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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"The Eye Behind the Camera" by Elia Kahvedjian

"The Eye Behind the Camera"
Rare silver prints from a Jerusalem photo studio
by Elia Kahvedjian


Exhibiting through December 3 






The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
2425 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery features 25 rare silver prints, taken in the 1920’s and 30’s, of historically 
significant images of Palestine, such as that of uniformed Palestine Police mounted on camels, and the above 
image of the Graf Zeppelin dirigible over Jerusalem.



Elia Kahvedjian was born in 1910 in Ourfa, Turkey and passed away April 1999. 
On December 11, the annual Jerusalem Fund Souk will feature many Palestinian artists and craftspeople.

2425 Virginia Ave. NW 
Washington DC 20037
202-338-1958 
www.thejerusalemfund.org

Two Artists, Many Journeys @ Washington Printmakers Gallery

Two Artists, Many Journeys
Margaret Adams Parker - Etchings
Carole Nelson - Woodcuts

November 30, 2010 - January 2, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 5-8 pm
 

Two Artists, Many Journeys is the result of the separate and varied travels of Margaret Adams Parker and Carole Nelson, both near and far.

Reception and Artist Talk with Carole Nelson:
Saturday, December 4, 1-4 pm

Reception and Artist Talk with Margaret Adams Parker:
Saturday, December 11, 1-4 pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring | MD | 20910

Monday, November 29, 2010

Food Glorious Food Art Show, 2011 Calendar Launch Celebration and Silent Auction on December 1

Food Glorious Food VI 
Sustainable & Scrumptious
Art Exhibition
Presented by Zenith Community Arts Foundation 
to Benefit the Capital Area Food Bank

December 1 – February 6, 2011

Anne Marchand, A Slice of Life, 30" x 40", acrylic and mixed media/canvas

 2011 Calendar Launch & Silent Auction  Wednesday, December 1, 6:30-9:30pm 
WUSA 9 News Anchor Andrea Roane, emcee 
@ Embassy Suites Hotel, 
Terrace Level at Chevy Chase Pavilion 
Tickets: $80 per person, to include a  complimentary Celebration: calendar.


Eat Green by Philip Hazard


Calendar Launch Wednesday, December 1, 6:30-9:30pm / Tickets: $80 per person, to include a complimentary Celebration: calendar. To purchase tickets, call 202-783-8005 or pay by PayPal at www.zcaf.org  

Food Glorious Food is a unique annual collaboration between artists, top area chefs, businesses and individuals that has raised more than $100,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank in just four years. This year's show opens with a party on Wednesday, December 1.


Artists: Bert Beirne, Jay Burch, Stephen Hansen, Philip Hazard, Frank Holmes, Robert C. Jackson, Peter Kephart, Shelley Laffal, Chris Malone, Joey Manlàpaz, Anne Marchand, Bill Mead, Jane Pettit, Sofia Gawer-Fische, James Tormey and Joyce Zipperer 


Restaurants: Recipes in this year’s Sustainable & Scrumptious Calendar have been donated by 701, Austin Grill, Bastille, BestCookie.com, Black Salt, Circle Bistro, Citronelle / Central Michel Richard, Good Stuff Eatery, Policy, Teaism and Through the Kitchen Door, non-profit catering 


Now in its sixth year, the Food Glorious Food art show and associated 2011 Calendar will be unveiled by the Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF) at Chevy Chase Pavilion on Wednesday, December 1 at a Calendar Launch Celebration & Silent Auction on the Terrace Level at Embassy Suites Hotel, from 6:30-9:30pm. This year’s theme, Sustainable & Scrumptious, was selected to create greater awareness of the environment and promote healthy, sustainable dining.  Proceeds will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, and WUSA 9 News Anchor Andrea Roane will serve as the evening’s emcee.    

Cooked up by ZCAF Founder and Executive Director, Margery E. Goldberg in 2005, Food Glorious Food’s menu of food, art and charity is a recipe for success that has raised more than $115,000 for the food bank in five years, while pleasing the palates of art patrons and foodies through a unique collaboration between artists and restaurants. Area businesses add spice to the mix by sponsoring the calendar and donating items for the auction.  The overall project raises money through calendar sales, a percentage of proceeds from a related month-long food art exhibition and the Calendar Launch & Silent Auction.  



Zenith space, second level next to Embassy Suites
Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase DC 20015
Accessible by Friendship Heights Metro Stop
Open Mall Hours


Zenith Gallery Space at the Pavilion
open Saturdays, noon - 6pm & by appointment  Pavilion hours: visit www.ccpavilion.com

Touchstone Gallery Annual Small Works Members’ Exhibition.

Annual Small Works Members’ Exhibition.
December 1 – December 23, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 6 – 8:30 pm

Gallery A and B
December Roll Call: 50 ARTISTS(’) PRESENT(S)
Annual Small Works Members’ Exhibition.

Affordable artwork in a range of mediums, 24 square inches and smaller, priced at $500 or less.
Artists: Alderton, Alfuth, Bankerd, Bergel, Coppel, Cormier, Dale, DeMaris, Dortch Jr., Feller, Forster, Gagnon, Gomez, Johnson, Johnson, Johnston, Kanga, Kececi, Wu Kratz, Kupferberg, Lang, Lantz, Lewis, Roberts Logan, Lopatin, Lowenstein, Luckett, Lynch, McConnell, McCutchen, McInnis, More, Mould, Nathanson, Nolan, Novick, Ott, Plotkin-Mates, Rosenbaum, Sabo , Schonwald, Schulkind, Shaw, St. Charles, Tchernomazova, Volkova, Wallar, Warwick, Wheeler, Wismar, Young.

Gallery C
Shaping Room by Gary Bergel.
An installation/repository of mixed media and digital wall, floor, ceiling and window “inscape” works.

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-347-2787

Many Journeys / Carole Nelson & Margaret Adams Parker

Two Artists, Many Journeys
November 30-January 2


Two-person exhibition featuring woodcuts by Carole Nelson and etchings by Margaret Adams Parker, a result of the two artists' separate world travels.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 3, 5:30-8 pm
 

Artist Talk and Reception with Carole Nelson: Saturday, December 4, 1-4 pm
 

Artist Talk and Reception with Margaret Adams Parker:
Saturday, December 11, 1-4 pm


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

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Duke Ellington School of the Arts Presents: Dreamgirls

 The Duke Ellington School of the Arts (3500 R Street, NW) is putting on a production of Dreamgirls from Thursday, December 2 through Saturday, December 18 in the Duke Ellington Theater. The original Dreamgirl, Jennifer Holliday, will perform on Thursday, December 9 at 7 p.m. and will host a "One Night Only" VIP reception following the show. The Dreamgirls performances are directed by New York-based Broadway actress Lynda Gravatt, and other Broadway and Hollywood professionals are working with the production as master artists. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly, and 2 p.m. shows will be held on December 4, 11 and 18. Tickets are $25, $30 and $35.

http://www.ellingtonschool.org/home/index.html

Local Young “Old Master” Paintings to be Displayed at the Carnegie Institution for Charity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Teresa Oaxaca, 22, of Arlington, Virginia will show new paintings in the Rotunda of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. in connection with the Esperanza Education Fund’s Benefit Concert on December 6, 2010, 7:30-9:00 PM.

The evening will begin with a performance in the Ballroom by the internationally renowned Classical/Flamenco Guitarist Grigory Goryachev. After the concert there will be a champagne reception in the Rotunda where Oaxaca’s new 6-foot high paintings will be featured. This is Esperanza's second Winter Benefit.

Teresa Oaxaca is a classically trained painter who grew up in Arlington.  She studied for five years in Florence, Italy, and currently works in the Washington D.C. area as a full-time artist.  Her portfolio largely consists of figural painting and still life although she is also known as a portrait artist and has been taking on numerous commissions from clients in the Washington D.C. area since 2006.  This young art prodigy has already received high recognition, including winning international awards such as the Canadian-based Elizabeth Greenshields grant twice, apprenticing with the Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum, and exhibiting internationally.  For more information on Ms. Oaxaca’s paintings, visit her website at www.teresaoaxaca.com.
 
The Esperanza Education Fund, Inc
. is a community-financed college scholarship program founded and operated by a diverse, all-volunteer group of young professionals in the Capital region. Since its founding in early 2009, it has awarded $125,000 in college scholarships to immigrant students in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  Ticket information can be obtained at http://www.esperanzafund.org/support/grisha/.
 
Oaxaca
’s work will also be on display at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, from Dec. 7-31.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

McLean Project for the Arts Opening Receptions

December 2, 2010 - January 8, 2011

Opening Receptions
Thursday, December 2,  7 - 9pm 


Figuration Today:
The Surrealist Influence

Emerson Gallery

Figuration Today takes a critical look at contemporary figuration and the significant influence of surrealism on the genre.

Independent curator and instructor at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Rula Jones brings together an eclectic group of artists including Gowri Savoor, Billy Colbert, David Fox, Ian Jehle, and Jenny Laden and Lorene Taurerewa.


Amalgamate:  Paintings by
Cindy Neuschwander
Atrium Gallery


Richmond artist Cindy Neuschwander shows intimate encaustic abstractions balancing movement and stillness that evolve slowly through both a conscious and unconscious mining of images.


Fleeting Images:  Monoprints by
Stephanie George
Ramp Gallery


Large-scale monoprints by Virginia artist Stephanie George are derived from images in her dreams.


McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, Virginia 22101
Phone 703-790-1953

Friday, November 26, 2010

Town Hall Meeting with Dhiru Thadani, December 1

TOWSON TOWN HALL MEETING
with DHIRU THADANI 
Presented by: The Greater Towson Committee, Inc. 
THE LANGUAGE OF CITIES AND TOWNS 

A LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING 
DECEMBER 1, 2010 
GOUCHER COLLEGE, ATHENAEUM 
5:30 PM

SPONSOR:
WHITEFORD TAYLOR & PRESTON, LLP
Supporters:
Essex Bank
RCM&D

FREE and Open to the Public
as a public service of the GTC
RSVP:  gtc(at)greatertowson.com
From the Publisher:
The final word on the language of urban planning and design. The Language of Towns and Cities is a landmark publication that clarifies the language by which we talk about urban planning and design. Everyday words such as "avenue," "boulevard," "park," and "district," as well as less commonly used words and terms such as "sustainability," "carbon-neutral," or "Bilbao Effect" are used with a great variety of meanings, causing confusion among citizens, city officials, and other decision-makers when trying to design viable neighborhoods, towns, and cities. This magnificent volume is the fruit of more than a decade of research and writing in an effort to ameliorate this situation. Abundantly illustrated with over 2,500 photographs, drawings, and charts.  An essential work for architects, urban planners, students of design, and all those interested in the future of towns and cities, this is destined to become a classic in its field. 

Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA is a consultant, architect, urbanist, and educator who has been in practice since 1980, and has worked on projects in Asia, Europe and North and Central America. Mr. Thadani was Principal and Director of Urban Design and Town Planning at Ayers/Saint/Gross from 2002 to 2009 and Design Partner in the Thadani Hetzel Partnership from 1987 to 2002. He has maintained a diversified practice in architecture and urban design since 1981, and worked in North and Central America, Europe and Asia. His experience includes urban design, town planning, architectural design, interior design, landscape design, construction management, graphic design, and rendering. In addition, Mr. Thadani has taught at various institutions in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Since its formation in 1993, he has been a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, and was appointed to the Board in 2005.

RSVP:  gtc(at)greatertowson.com

GTC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, founded in 1979, to promote investment in Towson through development and revitalization of property and infrastructure for the benefit of the greater Towson community. The organization is volunteer driven by experienced business professionals committed to the long term success of Towson.
102 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 101
Towson, Maryland 21204
Tel: (410) 825-2549


Bethesda Painting Awards

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the seventh annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring selected painters from D.C., MD and VA with $14,000 in prize monies. 

Deadline for slide submission is Friday, February 25, 2011.  Up to nine finalists will be invited to display their work in a group exhibition held in June 2011 in downtown Bethesda.

The competition will be juried by Evelyn Hankins, Associate Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C; Phillip Geiger, Professor of Drawing and Painting, University of Virgina; and Jinchul Kim, Art Professor, Salisbury University.

Visit www.bethesda.org to download an application.

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

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ten Artists For Ten Years / Artist Salon Talk

Join Millennium Arts Salon for the 2nd of 3 Artists Salon Talks
Artists Gwen Aqui, Chris Malone, and Frank Smith Discuss "Where We Are Now"
Moderated by MAS Board Member Phillip Barlow

Tuesday, November 30th from 6:30-8:30pm
at the Sumner School Museum and Archives
1201 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
DISCOUNTED PARKING AVAILABLE AT 1710 RHODE ISLAND AVENUE

Ten Artists For Ten Years on exhibition through December 15, 2010.
This exhibition features the works of 10 emerging and mid-career artists, reflecting the diverse artistic expressions that have helped to shape the Washington DC art scene for the last decade.
Artists featured include: Gwen Aqui, Billy Colbert, Doris Colbert Kennedy, Victor Ekpuk, Elsa Gebreyesus, Sonya Lawyer, Chris Malone, Anne Marchand, Michael Singletary and Frank Smith.

Millennium Arts Salon
202-319-8988
www.millenniumartssalon.org

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winter Exhibitions at MPA / Opening Reception on December 2, 2010

McLean Project for the Arts announces an opening reception and gallery talk for three new exhibitions on Thursday, December 2 from 7- 9 pm:
While I Sleep by Gowri Savoor  (Emerson Gallery) 
Image Courtesy MPA

Figuration Today:  The Surrealist Influence in the Emerson Gallery; Amalgamate:  Paintings by Cindy Neuschwander in the Atrium Gallery; and Fleeting Images:  Monoprints by Stephanie George in the Ramp Gallery.  The exhibitions will run through January 8, 2011.

The reception is free and open to the public.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in the McLean Community Center.
Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday 1 - 5 pm.
For more information visit www.mpaart.org or call 703-790-1953.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vantage Point @ National Museum of the American Indian

Smithsonian Museum Examiner Catherine Raveia presents an overview of the exhibition Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection on view through August 7, 2011 at the National Museum of the American Indian.

Vantage Point: Contemporary Art Collection by American Indian - Washington DC Smithsonian Museum | Examiner.com by Catherine Raveia
This exhibition focuses on the National Museum of the American Indian’s fledgling, but an essential collection of contemporary Native American art.
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The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C., is located on the National Mall between the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum and the U.S. Capitol Building.

NMAI on the National MallFourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560
202-633-1000



Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nancy Kubale Artist talk November 20

 November 20th at the WDC Convention Center lecture at 3pm by ceramist artist Nancy Kubale

GRACE Focus Exhibitions

GRACE Focus Exhibitions:

Elizabeth Kendall    Double Sleyed
Connie Slack    Portals
Ashley Wells    The Hour

November 20 – December 23, 2010
Opening, Saturday, November 20, 5:00 – 7:30pm
Gallery Talk 5:00 – 6:00pm
Reception 6:00 – 7:30pm

Reston, VA: Greater Reston Arts Center presents three Focus Exhibitions: Double Sleyed, Elizabeth Kendall’s ceramic sculptures and installations; Portals, Connie Slack’s vibrant abstract paintings;and The Hour, Ashley Wells’ sun saturated cityscapes.

Related programs:
Appetite for Art: Contemporary Art Series for Seniors*. Mondays beginning November 22, 10:30am – Noon

T.G.I.F. Free Fridays with InterAct Story Theatre, Friday, December 3, 5 – 7pm

REPETITION, SCALE, AND MATERIALS: OH MY!* Family Workshop, Saturday, December 4, 10 – 11:30am

Super Studio!* Hands-On Workshops, for ages 6 - 10* Monday, December 6,  3:30 – 5 pm
               *For registration information visit www.restonarts.org/education

hub theatre at GreaterRestonArtsCenter, First Love, (staged reading) Thursday, December 9, 7:30 pm. Free.

GreaterRestonArtsCenter
Reston Town Center
12001 Market Street
Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190
703.471.9242

Washington Color and Light opens at Corcoran

Saturday, November 20 

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design opens Washington Color and Light, showcasing significant works by artists associated with the Washington Color School of the 1950s-1970s and their contemporaries.  Drawn exclusively from the Corcoran’s collection, the works showcase the museum’s extensive collection of Color School paintings and sculpture including galleries devoted to monumental paintings by Gene Davis and Thomas Downing.  An adjacent gallery houses Gypsy Switch, 2010, a stunning new light installation by pioneering California artist Robert Irwin.

Living and working in Washington, D.C., Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Morris Louis, Howard
Mehring, Kenneth Noland, and Paul Reed first showed their work together in a 1965 exhibition at the
Washington Gallery of Modern Art called The Washington Color Painters. While these six artists never thought of themselves as a group, the Washington Color School title became synonymous with local abstract art and artists, coming to include artists Jacob Kainen, Alma Thomas, and Anne Truitt. The energy around this group promoted Washington as a center for innovative abstraction and gave rise to a younger set that included Sam Gilliam, Rockne Krebs, and Ed McGowin.

www.corcoran.org

Artist Talk Saturday @ Civilian Art Projects with Tan, Constantinople, MacDonnell, and Robinson

Civilian Art Projects and artists Noelle K. Tan, Lely Constantinople, Kate MacDonnell, and E. Brady Robinson present an informal and informative discussion of the work in "The America Project: utopia" by Noelle K. Tan and the group photography exhibition "Remote" featuring Lisa K. Blatt, Lely Constantinople, Kate MacDonnell, and E, Brady Robinson.


Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010
2:00pm to 3:30pm


There is no cost to attend this event. If you can't make it you still have one more week to check out this event. It closes on Nov. 27th at 6pm.

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington DC 20001
(202) 607-3804

Friday, November 19, 2010

HOME: Hillyer Open Mic Event with Kriss Mincey

HOME: Hillyer Open Mic Event
This month's feature: Kriss Mincey

Hosted by poet and artist Fred Joiner

Friday, November 19th, 2010
Sign up at 6PM
Performances at 7PM

Free for IA&A members and performers
$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.
 
Kriss Mincey is a songwriter who aspires to write classics that generations to come will experience and value. She hails from Baltimore, and is a third-year Public Relations/English double major at the University of Maryland. She started singing in her high school choir and began writing only a year ago. In this short time, she has already recorded and written for artists such as Novacayne, Johnny Graham and E the Poet Emcee.
In this month's feature performance, Kriss will respond to the current exhibition, imMigration.  This exhibition examines the many facets of migration and immigration from the perspective of migrants and immigrants, their families, and the cultures they have either entered or left behind.

 Come enjoy Kriss' performance, the open mic session and discussion to follow! Whether you prefer to sit back and listen, or to help expand the stimulating dialogue, you are welcome to take part in this open forum event!

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

Washington Printmakers at The Old Print Gallery

The Old Print Gallery in Georgetown
is having a show of works by members of the 
Washington Printmakers Gallery
November 19, 2010 through January 13, 2010

Opening reception Friday, November 19th, 5 to 8 pm
The Old Print Gallery
1220 31st Street NW
202-965-1818
www.oldprintgallery.com

Black Artists of DC (BADC) presents Four Walls, Five Women

FOCUS GROUP: Four Walls, Five Women

November 19 - January 9
Opening Reception: November 19, 7-9 pm
Artist Talk, January 9, 5 PM



Presented by Black Artists of DC (BADC). A discussion on how material languages are deciphered, valued, interwoven, and acquired.

Featuring work by Kristen Hayes, Jamea Richmond Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon, and Danielle Scruggs

Curated by Zoma Wallace


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

PARTY CRASHERS: Comic Culture Invades the Art World

PARTY CRASHERS: Comic Culture Invades the Art WorldArlington Arts Center
November 19 - January 16

Opening Reception Fri. Nov. 19, 7 - 9 pm
Party Crashers at Artisphere:  December 11, 2010 - February 13, 2011

Party Crashers mashes up comic art and contemporary gallery culture and features artists who pass back and forth between the two worlds. The two sister exhibitions, curated by Jeffrey Cudlin, Arlington Arts Center's  Director of Exhibitions, and Cynthia Connolly, Artisphere's Curator and Director of Visual Arts, feature different types of work:  Connolly's show presents fine artists who mimic the appearance of comic art;  Cudlin's show at the AAC contains  Alternative comic artists who also show their original pages and drawings in art galleries, Fine artists and comic artists working side by side on a national curated project, and Fine and comic artists creating avant-garde, purely abstract sequential art without words or recognizable imagery.    

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA 22201
703.248.6800

Exit-bition

EXITbition

Nov 19, 2010 - Jan 16, 2011
Opening: Friday November 19, 2010, 6 pm to 9 pm

An exhibition by AAC resident artists at the end of their 6-year AAC studio terms: Paula Bryan, Scott Hutchison, Van Nguyen, Evan Reed, Jill Romanoke, Sabyna Sterrett, Monica Stroik, and Gilbert Trent.  
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd
Arlington VA 22201
703.248.6800

Thursday, November 18, 2010

DC Loft Gallery / Selections From Mid City Artists

November 19–December 31, 2010 
Opening reception: Friday, November 19, 6-9 pm 

DC Loft Gallery
1926B 14th Street NW 
Washington, DC 20009 
202-710-8283

Chuck Baxter
Groover Cleveland
Thomas Drymon
Glenn Fry
Charlie Gaynor
Regina Miele
Mark Parascandola 
Dave Peterson 
Richard Siegman 
George H. Smith-Shomari 
Bill Warrell 
Robert Wiener


Food Glorious Food / Annual Food Calendar Event

Food Glorious Food VI
Sustainable & Scrumptious

Presented by Zenith Community Arts Foundation to Benefit 

the Capital Area Food Bank

2011 Calendar Launch & Silent Auction: 
Wednesday, December 1, 6:30-9:30pm
WUSA 9 News Anchor Andrea Roane, emcee
Embassy Suites Hotel, Terrace Level at Chevy Chase Pavilion
 
Calendar Launch Tickets: $80 per person, to include a complimentary Celebration: calendar. To purchase tickets, call 202-783-8005 or pay by PayPal at www.zcaf.org.

December 1 – February 6, 2011
Art on Display throughout the Pavilion

Art throughout Pavilion and in Zenith’s Space, Level 2, open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6pm 
in December, and by appointment. Pavilion hours: visit www.ccpavilion.com


Images top: Eat Green by Philip Hazard, center: It’s A Wrap by James Tormey a
nd bottom: Parlour Trick by Robert Jackson
 
Now in its sixth year, the Food Glorious Food art show and associated 2011 Calendar will be unveiled by the Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF) at Chevy Chase Pavilion on Wednesday, December 1 at a Calendar Launch Celebration & Silent Auction on the Terrace Level at Embassy Suites Hotel, from 6:30-9:30pm. This year’s theme, Sustainable & Scrumptious, was selected to create greater awareness of the environment and promote healthy, sustainable dining. Proceeds will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, and WUSA 9 News Anchor Andrea Roane will serve as the evening’s emcee.

Artists: Bert Beirne, Jay Burch, Stephen Hansen, Philip Hazard, Frank Holmes, Robert C. Jackson, Peter Kephart, Shelley Laffal, Chris Malone, Joey Manlàpaz, Anne Marchand, Bill Mead, Jane Pettit, James Tormey and Joyce Zipperer

Restaurants: Recipes in this year’s Sustainable & Scrumptious Calendar have been donated by 701, Austin Grill, Bastille, BestCookie.com, Black Salt, Central Michel Richard, Circle Bistro, Oval Room, Good Stuff Eatery, Policy, Rasika, Teaism and Think Food Group.

Food Glorious Food VI is chaired by Kerry L. R. Bedard and Sharon Leiser, and the 2011 Calendar is dedicated to the recently departed Liesel Flashenberg, founder of Through the Kitchen Door and a long-time Food Glorious Food chef.
 

Cooked up by ZCAF in 2005, Food Glorious Food’s menu of food, art and charity is a recipe for success that has raised more than $115,000 for the food bank in five years, while pleasing the palates of art patrons and foodies through a unique collaboration between artists and restaurants. Area businesses add spice to the mix by sponsoring the calendar and donating items for the auction. The overall project raises money through calendar sales, a percentage of proceeds from a related month-long food art exhibition and the Calendar Launch & Silent Auction.
 

Calendars: Can be purchased for $20 at the event, at Zenith Gallery’s space at Chevy Chase Pavilion on Level 2, the Capital Area Food Bank and by visiting www.zcaf.org and www.capitalareafoodbank.org

Zenith space, second level next to Embassy Suites
Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase DC 20015
Accessible by Friendship Heights Metro Stop

Open Mall Hours
Zenith Gallery Space at the Pavilion
open Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6pm 
in December, and by appointment

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Come out tonight for UNIVERSE

Come out tonight for
UNIVERSE 
Paintings by Anne Marchand 
Bronze and Steel Sculpture by Craig Schaffer

Exhibition Dates: November 17, 2010 - January 28, 2011 

Opening Reception to Meet the Artists 
Wednesday, November 17, 6 - 8:30 pm

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

EXHIBITION OPEN HOUSE | NOVEMBER 20th…The Mexican Cultural Institute

Weaving Diversity. Textiles from Oaxaca

On November 20 the Mexican Cultural Institute will open its gallery spaces to an extraordinary exhibition of textiles from the Textile Museum of Oaxaca. Representing four important collections, the elaborate pieces on display  will showcase  historical indigenous attire worn throughout the late 19th and 20th centuries, as well as creations that feature unique weaving techniques and original textures. This exhibition is the result of decades of travel, discovery and collecting on the part of ardent proponents of the Mexican textile and popular art tradition.

  The Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW
 Washington, D.C.

“Colorado Winter” A series of photographs by Andrew Zimmermann


“Colorado Winter” 
A series of photographs by Andrew Zimmermann  

November 19 – December 19, 2010 
Reception: Saturday December 4, 4:00 – 6:00 PM 
@
The Fisher Gallery of Northern Virginia Community College
The reception is free and open to all.
Andrew Zimmermann, “Colorado Winter #1”, 8” H x 10” W, Silver Gelatin Photograph, 2008

The Fisher Gallery presents an exhibition of large format, black and white photographs by Arlington, VA based photographer Andrew Zimmermann.

The artist uses an 8 x 10 camera and traditional darkroom processes to reveal the stark abstract qualities of landscape. This series of images captures in photography what far Eastern artists have expressed through poetry and ink painting for centuries: the character of blankness. In most photographs, texture and detail form the image of the photographer’s subject. Here, negative space is as important as positive; absence and emptiness define the style and mood of these images.

Andrew Zimmermann lives and works in Arlington, Virginia. His work has been influenced not only by photographers, but also by old masters such as Titian and Rembrandt, and by Chinese ink painters Dong Qichang and Bada Shanren.

The Fisher Gallery 
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center 
Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, Virginia, 22311


The 2DK L.A.B. Sixteenth Anniversary Gallery Event

26 WEAPONS
The 2DK L.A.B. Sixteenth Anniversary Gallery Event
Live Performance by Lower Case Letters
 
Friday, November 19
@ Moderno

12th and U St. NW

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dawson’s Creak: Reflections on “Real Art D.C.” - Arts Desk - Washington City Paper

Dawson’s Creak: Reflections on “Real Art D.C.” - Arts Desk - Washington City Paper
Real Art DC Winner: Steven Silberg

Call For Entries..The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 10, 2010

 FESTIVAL DATES: May 14, 10am-6pm
                                 May 15, 10am-5pm

The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival was ranked #78 on the 200 Best Shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine in 2008, making it the highest ranked fine art show in Maryland!

The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for May 14 -15, 2011. All original fine art and fine craft are eligible to apply, including but not limited to jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, sculpture, wood, furniture and drawing. 150 booth spaces are available. The show boasts 20,000 visitors over the course of the two-day show. Artist amenities include free breakfast, lunch and parking; as well as $2,500 in artist awards.

For more info or to apply online, please visit www.bethesda.org.

Heather Bursch: Unreleased

Flashpoint Gallery Presents
Heather Bursch: Unreleased

November 20 – December 22, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 20, 6-8pm

WASHINGTON, DC – Flashpoint Gallery announces Unreleased, Heather Bursch's first exhibition in Washington, DC. The exhibition consists of a single-channel video installation comprised of a grid of tiny videos, each animated by the artist’s hand. A segment of Martin Scorcese’s 1983 film King of Comedy is quoted, altered, looped and projected onto a large theatrical flat. Shifts between individual and crowd, adulation and ridicule are continually looped in a work that considers relationships between culture, technology and subjectivity in a digital age.

Bursch’s installation draws upon editing, quotation and staging techniques to compare moments in popular media culture to the presupposed social attitudes that underlie and inform them. The structure of her work reflects how, in our present digital landscape, an individual may occupy several roles simultaneously including performer, viewer, producer, consumer of media and member of the general public or audience.

Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.315.1305
www.flashpointdc.org

Sunday, November 14, 2010

FLASHPOINT GALLERY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

About the Flashpoint Gallery RFP

FLASHPOINT GALLERY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS


Application Deadline:
December 1, 2010

Each fall, Flashpoint, a Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC) project, distributes Requests for Proposals for its programs. Artists interested in exhibiting their work at the Flashpoint Gallery in the 2011–12 season can download the RFP. The RFP includes information about the program, guidelines and an application form. The deadline for the Gallery RFP is December 1, 2010.

For the second year in a row, CuDC is partnering with The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region to make grants to artists participating in its programs, including the Flashpoint Gallery program. For the 2011–12 season, CuDC will award up to $10,000 to Flashpoint Gallery participants. Each artist/project selected for funding will be awarded up to $2,500.
More Info Here: http://www.flashpointdc.org/venues/Gallery_RFP_10-11.html#ccf

New Art Dialogue Series: Deborah Kass

New Art Dialogue Series: Deborah Kass
An Exploration of Pop Culture in Postwar America

Thursday, November 18, 2010 7:00 p.m.


Graham Auditorium
Walters Art Museum

600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

New York painter Deborah Kass will speak about her work and how it explores the intersection of pop culture and art history during the Contemporary Museum’s New Art Dialogue Series lectureon Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held at the Walters Art Museum’s Graham Auditorium.

Ms. Kass uses her art to explore cultural identity and often visits her changing role as a Jewish woman molded by pop culture. Her work appropriates icons and influences ranging from Andy Warhol to Barbara Streisand, text and lyrics from Broadway shows, and popular culture influences to explore the relationship between low culture and high art.

Kass was a participating artist in the Contemporary Museum’s 1997 exhibition Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities.

Following the lecture, a reception hosted by the museum’s New Group will be held at the Contemporary Museum.

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.

For additional information, visit www.contemporary.org.

Facing History and Ourselves Seeks Local Portraits of Courage for Nationally Acclaimed Exhibition Coming to Washington in January 2011

Facing History and Ourselves is seeking nominations of Washington-area individuals and groups who have chosen to take a positive stand and act on behalf of others, to be featured in its multimedia exhibition, Choosing to Participate, which will be in Washington D.C.,January 17 - June 17, 2011.

Approximately 25 nominees will be selected for Upstanders: Portraits of Courage, a component of Facing History and Ourselves: Choosing to Participate exhibition that has been nationally recognized for encouraging hundreds of thousands of people of all ages to consider the consequences of their everyday choices. Those chosen as Upstanders will have their story and professional photograph displayed during the exhibition’s five-month stay at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. They will be seen by thousands of visitors and serve as a reminder that ordinary people are capable of making decisions, large and small, that create positive change in our world.

To nominate an Upstander, metropolitan Washingtonians are encouraged to describe in 300 words or less how their candidate has or is making a difference in the Washington area community or around the world, and then submit a nomination by the extended deadline of November 15.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"The Way Home: Pathways from Azerbaijan" Paintings by Shahin Shikhaliyev

"The Way Home: Pathways from Azerbaijan"
Paintings by Shahin Shikhaliyev 

November 16-27, 2010:
Reception: Saturday, November 20, 2-4pm

  @
Blank Space SE
1922 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue
Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
Hours: Monday-Saturday10am-3pm

Shikhaliev graduated from Azerbaijan State Art College in 1988 and has exhibited his works since 1989.
He has participated in numerous groups and solo shows throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. In1999 Shahin moved to the United States. He lives and works in the Washington, D.C. area.


For more information, please call 202-349-3796 or e-mail info[at]karabakhfoundation.org
presented by
Karabakh Foundation
1725 I Street, NW Suite 300
Washington, District of Columbia, 20006

Artist Opportunity / City Project Decks of cards

Entry Deadline: November 15, 2010

Art in Hand™ is bringing City Project Decks of cards to Washington, DC.
The Washington, DC Project will be a deck of fully functional playing cards where each individual card in the deck (plus 2 jokers) is rendered in the typical style of the contributing artist. The project will create widespread exposure for participating artists while producing a unique, entertaining, functional and green product for the city of Washington, DC.

Art in Hand™ is seeking artists of 2-dimensional art in any style or medium and from as many different neighborhoods and districts within Washington, DC area as possible.

Accepted artists will be assigned one card from the deck and asked to produce an original piece of work that clearly represents their designated card, that represents some aspect (be it overt or subtle) of Washington, DC and that is created in their own unique style.

There will be no fee for participation but accepted artists will be asked to sign a letter of commitment, a confidentiality agreement and a ‘right to reproduce’ agreement as well as submit a high res TIFF of the image in exchange for a one-time royalty payment in product. Artists are free to keep their original image.

Interested artists should submit an email before November 15th, 2010 to info@artinhandcards.com, include a short bio and a link to a website where their work can be easily viewed or 2-3 sample image files representative of their work. Please include the title: Washington, DC Project Artist in the subject line of your email.

If you are accepted to the project, we will contact you after November 22nd, 2010 and send you an information package that should answer all your questions.
For more information or to view other City Projects, please visit their website at www.artinhandcards.com.

Turns and Directions in Central America - Exhibition at the IDB Cultural Center

Turns and Directions in Central America
through November 19, 2010 

Curator Felix Angel, Director 
@
IDB Cultural Center  
1300 New York Avenue 
Washington, DC
202-623-3774

Friday, November 12, 2010

Curated Screenings of the Global Lens International Film Series 2010

Curated Screenings of the Global Lens International Film Series 2010
November 12th 7-9pm

ADMISSION: Suggested donation of $5-$10, free for students with valid ID

The Global Lens 2010 international film series features independent films from around the world depicting stories about different cultures and people.  A special curated educational screening of one of four selected films in the series will be held each month at the Hillyer Art Space in Dupont Circle. The screening is free for students with a valid student ID and there is a suggested donation of $5-$10 for other audience members. Refreshments will be served and a special Q&A with Reel Worldwide Underground Link (RWUL) will be held after each screening. The non-profit organization Reel Worldwide Underground Link (RWUL) was selected by the Global Film Initiative to host the Global Lens 2010 film series in Washington, DC. RWUL has hosted screenings in DC of this series all year long. The Hillyer Art Space and International Arts and Artists will curate these films in conjunction with existing exhibitions.


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

BloomBars Gallery: First Silent Auction Fundraiser tonight

BloomBars Gallery: First Silent Auction Fundraiser
Friday, November 12th from 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join in for a silent auction featuring the work of established and emerging visual artists. This will be a unique opportunity to enjoy an evening of art and music.

Featured artists include Fabiano Amin, Andrew Campbell, Katie Campbell, Melissa Frakman, Jack Gordon, Adriana Jokisch, Sala Kannan, Gediyon Kifle, Serinity Knight, Neha Misra, Jamie Nicholas, Craig Tinsky, JJ Tiziou, Jonathan Tucker, and music by Philip LoPiccolo!

Plus... they will have some amazing pieces from a SURPRISE ARTIST!

RSVP on Facebook today to show your support and invite your friends.

 BloomBars is a not for profit arts organization that unites & inspires communities through the arts while nurturing artists committed to serving the community.

3222 11th Street
Washington DC
Metro: Columbia Heights
Email: info[at]bloombars.com

South Africa Kicks - Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Opening November 16, 2010
@
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University
Media & Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

Interconnected: Works by Yuriko Yamaguchi

Interconnected: Works by Yuriko Yamaguchi
Sunday, September 12 - December 11
Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts, Towson University

Noted Japanese American artist Yuriko Yamaguchi recognizes how nature and technologies are intertwined and finding a way to have them coexist peacefully is the center of her new works that speak about “Interconnectedness” in various different media and art forms. Through her powerful art installations, Yamaguchi reminds people of how all lives are interconnected to one another, which ultimately bring people together despite their differences in religion, nationalities, and race.  
 
Admission is free. This exhibition is part of the Many Moons Festival 2010 and  the Tri-State Sculptors Association annual conference.


The Asian Arts & Culture Center
at Towson University Center for the Arts
Located at the corner of Osler & Cross Campus Blvd,
Towson, MD 21252

FOCUS GROUP: Four Walls, Five Women

FOCUS GROUP: Four Walls, Five Women
Presented by Black Artists of DC (BADC)
Featuring work by Jamea Richmond Edwards, Danielle Scruggs, Natalie Lord, Kristen Hayes, Amber Robles-Gordon
Curated by Zoma Wallace

Opening Reception Friday November 19, 7-9pm 
FOCUS GROUP: Four Walls, Five Women seeks to spark a visual discussion between artworks created by Black women and a verbal dialogue between those who view and purchase them. The topic of discussion is material. What are artists using?  What materials do they feel drawn to? How does Black femininity affect or reflect itself in the chosen material(s), if at all?  How does femininity affect the delivery and/or reception of the message? 

The voices of the women artists in this exhibition are heard primarily through material form.  Embracing both visual and verbal discussion, FOCUS GROUP: Four Walls, Five Women hopes to determine how effectively unique material languages are deciphered/valued/appreciated/acquired by a universal audience and market.    

FOCUS GROUP: Four Walls, Five Women is the second in a series of collaborations between DC Arts Center and Black Artists of DC. The purpose of Black Artists of DC (BADC) is to create a Black artists community to promote, develop and validate the culture, artistic expressions and aspirations of past and present artists of Black-Afrikan ancestry in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Source: http://www.dcartscenter.org/submit_gallery_future.htm

District of Columbia Arts Center
2338 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

The Language of Towns and Citiies / Dhiriu A. Thadani

Dhiriu A. Thadani 
The Language of Towns and Citiies
Opening November 17, 6-8 pm

Cross Mckenzie Gallery
1054 31 Street
Washington. DC

Thursday, November 11, 2010

7th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party Catalogue is online

Take a look and BID BID BID! 

Transformer's pdf of catalogue  is online for upcoming
7th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party 
taking place this
Saturday, November 13, 2010
at the Mexican Cultural Institute

To view the works being featured in this year's Auction, please click here.

Many thanks to all of the participating Artists & Gallery Sponsors who have included work in this year's Auction event.

Tickets to this year's Auction are no longer available. The event is sold out. We are unfortunately no longer able to accept any additional registrations. Only currently registered attendees will be accommodated at the event.

For further information about the Auction or Transformer, please contact 202-483-1102, or info[at]transformergallery.org. www.transformergallery.org

Images: Sampling of upcoming auction artworks, left to right: Bryan Whitson, Untitled, 2.10.2010; Kerry Kolenut, Swimming Pool; Joseph Barbaccia, BLAMe; Bridget Sue Lambert, I Enjoy Being Charmed; David Jung, Connie; Valerie Molnar, Pan-Seared Scallops, Broccoli Puree, Pan Fried Quail Eggs, Crispy Bacon

Slideluck Potshow

Slideluck Potshow
 FotoWeek DC


As part of FotoWeek DC, Slideluck Potshow is hosting its fifth Slideluck Potshow in Washington, DC on Friday, November 12. Join in for a wonderful evening of food, photography, music, art and friends!

Where: FotoWeek Central - Satellite
           3333 M Street NW; Washington, DC

When:  Friday, November 12, 2010
           7pm potluck, 9pm slideshow

Purchase $10 tickets here and RSVP on Facebook here.

www.fotoweekdc.org

Universe: Anne Marchand & Craig Schaffer / The Gallery @ 1111 PA Ave. WDC

 

UNIVERSE 
Paintings by Anne Marchand 
Bronze and Steel Sculpture by Craig Schaffer

Exhibition Dates: October 24, 2010 - January 28, 2011 

Opening Reception to Meet the Artists 
Wednesday, November 17, 6 - 8:30 pm 
@
The  Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 20004 
Open weekdays, 8am -7pm; Saturdays &   Sundays by appointment

     


The abstract paintings and sculpture of Anne Marchand and Craig Schaffer are well paired in this exhibition with their graceful swirls and rhythms. Yet, they differ in their genesis. Marchand paints  universal rhythms as joyous expressions of life, contrasting luminous depth and surface richness. Her work is inspired by mystical poetry and space exploration. Schaffer creates dynamic sculptural pieces inspired by science and nature. In this series, his work is based on fractal forms … shapes repeating at different scales created by the ongoing processes of life, such as the branching of plants to catch the sun.

Curators: Margery E. Goldberg and Sofia Gawer-Fische
 
Zenith Gallery  Washington, DC 20040    202-783-2963

PINK PANEL @ FLASHPOINT

PINK PANEL @ FLASHPOINT
With Michael Dax Iacovone and Billy Friebele
Tuesday, November 16
6:30 to 8:30 PM
@ MLK Memorial Library
901 G St, NW
RSVP HERE

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Art of Giving - Giving Back on Friday – Help for the Holidays

23rd ANNUAL WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW
The Washington Craft Show returns to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for its 23rd year November 19-21, 2010.


Please join the Washington Craft Show to celebrate
The Art of Giving
this holiday season.
 
“Giving Back on Friday – Help for the Holidays,”  is a new and exciting program in support of worthy causes in the greater DC area and that’s exactly what's planned for the evening of Friday, November 19 from 5-8pm.

You are invited to join with friends and colleagues in support of PROJECT RENEW by attending the 23rd Washington Craft Show. Here's what to do: Purchase a ticket to the Washington Craft Show. The Washington Craft Show will send PROJECT RENEW $5 for each visitor who presents this certificate along with their regular priced $15 ticket at the admission booth on Friday, November 19, between the hours of 5pm-8pm. Let’s get lots of people in to support this wonderful group on Friday night. We all would like to see thousands of certificates in the ticket boxes, and I encourage my readers to invite your friends and colleagues to help give something back to the community this holiday season!
Come out and see some great craft works!

Print the certificate below and bring one along for each of your friends.

Feel free to forward this easy way to give for the holidays to as many of your friends and colleagues who would enjoy it!
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ABOUT THE WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW
A premier event of contemporary craft in America, the Washington Craft Show presents masterful work, beautifully displayed.  Each piece is one-of-a-kind or limited edition in a range of prices, all designed and crafted in artists' studios across America.

At the Washington Craft Show, you'll find 190 of the nation's top craft artists offering work in a dozen media, each unique and many one-of-a-kind.  Each piece represents an inspiring facet of the American spirit—and an enduring treasure, transmitted from the artist's hands to yours.

23RD ANNUAL WASHINGTON CRAFT SHOW
DATES AND TIMES:
Fri. Nov. 19, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 20, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 21, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WEEKEND SPEAKER SERIES (Included with admission)
FRIDAY
1:00pm: Kelly Conway, Curator of Glass, Chrysler Museum of Art. Panel discussion with Matthew Fine, Charles Savoie and Tim Tate.

3:00pm: Fiber artist Libby Mijanovich: “Transformation: Creating Contemporary ‘Green’ Art from Vintage Clothing.”

SATURDAY
1:00pm: Bob Devers, Corcoran School of Arts Ceramics Department. Panel Discussion with leading experts in the field of American fine craft.

3:00pm: Ceramist Nancy Kubale: “The Human Condition in Clay.”

SUNDAY
1:00pm: Shana Kroiz, Maryland Institute College of Art Jewelry Center: “Form, Color & Wearability.”

www.craftsamericashows.com


About Project Renew

In an effort to reduce the threat of lethal remnants of the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund initiated Project RENEW, a cooperative effort between the Memorial Fund and the Quang Tri Province People's Committee, aimed at Restoring the Environment and Neutralizing the Effects of War.
http://www.vvmf.org/RENEW

WPA issues Calls for Entry and opportunities for artists.

WPA issues Calls for Entry and opportunities for artists.
Visit http://www.wpadc.org/events/calls.html for details

IceBox Holiday Store
Deadline: November 15, 2010
Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of second annual holiday gift shop, IceBox.  The shop, which will take over the WPA offices at 2023 Massachusetts Ave NW for the month of December,

Coup d'Espace 2011
Extended Submission Deadline: December 1, 2010
Washington Project for the Arts announces a call for entries for Coup d'Espace, its member artist-run programming series. Through Coup d'Espace, WPA invites member artists and curators to transform the WPA's office headquarters into a dynamic space for thought provoking, art-minded events.

Contain, Maintain, Sustain @ Artisphere
Deadline for Submissions: December 20, 2010, 5pm Exhibition Dates: May 19 - July 17, 2011
Contain, Maintain, Sustain is a juried indoor and outdoor exhibition hosted by Artisphere in collaboration with Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and Washington Sculptors Group (WSG).

WPA's 2011 Artist Directory
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2011

Published bi-annually, this four-color, 8.5 x 5.5 inch directory is the definitive listing of established and emerging contemporary artists throughout the Washington region.

Visit http://www.wpadc.org/events/calls.html for details

Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20036
202.234.7103
www.wpadc.org

 

Artist Lecture / Annet Couwenberg

Lecture: November 16th 2010, 5:30pm-7pm:
The Stamp Gallery is pleased to introduce the inaugural installment of the artist lecture and performance series Speaking of Art

The first artist talk will be by Annet Couwenberg who will discuss Clothing as Interface: CrossCultural Muslim Identity, a project she worked on during her time as an artist in residence at Willem de Kooning Academie in The Netherlands.  The collaborative project with Muslim Women in Rotterdam included both interviews and “Sewing Sessions,” that opened up extensive dialogues on the diverse views of fashion, politics, faith, beauty, modesty and cultural diversity held by Dutch Muslims.  In her collaborative sewing sessions, Couwenberg discovered an effective setting for discussions about cultural displacement.

Annet Couwenberg creates work with textile and fabric to explore “the concept of clothing as metaphor that examines the precarious balance between the constraints of social norm and our private desires.”  Born in the Netherlands, and holding two MFA degrees from US institutions, Couwenberg is currently a Professor in the Fiber department of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

The Lecture will be held in the Grand Ballroom Lounge, on the 1st floor of The Stamp Student Union, on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Wes Moore to Speak in Washington, D.C.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Wes Moore to Speak in Washington, D.C. at Lisner Auditorium, November 15 at 6:30 PM, Free to the Public.

Wes Moore, author of New York Times best-seller The Other Wes Moore: One Name Two Fates, will speak about the power of education and public service on November 15 at Lisner Auditorium as part of Boston-based Facing History and Ourselves’ national Community Conversations series, made possible by The Allstate Foundation. Following his presentation, Moore will autograph books for the audience.

Facing History and Ourselves: Choosing to Participate, an acclaimed multi-media exhibition will open at the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. on January 17 and remain on display through June 17.

Seeking to help young people redirect their lives, Moore tells the story of two kids with the same name, living in the same city who started in similar neighborhoods, but grew up to lead very different lives. One became a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow and business leader, and the other is serving a life sentence in prison for felony murder.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

FRANK HALLAM DAY: RV

FRANK HALLAM DAY:  RV
through December 4, 2010

"RV" is a new body of photographs by Washington DC, based photographer Frank Hallam Day.  In his fourth exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Day continues to be convincing as a master of concept, technology and provocative aesthetics. The viewer is at once drawn into the dramatic realm of the RV, curious about its inhabitants while, at the same time, kept at a distance by the "gated community" that is the essence of both each particular RV and their surrounding and often intimidating landscape. Day describes them as, "...overtly theatrical, the foliage surrounding the RV's often looks like a scenery prop...intended to look staged, almost dreamlike, half-way between fantasy and reality, exercises in artifice". As such, they share a current interest of contemporary photography and places Day in the ranks of its most accomplished practitioners.

Day's recent curatorial success with PORTRAY, an exhibition of work by Washington area artists and his inclusion as finalist in Voies Off 2010 in Arles, France mark him as a powerful force in both his home town and internationally.

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

ASK TIM WRIDE / A forum for lovers of photography

ASK TIM WRIDE
A forum for lovers of photography

Wed., November 10, 2010 from 7pm - 9pm
Civilian Art Projects (in the gallery)
$10

Click here to register

For 14 years, Tim B. Wride curated, managed, and created the photography program at the L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA). Now Executive Director of the No Strings Foundation, and a private consultant to clients on the best in contemporary photography, Tim knows photo. He's one of the top experts on trends in contemporary photography and therefore a great person to ask for advice whether you are collecting, shooting, or just love photography. He's an expert and for one night you can ask him anything you'd like to know.


Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington DC 20001
(202) 607-3804

Solo Show of Josh Taylor

Beyond the Singularity"
The Solo Show of Josh Taylor

Saturday, November 13th, from 6pm – Midnight 
Sketching Session with live model 6-8pm
Musical Performance starts at 8pm


November 13th - December 6th

"Beyond the Singularity" tells the final story of the fabled Gastonian civilization. Millenia ago a great race of technologically advanced beings visited an infant planet. They chose this planet as the site for the greatest genetic experiment ever conducted in the history of the multiverse. Experiment #57. Out of their experiment rose many forms of unique and wonderous sentient life. The existence of these "old gods" was only known through the myths and legends that arose from the collective consciousness of the sentient lifeforms they created, and eventually passed into obscurity. Then a genetic anomaly arose from the experiment. This anomaly would be known as Dingle Doppleganger and would threaten the very fabric of reality on Gastonia. Dingle threw the multiverse into a dark and terrible age. He destroyed everything, tore reality asunder and recreated Gastonia in his own image. This image included the spread of his reality to the rest of the multiverse and Dingle worked toward molding the few Gastonians left into a space faring race. Now the "old gods" have returned to their grand experiment to find something terrible...


Art Whino Gallery
122 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
Down the block next to Elevation Burger