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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Colby Caldwell ART TALK

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2007 / 10 - 11:30 AM
RSVP / SPACE LIMITED / 202.234.5802


H E M P H I L L
1515 FOURTEENTH ST. NW
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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Urban Institute Panel: Arts, Culture in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Check out this forum posted on Authentic Art regarding the arts and culture of New Orleans...you might be interested in attending. Here

Monday, January 29, 2007

Freya Grand at Touchstone Gallery's 9th Annual All-Media Juried Exhibition

February 7, 2007 - March 3, 2007
JUROR: Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator of the American University Museum

"Chimborazo" was selected by juror Jack Rasmussen for the 9th Annual All-Media Exhibition. The exhibition runs until March 3.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 6 - 8 PM

"Chimborazo" is the title of this 48" x 60" oil on canvas by DC artist Freya Grand. Named after a volcano in central Ecuador, it is part of a series which grew out of travels in the Andes Mountains and in the Valley of the Volcanos.

Grand has painted landscape for the past seven years, having moved away from depictions of emotionally charged interiors and architecture in order to explore the forces of the natural world. These paintings generate not only a strong sense of place, but a sense of the mysterious forces operating behind what we take for reality.

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20004
202-347-2787
touchstonegallery@verizon.net

Sam Gilliam: a retrospective

The Houston Chronicle's Shelby Hodge reports that "The legendary Sam Gilliam was guest of honor Friday night at the dinner held prior to opening of his show at the Contemporary Arts Museum."

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is touring the wonderful Sam Gilliam Exhibition that previewed here in Washington, DC from 10/15/2005 to 1/22/2006 and is now showing in the Brown Foundation Gallery at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas USA

Sam Gilliam: a retrospective
January 27–May 6, 2007

"Sam Gilliam: a retrospective highlights the evolution of Sam Gilliam’s career through approximately 40 works from 1967 to the present. In 1968, Gilliam revolutionized painting by discarding the wooden stretchers that had always determined a painting’s shape to instead drape and suspend his rich, lyrical, color-stained canvases from the floor and ceiling. While not the first to abandon the traditional stretcher, his reconfiguration of canvas and paint into a three-dimensional installation was a precursor to the blurring of boundaries between painting, sculpture and space that characterized much of the art of the 1970s. Sam Gilliam: a retrospective includes his revolutionary draped paintings as well as his 40 years of innovative uses of space, color and light in complex multimedia work ranging from conventionally shaped paintings with beveled edges to multi-dimensional installations and sculpture. Gilliam’s evocative use of color and his expansive vision have assured his place as one of the most important abstractionists of the late 20th century.

Sam Gilliam: a retrospective is organized by Jonathan P. Binstock, curator of contemporary art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The exhibition is accompanied by a major catalogue, the first fully illustrated in-depth scholarly publication devoted to the artist. The catalogue includes essays by Binstock and other scholars as well as complete documentation on the artist’s extensive public projects and on his career.

Sam Gilliam: a retrospective is organized and circulated by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Ellen and Gerry Sigal."

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Someone On Your Team

An article on life coaching appears in Marin Magazine this month with a feature on Eric Maisel, Author and Creativity Coach based in San Francisco. About his mug shot Eric claims, "It is interesting to me although I twinkle and smile in real life, you can't get me to twinkle and smile for official photos. In real life I do not look this severe! No doubt I've decided somewhere inside that on such occasions I must appear serious." I've spoken with Eric Maisel on several occassions and he does indeed twinkle in both conversation and in his writings.

Read the article: here

Eric Maisel offers training in Creativity Coaching. He is putting out a call for "free clients". During the introductory training, coaches work with clients via email for free for the duration of the 16-week training. If you would like to
embark on some creativity coaching, let him know. Here is the information on that:
http://www.ericmaisel.com/coaching/become-free-client.html

ericmaisel@hotmail.com
http://www.ericmaisel.com

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Project 4 presents :

IVANNY PAGAN, "Unfinished Sympathy"
RICH MACDONALD, Recent Work

February 2 – March 10, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Project 4 presents concurrent solo exhibitions by Baltimore-based photographer Rich MacDonald and Philadlephia-based painter Ivanny Pagan. Rich MacDonald’s large-scale photographs are grand statements about very ordinary interior spaces. These typical American interiors are presented so objectively that they become archeological studies, distancing the viewer from the very familiar image. He writes, “For the past 3 years I have helped document the excavation of a bronze-age burial site in central Albania. The photographs in this show are archaeologically inspired investigations into what objects - their function and organizational relationship to one another - can reveal about their owners. I am curious as to how clear a portrait such clues can paint.” Ivanny Pagan’s stark portraits evoke an immediate emotional connection between the subject and viewer. “I’ve never finished a painting. I simply stop,” he explains. “The true life of the image reveals itself and at some point, my original ideals of what the painting should look like, and what the piece has become in reality, are so disparate that I have to end it.” There are parts in each of his paintings that are deleted from the beginning. This makes the viewer believe that these are not straightforward portraits. Other aspects of the subject have been removed as well, or added on. This helps to infuse all other decisions made with purpose and meaning. These paintings demand that you stare hard. Rich MacDonald earned an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2006. He has exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and currently lives and works in Baltimore, MD. Ivanny Pagan earned his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2004 and his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Pagan has shown his work in New York and Philadelphia. He was recently featured in New American Paintings and has received numerous scholarships and awards throughout his academic training.

Contact: Anne Surak, Director
Project 4
903 U Street NW Washington DC 20001
tel: 202 232 4340 fax: 202 232 4341
info@project4gallery.com
http://www.project4gallery.com/

Friday, January 26, 2007

Palm Springs, Oh yes..

photos courtesy the artist....
I made my way across country to the sunshine coast of California to attend the artists reception at the Palm Springs Art Museum. I had the pleasure of meeting the Juror, Jan Adlmann at the museum. First time stepping off the plane into the desert light was a delightful experience. In our DC winter, I forget how luscious and uplifting a vision of crisp light can be. The Palm Springs Art Museum boasts a striking collection of contemporary art. Currently on display in the museum is an exhibit of Roy Lichtenstein Prints 1956-97, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation through March 11. The museum showcases a large gorgeous Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in the atrium.

About 170 folks including artists, presenters, patrons and visitors attended the reception for The ARTISTS COUNCIL 38TH ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION which spilled out into the adjoining sculpture garden.
Exhibition Dates:
January 24 through March 4, 2007


I'll be back.
Photos from the ARTISTS COUNCIL 38TH ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Juror: Jan E. Adlmann, Santa Fe, NM



Artist, Anne Marchand with juried painting, Arc Point
photo credit: Ron Root




Palm Springs Art Museum



Marchand programs funded in part by the DC Commission on The Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment For The Arts.
www.annemarchand.com

New Position for Children's ArtSpace

Position:
ArtSpace Program Coordinator - New Community for Children
Last day to apply: March 22, 2007

About the Employer:
New Community for Children (NCFC) empowers children though educational, cultural, and spiritual enrichment. Toward that end, NCFC works with parents, teachers, the community, and other social service organizations in the District of Columbia to address the comprehensive educational needs of children. NCFC prepares students for post-secondary education, careers, and/or vocational training to become responsible, productive adults who, in turn, will their time and talents back to their communities.

Job Description:
The Program Coordinator will oversee the planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation of quality and developmentally appropriate programs, activities, services, and special events for youth ages 6-18 participating in our arts programming. The Coordinator will also oversee fine art programs made available to other adults and children in the community. New Community for Children's ArtSpace Coordinator will be instrumental in establishing a community arts program that serves not only participants within the NCFC program but area residents, parents, and partner organizations. Individuals should submit their resume and cover letter to Deserea Jackson (Office Manager) at djackson@ncfc-dc.org

For more information and complete job description contact (202) 232-0457.
The position has been posted on - Idealist.org

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sunset over Washington, DC and soon airborne

See you in a week. I'm headed to a place with Palm trees - no not Florida...opposite to Palm Springs, CA for the opening of the Artists Council 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum. The exhibit runs January 24 through March 4, 2007 with an opening reception on Tuesday, January 23. My technology is not yet connected to me (good, bad, indifferent?). I don't know! so I won't be posting until I get home late next week. (Unless I get lucky!) See you on the flip side.

....tonight a lovely Saturday sunset.

Call For Entries

OPTIONS 2007
Call For Entries read here
Deadline March 14, 2007

OPTIONS features talented under-recognized and emerging artists in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia region.

* Artists working in all media will be considered.
* No Entry Fee.
* Artists with gallery representation are ineligible. (ie: having a gallery/agent working on behalf of the artist to promote or sell his/her artwork.)
* Artists who have exhibited in past OPTIONS exhibitions are ineligible.

OPTIONS 2007 Curator:
Paul Brewer is an independent curator and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, he was Director of Exhibitions for the Corcoran College of Art + Design where he organized exhibitions by artists such as Tara Donovan, Critical Art Ensemble, Anthony Goicolea, and Seimon Allen, among others. His writing has appeared in museum publications and art journals in the US, Europe, and Latin America. He is currently a consultant to the Office for Contemporary Art Norway in the areas of communications and international programming.

OPTIONS history:
Since 1981, the OPTIONS exhibition has featured the region's brightest and most talented emerging artists. Originally developed as a biennial by the WPA board of directors, OPTIONS sought to support new and under recognized talent with a formal, highly visible, curated exhibition and show catalogue. Today, this exhibition reflects the WPA\C's commitment to discover visual artists who may help to usher in a new era of exhibitions, programs and services within the regional fine art community here in Washington, DC.

Many artists that were featured in OPTIONS have gone on to appear in international exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial; have garnered hundreds of solo and group exhibitions across the country, and many are represented by major galleries including PaceWildenstein, David Adamson Gallery, Hemphill Fine Arts, and Yancey Richardson Gallery. Their works are included in major collections of museums and galleries such as the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

2007 marks the 12th year of OPTIONS and the ongoing dedication of the WPA\C to support, promote and encourage new and emerging talent, as well as to stimulate dialogue between established and emerging artists, and the regional community. The WPA\C is excited to be preparing for OPTIONS 2007 and will continue it's mission to engage the DC Arts Community and share in their enthusiasm for this much-anticipated art event.

Grant/Residency Program for Environmental Art at I-Park

January 29 Deadline

I-Park is a 450-acre woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. The property consists of ponds, hills, streams, stone outcroppings and sheer cliffs. It has wild fields and new growth forest, as well as miles of stonewalls and walking trails. It is bisected by the Eight Mile River and adjoins the Devil's Hopyard State Park and other preserved tracts. The land has a wild, gnarly character that suits I-Park's role as a refuge from and recourse to the safe routines and subtle compromises of the workaday world.
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January 29, is fast approaching for the new Grant/Residency Program for Environmental Art at I-Park. If you have an interest in environmental art, which could very well include elements of landscape and garden design, or know of someone for whom this program would be meaningful, please go to www.i-park.org/Grants.html for details. The program provides participants with a stipend as well as funding for travel and material costs.

This is the first time I-Park has devoted a special residency session, June 5-18, 2007, to a particular discipline. The work produced during this focused session will then be showcased at our annual Open House on June 23, 2007.

Finally, note that this is the first e-mail to our general database specifically on this subject. We had hoped to get this out much earlier. We realize, therefore, that for some, this may be their first notification of the program, and for this we apologize. Although we are not able to change our official postmark deadline, if this is truly the first you’re hearing about the program and would like to apply, we can allow a few additional days. If you are able to get your materials in our hands by February 5, we will process them.

Regards,
Ralph Crispino, Jr. i-Park
Executive Director

Friday, January 19, 2007

New Art in Downtown DC:

Arts Commissioner E. Ethelbert Miller has reported that The Dragon Gate by Andrew Crawford was just commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. It can be found at 602 & 604 H Street, NW, between 6th & 7th Streets.

Congratulations

Contemporary Art Gallery magazine has an informative article by Daniel Ferris on our own Mid Atlantic Artnews Blogger, F. LENNOX CAMPELLO. Lenny gives insight into art as well as recent developments in the art world. Read it here.

"A Woman's Eye"


Reception for the Women's Caucus of Art of Greater Washington, DC's art exhibition at the Columbia Arts Center in Columbia, Maryland this Saturday, January 20, 2007.

Sharon Burton of Authentic Art DC was the co-juror for this wonderful exhibition. A beautiful catalog has been developed to celebrate the artists and includes a joint statement from co-jurors Barbara Wolan and Sharon Burton.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

MING YI SUNG’S CROCHETED NUDE SCULPTURE

NEVIN KELLY GALLERY TO PREMIERE DOCUMENTARY ON 2005 CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING MING YI SUNG’S CROCHETED NUDE SCULPTURE

Public Screening and Reception Saturday, January 20, 2007 from 6-9pm. Artist’s work on display January 19 – February 2, 2007.

A 2005 exhibition of knitted sculpture in a Washington DC office building sparked controversy among tenants because it included work that the tenants (predominately lawyers) found offensive. The controversy centered on crocheted sculptures by local artist Ming Yi Sung (now Zeleski) that showed human figures and monkeys complete with crocheted nipples and genitalia. The controversy attracted significant media attention. A short documentary about the controversy, called “Public Art, Private Parts,” will premier at the Nevin Kelly Gallery on January 20 at 7:00 pm, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The artist and the film’s director, American University graduate student Brandon Bloch, will be present. The gallery will display Ming’s work in an impromptu exhibit from January 19 through February 2. The exhibition will include the work at the center of the controversy—“Settlement with Monkeys”--which is now owned by gallery director Nevin J. Kelly

Background: In June of 2005, Binnie B. Fry, director of the Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space in the office building at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, curated an exhibition entitled “Not the Knitting You Know,” that presented knitting and crochet as an artistic medium. Four artists were featured in the exhibition, but the controversy centered on Ming’s cartoonish crocheted figures, which included male, female and intersexed humans with bright red crocheted nipples, monkeys with prominent male genitalia, and goats with bloated bright pink udders. The building’s anchor tenant, the DC office of a prominent Philadelphia law firm, demanded that the works be removed from the building’s public art space. Jonathan Padget covered the controversy for the Washington Post in his tongue-in-cheek article “Crocheted Nudes Cause Brows to Knit” (June 23, 2005; Page C01). Ming’s solution to the problem was elegant: she quickly created a number of crocheted fig leaves to cover the offending parts (which those who previously took offense could not resist lifting to see what lay beneath).

Brandon Bloch, documentary film producer, artist, and first year graduate student in American University’s Master’s Program in Film and Video, recently directed a 5-minute short film in which he and his collaborators, animator Brad Lambert and editor Brad Soucy playfully outline the story with interviews and animation.

For a gallery of Ming Yi Sung’s work: http://mingyisung.com/

For additional information contact:
Julia Morelli
Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 U St, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Tel: 202-232-3464
Fax: 202-232-3465

Jessie Mann "Self Possessed"

Photographs by Len Prince

January 13th – February 24th, 2007

Adamson Gallery presents "Self Possessed", a new collaboration between photographer Len Prince and Jessie Mann. In Prince and Mann’s words, the project "honors, as active agent the muses and numerous subjects that have given themselves over to this fictional realm of human consciousness."

As the photographer, Len Prince is both instigator and accomplice. The "Self Possessed" series has a dual function as both portraiture and commentary. Although it is Mann who is posing for the works, in some ways she is merely an interpretation of her characters. In most of the works, Mann as the conscious subject gazes directly at the camera, as if fulfilling expectations of her character and willfully engaging her viewer.

As the daughter and often-controversial subject of photographer Sally Mann, Jessie Mann has spent a lifetime before the camera. In this project, Mann is simultaneously artist and subject; taking control of her own representation. Indeed, Mann is able to play with her own identity, appearing in costume as an odalisque, a nurse, a bombshell, or the Venus de Milo. In using these allusions, Mann is commenting on identity, both individual and cultural. As an artist she sets the rules, as subject, she breaks them. Mann is in dialogue not only with the photographer, but with her references, her audience, and herself.

Mann is a fascinating and dynamic subject. Prince’s images capture her fluidity and transform her caricatures into striking and compelling portraits. The stunning black and white gelatin silver prints are almost painterly in their attention to light and shadow. Mann and Prince’s collaboration makes "Self Possessed" a unique collection of work that makes important statements about the genre of portraiture and the role of the subject within.

Jessie Mann and Len Prince met in 2001 and have been working together since that time. Their collaboration was featured in New Yorker, ArtNews, and American Photographer magazines. Prince and Mann have shown at Danziger Projects in New York.

For further information please contact Laurie Adamson or Erin Boland at (202) 232-0707 or gallery@adamsongallery.com

ADAMSON GALLERY
1515 fourteenth street nw
washington dc 20006
202.232.0707
ADAMSON GALLERY
1515 fourteenth street nw
washington dc 20006
202.232.0707

hours of operation:
tuesday - saturday
10 am - 6 pm
erin@adamsongallery.com
www.adamsongallery.com

THERE'S NO TIME FOR THIS, Artist Talk

PROJECT 4
GREGORY McLELLAN & TIM PITTMAN
January 5 - 27, 2007

Artist Talk & Closing Party: Saturday, January 27, 2007- 6:00pm-8:30pm

In this collaborative exhibition artists Gregory McLellan and Tim Pittman explore their reality and document their insanity, in no particular form or medium. Ranging from mixed media and video works to paintings and found objects, McLellan and Pittman allow nothing to be precious, and everything to be a little too much. It will play with your senses, as well as your knowledge of pop music, and promises men in their underwear. 

Acting as receptors for the debris and noise of contemporary society, McLellan and Pittman’s installation as a whole reflects the shared American experience. Reinterpretation, randomness and organizing systems are employed through media commonplace in commercial culture: IPODS engaging in a conversation translated from channel surfing, found photographs scattering the floors, and cross-stitched reproductions of garbage from DC streets are some of what’s to be encountered in the gallery.

As McLellan and Pittman point out, "When something is easily reducible to an opinion or a statement, it is easier to dismiss." This installation does not include judgments of the culture it discusses, but rather a regurgitation of it. The works are as conglomerated with meanings and interpretations as anything else is in the information age, and just as seductive as anything in the media.

Their chosen title for the show, "There’s no time for this", like all of the work that they have produced for it, is meant to be both sincere and tongue-in-cheek. The work is compulsive and over-indulgent, and frequently in questionable taste. The show coheres through its insistence on its own legitimacy. Whatever it is that McLellan and Pittman mean, they definitely mean it. 

Both Gregory McLellan and Tim Pittman live and work in Washington DC.

Contact: Anne Surak, Director
Project 4 
903 U Street NW  Washington DC 20001
tel: 202 232 4340  fax: 202 232 4341  
info@project4gallery.com
Website: http://www.project4gallery.com/
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 2:00 - 6:00 pm,  Saturday noon - 6:00 pm and by appointment.

The Allure of Texture

Zenith Gallery

The Allure of Texture
Donna M. McCullough & jodi

Reception to Meet the Artists
Thursday, January 18th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Sushi & Sake Sunday, January 21st, 2:00 – 5:00pm

On Exhibit
January 18 – February 25

Preview the show at
www.zenithgallery.com

Zenith Gallery
413 7th Street, NW
202-783-2963
art@zenithgallery.com

Geostationary Banana Over Texas

Does Texas really need another banana?
Read about this humourous art concept here,

"At the end it as a Show, a banana in the sky is an odd celebration to spectacle,
to the advertisement industries; and to the Warhol Art."

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

"ColorField Remix"

In today's WaPo...

The Washington Color School Is Ready to Bloom By Jacqueline Trescott

"I started thinking about a show on Gene Davis back in the summer of 2005. I had been feeling a wonderful surge in the art community and I thought it would be good to revisit our roots a little bit. But then I thought it wouldn't be fair to do just Gene Davis," Greenberg said. She brought in the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Cultural Tourism DC and the Washington, D.C., Convention and Tourism Corp. to broaden the scope of the celebration and to include the Maryland and Virginia suburbs."
- Kreeger Museum Director Judy A. Greenberg


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Letters to an artist

In his January 12 newsletter, The Painter's Keys, Canadian Artist Robert Genn featured the poet Rainer Maria Rilke's letters to a young poet. I am very fond of Rilke's writings. His haunting images tend to focus on the difficulty of communion with the indefinable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety.

"Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) was born in Czechoslovakia and died in Switzerland. Dogged by fragile health and the constant search for inexpensive and healthful accommodation, he anxiously moved from one climate to another. Considered the greatest modern poet in the German language, Rilke counseled the young poet, known only as Mr. Kappus, over a five-year period. No evidence exists that they ever met."

From Robert Genn....
In 1903, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke responded by letter to a young man seeking his advice. Rilke eventually wrote ten letters now collectively known and much published as Letters to a Young Poet. They are heartfelt advice from a successful (but still struggling) artist to another who was deeply mired in self-doubt. The classic language of these letters soars in beauty as well as lofty good sense. His idealism is applicable today to all who might pursue any sort of creative activity. Yesterday, on a path-side bench deep in a blustery, storm-destroyed forest, I reread the letters. Here, partly in direct quotation and partly in condensed summation, are some of Rilke's ideas:

Your work needs to be independent of others' work.
You must not compare yourself to others.
No one can help you. You have to help yourself.
Criticism leads to misunderstandings and defeatism.
Work from necessity and your compulsion to do it.
Work on what you know and what you are sure you love.
Don't observe yourself too closely, just let it happen.
Don't let yourself be controlled by too much irony.
Live in and love the activity of your work.
Be free of thoughts of sin, guilt and misgiving.
Be touched by the beautiful anxiety of life.
Be patient with the unresolved in your heart.
Try to be in love with the questions themselves.
Love your solitude and try to sing with its pain.
Be gentle to all of those who stay behind.
Your inner self is worth your entire concentration.
Allow your art to make extraordinary demands on you.
Bear your sadness with greater trust than your joy.
Do not persecute yourself with how things are going.
It's good to be solitary, because solitude is difficult.
It's good to love, because love is difficult.
You are not a prisoner of anything or anyone.

PS: "Being an artist means not numbering or counting, but ripening like a tree, which doesn't force its sap, standing confidently in storms, not afraid that summer may not come." (Rainer Maria Rilke)

"Always trust yourself and your own feelings, as opposed to arguments and discussions," he says. "If it turns out that you are wrong, then the natural growth of your inner life will eventually guide you to other insights. Allow your judgments a silent, undisturbed development, which, like all progress, must come from deep within and cannot be forced or hastened. Everything is gestation and then birthing. To let each impression and each embryo of a feeling come to completion, entirely in itself, in the dark, in the unsay-able, the unconscious, beyond the reach of one's own understanding, and with deep humility and patience to wait for the hour when a new clarity is born: this is what it means to live as an artist." (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Best regards,
Robert Genn

Monday, January 15, 2007

Ever wonder if you have to go to NY to make it as an artist? (read here)

Check out successful artist Jun Kaneko in Omaha, Nebraska. Now that's a big Dango!

Hype Man for the Arts

Mayor Jerry Brown pledged to support the arts and encourage festival and celebration in Oakland, CA
"his rhetoric about the arts and downtown housing helped sow the seeds of the city's current cultural renaissance."

Will DC's new Mayor, Adrian Fenty talk the talk and walk the walk for the arts in Washington, DC? I for one am counting on it.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

COLBY CALDWELL

OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, January 13
6:30 - 8:30 PM

January 13 - February 24, 2007

H E M P H I L L
1515 14th Street NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
202.234.5601

www.hemphillfinearts.com

Friday, January 12, 2007

G FINE ART- Sat night opening

Reception for the artists Saturday January 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

G FINE ART is pleased to have Civilian Art Projects curating a show in our project room from January 13 – February 10, 2007

Complimenting that show, G FINE ART will present all photography based work by an international group of artists in the main gallery space.

Chan Chao, born in Burma, is a Washington based artist, who until recently showed at Numark Gallery. Chao was represented in the Whitney Biennial of 2002. In that show he exhibited his Burma Guerilla Portraits. In this show are portraits of Greek Cypriot soldiers who are stationed at the border that divides Greek Cyprus from Turkish Cyprus. Chao shows regularly in New York, Washington and Los Angeles and is represented in the collections of the Whitney, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum.

Tim Hyde, born in 1969, lives and works in New York. He graduated with an MFA from Columbia in 2006 and is currently having his first solo show at Max Protetch Gallery, NY. Artificial lighting is the artist’s subject, depicting the landscapes of a Wal-Mart, a highway overpass or a stadium, shining into the night.

Luisa Lambri, born in Como, Italy in 1969, currently lives and works in Milan. She makes modernist photographs of modernist buildings, most of them well-known sites. She has shown world wide, most recently at Luhring Augustine in New York and with Ernesto Neto at the Carnegie Museum. She will be the subject of a one person show at the Baltimore Museum, curated by Darsie Alexander, later this year. She is represented in dozens of major museums world-wide

Miguel Angel Rios, born in Argentina in 1943, lives and works in New York and Mexico. Rios is known and appreciated in this area for his show last year of a two channel video piece titled, A Morir, at the Hirshhorn Museum. The photographs in this show are from a new five-channel video work titled, Aquí. These photographs silence the overwhelming sound of spinning and whirling tops associated with the videos and offer a still experience of the competition, power, violence, and chaos expressed in Rios’ work. Miguel Angel Rios has shown extensively in Europe, the US and South America

Hannah Starkey was born in Belfast in 1971 she received an MA from the Royal College of Art and currently lives and works in London. She has works in the collections of the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Castelio di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. Starkey has shown at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Maureen Paley Interim Art, the Berlin Photography Festival and the Netherlands Photo Institute. Her photograph in this show portrays a moment of quiet drama, touching upon areas that are familiar but unspoken.

Paul Vinet, born in Paris in 1969, lives and works in Washington, DC. Vinet has a MA from Ecole du Louvre in Museology. He has shown his photographs in Paris, Brussels and New York. These large format photographs depict crowds of people who have arranged themselves in a void.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm
1515 Fourteenth St. NW Washington, DC 20005
T.202.462.1601 F.202.462.1604
www.gfineartdc.com

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Making a Place for Art in Anacostia (click here)

In Today's Wa Po......
A New Gallery Wants to Give SE a Boost, But Not Everyone Paints a Rosy Picture
By Rachel Beckman

DC Creates Public Art - Calls for Artists

There are new Public Art Projects opportunities available through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The deadline is Friday, February 16, 2007 at 5 pm fo all projects
To apply visit visit at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Website to download a prospectus.

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Ellington Plaza Public Art Project
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the Great Streets Initiative, within the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, are seeking an artist or artist team with site-specific and/or public art experience to design, create and install permanent outdoor three-dimensional artwork to support and enhance Ellington Plaza, located in front of the historic Howard Theatre at T Street NW between 7th Street and Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The goal of this project is to create a unique art piece and related art elements that communicate the history and current character of the surrounding community.

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Washington Canal Park Public Art Project
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, in collaboration with the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, the Canal Park Development Association, and the design team led by Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Ltd., is seeking an artist or artist team with large-scale public art experience to create permanent artworks for Washington Canal Park, located at M and 2nd Streets, Southeast, Washington, DC. The goal of this project is to create a unique park that will serve as a focal point in the emerging Near Southeast neighborhood.

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Art Enhancements to Benning Road Bridge
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, in collaboration with the District Department of Transportation and the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation, is seeking artists, an artist, or artist teams to create permanent public artworks for the Benning Road Bridge in Northeast Washington, DC. It is our intention that the bridge will serve as a community landmark and gateway for residents, commuters and visitors as they travel within this area and make their way to other locations in the District of Columbia during the day and night.

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CityVista Streetscape Grate
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Office of Planning and local developers seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install a large permanent decorative grate for the ground level exhaust vent at CityVista, a new development located at 5th and K Streets Northwest, Washington DC in the emerging Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The grate is located on the façade of the building and allows fresh air to enter the parking garage. The goal of this project is to create a unique alternative to a standard exhaust grate that enhances the building's façade.

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5th and K Plaza Public Art Project
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the Office of Planning and local developers seek an artist or artist team to design, create and install permanent public artwork for the CityVista Plaza, a new development at 5th and K Northwest, Washington DC in the emerging Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood. The goal of this project is to create a unique freestanding element or plaza art that expresses the character of the surrounding neighborhood, while creating a contemporary landmark, which will contribute to the growth of this area.

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The deadline for all project applications is Friday, February 16, 2007 at 5 pm.
To apply visit http://dcarts.dc.gov
or call (202) 724-5613.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

WPA/C Turning the Page

Opening Reception: January 12, 6-8pm
Coldwell Banker
1606 17th Street NW (Dupont Circle)
202.387.6183

Monday, January 08, 2007

Half the Night in WDC on Friday, Jan. 12

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It’s Not You, It’s Me - Bridget Sue Lambert
January 12, 2007 — February 16, 2007
Reception: Friday, January 12th, 2007, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
202.338.0680
www.artsandartists.org

It’s Not You, It’s Me, a series of graphic photography and video by Bridget Sue Lambert is the first individual show in a series of local solo exhibitions at Hillyer Art Space in 2007 and 2008.

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1+1: Touchstone Artists, Touchstone Friends
January 10 - February 4, 2007
Opening reception: Friday, January 12, 6-8:30 PM

Touchstone Gallery offers works of member artists plus their artist friends during the month of January.
www.touchstonegallery.com/

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20004
202-347-2787

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authentic art dc
The Community of Hope Drummers perform as the opening act for "This is LEA" at Sounds of Hope.
7:30pm at the Potters House

The Potter's House
1658 Columbia Road NW
Washington DC 20009
202.232.5483

Half the night in Bethesda on Jan. 12 and...

Bethesda ArtWalk
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.

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CREATIVE PARTNERS
4600 East-West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 951-9441
www.creativepartnersart.com

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

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FRASER GALLERY
 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 718-9651
www.thefrasergallery.com

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
 
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GALLERY NEPTUNE
 4808 Auburn Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 718-0809
www.galleryneptune.com

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.
 
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JOY OF MOTION
 7315 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 180E
(The Air Rights Bldg., East Tower)
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 986-0016
www.joyofmotion.org

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.
 
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WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF PHOTOGRAPHY
 4850 Rugby Avenue
Bethesda MD 20814
(301) 654-1998
www.wsp-photo.com

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.
 
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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 info@capitolartsnetwork.com to register and we will reply with meet-up location.

Prayers & Joking: New Works by Cara Ober

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Flashpoint
January 11 – February 10

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 11, 6:00 – 8:00pm
With special performance by BosmaDance at 7:00pm

Cara Ober’s mixed media drawings and paintings are a layered approach to both meditative and absurdist image-making. Taking motifs from her upbringing such as wallpaper, textiles, tattoos, reference books, and graffiti, Baltimore-based Ober explores relationships on a two-dimensional surface.

Gallery at Flashpoint
916 G Street, NW
202.315.1310
www.flashpointdc.org
Metro: Gallery Place (9th Street exit) or Metro Center (11th & G streets exit)

Saturday, January 06, 2007

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES ARTISTS COUNCIL’S 38TH ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION

Artists Council 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition
January 24 through March 4, 2007
Artists Reception, January 23, 5:30PM

The Palm Springs Museum contacted me before the holidays with news that my work will be included in the "The Artists Council’s 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition" in Palm Springs, CA. I'm finalizing plans this weekend and shipping the work on Monday.

Arc Point, ©Anne Marchand, 36" x 48", acrylic and mixed media on canvas

The Artists Council’s 38th Annual National Juried Exhibition will open on January 24, 2007 at the Palm Springs Art Museum with a reception on January 23. The creative pulse of the art scene across the United States will be represented by approximately sixty art works in this extraordinary and time-honored exhibition that gives Art Museum visitors a fresh look at current and diverse artistic talent on a national level.

The exhibition is one of two annual shows hosted by the Art Museum’s Artists Council representing a diverse cross-section of art in a variety of disciplines. This year’s juror, Jan Ernst Adlmann, a resident of Santa Fe and a native of Maine, is an art museum director/curator who has curated and organized many exhibitions dedicated to a wide array of art forms ranging from antiquities to contemporary art. The works will be shown in the Museum’s Jorgensen Gallery, the Marks Graphics Center and the Herbert E. Toor Gallery

Exhibiting Artists: Pilar Acevedo, Barbara Allen, Sia Aryai, Mehmet Ayanoglu, Sander Bassoff, Charles Birnbaum, Teresa Blatt, Bill Leigh Brewer, Richard Buswell, Jay Calderon, Katharine A. Cartwright, Phillip Chan, Frederick Chang, Lori Cozen-Geller, Christina Craigo, Leigh Craven, Katie Crown, Christian Davis, Steven Falk, Zoe Fischer, Marian Fortunati, Nancy Garcia, Christopher Gildow, Paul Grella, Philippe Guillerm, Ed Haddaway, Mark Yale Harris, Jim Jacobs, Barbara Kaleta, Stan Kaplan, Anna Kelly, Masatoyo Kishi, Yumi Knight, Jakki Kouffman, Darlis Lamb, Ettie Lerner, Heidi Lewis-Coleman, Linda Lovinger-Siegel, Theresa Lugo, Paul Magloff, Anne Marchand, Dara Mark, Peter Leone McCormick, Jean Jacques Montegnies, Judy Nemer Sklar, Eleanor Owen-Kerr, Joseph Palumbo, Bonnie Peacher, Christina Pitsch, Lucia Ravens, Sharon Rawlins, Erika Ritzel, James Rogers, Lisa Russell, Eilen Ryazantseva, Paul Sansom, Rhona Schonwald, Neil Shaw, Dorothy Shepherd, Barbara Singer, Lawrence Smith, Susan Smith Trees, Cynthia Sobel, R.W. Tartter, John Tzelepis, Donna Usher, Laura Van Der Meule, Lawrence Veit, Joyce Williams, James Wills, Ernest Wilmeth II, Kathy Wind, Steve Worthington

Press inquiries:
knichols@psmuseum.org

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262


www.annemarchand.com

Friday, January 05, 2007

Art Opportunities and Art Scams

For a list of bonafide Art Opportunities, subscribe to http://www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com/ published monthly.

Check out Julianna Yau's new site http://www.bogusartfair.info that lists and hosts discussions of some of the too many scams aimed at separating artists from their meager funds.

Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue

Marilou Donahue's January arts web site, Artistically Speaking is up and ready for viewing. The president of the National Press Club has selected Ms. Donahue for a Vivian Award 2006.

In January's issue Marilou Donahue interviews Artist/Printmaker, LOU STOVALL
Read Here

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Contracts for Artists, Recommendations

As a follow up to Lenny Campello's post on using contracts, I'm recommending these books with sample contracts and other legal information for artists. Now's a good time to start your contractual life.

These top two books are very helpful to Professional Artists.
The 11th Edition Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

Legal Guide for the Visual Artist by Tad Crawford.

Business Letters for Artists by M. Stephen Doherty, User-friendly art business letters to customize to your needs.

Art Office by Constance Smith and Sue Vidders, Sample letters and simple forms for organizing your art business.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century

January 13–August 27, 2007

As part of Washington, DC’s city-wide Shakespeare Festival, the National Building Museum will present Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century, an exhibition conceived to encourage a reconsideration of the spaces designed to accommodate dramatic performances. Five innovative architects and set designers have been commissioned to create hypothetical Shakespearean theaters for the 21st century. They are John Coyne of Theatre Projects Consultants in Connecticut, Hugh Hardy of H3 in New York, David Rockwell of The Rockwell Group in New York, Michele Saee of Michele Saee Architects in Los Angeles, and Jennifer Siegal of the Office of Mobile Design in Los Angeles. The exhibition will include drawings, models, and computer renderings of the proposed projects, plus interpretive models, drawings, and photographs of the first and second Globe theaters and other Shakespearean theaters over the past 400 years.

National Building Museum · 401 F Street NW · Washington, DC · 20001 · 202 272-2448 · www.nbm.org

Museum Closures
The Museum will be closed on January 1 and on January 2 in observance of a National Day of Mourning for former President Gerald Ford.

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Amaryllis Kiss / Anne Marchand / New Year 2007