Posts Tagged ‘Fraser Gallery’

The Best Photography Exhibits of 2011

Locally, the past year has been a good one for two types of photography—landscape work and documentary. It's also been notable for several smart shows at the American University Museum and Goethe-Institut, but the sad closing of a venerable venue of good photography, Bethesda's Fraser Gallery. Here's my list of the 10 best photographic exhibits in [...]

Shuttered Bethesda Gallery Space to Reopen in October

The downtown Bethesda gallery space that was previously home to the Fraser Gallery is set to reopen next month.
The Bethesda Urban Partnership—the nonprofit established by Montgomery County in 1994 to promote downtown Bethesda—announced today that it will reopen the newly christened Gallery B in mid-October.
However, there will be no gallerist as there was in the [...]

Reviewed: Lee Goodwin at Fraser Gallery

Coincidence or not, the final show at Fraser Gallery is fitting. The Bethesda gallery, which specializes in photography and painting, is closing 15 years after its now-shuttered Georgetown branch first opened. The last show features the work of Lee Goodwin—a D.C.-based landscape photographer who’s not a household name but whose images are precise and technically [...]

Closing Reception: Why Bethesda’s Fraser Gallery Went Under

For Catriona Fraser, the Fraser Gallery’s decade-and-a-half run in Georgetown and Bethesda ended on a simple note: “Nobody was buying any artwork from me.”
Case in point: the 10th Annual International Photography Competition, one of the gallery’s best-known feature exhibitions, which just closed at Fraser’s remaining outpost in downtown Bethesda.
The work is affordable, with most of [...]

Fraser Gallery Will Close This Month

The Fraser Gallery, a Bethesda gallery specializing in photography and painting, announced tonight that will close at the end of March.
The Bethesda location is the last survivor of a Fraser duo—a Georgetown location, which was open from 1996 to 2005, and the Bethesda outpost, which opened in 2002.
In an e-mail, owner Catriona Fraser announced that [...]

Reviewed: International Photography Competition at the Fraser Gallery

Last year’s International Photography Competition at the Fraser Gallery in Bethesda set a high bar; this reviewer ranked it the third best photography show in Washington in 2010. This year’s exhibit doesn’t reach those heights, but for a collection of images heavily produced by amateurs, it’s still impressive. Donald Seymour and Richard Weiblinger offer surrealist, [...]

Gallery and Museum Roundup: Reviews of O’Keeffe, Fraser Gallery, and Timothy O’Sullivan

“Shoshone Falls, Snake River, Idaho, View Across the Top of the Falls, 1874" by Timothy O'Sullivan from "Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
OPENING: "I Dream Awake" opens today as part of Pop-up Project; photographs by John Brown open tomorrow at Cross Mackenzie Gallery; work [...]

Reviewed: The International Photography Competition at Fraser Gallery

Is it possible that some of the more impressive photography in Washington right now has been produced by near-amateurs? Judging by the nearly three dozen juried works in the 9th annual International Photography Competition at Bethesda’s Fraser Gallery—drawn from a pool of more than 500 entries submitted by 151 locals and out-of-towners—that may be the [...]

Art Basel Miami: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Images from Art Whino's installation
Go to an art event this week and you may notice that the artists, curators and gallery owners you encounter have a sun-kissed glow. They've just returned from Miami's Art Basel, an international art fair where collectors scoop up works by established and up-and-coming artists, curators look for fresh talent, and [...]