Interview with Elan Magazine
May 2021 
 

Link here

élan magazine was conceived to bring the Northern Virginia art scene into the homes of art lovers throughout the area. Since 1999, élan has showcased more than one thousand talented Northern Virginia artists - from painters to potters, from weavers to writers, from poets to photographers, from sculptors to singers.

Each month, élan is mailed into the most upscale, highly educated, and discerning households in Northern Virginia.

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Solo Show the Strathmore Mansion Galleries in Maryland
March - May 2021 

 

"Perspective" is an exhibition at the Strathmore Mansion Galleries in Maryland presenting for the first time, a combination of my wall sculptures and paintings with the natural colors and natural elements in their four galleries. The show will be up till May 4th

Link here

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Interview with "Posh Seven" magazine
Sept  2020

 

it was my great pleasure and honor to be interviewed by POSH SEVEN magazine and talk about my art and co-creating process of my painting with natural colors. The link to the full interview is below: The link to the full interview is below:

https://www.poshseven.com/the-fall-issue-of-posh-seven...

POSH SEVEN Magazine is the region’s only lifestyle magazine. Their content is 100% reader-generated, hyper-local, and continually relevant to their readership.

*Posh Seven- Loudoun County_ Oct 2020

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Washington DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities- Acquired " Round Composition XXIII" through 2020 Art Bank Grant 
Jan 31, 2020

 

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities acquired “Round Composition XXlll” into their art collection through Art Bank Program 2020.

This is the third piece got into their collection since 2018.

https://dcarts.dc.gov/

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Painting with Saffron, Tea and Natural colors at IACC Gallery Northern VA

July 12- August 21 2019

Vienna Northen VA

 

Gallery Opening:

Mixed Media and Painting with

Saffron, Tea and Natural colors

Friday, July 12th from 7-9 Pm

Iranian-American Community Center

Pars Place Gallery

2236-C Gallows Rd., Vienna VA 22182

Listen to:

Solo Santour Music

Taste:

The sensual aromas of curated sampling

That use saffron and Tea


LOCATION: 

Pars Place Gallery

2236-C Gallows Rd., Vienna VA 22182

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US Botanic Garden: Workshop with Saya Behnam, Painting with Natural colors dye. 

March 30, 2019

US Botanical Garden, Washington DC

 

WORKSHOP
Painting with Natural Dye Extractions
Saya Benham, Visual Artist (Mixed Media and Sculpture)
Working with plants and flowers can bring us closer to nature and allow a respite from the digitally-saturated world. Join Saya for this engaging workshop where you will learn how to extract colors from both fresh and dried flowers. You will then use the colors to create your own artwork, painting on paper and cotton. This workshop does not require any prior art experience.

Please note: The 2 p.m. workshop is a repeat of the 10:30 a.m. workshop.

LOCATION: Conservatory Classroom
FREE: Pre-registration required

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Washington DC Commision for the Arts and Humanities- Art Bank 2019 Grant 
October 29, 2018

 

Saya Behnam has been granted the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the Art Bank program 2019. This program supports artists in the DC metro area by placing their art in government agencies, embassies they find suitable.  

https://dcarts.dc.gov/

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Artist's Proof Gallery 

May 5 - June 6, 2018 

Theory of Color Part II
 

Exhibition Reception::

May 5tth through June 4th, 2018

www.aproof.net

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Global Art Award  

Finalist, UAE, Dubai

November 17 2017

Saya Behnam's Saffron and Tea series has been shortlisted and in the final for The Global Art Awards 2017. in Dubai

The Global Art award is organized by MEACA - Middle East Art Collector Association with The Wall Street Journal 

www.artcollector.ae, 

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Artist's Proof Gallery 

June 6 to July 2017 

Exhibition Reception:

Tea, Saffron and Spices series 2017

 

Opening June 6th, 2017

Saya Behnam will demonstrate the process.

www.aproof.net

 

 

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ArtEXPO Newyork
Dec 2016

Exhibiting at ArtExpo New York

From April 11- 14  2016

 

 

 

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Scope Miami, 

Dec 2016

Exhibiting with Arteponte Gallery ( New York Basel) at Scope Miami 

November 29 to December 4th, 2016

 

 

 

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Workshop at Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art
March 2021 
 

Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art (Washington DC ), the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, graciously offering this free workshop to celebrate Persian New year Nuwroz, March 13th From 1-3 pm (Eastern Time). We work with Saffron, Turmeric and Tea! No artistic background needed. This is an online workshop.

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Opening a new studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA
Feb 2021 

 

I am very excited to share this news that I got accepted to have my Gallery/Studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in the old town of Alexandria. This center has been a popular location for art and artists for over 40 years. You are welcome to visit my studio 229 (above the Target Gallery). We have limited hours now because of Covid. You can check the hours and direction from their site(torpedofactory.org)

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Washington DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities- Acquired " Orderly Chaos" through 2021 Art Bank Grant 
Oc 2020

 

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities acquired “Orderly Chaosl” into their art collection through Art Bank Program 2020.

This is the third piece that got into their collection since 2018.

https://dcarts.dc.gov/

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George Washington University Washington DC, Presentation 

Nov 3,2019

George Washington University

 

Co- Creating Art with Nature

Presentation to GW students about the process of how getting colors from nature and showing my art

Sunday Nov 3rd 2019


LOCATION:

George Washington University 

800 21st St NW, Washington D.C. 20052

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Golden Root Mixed media piece acquired by the US Department of Transportation (DOT)

Spring 2019

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities 

Washington DC

 

Golden Root “ mixed media piece acquired by the Washington DC Department of Transportation (DOT) as part of their art collection through the curation process of the DC Commission on the Art.s and Humanities.

 
LOCATION: 

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Washington DC

1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington, DC 20590 

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Global Art Award  

Finalist, UAE, Dubai

November 21, 2018

 

Saya Behnam has been shortlisted and in the final for The Global Art Awards 2018. in Dubai

FIVE PALM JUMEIRAH DUBAI | THE PENTHOUSE

PRESENTS:

THE GLOBAL ART AWARDS 2018

http://www.theglobalartawards.com/

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Schlesigner Concert Hall and Art Center, NOVA 

Sept 14-Nov 4, 2018

Capturing the Vibrant, Transient and Eternal NOW

September 14th through November 4th, 2018

Exhibition Reception:

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 2-4PM
Capturing the Vibrant, Transient and Eternal NOW
https://blogs.nvcc.edu/fisherartgallery/about-the-artists-2018/saya-behnam/

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MCLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS FESTIVAL

Oct 2, 2017

A one-day juried fine art show and sale, MPAartfest features the work of visual artists showcasing a wide variety of media and styles.  During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of acclaimed artists from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. This annual celebration of the visual arts attracts 5,000 – 6,000 visitors. 

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Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, Gallery B

July 14 to August 14, 2017

 

Exhibition:

A celebration of the Senses.

Opening: Friday, July 4th., 2017

 

Gallery B 

7700 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda, Maryland

https://www.bethesda.org/ 

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LA VIE EN BLEU, 26TH ANNUAL STRATHMORE JURIED EXHIBITION

January 5- Feb 5, 2017 

January 05, 2017

26th Annual Strathmore Juried Exhibition

Strathmore Mansion Houe

10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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Art Basel Week Miami, Spectrom

Dec 2015

Exhibiting at Art Basel Miami from 'Dec 2- 6 th 2015, at Spectrum 

 

 

 

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