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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rufino Tamayo and the Mixografía® Years

GALLERY TALK | Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 @ 6:00pm
Juan García de Oteyza, Executive Director, Aperture Foundation
Luis and Lea Remba, Founders, Mixografía® workshop

The Remba family has been involved in the art business for three generations. Luis Remba learned the basic printing techniques from his father who owned a commercial printing firm in Mexico City. These skills eventually evolved into the Mixografia® Workshop and gallery where fine art handmade paper prints and sculptures have been produced and published for over 30 years.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.
Blocks from Columbia Metro Station| Free entrance
Street parking available after 6:30 pm
Limited space available
RSVP: cdiaz at instituteofmexicodc.org

New Art Dialogue Series: New China/New Art

Richard Vine Discusses the Future of Chinese Contemporary Art
Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
 @
Graham Auditorium
Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

Managing Editor of Art in America Richard Vine will examine the exponential growth of contemporary art in China and its cultural impact during the Contemporary Museum’s New Art Dialogue Series lecture New China/New Art.

Vine will share experiences from his many trips to China and his close examination of the country’s rapidly evolving contemporary art scene. This new era of Asian contemporary art will be illustrated by Vine’s firsthand accounts with installations, exhibitions, and encounters with emerging artists. He will also review movements that have shaped contemporary art in post-Tiananmen China.

Admission to the lecture is $10 for the general public, $5 for students, and free for members of the Contemporary Museum and Walters Art Museum. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Contemporary’s New Art Dialogue Series presents lectures and conversations by distinguished artists, critics, art historians, and curators whose work is defining the field of contemporary art. The series cultivates critical discourse responsive to the cultural, social, and political issues of our time.

The New Art Dialogue Series is sponsored by the Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation.

For additional information, visit www.contemporary.org.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Airborne

Heading to NOLA. Have a great week of art!

44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
The Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center

presents

44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World



A book discussion with photographer

David Burnett
Photojournalist


Friday, January 29, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center

Followed by an art opening and reception in the 4th floor atrium
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


____________________________________________________________
Please RSVP to mep at wilsoncenter.org or fax 202-691-4184
Name and Title:
Affiliation:
E-mail:

Seating is limited. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A photo ID is required for entry.

The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building (Federal Triangle stop on Blue/Orange Line). Public parking is available underneath the Reagan Building; recommended  metro or taxi.  www.wilsoncenter.org/directions

Czech Modernism from a Postmodern Perspective

Thursday, January 28
6:30 pm

Former New York Times art critic Andy Grundberg examines the modernist ideals represented in the photographs in Object as Subject: Photographs of the Czech Avant-Garde, and considers how these ideals influence contemporary interpretations of photography and art. Grundberg is the associate dean of undergraduate studies and chair of photography at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. By donation

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

Adam “5100” Feibelman at Project 4



ADAM "5100" FEIBELMAN

Underbelly

January 30 - March 6, 2010
Reception: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 6:30-8:30 pm


Project 4 presents a solo exhibition of paintings by San Francisco based artist, Adam “5100” Feibelman. Drawing from historical influences in photography, printmaking and painting and combining them with the contemporary process of graffiti, Adam “5100” Feibelman creates photorealistic, monochromatic scenes reminiscent of the grit of industrial cities.

Using a photograph as a guide, Adam “5100” Feibelman disects the image into multiple meticulously hand-cut stencils. One by one, stencils are applied to a wood panel with spray paint in the manner of printmaking, a medium specific to the artist's background and personal studio practice. The object produced takes on the form of a painting and a genre most closely related to photorealism. The result is an image that refers back to the photographic image with the craft of the original image elevated to a new status resulting from a skillful, specifically hand-made process.

Project 4
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor,
Washington, DC 20009
tel: 202 232 4340
http://www.project4gallery.com

Lust in Lustine / Gateway Arts District

Gateway Arts District Prince George's County is having an open call show in February. 

Install date: Feb. 6. 2010
Reception date: Feb. 14 2010
Deinstall date: March. 6. 2010


Hanging Fee:
$10.00 per work of art cash
Find out about requirements HERE:


Lust moves much deeper than sex, it's power.  Gateway Arts District wants to see a wide range of work from the science behind love to those gentle images of lovers holding hands to heat and desire to related abstraction.  They reserve the right to curate the show to keep art related to the theme and to deny work that doesn't meet requirements.  The Jury members will be Cheryl Edwards, Erica Riggio, and Jesse Cohen.

The art galleries involved are:

The Cheryl Edwards Studio Gallery
Directed by Cheryl Edwards
4103-4105 Rhode Island  Ave
Brentwood, MD 20722

The artdc Gallery in Hyattsville
5710 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD 20781

Design Studio Art Gallery
Directed by Erica Riggio and Nancy Evans
5702 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781-1620
(301) 779-4907
www.designstudioartgallery.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Art Event in Mid City / Glenn Fry and Gary FIsher

Studio 14 Art Event and Sale  
January 30,  2-6pm
@

Studio 14
1327 14th Street NW
Washington, DC




Contact Glenn Fry for information
phone (202) 549-9697

AIGA- Dollars for Degas benefits New Community Art Space



Tuesday, February 2, 2010
7-9PM
 @ Hillyer Art Space
AIGA's Dollars for Degas event


International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA
202.338.0680
www.artsandartists.org

PATRICIA TOBACCO FORRESTER at Addison Ripley


PATRICIA TOBACCO FORRESTER
WATERCOLORS

January 30 - March 6, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, January 30, 5-7pm


The artist says it best, "You cannot get closer to a landscape than sitting within it while you are painting it."  Patricia Tobacco Forrester has been painting large scale watercolors in nature since graduating from Yale in 1965.  Her distinctive work comprises a poetic assembly of visionary scenes from exotic locales, Northern California, and the topography of her home, Washington DC.  In this exhibition, at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, the artist continues a tradition of lush, explosive, densely layered and deeply personal expressions of the world as she finds it.

Patricia Tobacco Forrester's work is in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the United States Department of State, the Oakland museum, the Nationa Academy of Art and Design, Smithsonian's American Art Museum, the Indianapolis Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, among many.


The artist wishes to thank the DC Arts Commission for its support through the Artist Fellowship Program during the 2009 grant year.

Addison Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
202.338.5180
www.addisonripleyfineart.com

Monday, January 25, 2010

EMBASSY LECTURES on ARCHITECTURE and CULTURE / The Catholic University

INDIA LECTURE SERIES, “Crossing Boundaries: Modernism and Indian Cultural Tradition”

. 1 Feb. - Dhiru Thadani: Bombay* - Past Present Future *(Mumbai)


. 22 Feb. - James Wescoat: From Gaze to Gaz: A New Interpretation of Humayun’s Tomb-Garden And the Nizamuddin area of Delhi

. 31 Mar. - Brinda Somaya: India’s Changing Landscape: Buildings and Beyond *

. 6 Apr. - Nimish Patel: Relevance of Traditional Materials, Technology & Craftsmanship in Contemporary Architecture & Interior Design **

.12 Apr. - Rahul Mehrotra ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE: Conservation and Contemporary Projects

Lectures at Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning, Koubek Auditorium: Mondays, 5:30 PM

The School of Architecture and Planning, The Catholic University of America is pleased to co-sponsor this year’s EMBASSY LECTURES on ARCHITECTURE and CULTURE with the Embassy of India and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in the spring 2010.

Mr. Thadani (Architect/Urbanist, Washington, DC) works internationally and lives in Washington, DC. Both Ms. Somaya (Architect/Urban Conservationist, Somaya & Kalappa Consultants Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai) and Mr. Patel (Architect/Planner/Conservationist, Abhikram and Panika Crafts & Technologies, Ahmedabad) will be coming from India. Both Dr. Wescoat (Landscape Architect/Geographer/Historian, Aga Kahn Professor for Islamic Art, MIT, Cambridge, MA) and Mr. Mehrotra (Architect, RMA Architects, Mumbai) are professors at MIT and will be coming from Boston.

The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064

Sunday, January 24, 2010

NEW ART SHOW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON BRINGS POWERFUL WORKS FROM THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION

January 21, 2010


By SHANNON HOWELL
FOR THE FREE LANCE-STAR
Irreverent is a good way to describe William Dunlap, the juror of the Mid-Atlantic New Painting show at the University of Mary Washington. And when an irreverent juror picks the paintings for a show, you know it's going to be a good one.
Dunlap, with loads of experience in curating and commentating on art, is foremost an artist himself. As such, he has no patience for the sterotypical high-brow types in the art world. He loves the artists themselves, and wants to promote all the things they are doing and make them more accessible to everyone.
READ Article HERE

"Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2010"
Jan. 22-Feb. 26, 2010
@
Ridderhof Martin Gallery
University of Mary Washington
College Avenue at Seacobeck Street
Fredericksburg, VA

Admission: Free
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
540/654-1013
galleries.umw.edu

Saturday, January 23, 2010

MCA at Art 17 today

Coldwell Banker
1606 17th Street NW
1-4pm



Artist In FLUX


Meinir Wyn Jones

Flux Studios, a contemporary art space in Mt. Rainier, MD housing the professional studios of five artists and a small informal gallery space, hosts artists from the US and abroad for residencies ranging from two weeks to three months as part of a visiting artist program. 

The current artist-in-residence is Artomatic 2009 artist Meinir Wyn Jones, an award winning sculptor and installation artist, who is joining Flux from Sunderland, England from November 2009 through February 2010. 

Meinir uses porcelain and mixed media to create work that explores issues of intimacy and eroticism.  Her work created during her residency will be on display at Flux Studios from December 12- February 2, 2010. To learn more please visit www.fluxstudiosdc.com.

Friday, January 22, 2010

William Christenberry / Robin Rose / Donald Baechler


   
January 23 - March 13, 2010
Opening Reception: January 23, 6:30–8:30 pm

William Christenberry: Vintage Kodak Brownies

At the center of William Christenberry’s working process is the Kodak Brownie Holiday camera. How could a seemingly amateur camera from the 1950s, made of plastic for casual consumer use, be so significant to the work of a master artist? Initially Christenberry used the camera to capture the landscape and deteriorating architecture of his southern homeland as inspiration for his paintings. As his career progressed the diminutive photographs produced by the Brownie camera became his most essential and succinct artistic statement. Christenberry’s Brownies are the point from which his oeuvre of sculptures, wall constructions and large format photographs springs.

The exhibition at Hemphill is comprised of extremely rare vintage Brownie prints. These Brownies possess the physical characteristics representative of the time in which they were made and inherent to the magic of their origins. This is the first exhibition of vintage work by William Christenberry. The exhibition provides a unique and unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the wonder as well as the rarity of Christenberry’s vintage Brownies.
  
Robin Rose: Distortion, Delay & Sustain
The pastiche of postmodern art most often produces little more than pretense. Over time, the more serious the artist seems, the sillier postmodernism appears. Distortion, Delay & Sustain continues the themes displayed in Robin Rose’s recent exhibition at the American University Museum, a side project to his better-known encaustic painting. Utilizing certain postmodern collage and installation strategies, Rose employs humor and playfulness, graciously avoiding any pretense. This does not mean his effort is any less serious.

Working with various pieces of musical equipment such as guitar distortion effects pedals, a drum kick pedal and speaker cones, Rose reveals and revels in the meta-symbols and meta-myths that have sprung from late 20th Century popular music culture. Each piece strives to produce a kind of mental feedback by placing before us rearrangements of the guitar hero’s magical tools. Through this reassembled hardware of the rock star gods, Rose arrives at a relevant cultural statement. Rose says, “Beyond popular utility there is popular mysticism.” The exhibition is an opportunity for you to tune in, flick your Bic, and light up your cell phone for a different kind of encore.

Donald Baechler: Flower Studies
Donald Baechler has always said, “I’m an abstract artist before anything else.” This statement might surprise those familiar with the artist’s repertoire of images such as ice cream cones, horses, and roses. Yet, Baechler’s paintings and prints are more concerned with the juxtaposition of opposing formalist qualities than with subject matter. His works incorporate deliberate and unintentional gestures, textured and flat surfaces, color and black and white palettes.

In Baechler’s recent black and white flower prints, the flower becomes the vehicle through which Baechler explores texture, line, color, form, and balance. The results are complex and engaging compositions that beckon the viewer to look beyond a recognizable symbol and consider the process of art-making.

Hemphill
1515 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
202.234.5601

AN EVENING FOR HAITI / Tonight

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

STEPHEN A. SCHWARZMAN, Chairman
MICHAEL M. KAISER, President in coordination with the Embassy of Haiti presents

AN EVENING FOR HAITI
Friday, January 22, 2010

Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Free


featuring Haitian Dance Band Tabou Combo, Members of the National Symphony Orchestra, Haitian Singers Felina Backer & John Pierremont, Georgetown University's Let Freedom Ring Celebration Choir
  
Followed by
The National Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor Iván Fischer
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 8:00 p.m.
Proceeds from Both Concerts to Benefit Haitian Relief Effort

 The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in coordination with the Embassy of Haiti, invite you to attend a free musical benefit for the relief efforts underway in Haiti on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. Tabou Combo is Haiti's preeminent dance band, showcasing the infectious rhythm of Haiti's national dance music konpa. They have toured and earned fans around the world and are recognized as Ambassadors of Konpa. Additionally, members of the National Symphony Orchestra perform Serenade for 13 Winds by Richard Strauss, and Haitian singers Felina Backer and John Pierremont and the Georgetown University Let Freedom Ring Celebration Choir perform. This performance is prior to the 8:00 p.m. National Symphony Orchestra concert from which proceeds will benefit the relief efforts underway in Haiti. At both performances, there will be designated receptacles where patrons can deposit donations for the Haitian Relief Effort.

Following the benefit concert on the Millennium Stage, the National Symphony Orchestra, Iván Fischer, Principal Conductor, will perform Air from Bach's Suite No. 3 in D major, and continue with their previously announced program:  Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 ("Prague") and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde ("The Song of the Earth") with mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and tenor Stig Andersen. Proceeds from the NSO concert will be sent to the "Haiti Relief and Development Fund" of the American Red Cross.

Bethesda Painting Awards to Honor regional Painters with $14,000 in prize monies

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the sixth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 26, 2010. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work from June 1 – 26, 2010 in downtown Bethesda at the Fraser Gallery.

The competition will be juried by Dr. Carolyn Carr, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.; Mark Karnes, drawing and painting instructor at Maryland Institute College of Art and Erling Sjovold, painting professor at the University of Richmond.

The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after February 26, 1980 may also be awarded $1,000.Applications are available online at www.bethesda.org or please call 301/215-6660. You may also send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Bethesda Painting Awards, c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District 7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Call + Response at the Hamiltonian Gallery

January 23 - February 13, 2010
Opening Reception Saturday, January 23, 2010, 7 - 9 p.m.



Sixteen writers and sixteen visual artists
from Washington, D.C., and beyond have paired to create artworks that resonate with each other for a new exhibition, Call + Response. The show includes the work of a Guggenheim fellowship recipient and seven Hamiltonian Fellows.

Call + Response's participants have given a new twist to the term "call and response" (a succession of two distinct phrases played by different musicians in which the second phrase comments on or responds to the first). For each pairing, the writer has provided the call and the visual artist has created the response. The result is paired works that resonate with each other, building a bridge between two distinct but fertile communities.

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

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fun, free and almost-free things to do in DC

Here's a great list of art and cultural things to do, for visitors and residents alike. Check out Destination DC's 100 FREE (AND ALMOST FREE) THINGS TO DO IN DC.

Destination DC
901 7th Street NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20001-3719
TEL 202.789.7000
Destination DC serves as the lead organization to successfully manage and market Washington, DC as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historical communities.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CuDC / The Art of Taxes: What to Fill Out, What to File

Saturday, February 6, 2010, 10am - 12 pm

Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint
916 G St, NW  
Washington, DC 20001

Join CuDC and Certified Public Accountant Brian Davis to learn how to better manage tax season. This workshop will focus on navigating tax forms, saving on your tax payments and exploring simple tricks to plan for tax time all year long. Don’t miss this chance to ask all your questions about filing your 2009 taxes and learn ways that you can be exceedingly prepared for 2010. Light refreshments will be provided.

o       1099, Schedule C, traditional IRA…what forms do individual artists need to fill out?
o       What can you write off? How should you document expenses?
o       How does filing your taxes effect your ability to qualify for affordable artist housing?*
o       How can you  plan for tax time all year?

*For those hoping to apply for artist housing at the Brookland Artspace Lofts developed by Artspace Projects, Inc (opening in 2011), it is critical to have your taxes filed correctly and timely for the previous 2 years.  The Art of Taxes workshop will answer many questions about the nuances of filing taxes as an artist so that you are adequately prepared for artist housing applications.

RSVP online by Wednesday, February 3, 2010.

Red Circle Members  FREE           
Email RedCircle[at]flashpointdc.org
Non-Members     $20.00         
202.315.1321

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Art of CUTTHROAT

Un Cachito de lo Nuestro
“A little Slice of Ours”
January 30th - February 30th


Receptiom: Saturday, January 30th, from 6pm – Midnight

Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e
The event is FREE and open to the public.

CUTTHROAT’s strident stencil works center around politically charged and power-packed monochromatic imagery. His subject matter rings close to the locals of his upbringings, which took him across the Mexico border and back again, in a familial search for a better life. His images refer to the cultures that have underlined his everyday experiences, giving the viewers a rare inside perspective on what we may only understand from a distance.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Salon Contra / Pink Line Project

Artist Brian Jungen and collector Henry Thaggert
Discuss "Strange Comfort," now showing at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Monday, January 25
7 to 9 PM

@Pink Line Project HQ

Refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited.
rsvp[at]pinklineproject.com


"Local art-scene booster the Pink Line Project chronicles openings and parties on its snazzy new Web site. There's much to be hopeful for." --Washington City Paper

Mayors Arts Awards / Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites you to submit nominations for the 25th Annual The Mayor's Arts & Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual. Join Mayor Adrian M. Fenty as he presents the awards!

MAYOR'S ARTS AWARDS CATEGORIES
Excellence in an Artistic Discipline
Outstanding Emerging Artist
Excellence in Service to the Arts
Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education
Innovation in the Arts

MAYOR'S AWARD FOR ARTS TEACHING
CATEGORIES
Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts
Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts
Excellence in Teaching Language Arts

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Friday, February 5, 2010, 7:00 pm
 
TO RECEIVE A NOMINATION FORM

or for more information, contact
Victoria Joy Murray
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
202.724.5613
Email events[at]dc.gov
www.dcarts.dc.gov

Sunday, January 17, 2010

What's Important to You? project / Last Call

Submit your response today and pass it on.

VISIT www.important2you.com and view the feed. You may answer as many times as you wish by clicking on the logo at the top. Share the link today! Over 800 responses were posted since the project was launched with responses from nearly all 50 states and over 12 countries.

The WITY Feed is live. You can read the responses from all over the world, add your insights, and pass it on. It takes over an hour to cycle through all of the responses. You don't have to watch it all at once!
You can follow the project on Facebook/Important2you and on Twitter @important2you. What's Important to You? project is organized by artists Judy Byron and Sondra N. Arkin.

www.important2you.com

Nevin Kelly Gallery Closes Its Storefront - DCist

Nevin Kelly Gallery Closes Its Storefront - DCist: "Nevin Kelly Gallery Closes Its Storefront"
The much loved Nevin Kelly Gallery announced this week that it will be closing its retail space. The gallery occupied a storefront on U Street for years, but moved to a unit in the Highland Park apartment building in Columbia Heights just a year ago.


DCist

At The Katzen Arts Center This Winter

Tom Green: Past and Present
Jan. 23 to Mar. 14, 2010

Alan Feltus and Lani Irwin: Personal Interiors
Jan. 30 to Mar. 14, 2010

Robert Devers: Cult of the Hand
Jan. 30 to Mar. 14, 2010

Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC, 20016
See Google Maps 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

McLean Project for the Arts Exhibitions

January 21 - March 6, 2010
New Synergy:  Sculpture by Nicole Fall
Emerson Gallery
This exhibit showcases dynamic, human-scale mixed media sculpture by artist Nicole Fall who combines ceramic, welded steel and
cast bronze to create works that are at once organic and muscular.


Opening Reception and Juror's Talk
Thursday, January 21   7 - 9 pm
free and open to the public
Works that combine papermaking, etching and woodcutting techniques.

Terry Schupbach-Gordon: Artist Books, Prints and Drawings from Catbird (on the Yadkin) Press
Atrium Gallery

Making use of printmaking and handmade paper and casting techniques, Maryland artist Gretchen
Schermerhorn creates both wall based works and hanging sculpture.

New Works by Gretchen Schermerhorn
Ramp Gallery

____________________________________
PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Turner to Cézanne: An Evening with Corcoran Director and President Paul Greenhalgh and Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Beatrice Gralton

Friday, January 29  7 pm
Alden Theater, McLean Community Center


Hosted by McLean Project for the Arts, McLean Community Center and the Corcoran Gallery of ArtImages and behind-the-scenes stories from this exhibition, which is on view at the Corcoran from January 30 through April 25, 2010

Free admission, tickets required
RSVP for tickets to info[at]mpaart.org
------------------------------------------------
Gals in the Gallery
The Art of Jewelry with JJ Singh

Wednesday, February 3, 7 - 9 pm

Enjoy refreshments and a demonstration of creating new jewelry from old.
$10 Suggested Donation to MPA
RSVP info[at]mpaart.org

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Ave
McLean, Virginia 22101
703-790-1953
www.mpaart.org

Friday, January 15, 2010

Focusing on Folk Arts!

Culturally diverse artistic expressions!


DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is now offering $500-1000 for the Folk & Traditional Arts Mini Grant 2010!

Individuals or organizations practicing or supporting  folk arts are eligible to apply, art forms include but are not limited to swing, reggae capoeira, African drumming, quilting, go-go, classical Indian dance, liturgical dance, jazz, origami, storytelling and many more!

Application deadline: Wednesday | January 27 | 7pm
Grant writing workshop: Wednesday | January 20 | 12pm-1:30pm
at DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009

For more information, contact
Ebony C. Blanks, Arts Program Coordinator
at 202.724.5613 or ebony.blanks[at]dc.gov

Murals around Washington, D.C.

Read about MuralsDC Program that has created over 20 murals around the city over the last two years. Written by Ann Cameron Siegal, it features all the participating organizations and artists. You will be able to meet all the artists who worked on the "Seasons in the City" mural tonight at our Albus Cavus Classroom Fundraiser in The Fridge at 8pm.

Legal graffiti artists create murals around Washington, D.C. as past of MuralsDC By Ann Cameron Siegal
Art lovers, meet the city's legal graffiti initiative, a program responsible for the creation of 20 of Washington's most vibrant, thought-provoking and contemporary outdoor works.

Cream: Washington Project for the Arts Art Auction Exhibition



January 30–March 6, 2010

This exhibition features over 100 works by Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) member artists, as well as national contemporary artists selected by top curators from some of the most important art institutions in the country. WPA invites contemporary art aficionados to indulge their passion for art at the WPA Art Auction Gala on Saturday, March 6, at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit WPA programs and exhibitions. For tickets and more information, please visit auction.wpadc.org.
JANUARY 30, 6-9pm - EXHIBITION OPENING

FEBRUARY 25, 6:30-9pm - CURATOR'S VIEW + Alice Denney Award presentation to James Fitzpatrick

MARCH 6 - ART AUCTION GALA

2010 AUCTION CURATORS
Ken Ashton
Kristen Hileman
Carol K. Huh
Joanna Marsh
Jock Reynolds
Charles Ritchie
Mera Rubell
N. Elizabeth Schlatter

4400 Massachusetts Ave
Washington, DC, 20016

202-885-1300

Thursday, January 14, 2010

George Jenne at Civilian Art Projects

January 15 - February 13, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, January 15, 7pm to 9pm


Civilian Art Projects presents its first exhibition of the New Year: "Don't Look Now" by Brooklyn-based artist George Jenne. The exhibition opens to the public in Civilian's new space at 1019 7th Street NW.

For "Don't Look Now," Jenne creates a multi-media environment reminiscent of a movie set. Complete with a spectral pirate, exploding heads, and a beastial Boy Scout, "Don't Look Now" explores the connections between childhood discovery, sudden understanding such as when truth is revealed through a work of art, and the unsettling examination of creepy monsters. The sculpture is interspersed with tweaked movie posters and graphite drawings, objects just slightly askew and dizzying in their content and placement as if to warn the viewer that this is no ordinary movie set. A gifted sculptor and draftsman, Jenne's creations are simultaneously nostalgic and dreadful.

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SNOW GLOBE at Transformer

January 16 - February 20, 2010
Reception: Saturday, January 16, 2010; 7 - 9pm


Image: Jess Cebra and Zach Storm, Holding Hands in the Snow (Globe), 2010


Transformer kicks off 2010 by inviting DC based artists Jessica Cebra and Zach Storm to transform their project space into a snow globe winter wonderland. Incorporating painting, drawing, and collage to create a whimsical, winter-themed environment, this unique collaboration will feature a live ballet performance choreographed by Washington Ballet Director Septime Webre.

LIVE BALLET PERFORMANCE:
Saturday, January 16, 2010; 6 - 7pm;
Audience viewing outside of Transformer's storefront project space

OPENING RECEPTION:
Saturday, January 16, 2010; 7 - 9pm

ARTIST & CHOREOGRAPHER TALK:
Saturday, January 30; 2pm

For more information about SNOW GLOBE and other Transformer exhibitions and programs, visit  www.transformergallery.org, or contact info[at]transformergallery.org or 202.483.1102.

Transformer
1404 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Art Salon: Gratitude.

Thursday, January 14, 7:00 - 9:00pm


This month DCCAH announces and give thanks to FY 2010 grantees. Grammy nominated, DCCAH Young Artist grantee Christylez Bacon will perform an unplugged set against a backdrop of DC's art scene.
 
Art Salon is modeled after the salons of the late 19th century to inspire and provoke the minds of the creative community.

@
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
In partnership with MARVIN Bistro & Bar

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Behind the Curtain at Raandesk Gallery of Art

New Paintings by Jason Bryant and Kevin Cyr

Raandesk Gallery of Art
Thursday, January 14, 7 - 9 PM

Exhibition will include Jason Bryant's photorealistic depictions of celebrity archetypes and Kevin Cyr's large-scale vehicle portraits. Bryant and Cyr will show their work together for the first time, each showcasing his unique style and approach, as they intersect, depart, and ultimately converge under a pioneering spirit toward the practice of portrait-making.

All new work will be available on www.raandeskgallery.com on January 15.

Raandesk Gallery of Art
16 W. 23rd Street
New York, New York 10010
212.696.7432

CRIT '09

International Arts & Artists' first critique of the series Crit '10 will be Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Hillyer Art Space, located at 9 Hillyer Ct. NW, Washington, DC, 20008.  The evaluator of this event will be Maria Barbosa.  This is a critique of 12 specific artists, and is open to the public.

Here are the guidelines:
Theses critiques are to provide helpful feedback to artists' works that are in progress or completed, by telling the artist NOT WHAT YOU LIKE OR DON'T LIKE, but by:

-simply telling the artist what you SEE...

-by perhaps describing and analyzing HOW you perceive the overall structure/composition of the work; what part of the piece 'works', what part might not be 'working', i.e. strengths and weaknesses...

-by interpreting the meaning, content, expression, artist's intention, etc.for the work as conveyed through its formal visual language...

-by offering feedback on quality of craftsmanship

HOME (Hillyer Open Mic Event)
FRIDAY, January 15th, 2010, 7 - 9pm, FREE for members and poets, $5 for non-members

Hillyer Open Mic Events occur on the third Friday of every month and feature a stunning array of the District's poetic talent. Feature poets specialize in a variety of styles and take the audience for a personal journey into their work. Host Fred Joiner delves even deeper in his post-performance interview with feature performers, engaging them to illuminate their personal histories, influences, and perspectives to encourage heightened discourse and to somewhat unveil the mystery behind the words.

Hillyer is recognized as a safe-space for the art community and the HOME serves as a forum for open discussion on a diverse range of issues affecting the artists in our community. All are welcome to share their experience.

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
T 202.338.0680
www.artsandartists.org

ADAM DE BOER / Memory Meets Imagination Halfway

Memory Meets Imagination Halfway

January 15 - February 21
Opening Reception: January 15, 7-9pm
Conversation with the Artist: February 21, 5pm
Curated by Laura Roulet

Themes of social ritual and emerging sexuality are set against the luminous landscapes of Southern California and Mallorca, Spain in Adam de Boer’s new series of narrative paintings, Memory Meets Imagination Halfway. Evoking Vladimir Nabokov as psychological literary muse, de Boer also engages the art historical influences of Francisco Goya, Balthus and Eric Fischl.


DC Arts Center 
2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.462.7833

Call For Artists / So-Hamiltonian Fellowship

Hamiltonian Artists is accepting applications for the So-Hamiltonian Fellowship program 2010. through February 28th, 2010. For more information on how to apply, please visit their website.

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

Monday, January 11, 2010

Blake Gopnik on Frank Hallam Day's Mannequins at the Hamiltonian - washingtonpost.com

Blake Gopnik on Frank Hallam Day's Mannequins at the Hamiltonian - washingtonpost.com:
"Imagine that all around you are images of physical beauty you can never live up to. This isn't just the kind of daily disappointment suffered by all non-supermodels. We're talking about a situation where almost no one in your entire society can ever come close to fulfilling its canons of beauty."

Frank Hallam Day's photos are on view at the Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U St. NW, through Jan. 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday noon to 6 p.m. Call 202-332-1116 or visit
http://www.hamiltoniangallery.com.

CORNELIA SCHULZ at Project 4


 
Cornelia Schluz
December 23, 2009 - January 23, 2010
Reception: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30 pm

Project 4 presents a solo exhibition of San Francisco abstract painter, Cornelia Schulz.   The bold perimeters of Schulz's paintings matched with the intricate and refined surfaces, result in an engaging dialogue between grand modernist ideals and reflective, personal reverie.

Schulz sophisticatedly manipulates the oil paint, alkyd resin and acrylics that spread throughout and emerge from her assembled shaped canvases.   Having been educated in painting around the same time as iconic 1960's painters such as Richard Tuttle and Elizabeth Murray, similarities in sensibilities and experimentation with shaped canvases are certainly evident in Schulz's work.  Continuing also in the footsteps of artists such as Barnett Newman and Frank Stella, she sought to redefine the rectilinear orientation of the art object.  In this exhibition, Schulz presents some of her most recent paintings where abstract, biomorphic and at times floral forms coat segments of her constructed compositions while applying her contemporary, idiosyncratic handwriting to a historically rich concept.   

Cornelia Schulz exhibits with Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco.  Since 1962, she has exhibited at such prestigious institutes as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the University Art Museum, Berkeley, California and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, along with many other commercial galleries around the country.  In 1973, Schulz began teaching at the University of California, Davis, where twice she chaired the Art Department. In 2002, Schulz retired with the title of Professor Emeritus.

Project 4
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20009202 232 4340 
http://www.project4gallery.com/

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kazaan Viveiros 
January 14 through February 28
Opening Reception / Sunday, January 17, 4 to 6 pm (free)

Kazaan Viveiros crafts large, richly complex paintings that evoke collage.


Life and Death (detail), Kazaan Viveiros
 @
Athenaeum
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035 / nvfaa.org
 

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Torpedo Factor Art Center Exhibitions

Thursday, January 14,
Second Thursday Art Night

Snowy Winter Nights
Browse open studios, interact with artists, and enjoy refreshments at this free monthly event!

Target Gallery
Reception: January 14, 6:30-8pm
Nancy Reinke: A Memorial Exhibition
The Art League Gallery
January 6 - February 1

Second Thursday Art Night, January 14, 6:30-8pm
All-Media Membership Show
Printmaking Demonstration: Saturday, January 23, 1-3pm

Multiple Exposures Gallery
January 5 - February 2, 2010
Wet or Dry
Steven and Linda Krensky, co-owners of Light Street Gallery and avid art collectors will jury two fine art photography shows, Wet and Dry.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Kerry Skarbakka / Sebastian Martorana at Irvine Contemporary

Kerry Skarbakka, The Struggle to Right Oneself: A Survey
&
Sebastian Martorana, Uncommissioned Memorials
December 19 to February 06
, 2010

Reception with the artists :Saturday, January 9, 6-9PM
Artists talks with Kerry Skarbakka and Sebastian Martorana
(6:30-7 PM)
Screening of Kerry Skarbakka's new video, Attraction of Elements
with live music performance by Yoko K. (7:30-8:00)


Kerry Skarbakka, Window, 2009. C-Print. 50 x 60 in.
In his second solo exhibition with Irvine Contemporary, Kerry Skarbakka presents a survey of works from his series, The Struggle to Right Oneself, including new works exhibited for the first time.
In Kerry Skarbakka's ongoing project, the artist stages himself in scenes of losing balance and control, especially at a crucial tipping point, the moment when balance and equilibrium are lost and a fall begins.



Sebastian Martorana, Shed, 2009. Marble. 31 x 10 x 8 in.
Sebastian Martorana's first solo exhibition with Irvine Contemporary, Uncommissioned Memorials, consists of new sculptures in marble that also represent works in a long-term thematic series. 


Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW    
Washington DC 20005   
202.332.8767  

Jackie Milad: Inside Mouth

Opening reception: Saturday, January 9, 6-8 pm



January 9 – February 13, 2010
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 13, 1-2pm

@
Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.315.1310

Part art, part anthropology, Jackie Milad describes her work as a, “reference library for gestural language, simultaneously unsettling, humorous, seductive and familiar.” Inside Mouth will feature a series of elegant, lyrical line drawings that chronicle the subtlety of facial expressions and show androgynous figures in awkward exchanges with one another. A photographic analog documents volunteers imitating the expressions that appear in the drawings.

During the opening reception, several performance artists will wear the same style bald “wigs” as used in the analog to imitate the facial expressions in Milad’s drawings, a live recreation of the process that resulted in the photographs. Milad explains, “both the drawings and performances are meant to heighten and exaggerate quotidian gestures and moments.”
 

CONVERSATION | Art Museum of the Americas

Thursday, January 14, 2010 @ 6:30PM

A conversation with Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer and Ryan Hill, from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

The event will feature a video presentation of the artist’s most recent projects including commissions for the Venice Biennale and the Guggenheim Museum 50th anniversary.

Location: Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Free admission | Street Parking available
RSVP: cdiaz[at]instituteofmexicodc.org

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Bethesda Artist Market open for artists and artisans

Application and slides must be submitted by Friday, February 19, 2010

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is looking for local and regional artists to display and sell their fine art and fine craft during the Bethesda Artist Market. This year’s Market will take place on Saturday, June 12 and Saturday, July 10, 2010.

The application is available on the Web site, www.bethesda.org.
Application and slides must be submitted by Friday, February 19, 2010 to:

Bethesda Artist Market
c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership
7700 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-215-6660, Ext. 17
www.bethesda.org

Hillyer Art Space "Second" Friday

January 8 - January 30

 Adjunct/Disjunct


JustSeeds: Paper Politics for a New Decade 


FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION: January 8th, 2010, 6-9PM
Free food and refreshments. $5 suggested donation.
With live music by experimental trio Vodka and Donuts!


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

Live music by experimental trio Vodka and Donuts!!
Hillyer Art Space "Second" FridayFree food and refreshments!

About Adjunct/Disjunct (January 8 - February 20):
Striving to find balance between the daily grind and personal artistic pursuits, our featured adjunct professors labor in the trenches; dropping knowledge for the next generation of college educated artists all while pushing the envelope of the local arts scene. Adjunct/Disjunct features the works of Billy Colbert, Nikki Brugnoli Whipkey, Joe Hicks, Mike Mendez, and Juan Rojo. The show calls attention to the struggle of teaching artists who dedicate their time to the academy for little reward. Often working without health or retirement benefits and at risk from budget cuts on the non-tenure track, modern adjunct professors simply work for the teaching experience and studio access.


About JustSeeds: Paper Politics for a New Decade (January 8 - January 30):
The JustSeeds Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized community of artists who have banded together to collaborate, sell their work online in a central location and support social movements. Utilizing print and poster making techniques to address a variety of social and environmental justice issues, collective mates work together over many miles to create, resist, and bring meaningful artwork to the masses for affordable prices. These artists believe in the power of personal expression in concert with collective action to transform society. Featuring works by: Santiago Armengod, Jesus Barraza, Graham Boyle, Melanie Cervantes, DC51 Collective, Alec Icky Dunn, Thea Gahr, Sabeth Jackson, Nicolas Lampert, Josh Mac Phee, Colin Matthes, Cesar Maxit, Dylan Miner, Roger Peet, Jesse Purcell, Favianna Rodriguez, Erik Ruin, Beth Schaible, Chris Stain, Meredith Stern, SWOON, Mary Tremonte, Kristine Virsis, Pete Yahnke, and Bec Young.

$5 suggested donation but any support is appreciated. Proceeds go towards supporting our local artist series and future events.

Black exhibit / District of Columbia Arts Center

Join Black Artists of DC and District of Columbia Arts Center for the closing reception and artist talk for the Black exhibit.  See the art work, meet the artists and purchase a Black exhibit catalog.

Sunday, January 10, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Featured Artists:

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

District of Columbia Arts Center
2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
202 462-7833
http://www.dcartscenter.org/
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sunday 2:00-7:00 pm

Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2010


January 22, 2008 - February 26, 2010

William Dunlap, artist, critic, and educator is the juror for this exhibition at the University of Mary Washington Galleries which features one of my paintings. I hope you can make it by to see the work.

Opening Thursday January 21, 5-7pm
@
Ridderhof Martin Gallery
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300
540.654.1013

The Mid-Atlantic New Painting exhibition is a biennial juried competition highlighting new developments in painting throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Artists from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia are featured. At least $2000 in awards is is distributed at each exhibition.

Galleries are open to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Focus Exhibiitons: Joseph Barbaccia / Craig Kraft / Judy Southerland

Joseph Barbaccia: Currents
Craig Kraft: Unintentional Drawings
Judy Southerland: Borderland
 

January 9 – February 20, 2010
Opening Reception, Saturday, January 9, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery talk at 6:30 pm


Greater Reston Arts Center presents three Focus Exhibitions: Currents featuring Joseph Barbaccia’s fantastical, sequined sculptures, Unintentional Drawings comprised of Craig Kraft’s experimental, neon sculptures, and Judy Southerland’s mixed media, narrative prints in Borderland.


Currents, Joseph Barbaccia’s aquarium-like installation, takes the viewer on a deep sea dive into a dazzling underworld filled with magical creatures. Six glittering, biomorphic sculptures are set in a dimly lit, dark-green gallery. Their names, Praise, Ridicule, Happiness, Suffering, Loss, and Destruction, refer to six of Buddhism’s eight worldly concerns. While traditional teaching advises one to avoid these concerns, Barbaccia’s shimmering surfaces and erotic shapes make the effort nearly impossible.

Nationally recognized neon sculptor, Craig Kraft, departs from his iconic linear forms in a bold experimental project, Unintentional Drawings. Reducing his palette to shades of blue, Kraft expands the limits of neon by transferring his seemingly random doodles into drawings made of light. "Unintentional Drawing I", a free-standing eight-foot tall sculpture, features words like a commercial neon sign but it uses them in a haphazard way, as though the drawing was first conceived on the back of a napkin. Both "Unintentional Drawings II" and "III" continue the random, scribbling theme but as smaller, wall-mounted works.

Borderland, the title of Judy Southerland’s exhibition of mixed-media prints, refers to both her intention and her process. “To make a picture, I start with the space in-between,” she reveals. Southerland’s “in-between” is often an open field, a blue sky, or an empty wall. Into these nebulous places she combines human gestures with other images estranged by time and style. Gradually, like the artist’s laborious process of developing each screen-print, a narrative emerges.

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am-5pm
703.471.9242

CHERAYA ESTERS / JEREMY TIDD


21ST CENTURY GHOSTS
December 16, 2009 - January 8, 2010
ARTIST TALK - FRIDAY, JANUARY 8TH AT 8PM.

21ST CENTURY GHOSTS is an homage and memorial to the Tsuga Canadensis, the largest natural evergreen conifer in the eastern United States. According to the artists, "they generally stand full grown at a height of about 100 ft, but exceptional trees have been found up to 173 feet. The oldest recorded specimen was at least 554 years old.

Unlike deciduous trees that lose their leaves these trees suck carbon out of the air year round. The effects of this change in the carbon cycle are not yet known; what is obvious is that eastern American ecosystems are changing dramatically. This is a memorial to the Tsuga Canadensis and America's eastern landscape."

Artists:Cheraya Esterslives and works in Philadelphia PA. She creates wooden sculptures that deal with the blue-collar lifestyle and the evolution of labor in America. Esters' work consistently expresses the need for self-reliance and appreciation for natural materials.

Jeremy Tidd lives and works in Washington DC. He is half of the art collaborative the YAY team. Tidd is a professional gardener and draws inspiration from his intimate relationship with landscapes, both urban and wild.

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-607-3804
www.civilianartprojects.com

Civilian will be open by appointment only until "Don't Look Now!" opens on January 15th.

DC Artists Reunite to Celebrate a Lost Friend

Traces, Celebrating the Life of Jutta Philippi Eigen
January 6 to 30, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 6:00-8:00PM.

 @
The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery 
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC
202.483.8600

 Jutta Eigen was a longtime resident of Washington, DC, a prominent composer, pianist and physician who died from cancer in 2002. This exhibition brings together artists who were part of the defining DC art world of the 1970s and 80s, in which Eigen was an influential and dynamic participant. During these vibrant years, Eigen and the exhibiting artists were connected through Georgetown’s famous Fendrick Gallery, known for representing important contemporary, American artists. The show’s artists all admired Eigen and have reunited to celebrate her life through art and music.

Artists include: Daniel Brush, Renee Butler, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Craig Cahoon, Joan Danziger, Sam Gilliam, Kitty Klaidman, Dale Loy, Jean Meisel and Elise Wiarda. The curator, Elise Wiarda, is also a member of Smith Farm Center's Cancer Help Program retreat staff.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Doris Colbert Kennedy / The Foundry Gallery

“A Deeper Reality”
An exhibition of abstract paintings by Doris Colbert Kennedy

January 2 to January 31
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Artist’s Talk: Sunday, January 17 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm

The artist is inspired by cutting edge concepts of theoretical physics, intuiting the movements of sub-atomic particles, waves and strings in works with such titles as Conifold Transition in Calabi Yau Space, Quantum Foam and Emergent Complexities.

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th Street
Washington, DC 20036
202-463-0203
www.foundrygallery.org

Participation Nation: Art Invites Input at Contemporary Museum

Opens Sunday, January 17, 2010 through April 2010

@

The Contemporary Museum
100 West Centre Street
Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon Cultural District

The Contemporary Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Year-Long Project 20 Exhibition
Museum Invites International Artists to Present Future Vision of Contemporary Art

The Contemporary Museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2010 by inviting 20 national and international artists to participate in Project 20, a year-long series of exhibitions, performances, and newly-commissioned site-specific projects, announced museum Executive Director Irene Hofmann. Each of the artists participating in Project 20 was selected by one of 20 guest curators who each played a significant role in shaping the Contemporary Museum’s history, including past directors, curators, and artists.

Project 20 will begin on Sunday, January 17, 2010 with Participation Nation: Art Invites Input, an exhibition featuring three artists and artist collaboratives whose works invite museum visitors and community members to contribute content. Participation Nation is an interactive exhibition experience with new works by Finishing School (Los Angeles), Neighborhood Public Radio (Albuquerque, Chicago, San Francisco), and Lee Mingwei (New York).
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Winter Party
A Progressive Celebration
Saturday, January 16, 7 – 11 p.m.
 

Contemporary Museum and Peabody Court Hotel
starting at 100 West Centre Street
Baltimore, MD

The Contemporary Museum will celebrate the opening of Participation Nation: Art Invites Input at its annual Winter Party, beginning at the museum and concluding at the rooftop ballroom of the Peabody Court Hotel. The event will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2010 from 7-11 p.m.

Beginning at 7 p.m. at the museum, guests will preview the site-specific installations created for Participation Nation, the first in a series of exhibitions celebrating the museum’s 20th anniversary. The three-part exhibition explores collaboration between three international artists - Lee Mingwei, and artist collaboratives Finishing School and Neighborhood Public Radio -  and Baltimore residents. Guests will meet the artists while enjoying themed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres.

At 8:30 p.m. the party will continue at the Peabody Court Hotel, located around the corner from the museum, with artist performances, dancing, a silent auction, and a Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres bar.

Advanced tickets to Winter Party are $60 for Contemporary members and $75 for non-members, and can be purchased by calling 410-783-5720. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $80.

Proceeds from Winter Party support Contemporary Museum exhibitions and programs.

For more information about the Contemporary Museum, visit www.contemporary.org.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Jack Boul / Washington Printmakers Gallery

Washington Printmakers Gallery 
January Invitational Exhibition


Jack Boul

January 3 - 31, 2010
"First" Friday Reception
Friday, January 8, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

1732 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
202-332-7757
www.washingtonprintmakers.com 
 

Gateway Arts Center / calls for entries

 The M-NCPPC space in the Gateway Arts Center has three current calls for entries:

>Accepting applications for the inaugural exhibition, a show of artists living and/or working in the Gateway Arts Districtdeadline Jan. 29.

>They are very actively seeking fine craft work to show and sell in their space. Submissions will be reviewed immediately and on an ongoing basis.  Those interested should contact phil.davis [at] pgparks.com (301-277-2863) as soon as possible.

>They are also accepting proposals for gallery exhibitions. The next round of reviews will be in February; and will schedule shows beginning in September 2010.

The Gateway Arts Center (formerly called the Brentwood Art Center) will celebrate it’s grand opening on March 19, 2010.  The center, located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave. in Brentwood, is dedicated to presenting and promoting the visual arts. It is home to a dozen artists’ studios, a gallery operated by the Gateway CDC, and the Prince George’s African American Museum & Cultural Center. The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission occupies approximately 1/4 of the building, featuring a gallery, a contemporary craft store, and an arts class/meeting room. It is a place for people of all ages to meet, engage and learn about art, purchase one of a kind craft objects, and explore new talents.

Proposals/applications should include:
A résumé or CV
Appropriate digital documentation with a list of images that includes titles, media, size, and dates.
Exhibition proposals should include and artist/curator’s statement.

Send to:
Attn: Gateway Arts Center
Arts & Cultural Heritage Division, M-NCPPC
7833 Walker Dr. Suite 430
Greenbelt, MD 20770

If you have any questions, would like additional information or a full prospectus, please contact:
Phil Davis, phil.davis [at] pgparks.com
301-277-2863

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Sculpture Now 2010 at Edison Place Gallery

January 5 to February 12, 2010


Opening Reception:
Friday, Friday, January 8, 6:00 to 8:00 pm


Gallery Talk by juror Ryan Hill: January 9, 2pm



Karen Bondarchuk, Leah Frankel, Kerry Furlani, Tom Greaves, Jason Haber, Ray Hau, Leila Holtsman, James Mallos, Bill Moore, Elena Patino, Mike Shaffer, John Simpkins-Camp, Erwin Timmers, Patricia Tinajero, Elizabeth Whiteley, and Alice Yutzy.


702 Eighth Street, NW
(between G and H streets)
Washington, DC 20001

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday -- Friday, noon - 4 pm
Saturday, Jan 9 and 30, noon - 4 pm
Admission is free.

“Sculpture Now 2010” is the Washington Sculptors Group’s annual member exhibit. The Washington Sculptors Group is a non-profit corporation founded in 1984.

Washington Sculptors Group
P.O. Box 42534
Washington, DC 20015

202-686-8696

Frank Hallam and Jonathan Monaghan


through January 16, 2010

Hamiltonian Gallery presents a new exhibition of works by Washington, DC photographer Frank Hallam Day, and Hamiltonian Fellow, Jonathan Monaghan. Whether through African mannequins, Christian imagery or heraldic symbolism, both artists present recontextualized notions of the West.

In Frank Day's Equatorial Beauties, a series of photographs from a more extensive body of work taken in sub-Saharan Africa, the viewer comes face-to-face with images of women's fashion mannequins from African marketplaces. These all-Caucasian mannequins represent the remnants of Western standards of beauty, and by extension, Colonialism itself, all of which still very much affect Africa today.

In his latest body of work titled Rock Hard Weekend, Hamiltonian Fellow Jonathan Monaghan further explores the Christian notion of self-sacrifice with his computer-animated videos and images. Monaghan's works, opulent in their use of slick, laser-cut acrylic frames and symbols of designer luxury, offer an updated, almost post-human version of biblical allegories and the survival of their lessons


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

Hamiltonian Gallery | 1353 u street, nw | suite 101 | washington | DC | 20009

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Storefront exhibits offer artists a different kind of exposure

"Windows Into D.C.," is a 14-artist effort in the vacant storefronts and vitrines of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Convention Center officials tapped D.C.'s Commission on the Arts & Humanities to stock the fallow space with artists from its database. The artists made site-specific murals or displayed existing work in lighted vitrines along M Street NW."

By Jessica Dawson
Friday, January 1, 2010
The Washington Post

Read Article HERE at WashingtonPost.com


Happy New Year

Here's wishing you and yours a most wonderful New Year! Anne

Running for cover(age) / WPA

Monday, January 4, 2010
6:30-8:00pm

A panel discussion on arts criticism in the DC area
Moderator: Kriston Capps
Panelists: Jeffry Cudlin, Isabel Manalo, Danielle O’Steen

Where: Capitol Skyline Hotel (lounge), 10 I Street SW, Washington, DC, 20024
(Free and open to the public)

Coverage of Mera Rubell’s DC studio tour by journalist Jessica Dawson in The Washington Post touched a critical nerve in the DC arts community, and set off impassioned conversations on social networking websites such as Facebook about the quality of life for artists in the area. Artists, writers, and arts professionals weighed in on aesthetics, isolation, ambition and support for the visual arts.
This panel discussion will address questions about local arts media coverage and its effect on the cultural life of the city. During the Q&A portion of the program, panelists will provide suggestions of both existing and new models for generating dialogue about the arts.

Kriston Capps is a critic, reporter, and commenter. He contributes regular news and reviews to the Guardian, Art in America, Art Papers, Art Lies, the American Prospect, Huffington Post, and other publications. Kriston taught a graduate studio colloquium at the University of Maryland College Park and will teach an arts journalism course through the WPA ArtScribe program at George Washington University in the Spring.


Jeffry Cudlin is an artist, curator, art critic, and musician living and working in Washington, D.C. He serves as the Director of Exhibitions for the Arlington Arts Center and writes for the Washington City Paper.

Isabel Manalo is an artist represented by Addison Ripley Fine Art and Assistant Professor at American University’s Art Department in Washington, DC. She runs the award-winning blog The Studio Visit which features artists from the DC region in their studios.

Danielle O'Steen is a freelance journalist, contributing to publications such as Art + Auction, Capitol File, Flash Art and Washington Post Express. She previously worked as an editor at Art + Auction magazine in New York. Currently, she is also a graduate student in art history at George Washington University, specializing in modern and contemporary art.