Art on the Walls

The New Deal Cafe provides a venue for local artists to exhibit and sell their work. We have a showroom and glass display cases, and every other month new artwork is featured. Join us at a reception to meet the creative talent behind the next exhibit.

If you're an artist, we'd love to talk to you about having a show at the cafe.

The cafe's art exhibits are mounted by the New Deal Cafe Art Committee and sponsored by the Friends of New Deal Cafe Arts with support from Prince George's County. Your tax-deductible donation to FONDCA supports art at the cafe.

September - October 2016

Call for Artists

On behalf of Barbara Simon's family and friends, FONDCA is sponsoring an art show to honor the memory of Barbara and those whose lives she touched. Deadline: August 20. Show will be up from August 30th to October 30th. More information and application directions.

July - August 2016

A public reception for this exhibit will be held on Sunday, July 24th, from 3pm to 5pm.

Psychesdolls by Cynthia Swan

Doll by Cynthia Swan

Born out of Jungian Sandplay, a metaphorical view of life, and a belief in Mundis Imaginalis, Psychesdolls delight the eye and tickle the funny bone. Created with found stuff, purchased papers, and riff raff the likes of which are found only in a Magpie nest, the assemblage dolls share a charisma that captures the eye of the onlooker.

Cynthia Swan began creating PSYCHESDOLLS images in fill her Sandtray, which was available to clients in her private practice. After her move to Greenbelt, she offered the concept of building community through creativity to MakerSpace. Now a small group of woman meet periodically to make dolls.

Cynthia spends a lot of time at Community Hospice where she serves as a Bereavement Coordinator and often makes Psychesdolls on commission.

You can contact Cynthia at

Doll by Cynthia Swan

For the Inspired and the Aberrant by Perry Douros

Art by Perry Dourus Neon Eve Abstraction B&W2 by Perry Dourus

Perry Douros is a writer and an artist who lived for decades in Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Greenbelt, MD. He has written nine novels including the published "A Beautiful, Winged Madness" about the obstacles and triumphs of artists, love, death, and transcendence. For decades he was a painter but in recent years has created hundreds of digital artworks. He generally begins with either a concept, like a human condition, or an intriguing image and then does vast digital experimentation until a new, unique image emerges that often transcends the original intent and may become the source of a series. A collection of these images is presented in his art show "For the Inspired and the Aberrant".

Contact Perry at and visit his website at