39th Street Gallery and Corridor Exhibition Space at The Gateway Arts Center  
39th Street Gallery and Corridor Exhibition Space Entrance
39th Street Gallery and Corridor Exhibition Space
(Second Floor, 39th Street Entrance)
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722

A Project of the Gateway Community Development Corporation.
John Paradiso – Curator of Programs

by artist Kate Kretz

and artists Laurel Lukaszewski, Tamara Laird, Brent Pafford, and Jo Ellen Walker, from White Point Studio

March 11 – April 15, 2017

Saturday,   March 11   6:00-8:00 pm

The Gallery is open 7:00-9:00 pm Thursday,
12:00-3:00 pm Saturday,
and by appointment:  John Paradiso –

Please join the 39th Street Gallery for an artist talk with Kate Kretz who is currently showing #bullyculture in the Gallery.  Kate will be talking about past work as well as the work in this exhibit.  April 1 – 2:00-4:00 pm.

Free and open to the public – refreshments will be served.


39th Street Gallery


Kate Kretz

“I am interested in looking at the overlaps of entitlement and domination in our society, and in calling out the aggressors, the intimidators, and the often­overlooked larger, systemic forces that encourage and reinforce this poison in our culture.”  —  Kate Kretz

Kate Kretz – Gunlicker IV, 2016, Acrylic and Oil on Gatorboard


39th Street Corridor

Laurel Lukaszewski, Tamara Laird, Brent Pafford, and Jo Ellen Walker from White Point Studio

Laurel Lukaszewski, Tamara Laird, Brent Pafford, and Jo Ellen Walker from White Point Studio

Saturday,  Apr 1  –  2:00-4:00 pm

with Kate Kretz

Recently at the
39th Street Gallery
The University of Maryland's Art Honors Exhibition


A group exhibition featuring
Brandon Chambers, Dana Hollister, Dusty Rose, Kaleb Norman, Leigh Ann Schaefer, Meirav Finn, and Rachael Carruthers.

The UMD Art Honors Program is designed for students who have demonstrated excellence in studio courses and achieved a high level of academic success.

Admission to the Honors Program is based on credit level (class standing), overall and major GPA and, most importantly, portfolio review.

The University of Maryland's Art Honors Exhibition featuring Brandon Chambers, Dana Hollister, Dusty Rose, Kaleb Norman, Leigh Ann Schaefer, Meirav Finn and Rachael Carruthers

by Samuel Miesch

Courtesy of Gallery @ 46 Green Street Studios, Hudson NY

“Paranoia, perhaps rightful, and anxiety and compulsivity permeate.  There’s something inherently anxiety­driven in each piece; each piece coming about in a frantic sort of way; hopping from one to the next to the next, back and forth, again to the first.  A landfill of post­apocalyptic American waste, covering a slice of paper intricately, nauseatingly even.”  —  Samuel Miesch

"(De)Constructed" by Samuel Miesch

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Violet Lucas, Raymond Lewis, Charles Meissner, Gary Murrell, and Eileen Schofield

Courtesy of Art Enables, Washington DC

Violet Lucas, Raymond Lewis, Charles Meissner, Gary Murrell, and Eileen Schofield - Courtesy of Art Enables, Washington DC


This exhibition is in response to the mass shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse Night Club, a gay bar in Orlando Florida, in the early morning hours of June 12, 2016.

We received an overwhelming response from artists nationally and have include work from Michigan, North Carolina, Massachusetts, and California, as well as many local artist from Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.

Selected Artists: Negar Ahkami, Adam Bear, Mark Bieraugel, Annie Bissett, Laurie Breen, Patrick Craig, Damiano Durante, Laura Elkins, Ric Garcia, Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Tom Hill, Bryan Hoffman, Linda Hosek, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Carol Massa, J.J. McCracken, Mac McCusker, Tim McLoraine, Craig Meklir, Michael Sylvan Robinson, Gail Nadeau, Nasrin Jahan, Diana Liz Perez Miles, Kathleen Ramich, Anthony Ruiz, Alma Selimovic, Ira Tattelman, Juliana Vallejo, Holly Watkins, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Edward Weiss, Jonathan West, and Lori Hope Zeller

'United in Passion and Pride' -Negar Ahkami, Adam Bear, Mark Bieraugel, Annie Bissett, Laurie Breen, Patrick Craig, Damiano Durante, Laura Elkins, Ric Garcia, Rosabel Goodman-Everard, Tom Hill, Bryan Hoffman, Linda Hosek, Elisabeth Jacobsen, Carol Massa, J.J. McCracken, Mac McCusker, Tim McLoraine, Craig Meklir, Michael Sylvan Robinson, Gail Nadeau, Nasrin Jahan, Diana Liz Perez Miles, Kathleen Ramich, Anthony Ruiz, Alma Selimovic, Ira Tattelman, Juliana Vallejo, Holly Watkins, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, Edward Weiss, Jonathan West, and Lori Hope Zeller


Featuring artists from the Gateway Arts Center Studios:

Laurie Breen, Jodi Ferrier, Katie Kaufman, Mary Jo Lombardo,
Charles Reiher, Tina Silverman, Ann Stoddard,
Linda Uphoff, and Valerie Watson

'Summer Show' - Laurie Breen, Jodi Ferrier, Katie Kaufman, Mary Jo Lombardo, Charles Reiher, Tina Silverman, Ann Stoddard, Linda Uphoff, and Valerie Watson

Leslie Holt
Courtesy Curator's Office

“In the Unspeakable series I incorporate imagery from art historical representations of distraught women, including the preparatory sketches for Guernica.  These women are raw emotion.  Some are grotesque, nearly vulgar, with the distortions despair causes, while others are tender and vulnerable.  Stains of saturated acrylic paint hover over the figures like daunting clouds.  The stains hold history and reveal unruly, wordless memories.”  —  Leslie Holt

In her recent series, Unspeakable, Holt embroiders meticulous line drawings of figures sourced from Pablo Picasso´s famous political war lamentation, Guernica (1937), and its preparatory sketches.  Other artistic sources for her figures include the women in Vincent Van Gogh´s Sorrow (1882) and Käthe Kollwitz´s Hunger (1922).  Situating these figures on unprimed canvas beside puddles of dripped paint or on blank grounds, Holt imbues the composition´s negative space and the canvas´s very materiality with ghosts of expunged drama.  The paint stains are substitute loci of crisis; the embroidered lines are umbilical cords to unseen tragedy.  That which is not visible is indeed unspeakable.

Andrea Pollan, Curator's Office

Leslie Holt - 'Unspeakable (Guernica Sketch 7)', 2016

Elizabeth Burden

The works in “Cartographies: Indictments and Impunities” are one reflection on the conundrums connected to killings by police/police killings.  They are abstractions, creative representations that map the spaces and places where individuals have lost their lives, families have mourned, communities have questioned.

Elizabeth Burden - 'Hands Up Don't Shoot'

The University of Maryland's Art Honors Exhibition


A group exhibition featuring
Sobia Ahmed, Avid Antonelli, Brennan Cox, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Rachel Lebo, Grant McFarland, and Korey Richardson.

The UMD Art Honors Program is designed for students who have demonstrated excellence in studio courses and achieved a high level of academic success.

Admission to the Honors Program is based on credit level (class standing), overall and major GPA and, most importantly, portfolio review.

The University of Maryland's Art Honors Exhibition featuring Sobia Ahmed, Avid Antonelli, Brennan Cox, Niloufar Kazemzadeh, Rachel Lebo, Grant McFarland, and Korey Richardson

A video installation by Tim McLoraine

“Layering video within video, All that we see or seem explores the ways in which our personal histories amass to create the interpretive frameworks for how we live in the world, and the density of narrative that we each bring to both the profound and mundane.”

Tim McLoraine creates video art and experimental film that appears in settings as varied as gallery installations, public art, concert, opera and theater.

"All that we see or seem" - A video installation by Tim McLoraine


Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood
a project of the Gateway Community Development Corporation
39th Street Studios 39th Street Gallery and Project Space
Gallery 110
Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center
Brentwood Arts Exchange
Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation

About Gateway CDC:

The mission of Gateway Community Development Corporation (CDC) is to drive economic revitalization along the U.S. Route 1 Corridor through business and neighborhood development initiatives including promotion of the arts as a community building strategy.&mnsp; We serve the Prince George’s County, MD municipalities of Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier, and work with multiple partners to ensure the success of the entire Gateway Arts District.  Office phone 301-864-3860

The Gateway Community Development Corporation owns and operates the Gateway Arts Center and the 39th Street Gallery.