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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Post-Impressionist Painters Seize the Moment with New Handheld Camera

This winter the Phillips presents over 200 photographs, some never exhibited, along with over 70 paintings and prints by Bonnard, Vuillard, and others

Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard is co-organized by The Phillips Collection, the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Generous support provided by John and Gina Despres. Funded in part by The Florence Gould Foundation. Additional support from Craig M. Gayhardt.
 


Washington, D.C.—The invention of the Kodak handheld camera in 1888 gave post-impressionist artists a new source of inspiration. Seven artists—well known for their paintings and prints—who used the apparatus to document their public spheres and private lives, produced surprising, inventive results. Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard is the first exhibition to focus on how the new technology energized the artists’ working methods and creative vision. Presenting over 200 photographs along with over 70 paintings and prints from renowned international collections, the exhibition is on view at the Phillips from Feb. 4 through May 6, 2012.

Just as people snap photographs with their digital cameras and cell phones today, Pierre Bonnard, George Hendrik Breitner, Maurice Denis, Henri Evenepoel, Henri Rivière, Félix Vallotton, and Edouard Vuillard used the camera to capture intimate moments with their family and trips to the countryside with friends. They sometimes translated their photographic images directly into their paintings, but more often took photographs simply to explore the world. When viewed alongside the artists’ paintings, drawings, and prints, the snapshots reveal fascinating parallels in radical foreshortening, cropping, lighting, silhouettes, and vantage points. Snapshot presents a lively dialogue among the various media.

CATALOGUE
                                                                                                       
     The richly illustrated 248-page exhibition catalogue is published by Yale University Press in association with The Phillips Collection, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Edited by curator Elizabeth Easton with contributions from Phillips Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone and Indianapolis Museum of Art Chief Curator Ellen W. Lee, the catalogue also includes essays by leading scholars from the George Eastman House, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Orsay, Princeton University, Netwerk (a contemporary art center in Belgium), Fondation Félix Vallotton, and the Rijksmuseum. Essays about the development of the camera and amateur photography are complemented with entries about each artist. The book is available in the museum shop for $50.00 beginning November 29, 2011.

The Phillips Collection | 1600 21st NW | Washington, DC 20009

Friday, December 30, 2011

Esther Hidalgo, Chandi Kelley and Julie Wolsztynski

"Magnifying Memories...Isolating Ideas"
Jan 4-Feb 5, 2012

Opening Reception:
Saturday, Jan. 7, 6:30-8:30

Adah Rose Gallery is pleased to present the work of three young DC-based photographers in the show “Magnifying Memories...Isolating Ideas.” All three artists unite the power of film in the dark room with ideas that share a common poetry, sensuality and story-telling narrative.  

Esther Hidalgo’s series “Mutations” focuses on abstract depictions of the female body with striking use of light, color and shadow. The photographic mutations, at first uneasily deciphered, create beautiful and intriguing distortions of the body. Through traces of color and suggestion of skin, the works invite the viewer to contemplate ideas of ambiguity and tension in human relationships.

Chandi Kelley happened upon a diary belonging to her maternal grandfather that had not been opened since his death for over thirty years. She inherited it from her mother and chose not open or read it. The diary became the inspiration for a body of work, “More than Words.” She chose to photograph it and began to photograph other books as well, using objects to tell stories. These stories became possibilities of what the pages might say and using black and white photography, they allowed her to explore the endless combinations of letters and the mystery of words. 

Julie Wolsztynski’s “Rue Longchamp” is a suite of works depicting the beauty of the female figure with sensuality and poetry. Using natural light and the palette of the surrounding space, each figure is seamlessly integrated into the photograph. The body and the environment combine to create a unified landscape.

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Ave
Kensington, Maryland 20895
(301) 922 0162

Thursday, December 29, 2011

” Inner Visions” Symposium at Howard University

Symposium,” Inner Visions” related to the “30 Americans” exhibition.  
Jan 19-21, 2012 at Howard University, Washington, DC
(opening reception/kickoff Friday evening at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, symposium on Howard campus)

Ticketed event www.corcoran.org

Friday, December 23, 2011

Register Now: Teacher Workshop

Conservation Spotlight: Renaissance Altarpieces
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
4:00–7:00 p.m.


How did painters of the Italian Renaissance create their masterpieces? In this workshop, Brian Baade, an art conservator at the University of Delaware, uses demonstrations and hands-on activities to show how wooden panels were gessoed, gilded, and tooled with decorative punchwork. He also discusses the different pigments and binders used to make paint, as well as the properties that distinguish oil and egg tempera. By comparing original works of art in the galleries, teachers learn to identify the visual characteristics of these materials and techniques. This program is particularly appropriate for teachers of science, chemistry, and studio art.

To register, please complete the registration form and submit it via e-mail to teacher[at]nga.gov or via fax to (202) 842-6935. For questions, please call (202) 842-6796.

Registration fee: $10. Fees are waived for public school teachers in the District of Columbia with proof of current employment

www.nga.gov/pdf/teacher_workshop_reg.pdf (Registration Form, PDF 143k)
www.nga.gov/education/teacher.htm (Teacher Workshops 2011-2012)

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

Thursday, December 22, 2011

"New Prints by Jake Muirhead" opens at the Old Print Gallery

New Prints by Jake Muirhead
Solo Show at The Old Print Gallery
through January 23, 2012
 
"Orchard Trees" by Jake Muirhead. Etching and aquatint on German Etch paper, 2011.

New Prints by Jake Muirhead features over twenty etchings, aquatints, and drypoints, and represents Muirhead's exploration of the human figure and invented landscape. His prints exude a rare intensity and liveliness, which can be attributed to his working and reworking of his intaglio plates.

Jake Muirhead earned his MFA in printmaking from GMU, is Associate Printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in MD, and teaches drawing at Montgomery College. He is also a founding member of the print group Ateleir Four. Muirhead has exhibited his etchings in numerous national and international print shows, such as the Gualan International Prints Biennale in China, the Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition in New Zealand, and the Taller Xalubina Printmaking Workshop in Spain.

The Old Print Gallery
1220 31st Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20007
(202) 965-1818

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Art Show and Sale at the Fairlington Community Center, Arlington VA

“Holiday Art Show and Sale” at the Fairlington Community Center
An Exhibit at the Arlington Artists Alliance, December 16th and 17th
Reception: Friday, the 16th between 6:00 and 8:30 pm

The Arlington Artists Alliance will be hosting the fifth annual show at the Fairlington Community Center on December 16th and 17th!  The show, entitled “Fairlington 2011 Holiday Show”, will feature oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastels and sculpture.

The show will be open Friday December 16th at 3:00 pm and on Saturday, the 17th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  The event will take place in the Multipurpose Room straight back from the main entrance to the building.

Fairlington Community Center
3308 S. Stafford Street
Arlington, Virginia 22206

Arlington Artists Alliance
A Non Profit Organization Serving and Supporting Arts and Artists in Arlington County

This program is supported in part by Arlington County through the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources and the Arlington Commission for the Arts.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

HARD ART DC 1979

Exhibition on view through December 31, 2011
HARD ART DC 1979 is a traveling exhibition and forthcoming book of photographs by Lucian Perkins with writing by Alec MacKaye and a contribution by Henry Rollins. The exhibition is curated and edited by photographer and photo editor Lely Constantinople and Jayme McLellan, director of Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC.

In 1979, a soon to erupt punk scene took hold in Washington, DC with the Bad Brains, Trenchmouth, Teen Idles, the Untouchables, and the Slickee Boys, among others, at the forefront. Lucian Perkins, later a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist for the Washington Post, was then a 26-year-old intern who photographed several shows over a pivotal five-month period. Alec MacKaye, then 14, was at most of the shows and appears in Perkins' photographs.

Years later, in 1995, Lely Constantinople was hired by Perkins to manage his large photographic collection spanning a twenty-five year career with the Post. While looking through negatives in his basement, she found the punk images and recognized MacKaye, her then boyfriend (now husband). She asked to make contact sheets to show him, thinking he might recognize himself and others, and was surprised by how excited MacKaye was to see the images.

"Those pictures were the holy grail! Not that many people brought cameras to shows then so I always wondered who he was and what happened to the pictures he took. He was at some of the best shows."

MacKaye's text offers an intimate exploration of the moment from two perspectives: that of a fourteen-year-old experiencing music on his own terms for the first time, and a look again at a movement that fueled an underground generation musically and philosophically. This examination is not a nostalgic review of glory days gone, as much as a present conversation about the continuation of a way of thinking that still endures.

HARD ART DC 1979 offers a snapshot of "the time before the time" that punk rock found firm footing in the U.S., including rare (some never before seen) photographs by Perkins and vintage show flyers. Through band performance shots, portraits and raucous crowds, the images capture the cathartic, infectious energy and spirit of the time. These photographs have never before been published or exhibited as a group.

This exhibition is scheduled to tour to the Good Children Gallery in New Orleans, LA and Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival. More tour dates to come.


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

Call to artists for Bethesda Painting Awards

Bethesda Painting Awards
Deadline: February 24, 2012

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is currently accepting applications for the eighth annual Bethesda Painting Awards, a juried competition honoring four selected painters with $14,000 in prize monies. Up to eight finalists will be invited to display their work in June 2012 at Gallery B.

Awards
Best in Show - $10,000           Third Place - $1,000
Second Place - $2,000            Young Artist - $1,000

Apply online or download the application for more details.

Friday, December 09, 2011

“Dystopia”
Two-person exhibit @ The Dunes Gallery
Washington, DC
OPENING Reception: Friday, Dec. 16

 Dana Ellyn, “Don’t Stress, It’s Only a Test”, 26”x40” acrylic on canvas

"Dystopia" is a two-person exhibition featuring recent paintings by DC artist couple Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow.  For "Dystopia" Ellyn and Sesow selected and created new works inspired by classic Dystopian novels, movies, and themes.   Additionally, the couple has pulled from news and commentary sources such as Democracy Now, Russia Television, Al Jazeera, Alex Jones, and CSPAN.

Some of the paintings are a re-imagining of a degraded and totalitarian future, while others offer a social commentary on current events.  According to Ellyn and Sesow, the Dystopian future conjured within so much of classic literature turned out to be an accurate prediction of current events, politics, and perceived individual freedoms. http://danaellyn.com/

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The New York City based punk band "Drunken Sufis" will be performing during the opening reception of "Dystopia".  The "Drunken Sufis" mix raw edge sound with politically charged thoughtful lyrics... taking no prisoners while dissecting the actions and influence of American policy.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery

The Jerusalem Fund
Annual Souk
And Olive Harvest Festival


  Saturday,  December 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Experience the ambience of a Middle Eastern souk in Washington, DC  at the Jerusalem Fund. Enjoy music, coffee, food, henna painting, raffle, and the sales of crafts, textiles, pottery, jewelry and gifts from the Middle East. Celebrate the olive harvest in Palestine with fair-trade Palestinian olive oil too!

This event is free and open to the public. Families welcome!

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
2425 Virginia Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20037
2 blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro | (202) 338-1958
www.thejerusalemfund.org

Tom Wolff's U Street Portrait Project

Tom Wolff's U Street Portrait Project runs through December 17, 2011.
Read more about the exhibition, which was recently featured in the Washington Post and selected as one of the top FotoWeek DC shows to see by the Washington CityPaper!

 @
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery 
1632 U Street, NW | Washington, DC 20009 
The Gallery is open Wednesday-Friday from 11am-5pm, Saturday from 11am-3pm, and by appointment.  

In partnership with FotoWeek DC

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

ART TALKS: Panel with Bob Boilen, Robert Goldstein & Robin Rose, Dec. 10, 2011

Robin Rose, A Love Supreme, 2011, 
encaustic on linen on aluminum hexcel panel, 16" x 11" each

ART TALKS
A panel discussion with Bob Boilen, Robert Goldstein, and Robin RoseSaturday, December 10, 2011, 10:00am

Music has played a tremendous role in the stylistic development of the visual arts. It has been particularly important to non-representational artists who have created visual experiences paralleling the sensory effects of music. In his current exhibition, The Big Payback, Robin Rose addresses the shamanistic dynamic between composer, musician, and audience. The show, like the title taken from a James Brown lyric, is both a homage to select musicians and a challenge to Rose's audience.

HEMPHILL will host a panel discussion on the relationship between music and art. Robin Rose will be joined by two renowned music authorities: Bob Boilen, past director of NPR’s All Things Considered, creator of the online music show All Songs Considered, and longtime composer of electronic music; and Robert Goldstein, composer of numerous movie and television scores and NPR’s music librarian responsible for selecting music used on broadcast programming. All three panelists are experienced performers. Goldstein and Rose founded the infamous 1980s band, The Urban Verbs, and Boilen was the creative force behind the now mythical Tiny Desk Unit. There is no doubt this panel will be entertaining and enlightening.

ART TALKS is an ongoing series of talks with artists, curators, collectors, and experts. Since 1998, the series has presented topics such as collecting for beginners and panel discussions on issues in contemporary art.
This event is concurrent with Robin Rose: THE BIG PAYBACK, on view through December 23, 2011.

GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00am–5:00pm, and by appointment 


Hemphill, 1515 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

“Transitions”
an exhibit featuring Guy’s wall-mounted inlay pieces and Marco’s free-standing kinetic sculpture  
December 8, 2011 – January 2, 2012
Opening Reception & Meet the Artist: Thursday, December 8, 6:30 – 8:00 pm


Using reclaimed wood from spontaneous finds, father and son duo Guy and Marco Rando create whimsical sculptures evoking the forms of nature. Working in a shared studio space, Guy and Marco Rando share everything – from materials and tools to inspiration. Scavenged wood, or as Guy calls it, “sacred wood” is the fundamental element that ties the two artists’ work together. Both feel that the natural forms and grain of the wood guide the path that their work will take. The philosophy is that “it’s all about finding the meaning behind one’s own work; as time goes on, life is giving you the path.”

Members of The Art League since 2006, “Transitions” is the Randos’ first solo exhibit in our Gallery. Guy holds degrees in Landscape Architecture from SUNY-Syracuse and Harvard University. Marco holds an Industrial Design degree from Pratt Institute and studied sculpture at Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC.

(Gallery CLOSED December 25 and January 1)
Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

The Art League
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-1780
www.theartleague.org

Monday, December 05, 2011

National Portrait Gallery Special Exhibitions

The Black List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Through April 22, 2012

Historically, “blacklist” denotes a group of people marginalized and denied work or social approval. In an effort to redefine the term, these portraits of 50 African Americans reclaim the term “blacklist” to be affirming, influential and powerful. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell worked together to develop a list of people whom they thought would represent the African American experience in the 20th century. Greenfield-Sanders created large-format fine-art photographs, and Mitchell interviewed the subjects on film; the portrayals provide insight on the struggles, triumphs and joys of black life in the United States. The portraits represent some of the most dynamic and inspiring personalities in the fields of politics, music, business, civil activism, literature, the arts and athletics, as well as a few people who are not as recognizable but who are influential in their fields. The exhibition includes 50 photographs and an ongoing video of the accompanying interviews.

Some of the featured photographs include those of American political activist and university professor Angela Davis; musician John Legend; Michael Lomax, chairman and CEO of the United Negro College Fund; artist Kara Walker; and actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer Melvin Van Peebles. The Black List Project was conceived by photographer/filmmaker Greenfield-Sanders with Mitchell, NPR correspondent and former New York Times film critic.

The National Portrait Gallery is a part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at Eighth and F streets, N.W., Washington, D.C. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000; TTY (202) 633-5285. Web site: npg.si.edu. The National Portrait Gallery is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Dec. 25.

OUTLOUD ABSTRACT PAINTERS

HANG AND HAND OUT!
ABSTRACT PAINTING & HANDCRAFTED JEWELRY SHOW AND SALE

Opening Friday, December 9, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 10, 11:00 am – 7:00 pm, with artists’ reception from 5:00 – 7:00  pm
Closing day, Sunday, December 11, 12:00 – 5 pm

Area artists:
Jewelry and hair accessories designer, Shaune Brazer and the local OUTLOUD ABSTRACT PAINTERS are presenting specialty items at the HANG UP AND HANG OUT - ABSTRACT PAINTING & HANDCRAFTER JEWELRY SHOW AND SALE for the holidays.

WHERE:
5117 MacArthur Blvd, NW, 2nd fl
Washington DC 20016 (above Chen’ Gourmet Restaurant)
Questions: call 202-537-2980

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Arlington Arts Gallery "The Gift of Art" December 1-31

“The Gift of Art”
An Exhibit at the Arlington Arts Gallery

December 1-31, 2011 

Artists reception: Saturday, December 10, 5 - 8 pm
@
Arlington Artist Gallery
5179 Lee Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22207

Showcase of small works by many members of the Arlington Artists Alliance.  The exhibit will provide an opportunity to purchase affordable original art in sizes suitable for gift-giving. 

Visit the gallery blog: http://galleryinsights.blogspot.com/
703-532-4350

The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Commission for the Arts and the Cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, and in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  More information about Alliance programs at www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

TOUGH GUYS and COOL GIRLS
True Selves or Codes of Conduct?
Paintings, Prints and Drawings by Halcy Bohen
December 5, 2011 to January 5, 2012
 
Artist’s Reception Sunday, December 4th, 4-6 pm 
@
Landow Gallery at the Landon School
6101 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

“This provocative exhibit propels you inward. As a psychologist and artist, Bohen is interested in the interior and relational lives of her subjects. 

Her compelling men and women appear alone or with others, in a myriad of styles and circumstances.  Every expression and pose is reflective, or reactive. 

The pictures explore whether  "toughness and cool" cover  uncertainty and vulnerability;   how expression, posture, and dress  give mixed signals.   

The works are large and small, portraits and figures, real and imagined-- in oil, acrylic, ink, charcoal, watercolor and mono-print.
                                                             ----Landon Press Release 

Exhibit open weekdays 8:30 to 3:30 and weekends by appointment 301-346-4405
  

Red Reading Pays Tribute to Rothko

PHILLIPS PAYS TRIBUTE TO MARK ROTHKO WITH STAGED READING OF SCENES FROM JOHN LOGAN’S PLAY RED, COMING TO ARENA STAGE


Thurs., Dec. 8, 6 p.m.
@ The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street, NW
Metro: Dupont Circle (Q Street)

COST: By donation

In the Tony Award®-winning play Red, abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko works on a set of murals, grappling with form, history, loss, and the meaning of the color red. Edward Gero, as Rothko, performs excerpts from Arena Stage’s upcoming production directed by Robert Falls. A conversation with Arena Stage Associate Artistic Director David Dower and Phillips Curator at Large and author of The Essential Mark Rothko Klaus Ottmann follows.

The Phillips Collection’s Rothko Room features four paintings by Mark Rothko in a small, chapel-like gallery. Museum founder Duncan Phillips created it with Rothko in 1960, reflecting the artist’s preference for exhibiting his art "in a scale of normal living."

Red comes to Arena Stage Jan. 20–March 4, 2012. Information and tickets:  www.arenastage.org


In the Tower: Mel Bochner

In the Tower: Mel Bochner
On exhibit through April 8, 2012

East Building Tower
In the Tower is a series of exhibitions at the National Gallery of Art centering on developments in art since midcentury.

For some 45 years Mel Bochner has explored the intersections of linguistic and visual representation. As one of the pioneers of conceptual art during the 1960s, Bochner developed an art that causes us to read and see simultaneously—to "think" as we look. The exhibition will present 43 thesaurus-inspired paintings and drawings that span Bochner's career, including the thesaurus paintings Money, Die, Useless, Obscene, and Sputter; a new monochrome painting (Blah, Blah, Blah); and four major diptychs that have never before been exhibited (Master of the Universe, Oh Well, Amazing!, and Babble). The exhibition will also feature the artist's Portraits series of the 1960s, including several works on view for the first time.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art.

Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Suzanne F. Cohen and The Kraus Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Judith Racht and Irving Stenn Jr., The Exhibition Circle, and The Tower Project.

www.nga.gov/exhibitions/bochnertowerinfo.htm

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

Friday, December 02, 2011

Tadeusz Lapinski: Past and Present

Tadeusz Lapinski: Past and Present
November 14, 2011 - January 14, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 9, 6-9pm

Artist's Talk and Discussion with Tad Lapinski
Saturday, December 17. 3:00pm

Please join Brentwood Arts Exchange for a close-up discussion with Tad Lapinski. This afternoon presentation will be a rare opportunity to hear from the artist amidst his own works as he recounts his inspirations and recollects decades of experience as an internationally acclaimed artist as well as an educator.


After serving nearly four decades as a Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, Tad Lapinksi has left an indelible mark on the art community. In collaboration with the University of Maryland College Park Department of Art, the Brentwood Arts Exchange honors Mr. Lapinski's contributions with a solo exhibition of his brightly colored abstract prints. We are humbled to be in the company of such prestigious institutions as the National Gallery of Art, the White House, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art Tokyo, and Tianjin Museum in China, among many other museums throughout the world.

Exhibition and related events are co-sponsored by the University of Maryland College Park Department of Art

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

"Without Proof. Open Ended" at Adah Rose Gallery

“Without Proof. Open Ended.”
Thierry Guillemin and Amanda Horowitz

On Exhibit through December 18, 2011

Beginning with a single application of his palette knife, Thierry Guillemin draws energy from his inner emotional state and transfers it onto the canvas. Painting for Thierry is an improvisational act with his movements inspired by jazz music and its studied duality of spontaneity and discipline. Each work of art is a unique synthesis of colors and form, often evoking landscapes or cosmic fields, but ultimately abstract. Thierry was born in France, where he studied science and began his career as an aerospace engineer. He has painted for many years and has shown widely in the Washington area, New York, and Montreal. In 2007, he was invited to show at the Florence Biennale.

Questioning the boundaries of materials and mediums, Amanda Horowitz embraces the inherent ambiguity of physical works of art. Her show explores two themes: “Navigation” and “Density for Dim Light.” In the first, she paints on glass and then photographs each painting with a different background environment, thus creating a collaboration between material, perspective, and light in an attempt to explore notions of controls and constants. In the second, hand-felted sheets become “nomads,” or organic sculptures that evoke movement and the ambiguous function of art. Amanda Horowitz was born in Bethesda, Maryland and is currently a third-year sculpture major at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Amanda embodies all of the energy and new ideas that are exploding from the contemporary American art scene.

Hours & Location

Friday through Sunday 12-6 pm and by appointment
Open every third Thursday until 8 pm

Located in Kensington's Antique Row, Adah Rose Gallery showcases contemporary art in a variety of mediums

Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard AveKensington, Maryland 20895

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Arlington Artists Alliance "Artful Weekend" December 2-4

THE ARLINGTON ARTISTS ALLIANCE
“ARTFUL WEEKEND”
ART SHOW AND SALE AT FT. C.F. SMITH
December 2nd - December 4th 
Artists reception: December 2, 6pm - 8pm

Looking for a weekend that is full of art?  The Arlington Artists Alliance has just the thing.......the 9th annual Artful Weekend Show and Sale on December 2nd through December 4th at historic Fort C.F. Smith Park. Come and browse works of art for unique, original and reasonably priced gifts for the holidays (or for yourself!).  The show features the works of 40 Arlington Artists Alliance members. 

The show will open on Friday, December 2nd from 6pm - 8pm with a “meet the artists” reception.  The show continues on Saturday, December 3rd from 10am - 5pm and then again on Sunday, December 4th from 12 noon - 4pm.  On Saturday at 2pm enjoy the music of the Star Dust Dance Band!  Throughout the show there will be opportunities to meet exhibition artists and enjoy light refreshments.

The park is located at 2411 N. 24th Street, Arlington, VA 22207 and features the restored circa 1901 Hendry House, all dressed up for the holidays and filled with art suitable for home, office, and a variety of budgets.  This event is free and open to the public with ample free parking.

www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org
202/624-3611

The Arlington Artists Alliance is supported in part by Arlington County through the Arlington Commission for the Arts and the cultural Affairs Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, and in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Art for the Holidays @ Passageways

Looking for Art for the Holidays? 
Visit Passageways Open Studios 12/4/11!

Zenith Gallery to Present "Year's End / New Beginnings" at Chevy Chase Pavilion,

Year’s End / New Beginnings
Art in all Media

December 1, 2011 – February 25, 2012
Meet the Artists: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00-8:30 PM
Flat Iron Building by Ken Wyner

Exhibiting Artists:

Fabiano Amin   Justin Beller  Brooke Fierce Bronner   Jay Burch  Eric Ehlenberger  Stephen Hansen  Peter Kephart  Joan Konkel  Michael Madzo  Chris Malone  Karen Starika  Bradley Stevens   Cassie Taggart  Ken Wyner and others

There’s everything in this mixed media show commemorating the clever ingenuity of artists as Zenith salutes the whimsical spirit of the visual arts, ringing in the new year.

Visitors will see hanging neon jellyfish by Eric Ehlenberger; the paper mache work of social humorist Stephen Hansen; the dreamy landscapes of realistic painter Bradley Stevens; the architectural illusions and manipulations of Ken Wyner and Karen Starika; Cassie Taggart’s hyper-detailed fantasy world; paintings created via fire by Peter Kephart; light dancing through three-dimensional pieces by multi-media artists Joan Konkel and Justin Beller; the gestural art of Brooke Fierce Bronner; and more.

The show, in Zenith Gallery and throughout Chevy Chase Pavilion, opens on December 1 and will remain on display through February 25, with a Meet the Artists Reception on Wednesday, December 7, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Zenith Gallery, level 2 next to Embassy Suites Hotel
Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20015
Gallery open Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6:00 PM and by appointment
202-783-2963 www.zenithgallery.com

Field of Vision / Martha Oatway

November 30 2011 -December 31 2011
Field of Vision - Martha Oatway

WPG member artist Martha Oatway spent the past two years in Lancashire, UK, where she met Tracy Hill, the senior printmaking technician at the University of Central Lancashire. The two printmakers’ passion for walking developed into a project – two printmakers taking ten walks in two countries—and Field of Vision was born.

Join WPG member artist Martha Oatway and UK artist Tracy Hill for the opening of their two-person exhibition