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 2012

Chrissy Wilkin’s paintings are now on display in the back room, Angela Ozbun’s jewelry is currently in the display case, and Denise Marie Brown’s photography will be in the front room beginning next Tuesday, January 10th. All three artists’ work will be on display until March 5th. A public reception will be held on Sunday, January 29th, from 7pm to 9pm. The New Deal Cafe art program is sponsored by Friends of the New deal Cafe Arts (FoNDCA).

Paintings by Chrissy Wilkins


Chrissy Wilkin’s art is the manifestation of people, places, memories and imagination on canvas. This local Greenbelt artist is using mixed media and a variety of painting techniques that are active and expressive. She creates intense and moving imagery about her experiences. Whether her experiences are based on her adventures, relationships or her own personal growth; she conveys it with both freedom and intensity. Her work has a voice, and while it does not shout, it does not allow itself to be ignored. – -Carroll County Times

Angela Ozbun


Art is the mixture of colors colliding into relevance. Each individual expresses themselves in a unique way enhancing personality and character. I enjoy studying the individual personalities and creating art that reveals just who the wearer truly is. I started my quest with cross stitching picturesque scenes. An important part of the pictures was the implementation of bead work. I began to see that the beads could, in an artistic fashion, lift the spirits of its wearer. A bright and sunny spirit can be advertised by bright and sunny colors strung together in a unique fashion. Similarly, a glamorous occasion can be punctuated by the presence of draping crystals. Over time, I have grown to love the joy experienced by the grateful owners of the art I have been blessed to create. I am honored that others would see and appreciate the love and passion placed in each creation.

Denise Marie Brown


Denise Marie is an oil-painter from Pennsylvannia. She grew up in Philadelphia. She began painting as a child, and in high school, received an award at a Bucks County Art Show for a graphics design in tissue paper. Denise went on to receive her BFA in Painting from Kutztown University. She has been painting for over 30 years. Her work in oils is representative/impressionistic in style, choosing florals, sunsets, sky-scapes, portraits, landscapes, waterscapes and a new series of Children at Play. Murals are a favorite as well. Most work begins with a Photograph.
The front room exhibit at New Deal Cafe this January and February will showcase the beauty of Annacostia through her photography.
Denise Marie Brown is president of HCAA, a Hyattsville Community Art group showing in Prince George’s County. She is a member of MFA (Maryland Federation of Art), showing in Annapolis and Baltimore. Denise Marie is also a member of the Chestertown Art League. Her photographs and paintings are on exhibit at the Chestertown Art League on the Eastern Shore. She has also shown in Pennsylvania at Kutztown University. She has participated in over 50 art exhibits, festivals and craft shows. Denise has curated one Art show in Hyattsville for a 40th Anniversary celebration. She is now curating the art events at Prince George’s Plaza Community Center as of January 9, 2010.