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“Time Out” – for the Beach

June 11, 2017

Marian Osher – Solo Show, Rehoboth, DE.


“Funland” by Marian Osher ©2017, mixed-media painting, 18″x24″

Reception with the Artist:

Friday, July 14, 2017 from 5:30 – 8 pm

Gallery 50 Contemporary Art and Frame Shop

Gallery 50 is located at 50 Wilmington Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE next door to the Henlopen City Oyster House.

Take Time Out for the Beach and join Marian Osher at the reception for an upbeat exhibition that you won’t want to miss. This solo show mirrors your favorite beach activities with friends and family. Colorful mixed-media acrylic paintings celebrate treasures of the beach – people, shells and surf. These paintings combine sand, shells photo collage and sculpted painted canvas shells in multi-dimensional art that breaks the surface of the canvas.

Exhibition dates: July 14 – August 1.
302.227.2050 –
Summer Hours:
Mon-Tues-Thurs 10-4 pm, Fri-Sat 10-5 pm and Sun 11-4

Sand and Shells 2

“Sand and Shells 2″ by Marian Osher ©2017, mixed-media painting, 16″x20”

Marian Osher WILD about Spring

March 22, 2017

WILD about Spring composit by Marian Osher

Artist’s Reception and Talk:

Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1 – 4 pm

Exhibition dates: March 30 – April 29, 2017

Washington, DC – Washington Printmakers Gallery is pleased to announce
WILD about Spring, an exhibition by eco-artist Marian Osher, that celebrates both the beauty of spring and the importance of diversity in the natural world.

WILD about Spring presents a visual parade of colorful monotypes and paintings of wildlife. Photos of spring flowers and cherry blossoms mounted on wood circles seem to pop off the walls of the gallery. The natural world is resplendent with variety. Visitors bring the diversity of humanity to the exhibition.

“I invite people of all faiths, genders, ages, sizes, races, nationalities and ethnic origins to enjoy this exhibit and reflect on the importance of respect and appreciation for diversity in all species in nature.” Marian Osher

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1641 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 11 – 6 pm or by appointment

Visit Marian Osher at Artists and Makers Open Studio Weekend – March 3, 4 and 5

February 21, 2017

“Cappuccino” © Marian Osher, acrylic painting

Marian Osher Studio/Gallery (studio 308)
Artists and Makers 2
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852

First Friday: March 3rd, 2017, 6 to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th, 2017 – 10 to 4 pm
Entrance from parking lot behind the building. Free parking.

Artists & Makers Weekend OPEN STUDIO EVENT,
2 locations in Rockville, MD.
Visit artists in their studios, tour the galleries.
Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th, 2017. 
This is the most exceptional opportunity to browse the artist’s studios, hallways, and gorgeous work in all five galleries at Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue (just 9/10’s of a mile apart in Rockville.) See the work of more than 120 artists, observe their processes, and ask questions to learn more about what they do. 


Marian Osher – Fearless Flying in 2016!

August 24, 2016
Mixed-media aerial landscape painting

Airescape 3 by Marian Osher ©2010

mixed-media paintings and wall hangings by Marian Osher
On Exhibit September 12, 2016 thru January 4, 2017
Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147

Reception/Artist’s Talk Thurs., Sept. 15, 2016 6 – 8:30 pm

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested:
or call 571-553-5002

Fearless Flying in 2016! coincides with the commemoration of the 15th year since the tragedy of 9/11. On 9/11, Marian Osher’s flight from Amsterdam to the US was detoured to Halifax, Canada. She was afraid to fly for three years. (more…)

GW Magazine Artist Quarter Features Marian Osher

August 24, 2016

The George Washington Magazine Artist’s Quarter tells the story about how Marian Osher’s art helped her to overcome her fear of flying after her 9/11 flight experience.

The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus, in Ashburn, Virginia will exhibit 17 colorful paintings and wall hangings by Marian Osher. The exhibition, Fearless Flying in 2016! opens September 12, 2016 at Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Marian Osher will give a talk at the September 15, 2016  exhibition reception, about her 9/11 experience, her fear of flying, and various tools that helped her to overcome her fear and fly fearlessly as far as Africa and Australia.

Here is the link to the article:                                              

Here is a link about the reception:                              



Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes at ARTIFACT in Lower East Side

October 13, 2015

A lively and varied group of people mingled at the reception for Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes at ARTIFACT at the opening reception on October 7.

It is not too late to see this exhibition, which continues through Sunday October 25, 2015. ARTIFACT is open to the public Wednesday thru Sunday, from 12 to 6 pm. It is located at 84 Orchard Street in Lower East Side, just a short walk from the subway (FJMZ) at Delancey Street and Essex.

You can also preview the exhibition on the website by clicking this link:



Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes Composite of Reception Photos ARTIFACT, Lower East Side, NYC October 7, 2015


Marian Osher L.E.S. Echoes at ARTIFACT, Lower East Side, NYC Composite Photos of Installation

Save the Date: Marian Osher Jambo, Tanzania

March 24, 2014


Simba_copyright 2014_Marian OsherMark your calendar!

I hope you will join me at the reception for my special exhibition of over 50 colorful new mixed media monotypes. Share moments in the daily lives of Tanzanian wildlife. Jambo Tanzania celebrates Tanzanian wildlife and champions the importance of preserving environments where it is still possible for these magnificent animals to live together, naturally wild and free. Click HERE to preview part of the exhibition.

Marian Osher
Jambo, Tanzania

April 30 – May 25, 2014

Opening Reception: Saturday May 3, 1-4 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday May 3, 1:30 pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Wed – Thurs. 12 – 6, Fri. 12 – 7, Sat. 10 – 5, Sun. 12 – 5

Finding Copyright Infringements of Your Artwork on the Internet

February 9, 2014
"Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher

“Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher

How you can find out if your artwork has been infringed on the internet.
I discovered widespread infringements of my “Tree of Life” artwork.

The best way to find if your artwork has been infringed is to do a reverse image search. Most infringements occur without credit to the artist. The URL and title of your image will probably have been changed.  So a text search will yield very limited and incomplete results.

The Google image search tool is the one I use.
I learned about this tool, thanks to Michael Auger, a talented artist and former student of mine.
Here’s a link to how to search Google by image:
Or use this link to the Google Image Search tool:  Then upload the image you want to search for.
You can also access the Google image search tool on any browser page by clicking Google, then click on images on the upper right side of the page. When you see the camera icon in the white horizontal search box, drag and drop your image in the search box.

What you will see:
1. The image at the top of the page with links to All sizes – Small – Medium. Click on the image or the hot links to the sizes.
If you see your artwork, click on it to reveal the Visit page or View image links.
2. Lower on the page you will see a group of thumbnail images under the words Visually similar images. Click on the words Visually similar images and can scroll through images. If you see your art, click on it and it will give you a link to Visit page or View image
2. You will also see a list of Pages that include matching images. Click on the image or click on the highlighted text link above the thumbnail image. If there is a small green triangle at the end of the website address, that means that the page is cached.  Click the green triangle to open the cached file. As long as the infringed jpeg is still on the web, it can still be accessed and infringed by others.

Another Reverse Image Search Tool is another reverse image search tool where you can upload your image to search for a match.

If you don’t see images that match your artwork, don’t feel disappointed.
Be Grateful! You will save hours and days of time if your artwork is not infringed!

Watch for future posts about how to address infringements and how to protect your artwork.

Copyright Violations on the Internet

January 25, 2014
"Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher

“Tree of Life ©2001 Marian Osher

In early October, 2013 I was horrified to discover widespread copyright infringements on the internet, of my “Tree of Life” original artwork which I created in 2001. The scope of these infringements has been worldwide. Products were made and offered for sale using my “Tree of Life” artwork. This same artwork was taken and used as avatars and profile images. It was displayed on websites and blogs with sharing, all without my permission and without my knowledge or credit.

Since October, I have had to spend countless hours of time taking screenshots of infringements, writing and sending notifications to websites, locating hosts of websites as well as translating notifications into a variety of languages.  It has been a nightmare!  It has affected my sleep and my peace of mind, and has significantly cut into my studio time.

Artists BEWARE! This can happen to you.  It is NOT flattering when someone takes your artwork and posts it without credit and without your permission.  It is painful, and you will wake up in the middle of the night knowing that the integrity of your artwork, your creation has been compromised.  You will feel creatively violated!

Users, please think before you take an image from the internet.  Remember, SOMEONE created that artwork, and if you can’t find the source to ask permission, DON’T USE IT!

Although I am still in the throes of notifications and removal requests, I have learned a lot from this awful experience.  So I have decided to turn it into something positive for other creatives and for users of the internet. In future postings,  I will write about tools which have helped me to get removals, as well as how artists can protect their images on the web.  I also want to help educate users of the internet to understand and be aware of the damage they cause to the creative community when artwork is taken and used without permission and without credit to the artist. Remember the golden rule.  And remember that there are copyright laws that apply to the internet.

My “Tree of Life” artwork ©2001 Marian Osher is filed for registration with the US Copyright Office.

Dog Days of Summer

June 20, 2013

Cool off in the Dog Days of Summer at the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth, Delaware, with my Dog Friendly mixed-media paintings with photo collage and sand on canvas.
Located at 47 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. 302-727-0905

Dogs are allowed to walk their owners with leashes on public beaches off season, and year round on designated beaches of the Delaware Seashore State Park.  Owners may walk without their dogs on all public beaches in season. It is fun to observe the antics of people and dogs on the beaches, and to be a part of the tail wagging scene with my own dog on the beach.

Three Dog Day

Three Dog Day

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

A Kiss is Just a Kiss

Good Dog

Good Dog

Happy Dolg

Happy Dog



Who's Walking Whom?

Who’s Walking Whom?