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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hill Center Regional Juried Exhibition

JUNE 28-OCTOBER 1, 2017

Safe by Alan Braley
Opening Reception: June 28, 6-8 pm
Hill Center Galleries Regional Juried Exhibition features over 100 artists from DC, Virginia and Maryland and was juried by Claude L. Elliott, Curator and Arts Consultant
Artists included are:
Mary Ellen Abrecht – Kasse Andrews-Weller – Nancy Arons – Ken Bachman – Anne Barnes – Walter Birkel – Ralph Blessing – Rachael Bohlander – Madison Bolls – Anne Bouie – Alan Braley – Sally Brucker – Judy Buelow – Christopher Buoscio – Adjoa J. Burrowes – Kimberley Bursic – Sally Canzoneri – Adam Chamy – Greta Chapin McGill – Anne Cherubim – Marilyn Christiano – Paula Cleggett – Pat Coates – Karen Cohen – Ron Colbroth – IBe’ Bulinda Crawley – Pamela Crockett – Sally Davies – Timothy DeVenney – Sam Dixon – Pamela Drobnyk – Sean Dudley – Elizabeth Eby – Cheryl Edwards – Nereide Ellis – Justyne Fischer – Kate Fitzpatrick – Christopher Fowler – Rik Freeman – Laurance Frierson – Bob Fuller – Kay Fuller – Abbie Fundling – Ric Garcia – Claudia Gibson-Hunter – Susan Goldman – M. Alexander Gray – Elizabeth Halper – Tara Hamilton – Robin Harris – David Harris – Nicol Hockett – Warren Jackson – Barbara Johnson – Wayson Jones – Alex Kasten – Gediyon Kifle  – Stana Kimball – Gloria Kirk – Lauren Kotkin – JoAnn Lamicella Laboy – Kevin Leonard – Addison Likins – Rachel Mann – Jane Mann – Aline Martinez – Kevin Milstead – Kathryn Mohrman – Morgan Monceaux – Nicholas Moses – Jenny Nordstrom – Linda Norton – Rindy OBrien – William Olexik – John Pacheco – Stacey Lane Patterson – Judith Peck – Luis Peralta Del Valle – Ann Pickett – Atousa Raissyan – Karl Rudd – Rick Ruggles – Dana Saxerud – Wil Scott – Judy Searles – Stu Searles – Sherry Selevan – Gail Shaw-Clemons – Anne Shields – Wendy Sittner – Alex Tolstoy – Maria Valle-Riestra – Carol Waite – Thomas Walsh – Richard Weiblinger – Joyce Wellman – Corinne Whitlatch – Bobbi Wolcott – Ju Yun – Lis Zadravec – Karen Zens

Brave New World by Addison Likins
My goal is to create a compelling and exciting exhibition..... include artistic sensibility, personal vision, execution, soulfulness and insightfulness. Most important is the power of the image and its emotional impact, i.e., a work of art that makes you think or feel. ~ Claude Elliott

About Claude Elliott

Claude Elliott, arts consultant, has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. In 2013 he retired from Step Afrika! as Deputy Director. He interned at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Library of Congress and National Gallery of Art. He has a Master of Arts in Art History from the University of Mississippi.

Hill Center Galleries
921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Closed Monday Exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography at Old Georgetown Theater

Closed Monday Productions presents an exhibition of painting, sculpture and photography at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s. The exhibition includes local painters, Anne Marchand, Ana Rendich, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Fabiano Amin, Laura Patten and John Blee; and sculptors: Robert Haft and John Safer; with photographers: Marisa S. White and Matt Leedham.

Art of Legacy Pop Up @ former Historic Georgetown Theatre, Washington, DC

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from Thursday, June 15th, 2017 through June 30, 2017. An artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 4 PM to 5:30 PM and a final hosted reception to meet the artists will be on Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown.

“I’m delighted to welcome these ten DC artists, in this fantastic space!” says Marsha Ralls. The curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, Ralls is honored to have long-time friend and sculptor, John Safer, included this exhibition. Safer, 94, mentored sculptor, Robert Haft, also exhibiting in the show “Art of Legacy”. Safer most recent public work UNITY, 60 feet high and weighing eighteen thousand pounds and unprecedented in scale, was installed two years ago at the $1.4 Billion MGM resort at the National Harbor.

Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

Gallery Hours by appointment. closedmondayproductions[at]gmail[dot]com

Attention Media: To receive more information, or to attend the talk on June 24th or the closing reception on June 29, 2017, please call (202) 450-7825.
Interviews and images available upon request. Or contact email: closedmondayproductions [at] gmail [dot] com

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Strictly Painting 11

Opening Exhibition Reception

Thursday, June 15
7:00 until 9:00 pm

From left: John Adams, Janis Goodman, Sally Kauffman, and Paul Hrusa
Reception this Thursday, June 15 at MPA@ChainBridge for the opening of Strictly Painting 11, a juried biennial exhibition presenting the work of artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The juror for Strictly Painting is Anne Reeve, Assistant Curator at Glenstone, a private museum near Washington, DC devoted to modern and contemporary art.
Strictly Painting 11 features the following artists:
  • John Adams
  • Nancy Bruce
  • Thomas Bunnell
  • Delna Dastur
  • Kimberly DiNatale
  • Steven Dobbin
  • Suzanna Fields
  • Andy Foster
  • Heidi Fowler
  • Cianne Fragione
  • Janis Goodman
  • Maggie Gourlay
  • Susan Grace
  • Sarah Hardesty
  • Paul Hrusa
  • Sally Kauffman
  • Joanne Kent
  • Sun Sook Kim
  • Betsy Packard
  • Alison Powers
  • Judith Pratt
  • Carol Reed
  • Sharon Shapiro
  • Alexandra Sherman
  • Casey Snyder
  • Monica Stroik
  • Daniel Sullivan
  • Kim Thorpe
  • Lisa Tubach
  • Jessica van Brakle
  • Jenny Walton
  • Ann Marie Williams
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested
Strictly Painting runs June 15 through August 12, 2017.

Thursday, May 18, 2017



Samera Paz, Untitled, 2017

Curated by Martina Dodd

Featuring Artists:
Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person,  
and members of àjé collective

May 20 - June 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 20, 6:00-8:00PM


The Crowning
A Performance by Tsedaye Makonnen:
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:30PM

Cosmic Meditation
A Performance by àjé collective:
Saturday, June 3, 8:00-9:00PM

Transformer presents Bloodlines, a group exhibition curated by Martina Dodd. Seeking to challenge the societal norms and restraints imposed on the female form, Bloodlines explores the external and internal pressures and pleasures of the body.

Drawing from their own personal and collective experiences, artists Lisa Hill, Tsedaye Makonnen, Samera Paz, Iman Person and members of the àjé collective examine the corporeal connectivity of their ancestral histories through works on paper, sculpture and performance. Works featured in Bloodlines tow the line between fascination and repulsion, directly addressing the stigmas associated with a woman's menstrual cycle, while subtly exploring the effects of time on the physical and social body by shifting the meaning and interpretation of selfhood.

Martina expands; "Through abstract renderings, Paz and Person both use their own menstrual blood as a medium, placing the viewer at the will of the material, while Hill's fragile yet imposing installation also commands attention as she references the invisible inheritance passed down from mother to offspring by reproducing the shedding, scarring and regeneration of skin on handmade paper. Through the exhibition's performance programming Makonnen highlights the intense physicality of birth while the àjé collective's performance explores the narrative ecologies of 'moonblood'."

Martina Dodd is a DC-based art historian and curator. Her concept driven shows have touched on topics relating to race, gender and power dynamics.  She is intrigued by the ways in which value is placed on art and seeks to examine the social impact material culture has on society.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-6pm and by appointment.

t r a n s f o r m e r
1404 P St NW
Washington  DC  20005

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

An Exhibition Of Art And Politics In 2017 @The Press Club, Seaside, CA

California Peeps and visitors...........

Roberto Bocci, NATIONAL MONUMENT, from video roll of 149 images from the

People's Climate Change March in Washington, DC, 20X13 in.

Peter Charles, TWISTED COLUMN. steel, 8X72 in.




OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 5:00-8:00 pm.

PLACE: The Press Club, 1123 Fremont Blvd., Seaside, CA.

DATES OF EXHIBITION: May 25- June 30, 2017
Hours: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm Mon-Fri, 8am-2pm Sat-Sun
mixed media on paper, 16X16 in.
Hosted by The Press Club, Green Chalk’s latest exhibition poses the question, “Now What?" Artists Peter Charles, Roberto Bocci, Jamie Dagdigian, Susan Hyde Greene, Richard James, Logan Norton, Rhossio Munoz, the Temple Sisters address issues of immediate relevance to a chaotic time in America. This exhibit is at The Press Club, and the show opens on May 25 from 5:00- 8:00 pm with a panel discussion.

Ms. Enns, director of Green Chalk Contemporary, observes “By asking the question of Now what, we are not only asking Now what happened but also Now what do we do? Now what can we imagine? Now what do we want our world to be? What?”

Themes addressed by artists in the exhibition include the public, private and personal reactions to the new administrations few months, including effects of and on the media, the status of gender, immigration and the environment.

Robert Bocci is a fervent believer in the importance of social justice, women’s rights, science, education for everybody and culture. Starting on January 21, he has documented march protests on the streets of Washington DC and most recently, the People’s Climate Change March. He mixes and marches along with the crowds shooting mid-range to close ups of people and signs. The resulting slide show for this exhibition can be considered a travelogue photography essay seeking to recreate the tension and feeling of being enveloped by the protestors and their antiestablishment slogan chants.

Peter Charles, known for his elegant and minimal approach to art, distills complex sensations and relationships as he alters, distorts or abstracts an idea to emphasize its essential character. About TWISTED COLUMN, he states, “The twisted column might symbolize a distorted and contorted Washington Monument...A comment on lies and distortions of truth and fact.” Charles recently relocated to San Luis Obispo, CA from Washington, DC.

Susan Hyde Greene contributes TEARS FOR A TROUBLED WORLD, a stitched image that addresses the fragile lives of children. She says, “There are so many terrifying issues that have been thrown into uncertainty; the environment, educational opportunities, race, gender identity and the very real threat of nuclear war.”

The opening reception happens from 5pm-8pm, with a panel discussion, including audience questions, from 6:30-7:30pm.

Gail Enns, Director Green Chalk Contemporary202-253-4507

Sara Rubin, Editor Monterey County Weekly
831-394-5656 ext. 120,

Thursday, May 04, 2017

ZCAF Silent Auction Fundraising Event & Online Auction

 Happy Birthday to ZCAF and to Margery Goldberg!
Give Zenith Community Arts Foundation and Margery a lovely birthday gift and support ZCAF

The Zenith Community Arts Foundation Cordially Invites You to 
A Silent Auction Fundraiser Event!
To Support ZCAF's Hands' on Workshop (HOW) Programs
Sunday, May 7, 5:00-8:00 pm
At the Washington Ethical Society
7750 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20012

Auction items, Top row l-r: Sailor's Sunset by Susan Klebanoff, Three White Roses in a Pasta Jar, Resting on Books by Ibrihim, Good Girl Gets a Lollipop by Cassandra Gillens, Send in the Clouds by Michael Young. Bottom  row l-r: Rock Creek Park Near Tilden by Richard Fitzhugh, Bridging Troubled Waters by Richard Binder, Love in the Middle Ages by Stephen Hansen.

Auction Items, l-r top: Twist #2 by Paul Martin Wolff, Radio Flyer by Katharine Owens, Levanter by Joan Konkel, Precious Cargo by Julie Girardini, Speed of Light by Philip Hazard,  Reveille by Gavin Sewell.  Bottom row l-r:  Small Notes-Andantino by Ellen Sinel, Ruminations by Anne Marchand, Lost in the Jungle I by Francesca Britton, Hot Toddy by Joyce Zipperer, Cherry Silhouette by Liz Ashe.  AND MANY MORE

Don't miss out! ... ONLINE Auction ongoing from now until Sunday, May 7, 3:00 pm est.

Many more items are up for auction including spa treatments, legal services, restaurant certificates, gift cards, and more. 

Food for the event provided by CUBA CUBA Gallery Cafe.
Music by guitarist, Bill Freed.

Honorary Chairpersons: Ward 4 Councilman, Brandon Todd, and Councilman At-Large, Robert White
Hosted by Ron Nessen, who served as White House Press Secretary for President Gerald Ford, 1974-1977
Guest Speakers: Kay Kendall, Chairman of the D.C. Arts Commission, and Linda Donovan Harper, Board President of the D.C. Education Collaborative

Click Here to:  PURCHASE 1 TICKET

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Click Here to make a tax deductible in the amount of your choosing:  DONATION

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Meet the Artists - Art of Legacy Exhibition Set to Debut at Iconic Old Georgetown Theater

Closed Monday Productions LLC presents the Art of Legacy exhibition at the newly renovated Old Georgetown Theater, a former silent movie house from the 1900s. The exhibition features Washington DC area artists, John Blee, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Anne Marchand, Martha Spak and photographers Marissa White and Matt Leedham. Recently added to the exhibition, sculptor Raymond Kaskey and his famous sculpture Portlandia.

The Pop up exhibition will be on view from March 9-26, 2017. A reception “meet the artist” will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, from 5-7 pm at the newly renovated space located at 1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW in Washington DC, Georgetown. All artists will be available to meet and discuss their artwork.

“The Art of Legacy exhibition has successfully enhanced this exquisite newly renovated space featuring natural light and views of the unique outside garden. Curating the current show has reminded me of the importance of art in the community and why it matters.” says Marsha Ralls, “It’s a perfect meeting of historic DC with artists whose work reflects the very nature of the city.” Ralls, the curator and CEO of Closed Monday Productions, worked closely with architect Robert Bell to create a showcase for some of her favorite artists.

Closed Monday Productions LLC was established in 2014 as a private art dealership. CEO Marsha Ralls was the former owner of the Ralls Collection Inc. an art advisory group that expanded in 1991 with the opening of a gallery bearing the same name. The gallery specialized in contemporary painting, photography, prints, and sculpture.

To receive more information, or to attend the reception on March 19, please call (202) 450-7825 or email closedmondayproductions Interviews and images available upon request.
The gallery hours will be 12 PM until 5 PM March 10th through March 26th or by appointment.

Art of Legacy Pop Up Exhibition
1351 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington DC, Georgetown