Fine Art • Basic
and Archival Framing • Artful Gifts
Keswick Road • Baltimore, MD 21211 •
11:00am - 7:00pm
Saturdays 11:00am - 5:00pm,
& by appointment
Closed Sunday and Monday
Indian Girl (name of canoe) by Dana Simson,
Oil on Canvas, 2016, 28” x 36”
Fanciful Paintings and Ceramics by
May 7th - May 28th
Saturday, May 7th, 5-8pm
Illustrator, ceramicist, author and designer Dana Simson
has exhibited in over 400 galleries. She maintains a large
studio in an historic hotel located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore,
and she is greatly inspired by the Chesapeake Bay surrounding
the historic island home she renovated with her husband.
The area was once home to a large Native American
community. A family myth asserts that her Great-Grandfather
taught the Indians how to canoe…
The Nance Meets the Juggler
by Nelson Adlin, archival print, 9" x 13"
We were sad to receive the email from Nelson's son Josh
"...after 91 years, Nelson Adlin put down his palette."
Nelson had continued to create even throughout his treatments for cancer.
An obvious sense of humor permeated his work,
whether it be an illustration, painting, photograph, sculpture or a
piece of jewelry. Even his personalized hand-drawn cards were truly
to those who received them. Nelson was a well-loved source of inspiration
as an art professor at Community College of Baltimore,
and he, along with his wife, Lily, became historic building renovators
in the Fells Point/Butchers Hill/Canton areas.
A man who seemed to carry sunshine with him wherever he went, Nelson
and his characters will truly be missed.
Our hearts go out to his family and the rest of his loved ones.
imperfection by Emily Gaines Demsky, 2016, acrylic on paper,
38.5" x 50"
Grow into the Light
works on paper exploring our perception
March 5th - April 30th, 2016
Saturday, March 12th, 5pm-8pm
Fleckenstein Gallery is happy to announce this timely
solo exhibit by
Emily Gaines Demsky.
“The paperwhites in a pot on my dining room table
lean hard toward the window;
I can see them reaching for the light in the angle of their stems and
And don’t we all reach for the light? Flowers connect us to the
they elevate the everyday, they remind us to grow toward the forces
and sources that sustain and feed us.
My paintings are studies of the flowers before me, and they are a conversation
struggle, and the passing of time. I come back, again and again, to
the bright colors
and repetitive shapes and something slightly askew. I come back again
and again to the light.”
- Emily Gaines Demsky
Charcoal portrait of George Jakab by
his late wife, Edda Jakab
We hope your 2016 is off to a good start!
In 2013 we had one of our most beautiful exhibits, “Edda Jakab:
A Journey’s End”.
George and Susan Jakab, with a house full of Edda’s artwork, had
decided to gently price many paintings
from her storage unit in order to get them into good homes. The show
was extremely successful.
Sadly, George passed away last summer. His wife, Susan, and his daughters
to release more of Edda’s work to the public, along with some
small individual works by
Ruth Channing (framed etching), Howie Lee Weiss (charcoal drawing -
Jim Brewster (framed reduction print), Brent Crothers (two-piece metal
and wood sculpture),
James Von Minor (wood sculpture) and a simply beautiful Asian ceramic
The work will be on display:
Saturday, January 16th – February 27th
(there will not be a reception)
The exhibit will feature various sizes of paintings and framed drawings
that had not been shown before, as well as two folders’ worth
of works on paper.
Artwork still available from the “Journey’s End” show
will be further reduced.
Here are a couple of our favorites from her earlier representational
to her later, more abstract pieces:
Untitled watercolor by Edda Jakab, 1981, 18" x 24"
Lamoille II, by Edda Jakab, 2001, oil on canvas, 22" x
Art Cards by Mattye Hamilton
Art Holiday Show
November 28th - January 2nd
We have original artwork as a thoughtful present to
that person with bare walls, or to yourself!
Featured artwork is $500 and under (paintings, photographs, mixed media,
with many under $50 (mixed media, paper bead bracelets, pinch pots,
and art cards).
Participating artists include Rams Brisueño, Libby Formant,
Marisa LaGuardia, Cathy Leaycraft, Jack Livingston, Paula Reynolds,
Dan Shapiro, Pamela Wesolek, and we have more artwork
by Edda Jakab released to the public, as well as works
by other gallery artists.
We also have art books, photo frames, clocks/ornaments/necklaces by
and wall mirrors for a quick gift that doesn't bust the budget.
Pearl C. Goodman Estate
Red-Headed Angel by
JOAN ERBE, c.1975-1985
Oil on Panel and Ceramics on Frame, 18.25" x 22.5"
November 7th - November 21st Only
Untitled (Nude Angel) by JOAN ERBE, c.1975-1985, Oil
on Canvas, 14" x 34"
This exhibit features framed paintings by JOAN ERBE
from the 1960’s through the mid-1980’s,
as well as some ceramic sculptures, pins and a few sketches and drawings.
Pearl Goodman was an old friend of Joan’s – they had known
each other for decades.
Pearl's family brought this artwork to Baltimore to give us the chance
some of Joan's earlier work, and to help them find good homes,
where they will be much appreciated and enjoyed.
This exhibit lasts only two weeks.
Please stop by - it's guaranteed to make you smile!
Also, check out this wonderful interview
of Terrie Fleckenstein
by Cara Ober of BmoreArt,
discussing Terrie's 15 Year Anniversary of
Fleckenstein Gallery & Archival Framing.
Fifteen Year Anniversary Group Art Show
Stand I| Andrea Huppert
Encaustic | 30” x 20”| 2014
Friday September 18 from 5pm- 8pm
Fleckenstein Gallery | 3316 Keswick Road | Baltimore, MD | 21211
Fleckenstein Gallery is excited to announce the opening reception for
its Fifteen Year Anniversary Group Art Show
on Friday September 18 from 5pm to 8pm. The show will highlight some
of the gallery’s most celebrated artists
from throughout its years serving the Baltimore community and beyond.
The Fifteen Year Anniversary Group Art Show will feature work by Emily
Gaines Demsky, Deborah Donelson,
Mattye Hamilton, Andrea Huppert, Dan Keplinger, Jack Livingston, Nicole
Parker, Pamela Phillips,
Nancy Scheinman, Stuart Stein, Mary Swann, and Pamela Wesolek.
The show will run from September 18- October 31.
Gallery hours are 11- 7pm Tuesday through Friday, and 11-5pm Saturday.
The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.
For updates on the Fifteen Year Anniversary Show visit our Facebook
April 7, 1939 - August 27th, 2015
hearts are heavy upon learning of the passing of George Jakab, who,
along with his wife, Susan Abrams Jakab, had given us one of our most
at Fleckenstein Gallery, featuring the work of George’s late wife,
artist Edda Jakab.
Such a kind, intelligent, witty and gentle man, George knew how incredibly
lucky he was
to have found the love of his life not once, but twice.
We always enjoyed his visits to the gallery, with his cheerful disposition,
humor, stories of his travels and a never-ending wonderment of the stuff
We’re really going to miss him.
The Baltimore Sun
has published a wonderful piece about George.
Our thoughts, prayers and love go out to Susan, George’s daughters
Audrey and Chris,
and the rest of his loving family and friends.
Artist Talk with Sondra N.
August 1st, 5-8pm
We are pleased to announce an artist talk with Sondra
N. Arkin to discuss her process behind the show Permutations, now on
view at Fleckenstein Gallery. This event is free and open to
“Arkin is a painter and curator whose media include painting,
printmaking, sculpture and assemblage. Most of her recent work is in
hot wax, shellac, and ink with which she makes luminous surfaces, saturated
with color, punctuated with texture and depth, yet so smooth that they
are mistaken for glass or ceramic. Arkin’s fields of color are
deeply serene and her artistic vocabulary focuses on connections and
Permutations explores “a Mandelbrot fractal-like beauty,”
says Arkin. “To explain the permutations: each group of nine images
presents a virtually infinite potential of visual patterns. Each grid,
not just interchangeable but rotatable to all four orientations, can
be rearranged into a vast number of aesthetically viable patterns”.
RSVP on Facebook HERE
Sondra N Arkin | Permutations Towards
Infinity #308 | Wax, Shellac on Dibond | 32" x 32"
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Sondra N. Arkin
Above the Shallows, wax and shellac on dibond,
32” x 32”
June 4th – August 22nd,
Thursday, June 4th, 5-8pm
Sondra N. Arkin sees her Permutations
series as offering
"a Mandelbrot fractal-like beauty. To explain the permutations:
each group of nine images presents a virtually infinite
potential of visual patterns. Each grid, not just
interchangeable but rotatable to all four
orientations, can be rearranged into a vast number
of aesthetically viable patterns—with the absolute
permutations from any single grid being over
95 billion (N!*4N = 95,126,814,720).”
About Sondra N. Arkin
“Sondra N. Arkin is a painter and curator whose
media include painting, printmaking, sculpture and
assemblage. Most of her recent work is in hot
wax, shellac, and ink with which she makes
luminous surfaces, saturated with color, punctuated
with texture and depth, yet so smooth that
they are mistaken for glass or ceramic.
Arkin’s fields of color are deeply serene and her artistic
vocabulary focuses on connections and boundaries.”
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& Jane Philips
May 2 –
May 30, 2015
“Bark”, Brianna Pleasant,
Oil on Canvas, 30” x48”
Jane Philips, 18 x 24”oil paint, coffee,
charcoal, india ink, gesso, polyurethane on canvas, 2015
Artist Brianna Pleasant views her work as an extension
of her curiosity of the human figure, focusing
on the underlying meaning of a person’s state of mind
through their gestures. Brianna Leryn Pleasant was born and
raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her A.F.A in
Painting and Drawing at the Community College of
Baltimore County in 2012. Currently she is completing her
last year at Towson University, scheduled to graduate
(Spring ’15) as a Painting, Drawing and Printmaking B.F.A major.
Artist Jane Philips has married the historical
representation of the figure with ephemeral
abstraction. Jane uses her layered painting
techniques of drips, lacquers, and coffee
stains to create environments that merge
the mental space and the physical landscape.
Jane Philips was born and raised in The Heart of
Dixie (Alabama, U.S.A). She recently graduated from
the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2014 with a
BFA in painting.
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Stein & Erin Fostel
7th – April 25th, 2015
Our Honor (detail,
left) by Stuart Stein, 2015, oil on canvas
An Enchanting Oscillation (right) by Erin Fostel, 2014,
ink, white charcoal, and colored pencil
Stein and Erin Fostel
show their work in a joint exhibition
centered around the use of found images,
playfully collaged with paint and fluid
drawing, inviting an investigation
of your own childhood nostalgia
in relation to the objects of home and
American icons of war and baseball.
New Works by Dan Keplinger
February 7th –
February 28th, 2015
"Sky" by Dan Keplinger, 2014,
oil, 42" x 45"
We are pleased to showcase new work by Daniel
Keplinger (aka King Gimp)
where he shares his struggle with the routine
obstacles of living with Cerebral Palsy.
Utilizing the image of the eye, Keplinger
writes that the work
“addresses my perception of society as a person with a disability.
Objects such as my head-stick and my wheel chair are
referenced in my artwork as symbols of my everyday obstacles.
These pieces, however, are about much more than my disability. I morph
and combine these objects with images of my body to create my own vocabulary,
which pertains to different life circumstances.”
12kt White Gold,
22kt Yellow Gold,
Carved & Acrylic Photo Frames
(Photo Courtesy of Cathy Leaycraft)
Pinch Pots and Paper Bead Bracelets
by Dan Shapiro
of Dana Simson)
Standing & Pendulum Clocks,
Pendants, Ornaments & Cards
by Dana Simson (made in MD!)
& Magnetic Mini Mirrors
Paper Greeting Cards by:
ART BOOKS by Barry Nemett,
and Mary Swann
our Holiday Salon Exhibit
featuring artwork by:
Brisueño, Emily Gaines Demsky,
Katherine Dilworth, Pamela Kostmayer,
Paul Mintz, Julia Niederman, Mary Swann,
Molly Zimmer and many more.
Thank you for Shopping
Memorial for JOAN
Sunday, November 2nd
at Fleckenstein Gallery
1926 - 2014
It’s with great sadness that
we acknowledge the peaceful passing of
beloved Baltimore artist JOAN ERBE
on August 21st, just a few months shy of her 88th birthday.
A headstrong, feisty woman,
she created a whole universe of colorful characters drawn
from the side show performers, actors and other artists she encountered
during her childhood.
Their drama and spirit always remained with her throughout her
career, and even
manifested themselves upon occasion on her glasses and her shoes,
which she also painted.
I was so honored to host Joan’s last art exhibit “Characters
& Curiosities” here at
Fleckenstein Gallery, and to actually have her in attendance at
our biggest reception ever.
It was the last time most people got to see Joan in public, and
she was treated regally,
as was deserved. Everyone was just so excited to speak with her
in person one more time.
As this news has spread via social media, many people have written
about good memories
they had of Joan (and her late husband George), of Joan’s
work (one wonderful person rescued
an awesome piece of hers from a rummage sale), or of being inspired
by Joan and her art.
All agree she will be greatly missed, this unique individual who
such joy to the world with her art and exuberance.
Mark Barry sums it up wonderfully as he describes Joan as
"The best, it was in her fingertips and in her soul."
- Terrie Fleckenstein
August 22, 2014
(Detail of photo of Joan Erbe
by MK Dilli)
Those who wish to make a donation in
may send a check to:
Office of Advancement
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 West Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217-4134
“New Prints by
(formerly Pamela di Mauro)
"Tikka Masala", multiple plate
etching and chine collé
by Pamela Wesolek, 2014, 30" x 22"
September 13th – October 25th, 2014
in Places and other…”
New Paintings & Monotypes by
14th – August 30th
Gazers”, Oil on Canvas, 48”x42”
Winter Pond XII (with Decoys), 2012, Oil on
Canvas, 28" x 36"
New Paintings by
February 1st - March 15th, 2014
New Paintings by
Svadhisthana, Gouache on Paper, 15" x
take on the financial meltdown
14 - October 26
"Goldfinch" by Andrea
"Reeds Beach - Autumn"
by Kini Collins
ANDREA HUPPERT & KINI COLLINS
Huppert exhibits her "field-forest studies", colorful and
landscape paintings with bird images, nests, branches and other natural
Collins shows her new landforms inspired by
trips to New Jersey last year, following the bird migrations.
creates luscious textures in these paintings
with tissue paper, charcoal, ink and acrylic on wood.
ATELIER X 7
11 - June 29
Nancy Scheinman, Hanna Moran,
Maura Dwyer, Ricardo Contreras, Christina Barrera,
R. Garrett Ames-Ledbetter & Katherine Dilworth
X7 features the personal artwork of the professional artists and
designers who make up the crew at NS Studios, led by internationally
renowned artist Nancy Scheinman. NS Studios provides colorful and
innovative design for educational environments which nurture students,
and foster an atmosphere for creative learning experiences.
* A JOURNEY'S END *
2nd– April 27th, 2013
on Water", EDDA JAKAB, oil on canvas, 8" x 18"
to thank everyone who attended Edda's final
show, as well as those who gave her artwork a good home.
The success of this exhibit is a real testament to how
many people loved Edda and her work.
Some of Edda's larger paintings and smaller paper peices and prints
are still available, so feel free to come in and make us a reasonable
by and check out the new work that has come in!
"Sin (Illuminator)" JACK LIVINGSTON,
goauche on paper, 15" x 11"
new work from ANDREA HUPPERT,
JACK LIVINGSTON, MARY
SWANN & DANA SIMSON
would love to thank Baltimore Gay Life Magazine for listing
among their 25
Favorite Places to Shop!
anyone who missed our most recent shows,
"Land & Sea: 5 Artists' Views" and "Atelier x 8",
we still have some of the work on view here at the gallery.
Come in and choose something that makes you smile!
those who are familiar with Urbanite’s new E-zines,
you may have seen Terrie Fleckenstein featured in an article in the
Arts and Culture section addressing the art of archival framing.
If you have not yet seen the article, we hope you take a moment to check
Article featuring Terrie Fleckenstein
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