January 12, 6-9pm
ARTOMATIC ASSOCIATED EVENTS: KICK OFF JANUARY 12
Artomatic Associated Events – Bethesda Artswalk Opening Receptions and Performances Friday, January 12th from 6 – 9 pm.
With no grand venue available for a huge Artomatic free-for-all, the galleries in Bethesda are hosting group exhibitions showcasing works they have selected from artists who responded to a call for entries by uploading their images to the Artomatic virtual gallery at Artdc.org. Over 250 artists posted over 800 images for selection. These Bethesda venues, with leadership from Catriona Fraser of Fraser Gallery, have worked with the Bethesda Urban Partnership's Arts and Entertainment District members and Artomatic to establish and implement this project.
Participating venues are: Creative Partners Gallery, Fraser Gallery, Gallery Neptune, Heineman Myers Contemporary Art, Joy of Motion Dance Center, Round House Theatre, Washington School of Photography/Capitol Arts Network, and The Writer’s Center.
In addition to group exhibitions (which incorporate the work of 30 painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors), the January and February events will also cover a vibrant range of performance offerings, including open dance rehearsals and free Salsa lessons, artist talks, “assembly line” portrait sittings, poetry readings, and live music sessions, as well as networking opportunities and portfolio workshops for Metro area creative professionals.
Show your support and come out to the Grand Opening Events on January 12th – weather forecast is still unseasonably warm, you’ll be craving a walk-about, and there will be lots of entertainment.
4600 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
January 9 – February 3
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12PM - 6PM
James Bailey, Josh Joroko, Craig Kraft, Michele de la Menardiere, Elizabeth Morisette, Matt Sesow
Performing Arts Events on Saturdays @ 2 pm:
January 13: MudPie, “freejazz” trio
January 20: Artist Talks - Matt Sesow and Elizabeth Morisette
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814
January 12 – February 3
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30AM – 6PM
Kim Bentley, Rion Hoffmann, Mary Beth Ramsey, Tiik Pollet, Doug Sanford, performances by Kathryn Williamson
4808 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
January 3 - January 27
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 12-4 PM or by appointment
Ed Bisese, Mars Toyko, Cherie Lester
Special appearance by the “4traits”
Saturday, January 13, 12:30 PM-5 PM
Portraits by the “4traits” are created by a group of four emerging artists from Washington, DC: Brandon Bloch, Alex Slater, Rob Stelboum, and Ming Yi Sung Zaleski. These four artists bring their strengths together to create tag-team portraits as a collective group.
JOY OF MOTION
7315 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 180E
(The Air Rights Bldg., East Tower)
Bethesda, MD 20814
Art in Motion:
Dance, Art on a Three Dimensional Canvas
Friday, Jan 12th : 7-9 pm
Open Rehearsal for Modern Dance Company. Casual Observation of Street Jazz, Intro to Breakdancing and Salsa classes.Free "Strike a Pose for Arts Sake" Polaroids (one per family) and Class Cards (one per person). Free Salsa class for public at 7:30PM.
WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
4850 Rugby Avenue
Bethesda MD 20814
January 12 – February 6
ALL MEDIA SHOW: John Petro, Laurie Mertens, Raymond Rozycki, Robert Cole, Janie McGee, Joseph Virgilio, Kay Chernuch, and Michele Banks
Friday, January 19th, 6 - 9pm
Headshot Party (BYOCD/bring your own CD) - WSP instructors will provide each attendee/artist with a free headshot on a CD, for use by the artist in promotional materials.
Friday, January 26th, 6 - 9pm
Portfolio Sharing and Business Card Party - Everyone is invited to a wine and cheese party in our gallery space for networking and fun. Everyone should bring 100 business cards and their portfolio to chat, review, and network.
CAPITAL ARTS NETWORK
Saturday, January 27th, 10 am - 12:30 pm
Metro Photo Tour - Learn how to take better photos in a non-classroom setting. This photo tour will help you be more creative with your photographic compositions and teach you when to adjust your aperture and shutter speed. We'll meet at a location on the National Mall and walk for several hours.
Register early to be included on the tour. Open for film or digital cameras. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and we will reply with meet-up location.