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F.C. Artist Selected for Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Syl Mathis, a Falls Church-based artist, was recently selected by a jury for the Bethesda Row Arts Festival, which is slated for Saturday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 16. Mathis is a competitive paddler and paddling teacher who switched gears and became an award-winning artist and sculptor. He is well-known for his boat series.

The artisans participating in the festival work in a wide range of media including ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media. The festival, which is free and open to the public, supports the National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities.

It will be open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 and will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16. Bethesda Row is located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street and Bethesda Lane, east of Arlington Road in Bethesda. For more information, visit