When Addison/Ripley Fine Art was established in 1981 in a large, historic carriage house at 9 Hillyer Court, behind the Phillips Collection, partners Sylvia Ripley and Christopher Addison already had an ambitious agenda for the gallery. Now, as one of Washington, D.C.‘s foremost contemporary galleries, housed in premium space in Upper Georgetown at Book Hill, the gallery continues to thrive and present challenging and familiar art works in expansive exhibits throughout the year.

We feature changing exhibitions of work by leading local, national and internationally recognized artists as well as work by younger, emerging artists. Work in all media is represented in the gallery and styles range from traditional landscape to overall abstraction. The gallery displays work in large scale: painting, photography, drawing and sculpture, as well as more modest scale pieces in the same mediums. The gallery frequently arranges exhibits in other spaces for both clients and artists.

Among the services available through the gallery for private clients, art consultants, interior decorators and corporate entities are art acquisition, placement, lighting, framing and appraisals. We buy and sell at auction on behalf of clients and offer professional advice in this area. In addition, we work extensively with colleagues throughout the United States and the world, extending our reach and ability to offer the finest work available.

Since 1986, the gallery has been an active member of the Art dealers Association of Greater Washington.

  • Art consultant and curator to the Warner Building, Washington, D.C.
  • Art consultant to Crowell & Moring, Washington, D. C.
  • Art consultant to the German Marshall Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • Art consultant to Cadwalader, Wickershan & Taft, Washington, D. C.
  • Art consultant to the United States Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operation, Washington, D. C.

For questions regarding Addison/Ripley Consulting Services, information about artists or our inventory, please contact: Ms. Romy Silverstein, Gallery Director.

General inquiries may be sent to: addisonrip@aol.com 

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Current exhibition

Branched: featuring works on mylar by Jackie Battenfield and sculptures as well as works on paper by Julia Bloom.

January 24th to March 4th

latest news and projects

Did you miss the Suzanne Caporael show? Stop by to see a few selected works still on display in our Project Room.

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