Saturday, June 30, 2007

Examiner Weekend Articles

Following are links to online versions of arts writer Robin Tierney's articles in the Examiner this week. Access by clicking the link, or copy and paste it into your browser.

Examiner weekend (Sat.-Sun.) editions.
Cover (AAAS/Collier)

and Art Life pages:

Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue

I'm in New Orleans out of internet range until tonight.

Marilou Donahue's July Artistically Speaking is up. Ari Roth is not only Artistic Director of Theater J at the DC Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) but is a playwright and director. Dr. Elizabeth Hutton Turner has been at The Phillips Collection since 1989 where she has directed more than 25 projects including a series of traveling exhibitions. Be sure you check out Marilou Donahue's arts web site interviews. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Travelin' to New Orleans

Have a Happy 4th of July weekend.
Stay positive, keep the light on. You'll hear from me next week.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Washington Glass School Sixth Anniversary Show

Opening Reception to Meet the Artists: Wednesday, June 27
6 pm – 9 pm
Washington Glass School Sixth Anniversary Show
Show Dates: June 20 – August 31, 2007

Washington, DC – Leading Washington glass artists Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers and Michael Janis, and their students, will show their works in this summer exhibition of neon, bowls, plates, vases, tiles, sculptures and other objects des arts, one of four shows a year curated and managed by Zenith Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the headquarters of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Other artists in the show include: Dave Cook, Cheryl Derricotte, Jennifer Lindstrom, Allegra Marquart, Syl Mathis, Betsy Mead, Liz Mears, Charlotte Miller, Alison Sigethy, Tim Tate and Erwin Timmers

The Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue will be open from 8 am to 7pm daily, and is conveniently located near the Metro Center stop.

Looking Ahead

August 11 - Spetember 15
Charlie Gaynor - New Work
Opening Reception - Saturday, August 11th 6-8pm

Charlie Gaynor’s interest in photography was launched at the University of Kansas where he graduated with a degree in Fine Arts, specializing in Commercial Art. He attended the Army’s Photo School at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, and was honor graduate of his class. The Army rewarded him with a ticket to participate in Vietnam. . . luck was with him and he served the next 15 months as General Creighton Abrams personal photographer.

Washington DC is where Charlie’s Army career ended in 1971 and he soon began work as a photographer at PHOTRI, a stock photo agency based in Virginia, with markets all over the world.

For the past twenty plus years, selling Real Estate has been Charlie’s business interest. When not selling houses, he walks around the city or, if time permits, travels to foreign cities where he looks for the colors that excite him. It seems that city houses are his passion . . . he either sells them or photographs them. We hope you enjoy his point of view.

Drew Porterfield, Manager
1302 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 232-4788

Don't Miss This!

Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque
through - July 15, 2007

In celebration of its 20th year, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will host the ground breaking exhibit Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque. This exhibition brings together paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture by prominent women painters, including Artemisia Gentileschi, Lavinia Fontana, Sofonisba Anguissola, Giovanna Garzoni and Elisabetta Sirani and presents them within a historical context. It will examine the position of women artists as second-class citizens, the economics of art production, and the cultural context both within Italy and beyond the country’s borders. Ultimately, it will address the ways in which these artists overcame "the conditions of their sex," to leave behind a fascinating visual legacy.

Artists' Sketchbooks and Illustrated Diaries: Exploring the In/Visible
through - July 15, 2007
Curated by Krystyna Wasserman, NMWA’s curator of book arts, the exhibition will include 21 works by 14 artists from the United States, Argentina and Spain. The works span the 18th-century to present day and include works by Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Irene Rice Pereira.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970
202-783-5000, 1-800-222-7270

DFA Opening Night Pictures

JUNE 23RD – JULY 14TH, 2007

Opening Reception Saturday June 23, 2007 5-8 pm
Civan Oz. – photographer. Civan is a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C. In 2001, when he started college in Turkey, he discovered his passion for the camera at the UFAT photography club. He has shown his pictures in various solo and group exhibitions.

Connie Fleres – sculptor & painter. Encaustic painting was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 CE. The churches in the 6th Century had icons which were painted in encaustic. My work is about reflection and surface. Working in encaustic lends a shimmery, reflective quality that I am interested in. I also feel a connection to the sculptural quality of wax that you get working in encaustic.

District Fine Arts
1726 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Artscape Announces The 2007 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize

at The Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive

Richard Cleaver ~ Frank Hallam Day ~ Eric Dyer ~ Geoff Grace ~ Gabriel Martinez ~ Tony Shore ~ Karen Yasinsky

Reception, Friday, July 13, 5:30-8pm
Award Announcement, 7pm

The Exhibition Of The Finalists Will Be At The BMA
June 23-August 5, 2007

RSVP, Margot Wright, 410-752-8632,


Irvine Contemporary presents Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions
June 30 -August 4, 2007
Opening Reception: Saturday June 30, 6-8 PM

Irvine Contemporary announces an exhibition of new and recent photographs by internationally acclaimed artists Kerry Skarbakka and Marla Rutherford. Both artists are working at a vitally significant intersection of approaches to the photographic image today: performative photography, staged and provocative hyperreal fictions, and new approaches the to photographic portrait. An essay by photography collector Henry Thaggert will accompany the exhibition.

In the series The Struggle to Right Oneself, Kerry Skarbakka stages himself in scenes of losing balance and control. His arresting photographs appear at the intersection of performance and artist's portraits, and each composition dramatizes one of the deepest themes of our moment--the sense losing balance and control both personally and socially. The photographs are actual shots of the artist in the scene with only the minimal rigging and wires used for the shot removed from the final print. The photographs also record a deep sense of risk-taking and often physical danger for the artist, who has taken falls and created physically demanding sets in the search of the right arresting image. Skarbakka extended this theme further in the performances commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2005, Life Goes On.

Marla Rutherford’s work references many genres of photography—fashion, advertising, glamour portrait, fetish, film stills, Pirelli Calendars—to present highly original fictional and performative portraits that play off incongruous worlds, often interrupting a domestic scene with a fantasy image or placing a seductive fetish portrait in a commonplace, everyday scene. Marla Rutherford’s work is now in the traveling museum exhibition, reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, which was organized by the curators at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. The exhibition was launched in the US at the Aperture gallery in New York, and Aperture Press has published the exhibition catalogue, reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow.

Robert Mellor: New Scenarios Through Wednesday, June 27

1412 14th St ., NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 332-8767
Gallery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 11-6 pm, and by appointment

Friday, June 22, 2007


District Fine Arts presents “Summer Solstice” a group show of contemporary art from the United States and Turkey.

JUNE 23RD – JULY 14TH, 2007
Opening Reception Saturday June 23, 2007 5-8 pm
Featuring an acoustic set by Brad Radish

Connie Fleres – sculptor & painter. Encaustic painting was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 CE. The churches in the 6th Century had icons which were painted in encaustic. My work is about reflection and surface. Working in encaustic lends a shimmery, reflective quality that I am interested in. I also feel a connection to the sculptural quality of wax that you get working in encaustic.

William Goodman IV – painter. William also known as Enhanced Mixture is a Jackson, MS native and has been an artist since his elementary years. He uses paint primarily united with experimental mediums on canvas. He lives and breathes his art every single day as a full time artist. His current focus is creating large scale murals and private commissioned work across the country.

Paula Lantz– painter. Reflecting and responding to the nature and drama of the mysteries in our personal, emotional and spiritual life experiences, my art has evolved through the use of abstraction. Created to visually breathe life into each painting, my visual language taps into personal and intuitive elements important to my work: color improvisations, simple forms and composition, as well as the abstract quality of the encaustic surface itself.

Lida Moser - photographer/artist. Lida discovered a passion for drawing in 1991 and contributes these pastels from her nude series.

Civan Oz. – photographer. Civan is a freelance photographer based in Washington, D.C. In 2001, when he started college in Turkey, he discovered his passion for the camera at the UFAT photography club. He has shown his pictures in various solo and group exhibitions.

Seth Rosenberg – painter & photographer. Seth contributes a series of digital floral prints.

“Flowers are primary and glorious.
They are fragrant pieces of delicate architecture.
Flowers represent beauty, power, and mystery.
Flowers resonate with something deep in our core.
They take us in.
They intoxicate us.” S.R.

Ginger Williams – painter. Ginger works as a portrait artist, freelance illustrator, and graphic designer in Jackson, MS. Her approach to expressing the figure ranges from gestural, realistic, to caricatural at times. She rarely produces work without a figure because the complexities of the human body, mind, and spirit fascinate her.

District Fine Arts
1726 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007

My Space on 7th

in the Main Gallery at Touchstone

Answering the need for alternative and interactive exhibition opportunities, Touchstone Gallery created a unique, non-juried option. On July 9th and 10th, artists will hang the art of their choice in their assigned space(s) in the Main Gallery.

In less than two days, the 76, 22-square-foot spaces available were quickly snatched up, overwhelming the phones at Touchstone. Many artists eagerly waited outside the gallery's doors in hopes of being the first to reserve their space as this was a first-come, first-served opportunity.

This exhibition will coincide with the Capital Fringe Festival , where Touchstone Gallery will host several plays on a stage in the center of the gallery. Including more than 400 performances in 22 DC locations, "Cap Fringe" sold more 566 tickets (sold-out shows!) at Touchstone alone last year!

Ulrich Stein, in the Annex

Dr. Ulrich Stein is a physician practicing general medicine in Germany. However, his true passion is drawing and painting, which began when he was a child and continued throughout his student years at Heidelberg University. His oil paintings were exhibited at the University and the sales supported his studies in chemistry, medicine and arts. While living in New York in the 1990’s he gravitated to large format black and white photography of the American landscape. But he could not escape his desire to create color images. The advent of digital cameras and the creativity of Photoshop have given him the freedom to experiment with colors and abstract design. He believes that colors have a therapeutic effect on emotions and as well as an impact on healing.

Sandy Rossi, Director
Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street, N.W. 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20004

artRESTON 2007 - Award Winners

artRESTON 2007, The LRA’s 14th Annual Juried Exhibition -Top Award Winners Announced:

Leslie Nola Wins Jo Ann Rose Award for, “Untitled”, an acrylic painting

James W. Bailey Wins the Best of Photography Award for, "The Disintegration of the American Empire, A Disillusioned Triptych: In Memory of President Thomas Jefferson, In Memory of President Abraham Lincoln, In Memory of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy”

Christine Lashley Wins the Best of Fine Arts Award for, "Mes Onions", an Oil on Canvas.

See all the award winners here.


Self Made: rock-band-style touring group of 3 San Francisco visual artists Saturday, June 23, 2007 at The Hosiery, 443 I Street NW, WDC (btwn 4th 5th on I Streets above the Auto Parts Store)
7 - 10pm With a musical performance: Hopelessly Sad songs by Kevin Parks Hauser

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Civilian Art Projects, presents a summer treat: Self Made, a group of three visual artists from San Francisco who are touring the U.S. 'rock-band' style this summer. (Washington D.C. is one stop on a twenty-nine city, one month long tour). Self Made will hit Washington D.C. for one day only, with the three artists-Brice Bischoff, Kevin Parks Hauser and Jamie Spinello-installing their installation, photography and wall-based constrictions all day on Saturday, June 23rd, in time for a reception later that night. In both their art and personalities the three artists of Self Made represent different roles band members embody: the rock star lead singer, the composed songwriter, and the structural percussionist. The art being installed ranges from large-scale photographic abstractions to intimate cutouts from plastic, mylar, and paper. Kevin Park Hauser, a member of Self Made, will perform an unplugged set of "hopelessly sad songs." After the opening the group will pick up and drive to the next stop of Baltimore, MD.

JAMIE SPINELLO - Jamie Spinello utilizes cut paper and plastic to form constructions that merge ideas of shifting internal structures of the body and synthetic modification with the temporality of landscape. Her constructions, which seem to be caught in a state of transition, engaging both two and three-dimensional space through the layering transparent materials between Plexiglas and the suspension of cut paper with pins. She has exhibited in Mississippi, Oregon, and California. Her paintings are in collections in Mississippi, North Carolina, and California. In 2006, she received the Murphy Cadogan fellowship courtesy of the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery.

BRICE BISCHOFF - Brice Bischoff's photographs act as empirical evidence taken from the physical world, which proves the presence of some object in reality. He has photographs in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. In 2006 he received a Murphy and Cadogen Fellowship in the Fine Arts from the San Francisco Foundation. His work has been shown internationally in Poland and Japan. Brice relocated from New Orleans, LA to San Francisco, CA and obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute.

KEVIN PARKS HAUSER - Kevin Parks Hauser is a minstrel of the contemporary condition; with passion and fervor, and a pure and innocent use of language, he exposes the heart wrenching and vapid structure of the everyday through the use of many different mediums. From visual manifestations in photography, video, and painting to song and dance performances, his body is the vessel for his work. He recently received his Master of Arts degree from New Genres department at the San Francisco Arts Institute. ********** Print Quality Images available on request.

For more information on the artists/performers please contact: Brice Bischoff
Phone: 504.232.8894

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW
Washington DC
(202) 607-3804

E4: Station to Station at Transformer

The Exercises for Emerging Artists - E4: Station to Station
July 11 - August 5, 2007

Transformer presents E4: Station to Station, an exhibition resulting from the fourth installment of a unique peer critique and mentorship program, The Exercises for Emerging Artists. Featuring four dynamic DC area based artists - Rebecca C. Adams, Carolina Mayorga, Rob Parrish, and Fereshteh Toosi - and guest curated by Niels Van Tomme,

E4: Station to Station consists of four individual artist projects at Transformer incorporating video, sound, performance art, and conceptual mixed media installation. Each of this year's Exercises artists will take over the Transformer project space for one-week, beginning July 11, 2007, to present new work resulting from their peer-critique and mentorship experience at Transformer.

Opening events including performances and artist talks will take place each Thursday, July 11 - August 5, 2007 from 6:30 - 8pm.

"I wanted to involve artists who could further transform the gallery into an experiential space; into temporary stations of media art," states Van Tomme. "Each of the artists brings a very specific approach to Transformer in establishing a relationship between their work, the gallery space and the audience." Beginning in March through June 2007, the artists participated in facilitated bi-weekly meetings discussing the challenges they face as artists, the inspiration that helps propel them forward, as well as their artistic intentions and goals. Launched in March 2004, The Exercises for Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development; to stimulate and encourage artists as they create new work. In addition to several peer critique sessions, participating artists receive mentorship and feedback from area gallerists, more established artists, professors, and curators. This year's mentors included UMBC's Associate Professor of Visual Arts Steve Bradley, composer and visual artist Alberto Gaitan, Transformer's Executive Director Victoria Reis, The Corcoran's Curator of Photography and Media Arts Paul Roth, Provisions Library Executive Director Don Russell, and E4: Station to Station guest curator Niels Van Tomme.

E4: Station to Station - Schedule of Artist Projects
July 11 - 14, Carolina Mayorga: New Trends in South American Cuisine
Don't miss the launch of the revolutionary South American style recipe that will change the way you've thought of cooking. Cook it, taste it, buy it, all at Transformer.

Opening Event: July 12, 6:30 - 8 PM July 18- 21 Rob Parrish: Jack
Mixing elements from the television series "24", the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Advisory System, and archival footage, this installation explores the sensation of being an object of manipulation.

Opening Event: July 19, 6:30 - 8 PM July 25 - 28 Rebecca C. Adams: Compulsory Figures and ∞
Using sound and large street drawings to interpret an archaic division of figure skating, this indoor and outdoor installation captures the sonic environment of practicing compulsory figures on ice, while visually striving to reproduce similar exercises on pavement.

Opening Event: July 26, 6:30 - 8 PM August 1 - 4 Fereshteh Toosi: You're not as green as you are cabbage-looking.
The accounting firm of H CABBAGE will calculate your personal carbon emissions with a free report to take home. Bring in a reusable water bottle or coffee mug and enjoy a freshly carbonated Italian soda while you wait.

Opening Event: August 2, 6:30 - 8 PM Exhibition Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm by appointment For a press release featuring further details, including artists' and curator' bios, please visit Transformer's website


JUNE 22, 2007

8PM - 2AM
14TH + Church Street
1529 (A) 14th Street
Washington, DC 20005

Art in Heat

Art in Heat
June 30 – July 30, 2007

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 30; 7pm–11pm

Art in Heat opens next week - Saturday, June 30 at the Warehouse.
Artists Scott Brooks selected the artists and co-organized the exhibit along with Jared Davis.

Join an eclectic mix of 18 emerging and established artists from the DC area, as well as The Lobsterboy Revue for Art in Heat! Opening night festivities are June 30, 7pm, at the Warehouse and will run late into the hot summer night. Lobsterboy will be on hand at 8pm and 11pm with his “Tiki Party from Hell.” DJ Adam will be keeping the party going in the upstairs gallery.

The selected artists represent the best of DC’s Outsider, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealist artists. They’re notable for creating work that’s fun, twisted, sexy, and just plain wrong. Featuring: Ed Bisese, Chris Bishop, Scott G. Brooks, Lisa Brotman, Anna U. Davis, Jared Davis, Alan Defibaugh, Margaret Dowell, Dana Ellyn, Gregory Ferrand, Linas Garsys, Laurel Hausler, Candace Keegan, John Lancaster, Emily Greene Liddle, Albert Schweitzer, Matt Sesow, and Ben Tolman.

On Saturday, June 7th, “A Very Special Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.” Bring your sketchpad and twisted little mind for an evening of art and burlesque.

Art in Heat will unofficially kick-off this year’s second annual Capital Fringe, which opens July 19th along the 7th Street corridor. The Warehouse is a popular venue and meeting place for Fringe, and Art in Heat is the perfect appetizer.

Visit for more information and to see selected pieces from the exhibit. A complete gallery of the work will be online by June 29th.

The Lobsterboy Revue presents “Tiki Party from Hell”
Starring Swami Yomahmi, Sugar Ann Spice, L’il Dutch, Bambi Galore, and many more.
Saturday, June 30; 2 shows, 8 pm & 11pm
Tickets: $12 available only at the door

A Very Special Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Hosted by Elvis and featuring Bambi Galore.
Saturday, July 7; in two sessions, Act I: 7pm-9pm, Act II: 9:30pm-11:30pm
Tickets: $8 for each session or $10 for both – limited seating – tickets will be available online.

Warehouse Arts Complex
1021 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Eastern Market is open for business

Featured Mural, courtesy of the Eastern Market Arts Restoration Project.
Sally Glass and Abby Wood of Shakespeare Theatre Company, portray children enjoying the market in "Market Lunch" .

DC's oldest continually operating public farmers market!
Every Weekend - 175 craft and artisan exhibitors! Nowhere in DC is there a bigger on-going artisan and craft market! A real festival of unique, rare, painters, jewelers, ceramists, hand made furniture, hand made handbags, photographers, and so much more! Every Saturday and Sunday! Arts & Crafts Market: Saturday & Sunday 9 am to 6 pm

Visit Market 5 Gallery while shopping at Eastern Market.

Eastern Market
7th St. North Carolina Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C.

Eastern Market Arts Restoration Project.

Arts Resource Fair Tomorrow

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wooly Mammoth Theatre
641 D Street NW
Washington, DC
RSVP 202- 724-5613

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Amazing Bean in Chicago / Sheer Joy

This was the best find while walking on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Artist Anish Kapoor's sculpture is located in Millenium Park and it truly is a magical experience to find yourself (or not) in the mirrored image of multiple perspectives. Not only is this sculpture beautiful to look at, it transports you to a world of fun, whimsy, amazement, vertigo, dreams, fantasy and wherever your imagination (and reflection) takes you. I had to leave the "Cloud Gate" quickly the second time in, because the swirling patterns of humanity gave me vertigo. I loved the distortion and the connection with the surrounding cityscape of Chicago. Can you see me in there?
Let's get something as whimsical and dramatic for Washington, DC.

"Artist Anish Kapoor's Cloudgate, already lovingly referred to by Chicagoans as "The Bean," is a sensational, 110-ton, highly polished steel monolith shaped like a kidney bean that draws you to it with its ever-changing reflections of the city skyline, surrounding park and, of course, your own, elusive mirror-image - harder to find than you think. " By J.M. Pasquesi

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Have Art Will Travel

On the road this week to Chicago's art scene. More later.

H E M P H I L L presents

MINGERING MIKE: The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar
TINA NEWBERRY: New Paintings
through July 28, 2007

The Amazing Career of an Imaginary Soul Superstar
The Mingering Mike Collection includes over 60 hand-made album covers, LPs and 45s, dozens of un-affixed record labels, and acetetate 45s. This incredible body of work reflects the self-taught artist's journey into adulthood during the cultural and political tumult of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, all of which are manifest in Mike's records.

New Paintings highlights Newberry's finely detailed paintings, which confront various issues stemming from the artist's interest in family legacy, the Civil War, and self-examination. The artist casts herself as various characters within her paintings, allowing different personas to emerge, accomplishments to be achieved, and time periods to be experienced.
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W A S H I N G T O N , D C 2 0 0 0 5
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Friday, June 15, 2007

Tonight's WPA/C Openings: 9x10 Exhibition and Site Projects DC

9 x 10 WPA/C Exhibition
June 15 - July 6, 2007

William W. Parker (WWP) Gallery– housed in Mickelson’s Fine Art Framing
629 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

Debra Diamond / Paul H. Ellis / Helen Glazer / Freya Grand / Anne Marchand / Philippe Mougne / Dominie Nash / Laura Seldman / Kathleen Shafer / Gary Thompson

Painting: Debra Diamond / Paul H. Ellis / Freya Grand / Anne Marchand
Photography: Laura Seldman / Kathleen Shafer / Gary Thompson
Prints: Dominie Nash
Sculpture: Helen Glazer / Philippe Mougne

Site Projects DC
(con)temporary art installations, performances, and interactions on 14th street between P & V.

JUNE 15 - JULY 28, 2007
Opening @ the Black Cat, June 15, 7-9pm

Artists, Artworks and Locations
For more information, contact

SiteProjects DC is funded in part by the DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

WPA/C 202.638.1828

Young Talent

June 16- July 16 2007

Young Talent works by Solomon Asfaw, Miles Bumbray, Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu, Luis Peralta, Stan Squirewell, Derrick Vaughn, Desepee deVargas

Opening Reception: June 17, 2007 / 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Exhibition Hours:
June 16 - June 22, 2007 / 12 noon - 5 pm
June 23 - July 16, 2007 / 12 noon - 5 pm Wed. - Sat.

by appt. 202.236.9363

Supported in part by Project BRASAS

curated by Stevens Jay Carter part of the 5th Annual Rock Creek Festival with a featured performance by David Yarborough and Esther Williams

St. Paul's Art Center
Rock Creek Church Road & Webster Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Project 4 presents : BUILDING

Christopher Heaney
Oliver Jeffers
Rory Jeffers
Mac Premo
Duke Riley

June 23 - July 28, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22 6:00-8:30pm

For almost 40 years, a small brick building in Belfast, Northern Ireland was home to a vital electrical switch room. The building, which once powered the city, had lay dormant for nearly 25 years and was scheduled for renovation in 2005. Before this process began, the development firm collaborated with a group of artists from Belfast, NI and Brooklyn, NY (OAR) to document and salvage much of the original equipment. Using these remnants, OAR created an exhibition entitled BUILDING that tells the story of this space that powered Belfast.

Christopher Heaney, Oliver Jeffers, Rory Jeffers, Mac Premo and Duke Riley explored the building’s story through different avenues and media: its function behind closed doors, its effect on the city it was built in, and how the city and citizens of Belfast were affected by but unaware of its existence. Literally untouched since the early 1980’s when the building was abandoned, artist Christopher Heaney’s photographs document the space as it once stood - undisturbed for so many years. His portraits of the rooms and the objects inside provide an archaeological context for the switch room. Exploring functionality, Oliver Jeffers painted objects as specimens: depicting their purpose, then displaying each hidden inside utilitarian furniture found in the space.

This body of work came from a fascination with the legacy of secrecy surrounding the building’s public role, as well as the outdated look of the actual objects within. Rory Jeffers designed an extended portrait of the people who worked inside the switch room. Inspired by transcripts from interviews with former employees, he applied typography, stencil design and painting to various surfaces found at the site; surfaces uninterrupted for decades, aging in tandem with the technology that once made this building the cutting age of industry. Brooklyn based artist Mac Premo created a stop animation video that provides an informational overview of Belfast during the time of the switch room’s operation. Each animated graph represents census data specific to Belfast during that time period and is made of found objects collected from the site. Working with found answering machine tapes Duke Riley tracked down the addresses left by callers during a power failure that occurred in 1985 due to a political strike. Combined with lo-fi "surveillance" footage of the houses taken at the corresponding hours of complaint, Riley assembled this video and audio footage. The piece was originally displayed in an impersonation of a dimly lit lower level industrial office space suggestive of an unsolved mystery.

For additional information please Contact: Anne Surak, Director

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

Joan Belmar by Popular Demand

Due to popular demand Joan Belmar's "Color Transparencies" show is extended for another week.

Mysterious compositions of undulating organic forms from afar, when studied up close Belmar's sculptural wall pieces reveal strips of mylar shaped into circular and curvilinear forms blanketed in sheets of frosted acetate along with found objects including glass, metal hooks, bits of plastic, and other remnants.

Joan Belmar "Color Transparencies" will be up through Sunday, June 24th. Also in the gallery, Ellyn Weiss "Time of War" up through June 30th.

For more information and images of the work of Joan Belmar and Ellyn Weiss, go to: and

Performances at Metro Stations Start Today

WASHINGTON -- They came, they auditioned and now Metro is ready to roll out its first ever group of Metro Performers.
The first group will appear between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Dupont Circle Station. It is a duet that will be hand dancing.WTOP here.

Performers Appear Today at Metro Stations WaPo article here. Hip-hop dancers, a capella groups, African drummers and others will start performing today at six Metro stations in the District as the transit agency welcomes acts at its stations for the first time.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Inspirational Public Art Project, Dialogue

I received an interesting email this morning from Mike Garibaldi Frick. Mike is a professional Artist and the creative and guiding force behind the inspirational public art movement, EvolveArts - his life's work and ongoing creative vehicle. In 1990 Garibaldi Frick formed EvolveArts (formally Scultura) to bring provocative sculpture projects out of galleries and museums and into open, public spaces for everyone to enjoy and interpret.

Mike Garibaldi created The Dialogue Project tour. The Dialogue public art installation consists of nine, 5 X 7 foot freestanding screens covered with thousands of inspiring, insightful quotations from famous, and not so famous, people throughout history. Some of the 18 main themes addressed include: friends & family, wisdom, life, community and love. The first installation took place in San Francisco's Union Square on January 12, 2005 and traveled to cities throughout the United States through 2006 including Washington, DC last year on May 13th, 14th & 18th, 2006. Mike is taking a break during 2007 to finish a Dialogue documentary and plans a big 2008 national tour.

Now my question, did anyone see this public art project at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center last year? How did you hear about it being in DC?

From Mike's Dialogue Project website he write's about his experience with the DC arts coverage...

Some of the Media Coverage We Received (or not)
"We were completely ignored by the DC media. Even the local weekly Entertainment paper wouldn't return our calls. It seems that a person really needs to have inside connections or be part of the political structure there to get any coverage. For instance, the only arts coverage we saw in the daily papers was about TV network battles, arts funding wrangling and current Smithsonian exhibits. DC felt like a town where..."

Now how about that! We have a public art project about "dialogue" showing in DC and the arts media doesn't talk about it? I for one, would have liked to have seen the exhibition and come to my own conclusions.
You can check out the dialogue Project here.

The project sparks meaningful discussions among viewers, gets people reading, helps viewers take a leisurely break during the day and inspires personal reflection.

Dialogue as a public service to:

* Generate personal inspiration and reflection
* Enliven our public spaces
* Promote literacy and education awareness
* Create new avenues and audiences for public art
* Provide the mass media with a positive, inspirational story
* Help advance communication between people of diversebackgrounds
* Spark meaningful, deep conversations among viewers

If you have any ideas about where Dialogue can show in your community and/or sponsor opportunities, please contact Mike Garibaldi at They are currently putting a 2008 tour itinerary together. They can set-up the project and/or show the documentary in conjunction with existing arts, cultural and film festivals or university arts programs.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

"Eastern Market Is Open" Tote Bags

From Jason at Save Eastern Market blog...

CHCF hopes to have new “Eastern Market is open!” tote bags available at their table on Seventh Street this weekend.

The “Celebration of Eastern Market” event will be held at the National Building Museum on June 26th from 6 PM to 8 PM.
Councilmember, Tommy Wells, will be giving the opening remarks of the event, which will highlight both the history of the Market and the role it serves to the surrounding community.

Eastern Market
7th St. North Carolina Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C.

Eastern Market Arts Restoration Project Online Photos

Art in Bloom

From DC Style Magazine
Opening night of "Art in Bloom"
opening reception, June 14, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Stop by the youth-run WVSA Articulate Gallery on Thursday, June 14, for the opening night of "Art in Bloom." The beauty behind the show stems from the artists themselves: all are students who have learning disabilities. "WVSA Arts Connection teaches them to use the arts as a tool to learn about academic and social skills in order to become members of the community at large,” explains the nonprofit's CEO and president Larry Riccio. During the summer season, 65 students ranging in age from 14 to 24 years old will make art primarily in the 2D form at WVSA (formerly Washington Very Special Arts).

If you can’t make it to the opening reception, check out area CVS stores where artwork from the students will be displayed. Buy a piece of art (anywhere between $75 and $400) and part of the proceeds goes toward the young artist.

WVSA Arts Connection
1100 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC

Experimental Media Series : ColorField.remix

The spirit of the Washington Color School of painters is remembered and redefined in the WPA\C Experimental Media Series: ColorField.remix which challenges artists to reinterpret the color-field artists with experimental media, sound and performance pieces through a three-night curated and juried series.

June 27, 2007, 7-9pm

Night #3 - Juried from open calls by RICHARD CHARTIER + BRANDON MORSE with presentation of $1000 Kraft Media Prize + $500 Honorable Mention.




Deadline: June 25, 2007

April 8 - May 31, 2008 Spring Solos
Oct. 7 - Nov. 29, 2008 Fall Solos

All artists living or working in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania are invited to submit slides. Artworks in all media will be considered. Ten to fifteen artists will be selected for Solo Exhibitions to take place in 2008 in one of AAC's seven galleries which contain approximately 525 combined running feet of hanging wall space, including two Experimental Galleries designed to accommodate installation, technological and other works requiring a complete environment. The grounds surrounding the building can accommodate outdoor sculpture.

Download the Call for Entries here

Zenith Gallery presents the Washington Glass School at Eleven Eleven

June 14 – August 31, 2007
Anniversary Reception: Wednesday, June 27th from 6 - 9pm

Zenith Gallery presents a show of sculptural glass artwork by the artists, instructors and students of the school in The Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW.

Artists featured include: Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Michael Janis, Alison Sigethy, Allegra Marquart, Cheryl Derricotte, along with others.

Location: Washington Glass School at Eleven Eleven, 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC (corner of 12th and Penn NW)
More info: Zenith Gallery 202-783-2963 /

Washington Glass School


Saturday, June 16
2:00pm to 6:00pm

Come celebrate with the artists of the Washington Glass School and Creative Arts Community. Great deals on artwork, sculpture, bowls, jewelry, and more! Over 20 artists showing work including glass, multimedia, jewelry, concrete and so many other art forms. Plus neighboring art studios will be open to the public.

The Washington Glass School is a unique educational program in the Nation's Capital area, operating as the sculptural glass education, artistic and community center and resource for the mid-Atlantic region, serving students, artists and the general public. It encourages research and exploration of new techniques in all aspects of glass (blown, cast, fused, cold worked) as well as other media such as steel, ceramics, lighting and concrete. Our goal is to introduce artists in other media to the depth, processes and joys of glass to enhance their work.

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
4 miles from Logan Circle up Rhode Island Ave.

Public Meeting for 14th Street Transportation and Streetscape Study

June 20, 2007, 6:00-8:00 PM
Source Theater
1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Attached is a flyer concerning a June 20 public meeting for the transportation and streetscape study for 14th Street, NW, The study runs all the way up 14th to Florida Ave.

For more info go to http://www.14thStreetStudy,com

“Nine-by-Ten” Exhibition at William W. Parker Gallery

June 15 - July 6, 2007

9x10 Artists:
Debra Diamond / Paul H. Ellis / Helen Glazer / Freya Grand / Anne Marchand / Philippe Mougne / Dominie Nash / Laura Seldman / Kathleen Shafer / Gary Thompson


William W. Parker Gallery
housed in Mickelson’s Fine Art Framing
629 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC

Here is the link on WPA/C site for the 9x10 show

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sunday's Walk in the Zoo

yielded this wonderful scene of summer reflections...

The National Zoo is open every day of the year* except December 25 and is located at:
3001 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Admission is always FREE!


The Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas and The Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association invite you to the art auction: remArte 2007

An on-line and live auction of contemporary art from Latino America, Spain and Portugal
Thursday, June 14, 2007

6:30 pm - Viewing, tapas and wine
8:00 pm - Live auction

Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Works can be viewed and bid on at

On-line bidding will begin on June 1, 2007, at 4:00 pm, and will end on Tuesday June 12, 2007, at 12:00 noon.

Tickets for live auction and reception on June 14 are
$50 per person / $75 per couple

For auction details, bidding, and to purchase tickets online starting June 1, go

From June 1 to June 10, you can send a check to:
Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas
1330 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

Or email us at giving your name and tel. number where you can be contacted to confirm your reservation.

Checks should be payable to Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas. *Purchases of art can be made by cash or check only.
All proceeds of remArte will benefit the programs of the Art Museum of the Americas and those of the Ibero-American Cultural Attaches Association.
The Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas is a tax-exempt 501 (C) 3 corporation. Contributions to The Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Splash, Stain and Spray—Process and Technique in Color Field

The Phillips Collection has their usual Thursday night Artful Evening at 6 & 7 p.m. free with admission.

Splash, Stain and Spray—Process and Technique in Color Field
Explore the innovative artistic techniques of painters such as Helen Frankenthaler and Sam Gilliam. Leaving the paintbrush aside, these artists stained, sprayed, splashed, and soaked paint onto their canvases, creating pure visual experiences of color.

Artful Evenings is the museum's Thursday night extended-hours program. A lively mix of gallery talks by guest lecturers and members of The Phillips Collection staff and other special programs. Free for members or with admission to the exhibition, except as noted. For more information on any of these events, call (202) 387-2151 x260 or e-mail:

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

Minnesota Airport Visitors See Art in Their Future

"Travelers will see more art and hear more live music at the Twin Cities airport under a $150,000 privately funded project..
Read more here.

Kate Moss prints by Chuck Close


A set of six Kate Moss prints by Chuck Close printed and published by Adamson Editions, Washington, DC sold for four times their top estimate at a May 31st, 2007 auction by Christie's International. Close's prints made from daguerreotype studies of the model took $166,000, compared with a high valuation of $40,000.

Adamson Editions published the series of six pigment print images of model Kate Moss, in an edition of 25 prints in 2005. In recognition of this new auction record the remaining complete sets will be priced at $80,000 for the next three sets, increasing in $20,000 increments until all remaining sets are sold.

To view the prints online, please click here. For additional information, please contact Laurie Adamson or Erin Boland at, or at (202) 232 0707.

1515 fourteenth street nw / suite 202 / washington dc 20005
t 202.232.0707 / f 202.232.2660

Arts Corner Stage

Arts Corner Stage
Capital Pride 2007

SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2007 - NOON TO 6 P.M.

For the eighth year, the GLBT Arts Consortium is proud to sponsor the performance stage at the Capital Pride Arts Corner from Noon to 6 p.m. as part of the festivities of the Capital Pride Festival, June 10, 2007. Admission is free. The Arts Corner Stage is located at 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW at the Festival. The lineup is below.

While checking out the stage, be sure to stroll by the Arts Corner booths to see the exhibits of the members of the Triangle Artists Group (TAG) and other artists.

The 2007 Arts Corner Stage is funded in part by grants from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities/National Endowment for the Arts and Brother Help Thyself. Other support is provided by the Capital Pride Festival.

Participants in the Arts Corner and Stage reflect the broad range of artists and presenting groups that collectively make up the GLBT Arts Consortium, a voluntary collaboration of varied arts organizations from the Washington, D.C. metro area which works to raise the visibility of GLBT arts. For more information about the Arts Corner Stage, call 202-546-1549 or visit

Performance times are subject to variation.

Emcee: Dean Reichard

12 Noon -- Tidbits
1:00 -- D.C. Different Drummers Marching Band
1:30 -- Bread & Roses Feminist Singers
1:50 -- D.C. Different Drummers Swing Band
2:20 -- Tommy Parlon Dance Group
2:40 -- D.C. Lambda Squares
3:00 -- Gay Men's Chorus of Washington
3:20 -- Actors' Theater of Washington
3:40 -- Nuance
4:00 -- Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington
4:20 -- Peace Circle
4:30 -- Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Co.
5:00 -- Wicked Jezabel

The 2007 Arts Corner Stage is funded in part by grants from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities/National Endowment for the Arts and Brother Help ...

Monday, June 11, 2007

SiteProjects DC

Curated by Welmoed Laanstra
June 15 - July 28

(con)temporary art installations, performances, & interactions
on 14th between P & V

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 7-9pm


Various locations, P-V / Workingman Collective (Janis Goodman, Peter Winant, Tom Ashcraft) / Untitled (Bird Habitats)

July 10-14, 5-8pm, 1515 14th / Kathryn Cornelius / ART SERVICES: (WASTE) [Performance]

1520 14th (Metropolis) / Roberto Bocci / Cycles, Elements and Spaces in Between
1520 14th (Metropolis) / Michael Cataldi / Endcamp
1541 14th / Tom Greaves / Compliment Machine
1801 14th (The Garden District) / Carolina Mayorga / New Arrivals
1345 S (parking lot) / Matthew McGuinness & Eliza Newman Saul / The Bureau of Misdirected Destiny
1829 14th / Franz Jantzen / Will the Circle be Unbroken?
1831 14th / Piero Passacantando / Untitled (Bamboo)
1840 14th / Michael Lease / For the Lack of Words

July 28, U Street Metro / Mary Coble / Marker (DC) [performance]

2000 14th (Duke's Shoe Repair) / Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette / Shoe Tree
2021 14th (Busboys & Poets) / Various locations, P-V / Linda Hesh / Desolation Mugs / Desolation Doorknob Hangers

For more information, contact

SiteProjects DC is funded in part by the DC Commission of the Arts & Humanities,
an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.More information & artist info here

Blocks for Play Target Need For Improved Early Schooling

"The new project, to be unveiled late this month, has a bit more hard-hitting subject: the need for better-quality education for infants and toddlers in the District.: Read today's WaPo article here.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

GMU prof and painter builds new art gallery, Hamiltonian at 14th and U

The gallery and its associated fellowship program are still in the early planning stage. Please visit the following websites for further information in the coming months.

"Picture it: The abandoned building at 14th and U turned into an art gallery where graduate art students can learn how to sell and market their art.

This idea brought to you by Paul So, physics professor at George Mason University." Washington Post Article by Amy Joyce Read it here.

also in the Washington Business Journal...

GMU prof and painter builds new art gallery

A physics professor at George Mason University is planning to open an art gallery and a nonprofit to help other artists at 14th and U streets NW. Paul So, an abstract acrylic painter in his free time, bought an historic building at 1353 U St. NW last November from Henry McCall for $1.3 million. He has submitted design plans created by Inscape Studio to D.C.'s Historic Preservation Office and received approval, but So says he won't start construction until August, after he gets his construction permits. The 2,791-square-foot gallery, situated between Republic Gardens and a wine store, will have 2,000 square feet to showcase artwork. So also plans to lease the second floor as office space and build two condominiums on top of the building.

So, who has been on a sabbatical for a year, starts teaching again in September. "Time is running out on me," he says. "I hope to get all of the organizational part done, so everything will be on track." He expects to open the gallery by spring 2008.
So's new gallery, called Hamiltonian, is named after West Hamilton, an African-American Army general who owned the building in the 1920s and ran Hamilton Printing, and William Rowan Hamilton, a well-known mathematician and physicist.
"Basically if you know the Hamilton of a certain system, you know everything," So says.

The gallery will open in a neighborhood with several other contemporary arts galleries, including Nevin Kelly Gallery, Hemphill Fine Arts, G Fine Art and Gallery Plan B. Artful teacher: Paul So teaches physics at George Mason University by day and paints abstracts in his free time. Now he plans to build an art gallery on U Street NW. So's model, however, is different from a traditional contemporary gallery. He will still charge the standard 40 to 50 percent commission to the commercial artists he shows for a month at a time, but he also plans to run a nonprofit in tandem with the commercial side to give opportunities to emerging artists. So says he'll take on 10 emerging artists for two years as "fellows." He'll bring in speakers including professors, local collectors and gallery owners who can tell the artists how to present their portfolios. "There are a lot of artists in the region," So says. "I talk to a lot of them, and they feel they need a safe house to transition to a more professional world."

So, who is originally from Hong Kong and went to high school in Hawaii, says he wishes he had that kind of help when he was a young painter. He got his Bachelor of Science degree from Harvey Mudd College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in studio arts from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif. in 1988. He moved to Greater Washington to get his doctorate in physics from the University of Maryland. At that time, So gave two art showings a year. But he says he didn't sell many of his paintings; he stopped altogether when he was writing his dissertation. So is still passionate about being involved in D.C.'s art world but says he needs help on the operational side. He'll hire a manager as well as a development manager for the nonprofit side of his business.

by Erin Killian


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Call for Artists from Girls Gotta Run Foundation, Inc.

The Phoenix Gallery in NYC has invited the Foundation to mount an exhibit in their Project Room from September 5 thru September 29, 2007. This will also be “Fashion Week” in New York and the beginning of the art season.

The Phoenix Gallery is the oldest co-op run gallery in NY. It is located in the heart of the Chelsea art district. There are two main galleries and the Project room. All three spaces, which open into each other, will have an opening reception on September 6. Artists from the Phoenix Gallery will also be invited to participate, if they choose.

The Project Room is a small space, approximately 12’ x 12’ x 12’, therefore we are asking that “smaller” works no more than 20” x 20” be submitted for consideration. Small sculptures can be accommodated also. The art works will be hung salon style and will be sold “cash and carry” so that new works may replace others as they are sold. As people seem to buy art “on impulse” up to about $300, we would prefer most pieces to be priced at $300 or less. At least 50% of the sales price goes to the Foundation, but the Phoenix Gallery will not take any commission. The works should feature or be about shoes, but be creative. They don’t have to be representational.

The show will be listed in Gallery Guide of NYC, on the Phoenix Gallery web site, and on, that can link back to the GGRF home page and your images on our site. The GGRF Shoe Art Gallery also links to the artists’ own web sites.

Up to two (2) works per artist, up to 20” x 20” If framed, done professionally, marked with title, price, medium. At least 50% of sales goes to GGRF.

Work to be shipped or delivered between July 17 - August 3. The gallery is closed from August 4 – September 3. Final selection and hanging will be done by the Phoenix and GGRF on September 4.

Exhibit Dates: September 5 – September 29, 2007
Opening Reception: September 6, 2007 6 – 8 p.m.

If you are shipping by Fed-Ex or UPS, please note when the gallery is open on the shipping information: Tues – Sat 11:30 – 6 p.m. and include the Gallery phone no.

Phoenix Gallery, 210 Eleventh Ave @ 10th St, Suite 902, NY, NY 10001

Please let us know if you are interested in this exhibit ASAP (but no later than June 20) by emailing me at, and I will send you a copy of the Entry Form and Exhibition Agreement.


Pat Ortman, Director
Girls Gotta Run Foundation, Inc.

Friday, June 08, 2007


2007 Art Walk opening of DRIFT

June 15, 2007 at 12:00 noon
RSVP to (202) 724-5613

Featuring Jason Clark, Cynthia Connlley, Tom Kochel, Jennifer Langlosis, Cecelia Lueza, Gordon McGlothlin, Judy Mossoff, Phil Napala, Willian Newman, Erick Olofsen, Ben Tolman, Yvette Watson

Arwalk is located on 10th Street (between New York Avenue and H Street, NW)

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the Washington Convention Center commissioned twelve artists to participate in this thought provoking large-scale outdoor exhibition linked by the common theme, Drift.

Art 17 at Coldwell Banker

Abstract Installation preview:
"Illuminata" and "Consonance," acrylic and mixed media

Anne Marchand (L) with guest. "Wings Trace" acrylic and mixed media, 48" x 48"

"I think everyone enjoyed the event...Very successful." Kevin McDuffie, Branch Vice President

We had great weather, music and a great turnout for the opening of my exhibits, Intonation and Geometry of the City at Coldwell Banker's Art 17 last night. Art 17 is the brainchild of Realtor Kevin McDuffie who also has a background in the arts. He showcases local artists in two month exhibitions in the Dupont branch offices on 17th Street NW. Kevin found my work in the WPA/C Artist Directory. My cityscapes are exhibiting upstairs and the abstract paintings are downstairs. When you go, be sure to see both exhibitions. The Art 17 space shows art well. A surprise to me was how wonderful the paintings look on a matte brick wall. The colors really pop! Home owners with exposed brick walls may already know this, if not, come see for yourself.

Marilou Donahue of Artistically Speaking TV website stopped by to say hello. Writer Robin Tierney dropped by early and listed the opening in her Arts column for Thursday's Examiner. You can see it here. I am showing abstract paintings from the Ellipsis Series and Playground Series. The cityscapes are from three cities neighborhoods that I love, Washington, DC, Paris and New Orleans. And there's one giclee of NYC.
Lenore Miller, Director of University Art Galleries at George Washington University stopped by to see the work as did Architect Dhiru Thadani who created the beautiful pocket park at the Westminster Playground. Dhiru's daughter came to assist with the evening's festivities. It was a wonderful evening full of laughter, good food and art lovers. Here's some pictures of the evening. Enjoy!Artist colleagues: Janet Bruce, Karlisima, Anne Marchand, Carlotta Hester, Angela White "View Over Decatur Street", Oil, 40" x 30"

Installation preview upstairs at Art 17: "View Over Decatur Street", Oil, 40" x 30"

"View Towards St. Eustache", Oil, 36" x 48"


Early arrival guests. "Consonance" 48" x 48" acrylic and mixed media.

Art 17 and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Dupont Office
presents ANNE MARCHAND Invitation
MAY 29 - JULY 13, 2007

1606 17th Street NW (at Q St)
tel 202 387 6180

Anonymous III * First day to purchase artworks today!

Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran (WPA\C) returns to Flashpoint with ANONYMOUS III, showcasing "anonymous" artworks by 100 established and emerging area artists.

Ten established area artists were invited to create 2' x 2' pieces, and serve as curators by inviting nine more artists to do the same. The resulting 100 artworks will be hung without artist identification, with creators' names being revealed only after their pieces have been purchased, making ANONYMOUS III a playful survey of contemporary art in the greater DC area and a unique art buying experience.

EXHIBITION DATES: June 7 - 23, 2007
LOCATION: Gallery at Flashpoint, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC
GALLERY HOURS: 12 - 6 pm, Tuesday - Saturday

* Opening Preview Reception*: Thursday, June 7, 6-8 pm (*no works will be sold at the Preview)

* First day to purchase artworks: Friday, June 8, 6-8 pm


Lauren Bender, Edward Fendley, Felipe Goncalves, Seth Goodman, Dale Ihnken, Ryan Jedlicka, Nicola Knight, D'Metrius Rice, Lu Zhang.

Ken Ashton, Shante Bullock, Zoe Charlton, Dissident Display (Adrian Loving + Ayodamola Okunseinde), Torkwase Dyson, DJ Eurok, Antonio McAfee, Jefferson Pinder, Bill Warrell

Lely Constantinople, Ginger Farnham, Maureen George, Maremi Hooff, Elizabeth Morisette, Henrik Sundqvist, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, Antonia Tricarico, Jeff Wilson

George Allen, Maria Dubon, Suzanna Fields, Pamela Fox, Michael Lease, Ryan McLennan, Diego Sanchez, Rob Tarbell, Robert Walz

Alan Callander, Kathryn Cornelius, Nekisha Durrett, Kelly Egan, Jennifer Foley, Jiha Moon, Andy Moon Wilson, Sara Pomerance, Carrie Stubbs

Hannah Brancato, Zac Jackson, Peter Karis, Jackson Martin, Ben McKee, David Page, Neal Reinalda, Cory Wagner, May Wilson

Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Gina Marie Lewis, Harlee Little, Alice Martin, Theresa Knight McFadden, Jessa McFarlane, Gwendalin Qi Aranya, Keven Reynolds, Stan Squirewell

Ina Archer, Lily Cox-Richard, Stephanie Kuykendal, Cara Ober, Athena Robles, Kirstyn Russell, Tracey Peirce West, Michael West, Stefan Zaklin

Emily Barletta, Tim Devoe, Miriam Ewers, Janelle Iglesias, Kayo Nakamura, Diana Nowitzky, Tim Scofield, Annie Song, Robin Zwizanski

Jamie Boling, Cece Cole, Madeline Hoch, Jack Lawrence, Matthew Lively, Adrian Meyer, Monica Palma, Bret Payne, Bruce Wilhelm

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 12-6pm
202.315.1310 /

“American Houses: The Architecture of Fairfax and Sammons”

The ICA and CA Mid-Atlantic Chapter
invites you to to attend
an evening reception, talk, and book signing with Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons as they present a new book about their work: “American Houses: The Architecture of Fairfax and Sammons”

Friday, June 22nd at 6:30pm
The City Tavern Club
3206 M Street NW, Georgetown

Space is limited. Reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Free for members
$15 for non-members

Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the
Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America interviews Eric Maisel

Alyson B. Stanfield of interviews author Eric Maisel to find out how to "Avoid Art Career Overwhelm with Ten Zen Seconds." In the 30-minute recording (FREE!), Eric points to 6 specific situations in which artists feel overwhelmed:

   1. Not knowing which thing to do.
   2. Having too many small things to do.
   3. Not enough successes or payoffs.
   4. Finding your work boring or meaningless
   5. Not knowing how to present yourself.
   6. Not liking your own work.

He then shows how to use the incantations from his book, Ten Zen Seconds, to overcome overwhelm. To download or listen to the recording online, just go to:

“The Evidence of Things Not Seen”

Watergate Gallery
2552 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037

Opening Preview Monday June 11, 2007 5:00-7:30 pm
Reception Friday June 29, 2007 6:00-8:00pm

Exhibit dates June 11-July 21,2007
Gallery Hours M-F 10-6:00pm Saturday 10-4:00pm

Fresh, clean, new and saturated with life are the abstract Watercolor and Ink on Paper works by Eve Hennessa. The same can be said for Joan Belmar’s Mylar and collage abstract sculpture. These two are completely original artists who are constantly experimenting with their mediums. Their work brings an exciting new element to Washington. Either of them has a whole new category of new work on a monthly basis. For this reason they are suddenly being seen all over town.

They both have work at the Warehouse “No Representation” exhibit until June 9th. Both were just in Heinemen-Meyer Gallery Colorfield Remix show. Hennessa will have a solo exhibit at Smith Farm Gallery on U Street, opening July 2nd. Belmar currently has a solo show of 2-D works at Nevin Kelly Gallery and in June his work will part of RemArt 2007, an auction to benefit the cultural programs of the Friends of the Art Museum of the Americas and the Ibero-American Cultural Attaches

Eve Hennessa went to grad school in Mexico City. Joan Belmar (his name is pronounced Joe-aun) is from Chile.

For more info about the exhibit visit:


Free Concert by The Avishai Cohen Jazz Trio

The IDB Cultural Center and The Embassy of Israel invite you to attend a free concert by The Avishai Cohen Jazz Trio
at the IDB Auditorium on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 6:30 p.m.

To see the flyer and photos, open this link:

Civilian Art Projects

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 ART FOR DARFUR DC school children depict the crisis, organized by filmmaker Aisha Bain (Darfur Diaries) and teachers of the DC Public School System SEE the conflict in Darfur through the eyes of children HEAR from activists working to end this crisis LEARN about the simple things that you can do to end the genocide.

Join Civilian Art Projects 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Guest Speakers: Julia Spiegel, ENOUGH!, the project to abolish genocide and mass atrocity Scott Warren, STAND, a student anti-genocide coalition Sponsored by Civilian Art Projects and DC for Peace in Darfur

Ken Ashton Megalopolis
Lily Cox-Richard At Stake and Rider

June 15 - July 20, 2007

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 15, 2007, 7-9pm
EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 to 6pm

Founded in 2006, Civilian Art Projects is Washington, DC's newest gallery gnawing at the edges of contemporary aesthetic discourse.
Please visit the website at

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Examiner articles by Robin Tierney

Following are links to online versions of Robin Tierney articles
this week.  Access by clicking the link, or copy and
paste it into your browser. Note: For print copies,
check news-boxes or contact the publications directly.

->>>> Examiner Thursday, DC area editions. The List - Arts section - various. Note: The List is read at random times on Examiner partner stations such as WMAL radio and TV.

->>>> Examiner weekend (Sat.-Sun.) editions.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tom Luebke: Rosslyn's High-Rise Project Should Respect L'Enfant's Plan

Going Up?
Rosslyn's High-Rise Project Should Respect L'Enfant's Plan
Sunday, June 3, 2007; Page B08

Last month, the Arlington County Board approved construction of two high-rise towers in Rosslyn that would be 76 feet taller than that business district's tallest existing buildings. This is just one example of many recent development proposals -- quite literally on the horizon -- that could have a noticeable impact on the symbolic setting of the nation's capital.

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) was established in 1910 to promote and protect the design and dignity of the nation's capital. For nearly a century, it has provided advice on architecture, landscaping and public art to the federal and District governments. The commission has long recognized that Rosslyn's skyline has a great impact on the setting of the Mall and the major symbols of our nation.

Read More here

-- Thomas Luebke


The writer is secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. e-mail here

Randall Scott Gallery presents Hiroyuki Hamada

June 23rd-July 28th.
An artists reception will be held on June 23rd from 6-9pm.

Hiroyuki Hamada

When trying to write about Hiroyuki Hamada, I found myself without proper words. For months I tried to sit down and focus in on the work. Exploring all the usual avenues one would take when approaching an art piece: cultural, historical, philosophical, formal, personal, I found myself with a notebook full of random notes and streams of thought, but nothing clear and binding.

Then it dawned on me, that Hamada was in fact an amalgamation of everything I thought about and wrote down while thinking about single, distinct patterns of meaning. Hamada had etched out, drilled in, painted over, layerd upon layer, slapped down, smoothed out, affixed, blended and hammered together a visual tablet. Through his use of materials, burlap, plaster, oil, enamels, solvents, wax, wood, resin, tar and staples the artist and the art were telling me his story.

It was in his background that I found the key. A "teenage delinquent" as Hamada called himself, uprooted from suburban Japan to a steel town in West Virginia. Hamada went from being an ordinary, bored kid in the majority in Japan to being an extreme minority displaced from his cultural roots knowing little English. He found refuge in art. He found communication in line, tone and shape. He turned frustration, anger, confusion and desperation into the abstract. Hamada experimented with texture and surface, then eventually taking the work more sculptural at the same time still considering the work paintings. These elements, tied in with years of trying various materials and substances (his pieces take 2-3 years to complete) became about finding the solution to what his mind and his eyes were seeing. Like struggling to find the perfect word, Hamada was constructing painted sentences/objects with layer upon layer of misunderstanding, eventually finding cohesion and a unique voice.

Hamada's work is about communicating, the construction of a language in line, form, color, materials and alteration, sometimes savage, sometimes methodical. Written over years of doubt, elation, self-abuse and happiness.

Also introducing Baltimore based photographer, Elena Volkova who will be shown in the "Backroom Gallery".

Elena Volkova

Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Elena Volkova creates photographs that exist in-between the tensions of nothing and something, and its manifestations in everyday reality. The notion of the "Void", an endless white expanse, relays a mysterious allure, a seemingly pure "beyond" where uncertainty collides with serenity and peace for belief.
Volkova lives in Baltimore and is completing her MFA at MICA in July.

Randall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Sttet NW
Washington, DC 20005

202-332-0807 (fax)


Intonation / Geometry of the City

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Art 17 and Coldwell Banker Dupont presents
Intonation / Geometry of the City
Exhibition of Works by Anne Marchand

May 29 – July 13, 2007
Opening Reception: Thursday June 7, 5-8pm
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

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Dupont Office
1606 17th Street NW (at Q St.)

You can see more work of my work at the Zenith Gallery in downtown Washington, DC.

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Grant Opportunity

The Public Art Building Communities grant program offers funds to eligible artists and nonprofit organizations for the creation and installation of permanent public art projects with a life span of at least five (5) years.

Projects must be installed in the District of Columbia and should encourage the growth of quality public art throughout the city, support local artists and nonprofit organizations, and make public art accessible to District residents. Projects must provide exposure of public art to the broader community or to persons traditionally underserved or separated from the cultural mainstream due to geographic location, economic constraints, or disability.

Eligible, projects include, but are not limited to: sculpture, mosaics, murals, paving patterns, custom benches, stained glass windows, artistic gates and railing, etc. Funding is available for all fees associated with the design, fabrication and installation of the artwork(s) including: artist fees, materials, insurance, engineering, shipping, installation services, permit fees, and photographic documentation.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities: a description of the project and a link to the grant online