Terry Sitz is a native Washingtonian and 3rd generation artist.
Her work is an excavation of self that is enhanced by a dedicated yoga practice and a commitment to sharing in a vulnerable and authentic way. While having studied with a number of artists, she credits her DNA for her strong sense of composition and eye for looking at things differently.
Terry’s paintings are layered with mixed media--vintage and recycled objects-- strong colors and abstracted forms. She approaches her art with shades of rebellion and takes inspiration from artists who pushed the envelope including Matisse, Picasso, Modigliani and Basquiat. She regularly blogs about her art process and her vision of the world.
For more than two decades, Terry split her time between running her assisted living company and her lifelong passion for art. Following the sale of the company in early 2016, she has fully dedicated herself to her creative work. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the US.
Current/Upcoming Exhibits :
Being Heard, Children's National Medical Center (Washington, DC), Two-Person Show (July 29-September 27, 2019)
SuperfineDC Art Fair (Union Market, DC) Juried Art Fair for Galleries & Artists (October 30-November 3, 2019)
Being Heard, Institute for Integrative Health (Baltimore, MD), Two-Person Show (Winter 2019)
Solo Show, Waverly Gallery (Bethesda, MD) (June 2020)
Inova Schar Cancer Institute (Fairfax, VA) permanent collection
Being Heard, Walter Reed Medical Center (Bethesda, MD) Two-person Show (Spring 2019)
One House, BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD) ArtWatch Group Show (November 2018)
Being Heard, Clinical Center Gallery, National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD), Two-Person Show (January 2019)
Brave, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Gallery (Bethesda, MD) Solo Show (November 9, 2018- January 4,2019)
Athenaeum Invitational: Cabinets of Curiosity (Alexandria, VA) Invited Artist (September 2018-November 11, 2018)
Being Heard, Georgetown University School of Medicine (Washington, DC) Two-Person Show (July 8-September 2018)
Yada Dada, Gallery 505 North Gallery (Frederick, MD) Invitational Group Show (November 2017)
Athenaeum Invitational: Glow (Alexandria, VA) Juried Group Show (Sept 21-Oct 29, 2017)
The Color of BOOM, Artists and Makers Gallery (MD) Solo Show (June 2017)
Artomatic Crystal City (VA) Group Show (2017)
Artomatic Potomac, (MD) Group Show (2016)
Oh, The Joy! Athenaeum (VA) Juried Group (2016)
Light of our Future, Children’s Nat’l Medical Center (DC) Juried Group (2016)
Cava Grill permanent collection (MD) 2016
Yellow Barn Annual Juried Member Show (MD) Juried Group (2015)
Artomatic2015, (MD) Group (2015)
Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Yellow Barn (MD) Group (2015)
Abstract Expressionist Paintings, Yellow Barn (MD) Group (2014)
Artomatic Takes Flight (VA) Group Show (2014)
Red, dcart Gallery (MD) Juried Group Show(2013)
Artomatic Frederick (MD) Group Show (2013)
Celebrate the Healing Power of Art, (OL) Manhattan Arts Internat’l, Juried Group (2013)
Spirits Fly: The Yoga-Inspired Art of Terry Sitz, Bikram Studio (Bethesda,MD) Solo Show (2012)
Artomatic Crystal City (VA) Group Show (2012)
Awards and Honors:
Semi-Finalist, Bethesda Painting Awards (2017)
National Resource Center for Domestic Violence, Image for International Women’s day (2017)
Children’s National Medical Center: Light of our Future, Selected Image of Show (2016)
Researcher/Exhibitor, Georgetown University Medical School, Study on Child Patients' Responses to Bespoke Art (2017-ongoing)
The Washington Post, August 14, 2019, "The art of working with chronically ill kids, creating 'emotional' portraits to help them heal" https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-art-of-working-with-chronically-ill-kids-creating-emotional-portraits-to-help-them-heal/2019/08/13/cda3e5be-ba0d-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html?fbclid=IwAR3SvGJxRDjKYWc7qPLIJ4xy4r72LBxSffdI_5v_9JU8jmWn4qvSTpW4O_Y
For Those Who Savor Blog, (Cava Mezze),May 2016, Local PartnerSpotlight: TerrySitz, forthosewhosavor.com/local-partner-spotlight-terry-sitz/
Professional Artist Magazine, June/July, 2013, "About Giclee' Prints"
Manhattan Arts International Blog, March 29, 2013, "Not All Giclees' are Created Equal, Part III"
Manhattan Arts International Blog, March 14, 2013, Your Relationship with Your Printmaker is the Key to Your Success"
Manhattan Arts International Blog, March 11, 2013, "Not All Giclees' are Created Equal, Part I"
The Washington Post, Express, October 9, 2012, "There's Power in Pictures"
Arlington Arts Examiner, May 23, 2012, "Mantras at Artomatic 2012"