Touchstone Foundation for the Arts

Enriching community life through the visual arts 


Supporting local art community and creating opportunities for young and emerging local artists


220+ artists "The One House Project" Installation

Touchstone Foundation for the Arts raised money to support “The One House Project,” an installation exhibition created by more then 220 artists which allowed it to be on display and open to the public at Touchstone Gallery during the month of November 2017. “The One House Project” idea was conceived by Art Watch, a group initially convened by Ellyn Weiss and Jackie Hoysted.

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TFA Fellowship Updates

TFA’s inaugural project was the creation of the TFA Fellowship for Emerging Artists. The fellowship is open to Washington area artists and is designed to help emerging artists to develop professionally through a two-year membership in the Touchstone Gallery

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Supporting non-traditional artists

Touchstone Foundation for the Arts (TFA) is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization created by the artists of Touchstone Gallery in order to increase their engagement with the community around them. Touchstone Gallery is an artist-owned gallery founded over 40 years ago, located at 901 New York Ave NW on the border of Shaw, Mt. Vernon Square and Penn Quarter area of downtown DC.

The Foundation creates opportunities for young and emerging artists in our area to develop professionally and to exhibit at an established gallery and offers other programs to engage the wider community and non-traditional artists.