Winter Palace Studio: Outstanding New Gallery

One of my favorite mentors, Natasha Mokina has opened a beautiful new contemporary realist gallery in Washington DC. Come to view this beautiful artwork and I'll see you there!

c o n t e m p o r a r y r e a l i s m
by natasha mokina, victor pakhomkin other artists

1054 31st Street NW Washington DC 20007 (MAP)

Gallery Reception
Friday, November 20th, 2009
from 6 to 8 pm
301 263 0000

Winter Palace Studio Opens its Doors to the Public at a New Venue in Georgetown.

Washington, DC - October 22, 2009 - Artists/Owners Natasha Mokina and Victor Pakhomkin envision their recently opened gallery, WINTER PALACE STUDIO, as a sanctuary for realist art that combines classical craftsmanship and contemporary concepts. The gallery will exhibit paintings by Mokina and Pakhomkin and group shows by local and international artists who share the gallery's philosophy. It will also hold realistic painting and drawing classes, workshops and seminars.

The two artists have worked in the Washington, DC area for nearly twenty years creating highly realistic oil paintings, murals, portraits by commission and teaching academic painting and drawing in their studio in Bethesda. Natasha Mokina is on the faculty of the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

“It still feels like a dream to see ourselves and our paintings in this beautiful historic courtyard, says Natasha Mokina. This is the prettiest place in Georgetown. I just cannot get over the sense of this fantastic mix of times and places: the C&O Canal reminiscent of canals in St. Petersburg (our birth place), old brick buildings of Georgetown evoking “The Little Street“ by Vermeer… ”

WINTER PALACE STUDIO/CONTEMPORARY REALISM gallery is located at “Galleries 1054” in Canal Square at 1054 31st Street NW. The gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 to 6:00 pm.

The opening reception for a new exhibition ”Black Kitchen Magic, Etc” featuring the paintings by Natasha Mokina and Victor Pakhomkin is Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6 pm to 8 pm.

More information about the gallery and the artists can be found at

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