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22795 Washington St
Leonardtown, MD, 20650

Yellow Door Art Studios is located in Southern Maryland in the Town Square of Leonardtown, Maryland. We offer studio art classes for all ages, summer camps, and specialty workshops in a range of media.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday 2:00PM - 7:00PM
Monday 3:30PM - 8:00PM
Tuesday 12:30PM - 6:00PM
Wednesday By Appointment only
Thursday 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Friday 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 8:30AM - 11:00AM and by appointment 

Past Shows


JULY 7-AUGUST 28, 2017


Come see what is happening at Yellow Door by viewing our annual student Art Exhibition featuring works from all our class offerings. This is an annual student show. Prizes and awards will be given by an outside juror TBA.

MAY 5 - JULY 2, 2017


Off the Square Gallery at Yellow Door Art Studios is proud to present Waterscapes– a solo exhibition of digital prints by graphic artist Bernard T. Matus.  The Gallery will hold an opening reception Friday, May 5th from 5-8 pm. The Exhibition is open for viewing May 5th - July 2nd during Yellow Door Art Studios regular business hours. 

This show is a unique collection of images created by digital printmaker Bernard Matus. Mr. Matus has been a photographer for the past sixty years as well as a teacher and administrator in the public schools. He has participated in many solo and group shows and his work has been included in the yearly Photographers Forum Magazine. All proceeds from this show will benefit Planned Parenthood. 

MARCH 3 - APRIL 28, 2017


Off the Square Gallery at Yellow Door Art Studios is proud to present Proof Perfect – a solo exhibition including handmade paper with pulped paintings and papercut artworks by Reni Gower.  The Gallery will hold an opening reception Friday, March 3rd from 6-8 pm. The Exhibition is open for viewing Friday, March 3rd - Friday, April 28th during Yellow Door Art Studios regular business hours. 

Reni Gower is a Professor in VCUarts Painting and Printmaking Department. In 2014, she received the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award, as well as VCU’s and VCUarts’ Distinguished Teaching Awards. Her work is represented in many prestigious collections and it has been exhibited extensively at international and national venues for over 40 years. In addition to her painting practice, she curates award winning traveling exhibitions. She holds a MFA from Syracuse University, a MA from University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a BS from the University of Wisconson-Madison.

Off the Square Gallery is pleased to host our first annual MARKETPLACE, the perfect chance to purchase one of a kind gifts for the holiday season! Our MARKETPLACE features beautiful, functional, American-Made objects from over 20 national and local artists.

Some available items include:

  • Small Artworks
  • Jewelry
  • Greeting Cards
  • Coasters
  • Wooden Dolls
  • Pottery
  • Accessories
  • Textiles
  • Limited Edition Christmas Decor

Special Days To Shop

  • Christmas on the Square: Friday, November 25 from 5pm - 9pm
  • Small Business Saturday: November 26 from 10am - 7pm
  • First Friday: December 2 from 5pm - 8pm  


Opening Reception Friday September 9, 2016. Show runs September 3rd through October 28th, 2016.


I believe that art can shed light on histories and traditions that are concurrent with the social and cultural conditions of a particular time. Painting is a way for me to reassess my position within this timeline. Manipulating the authority of representational portraiture, I deconstruct historical ideas of secure identity and fixed-painting techniques. I highlight the tension between self and the constructed image as I attempt to clarify my contemporary hopes, fears and insecurities about racial and socioeconomic progress. By putting myself in the position of sitters from precarious 19th and 20th century modes of portrayal, my work is rooted in the need for empathy and a historical desire for connection and feeling. Using academic multilayered painting approaches my work deconstructs the technical and social fabric created by, but not limited to, painting tradition. Through forms of self-representation, I emphasize conflicts of inner vs. outer in hopes to foster new realities and new ways of being understood as not brown or white, wealthy or poor, but human. Often-acknowledging classical method's incapacities for telling the truth, I stress ideas of vulnerability, false glamorization and anxiety of reconciling the past with the present.


Kyle Hackett (b. Still Pond, MD) is a visual artist based in Washington, DC. He earned his MFA in Painting from the Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art and his BFA in Fine Arts, as a McNair Scholar from the University of Delaware. Hackett has completed multiple residencies including: The League Residency in NY as recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship, Contemporary Artists Center, NY and Vermont Studio Center, where he was the recipient of the Civil Society Institute Fellowship. Hackett has received numerous honors and awards, including Best in Show Award at the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, making him the youngest winner in the contest's history. His work has been featured and written about in the Washington Post and distinguished as "Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014" in the Huffington Post. Hackett’s work has gained international recognition as part of Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition. Additionally, Hackett was a semifinalist for the 2016 BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK. Hackett’s work is notably supported and collected by Ethan Cohen New York, Wangechi Mutu Studio and University of Delaware’s University Museum. He has exhibited work in Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Florida (Miami Art Fair) Washington, DC and New York.

Maribeth boeke ganzell
life without target

5:00PM - 8:00PM

Adrienne Dixon

FRIDAY MAY 6, 2016
5:00PM - 8:00PM

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Exhibition Runs from
MAY 6 – MAY 31, 2016

Yellow Door Art Studio welcomes all to the exhibition ConsumO’Matic featuring Fine Artist Adrienne Dixon. The show opens to the public Friday, May 6th with a reception from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm. The works will remain on display until May 31st.

Adrienne is inspired by the architecture that surrounds her. She has lived in areas spanning urban, suburban and rural within the last 5 years. All of these differing architectural styles, coupled with her appreciation for mid-century design, have merged together to give her the inspiration to create the works for ConsumO’Matic.

 The works featured in ConsumO’Matic are paintings that invoke a return to mid-century styling through a minimalistic approach. The paintings have been covered in resin, in an effort to address the gross materialism that invades our everyday lives; the desire to have everything that is shiny and new.

 Adrienne Dixon was born in 1989 in St. Mary’s County and attended Savannah College of Art and Design, from which she earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 2011. She has numerous works in many private collections.



In April, Yellow Door’s Community Gallery will be showing the work of local artist, Paige Burger. The exhibition, Abandonment Issues, features her most recent photographic project along with a series of relief sculptures made from recycled, or abandoned wood. The exhibition runs from April 1 - April 28, 2016.

March Exhibition at the Community Gallery at Yellow Door.

Title: Confronting Muslim Stereotypes: A community Mural of Tolerance

This is an educational art exhibition at the Yellow Door organized by teachers and community members who want to create a learning lab for visual understanding of the Muslim community: locally, nationally, and globally. The exhibition runs from March 4 through March 31, with an opening reception, on First Friday March 4 from 5 - 8 pm. The Exhibition is free and open to the public. 

An open studio will accompany the reception where community members can learn about contemporary Muslim artists, and majority-Muslim countries, and participate in a community mural that reflects their learning experience. Community members will have tables displaying items from their home countries and St. Mary's College of Maryland students will be there to assist kids with the mural!