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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Nevin Kelly Gallery on TV Thursday Morning

Julia Morelli tells us to tune into Fox 5 News tomorrow morning at 7:40 am and 8:40 am to see the gallery on TV. The 7:40 segment will involve the 4Traits, a group of four artists (including filmmaker/artist Brandon Bloch and artist Ming Yi Sung Zaleski) who take turns drawing one person's portrait. The 8:40 segment will include Nevin Kelly Gallery artist Sondra Arkin.

Tune in to see the excitement.

New Editions at Adamson Gallery

Adamson Gallery is now representing Yuriko Yamaguchi in Washington, DC.


Yuriko Yamaguchi
Seeds, 2006
Hand-painted cast resin mounted on wood
14 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches
Edition of 5
Her new cast resin works will be featured in the upcoming show, "New Editions", opening March 3rd, 2007. "New Editions" will also feature work by Enrique Martinez Celaya, Carter Hodgkin, Robert Longo and Doug and Mike Starn.

An opening reception will be held this Saturday, March 3rd from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.

ADAMSON GALLERY
1515 fourteenth street nw / suite 202
washington dc 20005
202.232.0707
email: erin@adamsongallery.com
web: http://www.adamsongallery.com

Monday, February 26, 2007

Lou Stovall's Inspiration

Joanna Shaw-Eagle has written an excellent article about Master silk-screen artist Lou Stovall's Exhibition at Prada Gallery in Georgetown. Read it here

"Origin and the Landscape" through March 10
Prada Gallery
1030 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC
202/342-0067

11am -5pm Tuesday through Saturday, by appointment Mondays

Packing for ArtExpo New York

So little time and so much to do....I'm preparing for the trip North to New York and I hope the snow is over. Yesterdays big snowflakes made me happy for a day, but once is enough! essspecially since we're traveling north. I've still got a lot of materials to collate and packing to do. Then it's on the road for a few days. In the meantime...back to the drawing board.

Enjoy an art opening this week!

"Public Artists" Exhibition

Tuesday, February 27
6:00-8:00 opening reception

The Fine Arts Gallery of George Mason University
opens "Public Artists,"an exhibition examining the
ideas behind some of the recent public commissions
undertaken by such contemporary local artists as
sulptor Wendy M. Ross and muralist G. Byron Peck.
The opening reception will be preceded by "Why
Public Art?," a panel discussion and slide lecture
from 4:00-6:00 featuring the six artists, examples
of whose work will remain on view through March 23.
Call (703) 993-8950.

Directions to George Mason University.

Take Braddock Road, either from 123 or from 495.
Enter GMU via Roanoke Lane.
Bear to the right as you merge with Patriot Circle.
Turn left onto Mason Drive.
Turn right into the Visitor Parking Deck just past the Center for the Arts. Exit the Parking Deck on the third level; the Johnson Center is ahead and to the right.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Upstairs on 7th is opening on Thursday, MARCH 1st!

Ricki Peltzman who did clothes & jewelry at Zenith's The Shop has opened her own place inside Touchstone Gallery; "Come visit me in my new location! I cannot wait to see you all!" -Ricki

Opening Day
Thursday, March 1, 2007
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Kedem Sasson Trunk Show Thursday, March 8th 5-8 p.m. and Friday, March 9th from 11-3
Do not miss this show! The spring line will be available to buy and you can order fall!

Located inside the beautiful Touchstone Gallery at 406 7th Street right above the fabulous Apartment Zero!

Meet Andy Orliner, fantastic rep for Kedem Sasson as he brings us spring and previews fall! See the line like Ricki does and you will have the opportunity to special order any style you want.

First up on Thursday, March 8, 2007, meet the Executive Director of Dress for Success Washington, Jennifer McNulty, and bring your gently worn shoes, handbags and jewelry. They really need these items and it always feels good to get organized and help out someone else at the same time. Ricki Peltzman started the chapter in Cleveland and it makes a huge difference in the lives of women that are making a difficult transition to self sufficiency. Bring that pair of shoes you only wore once and your feet STILL hurt from. Someone very deserving wants to walk in your shoes.

Stop by for a glass of champagne and a special gift that night!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Come to Touchstone Gallery for a wine tasting. Go to www.touchstonegallery.comfor all the details.

Thursday, March 22, 2007
Girls Gone Glam-Accessorama! Join ten boutiques at Hotel Monaco from 6-9:30 and eat, drink and shop til you drop to benefit Dress for Success Washington! For more information go to www.dressforsuccess.org. Upstairs on 7th will be there!

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http://www.upstairson7th / inside the Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20004

http://www.upstairson7th.com
Ricki Peltzman, Owner
email: upstairson7th@aol.com
Phone: 301-351-8308
Fax: 202-347-3339

Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11-5
Saturday and Sunday 12-5
Or by appointment

Friday, February 23, 2007

Zenith Gallery In Penn Quarter Washington DC Celebrates 29th Anniversary

Anniversary Exhibition to Last From March 15th to April 29th 2007

The Zenith Gallery exhibits national and area artists covering a variety of mediums and sizes. The National Portrait Gallery has recognized several of the artists. You can find mixed media, realism, abstract and it’s known to have one of the largest collections of sculptures on the east coast. Owned by Margery Goldberg the gallery also provides consulting services and can provide rental space for special events. If you are looking for unique clothing, jewelry and gifts, there is a shop off of the main gallery. Jodi Walsh, Director of Marketing, can provide lots of insight and is very helpful. The art gallery is located at 413 7th Street in the Penn Quarter neighborhood. For more information on the 29th Anniversary Exhibition please visit http://www.zenithgallery.comor call 202-783-2963.

by Richard Simunek
Excerpt from: Penn Quarter Real Estate and News

CALL FOR ENTRIES - OPTIONS


OPTIONS is WPA\C's biennial exhibition featuring talented under-recognized and emerging artists in the DC, VA, and MD region.
Deadline: March 14, 2007
Curated by: Paul Brewer

MORE INFO http://www.wpaconline.org/events/OPTIONS2007/index.htm

CALL FOR ENTRIES http://www.wpaconline.org/events/OPTIONS2007/CallForEntries.pdf

CALL FOR ENTRIES - SITE PROJECTS DC

Enter SiteProjectsDC to have your installations, sculptures, paintings, projections, etc. shown along the 14th street corridor!
Deadline: March 23, 2007
Curated by: Welmoed Laanstra
MORE INFO http://www.wpaconline.org/events/siteprojectsdc/index.htm

CALL FOR ENTRIES here

Tug of War


To view the exhibition please visit:
http://hemphillfinearts.com/EXHIBITIONS/TugofWar.html

Tug of War
March 3 - April 7, 2007

Opening Reception
March 3, 6:30-8:30PM
Booksigning with SHAG, Glenn Barr, Bob Dob and Elizabeth McGrath
March 4, 3:00-5:00PM

Featuring:
Ana Bagayan
Glenn Barr
Gary Baseman
Tim Biskup
Scott G. Brooks
Daniel Martin Diaz
Bob Dob
P-Jay Fidler
Tony Fitzpatrick
Jason Houchen
Yumiko Kayukawa
Laura Levine
Chris Mars
Elizabeth McGrath
Scott Musgrove
Nathan Ota
Daniel Peacock
Corey Sandelius
Joe Sorren
SHAG a.k.a. Josh Agle
Yoko Tanaka
Gary Taxali

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

www.hemphillfinearts.com

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Paintings Arrived in Hawaii Today

I've just been informed that my five paintings have arrived and are being hung at Sweeney Art and Design on the Big Island of Hawaii today. Patrick is hanging them as I am writing this so they will be up for the Hiroshi Yamano show this weekend. The gallery's Grande Opening is March 24th and I'll be posting more information as it comes in. It's my paintings first venture off the US interior mainland and we're all pretty excited about it.

Sweeney Art and Design
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

Last weekend for "The Allure of Texture"

If you haven't seen this show now is the weekend to go downtown to Zenith Gallery. Hop the red line metro and you're an easy block and a half walk from Gallery Place metro.

Metal Dress Sculptures by Donna M. McCullough & Mixed Media by Jodi
January 18 - February 25, 2007

texture: the characteristic visual and tactile quality of the surface
of artwork resulting from the way in which the materials are used

jodi: artist: a manual laborer, a creator of beautiful object.
jodi’s objective has always been to create unlimited lengths and heights of textured imagery. “I see and feel texture in everything I touch with eyes and hands.”

Donna McCullough: Crafted of steel and embellished with flourishes of wire mesh, screening, cutouts and bits of found objects, the dresses are at once both elegant and imposing. “I like the duplicitous nature of steel which can be manipulated to appear feminine and soft while actually maintaining its strength and rigidity – an expression in contrasts and complements.”

Zenith Gallery
413 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
www.zenithgallery.com

Grand Opening of the Honfleur Gallery

frm the DCist...

Celebrate the grand opening of the Honfleur Gallery this Saturday at 7 p.m. This very welcome addition to the city's art scene is located near the Anacostia metro and appropriately begins its life with East of the River, a mixed media exhibition that includes both professionals and first-timers who celebrate their history with the area. Especially notable is the work by John Muller from DreamCity, an organization that does some serious community building in D.C. — so much they've earned a nomination for the Mayor's Art Award, which will be handed out next month at the Kennedy Center. Muller presents a photographic storyboard of DreamCity's upcoming play Southside, "a call for non-violence within the communities and neighborhoods of not only Washington, D.C., but throughout the country." While we love art for its own sake, we love D.C. even more and are excited to see a gallery focused so closely on its community and the people living in its own backyard.

http://www.honfleurgallery.com/
1241 Good hope Rd.SE
Washington, DC 20020
acavanaugh@archdc.org

The Honfleur Gallery is located in Historic Anacostia between the 11th Street Bridge and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE , Washington , D.C. The gallery holds 1200 sq. feet of exhibition space with another 400 above it. This 400 Sq. foot space is called “The Workshop at 1241” and can be rented for personal exhibitions, classes and events. The Honfleur gallery will carry a wide variety of artwork from around the world, as well as, support DC's finest emerging artists and the artists of the Anacostia community.

Gallery Hours:
Noon – 6pm , Tuesday through Friday and 11am to 5pm Saturdays.
Gallery will be closed on Sundays and Mondays
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

AN ALLEGORY OF SUBLIMATION

by Michéle C. Cone

Jasper Johns, "An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965," Jan. 28-Apr. 29, 2007, at the National Gallery of Art, National Mall, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

National Park Service Needs Your Imput

Provide Your Ideas for Future Changes to The National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue Parks and Sidewalks from 3rd Street to 15th Street, NW

Saturday, February 24, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday, March 8th, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Saturday, March 10th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Go to the most convenient meeting

Meeting Venue
Pavilion at the Old Post Office
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW at 12th Street
Room M-09 on the Mezzanine Level
Enter on 12th Street
Metro: Federal Triangle

The National Park Service is continuing to seek ideas from the public
to determine future plans for the Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue

Use this link to see maps of the study areas
www.nps.gov/nationalmallplan
Base Maps are at www.nps.gov/nationalmallplan/Maps.html
Staff will be at the meetings to answer questions

Written comments or graphic depictions will be accepted through March 16
www.nps.gov/nationalmallplan
or mail to
National Mall Plan Comments
Trust for the National Mall
P.O. Box 96475,
601 13th Street, NW
Washington DC 20090-6475


National Park Service
The National Mall and Memorial Parks
900 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20024
202. 245.4692

Cause and Effect: What Impact Does Art in the Workplace Have on the Workforce?

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2007
Time: 8:45-10:45am. Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington presents Cause and Effect.
Location: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21 St. NW, WDC

$35 Registration Required. Includes continental breakfast. Register here. Following the forum, participants are invited to tour The Phillips Collection.

Panelists
Paul Boulis, president, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois; chairman of Arts & Business Council of Chicago, Illinois, James Fitzpatrick, senior partner & chair of art committee, Arnold & Porter; trustee, The Phillips Collection, Abel Lopez, chair, The Greater Washington Creative Communities Initiative, a program of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region

Moderator
Glen Howard, president, Strategic Philanthropy Advisors

Art work on the wall, sculptures in the lobby, mobiles from the ceilings…corporations and businesses alike embrace and infuse the workplace with visual art. This MetLife Forum will explore the philosophy, standpoints and research regarding the impact this exposure has to the workforce from engagement and participating in the arts to employee performance, productivity and job satisfaction.

This forum is made possible through the generous support of MetLife Foundation and is part of the Arts & Business Council of Americans for the Arts' MetLife Foundation National Arts Forum Series.

Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
1436 U Street NW, Suite 103
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 638-2406 • Fax: (202) 638-3388
staff@cultural-alliance.org

High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967–75" (click to read)

National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
Until April 22 (1083 Fifth Ave. at 89th Street, 212-369-4880).

Monday, February 19, 2007

A Special evening to remember Steve Szabo


St. Mary's College of Maryland and HEMPHILL invite you to a special evening in remembrance of Steve Szabo, Washington DC area professor and photographer and to view Professor Colby Caldwell's exhibition small game.
Limited Edition Signed Posters will be on sale to benefit the establishment of a wet darkroom at St Mary's college in memory of Steve Szabo.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007
6:30-8:30p.m.
Hemphill
1515 14th Street, NW
3rd Floor
Washington DC 20005

valet parking
rsvp by February 19
202.234.5601

A LA LUZ DE JESUS PRESS / BSFA EVENT

TUG OF WAR
Exhibition & Booksigning
Hemphill Fine Arts, 1515 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
202-234-5601
www.hemphillfinearts.com

Exhibition Details
Exhibition: March 3 – April 7, 2007
Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 630pm – 830pm
A group show featuring work by Ana Bagayan, Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Scott G. Brooks, Daniel Martin Diaz, Bob Dob, P-Jay Fidler, Tony Fitzpatrick, Jason Houchen, Yumiko Kayukawa, Laura Levine, Chris Mars, Elizabeth McGrath, Scott Musgrove, Nathan Ota, Daniel Peacock, Corey Sandelius, Joe Sorren, SHAG aka Josh Agle, Yoko Tanaka and Gary Taxali. Several of the artists will be in attendance as well as Billy Shire and Annie Adjchavanich.

Booksigning Details
Date & Time: Sunday, March 4, 3-5pm
La Luz de Jesus Press and BSFA artist booksigning with Elizabeth McGrath, Bob Dob, SHAG and Glenn Barr. Other artists to be announced. Please call Hemphill Fine Art to order a personalized book if you cannot attend: 202-234-5601.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

2007 Winter Exhibitions at the Katzen

2007 Winter Exhibitions through April 15 bring to AU Museum, sculpture from Richard Cleaver, Dennis Oppenheim, and Robert Brady; painting from Madeleine Keesing and Stanley Lewis; photography by Duane Hanson; and Beauty & Innovation, a show probing the contemporary glass art movement.

Open Art Night
Date: February 28, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: AU Museum at the Katzen
Description:
An after-hours open mic and gallery night at the museum. Musicians, poets, and others: Come prepared to perform (piano available). Visual artists: Come with a piece of work to display.

Museum staff will be giving tours.
Free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk: Madeleine Keesing
March 3, 4:00 pm

The Katzen Arts Center is located on Ward Circle at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues NW, Washington, D.C.

AU Museum:
202-885-1300
museum@american.edu
Museum Hours: 11:00 to 4:00, Tue–Sun
Plus 1 hr before Katzen Events

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Tomorrow is last day for S T E L L A M A R I S

S T E L L A M A R I S - AN AGITPROP INSTALLATION by J.W. MAHONEY

Stella Maris: J.W. Mahoney presents an agitprop installation of works on paper and cloth that meditates upon the subject of the feminine through a dynamic combination of mysterious digitized imagery, poetic texts, and turn-of-the century Viennese, old Russian and Japanese design principles. Mahoney's approach to content is distinctive -- and always immediately recognizable by his cognoscenti -- as he coaxes dense emotional questions out of loaded images and ideas.

January 13 - February 17, 2007

curator's office, 1515 14th street nw, suite 201 , wash
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6, and by appointment.

GRAHAM CALDWELL at G Fine Art


G Fine Art
is pleased to present the work of

GRAHAM CALDWELL
in the show
Anatomies

February 17 – March 31, 2007
Opening reception, Saturday, February 17th 6:30 – 8:30pm

Caldwell’s new work continues to transcend the utilitarian nature of glass. He embraces the material, with all of its manufactured connotations and spins it to become something unique. Light bulbs that have bent and grown huge, punching bags mirrored and frozen in action, thin blue glass in the form of a tree branch or a piece of coral.

This show feels like an adventure; a journey, maybe through the natural history hall, encountering creatures in dioramas from different worlds. They appear strangely out of their element, but allude to danger or elegance, their teeth and claws remaining sharp, their bodies still implying movement. Caldwell’s work is sly, attractive, and simultaneously sinister. He continues with these pieces to straddle the lines between humor and potential disaster, linearity and sensual form, intricacy and forthrightness.

In one work, thin tubes of amber glass extend from the wall and enter back in, creating a downward arch. In a row they look like handles to grab, or ribs delicately poised in the air. Another piece resembles bubbles being blown into the world, extending and hovering out from the wall. Mirror-like, the surface provides a sort of fun-house reflection. Multiple pieces extend in different directions, capturing a movement like they have just been punched or touched, like an anemone’s fingers swaying in the currents. Blithely this work seems like technology mimicking nature, a kind of gross enlargement.

Caldwell, like a scientist, investigates the intricacy of his material, its display and the natural world. It’s as if he is holding up a prism that might reflect a rainbow–but instead, reflects excitement, fear and beauty. The anatomies he refers to are ribs, teeth, anemones, forests, fungi, fingers, and bodies. Anatomy is the study of structure, its dissection, analysis and minute examination. Caldwell is immersed in this study–exploring the anatomy of the viewer, the anatomy of glass, and the anatomy of natural things.

G Fine Art
1515 14th St. NW suite 200
Washington DC 20005
T.202-462-1601

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

www.gfineartdc.com

5+5, five artists choose five artists to watch

Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery

5+5
five artists choose five artists to watch
February 15-May 13, 2007

To celebrate its 10th anniversary as well as the Washington DCJCC's ongoing commitment to Washington's artistic and cultural community the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery has organized an exhibition of ten artists, 5 + 5.

Five nationally recognized artists whose careers were established in Washington, DC, and most of whom currently reside here, were selected to participate in the exhibition, and each of them, in turn, was asked to select a DC artist whose work they esteem, to be included in the show. To further connect this exhibit to the artistic culture in Washington, DC, the Ann Loeb Bronfman has tapped Phyllis Rosenzweig to curate the exhibit. Phyllis, recently retired from the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, worked there as their Curator of Works on Paper. The exhibition showcases work in all mediums and ranging in date from the 1970s to 2007. At least one project will be conceived for the occasion and specifically for the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery space and will be completed just shortly before the exhibition opens to the public.

The exhibition avoids a predictable selection of artists while being respectful of some of the important older figures associated with the city, and at the same time celebrating the new or ongoing promise of the art community here. The first five artists (the ones who selected the next five) represent a range of ages and relative status as do the artists they in turn have selected. Thus, some exciting younger artists who have just begun to establish national reputations will have their work seen for the first time juxtaposed with work by older or more established artists with whom they have not necessarily been associated. Some of the artists and their work will be unfamiliar and relationships between the work of the first five artists and the five that they have selected will be provocative and, in many cases, unexpected.

The exhibition is not thematic and does not attempt to define a "Washington aesthetic." Instead, it will provide a lively and visually stimulating mirror that will reflect, if only in part, the rich and complex nature of the flourishing creative community that is supported by Washington, DC.

Included in the exhibition are influential figures, well-known artists, and great teachers including Sam Gilliam, John Gossage, Martin Puryear,and Renee Stout; emerging bright lights such as Y. David Chung, Jae Ko, and Dan Steinhilber,and relative unknowns Otho Branson, Pia Calderon, and Mary Early.

The Washington DC Jewish Community Center
10th Anniversary at 16th & Q.
1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 518-9400

Artist talk with Lely Constantinople and Antonia Tricarico

Join Transformer this Saturday, February 17, at 2pm, for an artist talk with Seen exhibition artists Lely Constantinople and Antonia Tricarico. Seen explores these DC based artists' use of photography to bear witness, journalize, document, make connection and homage to people, places and things seen through travels and everyday life.

No rsvps for the artist talk are required, just come by the gallery shortly before 2pm. Artist talks at Transformer are wonderful, informal events that allow for a great exchange between artists and audience.

Transformer
1404 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-483-1102.
info@transformergallery.org
http://transformergallery.org/

"Love of the Arts"

Four couples honored for significant contributions to the local arts scene at the Master Chorale of Washington's "Love of the Arts" fundraising gala at Georgetown's Four Seasons Wednesday night. Read here

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Opportunity for Artists / 2007 Trawick Prize

2007 Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards application. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2007. Up to fifteen artists will be invited to display their work from September 4 – September 28, 2007 in downtown Bethesda at Creative Partners Gallery, located at 4600 East-West Highway.

The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after April 10, 1977 may also be awarded $1,000.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. Original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video are accepted. The maximum dimension should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. Entry fee of $25.

Info and application on the 2007 jury is on Website, www.bethesda.org.
For more information, please call 301/215-6660.

Contact: Lauren DeGourse
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Bethesda Urban Partnership
301/215-6660, Ext. 16

Public Art Panel Discussion

Authentic Art DC reports that.....
George Mason University will Host a Panel Discussion:
Tuesday, February 27, 2007 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 PM @ Fine Arts Gallery

There will be a panel discussion addressing public art with adminstrators:
• Angela Anderson Adams, Public Art Coordinator, Arligton County
• Rachel Dickerson, Public Art Manager, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
• David Furchgott, President and CEO, International Arts and Artists
• Nancy Sausser, McLean Projects for the Arts
• Ann Redirigoze, Fairfax County Art
posted by Authentic Art at Thursday, February 15, 2007

DC's Art Fair, artDC is coming to the Washington, DC Convention Center this April


Mark your calendars, Washington readers. We will have our own art fair in DC and our own Artomatic in the Old Patent Office Building in Crystal City, VA. from April 13 through May 20, 2007. http://artomatic.org/

artDC
April 27 – 30, 2007
http://www.dc-artfair.com/

More Washington, DC Artists in New York City Art Fair

G Fine Art
at
PULSE NEW YORK
with
Maggie Michael

February 22 – 25, 2007

G Fine Art will participate in the Pulse Art Fair, featuring new work by Maggie Michael. Michael's paintings and drawings are fluid, suspended worlds that pull together and apart with enticing visual energy. In one series, she layers and manipulates visceral representations of destruction, change, and renewal. Another series is iconic, both straightforward and suggestive of the corporeal and spiritual.

This duality in Michael's work connects to the back and forth of communication, the outward and inward, to relationships and the individual, living and dying, wet and dry, chaos and calm. In her paintings, Michael treats the paint skins sculpturally with pinches, puckers, gouges, cuts, stitches, rolls, and folds. Drawing is integrated into the paintings using spray paint, ink, and charcoal. Michael regards painting and drawing as physical and psychological, a place that engages control and entanglement.

At the fair, G Fine Art will have a flat file of new work by iona rozeal brown, Graham Caldwell, Linn Meyers, Barbara Probst, Lisa Marie Thalhammer and Ian Whitmore.
G Fine Art, 202 462 1601


PULSE NEW YORK
69th Regiment Armory
Lexington @ 26th Street

Thursday, February 22: 12noon - 6pm
Friday, February 23: 12noon - 8pm
Saturday, February 24: 12noon – 8pm
Sunday, February 25: 12noon – 5 pm

www.pulse-art.com

Josephine Haden in New York

Concurrent with the 2007 Armory Show in New York, Denise Bibro Fine Art (NY) will be showing Arlington, Virginia Artist, JOSEPHINE HADEN's work at the RED DOT Art Fair, February 23-26, at the Park South Hotel, 122 East 28th Street (between Park and Lexington) in New York City.

Please take the opportunity to visit the fair and see her work.

Josephine Haden / www.hadenart.com

Warm Up to a Museum

This Cultural Tourism DC program features 50 exhibits, tours, music, and film designed to warm body and soul at more than 30 organizations located across DC. Explore all the city's museums have to offer during this quiet, wintery time of year.

MID CITY ARTISTS AT RESULTS GALLERY

You are invited to an Opening Reception for The MID CITY ARTISTS Annual Winter Exhibition. February 15, 2007 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Results the Gym Capitol Hill, 315 G St. SE, Washington, DC USA

Exhibit runs through March 31, 2007 – for hours and directions contact Results at 202-234-5678.

This exhibit features the works of 24 of Washington, DC’s most respected artists with studios in the Dupont and Logan Circle areas of the City. The show contains over 100 pieces of art in various medium – oils, pastels, sculpture, glass, textiles, and photography. See www.midcityartists.com for more information about the Mid City Artists.

Exhibiting artists: Chuck Baxter, Robert Cole, Joan Belmar, Jeff Code, Scott Davis, Robert Dodge, Gary Fisher, Glenn Fry, Charlie Gaynor, Charlie Jones, Bridget Sue Lambert, Marc Monteleone, Lucinda Murphy, Betto Ortiz, Mark Parascandola, Byron Peck, Brian Petro, Marina Reiter, Nicolas Shi, Steven Stichter, John Talkington, Anita Walsh, Robert Wiener & Colin Winterbottom;

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

"All Things Said, in Motion"

February 17th — March 17th
Opening reception: Saturday, Feb 17th, 6pm—9pm
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Exhibition opens this Saturday
Randall Scott Gallery | 1326 14th Street NW | Washington | DC | 20005

"All Things Said, in Motion" is a group exhibition of International artists who utilize motion in their work in one form or another. This exhibition will feature three artists working in video, a kinetic installation and a series of photographs.

Artists:
Silas Barrett
Rob Carter
Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain
Dane Picard
Ryan Wolfe
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Randall Scott Gallery
info@randallscottgallery.com
202-332-0806
http://www.randallscottgallery.com

Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Cross streets are 14th Street NW and Rhode Island near Logan Circle.
(Second floor, above Thai Tanic Restaurant.)

Monday, February 12, 2007

SCULPTURE NOW - 2007

Washington Sculptors Group

DATES: February 5 - May 4, 2007
JUROR: Ramon Osuna, Osuna Art
Opening Reception Thursday, February 15, 6-8:30pm
Juror's Talk and Sculpture NOW 2007 PRIZE presented at 7:15pm


Washington Square,
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW at L St.
Washington, DC 20036
(Red Line Metro - Farrugut North)

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Bold Break With Its Past

Paul Greenhalgh Hopes Ambitious 'Modernism' Show Will Help Him Remake The Corcoran Gallery
By Blake Gopnik in today's WaPo. Read here.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Man about Town, Jack Rasmussen


Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum at the Katzen is the man about town this week as one of six curators at last nights WPA\C 2007 ART AUCTION GALA, Pre-Primed Artist Party and Curator Talks at the Corcoran and juror at tonights reception for the 9th Annual All-Media Exhibition at the Touchstone Gallery. It's good to have Mr. Rasmussen in our midst and to see the quality of work that he brings to light.

WPA\C 2006 ART AUCTION GALA
Saturday, February 10, 6:30-11pm
Please contact Amy Kraushaar, at akraushaar@corcoran.org for more information on the WPA\C 2007 Art Auction Gala. 202.639.1828

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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9th ANNUAL ALL-MEDIA EXHIBITION

Exhibition Dates: February 7 - March 3, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, from 6-8:30 pm
3rd Thursday reception: February 15, from 6-8:00pm

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20004
202-347-2787
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"Jack Rasmussen is Director and Curator of the American University Museum, a 30,000 square foot exhibition space in the new Katzen Arts Center, dedicated to putting Washington-based art in a global context. Dr. Rasmussen began his career in 1975 as Assistant Director of the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, DC. He left this position to open the Jack Rasmussen Gallery, one of the first commercial galleries to move to downtown Washington. He then helped conceive, launch and operate the Rockville Arts Place, served for ten years as the Executive Director of Maryland Art Place in Baltimore, and three years as Executive Director of the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California, before moving back to Washington in 2004 to open the American University Museum."

A Couple of Days in Washington, DC

Owners Laura and Rob Jones of Migration: A Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, tour some of DC's Galleries. Read their impressions here.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

DC Shorts Film Festival 2006

Best of DC Shorts 2006 Film Festival

Friday, February 9th
Saturday, February 10th
7:00 – 9:00pm

At the United States Navy Memorial's Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Enter from the Plaza
Metro: Archives/Navy Mem’l/Penn Quarter

Best First-Time Filmmaker and Audience Choice Winner
Victoria
Drama, 6:11
An eighty year old woman reflects on her past during the last hours of her life

Best Woman Director and Audience Choice Winner
Vagabond Shoes
Musical, 18:06
A chance occurrence gives Alex, an enigmatic homeless man,the opportunity to enter a high society gathering

Best Local Film
Bone Mixers
Documentary, 22:44
An unlikely group of individuals united by their love of the game called dominoes

Filmmaker’s Choice and Audience Choice Winner
Artistic License
Comedy, 23:00
David Milken takes the license photos at the DMV and he takes his job very, very seriously

Festival Director’s Choice
Dirty Mary
Comedy, 19:00
Based on the true story…of a dirty, dirty, girl!

Audience Choice Winner
Full Disclosure
Romantic Comedy, 16:00
Everett decides to reveal every terrible habit, attitude, and hang-up on the First Date

Audience Choice Winner
A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie and How It Became A Flying Saucer
Documentary, 17:25

The true life story of Pearl Mallory’s Sweet Potato Pie and its magical effect on the elderly residents of St. Mary’s Court Retirement Community

Audience Choice Winner
Zombie-American
Comedy, 8:27
A plea for tolerance and acceptance, this educational documentary helps audiences understand some of the challenges zombies face in our society

Advance ticket sales
www.dcshorts.com/bestof
Each screening $10
(cash only at the Navy Memorial if seats are available)

Funds will help defer the 2008 festival entry costs for many up and coming filmmakers
After the screenings, descend upon a local Penn Quarter neighborhood restaurant for an informal get together

DC Shorts Film Festival
1317 F Street NW
www.dcshorts.com

MARC MONTELEONE at Embassy of Switzerland


Swiss painter Marc Monteleone will exhibit a series of his recent paintings at the Embassy of Switzerland. He is a member of the Mid-City Artists of Washington, DC, and his paintings are in public and private collections throughout Europe.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Event Dates: Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 - Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007 during office hours

Embassy of Switzerland
2900 Cathedral Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Reservation or RSVP: Reservations required : 202 745-7928/29 or culture@was.rep.admin.ch

ArtatAxis, the District’s Newest Art Space

Charles Krause / Reporting Fine Art
_________presents____________
“LENSES”
New Work by Chilean Artist Joan Belmar
To Inaugurate ArtatAxis Feb. 11
Feb 11 - March 11. 2007
Cronica. 2006. 14” x 14” x 4”

Come take a look: Sunday, February 11th, 5 to 8 p.m.
ArtatAxis, 1509 Connecticut Ave. NW

Charles Krause: Reporting Fine Art is proud to present the lyrical Mylar constructions of Chilean born, Washington based artist Joan Belmar.Belmar’s translucent sculptures are in the tradition of the abstract wooden boxes created 50 years ago by Louise Nevelson, yet completely fresh and original in their use of color and materials to achieve an almost shimmering effect. Although Belmar’s new work is still relatively unknown in Washington, he was recently nominated by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities as finalist for its prestigious outstanding emerging artist of the year award, to be presented by Mayor Adrian Fenty on March 19th at the Kennedy Center.

One of Belmar’s drawings is included in the District of Columbia’s new permanent collection in the Wilson Building and one of his new constructions has been selected to be auctioned at the Feb. 10th Corcoran/WPA Gala. For “Lenses,” his upcoming exhibit on Connecticut Avenue, Belmar will for the first time play with light to give his work an even more brilliantly translucent quality. Axis, long known for creative installations in its prominent Dupont Circle windows, will be the host location for Joan Belmar's exhibit. A rare example of imaginative and thought provoking Washington window display, the Washington Post has likened the salon's Connecticut Avenue windows to those of Barneys New York. Increasingly artists have had their talents displayed in the tall bay windows of the salon and Axis is pleased to provide exposure for emerging artists. "Lenses" marks the first time Axis has hosted an exhibition.

Belmar’s work will inaugurate ArtatAxis, the District’s newest art space, located in the Axis Salon at 1509 Connecticut Avenue NW. ArtatAxis, which intends to host a series of exhibitions this year featuring emerging artists from the Washington area, is a not-for- profit collaboration with Charles Krause, a long time collector and former foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, CBS News and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. All proceeds from the sale of art work will remain with the artist whose work is displayed in these series of exhibitions.

For more information, call:
Charles Krause
202-638-3612 or 202-412-2324
charleskrause@surfglobal.net

HipHop Community Arts Initiative

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has a new grant program, HipHop Community Arts Initiative. For application guidelines visit, http://www.dcarts.dc.gov. Included is information about eligibility and recommended workshops scheduled for February 15th and February 28th. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, March 7, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

Contact:
Lisa Richards
Arts Program Coordinator
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
410 Eighth Street, NW, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20004
T (202) 724-5613 F (202)727-4135
www.dcarts.dc.gov
lisa.richards@dc.gov

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Northern light/Nordic Visions

Exhibition Dates: February 9, 2007 — April 20, 2007

Reception: Friday, February 9, 2007, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
at 9 Hillyer Court NW
(Dupont Metro Station
on the Red Line
North Exit)

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Travis Price, AIA, Lecture at National Building Museum

Lecture: The Archaeology of Tomorrow: Architecture and the Spirit of Place
Monday, February 5, 6:30 – 8:00pm

In his three decades as an architect, author, educator, and philosopher, Travis Price, AIA, has developed an architecture informed by ecology and mythology that restores spirit of place to modern design. His projects worldwide — including the world’s largest solar-powered building (the Tennessee Valley Authority’s one-million-square-foot complex) — and his design/build expeditions that include a floating house on the Amazon and a star-gazing temple at Machu Picchu, suggest alternatives to homogenization in the American landscape and around the globe. After the lecture, he will sign copies of his book The Archaeology of Tomorrow: Architecture and the Spirit of Place).

This lecture is held in conjunction with The Green House, which will be open for viewing. $12 Members and students; $20 nonmembers; pre-paid registration required; walk-in registration based on availability

To register for programs, visit the Museum's website www.nbm.org/

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
202.272.2448
Metro: Judiciary Square

Strange Weather

New Paintings by Joy Garnett
Artist Lecture and Reception

National Academy of Sciences
Thursday, February 8, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Joy Garnett speaks about her ongoing series of landscapes based on photographs collected from the Internet. Unreal-seeming images of environmental catastrophes provoked by a changing climate are re-cast as paintings where geological, political, and social weather are inextricably intertwined.

At the National Academies’ Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW

No charge

National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth St NW
www.nationalacademies.org/arts
202.334.2436

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Last day for "Knitting in the Nude"

WaPo notes...CLOSING Knitting in the Nude It's the last chance to catch the revived 2005 sculpture exhibition that set off all kinds of controversy at a downtown office building because one of the artists' crochet dolls were anatomically correct. Ming Yi Sung's piece, called "Settlement With Monkeys," and others are at Nevin Kelly Gallery through today. Free. Noon-8 p.m. today and tomorrow. 1517 U St. NW. 202-232-3464.

Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 'U' Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
P: 202.232.3464
F: 202.232.3465

Transformer opening tonight

Opening reception of Seen
- an installation of photographic work by DC based artists Lely Constantinople and Antonia Tricarico that explores their use of photography to bear witness, journalize, document, make connection and homage to people, places and things seen through travels and everyday life.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, February 3, 2007, 7-9pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, February 17, 2007, 2 pm
EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday – Saturday, 1–7pm & by appointment

Transformer
1404 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-483-1102

Email us:
info@transformergallery.org

Friday, February 02, 2007

Holding Our Own

Selections from The Collectors Club of Washington, DC
an Exhibition of African American Art

Pepco - Edison Place Gallery
Through March 2
Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 4:00pm

Friday, February 23, 6:00pm
Collectors Club Panel Discussion
Edison Place Conference Center
701 Ninth Street, NW
No Charge
RSVP 202.872.3396


Pepco
Edison Place Gallery
8th Street, NW between G and H streets
(north of the garage entrance)
202.872.3396
Metro: Gallery Pl–Chinatown, 9th Street exit

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Apply for a Grant

CREATIVE CAPITAL 2007–08
GRANTS IN FILM/VIDEO & VISUAL ARTS

OPEN FOR SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 5 – MARCH 5, 2007

If you are working on an exciting film/video or visual arts project, we encourage you to apply in our upcoming grant round. For general information and guidelines, please visit: http://creative-capital.org/application/

To apply for a Creative Capital grant, you must first submit an Inquiry Form regarding your project. Tell us how, in conjunction with a Creative Capital grant, it will be catalytic for your artistic and professional growth. In addition, you will need to describe the influences that inform your work and how your work takes an inventive and original approach to form and content. Be prepared to present a basic budget and to identify the audience(s) for your project and any possible presenting venues.

The Guidelines and Inquiry Form for Film/Video and Visual Arts will be available on the Creative Capital website on February 5, 2007. Inquiry Forms must be submitted by March 5, 2007. It will be available at http://creative-capital.org/application/

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Creative Capital Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that supports artists pursuing adventurous and imaginative work in the performing and visual arts, film/video, innovative literature, and emerging fields. In 2007, Creative Capital will be considering proposals in the visual arts and film/video.

Far from a traditional funder, Creative Capital is committed to working in long-term partnership with the bold and ground-breaking artists that we fund by making a multi-year financial commitment as well as providing advisory services and professional development assistance. We have a special interest in projects that transcend discipline boundaries and reveal something new about the moment in which we live. For more information, please visit http://www.creative-capital.org/ .