<lst> Concept Foundry Gallery, 4731 Elm Street, Second Floor, Bethesda, will present its newest exhibition, "Fragile Beauty: The Coral Reef Paintings of Lee Winestone," Thursday, July 12, from 6-9 p.m., with an artist’s reception open to the public. The show will run through Aug. 30. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 301-907-7201, ex. 101. Visit www.conceptfoundry.com.
The Colored Pencil Society of America, 15th annual international exhibition will be at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, July 14 – Aug. 25. Gallery hours are Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free. Call 301-581-5200.
The Bethesda Artist Market will return on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will feature artwork and crafts for sale by local and regional artists including painting, photography, jewelry, clay, wood, glass and fiber. The Bethesda Artist Market is free to the public and will be held in the Bethesda Place Plaza, located at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. Visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.
Painter March Avery artwork will be on display at Marin-Price Galleries, 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, July 21 – Aug. 16. An opening reception will be held July 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday - Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Call 301-718-0622.
<lst> The Bethesda Painting Awards is downtown Bethesda’s annual juried art competition that exclusively honors painters. The show will run through July 11 at the Fraser Gallery, 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Suite E, Bethesda. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Contact 301-215-6660 or www.bethesda.org.
The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo will celebrate its new status as a non-profit corporation with an exhibit in the recently opened Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo National Park. The exhibit, titled "POSSIBILITIES...," will feature art glass sculpture, vessels, and wall art, created especially for the gallery space by Resident Artists. The exhibit will run through July 15. Gallery Hours are Saturday and Sunday 12-5 p.m., and by appointment. Visit www.glenechopark.org, or call 301-634-2226.
<lst>The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda will present "In-volved" by the artists of St. Lukes Studio In-sight, through July 30. The museum is open Monday – Thursday, 12-4 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call 301-897-1518.
The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at the Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville will present artwork from Michael Farrell (mixed media), Lisa Bowes (fiber quilt "abstract color") and Michael Ian Goulding (silver gelatin prints), through July 31. Call 240-314-8682 or 240-314-8660 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov.
Creative Partners Gallery, 4600 East West Highway, Bethesda presents "Stories of the Body," a collection of representational charcoal figure drawings by Maryland artist Martin Slater, through Aug. 4. An opening reception will be held July 13, 6-9 p.m. Call 301-772-9441 or visit www.creativepartnersart.com.
The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda will present "Women in the Arts," through Aug. 30. Gallery hours are Monday- Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call 301-581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.