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1989 “Recent Paintings: Cross Currents,” Marsha Mateyka Gallery, Washington, DC
1984 “Happy Hour,” Plum Gallery, Kensington, Maryland (catalogue)
1982 “One Woman Show,” Plum Gallery, Kensington, Maryland


1991 “Pyramid Atlantic, A Decade of Paper, 1981-1991,” Invitational Montpelier Cultural Arts Center, Laurel, MD
“Grace”: 15th Annual Champagne Juried Art Auction, Hyatt Hotel, Reston, VA 1990 Greater Reston Art Center. 14th Annual Art Auction, Michael Monroe and David Tannous, Jurors
“Artscape 90,” Juried Exhibition, Maryland Institute Gallery of Art, Juried by Lowery Simms, Assistant Curator of 20th Century Art, Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY
“The New Figuration in Washington,” Invitational. Touchstone Gallery, Washington, DC
1989 “Artery 89,” Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition, Strathmore Hall Art Center, Juried by Frederick Brandt, Curator of 20th Century Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1987 “Eighth Annual Art Auction,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
1986 “Seventh Annual Art Auction,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
1985 “Sixth Annual Art Auction,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
1984 “Fifth Annual Art Auction,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
1987 “Tenth Anniversary Exhibition,” Arlington Art Center, VA. David Tannous, Curator.
1986 “Membership Exhibition,” Arlington Are Center, Willem De Looper, Juror, Curator of Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1986 Fifth Anniversary Brandeis Juried Art Exhibit. Juried by Ned Rifkin.
1985 Fourth Anniversary Brandeis Juried Art Exhibit
1984 Third Anniversary Brandeis Juried Art Exhibit
“Ambiguous Relationships,” Strathmore Hall Art Center, Juror David Tannous
1985 “Annual Juried Exhibition,” The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA. Curated by Willem De Looper.
1984 “Annual Juried Exhibition,” The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
1981 “Annual Juried Exhibition,” The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
1985 “Shelters 1985,” Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC. Curated by Harry Rand. (catalogue)
“Alumni Invitational Exhibition,” American University, Washington, DC
1983 “1983 Maryland Artists Juried Art Exhibit,” show traveled to eight colleges, Second Prize Winner.
“Three Generations of Maryland Art,” UNICEF Invitational Exhibition, Gallery 409, Baltimore, MD
1982 “A Sign of the Times,” Meredith Contemporary Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
Juried Painting Exhibition, Arlington Art Center, Jane Livingston, Juror & Curator of 20th Century Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1981 “Art World Five,” Washington Women Art Center, Jane Livingston, Juror
1980 Juried Painting Exhibition, Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA Juror, Peter Thomas, Dean, Corcoran School of Art Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA. Juror, Howard Fox, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC


Shaw-Eagle, Joanna, “Stein Paints in Private Worlds,” Bethesda Almanac, June 8, 1989, p. 37
Palombo, Ruth, “Painting Images of the Mind,” Bethesda Gazette, June 8, 1989, p. 28
Zinnia, “Crosscurrents,” Eye Wash, June 1989, p. 6
Lewis, Jo Ann, “Paintings by Darlein Stein,” The Washington Post, September 29, 1984, p. C-3
Goozh, Judy, “Stein Does It Again at Plum,” Potomac Almanac, October 3, 1984, p. 5
Shaw-Eagle, Joanna, “Turbulent Show Probes Happy Hour Loneliness,” Montgomery Journal, October 5, 1984, p. B-6
Lewis, Jo Ann, “Society’s Rituals Gone Awry,” The Washington Post, March 18, 1982, p. B-7
Flowers, Charles V., “The State of the Arts in the Art of the State,” The Baltimore Sun Magazine, Sunday, February 6, 1983, p. 10
Harris R.P., “Soul Searching Gone On: A Sign of the Times,” The News American, Sunday, June 20, 1982, p. F-3.
Goozh, Judy, “Darlein Stein Goes Public,” Potomac Almanac, March 3, 1982, p. 35
Shaw-Eagle, Joanna, “Find Yourself at “Who Are You?’” Exhibit, The Montgomery Journal, March 9, 1982


  • Long time career as a professional oil painter, showing in top galleries in Washington, DC and Baltimore.
  • Taught drawing and oil painting, privately, to adults and children
  • Docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (DC) 1970-1974
  • Six years as a docent at the Hirshhorn Museum of Art (DC)
  • Current paintings explore watercolor and collage


American University, Washington, DC. 1979
Major: BFA, cum laude, Fine Arts (Painting)
George Washington University, Washington, DC. 1952-1953
Art Students’ League, New York, New York. 1950-51


I am painting and have a number of works in process.


Art Instructor
2004-2010 Private Studio of Darlein Stein, Bethesda, Maryland – Adults and Children
1980-1981 Jewish Community Center Rockville, Maryland – Adults

Corcoran Gallery of Art
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.

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