<cal2>"Your Backyard." Montgomery County Plein Air Artists will present landscape paintings of favorite places in Maryland. Saturday noon to 7 p.m.; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. At the Yellow Barn gallery at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo.
<cal1>Now Through Jan. 30
<cal2>Slices of Life. Artists include: Jerry Berry, Lucy Blankstein, Chuck Bress, Zandra Chestnut, Keith Egli, Nicholas Fan, Lee Goodwin, Michael Oberman, Arlene Polangin, and Jerry Weinstein. At the Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Call 301-897-1518.
<cal2>Six Expressions-Six Visions. Free. With artists Diane Jeang, Galina Kolosokaya, Jamaliah Morais, Elizabeth Stecher, Joanne Wasserman, and Homayoun Yeroushalmi. Meet the Artist’s Reception is Sunday, Feb. 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. At the Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Call 301-897-1518.
<cal1>Now Through Feb. 5
<cal2>Artist Eric Harley Schweitzer. Artist’s reception is Friday, Jan. 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. Paintings and works on paper and new work by gallery artists. At Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Call 301-951-9441. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12 – 6 p.m. Visit waverlystreetgallery.com.
<cal1>Now Through Feb. 8
<cal2>Painting with Fire. The Unique Art of Peter Kephart. In Zenith’s Gallery, Chevy Chase Pavilion, Gallery on level 2 next to Embassy Suites Hotel. www.zenithgallery.com
<cal2>"Varying Degrees of Tension." Painting and Drawings by Sam Miller. Artist’s reception on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. At the Glen Echo Yellow Barn Gallery. Call 1-301-371-5593.
<cal1>Now Through Feb. 21
<cal2>"Brush, Stone and Wood." Free. An exhibit by artists David Firestone, Carolyn Thorington, and Phil Brown. At Gallery Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Call 301-299-7087.
<cal1>Now Through Feb. 21
<cal2>Fabric of Survival and Portraits of Life: Holocaust Survivors of Montgomery County. Free admission. Gallery Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Visit www.strathmore.org or call 301-581-5100.
<cal1>Feb. 8 Through March 5
<cal2>Invitational Show. Waverly Street Gallery’s 3rd Annual Invitational Show. 21+21 will feature nationally and locally recognized artists working in almost every medium — painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and ceramics. Reception is Friday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. Guest Artists: Carol Barsha, Lynda Smith-Bugge, JoAnn Clayton, Ellen Cornett, Pat French, Clara Graves, Paul Guilderson, Trudi Ludwig Johnson, Sunhee Jung, Lori Katz, Bonny Lundy, Barbara Mandel, Hunt Prothro, Gloria Rall, Massimo Righini, Diane Santarella, Matt Sesow, Greg Staley, Caryl Stern, Caroline Thorington, Pamela Zulli. At Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Call 301-951-9441.