Welcome to the website of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Sumi-e Society of America. Our members meet bi-monthly (the last Thursday of the month) from September through May where they enjoy a variety of programs relating to East Asian art, specifically sumi-e (ink painting), including demonstrations by experienced artists. Members receive bi-monthly newsletters with special articles about brush painting, notices of exhibits in our area, notes about member activities, and other information. We also organize workshops with master painters and special exhibitions in which our members have opportunities to display their art. Please contact the membership committee via the provided e-mail link for more membership information.

Scheduled Meetings:


Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 10:30 am. – Falls Church, VA
Welcome new members, Demonstration by Korean Calligrapher Myoung-Won Kwon

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:30 am. – Falls Church, VA
Mounting a Painting Demonstration by Nellie Chao and shared lunch dishes

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 10:30 am. – Potomac, MD
View and Discussion of 2019 Exhibition by Carla Jaranson

Thursday, March 26, 2020  at 10:30 am. – Potomac, MD
Demonstration by Soon Spitzer – Origami

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:30 am. – Falls Church, VA


Meeting Place – Falls Church:
Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church,
2036 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, VA 22043

Directions from DC: Take I-66 west, exit 69, right onto Sycamore St. Turn left onto Williamsburg Blvd. Turn right onto Westmoreland St.

From Maryland: Take I-495 South. Exit 45B to I-66 east (exit is on the left-hand side). Follow the ramp and exit at Westmoreland St. Exit 68, then turn left onto Westmoreland St.

From Fairfax: Take I-66 East Exit 66, right onto 7 east, turn first light left onto Haycock Rd., turn left onto Westmoreland St.

Meeting Place – Potomac:
Potomac Community Center
11315 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

Directions from 495: Take River Road West 3.7 miles  to Potomac.   Turn right on Falls Road.  Proceed 1.9 miles to Community Center on right.
Directions from 495 and  270: Take 495 to I – 270 north. Exit 4B Montrose Road West. 1.4 miles  to Falls Road.  Turn left on Falls Road and proceed 1.4 miles to Community Center on left.