Artist Talk at The Hillyer Arts Space

Join us for our September CultureBlast: Artists in Conversation. Each of our current exhibiting artists will take part in mini artist talks about their work and creative process, in conversation with members from Hillyer's Artist Advisory Committee, featuring:

Scott Hutchison + Jarvis Dubois
Suzi Fox + Duncan Tebow
Christian Brahe + Judy Byron

Each conversation will last about ten minutes followed by a short audience q+a.

Doors: 6:30pm
Talks: 6:45
Reception: 7:30-8pm

Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar
Hillyer Art Space - 9 Hillyer Court Northwest, Washington, DC 20008 - View Map

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Paintings by Scott Hutchison - Hillyer Art Space

Recent Paintings by Scott Hutchison
at the Hillyer Art Space
Reception on Friday, September 2nd from 6-9pm
Location: 9 Hillyer Ct NW, 20008 Washington DC
Hillyer Art Space presents three new exhibitions opening on September’s 
First Friday, featuring Scott HutchisonSuzi Fox, and Christian Brahe.
Hutchison presents “Synchronicity” a series of paintings that start with the use of a combination of photography, digital collage, animation and projections to create multifaceted figures that appear to move and animate, each painting consisting of four or five different poses and time frames that create echoes of a figure that merge into another or become a haunting monstrous abstraction - appearing to be trapped between an important decision and a solitary disquieting moment. 
Fox's "Handmade" is a series of new sculptures that explore her reinterpretations of common manmade objects and techniques of building forms by hand. The resulting sculptures are infused with humor and playful explorations of materials but throughout the work Fox explores ideas about gender roles and self-reflection. 
Brahe's "Accumulations" is a series of large scale drawings that are based upon his immediate surroundings, the images exist as record of physical, psychological, and spatial navigations: amalgamations of thousands of individual moments of consciousness. The drawings map day-to-day, month-to-month, and often seasonal changes manifested within a given space: the natural fluctuations of light, the shuffling of objects, and the shifting of Brahe's own physical proximity and perspective.

Exhibition at the Strathmore Bethesda MD

Face to Face:
Portraits by Leslie Nolan & Scott Hutchison at the Strathmore

Sat, Feb 27–Sun, April 17
Invitational Gallery
Reception Feb 28 - 2pm


Face to Face couples two unique approaches to portraiture by artists Leslie Nolan and Scott Hutchison. Nolan’s paintings reveal universal feelings usually hidden behind carefully crafted masks. Hutchison’s works portray characters in two moments in time, experiencing more than one emotion, through overlaid images. Don’t miss this intriguing artistic balance of modern portraiture.

Painting above by Scott Hutchison - "Entwined"

Painting above by Leslie Nolan - Backward in Time36" x 48" acrylic on canvas

Art shows in 2015

Displaced by Scott Hutchison
Perspective: A Fresh Look at Contemporary Painting and Drawing 
October 2 - October 31 2015
Hillyer Art Space
"The exhibition takes a fresh look at contemporary painting and drawing from both local artists and those from across the country."
The Decision by Scott Hutchison
The 7th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition 
Oct 6 – Nov 1 2015
Herndon Arts Space
"Each year ArtSpace Herndon invites artists 18 years or older residing in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, and Delaware to enter the competition. This year preference is given to works adhering to the traditional definition of portraiture."
Before the After by Scott Hutchison
Art on Tap
November 6, 7:00–10:00 pm
The Art League Gallery
"Six local breweries paired their beers with a painting or print from an Art League instructor."
Shift by Scott Hutchison
Drawing: The Art of Seeing National Juried Show
July 7 – August 1, 2015
The Alantic Gallery, New York, NY
"An Open-Invitational Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing."

Influence and Inspiration

"Displaced" by Scott Hutchison ( You can see this piece and many more of my colleagues works )

Influence and Inspiration: Past and Present Art League Faculty Exhibit at the Athenaeum
August 7–September 21, 2014
Gallery Location: 201 Prince St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Exhibit Hours: Thursdays & Fridays, 12:00–4:00 pm;
Saturdays, 1:00–4:00 pm; Sundays, 12:00–4:00 pm;
Closed: Mondays through Wednesdays

Solo Show at Backrock Center for Arts

July 9 - August 1
"In sequence: paintings, drawings and animations by scott hutchison"

Shifting images of blinking eyes, moving lips and changing expressions flash across video screens as digital animations are displayed alongside sequential oil paintings and graphite drawings depicting the figure in motion. In his solo exhibition, Scott Hutchison
combines traditional painting and drawing techniques with digital technology to create animated portraits, displayed on small LCD panels, exploring identity and introspection in layered compositions of realistically rendered but separate moments in time.

Show info and description at :

Show mention/review in the washington post:

Scott Hutchison's solo show "In Sequence" at the Black Rock Center for the Arts

Scott Hutchison's solo show "In Sequence" at the Black Rock Center for the Arts

Scott Hutchison's solo show "In Sequence" at the Black Rock Center for the Arts

Scott Hutchison's solo show "In Sequence" at the Black Rock Center for the Arts

Scott Hutchison's solo show "In Sequence" at the Black Rock Center for the Arts


Ice Cream Fundraiser and Community Canvas

ice cream bowl fundraiser 2014

This year's Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser features 1,500 handmade bowls to choose from!

Who: You!
What: Handmade ice cream bowls
Where: King Street Art Festival, Market Square (corner of King and N. Fairfax Streets)
When: Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am-4:00 pm & Sunday, September 14, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Why: Because ice cream is delicious, the bowls are lovingly handmade by Art League artists, and proceeds support the League's ceramics department
How: $15 buys you a bowl and a scoop of ice cream from Artfully Chocolate

Who doesn’t love art and ice cream? The Art League’s popular Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser is back and the perfect way to support The Art League during the annual King Street Art Festival, September 13-14. 

Purchase one of 1,000+ hand-made bowls created by the talented and prolific artists of The Art League’s Ceramics Department and enjoy local artisan ice cream from Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria – all for only $15 per bowl! Proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s Ceramics department. Participants in the Ice Cream Bowl Fundraiser can enter a free drawing to win Ceramic Artwork and an Art League gift certificate.

Contribute to Our 60th Anniversary Community Canvas at the Art Festival

Scott Hutchison on September 13 and 14 from 12:00 - 3:00 will be taking part in the Community Canvas project.

Visitors to the King Street Art Festival are encouraged to contribute to The Art League’s Community Canvas – a growing installation of 600+ black and white large puzzle pieces.

Art League instructor Scott Hutchison conceived the idea for the installation, and the Community Canvas initially came together on the back wall of The Art League Gallery during the month of January. You can see my original artical about the puzzle piece here. The final Community Canvas will be unveiled at our Madison Annex during Artfête on December 5.  Official website for the King Street Fesitval:



The Call for Entry - Finding Gallery Shows.

This page is a list of websites that may help visual artists find calls for shows around the country. The purpose of this list is not to be all inclusive and list every local art center and gallery out there. Instead I envision this page as a list to help me* as well as an artist interested in gaining National and International exposure through a broader list of Call for Entry Sites, Slide Registries, Galleries, Museums, Universities and Art Centers.  There are a number of FREE call for entry lists out there. I can NOT recommend using a site that requires a fee due to the number of FREE sites out there at your disposal. I will do my best to let you know if the sites on the list below requires a membership fee.

Deadlines Lists:
CollegeArtAssociation (Limited Free version ) (Limited Free version) (For Filmmakers and Screenwriters)




* I have been an actively showing artist for roughly 20 years. I have had shows in most venues available to an artist including, commercial , non-traditional, museums, Art Centers and Universities. The only place I have not shown my work is in a local retail space (coffee or Frame shop) and Art Fairs.

Designs to wear and collect

"Itching Steel"
3" x 6"
Charcoal on Paper


If you like my artwork, perhaps you would be interested in owning a print, t-shirt or pack of postacrds? I have thousands of images that I have created over the years and I am rolling out a gift shop. Over the next few months I will be photographing my work and publishing more products. I begin here with a few t-shirt designs. Here.




Birds - Graphite Pencil Triptych

Birds - digital collage - drawing

Below is a combination of thoughts and images showing my journey forward on the triptych called "Birds" The image above illustrates what the final piece will look like when I am finished. It is a digital collage put together with about 10 layers of images and 4 photos in photoshop.  It is my sketch and helps guide me compositionally.

But lets start at the beginning: I began this drawing with the intention of completing one drawing on a sheet of 22" x 30" Fabriano paper. You can see the first layer of the drawing below.

Birds - Layer 2 - by Scott Hutchison

Initially the piece was to compositionally end here. One figure with a birds nest in her hair.  However something did not sit right with me. Though I quite like the pose and the mood of the composition, I wanted a greater conflict within the piece and to create a sense of wonder and mystery for the viewer. It is this wonderment, discovery and curiosity that keeps me creating, painting and drawing day in and day out. With these thoughts in mind I came up with the idea of adding more birds.

Many more birds. . .

Birds - Sketch - by Scott Hutchison

I like the movement so far and the variety of scale in the birds. I must be honest though that it is a little daunting thinking about drawing 100 birds. I will post more as the piece grows.

-Scott Hutchison


2014 JUNE UPDATE: You can get a sense of scale:

Birds - Sketch - by Scott Hutchison