New Image is a group of artists from Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC who come together to share their art and ideas. Members are active studio artists who work primarily with cloth, paper and alternative materials.
New Image celebrates the diversity of expression of its member’s individual styles. The artists generally work independently, but enjoy the benefits of shared ideas and discovery. Membership, which is by invitation, currently stands at 13. Active participation and personal contact are highly valued aspects of New Image membership. Members come together at monthly meetings for mutual creative support, critique and to discuss such topics as design, other media and artists, art events and the business of art.
From time to time, New Image develops collaborative projects intended to reveal new ways of thinking and thematic interpretation. Production of a cohesive body of work within the varied parameters of such a group project often forms the basis of New Image exhibitions.
Established in 1980, New Image first exhibited at the Art Barn in Washington, DC. Individual members exhibit artwork around the region, nationally and internationally on six continents, with frequent representation of member work in the State Department’s Art in Embassies program. Member artworks are included in permanent museum, corporate and private collections around the world, such as the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fuller Craft Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, the International Monetary Fund, Kaiser Permanente and the Disney Corporation. The collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska includes the Hive Project by New Image.
The breadth of member skills and experience encompasses:
–creating and exhibiting unique artworks for juried, invitational and solo shows
–teaching and lecturing at various universities, institutions and museums
–research and writing for a variety of publications
–curating, judging and jurying exhibitions
–leadership roles and board memberships of major art and cultural organizations
–community outreach, philanthropy, and fund-raising