Judith HeartSong... 
an artsy newsletter  
studio brushes 
In this issue...
Poetry Reading
Success as an Artist
The Maris Elaine Gallery
Photo Field Trip!
 Studio & Gallery

6112 Oberlin Ave.
Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

Call for an appointment to visit the studio and gallery.


NEW for 2011

A brand new studio and gallery in a newly refurbished property in Glen Echo, Maryland with plenty of room for classes, workshops, discussions, and private parties.












Judy Glover:

I just received your newsletter and, as usual, I like how you put it together. It is easy to read from start to finish without needing to click on any links that take me elsewhere. It has something personal, the garden; a look at a recent piece that is sold and something free, the tutorial on how to ship a small piece of artwork. I think your very professional newsletter is a great marketing tool.



Johnnie Ginns:

I am so in awe of you and your talents.  You are not only a wonderful artist but your newsletter is also a work of art.  I read through each article and click all the click here's.  I cannot wait to visit your studio....  I can see what a great move it was for you.  


Judy Shapiro :


Your newsletter gives me a wonderful time to sit back and explore.  You have such a wonderful style of expressing your
 enthusiasm.  I can just hear
YOU as you write.  We are so blessed to ultimately be able to do what we love doing, aren't we?




































Studio Updates
and Happenings   October 2011

 c is for chameleon  

Fall is arriving and I am looking forward to the beautiful colors, maybe a drive in the mountains, and cooler temperatures. My gardens at the studio have been gorgeous all summer and have invited lots of people in to visit, and now I will have to figure out an eye-catching display that is winterized!

Lots is happening at the studio and beyond with my very special workshops being taught here-there-and everywhere and special events and opportunities at the studio in October.

The studio's second poetry reading gathering is scheduled this month, Utrecht of DC is coming to my studio for a hands-on demo, Kate Fraser is offering her "Success as an Artist" day-long workshop in my intimate meeting space...... and I have hopes of hosting a drumming circle soon as well.  See below in articles for more information on upcoming events.


I just finished my part of a collaborative mixed media book project that will be exhibited in South Africa, and the pages are winging their way there as I type these words. Work continues on the ABC series of animal paintings, and my mail art pieces continue to find their way to mailboxes all around the world. Playing is GOOD for the soul! If you would like to PLAY with mail art, contact my studio for a workshop built just for you (and your friends!)


Until next month......... 


Get out and Be and Do!


Judith HeartSong 


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Utrecht of DC comes to
Judith HeartSong Fine Art
hands on demo in my studio and gallery
Best Fall Studio
Utrecht of DC is coming to my studio and gallery for a hands-on oil paint stick demo on October 8th between 1:30 and 3:00 pm. Come and try out oil sticks with this guided demo, with the opportunity to purchase supplies and art materials at my studio. The friendly and knowledgeable staff of Utrecht will lead the demo, answering questions and helping us all explore this new medium. Refreshments will be served and some of my best artist friends will be here.... you never know who you might rub shoulders with!

Please pass this on to artist friends!
Light refreshments will be served and fun will be had!



Oil Paint Stick Batik Prints

October 8, 2011

1:30-3:00 pm


Please join Judith HeartSong and Utrecht Art Supplies at Judith's Studio & Gallery in Glen Echo, Maryland for this very special hands-on event!


Create your very own exotic and unusual patterns and designs on fabric using this easy technique with Oil Paint Sticks! You'll quickly become enthralled with the possibilities of creating your own complex cloth creations!

Art materials and guidance will be provided free of charge.
Additional art materials will be available for purchase!



Utrecht Art Supply

1250 "Eye" Street NW

Washington DC 20005

(202) 898-0555


Mon-Fri 9-8, Sat 10-6, Sun 12-5


Become a Facebook "Fan" of Utrecht Art Supplies, Washington DC !


Poetry Reading in October
at Judith HeartSong Fine Art Studio and Gallery


Judith HeartSong Fine Art Studio and Gallery



Making Our Voices Matter

A Reading for the Gulf from Oil and Water Don't Mix


October 9, 2011

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Please RSVP (Attendees Only):
mdoallas@aol.com by October 1.

oil and water cover image 


Please join us on Sunday, October 9, for a special afternoon event with four of the 27 contributors to the benefit anthology Oil and Water and Other Things That Don't Mix. Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Brown, Ginger McKnight-Chavers, Maureen E. Doallas, and Laura B. Gschwandtner will read their work and sign your copies of their book*, all sales of which aid Bay Area Food Bank and MOBILE Baykeeper.


Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson Brown, a seventh-generation Gulf Coast resident, is an editor and ghostwriter for several publishers in New York and the Berkshires. Ginger McKnight-Chavers of New York City is the author of the recently completed novel Messages from Midland. Maureen E. Doallas, of Arlington, Virginia, is the author of Neruda's Memoirs: Poems. Laura G. Gschwandtner, also of Virginia, is an award-winning writer, author of the novel The Naked Gardener, and co-owner of an integrated media business.


The Oil and Water anthology is available from LL-Publications, Amazon, and BN. A limited number may be available for purchase at the reading. Maureen's collection was published earlier this year by

T.S. Poetry Press. Her poems have appeared in the charity anthologies Oil and Water. . . And Other Things That Don't Mix and Quakebook; in Victorian Violet Press & Journal; and at Poets for Living Waters, the sad red earth, Escape Into Life, and Red Lion Square. Maureen posts daily at Writing Without Paper. She owns the small art-licensing company Transformational Threads.

Capitol Arts Network Presents...

Success as an Artist

An Art Business Class

Saturday, October 22, 2011

10:00 to 4:00

HeartSong Fine Art
6112 Oberlin Avenue
Glen Echo, MD, 20812
(just outside the Glen Echo park, next to the Irish Inn)


This seminar is designed for the emerging artist who is serious about developing their career. The seminar is presented by Catriona Fraser, owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery, one of the most successful fine art galleries in the DC area. Each attendee will receive a variety of resources and handouts, including a CD packed with essential documents and resources. Topics covered include presentation of your work, pricing and selling your work, building a collector base, creating a resume, the correct way to find and keep gallery representation, marketing, writing press releases, outdoor art festivals, applying for grants and funding and much, much more.

Since 1997, Catriona Fraser has shared her knowledge and experience with hundreds of artists, teachers, curators and other arts professionals in the DC Metro area.

Click here to register.

Capitol Arts Network Presents...

Food for Thought from Female Artists

Cindy Richmond heirlooms on the chopping block


Opening Reception

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, October 14, 2011

Washington School of Photography Gallery

4850 Rugby Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814


"Cornucopia" will open Friday, October 14, and will continue by appoinment through Friday, November 4, 2011.


All patrons are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Manna Food Center. Since 1983, Manna Food Center has distributed more than 36 million pounds of food to more than 2.3 million individuals in Montgomery County.

Jurors Catriona Fraser, Judith HeartSong and Missy Loewe are Capitol Arts Network board members. Fraser is the owner and Director of the Fraser Gallery. HeartSong is an artist, muralist, and arts educator. Loewe is the Executive Director of the Washington School of Photography.


For more information, click here.  

The Maris Elaine Gallery
at National Harbor

A fantastic article about The Maris Elaine Gallery (one of the galleries that represents my work) was just featured as a GREAT FIND in Chesapeake Home and Living Magazine, Fall Issue. Read the article here. Congratulations to my friend Terri Hartwell Easter on some great PR! 
Another Photo Field Trip
comes to my studio and gallery
Fall night at the studio
The Washington School of Photography brought another class to my studio and gallery for an interiors shoot on September 28th from 7 to 9:30 pm. The class and instructor are given full access to my space for a workshop on the particulars of shooting interior spaces. Talented photographer and WSP instructor Sasha Vasiljev guides the class in setting up shots, lighting, and 'painting with light' techniques in my challenging space while I document their endeavors.

Check out my blog post on my daily artist blog for more about the evening and images of the workshop in progress.
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