Monday, April 21, 2014

MPAartfest 2014 Call for Entries due May 1!

A one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of more than 40 local and 
regional visual artists. McLean Central Park will reverberate with the sights and sounds of art and 
music on Sunday, October 5th at the 8th annual MPAartfest. Past events have drawn 6,000 art lovers.
Online submissions only.

1234 Ingleside Avenue  McLean, VA 22101

Monday, March 31, 2014

Affordable Art Fair New York beckons!

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 Anne Marchand          April 2014

I hope your Spring is filled with artful surprises. I am pleased to be part of some exciting exhibitions. I invite you to see them in the coming months!

                                    OF BEING by Anne Marchand, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 in      
In New York City, the Affordable Art Fair opens at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea on Tuesday, April 3 - 6 featuring seventy plus galleries including my new work. Look for me atAlida Anderson Art ProjectsBooth 1.28 on the first floor. 

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St
New York, NY
Porter Contemporary will have a select number of my works available in the gallery during the Affordable Art Fair from April 2 - 6. I invite you to stop by the gallery at 548 West 28th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10001. Check gallery hours or schedule an appointment.
Images:(L) A Priori, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 In. (R) Radius of Convergence, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 In. Courtesy of the Artist and Porter Contemporary.
Green Chalk Contemporary presents "Anne Marchand: Threads" in California.The exhibition runs through May 3, 2014 and I'd be delighted if you can see it at616 Lighthouse Avenue in Monterey.

Artvoices Magazine interview by Emily Colucci.

With Compliments.

ARTVOICES, a quarterly art periodical, distributes in Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York City. 

If you missed the interview this winter, you can still read the article in Artvoices Magazine with the link provided under the caption at left. With compliments. Enjoy! All the Best, Anne

Please share this information with your friends, family and colleaguesand feel free to contact me or the venue for more information. 

.......Happy creating!  Anne Marchand

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

McLean Project for the Arts Announces Call for Entries for Summer Exhibition

Artists from the mid-Atlantic region are invited to apply to be selected for MPA’s summer exhibition Transformations: from one thing to another.  The juror is Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Center in Washington, DC.  This exhibition will bring together artists whose work deals with the process of transformation, change or malleability. The journey from one thing or state to another can be explored or demonstrated through any technique, approach or medium, conceptually and/or formally.  Submissions are due by April 12 and can be submitted online only.  For information and link to online submission, visit

McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit visual arts center founded in 1962 to exhibit the work of emerging and established regional artists.  In addition to its program of high quality, professionally-curated art exhibitions, MPA offers art classes for children and adults taught by professional art instructors.  MPA also presents the Art Reach program for area schools, gallery talks, and day trips to area museums and galleries. MPA is a partner with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Fairfax County Public Schools.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA. 
Emerson Gallery hours are T- F 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; SAT 11 - a.m. - 5 p.m.
Atrium and Ramp Galleries are open M - TH: 9 a.m.–11 p.m; F and SAT: 9 a.m.– midnight; SUN:  12 noon-6 p.m.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

WPA SELECT Curator Talks March 6 and March 13

SELECT 2014 consists of a 3-week public exhibition and a ticketed auction party to support contemporary art and the local artist community. The artists invited to participate in this exhibition were selected by a group of notable curators from some of the most important institutions in our region, emerging curators, and WPA’s Board of Directors. The works represent a cross section of media and disciplines, providing a remarkable survey of contemporary artistic practice. The SELECT 2014 gala is the region’s longest running contemporary art auction gala and offers a truly unique opportunity to acquire works by emerging and established artists from the DC region and beyond.

Thursday, February 27 through Friday, March 21, 2014

Wednesdays through Fridays: 4:00 to 11:00pm
Saturdays: noon – 11:00pm
Sundays: noon – 5pm
The exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The public and auction guests are invited to the Exhibition Opening Reception generously sponsored by Peacock Cafe.

Free and open to the public, two curator talks provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the artists and artworks featured in the exhibition. Each night, participating curators share their thoughts on the works they’ve selected for the exhibition and answer questions from the audience.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cynthia Connolly, Olivia Kohler-Maga, and Jennifer Scanlan

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Jeffry Cudlin, Brandon Fortune, Megan Rook-Koepsel, and Gregory Volk

Saturday, March 22, 2014

SELECT 2014: WPA Art Auction Gala consists of a festive dinner and a silent auction party with DJ and artist-designed pinatas, attended by prominent regional and national collectors, artists, and art lovers. The mix of attendees makes for a vibrant, eclectic atmosphere and a spirited bidding environment.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Green Chalk presents Anne Marchand: Threads, 6- 8:00pm Sat, March 15th

A N N E   M A R C H A N D


Green Chalk Contemporary 

invites you to join us for

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 15, 6- 8:00 pm

T.W. Pitchers’ Snake Bite blended cider-lager will be served. 

Green Chalk Contemporary is delighted to present recent paintings by Washington, DC artist Anne Marchand in her first West Coast solo exhibition.

"With layers upon layers of colors, materials, words and forms, inspired by sources as disparate as astronomy, nature, and poetry, Anne Marchand's imaginative and fascinating work is akin to a complex and abstract puzzled, drawing the audience into her mesmerizing visual landscapes."
-Emily Colucci, ARTVOICES, Winter, 2013

The exhibition runs from March 15- May 3, 2014
Gallery hours are 3:30- 7:00 pm, Tuesday- Saturday and by appointment
BRING THE HEART, 2014, 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas            VISION OF MYTH, 2014, 36" x 36" acrylic on canvas

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WPA Announces SELECT 2014: WPA Art Auction Exhibition and Gala

from East City Art

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27 from 7pm to 10pm
Exhibition will be on view February 28 through March 21, 2014.
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces the dates for SELECT 2014, its 33rd Annual Art Auction Exhibition and Gala. The curated exhibition will open Thursday, February 27 at 7 pm and will be on view Wednesday through Friday 4 – 11pm, Saturday noon – 5pm, and Sunday noon – 5pm, February 28 through March 21, 2014. The exhibition includes works by 111 emerging and established artists in a variety of media, selected by top curators from the region’s most important institutions, notable independent curators, and the WPA Board of Directors. While the majority of participating artists reside in the Washington/Baltimore region, a number of notable artists from outside the area will have works in the exhibition including Tavares Strachen, representative of The Bahamas to the 2013 Venice Biennale, and Mark di Suvero, world-renowned sculptor and National Medal of Arts recipient.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 marks the 33rd anniversary of the organization’s highly-regarded art gala that includes a curated silent auction of more than 150 art works by top contemporary artists, delicious dinner, open bar, desserts, and DJ-fueled party with artist-designed piñatas. Tickets to the auction gala start at $325 and can be purchased by visiting the WPA website or contacting Mary Resing at  or 202-234-7103 x5. New this year, WPA will be offering a $150 party ticket for guests age 35 and under with admission at 9pm. Bidding on artwork will commence the night of the gala. For information on bidding in absentia, please visit the WPA website or contact Mary Resing.
The event will be held at Artisphere, just two blocks from the Rosslyn Metro station. Free parking with validation is available in the Artisphere garage weekdays after 5pm and all day on weekends. The event is expected to draw more than 700 artists and art enthusiasts.
In advance of the March 22 gala event, WPA will host an exhibition opening reception on February 27 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm with wine & hors d’oeuvres from Peacock Cafe and two Curator Talk events on March 6 and 13 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. These events, as well as the exhibition viewing, are free and open to the public.  At each evening of the Curator Talks, a group of curators will discuss their exhibition selections. March 6 will feature talks by Cynthia Connolly, Olivia Kohler-Maga, and Jennifer Scanlan. March 13 will feature talks by Jeffry Cudlin, Brandon Fortune, Megan Rook-Koepsel, and Gregory Volk. The talks offer a unique opportunity to meet the curators and learn more about the works on view.
Now in its 33rd year, the SELECT Art Auction Gala is WPA’s most important fundraising event. Guests include more than 700 artists, collectors, arts professionals, and business leaders. The event supports WPA’s mission to promote contemporary art and artists in the greater DC metropolitan region. Proceeds from the sale of art are split equally between the participating artists and WPA and help support WPA’s free programming all year round. This year’s gala event is chaired by WPA Board Members Jessica Naresh (The Art Registry) and Robert Shields (Robert Shields Interiors). Auction Committee members include Natalie Cheung, Jessica Stafford Davis, Ayanna Dunn, Barbara Escobar, LouAnne Greenwald, Dr. Giselle Huberman, Amanda Phillips Manheim, Joff Masukawa, Dr. Frederick P. Ognibene, Mary Margaret Plumridge, Judy Sherman, Andres Tremols, and Kate Warren.
Curators for SELECT include:
  • Cynthia Connolly, Visual Arts Curator, Artisphere, Arlington, VA;
  • Jeffry Cudlin, Professor of Curatorial Studies and Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD;
  • Brandon Fortune, Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC;
  • Jennifer Scanlan; Independent Curator, New York, NY;
  • Olivia Kohler-Maga, Assistant Director, Luther W. Brady Gallery at George Washington University, Washington, DC;
  • Megan Rook-Koepsel, Independent Curator, Washington, DC;
  • Mera Rubell, Co-founder, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL;
  • Gregory Volk, Art Critic/Independent Curator/Associate Professor in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and New York, NY
Participating Artists Include:
Eames Armstrong * Ken D. Ashton * Holly Bass * Allison Bianco * Amy Boone-McCreesh * Calder Brannock * Sebastiaan Bremer * David A. Brown * Amanda Leigh Burnham * Sijae Byun * Colby Caldwell * Meaghan Carpenter * Page Carr * Rosane Chamecki & Andrea Lerner * Lely Constantinople & Kate MacDonnell * Larry W. Cook * Joseph Corcoran * Maryley Dawson * Frank Hallam Day * Flore de Préneuf * Andrea Deszö * Mark di Suvero * Michelle L. Dickson * Nekisha N. Durrett * Dave Eassa * Alex Ebstein * Cliff Evans * Rachel Fabiarz * Stephanie H. Firestone * Sean FitzPatrick * Victoria F. Gaitán * Avi Gupta * Rania Hassan * Clarity Haynes * Mia Hebib * Sean Hennessey * Jack Henry * Klara Hobza * Ryan Hoover * Timothy J. Horjus * Jason Horowitz * Michael Jaren Horsley * Jason Hughes * Jan Huling * Jeff Huntington * E. Jane * Sarah Anne Johnson * Tiffany Jones * Patrick Joust * Gary Kachadourian * Beth Katleman * Elizabeth A. Kendall * Bridget Sue Lambert * Magnolia Laurie * Karine Laval * Christopher LaVoie * Randall Lear * Ati Maier * Katherine Tzu-lan Mann * Anne Marchand * Ryan C. McCoy * Patrick McDonough * Kate McGraw * Ander Mikalson * Jackie Milad * Curtis Miller * Joseph Mills * Joseph Minek * Sam Noto * Cara Ober * Cory Obendorfer * Sonia Paulino * Bruce Pearson * Jefferson Pinder * Alejandro Pintado * Lina Puerta * Susana Raab * Ellington Robinson * Erica Rosenfeld *Rachel L. Rotenberg * Yuka Saito * Craig Schaffer * Rachel Schmidt * Sheldon Scott & Joshua Cogan * Ginevra Shay * Jo Smail * Joshua Wade Smith * Marcos Smyth * Milena Spasic * Shelley Spector * Susan Stacks * Tamar Stone * Tavares Strachan * Chris Suspect * Ryan Syrell * Tim Tate * Gregory Thielker * Alessandra Torres * René Treviño * Jonathan Wahl * Sarah Walker * Stewart Watson * Terri Weifenbach * Ian Whitmore * Trevor Young * Andrew Zarou * Holly Zausner * Lu Zhang
Exhibition Viewing:
  • Wednesday – Friiday: 4pm-11pm;
  • Saturday: noon-11pm;
  • Sunday noon-5pm
Curator Talks: March 6 & 13, 2014, 6:30-8 pm
Gala: March 22, 2014, 7-11pm
SELECT 2014  is located at Artisphere at 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. For more information visit:
About Washington Project for the Arts
Washington Project for the Arts is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for contemporary art. WPA supports artists at all stages of their careers and promotes contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, issues, and ideas that stimulate public dialogue on art and culture. More information:
WPA is supported by its members, Board of Directors, invaluable volunteers, and by generous contributions from numerous individuals and the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, William C. Paley Foundation, William S. Paley Foundation, the Abramson Family Foundation, Susan & Dixon Butler, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Center for Democracy and Technology, The Chesapeake Framing Company, Clark Construction Group, James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS), Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Raymond Garcia, Carol Brown Goldberg & Henry Goldberg, Graham Holdings Company, HapstakDemetriou+, Hickok Cole Architects, Giselle & Benjamin Huberman, Intel Corporation, j fine art, The JBG Companies, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Yvette Kraft, Marshfield Associates, NoMa Business Improvement District, Peacock Cafe, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Turner Construction Company, and WinSpinCiC.
About Artisphere 
Artisphere is the newest art center within the Washington, DC region. With a campus of more than 60,000 square feet, Artisphere connects artists and audiences through an eclectic mix of fresh, thought-provoking programming in established and emerging art disciplines. Artisphere is a hot spot for insight into the creative process and to engage in artistic adventures-from contemporary visual art exhibitions, live music and theatre to new media, film and dance. Admission to Artisphere and all its visual art galleries is free; there is a cost for ticketed events.
Artisphere is managed by Arlington Economic Development and supported in part by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, corporations, foundations, and individuals.

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Witnessing to History at David C. Driskell Center



Distinguished University Professors Ira Berlin and David C. Driskell will engage in a historic discussion
about major U.S. and international events that have had a defining impact on our way of life and destiny,
as a culture and as a country. Each will offer personal reflections on historic events related to politics, race
relations, cultural movements and civil liberties that have transformed social and human progress over the
past five decades. The discussion is sure to cover major events such as the Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights
Act and more.
Sponsored by:
The College of Arts and Humanities, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the David C. Driskell Center

1214 Cole Student Activities Building
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
(301) 314-2615 | DriskellCenter@Umd.Edu