Friday, December 28, 2007


January 3 -26, 2008

Artist’s Reception Friday, January 4, 2008 from 6-8pm

Studio Gallery
2108 R Street NW
Washington, DC

Artists Featured...

Sondra N. Arkin, Chuck Baxter, Joan Belmar, Jody Bergstresser, Kristina Bilonick, Tanja Bos, Robert Cole, Scott Davis, Robert Dodge, Thomas Drymon, Gary Fisher, Glenn Fry, Charlie Gaynor, Craig Kraft, Bridget Sue Lambert, Dwight Lissenden, Regina M. Miele, Lucinda F. Murphy, Minna Newman Nathanson, Betto Ortiz, Mark Parascandola, Byron Peck, Brian Petro, Mary Beth Ramsey, Marina Reiter, Peter Alexander Romero, Nicolas F. Shi, Richard Siegman, Anita Walsh, Robert Wiener, Colin Winterbottom

Galley cat coming at you from John Aaron, Modern ARF

For fans of Sculptor John Aaron of Modern Arf, here's a holiday greeting from Aaron's cat, white guy, at gallerycat.

This is white guy.
He wishes all galley cats
smooth sailing in 2008.

John Aaron
House of Modern ARF
Emeryville, CA

"ARTISTIC LICENSE" new deadline for artists

DC Arts License Plate
Design Fee: $5,000
Deadline: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in collaboration with the District of Columbia, Department of Driver and Motor Vehicles is seeking an artist or artist team to design a specialty arts vanity license plate for the District of Columbia. The theme for the license plate is "Artistic License." The design should inspire residents and visitors to support the arts and help bring attention to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. This call is open to artists who live in District of Columbia.

To download an application visit and click under "Current Call for Entries". For more information email or call (202) 724-5613.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Among the Crates and Barrels of Fine Art

I met up with Mark Planisek at one of the 9 X 10 WPA/C member shows this year. He was showing an intriguing series of mixed media collage boxes. Mark Planisek was interviewed by the Washington Post about his job at the National Portrait Gallery on December 23. Read the article HERE.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


One space; 60 local artists.
January 9 - February 3, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2008 6 - 8:30 pm

Double Vision allows not only a taste of what each Touchstone artist is doing (one piece each) but also THE taste of each Touchstone artist. By inviting a guest artist to show work with one’s own, the artist’s vision is displayed beyond the subjective to the objective. Come and let us share with you what we find aesthetically pleasing/ exciting/challenging. There will be great variety - from representational to abstract, hard edge to impressionistic; sculpture, painting, photography and many other media.

Touchstone, an artist-owned gallery, has been serving the Washington community for over thirty years by exhibiting the highest quality of contemporary art. to the discerning eye and the creative imagination of our patrons.

Director: Ksenia Grishkova

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Multiple Perspectives

An Exhibition of Prints by
Aline Feldman

January 2 - January 27, 2008

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, January 4, 5-8 pm
Talk: Sunday, January 6, 2-3pm
Artist Reception, Sunday, January 6, 3-5pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave, NW

Hours: Tues thru Thurs 12-6 pm | Fri 12-9 pm | Sat and Sun 12-5 pm

Located between R and S Streets,
1.5 blocks North of the Dupont Circle Metro Q Street exit,
above Mourayo Restaurant

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Call to Artists for Crystal Flight

Crystal City BID Soars with Crystal Flight

A Celebration of Art and Air Crystal City (Arlington, VA)
To highlight an aviation connection, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to announce a six-month “Celebration of Flight.” This campaign kicks off with Crystal Flight, which brings 50 (fifty) 5-foot-by-5-foot airplane statues (25 fighter jets and 25 vintage planes) to the
streets of Crystal City in April 2008.

As part of this public art opportunity, the BID is announcing a final Call for Artists. The Crystal City BID welcomes completed applications from interested artists and designers throughout the area. Details can be found at Once selected, talented area artists will kick-off the airplane design and paint process in late January. Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group has generously provided the workshop space to store and decorate the planes, and JK Moving and Storage, Inc., has partnered to provide critical technical support for the handling of the planes.

For more information, visit

For more information contact:
Robert Mandle
Crystal City Business Improvement District
Arlington, VA

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

2007 Downtown Holiday Market

Dec 7 - 23, 2007
Noon to 8:00pm
F Street between 7th and 8th NW

Washington, DC

A unique seasonal shopping experience in the heart of downtown Washington.

For 17 exciting days from Noon to 8:00 pm, the sidewalk on F Street between 7th and 8th in front of the Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture is transformed into a marketplace of local artisans selling a diverse array of goods including: art, crafts, jewelry, textiles, photography, pottery, clothing, prepared food and other high quality gift items. Enjoy live entertainment and refreshing food and beverages while you shop.

Click for a list of exhibitors

Take metro to Gallery Place, exit at 7th Street NW and you are there. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Happy Holidays

Anne Marchand

It's U's Turn

Associate Editor, Beth Farnstrom just started a column on the visual arts in DC for Washington Life Magazine. Her first piece includes the PinkLine Project's founder and art collector, Philippa Hughs local art picks for December and January. Read it here.

James Rosenquist at SAAM

I was away for this lecture and hope someone will fill me in. Over at Eye Level, Howard comments "Pop Goes the Artist: James Rosenquist at SAAM"

View the Webcast of Rosenquist's lecture and check out his Industrial Cottage, acquired by SAAM in 2006.

DC Creates Public Art Blog

A bonus! Way to Go!
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has a new Blog for their Public Art Programs. Check it out and earmark it for future funding of your public art projects.
Here you will find calls for artists, as well as photos of installations along the way.

Bill Dunlap reviews Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib

Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib at the Katzen Art Center
thru December 30
Best Bet... Bill Dunlap reviews this exhibition, part of the "ART of CONFRONTation" exhibit, which features around 79 paintings and drawings by Fernando Botero of the Abu Ghraib prison.
Click to see podcast at Around Town

WPA Artfile is online

The Washington Project for the Arts, WPA launched the WPA ArtFile Online this month. The File is an interactive web-based image registry of WPA members’ artwork, accessible 24 hours a day through the WPA’s website.

Take a look at DC's talent of artists at
Contact David William at

2008 Bethesda Painting Awards deadline

Applications for the 2008 Bethesda Painting Awards are due Friday, February 15, 2008. Up to $14,000 will be awarded in prize monies. Applicants must be over 18 years of age and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C to be eligible. All original 2-D painting including oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, encaustic and mixed media will be accepted. Slides or digital entries on a CD are permitted. There is also a $25 non-refundable application fee. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 15, 2008.

You may find an application form at .

Save Market 5 Gallery From Eviction

For over 30 years Market 5 Gallery has operated in the north hall of Washington, DC's historic Eastern Market as an alternative art space. Despite the fact that the space has no indoor plumbing or climate control, this non profit arts organization has thrived and launched many a career in the arts. A few years ago, Market 5 went to court to fight an illegal eviction by the city. The case was settled out of court but the rent was raised almost 10 fold with the promise of indoor plumbing, heat, an upgraded electrical system and other improvements to bring the entire market up to code. Now that improvements are underway on the south hall of the market, the city is trying to illegally evict Market 5 Gallery again. Please help the gallery by signing a petition to stop this eviction. Please forward this information to friends and family that are familiar with the gallery and its programs. Washington, DC's Office of Property Management (OPM) and its contractors have bullied and harassed Market 5 Gallery ever since OPM was given oversight of Eastern Market's North Hall. On Tuesday morning, OPM broke in the gallery and changed the locks. Later that day an OPM official said it was a mistake and that they would send someone to let gallery staff in on Wednesday. Check out the interview of gallery staff on youtube. Please sign the gallery's petition to halt another illegal eviction attempt and contact Mayor Fenty to express your outrage over OPM's illegal dealings with Market 5 Gallery.

Go to for information about the gallery.

Go to to sign the petition. Camille Mosley-Pasley
Anacostia Fine Art

Monday, December 17, 2007


Six Self-Taught Artists from the American South
Curated by Ginger Young

Over 66 works of art by some of the most important self-taught artists today.

December 15 to January 27, 2008
at the Athenaeum

Harold Finster
James Harold Jennings
Nellie Mae Rowe
James Arthur Snipes
Jimmy Lee Sudduth
Mose Tolliver

The Athenaeum
201 Prince St.
Alexandria, Va 22314

Wed - Fri
11:00 - 3:00

Sat Sun
noon - 4:00

wall/paper A group exhibition at Transformer

Transformer presents: wall/paper A group exhibition featuring selections from Transformer's Flat File Program.

December 15, 2007 - January 19, 2008

Launched in spring 2007, Transformer's Flat File consists of unframed works in a variety of two-dimensional mediums including photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking, all approximately 16" x 20" in size and smaller. Featuring works by regionally, nationally and internationally based artists, the program is open to artists that have exhibited with Transformer in the past and those who are new to Transformer. wall/paper highlights selections from the current Flat File, as well as new work by April Behnke, Miles Bumbray, Jennifer DePalma, Benjamin Jurgenson, Andy Kozlowski, and Lauren Vincelli. All works in wall/paper and in the Flat Files are available for purchase.

In addition to the artists listed above, Transformer's Flat File includes works by:
Cynthia Connolly, Nathan Manuel, Champ Taylor, Pat Graham, Maki Maruyama, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Stephen Gibson, Piero Passacantando, Christine Buckton Tillman, Ryan Hill, Melanie Standage, Rachel Waldron, Marissa Long, Jay Stuckey

Works by April Behnke and Benjamin Jurgenson are included via courtesy of Meat Market Gallery.

EXHIBITION HOURS for wall/paper: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm by appointment. Transformer will be open by appointment only December 26 - 29.

Margot Quan Knight

Randall Scott Gallery

December 15th-January 19th

How do we experience the passage of time?
While physics may accurately describe a universal space-time, our human experiences seem to defy uniform time on a daily basis: each of us has lived a moment that seemed to last forever, or hours that passed by in a heartbeat.
Margot Quan Knights large scale photographs turn to the physical body, that portal through which all experience arrives. She proposes that the body responds to dense experience by expanding mental focus on the activity at hand, to the exclusion of all other thoughts.

In creating the Intervals series Knight looked to Caravaggio, especially his painting Death of the Virgin, and more current works by Bill Viola, Karolina Sobecka, and Sam Taylor Wood as inspiration. She also drew on the personal experiences of losing herself in thought, in a household task, in the chaos of her wedding, and in the interminably long, clear moment of a car accident.

The Intervals series was sponsored in part by a 2006 CityArtist Grant from the Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts Cultural Affairs and a 2006 Special Projects Grant from 4CultRandall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

202-332-0807 fax

Iona Rozeal Brown and Jefferson Pinder

G Fine Art
New works by gallery artists.

December 17 – January 5, 2008

Iona rozeal brown will be showing two new pieces. “You opened my eyes man, thought I had a man, but how could I eye scan.” A print triptych based on a painting triptych of the same name from her show, Blending Lines. And a new painting, Midnight in the…Den of Good and Weavin’, (after Kuniyoshi’s ‘The Orphan Star Amid the Stars of Earth.)

Brown is the recent recipient of a Tiffany Grant and a Joan Mitchell Award.

Jefferson Pinder’s new work, Shoeshine Variation, 2007, both glorifies and archives a service that is quickly disappearing from our fast-paced culture. This diptych video provides a glimpse into the grace and beauty of the shoeshine, while delving into the symbolism wrapped up in the task. As master shine man Ego Brown builds the shine, Jermaine Washington, social provocateur, deconstructs. This narrative guides the viewer through the process of a shoeshine variation that drifts in and out of reality, asking the viewer to actually focus on the multiple interpretations of the act itself.

Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists

An Evening with the Authors

Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Join author Lin Arison and photographer Neil Folberg to celebrate their new book, Travels with van Gogh and the Impressionists: Discovering the Connections. Arison's captivating memoir of her journey through France in search of the lives and art of the impressionists is illustrated with beautiful works in this genre, in conversation with contemporary photography by Folberg. Arison will explore the continuing relevance and personal significance of the artists and their pioneering achievements, while Folberg discusses the challenge of capturing the spirit of impressionist painting in a different medium. The evening includes a book-signing and reception. Included in museum admission; free for members.

For more information and to register, contact or 202-464-2259

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Art on Call

The Washington DC Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force Call Box Committee, in collaboration with Cultural Tourism DC, seeks artists to participate in Art on Call. This public arts project is a city-wide effort led by Cultural Tourism DC in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the District Department of Transportation to restore Washington, DC's historic abandoned police and fire Call Boxes as neighborhood artistic icons.
Art on Call challenges artists to use existing police or fire Call Boxes as frames for the artist's unique and creative image or design that can be permanently installed within the call box.

For more information regarding this opportunity and for a copy of the prospectus please email

Glass and Steel: A Pilgrim's Process

One of my favorite sculptors in the DC region, Alan Binstock is showing at Ch'i Contemporary in Brooklyn, NY this month.

Alan Binstock
Glass and Steel: A Pilgrim's Process
recent glass sculpture
Dec 12, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Gallery 211 shows landscape paintings of Freya Grand

Gallery 211 invites you to join them for some live music on Saturday December 15th from 6-8 p.m. Harpist Cara Fleck will provide a solo performance featuring classical and holiday pieces. Enjoy some wine and light refreshments amidst the current exhibit featuring the ethereal landscapes of Freya Grand.

Please visit the Gallery 211 website at for more information about Ms. Fleck's biography and directions to the gallery.

Jason Goscha
Gallery 211
211 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Ph. 410-244-1340

Alan Binstock

Call to Artists

The Washington DC Southwest Neighborhood Assembly History Task Force Call Box Committee, in collaboration with Cultural Tourism DC, seeks artists to participate in Art on Call. This public arts project is a city-wide effort led by Cultural Tourism DC in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the District Department of Transportation to restore Washington, DC's historic abandoned police and fire Call Boxes as neighborhood artistic icons.
Art on Call challenges artists to use existing police or fire Call Boxes as frames for the artist's unique and creative image or design that can be permanently installed within the call box.

For more information regarding this opportunity and for a copy of the prospectus please email

G fine art

Note the review of Linn Meyers exhibition in this Sunday’s Washington Post
to see it, click on the link below:

Project 4 presents: CHASING TALES

Nancy Baker
Taylor Baldwin
Jan Dunning
Anthony Goicolea
Kim Keever
Anthony Pontius
Jovi Schnell
Gina Triplett
Raymond Uhlir

December 15, 2007 - January 19, 2008
Reception: Saturday, December 15, 2007, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Project 4 recounts the tales of our particular culture through individual perspectives. Chasing Tales features eight different artists who discuss how myths, narratives and fantasies have shaped Western Culture. Religion, literature, games, entertainment and societal myths are among the concepts explored through media, including photography, video and traditional painting techniques. Each artist's work reflects both an individual perspective of the artist's place within his or her narrative and a shared cultural experience. In exploring the history from which they derive, these artists are presenting historical narratives under a new lens. Painters Nancy Baker, Raymond Uhlir and Anthony Pontius use traditional models of pictorial representation as a departure point, and then incorporate contemporary characters and events in order to depict either cynicism, confusion or amusement with our culture. Photographer Kim Keever uses a traditional model of pictorial representation as a jumping off point as well, but mocks the grandness of the sublime American landscape and its ideals by imitating its space with a fish-tank in his apartment filled with kitsch terrarium novelties and dyes. "The Septemberists" by Anthony Goicolea is a romantic and moody video which elegantly narrates the struggles and awkwardness of adolescent boyhood in our culture, a theme that Goicolea commonly employs. The intersection of escapism and reality can be seen in all of the works shown; with these juxtapositions new tales and trajectories result.

For additional information please Contact: Anne Surak , Director.

Project 4
903 U Street NW Washington DC 20001
202 232 4340 fax: 202 232 4341
Wednesday - Friday 2:00 - 6:00 pm, Saturday noon - 6:00 pm and by appointment.

Art on the Small Side Holiday Juried Exhibition

Chuck Baxter

Tonight, I missed Touchstone Gallery's Art on the Small Side Holiday Juried Exhibition Opening. I plan to go by to see the show as soon as my jetlag subsides. The exhibit was juried by Rosemary Luckett & Jon Wassom. In keeping with its tradition of showing affordable art during the month of December, Touchstone Gallery offers a juried show of mixed media art and fine crafts sized at 18 inches and under by artists from the metropolitan area.

December 12 – January 5, 2008

Opening Reception
Friday, December 14, 6:00 – 8:30pm

Mixed Media Art & Fine Crafts

The Annex
The Ubiquitous by Neal Hutchko

Wednesday – Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00pm

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, NW, 2nd floor
Washington, DC 20004
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter or Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Artravelin today

More in a few weeks...

You Catch More Flies With Honey

Nov. 30 - February 22, 2008

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW
Washington, DC

Opening Friday, Nov. 30 6-8pm

Jackson Art Center Open Studios

Sunday, December 2, 2007,12 - 5PM.

Open studios of 35 artists

Jackson Art Center
3048 1/2 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Toronto Star on Botero: Abu Ghraib

The paintings by Colombian artist Fernando Botero at the The American University Museum's Katzen Center are featured in an article written by Tim Harper in the Star.

New artist website

Authentic Art's, Sharon Burton has launched her website, Gemini Visions Art Studio, where you can see all of her artwork. Check it out at!

The Capitol Hill Art League presents Wrap It UP!

The Capitol Hill Art League presents their annual Holiday Show, Wrap It UP!
A holiday show and sale of gift-priced artwork.
Take it off the wall and they'll wrap it up!

Opening Celebration Saturday, December 8th, 4-8 pm, The sale continues through December 22nd, enjoy music, champagne, and good company.

The Capitol Hill ART League at the
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Eastern Market Metro
(202) 547-6839

Girls Gotta Run - 2nd Annual Holiday Art Exhibition

December 2, 2007 - January 5, 2008

Opening Reception: Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 6-8 pm

Sponsored by the Girls Gotta Run Foundation, Inc. Profits from the sale of artwork go to buy running shows for girls in Ethiopia. By training as athletes, these girls can delay traditional arranged marriages which can occur as early as 12 years of age.

Modern Times Coffeehouse at Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Check out the art; chat with the artists; enjoy wine, coffee and hors d'oeuvres; listen to the marvelous music of the "Basso Moderno Duo" .

Movie Night: Thursday, December 6, 2007, 7-9 pm

Check out the art; experience a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony; see the work-in-progress Girls Gotta Run DVD, and a documentary of an Ethiopian coffee farm.

Some of the artists exhibiting include...

Alvim Brazao
Sharon J. Burton
Beth Cartland
Cheryl Edwards
Pamela Flynn
Leah Goodman
Marie Louise Hagen
Kay Keys
Nil Navaie
Leslie Oberdorfer
Patricia E. Ortman
Jen Power
Gail Rebhan
Audrey Smith
Lida Stifel
Susan Thulin
Joyce Ellen Weinstein

Peace and A Cup of Joe: RED

RED: artists lifting one voice in one common thread
Peace and A Cup of Joe Cafe
713 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD
December 1, 2007-January 11, 2008

Opening Reception: December 1, 2007 3-7 pm
The Art with Joe Series at Peace and A Cup of Joe in Baltimore Maryland presents RED.Opening on World AIDS Day, December 1st.

RED is a visual exhibition of original artwork expressing the hopes, fears, experiences dreams about the struggle with HIV/AIDS epidemic in this country and around the world. A portion of the sales of artwork for this event will be donated to CARE's I AM POWERFUL Campaign and HIV/AIDS Program and a second charity, a Baltimore based organization for the fight against HIV/AIDS.

The reception will feature an opportunity for guests to make their own postcards to express their thoughts, hopes, dreams about HIV/AIDS or to honor a loved one who has AIDS, courtesy of Creative Cause, an organization that creates campaigns for causes that change communities for good. Special guests include representatives from CARE and other organizations that will share information about how you can help fight HIV/AIDS in your communitiy or around the world.

Some of the participating artists include:
Lola Akinmade
Prudence Bonds
Sharon J. Burton
Kiesha Carroll
Patsy Cline
Cynthia Johnson
Ebony Johnson
Jennifer Judelsohn
Tina Lassiter
Paul Longanbach
Michelle d. Parrish
Marina Reiter
Aurora Rosselli
Michael Stebbins
Luba Sterlikova
Nora Stinley
Schonda Sweeney
Tanekeya Word

Longview Holiday Reception

November 30, 5-8pm

Stocked with unique crafts and original artwork while boasting a festive atmosphere, the Long View gallery is a wonderful destination on your gift buying journey. On display this season will be new oil paintings by Chris Stephens, hand-carved wooden vessels from Michael Bauermeister and a range of beautiful works by regional artisans. Also on display will be a preview of works by artists showing with Long View Gallery in 2008 including Scott Brooks and Rob Jones.

Long View Gallery
1302 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Monday, November 26, 2007

Washington, DC Film Festival

Celebrating a New Wave of Mexican Cinema

November 30 – December 2, 2007

Join leading stars and emerging talents of Mexican film for a 3-day celebration honoring the new wave of Mexican cinema! Five world-class directors will present 5 films that capture the spirit and creative brilliance emerging in Mexican cinema today. In addition, five award-winning Mexican short films will also be featured during the festival. Engage and meet with some of Mexico’s premier talents in discussions and Q&As following each showing! Enrich your awareness of outstanding films and celebrate the new wave of Mexican cinema!

A weekend-long celebration showcasing the best and newest of Mexico’s cinematic talents, including Diego Luna (actor – Nicotina, Open Range, Y tu Mama Tambien); Adriana Barraza (actress – Babel, Amores Perros); Pablo Cruz (producer - Cochochi ); Fernando Eimbcke (director - Duck Season) and Amat Escalante (director – Sangre). The festival will be held at the National Portrait Gallery, 750 9th St NW, Washington , DC 20001 , (202) 275-1764 and Baird Auditorium inside the National History Museum , 10th Street, NW , and Constitution Avenue , Washington , DC 20560 . November 30 – December 2, 2007. This event is free and open to the public. Please click on the link below to access the schedule of events.


November 29 – January 12

Reception Thursday, November 29, 7 – 9 PM

Free and open to the public

Emerson Gallery:
Transform, Transport, Transpose: Works by Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Judit Varga and Lars Westby
Each of these artists begins with ordinary objects or shapes and transforms them into lively, animated sculpture full of humor and poetry. Using clay as a primary material, these three artists are able to bring an instinctive spontaneity to the highly individualized process of transporting the mundane and pedestrian into a realm electrified through imagination.

Atrium Gallery:
Passing Fancies (Everyone’s a Stranger Here): Paintings by Lynn Putney
Using an abstract vocabulary, Lynn Putney creates small, subtle paintings that glow with a quiet, magical intensity. Arranged in constellation-like formation, the works evolve through a process of sifting and distilling, as Putney layers the thoughts, feelings and visual stimuli accumulated through daily living into composition that spark universal recognition.

Ramp Gallery:
McLean Art Society Juried Exhibition
An eclectic mix of work by members of the McLean Art Society. Juried by artist and George Mason University professor Walter Kravitz

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue,
McLean, VA

Touchstone Gallery

Exhibits through December 9

Main Gallery
East to West by Betsy Forster
Removed and Recycled by Jon Wassom

The Annex
Etchings by Stanislav Nikireyev
(1932 -2007) and Yuriy Nozdrin

Wednesday – Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 12:00 – 5:00pm

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, NW, 2nd floor

Metro: Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter or Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Rosetta Deberardinis


Saturday, December 1, 2007 4-7 PM
Sunday, December 2, 2007 2-5 PM

School 33 Art Center

1427 Light St. Studio #201
Baltimore, Maryland 21230


HAMILTONIAN GALLERY reports that the first phase of the renovation project for their new home at 1353 U Street NW is well underway. The site is situated in the heart of the 14th/U Street corridor and the building is a historic building from the 1920s. Upon completion of the renovation project in June 2008, HAMILTONIAN ARTISTS and HAMILTONIAN GALLERY will occupy the store-front level of the building. Hopefully, another art space or art-related business will occupy the second floor space.

The HAMILTONIAN BLOG has launched on Blogger to provide timely updates on the progress of the renovation project and other happenings related to both Hamiltonian Artists and Hamiltonian Gallery.

HAMILTONIAN ARTISTS continues to accept applications for the So-Hamiltonian Fellowship Program until the DEADLINE on JANUARY 15, 2008.
Application information is online at:

Through innovative and groundbreaking programs, Hamiltonian Artists and Hamiltonian Gallery seek to create a new physical and institutional structure in Washington DC to support emerging artists, broaden cultural dialogue within the community and make visual art accessible to a diverse audience.

Hamiltonian Artists
P.O. Box 73975
Washington, DC 20056
t: (703) 549-9629

Hamiltonian Artists is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to build a dynamic community of innovative artists and effective visual art leaders.

Crystal Flight - Call for Artists

DEADLINE: DECEMBER 3, 2007 Crystal City Business Improvement District (CCBID) is introducing Crystal Flight, which will bring fifty (50) artistically decorated five-foot statues of airplanes (25 fighter jets and 25 vintage bi-planes) to the streets of Crystal City in April of 2008. With the planes scheduled to "Land" on Crystal City Streets by early April, Crystal Flight builds on the "Art in April" theme launched by the CCBID in April 2007 with the partnership with Artomatic. The CCBID has solicited sponsorship from area businesses and now needs high quality local, regional, and national artists to "Hop Aboard" the program by developing and implementing fun, whimsical design themes for the fifty planes! Artists matched up to sponsors by the CCBID will receive an honorarium of $1500 for each statue completed. More Information and Application Form can be found here:

Sunday, November 25, 2007



Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1 from 6-8pm

8230 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 608-9101
(301) 608-9102 fax

Christopher Myers: Standing on Two Eyes Flashpoint

November 29 – December 29, 2007

Opening Reception
November 29th, 2007, 6-8pm

Christopher Myers reacts to today’s glut of digital imagery by relying upon the ease of point and shoot technology in Standing on Two Eyes. He deals in process: heating the film, affixing it to glass, reworking the negatives chemically, developing them as gelatin prints and scanning the images to create dream-like giclée prints.

916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Lecture by US entrepreneur Bill Strickland at IDB Cultural Center

The Art of Leadership
Thurs Dec 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Presented in cooperation with Artomatic, Inc., the Washington DC Economic Partnership, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

"The use of art to change students' attitudes is at the heart of my vision of education. The goal is not to produce artists but to find a tailored approach to learning that will redirect troubled young people, get them into college and on to productive lives. I see a connection between the creativity instilled by a love of the arts and the skills needed for business success." said Bill Strickland. For the past 40 years, Bill Strickland has been in the business of shaping - and changing - lives. It's a business model that works. At the heart of their unique interrelationship, Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and Bidwell Training Center, Inc. share a dedication to helping disadvantaged residents of the Pittsburgh area by offering them exceptional quality educational and cultural opportunities. Strickland will describe his journey from inner-city youth to head of an organization that fosters art, occupational skills, and the equal availability of quality of life for every person. "I wanted to build something that would give the people who come here a vision of what life could be, to create an environment that says that life is good," said Strickland.

IDB Cultural Center - Inter-American Development Bank
Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center Auditorium - one block from Metro Center and McPherson Square
1330 New York Avenue NW - Washington, DC 20577
202 623 3774 Photo ID required

Attire is business casual. Children ages 12 and over are welcome.
Seating limited to 350; first come, first seated. No reservations required.


ZooLights at the National Zoo in Washington, DC is a winter holiday event that is sure to be fun for the whole family. The National Zoo presents a display of thousands of sparkling lights and animated exhibits as well as brightly illuminated trees, shrubs, and statues.

Visitors at ZooLights will also enjoy winter-themed crafts, ice sculpting demonstrations, choral groups, and storytellers. Tickets are on sale now! Find the details about ZooLights at the National Zoo.

Dates and Times
November 28–December 30, 2007
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Zoo's Visitor Center or by Ticketmaster.

National Zoo
Rock Creek Park
Washington, DC
Kids under two are free.

LOWCOUNTRY, Art of South Carolina

November 30 – December 30, 2007
Opening Reception, Friday, November 30, 6-9 pm

Jonathan Green, Leo Twiggs, Diane Dunham, Cassandra Gillens, Susan Grabe, Arianne, King Comer, Herman Leonhardt Marguerite Middleton, Jane Spratt

Works depicting the Gullah and African-American culture of the South Carolina Lowcountry are at the heart of this show of paintings, batik, collage, sweetgrass baskets and glass, inspired by the landscapes, churches, school houses marshes, moonlight and traditions of the unique Sea Islands region.

Zenith Gallery,
413 Seventh Street NW
Washington DC 20004

Friday, November 23, 2007

Fine Art Is Not a Career

November 28, 2007, 7pm
Artist James Rosenquist

Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series, 7:00 PM
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level
Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art present new insights from the perspective of a critic, a scholar, and an artist. This annual series is made possible by the generosity of Clarice Smith.

Artist James Rosenquist's talk is entitled, Fine Art is Not a Career!

Free tickets available in the G Street lobby, one hour prior.
Reception follows lecture.
McEvoy Auditorium, Lower Level



November 29 – January 12
Reception Thursday, November 29, 7 – 9 PM

Emerson Gallery:
Transform, Transport, Transpose: Works by Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Judit Varga and Lars Westby
Each of these artists begins with ordinary objects or shapes and transforms them into lively, animated sculpture full of humor and poetry. Using clay as a primary material, these three artists are able to bring an instinctive spontaneity to the highly individualized process of transporting the mundane and pedestrian into a realm electrified through imagination.

Atrium Gallery
: Passing Fancies (Everyone’s a Stranger Here): Paintings by Lynn Putney
Using an abstract vocabulary, Lynn Putney creates small, subtle paintings that glow with a quiet, magical intensity. Arranged in constellation-like formation, the works evolve through a process of sifting and distilling, as Putney layers the thoughts, feelings and visual stimuli accumulated through daily living into composition that spark universal recognition.

Ramp Gallery:
McLean Art Society Juried Exhibition
An eclectic mix of work by members of the McLean Art Society. Juried by artist and George Mason University professor Walter Kravitz

McLean Project for the Arts

1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Gallery Plan B

Group Show
November 21, 2007 -­ December 30, 2007

An exhibition of new and existing gallery artists with works priced at $500 or less.

Opening reception with the artists
Saturday, December 1, 2007
6:00pm -­ 8:00pm


1530 fourteenth street, nw
washington, dc 20005

The Twenty-Third Annual Mayor's Arts Awards - DC

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites you to submit nominations for the Twenty-Third Annual Mayor's Arts Awards. The Mayor's Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, organizations, and patrons of the arts. Awards will be presented and hosted by the Mayor at a ceremony on March 17, 2008. For more information please contact Lisa Richards at 202.724.5613.

DEADLINE: December 4, 2007, 5:30pm.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

"Attainable Art" at Nevin Kelly Gallery

November 24 - December 30, 2007

Holiday Open House on December 1, 4 to 7 pm.

NKG welcomes the Third Annual Attainable Art Show: Works Under $1500.
Just in time for the holidays, works by various artists such as Sondra
Arkin, Joan Belmar, Mary Chiaramonte, Lukasz Huculak, Mark Parascandola, Ellyn Weiss and Ming Yi Sung Zaleski (and many more!).

Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202-232-3464

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dawson reviews Claiming Space at AU

American University's "Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators"
Read it here.

Claiming Space: Some American Feminist Originators, through Jan. 27 at American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Call 202-885-1300 or visit

Opp for Artist

The Writer's Center in Bethesda is currently looking for an artist to feature on its winter class brochure. They are looking for artists that have winter landscapes, nature prints, and or abstracted work with cool palettes. Please submit images to that are no larger than 300 dpi for consideration ASAP.

Your work and bio will be featured on a publication with a distribution list of more than 2,000 members, institutions, and the public. (There is no honorarium for your submission.)

Jenny Walton
Office Manager

The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815
phone: (301) 654-8664

Washington Printmakers Gallery Special Holiday Event

Washington Printmakers offers select hand-pulled, original prints: etching, silk screen, woodblock and more........... Unique holiday gifts from $50.00-$150.00 during a special offering. Special viewing on

Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1:00-4:00
Sunday, Nov. 25 from 1:00-4:00

Purchase of any print in the gallery enrolls you in a raffle to win dinner for four at Mourayo Restaurant
Rated one of Washington's top 100 restaurants!

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

Metro stop: Dupont Circle

4th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

Tonight was the amazing auction party in the gorgeous studio of renowned Washington sculptor John Dreyfuss at Halcyon House in Georgetown. DJs Yellow Fever rocked the house. Check out the wonderful crowd of folks who came out to support emerging artists in Washington, DC. Lots of fun and art buying was had by all. We almost got a piece by artist, Tang but, alas, it got away. Bidding was good! Congrats to everyone who made this auction a hugh success and one of the best events of the year!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Landscapes of Freya Grand opens tonight in Baltimore

Join Washington, DC artist Freya Grand at Gallery 211 tonight.
Opening reception November 17th, 6-9 p.m.

Gallery 211 presents a solo exhibition featuring the landscape oil paintings of artist Freya Grand.
November 17th 2007 through January 5th 2008

Gallery 211
211 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 244-1340
Fax: (410) 244-1341

Friday, November 16, 2007

Time + Measure

11.13.07 - 12.22.07
November 13 - December 22, 2007

Friday, November 30: Gallery Talk 6pm / Reception 7pm

Featuring work by RL Croft, Christopher Whittey, and Kevin James Wolff

Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place
Baltimore, MD

Flashpoint Call To Artists

2008-2009 Gallery exhibitions
Mead Theatre Lab Program productions
Resident Organizations

The Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC) is requesting proposals for exhibitions in the Gallery at Flashpoint for the September 2008 – August 2009 season. This request is open to artists, independent curators, arts organizations, private galleries or anyone choosing to present contemporary work in any medium.
All proposals must be received no later than 5 pm on Friday, January 11, 2008.

2008-2009 Flashpoint Call for Submissions:
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Mead Theatre Lab Program
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OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, December 1, 2007, 10:30am-12pm
@ Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW

Transformer - D. Billy

SINK SANK SUNK thru December 1 - 202-483-1102

Holiday Art Show and Sale

Fine Pottery - Sculpture - Prints - Jewelry

November 17 & 18th

The Lee Arts Center studio artists will hold their annual fine crafts show and sale featuring pottery, sculpture, prints and jewelry, just in time for the holiday season. Also featured is a Raku Party on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Choose a ceramic vase, pot or bowl, glaze it with the help of the Lee artists, and watch it fired in a blaze of flame and smoke - then take it home the same day! Show and sale hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days.

Lee Arts Center
5722 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
Phone: 703-228-0560
Fax: 703-228-0559

Jackson Art Center Open Studios

December 2, 12-5pm

A Look at Irving Norman's Works

Review by Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post Staff Writer (click title)

Dark Metropolis: Irving Norman's Social Surrealism Through Jan. 27 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 to 4; also open one hour before performing arts events in the Katzen and from 6 to 8 on Open Arts Nights (select Thursdays while the university is in session; the next event is Dec. 6). Admission: Free.

Gallery talk: Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum, will discuss Irving Norman's work Dec. 1 at 4pm.

Embassy of Canada

Art & Craft Fair
Canadian Wine Tasting Festival

Friday, November 16th, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, November 17th, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Canadian art, crafts, wine, baked goods, and music
View works by the Group of Seven in the Art Gallery
Wine tasting
Bottled wine available to purchase

Event supports the United Way

Happy Hour
Friday, November 16
4:00 – 7:00pm
Special beverage prices and snacks

No admission charge
Photo ID required

Canadian Embassy
501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Szabo Symposium for Emerging Issues in Contemporary Photography

A panel discussion on the changing definitions of photography

Saturday, November 17, 2007
10:00 - 11:30AM

limited seating
rsvp 202.234.5601

Joe Lucchesi, Associate Professor of Art History
St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Phyllis Rosenzweig, Curator Emerita
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

Niels van Tomme, Independent Curator
Art Critic and Writer

Introduced and Moderated by Colby Caldwell
James Huckenpahler will be in attendance to introduce and discuss the exhibition “mindless pleasures.”
The panel discussion is supported by the Szabo Symposium at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

1515 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Conversations with Artists

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 pm

The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art's 2007-2008 Conversations with Artists series focuses on artistic partnerships, featuring artists who work together in collaborative practice. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are Russian installation artists based in New York. Ilya, a leader of the Russian art movement known as Moscow Conceptualism, has been making installation art since 1984 and is one of the medium's most important practitioners and theoreticians. In 1989, he and Emilia began working together, with Emilia acting as translator, organizer, and originator of critical ideas.

Center for the Study of Modern Art, Carriage House
No fee; registration required: or 202-387-2151 x286

Center programs are supported by a generous grant from The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.

*Special Artful Evening
Live Music, Wine Bar, and Curator's Perspective on Impressionists by the Sea
Thursday, November 15, 6-8:30 pm

A special edition of Artful Evenings, featuring two unique Curator's Perspective tours of Impressionists by the Sea with Chief Curator Eliza Rathbone at 6 and 7 pm. Live music and wine bar all evening long.

Included in museum admission

One of Washington's best kept secrets

Art Tours at Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Book your tour now and walk through this magnifient space with extraordinary artwork!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 12:00 noon

Tours of the Walter Washington Convention Center’s art collection, the largest collection in DC that is not in a museum, will be led by co-curator Vivienne Lassman. The $4 million permanent art installation features paintings, sculptures, photography, graphics, and mixed media works created by local, national, and international artists.

No charge, but space is limited

Advance reservations required
Call 202.249.3200 and leave a message
A staff member will call you to confirm your reservation

January through December 2008*

January 16, 2008
February 18, 2008
March 24, 2008
April 18, 2008
May 21, 2008
June 6, 2008
September 30, 2008
November 6, 2008
December 1, 2008
*All tours are scheduled at 12:00 Noon on the dates listed.

The diverse $4 million art collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is the largest in any convention center and the largest public art collection in Washington, DC outside of a museum. With 137 works art of by 93 artists, the collection of site-specific sculpture, painting, and photography brings a sense of human scale to the Convention Center. Washington area artists created more than half of the collection.

The Shaw Wall celebrates and honors the historic Shaw community, one of Washington's oldest African American neighborhoods and home to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. On the 72-foot long wall hang four monumental works by the team of Frank Smith and Arnetta Lee, Rik Freeman, Billy Colbert, and Deirdre Saunder.

Register for your tour of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center art collection by calling the 24-hour Washington Convention Center Authority (WCCA) Community Hotline at (202) 249-3200 and stating your name, telephone number and your preferred tour date (see schedule above). A WCCA staffperson will return your call to confirm your tour.

Reserve your space now! Each art tour is limited to a maximum of twenty-five participants. Walk-ups may participate in the art tours only if space is available.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC

G Fine Art sponsors fundraiser for Tibetan Woman and Children

Join G Fine Art and the Arts Community of Washington, D.C.

To celebrate the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

For his contributions and commitment to peace, non-violence, human rights and Religious understanding at a fundraiser to support desperately needed health care for Tibetan women and children in the most remote and underserved communities of The Tibetan Plateau

Monday November 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

G Fine Art
1515 14th Street, NW
Washington DC 20005

Contribution OF $50 includes a Raffle Ticket
You do not need to be present to win!

Raffle prizes
· An original drawing by Linn Meyers
Her work is at the hirshhorn and is currently on view at G Fine Art,
· A Fibre Tibet yak wool throw-featured in town and country, Wwd, W, Elle and Vivi Milano
· An Antique Tibetan Wall Textile

Send your contribution to: The Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture a 501 © (3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Respond to and donate by paypal or send contributions to: CTAC, p.o. box 6598, mclean, Virginia 22106 Thank you!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Abu Ghraib at AU

Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib
Nov 6 through Dec 30

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

A few thoughts after attending the opening reception of this hugh and graphic exhibition..... Anyone who sees this show will not walk away unmoved. Artistically, it calls up great master painters such as Goya and Picasso who also voiced their outrage at the attrocities of war. Fernando Botero paints a chilling and gut wrenching modern version of an ancient indulgence. Here, aggression, fear and pain leave an indelible longing to understand the inconceivable flaws of mankind. This is an important exhibition which bears witness to today's realities of war.

Botero constructed each work after reading official reports of the atrocities and concentrated on the suffering and dignity of the victims rather than their tormentors. Botero unveiled these controversial works in Europe in 2005. This is the first showing of the Abu Ghraib paintings and drawings in a museum in the U.S. The show is presented in collaboration with the university's College of Arts & Sciences, Schools of International Service, Public Affairs, Communications, Kogod School of Business, and the Washington College of Law.

"American University's long-standing commitment to international human rights makes us a natural host to display Botero's work," claims AU Museum Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen. "Through his distinctive painting style, our students, faculty and, especially, the Washington, D.C. community will be able to discuss human rights and war not through a political lens, but through art. Art cannot change the war but it can bear testimony."

Pious protest by Deborah K. Dietsch, The Washington Times article

Botero Sees the World's True Heavies at Abu Ghraib By Erica Jong
Washington Post article

SOC-PRWriters blog

Abu Ghraib Art Exhibit Opens in Washington, DC By Zulima Palacio Voice of America article

Gallery 10 LTD presents Sculpture Invitational 2007-2008

Nov 5, 2007 - Feb 1, 2008

Opening Reception at Washington Square
FRI, NOV 16 from 6-8pm

Above: M.R. Cable; J. Richelieu; M. Burley; S. Stout; C. Bergfors

Participating artists:
Christopher Bathgate, Constance Bergfors, Melissa Burley, Maxine R. Cable, Sabine Carlson, Felisa Federman, David Hubbard, Gary Irby, Kit-Keung Kan, Maria Karametou, Mary Virginia Langston, Howard McCoy, Mary McCoy, Judith Richelieu, Pat Segnan, Sarah Stout, Andrea Uravitch, Claudia Vess, Celeste Lucid Wiser

Three sculptures by David Hubbard, including Progress (on the lower level.)

Building is open to the public during regular business hours, call about additional hours. Direct access to the Farragut North Metro. Washington Square 202.296.2800.

Washington Square
1050 Connecticut Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20035

NOVEMBER 2007 - LAND / Fraser Gallery

November 9 - January 5, 2008

A group exhibition of contemporary landscape photography including work by Anna Druzcz, Lee Goodwin, Lawrence Hislop, Maxwell MacKenzie, Andrzej Pluta and Mark Even Thomas.

Fraser Gallery Bethesda
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 718-9651

National Gallery of Art Lecture

November 19, 12:10pm and 1:10pm

Works in Progress
Andrew Krieger: Deep Ellum and Acceptable Detours en Route

Andrew Krieger, senior art services specialist, National Gallery of Art; East Building Small Auditorium

National Gallery of Art
Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets

Friday, November 09, 2007

Walter Washington Convention Center Art Collection Tour - USA

Kendall Buster

Sol LeWitt

Today I took a tour of the Walter Washington Convention Center Art Collection. It is the largest art collection in DC that is not in a museum. The tour was led by co-curator Vivienne Lassman. The $4 million permanent art installation features paintings, sculptures, photography, graphics, and mixed media works created by local, national, and international artists. This is a major collection of art in Washington, DC. The scale of some of the pieces is breathtaking, set in a massive volume of building space. The whole collection is stunning and a delight to visit. The tour is led monthly by DC Art Curator Vivienne Lassman who discusses the collection in depth with her expert knowledge. Stay tuned for more tour dates and times.
Click here to see pictures from today's tour.

Washington Convention Center Authority
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam

U. S. Navy Memorial Lecture & Book Signing

Art Beltrone talks about and signs copies of his book,
Vietnam Graffiti: Messages from a Forgotten Troopship

Sunday, November 11, 11:00am
Veteran’s Day

in conjunction with the exhibit
Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam
Graffiti by Soldiers & Marines on Their Way to War

The book and exhibit showcase bunk canvases featuring scrawled inscriptions, signatures, cartoons, and poems by young servicemen headed to combat in the Vietnam War aboard the troopship the USNS General Nelson M. Walker. The ship shuttled thousands of young Americans ― most in their teens ― to Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. The graffiti included messages of patriotism, politics, humor, anxiety, and love, written for personal comfort, or to be seen by other troops who would then add more.

United States Navy Memorial
Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 123
Metro: Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter

Maryland Art Place upcoming opportunities

Artists’ Practicum
November 15, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm 
Please join Maryland Art Place (MAP) and Maryland Lawyers for the Arts (MLA) on Thursday, November 15, for an Artists' Practicum: a guide to the basic legal knowledge necessary for artistic survival in the marketplace. The session will cover contractual issues in the creative industry, copyright for nonlawyers, and the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990. The panel includes MLA Board President Michael Yang, Esq., and board member Cynthia Sanders, Esq. The practicum will be held within MAP’s galleries.
Admission is free and open to the public, but reservations must be made by calling 410-962-8565.
6th Annual Curators’ Incubator Program
Deadline for Phase I Proposals: 5pm, November 30, 2007 (postmarked or hand-delivered)
Emerging curators are encouraged to submit proposals for MAP's 6th Annual Curators' Incubator Program. This annual program remains dedicated to promoting the talent of new and emerging curators within our community—recognizing the obstacles that face curators as they work to gain experience, while providing encouragement and guidance through the complete curatorial process.
You can find more information, prospectus, and application by accessing:


The 4th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

Saturday, November 17, 7-10pm
Featuring over 125 artworks by Washington, DC area emerging and established artists.


Due to early and over-whelming support by the Host Committee, as of Friday October 26th, the 4th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party is completely sold out! They are happy to take donations, but are not able to accomodate any further guest ticket purchases.

The Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party generates close to 1/3 of the annual income, providing necessary support, in tandem with grant awards, that allows them to grow and advance their work in support of emerging artists and emergent expression in the visual arts.

Participating Artists:
(click here to download the artist list in PDF format)

Seth Adelsberger, Geoffrey Aldridge, Ken Ashton, Clarke Bedford, April Behnke, D. Billy, Reuben Breslar, Iona Rozeal Brown, Miles Bumbray, Kendall Buster, Renee Butler, Colby Caldwell, Graham Caldwell, SunTek Chung, Billy Colbert, Cynthia Connolly, Kathryn Cornelius, Steven Cushner, Frank Day, Decoy, Melissa Dickenson, Janna Dinolfo, John Dreyfuss, Nekisha Durrett, Mary Early, Dana Ellyn, Lori Esposito, Jason Falchook, Gregory Ferrand, Suzanna Fields, Thom Flynn, Dawn Gavin, Jason Gubbiotti, Kate Hardy, Linda Hesh, Carlotta Hester, Ryan Hill, Max Hirshfeld, Lucy Hogg, Leslie Holt, Brece Honeycutt, James Huckenpahler, Jason Hughes, Kay Hwang, Susan Jamison, Franz Jantzen, Judy Jashinsky, Ian Jehle, Sue Johnson, Rebecca Jones, Benjamin Jurgensen, Amy Kaplan, Kevin Kepple, Christine Kesler, Jae Ko, Michele Kong, Andrew Kozlowski, Bridget Sue Lambert, Jessica Langley, Nilay Lawson, Pepa Leon, Amy Lin, Brian Liu, Marissa Long, Thomas M. Lowery, Laurel Lukaszewski, Kate MacDonnell, Isaac Maiselman, Anne Marchand, Carolina Mayorga, Robert Mellor, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, A.B. Miner, Nan Montgomery, Jiha Moon, Elizabeth Lundberg, Morisette, William A. Newman, Lucian Perkins, W.C. Richardson, Hannah Rose, Robin Rose, James Sanborn, Sharon Sanderson, Matt Sesow, Jeff Spaulding, Amy Stein, Dan Steinhilber, Zach Storm, Jason Talley, Noelle Tan, Tang, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Trish Tillman, Alessandra Torres, Kelly Towles, Andres E. Tremols, Jonathan Trundle, Lauren Vincelli, Paul Vinet, Bill Warrell, Ian Whitmore, Bryan Whitson, Ami Martin Wilber, Andy Moon Wilson, Yuriko Yamaguchi, Chad Yencer, Jason Zimmerman

Artists selected to participate in this year's auction were nominated by Auction organizers and a Nominating Committee that included:

Fabian Bernal, Meat Market Gallery
Kendall Buster, Professor of Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University; Transformer Advisory Council
Leigh Conner, Conner Contemporary Art
Annie Gawlak, G Fine Art
Lauren Gentile, Irvine Contemporary
Kristen Hileman, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Transformer Advisory Council
George Hemphill, HEMPHILL
Welmoed Laanstra, Public Art Projects Curator, Arlington County
Bill Newman, Professor of Painting, Corcoran College of Art; Transformer Advisory Council
Andrea Pollan, Curator's Office
Paul Roth, Curator of Photography, Corcoran Museum of Art
Sarah Tanguy, Curator, Writer & Critic; Transformer Advisory Council
Anne Surak, Project 4


Thursday, November 08, 2007

Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue

Marilou Donahue's November arts web site is up. Check it out and enjoy.

Interviews with

William Bolcom, Composer
Washington National Opera - A View from the Bridge

Arena Stage‘s The Women of Brewster Place actresses:
Tina Fabrique
Marva Hicks
Harriett D. Foy

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Introducing the Artwork of Freya Grand

November 17, 2007 through January 5, 2008

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 17th
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Gallery 211 presents the exhibit Landscapes featuring the oil paintings of Washington, DC painter Freya Grand. Ms. Grand's large scale landscapes are evocative in their otherworldly theme, and yet they are simultaneously contemporary. These works illuminate the mutability of the passage of time within a particular space. The images are drawn from places as diverse as the Andes and coastal Ireland, and they reflect Grand's love of the mysterious beauty of the natural world.

As a counterpoint to the large works, Ms. Grand will also be showing a series of miniatures: very tiny oil paintings on mylar. These intimate studies of landscape painting invite close inspection, as if one is peering through a keyhole at a world on the other side.

A catalogue of the show will be available at Gallery 211, with an introductory essay by Jack Rasmussen, Director of the Katzen Art Museum at American University in Washington, DC.

For further information, please contact Jason Goscha at 410-244-1340 or at

Gallery 211
211 East Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230
p: 410-244-1340

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Website down, is it gone forever?

Well, the bad news is that the server went down for my website today. The bad bad news, it's not only an equipment failure, but the redundancy factor that is supposed to save web site information, may be lost..forever. So tonight, I have no website at I am praying for an overnight miracle that will retrieve the data from cyberspace and restore my presence on the world wide web. I'm told everyone is working on it. I'm not panicked yet. Let's see what the morning brings.

The Lona-Frey Exhibition, Collection of Contemporary American Art Opens Nov. 5

The Lona-Frey Exhibition is a historically significant collection of contemporary artworks. The collection consists of lithographs and photographs by several canonical figures of postwar (after 1945) American art, including Sam Gilliam, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, and Robert Mapplethorpe.

The Department of Art and Art History at UNC Charlotte, NC
5 November - 3 December 2007

Opening Reception - 7 November
Musical Reception - 9 November

Monday, November 05, 2007

Food Glorious Food III

Diversity: Think Globally. Eat Locally.

November 8 – November 25, 2007
2008 Calendar Charity Event: Thursday, November 8, 6-10pm

Artists: Bert Beirne, Renee duRocher, Robert Freeman, Brenda Gordon, Stephen Hansen, Philip Hazard, Sophia Gawer-Fische, Robert C. Jackson, Shelley Laffal, Michela Mansuino, Joey Manlapaz, Davis Morton, Ron Schwerin Cassie Taggart, James Tormey, Ken Wyner

The Food Glorious Food Show serves up an eclectic menu of paintings, sculpture and photographs depicting food in all its fabulous forms. The food calendar will be available for a minimum donation of $15 at the locations listed below, with all proceeds going to the food bank. Highlights of the evening will include a silent auction, dishes prepared by participating chefs and an international wine tasting. Tickets to the popular event, benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank, are $50 per person or $90 per couple. They can be purchased by calling 202-783-2963.

Calendars: Available at Zenith Gallery, the Capital Area Food Bank, Politics and Prose, Bridge Street Books and other locations.
Presented by The Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF) in collaboration with Zenith Gallery and the Capital Area Food Bank

Zenith Gallery
413 Seventh Street NW
Washington DC 20004

Rick Reese Solo Show at Art Whino

Rick Reese Solo Show and Art Whino's Collaboration Featuring 20 New Artists

Friday, November 9th, 2007, 6-11 pm

Rick Reese Solo Show
Southern California born but Northern California raised, artist Rick Reese has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember. He got his start in the Comic Book and Toy industries where he continues as a freelancer to this day. Rick spends his days painting, surfing, or teaching at Cal State Long Beach where he indoctrinates his students and paints on things that don't belong to him.

Art Whino Permanent Gallery
The addition to 20 new artists to the Art Whino Permanent Gallery features the work of its artists' collaboration from around the world. Music by HoneyLab's DJ David Christ Superstar. The music will be broadcast live by Art Whino's collqboration artists, Decoy, will showcase a live art installation during the show which one lucky person will get to take home!

Art Whino,llc
717 N. Saint Asaph St
Alexandria, VA 22314
Office: 703.462.4135
Fax: 574.830.1651

The Brand New Talk Collection

Gallery Neptune

November 7- December 1, 2007
Reception, November 10, 7-9pm

DONNA MCCULLOUGH, metal sculpture

JODY MUSSOFF, colored pencil and ceramics

JOYCE ZIPERRER, metal sculpture

4901 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814


Be an Owner or a Donor of a DC PLAY BLOCK to Support QUALITY Preschool in the District!
Online and Live Auctions of DC PLAY BLOCKS

eBay Auction
November 1-November 10, 2007

Go to auction site on home page of

Live Auction
Wednesday, November 14, 7-9 PM

7 PM: Hors D’oeuvres Reception and Silent Auction
8 PM: Live Auction

Beacon Hotel
1615 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., WDC
Invited Guests: Mayor Adrian Fenty, Council Chairman Vince Gray and all DC Councilmembers

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased through PayPal in the auction section, home page of

GCH Endowment
1400 16th St., NW #715
Washington, DC 20036

Art Inspired By Nature

November 10:

Natural Selection —
A Group Show Featuring the Work of Washington D.C. Area Artists:
Lynden Cline
Joy Every
Sharon Fishel
Dirk Herrman
Lucy Herrman
Nancy Sausser
Jeff Smith
Paula Wachsstock

Artist’s Reception
Saturday, November 10, 2007, 5-7 pm

Duality Comtemporary Art
2401 26th Road South
Arlington, VA 22206

DC Glass Artist Robert Weiner in Philadelphia

Robert Weiner

November 8 - 11, 2007

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall "D"
12th Arch Streets
- - -
Thursday, Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- - -
Tickets available at the door
Adult $15 (two day $20)
Children 12 under $5

1322 Corcoran Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Mt. Ranier Open Studios

Ellyn Weiss is one of the many artists in the Mt. Ranier compound who will be opening their studios on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1 - 5 pm. Her studio address is 3708 Wells Ave, Mt. Ranier - it's in the same compound as the Washington Glass School. See all of the other wonderful art being done out here.

The complex is 2 blocks from the DC line. From DC, take Rhode Island Ave to Monroe St - it's a light - where you take a right. Take Monroe a few blocks, cross Eastern Ave past the "Welcome to Historic Mt. Ranier" sign and then take the second right on Otis. Follow Otis a block or so until you come to the light industrial compound. Take a right into the compound just before the Glass School.

Coming from the Bethesda end of the world, take Military to Missouri, past North Capitol to right on South Dakota. Then make a left on Monroe (it's a light), follow it across Rhode Island and then it's the same as above, right on Otis.

The studios are closer than you think and it's worth it - so go visit these good artists!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Chuck Baxter: Found Objects

A visit today to the Mid City Artist's Open Studio of Chuck Baxter provided a detailed look at this unique artist's work. Chuck finds his art materials on the streets of his neighborhood and other neighborhoods in the city. He transforms discarded objects and materials that litter the streets into handmade objects of art. Some of my favorites are his cyclone-like vases made from printed papers that he staples together. Another work that attracted my attention resembled a purse exposing its contents. It is made from shredded bits of vinyl and other discarded objects. Baxter weaves functional baskets from the most common material, ordinary plastic bags. I am always surprised and delighted to see this artists keen sense of design and wit, combined to make some very intriguing works of art. To contact the artist and see Baxter's work go to I recommend buying a piece or two of his work at these affordable prices.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


NOVEMBER 3rd & 4th

Over 20 Artist Studios
Open to the Public
Visit, Chat, Buy Art!

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Many artist studios within walking distance of the Dupont/Logan Circles will be open for visitors with over 20 artists exhibiting. This is a unique opportunity to see some of DC’s most exciting artists in their ‘home environments.’ Check out the burgeoning local art scene that is finding its focus in the dynamic Mid City neighborhoods, and visit some of the supporting Galleries and art related businesses that have recently opened – following the artists into this upscale urban environment.

Friday, November 02, 2007

The Art of the American Snapshot, 1888–1978: From the Collection of Robert E. Jackson

through December 31, 2007

Approximately 200 snapshot photographs chronicle the evolution of snapshot photography from 1888, when George Eastman first introduced the Kodak camera and roll film, through the 1970s. Examine the range and creativity of amateur snapshot photography in our interactive feature about the exhibition.

Kool Web Book Feature - check it out!

National Gallery of Art
4th and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC
(202) 737-4215

Katherine Hepburn at the National Portrait Gallery

One Life “Kate: A Centennial Celebration”
Opening today

Katharine Hepburn, one of the most iconic actresses of the 20th century, is the latest person to be featured in the National Portrait Gallery’s “One Life” gallery. Hepburn was a 20th-century icon who carefully constructed and maintained her own myth, from her earliest days in the studio system through more than 50 years on stage, screen and television. The exhibition includes her four Oscar statuettes—the most won by anyone for best actress—images from her life and career and a video kiosk that will play clips from a selection of her work.

The National Portrait Gallery is open every day
from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Eighth and F Streets N.W.
Washington, DC
(202) 633-1000.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

CentroNía's 20th Anniversary Gala presented by Capital One Financial Corporation

November 2, 2007, 6.30pm - 9.15 pm.

The Gala will be held on Friday,
November 2, 2007 from 6.30pm to 9:15pm
The Almas Shrine Center
1315 K Street, NW
Washington, DC.

$100 per person. Sponsorships available ($500 - $10,000).

Details: Contact Helen McConnell at 202/332-4200 ext. 147 or

CentroNía is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a Gala presented by Capital One and with special recognition of the Freddie Mac Foundation. The international, invitational art sale and live auction will feature paintings, sculpture, photography glasswork, jewelry, and ceramics; a sumptuous buffet reflecting the cuisines of the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and the United States; and smooth jazz by Infinite featuring Mr. Young.

CentroNía is thrilled to announce the centerpiece artwork that will be offered in a live auction at the gala: "Suite for Sergei," a Lou Stovall silkscreen print. The evening will be emceed by Steve Villanueva of NBC Channel 4.

Finally, the excitement of the evening will culminate in a live auction that includes pieces by eminent contemporary artists, including Sam Gilliam (mixed media, US), Michael B. Platt (prints and drawings, US), Virginia Schofield (paintings, US), Evangeline J. Montgomery (paintings and metalworks, US), Mary Grigonis (oils, US), Carmen Barros Howell (paintings and sculpture, Chile), Jorge Jacas (ceramics, Cuba), and Felix Angel (silkscreen prints, Colombia), Gustavo Lara Torrez (Serigraphy, Bolivia), Willie Leftwich (United States) and Rafaella Pitti (Bolivia) as well as works for sale by such notable area artists as Winston W. Harris, Joyce Wellman and others.

CentroNía is a 20-year old community-based organization that provides high-quality education to children and families in the Washington DC metropolitan area, and the event will raise funds for the organizational educational programs.

CentroNía will also honor local champions for children and youth Barbara F. Kamara, Administrator of the Early Care and Education Administration of the District‚s Department of Human Services and Maxine B. Baker, life-long child advocate. A special recognition will be given to the Freddie Mac Foundation, known for its outstanding support of children and families.

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