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Monday, May 30, 2011

Nancy Novick & Janathel Shaw @ Touchstone Gallery

Touchstone Gallery Openings
June 1 – June 26, 2011 
Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 6-8:30pm 


A Fine Line”
Nancy Novick
Red Lines by Nancy Novick
A fine red line integrates all the works in the show particularly an installation of multiple small red canvases.


“Grieving, Grooving and Growing”
Janathel Shaw
 Solace by Janathal Shaw
Janathel's current works narrate and place emphasis on expression through modeling, layered hues and texture.

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

Sculpture by Katie Dell Kaufman and Lynda Smith-Bugge

Lynda Smith-Bugge, Epiphany
 
THE SPIRIT OF WOOD
Sculpture by Katie Dell Kaufman and Lynda Smith-Bugge
May 25 – August 27, 2011
Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, June 22, 5:30-8:00 PM
at the Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
 Katie Dell Kaufman, Bottom of the Barre,

Zenith Gallery shows the mettle, musings and craftsmanship of women working in wood in this exhibition, spotlighting two seasoned sculptors. The Spirit of Wood with its mix of wall and freestanding art opens at the Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW om May 25 with a June 22 artist reception.
Katie Dell Kaufman and Lynda Smith-Bugge subtle and understated craftsmanship brings out the beauty and soul of wood. Whether using wood in its natural form or found objects constructed of wood, they both create a serenity and timelessness in their art. While Katie’s work, made from existing pieces, reflects a ritualistic and ceremonial nature, be it ancient Oriental or early American, Lynda’s, crafted from rare pieces found in nature, expresses the purity and spirit of wood in its original form  - Zenith founder/director and artist Margery E. Gold
The Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20004 (12th & Penn NW)
Open weekdays, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM;
Saturdays & Sundays by appointment

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ryan Hoover, Jessica van Brakle and Lina Vargas De La Hoz @ Hamiltonian

Concurrent exhibitions by three Hamiltonian Fellows, Ryan Hoover, Jessica van Brakle and Lina Vargas De La Hoz at Hamiltonian on view through June 18th, 2011.


Fusing Mid-Century modernist furniture with 1960's mainframe computers, Ryan Hoover presents a showroom of large, physical objects that make tangible the networks to which he is tied.  Inside his sleek yet awkward furnishings, Hoover implements Arduino micro-controllers that process data pulled from his email accounts, social networking sites and geolocation sharing sites.  The data displayed on the sculpture is updated every few minutes based on Hoover's activity within his networks.  Ryan Hoover is at once furniture designer and computer engineer, creating outmoded yet current appliances that offer information about him, and the many arteries to which he is connected.

Sourcing 19th Century German Master Landscape drawing, Jessica van Brakle presents a new series of paintings that contain elements of contemporary man-made construction equipment in lieu of natural elements.  This act of substitution questions the role of industrialized technology in the manufacturing of our contemporary landscape.  van Brakle's use of draftsmanship and seemingly incomplete drawing pushes her work to a new realm.  The linear outlines of the landscape become an armature for ideas about essence and potential extinction.  Stripped down to a skeletal level, the construction cranes become symbols of power, growth, and the possible "paved paradise" of the twentieth century.


Lina Vargas De La Hoz's latest work is a continuation of Umziehen Umzug, a series of sculptural installations and performances that show the transformation of clothes from objects to space.  Vargas De La Hoz presents "jacket-tents," specifically constructed for teenagers and businessmen.  The "jacket-tents" utilize space as a medium to pose questions about the way individuals cope with their fraught surroundings.  In her latest work, Vargas De La Hoz is using the human body to address the politics of space, architecture and human relationships, and continues to explore the ambivalence of and oscillation between body and space. By using seemingly everyday objects to transform an individual's physical presence within a space, Vargas creates experiences that are at once tactile and visual.  Performances of Lina Vargas De La Hoz's new work will take place:

-       Saturday, May 14th, 7:30 & 8:30 pm
-       Tuesday, May 24th, 7:00 pm
-       Tuesday, May 31st, 6:45 & 8:00 pm
-       Saturday, June 18th, 5:00 pm

The shows will run through June 18th, 2011.

HAMILTONIAN GALLERY is a new dynamic space in the heart of the growing Washington DC contemporary art district. The gallery focuses on innovative works by emerging and mid-career artists. In conjunction with Hamiltonian Artists, the gallery will promote new artists, aiding in their further development. Through our dynamic exhibitions and gallery programs, we seek to broaden the cultural dialogue within our modern community.

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

Coup d'Espace: The Final Girl Exhibition + Video Store

Coup d'Espace: The Final Girl Exhibition + Video Store
Organized by Adam Dwight, Video Artist and Illustrator
June 3 - 24, 2011
Opening Reception: June 3, 2011, 6-8pm      
Claudia X. Valdes, Minutes to Midnight, Super 8 video transfer, 10'26

Exhibition + Video Rental Store featuring the works of:  Mark Behme · Christopher Fuentez · Ryan Hill · Victoria F. Gaitán · Felipe Goncalves · Linda Hesh · James Huckenpahler · Mike Johnson · Peter Killeen · Marissa Long · Rob Parrish · Bonner Sale · Shalo p · Adrien Varallyay · Zac Willis · Andrew Wodzianski · Luke Wyatt

Video Lounge featuring the works of:  Stephen Ausherman · Jeremy Beaudry · Brett Bergmann · Christopher Cassidy · Terry Berlier + Luciano Chessa · Christine Chin, Andrew Berry, Maria Elena Brodeur, Sarah Watkins · Mary Helena Clark · Adam Cruces · John Davis · Clint Enns · McLean Fahnestock · Giada Ghiringhelli · Sabine Gruffat · Henry Gwiazda · Mary Hill · Thom Heileson Hunt · Gautam Kansara · Selina Loper · Jeannette Louie · Lilianne Milgrom · Sean Niesen · Aaron Oldenburg · Leah Peterson · Ian Alexander Scott · Julia Kim Smith · Dmitry Strakovsky · Claudia X. Valdes · Roland Wegerer   

Blood, Boobs & Beast Documentary Screening + Discussion with Director, John Kinhart: Thursday, June 16, 2011 6:30-8:30pm

Performance Double Feature NightAnimations by Ryan Hill + Ken Moss on guitars by Mark Behme
FEED ME performance by Jon Lee
Thursday, June 23, 6-8pm  
The Final Girl is an exhibition meditating on the conventions of the horror and psychedelic film within the context of a video store installation. The show includes an exhibition of works in various mediums, a video viewing lounge, and a video store where visitors can rent DVD compilations and standalone DVDs of various artists' video works surrounding the show's premise.

The Final Girl explores themes of feminism in the electronic visual age, exploiting cinematic conventions of the horror genre, which is notoriously known for its ambiguous treatment of the female narrative center. Instead of focusing on horror and psychedelia as tools for populist consensus and social anxiety, the exhibition will raise questions about these genres' grotesque and celebratory treatment of the female body.  

Location: Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036  
Gallery & Video Store Hours: Tues - Fri, 11 - 6pm

Saturday, May 28, 2011

G40: The Summit - This week of events

G40: The Summit
Saturday May 28th
DAYTIME: 3pm-8pm AWR presents: BBOY Battle 1vs1 for $300 more prizes to be announced! person who kills the cyphers most throughout the jam will get a special prize!
NIGHTTIME: ADVENTURE,The Nobis, DJ Rick Rabb of Food For Animals- $5 + DJs Matt Bailer + Bil Tod in the Garage

Sunday May 29th:
DAYTIME AMERICA EFF YEAH MEMORIAL DAY EXTRAVAGANZA feat. Warchild (members of Rattler), Death by Sexy + DJ Beeronimo of Windian Records and DJ Jourdan of Funbags. Dress like a member of Rolling Thunder and win (something). Hell, BE A MEMBER OF ROLLING THUNDER and win (something)

Art Whino returns in 2011 for the second edition of G40. The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metro area. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully immersed in over 2000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs.

This year G40 explores not cultures but the genres which are on the forefront of creative transitions and growing in large scale with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world. Some of these genres include Customized collectibles, Skateboard Art, Stencil, Wheat Paste and 3D Installations.

The G40 Art Summit is a unprecedented experience in the art world with its scale and caliber of artists from around the world. This year the summit comes to the city next to the U street corridor taking over an entire 25,000 sqft building and showcasing art on all of it 4 floors.  From over twenty artists showcasing 16’ Murals to traditionally displayed artwork the summit will definitely have sensory overload requiring multiple trips to take in all the treats for the eyes.


Event Location
vitaminwater® uncapped LIVE
2213-2217 14th street NW (the corner of 14th and W NW)

G40 Exhibit Schedule:
Exhibit runs: May 19th-June 17th,  2011 Open Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays: 7pm – Midnight
Fridays & Saturdays: 12pm – 2am
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Mondays: Closed

Entertainment schedule:
Brightest Young Things will curate unique special events in the space six days a week (Tues-Sun) to include live music, dance parties, local designer showcases and fashion events, photobooths, art workshops and talks, stand up comedy, cult movie nights, record fairs and more, all with the signature BYT flair.

American University Museum's next round of shows

June 4 - August 14, 2011:
Artists' Reception | Saturday, June 4, 2011, 6 - 9 pm
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E . CO 
ECO presents the work of twenty Latin American and European photographic collectives. The exhibit displays the artists’ perspectives on the environment through their work in photo journalism. Each piece brings awareness to viewers while interpreting the environmental concerns of each photographic collective.
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Registro 02. Mirar por segunda vez (Record 02. A Second Glance)
Registro 02 features works from six prominent Mexican artists. The exhibit showcases their diverse works while simultaneously leading the viewer to contemplate the experience one gets when viewing contemporary art. The exhibit is being sponsored by the Mexican Embassy, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Monterrey, and the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, DC.

Rubén Gutiérrez
Ramiro Martínez Plasencia
Adrián Procel
Oswaldo Ruiz
Tercerunquinto
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Sam Gilliam: Close to Trees
Sam Gilliam: Close to Trees features the works of one of America’s most prominent Color Field painters and Lyrical Abstractionist artists, Sam Gilliam. Sam Gilliam’s technique of taking paintings off of the canvas gives his pieces a sculptural quality that transforms a space.


 @
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016                
Hours: 11 am–4 pm, Tuesday–Sunday

Friday, May 27, 2011

Apply for Arts on Foot, Wash DC, deadline May 29

ARTS ON FOOT / DOWNTOWN  DC'S  CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Application Deadline Approaching for the 2011 Art Market at Arts on Foot! Complete online application available at diversemarkets.net. deadline May 29

Apply now for the 2011 Art Market at the annual Arts on Foot festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 & 11.  

Marking its 19th anniversary, The Washington Examiner’s Arts on Foot is Washington DC’s premier outdoor arts festival. Spanning four city blocks in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood with the Smithsonian American Art Museum as its backdrop and within steps of upscale restaurants, hotels and cultural destinations, the event features a juried fine arts market, food sampling from high-end restaurants, wine court, two entertainment stages and local arts/cultural organizations.  In 2010, more than 35,000 arts patrons attended. The audience is predominantly professional, upscale, well-educated, lead active lives and seeks out the cultural experiences Washington offers.

Walking Off the Artistic Cliff

June 1, 2011
7:00 - 9:00pm


Walking Off the Artistic Cliff

Making good art requires taking risks. Join us as we explore what it means to commit to the new and unknown.

Welmoed Laanstra, Public Art Projects Curator, Arlington Cultural Affairs

Jack Rasmussen, Director and Curator, American University Museum

Claudia Rousseau, Professor of Art History, School of Art + Design at Montgomery College

moderated by artist Ellyn Weiss

Walking Off the Artistic Cliff is presented in conjunction with Big Ideas, an exhibition by Sondra N. Arkin, Susan Finsen and Ellyn Weiss. Featuring the collaborative site-specific installation Community Spirit, Big Ideas engages as it aims to survey and embody a collective mindset within the Gateway Arts District.
Free.  Open to the Public

Brentwood Arts Exchange - exchanging ideas through art.@ Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802
arts.pgparks.com

Gallery Hours:
10am - 7pm Monday through Friday.
10am - 4pm Saturday.
Closed Sunday.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Call for Artists - Hyatt Park, Reston, VA

Call for Artists - Hyatt Park, Reston, VA

Entry Deadline: 6/17/11

The Initiative for Public Art – Reston (IPAR), in partnership with the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel (owner of the Hyatt Park), the Reston Town Center Association (RTCA), and Reston Community Center (RCC), seeks an artist to develop a contemporary artwork in a permanent medium for the Hyatt Park located at the Reston Parkway Greens, across from the Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel in Reston Town Center. This opportunity is open to established professional artists living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

For more information and to apply to this call, check CaFÉ™ Listings at www.callforentry.org

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Old Fashioned New Media @ Flashpoint

Old Fashioned New Media
Andy Holtin, Chandi Kelley, Jamie O’Shea and Christine Buckton Tillman
thru June 11, 2011

Old Fashioned New Media uses technology to investigate the disparate themes of nature, human interaction and the development of tools used to document our lives and communicate. The exhibition features four artists - Andy Holtin, Chandi Kelley, Jamie O’Shea and Christine Buckton Tillman. The artists work in vastly different ways and entertain a variety of concepts, but each uses technology – outmoded and new – to meditate on interaction, surveillance and communication.

Old Fashioned New Media was organized by Karyn Miller who oversees the Flashpoint Gallery and is the Director of Visual Arts for Cultural Development Corporation.

More information at flashpointdc.org.

Line & Shadow Opening Reception at The Old Print Gallery

The Old Print Gallery Announces
Line & Shadow
June 10 through July 8, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 2011 from 5-8pm

The Old Print Gallery announces a new show, from June 10- July 8, 2011, entitled Line & Shadow. The exhibit features a selected collection of prints by early 20th century and contemporary artists, all skilled in the use of line and the depiction of light. For these artists, their etched and engraved lines define the architectural parameters of a room, a face, a body, or a landscape, which in turn create a supporting structure for light. By illuminating their compositions, the artists achieve the illusion of three-dimensionality and bestow upon their prints depth, a sense of time, and emotion.

Featured in this show are artists Eric Goldberg, Antonio Frasconi, Matt Phillips, Steven E. Walker, Larry Welo, Ilse Schreiber Noll, Armin Landeck, Sarah Sears, Karen Whitman, Alex Zwarenstein, Bruce Waldman, Ellen V. Winkler, Joseph Essig, and Brad Widness.

The gallery will celebrate the opening of Line & Shadow with an evening reception on Friday, June 10, 2011, from 5-8pm at the Old Print Gallery. The opening reception is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be offered and the new collection will be on display.

The Old Print Gallery
1220 31st Street NW
Washington DC 20007
www.oldprintgallery.com

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beyond the Labyrinth: Latin American Art and the FEMSA Collection

Beyond the Labyrinth: Latin American Art and the FEMSA Collection(On display from April 13th through June 18th)

Featuring 50 works from renown 20th century Latin American artists, including Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Gerardo Murillo “Dr. Atl” (Mexico), Wifredo Lam (Cuba), Jacobo Borges (Venezuela), Rómulo Macció (Argentina), Roberto Matta (Chile)  and Fernando Botero (Colombia), among many others. The exhibition is organized into six thematic sections that span a range of modern and contemporary art practices.

Beyond the Labyrinth suggests the rich and dynamic role artists from Latin America have played in the discourse and development of key aspects of modernism, and their ever growing presence in the contemporary art field on a global stage.

FREE ADMISSION
Gallery Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday to Friday  | 12:00 - 4:00pm Saturday
Mexican Cultural Institute | 2829 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C.

The Professional Development Speaker Series

Steps to an Artist's Career:
Tuesday, May 31st @ 7pm


Claire Huschle, Executive Director of the  Arlington Arts Center, will give visual artists advice on how to structure early career steps in terms of showing work and building a reputation among galleries and curators. Don't forget to mark your calendar!
RSVP to jackie (at) hamiltoniangallery.com  

The  Professional Development Speaker Series is a succession of lectures and workshops given by established artists and art professionals to aid in the artistic and entrepreneurial development of all So-Hamiltonian Fellows and other emerging artists. All talks begin promptly at 7pm and take place at Hamiltonian Gallery.

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010 202.332.1116

Monday, May 23, 2011

Marcatus June 5th

Next Marcātus is Sunday June 5th 11am-6pm
Marcātus, a creative art market near the Nationals Ballpark, will be a multidimensional event different than any other to reach the District.  Marcātus invites you to come out for the whole day to enjoy the sounds of live music, smells of exotic foods, eye candy of art, to hunt for creative treasures, or simply to relax on the Great Lawn with a frosty beverage taking in the picturesque views of the Anacostia River.Next Marcātus is Sunday June 5th 11am-6pm

New - a line of FREE Live Musical Performances
by One Love Entertainment!

HEAR YE... HEAR YE!!
Know how to juggle 8 balls?
Can you swallow swords?
Are you a Street Dancer?
Comedy performer?
Puppeteer?
Musician?

Well come on down! 
Marcātus is a community place for all things creative.
If you want to perform please email shane@artwhino.com
We also still have space available for artists tents and tables

Location: The Yards Park
10 Water St SE Washington, DC
- DO NOT USE YOUR GPS
This park is so new it will take you to the wrong place if you use your GPS.
Please use the map below.  Even Googlemaps and mapquest have it wrong.
(One block south of N and 3rd Streets, SE )
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)

Event is free and open to the public

Schedule:
First Sunday of every month (Except July which will be Second Sunday).   
April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 10th, Aug 7th
Hours every Sunday: 11am-6pm. 

Pictures of the first edition can be found below
http://www.flickr.com/photos/artwhino/sets/72157626470919168/

SCULPTURE 1275/ WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP

WASHINGTON SCULPTORS GROUP
SCULPTURE 1275: Craig Kraft
through June 3, 2011

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) announces the opening of the thirteenth exhibition in a series of sculpture solos featured in the lobby of 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. In cooperation with Axent Realty Group, WSG is presenting a series of curated sculpture exhibitions to showcase the work of their membership. Long time regional artist Craig Kraft will be exhibiting his latest neon artwork at 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC. The 2011 exhibition series is curated by Washington artist Lou Stovall.

1275 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (Lobby)
Washington DC 20004

Lobby Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 7 pm

www.washingtonsculptors.org

Sunday, May 22, 2011

All Come in Color -Abstract and Figurative Painting by Local Argentine Artists-

All Come in Color -Abstract and Figurative Painting by Local Argentine Artists-

thursday, may 14 - friday, june 10 - 3-5 pm
On view

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Participating Artists
Rosana Azar rosanaazar.com
Rosana Bruno rosanabrunoart.blogspot.com
Luis Corchon luiscorchon.blogspot.com
Felisa Federman felisafederman.com
Alfredo Ratinoff alfredoratinoff.com
Fabián H. Ríos Rubino fabianhriosrubino.com
Claudia Samper claudiasamper.com
Wanda Wainsten wandawainsten.com

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Embassy of Argentina1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington DC 20008
map
(M) Dupont Circle
embassyofargentina.us

THE PHILLIPS CELEBRATES MUSIC, ART, AND FAMILY WITH FREE ADMISSION DURING JAZZ ‘N FAMILIES FUN DAYS 2011

THE PHILLIPS CELEBRATES MUSIC, ART, AND FAMILY WITH
FREE ADMISSION DURING JAZZ ‘N FAMILIES FUN DAYS 2011


Musicians improvise to artworks in the permanent collection, and visitors create jazz-inspired sculpture to take home, explore an exhibition of artworks by local elementary students, and visit the instrument petting zoo. Interactive, all-ages discovery packs are available to enhance the experience. Weekend highlights include:

Celebrated pianist Vince Evans plays solo gospel jazz
The Jess Righthand Trio and James King Quartet perform live jazz in the Music Room
Violinist David Schulman interprets paintings through jazz in the galleries
Sousa Middle School presents a dance ensemble
Part of the annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend. In collaboration with DC Jazz Festival. Proudly sponsored by the Going Out Guide. Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Sat. and Sun. June 4 and 5
Sat.:  10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Free

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW, Dupont Circle Metro (Q Street exit)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Call to Proposals | 2011 Public Art Residency Program | Deadline May 24th

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities | 1371 Harvard Street N.W. | Washington | DC | 20009

Artistically Speaking May website

Artistically Speaking new arts web site is up and is awaiting your visit. Enjoy.

http://artisticallyspeaking.tv/

MAPPING @ Carroll Square Gallery

MAPPING
through June 3, 2011
 
Carol Barton
Dahlia Elsayed
Joyce Kozloff
Siobhan Rigg
Juan Tejedor
Renee van der Stelt

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW
Washington DC 20004
www.carrollsquare.com

Gallery Open During Business Hours
Monday through Friday, 8 am – 6 pm

Friday, May 20, 2011

Susan Calloway Fine Arts: Rodgers Naylor's Life in the City Opening Reception

Friday, May 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., join Susan Calloway Fine Arts (1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW) for the opening reception of Rodgers Naylor's Life in the City at Thos. Moser's DC Showroom (3300 M Street, NW). Though Naylor now lives in rural Colorado, this native Washingtonian, born near Georgetown, "continues to return to Washington DC in his paintings". Life in the City features lively Georgetown street scenes, colorful Eastern Market happenings, contemplative interiors of the National Gallery, and dynamic slices of urban life. 202.965.4601

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) Team
www.GeorgetownDC.com

G40 - this Friday!

Opening Reception, Friday 6pm-2am 
vitaminwater® uncapped LIVE
2213-2217 14th street NW (the corner of 14th and W NW)

Fatback DJs bring 3 of their parties into one space:
FATBACK classic/ TENDERLOIN (slow jams in the lounge)
QUE SERA (garage rock in the garage)

Art Whino returns in 2011 for the second edition of G40. The first G40 art summit in 2010 compounded artistically explosive cultures from all over the world and brought them to the DC metro area. By bringing all of these cultures from throughout the world to one place it allowed the visitor to be fully immersed in over 2000 works by 500 artists organized by floors corresponding to their cultural hubs.

This year G40 explores not cultures but the genres which are on the forefront of creative transitions and growing in large scale with hundreds of thousands of fans throughout the world. Some of these genres include Customized collectibles, Skateboard Art, Stencil, Wheat Paste and 3D Interventions.

The G40 Art Summit is a unprecedented experience in the art world with its scale and caliber of artists from around the world. This year the summit comes to the city next to the U street corridor taking over an entire 25,000 sqft building and showcasing art on all of it 4 floors.  From over twenty artists showcasing 16’ Murals to traditionally displayed artwork the summit will definitely have sensory overload requiring multiple trips to take in all the treats for the eyes.

Event Location
vitaminwater® uncapped LIVE
2213-2217 14th street NW (the corner of 14th and W NW)

G40 Exhibit Schedule:
Exhibit runs: May 19th-June 17th,  2011
Open Hours: Tuesday & Thursdays: 5 – 10pm,
Fridays & Saturdays: 12pm – 11pm
Sundays: 12pm – 6pm
Mondays: Closed

Entertainment schedule:
Brightest Young Things will curate unique special events in the space six days a week (Tues-Sun) to include live music, dance parties, local designer showcases and fashion events, photobooths, art workshops and talks, stand up comedy, cult movie nights, record fairs and more, all with the signature BYT flair.

Foundry Gallery / Kathryn Wiley

Other Members work exhibited in Gallery 2
Questions or comments: foundrygallery@verizon.net or call 202-463-0203

Join on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Foundry-Gallery/102444733130508?v=wall

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Panel Discussion: "The Role of Art in Diplomacy" on May 20

The Role of Art in Diplomacy
May 20, 2011
11:00 a.m.

East Building Concourse, Auditorium

Panel discussion with Robert Storr, Yale School of Art, and artists Odili Donald Odita, Joel Shapiro, and Carrie Mae Weems. Moderated by Harry Cooper, curator of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art.

This program is coordinated with the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

www.fapeglobal.org (Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies)
www.nga.gov/programs/lectures/index.htm#paneldiscussions (lecture information)


Events are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Registration is not required.

Notable Lectures Podcasts: The National Gallery of Art provides access to lectures by well-known artists, architects, authors, curators, and historians. www.nga.gov/podcasts

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
6th Street & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565 | Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Admission is always free
www.nga.gov    SUBSCRIBE | UNSUBSCRIBE | FORWARD TO A FRIEND

STUDIO H Happy Hour featuring Pablo Caviedes "Mannequin" Friday May 20 from 6:30-8:30pm

Pablo Caviedes
Mannequin


Friday, May 20 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for a happy hour at the gallery from 6:30-8:30pm to browse the work of Ecuadorian artist Pablo Caviedes while enjoying some refreshments.  This is your chance to see the show if you missed the opening or in case you wanted to see his work again!

The exhibition has been extended to June 10, 2011

Here is more about the exhibition in the artist's words:
"As a Latin American artist I feel that speaking about our art is like connecting with the fable, the myth, and the constant metamorphosis of this fascinating culture. One that arises as a result of a great encounter that began five centuries ago between the old continent, the Western world, and our millenarian American indigenes.

The color, the magic, the exuberant nature, the mysticism, the races and the alternative system of living are some of the examples of the grand accretion of culture, the product of a great fusion between two mega civilizations, in which the magical realism and the visual metaphor become part of a fascinating language of daily lives of towns and cultures. I am part of that language."

Studio H is located at 408 H Street NE, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20002.

For more information 202.468.5277 or visit www.studiohdc.com

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery / Breaching the Wall

Mona El-Bayoumi

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
Contemporary Middle East and Arab American Artists
Breaching the Wall
May 20 -- June 24, 2011    
Opening reception Friday May 20, 6 – 8 p.m.

For millennia, artists have used their talents to express thoughts and emotions deeply personal, as well as reflecting their reactions to the world around them.  In light of this, The Jerusalem Fund Gallery invited 11 artists from around the U.S. including Rajie Cook, Mona El-Bayoumi, Najat El-Khairy, Elena Farsakh, Adib Fattal, John Halaka, Michael Keating, Ellen O’Grady, Ammar Qusaibaty, Mary Tuma and Helen Zughaib to create a work of art reflecting their perceptions of the separation wall in Palestine.  Interpreted in painting, sculpture, video, photography, porcelain and other media, each artist’s work speaks in a unique voice to this issue.  

25 Virginia Ave. NW   Washington D.C. 22037  
Metro: Foggy Bottom  T: 202-338-1958    Hours: M-F, 9-5 
or by appointment


Visual Arts Faculty of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts @ Parish Gallery

"Elements and Principles"
Visual Arts Faculty of The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
 

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, May 20, 2011, 6-8 PM

Showing through June 14, 2011

Melchus Davis teaches painting and drawing at Ellington.  His art ranges from water colors, acrylic, and oils to mixed media.  His subjects and themes include landscapes, cityscapes, and figurative compositions, with techniques reflecting his study of Impressionism and Neo Expressionism.

Mike Easton is chair of the Visual Arts Department at Ellington.  He has completed numerous commissions, received awards, and has traveled extensively.  He discovered that the proper use of African American subject matter is rooted in and intrinsic to quintessential American themes.  His influences include the Mexican artist, Diego Rivera who incorporated social and historical commentary and critique into his art.

Bill Harris is a founding faculty member of "Workshops for Careers in the Arts", which later became The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where he has taught since 1975.  Over a 42 year career in public school teaching in the DC Public School System, he has taught every grade from pre-K to 12th grade.

Rod Little is an accomplished Informational Graphics Specialist and Illustrator with over 20 years experience in both Print and Web news media.  His imaginative and visual skills are demonstrated in a broad spectrum of informational graphics that include scientific and technical diagrams, illustrations, and logo design.

Jacqueline Maggi, has had solo exhibitions in Paris, New York, Havana, and Spain and has participated in numerous juried group shows nationally and internationally.  Her work is in the collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and in many private collections.  She has been an instructor at Ellington for the past 11 years.

Parish Gallery Georgetown
1054 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
202-944-2310
www.parishgallery.com

DC Arts Collaboration Explores Healing 10 Years after September 11th

DC Arts Collaboration Explores Healing 10 Years after September 11th     
Washington, DC - May 11, 2011 - Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts announces the launch of The 9/11 Arts Project - A collaboration of artists, social activists, non-profits, and interfaith groups in the Washington metropolitan area that explores individual, community, and global healing 10 years after 9/11.

In light of recent news and the upcoming 10-year anniversary, conversation about the impact and aftermath of 9/11 is ubiquitous. The 9/11 Arts Projectis positioned to provide a local forum for extending that dialogue, sparking community engagement, creative expression, and a healing discourse.  Initiated by Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, a DC nonprofit arts, health, and education organization, the citywide project will kick off a "year of healing," with multi-venue project events to take place around the anniversary and throughout the year (9/2011-9/2012).

Events and programs will span creative genres including dance and literary performances, art exhibitions, facilitated dialogues, concerts, theatre, interfaith services, film screenings, ... etc., and will focus on such themes as social justice, multiculturalism, religious tolerance, art activism, individual healing, national trauma, and community engagement-to name a few.

Local social activist groups, galleries, fine artists, community groups, interfaith leaders, writers, non-profits, dance troupes, poets, theaters, and musicians are now being invited to join the project by sharing their unique voices and contributing a program or event.

The project is supported by an Advisory Committee of local arts leaders, social activists, and grief experts, and a Honorary Committee including: Councilmember Jack Evans;Judy A. Greenberg, Director of The Kreeger Museum; Dr. George Halasz,Expert in Trauma Transmission; Imam Yahya Hendi, President of Clergy Beyond Borders; Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton; Philippa Hughes of The Pink Line Project; Reverand Dr. Clark Lobenstine, Executive Director of The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington; Jack Rasmussen, Director of American University Museum; Dr. Siddharth Shah, Expert in Psychosocial Trauma; Andy Shallal of Busboys & Poets; and Brigadier General Wilma Vaught, President of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial.

To learn more about The 9/11 Arts Project please visit, www.911artsproject.com

www.smithfarm.com

20th Anniversary of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival / May 21 & 22, 2011

Nation’s Most Accomplished Artists Ready to Celebrate the
20th Anniversary of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
May 21 & 22 – Reston Town Center
(Artist Line Up, Plus Children’s Art Tent Activities Revealed)


Contemporary artwork from over 220 artists in 17 categories
 Reston Town Center - 12001 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

Saturday & Sunday – May 21 & 22, 2011
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   Rain or Shine.
Preview Night Party:  Friday, May 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  Tickets required & limited.

Cost:  Admission to the festival is free, however for a voluntary donation of $10 to GRACE at the events ArtCarts, visitors will receive a $10 gift certificate to dine at participating Reston Town Center restaurants. Donation proceeds benefit year round educational and outreach programs produced by GRACE throughout the Northern Virginia area.

Website:  http://www.northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org/

This year a record number of over 1,000 artists from across the U.S. and internationally, submitted applications.  Each year the festival jurors are only able to select 220 artists to participate in the largest fine arts festival in the DC Metro area.  There are many talented artists such as: Ann Barbieri, Paul Germain, Ginny Herzog, and Connie Slack who are long timers of the festival spanning the full 20 years.  In addition to returning artists, there are 59 new artists who are exhibiting at the Festival for the first time.  Some notable new additions are Diaga Henson, Robert Flowers, Alison Palmer, and Rita Troller.  40 local artists will represent the DC Metro region such as: Wiwat Kamolpornwijit, Matthew Parker, Huguette Roe, and Andrew Zimmermann, who is also featured as one of three solo artists currently on exhibition in the Greater Reston Arts Center gallery.  The complete listing of artist profiles is available at: http://www.northernvirginiafineartsfestival.org/faf2011/artistList.php.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weekend Guide | Washington Flyer Magazine

Weekend Guide | Washington Flyer Magazine: "Neighborhood Art
May

Local mixed media artist Anne Marchand collaborates with a local ceramics artists for an exhibit called “Edgy” at Gallery 555dc (555 12th St., NW), running through May 27 with interesting uses of texture and color throughout the works of art."

Contemporary Jamaican Artists @ Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, Gallery

Jamaica 
Gallery opens on Wednesday, May 18th, at 11.00 a.m.

Contemporary Jamaican Artists
A Jamaican Presence in the ABOUT CHANGE Exhibition

A selection of contemporary Jamaican artists, invited by the World Bank to exhibit their work in the Caribbean segment of ABOUT CHANGE, the hemispheric survey organized by the World Bank Art Program in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Organization of American States.

Location:  Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, Gallery
1300 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC. 
T 202.623.3774 | www.iadb/org/cultural
Open to the public Monday through Friday, 11:00 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

Strathmore BALTIMORE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY/ last week to view

BALTIMORE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S 2011 MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL WATERCOLOR EXHIBITION on view in the Mansion at Strathmore through May 21, 2011.
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Apples in Winter by William C. Wright, BWS; Raven Blues by Julie A. Smith, BWS; Sonia, Not Fierce by Jacqueline M. Saunders; Founding Fathers by Chris Nelson, BWS

Strathmore presents The Baltimore Watercolor Society’s 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, on view through May 21, 2011 in the Mansion at Strathmore.  The exhibition displays 95 original pieces of the finest in watercolor from Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.  These works, selected by juror John Salminen, come from a larger pool of 435 applicants. 

Founded in 1885, the Baltimore Watercolor Society is the third oldest organization in the country devoted to the use of watercolor as a painting medium.  The juror of this year's show, John Salminen, scaled the heights of the watercolor world in recent years with over 190 awards in national and international exhibitions. He will lead a spring workshop for BWS “Abstraction through Design” at The Howard County Center for the Arts.

Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
For additional information, call (301) 581-5200 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Call for Entries MPA Artfest

MPAartfest is a one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of 40 local and regional visual artists.  McLean Central Park will reverberate with the sights and sounds of art and music on Sunday, October 2nd at the 5th annual MPAartfest.

Submission deadline:  June 1, 2011
Event Date:  Sunday, October 2, 2011
http://mpaart.org/events.php

McLean Project for the Arts  •  1234 Ingleside Avenue  •  McLean, Virginia 22101
Phone 703-790-1953   •  Fax 703-790-1012  •  Hours: TUE-FRI 10-4 SAT 1-5

The Washington Glass School The First Ten Years

The Washington Glass School
The First Ten Years

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 19th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Show Dates
May 19 - June 19

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001
longviewgallerydc.com

The Washington D.C. area has become international renowned as an emerging center of glass art. At the forefront of this charge is the Washington Glass School, where, for the past ten years, the instructors, artists and student have brought narrative and content into glass, dragging it away from decorative craft and into the rarified atmosphere of “fine art.” The Washington Glass School has produced artists whose art can be found in museums and collections worldwide and is advancing the studio glass movement with its explorations of narrative content, technology and skills.

Washington’s Long View Gallery presents “Artists of The Washington Glass School – The First Ten Years” showcasing ten years of integrating glass into the contemporary art dialogue. While it recognizes the past and present, The First Ten Years is intended to instigate – and celebrate – the new directions contemporary glass is exploring through various artistic metaphors. Featured artists include: Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Erwin Timmers, Elizabeth Mears, Robert Kincheloe, Syl Mathis, Lea Topping, Allison Sigethy, Dave D’Orio, Kirk Waldroff, Robert Wiener and others.


Mid City Artists Open Studios May 21 & 22


May is Open Studios Month
Mid City Artists: 28 Members open
  
Open Studios
May 21 & 22, 2011

you can download a map of all the participating artists at
http://www.artmarketdc.com/MCA_OS_MAP_0511.pdf

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Opening Reception / Zenith Gallery at Chevy Chase Pavilion


Zenith Gallery at Chevy Chase Pavilion Invites you to
Opening Reception for ZARTiculation
Wednesday, May 18, 6:00-8:30 PM

 
@
Zenith Gallery on Level 2, Chevy Chase Pavilion
5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20015 

Exhibition Dates: Now thru July 3, 2011
Commemorating its 33rd year in the nation's capital, the gallery will present its trademark mix of artworks by more than 40 artists, many of whom have been with the gallery since its early beginnings.

ARTISTS
John Aaron, Fabiano Amin, Bert Beirne, Caroline Benchetrit, Jay Burch, Marina Cappaletto, Marcia Clay, Pat Cochran,  Rosetta DeBerardinis, Renée duRocher, Joel D'Orazio, Robert Freeman, Sofia Gawer-Fische, Ken & Julie Girardini, Robert Freeman, Gavin Glakas,  David Glick, Margery E. Goldberg, Stephen Hansen, Linda Hanson, Christine Hayman, Philip Hazard, David Hubbard,  Robert C. Jackson, Susan Klebanoff, Joan Konkel, Shelley Laffal, Michael Madzo, Chris Malone, Michela Mansuino, Michelle Marcello, Anne Marchand, Donna McCullough, Bill Mead, Marianne Mitchell, Davis Morton, Reuben Neugass, Carol Newmyer, Zachary Oxman, Guenther Riess, Craig Schaffer, Jane Pettit, Ron Schwerin, Sica, Ellen Sinel, Karen Starika, Paula Stern, Bradley Stevens, Cassie Taggart, James Tormey, Vic Vicini, Ray Wiger, Marcie Wolf-Hubbard,
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ART CLASSES

Zenith is hosting a series of art classes, lectures and demonstrations conducted by Zenith Gallery artists and sponsored by Zenith Community Arts Foundation. All will be in Zenith Gallery at Chevy Chase, with a Meet & Greet the Artist Reception, 3:00 - 5:00 PM.

"Golden Colors Lecture Demonstration" with Rosetta DeBerardinisRSVP Required by Friday, May 13 at noon
Saturday, May 14, 1-3 PM, Adults & Children
"Mixed Media Collage Workshop" with Marcie Wolf-Hubbard
Saturday, June 4, 1-3 PM, Adults & Children

Information & for Schedule of New Classes to be Added:
202-783-2963, www.zenithgallery.com, art[at]zenithgallery.com
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ZENITH GALLERY at Chevy Chase Pavilion is open
Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6 pm & by Appointment

Zenith located on the Second level, next to Embassy Suites Hotel
Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW, WDC 20015 
Friendship Heights Metro

Exhibition Opportunity for Artists

Exhibition Opportunity for Artists
Application Deadline May 29, 2011
Mini Solos@Touchstone


Touchstone Gallery is offering an opportunity for area artists to have a “mini show”, hung salon style. Each artist’s space will be 10 feet high and about 4 feet wide (with calculated-in adequate spacing between the mini shows). 

37 spaces are available, and there will be a screening component by a committee of Touchstone artist members.   

Applicants are required to send digital images and the sizes of the work they want to show. No standing sculpture can be accommodated. No entry fee is required. A $230 hanging fee must be paid before admitted artists may bring their work for hanging. 
 
CHANGED DATES:
Application deadline: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 12 midnight. (Get application form online at www.touchstonegallery.com and e-mail it to images.touchstone@gmail.com along with images and sizes of the works you intend to show.)

Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For more information visit www.touchstonegallery.com or call Ksenia Grishkova, Director at 202-347-2787 or e-mail info[at]touchstonegallery.com

"Creativity Cures", a fundraiser benefiting VSA / May 19

"Creativity Cures", a fundraiser benefiting VSA Washington, DC (the Capital Area Organization on Arts and Disabilities) and Children's National Medical Center. The event, which will include an art exhibition, silent auction, refreshments and dancing will take place on May 19th from 6pm-9pm at the ARTiculate Gallery, Great Room and Rooftop Terrace, located at 1100 16th St. NW.


BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY to "Creativity Cures" Exhibition and Fundraiser  
May 19, 2011   6pm- 9pm
After Party: Blackfinn DC
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Contact:
Lissadell Cohen-Serrins
Gallery Associate
VSA ARTiculate Gallery
1100 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
tel:(202)261-0204

Contain, Maintain, Sustain @ Artisphere


Contain, Maintain, Sustain
Exploring the Influence of Sustainability on Contemporary Art
A group exhibition that takes stock of the ways in which concerns around sustainability are being articulated and visualized by contemporary artists today.

Presented by Artisphere, Washington Project for the Arts, and Washington Sculptors Group

Thursday, May 19 - Sunday, July 17, 2011 

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 7-10pm

Curator Talks: Saturday, May 21, 3pm with Sara Reisman; Saturday, June 11, 3pm with
Welmoed Laanstra; Saturday, June 25, 3pm with Ernesto M. Santalla  

  
Curators Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman, and Ernesto Santalla selected a group of 24 international and locally-based artists to present work that activates and complicates the local/global dynamic that has historically framed ideas about reuse and conservation of environmental resources.

Participating artists include Jane Benson (Brooklyn, NY), Michael Booker (College Park, MD), Greg Braun (Hartwood, VA), Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain), Michael Cataldi (Brooklyn, NY), Ronit Eisenbach (Takoma Park, MD), Gregory Euclide (Le Sueur, MN), Tom Greaves (Washington, DC), Rachel Higgins (Brooklyn, NY), Christopher K.  Ho (New York, NY),  Mariah Anne Johnson (Washington, DC), Morgana King (New Orleans, LA), Barbara Liotta (Washington, DC), LoVid (New York, NY), Mary Mattingly (New York, NY), Jens Praet (Florence, Italy), Cordy Ryman (New York, NY), Katrín Sigurdardóttir (New York, NY), Dan Steinhilber (Washington, DC), Tattfoo Tan (Staten Island, NY), Katja Toporski (Takoma Park, MD), Lina Vargas De La Hoz (Silver Spring, MD), Julia von Eichel (Brooklyn, NY), and Ishmael Randall Weeks (Brooklyn, NY and Cusco, Peru).

TERRACE GALLERY AT ARTISPHERE
1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-6pm
www.artisphere.com

Monday, May 16, 2011

“When Art Reflects Life” Review of Carlotta Hester’s Govinda Exhibition

“When Art Reflects Life” Review of Carlotta Hester’s Govinda Exhibition
New York’s weekly newspaper The Irish Voice published a story in it’s April 27th issue about Carlotta Hester’s exhibition of drawings from last summer’s All Ireland Music Festival. The Irish Voice’s Paul Keating wrote that “Hester reveals the very best about the people around us who do great things everyday”.
by Chris Murray on May 7, 2011 @ Govinda Gallery

“The Pure Drop: Drawings of Traditional Irish Musicians, Singers, and Dancers” 

Carlotta Hester’s exhibit goes through June 11th.
Visit www.govindagallery.com or phone (202)-333-1180 for more information.”

Exhibition Opportunity for Artists

Exhibition Opportunity for Artists
Application Deadline May 29, 2011
Mini Solos@Touchstone

Touchstone Gallery is offering an opportunity for area artists to have a “mini show”, hung salon style. Each artist’s space will be 10 feet high and about 4 feet wide (with calculated-in adequate spacing between the mini shows). 

37 spaces are available, and there will be a screening component by a committee of Touchstone artist members.   

Applicants are required to send digital images and the sizes of the work they want to show. No standing sculpture can be accommodated. No entry fee is required. A $230 hanging fee must be paid before admitted artists may bring their work for hanging. 
 
CHANGED DATES:
Application deadline: Sunday, May 29, 2011, 12 midnight. (Get application form online at www.touchstonegallery.com and e-mail it to images.touchstone@gmail.com along with images and sizes of the works you intend to show.)

Notification of acceptance: Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For more information visit www.touchstonegallery.com or call Ksenia Grishkova, Director at 202-347-2787 or e-mail info[at]touchstonegallery.com

Sunday, May 15, 2011

7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour

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Mt. Ranier Open Studio Day, a set on Flickr.
Here are a few pictures from the 7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour on
Saturday, May 14th in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County, MD.

The "Big Ideas" Exhibition is on view thru June 11 and features artists Sondra Arkin, Susan Finsen and Ellyn Weiss. Don't miss this exciting show! It's a quick 20 minute drive from Washington, DC up Rhode Island Avenue to the Gateway Arts Center.

The Washington Glass School is just few blocks south.

Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722
 

www.gatewayopenstudios.com/

Via Flickr:
7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour!
15 Venues. 70 Studios. 120 Artists.
Saturday, May 14th, 12-5pm

in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County, MD

BIG IDEAS: Brentwood Arts Exchange thru June 11

Public Programs
Saturday, May 14, 12:00 - 5:00pm
Gateway Arts District Open Studios Day 2:00pm - Artist Talk: Sondra N. Arkin, Susan Finsen, & Ellyn Weiss will talk about their art work and walk guests through their exhibition.
4:00pm - Join the Community Spirit: A dialogue with the three artists about their installation, Community Spirit, where you are invited to leave your mark.

Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Panel Discussion - Walking Off the Artistic Cliff
Making good art requires taking risks. Join Jack Rasmussen, Director of the American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D., Professor of Art History at Montgomery College and art critic for the Gazette Newspapers and Welmoed Laanstra, Curator of Public Art for Arlington County, and moderator Ellyn Weiss, as they discuss what it means to commit to the new and unknown.

Free.  Open to the Public.

Brentwood Arts Exchange - exchanging ideas through art.@ Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802
arts.pgparks.com

Gallery Hours:
10am - 8pm Monday through Friday.
10am - 6pm Saturday.
Closed Sunday.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Landscape Art on display at Westover

Irena Chambers exhibition at 
the Westover Public Library in Arlington, VA
http://westoverlibraryarlingtonva.blogspot.com/

1644 N McKinley Rd Arlington
Virginia 22205 (703) 228-5260

Landscape Art on display at Westover 

Irena Chambers displays her landscape oil paintings at Westover Branch library through the month of May. Lithuanian-born, Irena's work includes still lifes, figures, and abstracts, but this exhibit highlights landscape paintings from the farm areas of the Appalachian mountains in nearby Pennsylvania. Ms. Chambers says she is "impressed and fascinated by the swathes of color and geometric shapes created by the farmers as well as by nature," and finds inspiration in the ever-changing landscape, depending on the point of view, the weather, the time of year, and the time of day. Stop by at Westover to lose yourself in one of Irena Chamber's paintings - now through the end of May.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival / Bethesda Art Walk

It's A Fine Art Weekend!
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

May 14 & 15th 
This weekend, the streets of Bethesda will host 140 artists who specialize in fine art including painting, photography, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, glass, printmaking and more. 

Partake in this one-of-a-kind shopping experience and enjoy live entertainment and Bethesda's delectable eateries including Mamma Lucia, Union Jack's, BlackFinn American Saloon, Yamas Mediterranean Grill and Haagen Dazs.

Live entertainment will fill the streets all weekend including:  Margot MacDonald, Sandra Y. Johnson, Wes Tucker & The Skillets, Uncle Jack Band, Oasis, ilyAIMY and The Beat Hotel; and enjoy children's activities from Joy of Motion Dance Center and street chalking.


The Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is free, and takes place along Norfolk, Auburn and Del Ray Avenues. Event hours are Sat., May 14, 10am-6pm and Sun., May 15, 10am-5pm.
For more information, www.bethesda.org  or call (301) 215-6660.

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Friday, May 13, 6-9PM

Bethesda Art Walk features downtown Bethesda
galleries and studios that open their doors from 6-9pm on the second
Friday of every month. Bethesda galleries showcase artwork created
locally, nationally and internationally including painting, photography,
sculpture and mixed media.







Enjoy
several galleries by walking throughout downtown Bethesda. The free
Bethesda Circulator stops within a few blocks of each Bethesda Art Walk
gallery, and runs continuously throughout the duration of the Art Walk.


Free Bethesda Circulator Route

Shadows, Persona, and Trickery / Chris Sheridan

Shadows, Persona, and Trickery
 a solo show of Seattle artist Chris Sheridan.

Saturday, June 18th, 2011
6pm -midnight
Opening Reception

National Harbor, MD. Seattle-based oil painter, Chris Sheridan, opens his solo show this June at Art Whino Gallery (www.artwhino.com). The opening reception is on Saturday, June 18th, from 6pm-midnight. The exhibit runs from June 17th to July 12th.

Chris Sheridan's show Shadows, Persona, and Trickery takes an in-depth look at magic and religion, their symbolism and ritual, how they played a role in building our early societies, and the disconnect between these theories and beliefs and contemporary modes of thinking. Deeply psychological, laced with multiple layers of meaning and references to the trickster archetype, the work also explores the manipulative quality found in us all. Also hidden in the work is the artist's search for the soul, which he believes is the construct that holds all of these ideas together in our collective unconscious.


Art Whino
122 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
www.artwhino.com | info@artwhino.com
Phone: 301.567.8210 | Fax: 574.830.165

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Public Art Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Nekisha Durrett

Public Art Opening Reception and Artist Talk with Nekisha Durrett

Cultural Development Corporation, JAIR LYNCH Development Partners and AHD, Inc.
Opening reception and artist talk with Nekisha Durrett.
3Tree Flats lobby (3910 Georgia Avenue, NW(   
Saturday, May 14, 2-4pm

Celebrate the installation of Durrett's iconic public artwork, Sweet, on Saturday, May 14th in the Petworth neighborhood.

Nekisha, a Petworth-based artist, designed the large scale, two-dimensional piece installed on the exterior façade of the 3Tree Flats building. She describes the piece: “Her hovering head one story tall, a young woman looks coolly over her Georgia Avenue with one bold, yellow bubbly adjective in a thought cloud over her flowing locks -- Sweet. She looks toward the street observing traces of the past, the vitality of the present and future, and the prideful spirit of her evolving community.” 

Cultural Development Corporation organized the project in partnership with JAIR LYNCH Development Partners and AHD Inc. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded CuDC a 2011 Public Art Building Communities grant to fund the project. JAIR LYNCH Development Partners and AHD Inc provided matching funds to support the project. 

www.culturaldc.org

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

IA&A Spring Soiree


Why Aren't Americans Angrier? - ARTINFO.com

Why Aren't Americans Angrier? - ARTINFO.com: "Why Aren't Americans Angrier?"
"...decreases in U.S. government funding to arts groups are almost certainly going to be deeper than the ones that have provoked such a strong reaction in the U.K."
By Tyler Green Published: May 7, 2011
Read article HERE: ArtInfo.com

This IS Hawai'i - a two-site exhibition of contemporary, indigenous Hawaiian artists

This IS Hawai'i - a two-site exhibition of contemporary, indigenous Hawaiian artists presented at Transformer and the NMAI - launches with a Transformer FRAMEWORK panel followed by a reception at the NMAI on Friday, May 20, 2011. 

RSVP by May 13 to 202.633.7020 or NMAI-RSVP@SI.EDU is required.

Actively exploring their indigenous Hawaiian history and its intersection with contemporary society, This IS Hawai`i artists explore – through site-specific installation, artistic actions, and public programs – what it means to be "Hawaiian" in the 21st century. Designed as a two-site exhibition, the work of Solomon Enos and Carl F. K. Pao are presented at the NMAI’s Sealaska Gallery, and the work of Maika`i Tubbs is presented at Transformer, with artist Puni Kukahiko’s site-specific outdoor sculptures presented at both locations, tying the whole exhibition together. The exhibition will be presented in tandem with NMAI's annual Hawai`i Festival.

Developed by independent curator Isabella E. Hughes – with input from cultural advisor Marques Hanalei Marzan and Transformer’s Executive & Artistic Director Victoria Reis – the design and scope of this exhibition aim to challenge audiences to rethink their own understanding of Hawaiian culture by highlighting some of Hawai`i’s most dynamic contemporary artistic talents. Highlighting both Transformer’s and the NMAI’s commitment to promoting the expression of contemporary art, this presentation of This IS Hawai`i reflects an exhibition partnership that is becoming a model for collaboration among cultural organizations across the U.S. and internationally.

Seeking to grow audiences for emergent visual expression, as well as the work of contemporary indigenous artists, This IS Hawai`i allows both organizations to expand their missions while building synergy within the culturalinfrastructure of D.C. and the larger arts community.

Industry Gallery introduces FLEXIBLELOVE to the United States -- Accordion-like Seating That Can Be Manipulated into Different Shapes

INDUSTRY GALLERY INTRODUCES FLEXIBLELOVE™ - ACCORDION-LIKE SEATING THAT CAN BE EXPANDED, CONTRACTED & MANIPULATED INTO DIFFERENT SHAPES - MADE FROM RECYCLED PAPER & WOOD

Industry Gallery presents FlexibleLove, opening Saturday, May 14, 2011, 6-8PM and running through July 2, 2011.  The exhibition features FlexibleLove™ furniture, a collection of seating incorporating an accordion-like, honeycomb structure, made mostly from widely-available recycled paper and wood waste, that allows the works to be easily manipulated into different shapes.  With a simple pull at either end, this durable seating can be extended to accommodate up to 20 people, manipulated in "ess" shapes, circles and irregular forms, and contracted into a single chair for easy storage.  FlexibleLove™, manufactured by Pinzaan Company Limited in Taiwan, was first developed in 2005 by Taiwanese designer furniture Chishen Shiu while a student at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.  It is now available in the United States exclusively through Industry Gallery.

"FlexibleLove weds the recycling of mundane materials with intelligent engineering and a brilliant idea to yield a WOW piece of fun design," said Industry Gallery owner Craig Appelbaum. "Once you've seen and tried FlexibleLove, you will never ever look at a chair in the same way."

Industry Gallery (www.industrygallerydc.com), based in the Atlas/H Street Arts District of Washington, DC, specializes in 21st century design. The gallery is open Thursday - Sunday, 11AM - 5PM, and by appointment.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mid City Artists to Open Studios to Washingtonians on May 21 & May 22

28 artists open their studios to the public (updated with five new members) Mid City, from Dupont Circle to Scott Circle and Logan Circle and North to Florida NW
Jane Cave, Fashion on H Street, Archival Digital Print, 10"x16"

Saturday and Sunday, May 21 & 22, 12-5 PM (some studio times vary)

The Mid City neighborhood of Washington, DC, is a hub for DC's creative community. It's also home to the 28 artists who are opening their studio doors to the public on May 21 & 22. You are invited inside artists' homes and work spaces to meet the artists, enjoy and buy art.

The Mid City Artists event offers a special opportunity for art-lovers to take a peek into the artists' creative process, connect personally with artists and learn more about how and where they make art. See the tools Robert Cole uses to craft monumental sculptures. Talk with Scott Brooks about his inspiration. Experience photography of far off destinations, paintings of vivid color and art about the African Diaspora and spirituality. There is a great diversity of work, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media. Open studios offers visitors an inside view into the art world in the setting where artists make their creations.

With hot nightclubs, galleries, independent shops and fashion, Mid City is a thriving area for DC arts. Plan to spend the day to visit Mid City Artists and see the community on foot, bike or public transit. The event is 12 to 5 PM Saturday and Sunday, May 21 & 22.

Mid City Artists is a talented group of more than 40 professional artists who have banded together to promote their work and create an artists' community in a central part of the nation's capital. A number of Mid City Artists members are well known and represented by galleries, while others are emerging artists. The open studios event happens every spring and fall.

The spring open studios participating artists are: Sondra N. Arkin, Chuck Baxter, Scott G. Brooks, Robert T. Cole, Susan Cole, Aster da Fonseca, Robert Dodge, Thomas Drymon, Ryan Epp, Gary Fisher, Glenn Fry, Charlie Gaynor, Betsy Karasik, Miguel Perez Lem, Joren Lindholm, Eileen Lyons, Regina M. Miele, Lucinda F. Murphy, Mark Parascandola, Dave Peterson, Brian Petro, Ronald Riley, Marie Ringwald, Nicolas F. Shi, George H. Smith-Shomari, Isabelle Spicer, Robert Wiener, Colin Winterbottom.

Business supporters are included on the downloadable map:  http://www.midcityartists.com/

Mrs. Graham Herself at the National Portrait Gallery May 16

The National Portrait Gallery's Cultures in Motion program presents
Mrs. Graham Herself


Mrs. Graham Herself is a tribute to Katharine Graham, examining her life as a pioneer who became one of the most powerful publishers in newspaper journalism. The program features Kim Schraft as Graham; she is interviewed by Jewell Robinson, public program director and producer of Cultures in Motion. Mrs. Graham Herself was written by Jewell Robinson and Charis Durrance. This program is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition, "One Life: Katharine Graham" at the National Portrait Gallery. 

This program is free but reservations are strongly recommended: http://mrsgraham.eventbrite.com/, e-mail NPGPublicPrograms[at]si.edu with “Graham” in the subject line or call (202) 633-8520.

Monday, May 16; 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
National Portrait Gallery
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Monday, May 09, 2011

Reyes + Davis Events


7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour!

7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour!

15 Venues.  70 Studios.  120 Artists.

Saturday, May 14th, 12-5pm 
in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County, MD
Get up close and personal with legions of local artists in their studios and see the work of this intensely creative community

§  Free shuttle bus transportation along the Route 1/Rhode Island Ave corridor will help you to all the venues on the tour

§  Or … drive, walk, bike your way along this self guided tour

§  Maps and more information at www.gatewaycdc.org and www.gatewayopenstudios.com in advance of the tour, or at the Gateway Arts Center on the day of the tour

Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

Events/Exhibits on the day of the tour:
Several sites on the tour will be holding exhibits or events which include:
  • Brentwood Arts Exchange (in the Gateway Arts Center, first floor): BIG IDEAS an exhibition by: Sondra N. Arkin, Susan Finsen and Ellyn Weiss
  • 2:00pm - Artist Talk: Sondra N. Arkin, Susan Finsen, & Ellyn Weiss will talk about their art work and walk guests through their exhibition
  • 4:00pm - Join the Community Spirit: A dialogue with the three artists about their installation, Community Spirit, where you are invited to leave your mark
  • 39th Street Gallery (Gateway Arts Center, second floor):  Opening reception following the tour from 5:30-8pm, BODY, curated by Ledelle Moe
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium:  MUJERES, a new exhibit by Alberto Garcia featuring striking portraits of women in the arts, culture, and humanities
  • artDC: Reception for artDC’s Patron’s Exhibit

Additional information for these events can be found at www.gatewaycdc.org.


The Gateway Open Studio Tour is generously supported by: Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, Bank of America and the Anacostia Trails Heritage Association.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

May is Open Studios Month!

May is Open Studios Month!

52 O Street Open Studios Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8 – 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Performances, workshops, and live artists throughout the weekend.
A short walk from the New York Ave. Metro station (Red line).
Visit www.52ostreetstudios.org for more information.

7th Annual Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour! 
May 14, 2011 12:00-5:00 PM
7th Annual Open Studio Tour
http://www.gatewayopenstudios.com/

Mid-City Artists Open Studios Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22 – 12:00-5:00 PM
(times vary by studio)
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red line), U Street (Green/Yellow line).
Visit www.midcityartists.com for more information.

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Alexandria Art Market opening day tomorrow, Saturday, May 7th

From the Facebook page:

Del Ray Artisans (DRA) announces its 2nd season of The Alexandria Art Market. The market will be held in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Park, adjoining the Del Ray Artisans gallery at 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA (corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue). This is a rain or shine event and is free and open to the public.

A variety of original artwork from over 25 artists will be displayed for sale including, but not limited to, painting, photography, pottery, jewelry, and glasswork.

The grand opening festivities for the 2nd season will be on May 7, 2011 will include music by The Kate Moran Band!

Market Creator and Coordinator Kimberley Bush is so pleased that last year’s art market was so successful that she was able to add an additional month which is May and increased the number of artists. She continues to believe that the DRA artists and artisans would benefit from consistent exposure to the art world. This event will be another opportunity and a perfect venue to connect with the community.

The market will be held on the 1st Saturdays of May, June, July, August, September and November, 2011 in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Park on the corner of Commonwealth and Mount Vernon Avenues from 10-4pm rain or shine.

Address   
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone   
703-627-7656
Website   
http://www.thedelrayartisans.org
Hours   
Sat:    10:00 am    -    4:00 pm

For more about the market, check out a few segments that Fox 5 Morning News aired live this past Tuesday. Click here to link to their page.

The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary / A Book Review by Eric R. Oath

Where we live and how we go about our lives are intertwined. This book helps understand a whole vision of the rebirth of cities. The following book review appears in Traditional Building Magazine and is reprinted with permission of the author.

A Challenge to Today's Urbanists
The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary
by Dhiru A. Thadani
Rizzoli, New York, NY; 2010
804 pp; hardcover; more than 2,500 photos, drawings & charts; $95
ISBN 978-0-8478-3486-0

Reviewed by Eric R. Osth, AIA, LEED AP

From the moment Dhiru Thadani's book, The Language of Towns & Cities: A Visual Dictionary, landed on my desk, I have been enjoying it immensely and making use of it regularly. It really did 'land' there – all 804 pages and 8 pounds, 11.5 ounces of it. The book is nothing short of a life's work, with an inspiring forward by Leon Krier, and an introduction by Andrés Duany. The lavish praise it has received thus far is well deserved. So my question for my fellow practitioners is: Now what?

This book is very well organized for simple and easy use. The 'encyclopedic' format allows it to serve as a quick research guide (how many times do you recall paging through the index of Hegemann and Peets' American Vitruvius?) with clear illustrations, photographs and descriptions of towns and cities. It is a pleasure to have access to such a wealth of basic, practical, and even unexpected information within a single book.

The book is organized into 544 comprehensive entries that include: the fun: "Noise and Nostalgia;" the details: "Site Walls" and "Signage;" the practical: "Recycling" and "Roof Forms;" and the basics: "Regulating Plans" and "Rail Transit." Beyond practice-based information, there is also historical information on some of our favorite people in the profession including Jefferson and Jacobs, and documentation of some of our favorite cities like Paris and Rome (what a nice reminder of my semester abroad!).

This book illustrates how the field of urbanism has matured in recent decades. Prior to World War II, there were many books of this type. In the years following the war, symmetrical with a lack of interest in city-building, effective books on urbanism disappeared as well. In the last two decades, urbanists have restored their thirst for documentation and the dissemination of information by producing precedent-based, practical books again.

However, because effective master planning takes years to implement, and because the rebirth of cities has just begun over the past two decades, many recent books in the field are largely comprised of visions for the future. Dhiru's book is especially refreshing because it includes a great body of recently built work, which takes the manual beyond theory and makes it valuable to urban design practitioners working with even the most adventurous clients.

Urban design practitioners endeavor to restore urban environments in the face of incredible obstacles. Design proposals weave competing political, social, aesthetic, financial and environmental interests into a seamless fabric. The best solutions to design challenges are often bold, and having the appropriate information on hand at the right moment is critical to moving forward. We rely on precedent examples to learn, leverage, educate and eventually implement these bold solutions. This book will prove to be an outstanding tool at the core of these efforts.

As I page through the book over and over again, I am reminded of a quote in the introduction to Charles Correa's book Housing and Urbanisation: "As Jaque Robertson has so brilliantly pointed out, you can't design a spare part without understanding what the machine should look like, and you can't conceptualise the overall machine if you can't design a spare part – and that American downtowns (being imported indiscriminately all around the world) is just a bunch of spare parts with no one responsible for the whole machine."

It is true: here in the United States, we are living amongst a bunch of spare parts. And here, in this book, we have a wonderful set of tools to help us understand the machine. Dhiru has provided us with a challenge to use this document to its best effect. So, thank you to Dhiru and your colleagues. The rest is up to us.  TB

Eric R. Osth, AIA, LEED AP, is a principal and Architecture Studio Director at Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh, PA. He is also president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.