WGS Contemporary Exhibit Opens Dec 15th!

Soon its that time of year….the annual WGS Contemporary Invitational, one of the most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)!

WGS Contemporary artists Tim Tate, Laura Beth Konopinski, Michael Janis, April Shelford, Patricia de Poel Wilberg, Max DeMulder, Debbi LoCicero and others will be exhibiting their artwork, along with Montgomery County’s “Outstanding Artist” – Erwin Timmers!  

Santa plans the open house logistics on his last visit to the Glass School.

Santa plans the open house logistics on his last visit to the Glass School.

From the small child to the serious art collector, the Holiday Open House fits everyone’s taste. The event features fun gift ideas and snacks, with the artists of the Washington Glass School and the surrounding arts venues and studios. Mark your calendars (in RED) for Saturday, December 15th, from noon til 5pm.

Max DeMulder Goes Wild At VisArts

Max DeMulder gets ready to work at the Glass School.

Max DeMulder gets ready to work at the Glass School.

The Glass School’s newest artist – Max DeMulder – has a solo show at VisArts Common Ground Gallery, titled “A Wild and Untamed Thing”.

Max’s new mixed media works are wild and fun and look spectacular in the space! 

Max DeMulder, "Blahh"; 2016, coper formed and fabricated with found objects.

Max DeMulder, “Blahh”; 2016, coper formed and fabricated with found objects.

Max has recently shown his art in the VisAbility Art Lab show at VisArts January 2016, Grump, December 2016 in Crystal City, VA, Outer Limits at the Ratner Gallery in Bethesda, March 2017, Artomatic, March 2017 in Crystal City, VA., Creative Craft Council, at Strathmore, April 2017, Takoma Park Folk Festival, September 2017, and VisAbility Art Lab Holiday Show, December 2017

About the artist: Max DeMulder grew up in Silver Spring, MD and decided to pursue a career in art from a young age. At Katherine Thomas High School, Max cultivated his artistic talent, working with clay, painting, mosaics, and mixed media, with a great interest in found objects.

As a Boy Scout, Max did woodwork, leather and metalwork and became an Eagle Scout in January 2018. In addition to creating his own work and time spent at the VisAbility Art Lab, Max apprentices with Nick Barnes, metal smith, and has worked with him for ten years. Max has assisted sculptor Howard Connelly with projects. Currently, Max is interning at Washington Glass School under the tutelage of Erwin Timmers along with Tim Tate and Michael Janis.

Max DeMulder: A Wild and Untamed Thing
VisArts Common Ground Gallery
155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850

August 15 – August 26, 2018
Common Ground Gallery
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Sunday, August 19, 2 – 4 PM

VisArts’ Visability Art Lab Exhibit Features work by Max DeMulder

Max DeMulder

Max DeMulder, “Creatures of the Stormy Sea”; 2017, Acrylics on canvas, mixed media, 16″ x 20″. On exhibit at VisArts Concourse Gallery 4/6 – 4/29, 2018

A multimedia artist, Max DeMulder has started working at the Washington Glass School on several projects for the Washington Glass Studio. Max’s work in the studio has been focused on metal sculpture and he will be one of the WGS artists showing at the Open Studios this coming May 12th.

Max DeMulder

Max DeMulder

Max DeMulder is also an artist at Rockville’s VisAbility Art Lab, where several of his paintings will be on exhibit as part of the group exhibition featuring artists from the VisAbility Art Lab.

The VisAbility Art Lab show features works by: Corey Barbee, James Billian, Mara Clawson, Edward Chance, Max DeMulder, Carlin Jones, Shaun McDonald, Tyler Mumford, Stanley Roth, Lindsey Schaufelburger, D’Ante Whitlow, and Justin Valenti.

VisAbility Art Lab
April6-April29, 2018
Concourse Gallery of VisArts
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20805

About the VisAbility Art Lab: VisAbility Art Lab is a supported art studio for emerging adult artists with disabilities who have a strong interest in making art part of their professional careers.  VisAbility Art Lab was founded as a partnership between VisArts and Madison House Autism Foundation with the goal to provide artists with a supported studio where they can explore and develop their artistic talents, participate in workforce development and life skills training, and forge a deeper and more meaningful relationship with the fully inclusive creative community.