Thursday, November 16, 2023

David Fenton’s exhibition of photographs SHOTS: An American Photographer’s Journal, 1967-1972

David Fenton’s SHOTS Exhibition Invitation!

Govinda Gallery announces David Fenton’s exhibition of photographs SHOTS: An American Photographer’s Journal, 1967-1972, opening December 1st in Havana, Cuba at the Center for Contemporary Art Wifredo Lam.
Norman Mailer wrote about Fenton’s photographs that “These pictures are extraordinary. They capture the last couple of years of the 60s more closely than anything I know.”
Fenton’s photographs are featured in the book SHOTS (Earth Aware Editions), edited and compiled by Fenton archivist, Lely Constantinople, and Govinda Gallery Director, Chris Murray.
All are welcome at the exhibition. 

Contemporary Art Center Wilfredo Lam, La Habana, Cuba.                                       December 1, 2023 - February 3, 2024

Organized in association with Govinda Gallery, Washington, DC                       

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Green Chalk Contemporary and Temple Studios Present Holiday Pop Up Exhibition

Save the date for our Holiday Pop Up Exhibition on Dec. 1 at Temple Studios, Sand City, California.  
Pop on into the studio to see over 20 artists work where you can purchase special gifts for the holidays. 
Our Holiday Pop Up Exhibition coincides with @nightmarket831 where you can get a bite to eat, enjoy some entertainment and see the art at
Temple Studios, 542 Ortiz #5, Sand City, CA. 
The exhibition runs from December 1 - 31, 2023. 
Visit on Saturdays 10am - 4pm or by appointment and bring your friends for a delightful visit!
This exhibition is brought to you by 
Green Chalk Contemporary and Temple Studios.

Anne Marchand, Luminous Mist, 12 x 12 inch, bijou painting on wood panel

Anne Marchand, Boundary, 13 x 12 inch, bijou painting on wood panel

@greenchalkc @annemarchandart




Thursday, November 09, 2023

McLean Project for the Arts to Host November 18 Art Insights Panel Discussion and Alumni Art Exhibition


Collectors’ panel and gallery tour part of MPA’s inaugural
MPA Inspires: A Weekend of Collecting and Connecting event

McLean, VA: McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) will host an Art Insights Panel Discussion and Alumni Art Exhibition Showcase on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 2-5pm. Part of MPA’s inaugural MPA Inspires: A Weekend of Collecting and Connecting celebration, the event will take place at MPA Downtown, the organization’s hoped-for new supplemental space located at 6910 Fleetwood Road in McLean, VA. The Alumni Art Exhibition Showcase will feature work by more than 60 MPA alumni artists.

“The 61 outstanding artists featured in the MPA Inspires Weekend have donated their works in support of the development of a new MPA Art and Education Center,” explained Helen Frederick, member of the MPA Board of Directors and member of the MPA Art and Education Curatorial Host Committee. “These dynamic artists are making this generous donation because they appreciate what MPA has done for them, and they want to support MPA as it plans to expand and offer more opportunities for the art community.”

Presented by The Mather, the Art Insights event will begin with a panel discussion featuring collectors Michael Abrams and Sandra Stewart, art advocate Nancy Hirshbein, and Eric Key, Arts Program Director at the University of Maryland University College.

A ”Meet the Artists” session and gallery tour will follow the panel discussion. Guests will enjoy a unique opportunity to connect with the alumni artists about their work, providing a firsthand glimpse into the inspiration that fuels their artistic expressions. The event will conclude with a reception.

The Art Insights Panel Discussion and Alumni Art Exhibition is part of MPA’s inaugural MPA Inspires: A Weekend of Collecting and Connecting event. In addition to Saturday’s discussion and showcase, the weekend will feature an Art + Soul | Jazz Brunch on Sunday, November 19 from 11:30am until 2:30pm.

The Art + Soul portion of the weekend will also include a highly anticipated Collectors’ Drawing featuring 60 artworks generously contributed by generations of alumni artists who comprise MPA’s artistic legacy.

All artists featured in MPA Inspires: A Weekend of Collecting and Connecting have donated their works in support of the development of a new MPA Art and Education Center. A preview of donated artwork is available on the MPA website.

Featured artists include: Carol Barsha, Julia Bloom, Nikki Brugnoli, Renee Butler, David Carlson, Mei Mei Chang, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Joe Cortina, Patrick Craig, Sheila Crider, Joel D'Orazio, Elgon Daley, Richard Dana, Joan Danziger, Delna Dastur, Alonzo Davis, Catherine Day, Elsabe Johnson Dixon, Susan Eder, Nicole Fall, Annie Farrar, Cianne Fragione, Helen Frederick, Susan J. Goldman, Janis Goodman, Pat Goslee, Freya Grand, Francie Hester, Ellen Hill, Michael Janis, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Maria Karametou, Bridget Sue Lambert, Kyujin Lee, June Linowitz, Isabel Manalo, Matthew Mann, Anne Marchand, Madalyn Marcus, Michele Montalbano, Nahid Navab, Sam Noto, Betsy Packard, Susan Due Pearcy, Maryanne Pollock, Beverly Rest, Marc Robarge, Robin Rose, Wendy M. Ross, Deirdre Saunder, Gretchen Schermerhorn, Elzbieta Sikorska, Hillary Steel, Betsy Stewart, Eve Stockton, Nils Henrik Sundqvist, Patricia Underwood, Josh Whipkey, Joseph White, and Yuriko Yamaguchi.

There is no cost to attend Saturday’s Art Insights event, but reservations are required.  

Art + Soul Jazz Brunch tickets are available for $150 a person, and tickets for the Collectors’ Drawing are an additional $600. Ticket sales are limited to the first 60 collectors. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Visit for more information.


About MPA
MPA Exhibits, Educates and Inspires
McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) is one of the mid-Atlantic region’s most respected contemporary visual arts organizations. MPA provides high-quality art exhibitions showcasing the work of established and emerging artists, educational programs, art classes, MPAartfest, summer art camps, and ArtReach, an award-winning program serving students in grades K-12, seniors, and individuals with special needs. For more information, visit

Thursday, October 12, 2023

TOWARDS ABSTRACTION: Anne Marchand & Lesley Anne Spowart


Anne Marchand, “Sounding" 60 x 60, acrylic, latex, ink on canvas

October 20th to November 25th, 2023

RECEPTION: OCTOBER 20, 5:00-7:00pm


Please join us during a reception for the artists at the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel, California on Friday, October 20 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Meet us in the Cherry Gallery on the northwest corner of 4th Avenue and Guadalupe Street. The exhibition is curated by award-winning essayist and director, Robert Reese featuring artists Anne Marchand and Lesley Anne Spowart. It'll be a perfect California evening to bring friends to Carmel to see the art. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will be on view through November 25, 2023. 


Carl Cherry Center for the Arts

at 4th Ave. and Guadalupe Street, Carmel, CA

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

(831) 624-7491 Contact: info@


Anne Marchand is represented by Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA  

and at Zenith Gallery in Washington, DC.




Anne Marchand - Artist Fellowship 2024 



Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Individual Tickets to Transformer’s The Invincible Visible Gala Now on Sale!


                                    You’re invited to the party of the year!!!

A Special Auction Exhibition & Gala to Benefit Transformer

November 18, 2023

American University Katzen Arts Center

An extension of non-profit organization’s overall cutting-edge vision,

Transformer’s Auction is this fall’s not to be missed art event!



• 150+ artworks up for silent bidding

• Special selection of artworks by Argentinian artists 

in collaboration with the Embassy of Argentina

• Delicious food & drinks

• Music by Guest DJ PWRPUFF of DC's Flower Factory Collective

• Special Performance by our Mistress of Ceremony Pussy Noir

• AND a very INVINCIBLE VISIBLE performance of DC Drag Superstars!


                                                    PURCHASE TICKETS


Press inquiries & general questions, contact Transformer at 

Transformer is W.A.G.E certified and committed to providing equitable payment to all artists participating in our programming. Transformer supports artists’ ideas, work, and labor. 


Friday, October 28, 2022

In the Cosmos Paintings, mixed media works play upon visual complexities and energies of the cosmos as seen through artist’s eyes




Abstract art is alive and well at IMAS.

   “Abstractions: Anne Marchand” is a collection of paintings and mixed media works that were initially inspired by the artist’s attraction to images from telescopic photographs from space. 


“Because we are an art and science museum,” posited Ann Fortescue, president and executive director of IMAS, “we have our eyes and ears out for exhibitions where these two come together. Some of the Hubble images are a wonderful starting point for looking at Anne’s work; clearly she is a star gazer.” 


 Marchand’s works were indeed inspired by Hubble images of the open, yet surprisingly cluttered cosmos, but the artist has taken them far beyond the amorphic dust clouds and luminous colors captured by the telescopic camera. That said, the impact of space remains. The scale of the paintings alludes to the reality of their inspirational source, with most of the works measuring about 72 inches by 72 inches and loom imposingly in the face of the viewer.


  A sense of infinite space, sometimes filled violently with the unexpected, is contained on the surface of each canvas. Marchand once commented that the cosmos made her feel the microcosmic reality of our own existence and the scale of these paintings evokes that feeling. 


  Technically, the body of work moves from direct action painting aesthetics into multimedia experiences with the inclusion of beads, fabric, impressions of objects, and isolated areas of bold contrasting patterns. There is the sense that the deeper her imagination got into the cosmos, the more unexpected phenomena she saw. 


  To me, the strongest works on display incorporate bold patterns that lend an unexpected contrast against the dominance of her self-expressive paint explorations and seem to take us deeper into complex cosmic beauty.



“ENERGY ECHO”                                                                                                    “JOURNEY”


“Birth of Venus” is a stunning work that offers a fresh take on a classic idea that moves a step beyond purely formal thinking while “Energy Echo” holds firmly to the action painting process, but “The Invisible” moves beyond the fascination with the paint itself. In this work there are shapes suggesting forgotten places that are becoming invisible through the distance of time; exuberant brushstrokes have been tamed to become areas of soft color, linking our defined reality to the indefinite miasma of the distant cosmos. “Journey” seems to be a statement of self-revelation with several different elements and techniques. As many abstract paintings do, these works often encourage the imaginations of viewers to participate in their abstract configurations, evoking thoughts about shapes, colors, or sparking a narrative response, as the viewer is absorbed more deeply into the work.


 “But abstraction. Is there a word more belabored in the history of art history?” pondered an art critic Simon Wu about this year’s Whitney Biennial in Art in America magazine. “Abstraction is back ...again.”


  While it has occurred sporadically regionally, the national scene has been enamored of figurative painting in recent years. Marchand’s efforts underline this recent Abstract movement with her attention to science innovations. About the time she finished this series, the James Webb space telescope had replaced the Hubble and was transmitting more cosmic photographs.

Marchand reflects the symbiosis of art and science and leads us into the newer cosmic visions to come.

Nancy Moyer, Professor Emerita of Art, is an art critic for The Monitor. She may be reached at

‘Abstractions: Anne Marchand’

WHERE: International Museum of Art & Science,

1900 Nolana Ave., McAllen

WHEN: Through Nov. 13, 2022

HOURS: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Thursday through Saturday

INFO: (956) 681-2800

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

14-Year Hirshhorn Veteran Curated Acclaimed Exhibitions by Artists Including Mark Bradford, Charline von Heyl, Jennie C. Jones and Robert Irwin

Evelyn C. Hankins, curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden since 2008, has been named the Head Curator. In her position as the first female Head Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Hankins leads the department responsible for planning exhibitions and commissioning artworks which draw from and respond to the museum’s internationally distinguished collection of modern and contemporary art. With an intimate knowledge of the museum’s history and nuanced understanding of its role as the national museum of modern art, Hankins will continue to advance the Hirshhorn’s international reputation and shape the permanent collection.

“I am thrilled to support Evelyn as she assumes the role of Head Curator,” said Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. “Throughout her Hirshhorn tenure, Evelyn has demonstrated an exceptional vision, scholarship, and creativity to establish herself as a transformative leader on the national stage. Evelyn will continue to shepherd our museum’s collection and foster collaborations as we near our 50th anniversary, the revitalization of our Sculpture Garden and continue to respond to and present the art, artists and ideas of the moment.”

With a curatorial expertise in American and European modernism, Hankins has organized more than 15 exhibitions at the Hirshhorn during her 14-year tenure. Recent highlights include “Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection” (2019), a transformational promised gift to the Museum; “Pat Steir: Color Wheel” (2019), a site-specific project; “Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes” (2018–2019), a major monographic survey; and “Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge” (2017–2021), the internationally renowned artist’s largest work to date. Hankins’ next exhibition, “Sam Gilliam: Full Circle” opens May 25.

Hankins has captained lauded exhibitions, notably “Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change” (2016), a two-part project comprising a historical show focusing on Irwin’s groundbreaking artworks from the 1960s and a major new scrim installation in response to the museum’s distinctive architecture was cited by The New York Times as “a magical show” and in The Washington Post as “art so good it needs spoiler alerts.”  She has also organized an array of projects, including “Markus Lüpertz: Threads of History” (2017); “Susan Philipsz: Part File Score” (2016); “At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection” (2014) (co-curated); “Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance” (2013); “Over, Under Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present” (2013); “ColorForms” (2010); “Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds” (2009); and “The Panza Collection” (2008).

In addition to her curatorial team management and exhibition responsibilities, Hankins has provided curatorial oversight for the Hirshhorn’s paintings and works on paper collections. She oversaw the exhibition of artworks by Marcel Duchamp, a promised gift by Barbara and Aaron Levine, which included an online display and 220-page accompanying catalogue. She has brought artworks in an array of media into the collection, including works by Deborah Roberts, Fred Sandback, Charles Gaines, Jacqueline Humphries, Mary Weatherford and Hilla and Bernd Becher, among others. Hankins contributed to the Hirshhorn’s forthcoming collection catalogue. She has served on several Smithsonian pan-institutional committees, including the Collections Advisory Committee, the Congress of Scholars, the American Women’s History Initiative and the Network Review Committee.

Previously, Hankins was the Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum at the University of Vermont in Burlington and an Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from Stanford University. Hankins succeeds Stéphane Aquin.

About the Hirshhorn
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the national museum of modern and contemporary art and a leading voice for 21st-century art and culture. Part of the Smithsonian, the Hirshhorn is located prominently on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Its holdings encompass one of the most important collections of postwar American and European art in the world. The Hirshhorn presents diverse exhibitions and offers an array of public programs on the art of our time—free to all. The Hirshhorn Museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The outdoor Sculpture Garden is open daily 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. For more information, visit

(Source: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Press Release)