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Programs

Gallery Exhibitions

Sitar Arts Center’s Cafritz Gallery celebrates not only the artwork of our students, faculty, and staff, but our community as well. The Gallery Series aims to educate the Sitar Arts Center community about the visual arts from both the artist and viewer’s perspective, while giving young emerging artists the opportunity to exhibit professionally.  

Operating for more than 15 years, the Cafritz Gallery is an intimate space that exhibits a variety of mediums and styles of 2D and 3D work. With six showcases a year, we offer young artists opportunities to feature and sell their work through solo and group exhibitions. Additionally, young artists can learn from more seasoned artists through juried exhibitions, faculty showcases, and artists talks. 

Each year the Cafritz Gallery hosts a juried exhibition that is open to the public. This juried exhibition presents artists with a new theme and a new group of jurors to review the work. Jurors are practicing visual artists and arts professionals working in various organizations and positions within the DC community.  

For questions about how to exhibit or interest in being a juror, please contact Gisselle Cardona at gisselle@sitarartscenter.org or by phone at (202) 797-2145, ext. 120


Current Exhibition

We’re pleased to welcome to our Cafritz Gallery ”Chain Reaction,” a captivating 100-piece art exhibit by the 14-member International Online Art Collective (IOAC). Two years in the making, “Chain Reaction” is the collective’s most ambitious project yet. Starting with just one piece, a chain of artwork inspired by each other culminated in 100 pieces assembled into one multi-media installation. The exhibit will be on display May 24 – June 22, 2024. 
 
Founded in the spring of 2020, IOAC artists reside in eight different countries. Operating entirely online until recently, as their name implies, the International Online Art Collective is now embarking on a series of live exhibitions around the world, with Sitar Arts Center hosting their second in-person show.  
 
On Friday, May 24, 2024, we’re hosting a free community art event, followed by an opening reception. Both events are open to the public. 

“Chain Reaction” and Sitar Arts Center’s 2024-2025 Gallery Series is supported by the Corcoran Women’s Committee.

7:00 p.m. 
Meet and chat with the artists who will be in town for the exhibition’s opening and enjoy an in-depth look at all 14 artists, their processes, and inspiration.

The Cafritz Gallery is open Monday through Friday, from noon – 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. – noon.   


Previous Exhibition 

We proudly presented our 14th Annual Patricia Sitar Juried Exhibition. On display in our Cafritz Gallery from February 26 to April 24, 2024, the exhibition featured over 30 curated works from local, national, and international artists, including entries from California, Florida, Illinois, Portugal, and Switzerland. This exhibition’s theme, “Life in Color,” invited artists to explore emotion, play with dimensions and reimagine daily life with color.  

Winners of the 14th Annual Patricia Sitar Juried Exhibition

Ages 22 and older 

1st Place: 
Ting Wang

2nd Place: 
Jeffrey Felten-Green

Young Adult 

1st Place: 
Kai Dixon

2nd Place: 
Sophia St. John

People’s Choice Award:  
Jeffrey Felten-Green  

Ting Wang 1st Place Adult Winner “Blue Serenity”
Jeffrey Felten-Green 2nd Place Adult and People’s Choice Winner “Windy Day”
Kai Dixon 1st Place Young Adult Winner “Bus Stop”
Sophia St. John 2nd Place Young Adult Winner “My Lens”