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Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Biennial Ikebana Show and 100.tea.bowls at The Art League

The Biennial Ikebana Show
March 4-8, 2010


Every two years, The Art League welcomes the Washington, DC branch of The Sogestu School for biennial Ikebana Show in The Art League Gallery.

Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging and Sogetsu is just one of the many schools of Ikebana. They practice Ikebana for contemporary times. Sogetsu does not emulate nature; they encourage students to use lines, hues, and masses provided by nature to create their own interpretation.

For the Ikebana Show, Sogetsu members select works of art of all media by Art League and Torpedo Factory artists to create harmonious installations. The carefully crafted compositions of art and nature create a peaceful and reflective environment in the gallery.

This exhibit will include several events:
Flower arranging demonstration by Tone Olson: Saturday, March 6, 1:00 pm.

Japanese Tea Ceremony and discussion of Chado, the Japanese way of tea, with Stephen di Girolamo of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: Sunday, March 7, 1:30 pm

Musical Performance by the Washington Toho Koto Society, performed by Mrs. Kyoko Okamoto: Sunday, March 7, 3:00 pm
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100.tea.bowls
March 4-8, 2010

The Art League presents 100.Tea.Bowls in collaboration with the ceramic artists of the Torpedo Factory. 100.Tea.Bowls invites artists to create an inventive, harmonious composition through the tea bowl clay form. This juried exhibit of 100 tea bowls will be installed in the Bin Gallery during the Biennial Ikebana show.

The Art League
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.683.1780 x27
www.theartleague.org
theartleaguegallery.blogspot.com

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Poetry Out Load

Gala Hispanic Theater cheers on DC students as they perform to compete in the NEA's Poetry Out Loud finals. One student will be chosen to represent DC on the national stage

Monday | March 8, 2010 | 5:30pm


Gala Hispanic Theatre at Tivoli Square
1333 14st., NW
Washington, DC 20010

RSVP by March 3, 2010

For more information,
Contact Ebony.blanks at dc.gov

Friday, February 26, 2010

Freya Grand / Gallery Neptune

 Save the Date

Freya Grand, Oils

March 13-April 4, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 13, 7pm

Artist Talk
Saturday, March 27, 2pm

As in abstraction, forms transmit a mysterious secret life, exert a presence. The drama of rock and fog, the immensity of a mountain, these shapes speak for my own interior landscape, the landscape of emotion."
-Freya Grand

Freya Grand, POAS, Oil on Canvas 48" x 60" 2004  Photo Courtesy the artist.

@
GALLERY NEPTUNE
5001 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD
301-718-0809
www.galleryneptune.com
 

"When Harlem Came to Paris" Returns!



Monday, March 1, 2010, 6PM-9PM
pARTake: "We Remember Harlem"

Alliance Française de Washington
2142 Wyoming Ave, NW DC
Open to the public

"When Harlem Came to Paris" (WHCTP) is the brainchild of LiL SoSo Productions' owner Risikat "Kat" Okedeyi. Partnering with The Alliance Française de Washington,

Presented by Lil SoSo Productions and co-sponsored by Authentic Contemporary Art
Authentic Contemporary Art kicks off a new Art Salon series entitled "pARTake" as a pre-event forWhen Harlem Came to Paris with a panel discussion, moderated by Sharon Burton and featuring LiL SoSo Productions, Alliance Francaise, James Terrell and more. This event will offer some insight into the visual artists and the pull of the Harlem Renaissance and why its relevance is so long lasting. Also, attendees will get the chance to preview a few of the works that will be featured for auction at the main event March 20th by artist James Terrell. For moreinformation contact: whctp at lilsoso.com

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 7 pm -12 am

"When Harlem Came to Paris"

Alliance Française de Washington
2142 Wyoming Ave, NW DC

$55 for Alliance Members| $65 for Non-Members
Presented by LilSoSo Productions, co-sponsored Authentic Contemporary Art

For more information and tickets, click here.

The year is 1926 and the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing. On this bright a young band of Negro artists and musicians celebrate their last night in Paris in this salon style party that will feature live music, performances, food, drink, and a silent auction of original artwork.

Visual artists were a major component of the Harlem Renaissance era and so WHCTP is pleased to feature James Terrell as this year's visual artist. This year, James has agreed to create 12 original pieces for the event that will be previewed at the pre-events and then auctioned off on March 20th. A portion of all of the proceeds will go towards the benefit the Anne Bujon Educational Initiative for DC Public Schools

Alliance Francaise de Washington
2142 Wyoming Avenue, NW-WDC

$55 for Alliance Members, $65 for Non-members (Must be 21)
Tickets available until March 19th 4PM at: 202.234.7911

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Washington Printmakers Gallery / 25th Anniversary Reunion Show

25th Anniversary Reunion Show
Featuring over 50 artists, all current and former WPG members
 
Closing Reception
Saturday, February 27, 1:00-4:00 pm


Join Washington Printmakers Gallery Artists for the closing reception to Reunion Show.  Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided.  The parking lot is clear--If you missed the first opening due to the snow, this is your chance to see it!

Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.273.3660 

Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship Program

Hamiltonian Artists Fellowship Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2010-2012 Term.

Deadline:  Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Hamiltonian Artists, a 501(c)3, announces its third annual open call to new, emerging artists to apply for a two-year Fellowship Program, aimed to aid in the professional development of visual artists.

Please refer to the website for application requirements, restrictions and forms.  The application process will close at 5:00 pm on on Tuesday, March 2, 2010, and any applications received after that date will not be considered. 

http://www.hamiltonianartists.org/apply.html

Please do not hesitate to email or call us at the gallery with any additional questions. 

Hamiltonian Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for creative artists early in their careers. We offer a competitive two-year fellowship program to new, innovative visual artists in all media through an annual competition. Artists from around the nation are encouraged to apply.

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

Till Death Do Us Part / Closing recepetion


Closing Reception: Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 6:30-8:30

Join Long View Gallery in celebrating Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow's 3 week anniversary (as well as the closing of their exhibition). Refreshments will be provided.

Long View Gallery
1234 ninth st nw
washington dc 20001
202.232.4788 
longviewgallery.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Art League Faculty Show

Art League Faculty Show 
Now Through Monday, March 1


The new exhibit in The Art League Gallery featuring works by Art League Faculty is one not to miss. Works by nationally and internationally known artists fill the gallery this week, including pieces by Dani Dawson, Robert Liberace, Mike Francis, Ted Reed, and more.  Large installations and paintings fill the gallery for this special exhibit.  Works of all media are featured, reflecting the diverse faculty and classes The Art League has to offer.

This exhibit was planned last minute due to scheduling changes with the show. Don't miss it!

The Art League105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.683.1780 x27

Gallery Hours:
Daily, 10am-6pm
Sundays, 12noon-6pm
Open Thursdays until 9pm

Art Enables 8th B-day Party

Art Enables is celebrating with a double dip on 
SATURDAY, February 27, 2010, 2 - 5 pm @ Art Enables
411 New York Avenue, NE -- Washington, DC 20002

1. A fabulous birthday party  & exhibit  - with DJ Uncle Eric.
   
2. A random raffle (very eclectic items and only $1 a ticket) and (the silent) auction of a single gorgeous painting on canvas to help us generate some extra funds to upgrade our security after a break-in and theft in January.

The party will help Art Enables after they were recently burglarized and lost all of the computers and electronic devices necessary for them to reach their community. 

Many have already sent donations (and thank you very much).
Join forces to help build Studioland Security.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer

Govinda Gallery

On January 8th, Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles launched the exhibition Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer. This exhibition was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) with Govinda Gallery. The exhibition will be touring the United States for the next three years. The opening in Los Angeles was a remarkable evening and a great celebration. Enjoy seeing some of the highlights from the launch on Govinda's blog, The Back Room. Click here to see the blog.

Govinda Gallery
http://www.govindagallery.com

On The Line: A Clothes Line Art Exhibition

On The Line: A Clothes Line Art Exhibition
Closing Reception: 3pm-5pm this Saturday, Feb.27th

Music: David Hubbard, Bob Lash Original music from “Sky High Radio”

photo courtesy David Hubbard


@
 Gallery 10
1519 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday, 11 am - 5 pm

LUST 2nd opening in Hyattsville, MD

2nd Reception on the 27th! 6 to 9pm!

Who: Design Studio Art Gallery, artdc Gallery, Cheryl Edwards studio
What: LUST…
When: February 27th, 2010
Where: Multiple galleries within the Arts District spanning from Hyattsville to DC
Why: In celebration of Valentine’s Day and to visually explore love & lust

Gallery Websites:
www.artdc.com
www.designstudioartgallery.com
www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/cheryl-edwards.html

artdc Gallery, Design Studio Art Gallery, and Cheryl Edwards Studio will host this exhibit.

In collaboration,  multiple Arts District galleries will work to create a movement in celebration of that wonderful time full of love. You know the day--Valentine's day. Galleries will be developing a semi-all inclusive show that will be curated in one space, and then split between galleries. This movement goes beyond space limitations and activates the neighborhood through multiple gallery collaborations.

Monday, February 22, 2010

2009 Foreign Language Film Award Nominated Films

Global Glimpses Series at National Geographic
All Roads Film Project


Join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the National Geographic All Roads Film Project for this rare opportunity to see in one location, one week before the March 7 ceremony in Los Angeles, the five films nominated for the 2009 Foreign Language Film Award. Nominations have been announced, so you can begin to plan your schedule! Some films may contain graphic images and language.

* February 26, 2010 – February 28, 2010
* Location Washington, D.C.
* Price 5-film pass: $35 single tickets: $8

National Geographic Live! Washington, D.C.
1600 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
202 857 7700

Sunday, February 21, 2010

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Announces Premiere of 'Art(202)TV'


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in partnership with the DC Office of Cable Television (OCT), announces the premiere of Art (202) TV, an innovative one-hour television segment that showcases the diverse talents of the District’s art scene. Art (202) TV will be featured on TV-16 of the District’s cable system on Fridays at 9 pm and Saturdays at 11 pm. 
Art(202)TV gives viewers the opportunity to discover the evolving landscape of the District’s arts community. The new show spotlights artistic movements from across the city that are creating and solidifying Washington, DC as a world class cultural destination. Content will highlight gallery exhibitions, performances, cultural festivals, video art, and short films. 
This one-hour show will feature originally produced content by the Media Lab of DCCAH covering organizations and artists such as Life Pieces to Master Pieces, Holly Bass and event coverage such as Art Salon. The majority of programming will be acquired from organizations like The Washington Ballet, FotoWeekDC and Washington Project for the Arts, repurposed for promotional-use to air on Art(202)TV.
DCCAH Executive Director Gloria Nauden says “One of our goals is to raise the profile of our 500-plus grantees, who reflect DC arts and culture, and to acknowledge their tremendous contribution to our community. Art(202)TV is the most powerful conduit to accomplishing this goal, leveraging the access to content and distribution. We are excited to work with OCT to present programming that highlights and makes relevant the District’s art scene.”
“Washington, DC has such a rich, diverse artistic history, present and future. We are pleased to partner with DCCAH to include Art(202) in our TV-16 broadcast line up so that viewers can have access to the best that DC has to offer,” said OCT Director, Eric E. Richardson. 
DCCAH is currently accepting digital material from all District artists and organizations to be considered for Art (202)TV.  To submit video content contact producernapolean at gmail.com.
When:
Premiers Friday, February 26, 2010 at 9 pm
Continuing every Friday at 9pm and Saturday at 11 pm


Where: TV-16 (District Cable System-Comcast-RCN-Verizon)

Contacts: Deirdre Ehlen, DCCAH; Kenneth Borden, OCT

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Art on the Go | NBC Washington

Washington, DC
Art on the Go | NBC Washington

Metro will feature works by two local artists
by JIM HANDLY
Sam Gilliam, who is best known around the world for his color field and sculpture is creating a large abstract mosaic tile mural to go up in the underpass of the Takoma station entrance.

Michael Sirvet will create low-relief, botanically inspired aluminum and light sculptures for the Farragut West station entrance at 17th and I streets.

The Rubells Plan Private D.C. Museum - ARTINFO.com

The Rubells Plan Private D.C. Museum - ARTINFO.com
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Art collectors Mera and Don Rubell, who have made a name for themselves as promoters of cutting-edge work with their private museum in Miami, have now announced that they will open a new contemporary art center in D.C.

G-40: The Summit / Crystal City Art Exhibition


Art Whino teams up with Crystal City BID and Vornado to present G-40: The Summit, a month long exhibition and event series featuring over 500 artists from around the world.

The mission of G40: The Summit is to bring the leaders of the New Brow genre together in Crystal City, VA in an effort to explore, discuss and grow this movement. G-40: The Summit will be a culmination of ideas and processes, brought together and highlighted by region and style, creating, for the first time, a full cross examination of this genre.

This event will feature 75,000 sq ft of exhibition space with 5 floors of art! Each floor will represent different hot hubs of the New Brow movement: The DC, New York, and California metro areas, plus one all encompassing floor for international and other regional artists. Visitors of G-40: The Summit will, for the first time, be able to experience entire floors showcasing artists from these regions, and because of this set up, connect the dots of how the different sub-cultures and environs affect the art. From the laid back California Style, to the fast paced New York way of living, the art will bring a fresh visual perspective that words cannot provide. With all the different styles in one place the New Brow movement, now growing and expanding worldwide, will be more comprehensible to the viewer, finally defining the line between the movement’s beginnings to its future. A movement that currently exists without much literature or founding in “traditional” institutions, yet includes some of the most highly recognizable and sought after art in the world, will inevitably become a major player in the intellectual and mainstream art world.

Each floor will have 10-30 “Showcased artists” who will activate the space with murals and installations, helping to set the mood for their region. In addition to the showcased artists, an additional 50-100 region of specific artists will be exhibited on each floor. The show will run up for a month. During the month there will be musical and visual performances, lectures, and more. Also there will be featured various art related groups and non-profits, helping to promote their mission and inspire ongoing conversations about the New Brow art world in DC and beyond.

Event Schedule:
Five floors of exhibition space, including a lobby lounge, New York gallery, Washington, DC gallery, California gallery and an international gallery.

Who: Over 400 contemporary artists from across the country and around the world.
Where: 223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202

Metro Accessible – Crystal City
Distance from Washington, DC: 2 miles
When: March 3 – 27, 2010
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 5-10 p.m.
Fridays: 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturdays: 12 p.m. -12 a.m.
Sundays: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed

Public Preview with Live Painting: Wednesday, March 3rd 5-10 p.m.
First Friday: Friday, March 5th 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Grand Opening: Saturday March 6th 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Tickets: No ticket is necessary - the event is free and open to the public

Event Location: 223 23rd St. Arlington, VA 22202

Metro Accessible and pleny of parking
For more info go to: http://crystalcity.org/accessible/parking

FOR BIO'S OF PARTICIPATING ARTISTS PLEASE VISIT:
http://www.crystalcity.org/artful/g40artists


For Full Show Details Go To: www.artwhino.com/g40/

Baltimore Exhibitions

Nudashank 
New Painthings: Ted Gahl / Tatiana Berg
February 12 - March 12
, 2010

Ted Gahl is a painter based in Providence, RI, on the verge of finishing his MFA at RISD. His work was recently featured in Postcards from the Edge @ Zieher Smith, NYC, Not Abstract1 @ Parker's Box, Brooklyn, and the publication MFA Now: The Next Generation of Painting.

Tatiana Berg is an artist based in NYC and recently received her BFA from RISD. She recently was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center.

Both artists were awarded this two person show for their work exhibited in CHROMATOSE @ Nudashank this past August.

H&H Building
405 west Franklin St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Friday, February 19, 2010

February Gallery Gaze Tonight!

Washington, DC

Friday, February 19, 5 to 8 p.m., the Georgetown Gallery Gaze, in its fifth month, extends that warm and fuzzy Valentine's Day feeling. Every third Friday of the month, the Gaze features over 10 galleries with extended hours, music, and refreshments. In addition to checking out cool art in some of Georgetown's best galleries, you can enter to win dinner for two at some Georgetown favorites - Sea Catch, Paper Moon or Bodega Spanish Tapas Bar. Some of the participating galleries are hosting artist receptions in their stores. Check out Poppy for jewelry artist Kristin Lora. Susan Calloway Fine Arts hosts DC-area native artist Rodgers Naylor. Dr. Margaret Taylor Burroughs will be at Parish Gallery. 202.290.1377


Getting There:

The Georgetown Metro Connection

Every ten minutes, the Georgetown Metro Connection picks up from Dupont Circle and Rosslyn Metro Stations. Regular fare is $1.00 one way, $0.25 for Seniors (65+) & ADA riders, and $0.50 with a Metro SmarTrip card when boarding at Rosslyn & Dupont Metro Stations. Children under 5 ride free.

Monthly Passes are available at Georgetown BID (1055 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW), Rosslyn Commuter Store (1700 N. Moore Street, Ste. 235, Arlington, VA), and at Commuter Direct. $30.


Circulator

Arriving every ten minutes, from 7 a.m. to midnight everyday, the red, black, and yellow-striped bus links cultural, entertainment, and business destinations within the city. Get to and from Georgetown via M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. $1.

Georgetown is truly a one-of-a-kind destination for you to experience all there is to offer there.

It's a Beautiful Thing at Jane Haslem Gallery

Reception February 20th, 5-8 pm
To honor Bill Hill and artists he helped over twenty-five years

Bill Hill has been in the art transportation business with his company HMB Art Transfer since 1985. As an artist himself, "It's a Beautiful Thing" is an exhibition of his work as well as the wide variety of artists who have worked for him over the 24 years he's been in business.

Among the artists Hill selected to be included are: Kristen Bourtles, Kathryn Cornelius, Mathew Duffy, James Eichelberger, Liz Ensz, Thom Flynn, Annie Gugliotta, Ryan Hackett, Steve Lewis, Brenda Moore, Ben O'Brian, Kevin Omeara, Aika Romulo, José Ruiz, Molly Seigel, Aline Shkurovich, Stoff Smulson, Dan Treado, and Albert Weaver.

The show will run from January 27 - March 15

The Jane Haslem Gallery
2025 Hillyer Place NW
Washington, DC 20009
202.232.4644

Gallery open- noon to 5 pm
Wednesday through Saturday
and by appointment

DRAG / Jason Horowitz at Curator's Office

February 20 - March 27, 2010
Reception: Saturday, February 20, 6 - 8 pm

Jason Horowitz's provocative large-scale and extreme close-up photographs of expressive drag queens conjure a multitude of reactions. Horowitz continues his ongoing interest in exploring the intersection of landscape and portraiture and how hyper-realism morphs into abstraction. Shot with the same "glamour" lighting set-up used for fashion images, these photographs subvert that process to look at what is real rather than ideal.

In the new body of work entitled DRAG, a new psychological element enters the artist's earlier explorations of faces and bodies. The theatrical artifice of the make-up, similar to a mask, is at once concealing and revealing. Horowitz masterfully plays with the tension between attraction and repulsion. The over-the-top vamping and exhibitionist joy of drag queens is tempered by a simultaneous sadness and introspection. By exploding scale, Horowitz reveals not only the fascinating visual terrain of the face but also challenges our own hidden biases about femininity and masculinity, beauty and ugliness, gay culture, race, sexuality, and aging.

Curator's Office
1515 14th Street NW # 201
Washington, DC, 20005
202.387.1008

Conversation with the Artist / ADAM DE BOER

ADAM DE BOER
Memory Meets Imagination Halfway
January 15 - February 21
photo courtesy DCAC

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
dcartscenter.org

Al Miner and Artist Gesche Wuerfel Discussion


Tuesday, February 23, 7 to 9 PM

Al Miner is an artist and a curator at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. 
They will discuss "Go For the Gold: The Transformation of the Lower Lea Valley," on view 
@
 Civilian Art Projects

Exhibition runs February 19 through March 20

Space is limited (12 spaces left for this Salon). RSVP required at saloncontra at pinklineproject.com.

*Salon Contra introduces art and culture lovers to each other and to great artists in a social, intimate, and informative setting. Subscribers to Salon Contra receive advance notice to Salons before the events are opened to the general public. Limit number of people attend, to preserve the intimacy of the experience. You can subscribe now using Paypal, or email for more information

Subscriptions help organize more programming and the ability to give an honorarium to the participating artists. Plus every Salon includes light fare and beverages! One to two Salons each month as well as many other activities through The Pink Line Project that contrarians will be able to attend free of charge.

Become a contrarian!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Washington Studio School Student Show

Washington Studio School Student Show

 Friday, February 5th, 6-8pm
 

Ok, snow or no snow...
Please join us this Friday, February 19th, 6-8pm 

for the Annual Juried Student Exhibition
 Artist's Reception


The artists will all be in attendance. The work will be on display at Washington Studio School
from February 5 - March 5, 2010.

Washington Studio School
 2129 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
 202.234.3030
www.washingtonstudioschool.org

Hilllyer Open Mic Event

HOME: Friday, February 19th
Featuring: January Gill O'Neil

Sign up at 6PM
Performances at 7PM

Free for IA&A members and performers
$5 for non-members

January Gill O'Neil's poems and articles have appeared or are forthcoming in The MOM Egg, Crab Creek Review, Ouroboros Review, Drunken Boat, Crab Orchard Review, Callaloo, Babel Fruit, Edible Phoenix, Literary Mama, Field, Seattle Review, Stuff Magazine, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Read Write Poem, and Cave Canem Anthologies II and IV. A Cave Canem fellow, her first poetry collection, titled Underlife, will be published by CavanKerry Press in November 2009. She is a senior writer/editor at Babson College, runs a popular blog called Poet Mom, and is the new Poetry Editor of the online culture magazine Bread and Circus.

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

Robert Devers: Cult of the Hand

4:00 PM   Saturday, February 20

Join artist, Robert Devers, for a gallery talk of his current exhibition, Cult of the Hand.
Exhibiton on view January 30 - March 14, 2010 at American University Museum

This interdisciplinary exploration retraces and reimagines the influences of culture, craft, and place on the artist. Through the multicultural perspective provided by the history of maiolica glaze painting, the artist maps his own journey in the form of paintings, ceramics, and installations to offer a new translation of pattern, form, and space and to provide new perspectives of cultural influence as an American artist working in Mexico and Italy.

American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC, 20016
202-885-1300

COUP D'ESPACE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Due to last week's treacherous weather, WPA decided to extend Coup d'Espace deadline a few days. There is still time to plan your take-over of WPA HQ!

COUP D'ESPACE
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 22, 2010

 
Click here for the full call for entries and submission guidelines.

Four at Foundry

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Mid City Shopping / Third Thursday

MiDCity is holding monthly Third Thursday shopping socials, please come out to support your local businesses.
THIS THURSDAY FEB 18
Wander MidCity and Get Great Deals in DC's Coolest Shopping District!
Participating Retailers Include: (
check out the great MiDCity Galleries)
        
Affinity Lab
Meet MidCity BA's newest member!
Affinity Lab - Work Space, Business Tools and a Collaborative Entrepreneurial Community. Come by for snacks and 25% off your first months membership.

Palace 5
2216 14th Street
25% OFF WHEN YOU MENTION THIRD THURSDAY!
Named after the District of Columbia's throwback 1920's ABL basketball tem, Palace 5ive carries a solid selection of skate and lifestyle essentials from
boards and apparel to sneakers and accessories.
        
DEKKA
1338 U Street
"Art Club", with DJ Side DIsh, BYOB, live art!

Logan Hardware
1416 P Street

The whole store will be 20% off (excluding power tools and appliances), and in honor of Valentine's Day, if you bring a loved one--wife, boyfriend, mom, dog, etc.-you get an extra 5% off.

Bang & Olufsen
1604 14th St NW

Stop in to Bang & Olufsen Logan Circle for a glass of champagne and light snacks.  We look forward to showing you all of our great products, especially the NEW BeoTime and BeoCom 5!

Rue 14
1830a 14th St NW

Take an extra 20% off all sale items all day!
Rue 14 steers away from the mainstream offerings of the larger chain stores and offers customers an experience of shopping at a SoHo boutique by bringing in more diverse and up-and-coming brands without the NyC price tags.

PULP
1803 14th Street

PULP is one of the largest independent greeting card stores in DC. We're a funny, funky one-stop shop, where customers come in to buy a gift, select a card, and get free gift wrapping on their way to the party. We have a great selection of Obama products, cool DC flag tees, baby gifts, toys, journals, books, and edgy cards and merchandise. there's a lot more, too-come in, have fun, and feel the love!

Nana
1528 U St NW

An independently-owned shop in Washington, DC inspired by all things vintage, modern, handmade, and ethically made ... all perfect for work & play.

RCKNDY
1515 U Street

rckndy (pronounced rock candy) is a modern decor store focused on urban living. We scale much of our furniture to fit into a one bedroom condo or apartment. It's  gift and accessory collection is irreverent, and ironic and unmatched.  Clearance and Floor Models on Sale!!!

HOME RULE
1807 14th St NW

Home Goods Well Edited.

Go Mama Go
1809 14th Street

30% off everything except consigned artwork and jewelry.

Treasury
1843 14th St NW

25% off Winter Clothing and Accessories, 50% off Winter Coats!
treasury, a concept boutique offers Washington's finest vintage apparel. treasuryis an exciting addition to the city's fashion landscape, offering a carefully curated array of clothing, accessories and lifestyle items for woman, man and child.

Som Records
1843 14th Street

10 Percent off used records
Used, New, import & Rare Vinyl. Rock, soul, funk, disco, go-go, reggae, samba, salsa, folk, blues, punk, electronica & more!

Capital Carpet and Furniture
1915 14th Street NW

 Great Selection, Fast and Excellent Service.
        
Stem
1410 U Street

Home furnishings, jewelry, clothing and more from the people who brought you Rice and DC Noodles.

Junction
1510 U Street

Junction is having a post Valentines Day sale on items such as glassware, select jewelry and accessories in conjunction with our currently running winter store-wide sale.  Come shop and help us make room for our new spring items!

Habitat
1512 U Street

Gorgeous jewelry, handbags and home decor.
       
Lettie Gooch
1517 U St NW

This fashion savvy women's apparel boutique offers edgy and emerging style and fashion.

Zawadi
1524 U Street

Zawadi will also feature a wide array of gift items from various African countries including traditional and contemporary arts.
        
Pink November
1534 U St NW

Gorgeous women's clothing and accessories.

Caramel
1603 U Street

Up to 50% off fall/winter styles, including clothing, shoes, belts, and outerwear.

Greater Goods
1626 U Street

DC's favorite eco-friendly retailer!
Bring in your incandescent bulb and get 50% off an energy efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) of the same size! Limit two per customer.

Gallery Plan B
1530 14th Street

Gallery plan b provides a casual, hip space for a dynamic group of both established and emerging local artists to show and sell their art.

ACKC Cocoa Bar
1529 C 14th Street

ACKC Cocoa Bar is a haven for the lover of delectable hot cocoa drinks. We've named them after divas and starlets, conjuring images of the bygone
era of romance and spectacle. it's also an artisan chocolate shop with amazing confections and great gifts. A true cocoa experience!

The Bike Rack
1412 Q Street

The Bike Rack is a full service independent bicycle dealer located in the Logan Circle area of Washington, DC. Our passion is cycling and our goal is to offer outstanding service to a wide variety of cyclists and athletes by creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in our shop.

Cork Market and Tasting Room
1805 14th Street

From the folks who brought you the fabulous Cork Wine Bar, comes a new venture, a wine and gourmet food store nestled on one of DC's favorite shopping streets.

Busboys and Poets Books
2021 14th Street

Progressive Books to Activate your Mind and Community

**Before (or after) shopping check out these great MiDCity Galleries:
The Joan Hisoaka Healing arts Gallery
1632 U Street
The GLU Between Our Words: A Poetic Exploration of Culture and Controversy
Thursday | February 18 | 6:00PM-8:00PM
Free & Open to the Public
Join us for an evening of passionate performance art and conversation about the issues and problems facing young people and our world. Part theater show, part poetry reading, this journey into the eyes and lives of DC youth will awaken and inspire your spirit.  Hosted by Generations Leading Us (GLU), a monthly youth open mic, creative writing and performance workshop team from Washington, DC's Sol y Soul. Gallery Hours: WED-FRI 11AM-5PM, SAT 11AM-3PM & by appointment

Transformer Gallery
1404 P Street
SNOW GLOBE INSTALLATION


SNOW GLOBE installation, an artist-built environment created by DC-based artists Jessica Cebra and Zach Storm that playfully incorporates painting, drawing, mixed media collage, and sculptural elements to create a whimsical, life-size winter wonderland.
Exhibition Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm & by appointment

Gallery Plan B
1530 14th Street
Opening reception with the artists: February 20, 6-8pm 
 
Paintings by Ted Milligan
With a mini photography show
February 10, 2010 - March 7, 2010 

Intricate, fibrous, colorful, and multi-layered gouache paintings by Ted Milligan.

Abstract color photography by: Charlie Gaynor, Juditha, David Young

 Gallery Hours: wed - sat 12-7, sun 1-5
and by appointment

Wedding of the season! Artists Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow

“Till Death Do Us Part” 
the wedding of Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow
Also an art exhibition 
February 5th - March 1st, 2010

The opening of "Till Death Do Us Part" and the exchange of nuptials between Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn went ahead as planned on February 5 in the midst of the storm that dumped more than 20" of snow in DC. 400+ people braved the elements and came out to Long View Gallery to celebrate with Matt and Dana despite the weather!

I wish I could have returned home to join Dana and Matt on their day. If you missed the event, Matt and Dana compiled all of the press, photos, videos and interviews in one place to share the memories: CLICK HERE;
“Till Death Do Us Part” on view thru March 1 
@
Long View Gallery
1234 9th Street, NW (9th & N)
Washington, DC

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Join the artists  @ Aroma for 
"Under the Influence (3)" 
an exhibition of work by Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn
 Opening: Friday, February 19th at 7pm

 "We met at Aroma back in August 2001 at the opening of Matt's solo exhibit.  "Under the Influence" is the perfect moniker on several levels. There's the obvious reference to drinking but, on a deeper level, it refers to the influence we've have had on each other as painters. We will fill the establishment with a bevy of thought provoking and affordable paintings for your perusal and possible purchase directly from the artists." - Dana Ellyn
Aroma
*Aroma is a bar so you must be 21 years or older to attend.
3417 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC
202-244-7995

Cream: WPA 2010 Art Auction Preview Night

Preview 
February 25, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
rsvp by Feb. 22

Art Auction  
 3/6/2010

In conjunction with the Cream exhibition and Auction Gala will be the Curator Talk and presentation of the Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art to James F. Fitzpatrick on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 pm in the Abramson Family Recital Hall at the Katzen Arts Center. The exhibition and curator talk are free and open to the public.

Now in its 29th year, the WPA Art Auction Gala has become one of the hottest tickets of the season, routinely selling out several weeks in advance. This year’s event is no exception and tickets to the seated dinner have already sold out, but a limited number of party tickets are available and you can view the art  at the American University Museum. Featuring works by over 100 regional artists selected by 8 top curators, Cream: WPA 2010 Art Auction Exhibition will be on view at the museum from January 30 through March 6, 2010. 

To purchase party tickets, for information on bidding in absentia, or the Auction Gala, email wpa.auction at gmail.com. 202-234-7103 x5


http://auction.wpadc.org/

American University Museum
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC 20016 

The Art League’s annual Patrons’ Show

Due to the massive amount of snow and the inability for Patrons' Show ticket holders to view the Patrons' Show and for artists to donate artwork, The Art League's Annual Patrons' Show fundraiser has been RESCHEDULED for SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at 5:00pm!
The Art League’s annual Patrons’ Show features between 500-600 works of fine art donated by Art League and Torpedo Factory artists, and the number of tickets sold matches the number of works donated. The show may be viewed in The Art League Gallery from February 4-21, with evening viewing hours February 16 and 17, from 6:00-9:00 pm, and on The Art League's Flickr site. Ticket-holders may come in during this time to view the show and note their favorite pieces. Tickets, $175, are currently available wait list only.

On the evening of the Patrons’ Show drawing, tickets are randomly drawn and when the name of each ticket-holder is announced, he/she may select a work of art from the show that they wish to add to their collection. All proceeds go to benefit The Art League’s educational programming, exhibits, and community outreach programs.

The drawing for the 2010 Patrons’ Show will be held on Sunday, February 21 at 5:00pm, in the main hall of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Visit www.theartleague.org, for more information.

David London's Sunday Circus


Showcasing DC's hidden talents every month at The Fridge!


Kelly Mayfield- Dancer
Dai Andrews- Swordswaller
Jon Lee- True Improvisation
Soohan- Comedy
Anthony Wills Jr.- Singer
Laura Ernst - Juggler
Eva Brontosaurus - Musical Performance

And a very special Summoning of the Creative Spirit by
Jeramie Bellmay, Mike Folk, Alexa Grey, and more.

Sunday, February 21
@
The Fridge
Tickets: $12 or $10 for those with a mustache (real or fake)
Show begins at 6:17 PM
Doors open at 5:17 PM

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Imprint at Target Gallery


 Special Reception to meet the artists
Thursday, February 18, 6-8pm

Imprint is an excellent example of the widespread diversification and combination of printmaking techniques with almost every other art medium known. The quality of works submitted to Imprint is extraordinary and proves that there is a LOT of good art being made in the USA today." - Jane Haslem, juror

Printmakers Inc. in Studio 325 will be providing a printmaking demonstration of several different printmaking techniques at 7:30 pm.

Candy and flowers will be given out to the first 150 guests that arrive to the Torpedo Factory.

Enjoy refreshments and live music by Mercury Fools the Alchemist.

Target Gallery, National Exhibition Space
Torpedo Factory Art Center Located on the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria

www.torpedofactory.org

New Work | Hamiltonian Gallery


February 20, 2010 - March 20, 2010
Opening reception: Sat., February 20, 7 - 9 p.m

Through the repetition of a particularly burdened word, object, material or image, each artist utilizes the visual residue of popular culture to address the roots of current sociopolitical mores.

Artists: Alex Kondner, Hamiltonian Fellows Ian MacLean Davis, Linda Hesh and Bryan Rojsuontikul

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW
Washington DC 20009
202.331.1116

Inside/Outside at The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

February 3-27
Opening Reception: Friday, February 19, 6:00-8:00PM
The Second Meal by Taurus Evans

Over the past thirty years Mia Choumenkovitch has revealed art’s liberating and rehabilitative power in her work with residents of the DC Department of Corrections facilities, and was duly honored with the Mayor’s Art Award in 2007.  This rare collection of her students’ works exhibits the unique perspective of an artist living behind bars- looking to the outside world, not only from their physical confines but also from the interior of their soul.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
1632 U Street, NW
Washington DC 20009
www.smithfarm.com/gallery.202-483-8600

Titouan Lamazou: Women at Adamson Gallery

February 20 - March 27, 2010
Lola, Sydney, Australia, 2005 . Pigment print
courtesy Adamson Gallery

Opening Reception for the Artist:
Saturday, February 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Lamazou is an artist, documentarian, ethnographer, and it might be argued, an activist and humanitarian. For six years, Lamazou has traveled the world photographing 230 women and recording their biographies. The resulting images are beautiful and sometimes haunting. They reveal an artist that has a unique eye into the experiences of the peoples he encounters.

Titouan Lamazou has been voyaging around the globe nearly his entire life. Born in 1955 in Morocco, at age seventeen he decided to be a navigator and spent the next several years sailing on the seas of the world. In 1990, he won the Vendée Globe, a race around the world. Long accustomed to documenting the people and sites he encountered on his travels via photography, drawing, painting and even film, Lamazou decided to embark on his current project in 2001 and was named a United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization "Artist for Peace," a title that reinforces the humanitarian aspect of his project. The result is a collection of photographs, sketches and video recordings, which have been exhibited worldwide and collected into several catalogues published by Gallimard, as well as shown on short segments on French television.
 
For information: (202) 232-0707 or email gallery at adamsongallery.com
ADAMSON GALLERY
1515 fourteenth street nw
washington dc 20005
www.adamsongallery.com

JJ Singh Jewelry

"OMG, I've got to get out of the house!"

The Art of Jewelry with JJ Singh

 NEW DATE! Thursday, Feb 18, 7 - 9 pm

Artisan jeweler JJ Singh will discuss her inspirations, design process, current collections and her recently launched "Rethink - Redesign" program. Working with clients' outdated, broken, or sentimental jewelry, JJ redesigns unwearable individual pieces into one-of-a-kind statement necklaces that have a real emotional significance. At the end of the presentation she will do a real time "re-design" demonstration. JJ's collections are available at fine jewelry stores and have been featured in Lucky, Cosmopolitan, Modern Jeweler, Good Housekeeping, Essence, and National Jeweler to name a few.

Enjoy refreshments and a short talk on the current exhibition, Synergy:  Sculpture by Nicole Fall

Please RSVP to info at mpaart.org
Reservations are a must and limited to 50.

For this event, a donation to MPA of $10 per person is greatly appreciated.

*Please note:  If Fairfax County Public Schools are closed, MPA is closed and the event will not be held.

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, Virginia 22101
Phone 703-790-1953
Hours: TUE-FRI 10-4 SAT 1-5

Monday, February 15, 2010

2010 Bethesda Artist Market / Deadline Feb. 19

The deadline for the 2010 Bethesda Artist Market is approaching!  This year’s Market will take place on Saturday, June 12 and Saturday, July 10, 2010.

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

If you would like to request additional applications or have any questions, contact  301/215-6660, Ext. 17 or e-mail VHillman at bethesda.org. The application is available at www.bethesda.org.

25th Anniversary Reunion Show at WPG

February 4, 2010 - February 28, 2010

Over 50 artists, all current and former WPG members, have work on display in the 25th Anniversary Reunion Exhibition. See WPG in their new space:

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
info at washingtonprintmakers.com

Gesche Würfel / Civilian Art Projects

Go for the Gold!:
The Transformation of the Lower Lea Valley

February 19 - March 20, 2010
Opening: Friday, February 19 at 7pm


Gesche Würfel
"Fencing Hall 2" Image courtesy of the artist

Civilian Art Projects presents photographic selections from Gesche Würfel's multi-year project Go for the Gold! The solo exhibition is a first for the artist in Washington, DC.

Go for the Gold! depicts the transformation of London's landscape in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games. A trained urban planner, Würfel began the project in 2006 as an investigation into globalization and how it disrupts relationships between residents and their natural and built environment.

Exhibition hours:
Wednesday & Saturday 1-6pm, Friday 4-8pm, and Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.

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

Too Big to Fail

New York Times reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin will discuss his book, Too Big to Fail, at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

Date: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location:
Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business
37th & O Streets, NW, Rafik B. Hariri Building
Lohrfink Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Click here to RSVP.

The event is sponsored by the McDonough School of Business Center for Financial Institutions, Policy, and Governance.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

DC Arrival

From Over the Rainbow

to the land of snow and ice

approaching Washington, DC

Coming into Washington, DC, greeted by dump trucks and front end loaders creating seven foot ice walls to clear the streets. Oh sunshine!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cancellations

Check all events posted for cancellations and rescheduling due to inclement weather.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ART BUZZ TRUNK SHOW FEATURING THE WORK OF 10 DC DESIGNERS

February 18th (Thursday) 6 to 9 p.m.
@ Teatro Goldoni
1909 K. Street, NW
Washington, DC


 ART BUZZ - a Trunk Show benefiting the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (http://www.dccollaborative.org/) and featuring the work of 10 talented DC jewelry designers. Enjoy light appetizers from Teatro Goldoni (http://www.teatrogoldoni.com/) and a cash bar. Sponsored by City Shop Girl (http://www.cityshopgirl.com/), Everard's Clothing (http://www.everardsclothing.com/), Jamie Hess PR (http://www.jamiehess.com/), DC This Week (http://dcthisweek.blogspot.com/), Ezra Consultancy, ART BUZZ is a quarterly fundraising event designed to showcase the artistic works of DC-based artists and designers.

Participating Artists:

Heidi Hess of Poppy Metals (http://poppymetals.com/)
Laura Willis of WheelerWillisJewelry (http://www.etsy.com/shop/WheelerWillisJewelry)
Mary Clark Gaston (www.psalm27designs.etsy.com)
Lindsey Bucklew of Klewism (http://www.klewism.com/)
Nico Alexander Jewelry Design (http://www.etsy.com/shop/Pamlita11)
Sonda Tamarr of Turtle's Webb (http://turtleswebb.com/)
Catalina Lemaitre of Calamarie (http://calamarie.com/)
Dana Ayanna of Artistic Aya (http://www.artisticaya.com/)
Island Designs by Rachel Walker (http://www.facebook.com/.../Island-Designs-by-Rachel-Walker/239341720715)
Pamela Nieto

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative ensures that underserved DC public school students benefit from the region’s rich array of arts amenities. Every dollar donated at the ART BUZZ Trunk Show ensures access to the arts for thousands of students each year. In addition the Collaborative provides teachers with professional development sessions and study materials, adding further incentive to integrate the arts into their daily lessons. In the 2009 school year, more than 32,000 students and teachers visited cultural institutions through their programs.

Guests $10 donation gives them access to hundreds of jewelry creations they can purchase that night and the chance to take home one of the many signature pieces as a door prize.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is now accepting applications for the 2010 awards and exhibition. The 8th annual juried art competition awards $14,000 in prize monies to four selected artists.  Deadline for submissions is April 9, 2010 and up to twelve artists will be invited to display their work during the month of September in downtown Bethesda.

The 2010 Trawick Prize will be juried by Harry Cooper, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; Robert Haywood, Deputy Director at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD; and Emily Smith, Curatorial Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA.

The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.  A “young” artist whose birth date is after April 9, 1980 may also be awarded $1,000.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.  Original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video are accepted. Each artist must submit five slides or five images on CD, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

The Trawick Prize was established by Carol Trawick, a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda.  She is the past Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership.  Additionally, the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation was established in 2007 and has endowed the Trawick Prize indefinitely.

For more information, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

NEW LOCATION, NEW GALLERY, NEW MEMBERS ... JOIN TOUCHSTONE NOW!

After a long intensive search, TOUCHSTONE is putting the finishing touches on plans for a new and modern gallery at 901 NY Avenue NW, an attractive street-level location between the Museum of Women in the Arts and the new convention center, and around the corner from the new Longview Gallery.

The new gallery offers the opportunity for TOUCHSTONE to continue its long history as a dedicated art venue in the center of Washington.
Act Now and Become Part of the New Touchstone TOUCHSTONE will jury prospective members in the following ways

Direct jury of 5 pieces of actual art work & resume on Saturday, February 20, 2010

Digital jury of 5-10 pieces of work & resume anytime before February 20, 2010

If you are interested in being considered for one of the limited memberships available, please contact Ksenia Grishkova at info at touchstonegallery.com

Friday, February 05, 2010

Call for Entries / Creative Bicycle Rack Design

Deadline: Thursday, March 4th at 5:00 p.m.
Honorarium:  $1,500


Project
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District is requesting drawn design entries for creative and unique bicycle racks.  The racks will be installed within the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District in Washington, DC.

The call is open to the entire art community including visual artists, architects, graphic designers, urban designers and bicycling enthusiasts.

The winning entries will receive a $1500 honorarium plus a complimentary Saturday night stay for two at the historic Hay Adams Hotel, 800 16th St NW, in the Golden Triangle.

Background
The Golden Triangle encompasses 43 blocks of Washington, DC’s central business district bounded approximately by Pennsylvania Ave, New Hampshire Ave, Massachusetts Ave and 16th Street NW. The Golden Triangle is a bustling cosmopolitan commercial area with 75,000 professionals and over 800 retailers and restaurants. The Golden Triangle BID works to keep the area an exceptional place that is clean and friendly, inviting and accessible.

Public art is a key component to creating unique, memorable and attractive public spaces within the Golden Triangle. The Golden Triangle is committed to developing public art projects as part of its goal of continually improving DC’s central business district. For more information visit www.goldentriangledc.com.

The Call for Entries, with more detailed design guidelines, is available for download.

Schedule
Call for Entries Issued January 27, 2010
Call for Entries Due                March 4, 2010, 5 p.m.
Review of Entries                    March 2010
Designs Selected                    April 2010 Fabrication and Installation      Summer 2010
 
Submit design entries by March 4, 2010 at 5 p.m. to
Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (attn: David Suls)
1120 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 260, Washington, DC 20036
Or
Email to dsuls at goldentriangledc.com

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Art of The Soul

FEVER COUTURE PRESENTS......

ART OF THE SOUL: AN EXHIBITION ON THE UNSPOKEN THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS OF A WOMAN

Opening Reception
February 12, 2010, 8pm-Midnight
@
Busboys and Poets
486 K Street NW
Washington, DC

Exhibit Hours:
Weekends Only February 12-March 1, 2010
11am-7pm or by appointment only

Art of the Soul is an exhibition that expresses poignant issues related to women that are often felt but often deemed inappropriate to discuss. Through the use of painting, sculpture, installation, video and fashion, twenty selected artists from around the United States will come together to endow a visual voice to self-esteem, empowerment, beauty, sexuality and domestic violence. For more information visit www.artofthesouldc.info.

Community programs and workshops will take place in conjunction with Art of the Soul, and always be open and FREE to the public.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

International Arts and Artists' Juried Members' Show

International Arts and Artists' Hillyer Art Space is currently accepting submittals for its Juried Member's Show Constructing Differences, Uncovering Connections, to be curated by Maria Barbosa*, until February 12, 2010 (not a postmark deadline) for the week-long show from February 22nd to February 27th.  There will be a closing reception on Saturday, February 27th!

*Maria Barbosa is a mixed media artist interested in the riddles of personal interactions. Her work explores the processes of acculturation, globalization and displacement. Through her work, she addresses the conflict between the need for individuality and the need to conform to an established social order.

Requirements: 
o Artists must be members of International Arts & Artists.
o Submissions may address, but are not limited to, any of the following topics:
     o The common humanity and the uniqueness of individual artwork
     o Globalization and joined destinies
     o The global space and national places
     o International vs. Transnational
     o The paradox between globalization and rigid borders
o All media will be considered.
o All work must be less than $500.00.
o $20 submission fee.

Submissions must include the following materials:
o An email to membership at artsandartists.org containing TWO digital images per submission as a high resolution 300 dpi JPEG no larger than 1 MB (do not use GIFs, TIFFs or other formats). Any additional images (over the limit of 2), or any images that do not conform to the guidelines outlined will not be accepted. You may also submit less than 2 images.
o File Labeling - Files must be titled with a number indicating the viewing order, followed by the artist's last name. The numbers must correspond to the accompanying Image List. Use "0" (zero) in front of single digit numbers. Do not use more than 30 characters, and use only letters, numbers, and underscores. Example: 01_Jones; 02_Jones. If using Mac OS 8 or 9, include a ".jpg" extension at the end of each image title. Example: 01_Jones.jpg.
o A complete checklist of works containing the title, year, medium, and dimension of each work.
o Complete artist resume or CV.

Click here for the entry form. Complete and return the form with a $20 submission fee via email, phone (202-338-0680 - credit card only), fax (202-333-0758) or mail to:

International Arts and Artists
ATTN: Member's Show
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008

Four at Foundry Gallery


Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Golden Working Artists / part time position

Application DEADLINE: March 1, 2010

 Attention Artists living in the following metropolitan areas:
·        Baltimore, MD / Washington, D.C.
·        Boston, MA
and in the Capital Region of NY as well as the state of Louisiana

GOLDEN Paints is looking for acrylic painters who want to join the Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Working ArtistsSM team. This opportunity suits an artist that needs time to paint and devote time to his/her career, but wants to supplement their income with a related venture. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, are self-motivated, have a great personality, are computer adept, love learning and teaching, enjoy helping artists from beginner to professional, are comfortable in front of a crowd, have a MFA or BFA, this may be the opportunity for you.

What do GOLDEN Working ArtistsSM Do?
Our Working Artists present Lectures to Universities, Colleges, and Art Organizations and our Partner Retailers. The lecture is practical, educational, technically informative and inspirational. A series of hands-on classes that introduce artists to the possibilities of acrylic are also offered.  

Check out the Working Artists Page on our Web site at http://www.goldenpaints.com/artist/workart.php for more information about the program and the artists who are involved.

In most territories, we require that you complete 15 lecture presentations and 15 hands-on classes a year. This is a part-time position and artists are compensated as independent contractors. You will be fully trained at Golden Artist Colors’ expense.

If these qualifications suit you, please send by e-mail:
.        10 jpeg images of your artwork
.        Link to your Web site
.       If your site includes your bio, resume and images of your artwork, you only need to send your .   Letter of Intent with your Web address.
.       Work Resume
.       Show Resume
.        Letter of Intent (why you think you would be interested)

E-mail:
Pat Pirrone, Working Artists Program Coordinator
Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
188 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY 13411
ppirrone[at]goldenpaints.com

Monday, February 01, 2010

Phillips after 5

Art and Romance at Phillips after 5
with special guest DC Agenda

Thursday, February 4

Kick off February with a cozy, art-filled evening at The Phillips Collection. Bring a Valentine or meet one during this special program that includes:

Czech Avant-Garde in Film at 6:30 pm

A series of early 20th-century short Czech films rarely seen in the US. Associate Curator Elsa Smithgall introduces the films.

DJ Adrian Loving, 5–8 pm

Poet Shani Jamila recites Georgia O’Keeffe’s letters to her husband Alfred Stieglitz, to the accompaniment of violinist Matthew Hemerlein and music spun by DJ Adrian Loving.

FoodArts Café Tasting, 5–8 pm

Chef Andrew Holden pairs Brazilian tapas with capirinhas.

Godiva chocolate liqueur tasting, champagne bar, and chocolate fondue, 5–8 pm

Intimacy and Art: The Story of Duncan and Marjorie Phillips at 6 and 7 pm

Duncan and Marjorie Phillips collaborated personally and professionally to further their goals for The Phillips Collection.

Video Diary Booth, 5-8 pm


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

Andy Ilachinski / Ineffable Rhythms

Ineffable Rhythms, exquisite black-and-white photography of microscopic and macroscopic worlds by Andy Ilachinski.

Opening Reception on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 5 — 7 pm
at the Hyatt Regency Reston Market Street Bar & Grill, in Reston Town Center.

February 8 — April 19, 2010

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am-5pm
v.703.471.9242 f.703.471.0952