Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

New Eastern Market Booth Shots! October 2011

From now until Christmas, you can find me every Saturday and Sunday at Eastern Market on 7th Street, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC (weather permitting, of course). Feel Free to contact me for directions or more information. Thanks!

Lots of New Pieces for October 2011



        3 Circle Pieces - SOLD


Monday, August 29, 2011

Come See Me Here - September 10 & 11 at this Fantastic Outdoor Art & Food Event in Penn Quarter - Rain or Shine!

Arts Haven

Release Date: Wednesday, August 17th 2011

The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT sponsored by Wines of Argentinareturns for the first time as a complete weekend affair on Saturday, September 10 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Sunday, September 11 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. It’s free, fun, and filled with vibrant visual and performing arts offerings, and food galore …

Centered at 8th and F Streets in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum(SAAM) and the National Portrait Gallery, this year’s arts festival will once again span four blocks and feature a juried fine Art Market with more than 100 artists selling their wares. Live entertainment will cover two stages, and the popular Cultural Corridors,supported by The Pink Line Project with hands-on activities offered by DC museums, galleries and theaters and the O Organics' Cooking As Art Pavilion, where acclaimed DC chefs demonstrate their culinary and artistic talents, will delight the masses.

Because this year marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, several commemorative activities also are planned, including an interactive Arts as Healing workshop sponsored by the 9/11 Arts Project and CREATE Arts Center.

Not to be missed: the Restaurant Sampling Courts, replete with signature dishes from Cuba Libre (801 9th Street), Rosa Mexicano (575 7th Street), Luke’s Lobster (624 E Street), Matchbox (713 H Street), Oya Restaurant & Lounge (777 9th Street), Zaytinya (701 9th Street), and other top eateries. Food trucks join the fun on Sunday.

For the second consecutive year, the Shakespeare Theatre Company will invite area theaters and performance troupes to Sidney Harman Hall(610 F Street) to showcase their programs on Saturday. Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (641 D Street), Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street), and others will be present.

As you can see, there’s something for everyone, but it doesn’t end here. Other attractions include the pARTicipate areas, sponsored by The Washington Examiner, where the public comes together to create murals and other pieces; the Neighborhood Showcase, highlighting diverse fall programming at Penn Quarter and Downtown cultural venues; Alternative Arts, with surprise offerings and unconventional presentations; and theSafeway Wine Gallery, with tastings and seminars, located in the new Riot Act Comedy Theater (801 E Street).

The DowntownDC BID and the Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood Association produce this annual event, which kicks off the fall arts season. Both WAMU 88.5 and MIX 107.3 WRQX are proud media partners. For an event program, grab a copy of The Washington Examiner on September 7 and September 8, or get one on site at the festival. For more information, visit

Monday, July 25, 2011

Cherie Lester Mixed Media -- July 2011

Lewes, Delaware last summer.
If you're in the area of Lewes/Rehoboth this summer, feel free to
make an appointment & stop by my temporary studio to check out some new work.

Texas Instruments Board Room - In Progress

Texas Instruments Board Room - In progress

Grouping of Various Mixed Pieces



two works on paper, nfs

Thought I'd take a break from my summer commission work to post some photos that have been lingering in my iPhone. Two pix show a project I recently finished at the offices of Texas Instruments in the beautiful Willard Hotel office building in downtown DC. We recently had them framed (I found a great & reasonable framer downtown for residential/commercial projects if you're interested) and they'll be delivered and hung any day.

The other pix show a few recent pieces not yet posted on my blog. Some I still have, others are gone - but many more are on the way. For the rest of the summer, I'll be splitting my time between my studio here in ultra-steamy DC and a temporary studio spot in Lewes, Delaware. I doubt I'll be at Eastern Market much, so feel free to contact me to see new works if you're in DC or near Rehoboth/Lewes Beach. I have many new pieces underway in preparation for my next art show - Arts on Foot - which takes place mid-September in Penn Quarter. Always a great show and I'll post more info about it as it nears. Inquiries are welcome:

Thanks much & have a great summer! Cherie

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Outdoor Art Show in Lewes, Delaware

Come see me in July at my favorite show of the year! I'll have lots of new work available at this beautiful show in downtown Lewes, Delaware. It's just 15 minutes from Rehoboth Beach and 2.5hrs from Washington, DC. Feel free to contact me for more information and hope to see you there!

Hosted in charming, coastal Lewes, Delaware (“The First Town in the First State”) St. Peter's Art Show has been a summertime highlight at the Delaware beaches since 1966. The show occurs on the first Saturday of July each year, drawing 140 fine artists and fine craftspeople from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Wonderful paintings and photographs, exquisite jewelry, masterful carvings, beautiful ceramics and mixed media creations and much more can be found the in the exhibitors’ booths that surround St. Peter’s Square. The artists and craftspeople also donate works to the show’s raffle and silent auction in order to raise even more funds for deserving charities!

All this set in Lewes’s quaint downtown, with an array of specialty shops and restaurants to boot! The event is free and open to the public, so come rain, come shine, come one, come all: It’s a must-attend event for the Cape region!

Show Date: Saturday, July 2, 2011

(rain or shine)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free

Address: 2nd & Market Street, Lewes, DE 19958 Phone: (302) 645-8479

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I'll be at Eastern Market this weekend 6/25 & 6/26

Come see me this weekend, Saturday 6/25 and Sunday 6/26 at Eastern Market on 7th Street. I have a great space - right on 7th Street, between North Carolina Ave, SE & C Street, SE on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. I'll be set-up from 9:30am until 4:30pm. The weather looks good and I have lot of new work so come on out. See you there!