Orchard Art Gallery

From 2006 - 2011, this was the official website for the Orchard Art Gallery in Bethesda, Maryland.
Content is from the site's 2010 archived pages.

To see art work, please call (301.229.5149) for an appointment

Orchard Gallery
Formerly located at: 7917 Norfolk Ave
Bethesda, Maryland

CIRCA 2010


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Gallery Exhibits

We encourage local and emerging artists to contact us for details on our monthly gallery exhibits.

Located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, Orchard Gallery features works of local, national and international artists who are exhibited every month. Featured artists represent a variety of media, styles and philosophies.

High Quality Custom Framing

Every order is custom designed by the gallery owner!

Orchard Gallery also specializes in the custom framing of personal originals, documents, medals and prints, and offers a variety of framing options from needlepoint to shadow boxes.

Each order is personally handled with great care and custom designed by the gallery owner at an affordable price. Please inquire about our high-quality framing services when you stop by our gallery exhibit!

Bethesda Art Walk

We participate in the monthly Bethesda Art Walks event.

Every second Friday of each month, Orchard Gallery participates in the Bethesda Art Walk event. We welcome you to check out our latest gallery exhibit of emerging and renowed artists.

The Bethesda Art Walk showcases artwork created locally, nationally and internationally including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Enjoy several galleries by walking throughout downtown Bethesda, or join the free guided tours in the spring and fall months to learn more about the Bethesda arts scene and featured artists. When I first moved to Bethesda my next door neighbor who eventually became my wife, invited me to go with her. The weather was just turning from the raw winter to becoming spring. I have a number of North Face jackets for both men and women and I remember I spent some time deciding which of the many mens North Face jacket styles I would wear. It had been a chilly winter, not a cold as New England becomes in the winter, but still raw. I had put away my winter North Face jacket several weeks before. But this particular weekend seemed as if my North Face Apex hoodie would be more appropriate. I love the fact that North Face offers jackets for just about any type of conditions weather can through at you. As a photographer who travels the world and is often thrown into extreme conditions, I have a number of North Face jackets. The quality of the jackets as well as the philosophy of the company makes buying from them a no brainer. Well that first Bethesda Art Walk led to many others. I eventually proposed to my wife during one of our Bethesda Art Walks, although it wasn't at the Orchard Gallery which we visited each time until they closed. We have several paintings that we purchased from the Orchard Gallery hanging in our country home.



The Orchard Gallery Salon


Elba A. Molina
Irene Tsai
Jeffery Cooper
Karen Van Allen
Leslie Kraff
Mary Hawkins
Patricia Bennett
Raka Bose Saha
Rie Tabata
Songmi Park

Starr Kopper
June 03, 2011 - June 23, 2011
Reception: Friday, June 10th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Paintings by Mother & Daughter
Lida Matheson Stifel
Torrey Stifel Kist
May 13, 2011 - June 02, 2011
Reception: Friday, May 13th 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Recent Paintings
oil and acrylic
Tom Semmes
April 22, 2011 - May 12, 2011
Reception: Saturday, April 23rd 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Fresh Breeze
Songmi Park
April 01, 2011 - April 21, 2011
Reception: Friday, April 8th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
The Orchard Gallery Salon
12 Artists
Cathy Abramson
Elaine Burch Taylor
Elba A. Molina
Haydeh (Heidi) Rastin
Irene Tsai
Marion van Ruiten
Mary Hawkins
Matthew Clark
Sharon Doran Callagy
Songmi Park
Violeta Fiorino
Wendy Plotkin-Mates
March 04, 2011 - March 31, 2011
Reception: Friday, March 11th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Recent Paintings
taylor-elaine-burch">Elaine Burch Taylor
February 03, 2011 - February 23, 2011
Reception: Friday, February 11th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
The Orchard Gallery Salon
11 Local Artists
Daniel McGarrity
Elaine Burch Taylor
Haydeh (Heidi) Rastin
Jill Cantrill
Kimberly Iles
Marco Giacomelli
Michel Teo Sin
Natalia Pelayo
Paulo Machado
Sunhee Jung
Wendy Plotkin-Mates
January 05, 2011 - February 02, 2011
Reception: Friday, January 14th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
The Orchard Gallery Salon
12 Local Artists
Cathy Abramson
Cynthia Farrell Johnson
Diane Weiner
Elaine Burch Taylor
iKimberly Iles
Lee Newman
Malu Gomes
Martha Seigel
Matthew Clark
Michiyo Mizuuchi
Robert Lemar
Tom Semmes
December 08, 2010 - January 04, 2011
Reception: Friday, December 10th 6:00 - 9:00 PM
French Landscapes
Louise Sennesh
November 17, 2010 - December 07, 2010
Reception: Saturday, November 20th 5:30 - 8:30 PM




The Orchard Gallery Salon
· Elba A. Molina
· Irene Tsai
· Jeffery Cooper
· Karen Van Allen
· Leslie Kraff
· Mary Hawkins
· Patricia Bennett
· Raka Bose Saha
· Rie Tabata
· Songmi Park
· Starr Kopper
June 03, 2011 - June 23, 2011
Reception: Friday, June 10th 6:00 - 9:00

Karen Van Allen 2011-06-03
Jeffery Cooper 2011-06-03


Mary Hawkins 2011-06-03

Great Falls

Starr Kopper 2011-06-03
Leslie Kraff 2011-06-03
Elba A. Molina 2011-06-03
Songmi Park 2011-06-03
Raka Bose Saha 2011-06-03

The View From My Studio #3

Rie Tabata 2011-06-03

Curved Lines II

Irene Tsai 2011-06-03
Patricia Bennett 2011-06-03