Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery is located in a custom-built street-level space at 901 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Since the beginning, Touchstone’s mission has remained unaltered: to enrich the lives of the community through diverse contemporary art exhibitions; to promote a rich variety of art talent in the DC region; to showcase national and international artists whenever possible; and to foster continuing artistic and career growth of its 50 member artists through encouragement and support.
The gallery is centrally located in Washington, DC, between the White House and the United States Capitol. Close to the CityCenterDC development, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, this venue is easily accessible by public transportation and a perfect modern backdrop for contemporary art.
As a member owned and managed gallery, Touchstone artists enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and control their solo exhibitions. The support and camaraderie of the membership is an important benefit. From the start, Touchstone has been involved with the DC community and with philanthropic outreach in and beyond DC region. The gallery is part of local, national and international art scene, balancing its members’ shows with ongoing art outreach and support of its non-profit neighbors. In 2012 Touchstone formed the nonprofit Touchstone Foundation for the Arts to continue a long standing commitment to community involvement and art development.
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CALL FOR ENTRIES Founded in 1976, Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC is seeking entries for an international online juried show “Us: What divides us and what unites us?” scheduled to exhibit online September 11 – October 30, 2020. TG-Us-About-our-Jurors-09-2020 TG-Us-Prospectus-09-2020 Jurors: – Kimberli Gant, PhD, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA – Kristen Hileman, Independent Curator & Curator-in-Residence, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE – Frauke V. Josenhans, PhD, Associate Curator, Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, Houston, TX – Miranda Lash, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY – Karen E. Milbourne, PhD, Senior Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian, Washington, DC – Gabriel Ritter, PhD, Curator and Head of Contemporary Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN AWARDS ENTRY FEE $20 APPLY at www.touchstonegallery.com DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, August 17, 2020