Syl Mathis @ Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

BethesdaFineArtsFestivalLogoGlass sculptor Syl Mathis again will be one of the featured artists at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. Look for Syl at booth #121!

Syl Mathis, "Blue Flame" cast glass, mixed media

Syl Mathis, “Blue Flame” cast glass, mixed media

The 13th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival will be held on May 14 & 15, 2016 in downtown Bethesda, MD, a lively urban area renowned for restaurants, shopping, galleries and theaters. 

Syl Mathis "Blue Waves", cast glass, mixed media

Syl Mathis “Blue Waves”, cast glass, mixed media



Delight in fine art created by 130 of the nation’s best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants.

Located in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues.
Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. Show Dates: 5/14/16 – 5/15/16 - This event is held rain or shine.

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JRA Call for Artists in the Craft Media: JRA Day!

9th Annual JRA Day – Saturday, December 3, 2016

The James Renwick Alliance (JRA) is seeking media specific artists to submit an application to participate in the 9th Annual JRA Day, a one-day showcase for artists in the craft media.  

Last year’s JRA Day was a great success, with the second highest sales ever. The JRA plans to continue to offer free admission and are expanding efforts to promote the show. Last year, most artists sold individual works at prices ranging from below $25 to as much as $500, and the JRA expects a similar group of buyers this year. 

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To view last year’s web site on the event, go to

JRA Day is open to all craft artists who are members of the James Renwick Alliance. JRA Day applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are not a member of the Alliance, you may apply for the show, but participants must hold a paid membership in the organization within a month of acceptance in the event and on JRA Day.

Memberships for artists start at $80 per year. For more information on membership in the JRA: 301.907.3888,, or go (The discounted membership level for professional craft artists is ART—Alliance for Renwick Tomorrow.)

During the initial application period, the JRA will give preference to artists who participated in last year’s show.