Zenith Gallery est 1978
Press Release                                         



The Alternative Gallery Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Curated by Zenith Gallery, Celebrating its 30th Anniversary Year



Black Matter

January 16 – March 16, 2008


Meet the Artists: Thursday, January 31, 5:30-8:30pm





               Facing My Ancestors                                Fofu Pounders                                  Mama Ain’t Raise No Fool

                   Serinity Knight                          Cynthia Sands                                        Aziza Gibson-Hunter




Akili Ron Anderson     Ann Bouie     James Brown     Terry deBardelaben     

Cheryl Derricotte     Julee Dickerson-Thompson     Thomas Gomillion     Francine Haskins     

Gloria Kirk     Serinity Knight     Harlee Little     Juliette Madison     Chris Malone     

Chris Randolph     Cynthia Sands


Washington, DC – Vibrant three-dimensional mixed media and sculpture by Washington area artists

from the Black Artists of DC (BADC) collective will add color and interest to the gallery space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue during Black History Month, as well as before and beyond. 

The show will highlight works that are individually unique, but similar in their African/Negro sensibility and spirit, inspired by the artists and professors at Howard University who have produced artists with a distinctly pro-Black perspective for over eight decades. 

The Black Matter show has been curated by Zenith Gallery owner Margery E. Goldberg, who curates four shows annually at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, and Washington artist Julee Dickerson-Thompson.  Their ties date back to the late 1970’s when the two worked and lived at Zenith Square artists’ haven, the precursor to Zenith Gallery inspired by Goldberg’s vision of supporting a community of artists. That vision  continues in 2008 as they support and promote Black Artists of DC.

Black Artists of DC (BADC) is a community of artists and those who love art, formed in 1999 to promote, develop and validate the cultural and artistic expressions of artists of African ancestry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.  With a membership of more than 200, the group coordinates workshops, artist talks, peer studio visits and other art enrichment activities, with an emphasis on educating the public and one another.

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (corner of 12th & Penn)


Hours:            Weekdays, 8am -7pm / Saturdays & Sundays, appointment only, call 202-783-2963


Information:  Text Box:  
202-783-2963    art@zenithgallery.com     www.zenithgallery.co


Press Contact:         Judith Keyserling, 202-726-1627, jkeyserling@verizon.net


Now in its 30th Year, Zenith is recognized nationally for breaking new ground with an ever-changing, eclectic mix of high-quality contemporary artworks that interest, stimulate and amuse.  A member of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington, Zenith places art by established and emerging talent in public, residential and corporate collections.