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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Forty-third Annual Faculty Exhibition at Montgomery College’s King Street Gallery

Montgomery College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents the 43rd Annual Faculty Exhibition. The exhibit opens December 3 at the King Street Gallery, with a reception from 6–8 p.m. This exhibition features artwork by notable emerging and established DC artists. 

The prolific faculty and staff of Montgomery College’s Visual and Performing Arts department exhibit recent work in this annual exhibition. The show includes notable local artists J. J. McCracken, Jake Muirhead, Renee Lachman, Jeremy Flick, Ellington Robinson, and Jenny Walton, among others. 

The 43rd Annual Faculty Exhibition runs December 3–February 7 at the King Street Gallery. A reception will be held Thursday, December 3 from 6–8 p.m. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. For more information, visit

Free and open to the public. 

About The King Street Gallery: The King Street Gallery’s exhibitions compliment the academic programs of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts while bringing art to the community. As part of the Silver Spring arts community, exhibitions focus on current pieces by working artists. 

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center 
930 King Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910 
Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, located immediately behind the center. 

The Same but Different: Creative Morphology opens at Mclean

November 21 – December 23, 2015
Reception and Gallery Talk December 3, 7 – 9 pm 

 The Same but Different: Creative Morphology 
Emerson Gallery

This curated exhibition features works by artists who make use of the processes of observing, sorting and classifying as a prelude to creating shape, structure and color. The exhibit will high-light the inherent conceptual and procedural similarities between scientific and artistic pro-cesses. Works by Susan Eder and Craig Dennis, Laurel Lukaszewski, Richard Dana, and Tom Green are included. 

Wanderer: The Travel Journals, Works by Maria Karametou 
Atrium Gallery
McLean Art Society Juried Exhibition
Ramp Gallery
 Wanderer: The Travel Journals, Works by Maria Karametou
Atrium Gallery
These mixed media works are based on visual observations the artist has collected while wandering in different parts of the world. Karametou has saved these visual glimpses as a way of synthesizing and interpreting her experiences, encasing them in small plastic sleeves, like an archival photographic display. Hung together with artist made books and other works, they present an open-ended story with both personal and universal impact.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Auction: Color Code NOVEMBER 12 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Auction: Color Code
November 12 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm ID requested
1300 New York Ave., NW, Washington, 20577

Artists support social projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Organized by the Family Association of the Inter/American Development Bank Family Association

IDB Family Association

Exhibition by Artists who are Visually Impaired CLB & GWU Corcoran School

Exhibition Opening featuring works by Artists who are Visually Impaired CLB & George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design Exhibition Design Students

WHAT: Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind (CLB), in partnership with the students from the George Washington University Corcoran School of the Arts and Design’s MA in Exhibition Design Programand the Pepco Gallery, is pleased to host this exhibition featuring works by artists who are visually impaired. The exhibition will feature approximately 60 works of art, including paintings and sculpture. Artists will be in attendance at the opening reception to share their experiences and background on their works. The five-week-long exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Select works will be for sale.
WHO: The keynote speaker is Marsha Ralls, a global fine art adviser, technology entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of Closed Monday Productions, LLC. Special guests include At-Large DC Councilmember David Grosso.
WHEN: ThursdayNovember 12, 2015, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Event Schedule
 5:30 PM
Exhibition Opens to the Public
6:00 PM
Program Begins
7:30 PM
Exhibition Ends
WHERE: Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20068

Sunday, November 08, 2015

“WONDER” Opens Nov. 13 at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Works by Nine Major Contemporary Artists Transform Nation’s First Art Museum in Celebration of Reopening

WONDER,the debut exhibition at the newly renovated Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, celebrates the opening of the historic building with immersive installations by nine leading contemporary artistsJennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin and Leo Villareal. “WONDER” will open Nov. 13 and will be on view for six months. The exhibition is organized by Nicholas R. Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge of the Renwick Gallery.

The artists featured in “WONDER” were selected for their ability to transform spaces through installation and for their focus on process and materials. Each was invited to select a gallery in the Renwick while the building was closed for a major two-year renovation and then create an installation inspired by that space.

Public Programs and Events
A series of public programs and events will accompany the opening. Celebratory galas will be held Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Wednesday, Nov. 11 (tickets $75). A morning ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Nov. 13 (weather permitting), will precede a free open house where the public can explore the galleries, meet curators and enjoy live music. The Renwick will remain open after hours that evening to present a large-scale version of its DIY program, “Handi-hour,” featuring “all you can craft” activities inspired by artworks in “WONDER,” craft beer and live music. This event is ticketed ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) and available for ages 21 and up. A free festival Saturday, Nov. 14, for children, families, and visitors of all ages, will feature craft activities, artist demonstrations, musical performances and museum tours.

The Renwick Gallery is the branch museum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, featuring a wide range of contemporary craft and decorative art. The Renwick Gallery is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. Website:
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Saturday, November 07, 2015

Support Emerging Artists & Celebrate Contemporary Art in DC!

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November 21, 2015
American University's Katzen Arts Center

Purchase Your Auction Tickets HERE while still available!

Check out the fantastic profile of our Auction 
in the November issue of DC Magazine!

Many thanks to our friend 
 Shepard Fairey 
for the inclusion of this gorgeous 1st edition piece in the Auction: 
This New Wave is a Little Slick for My Taste, 2014, 
silk screen, wood panel, 18"x24", 1/6

Let's Drink a Dozen Roses
Transformer's 5th Annual Storefront Exhibition
November 7 - November 29, 2015
Presented in conjunction with Transformer's 12th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party, Transformer is pleased to present Let's Drink a Dozen Roses, a site-specific storefront installation by Parisian artist and Glassbox curator, Hélène Garcia.  
Garcia is also guest curating a selection of her peer emerging Parisian artists' works in Transformer's 12th Annual Silent Auction & Benefit Party.
Transformer's 5th Annual Storefront Exhibition, Let's  Drink  a  Dozen  Roses presents paper and printed images that create a set of volumes  and textures directly responding to the window space environment, while  echoing  the  function  and nature of  storefront  windows for  display  and public engagement.
Click here for more information.
Image credit: Hélène Garcia, Lets Drink A Dozen Roses, 2015
FlatFile at Fringe
October 1 - December 31, 2015

Logan Fringe Art Space
1358 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 

FlatFile at Fringe, a monthly rotating exhibition of 2D works from Transformer's FlatFile program October 1 -December 31, 2015 at the new Logan Fringe Arts Space, is a fantastic way to start or expand your art collection and build relationships with some of DC's best emerging visual artists.
FlatFile works are available for purchase at FlatFile at Fringe, Transformer's online FlatFile Store, and at Transformer's 1404 P Street, NW location an on-going basis.

FlatFile at Fringe  Event
Thursday, December 3rd, 6:30 - 8:00

For more information, click here.

Image banner credits: Big Daddy's Package, Cynthia Connolly; In with the Tide, Amy Bonne McCreesh;  Alchemy #32, Joan Belmar; Untitled (BOOK), Tang; Tiny Heads Present Themselves, Amy Hughes Braden, David, 2014, Hannah Spector
t r a n s f o r m e r is a Washington, DC based 501 (c) 3 artist-centered non-profit visual arts organization, providing a consistent, supportive, and professional platform for emerging artists to explore and present experimental artistic concepts, build audiences for their work, and advance their careers. A catalyst and advocate for contemporary artists and emergent expression in the visual arts, Transformer connects and promotes emerging visual artists within regional, national and international contexts through exhibition and programs partnerships with artists, curators, commercial galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. 

Transformer's 2015/16 Exhibition Series and programs are supported by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The CrossCurrents Foundation, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities/NEA, The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, The Bernstein Family Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts' Access to Artistic Excellence award, 
The Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Visionary Friends of Transformer.
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Friday, November 06, 2015

Touchstone Gallery Openings

November 6-29, 2015

Opening Reception: 
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6-8:30 pm


A mix of unframed and framed photography by Touchstone Gallery photographers as part of FotoWeekDC November 7 - 15, 2015
Photographers: Elaine Florimonte, Carolyn Johnson, Harvey Kupferberg, Michael Lang, Rosemary Luckett, Pete McCutchen, Newton More, Mary D. Ott, BD Richardson.
Connoisseur by Michael Lang (FotoWeekDC)


“Seeing is believing”
See the world interpreted through each Touchstone member artist's eyes.  Attentive and sharp-eyed they express their vision, whether literal or otherwise, in photography as well as painting, sculpture, hand pulled prints, collage, and drawing.

“Nature Sketched” by Betsy Forster

A new series of pastel paintings inspired by a personal response to the beauty of nature. press release

Tuscan Trees by Betsy Forster


"Handpicked: Works from Miriam's Kitchen Studio Artists"

The Touchstone Foundation for the Arts presents artwork created in the studios of Miriam’s Kitchen, a DC non-profit dedicated to ending chronic homelessness. The show, scheduled for November, is the latest exhibition in the Foundation's "Handpicked" series, which brings non-traditional artists to show their work at the Touchstone Gallery in downtown DC for one month. Miriam’s Studiohas an award-winning art therapy program rooted in three core values: that art therapy is an expression of human dignity, it provides disconnected individuals with a sense of belonging, and it can be an effective vehicle for guiding people towards positive change. press release

Bird by Carl Foley (Miriam’s Studio)

Wed-Fri 11-6, Sat-Sun 12-5

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001 

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Mid City Artists Fall Open Studios

Mid City Artists Open Studios, Washington, DC

Saturday-Sunday, November 7-8
Dupont/Logan Circle Neighborhoods

Twenty two artists, who are part of the “Mid City Artists” collaborative, will open the studio doors of their own unique galleries, homes, garages, carriage houses, live/work studios, and studio collaboratives this weekend. This bi-annual event in DC’s “Mid-City” – in and around the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle neighborhoods – enables art-lovers to connect personally with artists and learn more about how and where they make art. Their diverse works include: drawings, sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media. 

Mid City Artists Open Studios Event

Plan your studio visits by mapping your route on the downloadable Tour Map, which also features personalized “open” times at each studio:

Saturday, October 31, 2015

WPA celebrates its 40-year anniversary November 14

In just a few more weeks, WPA will celebrate its 40-year anniversary by moving to their new exhibition and administrative space in The JBG Companies' Atlantic Plumbing Project. Their new home is certain to change the face of contemporary art in DC, and will be located at 2124 8th Street NW, just one block from the U Street cultural corridor.  

Join in celebrating their new home at the inaugural exhibition, Washington Produced Artists

Curated by Laura Roulet, the exhibition will serve as a proud recognition of local artists who created significant works in conjunction with WPA early in their careers and who have since built esteemed reputations. Washington Produced Artists will feature work by longtime D.C. metro-area resident artists William ChristenberryJim SanbornJoyce J. Scott and Dan Steinhilber, with a mobile public art project created by Workingman Collective, a video installation by Michelle Lisa Herman, and an opening night performance by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company

Washington Produced Artists will be on display from November 14 - December 19, 2015 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 6-9pm.

For more information please visit the website and follow on Facebook, and Twitter to stay up-to-date with news and announcements.