IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ME THIS WEEKEND, DECEMBER 23-24: I WON’T BE AT EASTERN MARKET EITHER DAY, DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST. I’LL BE WORKING FROM MY HOME/STUDIO IN ADAMS MORGAN. IF THERE’S SOMETHING YOU WANT TO PICK UP FROM ME BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY, FEEL FREE TO CALL OR TEXT ME AT 202-390-9069, OR EMAIL ME at maryjbelcher@comcast.net (don’t forget the middle initial “j”). HERE’S WISHING ALL OF US A HAPPY HANUKKAH, MERRY CHRISTMAS, JOYOUS KWANZAA, AND INSPIRING NEW YEAR!

Snow on the African American Museum, 2017 Holiday Card

Alley Neighbors, Washington, DC, 2017 Holiday Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN I AM AT EASTERN MARKET, MY STALL IS ON THE NORTH CAROLINA AVENUE PLAZA AT 7TH STREET, ON THE NORTH END OF THE BUIDING. Eastern Market is DC’s longest operating public market, dating to the city’s founding in 1790. Early city planners Thomas Jefferson and Pierre L’Enfant situated large markets in each of the District’s quadrants. The original Eastern Market was located next to the Navy Yard on Capitol Hill, moving to its present location in 1873. The Market today proudly reflects our city’s diverse culture, where people of all colors, ages, beliefs and backgrounds come to shop and mingle. Hope you’ll visit soon! * * *

Ben's, 1213 U Street NW

Ben’s, 1213 U Street NW

WHAT DOES DC LOOK LIKE? The squat red building that is Ben’s Chili Bowl?  The White House? Frederick Douglass’s house?  The arches of Key Bridge, or the marshes of the Anacostia? I sell more than 100 views and maps of the city as matted prints, ranging in size from 8″x10 to 16″x20″ for $15 to $45 each.

Limited-edition prints, published by Old Town Editions of Alexandria, include maps of Rock Creek Park, the Potomac River Gorge, and the Neighborhoods of Washington, D.C. Also available as a limited-edition print:  the D.C. Cherry Blossoms Kimono.

Cherry Blossoms Kimono

These numbered, signed pieces are produced on state-of-the-art large-format printers with archival inks and paper that won’t yellow or fade for decades. They possess all the subtleties of color and tone of the original watercolors. These special prints range in price from $150 to $475 and come both framed and unframed. 

Go to my Views of the City and Maps Gallery pages for more. The best place to see my work in person is at Eastern Market. If you can’t find me, or you have questions, you can contact me at 202-390-9069.

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Rowhouses next to Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown

RECENTLY COMPLETED: A map of the neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Park View, LeDroit Park, and Bloomindale. See it now!

Want to see how I created my MAP OF THE NATIONAL MALL, HAINS POINT, SOUTHWEST, AND PARTS OF DOWNTOWN AND FOGGY BOTTOM? Go to the Maps Gallery to see how it progressed over several months. 

Watercolor Map of the National Mall, Hains Point and Southwest, completed April 2014

Watercolor Map of the National Mall, Hains Point and Southwest, completed April 2014