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.

January – February 2011

Seeing is Believing by John Guernsey and Walking Through Greenbelt by Nicholas Condon will be on display from January 4th through February 28th. There will be a public reception for the exhibits on Sunday, January 9th, from 7pm to 9pm.

Seeing is Believing by John Guernsey

Seeing is Believing by John Guernsey

Seeing is Believing will be John Guernsey’s fourth show at the New Deal Cafe in the past eight years. He is primarily a printmaker, but also paints and does large, colorful, mixed media drawings. Born in 1945, he was drawn to both art and music as a teenager and has been doing both ever since. He plays and teaches jazz and blues piano for a living and is the house pianist at the New Deal Cafe, performing there every Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30pm to 8pm. His imagery is personal, surreal and dream like. He has studied etching at the Corcoran and received and ongoing scholarship from the Bethesda Women’s Club to study printmaking with Professor Joyce Jewell at Montgomery College.

Diagonal with Door by Nicholas Condon

Walking Through Greenbelt by Nicholas Condon

Greenbelt was, from its inception, an inherently pedestrian-oriented community, and the best way to experience it is still on foot. Since first moving to Greenbelt six years ago, Nicholas Condon has walked through the city, on errands and for pleasure, and has enjoyed observing its characteristic architecture and its integration with the natural and growing world. For the last year, he has turned his camera on these scenes, documenting their shapes and textures, light and shadows. This show is the culmination of that work.

Condon first learned photography from his father when he was a small child. His love affair with the art was rekindled by the digital revolution, and it now burns brighter than ever. This is the first time his work has been exhibited in public. In his day job, he is a research scientist, with a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, who specializes in lasers and optics.

For more photos, please see his website: