6. Free admission. Artists Reception: Friday April 14, 6-9 p.m. Artist's Demonstration and Tea on April 29 from 3-5 p.m. Galley hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12 to 6 p.m. creativepartnersart.com or 301-951-9441.

Heinmen Myers gallery presents Connie Imboden show Re-Formation from April 8-May 13. Inaugural reception on April 8, from 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours are 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

"Sex, Friendship and the Revolution," a Posthumous Exhibit of Clay and Bronze Sculpture by Ella Tulin and New Work by Gallery Members, will be on display at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda, from May 9 through June 3. The Artist reception will be Friday May 12 from 6-9 p.m. Free admission. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 12-6 p.m. Call 301-951-9441.

"Hanging in the Balance” will be at Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda from June 6-July 8. Sculpture by Donna McCullough and new work by Gallery Members. Among the works showcased in this exhibition will be several of the austere yet ethereal metal dresses for which McCullough has earned great acclaim. An artist reception will be on Friday, June 9 at 6 p.m. Call 301-951-9441.

Free exhibits of emerging artist work and art sales at the Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery. May 6 and 7 feature Carol Marburger, May 13 and 14 feature Carol Greenwald, May 20 and 21 feature the annual Montgomery High School Show, May 27 and 28 feature Haley and Courtney Bohen. The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery is on the 3rd floor of the arcade building. Every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. Call 301-371-5593 or visit www.yellowbarnstudio.com.