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Monday, November 30, 2009

Ads VS Aids at Longview Gallery

An opening reception will be held on World AIDS Day.

WORLD AIDS DAY
12.1.09 | 6-8PM
please RSVP by 11.27.09
info at longviewgallery.com





In the mid- to late-1980s, while the medical world was grappling with how to combat the frightening and deadly new virus it discovered in 1984, admen like Jeff McElhaney were struggling with how to raise public awareness of the new dangers this microscopic and mysterious enemy presented. The show features 28 original pieces of propaganda-created mostly by ad hoc underground teams since established advertising agencies weren't quite ready to embrace the then-taboo issue on a corporate level-designed to sell everything from safe sex to HIV/AIDS support services. The exhibit represents a quarter century of ads for AIDS' sake and will be on display through the end of December.

Long View Gallery
234 ninth st nw | washington dc 20001
202.232.4788 

SCOPE Art Fair Miami

Join Hamiltonian Gallery at SCOPE Art Fair Miami
SCOPE-Miami
December  2- 6
Soho Studios
2136 NW 1st Ave. (Enter @ NW 21st St.)
Miami, FL 33127
Booth 232

Please contact
jackie[at]hamiltoniangallery.com, 202.332.1116
for any additional information or passes to the fair.



Hamiltonian Artists
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW
Suite 101
Washington, DC  20009
202.332.1116
www.hamiltonianartists.org
www.hamiltoniangallery.com

Days o' Work / Trudi Y. Ludwig

30 November 2009 - 3 January 2010

Washington Printmakers Gallery presents
New etchings, woodcuts and rubbings by Baltimore-based Trudi Y. Ludwig

Opening Reception: 
Friday December 4, 5:30 to 8 pm 

"Meet the Artist" Talk 
Saturday December 12, 1 to 3 pm 

Artist Holiday Party 
Sunday December 20, 3 to 5 pm 

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
www.washingtonprintmakers.com

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Shop Opens December 4th


icebox:
The coolest shop for the hottest holiday gifts

icebox Dates: December 4 - 23, 2009
Opening Night: December 4, 2009, 6 - 8pm
Special Shopping Event: December 21, 2009, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Hours: Monday - Friday, 12-5pm and by appointment

Location: WPA headquarters, 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW, WDC 20036

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of a holiday gift shop, icebox at WPA headquarters, located at 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW. The shop will feature artworks and products for sale by WPA artists.

Refreshments generously provided by Darlington House

Friday, November 27, 2009

WPA Art Auction Gala

Save the Date!
Washington Project for the Arts 
Art Auction Gala


January 20, 2010
@ American University Museum
At the Katzen Arts Center



Call For Entries: 36 Studios – Part 1

Washington Project for the Arts announces 36 Studios – Part 1, a series of studio visits with Mera Rubell of the Rubell Family Collection.

The Rubell Family Collection is one of the leading collections of contemporary art in the world.  Started in 1964, soon after Don and Mera Rubell were married, the Rubell Family Collection operates as a non-profit organization based in Miami where it presents rotating, curated exhibitions and hosts a variety of educational and community outreach programs.

Mera Rubell will be one of eight esteemed curators selecting works for Cream, the WPA 2010 Art Auction Exhibition.  Building upon the popular Experimental Video Series at the Rubells’ Capitol Skyline Hotel, Rubell has determined to see the work of as many DC-area artists as possible and select up to twelve to be included in the WPA exhibition and auction.  Her visits to DC are typically 36 hours long, and she has devoted her next trip to this project.

For 36 Studios – Part 1, Mera Rubell and a team of curators and writers will conduct 36 studio visits over the course of 36 straight hours.  Each studio visit will last approximately 15-20 minutes and will take place starting at 5:00am on Saturday, December 12 and continuing until 5:00pm on Sunday, December 13.

Artists will apply to participate and will be chosen at random to have the opportunity to meet and present their work.  The work chosen will be included in WPA’s annual Art Auction Exhibition, January 30 through March 6, 2010 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, culminating in the auction gala on March 6.  Artists will receive 50% of the proceeds of their artwork sold at the auction and the balance of proceeds benefits Washington Project for the Arts.

On Sunday, December 13 at 6:00 pm at the culmination of 36 Studios – Part 1, artists are invited to join Mera Rubell, WPA staff and friends, and other members of the art community at the Capitol Skyline Hotel lounge for an informal celebration (cash bar).

36 Studios emerged out of Mera Rubell’s personal desire to learn more about the DC art scene by engaging with local artists in their studios. This venture will serve as a model that the Rubell Family Collection hopes to activate for future projects.

Deadline for Submissions: Sunday, December 6, 2009 at midnight

Eligibility: Artists must live in the DC Metropolitan area (DC, MD, VA) and must be available for a studio visit at ANYTIME between 5:00 am on Saturday, December 12 and 5:00pm on Sunday, December 13. If you are selected, an exact day/time will be assigned to you.  We are sorry that we cannot accommodate specific time/date requests.

To Apply:       
The full call can be found here: http://wpadc.org/events/calls.html

Send an email to: 36StudiosWPA@gmail.com with your name, studio address, website URL, resume, and phone number by Sunday, December 6, 2009 at midnight.  Please put “36 Studios” in the subject line.

Artists who apply by the deadline will have their names placed in a lottery. Winners will be randomly chosen and will be notified by December 10 of the time of the studio visit.

Questions? Email: kbilonick@wpadc.org or call Kristina at 202-234-7103 ext. 2

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Discounts on Art2Gift Collection

Take advantage of this special offer to collect some amazing art work this weekend.
Browse the ART2Gift Collection and Shop online. This affordable selection of small, original artworks--paintings, drawings, photographs and mixed media works is priced between $35 - $500.

The Raandesk Gallery will ship the work directly to you!
If you've wanted to own one of my paintings, you can select one for yourself or to give as a gift. You'll get free shipping until Monday, November 27.

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Discounts:
Free Shipping on ALL ART2Gift Items!



Raandesk Gallery is offering Free Shipping on ALL purchases from the ART2Gift Collection made online from 12:01 AM Friday, November 27 until 11:59 PM on Monday, November 30. That gives you time to shop on Black Friday through Cyber Monday!! Enter the code "FreeShip" during checkout and all shipping charges will be removed from your order.

Offer Applies to Artwork in the ART2Gift Collection ONLY

Raandesk Gallery of Art

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone enjoys the day with friends and family.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Launches New Registry of Fellowship Artists

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) announces the launch of a new, on-line registry of artist fellowship winners from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia. The service, which is free to both artists and public users, features artist profiles, work samples across all disciplines, online exhibitions, and a technical assistance section. The Mid Atlantic Artist Registry is fully searchable allowing the public user to find vetted artists quickly and easily by state, discipline, or name. 

Users have the opportunity to view video by dance, media, music and theatre artists; listen to audio from spoken word, media and music artists; read poetry, prose, plays, and other writings; and view a multitude of visual work samples from some of the finest artists in the mid-Atlantic region. Contact information for each artist allows users a quick click-through email for information on commissions, purchases, publishing, residency availability, and other contract/exhibition work.

The Registry is accessible through MAAF's primary site (www.midatlanticarts.org) and includes two primary sections: a searchable database of fellowship winners, and an exhibition/technical support section. 

The searchable database features artist profiles including: contact information, web presence, discipline(s), biography, news, fellowship and other awards received, selected work, and selected projects.  The profiles also include visual/audio representations of artist work including images, video, audio, and PDF's of text for literary artists.

The exhibition/technical assistance section includes dynamic exhibitions hosted by guest curators who will work with artists' featured in the registry to create several exhibitions per year.  The exhibitions will feature all genres and not be limited to visual art forms.  John Massier, Visual Arts Curator at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, is the inaugural guest curator.  The technical support section features links to information on subjects such as live/work space for artists, legal issues, and funding opportunities. 

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation celebrates and supports the wealth and diversity of the region's arts resources and works to make those resources widely accessible both in the region and beyond.  To learn more about MAAF, its programs and services, www.midatlanticarts.org

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 N. Charles Street, Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.539.6656

Art in Action / Tom Block

The Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival marched in the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Day parade this past Saturday. If you missed the event here are a few pictures. Keep up with all the art events and dialogue planned for the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival coming to Silver Spring and Washington, DC
on April 23-35, 2010 
by becoming a fan on Facebook.


 
Photos courtesy Bruce Guthrie

Tom Block was inspired to produce the Art Festival after working with Amnesty International to create activist paintings for His Human Rights Painting Project, www.humanrightspaintingproject.com
Here's a video introducing the activist painting of Art Festival producer Tom Block.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSN1mWuxQi0.

http://www.tomblock.com/

McLean Project For The Arts Presents Three Exhibitions in December

December 3, 2009 through January 9, 2010 
 

Opening Reception and Gallery Talk 
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Free and Open to the public


 Alex Bay, Construction No. 1, Night Life, mixed media, 2001-2008 (detail)

As Likely As Not:  Sculpture by Alex Bay and R. L. Croft (Emerson Gallery)
Curated by MPA Exhibitions Director Nancy Sausser 
Both artists are object makers who began as painters, currently adept at bringing the world of their imagining into three-dimensional reality. Composed of a wide-ranging array of materials and employing many disparate techniques, the works share a sense of purposeful purposelessness and a no holds barred attitude.


R. L. Croft, Silo, mixed media

Hybrids of Tutela: New Works by Melissa Dickenson (Atrium Gallery)
Works made of acrylic paint and ink on cut paper and mounted on acrylic backing are a fantastical world inhabited by imaginary flora and fauna created within the confines of  flowing, meandering and intricate structures, wholly original and at once both sweet and slightly sinister.

McLean Art Society Juried Exhibition (Ramp Gallery)
An eclectic mix of work by members of the McLean Art Society. This exhibition is juried by Linda Hafer, Executive Director of the Art League, Inc. in Alexandria, VA.

Thursday, December 10, 7 pm
Artist Talk With Alex Bay and R.L. Croft
Featured artists from the As Likely As Not exhibition. Free.
For reservations email info@mpaart.org or call 703-790-1953.

Saturday, December 12, 10 – 11:30 am
Family Art Workshop:  Animal Kingdom

Draw favorite animals, cut them out and color them with brightly colored pastels.
Bring pictures of your favorite creatures from the animal kingdom.
$10 per family. To register visit www.mcleancenter.org or call MPA at
703.790.1953

McLean Project for the Arts 
1234 Ingleside Avenue on the upper level of the McLean Community Center
 Mclean, VA
www.mpaart.org
703-790-1953.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Washington Spaces blog : Prime Real Estate Meets Fabulous Art

This Private Art and Cocktail party event by the Art Registy was on my list of places to go last thursday night, a marathon of openings. I made it to three out of four scheduled events. This was a highlight! Erin Mackay and Jill Lubar, co-owners of The Art Registry, put on a stunning display of art in a unique environment.

Read more: Washington Spaces blog : Prime Real Estate Meets Fabulous Art: "Prime Real Estate Meets Fabulous Art" Posted by Emily Lyons
Two birds, one stone. At the intersection of two industries hit hard by the economic mess – fine art and real estate – lies a great innovation. Take an empty house on the market, fill it with art (and bubbly), open sesame, and wow everyone.
For a complete rundown of the artists and works or to make an appointment, go here.

Georgetowner / Gallerist on the go: Siobhan Gavagan

Nice feature article....read about my good friend Siobhan who is a rising gallerist with Susan Calloway Gallery in the Georgetowner: "Art wrap, Gallerist on the go: Siobhan Gavagan
By John Blee"


Niceee!

Susan Calloway Fine Arts
1643 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
www.callowayart.com
(202) 965-4601

Express Night Out | A Play on Light: 'Flight Patterns'

Express Night Out | Top Stops | A Play on Light: 'Flight Patterns' Written by Express' Janice Leary

Phil Nesmith is here to remind us that simply owning a digital camera does not make you a professional photographer.
@
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th St. NW
through Dec. 12
free
202-332-8767
(McPherson Square)

Laurel Lukaszewski at Project 4

a solo exhibition of new works by local ceramics artist, Laurel Lukaszewski. 
November 6- December 18, 09
The conception of this body of work arises from the artist's interest in the Japanese phrase, "ichi-go ichi-e", which roughly translates to "one moment, one time" in English. 

The simple and elegant individual porcelain forms that Lukaszewski creates for this exhibition become rich and expansive installations throughout the gallery.

Project 4
1353 U street NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20009
202 232 4340

Pulse Miami Contemporary Art Fair

PULSE Miami 2009 at The Ice Palace
Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, 2009

Entering its fifth season, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will move to Miami's Ice Palace this December with an expanded presentation of international galleries and programming. The new venue provides PULSE with an enhanced platform for their signature programming series, including the launch of a new performance program featuring daily outdoor concerts. Held from Thursday, December 3 through Sunday, December 6, 2009, the fair will run concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach. 

The Miami debut of PULSE Performance will feature daily performances and concerts by young emerging artists such as Maria Jose Arjona, who was recently invited to be part of a workshop with Marina Abramovic, and whose daily performances will be among the highlights of the new programming.  Notable musical talents in the outdoor concert and performance series include The Vivian Girls, The Blow, and Exene Cervenka.

Additionally, PULSE will present its signature program of large-scale sculptures and installations throughout the fair's exhibition halls and lawn, as well as the PULSE Play> video lounge curated by João Ribas, Curator of Exhibitions at the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA.  Danny Baskin and Andy Schrock, featured in PULSE PRESENTS at ACADEMY 2009 hosted by Conner Contemporary Art, have also each been awarded space to present new projects at the fair.

Each year, one artist featured in IMPULSE, the section of the fair dedicated to solo artist presentations, is awarded a $2,500 cash prize.  This year's PULSE Prize will be awarded in honor of Adriaan van der Have, Founder and Director of Torch Gallery, who was an inspiring force in the art world for his dedication to the promotion of emerging artists.  The winner will be announced Friday, December 4, 2009 during the PULSE Party at PLUNGE at the Gansevoort South.

For more information about PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, please visit www.pulse-art.com or call +1 (212) 255-2327.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Civilian Art Projects

Terri Weifenbach
Woods
 November 13 - December 19, 2009

"...one of the best [shows] I've ever seen in a commercial gallery 
in Washington." -- Blake Gopnik, The Washington Post


Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.607.3804


Monday, November 23, 2009

Food Glorious Food V Dramatic Dining


 Bradley Stevens, Les pains du jours, 24x30, oil on linen

Presented by Zenith Community Arts Foundation ♦ Hosted by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
To Benefit the Capital Area Food Bank

Calendar Launch Celebration: Thursday, December 3, 6-10pm
WUSA 9 News Anchor Andrea Roane, emcee

Artworks on Display: December 3 – January 3, 2010


 Bill Mead, Squash Family

Washington, DC – November 2, 2009 – Now in its fifth year, the Food Glorious Food art show and associated 2010 calendar will be unveiled by the Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF)
@ Woolly Mammoth Theatre 
Thursday, December 3, 6-10pm

with a Calendar Launch Celebration and Silent Auction to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010. Emcee for the evening will be WUSA 9 News Anchor Andrea Roane.

Cooked up by ZCAF in 2005, Food Glorious Food’s menu of food, art and charity is a recipe for success that has raised more than $100,000 for the food bank in four years, while pleasing the palates of art patrons and foodies through a unique collaboration between artists and restaurants. Area businesses add spice to the mix by sponsoring the calendar and donating items for the auction. The overall project raises money through calendar sales, a percentage of proceeds from a related month-long food art exhibition and the Calendar Launch Celebration.


James Tormey, SUSPENDED ANIMATION, 26 x 22, oil on canvas

This year’s theme, Dramatic Dining, was inspired by ZCAF’s new partnership with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, who also in its 30th year, shares the same commitment to community values and the arts as ZCAF. The new alliance, prompted by Food Glorious Food’s move from its former home on Seventh Street NW at Zenith Gallery, will bring a new audience of theatre goers to the show and event, and raise more money for the food bank to help feed the hungry.

Artists: Bert Beirne, Leslie Exton, Cassandra Gillens, Brenda Gordon, Philip Hazard, Robert C. Jackson, Life Pieces To Masterpieces, Chris Malone, Joey Manlapaz, Donna McCullough, Bill Mead, Davis Morton, Stephen Hansen, Michela Mansuino, Ron Schwerin, Bradley Stevens and James Tormey
· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·
Zenith Community Arts Foundation
PO Box 55296
Washington DC 20040-5296
202-783-8005

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Creative List: Visual Arts | Washington Life Magazine

The Creative List: Visual Arts | Washington Life Magazine


All with an eye for the unusual: introducing a cadre of influential metro area visual artists.
Article Includes:
Maggie Michael
Dan Steinhilber
JOHN SMITH: DIRECTOR OF THE Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art
Chawky Frenn

Mark Jenkins

Laurel Lukaszewski’s

Lida Moser
Jefferson Pinder
Tim Tate
Frank Warren's
PostSecret

Last Week for INFLUENCE = CONVERGENCE

November 6 - 25, 2009

COUP D'ESPACE installment V
member artists take over WPA HQ!
 

INFLUENCE = CONVERGENCE
Minna Nathanson and Joan Belmar
 @

WPA: 2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW

belmarcoupminnacoup

A show of works produced by two member artists who once shared a studio that reveal the unforseen influence they had on each other's work.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Laurel Lukaszewski at Project 4 gallery in DC

Washington, DC
Lenny Campello delivers a superb review of Laurel Lukaszewski's art installation.

Read it HERE.....
Laurel Lukaszewski at Project 4 gallery in DC by Lenny Campello on HubPages

Call for Artists - Bucky Art

This Call for Artists announces the opportunity to design and construct small-scale Bucky-inspired geodesic domes or other creations based Bucky’s Design Science Principles, but with individual creativity and ingenuity. Selected artists will receive a grant of $2000 from the Crystal City Business Improvement District.

http://www.crystalcity.org/do/call-for-artists-bucky-art

Harmony Hall 20 Year Retrospective Show


Harmony Hall Regional Center 

November 16, 2009 - January 9, 2010 


Reception for the Artists 

Sat. Nov. 21, 2009 5 - 7 PM

10701 Livingston Road

Ft. Washington, MD

301-203-6070

XVIII Ibero-American Art Exhibit

The Ibero-American Cultural Attaches Association
Invites you to the opening reception of

XVIII Ibero-American Art Exhibit

VIDEO ART


Tuesday, November 24, 6:30pm

@ 3307 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C.20007

The exhibit will be open through December 7, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chris Murray Speaks at CAG Gallery Opening

Last night I had the pleasure of hearing Govinda Gallery owner, Chris Murray reminisce about beginning his career as a gallery owner in Georgetown and how that lovely area of the city supports its creative side. Lots of applause for the Citizens Association of Georgetown.

Read more here...

Rush down 31st Street and see the many works of art on view.

Georgetown ARTS 2009
1209 31st Street, N.W.
The gallery is located on 31st st. just above M.

Friday, Nov. 20, noon to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

J. Ford Huffman at the Gallery at Todd Christofaro




Artist Reception, November 21, 7-9pm

3146 Dumbarton Street NW
Washington, DC

RSVP


Geoffrey Aldridge: Hole in the Wall

Transformer this Saturday, November 21 

7th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition
Geoffrey Aldridge: Hole in the Wall
 

 
Geoffrey Aldridge, Yellow Brick Road detail

November 21 - December 26, 2009


ARTIST TALK: Saturday, November 21, 2009; 4pm 
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 21, 2009; 5 - 8pm

Referencing cultural history and the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Geoffrey Aldridge: Hole in the Wall at Transformer will feature a series of art interventions within our 14th Street, NW project space. DC-based artist Geoffrey Aldridge utilizes video, sculpture, and spatial interventions to create metaphorical moments of reflection that position relationships between identity construction and gay rights activism. Associating memory, perception, and identity, this installation of works at Transformer creates moments of reflection on the continuing struggle of the gay community for recognition and acceptance.

Transformer began working with Geoffrey Aldridge in spring 2009, presenting his brick project as part of Transformer's participation in NO SOUL FOR SALE - A Festival Of Independents (June 24-28, 2009), hosted by X-initiative at the former Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea, New York, NY. The brick project was an interactive work that explored the creative and intellectual process of planning, fabricating, and executing an artistic concept from beginning to an unknown outcome.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm & by appointment*

*Transformer will be open by appointment only November 25-28, and December 23-26, 2009.

www.transformergallery.org
1404 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
202-483-1102

IA&A's New Website


IA&A's newly designed website is online!

Please check out the fresh design, more user-friendly navigation and up-to-date information on new exhibitions such as contemporary Cuban art, Japanese ceramics, the work of Loïs Mailou Jones and a new smaller PostSecret exhibition and well as favorites Norman Rockwell and Marilyn Monroe. You can also view a complete listing of available exhibitions and opportunities for reduced fees! Download an exhibition prospectus for select exhibitions through the site for more detailed information on the exhibitions that interest you. The staff will continue to develop the site to include installation images and press coverage as well as more video and other elements to give you the most complete picture of an exhibition. They welcome your feedback.

http://www.artsandartists.org/ 

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC, 20008 USA
202.338.0680

Hillyer Art Space / Home / Open Mic Event


International Arts & Artists invites you to come
HOME this Friday, November 20th!
Featuring Rodrick Freeman

9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
T. 202.338.0680
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&A
Free for performing poets

Hosted by Fred Joiner, curator and host of the American Poetry Museum's Intersections at the Honfleur Gallery and poet-in-residence at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington.

Rodrick Freeman aka Rod-zilla the Blackademic has been a staple in the international spoken word scene for the last five years. Originally from California, his dynamic performances have graced stages from Sacramento to Sydney, Australia. Heralded as the "hip hop griot", Rod-zilla stuns crowds with his creative natural realism, an abundance of alliteration, and a delivery that is authentically rich and transcendent. A true representative of the Black Arts movement this Blackademic has made it his duty to kill black male stereotypes with his scholarly work, proving that the myth of the black intellectual is not a farce at all. Equipped with knowledge of self and African conviction, Mr. Freeman has set out to be in the vanguard as a Pan-Africanist. His prolific body of work details the need for economic freedom in urban communities, holistic healing and black accountability while not sparing venomous critiques on the powers that be.

HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.


Gallery Hours:
Monday 10am-5pm
Tuesday-Friday 10am-7pm
Saturday 11am-4pm
Otherwise by appointment.

Last 3 days of "What Lies Beneath" / FotoWeek DC



This is the last weekend—SAT-Sun, 11 to 4 at HOS to see the exhibition curated by Judith Turner-Yamamoto for FotoWeekDC. It’s an opportunity to see European work that has not been shown in DC. 



This blog has some good shots of the installation: http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/photo-posts/stills-and-flicks-fotoweek-dc-house-of-sweden/

House of Sweden
www.houseofsweden.com
Ste 100
2900 K St, Washington, DC 20007-5106
(202) 333-3168<

Black at DCAC tonight


Friday, November 20 – Sunday, January 10
 @
DCAC, 2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Artists Talks/Closing Reception: Sunday, January 10, 5 pm-7 pm

Jurors: Renee Stout, Blake Kimbrough, and Marvin Bowser
Curator: Amber Robles-Gordon, Co-Curator: Daniel T. Brooking
Judges: Teresia Bush and Eugene R. Vango

Featuring work by John Earl Cooper, Arcmanoro Niles, Cedric Baker, Jacqueline Lee, Valentina Andaya, Akili Ron Anderson, Viola Leak, Bruce McNeil, Gloria C. Kirk, Stanley Squirewell, Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Michael Platt, Sonya Clark, Ann Marie Williams, Alec Simpson, Daniel T. Brooking, Amber Robles-Gordon, Prelli Williams, Kristen Hayes, Serinity Knight, Anne Bouie, James Brown, Jr., T. H. Gomillion, Adjoa J. Burrowes, Deidra Bell, Willard Taylor, Carlton Wilkinson, Constance Porter Uzelac, and Juilett Madison.

New Mythology / Tracey Clarke

Artist's Opening Reception
Sunday, November 22, 4 pm (no charge)


Clarke's otherworldly work pairs dramatic images with short narratives that both answer - and ask - questions. New Mythology / Tracey Clarke will be on display in the Athenaeum Gallery from November 19 through January 3.


Images: Top -  Effervescent (detail)   Bottom - Flowering Bull, Unikoi

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035
nvfaa.org

Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm, and Saturday from 1 to 4 pm. The Athenaeum is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

City Arts / Public Mural Dedication Ceremony


H Street, NE Mural 
Saturday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m.
  @
1010 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 

Meet-and-greet with the artists afterwards
@
SOVA, 1359 H Street, NE
with 20% of all food and drink purchases supporting City Arts. 

City Arts will hold a public mural dedication ceremony for its newly completed H Street, NE Mural on Saturday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m.  The dedication will take place at the site of the mural at 1010 H Street, NE.  It will be followed by a meet-and-greet with the artists at SOVA, 1359 H Street, NE, with 20% of all food and drink purchases supporting City Arts. 

http://cityartsdc.org/
City Arts creates vibrant public murals and mosaics in Washington, DC and beyond through a collaborative process with community members. G. Byron Peck, Founder/Artistic Director since 1997, City Arts' professional artists and student apprentices have created more than 25 high-profile artworks. The results of City Arts' long-term dedication to enlivening neighborhoods will be seen for decades.

Art is the Best

DCCAH November Video Spotlight: A Conversation between E. Ethelbert Miller and Sam Gilliam.

 
"One of the things that I've been doing as I worked has been to  re-read the important history of art also to reconstruct at least periods." - Sam Gilliam

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Corcoran College of Art & Design / Continuing Education 2009 Juried Exhibition

November 18−December 13, 2009

Juried by Jayme McLellan, Director/Founder, Civilian Art Projects


 
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 6-8 p.m.
North Atrium, Corcoran Gallery of Art


The 2009 Continuing Education Juried Exhibition showcases a variety of work from the Corcoran College of Art + Design Continuing Education program. The artwork includes everything from jewelry and printmaking to photography and painting. For more information about Continuing Education at the Corcoran, please visit http:/www.corcoran.edu/ce.

Functionless Form, Functional Décor

November 20, 2009 -  January 16, 2010
Opening Friday, November 20th from 6pm-9pm.
@ School 33 Art Center

Featured Artists: M. Angelo Arnold, Shannon Donovan, Chiara Keeling, & Allison Reimus
Curated by Philippa P.B. Hughes with assistance from Elizabeth Ward

The works in this exhibit reconsider the questions of art as décor, and décor as art. These four artists consider their creative output and its relevance to space, aesthetic, and taste. They perceive and appreciate the prospective place in which their artwork will reside. Like the pop artists, they remove familiar from its context and isloate the objects to provide contemporary interpretations and definitions of fine art.

Philippa P.B. Hughes has established a reputation for creating inventive and collaborative environments in which people who would not normally have the opportunity to interact with each other or with contemporary art gather to experience art in alternative and stimulating ways. Philippa founded The Pink Line Project with a mission to (1) inform and inspire the emerging art collector, and (2) foster intellectual and artistic innovation fueled by the transformative power of art.

School 33 Art Center is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists through exhibitions, art classes, workshops, a Studio Artist Program, and special events. School 33 Art Center is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Inc., and is supported in part by grants from the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore, Provident Bank, Corrigan Sports/The Under Armour Baltimore Marathon, the Maryland State Arts Council, and through private contributions to School 33 Art Center.

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light Street
Baltimore 21230
www.school33.org

Motion Graphics Festival 2009

Washington DC :: Nov 18-22, 2009

The DC Motion Graphics Festival showcases explosive artists and motion picture creators including: Shepard Fairey, Nine Inch Nails, David Byrne, Chuck D of Public Enemy, KRS-One, Addictive TV, Digital Kitchen, The Mill, Passion Pictures, Animal Logic, Post Panic, Dvein, David Lobser and more.

MGFest hosts workshops and lectures about the shift in motion-picture audiences and explores the new technologies that motion designers will need on the video internet frontier. Motion design, sound design and interactivity, are all featured during November 18th through 22nd, with daytime workshops featuring amazing instructors such as: Richard Harrington and Nick Campbell at Future Media Concepts and Sterling Ledet training facilities.

Click here for more info.

Image Project / Juried Photo and Video Exhibition

A national show of contemporary photography and video juried by acclaimed photographer Taryn Simon

November 20, 2009 – January 16, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 6 – 9 pm

@ Arlington Arts Center

The roster for the AAC’s national juried show of photo and video work, IMAGE/PROJECT, was chosen by Taryn Simon, a Guggenheim fellow represented by Gagosian gallery in New York. From our pool of entries, Simon selected 17 different projects by 19 artists hailing from New York, LA, Chicago, and all points inbetween. The exhibition itself features three black box spaces for video projections and four galleries of photographs.

The show reflects the ways in which contemporary artists tend to approach photography and video. Many of the artists presented here use photography as either a means for documenting or presenting cross-disciplinary projects, or as a tool for inquiry into the way we perceive and live in the world.

Below is a list of the finalists: Morgan Ashcom (Free Union, VA) Leslie Awender (Topanga, CA) Jason Burch (Jersey City, NJ) Judith Connell (Falls Church, VA) Elizabeth Crisman (Baltimore, MD) David Hartwell and Josef Jacques (San Francisco, CA) Jason Havernaas (Brooklyn, NY) Linda Hesh (Alexandria, VA) Jaime Kennedy and Kelly Urquhart (Kent, OH) Alma Leiva (Miami, FL) Karen Ludlam (Brooklyn, NY) Jeroen Nelemans (Chicago, IL) Minou Norouzi (Los Angeles, CA) Nicholas O’Brien (Chicago, IL) Adam Pape (Chicago, IL) Laurie Rubin (Chicago, IL) Michael Wallace (Cleveland, OH)

In the Wyatt Gallery: New work by resident artists Evan Reed and Jill Romanoke. Reed builds large wooden sculptures that often resemble architectural models for larger buildings—some historical, some fantastic. For this show, Reed will offer large scale drawings and studies related to this work. Romanoke is known for double-sided drawings and prints executed on translucent paper that use elements from maps, texts, and biological systems.

3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA 22201
 703.248.6800
http://www.arlingtonartscenter.org

Timeless / Kathy Wismar



November 21st, 2009 @ 1pm to
November 22nd, 2009 @ 6pm


Location:
Christopher H Jones Antiques
210 North Lee Street
Alexandria, Virginia

New Mythology / Tracey Clarke

New Mythology / Tracey Clarke
in the Athenaeum Gallery
November 19 through January 3, 2010


Artist's Opening Reception: Sunday, November 22, 4 pm

Upcoming Workshops:
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Photography Workshops / Images that Pop with Kate Headley
November 15 and December 5, 2 - 3:30 pm, $125

This workshop, conducted by leading wedding photographer Kate Headley, is for anyone who wants to take better photographs. Her work has appeared in national publications including Martha Stewart Weddings and Southern Weddings. For more information or to register visit Kate Headley Photography.

Sculpture Talk :  The Lost Wax Method with Rick Weaver
November 19, 7 pm (no charge)

Rick Weaver will explain the lost wax process of creating bronze sculpture.  He will have several finished bronzes on display as well as examples from each stage of the foundry process (clay, mold, wax, investment mold, etc.) to illustrate the process.

Athenaeum
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035 / nvfaa.org

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Citizens Association of Georgetown Presents Georgetown ARTS 2009

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 6-9pm
Govinda Gallery owner Chris Murray talks about the Georgetown art scene at 7pm

Show continues on
Friday, November 20, noon-8pm
Saturday November 21, 11am-6pm
 @

1209 31st Street NW, WDC

(the former Smith and Hawken space)

The talent of Georgetown resident artists will be on view for the first time under one roof at the former Smith and Hawken space at 1209 31st Street for three days in November.  The opening reception, Thursday evening, November 19, from 6 to 9, will feature Govinda Gallery owner Chris Murray talking about the history and evolution of the Georgetown art scene - drawn from his 34 years as a central presence in the ever-changing Georgetown art world. 
    
CAG's new and unique show of more than 25 Georgetown artists will include painting, photography, and sculpture.  While some works will be just for display, many will be for sale. CAG's Georgetown ARTS 2009 will also be highlighted in the new Gallery Gaze that takes place on Friday evenings.
FRIDAY, November 20th 6 - 9 PM
http://georgetowngallerygaze.com/news.html

Artists in the show include:
Michele Banks ~ Dede Caughman ~ Betsy Cooley~ Arthur Day ~ Barbara Downs ~ Anne Emmet ~ Heidi Hess ~ Michele Jacobson ~ Bo Jia ~ Sidney Lawrence ~ Wendy Plotkin-Mates ~ Christopher Matthews ~ Starke Meyer ~ Elba Molina ~ Rosie Moore ~ Johanna Mueller ~ Emma O'Rourke ~ Isabella Page~  Larry Parlier ~ Hayley Pivato ~ Joan Shorey ~ Elizabeth Smythe ~ Polly Townsend ~ Dariush Vaziri ~ Homayoun Yeroushalmi

 Chris Murray, founder and director of Govinda Gallery on 34th Street, will be a fascinating speaker as he has been in the midst of the art scene here since 1975. His Govinda Gallery has pioneered cutting edge art, beginning with pop artists and his personal friendship with Andy Warhol led him to many other innovative artists. He had the first exhibition of photographer Annie Leibovitz's work in the 80s and(Chris Murray here with Muhammad Ali: photo copyright Chester Simpson) also showed her work twice in the 90s. His gallery is renown for exhibiting photographs related to contemporary music. 

Join CAG November 19 to hear Chris Murray's fascinating recollection of artists and galleries in Georgetown and his personal insights and stories about the artists who have been influential here.  In addition to the wine and cheese, the reception will also feature one of Georgetown's popular "designer" treats - from Georgetown Cupcake.  So mark your calendar for November 19 and the subsequent show on the 20th and 21st - to see your favorite local artists - and to discover new ones in the neighborhood!

Greater Reston Arts Center / Focus Exhibitions

November 20 -December 23, 2009

The Empty Landscape - Doug Moulden
Small Worlds - Sharon Fishel and Nancy Sausser

Artist Talk - Saturday November 21, 5 - 6 pm
Reception - Saturday November 21, 6 - 7:30 pm



In The Empty Landscape, Doug Moulden exhibits his fine sensitivity to the natural world through large-scale acrylic on panel paintings. On long walks through the woods and fields near his Frederick, Maryland home, Moulden gathers imagery via photography and memory. Back in his studio, using a process that relies as much on sculpture as it does on painting, Moulden warps and shapes plywood panels and covers them with a dense network of paint applied through syringes.  Sometimes he carves into the surface, digging down through the physical history of his paint to reveal the density of landscape. Despite this laborious process, each painting vibrates rhythmically, evoking a world out of time. Reminiscent of Seurat’s pointillist work, Moulden’s paintings allude to a larger, more complex narrative than their surface serenity might imply. What appears to be a quiet countryside at first glance transforms over time into a more intricate story.


Nancy Sausser, A Small View In, 12” x 12” x 3”, ceramic, 2009

In Small Worlds, Sharon Fishel and Nancy Sausser juxtapose their divergent works to explore similar concerns. Both artists examine and celebrate the natural world but through different materials, techniques, and approaches. They explain that, “Using the landscape as a gateway, we create small worlds that bracket or freeze frame small moments or events in time as a way of looking at and seeing the world with greater clarity.” Fishel is fascinated with plants. On strolls through her garden she watches the variety of ways in which plants move – spiraling, exploding, falling, opening, and closing.  In contrast to Fishel’s process of expanding infinitesimal floral activity, Nancy Sausser encapsulates grand geologic events within her small-scale, relief sculptures.


Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street
Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190
703.471.9242
www.restonarts.org

Neptune Artist Marketplace





November 21 – December 20, 2009
opening reception November 21, 7 PM

extended gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 12-5 PM



Ed Bisese “Rousseau Ornament” oil on 4” glass globe

An abundance of affordable, small scale artworks on display at the Neptune Artist Marketplace featuring work by Carol Barsha, Ed Bisese, Lisa Brotman, Glenn Friedel, Elyse Harrison, Ellen Hill, Wayne Paige, Albert Schweitzer, Helga Thomson and Wireman

(images courtesy Gallery Neptune)

Gallery Neptune will be packed with over 200 fantastic small scale artworks this holiday season! Ink drawings, watercolors, charcoal, art on vinyl records, 3D paintbrush heads, miniature photograms, small scale canvas paintings, video stills, wire sculpture, wooden quilts and ceramics represent just some of the wide range of artistic treasures which will be available on a cash and carry basis. The exhibit will operate with extended gallery hours and include a great line up of special events.


Lisa Brotman “She was cautiously optimistic”, limited edition print on canvas, 10” x 8”


 Wayne Paige “Binary Blues”, ink on paper, 7” x 9”

Gallery Neptune
5001 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-718-0809 
www.galleryneptune.com

Pink Panel @ Flashpoint "Games, Technology & Creativity".



The Pink Line Project and Flashpoint Gallery sit down with artist Kenny George to discuss the concepts of pop art and video game art in conjunction with his caricature-ized Flashpoint exhibit, "Pacguy."

Panelists:
Kenny George, Artist
Alberto Gaitán, Media Artist
Joe Corbett, COO iStrategyLabs
Dean Kessman, Associate Professor, GWU
Philippa P.B. Hughes, Moderator

Wednesday, November 18
6:30 to 8:30 pm
@ Flashpoint Gallery

916 G Street, NW
$10 suggested donation

RSVP: info@pinklineproject.com

A video game competition will be held in the gallery at 6:30pm before the panel discussion. Come test your skills!

Kenny George crosses the line from fine art to mainstream consumerism, to transform and commodify his work and himself into objects from popular culture. The focal point of Pacguy, part of FotoWeek DC, will be a cocktail-style arcade game that borrows its format from the ubiquitous Pacman game.  George uses an image of himself to replace the Pacman icon and to merchandize a fictionalized caricature throughout the exhibition. In addition to the video game, which visitors will be invited to play, Pacguy will feature lenticular flip animations, a retrofitted slot machine and a computerized pogo stick.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Step Aside Project Runway and Real Housewives of DC!

MPA premieres its own reality TV show challenge*
on Thursday, November 19



Cocktails and Creating: 50 Things a Million Ways

Each contestant gets 50 of the same items to create what they will.

There could be drama! (when the men hog the glue guns)

There could be angst! ("did someone spill beer on my feathers??")

There could be tears! ("I got glitter in my eye!")

There WILL be excitement! (whose bag of 50 things includes a special prize?)

 *No tryouts or casting calls! Not really a TV show, not really a competition, and maybe not even reality.  Just fun.

RSVPs are limited and a must (adults only, please!)
$10 donation to MPA
Respond to info@mpaart.org
Questions? 703-790-1953

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, Virginia 22101

Art Salon: Poetry In Motion

Wednesday, November 18, 7-9pm


Join the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities for Art Salon: Poetry In Motion.

This month explores the worlds of poetry and motion graphics. Poetry - strict or free flowing, breathing words through rhythm and meter, has the power to make us laugh, cry or start a revolution. On November 18th, four talented poets will present their works against a backdrop created through motion graphics. Poetry; one of our most ancient forms of communication, and motion graphics; one of our youngest, join together at our next Art Salon to have a conversation.

Art Salon is modeled after the Paris salons of the late 19th century to inspire and provoke the minds of the creative community, featuring poets Kyle Dargan, Tala Abu Rahmeh, Abdul Ali and Sami Miranda & graphic art courtesy of the Motion Graphics Festival '09.

@
Long View Gallery
1234 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Silver Spring Thanksgiving Day Parade / March With The Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival

The Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival

will be marching in the 

Silver Spring Thanksgiving Day Parade
Saturday, November 21,starting at 10 am



Joined by Art-Enables, Impact Silver Spring, the
Gandhi Brigade and other interested, sign-wielding  partners.

If you would like to join in the fun, please contact
humanrightsartfestival[at]gmail.com.

http://www.humanrightsartfestival.com/

About the Festival      
The Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival will take place over three days April 23-25, 2010, and involve cultural, business and political stakeholders from Silver Spring, Washington D.C. metro area and beyond.

Contact Tom Block Event Organizer
240.305.6742



Rufino Tamayo and the Mixografía® Years (1974-1990): A Cross Border Journey

Saturday, October 3, 2009 - Sunday, February 14, 2010



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Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday; 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Meridian International Center, together with the MIXOGRAFÍA® workshop and Landau Traveling Exhibitions in Los Angeles, will display a stunning exhibition of 39 signed prints by renowned Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo (1899-1991).

Orphaned at a young age, Tamayo relocated to Mexico City in the early twentieth century and attended the National Academy of Fine Arts. By 1926 he was presenting solo exhibitions in Mexico City and New York and increasingly gained acclaim for his work. In a successful and peripatetic career, this renowned artist lived in the United States and France for many years before returning to Oaxaca, Mexico. There, he founded a museum and continued to produce innovative artworks with distinctly Mexican qualities.

In the early 1970s, Tamayo was invited by Luis and Lea Remba to collaborate as a printmaker at their workshop in Mexico City. He expressed interest, but was eager to identify new approaches to the print medium – especially techniques that would yield works with increased volume and texture. This challenge resulted in Luis Remba inventing a unique printing technique later known as “Mixografía®”.

Rufino Tamayo was the first artist to work with this printing process and created 67 editions over a seventeen year period prior to his death. These workshop editions represent one-fifth of his total printmaking output during his lifetime and are a fascinating excursus into the extraordinary plasticity of paper. Since Tamayo’s work with the Remba family, “MIXOGRAFÍA®” has influenced artists in the United States and elsewhere and the studio, later transferred from Mexico City to Los Angeles, continues to attract those who wish to expand the limits of this two-dimensional medium.
Artworks included in this exhibition represent a cross-section of the exciting collaboration between a renowned artist and master printmakers. It serves as an excellent example of cross-border relations and the ways in which cultural endeavors between the United States and Mexico have grown and flourished.

Meridian International Center
1624 Crescent Place, NW
White-Meyer House, Cafritz Galleries
Washington, DC 20009

 

Sunday, November 15, 2009

WALA VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS!

On Wednesday, November 18 from 6:30 to 8:30
join WALA to celebrate the efforts of all their volunteers and law firm supporters.

DJ - drinks - snacks - swag

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
(202) 607-3804

Free for WALA members! $10 suggested donation for others. You may become a member at the event.

Please RSVP to director[at]thewala.org.

Become a WALA member now by clicking here.

ART MIAMI 2009 CELEBRATES 20th ANNIVERSARY

Miami’s Longest Running Contemporary Art Fair Returns to Midtown Miami

MIAMI (September 24, 2009) – Art Miami, the city's original and longest-running contemporary art fair, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. As the anchor of the Midtown Arts District, Art Miami's longevity and success position it as one of the year's most prestigious art world happenings.

“The culture and community of Miami has helped shape this fair into an integral part of the international contemporary art world,” said Nick Korniloff, Director of Art Miami. “We are confident that the depth and quality of the art works exhibited will match the current desires of those who attend and will make Art Miami 2009 another ‘can’t miss’ for all curators, collectors and fairgoers alike.”

While Art Miami 2009 celebrates a milestone in longevity; it also marks a new beginning. Under the new ownership of Art Miami, LLC, led by Mike Tansey, Brian Tyler and Korniloff, the show will feature more than 80 galleries from the United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe, presenting a selection of the world’s most coveted contemporary and modern art in an 80,000-square-foot, state of the art pavilion.

The 20th edition of Art Miami will feature a wide range of special exhibitions, including large outdoor sculpture from world renowned artist Tony Cragg, a series of museum quality video installations curated by Asher Remy Toledo and Julia Draganovic, select offerings from private and public collections, all helping make Art Miami a prime destination for art collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts.

For the second consecutive year, Art Miami will partner with the Sundari Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, non-denominational public charity, headquartered in Miami. The foundation, chaired by Constance Collins Margulies, assists disadvantaged women and is celebrating the launch of “Heart Miami”, a public awareness campaign dedicated to illuminating ways in which art has the capacity to touch and uplift those in need. Sundari will host an exclusive champagne reception to precede Art Miami’s VIP Preview on Dec. 1. Proceeds from donations at the door will benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.

Coinciding with the 20th anniversary, Art Miami will also collaborate with ArtTable, the leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts, to recognize the "20 Most Influential Women in the Arts in South Florida" with a brunch in their honor on Dec. 4. Following the brunch, Argentine photographer, video and installation artist Graciela Sacco will be on hand for a book signing. In addition, Art Miami 2009’s Second Annual Museum Professional and Curator Brunch will take place Dec. 3.

Art Miami VIP Preview
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009
5:30 pm – 7 pm
The Sundari Foundation will host a champagne reception in conjunction with Art Miami's opening, as it launches a special public awareness campaign, Heart Miami, celebrating the capacity of art to touch and uplift those in need, proceeds of which will benefit the Lotus House Women’s Shelter. $25 donation will be collected at the door.
7 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Miami VIP Preview continues for all Art Miami VIP cardholders & Press. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Art Miami 2009 Participating Galleries
Amador Gallery (New York), Barry Friedman (New York), Barry Singer Gallery (Petaluma) Bolsa de Arte (Porto Allegre), Bruce Silverstein (New York) C. Grimaldis Gallery (Baltimore), Caldwell Snyder Gallery (San Francisco), Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago), Cernuda Arte (Coral Gables), Chinasquare Gallery NY (New York), Cynthia Corbett Gallery (London), Cynthia Reeves (New York), David Findlay Fine Art (New York), David Klein Gallery (Birmingham), David Lusk Gallery (Memphis) Dillon Gallery (New York), Dot Fifty-One (Miami), Douglas Dawson Gallery (Chicago), Durban Segnini Gallery (Miami) Eckert Fine Art (Connecticut), Edelman Arts (New York), Eli Klein Fine Art (New York), Ferran Cano (Palma de Mallorca), Friedman Benda (New York), Frey Norris Gallery (San Francisco), Galerie Forsblom (Helsinki), Galerie Huebner & Huebner (Frankfurt), Galerie Olivier Waltman (Paris), Galerie Piece Unique (Paris), Galerie Terminus (Munich), Galerie Von Braunbehrens (Munich), Galleria d’Arte Contini (Venice), Gary Snyder/Project Space (New York), Goya Contemporary (Baltimore), Hackelbury Fine Art (London), Hasted Hunt Kraeutler (New York), James Graham & Sons (New York), Jenkins Johnson Gallery (San Francisco), Jerald Melberg Gallery (Charlotte), Juan Ruiz Galeria (Venezuela), Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery (New York), Kreisler Galeria de Arte (Madrid), Laurence Miller Gallery (New York), Leon Tovar Gallery (New York), Lisa Sette Gallery (Scottsdale), Mark Borghi Fine Art (New York), McCormick Gallery (Chicago), Nancy Hoffman Gallery (New York), Nicholas Metivier Gallery (Toronto), Nohra Haime Gallery (New York),
Olyvia Fine Art (London), Pace Prints (New York), Pan American Art Projects (Miami), PDNB Gallery (Dallas), Renate Bender (Munich), Robert Koch Gallery (San Francisco), Rosenbaum Contemporary (Boca Raton), Rudolf Budja Gallery (Salzburg), Schuebbe Projects (Dusseldorf), Scott White Contemporary (San Diego), Stux Gallery (New York) Susan Eley Fine Art (New York), Susan Teller Gallery (New York), Tai Gallery (Santa Fe), Tresart (Coral Gables), Turner Carroll Gallery (Santa Fe), Vincent Vallarino Fine Art (New York), Westwood Gallery (New York), Wetterling Gallery (Stockholm), William Shearburn Gallery (St Louis), Zane Bennett Contemporary (Santa Fe)

About Art Miami
Art Miami is the city’s longest running contemporary art fair and considered one of the most important venues for modern and contemporary art in the U.S. It is scheduled to take place December 2-6th in the Midtown Miami Arts District, adjacent to the Miami Design District and Wynwood Arts District, and will feature works from more than 80 national and international contemporary art galleries. For additional information, visit www.art-miami.com.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

PHILLIPS COLLECTION DEBUTS INTERSECTIONS, A NEW CONTEMPORARY ART SERIES

Intersections Opening—Artists Tayo Heuser, Barbara Liotta, and Jennifer Wen Ma
Discussion: Nov. 19, 6 p.m.  by donation




Heuser, Liotta, and Wen Ma share the inspiration behind their site-specific works with Vesela Sretenovic, Phillips curator of modern and contemporary art.  by donation


Brain Storm is presented in collaboration with Transformer gallery and Shigeko Bork Mu Project, in conjunction with Ink Storm, an exhibition curated by Ma at Transformer.

Heuser is best known for her large-scale, pen-and-ink drawings on highly polished and shimmering paper, the result of coating and burnishing according to an old Arabic tradition.

Artwork by Liotta is on display in a solo show at D.C.’s Reyes + Davis gallery, from Oct. 23 to Nov. 27, 2009.

Intersections invites artists to respond to artwork and spaces in the museum with projects of their own, revealing relationships between modern and contemporary art. Many Intersections projects riff on the intimate nature of the museum’s architecture, engaging spaces not typically considered exhibition areas, such as the museum’s stairwell, courtyard, and walkways between buildings, among others. (this is not that Café, a project by dBfoundation, is currently underway in the museum’s café.) By activating these unconventional spaces, Intersections challenges visitors’ expectations of how and where they experience art. These unexpected encounters create new relationships, with surprises of their own.

“Intersections invites the living artist to engage creatively with the rich modernist collection at The Phillips Collection. Collaborating with curator, Vesela Sretenovic, the artists respond to specific works of art as well as the idiosyncratic spaces of our intimate galleries,” says Dorothy Kosinski, director of The Phillips Collection. “Duncan Phillips was thrilled by contemporary art, and we are excited to embrace this aspect of the institution’s mission and personality.”

The Phillips Collection
1600 Twenty-first Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-2456