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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Call for Graffiti & Aerosol Mural Artists - 2015 MuralsDC Program

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) seeks graffiti artists and artist teams to design, create and install aerosol murals that inspire the various communities in which they will be placed. Selected artists will be required to work with the young apprentices (ages 14-23) by introducing and refining each student's artistic skill in the discipline of graffiti style sketch work and aerosol mural painting. 

This commission is open to Graffiti and Aerosol Mural Art Artists and Artist Teams.

Friday, May 1, 2015 

To obtain a copy of the prospectus and application, please visit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Trawick Prize deadline April 7

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is a visual art prize produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District that honors artists from Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The annual juried competition awards $14,000 in prize monies to selected artists and features the work of the finalists in a group exhibition.

The Jurors will select up to 9 finalists who will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda in September 2015. 

Deadline to apply is April 7, 2015.  Click here for more info & to apply.

Questions?  Please send an email to artist at bethesda dot org

Monday, March 23, 2015

Strictly Painting 10 Call for Entries

McLean Project for the Arts
Deadline is April 17, 2015

Juror: Vesela Sretenoviç is senior curator of modern and contemporary
art at The Phillips Collection.

Through Her Eyes, April 9 at All We Art

April 2, 2015
Thursday, April 2 at 6:30pm
All We Art in Washington, District of Columbia
A special event to hear three Washington DC women in the arts share their experiences on the challenges and rewards of being a gallery owner. Including All We Art's Luisa Elena Vidaurre, Andrea Pollan of Curator's Office and Lisa Brown of P Street Gallerie. Cohosted by The Artinista Art Advisory.

Affordable Art Fair New York, I am #ArtHappy

Affordable Art Fair New York begins this week, March 25 -29, 2015 

Alida Anderson Art Projects: Marchand, Nassikas and Walsh 
Booth 1.37

Complimentary tickets at  
Please share with your east coast friends/artists/clients. 

    March 26 - 29, 2015  
    Affordable Art Fair New York City  |  Alida Anderson Art Projects

    The Metropolitan Pavilion 

125 West 18th Street 
Chelsea New York City

   Alida Anderson Art Projects - Booth: 1.37

Friday, January 09, 2015


extended January 2015.


Anne Marchand explores a new vocabulary of color and texture in the swirling vortexes of nebulae and the surfaces of moons and planets, bringing these into her ongoing search for ways to approach mystic poetry through visual expression. The exhibition brings together works inspired by images from the Hubble spacecraft that relate to the artists theme of interconnections. 

Anne Marchand is based in Washingon, DC. She was awarded an Artist Fellowship in 2014 from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Marchand has traveled widely including a Cap/MexEx Residency Grant in 2003 at La Escuela de Arts Jose Limon, in Culiacán, Mexico. She has designed and won mural competitions through DC Creates Public Art Program. Her Westminster Playground Mural in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC was included in a Visions Award from the Committee of 100 to the Westminster Neighborhood Association. Her public art can be seen in Washington, DC and Arlington, VA. She currently exhibits work in galleries in New York City, Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and California. 

Founded in Monterey, California in 2013, the focus of Green Chalk Contemporary is to create a community around the celebration of the creative act and bring a select group of uniquely accomplished artists to an appreciative audience. Green Chalk Contemporary advances an uncommon opportunity for artists, curators and the public to discover, to learn, and to acquire contemporary artwork.

Green Chalk Contemporary 616 Lighthouse Ave Monterey, California, 93940 phone: 831.718.7232 email: greenchalkcontemporary [at] gmail [dot] com

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year's Day to each and everyone of you, all around the world!
'Bring the Heart,' 36 x 36" acrylic and mixed media on canvas

Friday, December 19, 2014

Anne Marchand's studio presented in E. Ashey Rooney's Artists Homes and Studios

Artists Homes and Studios will be out in book stores in six weeks
making for a belated holiday or a New Year's gift.

E. Ashey Rooney"s Artists Homes and Studios (Schiffer 2014)

Who doesn't enjoy peeking into another artist's creative space, to see where and how they paint? For many it is a very personal space.

Having worked with so many artists in undertaking the 100 New England, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Southern, Northwestern, Southwest, and Green Art books, Rooney toured the homes and studios of 86 international artists. Some studios are large, with lovely high ceilings and oversized skylights. Some are modest - even cramped. Some are amazingly pristine and carefully ordered with drawing, painting gallery and meditation zones. Some are a study of chaos, but in all of them the artists appear to create.

She found that today's studios range from chicken coops to entire islands, to extra bedrooms to horse barns. Artists feel strongly about how they organize their studios, where they store their canvases and other works of art, how they keep their brushes and tools, and hang their art. One of the primary differences seems to be whether the artist likes the hubbub of other people and artists about. Some talk about the need for others, while others enjoy the freedom of padding down the hall in their slippers late at night to work on a piece. They want the peace and quiet and the quiet retreat. Others like to be part of a community.

Many talk about their music systems and gardens. Dogs appear to be faithful companions. Many collect natural objects to inspire them. Big or small, tidy or messy, the artist studio is obviously a sanctuary – a place for creative incubation, as Joseph Campbell would say.

DMV artists featured in the book include Alan Binstock, Tom Block, Joan Danziger and Anne Marchand.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

BlackRock Call for Entries

The BlackRock Call for Entries for 2016 Gallery Exhibition Proposals is now open. We encourage artists, curators, and coordinators for artist groups, art collectives and arts organizations — who live in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia — to apply. The deadline is December 19, 2014.

New this year … Online Submissions! (Powered by Submittable) 

Call for Entries: 2016 Gallery Exhibition Proposals
BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD)
Entry Fee: $35

BlackRock Center for the Arts is currently accepting proposals for solo, themed and group exhibitions to be presented in 2016. Visual artists, independent curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and arts organizations who reside in Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia are encouraged to submit Exhibition Proposals. BlackRock hosts monthly gallery exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and established artist working in all media. Proposals will be reviewed by the following panel of three jurors: Jeffry Cudlin, Helen Frederick and Andrea Pollan. The Deadline for submission is Friday, December 19, 2014.

To view the full Prospectus and submit entries online, please visit:

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
phone: 240.912.1050