Join us Saturday, January 6, for a celebration of the arts!

Annual NEW YEAR GALA at McCall Studio Gallery

Celebrate New Year’s 2024 together in Manassas! Reserve your tickets now for McCall Studio Gallery’s SAT. JAN 6th, 2024 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM NEW YEAR Red Carpet Gala!

NEW YEAR ART SHOW opening, plus poetry readings by local poet, Katherine Gotthardt & LIVE Music by local musician B.Slaymaker! Win free books!

Plus, event guest speaker artist!

A portion of the event proceeds will help a local nonprofit HireGround & the arts.

Walk the red carpet while wearing your favorite New Year fashion for a chance to win a gallery PRIZE! Complimentary food, champagne, with other diverse fine arts exhibits, and NEW YEAR TOAST CHEER!

RSVP/Book your tickets, $55/person. Space is limited! Send RSVP with your check payments to: McCall Studio Gallery at 9409 Battle St., Manasssas, VA 20110 or BOOK your tickets now conveniently on Eventbrite! Eventbrite fee applies.

McCall of DMVISUAL LLC, founder/director, is an artist of over 43 years, who’s creative Studio with new art Gallery business spans over 35 years March 2023. The museum-quality Gallery offers educational art tours, and community rooms for artists to showcase their diverse art. McCall Studio has aided various organizations, individuals and communities across the nation through its multimedia image identities, art, design, and creativity. McCall has taught higher education Visual Communications in our DC Area. McCall Studio Gallery business has been featured in Discover Prince William Newspaper, Prince William Living Magazine and Online, & InsideNOVA Newspaper and Online, as well as other national publications, and has won a Seefeldt Arts Excellence Award.

Contact McCall Brand Studio at www.dmvisualstudio.com, and community outreach division at McCall Gallery: www.dmvisualgallery.com

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Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, hails from the Northern Virginia/D.C. metro area. She considers herself a writer by nature and by trade, having begun writing for fun as soon as her mother helped teach her to read. An active part of the literary community, Katherine is current co-president and a founding member of Write by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. Katherine has been a Prince William County Poet Laureate nominee and was the winner of Inside Nova’s 2019 and 2020 Best of Prince William award in the category of author. Her poetry and prose book Get Happy, Dammit: Staying Inspired and Motivated in an Often-Unhappy World received a Silver Award from the Nonfiction Authors Association. Katherine's children’s book, A Crane Named Steve, hit number one in its category on Amazon in 2019. Katherine then took first place in the free verse category of Loudoun County Library Foundation’s 2020 Rhyme On poetry contest for her piece "Discussion Topic." The Prince William Arts Council and Poet Laureate Circle awarded her the 2020 Outstanding Poetry Project Award for her leadership in Write by the Rails' Poems Around Town poetry installation. In 2021 Katherine earned second place for "Aftermath" in a Poetry Society of Virginia national contest and the regional Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence in the category of Individual Artist. She won first place in the Virginia Writers Club statewide Golden Nib contest in the poetry category for her poem "Kayak." Katherine was recognized as a PW Perspective 2021 DMV Best Business award winner in the category of author. In April 2023, Katherine’s poem “Now Entering Manassas” was the winner of Manassas, Virginia's adult “time capsule” poetry contest. Katherine read her poem at the 150th anniversary celebration, the translated version by Jorge de Villasante was read in Spanish by Bianca Menendez, her poem was published in Neighbors of Historic Manassas magazine, and it was included in the city’s time capsule. While Katherine is well-known for her poetry, she also has established a solid reputation for writing articles, columns and short fiction. She is published in dozens of journals and anthologies and has authored 12 books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac, Late April, A Crane Named Steve, Get Happy, Dammit, D.C. Ekphrastic: Crisis of Faith, Thirty Years of Cardinals Calling, Get Happier, Dammit and We All Might Be Witches. She uses proceeds from her books to support giving back initiatives.
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