Thursday, January 31, 2008


January 29 - March 29, 2008
Reception February 1, 6-9pm

COLLECTORS SELECT, the Arlington Arts Center has collaborated with notable area collectors to create six distinctive exhibitions, each exploring a different theme or aspect of contemporary art practice. The show encompasses everything from traditional sculpture and painting, to video and installation, to graffiti. Artists included range from emerging local talent to established international figures.

* Heather and Tony Podesta

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

In this show, the Podestas highlight work that includes references to the natural landscape. The show includes photographic works by D.C. performance artist Kathryn Cornelius; traditional, technically exquisite landscape photography by Steve Alterman; and a site specific stone and wire sculpture that will flow dramatically from floor to ceiling by Barbara Liotta.

* Philip Barlow

Barlow explores the themes that have long driven his collecting—and curatorial—habits: Geometric abstraction, architectural ornament, and numbers or codes. Featured in the show are paintings and drawings by Simon Gouverneur, Wayne Edson Bryan, Tomas Rivas, and Michele Kong.

* Philippa Hughes

The Pink Line Project’s Philippa Hughes showcases Washington, D.C. graffiti artist Tim Conlon—who, along with his crew, will work directly on the walls of the Tiffany gallery, making a large mural that will provide a jarring counterpoint to the Center’s 1930s floor-to-ceiling lead Tiffany windows.

* Daniel Levinas

Levinas, an avid collector of avante-garde Latin American art, brings an international art star to the Center: León Ferrari, winner of the Golden Lion in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. Ferrari will exhibit his heliographs—large prints that resemble labyrinthine city plans, and reflect on the political oppression of the Argentinean military dictatorship in the 1980s.

* Henry L. Thaggert

Thaggert focuses on the videos and photographs of Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, a married bi-racial performance art duo from Brooklyn whose works explore issues of race, gender, and trust.

* Julian Fore

Relates the work of local contemporary artists to his interests in modernism and decorative art—featuring painters Janis Goodman & Jeffrey Smith, sculptor John Dreyfuss, photographs by William Christenberry—plus a Sam Gilliam painting from his personal collection. (tentative)

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22201
(703) 248-6800

Way, Shape, and Form and Tools as Art, Two

A Hillyer Art Space Exhibition
Reception: Friday, February 1, 2008, 6pm to 8pm
Exhibition Closes: Friday, February 22, 2008

Closing event: Friday, February 22, 2008, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The event will feature Bill Schmidt, Alan Jabbour and other talented musicians who will perform an assortment of Appalachian fiddle and banjo music, which largely inspired Schmidt's work.

Way, Shape, and Form: Small Abstract Paintings, an exhibition by Bill Schmidt, features a selection of paintings in gouache with details in colored pencil and water-soluble crayon.The selected works display Schmidt's signature miniature, geometric paintings.

Tools As Art, Two: Selections from the Hechinger Collection, features a selection from IA's permanent collection donated by home improvement store magnet John Hechinger and his family. This will be HAS's second exhibition featuring the collection of 20th century art representing and incorporating tools and hardware. IA's Hillyer Art Space is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

International Arts and Artists announces that it has developed a membership program which will further serve the arts community of the Washington area. At Friday's reception IA will officially launch the new movement and invites you to join in.

International Arts Artists | 9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington | DC | 20008
202.338.0680 |


"The Circular Logic"

Opening Reception:

February 1, 2008
6:00 to 8:30 pm

1717 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
T: (202) 234-3311

Visit the Aaron Gallery and Dupont Circle Galleries for First Friday Gallery Walk.

All area galleries open new exhibitions on the first Friday on every month.

10th Annual All-Media Exhibition National Juried Show

Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 2008 6:00 – 8:30pm

Juror: Vivienne Lassman, Washington DC Art Consultant and Independent Curator.

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th St NW, 2nd Floor
Washington DC 20004


Hours: Wed-Fri 11-5 / Sat-Sun 12-5

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Project 4 presents : 2

February 2, 2008 - March 1, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Margaret Boozer
Beau Chamberlain
Christine Gray
Amy Kaplan
Ani Kasten
Tricia Keightley
Lisa Lindgren
Laurel Lukaszewski
J.J. McCracken
Rich MacDonald
Amy Ross
Rene Trevino
Paul Villinski

Project 4 celebrates its two-year anniversary in February with an exhibition of new works by a selection of gallery artists as well as a preview of artists being introduced this year. Ideas of ornament and nature reoccur in selected works as do investigations of special concerns.

Project 4 is a collaboration of individuals coming from different creative practices. The exhibition is a combined vision and intends not only to reflect on what the gallery has presented, but to look forward as well

Project 4
903 U Street NW
Washington DC
202 232 4340

Crystal City BID Launches Crystal Flight

Crystal Flight is coming to Crystal City in April 2008. These are pics from the Artist/Sponsor Kick-Off Party. Find more information at Crystal Flight Blog. You get reach it by going to and then clicking on the “Blogs” button on the left hand side of the screen.

See photos HERE

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sculpture NOW 2008

Juried exhibition organized by Washington Sculptors Group
Reception: Thursday February 14, 6-8:30pm

Christian Benefiel, Brent Crothers, Joel D'Orazio, Pattie Porter Firestone, Frank Fishburne, Breon Gilleran, Michael A. Guadagno, Leonard Harris, James Kessler, Jin Lee, Carol Gellner Levin, Mitra Lore, Phelan Meek, Judy Sutton Moore, William J. Moore, Lincoln Mudd, Mahasti Y. Mudd, Marie Park, Tom Rooney, Richard Schellenberg, Mike Shaffer, Bo Simeon, Frances Sniffen, Pamela Soldwedel-Barrett, Ron Van Delden, Raymonde Van Santen, George Tkabladze, Sarah Wegner, Elizabeth Whiteley, and Joyce Zipperer.

Juror: David Furchgott, President, International Art & Artists

Washington Square
1050 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20036
Tel: 202-686-8696

Eric Maisel discusses The Van Gogh Blues on KRON-TV

Take a look at this interesting interview with Eric Maisel about creativity, meaning and depression. He discusses his informative book The Van Gogh Blues.

Eric Maisel's January 2008 interview with KRON's Henry Tenenbaum about The Van Gogh Blues: A Creative Person's Path Through Depression

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Call for Art


Feb 22 – April 6 2008

The show will be up for the observance of the 5th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the March 19, 2008 “March for Peace” in Washington and other cities around the country.

Warehouse Gallery will schedule some peace events during the show and welcome ideas. Jpegs work best. Explanation and description is fine for installation and video.

The show will feature painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, etc.

The list of earlier Peace shows at Warehouse.
* Faces of Iraq 2003
* Propaganda of War 2003
* War or Peace 2004
* Where’s the Peace 2005
* Shock and Awe 2006

Warehouse Gallery
1021 7th Street NW

Van Gogh Virtural Book Tour - Week Three

At each stop along the way on The Van Gogh Blues tour, Eric Maisel will answer questions and deepen your understanding of the book’s key concepts about creativity, meaning, and depression.


Monday, Jan 28 Cynthia Morris
Cynthia Morris is an expert on the creative process and encourages others to embrace life as a creative adventure. At her blog, you can join the others who are learning how to thrive creatively and complete creative projects with joy and ease.

Tuesday, Jan 29 Megan Warren
The Raven in the Rose Garden
Megan blogs about her interests, her artistic creations, her aspirations and her inspirations.

Wednesday, Jan 30 Dani Greer
Dani Greer is a professional artist, writer, and avid reader. She regularly hosts her favorite authors on their blog book tours in support of environmentally conscious practices. Blog books tours burn less petroleum.

Thursday, Jan 31 Lois de Vries
Lois de Vries' Garden Views
Lois' thoughts on gardening and environmental issues run the gamut from gardening in her own back yard to promoting land management practices that reconnect people to the Earth. As a field editor for Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Media, she enjoys visiting and writing about other people's gardens. An active participant in local politics, she advocates for open space preservation, sustainable development, and green building.

Friday, February 1
Austere’s blog is an anonymous account about life and living in Mumbai, India; veering from the gritty realistic to the dreamy, rose-tinted; for she tends to get excited about things like lights on trees, stars on the silver screen and the sky, and the stock market.

Saturday, February 2 Melissa LaFavers
The Art of Practice
Melissa’s blog samples her daily life, issues that concern and inspire her, with a slant toward the art of writing and scrapbooking, two her favorite modes of creative expression.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Sculpture by
Donna M. McCullough

February 8 - March 7, 2008

Artists's Talk and Reception
March 7, 2008, 6-8 pm

While acknowledging fashion as a reflection of cultural trends and historical events, Ms. McCullough takes this one step further and creates dresses that embody the detritus of life as commentary.

Messiah College
Aughinbaugh Gallery
Climenhaga Fine Arts Center
Grantham, Pennsylvania
(near Harrisburg, PA.)

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Prints and Paintings by Lee Newman

Overgrown Trees, Etching and Drypoint

Ugly Suburban Houses
and Other Landscapes

January 29 - February 24, 2008
First Friday Opening Reception:
Friday, February 1, 5 -8 pm

with poetry reading by Charles Woolverton at 8pm
Artist Talk with poetry reading: Sunday, February 17 at 3pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave, NW

Friday, January 25, 2008

G Fine Art presents

A discussion between Frank Goodyear, Anne Goodyear, and Chan Chao on Portraits in Contemporary Art.

February 2, 2008, 10:00 am at G Fine Art

Frank H. Goodyear. Assistant Curator of Photography. National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution

Anne Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution.

Chan Chao, highlighted artist in the current show, Portraits. Chao has published two books of photographic portraits, Burma, Something Went Wrong, and Echo.

*coffee and juice will be served

1515 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
T 202 462 1601

City Hall Public Collection of Art Tour

At 12 p.m. on Wednesday January 30, the public is invited to the Wilson Building for a guided tour through the City Hall public collection of art on permanent display on floors 1-5 of the Wilson building. The tour will be led by a local artist featured in the collection- Ellyn Weiss.

The City Hall Collection, "HeArt of the City", has been assembled over the past two years under the sponsorship of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. It is the richest and largest permanent exhibition of the work of local artists in the city, featuring a broad range of work, from internationally known artists such as Jacob Kainen, Sam Gilliam and William Christenberry, to work by most of the artists of significance working in our area now. All styles and media are included. The collection truly provides a window into the scope of creative talent and energy that DC offers today.

This is a unique chance to enjoy the collection along with one of the artists and to share your responses. This will be a bi-monthly occurrence.

The tour is free; however space is limited. Please RSVP to with the number in your party. Meet at the receptionist's desk on the first floor near the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance - the building is located at 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW. ID is required to enter the building.


Now through February 24, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 4 pm
Lecture by Nevin J. Kelly on Polish artists featured in the gallery followed by refreshments.

Nevin Kelly Gallery presents AN IDEAL MIX-UP, a group exhibition that includes works by the contemporary Polish artists that helped launch the gallery in May 2003 and the many local artists who have joined the gallery along the way. The exhibition celebrates both the gallery's origins and its development as a platform for showcasing emerging trends in local art.

The exhibition will feature works by local artists Sondra Arkin, Joan Belmar, Ellyn Weiss, Mary Chiaramonte and Laurel Hauler and by Polish artists Edward Dwurnik, Darek Pala, Krzysztof Kokoryn, Pawel Król, Lukasz Huculak and Michal Zaborowski.

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

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Art - Fame

In todays WaPo, an interesting look at how art, celebrity and social issues mingle, Photos by international artist Vanessa Beecroft with filmmaker Pietra Brettkelly in Sudan two years ago. Article by Washington Post Writer William Booth. Article.


February 9 - April 5, 2008
Opening Reception
Saturday, February 9, 5 - 8 pm

District Fine Arts presents "Alter Ego," featuring drawings by Elliott Negin and prints and paintings by Groover Cleveland.

District Fine Arts
1639 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Meat Market Performance Week

January 23rd-26th, 2008
Meat Market Gallery
1840 14th Street NW, Washington, DC

A week of performances, screenings, films and lectures in collaboration with The Pink Line Project, Civilian Art Projects, Goethe-Institute and others.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Via Simbolica

Via Simbolica Art Show at Boyden Gallery
Jan. 14 to Feb. 15, 2008

Reception & Panel Discussion: Thursday, January 24, 4:30-6pm.

St. Mary's College of Maryland presents Via Simbolica, artworks by Liset Castillo, Justine Reyes, and Jose Ruiz. The public is invited to a free reception and panel discussion with the artists on Thursday, Jan. 24.

Curator Sarah Tanguy holds an MA in Art History from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is curator for the ART in Embassies Program for the U.S. Department of State. She is also an independent curator and art critic based in Washington. Tanguy has curated more than 150 exhibitions. She will join the artists for the Jan. 24 panel discussion.

St. Mary's College of Maryland
Boyden Gallery / Montgomery Hall
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
Tel: 240.895.4246

FRAMEWORK Panel #7 - Art School, Confidential: Rethinking Art Education

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
6:45 - 8:15pm

George Washington University

Smith Hall of Art, Room 114
801 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC

Transformer kicks off the new year with the 7th installment of the dynamic FRAMEWORK Panel Series. Designed as a facilitated discussion focused on the changing values and practices in the sphere of art education, Art School, Confidential: Rethinking Art Education brings together an esteemed group of area artists and professors in a dialogue about the influence of art schools in the lives of artists and on the direction of contemporary art-making within the larger arts landscape.

Featuring panelists Billy Colbert (Adjunct Faculty, American University), Maggie Michael, Brandon Morse (Associate Professor of Digital Media & Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art, University of Maryland, College Park, MD), Renee Stout, and Rex Weil (Professor of Art Theory, University of Maryland, College Park, MD), and moderated by Dean Kessman (Assistant Professor of Photography, George Washington University), the panel discussion will be followed by a thirty minute question and answer segment with the audience.

Attendance for this event is free. Seating will be on a first come, first seated basis.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Week Two - Van Gogh Blues Virtual Book Tour Schedule

At each stop along the way on The Van Gogh Blues tour, Eric Maisel will answer questions and deepen your understanding of the book’s key concepts about creativity, meaning, and depression. Come visit for a day or follow the whole tour and acquaint yourself with a host of new blogs of interest.

Monday, Jan 21 Deb Chaney

Deb Chaney’s blog concerns the creation of contemporary abstract paintings using
acrylics, mixed media and collage. Deb explores life as an artist, mixed media and abstract painting techniques, studio habits, and creative inspiration.

Tuesday, Jan 22 Donna Druchunas
Sheep to shawl is author Donna Druchunas's blog about knitting, writing, politics, and anything else that strikes her fancy. Donna newest books are Ethnic Knitting Discovery: The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, and the Andes and Kitty Knits: Projects for Cats and Their People

Wednesday, Jan 23 Susan Johnston

The Constant Creator
A community for creativity. Daily exercises to kickstart the imagination. Sharing resources and information about grants, jobs and opportunities in the arts. All artists welcome.

Thursday, Jan 24 Mary O’Gara
The theme is poetry and dragons, with dragons representing the subconscious process behind putting words into form. Mary’s dragon's name is Alexei and she greets everyone gently …

Friday, Jan 25 Becky Short
The Prodigal Journal
Becky uses The Prodigal Journal as a tool to help her recognize and make meaning in her life as an artist/writer and homeschooling mother to her daughter. Daily ups and downs, small triumphs, big worries, coping with her own depression and her child’s possible Asperger’s Syndrome, successful artistic efforts, and frustrations over not so successful efforts are all fair game for The Prodigal Journal.

Saturday, Jan 26 Artella Café Day
The Artella Café ( is the community hotspot for Artella Land, featuring blogs, art galleries, and dozens of discussion forums for artists, writers, and creative spirits. During his week at the Artella Café (week 8 of the tour)
Eric will be hosted by a different blog each day. Each host was a winner of Artella's Weekly Blog Topic of the Week Challenge.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

New Member Show at Foundry

Opening Reception: Friday, February 1 from 6 to 8 pm
1314 18th Street NW, 1st Floor
Washington, DC

Friday, January 18, 2008


Exhibition Dates: January 15-March 15, 2008
Opening Reception: Monday, January 21, 2008, 6-9pm

Results The Gym (Capitol Hill)
315 G St. SE
Washington, DC

The Culture of Artistic Revolution

Next X Event: Jan 19th, 2008

6-10 PM - Anne Surak curates “Open Mind” at

BeBar - 1318 9th St. NW Washington, DC

Matthew Langley

Paintings + Paperworks
curated by J.W. Mahoney

January 18 - February 17, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, January 18, 7-9pm

In his first solo show at District of Columbia Arts Center, Matthew Langley is showing paintings and paperworks that explore multiple mediums but ultimately investigate an approach to painting from divergent strategies - one of building - the other of reducing. This process-based approach, combined with traditional easel painting, allows Mr. Langley to develop works that are multifaceted, while continuing to advance a reductive approach.

DCAC - 2438 18th St. NW, just below Columbia Rd in Adams Morgan

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Art Conversation

Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm

Molly and Paul Ruppert have scheduled three informal conversations and music to brainstorm ideas for the future of the Warehouse. They are interested in trying to define the space needs of the artistic community within their area of interest and experience.

Exhibition space? Galleries ? Non profits? Studio space? Live/Work space? Storage space? Art Communities- real or virtual?

What is happening in other cities?
What are other people / organizations working on?

There is a steady call for additional arts space of every variety. In these meetings Molly and Paul will focus on specific needs and opportunities. The Warehouse has thrived for the last 13 years by responding to the artistic community. It continues to do so.

Join them for these conversations:
Theater (last Wed)

Wednesday, January 16, 7pm
Wed 6-6:50pm
"Right Under the Roof"
Last look at installation of 4 AU MFA students
Kool (cold) 3rd floor of Warehouse plus vegan chili ( you may eat in the heat)

Music Conversation
Wednesday, January 23, 7pm

Gatherings take place at the Warehouse with Molly and Paul Ruppert
1021 7th ST. NW
WDC 20001

Art Collection Tour

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Wednesday, January 16, 12:00 Noon

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

There is no charge

Tours are limited to 25 people
Advance reservations required
Call 202.249.3200
A staff member will return your call to confirm

Washington Convention Center Authority
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, Chinatown exit or
Mount Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center (green & yellow line only)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Linn MEYERS artist talk at Hirshhorn

Linn MEYERS: Friday Gallery Talk

January 18, 12:30 pm

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Linn MEYERS will be giving a talk at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden with curatorial research associate Ryan Hill on Currents: Recent Acquisitions, a show that includes Meyers’s work.

1515 Fourteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

The Van Gogh Blues Virtual Book Tour starts tomorrow

Join Dr. Eric Maisel and blog tour hosts for insights into the creative process. The first stop on the book tour is Gabrielle Swain at


“Van Gogh Blues” by Eric Maisel
See the Virtual Book Tour Schedule here

For information on Eric Maisel's books and services
please visit

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the next step in mindfulness practice,
please visit

Friday, January 11, 2008


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Lawrence Gipe

Arrivals and Departures

January 26th-March 1st
Artists Reception: January 26th 6pm-8pm

Randall Scott Gallery presents new paintings and mixed-media works by Lawrence Gipe. In this current series, Gipe re-represents archival photographs as oil paintings and drawings, continuing his strategy of severing historical images from their original, politically charged contexts.

Randall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

More Gallery openings tomorrow night...

DC / January 12, 2008

Lyle Ashton Harris at Adamson Gallery
January 12 - February 23, 2008
Reception: Saturday, January 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Adamson Gallery presents the first Washington area exhibition of works by Lyle Ashton Harris. Harris' pieces have been featured in the 2007 Venice Biennale, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

1515 Fourteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20005

January 12 - February 16, 2008
Opening reception: 6-8pm

15 for Philip: Fifteen Artists Look at Arts Patron Philip Barlow

Curator's office presents a twist on portraiture for its inaugural exhibition of 2008. Co-curated by artists Linda Hesh and Ian Jehle, this exhibition includes works in a range of media by emerging and established artists including Colby Caldwell, Kathryn Cornelius, Joseph Dumbacher and John Dumbacher, Nekisha Durrett, Alberto Gaitán, Max Hirshfeld, Linda Hesh, James Huckenpahler, Ian Jehle, Amanda Kleinman, Al Miner, Rob Parrish, Eric Powell, Robin Rose, and Jeff Spaulding.

Curator’s Office, 1515 14th Street NW #201, Washington DC 20005
Bethesda, MD / January 12, 2008

Heineman Myers Contemporary Art
Ivan Depena: Synthesis

Recent drawings, light installations, and video.
Artist talk begins at 7pm.

4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda MD


WPA Artist Directory

Artist Directory 2008-2009 Calls are Open

The WPA Artist Directory is the definitive listing of established and emerging contemporary artists throughout the Washington region. It is seen by more than 2,000 galleries, curators, and interested art patrons. Registering has never been easier. Artists can reserve a space through the website and mail in slides or CDs later, or upload image files instantly. Sign up today

Thursday, January 10, 2008

BlackRock Center for the Arts - Call to Artists

Tribute to Fiber Art Annual Juried Exhibition
March 26–April 22, 2008
Reception Saturday, March 29, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Deadline: Friday, February 15

Jodi Walsh: artist, national speaker and creator of the original “Tribute to Fiber Art” Juried Exhibition at APEX Gallery, 7th Street, Washington DC. BRCA staff will assist in the over all selection of work.

Open to all fiber artists residing in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. over the age of 18.

As in the tradition of the original “Tribute to Fiber Art” juried exhibition, a solo exhibition the following year will be awarded.

Click for Prospectus

Opening at Irvine Contemporary Gallery

January 12 – February 17, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 6-8PM

Akemi Maegawa, Soldiers, 2007, Plastic toy soldiers, felt, hand stitching, variable dimensions

New Works by Gallery Artists

a group exhibition of new works by gallery artists to introduce the 2008 season. Artists include Teo González, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), Lori Esposito, Melissa Ichiuji, Akemi Maegawa, Joseph McSpadden, Ryan Pierce, Izel Vargas, and Oliver Vernon

Phil Nesmith
My Baghdad: Photographs

Phil Nesmith’s first solo exhibition, My Baghdad, a series of photographs shot in Baghdad and produced on glass plates using a dry plate ambrotype process. A set of editioned C-print enlargements from the glass plates will accompany the unique images in the exhibition.

Opening at Hemphill Gallery

Dark World

Paintings & Drawings

January 12 – March 1, 2008

Saturday, January 12
6:30 - 8:30 PM

1515 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

WHAT MATTERS: An Artist House Installation

WHAT MATTERS: Peace Matters.
Art, Activism & Iraq in the Nation’s Capital
Wed., January 9th 6:30-8:30 pm

1910 Park Road, NW Washington DC 20010

These evenings of conversation have become a central component of Artist House, bridging art and ideas within a community setting.

Join in a conversation with:
Kristen Arant – Founder, Young Women's Drumming Empowerment Project;
Co-founder, Rhythm Workers Union.
Naomi Ayala, author, poet, activist, educator
Jack Rasmussen, Director, Sr. Curator Katzen Arts Center American University
Andy Shallal, artist, activist, restaurateur, owner of Busboys and Poets

Reservations are REQUIRED for this evening. Limited Seating. 202-462-9294

Final Event - WHAT MATTERS Closing Party
Sunday, January 27th, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Monday, January 07, 2008

Black Matter

Vibrant three-dimensional mixed media and sculpture by Washington area artists from the Black Artists of DC (BADC) collective will add color and interest to the gallery space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue during Black History Month, as well as before and beyond.

January 16 – March 16, 2008

Meet the Artists: Thursday, January 31, 5:30-8:30pm

Akili Ron Anderson, Gwendolyn Aqui, Ann Bouie, James Brown, Terry deBardelaben, Cheryl Derricotte, Julee Dickerson-Thompson, Thomas Gomillion, Francine Haskins, Gloria Kirk, Serenity Knight, Harlee Little, Juliette Madison, Chris Malone, Chris Randolph, Cynthia Sands

The Alternative Gallery Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Curated by Zenith Gallery, Celebrating its 30th Anniversary Year

Portraits of homeless families

The portraits of more than 100 homeless families, all former residents of the now-closed D.C. Village shelter, will be displayed in the atrium of the John A. Wilson Building through Jan. 14.

Artistically Speaking

January's Artistically Speaking web is online with Marilou Donahue's interviews of Director/Actor, NICK OLCOTT and Actor, MORGAN FREEMAN here.


HAMILTONIAN ARTISTS announced the selection of an External Advisory Review Panel.
Philip Barlow, Art Collector
Linda Day Clark, Coppin State University
Annie Gawlak, G Fine Art Gallery
Nevin Kelly, Nevin Kelly Gallery
John Penny, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Foon Sham, University of Maryland at College Park
Tim Tate, Washington Glass School

This distinguished panel of artists and art professionals will be tasked to help select the first group of 10 So-Hamiltonian Fellows + 3 alternates for the inaugural season in 2008.

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

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009



January 12 – March 1, 2008
Opening reception January 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

curated by Phyllis Rosenzweig

Portraits includes the work of contemporary photographers, Chan CHAO, Rineke DIJKSTRA, Zwelethu MTHETHWA, Collier SCHORR, Malick SIDIBE, Alec SOTH, and Beat STREULI.

The show previews new work by Chan CHAO and includes a large-scale window installation by Beat STREULI.

Rosenzweig writes in her essay for the show, “The artists in this exhibition plumb various, even contradictory, conventions in the history of portraiture and photography - the formal portrait, the ethnographic study, and the snapshot - and stand them on their heads. In doing so they create images that are often formally beautiful yet also disconcerting. Difficult to read, they deny traditional expectations of what a portrait should be while, ironically, confirming its most traditional, ceremonial function.”

1515 Fourteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
T. 202.462.1601
F. 202.462.1604


Fore, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Virginia artist Josephine Haden will be exhibiting work in a group exhibition in New York City at the Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery this month. If you visit Manhatten, plan to stop in and see her work.

Opening reception: Thursday, January 17th from 6 - 8 pm.

Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street, 4W
New York 10011

Spaces Between Spaces

Paintings and works on paper by:
January 11 to February 9, 2008

Seth Adelsberger (Baltimore, MD)
Martin Brief (Ellsworth, ME)
Jeffrey Gibson (New York, NY)
Michelle Hinebrook
(New York, NY)

Project Space

A site-specific installation by Luke Wyatt

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Unlimited Edition

Through January 17, 2009

Krista Birnbaum: Trash Pile w/Weeds, digital inkjet print, 2008Artists are Kathryn Cornelius, performance; Susan Raab, photography; Krista Birnbaum, graphics; Cynthia Connolly, performance; Christine Bailey, drawings; Carolina Mayorga, performance; Joanmarie Turbek, installation.

This is a juried show featuring works picked by gallerist Martin Irvine, curator Welmoed Laanstra and art critic Kriston Capps. They chose 7 artists whose works explore the relationship between consumption, mass reproduction, marketing and art.

3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22203 703-248-6800

Friday, January 04, 2008

Living On Purpose

How we live our lives is very much on my mind, as I'm sure it is on millions who are setting goals this month. With 2007 behind us and 2008 in action, I'm excited to be participating in a blog tour with Eric Maisel. Do you remember "Ten Zen Seconds"? Well, Eric Maisel has released another of his books, The Van Gogh Blues in paperback.

The Van Gogh Blues Blog Tour starts in ten days. I am happy to host Eric Maisel on my blog on February 11 as part of the eight week blog tour. Be sure to visit. I will be posting more information about the blog tour schedule soon.

To hear him, you can listen to Eric Maisel's podcast, Your Purpose-Centered Life, on which he is currently chatting about “How Purpose Heals Depression,” a nine-part series directly related to The Van Gogh Blues
In this series Eric Maisel looks at the relationships among creativity, meaning, and depression and answers some fundamental questions about why creative people have an extra measure of depression to deal with, the measure that arrives because of our existential concerns and because of the way that we experience meaning as challenging and problematic. In this week’s show Eric looks at what happens when life loses its meaning and a meaning crisis is precipitated. Good listening!

Shake off those blues with meaning.

January showcase at Zenith

Ringing in the New Year, Zenith displays new works in its January showcase, juxtaposed with pieces from the LOWCOUNTRY: Art of South Carolina show, which was featured in December and has been extended by popular demand.

New artists making their Zenith Gallery debut, Spanish painter Cavadonga Sarragua Leyva and Washington area painter Ted Kliman add a classical, almost timeless, viewpoint to the gallery repertoire. Both excellent painters and draftsmen, they explore the human form in unique and interesting ways.

Zenith Gallery
413 Seventh Street NW
Washington DC 20004

Studio Gallery Presents Artomatic Artists

Curated by Ellyn Weiss
January 7 - January 31, 2009

First Friday Reception
(part of Dupont Circle Galleries openings)
January 9, 6 - 8 pm

Meet the Artists Reception
Friday, January 16, 6 - 8 pm

Closing Reception
Thursday, January 29, 6 - 8 pm

2108 R Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20008

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Images from Transformer Auction

hoogrrl has posted some fabulous photos of the Transformer Auction taken by photographer Darren Santos. Check them out!


New Works by Gallery Artists
January 12 – February 17, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 12, 6-8PM

Irvine Contemporary presents Reunion, a group exhibition of new works by gallery artists to introduce the 2008 season. Artists include Teo González, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), Lori Esposito, Melissa Ichiuji, Akemi Maegawa, Joseph McSpadden, Kahn & Selesnick, Ryan Pierce, Izel Vargas, and Oliver Vernon. A screening of Paul D. Miller’s New York is Now will be included in the exhibition.

Dont miss it...These are the last days his weekend, to see Saturnalia: Festival of Gallery Artists for the Winter Season, a special exhibition of gallery artists for the holiday season until January 05, 2008.


Expeditionary Service Medal, Watercolor on Paper, c. 1999
2.25 x 7.5 inches by F. Lennox Campello

Opening Reception: January 16th 6 - 8 pm

An exhibition curated by F. Lennox Campello featuring local artists John Blee, Lenny Campello, Jeffry Cudlin, Steve Lapin, Amy Lin, Maggie Michael, and Andrew Wodzianski

R Street Gallery
2108 R Street (second floor), NW
Washington, DC
in Dupont Circle

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Alan Binstock: Suspended Cosmos and Joan Belmar: Life’s Many Layers

December 4 – January 11
Saturday, December 6 from 5-8pm

Joan Belmar: Lifes Many Layers
Animal Instinct.

(from Exhale series)
58"W x 48"H x 3"
acrylic, mylar and acetate on masonite

Alan Binstock: Suspended Cosmos

H&F Fine Arts is pleased to present concurrent solo shows of works by Alan Binstock and Joan Belmar. Both artists’ work explores the circle of life and construct dialogue assessing the parallels of three dimensional abstract structures and human life. Belmar’s work will serve as a layered backdrop to the translucent sculptures created by Binstock.

Alan Binstock’s work explores the forms that express or reflect the sacred, the inner life; varied manifestations of the micro and macro worlds. Many years of work as an architect and now in Master Planning at NASA, Binstock’s work is a result of deep space images and ideas that arise from his observation, reflection and meditation. Whether six inches or 60 inches tall there is an compelling mix of steel and glass, Binstock pushes glass to it’s limit…chiseling as if it were stone.

Experimentation with materials such as plastic, acetate, polycarbonate, Mylar, and glass, allows Joan Belmar to create worlds where the viewer is allowed to see some things clearly and some things opaquely. But all things seen are intended to reflect an outer and inner world of psychological stress, fragility and dislocation. Belmar’s work takes on a cosmic-like illusion that carefully entwines photography and optical effects.

H&F Fine Arts
3311 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 887-0080
Closed Monday-Wednesday; Thurs-Fri 11-7; Sat 10-5; Sun 11-3

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Communities Grant (PABC) opportunity

Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Public Art Building Communities Program offers funds 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 non-profit 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, fabrication and installation services, permits, copyright registration, and photographic documentation. Projects with youth and senior involvement are encouraged.

For more information,visit

For questions email Deirdre Ehlen at or call (202) 724-5613.

Maryland Art Place: 6th Annual Curators' Incubator Program

Deadline: 5pm, January 18, 2008.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces a call for proposals for the Sixth Annual Curators' Incubator. The exhibition is scheduled to take place September 16-October 28, 2008. A small number of curatorial semi-finalists (comprised of either individual curators or curatorial teams) will be selected, with the expectation that curators meet with MAP's staff and Programming Advisory Committee to provide more in-depth detail about their intentions and goals. Curatorial finalists will fully develop their exhibition and publication materials and present their proposals to the Committee for final consideration in Spring 2008.

Visit or call to speak with a MAP staff member at (410) 962-8565.


"Portal," 4' x 4', Anne Marchand

Thank you DC, friends, family and collectors for sharing a great art vision in 2007. And to Painterly Visions Blog readers, may your new year be filled with love, happiness and peace in all forms. Stay connected in the new year ... thankful, gracious and creative.
Best wishes, Anne