Documentary by Kate Bryan on the history of Asian calligraphy & Sumi-e tradition: Part 1 – Part 2 –

Virtual tour of The Palace Museum: Click on each location and look for arrows to do your virtual walk through –

Below is Butterfly Bookmark Painting Demo by Hsi-Mei Yates:


Our Chapter meets five times a year, usually the 4th Thursday of September, November, January, March, and May. The membership meetings include a variety of programs for continuing education such as demonstrations of various techniques by a leading Sumi-e artist or chapter member; demonstrations of Origami or Ikebana; and presentations by guest lecturers.

September, November, and May meetings, are held at the Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, VA.  The January and March meetings are held at the Potomac Community Center in Potomac, MD. Meetings begin at 10:30 am.

January meetings are dedicated to providing a review of the most recent Annual National Sumi-e Exhibition sponsored by the Sumi-e Society of America complete with a slide show of all the art accepted into the National Show.

In addition to these regular chapter meetings, there are special gatherings to include organized tours of local museums, occasional garden tours that may include plein air painting options and special luncheons and holiday celebrations.

Members are encouraged to make suggestions for programs by chapter members or by East Asian artists in the area, including those from other local chapters.  Please contact Chapter President Anne Klein ( or Program Chair Carol Waite ( with program suggestions.

Scheduled Meetings:

(To be determined)
Demonstration by Soon Spitzer – Origami
At this time, plans are uncertain for the Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:30 am. – Falls Church, VA
Demonstration by Joan Lok (former President of the National Sumi-e Society)
Information regarding a change in schedule or likely cancellation will be made available at a later date.


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.