Friday, June 27, 2008

Civilian Art Projects



Civilian Art Projects is pleased to announce two group exhibitions: "Screams & Screens" curated by Panache and "Process & Alchemy: New Directions & Alternative Processes in Screen-printing, Work from the Hand Print Workshop International."

Opening reception Friday, June 27, 2008 from 7 - 9 pm.
Both exhibitions are on view from June 27 until July 26, 2008.

This summer, the galleries at Civilian Art Projects will be overflowing with unique and distinct approaches to screen-printing. The artists curated by Panache - Bert Bergen, Alexander Campaz, Brian Chippendale, Rob Corradetti, Nat Damm, Sohale Darouian aka 333, El Jefe Design, E*Rock, Jesjit Gill, Gunsho, Kayrock & Wolfy, Jason Killinger, Nikck Pimentel aka Planaria, Seripop, Urban Inks and Zeloot approach the print from an individual perspective, bringing to the work a unique "eye burner" aesthetic, a phrase used by Urban Inks, one of the design groups in the exhibition, as heard by the curator.
Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington DC
(202) 347-0022

Arts Resource Fair

Saturday, June 28, 2008 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre, located at 641 D Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

The fair will feature workshops on business, legal, marketing, and public relations issues relevant to artists in all artistic disciplines. Exhibitors will also host tables with information about their services. This event is free and open to the public.

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
For more information, contact (202) 724-5613.

Artists wanted

Muralist, G. Byron Peck is looking for several artists to work on 4 murals that are going up this summer in Columbia Heights, H Street and Shaw in Washington, DC. For more information contact:

G. Byron Peck
Founder/Artistic Director
City Arts
Washington, DC USA
202.331.1966 phone

Selected for the 2008-2009 Catalogue for Philanthropy
"One of the best small charities in the greater Washington region."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


NOTICE***Girlish Ways has closed due to unforeseen circumstance

A selection of eleven artists under the age of 35 investigate how contemporary lifestyles effect and re-define the women of this generation.

Curated by Rachel Fick and Marissa Botelho

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28th, 7-10pm
1644 North Capitol Street NW, Washington DC 20002
June 28th - July 13th, 2008
(Open on Saturday and Sundays 12pm-5pm, and by appointment)

Sponsored by and the Pink Line Project
with live performance art and local music talent.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Modern Love at NMWA

Modern Love:
Gifts to the Collection from Heather and Tony Podesta

June 27, 2008 - September 21, 2008

Modern Love celebrates the stellar group of contemporary works of art donated to NMWA by prominent Washington-based collectors Heather and Tony Podesta.

The couple's passion for cutting-edge art is highlighted in this selection of photographs, videos, sculptures, and paintings. The exhibition features more than 50 works by internationally-renowned artists such as Cathy de Monchaux, Candida H�fer, Elizabeth Turk, and Jane and Louise Wilson in addition to works by exciting emerging artists.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-3970

Thursday, June 19, 2008

National Harbor's 'Mini-City' Takes Shape

Shops and Restaurants Already Drawing Visitors
By Ovetta Wiggins, Read Article in Washington Post.

Summer Concert Series Friday Nights, 7-9pm

American Market, Fine Purveyors and Artisans
Saturdays May 31 - October 18, 9am - 2pm
NOTE: The American Market is located on Lot N (next to Hampton Inn & across from Gaylord National Resort).

Govinda and Art Whino are two galleries with locations at National Harbor.


Richard Edson
June 19 - June 29, 2008.
Annie Adjchavanich returns to the DC area to present Richard Edson photographs from the series "Beyond the Valley of the Micro Bops."

Thursday, June 19, 8 - 11pm

Jackie's Backroom Gallery
8081 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD


Once Again, Again: Rhythm and Repetition @ McLean Project For the Arts
Thursday, June 19, 7 - 9pm


Convergence @ Maryland Art Place
Friday, June 20, 7pm


Habatat Galleries @ Tysons Corners
Saturday, June 21, 7 - 9:30pm

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Stogie Kenyatta’s One-Man Show

'The World is My Home - The Life & Times of Paul Robeson'
& the Young Women’s Drumming Empowerment Project
The show has been one of the most in-demand performances on college campuses across the US and the Caribbean.

Friday, June 20, 7:00 PM

Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater,
Washington DC Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
(4 blocks from Dupont Circle, 16th & Q Streets)

a benefit for Youth Leadership Support Network

Stogie Kenyatta brings a unique interpretation to the stage,where he majestically captures the essence of Paul Robeson. Portraying 10 characters he chronologically takes us thru the life of history's 1ST Black renaissance man & one of America's most complex, brilliant citizens.

Magnificently performed without intermission, with props, several wardrobe changes & an inspiring finger-snapping Jazz, Bebop,Gospel, Big band soundtrack. The play opens as Robeson's father, a 15 year old runaway slave, rides the underground railroad to freedom. As laugh -out loud funny & entertaining as it is educational, Kenyatta ages from a 5 year old Paul, to the 70 yr old, world weary warrior that the blacklisted Robeson had become.

Tickets $20
For more info: (202) 316-4403

Youth Leadership Support Network is a violence prevention, arts, education, media and training network based in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to empower youth to express themselves and have a voice in society through intergenerational and diverse leadership opportunities and civic engagement. Now in it’s 10th year, YLSN has worked with nearly twenty thousand youth, hundreds of musicians and artists, dozens of media mentors and networked with sister organizations around the block and around the world.

Help Sponsor this gala event, please email by Thursday, June 19th so you can be included in the program.
Your support will help produce the show and provide free tickets to area youth. All sponsors will be listed in official programs and publicity. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Proceeds go to Youth Leadership Support Network programming. That programming includes workshops later this summer about media and photography, and connecting young people with mentors in the arts. If you are interested in becoming a mentor for burgeoning young artists, please contact Kendra Penry.

For more information:
Youth Leadership Support Network
PO Box 5372
Takoma Park MD 20913
(202) 316-4403

Lecture: Aux Trois Crayons

The Grammar of Color
Lecture: Aux Trois Crayons: The History, Science, and Technique of the Three Naturally-Occurring Chalks in Traditional 14th-19th Century Old Master Drawing.

Speaker: Timothy David Mayhew

Date/Location: Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 2:00 pm in the West Building Lecture Hall

Mr. Mayhew is a talented researcher and artist who has done extensive work on the subject of natural chalks. He will provide great insight into the origin and use of these art materials, focusing on the dynamic range and effects that can be achieved with natural chalks.

National Gallery of Art
West Building Lecture Hall

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hillyer Open Mic Events (HOME)

This Friday, June 20th, International Arts & Artists hosts the second in its "Hillyer Open Mic Events" (HOME) spoken word poetry series. In keeping with IA&A's mission of promoting cross cultural understanding through the arts, the HOME series provides a forum for expression, exchange of ideas and artistic collaborations. This month's featured HOME poet is Derrick Weston Brown. Brown holds an MFA in creative writing from American University where he studied poetry under Cornelius Eady and Henry Taylor. He teaches two poetry classes at The Duke Ellington School of The Arts and is the Poet-In-Residence at Busboys and Poets bookstore and restaurant.

This event is free for IA&A members and $5 for non-members. All proceeds go towards supporting Hillyer's local artist series and public programs in the gallery.

Also this Thursday, June 19th don't miss "Poetic Voices from the Harlem Renaissance to Today" at The Phillips Collection (6:30pm) featuring readings by E. Ethelbert Miller, poet and director of the African American Studies Resource Center at Howard University, and Hari Jones, curator of the African American Civil War Museum. Selected readings will highlight issues facing African-American artists during the Harlem Renaissance and Great Migration. Artist Fred Joiner will moderate a conversation that examines the poetry of Langston Hughes and the writings of Jean Toomer to explore the theme of migration both past and present. This event is free with a suggested donation.

These events offer a special opportunity to experience a range of work by established and emerging literary artists living and writing in D.C., amidst the settings of one of Washington's most respected modern art museums and one of its most up-and-coming contemporary art galleries.

9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008 | MAP
T. 202.338.0680 | Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday,
10am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday,
Otherwise by appointment

Chalk Fest 2008

Saturday June 21st
800 Block of Aliceanna St
Baltimore, MD at the
Harbor East Arts and Music Festival

Registration at 8am
Chalk Fest 9am - 4pm Saturday
Rain Date: Sunday June 22nd
Theme: "Old and New Baltimore"

Join Streetpainting Master Michael Kirby
to bring color to Harbor East
You will get a free box of pastels and a section of pavement
to make your masterpiece.

Cash Prizes!!!!
1st place $750, 2nd place $150, and 3rd place $100

Streetpainting Workshop Wednesday June 18 @ 6pm
Call to Register - Limited space available

Info: Call Murals of Baltimore at 443-520-2797

SAVE THE DATE / Zenith in the Abstract

Paintings & Sculpture
July 17 – August 30, 2008

Meet the Artists: Thursday, July 17, 6-9pm
John Blee
Christine Hayman
Anne Marchand
David Richardson
Bill Suworoff

Zenith Gallery
413 Seventh Street NW
Washington DC

Tuesday-Friday: 11am-6pm, Saturday: 11am-7pm, Sunday: noon-5pm

Monday, June 16, 2008

Poetic Voices from the Harlem Renaissance to Today

Thursday, June 19
6:30 pm

E. Ethelbert Miller, poet and director of the African American Resource Center at Howard University, and Hari Jones, curator of the African American Civil War Museum, will read from work highlighting issues facing African American artists during the Harlem Renaissance and Great Migration. Artist Fred Joiner will moderate a conversation that examines the poetry of Langston Hughes and the writings of Jean Toomer to explore the theme of migration, both past and present. In collaboration with the American Poetry Museum.

Free; reservations are not required.

Phillips Collection
1600 Twenty-first Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Sunday, June 15, 2008


With Slovak Pianist Monika Mockovčáková
Anders Lundegård - Saxophone

Friday, June 20, 2008, 11PM at the LYCEUM

Alexandria's History Museum
201 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA.
Phone: 703-838-4994


Saturday, June 14, 2008

Baltimore Artists for Obama

Baltimore Artists

You are invited to join Baltimore Artists for Obama on July 12th, 2008 for the Art for Obama Open Studio Tour, a citywide open studio event. This event will be part of the Art For Obama Series sponsored by Bruce McBarnette. We have the Democratic nomination, now we need the White House!

Open your studio, sell your art, and solicit your customers to help support Obama. We are requesting each participating B'more artist to open their studio to the public on July 12th from 12-7 and donate 5% of sales to Obama for America. The event will be promoted by the Committee who will handle press releases, web site publishing and media kits. All you need to do is register and spread the word. Please forward this to
artists who may be interested in joining us. Complete the attached registration form and submit by June 20th. Upon receipt of your registration you will receive additional information.

Email your registration form to:

Baltimore Artists for Obama
Saturday July 12, 2008, 12 to 7pm
Open Studio Registration Form


Professional Name (for promotional purposes):

Studio Address:

Mailing Address:



Website (optional):


Thank you for your support,
Kate MacKinnon, Artist
Rosetta DeBerardinis, Artist
Co-Chairs, Baltimore Artists for Obama
Joe Johnson, Marketing Coordinator

Friday, June 13, 2008


There will be a few postings while I'm away.
Happy creating.

Call for Entries: AAC SOLOS 2009

Arlington Arts Center seeks contemporary fine artists working in all media for solo exhibitions in our 2009 season. Ten to fifteen artists will be chosen to show in seven separate galleries — or on the grounds, in the case of outdoor sculpture. Jurors include: Anne Ellegood, Curator for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Philip Barlow, notable Washington, D.C., art collector. Deadline for applications is July 1st; notifications will go out no later than September 30th, 2008.

For more information and a prospectus, visit Or send a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: Arlington Arts Center, 3550 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201

First Stop in The New World by David Lida

Book Signing, June 16, 7pm
Mount Pleasant DC Public Library
3169 16th Street NW

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Artomatic's Final Weekend

This weekend is Washington’s last chance to visit Artomatic as the five-week homegrown arts extravaganza goes out on a high note on Sunday, June 15. In addition to disfree plays and sales by over 700 visual artists, the weekend’s activities include tours,
flamenco and Indian dance performances, a children’s mask-making workshop, film, fire-dancing, and performances by dozens of bands. All events are free and open to the public.

Highlights include:

Thursday, June 12: Music & The Law Workshop; Guided Tours; Artist Social II; VARC Meet & Greet; Scion/PinkLine Art of Sound; Capitol Pecha Kucha Night.

Friday, June 13
: Book signing by PostSecret author Frank Warren; a movie on witchcraft; an original play titled “Sole Survivors” accompanied by a mariachi band; comedy by Off the Wall; flamenco by Suspiro Andaluz; a baseball painting party; and live music by the dead husbands, Attention Shoppers!, PupTent, 302Acid, and other local bands.

Saturday, June 14: Sculpt-a-story and seed mosaic workshops for children; the first-ever fire-themed Artomatic Art in Fashion Show; Tehreema Mitha Dance Company performing dances from India; the ever-popular Flights of Fire; and live music by Yumi, Randy Colors, Elikeh, DoS, and more. Free tours of Artomatic at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 15: Artomatic’s final day will include a mask-making workshop and storytelling for children ages three and up; jukebox movies; CityDance Ensemble, and live music by Icarus Rising, Society of Strangers, Betsy Wright, and other performers.

Also on Thursday nights in the NoMa neighborhood is the James Bond Film Festival, with free films beginning at dusk. This Thursday’s movie is “Diamonds are Forever.” For a schedule of festival movies, visit

. All Artomatic events are free. For the full weekend schedule, visit the Artomatic calendar at

. For more on children’s activities, visit

PostSecret's Frank Warren to sign books Friday June 13
The PostSecret signings will take be held in the Artomatic’s 11th floor store on:
Friday, June 13, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Visitors to Artomatic can also watch a video presentation of some of the PostSecret postcards Warren has received in the Artomatic Film and Video Theater, which is located on the ninth floor. The videos will be shown before and after the book signing.

The SpeakEasy
Stop by for a mixture of poetry, music and comedy in the SpeakEasy on Friday, June 13th starting at 7 p.m.! Saturday in the SpeakEasy kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with the acoustic version of the band Little Pink followed by poetry and spoken word until midnight.

Take a Guided Tour of Artomatic
Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
It’s not too late to see Artomatic! Please join Robyn Cooke before Artomatic closes for a comprehensive tour of all art forms. The first tour at 2 p.m. will cover floors 4 – 7 and the second tour at 3 p.m. will cover floors 8 – 12.
Both tours will depart from the lobby at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.

Glass Art Tour of Artomatic, Sunday, June 15 at 2 p.m.

Please meet in the lobby of Artomatic between 1:45.-2 p.m. for a guided glass tour of Washington Glass School Artists exhibiting at Artomatic. Join Washington Glass School artists as they lead you directly to all the great glass on exhibit this year. The tour will depart the lobby at 2 p.m. We will then ride up together to the 11th floor to begin and walk down to the 4th floor so comfortable shoes are suggested.

Brightest Young Things
Some of the people over at Brightest Young Things took a tour of Artomatic - here is the result:

Artomatic 2008
May 9 – June 15, 2008
Capitol Plaza I
1200 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Metro stop: Red Line, New York Ave., M Street exit

Artomatic’s closing day is June 15.

For more information, call the Artomatic info line at 202-339-9007 or go to While underground paid parking is available visitors are strongly encouraged to take Metro to Artomatic.

Old Bones and Artifacts

June 6 - July 2, 2008

Old Bones and Artifacts reveals two of Dave Moreland's explorations back in time and through the history of art. The exhibition features a selection of his newest repoussé pieces, drawings, and constructions inspired by classical artwork and its preservation. The two different explorations manifest themselves into different art forms reflecting varying inspirations: his repoussé pieces fuse acrylic paints, metal and fabrics together to create textured images inspired by classical art and Greek mythology, while his drawings and constructions are a direct result of his efforts to connect with Native American people and their history.

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. This program also depends on the support from locals of the greater DC area.

Hillyer Art Space Exhibition
9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008 |
T. 202.338.0680 | Gallery Hours: 10am - 5pm Monday,
10am - 7pm Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 4pm Saturday,
Otherwise by appointment

Kid Mutiny

June 13 - July 13
Opening Reception: June 13, 7 - 9pm

curated by Ellen Tani
curatorial project mentor: J.W Mahoney

Featuring work by Peter Chang, Brandon Hill, Debbie Yarrington, Andrew Wodzianski and Steven Strawn

Kid Mutiny takes a sampling from a movement both fascinated with the material culture of childhood and rebellious against what it told us to be. Stimulated by the burgeoning subculture of vinyl toys and escapist narratives, the show objectifies violence as a plaything, a readily available commodity in an apocalyptic world. Mutations of gender and form, fiction and reality, and man and machine create fantastical narratives far darker than those we enacted as children.

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

A talk with Jason Zimmerman and a closing party

JOIN CIVILIAN ART PROJECTS for a talk with Jason Zimmerman and a closing party for his exhibition "Feel better, longer."

Friday, June 13, 2008. 7pm.
Refreshments provided.

The more the merrier but seating is limited.

"Feel better, longer" is an installation based exhibition where the artist explores the notion of "mediating" nature and human nature. To commemorate a time that has passed, to relish a moment of desire or fantasy, or to temper certain pervasive clichés, humans go to great lengths to negotiate our natural state and our natural environments.

"Feel better, longer" and Jen Stark's solo exhibition "Much-much" close Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 6pm.
Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington DC
(202) 347-0022

Lofts 11 Exhibition

Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 18th
6:00 - 8:30pm

Featuring work by: David Byrne, Colby Caldwell, William Christenberry, Steven Cushner, Jason Gubbiotti, Max Hirshfeld, Franz Jantzen, Robin Rose and Sharon Sanderson.

RSVP Required:

Lofts 11 Penthouses
1125 11th Street, NW
Washington DC 20001

Hemphill Fine Arts | 1515 14th Street, NW | Washington | DC | 20005

Washington DC Ranks 4th with Working Artists

The National Endowment for the Arts released a study of census data on working artists in the United States.

Some Statistics released yesterday:

* 2 million people earn a living as an artist today compared with 1.7 million in 1990.

* The Washington, DC region has the fourth-highest number of artists in 50 metro areas in the United States following Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.

* There are 47,000 artists in the Washington metro area...10,000 in the district alone.

Read this informative article about the earning power of Artists in todays Washington Post HERE

Touchstone Gallery presents

Black and White by Jeanne Garant
Wish You Were Here by Nancy Novick
Suspended Reflections by Philip J. Gross Photoart

June 11 - July 6

Opening Reception
Friday, June 13, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Touchstone Gallery
406 7th Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.347.2787
Fax: 202.347.3339


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Abstract Beauty Distilled From Everyday Objects

May 31 - June 14, 2008

This is the last week to view site-responsive installations by Mariah Johnson and Valerie Molnar at Transformer - the last set of artists' projects in the Here and Now exhibition.

Interested in storytelling, narrative, and memory, Mariah Johnson (Los Angeles, CA) constructs sculptural arrangements from bed linens, particularly sheets and pillowcases that she purchases from second-hand stores. Folded and piled on simple shelves or chairs, as well as on and around the significant or quirky architectural features of an exhibition space, these folding and stacking activities are akin to creating paintings with brush and canvas. The interactions among color combinations, printed patterns, and folding systems become visually engrossing and reference abstract or minimalist paintings.

Valerie Molnar (Richmond, VA)
knits paintings. Incorporating a meticulous, repetitive, and unassuming process, Valerie's handcrafted work communicates emotions that machine-made items can never produce. Her knitted wall paintings are presented in non-utilitarian form, with art historical references and eye-candy color schemes that suggest, "Look and analyze, but do not touch." When viewed at a distance, the texture disappears and the object-ness of the knitting creates an image. The friendliness and familiarity of the 'hand knitted object' shifts to suggest painting on the wall; the two coexist in flux, not as versus but as marriage.

Blake Gopnik wrote about these artists' installations at Transformer in this past Saturday's Washington Post: click here.
EXHIBITION HOURS for Here and Now at :
Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm by appointment,

1404 P Street NW Washington, DC 20010 / 202-483-1102

Tony Gittens to Leave Arts Commission, Stay With Filmfest DC

Tony Gittens has been with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for as long as I can remember. As executive director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, he has helped the city bring the artscene to life over the past eleven+ years. Before his watch, I don't recall the amount of public art, funding opportunities and programs that are now available to local DC artists and art organizations. It's been a pleasure to witness the changing face of public art under Tony Gitten's watch. From my view, he's put together a great team of players who are working diligently to keep the arts centerstage in Washington, DC. As well as thanking him for his commitment and dedication, I wish him many more successes in his next endeavors!

Read today's WaPO article about Tony Gittens career with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

In the past decade, the arts commission has raised its visibility through a number of programs. The agency initiated the Party Animals project, a public display of donkeys and elephants designed by artists, which it followed with a similar public art exhibition of painted pandas.The commission revived the honorary Mayor's Arts Awards and managed the art program for the Washington Convention Center and the John A. Wilson Building. "The commission felt the public doesn't have to go to museums to see art," said Gittens.

The commission provides funding for Artomatic, a volunteer organization that hosts an annual multimedia art festival, and also has purchased work from Artomatic participants. By Jacqueline Trescott

Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Curator's Perspective

Introduction to The Great American Epic: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

Thursday, June 12, 6 & 7 pm

Associate Curator Elsa Smithgall will discuss the historical, artistic, and socio-cultural context of The Migration Series, Jacob Lawrence's 60-panel masterwork of narrative painting.

Free; reservations are not required.

Phillips Collection
1600 Twenty-first Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Diebenkorn in New Mexico
June 21 – September 7, 2008

This exhibition will be the first to concentrate on the body of works created during Richard Diebenkorn’s formative and relatively little-known Albuquerque period of 1950-52, including paintings, works on paper and a rare sculpture made from welded scrap iron.


Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow

This major retrospective exhibition will feature photographs taken by Brett Weston (1911–1993) from the 1920s through the 1980s. Throughout his career, Weston manipulated the technical qualities of the camera to frame objects close up and push subject matter toward abstraction. These experiments placed him at the forefront of non-objective fine-art photography.
Co-organized by The Phillips Collection and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Neat Neighborhood Find: Project 4 Art Gallery

Project 4 gets a thumbs up for contemporary art in Prince of Petworth.

Richard Edson / "Beyond the Valley of the Micro Bops"

Annie Adjchavanich presents Richard Edson
photographs from the series, "Beyond the Valley of the Micro Bops"

Annie Adjchavanich returns to present an exhibition by actor Richard Edson* in the gallery at Jackie's, Silver Spring, MD. Mark your calendars now and tell your friends! This show also runs concurrently with the AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival - Silver Docs.

Thursday, June 19, 8 - 11pm
June 19 - 29, 2008

Richard Edson: Beyond the Vally of the Micro Bops

Jackie's Backroom Gallery

8081 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

Preview the show.


*Actor/musician Richard Edson, easily recognized for his unforgettable roles in Jim Jarmusch's, 'Stranger Than Paradise," Spike Lee's, "Do the Right Thing!" and character rolls as the joyriding valet Smyznyk in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," and Monix in "Starsky and Hutch."

Questions or requests may be directed to:
Special thanks to Jackie Greenbaum and Trevor Young for making this exhibition possible. Thanks for telling your friends. See you there!

Contact: Annie Adjchavanich
310 927 6345

Jackie's Gallery | 8180 Georgia Avenue (enter on Sligo Avenue) | Silver Springs | MD | 20910

“Reincarnations” call for entries

“Reincarnations” Mixed-Media Works from Found Objects. Curated by Steve and Linda Krensky, in conjunction with Zenith Gallery.

Steve Krensky probably sees more art gallery shows than anyone else in town. Simply stated he's an inexhaustible art hound. His wife runs the Lightstreet Gallery in Baltimore.

Artworks need not be made entirely of found objects, only primarily of recycled, reused, and/or renewed materials. It is preferred that artwork be “for sale.” Large scale pieces are encouraged.

The show dates are July 14 – Sept. 20, 2008 at 1111 Sculpture Space (1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, D.C. — the corner of 12th and Pennsylvania).

- To enter, send .jpg photo files of the work, along with details (title, size, medium, date, price allowing for 50 percent commission), along with resume/artist statement to

**Note that display area is the entire lobby of a building with law offices, so nothing political or controversial with nudes especially verboten. Submission deadline is July 1.


June 13 - August 22, 2008

Opening Reception
June 13, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Featuring work by: Luciana Abait, Olaf Otto Becker, Janet Biggs, Jacob Kainen, Robert Longo, Theresa Marchetta, Susannah Sayler (The Canary Project), Emma Tapley, Ray Charles White

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm


Scion and The Pink Line Project present ART-O-SOUND @ ARTOMATIC 2008!

Thursday, June 12, from 7 - 9:30 pm at the 6th Floor of Artomatic 2008 (1st and M Street, NE).

Artists: Lauren Bender, Bonner Sale, Ding Ren, Matt Sargent.
Video Installation by David London - Imagine
Music by Invisible Flow

Once Again, Again: Rhythm and Repetition

June 19 - July 26, 2008

Reception and Gallery Talk, June 19, 7 – 9 pm

Kay Hwang, Schematics No. 600.TT.TB/BLK, 2007 oil pencil on Denril
34 x 47 inches

Juried by Annie Gawlak, Director of Washington D.C. gallery G Fine Art, this exhibit features artists whose work employs multiple images or repetition as concept and/or technique. Working in media ranging from installation, to video to painting and drawing, participating artists include Jessi Lehson, Kyan Bishop, Mary Early, Suzi Fox, Pat Goslee, Jose Varela, Linn Meyers, Kay Hwang, Ryan Hill, J.T. Kirkland, Jay Lee, Joey Manlapaz, Cory Oberndorfer, Thom Sawyer and Linda Hesh.

McLean Project for the Arts/Corcoran Student Exhibition
Ramp Gallery

Students who have taken classes at McLean Project for the Arts through the partnership between MPA and the Corcoran College of Art + Design during the past year are featured in this group exhibition.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in Mclean, Va
Hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm; Saturday 1-5 pm
For more information visit or call 703-790-1953

Monday, June 09, 2008

Road Trip par excellent

Marlboro Country, Richmond, VA

One of my favorite things is to drive through beautiful countryside and experience the movement, space and beauty of a place. The last leg of our trip on US 301 enroute to the Rawls Museum Arts, turned into a memorable pastoral drive. We passed one road sign that said Welcome to God's country, Don't drive like HELL through it. We ambled on to Courtland, Virginia, took a side road and discovered an old peanut processing plant. No longer in use, the plant stands as a champion to bygone industry. We discovered a quaint Episcopal Church on Main Street in Courtland. I wished we'd had more time to explore. We headed to the opening reception of the "Rawl Museum Arts 2008 juried National Exhibition".

June 6- July 11, 2008
Opening Reception: June 6, 7:00pm

Rawls Museum Arts

It was hotter than Hades outdoors (101F), so we went straight into the reception where we met the Executive Director, Leigh Anne Chambers who has been with the Rawls Museum Arts for six years. She's established a good program of exhibitions, workshops and classes.
Anne Marchand and Leigh Anne Chambers

Area groups frequent the center for meetings and events. I was told that members of a local garden group admired my painting, "Tableau." As the Rawls Museum Arts website mentions, "Its goal as a regional art museum is to engage the surrounding communities in experiencing significant art, artists, and ideas of our time. The permanent and special collection displays present a wide range of modern and classical art, emerging artists, regional artists, and displays from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts." While helping myself to the sweet punch that was served, I met several of the exhibiting artists and Board members. Nancy Sausser of the McLean Project for the Arts was the juror for this exhibition.

Sculptors, Ray and Martha Rountree

"Tableau," 30" x 24" acrylic on canvas - Anne Marchand, is on the wall to the left.

Artist, P. Carter Hood

Tracy Featherstone of Hamilton, Ohio featured an installation of work based on a recent trip to Ghana, West Aftrica in the Francis Gallery.

Rawls Museum Arts, Courtland, Virginia

See Earlier Post for a full list of exhibiting artists.

Time Machine at Meat Market Gallery

A Transmedia Group Show
Curated by Amelia Winger-Bearskin for the Perpetual Art Machine [PAM]

Through June 29, 2008

Hirshhorn After Hours

Celebrate the opening of The Cinema Effect Part II: Realisms with special live performances by Maxi Geil! & Playcolt and DJ People’s Champion.

Maxi Geil! & Playcolt is a music project conceived by artist Guy Richards Smit composed of art school pals and a revolving cast of friends. The group’s music embodies Smit’s modern day vision of the thrill of 80’s New York, and the East Village Art Scene.

DJ People’s Champion, formerly of the See You Next Tuesday parties at the Wonderland Ballroom, will soon be heading back to Berlin, but not before tearing it up at After Hours.

Don't miss the opportunity to view Directions — Amy Sillman, third person singular, a new rotation of Currents—Recent Acquisitions and Black Box: Kimsooja in the Lower level.

The Hirshhorn is located at Independence Avenue and Seventh Street, SW

Sunday, June 08, 2008


June 10 - July 19, 2008.
Reception: Friday, June 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Transformer is partnering with the Arlington Arts Center in the presentation of Flat Mates

Featuring selections from Transformer's FlatFile program, the Flat Mates exhibition presented in the Community Gallery at the Arlington Arts Center will include work by current FlatFile artists April Behnke, Cynthia Connolly, Ryan Hill, Lisa Marie Thalhammer, and Lauren Vincelli, among others, as well as new artists Natalie Cheung, Lisa McCarty, and Tang. Launched in spring 2007, Transformer's FlatFile program highlights an eclectic collection of works in a variety of two-dimensional mediums including photography, painting, drawing and printmaking approximately 16" x 20" in size and smaller. Featuring works by emerging artists based regionally, nationally and internationally, FlatFile is open to both artists that have exhibited with Transformer in the past, and those who are new to Transformer.

Flat Mates will be presented at the Arlington Arts Center in tandem with She's So Articulate, an exciting exhibition that "sets out to expand how gallery-goers think about the relation of narrative to contemporary art by African-American women."

Opening receptions for both Flat Mates and She's So Articulate will take place on Friday, June 13.

See the Arlington Arts Center for more details

Saturday, June 07, 2008

A Kaleidoscope of Art

"A Kaleidoscope of Art"
by the Prince George's Artists Association
at Oxon Hill Manor's Tea and the Arts
Saturday, June 14, 2008, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Participating Artists:

Tyrone Bradshaw
Sharon Burton
Allita Irby
Darren Jackson
Constance Mattox,
Zenobia Rickford
Barbara Shaw
Carl Tucker

Oxon Hill Manor

6901 Oxon Hill Rd.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Early Look: A Student Exhibition

June 7 - July 5, 2008

OPENING RECEPTION - Saturday, June 7, 5-8pm
"Early Look: A Student Exhibition of Work by Undergraduate Arts Students from the Mid-Atlantic" Curated by Lenny Campello

1302 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, June 06, 2008


June 10th - July 19, 2008
Black Women Artists Reclaim the Narrative
A show of work by emerging and established artists that challenges assumptions about black narrative-based art

Reception: Friday, June 13th, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Show Dates: June 10th – July 19th, 2008

SHE’S SO ARTICULATE sets out to expand how gallery-goers think about the relation of narrative to contemporary art by African-American women. The show includes selected works and room-filling installations by 11 artists: Maya Asante, Renee Cox, Stephanie Dinkins, Djakarta, Nekisha Durrett, Torkwase Dyson, Faith Ringgold, Erika Ranee, Nadine Robinson, Renee Stout, and Lauren Woods.

Local collector and curator Henry Thaggert drew his inspiration for assembling these artists in part from the furor surrounding African-American artist Kara Walker—a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grant winner who recently had a mid-career retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art. (Walker creates larger-than-life tableaus that refer to slave testimonials, historical novels and minstrelsy with caricatured silhouettes of antebellum slaves and their white masters.)

Arlington Arts Center

Last days to see The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic

The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic
McLean Project for the Arts

APR 17-JUN 7, 2008

Kristy Deetz
Peter Dykhuis
Lorraine Glessner
Cheryl Goldsleger
Reni Gower
Heather Harvey
Jeffery S. Hirst
Timothy McDowell

Works by nationally-known artists working in the encaustic medium. Curated by Virginia Commonwealth University painting professor Reni Gower.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Washington Studio School / Open House

The Washington Studio School is in Dupont Circle with a roster of exciting classes for serious artists and students! They are having an Open House this Sunday where you can meet the WSS Faculty, register for classes, and participate in a free figure drawing class. You'll see firsthand, the construction progress on their beautiful new space. It's great to have them back in DC. Drop by on Sunday, June 6 from 10am-noon, say hello and sign up for a summer painting or drawing class or a special workshop. Class schedules are available on their website at

June 8, 2008: 10am - Noon

Meet the WSS Faculty, register for classes, and see the new building.

The Washington Studio school offers art classes in painting, drawing, and sculpture. Located near Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C., the Washington Studio School is a community of serious artists and art students dedicated to the practice of visual art. Classes emphasize working from life and are offered to adults and high school students.

Summer 2008 Session June 9 - August 3, 2008

Washington Studio School
2129 S Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 234-3030
admin@washingtonstudioschool .org

Call for Artists / DC Creates Public Art

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities has four new Calls for Artist Entries.

Images of Washington
Deadline: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is purchasing artwork that captures archetypes of Washington DC. Subjects include specific neighborhoods, parks and circles, festivals, gathering places, or cultural events. Less obvious motifs include downtown redevelopment, restaurants, shops and businesses, work places, or Metro stations. Artists should consider a broad range of subject matter as long as the works have an unmistakable subject reflecting life in the District. Artists should also consider submitting images of Washington that depict the changing neighborhoods and the parts of the city that are disappearing. The Committee is very interested in depictions of all wards of the city. The collection serves to honor and embrace life in the District.

This opportunity is open to all artists who reside and have their studio in the District of Columbia.

Artistic Bike Racks
Artist Honorarium: $1,500
Deadline: Friday, July 11, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in collaboration with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Councilmember Tommy Wells' Office is seeking artists to create artistic designs to enhance the standard bike racks and create designs for unique bike racks that will be placed in various locations citywide. Artists are encouraged to incorporate their interpretations of the "DC experience" into their artwork. Artists may also wish to consider particular locations for placement of their work and create designs specifically suited for each location.

This opportunity is open to all local, national and international artists in all disciplines with preference given to artists who reside in the District of Columbia. Local art teachers are encouraged to submit on behalf of their art students.

Suspended Installation: Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Budget: $30,000
Deadline: Monday, July 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Saint Elizabeths Hospital (SEH), seeks an artist or artist team to design and create a suspended public art installation in the interior main staircase of the new hospital currently being constructed. The work will be visible outside of the main entrance to the clinical hospital. The artist will be required to work with selected patients in the design and execution of the suspended installation or facilitating at least two workshops where patients would create their own work that would be considered for the patient gallery.
This opportunity is open to Mid-Atlantic Artists with site specific experience and/or public art experience.

Mural Installations: Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Budget: $17,500 for each mural
Deadline: Monday, July 14, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Saint Elizabeths Hospital (SEH), seek artists or artist teams to design and create up to four (4) site-specific indoor murals in public areas of the new hospital currently being constructed. The artists will be required to work with selected patients in the design and execution of the murals or facilitating at least two workshops where patients would create their own work that would be considered for the patient gallery.

This opportunity is open to Mid-Atlantic Artists with site specific experience and/or public art experience.

For more information and to download the Call to Artist, please visit or to request an application in HTML format, email Beth Baldwin or call (202) 724-5613.

Video of artwork by Dalek at Irvine Contemporary

James Marshall (Dalek): Overweight
at the Opening Reception with Interviews

Check it out HERE

James Marshall (Dalek), Untitled 2008.3, 2008. Acrylic on panel. 30 X 30 in.

May 17 to June 21, 2008
Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005

Pink Panel review - Passion and Inspiration

Want to start collecting art?
Go over to Philippa Hughes, Adventures of Hoogrrl and read what her panelists had to say at
Adventures of Hoogrrl!: Pink Panel review - Passion and Inspiration: "a Link"

New Orleans: "Spirit a Risen"

June 6 - 27
Opening: Friday, June 6, 6 - 9 pm

Artful Gallery
1349 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC

Gabriel Figueroa at NGA

June 7, 14, 15, 28, 2008

The central cinematographer of Mexico's golden age of cinema, Gabriel Figueroa (1907–1997), played a key role in establishing the nation's visual heritage. A brilliant master of chiaroscuro, he developed a unique style based on his principle of “curvilinear perspective” that merged the latest Hollywood technique with the pictorial art of Mexican muralists Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and Rufino Tamayo. Figueroa's commitment to Mexican national identity and his country's social issues remained firm: “My art has Mexican nationalism engraved everywhere.” He broke new ground and left an indelible mark on cinematography around the world. The Gallery's presentation of six restored 35mm prints is made possible through the cooperation of the Mexican Cultural Institute and Filmoteca de la UNAM. Special thanks to Ivan Trujillo, José Manuel Garcia, Linda Lilienfeld, and Pablo Gutierrez Fierro. An exhibition of Figueroa's work at the Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, will take place from November 2008 through January 2009. Gabriel Figueroa: Cinematographer is composed largely of still photographs, posters, and archival documents and is one of the most comprehensive retrospectives ever of the work of this Mexican artist.

National Gallery of Art
East Building Concourse, Large Auditorium
4th and Constitution Av., NW
Washington, D.C. 20565
For more information log to:

June 7 at 2:00PM

An interesting remake of The Taming of the Shrew set in a Mexican village during the Juárez revolution, Enamorada glows with the radiant María Félix as the spoiled landowner's daughter and Pedro Armendáriz as her pursuer, General Reyes. Figueroa's cinematography is the focal point, capturing the village's churrigueresque cathedrals, the revolution's animated atmosphere, and, noted one writer, “an extreme close up of María's famously arched brow and moonlit eyes set into a landscape of Mexicanidad.” (Emilio Fernández, 1946, Spanish with subtitles, 35mm, 98 minutes)

La Perla (The Pearl)
June 7 at 4:00PM

John Steinbeck's The Pearl (he also co-wrote the screenplay) provided the inspiration for this tender tale of a penniless diver named Quino (Pedro Armendáriz) whose joyful discovery of the title's immensely valuable jewel only brings sadness to his life. The tragedy, set against Mexico’s west coast landscapes, develops a pace and style that conveys the power of its earthy premise—man struggling against his inevitable fate. Figueroa counted La Perla among his favorite films. (Emilio Fernández, 1947, Spanish with subtitles, 35mm, 85 minutes)

June 14 at 2:00PM

In the poverty-stricken backwoods of turn-of-the-century Mexico, priest Don Nazario's obsessive devotion to his own Christian principles produces calamity all around him. Figueroa's lens moves away from the imposing landscapes of his earlier work with Fernández, emphasizing instead the actors who, notes one critic, “constantly arrange and rearrange themselves in approximations of an early Renaissance triptych”—a typically ambiguous layout from Spanish surrealist Buñuel. (Luis Buñuel, 1958, Spanish with subtitles, 35mm, 94 minutes)

Another Dawn (Distinto Amanecer)
June 15 at 4:00PM

Distinto Amanecer's tale of labor union intrigue and corporate crime is set in the shadowy cabarets of Mexico City where Pedro Armendáriz, haunted by sleazy government officials and aided by sultry Andrea Palma, probes the murder of a friend. Although usually associated with dramatic Mexican skies and rural landscapes, Figueroa was equally adept at capturing bright lights and dark alleys for the noirish melodramas of Mexico's golden age. (Julio Bracho, 1943, Spanish with subtitles, 35mm, 108 minutes) Antonio Saborit, Dirección de Estudios Históricos, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, México City, will introduce the film.

also Days of Autumn
June 28 at 3:00PM

A short story by B. Traven lies at the heart of Marcario, a mythical tale about a peasant's chance encounter with the Grim Reaper. When Death grants him magical healing powers, Marcario is powerless to defend himself against the church and the local villagers who accuse him of heresy. Figueroa's chiaroscuro, suitably otherworldly, won an Oscar nomination for best cinematography. (Roberto Gavaldón, 1959, Spanish with subtitles, 35mm, 91 minutes) Gabriel Figueroa Flores, son of the cinematographer, will introduce the screening.

Director Gavaldón teamed up once more with Figueroa and the cast of Macario to make this graceful melodrama about a country girl (Pina Pellicer) who comes to Mexico City, finds work in a pastry shop, and builds a happy life. When her fiancé seemingly deserts her on their wedding day, her fantasies take over and mingle with fact (or perhaps fact was fantasy all along). Emotional moments are made memorable by Pellicer's intimate acting and by Figueroa's beautiful interiors and bright urban streets. (Roberto Gavaldón, 1962, Spanish with subtitles, 35mm, 92 minutes)

Rosetta DeBerardinis

Open Studio: Rosetta DeBerardinis
Abstract paintings and new art books from Thames and Hudson.

Saturday, June 7, 1-7 pm

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light Street
Studio #201
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Avoiding Tradition- The Extended Print

New Prints and Mixed Media Works by
Bill Harris
May 27th - June 29, 2008

First Friday Opening Reception: June 6, 5 -8 pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, June 12, 2008 12noon-1pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave, NW

Hours: Tues thru Thurs 12-6 pm | Fri 12-9 pm | Sat and Sun 12-5 pm
Located between R and S Streets, 1.5 blocks North of the Dupont Circle Metro Q Street exit, above Mourayo Restaurant

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Wanda Aikens, Prudence Bonds, Sharon J. Burton, Zandra Chestnut, Magaly Garza, Marilyn Hayes, Cynthia Johnson, Jennifer Judelsohn, Nihal Kececi, Sharon Keyser, Elva Lovaz, Bryanna Millis, Patricia E. Ortman, Michelle d. Parrish, Marina Reiter, Kerry Richardson, Anike Robinson, Heather Schmaedeke, Patricia Steck, Desiree Sterbini, Sherry B. Ways

June 6, 2008 through June 29, 2008

Join us as we bring Making Herstory 3: Connected Sisterhood, an art exhibit celebrating the visual art of women in the DC/MD/VA area to Washington! For more information about the exhibition and the artists, visit the Making Herstory at

Opening: Friday, June 6, 2008, 6 pm - 9 pm

MOCA DC Canal Square, Georgetown
1054 31st St NW # 9, Washington, DC 20007 See Map

Special Note: Authentic Art Consulting and The ThickArt Collaborative have joined Design Scheme Interiors, LLC, Unity Health Care, Inc., The Ward 7 Arts Collaborative, and the Decorators' Alliance of North America (DANA) to help brighten the lives of residents East of the River in Washington, DC through Unity Health Care's East of the River Key Corner Project.

AAC and TAC will be requesting artists and guests to bring to the reception donated books, school supplies and art supplies for children ages 2-10 to contribute to a new children's reading corner and patient waiting room at Unity's East of the River Health Center.

The community served by Unity's East of the River Health Center is tremendously challenged with the issues of poverty, homelessness, lack of education, unemployment, substance abuse, poor education and HIV infection rates that are 12 times that of the national average. For information about the project, click here >

Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower / GRAND OPENNG

Baltimore, MD
Open Studio Tour
Thursday, June 5, 2008, 5:30 - 8:30PM

Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue

The June arts web site of Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue is online. Marilou asks a few of her colleagues to tell how they got into the arts scene in D.C. including Writer Robin Tierney. She interviews Music Director Leonard Slatkin of the National Symphony Orchestra, who is leaving his post after twelve years. Read it HERE

Monday, June 02, 2008

Erica Rukin and Brad Howe

Aaron Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by Erica Rukin and metal sculpture by Brad Howe.



June 6 through July 3, 2008
Opening: Friday, June 6th 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Aaron Gallery
1717 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC
Info 202.234.3311 / /

The 2008 Rawls Museum Arts Juried Exhibition

Opening June 6, 7 pm

Join me at The 2008 Rawls Museum Arts Juried Exhibition. I'll be heading down to the opening on Friday. Since we'll be so close to Richmond, it'll be a good weekend to catch a show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Tableau, 30 x 24" acrylic and mixed media, ©Anne Marchand

The Rawls 2008 National Juried Exhibition
represents artists selected by Juror Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director at McLean Project for the Arts. A sculptor and arts writer as well as a curator, Sausser's writing has been featured in publications such as the Washington Post and FiberArts Magazine.

Selected artists include:

RJ Clark
Gary Garbett
Martha Gibson
Steve Griffin
Nicole C. Harp
Andrew Hersey
Michael Hewitt
Sheila Holland
James Warwick Jones
Peter Geiger
P. Carter Hood
Hooshang Khorasani
Sandy Lupton
Anne Marchand
Lisa McCarty
Jorge Naranjo
Robert Robertson
Ray & Martha Rountree
Russell Schools
Mary Lee Settle
Blair Vaughn-Gruler
Brenda Wright

The Francis Gallery will feature the 2007 Winner Tracy Featherstone with her installation titled Reconstructing Chaos. Tracy is the winner of the 2007 National Juried Exhibition juried by Lia Gangitano, founder of Participant Inc. NYC.
Tracy is the Assistant Professor and Foundations Coordinator at Miami University.

Both exhibitions will be open through July 11, 2008.
The Rawls Museum Arts Opening Receptions are free and open to the public. Courtland, VA
Gallery hours are: Wednesday through Friday, 10 – 5 pm
Tuesdays, Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 pm

IN TRANSIT - a group show

moon graffiti #25, Stoff Smulson, pigment print

JUNE 7 - AUGUST 30, 2008

Opening Reception
Saturday June 7, 5-8 pm

District Fine Arts presents In Transit
a group show featuring paintings and photographs.

William Adams - painter. My paintings contain references to the figure, nature and dreams. My paintings attempt to capture a thought or a memory. The arrangement and choice of imagery may suggest a narrative and give the work surrealistic overtones. I refer to my paintings as an automatic pilot/ spontaneous combustion creation, allowing the imagery to emerge on the canvas, while absurd accidents occur in the painting process and at times remain. The layering of elements are imposed on one another, until a harmony is achieved. Thus, the evocation of memory leads me to act and a painting is born.

S. Gratz
- artist photographer. Mr. Gratz is an artist living and working in Washington, D.C.

Stoff Smulson - photographer. Stoff was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the art collective Decatur Blue.

Veronica Uribe - painter. Veronica, who lives and works in Bogota, Colombia has shown her works in various solo and group exhibitions around the world including Australia, Canada, Colombia, New York, and Spain. She contributes three new series of works for her first show in Washington, D.C. In these paintings she explores "emotional mappings." Moments of emotional transit can be mapped, they can be placed on a surface to be retraced and found on a time and spatial plane. They act as geographical locations and points where both the roughness and the easiness of landscapes can be metaphors of emotional situations.

District Fine Arts

1639 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
Hours: 11 am to 6:30 pm, Tuesday -Saturday

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Jacob Kainen / Max Hirshfeld

June 5, 2008 through July 26, 2008
Opening: Thursday June 5, 2008, 6:30-8:30 P.M.

Paintings & Drawings 1939-1949
Exhibition of paintings and works on paper.


Looking at Looking
Max Hirshfeld
June 5, 2008 through July 26, 2008

1515 14th ST NW
Washington, DC

New works by Patsy Fleming

June 4- June 29, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, June 6th from 6-8 pm
Artist Talk Saturday, June 21st at 3 pm

Patsy Fleming’s new show, “First Person Singular,” opening at Foundry Gallery, includes figures, still lifes, and completely abstract paintings. Fleming uses acrylic paint and collage to express her view of herself and the world around her. She has been called “someone to watch who hits the mark with astonishing results, always with skill and sensitivity.” Another critic says the new work expresses “both strength and delicacy.”


1314 18th Street NW, 1st Floor
Washington, DC

Hours: Noon to 6 pm