Join us as we celebrate the works of eleven local artists with eleven incredible viewpoints in our Fall/Winter Juried Exhibition.

The show runs through February 3rd, 2023.  The Hendel Gallery is open to visitors Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Through January 24th, we are accepting submissions for our February/March exhibition, Head to the Sky: Black Legacies and Futures. Learn more and submit artwork HERE.

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John Allen
RD16: 04.30.22
Nina Bronk Kellner
Susan Farrer
Autumn Joy
Tamah Graber
Dreaming Kandinsky
Louis Middleton
Norah Neale
Fungi in Pink
Zemaye Okediji
Etai Rogers-Fett
The Weavers
Fanni Somogyi
Charles Steiner
The Color of Glue
Joanna Turner


Our Juror​s

Jeffry Cudlin

Washington, D.C.-based artist, critic, and curator Jeffry Cudlin serves as Professor of Curatorial Practice at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. Since 2011, he has worked with students developing hands-on, real-world projects in MICA’s first-in-the-nation MFA in Curatorial Practice program founded by visionary curator George Ciscle. Cudlin previously served as Director of Exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for The Contemporary, Baltimore’s nomadic art museum without walls. He has also worked as a performance artist, independent curator, painter, alternative comics artist, musician, and freelance writer. His exhibition reviews have appeared in the Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, and the Washington City Paper—where Cudlin served as a museum critic for thirteen years, and won two First Place Altweekly Awards for Arts Criticism in papers with circulation greater than 50,000. Cudlin received his MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.

Cassandra McKee

Cassandra McKee is a Senior Program Officer of the Economic Justice Program at Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. During her eight years at Wellspring, she has curated a grantmaking portfolio to advance a strategy to increase family’s economic security through federal and state-based policy change, such as the historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit. She received her BA in Women’s Studies from Drew University where she studied the intersection of gender and economics. A lifelong learner, she is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration at the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Cassandra lives and works in Washington, DC where she is a board member of CREATE Arts Center and co-chair of the DC Modern Quilt Guild’s Social Justice Committee. In 2021, the DCMQG launched Wrapped in Love for Justice, a project to make quilts for social justice leaders and organizers.

The Tamar Hendel Gallery at CREATE Arts Center is open to visitors every Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm when exhibitions are running. If you have questions, please contact us at create@createartscenter.org or 301-588-2787.

CREATE Art Center has operated in the Silver Spring community for over thirty-five years as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to spark creativity, foster learning, empower individuals, and facilitate community connections through the visual arts. Named after CREATE’s founder, the Tamar Hendel Gallery opened in 2019. It showcases local artists who work in a variety of media.