The Student Exhibit at CBMA
The Center for Byzantine Material Arts is hosting our first Student Icon Exhibit featuring our wonderful students work, both of drawings and icons. We hope every year to offer this very special exhibit for the Christmas season. Most icons are for sale.
We are also offering a drawing for the icon of St Nicholas. Raffle tickets are $5 each, and you can buy as many as you want. The drawing will take place Dec 18th and the winner will be notified the same day.
Students Pick-up: You can pick up your icons anytime after the show concludes -Dec 30th, but all must be picked up by Jan 9th, unless other arrangements are made. All sales payments will be made to the artisans by Jan 10th.
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2017/18 UPCOMING EVENTS
October 6, 7pm: First Friday lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10
October 13 Opening–December 30: Student Exhibition—Calling All Students of Wayne Hajos, Karen Ward and Colette Kalvesmaki! We are hosting our first icon exhibit which can include other icons and drawings of icons you have done since your instruction. Deadline for entry: October 1st.
October 14-Intensive Drawing Class I for beginners with Karen Ward. Time: Saturday at 10-4. Cost $130.00
October 27, Friday at 5:30–8pm: Student Exhibition Opening & Reception—A special reception will be held to honor our first student icon exhibit. Invite your friends, neighbors, church members, co-workers and family! Whoever has the most guests wins a CBMA t-shirt of your choice. Also, raffle tickets will be available for a St. Nicholas Icon $5 a piece.
October 28th-Drawing II with Karen Ward. Time: Saturday at 10-4. Cost $130.00
November 3rd, 7pm. First Friday lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10
November 4th, 10am: Dumbarton Oaks Behind the Exhibit—An exclusive invitation by Dumbarton Oaks to go behind the scenes to see and handle their artifacts, not normally seen by the public This is a continuation of the Ivory Lecture held at CBMA by Dr. Gudrun Buehl; Head Curator of Dumbarton Oaks Museum Collections. Maximum of 10 students. Suggested donation: $25. Sign up now!
November 11, Saturday at 10am–1pm: Beginning Gilding Course—Join us for four hours of instruction learning the various types of gilding used in Iconography and other contexts. Cost: $140.00 Course taught by Colette Kalvesmaki.
November 18, Icon Drawing III with Karen Ward. Time: Saturday at 10-4. Cost $130.00
December 1st, 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10
December 2nd, 11am–12:30pm: St. Nicholas Children’s Story and Craft Day Suggested donation: $10
Closed Dec 25-?
Closed Jan 1-3 and 8-9
January 20- Intensive Drawing Class I for beginners with Karen Ward. Time: Saturday at 10-4. Cost $130.00
January 26-27- Beginning Iconography Course in Egg Tempera of an angel face. Taught by Colette Kalvesmaki. No gilding, all supplies included except brushes. Cost: 150.00
February 2, 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10
February 10 Drawing Hands and Feet of Icons with Karen Ward. Time: Saturday at 10-4. Cost $130.00
February 20-25, Special Intensive Iconography Course: Theotokos of the sign. Gilding, done in egg tempera. Cost $550.00. Includes most supplies.
March 3 Icon Drawing II with Karen Ward. Time: Saturday at 10-4. Cost $130.00
March 9-10 Intensive St. Patrick Icon Course, taught by Colette Kalvesmaki. Cost $350
March 24th Icon Drawing III with Karen Ward. Time: Saturday at 10-4. Cost $130.00
April 13 @ 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10– Special Day!
April 21 10-4 Drawing Angel wings with Colette Kalvesmaki. Time: 10-4. Coast $130.
May 4 @ 7pm First Friday Night lecture by a scholar or artist. Suggested donation: $10-last lecture till September
May 12 Color Seminar. History, the making of pigments-demonstration, the color wheel and application of color. Taught by Colette Kalvesmaki and Karen Ward. Time:10-3. Cost:$150
More to come!
Icon Galleries and Store are located at:
Center for Byzantine Material Arts
The Monroe Street Arts Walk
(by Catholic University)
716 Monroe St. NE #7, Washington DC 20017
Metro stop: red line CUA/Brookline
Hours of operation are: Wed-Fri 9-4, Sat 9-4 and Sun 12-4
PH: 301 977 7297
(Call to see if we are working in the studio before or after hours. If someone is there, you are welcome to come in!)
Trinity House Cafe
101 E. Market St., Leesburg VA 20176
Hours of operation are Mon: 8-4,Tue-Fri: 8-9, Sat: 8-9 Sun: 8-8 .
All works are for sale unless stated otherwise. Prices vary. We have various mediums and artisans from around the greater DC area showing at the Arts Walk location in DC.
Or visit our upcoming on-line store