What’s Going On: Shaw 9/24-10/2

We’re thrilled to present our latest project which celebrates the history and current culture of DC’s Shaw Neighborhood. Between the dates of Sept 24 – Oct 2, 2016 we’ll be hosting a series of art activations, public programs, walking tours and workshops. Check out the full list of events here>>

And join us at our opening reception at A&D bar on the 24th to get your program/guide and meet the artists. Invite here>>


Poster Design by PPW artist, Anthony Dihle / Victory Dance Creative

Call for community driven programs in Shaw:

Pleasant Plains Workshop seeks fun, creative and community-focused projects and programming to coincide with “What’s Going On: Voices of Shaw”, a public art project that examines and celebrates the micro-cultures of Shaw through the voices and diverse lens of the community.

The selected projects set within the public or shared spaces, should be community focused, site-specific and each will have an engagement element. Additionally, the activities should have a commonality of inclusion, sharing and social interaction.

Examples of programming include but are not limited to: walking tours (traditional or alternative), cooking classes/food events, performances (dance, theater, etc), panel discussions, fashion shows, dance parties, community meetings, cultural celebrations/shocases, and film screenings.

Selected programs will be awarded up to $250 / each.

Click here for more info and our quick online submission form

Walk, don’t run to our print launch on 3/11

Join us for the launch of a collaborative limited edition print between PPW artist Kristina Bilonick, and guest artist, Adam Griffiths!

Kristina and Adam will present a varied edition, and Adam will have his magical box of wonders (drawings, prints, and other bijoux) on hand.

Our neighbors, Centerfold Artist Studio will be having an opening reception in tandem, so it’s a great night to come out to Edgewood St. Studios!

Facebook invite>>

Upcoming Exhibition: Chris Haughery, ‘Making Gains’ opens 1/29

Join us on January 29th for the opening of our next exhibition, Making Gains, a solo exhibition by resident printmaker, Chris Haughery:


Opening Reception: Friday, January 29th, 7-9pm (facebook invite>>). Exhibitions at Curator’s Office & Isham/Willis Studios will also be open during our event!
Location: 703 Edgewood St NE #2 (Edgewood St Studios, above Mess Hall, across from Dew Drop Inn)
Getting here:  Short walk from Rhode Island Ave or Brookland Metro, H8 Bus, hop off the Metropolitan bike trail at 8th St, or plenty of street parking along Edgewood St. NE

Making Gains is an exploration of gradient and process that pushes the traditional boundaries of screen printing. It is part of an ongoing examination of techniques that Haughery has been developing in the studio that both harnesses unexpected outcomes and creates specific directions for blended colors and forms. Come see this latest series of prints, and as a bonus, view Chris’ process and outtakes from the exhibition in his workspace, also housed at Pleasant Plains Workshop!

Chris Haughery is a resident artist at Pleasant Plains Workshop whose screen printed work examines themes of process and memory. His work has been exhibited in the Philadelphia area at lowercase gallery, Indoor Rooftop Studios, Parlor Gallery, and more recently in Washington D.C. at Hole in the Sky.

Exhibition runs through February and is open on evenings and weekends by appointment (contact us).

Open House: Sunday, Oct 4th 1-5pm

Join us for an Open House at out new Edgewood Street Studios location on Sunday Oct 4th!

See artist’s work spaces, view special exhibitions, and watch art videos and demos throughout the afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Free & open to the public!

Participating Artists include:
Annette Isham, Ian Jehle, Nara Park, Zac Willis
& PPW Resident Artists: Kristina Bilonick, Anthony Dihle, Chris Haughery, Beth Hansen, and Ann-Marie VanTassell

Facebook invite>>

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Edgewood Street Studios
703 Edgewood St NE #2
Washington, DC 20017

New location starting in Sept!

Dear Friends,
After 5 amazing years at our Georgia Avenue location, we will be consolidating our gallery and studio spaces at our workshop space in Brookland (703 Edgewood St NE #2). The Brookland space is where we’ve been working on our own artwork and teaching printmaking classes for a couple of years. We’ve decided to bring the gallery/shop over in an effort to focus on art making and streamline our business  model. We’re pleased be joining the arts landscape that already exists here which includes Dance PlaceThe Monroe Arts Walk, and the Artspace Lofts. We’re also located above the new food incubator Mess Hall, around the corner from the new Dew Drop Inn, and conveniently situated between Brookland and Rhode Island Ave Metro Stations.

After Labor Day, we’ll have Saturday hours at our Brookland Space, with a focus on exhibiting and selling prints. We’ll also be continuing to teach screen printing and other classes by appointment, and offering additional artistic services (stay tuned!).

We cherish the time we’ve spent as a part of the Georgia Avenue Community, and the relationships we formed there are everlasting. We will continue to work with Georgia Avenue businesses on our annual temporary arts project, the Georgia Avenue Window Walk, and will host pop-up events (caroling!) along the corridor. Our roots on Georgia Avenue are deep, and the Pleasant Plains name follows us to Brookland…

Be on the lookout for another update in early Fall as we set up our new hours, classes, and exhibition schedule. We look forward to seeing you at our new space soon!

-Kristina Bilonick and PPW Resident Artists (present & past)