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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Reading an Inspired Collection on Art, Beauty & Creativity

Just finished this collection of timeless concise quotes on creativity. From Duchamp to O'Keefe, It's just right for everyday inspiration!


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The Art Lover's Quotation Book is a collection of fun, inspirational, meaningful quotes perfect for every art lover.
An Inspired Collection on Art, Beauty & Creativity



What is art? Art is beauty; art is love; art is anything you want it to be. In short, art is creativity in tangible form, something to appreciate and experience. The best kind of art evokes emotions, asks questions, all while speaking to a deeper truth. The Art Lover's Quotation Book is for anyone who believes that art is a fundamental way of life.

Full of great quotes about enduring works of art, from creating it to consuming it, and everything in between, The Art Lover's Quotation Book is the perfect gift for the artist in all of us.

THE ART LOVER'S QUOTATION BOOK
978-1-57826-631-9, $12.50 hardcover

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.
www.hatherleighpress.com

Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center 1975-1987

SAVE THE DATE!


AMERICAN UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AT THE KATZEN ARTS CENTER
CURATED BY FRANÇOISE YOHALEM  

JUNE 16 - AUGUST 12, 2018
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC
Summer Opening Reception: Saturday, June 16, 6-9PM

Pushing Boundaries by Ellouise Schoettler: Sunday, June 24, 2-3PM
Local cable host, producer, former WWAC member, and nationally known storteller Ellouise Schoettler will be performing in the museum. Taking the audience back to the 1970s Second Wave Women’s Movement and her experience in grassroots movements, Schoeletter will describe an experience with the WWAC that had far-reaching effects for her political activism.

WWAC Panel Discussion, Saturday, July 21, 4-6:30PM
Spend your Saturday afternoon with former members of the Washington Women’s Arts Center. Judith Benderson, Barbara Frank, and Taina Litwak will join the exhibition’s curator, Françoise Yohalem for a panel discussion that looks back at the history of the Washington Women’s Arts Center and its influence on the Washington art scene that still resonates today. A reception will follow the panel.

Events are free and open to the public





The Washington Women’s Arts Center (WWAC), located at 1821 Q Street NW, then at the Lansburgh Cultural Center, was created in 1975 as a non-profit organization to provide professional support and opportunities for women in the arts. Throughout its history, the WWAC also sponsored speakers, pro-duced literary and visual arts journals, and collabo-rated with other organizations to raise the profile of women artists in the Washington area and around the country.This exhibition features the art of former WWAC members and exhibitors. Curated by Françoise Yohalem, it will showcase 90+ works produced between the years 1975-1987, some of which are iconic of that time. The show brings back the energy, passion, and talent of members when the WWAC was, for many, “the only show in town.” Recent works by WWAC artists will be featured in a slideshow and select interviews with members will appear in an accompanying documentary, Voices from the Washington Women’s Arts Center. This exhibition is sponsored by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.
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Featuring the work of: BJ Adams, Carolyn Alper, Altina, Dale Appleman, Marilyn Banner, Ann Barbieri, Judith Benderson, Lucy Blankstein, Terry Braunstein, Patricia Buck, Dianne Bugash, Katharine Butler, Judy Byron, Bonnie B.Collier, Linda Conti, Marcia Coppel, Joan Danziger, Margaret Dowell, Joan Fallows, Aline Feldman, Maria Theresa Fernandes, Barbara Frank, Mimi Frank, Nancy Frankel, Jeanne Garant, Janis Goodman, Judith Goodman, Mansoora Hassan, Nita Moss Hines, Bonnie Lee Holland, Marilyn Horrom, Laura Weaver Huff, Tazuko Ichikawa, Arlette Jassel, Jan Kern, Barbara Kerne, Ai-WenWu Kratz, Andrea Kraus, Ann Langdon, Elaine Langerman, Beckie Mirsch Laughlin, Harriet Lesser, June Linowitz, Lynn Liotta, Taina Litwak, CarolLukitsch, Anne Marchand, Sarna Marcus, Sharon Moody, Nina Muys, Dominie Nash, Margot S. Neuhaus, Margaret Paris, Terry Parmelee, Susan Due Pearcy, Annette Polan, Carolyn Pomponio, Gail Rebhan, Marie Ringwald, Charlotte Robinson, Renee Sandell, Eva Santorini, Ellouise Schoettler, Alice D. Sims, Ellen Sinel, Lila Snow, Judy Southerland, Ronnie Spiewak, Sherry Sanabria, Mary Staley, Sarah Stout, Rachel Sultanik, Carol Summar, Terry Svat, Lyndia Terre, Susan Powell Tolbert, Shirley True, Suzanne Twyford, Andrea Uravitch, M.L. Van Nice, Frank Van Riper, Claudia Vess, Sandra Wasko-Flood, Gail Watkins, Mary Weiss-Waldhorn, Joyce Wellman, Janet Wheeler, Rosemary Wright, Ann Zahn, Ann Zelle, Zinnia, and Joyce Zipperer

Saturday, May 19, 2018

ZENITH GALLERY Celebrating 40 Years in the Nation's Capital

On Display Downtown ~ SAVE THE DATE

40th ANNIVERSARY 
Zenith Comes of Age: 24 Years on Seventh Street
Suzanne Codi, Julie Girardini, Anne Marchand, Donna McCullough,
Bradley Stevens, Paul Martin Wolff, and Joyce Zipperer
Show Dates: May 1- August 25, 2018
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 23, 5-8 PM
To celebrate 40 years of Zenith Gallery is hosting three different exhibitions at 1111 Pennsylvania Sculpture Space. Each exhibition to represent different locations and eras of Zenith Gallery. Third in the series, 24 Years on 7th Street, represents Zenith Gallery coming of age.   


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Suzanne Codi, one of the first gallery managers of Zenith Gallery in our very early years, had a studio at Zenith Square. She has a tremendous love of nature, flowers and animals, and her joie-de vivre shows up in all she creates as well as how she has lived her life.  

Julie Girardini says about her work "My work is influenced by the journey's we take in our lives.... how we travel from one phase of our life to another. Sometimes it involves a physical move. More often it is an emotional shift. How do we make it feel like home? When do we know we are ready to leave?This is symbolized through my use of iconic forms: boats, nests, houses."

Anne Marchand is inspired by photographs of galaxies and nebulae seen through the Hubble telescope. Marchand finds these images suggestive of a connection between deep space and inner space of the human body, with the same energy throughout the macrocosm and the microcosm.

Donna McCullough, known for her vintage aluminum dresses, plays with the perception of femininity through the dichotomy of her material. Transforming her metal mediums, her dresses "appear feminine and soft while actually maintaining its strength and rigidity-an expression in contrasts and complements".

Bradley Stevens, having copied many works in the National Gallery of art in Washington, DC, pays homage with his museum series. Stevens tell us, "these paintings are my tribute to the great artists who have inspired me and to the magnificent museums that honor them." 

Paul Martin Wolff, prefers to sculpt in soapstone allowing him to "work by subtraction rather than addition, as with clay, and provides a never-ending search for the object inside the stone, a communion between artist and object that does not exist with any other medium." 

Joyce Zipperer brings to light how trends in fashion often discounts comfort and health issues. Focusing on women's undergarments Zipperer uses metal fabrics, carved stone, and welded steel to convey the changed attitudes and styles which have mirrored our culture, past and present, to address some of these issues. 

Show Dates: May 1 - August 25, 2018

Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, May 23, 5:00-8:00 PM
Where: 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20004
Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963
1111 Sculpture Space Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 7pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm
* On Saturday Enter on 12th Street ~ Knock and the guard will let you in *
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Celebrating 40 years in the nation's capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject. The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/ sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012. Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.


ZENITH GALLERY
Celebrating 40 Years in the Nation's Capital
202-783-2963 art@zenithgallery.com
www.zenithgallery.com

DOWNTOWN LOCATION
1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004
GALLERY HOURS: Mon-Fri 8 am-7 pm, Sat 8 am-4 pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - OPENING RECEPTION! The Healing Studio Series: Judith Capen/Alex Todorvich





Saturday, May 05, 2018

Gateway Open Studios: Saturday, May 12 from Noon-5pm

~ The DC region’s largest one-day visual arts festival ~
#2018OpenStudios

Download a printable PDF map HERE

 
The artists of Maryland’s Gateway Arts District present the 14th iteration of the Spring Open Studios on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 12-5 p.m. The self-guided tour (use downloadable map above) takes place in the Gateway Arts District along Route 1 in Prince George’s County, MD in the towns of Mount Rainier, North Brentwood, Brentwood and Hyattsville. The inaugural opening celebration of the new Lab Gallery at the Brentwood Arts Exchange in the Gateway Art Center—located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood, MD 20722—will take place after the open studios from 5-8 p.m.
 
The Gateway Arts District is the DC metro area’s largest arts district and houses internationally renowned galleries, studios, workshops and art spaces. Visitors have the opportunity to directly interact with artists in their studios and to connect with their artistic process.
 
34 Venues. 70 Studios. Over 100 Artists!
 
On Saturday, May 12, studios, art organizations, and galleries throughout the Gateway Arts District will open their doors to the public. The event is free and open to people of all ages. Over 100 individual artists participate in the event making the 2018 Spring Open Studios the region’s most prominent visual arts event.  Audiences can attend art openings, glass-blowing demonstrations or select artwork in an artist’s studio. This artist-led event presents a once-a-year opportunity to connect with the region’s most important and economically vital centers of art production. 
 
A free shuttle bus will make stops from Artists by the Tracks in Mount Rainier to Pyramid Atlantic in Hyattsville.
 
For the most up-to-date information about the tour, visit the event’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/2018springopenstudios 



East City Arts

Friday, May 04, 2018

Book Hill Galleries biannual art walk May 5.

The Spring Art Walk 
May 5, 2018, 5 to 8pm 
feature 6 galleries along Wisconsin Ave in Georgetown.

Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill have their Spring Art Walk this Saturday, May 5, from 5 pm - 8 pm, with six galleries featuring artwork in a variety of media by American and international artists. At the same time, a common theme--how we interpret and conceptualize the world around us--runs through each show. If you still need convincing, there will be sips and bites, and Patisserie Poupon is grilling outside beforehand! Visit the Georgetown Galleries website for more info.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Joan Belmar Opening at Adah Rose Gallery


"Beguiled by Caravaggio"

Joan Belmar

June 1-July 20, 2018
Vernissage Saturday June 2 6:00-8:00
Live Music


Adah Rose Gallery
3766 Howard Ave
Kensington MD 20895

Thursday-Sunday 12-5:30 and always by appointment
301-922-0162


The universe is a place of infinite possibility and beauty in the elegant works of Joan Belmar.  In "Beguiled by Caravaggio" Joan draws inspiration from the Italian Master's use of light and darkness, and creates his own abstract works that investigate the metaphorical meanings of the color black.  In this new body of work, Joan's paintings are more simplified, more minimal, but still allude to the rich layerings of culture, science, maps, and planets, while retaining a sense of mystery.  There is a luminosity, a sumptuous velvety black; a sense of infinity.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Zenith's 40th Anniversary Exhibition Opens May 23

Zenith Comes of Age: 24 years at 413 7th St, NW 
Show Dates: May 1st – August 25th, 2018 

Opening Reception to Meet the Artists: Wednesday May 23rd 5pm-8pm 
At 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004 

Featuring: 
Suzanne Codi, Julie Girardini, Anne Marchand, Donna McCullough, 
Bradley Stevens, Paul Martin Wolff, and Joyce Zipperer 


Zenith Gallery Celebrates it's 40th Year in Washington, DC
40 years in any business is a long time, 40 years in the Art Gallery Business is a lifetime. To celebrate forty years of Zenith Gallery, three different exhibitions will be hosted at 1111 Pennsylvania Sculpture Space that will represent the different locations and eras of Zenith Gallery. 

7th Street represented Zenith Gallery’s coming of age. After nine years of living and working together at 15th St. and Rhode Island Avenue Northwest, the Gallery moved to the new arts corridor in Washington, Penn Quarter. There they spent 24 years participating and promoting Penn Quarter as the new downtown. It was a very exciting time to be in Penn Quarter. In some respects, this was the hay day of 7th Street, when there were galleries, theaters companies, the Shakespeare theaters, the MCI Center and, now The Capital One Center was built. Additionally, dozens of offices came into the area and new restaurants. The rent was reasonable enough at that time. When the gallery left in 2009, all of that seems to have changed. No more art galleries, neither for profit or non-profit; Museums, restaurants, theaters, and offices remained. Galleries were priced out of the market, to be replaced mostly by restaurants of which many have gone and been replaced by others. 

Rows of store fronts on the street made 7th St. corridor stimulating and exciting. Visitors came from all over the world to visit Zenith Gallery. The artist roster expanded and Zenith became known as a fixture of downtown DC, helping make Penn Quarter a lively destination. 

202-783-2963, 
www.zenithgallery.com 
art@zenithgallery.com 

Crystal City Crafts Market opens May 3

The 5th season of the lunch time weekday market in Crystal City launches May 3 under a new name. SPARKET - A Creative Market is now the Crystal City Crafts Market.  The market still operates on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Crystal Drive.

There will be an array of exhibitors offering arts, crafts, imports, and more. "added to the mix is additional seating, lawn games and colorful murals surrounding the market area," said Michael Berman, "We also still co-locate with a food truck event, which will share the site. And that adds synergy with the lunch crowd."

The trucks will be parked in the lot adjacent to 20th Street. And the market will set up on the wide shaded sidewalk stretching toward 18th Street. As an additional draw, live-music will be part of the programming mix.

The market is a collaborative effort with the Crystal City BID. Crystal City, Arlington's largest downtown, and will run every Thursday through June 28.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Parallel Lives | Curated by Brigitte Reyes through Day April 15

Parallel Lives | Curated by Brigitte Reyes
See it Soon - Last Day April 15, 2018
Gallery Talk, April 15th, 2:00 PM
Free

In Parallel Lives transcultural humanity is on display. Five artists bridging diverse cultures and aesthetic traditions embrace and explore their place in the world. Featuring artists: Antonius Bui, Nekisha Durrett, Muriel Hasbun, Jeff Huntington and Amy Lin.

Above Left: Muriel Hasbun, ¿Sólo una sombra? (Ester's Poems), Gelatin silver print on forte Polywarmtone Semi Matte, 13.5" x 17.5"Edition: 3/7 (vintage print)

Above Right: Nekisha Durrett, Thaddeus, Digital drawing on archival paper, antique frame, 14" x 10"

This exhibit is generously sponsored by TTR | Sotheby's International Realty

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Artists Against GunViolence 40+ Artists

Artists Against GunViolence 
March 22 to April 9, 2018
The 3rd Floor
 4200 9th Street NW, Washington, DC 
Above Slims (rear entrance)

Opening Reception: March 22, 6 to 9 pm 
Hours: March 24 (after March for Our Lives) 3-6pm 

March 28 6-8pm, March 31, 3-6 pm
April 4, 6-8pm , April 7, 2-4pm 
April 9, 6-8pm

Artists Against GunViolence was created in solidarity with the students from Parkland Florida who quickly responded to the tragic events at their school with a call to action. 40+ artists from the DC area show their opposition to gun violence in a gallery show at The Third Floor and additional spaces in the Petworth neighborhood. The show opens March 22nd in time for the Student led March for Our Lives rally in downtown Washington DC Saturday March 24th.

Participating Artists: Frederick Nunley, Jackie Hoysted, Tim Tate, Michael Janis, Helen Frederick, Ellyn Weiss, David Mordini, Ellen Hill, Ruth Trevarrow, Gregory Ferrand, Pat Goslee, Robin Bell, Vicki Walchak, Jenny Walton, Carolina Mayorga, Glenn Richardson, Angela White,  Maryanne Pollack, Sondra Arkin, Laura Elkins Judy Jashinsky, Cory Oberndorfer, Laura Elkins, Cheryl Edwards, Liz Lescaut, Heather Levy, Mei Mei Chang, Sheila Crider, Anne Marchand, Margaret Dowell,  Susan Lila Cole, Claudia Vess, Eric Margry, Kyuljin Lee, Eve Hennessa, Mary Welsh Higgins, Janis Goodman,  Linda Hesh,  Jenifer Berringer, T Yuan Chi Nicholson, Ann Stoddard, Henry Sundquest, Jasom Horowitz, Alonzo Davis.
Contact: Molly Ruppert - ruppertm at erols dot com, 301-654-2580 

Monday, March 19, 2018

A list of your favorite DMV framers

You answered the question of who is your DMV Framer. There was such a great response that I thought I'd share this with you in the form of a list of recommended framing professionals in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Copy and paste to your .doc for future reference. Thank you circle of artists and friends! Happy framing.

WASHINGTON, DC

Allen Custom Frame
5028 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

Artisans Art And Frame
Arts & Crafts Store
4834 Macarthur Blvd. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

Elyse Savitch, former owner
District Fine Arts
1639 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
(202) 328-9100

Eglon Daley (202) 479-9483, Artist and Framer

Regina Miele, R. Miele Fine Arts, LLC.
2414 Douglas St NE, Washington, DC 20018
202-375-3087 Fine artist owned and operated, specializing in the conservation framing of original art and preservation of objects since 1995. By appointment only.
regina@reginamiele.com
www.reginamiele.com

Frame of Mine, 545 8th St., SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
(202) 543-3030

Framesmith DC
1420 11th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001 202) 518-2500

Framebridge
1351 Wisconsin Ave NW suite 2a, Washington, DC - (202) 629-0727

Newman Gallery & Custom Frames
513 11th St SE, Washington, District
(202) 544-7577

Washington Framers' Workroom
4431 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016
(202) 363-1970 https://www.framersworkroomdc.com

Watergate Gallery & Frame Design, Design Frames
2552 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037-1904
(202) 338-4488

MARYLAND   

Meredith Forte (I also pick up, deliver & install).
Frame Avenue Design
WWW.frameavenuedesign.com
IG @framemastermer Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(301) 325-6017

Frames by Rebecca
8923 Brookville Rd, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 588-8588
http://www.framesbyrebecca.com

Frame Works
1044 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852

Frames By James
(301) 762-1011
http://pictureframeshop.com

    Picture Frame, Inc.11913 Maple Ave., Rockville, MD 20852
Abbas Bahmani (301) 231-7622 work, Rockville and he’ll come to you.

The Chesapeake Framing Company 
10507 Metropolitan Ave. Kensington, MD 20895
301-942-0485

11410 Georgia Ave. Suite L, Wheaton, MD, 20902
301 929 8988

VIRGINIA

Archival Fine Arts, Bill Butler
115 S Union St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 
(703) 299-0100
http://www.archivalfinearts.com/

Art & Framing
6262 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, Virginia 22101
8305-B Merrifield Ave, Fairfax, Virginia 22031
https://www.framemasters1.com  (703) 573-5734

Artisans Art And Frame
711 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046

Design Frames
711 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046
(703) 532-2660

KH Art Framing, Kenny Hakimi
4745 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22207
www.khartframing.com (703) 525-6132

Underground Art Framing -- framers and installers
2866 Hartland Rd, Falls Church, Virginia 22043

(703) 204-9011