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Gallery 209 continues its sixth year with another award and two new artists

By Cathy Hirsh (3/17/2023)

Patricia Zannie Gallery 209 Artist

We are excited to announce that Gallery 209 has just been named the “Best Art Gallery in Rockville” for 2023! Needless to say, we are thrilled to have been recognized in this prestigious way.

We are also excited to welcome two artists new to the gallery:

  • Cindy Rivarde joins us as a painter. She has a bachelors in dramatic/studio arts as well as a masters in painting. Her work has been featured in numerous shows and won awards with both the Rockville Art League and the Torpedo Factory. She usually paints in oil and her current work includes both landscape and figurative compositions. You can learn more about Cindy and her artwork by looking at her website,

  • Lissa Rosenthal-Yoffe is one of our 3D artists. She is known for minimalist, methodical patterns, squares and self portraiture. She is a classically-trained artist and student of art history. Her conceptual works include multi-year projects that document blue skies and evening studies of her face. Lissa's sculptural pieces are both free-standing and wall--hanging and come in various sizes. Most involve plexiglass and stainless steel and are suitable for indoor or outdoor display. Her website is still in development, but is available for Her Instagram account shows more examples of her work-- and her Linkedin account provides additional background.

We are pleased to say that the following artists are continuing with Gallery 209 for the coming year:

Leaving Gallery 209 after the March 2023 show are: Geri Olson and Maduka Francis

Uduh. It was wonderful they were able to participate in the gallery and I encourage everyone to watch for their work showing in various venues across the metropolitan area.

Finally, our thanks to everyone supporting and visiting the gallery. We hope to see you at the gallery soon!


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