ZENITH GALLERY TO CLOSE SEVENTH STREET NW LOCATION IN MARCH 2009, BUT REMAIN ACTIVE IN THE ART BUSINESS

WASHINGTON, DC – December 23, 2008 – After 22 years at 413 Seventh Street NW, Zenith Gallery

will leave its current location at the end of February 2009 when its lease expires. In making the announcement, founder and proprietor Margery E, Goldberg said, “Mind you, we are not closing. We’re just changing the way we do business. We will continue to sell art and remain active in Washington’s cultural arena.”

As such, Zenith Gallery (Zenith Consulting Services) will manage and curate arts projects, provide high-quality services to its corporate and residential clients, and expand its consulting, commissioning and acquisition business. Goldberg says she will also arrange shows, programs and events in locations in and beyond Washington, DC while also organizing artist studio and gallery tours.

“My motivation for opening Zenith Gallery 30 years ago … to nurture talent and meld art with commerce and community … still inspires me. We’ve had a wonderful run, celebrated many milestones and become a mainstay in Washington’s art world. Most of all, we’ve been able to grow and sustain what some call a difficult business, thanks to the support of the Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association, our landlords and especially the many artists, patrons, staff, vendors, fans and businesses we’ve worked with for 30 years on Seventh Street, and at Zenith Square where we first opened our doors at Rhode Island Avenue and 14th Street NW.

“But, now it’s time for a change and a new phase that will enable us to focus on projects and priorities that we’ve wanted to pursue for years, but not had time, given the demands of operating a storefront gallery.

“We’ll also have more time to focus on the Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF), a non-profit I started eight years ago to express my activism and to initiate arts projects and partnerships that seem more appropriate for a non-profit entity, such as educational, community and underwriting ventures aimed at effecting positive change in the world rather than our bottom-line.”

True to tradition, Zenith will close its doors on Seventh Street with fanfare and the same types of shows and events in January and February that have made the gallery what it is today … a friendly oasis where people convene to discover, appreciate and purchase great art.

For Goldberg, Zenith’s future holds opportunities and promise as she begins to explore options and plan how she wants to present, provide and promote art in her next phase as a Washington impresario and activist. In the next few years, she’s also slated to move Zenith Gallery to a luxury hotel at Mt. Vernon Triangle, which is part of a multi-use project (The Arts at 5th & I, awarded by Mayor Fenty) that will include a residential complex, jazz club, restaurant and more.

Address: Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC 20004

Metro: Red/Yellow/Green to Verizon Center or Yellow/Blue to Navy Memorial

Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm, Saturday: 11am-7pm, Sunday: noon-5pm

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

Press: For more information and high-quality images, contact Judith Keyserling at

202-726-1627 or jkeyserling@verizon.net

 

Now in our 30th anniversary year, Zenith is recognized for breaking new ground with a dynamic mix of contemporary artworks that stimulate, engage and amaze. A member of the Art Dealers Association of Greater Washington, Zenith places art by established and emerging talent in public, residential and corporate collections.

 

Schedule of Exhibits & Events: January – February 2009

ZENITH FOR REAL – Extended

December 5, 2008 –January 11, 2009

Paintings & Sculpture

DREW ERNST ROBERT C. JACKSON DONNA MCCULLOUGH

Frank Holmes Shelley Laffal Jill Mackie Joey Manlapaz Davis Morton Reuben Neugass

Zachary Oxman Marie Ringwald Ellen Sinel Bradley Stevens Cassie Taggart Steven Weinberg

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INAUGURAL INSPIRATION

Commemorating a Momentous Occasion!

Painting and Giclee prints of President-Elect Obama,

plus other paintings, jewelry, sculpture and related artworks

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 14, 6-9pm

Exhibition: January 14 – February 7, 2009

 

Jerry Berta Cheryl Derricotte Drew Ernst Robert Freeman Siobhan Gavagan Aziza Gibson-Hunter Cassandra Gillens Julie & Ken Girardini Margery E. Goldberg Brenda Gordon Stephen Hansen

Philip Hazard Robert C. Jackson Joey Manlapaz Anne Marchand Michelle Marcello

Carol Newmyer Cynthia Sands Leo Twiggs & others

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THE FREEDOM PLACE COLLECTION

Works by preeminent African American artists

Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas, Robert Freeman & Richard Yarde,

presented by the Zenith Community Arts Foundation

The Art Gallery at University of New England, Portland Maine

January 16 – March 15, 2009

VINEYARD SOIRÈE

Paintings by Robert Freeman will be presented by Zenith Gallery at

the University of New England, concurrent with The Freedom Place Collection

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SALES FROM ZENITH’S VAST INVENTORY BEGIN IN FEBRUARY

Visit www.zenithgallery.com regularly to learn more

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VALENTINE’S DAY pARTy & SALE

Join friends of like mind and heART for Zenith’s long-standing holiday tradition and party

with champagne, sweet sensations and a chance to purchase art from Zenith’s fabulous vaults.

Tickets, only $35, benefit the Zenith Community Arts Foundation.

Saturday, February 14, 7-10pm

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GRAND FINALE ON SEVENTH STREET

A celebration of Zenith’s legacy and a chance to pick up art by

your favorite Zenith artists at incredible prices.

Saturday, February 28, 6-10pm

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For more information about these shows & events, visit www.zenithgallery.com regularly,

call 202-783-2963 or email art@zenithgallery.com.

 

Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC 20004

Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm; Saturday, 11am-7pm; Sunday, noon-5pm