Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Imagining Ireland: Sky, Land, Sea

October 3 - November 1, 2008

Eugene Conway, Freya Grand, John Kirwan
Arts Club of Washington
Opening Reception Friday, Oct. 3, 6:30-9:00pm

2017 I Street NW
Washington, DC

Exhibition of new works

Nao Matsumoto,
Bryan Rojsuontikul
Ian MacLean Davis

October 11 - November 2, 2008

Grand Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11, 7:00 - 10:00pm

Music by DJ Gavin Holland

Jacqueline Ionita, Gallery Director
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW (14th and U Streets)
Washington, DC 2009

Pass Gallery Fall Group Show

Opening reception: Friday, Oct 3, 7-10 pm
Exhibit runs thru October 28, 2008

Pass Gallery
alley of 1617 S Street NW

Gallery open: Tuesdays and Saturdays 1-5 PM Location:

Space Invaders Closing Party

Space Invaders Closing Party
Friday, October 3

7 pm Holly Bass "Pay Purview" performance
7:45 Holly Bass Artists Talk
8 pm Yoko K Music Performance
8:30 DJ Adrian

Dissident Display Gallery
416 H Street, NE

Friends of CHALK4PEACE

There is an EAT4PEACE Fundraising event for CHALK4PEACE at Busboys and Poets in Shirlington

Tuesday Sept. 30 (this evening)
5% of your food bill will be contributed to CHALK4PEACE, Inc. What an easy way to make a donation for a worthy cause in the name of Peace!
Marielle Mariano, C4P East Coast Coordinator, will be there to answer questions.

See additional info at:

John Aaron

Mainly Monotypes: Prints by Mary D. Ott

October 8 - November 9, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, October 10, 6 - 8:30 pm

Mainly Monotypes: Prints by Mary D. Ott at Touchstone Gallery features one-of-a-kind images of ornamental grasses. These colorful and expressive monotypes* are part of Ott's series of more than 40 original prints titled "Bouquets of Grasses."

In addition, the exhibit includes screenprints of agaves from Crete and France and landscapes from Washington , DC and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

*A monotype is a one-of-a-kind print. Ott's are produced by creating an image with etching ink on a piece of Plexiglas (a “plate”) and then printing the design on a piece of paper using a hand-operated etching press. Once the design is transferred from the plate, very little of the original design is left on the plate. For this reason there is only one print, a monotype, made from the image that was originally on the plate.

Touchstone Gallery

406 7th Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: 202.347.2787

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Artist Coalition for Dupont Underground

Heather Goss has an article about,
a group of arts organizations pushing to convert the unused space underneath Dupont Circle into an exhibition space for experimental artists and curators to hold shows they may not otherwise find space for, for "mid-size" traveling exhibitions that can't find a home in a big museum, as well as a variety of other creative endeavors: fashion shows, video screenings, architectural events, and more.. Warehouse's Paul Ruppert, along with Adam Griffiths from the Washington Project for the Arts, and Julian Hunt, an architect with Hunt Laudi Studio, have formed an "ad hoc committee" as part of the new Artist Coalition for Dupont Underground.

ACDU's mission is to fill a hole they feel is missing for art spaces in the city.

"It's a central location and a large space that fits a lot of converging interests," Hunt explains.

Read the article HERE

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Uncommon Beauty

Ellipse Arts Center & Washington Project for the Arts Present
Uncommon Beauty

October 3 - December 13, 2008

Sarah Tanguy, Independent curator critic and ART in Embassies Program Curator

Kay Chernush, Mary Coble, Frank Hallam Day, Jason Horowitz, Lucian Perkins and Athena Tacha.

In contrast to the standards of the media and the fashion world, exhibiting artists for Uncommon Beauty will stake out alternative perspectives. While they are important topics, the overall focus of the exhibition is not our society’s obsession with diet fads, obesity, and cosmetic intervention. Instead, the exhibition seeks to investigate the underpinnings of beauty and imperfection; how standards and ideals become formed and perceived; and the dynamics of self-esteem, self-hate and acceptance. The intent is to offer something different, unexpected, positive, or ambivalent; something that problematizes the notion of beauty without merely bashing it.

Artists' Talk and Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Artists' Talk: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Reception follows
Dress: Your interpretation of "Uncommon Beauty"
Parking is free and open late the night of the reception

Personal Identity and the Disjunction of Public Perception: A Discussion with Kay Chernush and Mary Coble: Thursday, October 16, 7 - 9 p.m.

Art Eyes Happy Hour: Friday, November 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to personally interact with select Uncommon Beauty artists as we connect the Deaf and Visual Arts communities. Art Eyes is designed to create dialogue, art critique among peers and interpretation of artworks. Their mission is to empower the Deaf community to become move involved in the Visual Arts. Targeted audiences include all artists, art lovers and art-curious.
ASL interpreters will be present and parking is free/open late for the reception, discussion and Art Eyes happy hour.

Please note: "Uncommon Beauty" exhibits photographs with adult content that may not be suitable for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Ellipse Arts Center
Arlington Cultural Affairs
4350 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Coming to the Edge

Recent Prints
by Ellen Verdon Winkler

September 30 - October 26, 2008
First Friday Reception
October 3, 5-8pm

Artist's Talk and Reception
Sunday, October 5, 2-4pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave. NW, 2nd Floor
Washington DC 20009

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Saturated, Intuitive Color

Kate Smith of Sensational Color interviewed me for Views on Hues this past spring. The interview is featured on Kate's Sensational Color website, www.sensationalcolor.com.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Commissioning Sculpture

A dialogue between collector Philippa P.B. Hughes and sculptor Barbara Liotta

Thursday, September 25, 7 pm
923 F Street, NW #302

Space Invaders Closing Party
Friday, October 3

7 pm Holly Bass "Pay Purview" performance
7:45 Holly Bass Artists Talk
8 pm Yoko K Music Performance
8:30 DJ Adrian

@ Dissident Display Gallery
416 H Street, NE

Block Party 2 @ Art Whino

Sept 25th 7pm-11pm
Block Party 2 at Art Whino

Sept 28 10am-5pm
The Art Whino Lounge at Crafty Bastards
Block Party 2

Enjoy a special event featuring 11 visual artists, guest DJ Munch, and a special appearance by GRAMMY Winner: TONY RICH (Hidden Beach Records). His new CD "Exist" will be available to be autographed. Complimentary beverages, light food, plus giveaways/dooor prizes provided.This event is powered by Art Whino Groove Arts Collective It is sponsored by Scion, Vitamin Water, Honest Tea.

If you missed the opening now is your chance to catch it on Thursday, September 25, 7pm-11pm. The show ends next week.

Honeylab DJ's blowing up the spot all day. Some of the featured DJ's are DJ Mikel Panda and Eddie Twain. Tons of Art on Display! Crafty Bastards will be selling their handmade wares at the 5th Annual Crafty Bastards Arts Crafts Fair. The festival will take place Sunday, September 28th from 10am-5pm at the Marie Reed Learning Center in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Art Whino,
llc173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor
MD 20745

"Personal Vocabulary" in Baltimore, MD

Curated by Anna Fine Foer

September 13 to December 18, 2008 at the 
Maryland State Arts Council | James Backas Gallery

Reception: Thursday, September 25, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. 
Gallery Talk at 5:30 p.m.

Featuring the work of: 
Seth Adelsberger | Tom Block | Alyssa Dennis 
Melissa Dickenson | Sue Johnson | W.C. Richardson 
Chris Siron | Nora Sturges | Jessica Van Brakle 
and Jazz by the Rob Levit Duo

Maryland State Arts Council
James Backas Gallery 
175 W. Ostend Street, Suite E
Baltimore, MD 21230

Mural Volunteers

Washington, DC artist Karlisima is interviewing for mural volunteers for a large project in Adams Morgan.

For more information

Monday, September 22, 2008

"Catching the American Dream"

a new mural by Jose Piedra

13' x 32' mural

4500 Georgia Ave. and Buchanan St.,
Washington, DC



in Art in America
September 2008

G Fine Art
1515 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005
202 462 1601

Made in the USA / Oil Painters of America (OPA)

Oil Painters of America (OPA)
2008 Western Regional Exhibition & Sale

September 12 - October 11, 2008

Betty Nance Smith
OPA Signature Member
"Daffodil Hope"
Original Oil

Join Betty N. Smith in the Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition. The show runs through October 11th.

Devin Galleries
507 Sherman Avenue,
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
(208) 667-2898

Made in the USA

Watch this title for Artists working in the USA. I'll be periodically posting images from different locations in the country.

Symposium: Painting in the 21st Century

Saturday, September 27, 2008 10 am - 5 pm

Although widely proclaimed dead in the 1980s, painting has returned to prominence in recent years. This symposium will examine the state of contemporary painting from a range of perspectives, embracing the artist's point of view and those of the art historian and critic.

"Color/Line" with Yve Alain Bois, Spencer Finch, Andrea Pollan and Joseph Marioni at 2:15 pm.


Yve-Alain Bois
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Spencer Finch
Artist, Brooklyn, New York

Jonathan Fineberg
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Blake Gopnik
The Washington Post

Suzanne Hudson
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Dorothy M. Kosinski
The Phillips Collection and Center for the Study of Modern Art

Leng Lin
Pace - Beijing

Joseph Marioni
Artist, New York City

Stephen W. Melville
Ohio State University

Laura Owens
Artist, Los Angeles

Andrea Pollan
Curator's Office, Washington, DC

Richard Shiff
University of Texas

Elisabeth Sussman
Whitney Museum of American Art

Gordon VeneKlasen
Michael Werner Gallery

The Phillips Collection
Center for the Study of Modern Art
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC

The fee for "Symposium: Painting in the 21st Century" is included in museum admission.

Symposium Information

For further information, 202.387.2151 x286

City Hall Art Collection Adds New Work

Don't miss this event on TUESDAY!!

Art Reception at the John A. Wilson Building
TUESDAY, September 23, 5-7 pm

MORE art & a party!

Dedicating 28 new works by: Wayne Edson Bryan, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Manon Cleary, Gene Davis, Willem De Looper, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Janis Goodman, Kevin Kepple, Kevin MacDonald, Percy Martin, Paul Reed, Robin Rose, Molly Springfield, Di Bagley Stovall, Lou Stovall, Alma Woodsey Thomas, Dan Treado, Andrea Way, James Lesesne Wells

John A. Wilson Building (District Building)
1350 Pennsylvannia Ave NW (14th and PA)
Washington, DC

ID required

Saturday, September 20, 2008

RED DAY Team, Crystal City, VA

We're at the halfway mark today. Our work schedule has been 9:30 - 5:30 daily. Since it's Saturday, we started an hour later and finished an hour earlier leaving time for the assistants to play in the evening. I'm doing inventory of how much more paint and supplies we will need. We had more visitors and great comments today.

Saturday and the team tunes in to the color RED.

Anne Marchand, Washington, DC Artist

Siobhan Gavagan

John Grunwell joins us for a day.

Eve Hennessa

A day's work on Prism Mural, Crystal city, VA.

Bike Tour of the South West Gateway Art Installation

Sunday, September 21st Only

Sunday 1 - 2:30 pm
Meet at 12th Street and Maine Avenue, SW
End at South Capitol and I Streets, SW

DC mural and mosaic artist G. Byron Peck leads a bicycle tour of the recently installed 1,200 foot-long mosaic artwork decorating the South West Gateway. Peddle along many of the waterfront sites that inspired the mosaic’s imagery, then travel down Maine Avenue to view a second mural located near the Corcoran School of Art. Student apprentices with City Arts, a non-profit that mentors underserved youth to create public art, contributed to both works. Presented by City Arts.

Imagining Ireland: Sky, Land, Sea

October 3 - November 1, 2008
Reception: Friday October 3rd, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Imagining Ireland: Sky, Land, Sea, an exhibition of landscape painting sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland, will feature the work of three well known painters, two from Ireland and one from the US.

The exhibit opens on Friday, October 3, 2008 at the Arts Club of Washington, which is the historic James Monroe House in Washington, DC.

Irish painters John Kirwan and Eugene Conway, from the Molesworth Gallery in Dublin, along with Washington DC painter Freya Grand, will mount a large exhibition of work that illuminates the rocky coasts, the dramatic skies and the damp, silent country roads of this beautiful country. All of the artists will be present at the opening reception.

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 331-7282

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fenty Names New Agency and Board Directors

As Mayor Adrian M. Fenty continues to move forward in transforming the District of Columbia into a premier, world-class city, today he announced three new District agency directors and one new board appointment.

Today’s announcements included:

• Kathy Etemad Hollinger – Director, Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
• Julie Hudman - Director, Department of Health Care Finance
Gloria Nauden - Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
• Neil O. Albert - Board of Directors, Washington Metro and Transit Authority

Gloria Nauden
Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Gloria Nauden is the founder of Radar Entertainment Group, a District-based boutique marketing and video production company. Radar provides specialized marketing services to companies such as Verizon, Lincoln Mercury, Moet Hennessy and XM Satellite Radio. Nauden previously worked as an executive at Black Entertainment Television in the Strategic Business Development division successfully managing a $12 million development budget with 250 employees spanning three states. Nauden has lived in the District for almost 20 years, and serves as a volunteer at numerous civic organizations including, Parklands Community Center; Sasha Bruce House; Foods & Friends; The Covenant House; Thurgood Marshall Center; and House of Ruth. Nauden currently serves on the DC Arts and Humanities Commission.

20x20 Exhibition at Art 17

Opening reception: Saturday September 20 from 5-8pm.
The exhibition was curated by Sondra N. Arkin. Each artist is exhibiting one work 20x20 inches.

Art 17 (Coldwell Banker)
1606 17th St. NW
WDC, 20009

Exhibition Hours: M-F 8am-5pm
and by appointment on the weekends


through October 11, 2008

Addison/Ripley Fine Art

1670 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Known Unknowns

Saturday, Sept. 20, 9:00 pm -1:00 am

curated by Amanda Maddox at Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008

WPA will run a show in the second gallery Hillyer Art Space while the main gallery features a solo photography show by artist, Phuong Do. The dual show will run in conjunction with the city-wide Fotoweek events.

The WPA show was curated by Amanda Maddox from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, who made her selections using the Artfile Online database.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A New Mural in Crystal City, VA

Prism Mural by Washington, DC based artist, Anne Marchand

Work in progress.

Hello DC,

Yours truly is on a mural project across the river in Crystal City, VA. I'll be working on the project for several weeks and then I'll come to see you again. The mural is called Prism and it's a color poem, full of light. You can take a peek at what I'm doing by visiting the blog, On The Wall, http://muralwalls.blogspot.com/. When you're ready in two weeks, come on over and take a look at it. You can hop the metro and be right there. It's at the Route 1 Overpass along 18th Street just outside the Crystal City Metro Stop. See you there!

Anne Marchand

Crystal City, VA - September 2008

The Crystal City Business Improvement District commissioned Washington-based artist Anne Marchand to add a colorful mural to the Route 1 Overpass along 18th Street. The piece, titled Prism, will welcome pedestrians and cars entering and exiting the Crystal City Neighborhood along 18th Street. The mural will be painted on thirty five concrete panels sized 4 feet x 9 feet spanning the length of the 160 foot wall. The design phase of the project began in July and the fabrication is taking place in September 2008. The mural will be created in vibrant hues that reflect a theme of light and color.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Friday, September 19th!
Sign-up for poets is at 6 p.m. The open mic begins at 7 p.m.

$5 for non-members of International Arts Artists
Free for members of IA
Free for performing poets

Hosted by Fred Joiner, curator and host of the American Poetry Museum's Intersections at the Honfleur Gallery and poet in residence at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington. This month's feature poet is Drew Anderson.

New Orleans bred hip hop artist, spoken word poet, host, screenwriter and high school teacher Drew Anderson, aka "Droopy the Broke Baller," utilizes his talent in innovative ways to connect with audiences big and small via the avenues of art and education. A fixture in the D.C. spoken word scene for more than 10 years strong and two-time DC/Baltimore National Slam Team member, Anderson has a writing resume that includes two solo publications and numerous collaborative projects. He is a co-founder of the award-winning Straight, No Chaser Productions film company, dedicated to giving voice to underexposed characters and lending reality to unconventional worlds.

As a performance artist and host of the ever-popular "Spit Dat" set at Mocha Hut, Anderson is known lovingly as "The Black Weird Al Yankovich" for his laugh-laden parodies of the music world's catchiest contributions. We are fortunate to have him as our feature this month, as he was contemplating running for president but decided instead to "give his boy Barack a shot."

HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.

9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008 |
T. 202.338.0680

Made in China: Travelogue, uncensored

Article By Robin Tierney
Special to The Examiner 9/4/08
WASHINGTON – "Where in the world is Matt Sesow?” would make an amusing game.“Made in China” is one Matt Sesow painting from the Made in China exhibition at Long View Gallery in Washington. Courtesy Photo

Made In China - Work by Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow through September 20
Dana Ellyn and Matt Sesow took a month long trip to China. In lieu of their annual 31 Days of July series, Dana and Matt are exhibiting exciting work made while on their trip to China.

Dana Ellyn's Website
Matt Sesow's Website

Long View Gallery in the City
1302 9th street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday Night Gun Fight

A solo exhibition of new works by New York-based artist MICHAEL SCOGGINS .

September 20 - October 25, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 20, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Making reference to Naive Art and Art Brut, Scoggins creates large-scale trompe l’oeil replications of scrawled sheets of notebook paper to voice obscure political and psychological opinions. When he reveals his ostensibly personal views and emotions, he does so in a manner that is direct, but distorted by humor and irony. Scoggins’ scrawls feign a child’s perspective to make self deprecatory statements, jab at the political state of America and mock our social values. He achieves this by using fundamental and childlike imagery, language and materials —paper, markers, colored and graphite pencils and crayons. In this newest body of work, Scoggins comments on a range of issues spanning Washington, D.C.-gun control politics to mean girls. The works strive for grandeur in their larger than life size and boldness, but are restrained by the adolescent angst that remains to some degree in everybody.

Project 4

Artists' Professional Development Workshops

This fall, Maryland Art Place will partner with Maryland Lawyers for the Arts to host a series of professional development workshops for practicing artists:

Protecting Your Work: Copyright Issues
Saturday, September 27, 2008 / 2:00pm-3:30pm
with Ober|Kaler attorney and MLA Board Member Cynthia Sanders

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Marketing Your Work

Saturday, October 11, 2008 / 2:00pm-3:30pm
with art consultant/dealer and MLA Board Member Ann Clark Prifis

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Protecting Your Work: Navigating Contracts
Saturday, October 25, 2008 / 2:00pm-3:30pm
with Gorman & Williams attorney and MLA Board Member Michael Yang

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Seating is limited, to reserve a space for any of the workshops please call 410-962-8565.

All workshops are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit: www.mdartplace.org

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Black Artists of DC to Host Citywide “Legacy of Hope Open Studio Exhibitions” Proceeds to Support Obama Campaign through Obama For America

Washington, DC – Black Artists of DC (BADC) announced this month that they will host a one day “open studios” show and sale of their members’ work in order to raise funds to support Democratic Presidential nominee, Barack Obama. Forty celebrated artists from the Washington/Baltimore area - with original work that ranges in style, includes all media, and showcases techniques extending from the ancient to the innovative - will open their studios to the public on Sunday September 28, 2008 from 11:00 am -- 5:00 pm to help raise money for the Obama campaign.

According to group convener, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, “Throughout history, Art has been used as a vehicle for social and political change. We wanted to add our voices and efforts towards POSITIVE CHANGE. The event offers art lovers and collectors the unique opportunity to visit and view the works of various artists in their own studios. The public will be able to purchase original paintings, prints, wearable art, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture and much more while supporting the campaign. Twenty percent of sales proceeds will be donated to the Obama campaign in the name of the art purchaser. We prefer checks for bookkeeping purposes.

Photo site for Press: http://blackartistsofdc.org/artforObama/
To learn about each artist and locate their studio on a map, go to map

KNOW: Creative Class in D.C.: City Hall Art Collection

New articles about City Hall Art Collection and DC Artist Dana Ellyn accessible through http://robintierney.blogspot.com

KNOW: Creative Class in D.C.: City Hall Art Collection by Robin Tierney

KNOW: BrushFirebrand: Dana Ellyn, Conscientious Observer by Robin Tierney

Adamson Atelier

September 13th - October 26th, 2008

Renate Aller
iona rozeal brown
Chuck Close
Adam Fuss
Jenny Holzer
Roni Horn
Robert Rauschenberg
Victor Schrager

Adamson Gallery celebrates the beginning of the 2008 - 2009 season with a selection of some of the newer work from Adamson Editions, including work from Chuck Close, Roni Horn, Victor Schrager, Adam Fuss, Jenny Holzer, iona rozeal brown, Renate Aller and Robert Rauschenberg. Like Adamson Editions, these artists take pleasure in combining traditional and groundbreaking forms and techniques. Together, these pieces show the extraordinary breadth of Adamson's collaborations, as well as illustrate the way in which the atelier continues to make innovations in the exciting new field of digital printing.

1515 Fourteenth Street NW
Washington DC 20005
phone: 202.232.0707

The After Hours Xperience


The After Hours Xperience
Washington Convention Center, Expo Hall D Main Stage

enter between 7th 9th on L Street, NW
Tickets $15 with proceeds to benefit WPA

David Fogel and 88 DC are notorious for throwing their monthly 'X' theme parties at BeBar on 9th Street. This month they're hosting a benefit for WPA as part of the DC International Art Expo being held all weekend at the Convention Center.

The theme for this month's 'X' is Metamorphosis in Convention Center Hall D's. Mainstage area transforming it into a carnival for the senses. Live electronic music, bellydancers, live projections by graphic designers, body painting, various artists working on site, and photographers taking photos of the partygoers and projecting them onto screens. You can also get your portrait done by the famous artist-group 4-traits, have wild makeup done by WPA artists, or re-fab an old tee at the T-shir transformation station!(cash bar)

Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 234-7103

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tapestries and Metal Sculpture

Susan Klebanoff and Joan Konkel's create eye catching sculpture with surface delight and whimsy. The work is on display at the Zenith Gallery's Singular Vision Exhibition. Susan Klebanoff's mutli-layered tapestries sparkle with light and color. Joan Konkel uses aluminum sheet metal and mesh that create depth and luminosity through her surfaces. Julie and Ken Girardini both create functional art and furniture in steel.

Susan Klebanoff tapestries
Joan Konkel Wall Sculpture
Julie and Ken Girardini,
The Wall, steel sculpture with patina, fused glass windows, 60” x 60” x 16”

Zenith Gallery
413 7th Street Nw
Washington, DC

Inspired by Mother Nature

Photo Credit: Anne Marchand 2008

Arts on Foot

Scenes from Washington, DC's Annual Arts on Foot Festival this past weekend. This year was twice as large with dance perfomances and music scheduled throughout the day. DC Artists, Matt Sesow and Dana Ellyn are two of the artist participants exhibiting exciting new work.


Better now than they once was

September 19 - November 1, 2008

Opening Reception
Friday, September 19, 7:00 - 9:00pm

1341 H Street, NE
Washington DC 20002

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 10:00am - 4:00pm and by appointment with Hemphill Fine Arts.
For information call (202) 234-5601.

Sponsored by Taurus Development Group and Hemphill Fine Arts.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Black Box: Semiconductor

Magnetic Movie
August 25, 2008-December 14, 2008

Artists Ruth Jarman and Joseph Gerhardt, aka Semiconductor, have collaborated since 1999 on various forms of “digital noise and computer anarchy,” including films, experimental DVDs, and multimedia performances. The London-based pair makes moving-image works that reveal our physical world in flux: cities in motion, shifting landscapes, and systems in chaos. They strive to transcend the constraints of time, scale, and natural forces and explore the world beyond human experience, questioning our very existence.

Among the shorts featured in the Black Box is Magnetic Movie, 2007, an eye-dazzling “documentary” created during the artists’ residency at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley. The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are exposed as chaotic ever-changing geometries. VLF (very low frequency) audio recordings reveal recurrent “whistlers” produced by fleeting electrons, while space scientists describe their discoveries. As we watch the film it’s not clear: Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?

Magnetic Movie was awarded best film at Cutting Edge and at the 2008 British Animation Awards and best experimental film at the 2007 Tirana International Film Festival. Joseph Gerhardt was born in 1972, Oxford, England, and has a bachelor’s of arts in sculpture from the University of Brighton. Ruth Jarman was born in 1973, Fareham, England, and has a bachelor’s in critical fine art practice from the University of Brighton.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Smithsonian Institution
Independence Avenue
Washington, D.C., 20024

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Under Surveillance

September 17 - October 8, 2008.
Reception: Thursday, September 18 from 6 to 9 pm.

Curated by Ellyn Weiss and Sondra N. Arkin
View Web site

This group show features works twelve local artists who explore our diminishing zone of personal privacy and reflect on all of the ways we are watched, listened to, recorded, categorized and observed.

Scott G. Brooks, Groover Cleveland, Richard Dana, Anna U. Davis, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Rosemary Luckett, Elizabeth Morisette, Ann Stoddard, Tim Tate, Ruth Trevarrow, and the curators themselves.

The artists’ statement explains the motivation behind the show:

For quite some time, we have observed with concern, anger and even fear the increasingly diminishing zone of personal privacy available to any of us, the freedom to speak, write, believe, read, travel, even think in complete privacy.

We have quickly become accustomed to random pat-down searches and shoe removals at the airport; these seem benign by now, as does as the inability to enter virtually any office building without producing identification and, in many cases, going through a metal-detector.

In the past few years we have learned through the media, not the government, about much more sinister, invasive and secret surveillance such as warrantless wiretapping of conversations, surveillance of public library usage and monitoring internet and telephone traffic from homes and workplaces. While the initial outcry was loud when these intrusions into our privacy were first disclosed, they are for the most part continuing and it seems quite possible that we are on the verge of becoming accustomed
to and tacitly accepting of these as well. We have already accepted the incredible proliferation of cameras throughout our cities that record our physical presence as it moves through space throughout the day.

Nor is surveillance by any means limited to the government. The internet has facilitated an enormous amount of data collection about our purchases, our viewing habits, our homes, our friends and business connections, the groups we belong to and support.

Short of disconnecting from the modern world completely, there is not much we can do to find a truly inviolate private space.

The intention of the “Under Surveillance” is to encourage viewers to reflect on the many ways in which we are watched, listened to, observed, monitored, photographed, categorized and filed away for future reference – and to think about the appropriate action.

Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 U Street, NW
Washington, DC

Friday, September 12, 2008

2008 Crystal City Market!

September 18th - Saturday, October 25th.
11:30am - 6:30pm daily

A new fall market in bustling in Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. This is a juried crafts, collectibles and gift market featuring a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food vendors.

Crystal Market operates every Thursday through Saturday for 6 weeks. It opens on Thursday, September 18th, and will run for 18 days thru Saturday, October 25th. Market Hours: 11:30pm-6:30pm each day. There are two special event Sunday markets scheduled in coordination with Vintage Crystal, a wine festival, on Sunday, September 21st and the Marine Corps Marathon's leg through Crystal City on Sunday, October 26th.

The market is located in the park at 2121 Crystal Drive directly across the street from a popular strip of restaurants, retail, and entrances to the Crystal City Shops. The Crystal City Metro is a short walk, 3 blocks away and plenty of public parking (free garage parking on weekdays after 4 PM and all day on weekends) is available nearby.

Crystal City Market
2121 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Project 3: Empowered by Artistry / Closing Date

Family Day and Open House: Saturday, September 13, 2008
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Project 3: Empowered by Artistry exhibit at the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum will be closing on Saturday, September 13

Project 3: Empowered by Artistry, a collaborative effort of three initiatives including the Making Herstory Series under the title La Femme: The Feminine, an exhibition featuring women artists from the DC Metropolitan area. Artwork selected for La Femme portion of the exhibition is based on the theme of the power and softness of women.

Artists selected for the exhibition include:

Prudence Bonds
Audrey Brown
Tess Chatfield
Zandra Chestnut
Ann Marie Coolick
Danielle Eure
Magaly Garza
Pam Hilliard
Kim Iles
Cynthia Johnson
Nihal Kecceci
Tina Lassiter
Sonya Lawyer
Heather Levy
Kiki Mcgrath
Bryanna Millis
Hester Ohbi
Patricia Ortman
Zenobia Rickford
Yelena Rodina
Heather Schmaedeke
Patricia Steck
Sherry Ways

Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
144 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-5608
Open for tours Tuesday through Saturday
Cost: $5

Thursday, September 11, 2008


"Better now than they once was," a site-specific installation sponsored by HEMPHILL and Taurus Development.

September 19 - November 1, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 7 - 9 PM

1341 H Street NE, Washington, DC, 2002

McLean Project for the Arts

SEP 11 - OCT 25
Opening Receptions: THUR, SEP 18, 7 - 9 pm

JO SMAIL / Limits of Language:
Selected from 10 Years

PAT GOSLEE / Memory Full

SANGBOK LEE / Contemplation on Nature

McLean Project for the Arts

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Green Light

Sept. 17, 2008 through Jan. 4, 2009

VSA arts and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., present “Green Light,” a juried exhibition by emerging artists with disabilities. The exhibition includes video, drawing, digital prints, sculpture, and painting. The theme “Green Light” challenged artists to consider the motivations behind their work and the infinite possibilities that creativity provides.

Alexander Appel
Katrina Cathcart
Lissa Corona
April Dill
Emily Eifler
Oddree Freitas
Franco Gassant
Ervin Gray
Michelle Herman
Michelle Jasmin
Danya Lang
Elise Mravunac
Sarah Muehlbauer
Daniel McFarlane
PJ Smalley

S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Drive, S.W.
Washington, DC

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Washington Arts Museum / Herb White:

A Taste for Art Selections from his art collection
Opening Reception September 4, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Panel Discussion September 18, 7:00pm

On Exhibit September 5 - October 17

Gene Davis, Clark, Robert Epstein, Sal Fiorito, Joe white, Noche Crist, Rebecca Davenport, Sidney Lawrence, Bill Newman, Virginia Daley, Dickson Carroll, Tom Nakashima, Robert Stackhouse, John Figura, Kevin MacDonald, Manon Cleary

Edison Place Gallery
701 Eighth Street, NW (On 8th Street, NW just north of G Street)
Open Tuesday - Friday, noon - 4:00pm

Washington Arts Museum


September 13 - October 25, 2008

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 13, 6:30 - 8:30pm

1515 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005



Members Gallery at at Touchstone Gallery
September 10 - October 4, 2008
featuring Touchstone Gallery Members

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 12, 6 - 8:30 pm

Touchstone artists interpret this theme freely and broadly. GREEN is approached literally or conceptually, and artists’ responses encompass green as a color, as a movement, as a state of being, as a symbol of life.
Participating Artists:

Steve Alderton, Charles St. Charles, Michele Cormier, Marcia Coppel, Tory Cowles, Mari DeMaris, Betsy Forster, Carolyn Johnson, Peter Karp, Harvey J. Kupferberg, Rosemary A. Luckett, Michael Lang, Paula Lantz, Lauren Shea Little, Teresa Roberts Logan, Newton More, Aina Nergaard-Nammack, Nancy Novick, Mary D. Ott, Mary Trent-Scott, Janathal Shaw, Harriet Rosenbaum, Rima Schulkind, Mary Trent-Scott, Dina Volkova, Jon Wassom, Janet Wheeler, Melissa Widerkehr and Cynthia Young.

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


The Fraser Gallery presents a solo exhibition of new paintings by acclaimed artist, David FeBland.

September 12 - November 8, 2008

Opening Reception, in conjunction with the "Bethesda Art Walk" will be held on Friday, September 12, 6pm - 9pm.

Fraser Gallery Bethesda
7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E
Bethesda, MD

Monday, September 08, 2008

Ryan Hackett / Cory Oberndorfer

Ryan Hackett
Cory Oberndorfer

September 13 – October 11

Receptions: Thursday September 11, 6:30–8:30pm
Saturday, September 13, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Hackett’s recent work focuses on body language, physical traits, and specific characteristics of selected animals as a structure to develop various multimedia works. Growing from initial impulses such as heart rates, body language, bones, and fur, the work pushes and pulls between the synthetic and the natural suspended in ambiguous hypnotic manifestations.

Project Room

Oberndorfer works from his own personal history growing up in suburban Middle America, without risk or rebellion, he remembers wondering what it would be like to step outside the boundaries of his “sugarcoated” lifestyle. He describes his childhood heroes as those who questioned propriety and were “not known for their sweet and pleasant exterior but for the strength, confidence and conviction that lies beneath.”

1515 Fourteenth St. NW
Washington, DC 20005


September 3-October 12
Reception: September 11, 6-8pm
Special Guest Speakers: 7pm Shanti Norris, from Smith Farm Center for the Arts and Healing
and President for Gifts in Kind, Richard Wong
Candlelight Vigil: 8:30pm

Aftermath includes a wide range of artists and their work that represent a great cross section of our country to include a few local and international artists as well. They speak through their art about the effects that traumatic events from natural and manmade disasters has had on them personally and on their work. As our juror, Laurel Reuter, Founder and Chief Curator of the North Dakota Museum of Art states, “Today’s artists are not asked to record the definitive history of their times but instead to give their contemporary audiences the means to understand their own times. Ours is not a contemplative society; artists often are. For some artists, like some writers, assume the role of moral compass.”

Target Gallery
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-838-4565 x4

Sunday, September 07, 2008

American University Museum New exhibitions

Sept 2 – Oct 26, 2008

Gallery talk with Ricardo Calero and Fernando Castro Florez
September 9, 5:30 PM

Artists' Reception:
September 13, 2008, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

* Alexandre Arrechea: Mistrust

* Sandow Birk:The Depravities of War

* Ricardo Calero. Goya.
Disparates .... Continuity of an Unfinished Project

* Close Encounters: Facing the Future
Sept 13 – Oct 26

* Ledelle Moe: Disasters
On display in the Kreeger Lobby through October 26

American University Museum
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

Chalk 4 Peace

September 14-21, 2008

From its beginnings in 2003 at The Museum of Modern ARF in Arlington, VA, as a Sunday sidewalk chalk project for children, to its recognition by the Arlington Arts Commission, the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the DC Mayor's Office, the Humanities Project of Arlington and Whole Foods Markets, CHALK4PEACE has grown through the efforts of hundreds of events organizers, teachers, parents, community outreach coordinators, libraries, arts centers and other peace minded individuals and organizations.

Virginia/ Maryland/Washington, DC Locations

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, DC
Organization of American States, DC
Warehouse Arts Complex, DC
Dos Gringos Café, DC
Barcoft Elementary, Arlington
Ashlawn Elementary, Arlington
Glebe Elementary, Arlington
Washington-Lee High School, Arlington
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Woodlawn Elementary, Alexandria
Yoga In Daily Life, Alexandria
The Crystal City BID, 18th Street and Crystal Drive, Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Hutchinson Elementary, Herndon
Waples Mill Elementary, Oakton
Hunter’s Woods Elementary, Reston
City Hall Interactive Chalkboard, Charlottesville
Damascus Community Recreation Center, MD
Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis
Unity of Fairfax Church, Oakton

This effort follows the success of smaller localized
Chalk4Peace events in London since 2003
and in various locations around the world notably @
The Museum of Modern ARF

Open to All

Julia Fullerton-Batten

in between
The first North American Solo Exhibition of Julia Fullerton-Batten

September 13 - October 18, 2008
Reception: September 13, 6pm-9pm

Over the past two years, Fullerton-Batten has been gaining critical recognition for her "Teenage Stories" photographic series. She has had solo exhibitions in London, Madrid, Paris, and Berlin, as well as winning the HSBC Foundation Award for Photography in 2007. Her book "Teenage Stories" won the PDN 2008 book of the year award. Her work, which deals with the dynamics of adolescence, calls attention to the period in a young girls life when she is faced with the growing responsibilities of her teenage years, yet still unable to disengage from the fantasy life of a child.

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


September 12 - October 18, 2008
Features work by ten emerging Mexico City based artists, ID-entity will be presented at Transformer and the MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE.

Opening Reception FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 6 – 9 PM
New work by Saúl Gómez presented throughout Transformer's project space.
TRANSFORMER, 1404 P Street, NW, Washington, DC.


Discussion of work between ID-entity artists and Ryan Hill, Manager of Interpretive Programs and Curatorial Research Associate, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

5 – 8 PM - Opening Reception – Please join us in celebrating the installations of work by ID-entity artists throughout the MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE, 2829 16th St. NW, Washington, DC


Seeking to further international contemporary art dialogue, build alliances for artists, and promote cultural exchange, Transformer is partnering with the Mexican Cultural Institute in presenting the comprehensive ID-entity exhibition. Presenting work that reflects issues of living within a capital city, urban life, as well as larger issues of identity both national and personal - Domestic Fine Arts, Gilberto Esparza, Saúl Gómez, Ricardo Harispuru, Mauricio Limón, Edith Pons, Xavier Rodríguez, Marco Rountree Cruz, Amaranta Sánchez and Joaquín Segura, several of whom will be exhibiting in the US and/or DC for the first time - present photography, video, painting, drawing, and mixed-media work in site-specific and site-responsive installations throughout Transformer and three floors of the Mexican Cultural Institute's public rooms. ID-entity is co-curated by Transformer's Executive Artistic Director Victoria Reis and Mexico City based independent curator Giovanna Esposito Yussif.

EXHIBITION HOURS – TRANSFORMER: Wednesday – Saturday, 1–7 pm by appointment
EXHIBITION HOURS – MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE: Monday - Friday, 10 am – 1 pm and 3 – 6pm

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Teo González, 23.4837K

A Solo Exhibition of New Paintings

September 13 – October 11
Opening reception: Saturday, September 13, 6-8PM

Teo González extends his signature approach to process, organic form, and the color values of his very specific pigments in a new series of paintings with gold pigment on various grounds as well as new paintings in the artist’s current color compositions. The title of the exhibition, 23.4837K, represents a playful and hypothetical karat value (K) of the gold pigment used in the paintings, a number which represents the impossibility of achieving the “pure value” of 24K, or 100% gold. 23.4837K is a symbol of limits, imperfections, and the reality of worldly matter for an artist whose work has sought ideal harmonies. -Martin Irvine

Irvine Contemporary

1412 14th St., NW, near P St.,
Washington, DC.

Gallery Sydney-East Opens at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA

Gallery Sydney-East
Aboriginal Masterpieces

Grand Opening on Sunday, September 14, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
at the magnificent new Workhouse Arts Center facility in Lorton, Virginia. Lorton Arts

Some of the most extraordinary art in the world today is being created by Aboriginal men and women in remote communities throughout Australia; it is radical, contemporary, beautiful and alive. Gallery Sydney-East represents today’s finest established and newly emerging Australian Aboriginal artists, with particular emphasis on paintings, sculpture and glasswork from the indigenous communities of Western & Central Australia.

Ron Acker

Friday, September 05, 2008

Smart Growth / Liveable Communities

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Longtime new urbanist Jeff Speck will speak next week at the National Building Museum on land use codes for livability. Jeff will be introduced by CNU DC board member Lee Sobel.

Smart Growth: The Problem with Codes, and the House on the Corner

Jeff Speck, AICP, LEED-AP, former Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts, Director of Town Planning for Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co., and co-author of Suburban Nation and the forthcoming Smart Growth Manual, discusses the often anti-urban nature of today's land-use codes, and proposes alternative rules for the creation of more livable communities. He also shares the story of his attempt to build a new infill house in Washington, DC and how he overcame the legal barriers to ultimately build a 2000-square-foot solar-powered home on a 500-square-foot lot at the tip of the L'Enfant plan.

Continuing Education Credits 1.0 LU (AIA)/ 1.0 CM (AICP)
FREE. Registration not required.
Smart Growth is presented in association with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Smart Growth Network.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM | 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001 | 202.272.2448 | Red Line Metro, Judiciary Square
Free admission | Hours: Mon - Sat 10 am - 5 pm, Sun 11 am - 5 pm

Education in a tube

Robert Genn, one of Canada's most accomplished painters, gives us an update on the new Golden Paints Open Acrylics slow drying acrylics.

Golden Paints has introduced a new line called Open Acrylics. The idea is to offer acrylic painters a chance to really relax and take their time without the business of quick drying as in normal acrylics. The new product stays wet or tacky up to ten times longer than normal heavy-bodied acrylics. Further, they can be worked together with the standard products and made to speed up or slow down drying times according to percentages mixed.

I've been using them straight up and in various mixtures for a week or so, and I like them. Right out of the tube, or with the special thinner, you can be positively languorous--even in direct sunlight. I was blown away. They mix and blend like a dream, and false starts and boo-boos can be scrubbed into oblivion or gradated away with a rag. They stay water-miscible, so you can get effects you can't get with the regulars.

There are a few things you have to watch out for. The Golden Product Information Sheet is worth reading before you begin. For starters, the dedicated thinner contains no binders. It looks to me like there are a minimum of acrylic binders in the pigments anyway--but there is a volatile medium that is slow to evaporate. Golden recommends 30 days drying before final varnish.

I found that once things were going nicely I could force dry with moderate heat. This may not be advisable. Acrylics in general require curing rather than drying. Further, adherence or clouding problems may arise if you pile impasto or a regular glaze on an uncured surface. My advice is to consciously take a little longer between stages. This is good for the old creativity machine as well. Especially for those of us who multitask, the use of Open Acrylics takes the pressure off and lets you fool around more.

Because the Open Acrylics still have Golden's trusted richness, you can cut down your palette. I've been working with a small kit of six pigments: Titanium White, Hansa Yellow Opaque, Phthalo Blue (green shade), Phthalo Green (blue shade), Pyrrole Red, Quinacridone Magenta. You can mix some mighty sophisticated hues, including gorgeous darks and earth tones, from this tiny outfit. It's an education.

PS: "Due to the newness of this medium, some applications and uses have yet to be tested or fully explored." (Golden Information Sheet) - Robert Genn


Thursday, September 04, 2008

“Artists for Obama - Restoration of America”

September 3 to September 27, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 6th from 6:30-9:00pm

An exhibition of twenty six artists from many parts of the United States expressing themselves through art about Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Artists were asked to create an image that may touch on issues such as civil rights, disabilities, education, energy and environment, ethics, faith, family, poverty, Iraq, service or just simple portraiture of Obama, his life, his faith, his truth. The following artists will be participating in the event/exhibition; Adam Abdalla (Virginia), Adger Cowans (Connecticut), Alonzo Davis (Maryland), Betty Murchison (Maryland), Bill Dorsey (DC), Claire McArdle (Colorado), David Carlson (Virginia), Frank Smith (Maryland), George Kotchev (Virginia), Helen Zughaib (DC), James Phillips (Maryland), Joe Ruffin (DC), Kevin Cole (Atlanta), Leonard Dawson (Alabama), Lisa Williams (Kentucky), Louis Delsarte (Atlanta), Michael Platt (DC), Otis Motley (Maryland), Peter Robinson (DC), Preston Sampson (Maryland), Richard Dana (DC), Ron Walton (New York), Shelly Miller (DC), Tafa (New York), Tim Davis (Virginia), and Ulysses Marshall (Maryland).

The chosen artists have their art works as part of permanent collections such as; The John A. Wilson Building-City Hall Collection, The Smithsonian, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The David Driskell Center, University of Maryland, Howard University, Washington Convention Center, and many corporate and private collections. This will be a multi-media exhibition that may include paintings, photography, video, prints, mixed mediums and sculptures.

International Visions Gallery
PHONE: 202-234-5112

Maro Vandarou / Paul Reuther

September 5 - October 31, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 2008, 6-9 p.m.


Fragmented Light consists of original photographic material of Keramicos, an ancient cemetery in Athens, Greece, printed as Platinum Palladium prints. Vandorou uses an eclectic mix of photographic techniques spanning three centuries of photography to create a series of images that convey a sense of time passing, the brevity of life, and the fragility of both.

Exhibition developed and coordinated by International Arts & Artists, Washington DC in conjunction with the Embassy of Greece.


Northmen’s Place Made Southfolk’s Thing: Landscapes of Finland and Nova Scotia is a painterly manifestation of Paul Reuther’s attraction to and passion for the landscape and culture of the north. The exhibition features the last few years of Reuther’s efforts to represent thelandscapes of Maine, Maritime Canada and most recently, Kemijärvi, Finland

Paul Reuther was recommended by Frank Wright and approved by the Local Artist Advisory Committee for his unique talent and visions.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court, NW
Washington, DC

Ten Miles Square: call for entries

Ten Miles Square, a venture to promote emerging photographers in the Washington, D.C. area is partnering with the Pink Line Project to curate and host a show during FotoweekDC, call for entries. The exhibit will feature the "theater" of D.C. Artists may submit 4-6 images that show a scene or a narrative of something culturally relevant to the Metro area.

Send in your work in low to mid res format by midnight on Saturday, October 4, 2008.

“Arts on Foot”

Penn Quarter Open House

Saturday, September 13
Rain or Shine, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Art Market Preview
Friday, September 12, Noon – 7:00pm

Marking its 16th anniversary, Arts on Foot is a one-day, multimedia Festival that kicks off the fall arts season in Downtown DC’s Penn Quarter. Incorporating visual art, music, theatre, dance, film, and creative cuisine, it’s an interactive celebration the whole family will enjoy with a lively outdoor street festival as its centerpiece.

Outdoor Street Festival
Centered at 7th and F streets, NW, Washington, DC
Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


Anne Marchand is looking for a mural assistant who can work on an exterior public art mural project in Crystal City, VA in Mid-September for 3-4 weeks. Assistant must be able to draw and provide own transportation, site is metro accessible. Mural Assistant work description is onsite prep work, drawing, painting, accurate taping, some heavy lifting, clean up and other on site work, working on a small scaffold and working well with instructions. If you are interested please send info and resume to email or comtact me at Anne Marchand, 202.265.5882 x2 for details. Please leave a message.

WHAT COMES NEXT / John Trevino

New photographs by John Trevino

September 6 - November 8, 2008
Opening Reception with music by DJ Adrian Loving
Saturday, September 6, 5 to 8 pm

What Comes Next, a new series of photographs by artist John Trevino. In his work, Trevino examines dreams and memory created as the residual of human interaction. These images build on that theme by documenting his friends, colleagues, and acquaintances wearing water polo caps customized by the artist. Worn on players' heads during water polo matches, caps take the place of jerseys in other team sports. As a form, they represent striking juxtapositions in design, part helmet, part Little Red Robin Hood. This "tough sensitivity" also characterizes much of the sport itself which itself can be quite brutal yet at times exhibits the gracefulness of a ballet. Taken out of this context, Trevino transforms the caps and the wearers into a strange and mysterious collective force or team on the verge of some kind of unknown action. Captured against environments Trevino frequents around Washington, D.C. as part of his routine, the work becomes a meditation on those locations and the people in his life. John currently lives in Hyattsville, MD and teaches painting and drawing at Howard University.

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

San Miguel de Allende/Translated

Sept. 5th - Sept. 30, 2008.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 6:30-8:30pm

Recent paintings by Francine Shore and prints by Bianca O'Keefe inspired by the Spanish Colonial Architecture of Mexico.

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

Igor Sikorsky Knew about Trees

Sabine Carlson
September 3, 2008 through September 27, 2008

Helicopters without rotors encounter ‘kite-eating’ trees as Carlson’s cheerfully ominous paintings explore themes of power and vulnerability.

Opening: Friday, Sep 5, 2008, 6-8pm

Gallery 10
1519 Connecticut Ave, NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Three American Masters:

Gene Davis
Sam Gilliam
Nathan Oliveira

September 5 – October 11, 2008

Marsha Mateyka Gallery

2012 R St., NW
Washington, DC
202 328-0088
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11:00-5:00 pm
and by appointment.

Phillips after 5

Join The Phillips Collection on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 8:30 pm for live music, a cash bar, and modern art. Program included in museum admission. Free admission to members - no RSVP required

Thursday, 9/4

5 to 8:30 pm
Gallery talk on Diebenkorn's artistic influences and The Making of the Migration Series
Live jazz by Bob Tublin Quartet • Cash Bar + Beer Tasting: Dogfish Head Brewery • Film:

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st NW | Washington, DC | 20009
202-387-2151 | www.phillipscollection.org


They Came From Beyond the Beltway: Tourists at the National Mall
September 5 - November 21, 2008
Opening Reception: September 5, 6:00 - 8:00pm

This exhibition is sponsored by Akridge and Seaton Benkowski Partners in collaboration with Hemphill Fine Arts.

Carroll Square Gallery is participating in Arts on Foot Saturday, September 13, 2008, 11am - 5pm

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20005
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 6pm

Zenith Gallery / Singular Vision

September 5 - 28, 2008

Julie Girardini
Ken Girardini
Joan Konkel
Susan Klebanoff

Opening Reception Friday, September 5, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Artists' Talk Saturday, September 6, 3:00 - 5:00pm

The artists in this show each have a singular vision, manipulate color and light, and work in three dimensions with canvas, metal, tapestry items, and mixed-media.

Zenith Gallery
413 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Monday, September 01, 2008

Way Down in New Orleans

September 5 - October 11, 2008
Preview Fundraiser: Thursday, September 4, 7-10pm
Public Reception: Friday, September 5, 7-9pm

Showing just days after the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Way Down in New Orleans unites an array of New Orleans-based artists with other artists nationwide, including:

Marc Bianchi, Brice Bischoff, Jacob Borndal, Kyle Bravo & Jenny Leblanc, Lauren Castle, Chin Music Press, Lisa Choinacky, Mike Combs, Constance, Beth Dary, Dirty Coast, Aubrey Edwards, Courtney Egan, Skylar Fein, Abby Gitlitz, Kevin Golden, David Grant, Jenny Hart, Brad Jensen, Kid Camera Project, Miranda Lake, Kristin Littwin, Leo McGovern & Jason Reeves, Neighborhood Story Project, New Orleans Craft Mafia, Royce Osborn, Marlowe Parker, JR Portman, Matthew Bonifacio Rodriguez, Megan Roniger, Beth Schindler & Summer Bethea, Dread Scott, Tabitha Soren, Elizabeth Underwood, David Wingo and JT Yost.

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20004 /p. 202.347.0022 / f. 202-280-1086

TODAY: Angela White / Yellow Barn Group Exhibition

Angela White is exibiting in a group show at the Yellow Barn Gallery at Glen Echo.

Artist Reception: Sept 1, 3-5:00pm
Featured Works from Walt Bartmen Florence Painting Tour

Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD, 20812
(this is the intersection of Goldsboro Rd and MacArthur Blvd).

For information about classes, workshops and programs sponsored by the Friends of the Yellow Barn and the Yellow Barn Studio, contact Robyn at 1-301-371-5593

Anti-Plastic: Anthony Cervino

Opening Reception Friday, Sept. 5, 6:00 - 8:00pm
September 5 - October 11

With plastic resin and paints, Anthony Cervino transforms the parts taken from toy model kits, into low-relief sculptures on canvas. Not quite wall sculptures and not quite paintings, these chromatically reductive works are evocative of architectural structures, disaster scenes, and abstract landscapes.

Cultural Development Corporation
Gallery at Flashpoint
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA
202.315.1310 www.flashpointdc.org

Capitals Alliance 2008 / Greening the World's Capital Cities

With the focus on Green, our fair city is geared up to have a dialogue with world capital city planning officials on strategies for sustaining the built and natural environments of treasured capital cities. Hosted by the National Capital Planning Commission in partnership with the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Building Museum.

Greening the World's Capital Cities
September 15-18, 2008

Delegates from more than 50 capital cities have been invited to participate. The event will be the sixth gathering of the Alliance since its creation in 2001.

Public sessions begin Monday, September 15 and run through Thursday, September 18. If you are a member of the general public and wish to reserve seating for a conference session, please RSVP by September 5, 2008.

Discussions and workshops will be devoted to topics such as building community support for green and sustainable policies; addressing the challenges facing capital cities; balancing tourism and responsible energy consumption; and the effect of green design on world-class architecture and open space.

National Capital Planning Commission
401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004
United States
Phone: 202.482.7200