About Ken Bachman

Although his time for painting was limited during his 40 year career as a lawyer and partner in a leading international law firm, he has been concentrating fully on his art for the last five years. He lives and works in Bethesda, Maryland.  He has graduated from the three year Master Artist Program in oil painting at the Compass Atelier. 

In September 2018, he had a solo show at the Arts Club of Washington arranged by Curator Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art.  See:  http://www.eastcityart.com/openings-and-events/september-2018-exhibitions-arts-club-washington/. Earlier, he had a solo exhibition in the Hill Center Galleries in May and June, 2017 and in early 2016, at the Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park.  .  {East City Art  also featured one of his paintings in the 2017 To See a Song exhibit at Gallery O (http://www.eastcityart.com/openings-and-events/gallery-o-h-chal-present-see-song-group-exhibition/)).  Another of his paintings was featured with a photo in the April 2018 Zebra newsletter report on the 2018 Landscape Exhibit at the Art League of Alexandria (http://content.thezebra.org/ZebraPressContent/1/1/1/1/1/24/Zebra_Press-April_2018.pdf).  

In the past two years, he has received fifteen awards for his artworks in fourteen juried exhibitions.  Recently, he received two “Best in Show” awards, one in the 2017 Olney Art Association Annual Juried Show at Kentlands Mansion and the other at the 2018 Hill Center Galleries Juried show of the Capitol Hill Art League.  He was awarded first place in four juried shows:  the October 2018 and 2017 Waterford VA Fine Art Exhibitions, the June 2018 Friendship Heights Creative Expressions Show, and the 2017 open regional exhibition of the Capitol Hill Art League at the Hill Center.  He received second place in the May 2018 National Juried Hot and Cool show at Gallery Underground, in the 2018 and 2016 juried Chevy Chase Women’s Club shows, at the 2016 juried Friendship Heights show of the Montgomery Art Association,  and 2016 juried exhibition at the Capitol Hill Art League.  Several of his paintings have been selected by jurors from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for highly selective exhibits, including the Strokes of Genius and American Landscape Exhibits of the Maryland Federation of Art.   He has exhibited his works throughout the Washington metropolitan area and nationally at numerous other juried exhibitions, including in the Glen Echo Labor Day Show show, the Kensington Labor Day Show;  the Yellow Barn Member show;  Art League of Alexandria exhibits; the Rockville Art League Member show;  the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts show; the Artists and Makers Member Show; the Brookside Gardens shows and several other events.  One of his paintings was selected for inclusion in the 2017 National Savvy Art Competition.   Others were recently selected for the 2018 Strathmore Annual Juried Exhibition, the 2018 Old School-New Concept Exhibition at the Alexandria Athenaeum (For press coverage mentioning his work at the Athenaeum, See https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../2149eff0-a9a3-11e8...).   Also East City Art mentioned his work in their article on the 2016 Hill Center Regional Exhibit:  See  http://www.eastcityart.com/reviews/east-city-artnotes-hill-center-galleries-regional-juried-exhibition/), the 2018 Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Exhibition in Lynchburg Virginia, the 2018 National Juried Montpelier Arts Center Show, the 2018 Gallery North National Juried Small Works Show in Washington State, the 2018 Regional Juried Exhibition at the Capitol Hill Art League, the Art League of Alexandria March 2018 Landscape Exhibit and their April and May Open Exhibits, and the 2018 Dumbarton Juried Show.

He is an authorized Copyist at the National Gallery of Art