Zenith Gallery

Zenith Gallery is a fine arts gallery in Washington, DC.

Zenith Gallery window


The gallery was established in 1978[1][2][3] by artist and former Washington, D.C. Art Commissioner[4][5] Margery E. Goldberg.[1][3] Since its beginning, the gallery has relocated several times[6][7][8] and it is currently located at 1429 Iris Street NW, Washington DC.[1][3] Goldberg also programs art for the lobby at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.[9][10] The gallery is one of the oldest continuously operating galleries in the city[11] and was honored in 2018 by the Council of the District of Columbia in a ceremony in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the gallery,[12] and in "recognition for its contributions to the District of Columbia and the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area."[13]

Artists representedEdit

Zenith Gallery has exhibited or represents both regional, national and international artists, including John Grazier, Sylvia Snowden, Robert Freeman, Anne Marchand,[14] Bradley Stevens,[15] Curtis Woody,[16] Christopher Malone,[17] Stephen Hansen,[18] Alan Binstock, Beatriz Blanco, Renee duRocher, Joel D'Orazio, Joan Konkel, Donna McCullough, Davis Morton, Paula Stern, Erwin Timmers, Paul Martin Wolff, and others.

Notable exhibitionsEdit

In a 1979 review of artist Sylvia Snowden, The Washington Post art critic highlighted that Snowden "sought specifically to express the agony of displacement, poverty and neglect which afflicts the people in her downtown Washington neighborhood."[19] In a 1991 review of artist John Grazier, the same newspaper's art critic and observed that "there's a 'You Can't Go Home Again' quality to Grazier's many paintings of handsome clapboard houses, whose owners -- like the tenant of the open bird cage on a windowsill -- seem to have long ago flown the coop.[20]

In 2004, The Washington City Paper's photography critic highlighted the then novel use of Photoshop "cranked up to 11" in an exhibit by photographer David Glick.[21]

In 2018, The Washington Post highlighted the exhibition "celebrating" the gallery's 40th anniversary.[22] In 2022, immediately following the death of American actress Betty White, the gallery organized an impromptu exhibition in homage to White titled Betty White Unites! The exhibition received significant worldwide coverage and attention.[23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36] The curator and gallery director noted that “This country is so, so, so divided, but I figured let’s start the year out with something that unites us, rather than divides us."[29]


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  2. ^ "Zenith Gallery". Wall Street International Magazine.
  3. ^ a b c Khenissi, Selma (February 21, 2018). "Zenith Gallery Marks 40 Years in D.C." The Georgetowner.
  4. ^ DeBonis, Mike (November 11, 2014). "Hundreds line up to greet Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ "Juror: Margery E. Goldberg". Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. 2017-05-01. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  6. ^ Jaffe, Harry (February 14, 2009). "Gallery's closing leaves a hole in city's soul". Washington Examiner.
  7. ^ Dawson, Jessica (March 13, 2009). "Zenith Gallery Is Shutting Its Doors". The Washington Post.
  8. ^ Franke-Ruta, Garance (2001-06-01). "Do Go Quietly". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  9. ^ Jenkins, Mark (February 10, 2012). "Art losing its toehold in downtown Washington". The Washington Post.
  10. ^ "Zenith Gallery – Washington, DC – CultureCapital". culturecapital.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  11. ^ Jenkins, Mark (March 9, 2018). "In the galleries: Zenith celebrates 40 years with two exhibitions in two spaces". The Washington Post.
  12. ^ "Ward 4 Weekly — 3/22/17". District of Columbia Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd. 2017-03-22. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  13. ^ "DC Council Honors Margery E. Goldberg". April 11, 2018.
  14. ^ Jenkins, Mark (December 28, 2018). "In the galleries". The Washington Post.
  15. ^ Jenkins, Mark (January 3, 2019). "New perspectives on Old Masters". The Washington Post.
  16. ^ "The selling of the Cold War and the Red Menace". The Washington Post. February 24, 2017.
  17. ^ "Express, Impress, Progress". Wall Street Magazine. October 12, 2018.
  18. ^ "Gallery: Stephen Hansen's Great Moments in Art III at Zenith Gallery". Metro Weekly. 2018-11-09. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  19. ^ "Art As a Statement". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  20. ^ Wilson, Janet (1991-10-05). "'NAVIGATIONS' ON A SEA OF SYMBOLS". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  21. ^ Jacobson, Louis (2004-02-27). "This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land". Washington City Paper. Retrieved 2022-02-03.
  22. ^ Jenkins, Mark (2018-03-09). "In the galleries: Zenith celebrates 40 years with two exhibitions in two spaces". Washington Post. Retrieved 2022-02-02.
  23. ^ Barnard, Bob (2022-01-14). "BETTY WHITE UNITES! DC's Zenith Gallery celebrates Betty White's 100th birthday with inspired art". FOX 5 DC. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  24. ^ "'She Was Everyone's Grandmother': Washington Art Exhibit Honors Betty White". HuffPost. 2022-01-15. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  25. ^ "The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Jan. 13-19". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  26. ^ Baker, Damare (2022-01-11). "A DC Art Gallery Is Hosting an Exhibition to Honor Betty White". Washingtonian. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  27. ^ "BETTY WHITE UNITES! DC's Zenith Gallery celebrates Betty White's 100th birthday with inspired art". Yahoo News. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  28. ^ "Art exhibit celebrating Betty White coming to DC this weekend". WUSA9. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  29. ^ a b Bonk, Valerie (2022-01-11). "Love Betty White? DC art gallery puts together special exhibit to honor icon". WTOP News. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  30. ^ "A DC Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition in honor of Betty White - English Times". 2022-01-11. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  31. ^ "'Ella Era La Abuela De Todos': Exposición De Arte De Washington Rinde Homenaje A Betty White | In Spanish. - Spanish News World". Spanish News World. 2022-01-15. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  32. ^ "'She Was Everybody's Grandmother': Washington Artwork Exhibit Honors Betty White -". IND News Reporter. 2022-01-15. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  33. ^ "'She Was Everyone's Grandmother': Washington Art Exhibit Honors Betty White". Show Biz Corner. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  34. ^ Nick (2022-01-11). "DC Art Gallery To Honor Betty White With Special Exhibition". News Dubai. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  35. ^ News, The Bharat Express (2022-01-15). "'She Was Everybody's Grandma': Washington Art Exhibit Honors Betty White". The Bharat Express News. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  36. ^ "Washington Art Exhibit Honors Betty White". Botswana News. Retrieved 2022-01-28.

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