We work with visual, literary and performing artists who are seeking opportunities to exhibit, create, perform, and sell the work, or who are looking for the space to do so (studio space, performance space, etc). Have an idea? Email us to discuss or fill out a proposal form.
Sandy Spring Museum is home to eleven resident artists who work on site and meet with visitors, patrons, and clients throughout the week. Stop by to see the artists in their studios, where they often create new work inspired by the museum’s collection and the history of the surrounding area.
The museum hosts a Resident Artists Open House on the first Saturday of every month. Visiting during an open house is a great opportunity to see many of the artists at work in their studios, learn about their craft, and purchase something beautiful before you go home!
Click here if you are interested in renting an artist studio.
Susana M. Garten, a vitreous enamels, metals, and mixed media artist, lives and works in the greater Olney area and maintains a studio at Sandy Spring Museum. Exhibiting for over 30 years, she has been a member of the Enamelists Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, a Resident Artist at Rockville Arts Place, a participant in fine arts and craft fairs, and an instructor at Glen Echo Park. She exhibits her work locally and all across the United States and in Canada.
Studio Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-3pm | Some Fridays and Saturdays
Click here to contact Susana
Quiltmaker, artist, and teacher Lauren Kingsland moved her studio to Sandy Spring Museum in the summer of 2012. Visitors to her studio can see first-hand how quilts are made today, integrating an old tradition with new techniques and styling. Group visits and private consultations are available by appointment.
Studio Hours: Tuesday, 10am-4pm | Wednesdays, 12-6pm | Saturdays, 10am-4pm | by appointment
Click here to contact Lauren.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1994 and a Master of Fine Arts from the State University of New York, Silversmith Eun Ju Lee began exhibiting her art all across the country before setting up her studio at Sandy Spring Museum in 2013.
Studio Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11am-2pm
Click here to contact Eun Ju or call 240-463-5241.
Alan Denniston is the lead designer and general contractor of the design/build company Artisan Residential Design. With a degree in wooden boat building from the Landing School in Maine and a degree in architecture from the University of Maryland, Alan’s love of the craft of creating beautiful, functional spaces and places for people is his true calling. Alan is in his Sandy Spring Museum Design Studio throughout the week and is also available by appointment to create plans for adding more beauty to your home.
Studio Hours:By appointment only
Click here to contact Alan or call 301-801-8311.
Sandy Spring Clay Works (Pottery)
General Studio Hours for the Pottery Barn are Monday-Friday, 12-4pm
Karen Blynn has been a practicing potter for a long time – while in school, while raising a family, and now after retiring from NASA. Karen resides in Silver Spring, MD after living and playing in various cities and pottery studios across the country.
Jean Fletcher was an economics professor at Gettysburg College from 1983-2014 and is now a professor emerita. One summer, on a whim, she took a ceramics class and found her true passion. Jean’s work emphasizes the synthesis of modern shapes and natural or traditional designs.
Robin Ziek began working with clay in college, as an apprentice with a Danish potter. After a long career in history and architecture, she is very glad to come back to clay. Her work involves a combination of wheel and hand-built techniques
Catch A Dream Studio is Loretta T. Kaneshige‘s metalsmithing and jewelry studio. Loretta is a fine jewelry artist and teacher who sometimes invites other metalsmith or visual artists to teach alongside her in this warm and welcoming professional studio. Loretta has been making and selling jewelry for 20 years and teaching for 15 years. She sells her work online, at fine craft shows, and through galleries.
Belinda Lee Russell embraces her new historical barn studio like a mother finding her long, lost child. She pairs her twin passions, visual art and writing, to create illustrated storybooks about life, both real and imagined, to leave as her legacy to her children. Tales of adventurous travel, hidden insights, magical moments and lessons learned await anyone who happens to drop by the Barn Studios at Sandy Spring Museum. Belinda was born and raised in Australia, and is of Anglo-Celt and Singaporean heritage. Prior to moving to the United States, she lived in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Patricia Kessler has been an adjunct professor at Montgomery College at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus since 1999. She has a BFA in painting and printmaking and is particularly interested in experimenting with the use of natural dyes.