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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ninth Annual Dog Days of August Sidewalk Sale

August 2 and 3, 2008.
14th and U Streets, Washington, DC

On this weekend, retail stores in this area will bring their goods outdoors, creating an atmosphere of fun and community rallying against the oppressive summer heat. According to Greg Link, owner of Home Rule at 1807 14th St, NW, “Dog Days is pure retail carnival. Its that urban/shopping experience that people don’t miss because you not only get incredible deals but the entire landscape of 14TH street/MidCity completely changes for just a few hours and two hot crazy days”

With nearly one hundred participants. This event also coincides with Washington’s Tax Holiday, where the District waves all sales tax for the week of clothes, shoes, and accessory items priced under $100.

Get sizzling savings on clothes and, enjoy great food and art and stay around for a drink and a show! Get amazing deals at some of the city’s grooviest shops and restaurants and save even more DC’s Tax Free Holiday.

MidCity is easily accessible by Metro’s Green and Yellow lines via the U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo stop.

Participating Retail Businesses


Participating Galleries

Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 U st

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St

The Studio Theatre
1501 14th St

Urban Art Group
1506 14th St

Hemphill Fine Arts
1515 14th St

Plan B
1530 14th St

Raven Arts LTD
1833 14th St

See www.dogdaysdc.com

FotoWeek DC Announces Call for Entries for First Annual Photography Competition

Juried Exhibition during Inaugural FotoWeek DC
November 15–22, 2008, culminating in gala awards ceremony

FotoWeek DC, Inc., issues a call for entries to the first annual FotoWeek DC Photography Competition, as part of its mission to establish itself as the nation’s premier photography festival. The first annual FotoWeek DC celebration will take place between November 15 and November 22, 2008.
In addition to the photography competition, FotoWeek DC will feature gallery openings, lectures, educational workshops, portfolio reviews, book signings, and special offers on photographic services and merchandise from local area retailers.
 
The FotoWeek DC Photography Competition is open to all professional, amateur and student photographers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia and will feature over $37,000 in cash and prizes, including a $5,000 cash award for ‘Spirit of Washington, DC’, and will culminate in a gala awards ceremony and dinner to be held at National Geographic’s Headquarters in downtown DC on Saturday, November 22. National Geographic is one of the principal sponsors of FotoWeek DC. Competition finalists will have their work displayed at the FotoWeek DC Gallery and Welcome Center in Georgetown.
 
Prominent professionals in photography will serve as judges, including fine art photographer Joyce Tenneson, the Corcoran Gallery of Art photo curator Philip Brookman, Pulitzer-prize winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice and many others. For information on eligibility, entry fees, categories, entry requirements, prizes and deadlines, and the complete list of judges, please visit the FotoWeek DC website at:
www.FotoWeekDC.org.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gallery Plan B

New Artists Group Show
July 30 – August 24, 2008

Reception: July 31, 2008, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Featuring works by:
Ann Crain
Melissa Dickenson
KX2
Ron Donoughe
Marcelo Suaznabar


gallery plan b
1530 fourteenth street, nw
washington, dc 20005
202.234.2711

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last week of Transformer's E5: Rangefinder exhibition

July 30 – August 2, 2008

Featuring new works by Kristina Bilonick, Michael Matason, Jillian Pichocki, and Bryan Whitson, this year's Exercises program highlights experimental uses of photography.

E5: Rangefinder presents works created through a variety of photographic processes including screen printing, light painting, multiple exposure Polaroid's, and photographic renderings, which these artists developed over a several month process of peer critique and mentorship organized by Transformer and guest curator Lisa McCarty.

Launched in March 2004, The Exercises for Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development. Consisting of a series of gatherings at Transformer, the program is designed to stimulate and encourage participating artists as they create new work.

In addition to several peer critique sessions, the artists receive mentorship and feedback from area gallerists, more established artists, professors, and curators. This year's mentors included visual artist Jason Zimmerman, photographer Frank Day, Transformer's Executive Artistic Director Victoria Reis, curator, art critic, and the Corcoran College of Art + Design's Administrative Chair of Photography Andy Grundberg, independent curator and gallerist Andrea Pollan of Curator's Office, and E5: Rangefinder guest curator Lisa McCarty.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm or by appointment.

For press clips and more detailed information about E5: Rangefinder visit Transformer's website.

BILLY COLBERT'S NEW CLOTHING LINE / TRUNK SHOW



Policy Brand

Trunk Show and Launch Party

Thursday, July 31, 6 - 8 pm
Union Row
2125 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Urban Pop men's and women's wear created by Billy Colbert.
Brought to you by The Pink Line Project

City Hall Art Collection Expands With 28 New Works

DC Creates Public Art

The District of Columbia City Hall Art Collection celebrates the addition of 28 works by 17 artists new to the collection purchased through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art Program. This brings the total works in the Collection to 203 by 117 artists. Artists from all eight wards are represented and at least 25 artists are District of Columbia natives.

Newly added works by: Wayne Edson Bryan, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Manon Cleary, Gene Davis, Willem De Looper, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Janis Goodman, Kevin Kepple, Kevin MacDonald, Percy Martin, Paul Reed, Robin Rose, Molly Springfield, Di Bagley Stovall, Lou Stovall, Alma Woodsey Thomas, Dan Treado, Andrea Way, and James Lesesne Wells

The collection is open to the public, free of charge to view, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.

John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004. On-street metered parking is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use Metro (closest stations are Federal Triangle or Metro Center).
Contact:Rachel Dickerson
(202) 724-5613

Monday, July 28, 2008

Empty Bowls Project - Call for Artists

Empty Bowls Project for the Capitol Area Food Bank (CAFB) in DC.

Jodi needs artists to donate bowls that will be purchased and the proceeds will go the CAFB. The event will be held October 15th in DC. All the details are on her web site. The bowls can be any size and any medium.

Jodi is also curating a section called "Collectors Circle" for the event. Artists will receive a 50% commission on artwork that is sold with the remaining 50% going to the food bank. If you would like to be considered please send Jodi images of your work. The work will be displayed on 2 very large white circular tables.

Please check out the website, www.jodiart.com for details and if you can help in any way contact Jodi.

jodi
artists: a manual laborer, a creator of beautiful objects
www.jodiart.com
301-519-1628

Friday, July 25, 2008

8

eight photographers

four 2-person, 2-week exhibitions
Opening This Saturday @Randall Scott Gallery

Our Second Two-Person Segment opens
Saturday, July 26th-Aug. 8th

Peter Van Agtmael and Jessica Dimmock

Peter Van Agtmael
Alison Brady
Alexandra Catiere
Jessica Dimmock
Kyoko Hamada
Tema Stauffer
Ryoko Suzuki
Shen Wei

RSG is excited to bring you Peter Van Agtmael and Jessica Dimmock,
two incredibly talented photojournalists whose work is hypnotic, tragic, beautiful and
a list of adjectives that could go on forever. We hope you have the opportunity to catch this segment, it is a must see.

Randall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005 See Map
202-332-0806 phone 202-332-0807 fax / info@randallscottgallery.com / www.randallscottgallery.com

“Screams & Screens” and “Process & Alchemy, work from the Hand Print Workshop International” Closing Events

Join Civilian Art Projects for the closing weekend of Screams, Screens and Process Alchemy. Events on both Friday and Saturday.

MUSIC NIGHT AT CIVILIAN:
Friday, July 25, 9:00pm until 1:00am
Presented by Civilian Art Projects and Planaria Recordings.

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“THE SHOP” SUMMER TRUNK SHOW: Saturday, July 26th – LAST DAY OF SCREAMS & SCREENS
Saturday, July 26th, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

The Shop at Civilian will hold a Trunk Show in the Civilian Art Projects' gallery on the last day of its current exhibitions "Screams & Screens" and "Process Alchemy, work from the Hand Print Workshop International." This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and refreshments will be served.

406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington DC
(202) 347-0022

Thursday, July 24, 2008

2008 CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

July 11 - 27: Capital Fringe Fest!

PERFORMANCES

Artoconecto Announces Jury Panel and Call For Artists!

Artoconecto presents 'A-B(o)MB' (Art Basel (of) Miami Beach), a juried show of emerging national and international artists that will be a preview for the most important international art fair in the United States. Jury Prize Winner(s), will have their work exhibited during Art Basel week in Miami. Art Basel/Miami Beach has been said to have surpassed New York's Armory Show as well as ArtChicago in importance to collectors of international contemporary and modern art.

Artoconecto, in conjunction with Bakehouse Arts Complex (BAC) http://www.bacfl.org/, will examine the impact of Art Basel Miami Beach on the art world by showing the best of cutting-edge new and emerging artists from the United States and abroad. Artists in all media are encouraged to apply. Our shows take place in a festive and unique atmosphere, and include live music and performance. This will be our first show in Miami, after over a dozen shows in Washington, DC, where Artoconecto was a National Endowment for the Arts Grantee.

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Artoconecto is pleased to announce the jury panel for 'A-B(o)MB' (Art Basel (of) Miami Beach). This will be an internationally-juried show, with a jury comprised of:

Claire Breukel, Executive Director of Miami's Locust Projects http://www.locustprojects.org

Annie Wharton, internationally exhibiting LA-based artist and curator www.anniewharton.com; www.dreamlandshow.info

Washington, DC-based artist Byron Peck www.peckstudios.com

Jen Stark, exciting and nationally successful young Miami artist
http://www.jenstark.com
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Artists from all over the world will be asked to submit their work, and the jury will select that work which best exemplifies the cutting edge of emerging art, to be exhibited in this pre-Basel showcase.

The artist or artists who are selected for jury prizes, will have their work shown during Art Basel week, later in December. Being a part of Miami's burgeoning art scene, and having the chance to be promoted during Art Basel, is a huge opportunity for any artist who participates.

Deadline for submissions is September 5, 2008, with the opening reception to be held on October 11, 2008. To enter the guidelines please visit http://www.artoconecto.org.

For more information please contact Alexandra Rangel-Brody at Artoconecto@gmail.com or call at 786-246-2052.

Introductions4


August 2 - September 6
Opening Reception with the Artists, Saturday, August 2, 6-8PM

Irvine Contemporary announces Introductions4, a curated “MFA annual” that brings a selection of the best rising artists to Washington, D.C. Through a combined process of thesis exhibition visits, artist studio visits, and open submissions, over 250 artists from many leading art colleges were reviewed for Introductions4. Final selections were made with the advice of a panel of art collectors from the Washington, DC area; Philip Barlow, Joseph DiGangi, Richard Dubeshter, Veronica Jackson, Kate Nicholson, Dr. Fred Oginbene, and Dennis Shea.

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-332-8767
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM-6PM

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Numbers Behind: Michael Dax Iacovone

Through August 23

In The Numbers Behind, large-scale photomontages document progressions through space and time. Artist Michael Dax Iacovone rejects traditional notions of composition, instead composing formulas to capture the concept of space, resulting in mixed media photographic creations.

Cultural Development Corporation Gallery at Flashpoint
916 G Street, NW
202.315.1310
flashpointdc.org

Monday, July 21, 2008

Arts on Foot - Call for Entries

Art Market application period is NOW OPEN!
Application Deadline: Midnight, Monday, July 28th

Now in it's 16th year, Arts on Foot is a one-day multimedia Arts Festival, showcasing Downtown DC as the premier cultural destination in the region and kicking off the Fall Arts Season on Saturday, September 13, 2008

Produced by the Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood Association and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District, the event incorporates visual art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative cuisine to embrace the wide variety of cultural offerings in the area.

The Arts on Foot Art Market
is a juried bazaar that highlights the work of 70-100 local and regional visual artists including ceramics, collage, glass, le ather, metal, painting, photography, and woodworking. New for 2008: a special category for Wearable Art/Fashion. In 2007, an estimated 20,000 people visited the Outdoor Festival; many Artists who participated in a post event survey said the event was one of their most successful single sales days. Located in a bustling cultural epicenter, Arts on Foot is the anticipated and embraced celebration of all the Arts in downtown Washington, DC.

Apply with www.Zapplication.com

Questions: artsonfoot@downtowndc.org
For more information, please visit www.artsonfoot.org.

Roller Derby Themed Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Arm Wrestling Extravaganza!

On Friday, July 25, from 6pm to 10pm, join Barrelhouse, roller derby artist Cory Oberndorfer, and roller derby girls with 34 inch pythons at the Hillyer Art Space for the first ever Roller Derby Themed Barrelhouse Issue 6 Launch and Arm Wrestling Extravaganza! sponsored by Scion and the Pink Line Project.

$10 at the door / Free Beer and wine! Barrelhouse Issues available for $5!

AND...
You get to arm wrestle a Roller Derby Girl!! IF YOU DARE!

To celebrate Roller Derby, a protofeminist wave of bone crushing awesomeness, we bring you a night of amazing roller derby themed stories and poems and one gigantic Roller Derby mural, food eating, beer and wine drinking, DJ dancing, and (we hope) Barrelhouse buying.

Friday, July 25, 6-10 pm


Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Barquitos de Papel/Paper celebration

Wednesday, July 23rd, 7:00-9:00pm
RSVP greatly appreciated
brigitte@reyesdavis.com

Join Jack Rasmussen, Muriel Hasbun, Barbara Liotta, Civilian Art Projects, Reyes+Davis for an informal discussion and reception at American University's Katzen Center celebrating the last week of: Barquitos de Papel/Paper boats: a multi-media installation by Muriel Hasbun.

Over the past three months, Hasbun has invited friends and strangers to participate in this installation by making paper boats from their own copies of family photos and documents. Civilian has hosted a boat making station during the run of the exhibition. Selected Works by Barbara Liotta, a sculptor whose recent works use shattered stone suspended by cords. Barbara is represented by Reyes+Davis.

KATZEN CENTER
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Herbert Gentry and Friends

July 17, 2008-August 12, 2008

Parish Gallery, Georgetown
1054 31st Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20007

Tatoo Chair / Bill Suworoff

Bill Suworoff, poplar frame, white oak seat, hand painted tatoos, 36"h x 29"w x 28"d

This fabulous chair is on exhibition at Zenith Gallery. It's my favorite piece by Bill Suworoff in the Exhibition, Zenith in the Abstract on view thru August 30, 2008.

Come see the rest of this great show which includes more work by sculptor Bill and abstract paintings by John Blee, yours truly (Anne Marchand), Christine Hayman and David Richardson

Zenith Gallery
413 7th Street NW
Washington, DC
202-783-2963

Ben Tolman at Hillyer Art Space

An Allegory in Ink I met this amazing artist during the 52 O Street Open Studios in April this year. Ben was working on a large 80"x 64" drawing that was started more than a year ago. Ben's images are rendered in ink, exquisitely detailed and symbolic. You can see his work at Hillyer Art Space thru August 29. Take a sneak peak at the installation Here.
An Allegory in Ink highlights Ben Tolman’s signature style of intensely detailed and micromanaged, large-scale ink drawings. Expanding from his obsession with monsters, fantastical creatures and unusual and bizarre scenes, Tolman presents a series of drawings exploring the human condition.
Artist at Work


Exhibitions on View:
MY NAME IS JASON, by Reynolds and Griffin
Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin are a collaborative artistic duo making their exhibition debut in Washington, DC at IA&A’s Hillyer Art Space. My Name is Jason will feature a selection of their most recent works which seamlessly mesh Reynold’s poetic prose with Griffin’s expressive paintings. In My Name is Jason, Reynolds and Griffin raise topics from introspection to pop culture to the senselessness of violence. Reynolds’ loaded and multifaceted words are ingrained in Griffin’s precise and bold brushstrokes, giving the artwork a consistent quality of intelligence and deep meaningfulness.


EVERY DAY, by Mandy Burrow
Every Day by Mandy Burrow features five sculptural installations that explore life, death and resurrection. Through this artistic investigation, Burrow confronts the issue of time and its effects on memory. The work embodies the contrasts of what is there and what is not, what is remembered and what is forgotten. Burrow’s pieces transcend this divide between the past and present, the lost and found, and exist somewhere in the between.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC,
202-338-0680

FDA APPROVES ARTFILE ONLINE TO TREAT INACTIVE ART CAREER SYNDROME (INACS)

No Artist Left Behind Program

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the ArtFile Online and its corresponding workshop series, ‘No Artist Left Behind’, as a suitable treatment for Inactive Art Career Syndrom (INACS). Symptoms of INACS are generalized by an inability to promote oneself through the world wide web. If left untreated, INACS results in an art career that is immobilized.

ArtFile Online is the newest product from Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), created in an effort to combat INACS. The Artfile Online will replace their earlier prototype, the Artfile slide registry with this new, easier to digest, online product.

"This approval is another example of the FDA's efforts to increase access to safe and effective self promotion for artists" said Kim Ward, WPA Executive Director and long time anti-INACS activist.

In celebration of the approval, WPA will hold free workshops over the next year covering topics such as:

-Uploading images to your ArtFile Online profile
-Taking digital images of your artwork
-Promoting your work to galleries and curators using your ArtFile Online Profile
-Accounting and Tax workshops for artists
-Legal issues for artists

Workshops begin on July 28+29 with two workshops on the basics of using the ArtFile online. Consumers wanting to sign up for a July workshop can visit: http://www.wpadc.org/events/current.html

Stay tuned to www.wpadc.org for details on other upcoming workshops.

The ArtFile Online is safe and effective for any artists living in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia. Side effects vary, but may include: Explosive Inbox Syndrome, calls from gallery directors and curators, a sudden Increase in your bank account, and the ability to buy large amounts of art supplies at Utrecht using your WPA member discount.

To learn more about how the new ArtFile Online works, watch the online video demonstration here.

Brought to you by WPA and the No Artist Left Behind Program

Friday, July 18, 2008

Katzen Arts Center shows 2009 Visual Arts Applicants





Scenes from Wednesday night's opening at the Katzen Arts Center at American University, The 2009 Visual Arts Applicants Showcase. It's a great exhibition of applicants for Artist Fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Take a look.



Thanks hoogrrl

Hi DC.... I've been away three weeks in June and beginning of July. Go on over to http://www.hoogrrl.com/ hoogrrl to see exhibits that have opened in DC since early July.

Stay kool.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

HOME

July 18th, 6-9pm

International Arts Artists wants to welcome you HOME.
This Friday, July 18th, IA hosts the third of its "Hillyer Open Mic Events" (HOME) spoken word poetry series with featured poet Jason Reynolds. Reynolds and visual artist, Jason Griffin, form the collaborative duo Reynolds Griffin. The pair's exhibition debut My Name Is Jason, opened at Hillyer Art Space last Friday and will remain on view in the gallery throughout July and August.

For more information, please visit www.increase-decrease.com

Sign-up for poets is at 6 p.m. The open mic begins at 7 p.m.
$5 for non-members of International Arts Artists
Free for members of IA

HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at the Hillyer Art Space.
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202.338.0680
http://www.artsandartists.org/artspace.html

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Expressions" by Laurence Chandler and Kevin Holder

July 17-August 17, 2008

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 17, 2008
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Co-Curated by Sharon J. Burton of Authentic Art Consulting and Roxanne Carter of Roxanne Artiques

Roxanne's Artiques presents "Expressions" the works of art by Laurence Chandler and Kevin Holder. Both artists will feature a special work of art in celebration of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) Centennial Boule

Roxanne's Artiques and Art Gallery
3426 9th Street, NE
Washington, DC

Rock N Roll Happy Hour

Screams Screens exhibition

Wednesday, July 16, 2008
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC

http://www.civilianartprojects.com
202-347-0022

Join Jenny, Brigitte, Khan, and Peroni as they showcase Screams Screens -- an exhibition of silk-screened rock poster art featuring posters by Bert Bergen, Alexander Campaz, Brian Chippendale, Rob Corradetti, Nat Damm, Sohale Darouian aka 333, El Jefe Design, E*Rock, Jesjit Gill, Gunsho, Kayrock and Wolfy, Jason Killinger, Planaria Designs, Seripop, Urban Inks and Zeloot, curated by Panache. Sponsored by Peroni No RSVP required, just show up, have fun...maybe buy a poster. All works priced from $20-200.

Also on view: Process Alchemy, a selection of works from the studio including prints by R. Martin Abeyta, Christine Carr, Andrey Chezhin, Alexander Djikia, James Huckenpahler, Erick Jackson, Alyona Kirtsova, Igor Makarevich, Pavel Makov, Renee Stout, Tomas Rivas, Alexander Rodchenko, and Leonid Tishkov. In the words of HPWI Director Dennis O' Neil,
"powders, waxes, resists and adhesives are just part of the alchemy that has transformed collaborative screen printing and brought it back from the brink of extinction nearly a decade ago with a new face, new possibilities and challenges for a new age."

Washington, Don't Miss These Shows opening this Wed. & Thurs.

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will showcase FY2009 Visual Arts Applicants, opening July 16, 6:30 p.m. at The Katzen Art Center at American University.

Zenith Gallery will be showing a selection of work by five abstract artists, Zenith in the Abstract opens Thursday, July 17, 6-9 p.m.

Hope to see you there – Anne Marchand
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ZENITH IN THE ABSTRACT

July 17 – August 30, 2008
Meet the Artists: Thursday, July 17, 6-9pm & Saturday, July 19, 3-5pm

John Blee, Chris Hayman, Anne Marchand, David Richardson, Bill Suworoff

Your imagination will soar in this bold and colorful show at Zenith Gallery, July 17 – August 30, featuring five fine abstract artists … painters John Blee, Chris Hayman, Anne Marchand and David Richardson and sculptor/furniture designer Bill Suworoff have been showing their work at Zenith and other major Washington galleries and beyond for decades. In this exhibition, their art forms a beautiful patch quilt on Zenith’s walls and space.

Zenith Gallery est. 1978
413 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-783-2963
Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 11am-6 pm
Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 12-5 pm


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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities would like to invite you to the FY2009 Visual Arts Applicants' Showcase.

Opening Reception: July 16, 2008, 6:30 PM
July 17 - August 1, 2008
Exhibition Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday


Katzen Arts Center
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
(Take Metro Red-Line to Tenleytown/AU Station)

For more information call (202) 724-5613

Diebenkorn in New Mexico Events at the Phillips Collection

Diebenkorn in New Mexico
June 21 – September 7, 2008

Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow

June 21 – September 7, 2008

GALLERY TALKS
Gallery talks take place at 6 and 7 pm and are included in museum admission.

Thursday, July 17
Lighten Up - Color, Desert, and Diebenkorn

Discover how New Mexico's continually changing light and color infused Richard
Diebenkorn's painting with looping, energetic lines and the colors of the desert.

Thursday, July 24
In Tuition - Diebenkorn as Teacher and Student
Before Richard Diebenkorn enrolled as a graduate student at the University of
New Mexico, he taught art for three years in California. Discover how Diebenkorn's artistic vision shifted as he transitioned from teacher to student and how his response to his new environment encouraged the artist to find his distinctive voice.

Thursday, July 31
On Location - Following Weston and His Camera

Brett Weston called travel "a way to refresh the eye." Journey to New York, California, Mexico, and Hawaii through Weston's photographs and see how these landscapes offered the artist new forms and photographic opportunities.

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LECTURE
Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico: Abstraction, Representation, or Something Else
Richard Diebenkorn's art is usually seen as alternating between abstraction and representation. Join John Elderfield, MoMA's chief curator emeritus of painting and sculpture, as he argues that Diebenkorn's New Mexico paintings strike a subtle balance between the two styles.
Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 pm

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Concert: The Golden Age of Jazz - Music Inspired by the Harlem Renaissance
Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 pm

Experience the syncopated rhythms of bassist James King, a 30-year veteran of the jazz scene. As a recently appointed U.S. Department of State cultural ambassador, King traveled with the Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra to Egypt. His quartet performs Harlem Renaissance-inspired hits by jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Billie Holiday.

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION | 1600 Twenty-first St, NW | Washington, DC 20009

Life is a Dream


by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Uncut Pages Theatre Company

Is our fate determined by the stars? Segismundo has spent his whole life imprisoned in a rocky tower until he wakes one morning in a palace and is told he is the crown Prince of Poland and master of all he sees. Is this a dream? What dark secret has kept Segismundo locked away all these years with only an old courtier for company?

With deft poetry and stinging comedy, this 17-century bolckbuster by Pedro Calderón de la Barca - the Shakespeare of Spain - forces us to examine how our actions can create the enemies we fear the most.

Part of the 3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Capital Fringe Festival

July 17th & 18th, 8pm
July 19th, 2pm & 8pm

Long View Gallery

1302 Ninth Street NW
Washington, D.C., 20001

Doors open 15 minutes prior to performance

Tickets: $15
Available at the door
OR
at the Fringe Box Office: in person, by phone, or online at www.capfringe.org*
607 NY Ave, NW, WDC 20001

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Reincarnations

The Alternative Gallery Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Curated by Zenith Gallery, Celebrating 30 Years in the Nation’s Capital

Artworks Created from Found Objects and Recycled Materials
July 23 – September 28, 2008
Meet the Artists: Wednesday, July 23, 5:30-8:30pm


Grif Bates, Chuck Baxter, Chris Bransome, Melissa Burley, Carolyn Cates, Scott Cawood, Randall Cleaver, Lee Connah, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Laura Dixon, Roger Doyle, Kristin Eager, Ed Gross, Jason Higgins, Andrew Krieger, SuAnne Lasher, Ara Laughlin, Susan Makara, Forrest McCluer, Bodil Meleney, Bogdan Miscevic, Elizabeth Morisette, John Pack, Jane Petit, Caitlin Phillips, George Sakkal, Rima Schulkind, Irma Spencer, Brad Taylor, Erwin Timmers, Mariano Perez Vivanco, Jodi Walsh, Will Winton

Imagination reigns in this mixed-media show of artworks made from found objects and recycled and rejuvenated parts of already-made articles. Ingenuity, originality, wit and vision characterize the 30+ artists who will be featured in this show, curated by veteran collectors Linda and Steven Krensky.

Commenting on the exhibit, Krensky said, “For the most part, we chose the pieces based on the artists’ unusual interpretations and ability to create art from rather ordinary materials. Some of the pieces are beautiful, some amuse and others amaze.” Just about anything goes in this striking exhibit of pieces that share artistic fusion and the ability to capture the eye and intellect of those who view them. You’ll see working musical instruments made from salvaged wood and beer cans; large sculptures created out of computer parts; a lounge chair made from soda-can tabs; ice cream delights formed from sea shells; pieces produced from shoe laces; a mermaid of mosaic tiles; purses from old books and other pieces to expand the mind.

The artists in the show are from varying backgrounds and geographic regions. Several are self-taught and come from other professions while others majored in art in college. All told, they have shown their work in galleries and exhibits across the U.S.

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (corner, 12th & Penn), WDC 20004
Hours: Weekdays, 8am -7pm / Saturdays & Sundays by appointment only.
202-783-2963.
art@zenithgallery.com
www.zenithgallery.com

Friday, July 11, 2008

Zenith in the Abstract

Paintings & Sculpture

July 17 – August 30, 2008
Meet the Artists: Thursday, July 17, 6-9pm

John Blee · Christine Hayman · Anne Marchand · David Richardson · Bill Suworoff

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tell Congress to Act Now to Lower Energy Costs

Addressing Skyrocketing Oil Prices by Restoring Fair and Open Energy Markets

The oil price bubble is unfairly taxing American families and restricting our nation’s economic potential. While everyone is aware that supply and demand constraints contribute to price increases, there’s another force at work that, like gravity, is invisible yet powerful. This force is rampant speculation.

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Arts on Foot / Artist Market

Art Market application period is NOW OPEN!

Arts on Foot
September 13, 2008
Art Market Preview: Friday September 12


Application Deadline: midnight, Monday, July 28th
Read the guidelines here: http://www.artsonfoot.org/participate.htm
Apply now with www.Zapplication.com

Arts on Foot is a one-day multimedia Arts Festival, showcasing Downtown DC as the premier cultural destination in the region and kicking off the Fall Arts Season

The Arts on Foot Art Market is a juried bazaar that highlights the work of 70-100 local and regional visual artists including ceramics, collage, glass, leather, metal, painting, photography, and woodworking. New: A special category for Wearable Art/Fashion. In 2007, an estimated 20,000 people visited the Outdoor Festival; many Artists who participated in a post event survey said the event was one of their most successful single sales days. Located in a bustling cultural epicenter, Arts on Foot is the anticipated and embraced celebration of all the Arts in downtown Washington, DC.

Visual Arts Applicants' Showcase


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities would like to invite you to the FY2009 Visual Arts Applicants' Showcase.

Opening Reception: July 16, 2008, 6:30 PM
Exhibition Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Saturday
July 17 - August 1, 2008

Katzen Arts Center
American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
(Take Metro Red-Line to Tenleytown/AU Station)

For more information call (202) 724-5613

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Richard Currier at Longview Gallery

OPENING RECEPTION THIS FRIDAY,
July 11, 6-9pm


New Work by
RICHARD CURRIER
July 11 - August 9

With selected works by Tony Savoie who will debut new work in October

Florida artist, Richard Currier has been working on his vision of creating fine art for more than 20 years. His paintings bring ordinary objects to life through his finely tuned technique, which is similar to that of the masters. The drama he instills in his subjects through color, shape, positioning, and space, forms his contemporary and highly compelling body of work. Turbulent and wonderful, his renderings of fruits, vegetables, and meats, truly give life to the still life and create an aura of mystery for anyone viewing his paintings.

“From simple arrangement to the very complex objects become as characters in a stage play, each with its own role that comes together in a moment of clarity and purpose. I paint until the objects become more than what they are.”
- Richard Currier

Longview Gallery
1302 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.232.4788
www.longviewgallery.com

My Space at Touchstone

Opening July 11, 6-8:30pm
Touchstone Gallery

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Call to Artists

Artistic Bike Racks
Artist Honorarium: $1,500
Deadline: This Friday, July 11, at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Council member Tommy Wells' Office, is seeking artists to create artistic designs to enhance the standard bike racks and create designs for unique bike racks that will be placed in various locations citywide. Artists are encouraged to incorporate their interpretations of the "DC experience" into their artwork. Artists may also wish to consider particular locations for placement of their work and create designs specifically suited for each location.

For more information or to request an application in HTML format, email Deirdre Ehlen or call (202) 724-5613.

Mara Odette @ Orchard Art Gallery

July 10-30
Opening July 12, 3:00 - 8:00 PM

7917 Norfolk Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
240.497.1911

Monday, July 07, 2008

Dick Waterman Blues Photo Exhibit Returns

Govinda Gallery at National Harbor -- July 4th -August 31, 2008
National Harbor, MD

Govinda Gallery's brand new summer exhibition--Between Midnight and Day, featuring the Blues photographs of Dick Waterman and the paintings of Howard Finster and Bill Adair.

Between Midnight and Day celebrates the rich heritage of one of America’s greatest cultural legacies, the Blues. This collection brings together Dick Waterman’s photographs of many of the greatest Blues legends of all time. As agent, representative, photographer, and friend of some of the most influential figures in American music, Waterman was able to document these musical artists as no one else before or since.

Prominently displayed in the exhibition are original images of blues legends such as Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, BB King, Fred McDowell, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Mama Thornton, Sippie Wallace, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and Howlin’ Wolf, among others.

Between Midnight and Day opened at Govinda Gallery National Harbor on July 4 and continues through August 31.

For more information
202-333-1180

Friday, July 04, 2008

CHALK4PEACE returns this fall

September 14-12, 2008

Grants Available

Community groups and individuals working with non-profit organizations are invited to request funding for programs that celebrate and document the cultural life of the nation's capital. Grants of up to $5,000 are available.

The Humanities Council of Washington, D.C. is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). HCWDC is a private, nonprofit organization that funds and conducts humanities-based cultural and educational programs for Washingtonians in every ward. It is not a Federal or a District agency.

Hip Hop Theatre Festival

July 8-12

Annual Hip-Hop Theater Festival Explores Genre's Place in Dance, Drama and Spoken Word
By Ellen McCarthy
Washington Post

The Hip-Hop Theater Festival takes hold of four cities every year, shining celebratory light on the stories, issues and rhythms of a generation.

But it's in Washington, says spokeswoman Elz Cuya, that the event feels most like a festival.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

8


eight photographers
four 2-person, 2-week exhibitions
July 11 through September 5, 2008

Artists reception: July 11, 2008 7-9pm


Peter Van Agtmael, Alison Brady, Alexandra Catiere, Jessica Dimmock, Kyoko Hamada, Tema Stauffer, Ryoko Suzuki, Shen Wei


Randall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005 See Map
202-332-0806 phone 202-332-0807 fax / info@randallscottgallery.com / www.randallscottgallery.com

Hours: 11AM-6PM Wed-Sat
Location: 1/2 block south of Rhode Island at 14th Street NW, 2nd floor above Thai Tanic Restaurant