February 13, 2015
Judy Crawford
CCAA Office

Arts Alliance Opens Two New Solo Artist Shows


Exhibits Run Through Mid-April 2015


Roxana Gonzales
Charles Regional Medical Center

Roxana Gonzales is a Peruvian artist of true originality and spirit. Her works exhibit a freshness that is rarely found in schooled artist, she is the epitome of what makes art worthy of teaching to others. Her works are not based on old prescribed techniques, though her work is highly skilled and technical, she turns her work into the emotional release that is for her and all those who view her paintings. She is your simple everyday artist, she paints according to how she feels, finding inspiration in almost evrything, she creates her beautiful pieces using simple materials with her free time to paint, she tends to make the best of it by using peaceful time to relax and paint forgetting all her worries.

Roxana's art is available for purchase. She can be reached at

The Charles Regional Medical Center Gallery is located at 5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD. Gallery hours are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, daily.
Nawi by Roxana Gonzales
Betty Fuqua
Charles County Commissioners Gallery

Betty J. Fuqua was born on a farm 60 miles south of Kansas City, MO. She moved to Washington, DC, as a junior high student during World War II. In 1951, she started visiting St. Mary's County, and in 1970 she moved there where she and her husband raised three children while living on a small island. Betty is totally self-taught and has been painting on and off for over 54 years, learning all the while. She has enjoyed painting local tobacco farming, Amish subjects, and watermen and water fowl works. Lately, she has been enjoying trying her hand at copying the Old Masters. Having been raised on a farm during her younger years, Betty has a deep respect for all farmers. Some of her still life paintings remind her of her mom's wonderful baking and kitchen smells that she thinks of as home. Put simply, painting "makes my heart happy."

Betty's art is available for purchase. She can be reached at

The Commissioners Gallery is located at 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, MD. Gallery hours are weekdays, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Still Life by Betty Fuqua

The mission of the Charles County Arts Alliance is to stimulate, promote, encourage and provide recognition of the arts and the creative spirit in Charles County.  For more information on the Arts Alliance and becoming a member, contact the Alliance at 301-392-5900, info@charlescountyarts,org, or