Thursday, October 30, 2008

Nominations for the 24th Annual Mayor's Arts Award

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites you to submit nominations for the 24th Annual Mayor's Arts Award, the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, organizations, and patrons of the arts, which will be held on Friday, March 27, 2009 at the Kennedy Center, presented by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.

Award Categories include:

· Excellence in an Artistic Discipline
· Outstanding Emerging Artist
· Excellence in Service to the Arts
· Outstanding Contributions to Arts Education
· Innovation in the Arts

For a complete entry form, please download the 2008 Guidelines/Application available online. You may also contact (202) 724-5613.

The deadline to submit your nomination is Monday, December 15, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. to

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
1371 Harvard Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Call for Artists

Arlington Arts Center

UNLIMITED EDITION is a juried show about the relationship of the art world to reproduction and marketing. We're looking for artists who produce lots of unnumbered multiples of an image or an object…or who incorporate mass-produced products into their work…or who simply explore the commodification and mass-reproduction of art through various means.
JURORS: Kriston Capps, Martin Irvine, Welmoed Laanstra.

Application deadline:
Saturday, November 8, 2008

Notification date:
Friday, November 21, 2008

Exhibition dates:
December 12, 2008 - January 17, 2009

SPECIAL RECEPTION EVENT in collaboration with THE PINK LINE PROJECT on Friday, December 12

Full prospectus and application here.

The Medium is the Message

jodi / Paul Martin Wolff
November 7 – 30, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, November 7, 6-9pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, November 8, 2-4pm

Paul Wolf, Twist, lemon poured glass, 30"x5"x6"

jodi, Symphony, mixed media on panel, 47"x80"

The paintings and sculpture in this show were born of the sophistication, simplicity and elegance of two artists whose work needs no message. For jodi and for Paul Martin Wolff, who came to art later in life, form and texture reign. And, in this exhibition, the ying and yang of their work is harmonious: black and white, smooth and textured, opaque and luminous.

For jodi, creating textured surfaces with environmentally safe materials is a noble pursuit and for Wolff, it’s all about delving into the medium he uses. When not making art, Wolff enjoys the challenges of life as a successful attorney, and jodi gives seminars to artists across the country. Both have exhibited their work at Zenith Gallery for years, and their pieces are in private and corporate collections across the US.

Zenith Gallery
413 Seventh Street NW
Washington DC 20004

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Made in the USA / Art in Nature

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO announces that Charleston, WV photographer, Bruce K. Haley, Jr. has been selected to participate in its international juried exhibition Art in Nature.

Bruce’s image Reaching Out #2 was one of 50 images selected by renowned nature photographer, George Lepp. Five-hundred photographers, worldwide, submitted a total of 1,931 images for the exhibition.

Art in Nature
will run from December 5, 2008 to January 3, 2009 at The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 North College Avenue, Ft. Collins, CO. In addition, the exhibition can be seen online at beginning on December 5, 2008.

For more details, contact Azarie Furlong, Exhibitions Manager, at the Center for Fine Art Photography, (970) 224-1010.

Mr. Haley’s fine art photography, including Reaching Out #2, can be seen at Mr. Haley can be contacted at (304) 346-9360.

The Center for Fine Art Photography
(in the Poudre River Arts Center)
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970. 224.1010

CRYSTAL FLIGHT: A Celebration of Art and Air

CRYSTAL FLIGHT: A Celebration of Art and Air
text by Robert H. Mandle
photography by Jennifer Foley, Robert H. Mandle, and Crystal City BID

New Book:

Take a look at Arlington,Virginia's urban art book that features over 50 planes, whimsically decorated by amateur and professional artists alike. Crystal Flight, a Celebration of Air and Art pays tribute to Arlington's longstanding connection to air and space travel through this community project.

Available through Orange Frazer Press for $15.00

Inspiration, though, is contagious and multiform.

October 20, 2008 through October 31, 2008

Featuring: Steve Ioli, Sarah Koss, Patrick Mc Donough, Ding Ren, and Teresa Sites

“Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious and multiform – and even just to see, close up, power and aggression made vulnerable to beauty is to feel inspired and (in a fleeting, mortal way) reconciled.” – David Foster Wallace

Opening: Tuesday, October 28, 2008, 5-7 pm

Classroom 102
Smith Hall of Art
801 22nd St. NW
George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052 See Map

Monday, October 27, 2008

EUGENE LEAKE 1911-2005

Works on Paper
October 22 - November 29, 2008

Eugene Leake, a Maryland landscape artist and visionary leader in arts higher education. He was ispired by the landscape painting of French Barbizon master, Jean-François Millet and George Inness landscape paintings. Leake's expressive compositions reflected his awareness of the variety and fleeting aspects of nature.

C. Grimaldis Gallery

523 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410 539 1080


and Pastime
October 24th to December 6, 2008

Civilian Art Projects presents two contemporary photography exhibitions: DARFUR/DARFUR, a traveling exhibit of images by world-renowned photojournalists on the crisis and culture in Darfur, Sudan, curated by Leslie Thomas; and, Pastime, an exhibition of emerging photographers with distinct points-of-view.

Photographers in DARFUR/DARFUR include Lynsey Addario, Mark Brecke, Helene Caux, Ron Haviv (VII), James Nachtwey (VII), Paolo Pellegrin (MAGNUM), Ryan Spencer Reed, Michal Safdie and Brian Steidle.

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington DC
(202) 347-0022

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Art You can Sink You Teeth Into

Food Glorious Food IV

October 23 – November 9, 2008

Spicy Hot by Philip Hazard

Community good will, food and art....
Each year, the Zenith Gallery brings together artists with tasty subject matter, celebrated local restaurants and chefs, and happy guests for a party to launch a new food-art-themed 2009 calendar. This year's Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF) continues to support the Capital Area Food Bank with “Food Glorious Food IV: Changing Courses,” an annual benefit at Zenith Gallery in Penn Quarter.
by Emily Lyons, Washington Spaces.

The art and recipe filled 2009 Food Glorious Food Calendar is available for $15 with all proceeds going to the food bank.

Press Release

Tune in this Thursday morning, October 30th, at 9:00am-10 am on WUSA News (Channel 9) News at 9

Margery Goldberg, of the Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF), and Lynn Brantley, of the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), will be featured with Andrea Roane and Mike Walters (Board member of Capital Area Food Bank). They will be talking about the 2009 Food Glorious Food Calendar and showing some of the original art.

Zenith Gallery
413 7th St., NW
Washington DC 20004

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lamond Mural Dedication

See DC Creates Public Art Weblog with pictures of yesterday's dedication ceremony at Lamond Recreation Center. Mural created by Washington, DC Muralist G. Byron Peck of City Arts.

Machine, Man, Monster The solo show of JIMBOT

Art Whino presents JIMBOT: Machine, Man, Monster. The exhibition will feature the illustrative and playful works of JIMBOT, Milwaukee based painter and freelance illustrator.

Preview event and opening reception!
Friday October 24th 7-11pm

Preview Event and Panel Discussion at the Art Whino Loft, located at the Adidas store in Georgetown
1251 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007

A sampling of Jimbot’s exhibition will be on exhibit as well as select pieces from the Art Whino’s extensive artist collaboration.

As a part of Americans for the Arts Creative Conversations initiative, Art Whino will be hosting a panel discussion on the validity of current art trends within the larger realm of fine art. Panelists will debate whether or not Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist art carry the same amount of cultural significance and demand the same respect as more traditional forms of contemporary art.

Saturday, October 25th, from 6pm - Midnight
National Harbor, MD, Art Whino announces: Machine, Man, Monster
173 Waterfront St., National Harbor, MD 20745
Music by DJ Adrian Loving and Tom P live on the congas.

Show end date: Nov 16th
The event is FREE and open to the public.

Mama Ayesha's Fundraising Dinner for "Keep Driving On" Mural

October 30, 6:30pm
Fundraising Dinner at Mama Ayesha's Restaurant

Come out for a delicious dinner served Family Style to support the community and to raise funds for the historical mural by Karlisima at Mama Ayesha's Restaurant. After dinner, join the artist to view the mural.
Dinner tickets are $125.
Please Call to Reserve. RSVP: 703-819-8069

Mama Ayesha's Restaurant
1967 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Authentic Middle Eastern Cuisine

The Conscience of A Nation 2008

Sid Chafetz Leads the Way (Curated by Helen Frederick)

October 27 to November 11, 2008
Reception: Tuesday, October 28th, 2008, 4:30PM- 6:30PM

As a way of delivering personal responses and insights about the conscience of our capital right before the November election, the following artists are invited to exhibit their visual commentaries about our community, particularly investigating the psyche of survival instincts and emergency situations that grow from political divisions and consequences:

Ken Ashton
Graham Boyle
Sid Chafetz
Billy Colbert
Fred Folsom
Helen Frederick
Chawky Frenn
Steve Frost
John Hitchcock
Bridget Lambert
Manuel Navarette
Peggy Parker
Rob Parrish
Jefferson Pinder
Mark Planisek*
Michael Platt
Steve Prince
Joyce Scott
Yee-Haw Press
Sean Watkins
Genna Watson
Rex Weil
Sue Wribican
George Mason Students

Sid Chafetz Leads the Way and he will be in attendence at the opening reception Tuesday, October, 28th, 2008

Gallery 123 (Johnson Center Building)
George Mason University
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(703) 993-8950

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Judy Jashinsky

The Fisherwomen / Paintings and Drawings
October 24 - November 28
Judy Jashinsky, Fisherwoman Surfaces, ©2006; mixed media on linen; 31 inches x 31 inches

Opening reception: Friday, October 24th, 6:30-9pm
Reyes + Davis Independent Exhibitions
923 F Street NW #302
Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

How to Survive as an Artist in this FRIGHTENING Economy

Washington Project for the Arts presents it's second member workshop in the 'No Artist Left Behind (NALB)' series.

Wednesday, 10/29 from 6-7:30 (at WPA)
How to Survive as an Artist in this FRIGHTENING Economy
Just in time for Halloween, and the upcoming presidential election, a couple of financial experts will be giving advice on how to navigate these spooky economic times.

A presentation by:
Kim Ward, Executive Director of WPA
Tim Ward, Deputy Director of Examinations, Supervision, and Consumer Protection
Office of Thrift Supervision

Following the presentation there will be time for questions and answers, and member networking.

Refreshments will be served. Space is limited and you must sign up for the workshop (current WPA members only).

Brought to you by WPA and the NALB program.
What's NALB? To refresh your memory click here.

Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

University of Alabama to Receive Renowned African-American Art Collection

From Authentic Art Visions

The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa has announced that Paul R. Jones has donated his collection of American art to the university. The collection includes one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of twentieth century African-American art in the world.

Valued at $4.8 million, the 1,700-piece collection encompasses art in a variety of media and from more than six hundred artists, including Romare Bearden, Prentice Herman (P.H.) Polk, Elizabeth Catlett, Jacob Lawrence, Carrie Mae Weems, Sam Gilliam, and Benny Andrews.

“$4.8 Million Paul R. Jones Art Collection Donated to UA.” University of Alabama Press Release 10/14/08.

New Work by Tony Savoie

October 24 - November 23
Friday, October 24, 6-9pm

Article: Art wrap
The Dog in the Art of Tony Savoie

October 2008

Photo: Submit - 32x32 - reverse painted acrylic and mixed media

This marks Tony Savoie’s first show in Washington, D.C., New Works is a combination of two separate series—the Command Series and Icons Incorporated. Savoie’s process is intricate in its execution, laying reverse painted pieces of clear acrylic onto backgrounds composed of found photographs and artifacts. He uses a wide range of medias, from spray paints to pencils, photographs, stencils and oils to create his multi-dimensional statement.

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

Party for OBAMA!


- a fundraiser -
Saturday October 25 at 7pm

Theater, Music, Obamartinis!

Doors open at 7PM

Come early for the 8 PM showing of 7 x 1 Samurai, a one-man retelling of Kurosawa's 7 Samurai, named Best Solo Performance for the 2008 Washington Fringe Festival and hailed by the City Paper as "serious, sidesplitting, mesmerizing stuff."

Space in the theater is limited so call the Warehouse at 202 783-3933 to reserve a seat.

Can't make the show? Join us afterwards to groove to the scorching rhythms and soulful melodies of OmegaBand, kicking off at 9PM.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Conversations with Artists / Vito Acconci

Wednesday, October 22, 5:30pm

The Phillips Collection Center for the Study of Modern Art's 2008-2009 Conversations with Artists lecture series focuses on "Engaging Spaces," featuring artists who transform spaces through a variety of media. As part of his artistic process, artist and provocateur Vito Acconci uses architecture, performance, installation, and film to encourage viewers' participation in his work. The Acconci Studio specializes in architecture and landscape design that integrates public and private spaces, such as Mur Island, Austria, 2003 and Open-bookstore, Armory Show, New York, 2007.
Free; registration required
202-387-2151 x286

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

Mosaic Mural By G. Byron Peck Installed at Lamond Recreation Center

Dedication for the new mosaic mural at Lamond Recreation Center.
Thursday October 23, 4 pm
Lamond Recreation Center, 20 Tuckerman Street, NE
Event is Free and open to the public

The Lamond Recreation Center is the first LEED® Silver Certified building in the District and features a host of after school programs and activities for students from surrounding schools.

In partnership with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) announces the installation of a mosaic mural by DC public artist G. Byron Peck, City Arts, LLC. Located at the intersection of Kansas Avenue and Tuckerman Street, NE, Washington, DC, Lamond is designed to revitalize and enhance the mind, body and spirit of the users and the surrounding urban community. It is also designed to provide the neighborhood with an environmentally efficient recreation facility, the first LEED Silver Certified facility built by DPR.

Utilizing sustainable and recycled materials, the 12 by 16 foot mosaic mural enhances the facility’s unique characteristics and highlight activities within the community. It contains references to native plant life, sports and multigenerational relationships that are reflected within the community.

G. Byron Peck, City Arts LLC, has created more than 20 high-profile public murals, mosaics, and other artworks, mostly located in Washington, DC. In April, Peck received First Prize for Creative Use of Mosaic in Commercial Project at the International Spectrum Awards in Miami. The project, funded by the DCCAH, involved four 300-foot long mosaic sections spanning the walls of the 12th Street Tunnel where it joins Maine Avenue, SW, also known as the Southwest Gateway.

The Lamond Recreation Center mosaic mural is made possible through the generous funding from the Department of Parks and Recreation and commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.


Peter Saul: A Retrospective

October 17, 2008 - January 4, 2009

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is the only East Coast venue for the most comprehensive survey of Peter Saul's work ever to appear in the United States. Peter Saul: A Retrospective will be on view in the PAFA’s Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building, Fisher Brooks Gallery.

Peter Saul has challenged viewers and the art world with his hilarious yet transgressive figure paintings. Unafraid to tackle difficult political subjects or examine both the individual or national psyche, Saul is one of the most influential and divisive artists of his generation. Organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated at PAFA by Curator of Modern Art Robert Cozzolino, Peter Saul: A Retrospective is the first major American survey of Saul’s work, featuring 50 paintings and drawings from 1958 to the present, including large-scale “historical epics,” satires of art history, and several of Saul’s most recent paintings addressing World War II and the war in Iraq. The PAFA presentation will include material not shown at other venues, borrowed directly from the artist, including several working sketches and Clemunteena Gweenburg (1971) from his scathing series of Art World Portraits. Saul will also debut a painting, currently in progress, inspired by Thomas Eakins’s Portrait of Dr. Gross (The Gross Clinic) this Fall.

Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz,

October 12, 2008 – March 15, 2009

Three important and beautiful series of black-and-white landscape photographs are showcased in Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz. This focus exhibition features 21 works in chronological order: ten by Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946), five by Ansel Adams (1902–1984), and six by Robert Adams (b. 1937). The three series have never before been exhibited together, and Stieglitz's Music: A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs was last seen in its entirety in 1923.

National Gallery of Art
(West Building Ground Floor Gallery G34)
Washington, DC

Attend a Gallery Talk
Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz
October 28–30 at 12:00PM
(50 minutes)
West Building Main Floor, Rotunda
Diane Arkin

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Marine Corps Marathon next Weekend, Sunday October 26

The High Life on a Low Budget

THE SCENE The Marine Corps Marathon
The people who are running the 26-mile race a week from Sunday are probably now hitting the most intense days of their preparations. Those not taking part will be able to watch these dedicated runners as they cross various points along the course; this year, the finish line festival will be held on Wilson Boulevard in Rosslyn, where you'll find a beer garden, food tastings, vendors and performers. If you don't feel like hanging out there, Crystal City's Crystal Run festivities are just down the road, with music act the BoDeans, samples from local restaurants (with tastes priced at $1), a kid zone and the chance to cheer on runners as they pass through (it's at Miles 21 and 22 of the race). The festivities are free. Oct. 26 beginning at 9 a.m. The BoDeans perform at 3 p.m. in Crystal City, Crystal Drive and 23rd Street. In Rosslyn, Wilson Boulevard at Lynn Street.

Marine Corps Marathon Celebrates Partnership with Arlington County
Ten original, artistic mile markers for the upcoming Marine Corps Marathon were unveiled during a press conference in Crystal City, Virginia on October 10. The mile markers, which include mile 1 and mile 26, represent each of the ten miles of the annual MCM that are run in Arlington County, Virginia. Designed by local artist Kevin Irvin, the colorful nine-foot tall, graffiti-style mile markers will displayed on the MCM course on Sunday, October 26.

Representatives from the Marine Corps Marathon, the Crystal City BID and Rosslyn Business Improvement District and Arlington County, including Chairman of the Arlington County Board, J. Walter Tejada, were on hand for the reveal “I am excited to proclaim October as ‘Marine Corps Marathon’ month in Arlington County,” said Tejada during his remarks. “Arlington continues to be the proud home of the annual event.”

The mile markers are part of larger partnership between the Marine Corps Marathon and Arlington County. On race day, spectators and runners will be able to enjoy exciting activities in the Arlington neighborhoods of Crystal City and Rosslyn. Crystal City hosts Crystal Run, a family-friendly fall festival from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., which lines 23rd Street and includes live bands, food tastings, activities for kids of all ages and a spectacular spot for spectators to view runners at miles 22 and 23 of the MCM course.

After crossing the finish line, runners will proceed to the Finish Festival, held on Wilson Boulevard and Lynn Street in Rosslyn, to retrieve their commemorative finisher coins, provided by USAA, as well as to enjoy live music, food, giveaways and more!
Later, Crystal City hosts the Post Race Celebration and Concert, featuring the BoDeans at 3:00 p.m.

For more details as well as transportation information, visit For details and a map of the course, visit and click on weekend events.

Artist Spolight: Maria Mandle

Intimate SeriesIntimate ICloser

This series is an in-depth study of human intimacy and the beauty of surrendering and committing one's life to another in a style that can be described as abstract realism.

Limited edition, artist signed, Giclees available on website

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Regime Change Starts At Home

October 18 to December 06, 2008

I went to the opening at Irvine Contemporary tonight to see the talents of Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow and Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky). The exhibition is a knock out! The presence of special security police at tonight's reception added to the feeling of angst depicted by some of the artwork. Al Farrow's cathedral and reliquary, made of guns and bullets blended an eerie fascination of religion and weapons with surreal beauty and austerity. The (trigger finger) reliquary points a scathing finger at the rewards of power. Standing in the space with these three artists works is almost overwhelming. Theirs is the visual power to transport the viewer to new perceptions, to questions, to awareness.

From Wired "The whole concept of 'Obey' was getting people to question their obedience," said Fairey. "Now I'm trying to react to what's going on around me in a way that is constructive."

Seen at tonight's reception...

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005

Marv over at The Marvelous Collective went on a hunt around DC for a number of Obama HOPE images and OBEY Giants that have consequently appeared all over the city. Click here for images with locations.

Francis Bacon at Tate Britain

11 September 2008 - 4 January 2009
Tate Britain's marvelous retrospective gives us a haunting vision of life stripped to the bone, a sense of macabre desolation.
"He is the single greatest artist that Britain has produced in the hundred years that have passed since his birth in 1909. There is no great secret to his success. Francis Bacon is quite simply the most extraordinary, powerful and compelling of painters."
From Times Online Video, Art Critic, Rachel Campbell-Johnston

Art Openings Tonight

14th Street NW,
Gallery Opening receptions tonight at...

G Fine Art 6:30-8:30

Irvine Contemporary 6pm-9pm
Regime Change, Express Article

The final day of Julia Fullerton-Batten
in between

October 18th, 11am-7:30pm
Randall Scott Gallery
1326 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

A History of Dogs and Witches: A Solo Exhibition of New Work by Laurel Hausler

October 15 -November 9, 2008

Local artist Laurel Hausler unveils a series of new paintings, ink and watercolor drawings, sculptures and other works. Alternately erudite, evil and beautiful, the works contain elements of narrative, fashion, history and theater.

Special Event: Haunted Open House to Benefit the Washington Animal Rescue League
October 18, 2008 3 to 6 pm

The gallery will host an afternoon of tricks, treats, and art by Laurel Hausler in support of the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Grab your brooms and fly on over to Nevin Kelly Gallery to see Laurel's solo exhibition "A History of Dogs and Witches" and enjoy refreshments and hobnob with goblins, witches, and (of course) dogs. Costumes are encouraged!

Donation: $10 donation
to WARL at the door; Additionally 10% of sales made during the event will be donated to WARL.

Nevin Kelly Gallery
1517 U Street NW
Washington, DC

Shepard Fairey talk at the Corcoran last night

From Adventures of hoogrrl
"I went to hear Shepard Fairey speak at the Corcoran last night and felt compelled to write down everything he said. He verbalized pretty much everything I hope The Pink Line Project represents and ideals by which I'd like to live my life. Here's an early morning summary: Art is about accessibility, visibility, and passion....."
Geeky lecture notes

Alan Binstock / In formation

October 28, 2008 - April 17, 2009
Reception October 28, 5:30 - 7pm
Sarah Tanguy
, Guest Curator
Gallery talk 6:15pm

The American Center for Physics

One Physics Elypse College Park, MD 20740
301-209-3125 (Eva Adams)
for directions
Contact the artist:

Alan Binstock
(301) 277-5240


Friday, October 17, 2008

Shepard Fairey

Regime Change Starts at Home
On view at Irvine Contemporary
October 18 - December 6, 2008
1412 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005

2008 Arts for Arthritis Gala Auction

Saturday, November 8, 2008, 7pm-Midnight
Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202

Illuminata, Anne Marchand, 24x18" acrylic, sand, mica on canvas, Item Number 101

2008 Marriott Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
Paul Rogers
US Congress 1955-1979 (D-FL)
Award presented by Dr. Anothy Fauci
Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

The Arts for Arthritis Gala presents an exclusive opportunity for serious art collectors to enhance their private collections. On-line bidding commenced on Wednesday, October 1st. Please visit the online market to preview the items that will be included in this year's auction and to start placing your bids. The online auction will run from October 1, 2008 to November 6, 2008, with the live event taking place on November 8, 2008. Proceeds go to Arthritis Foundation, Metropolitan Washington in order to support their mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. Tell your friends, family, community. Online bidding HERE.

Order Event Tickets

Contact: Veronica C. Cummings (202-537-6800 Ext. 3027)

Works by Mindy Weisel

Every Painting is a Love Letter
Works by Mindy Weisel

Exhibition: 505 9th Street, NW Lobby

October 8, 2008 – January 9, 2009
8 am – 7 pm

Opening reception: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 5.30 – 7 pm
Artist Talk by Mindy Weisel at 6 pm

Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC
2440 Virginia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037
Contact: Elizabeth Newton, 202.223.1626

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Johanna Mueller

Johanna Mueller's artwork will be on display through the week of Oct. 20-25 in honor of Redeem's 2 year anniversary.

Opening party: Sunday October 19, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Redeem @ 1734 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
(Near 14th and S, close to U Street/African American Civil War Memorial Metro on Green and Yellow line)

Check them out online at!
Bring a friend!

Civilian Art Projects and Barack Obama

Civilians for Obama
October 17, 9pm - 12am

Join Civilian Art Projects, DJs Will Eastman (Blisspop) and Jonathan Ackerman (the Moon Goons, Minneapolis) and over 40 artists from across the USA (and London!) as we dance, raise a drink, and work to get Barack Obama into the White House.
$25 at the door gets you in the door and one complimentary drink.
All artwork is for sale at $500 (and below) with the majority of the proceeds going to the campaign.
This show is ONE NIGHT ONLY so get there early!!

List of participating artists: Deborah M. Carroll Anzinger
Matthew Best
Megan Blafas
Lisa Blas
Judy Byron
Lynn Cazabon
Natalie Cheung
Billy Colbert
Jeffry Cudlin
Kate Damon John Beebe
Mary Early*
Steve Frost
Ana Elisa Fuentes
Lee Gainer
Victoria F. Gaitán
Pat Goslee
Jason Matthews Gottlieb
Pat Graham
Jeremy Haik
Jason Horowitz**
Mike Iacavone
David Ibata
Amanda Kleinman
Brian Knight
Joseph Lamour
Kate MacDonnell
Andrew McDermott
Kate McGraw
Sean Quinn
Rick Reinhard
Rachele Riley
Brady Robinson
Marc Roman
Melanie Standage
Sanjay Suchak
John Ulaszek***
Rachel Waldron
Jenny Walton
Joshua Yospyn
* Courtesy of HEMPHILL**Courtesy of Curator's Office*** Courtesy of Ten Miles Square

Civilian Art Projects

406 7th Street NW, Third Floor
Washington DC
(202) 347-0022

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Deadline: November 21, 2008 at 5:30pm
Budget: $200,000

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with the Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Adams Morgan community, is looking for an artist or artist team to design, create and install a permanent outdoor installation at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW, Washington D.C.

The objective of this project is to create a "distinctive art piece that communicates the history and current character of the surrounding community and commercial district. The work will reflect the cultural diversity of the neighborhood and enhance the pedestrian experience."

To download the prospectus please visit, or for further questions contact Deirdre Ehlen at 202-724-5613

Washington Sculptors Group: Mary Early

Sculpture 1275 Solo Exhibition Series: 
Mary Early

October 6 - December 12, 2008
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 22, 5 - 7 pm

Building Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 8pm

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group and Axent Realty

1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004

About the Artist

Mary Early graduated from Bennington College in 1997. She lives and works Washington, DC. She has exhibited in galleries in DC, MD, and VA, including recent exhibitions at the Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD, and McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA. Ms. Early is the recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. She is represented by Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC.

About the WSG

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting an awareness and understanding of sculpture in addition to fostering the exchange of ideas among sculptors, collectors, and the general public. The WSG sponsors frequent events, including artists' panels, presentations, workshops, public programs, and co-sponsors a variety of exhibitions in museums and alternative spaces in the Washington area and beyond. Organized in 1983, the work of the WSG is carried out by its Board of Directors, along with its nearly 400 members.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Takoma Park Arts & Humanities Day

Saturday, October 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park MD

Celebrate the important role the arts and humanities play in Takoma Park with free demonstrations, workshops and performances that honor the efforts of the artists, historians, musicians, and cultural groups that enrich our daily lives.

Featuring free workshops, demonstrations and performances by:

Washington National Opera - “Opera Inside Out”
Patrick Smith - solo acoustic guitarist
The Dance Exchange - Dance Workshop
Ellen Cole and Judy Neri - “Poems from the Family Tree”
The Triple Goddess Tribal Belly Dance Troupe
Contradiction Dance - “Objects of Hope”
Image Word - “Creation”
"Are you My Mother?" - Drama workshop for kids 18 months to 5
“Inspired Results”- a collaboration of poetry and art
Takoma Mosaic Project
Historic Takoma

For more information call 301.891.7224.

Takoma Park Arts and Humanities Commission

Monday, October 13, 2008



October 16 - November 15, 2008
Opening reception: Thursday, October 16, 6-8 pm

A fully illustrated catalogue is available through the gallery, $20 plus shipping.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sheep Jones / Plan B

New Works
October 8 - November 9th

Opening reception with the artist
Saturday, October 11, 2008
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallery Plan B
1530 14th Street
Washington, DC

Friday, October 10, 2008


Today the Crystal City Business Improvement District unveiled their latest creative endeavor, Art Walls at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. As Crystal City's curator, the BID employs light, art, and design to transform the way people see, perceive and experience the area. The new program infuses color and character into the textures and surfaces of Crystal City to brighten and energize Crystal City's gateways and gathering places. The Art Walls collection includes three projects: Radiance, Prism and Ellipsis.

Embraced by Crystal City commercial property owners, the first corporate Art Wall is a partnership involving Gould Property Company, the Airport Hyatt and Concord Residences. Paintings from Anne Marchand's Ellipsis Series were selected for the first Crystal City Art Wall. Twelve of the artists most colorful abstracts are enlarged and direct UV printed onto ten-foot square Dibond panels then mounted onto the back wall of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Clearly visible from the Concord Residencies and streetscape, the vibrant work adds flavor and spirit to the area.

Slideshow of the art installation.

Crystal City is a canvas, where Crystal City Business Improvement District acts as a curator - matching spaces with artists. The BID aims to infuse walls with color and character while highlighting area assets as well as the talents of local artists. This Art Wall from left to right starting at the top consists of the following Marchand works courtesy of Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC:

Axis ©2007
Portal ©2006
Around ©2007
Recollection ©2006
Consonance ©2007
Evening Star ©2005
Kindled Flame ©2006
Luminous Motion©2006
Arcs Revelation©2005
Space Between ©2005
Cushion of Ancient Secrets ©2007
Red Spiral ©2005

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Vedanta University

For the past two years a dedicated team of architects and planners at Ayers Saint Gross, have been working on on a new university in Orissa, India...adding Humanities and Science to India's interdisiplinary university.

Washington, DC--
For the past two years a dedicated team of architects and planners at Ayers Saint Gross, have been working on on a new university in Orissa, India...adding Humanities and Science to India's interdisiplinary university.

This is what shines in good architecture....a grand implementation of geometry and symbolic design. Ayers Saint Gross has designed The Vedanta University to be built in three phases for 100,000 students.

Watch Video

Dhiru A. Thadani, AIA, CNU
Ayers / Saint / Gross
Architects + Planners
800 Eye Street NW #600
Washington DC 20001
202 628 1033

DC's Tim Tate debuts in Los Angeles

Tim Tate: A Look Into a Video Mind
Exhibition: October 11 - November 8, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11th, 7-10 pm

Billy Shire Fine Arts
5790 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
phone: 323-297-0600

Kudos to Tim and to Director, Annie Adjchavanich

The Georgia Avenue Global Mural Project

The "Georgia Avenue Global Mural Project" facilitated by muralist Joel Bergner will present images of murals by 5 international artists at Rumberos, a restaurant in Columbia Heights. Each artist will present for 10 minutes and answer any questions people have.

October 14, at 6:00 p.m.

3345 14th Street NW

Washington, DC

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Art in Embassies Program

The U.S. Department of State seeks artists interested in loaning work for exhibit in U.S. embassies around the world. Chosen works will be on loan for up to 3 years. Shipping and insurance costs are covered by the Department of State and Ambassadors are encouraged to publish a catalog of the artists' work. For more information visit Deadline: This deadline is ongoing.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Way Down in New Orleans

Closing party
Friday, OCTOBER 10, 2008, 7-9pm at Civilian

Sponsors: Louisiana Network, Inc, JCM Entertainment and The DC Social Collective Please join Civilian Art Projects, the Louisiana Network, Inc, JCM Entertainment, The DC Social Collective and curator Aubrey Edward for the closing of "Way Down in New Orleans," an exhibition that unites an array of New Orleans-based artists with artists nationwide; both groups affected and shaped by the storm, and its aftermath.

The exhibition officially closes at 5pm on Saturday, October 11.
If you miss the closing party come by Saturday from 12-5pm for leftovers and a last chance to see the work on the wall. Don't miss it!

Civilian Art Projects | 406 7th Street NW | Washington | DC | 20004

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over the River

October 11, 2008-January 25, 2009

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Over The River, a Work in Progress, an exhibition of more than 150 photographs, collages, drawings, and maps, will chronicle the artists’ process as they prepare to assemble and suspend massive silvery fabric panels horizontally over the Arkansas River in Colorado. Highlighting The Phillips Collection’s longstanding commitment to representing important developments in modern and contemporary art, the exhibition at The Phillips will be followed by a national tour.

The Phillips’s exhibition will trace the development of this ambitious project over the past 16 years by displaying the process and materials that will be used to accomplish the artistic and engineering feat. It will be accompanied by a catalogue, and the museum will also screen documentary films on the projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.

The exhibition is organized by The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Generously sponsored by Edgar H. and Janet M. Brenner

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-2151

Monday, October 06, 2008

Regime Change Starts at Home

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S­­h­ep­ar­d­­ Fair­ey­, Al Far­r­o­w, P­aul D­­. M­iller­

O­p­en­­in­­g­ r­ecep­tio­n­­ with­ th­e ar­tis­­ts­­: S­­atur­d­­ay­, O­cto­b­­er­ 18, 6-9P­M

P­ub­­lic P­r­o­g­r­am­: Ar­tis­­ts­­’ D­­ialo­g­ue at th­e Co­r­co­r­an­­ G­aller­y­ o­f Ar­t
Fr­id­­ay­, O­cto­b­­er­ 17, 7P­M­

Art Meets Politics: Shepard Fairey and Al Farrow in Dialogue. Shepard Fairey and Al Farrow discuss their innovative work and reflect on the social and political issues that inspire them. Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, will moderate the discussion. A reception follows the program.

1412 14th­ S­­t., N­­W
Was­­h­in­­g­to­n­­, D­­C 20005­v­­in­­eco­n­­tem­p­o­r­ar­y­.co­m­
P­h­o­n­­e: (202) 332-8767


the launch of a new WPA series:
LINDA HESH will present her For and Against Benches in front of the WPA office in Dupont Circle.

Thursday, October 9th 5-7pm*
WPA headquarters
2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW (reception indoors)
*rain date: Friday, October 10th, 4-7pm

Drop by the WPA office where member artist, Linda Hesh will have her For and Against Benches set up outside.

You can choose any of these ways to participate in the artwork:
1) Write 1 thing you are For or Against
2) Sit on the bench of your choice
3) Have your picture taken on the bench (either by Linda or bring your own camera)
4) Track the project at

This event is free and open to the public.

Washington Project for the Arts

DIY City Mag

Focuses on Washington, DC in the October 2008 Online Issue

DIY City is an online magazine that celebrates the independent artist and the DIY spirit. The idea for the mag grew out of a need to find art supplies and resources in New York City. NYC was a natural pick for our first issue (Feb 2008) as it seems that just about everyone moonlights doing some type of creative work. DIY, or do-it-yourself, has a broad range of meanings. For us it represents the creative spirit of individuals making things in a move away from mass production. Some of the DIYs we’ve met make wares to give or trade with others, while many others make them to sell in the ever growing DIY marketplace.

Business of Art Conference: Fall 2008

Taking It to the Streets:
A Guide to Making Art in the Public

Date: Saturday, October 25, 9am-4pm
Registration deadline: Friday, October 17th at 5pm.

Do you have an idea for a public art piece but no sense of how to make it happen? Are you interested in the questions and dialogue surrounding creating art in the public? Recognizing that public art exists in many forms from sculpture to performance to conceptual, NYFA’s Fall 2008 Business of Art Conference will offer an artist-focused discussion on the ins and outs of public art.

Barney Building
Department of Art and Art Professions
New York University Steinhardt School of Education
34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY 10003

Cost: Artist Rate: $95 per artist
NYFA Artist Rate: $85
Register on-line at
Registration deadline: Friday, October 17th at 5pm.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Map of DC Creates Public Art Projects

Thanks to the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities for providing a guide to DC Public Art Locations.

This map provides photos, videos, and location information for public art sites in the District of Columbia.

Courtesy DC Creates Public Art

Color Meaning

Ever wonder what those colors in your life mean? Go to Kate Smith's Sensational Color Blog to get some insight on the meaning, psychology and symbolism of color in everyday life.

Unveiling a Tall Tribute to a Towering Abolitionist

By Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post Staff Writer

The Douglass statue, created by Maryland sculptor Steven Weitzman is made of 15 parts welded together. The Douglass statue is one of two recently ordered by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The other statue, Pierre L'Enfant, Washington's Colonial planner, was installed in One Judiciary Square lobby two weeks ago. Read article HERE

Artist Talk featuring John Trevino

Saturday October 11, 2-4 pm

Join DFA for an afternoon discussion of "What Comes Next", John Trevino's solo show of new photographs. Trevino, who teaches painting and drawing at Howard University will discuss the process in creating this series and answer the many questions this exhibit has raised.

Also on this day is the Taste Of Georgetown and The Inaugural Fall Book Hill Block Party. Plan on coming to Georgetown early and staying late for an afternoon of art, food, and shopping.

District Fine Arts | 1639 Wisconsin Avenue N.W. | Washington | DC | 20007

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Festival of the Building Arts

Saturday, October 11, 10:00am-4:30pm

The Museum's annual, all-ages celebration of the building arts features hands-on activities; a nail-driving contest; a construction vehicle petting zoo; a ballet featuring skid steer loaders; plus glass designers, stone carvers, woodworkers and others, demonstrating their craft.

No charge. Drop-in program, no registration required.

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Metro: Judiciary Square

Friday, October 03, 2008

Cheeseburger and Sushi / Brandon Hill

Solo show of Brandon Hill through October 22

Art Whino presents Cheeseburger Sushi, a playful juxtaposition of forms and ideas by artist Brandon Hill. In this solo exhibition Brandon infuses his funky style into a charged cross representation of the modern vs. the traditional, the Eastern vs. the Western, and the image vs. its physicality.Touting the Cheeseburger as the “ambassador” food item of Americanism , Brandon playfully asserts that it is comparable in that sense to the way Sushi is viewed with an association to Japanese-ism. The two, he explains, “serve the same purpose in their level of respective popularity as well as status.” This core concept is the underlying connection within his various works that all incorporate “a fun mix of ideas that could be considered traditional by one culture” and new to another. This show promises to be eye candy for everyone; incorporating 2D works, sculpture, designer vinyl, furniture art, light installation, and (of course) tasty treats, all in Brandon Hill’s unique and light hearted style.

Friday October 3rd 7-11pm
Preview Event at the Adidas store in Georgetown
1251 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
Live Painting by Brandon Hill
Music DJ Feng
A sampling of the Saturday show will be on exhibit
This preview event is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, October 4th, from 6pm - Midnight
Opening Reception for Cheeseburger Sushi

173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
The event is FREE and open to the public.
Music by DJ Feng
Performance by Flying Fist From The Floor

"A Moving Commentary"

Co-sponsored and hosted by
The DC Women's Caucus for the Arts

Opening Reception: October 4, 2008
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Takoma Park Municipal Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Municipal Center Galleries

Girls Gotta Run Foundation, Inc.
(202) 244-6354

Hillyer Art Space Exhibition

September 5 - October 31, 2008
First Friday Reception: Friday, October 3, 2008, 6pm - 9pm

Featuring music by Nacey
Complimentary refreshments provided

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 the landscapes of Maine, Maritime Canada and most recently, Kemijärvi, Finland where he attended an artist residency this summer. Northern lights, cool water-based climates, and the outdoors are typical characteristics in Reuther's paintings, all of which were completed on location.

9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008

Changing Courses

Morning Treats by Siobhan Gavagan

Zenith Community Arts Foundation Presents Launch for "Food Glorious Food" Show, Changing Courses
October 23 through November 9, 2008.

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23, 6-10pm
Silent Auction and Delectable Tastings by Top Area Chefs
$50 Per Person / Proceeds Benefit the Capital Area Food Bank

Renee DuRocher
Sofia Gawer-Fische
Siobhan Gavagan
Cassandra Gillens
Brenda Gordon
Stephen Hansen
Philip Hazard
Christopher Malone
Michela Mansuino
Anne Marchand
Carol Newmyer
John Pack
Jane Pettit
Ron Schwerin
Alyson Weege

Now in its fourth year, the Food Glorious Food Show serves up an eclectic menu of paintings, sculpture and photographs depicting food in all its fabulous forms. Cooked up by the Zenith Community Arts Foundation (ZCAF), the show's mix of food, art and charity is a recipe that pleases the palates of art patrons and food aficionados, while raising money for the Capital Area Food Bank through a fundraising event, the sale of original art, a calendar showcasing pieces from the show and Giclée prints of select art from the calendar.

Zenith Gallery
413 Seventh Street NW.

For tickets and information, call 202.783.0085.

DCARTS International Grant Program

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a new grant program, DCARTS International, which will offer support for D.C. art's organizations traveling abroad. Guidelines will be available online October 15, 2008. For more information contact the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities at (202) 724-5613.

Deadline: November 12, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
A letter of intent is required by close of business, Wednesday, November 5, 2008.

DCARTS International is an inaugural grant program offering support for District of Columbia arts organizations to travel abroad to participate in cultural festivals, exhibitions, touring programs and other opportunities to share their talents. The DC Arts Commission recognizes the important role cultural communication plays in increasing international understanding. This program aims to cultivate the globalization of Washington's rich tradition of diverse cultural expression and support for highly accomplished artistic talent.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) MPAartfest

Sunday, October 5th, 10 AM-5 PM

McLean Central Park at the
intersection of Dolley Madison Blvd
(1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101)


Contours and Concourses

Renèe duRocher
Mary-Ann Prack

October 3 - November 2
Opening Reception: Friday, October 3, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Artists' Talk: Saturday, October 4, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Canadian-born painter Renèe duRocher and sculptor Mary-Ann Prack share more than their native country, including a contemporary style inspired by the past and a penchant for abstract figurative art, painted in earth tones with vivid colors and linear grace. Where they differ in this show, is that duRocher's figures evoke a sense of modern society's activity and purpose while Prack's seems timeless and spiritual.

Zenith Gallery
413 7th Street, NW, WDC

Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power

September 13, 2008–January 25, 2009

in conjunction with the presidential election season in Washington, D.C. Bringing together more than 200 of Richard Avedon’s political portraits of the country’s power elite for the first time, the Corcoran will present many rarely-seen and some never-before-exhibited or published photographs.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 639-1700

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Funding for the Arts Month:

The Foundation Center will be hosting in cooperation with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington free events geared toward equipping artists with the resources they need to pursue fiscal support and funding. For more information visit:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 through Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Location: 1627 K Street, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC

"Empty Bowls" Project

There are over 600,000 empty bowls in our nation's capital
End Hunger One Bowl at a Time

Join the Capital Area Food Bank and Jodi Walsh from the House of Artistry to help feed those suffering from hunger in our community. For a minimum donation of $25, come out and savor delicious soups and breads prepared by area chefs and leave with a handmade ceramic bowl created by local artists.

"Empty Bowls" Project

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

DLA Piper
500 8th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

DLA Piper is located on 8th Street, NW between E and F Street
Event Chair * Aviva Goldfarb, Author of The Six O'Clock Scramble

RSVP to Shamia Holloway at 202.526.5344 ext.230

Art Without Frontiers- Arte Sin Fronteras

This art exhibition seeks to raise money to support the activities of The Family Place. The exhibition will consist of abstract art from emerging and established artists who come from different communities in Washington DC. The exhibition also seeks to serve as a bridge between these communities.

Opening reception Thursday, October 30th, 2008
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Mexican Cultural Institute (2nd floor)
2829 16th Street, N.W.,
Washington, D. C. 20009
(street parking)

RSVP: The Family Place
Lidia Fleitas
3309 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 265-0149