Common Ground Gallery

Common Ground Gallery at VisArts

The Common Ground Gallery is reserved for artists and art groups from the local community. Shows feature work presented by the Rockville Arts League and Hidden Rockville as well as local school groups and other community organizations.


Monday - Tuesday Closed
Wednesday - Thursday 12 noon to 4:00 pm
Friday 12 noon to 8:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday 12 noon to 4:00 pm

Galleries are only open to the public when exhibitions are on view. Please check exhibition dates when planning your visit.

Gallery Shows

Painting With Thread: Embroidery Arts Exhibition from China

Gallery Show date:
Friday, May 9  to  Sunday, May 11, 2014
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 9 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public

Artist Demonstrations: Saturday and Sunday, May 10 and 11, 1 – 4 pm

As one of the oldest folk arts, Chinese embroidery has been acknowledged for its amazing beauty and brilliant craftsmanship. More than 40 embroidery artworks with traditional and modern designs of two regional styles, Hunan Embroidery and Suzhou Embroidery, will be exhibited with live demonstrations.

The highlight of the exhibition is “Double-Sided Embroidery”, embedded in a piece of glass where both the front and back side can show the same or two entirely different pictures. Viewers will see how embroidery artists apply more than 40 needleworks and more than 1000 different types of threads to create the elegant works, and how traditional Chinese paintings and modern western oil paintings are integrated into the design of contemporary Chinese embroidery works.

Co-sponsored by the Confuscius Institutes at George Mason University and the University  of Maryland 

Bobbi Shulman: Recent Paintings

Gallery Show date:
Friday, June 13  to  Thursday, July 3, 2014
Opening Reception:
Friday, June 20 - 7:00  to  9:00 PM
Gallery Show Cost:
FREE & Open to the Public
Bobbi Shulman: Recent Paintings

Bobbi Shulman, 2013, Mixed Media on panel

Bobbi Shulman’s abstract paintings are intuitive, spontaneous and emotional, frequently leaning toward whimsy and fantasy.

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