Friday, November 28, 2008

McLean Project for the Arts / PODCASTS

Gallery-goers can hear, and view, a real-time interactive tour with a narrative provided by the curator or MPA exhibtions director.

Seeing the Unseen:
Light, Shadow and Air
NOV 6 - DEC 20


McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, Virginia 22101
Phone 703-790-1953

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Journey along the Underground Railroad

New Etchings by Joseph Holston

DECEMBER 2 - 28, 2008

Friday, December 5, 5 pm to 8 pm

Thursday, December 11, 12 noon

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Photographs by Rogelio Maxwell and Joanne Kent / Pass Gallery

November 22 - December 16, 2008

At the rear 1617 S Street N.W.
Enter alley off 17th Street between Swann and S Street NW

GALLERY HOURS: Tuesdays and Saturdays 1-5 P.M. and by appointment.
CONTACT: Richard Siegman (202) 745-0796

Old City Green

(new business in town)
Holiday Trees, and Greens

Old City Green will launch on November 28th as a holiday tree lot.
It will have Fraser Firs, Balsam Firs and Scotch Pines in various sizes including table-tops. It will also have firewood, wreaths, door charms and other holiday decorations.

Located at 9th and N Streets NW (near the Convention Center)
Washington, DC

Hours of operation will be:
Nov. 28th until Dec. 24th
Monday-Friday: 3pm to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

If you are interested in reserving a tree contact
Frank Asher

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


December 5, 2008 – January 4, 2009

Frank Holmes, Shelley Laffal, Jill Mackie, Joey Manlapaz, Davis Morton, Reuben Neugass, Zachary Oxman, Marie Ringwald, Ellen Sinel, Bradley Stevens, Cassie Taggart, Steven Weinberg

Opening Reception: Friday, December 5, 6-9pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, December 6, 3-5pm

Zenith Gallery ends the year with a vivid mix of painting and sculpture by realist artists whose works vary from tight and precise to atmospheric, dark, oxymoronic, quirky and whimsical. The pieces, viewed individually and together, shine a light on Zenith’s taste, daring and curatorial skills, which have made it a popular destination for 30 years. You’ll see dresses made from oil cans, depictions of urban life and poignant portraits of isolation, grand gesture and unexpected juxtapositions.

The artists in this show range from self-taught to advanced graduates in the field. Together, their work has been featured in galleries and museums across the U.S, and in public and private collections, newspapers, books, magazines and in the broadcast media. Young and older, they‘ve been recognized and honored for their talent and ingenuity.

Address: Zenith Gallery, 413 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC 20004
Metro: Red/Yellow/Green to Verizon Center or Yellow/Blue to Navy

Performing Artist Roster Program

Application deadline: Friday, December 19 at 7:00 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is currently accepting applications from individuals and non-profit organizations for the Performing Artist Roster Program (PAR). The roster showcases some of the District’s most talented artists in dance, music, and theater. Performing artists featured in the roster have demonstrated their artistic excellence and have been reviewed by an independent peer review panel of area arts professionals.

The purpose of the program is to promote artistic exchanges between Washington, D.C. and Maryland. The goals of the program are to promote the artistic excellence and development of District of Columbia performing artists by enhancing their marketability and touring capacity through successful touring engagements beyond their home state, professional development workshops, and roster campaign promotions.

A link to the program guidelines and a fill-in PDF application form are currently available on the home page under “Agency News” at .

For more information contact:
Charles Barzon, Arts Program Assistant
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Monday, November 24, 2008

WPA / Utrecht Art Supplies Events

WPA has teamed up with Utrecht Art Supplies to bring you TWO fabulous member events in December:

Wednesday, December 3, 6:30-8:00pm
at WPA (2023 Massachusetts Ave, NW)
Oil Paint Workshop (FREE- space is limited):

Utrecht's Resident Artist and Brand Manager will discuss the historical beginnings of oil color all the way up to modern day manufacturing. Participants will learn about the chemistry and coatings technology behind artists' oil colors, so by the end they will know how to evaluate oil color and its properties in order to make wise decisions in regards to archival art.

Color properties and hand mulling color demos will be explored and all are invited to participate. Technical questions are invited.

Space is limited and available on a first come first served basis (WPA members only). To sign up for this workshop, email Kristina at:


Monday, December 8, 7:00-9:00pm
at Utrecht Art Supplies (1250 I Street, NW / corner of 13th and I)
Members Only Shopping Event!!

Just in time for the Holidays, Utrecht will hold an after-hours shopping event, exclusively for our members. On this night only, between 7-9pm, WPA members will have a 15% discount instead of the usual 10% WPA discount.

It is the perfect chance to get that bigger ticket item, stock up on your favorite supplies, or check out their holiday gift-making ideas.

Wine and refreshments will be served so it's also an opportunity to catch up with some of the other attending members and staff. Bring your WPA membership card or an ID for entry at the door.

RSVP appreciated but not required.

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

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Washington Project for the Arts 2009 Art Auction Gala

Saturday, March 7, 2009
Katzen Arts Center at the American University

Washington Project for the Arts | 2023 Massachsetts Ave. NW | Washington | DC | 20036

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fall Open House at The Carriage House Studios

Sunday, November 23, 2008 from 1-5 pm.
320 (Rear) 3rd Street, NE
Washington DC 20002


The event is free and open to the public.

Participating Studios:
Eastern Market Pottery
(202) 544-6699
Mary Early
(202) 262-7217

Sarah Thibodeaux
Metro: Union Station
Parking: On-Street Parking is Available

Call for Applications: DC Teaching Fellows needs Art Fellows

Deadline: January 5, 2009

Join the ranks of our elite group of District of Columbia teachers--become a DC Teaching Fellow. Apply online today at education experience or coursework required. The DC Teaching Fellows (DCTF) is a competitive initiative of the District of Columbia Public Schools that recruits, selects and trains outstanding professionals and college graduates to become teachers in the schools that need them the most. We are currently recruiting art Fellows to join our program. Following an intensive, rigorous summer training institute, Fellows will enter the classroom in the fall while taking classes to obtain their teaching certificate and/or Master’s degree. Fellows receive a full teacher’s salary, benefits, subsidized tuition, and more.

Applications are being accepted immediately – our first deadline to apply is January 5th, 2009. Due to the competitive nature of the program, interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP. Add making a difference to your record of successes. Apply now.

For more information and to apply online, visit our website at <

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sacred DC Festival

Saturday, November 22, 2008
11:00am - 5:30pm

St. Stephen's Church
1525 Newton St. NW (Colombia Heights Metro)
Washington, DC

11:00 am Keynote speaker-- Suzanne Hackett
Kicks off the festival with the healing power of words spoken, written, or sung

"After the Election" Discussion at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C.

Saturday, November 22nd from 3:30 until 5:30 PM.
Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

"After the Election" will be a political roundtable discussion exploring Social, Economic, and Political issues surrounding the Election and America's future.

The panelists will be:

Professor Allan Lichtman - Lichtman began teaching at American
University in 1973, rising to chair of the History Department, and was named Scholar/Professor of the Year in 1993. Outside of the classroom, Lichtman has testified as an expert witness on civil rights in more than 70 cases for the U.S. Department of Justice and for civil rights groups such as the NAACP, the MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Education Fund and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He also consulted for Vice President Al Gore and Senator Edward Kennedy. He assisted the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigation into voting irregularities in Florida during the 2000 election[1], submitting an extensive report of his statistical analysis of balloting problems. Lichtman concluded "there were major racial disparities in ballot rejection rates".[2] Lichtman is the author or co-author of six books and more than 100 articles. He is best known for the "Keys" system, presented in his books The Thirteen Keys to the Presidency and The Keys to the White House

Mr. David Swanson - David Swanson holds a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including press secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as communications coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Swanson is Co-Founder of and Washington Director of, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, the Backbone Campaign, and Voters for Peace, and a member of the legislative working group of
United for Peace and Justice.

Ron Pinchback
- General Manager of Pacifica Radio's 50,000 Watt
Washington Affiliate WPFW 89.3 FM

Garland Nixon - Talkshow Host for 89.3 FM WPFW and 97.5 FM WRYR FM, Former Vice President, Board of Governors for Maryland's ACLU affiliate, Maintains the Blog - Furious Truth to Power The event will be advertised on WPFW 89.3 FM.

Busboys @ 14th & V. 2021 14th St, DC
(202) 387-7638

Maggie Michael

All at Once
November 22, 2008 – January 3, 2009
Opening Reception on Saturday November 22, 2008

Michael’s latest body of work marks a dramatic shift towards an abundantly worked surface and the addition of text. Michael employs text to take a leading role in her work while continuing to command paint with large gestures, controlled pours, drips and slippages. Michael uses the filter of language, from film, music, literature and conversation to develop narrative and emotional structure. There are allusions to art, wars, relationships, philosophy and the kinds of roles we enact both public and private.

The title of the show All at Once, reflects on the difference between paintings and the time-based works: film, literature and music that are her influences. A person views a painting all at once; in an instant, the duration of the experience is chosen by the viewer rather than by the maker. Although a painting is still, it does reflect time’s passage while building history. The history of Michael’s paintings begins with spray paint; she associates the air of the spray can with breath and the projection of spoken words leaving the body. The new work references abstract expressionism and the text-based works of Bruce Nauman and Ed Ruscha, artists of nearly the same era as her film influences. Michael’s paintings also maintain their own personal history that is continually being masked, surrendered and opened by the artist.

Michael is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and an Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She was a resident artist in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's Artist at Work program in 2006-07. During 2008, Michael was awarded an Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian and received the Trawick Prize from the Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.

1515 Fourteenth St. NW
Washington DC 20005

HOME featuring Jonathan Tucker

Friday, November 21st

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 Jonathan Tucker.

Jonathan Brody Tucker was born in Washington, DC's, Southeast Women's Hospital about a decade before the internet was born. It is still too early to tell which will have a greater impact on society. Growing up in Crofton, Maryland, Jonathan began writing the terribly clichéd, sing-songy filth he calls poetry to express how he felt about the cute girls in school. Due to his extreme cowardice, he did not read his poetry in public until many years later. Some people like it, but they are a strange and varied bunch. At the University of Maryland, College Park, he founded Terpoets so he could share his whining diatribes, political propaganda, and emotional drivel with a larger community of like-minded weirdos.

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

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

Art Auction

Friday, November 21, 6 - 9pm

1054 31st Street NW

Framework Panel #8

Transformer partners with Honfluer Gallery as part of FotoWeek DC:

Underexposed: Self-Publishing Your Photo Book
November 22, 2008, 2pm
Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia

Attendance is free!
Bringing together a diverse group of photographers via a facilitated panel discussion, the participating speakers will address the processes and challenges of self-publishing books of photographic work. Participants will share their experiences as both photographers and editors, followed by a question and answer segment with the audience. Participating panelists include Melissa Catanese, Chan Chao, Lely Constantinople, Ed Panar, and Max Hirshfeld.

Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Rd. SE
Washington , D.C. 20020

For further information, 202.483.1102

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Fine Arts Commission OKs Homeland Security plan at St. E's

The plan to build a 6 million-square-foot headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the west campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital was approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts today, a day after D.C. Del. Eleanor Homes Norton submitted legislation to authorize major funding for the project.

Commissioners voted 3-0 to support the plan over long-standing warnings from historic preservationists that it would destroy the site’s historic nature and potentially cause it to lose its status as a National Historic Landmark. It still needs approval from the National Capital Planning Commission.
Washington Business Journal

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, MD

Nov. 21 - 23, 2008

Nationally renowned artists and local craftspeople will display their work this weekend from traditional pottery to the hottest designs in art glass jewelry, fashion forward apparel, and unusual contemporary crafts at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, MD Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23, 2008 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Dozens of Maryland and Virginia’s most accomplished craftspeople will join more than 500 of the nation’s top artists and designers exhibiting their handmade works in contemporary crafts including sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, fine arts and home décor in time for holiday shopping. The Festival will also feature live demonstrations, music, and family entertainment.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be held
Friday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Saturday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 23 from10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Montgomery County Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, MD.

Adult admission to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is $7 when purchased online
8 for adults at the door, free for children under 12.
Admission is good for all three days, and free parking is available.
For more information about the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, directions, or to purchase discount admission tickets visit or call (800) 210-9900.

Scenes from the 5th Annual Transformer Auction at Halcyon House in Georgetown

This past Saturday Night - Alive, Loud and partying in Washington, DC

The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party took place Saturday, November 15, 2008, 7-10pm in John Dreyfuss' Sculpture Studio at Halcyon House. This very special, one-night only event featured an exciting array of over 125 artworks in a variety of mediums, dimensions and prices by more than 100 of DC's leading emerging and established artists.

Providing essential support for this dynamic organization's year-round programming, exhibitions, and services, The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party is an ideal place to experience and purchase an informed sampling of work by Washington's top contemporary artists while connecting with a fun, sophisticated and smart audience. The Annual Auction & Benefit Party celebrates and supports Transformer's programming and raises the visibility of a diverse range of contemporary art and artists in the Washington, DC area.

More pictures at there were ten tigers

1404 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The American Center for Physics

In formation
work by Alan Binstock, Philip J. Gross, and Doris Colbert Kennedy
curated by Sarah Tanguy

October 28, 2008 – April 17, 2009
Location: One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD; green line
(301) 209-3125

By Artists For Artists

ARTist FORUM 1: Photographers
Saturday, November 22, 2008
3:30pm for meet and greet, conversation starts at 4pm at

As part of the programming for the citywide FOTOWEEKDC festival, Civilian is teaming up with the photographers in the exhibition Pastime to present the inaugural edition ARTist FORUM, a new series of bi-monthly discussions featuring established and emerging artists. ARTist FORUM will be a venue and opportunity for artists and their supporters to discuss issues pertinent to art-making, including surviving, and possibly thriving, as an artist in D.C.

ARTist FORUM 1: Photographers will bring together photographers Ken Ashton, Christopher Sims from the Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Michael Itkoff from Daylight Magazine, and Kate MacDonnell for a candid and open discussion about:

* creating, editioning, and pricing work
* working with a gallery and a museum
* copyright issues
* digital vs. film and processes
* and other topics that arise in

There is no cost to attend this event and you do not have to be an artist to participate, but artists are encouraged to attend and participate.

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th Street NW, WDC, 202-347-0022

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Twins Exhibit Mixed Media Art as “Double Visions”

Twin sisters, Sharon J. Burton and Sherry Burton-Ways, will hold an art exhibit of collages and mixed media, entitled “Double Visions,” from November 18, 2008, through January 3, 2009, at the Space 7:10 of
Kefa Cafe
936 Bonifant Street
Silver Spring, MD

There will be a special reception on Friday, December 5, from 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at which the artists will talk about their work and renown Def Jam Poet, Bassey Ikpi, will perform. The exhibit will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 am – 5 pm, Fridays from 7 am until 9 pm and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Congratulations u 2!

Pat Goslee: Flow

November 21 - January 4
Opening Reception: November 21, 7-9pm

Funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts Humanities, an
agency supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts

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

Gallery at Flashpoint

2009-2010 Season
Deadline: January 23, 2009

The Cultural Development Corporation (CuDC) is requesting proposals for the Gallery at Flashpoint’s September 2009 – August 2010 season.

Open to all artists, independent curators and arts organizations presenting contemporary work in any medium.
The Gallery seeks to inspire creativity and encourage the creation of new work by emerging and under-represented artists and curators. The Gallery is a venue for exhibitions that explore new and challenging ideas, free from the traditional constraints of a commercial gallery. CuDC is seeking inventive, original proposals in any media.

Monday, November 17, 2008

LUMAS Washington D.C.


Grand Opening
November 20 2008 from 6pm

Exhibition Dates
November 20 2008 - January 8 2009

LUMAS will celebrate the opening of the new gallery space in Washington D.C.'s Georgetown on November 20. On this occasion, DOUBLETAKE, a show of works by the artists H.G. Esch and Robert B. Haas will be presented.

3307 M Street, N.W.
20007 Washington, D.C.
202 - 510 - 9725

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-8pm,
Sunday 11am-7pm

"Directions-Terence Gower, Public Spirit"

November 5, 2008 to March 22, 2009

The Canadian artist considers a little-known period in the history of founding-donor Joseph H. Hirshhorn’s quest to find a home for his collection. Gower’s research-based multimedia installation reveals Hirshhorn’s plan in the 1950s to build a town with art and culture at its core in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada. The original designs for the community were never realized, thus Hirshhorn was compelled to continue his pursuit of a permanent home for his art.

Based on materials uncovered by Gower as a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow in 2007, the project presents an animated video “tour” of the town, aluminum sculptures derived from original models of the museum and office tower buildings and an installation of four cases of archival materials. The cases feature a number of materials Gower discovered during his research, texts written by the artist and a selection of works on paper from the Hirshhorn’s collection dating from the 1930s to 1950s by artists such as Man Ray, Josef Albers, Irene Rice Pereira and Victor Vasarely. These are works that might have been included in an inaugural exhibition at the museum had Hirshhorn, Ontario, been realized.

The “Directions” series highlights the vitality, diversity and inventiveness that characterizes contemporary art. It has brought new work by emerging and established artists to Washington, D.C., since 1987. This exhibition is made possible in part by Trellis Fund and the Peter Norton Family Foundation and is organized by Hirshhorn curator Anne Ellegood.

Kerry Skarbakka / Irvine Contemporary

In celebration of FOTOWEEK DC, Irvine Contemporary will exhibit new and recent works by Kahn and Selesnick and Kerry Skarbakka. Works by gallery artists Gina Brocker and Marla Rutherford will also be on view. Selection of photographers' works will be on view Nov. 15-26.

Special Event for FOTOWEEK
Artist's talk and dialogue with Kerry Skarbakka
Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30-8:00

Join leading Washington collector Henry Thaggert and Martin Irvine of Irvine Contemporary for an informal discussion of the artist's new series, Fight Club and Fluid. Champagne reception will follow.

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005

Sunday, November 16, 2008

CITY ARTS Mural Unveiling / RSVP

Nov. 20, 2008 4:30pm
Columbia Heights Boys and Girls Club

14th and Chapin Street NW.
Washington, DC
RSVP acceptance Here

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Addison Ripley Fine Art presents

November 18 - November 26, 2008


Addison Ripley Fine Art

1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Regime Change Starts at Home / Artist Interviews

Irvine Contemporary has uploaded new video interviews from Shepard Fairey and Al Farrow.

Shepard Fairey: Interview at opening of Regime Change Starts at Home (October 2008)

Al Farrow: Interview at opening of Regime Change Starts at Home (October 2008)

Group Exhibition featuring Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, Paul D. Miller
October 18 - December 6

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

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sidney Lawrence Recent Works

November 15, 2008 – January 17, 2009

Opening Reception, Nov. 15, from 5-8PM
Artist Talk, 5:30 - 6 pm

Book Signing, Ink Cities
Saturday, December 13, 4-6 pm

A San Francisco native with art history degrees from Berkeley and UC Davis, the artist (b. 1948) has exhibited work at DC's Gallery K, the National Portrait Gallery, San Francisco's Braunstein/Quay Gallery, Jan Baum Gallery in Los Angeles, the Robert Lehman Art Center at Brooks School and the American University Museum. This is his second solo show at DFA.

Lawrence is also a writer, curator, and art-PR specialist. He served as the Hirshhorn Museum's press officer from 1975 to 2003 and an occasional curator there, and more recently organized "Roger Brown: Southern Exposure," for the Jule Collins Smith Museum at Auburn University, Alabama. Lawrence is a frequent contributor to and Art in America and periodically performs locally as a jazz vocalis

1639 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20007

Andrew Zimmermann: Photographs

A Photographic Exhibition
November 21, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:30

Andrew has been making large format photographs for the past 10 years. Using a time-honored photographic process with large format view cameras, Andrew creates black and white silver gelatin prints that combine the virtues of the starkly literal and the rigorously abstract. Contact printed to the original size of the negatives and hand worked throughout the developing and printing process, his photographs are crisp, detailed, and intimate, fully maintaining the integrity of the negative. He focuses not on a particular subject, but instead investigates evocative forms and images that exist within the natural world, accentuating overlooked beauty and challenging the viewer's perception of reality.

Amico Artists encourage people to come and to invite anyone they feel would be interested in this type of work. All the photographs at the event are for sale to the public and light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP call Sara Stepahin 202.701.7514.

The event is also listed on facebook under "Andrew Zimmermann Photo Show". Amico Artists is a project of Campaign Digital, Inc., a new 501(c)(3) organization.

Amico Artists
at Campaign Digital, Inc.
1455 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400 (right next to the historic Willard Hotel)
Washington, DC 20004
Nearest Metro Stops: Metro Center and McPherson Square

Mt. Rainier Fall Open Studio show and sale

red dirt studio
3706-08 Otis Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Sunday, November 16, 2008
1 - 5 pm

Margaret Boozer
Kate Hardy
Ani Kasten
J.J. McCracken
Joanie Turbek
Irma Alba
Graham Boyle
Sara Caspi
Sandy Dwiggins
Joe Hicks
Leila Holtsman
Ume Hussain
Sean Lundgren
Tetyana Wittkowski

Visit Flux Studios, Washington Glass School,
Blue Fire Studio and other neighborhood artists

Read Below the Lines

Below is an odd headline for New world auction records, good news for some.

Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War and Contemporary Art totaled $114 million, with 68% sold by lot. New world auction records were set for six artists, including Joseph Cornell, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Irwin, and Paul McCarthy, and for works on paper by Tom Wesselmann and Agnes Martin. Buyers were 59% American, 18% European, and 24% other.
Read More HERE.
Economic Slow Down Hits Art Market - Bacon Fails to Sell At Christie's Auction

AAC Fall Open House:

Sunday, Nov. 16 from 12-3pm

Join the Arlington Arts Center on Sunday, November 16 for an insider's look at the arts center on a day we're usually closed to the public. Enjoy cider and doughnuts while visiting 13 resident artist studios. This is a great opportunity to meet and speak with real working artists who are dedicated to their professional artistic growth and to community service. Learn about their creative processes and various local projects with which they are involved.

This event is free and open to the public!
Please R.S.V.P. at 703.248.6800.

Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery

Curators: Deborah McLeod and JW Mahoney
Panel Discussion / Saturday, November, 15, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Organized by the Washington Sculptures Group and Washington Project for the Arts

Some artists will be present to discuss their work
On Exhibit Through December 19th

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery

700 block of Eighth Street, NW
8th Street, NW between G and H streets

Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4:00pm
Closed Wednesday, November 25th - Monday, December 1

Thursday, November 13, 2008


FotoWeek DC 2008 is the first annual celebration of photography in the nation's capital. FotoWeek DC will take place November 15 - 22, 2008, bringing together photographers, museums, universities, and others involved in the profession across the D.C. metro area, including Virginia and Maryland.

Kendall Messick will speak about The Projectionist, his multimedia installation of photographs, works on paper and documentary film, currently on view at HEMPHILL. This exhibition is a part of FotoWeek DC.

Saturday, November 15, 2008 2:00 PM
FotoWeek Central, 3338 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Lucian Perkins will give a lunchtime lecture at the Discovery Communications' HD theater.
This lecture is a part of FotoWeek DC.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 12:00 PM
Discovery Communications
One Discovery Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

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

BILL NEWMAN / In the Bank Barn

H Street Project

November 15 - December 20, 2008

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 15, 3:00 - 5:00pm

Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

1341 H Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002


Ten Miles Square has partnered with The Pink Line Project to present Fixation with work by nine photographers.
RSVP at their Facebook page.

Opening Reception:
November 14 from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Live music by The Jones and DJ Anish
$10 suggested donation

Fight Club
1250 9th Street NW
Washington DC 20001
(enter through Blagden Alley on N Street between 9th and 10th Streets)

Chris Chen
Tracy Clayton
Max Cook
Steve Goldenberg
Cesar Lujan
Brian Knight
Anthony Smallwood
John Ulaszek
Joshua Yospyn

These nine photographers each create a narrative with a short series of images, building the viewer a bridge between the image of our Nation's Capital and the people actually living inside it. Their photographs inspect our city's subculture and the people who thrive in it, whether it is the pure ecstasy of a public baptism or the discovery of an elusive quiet moment as 18th Street rages nearby. What they all have in common is a fixation on the individual in the hands of a much bigger picture.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bethesda Art Walk

Fri Nov 14, 6pm – 9pm

The Bethesda Art Walk features 12 galleries and studios that open their doors from 6-9pm on the second Friday of every month. Downtown Bethesda galleries showcase artwork created locally, nationally and internationally including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

You can enjoy several galleries by walking throughout downtown Bethesda’s fun-filled streets. The free Bethesda Circulator stops within a few blocks of each Bethesda Art Walk gallery, and runs continuously throughout the duration of the Art Walk.

November 14
December 12

Participating Galleries:

Discovery Galleries, Ltd.
4840 Bethesda Avenue

4914-B Del Ray Avenue
(301) 913-9696

Discovery Too
7247 Woodmont Avenue

Marin-Price Galleries
7022 Wisconsin Avenue

Fraser Gallery
7700 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite E

Orchard Gallery
Art & Framing
7917 Norfolk Avenue

Framer McGee's Gallery
4936 Hampden Lane

Osuna Art
7200 Wisconsin Avenue

Gallery Frame Avenue
4919 Cordell Avenue

St. Elmo's Fire Gallery
4928 St. Elmo Avenue

Gallery Neptune
5001 Wilson Lane

Waverly Street Gallery
4600 East-West Highway

Upcoming Events at the Phillips

Gallery Talk
Free Flow: Capital Ideas in Christo and Jeanne-Claude's
Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River

Thursday, November 13, at 6:30 pm

Molly Donovan, curator at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss the art of Christo and Jeanne-Claude as a clearinghouse for ideas, information, locations, and commerce. Donovan has traveled with the artists to the Arkansas River site. Included in museum admission.

Photography as Global Language: The World through an Iranian Lens

Sunday, November 16, 2-3:30 pm
Six Iranian photographers join artist William Christenberry in a discussion of the role of art in Iran, the influence of photography on their global perspective, and how art transcends language and geographic boundaries. Co-sponsored by ArtBridge, a program of International Arts & Artists. Free with museum admission.

The roundtable is part of FotoWeek DC, November 15-22, a celebration of photography at museums, universities, and galleries across the area.

Conversation with Artist Lecture
Andrea Fraser
Wednesday, November 19, at 5:30 pm

In her videos and performances, Andrea Fraser questions the meaning of artistic authenticity and the implications of collecting, and skewers the foibles of the art world and its institutions. Among her best-known pieces is Museum Highlights (1989), in which she poses as a tour guide at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Free; registration required.

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

Book Signing
Working From Memory by William Christenberry

Thursday, November 20, at 6 pm
Working from Memory is a collection of stories by renowned photographer, painter, and sculptor William Christenberry. Included in museum admission.

1600 Twenty-first Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-2151 x 286


David Glick / Colin Winterbottom
A FotoWeek Exhibition

November 14 – 30, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 6-8pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, November 15, 3-5pm

Participating in Washington’s inaugural FotoWeek Celebration, Zenith Gallery presents two of Washington’s finest photographers, David Glick and Colin Winterbottom, in a show dedicated to landscapes … some made by man, others by nature.
While Glick’s and Winterbottom’s works stem from an aesthetic sensibility and a compositional eye, they differ in the subject matter and hues they use to create their art. Winterbottom’s trademark photos portray Washington DC monuments and cityscapes in black and white, at night and sometimes in adverse weather, and Glick’s bring to light the dramatic beauty and vibrant color of America's Southwest. Both produce evocative photos and a stillness that stirs their viewers.

Zenith Gallery

413 Seventh Street NW
Washington DC 20004

Seeing the Unseen - Light, Shadow and Air


NOV 6 - DEC 20

Opening Reception
THUR, NOV 13, 7 - 9 pm

This entire gallery installation focuses on making the invisible visible. Materials include etched glass panes, scrim. twine and wind. Collaborating with natural phenomenon such as light, air, movement and sound, Goldberg seeks to make visible the changing nature of the world and the unseen forces that are constantly at work on our surroundings.


NOV 6 - DEC 20

Opening Reception
THUR, NOV 13, 7 - 9 pm

Created at a residency in Paris, these photographs are from a series that investigates the runway model and its influences on women's self-perception. Set against a stark black background, these dynamic images depict the clothes but not the wearer, erasing the person both literally and metaphorically.
McLean Project for the Arts

McLean Project For the Arts‎
1234 Ingleside Ave
McLean, VA 22101
(703) 790-1953

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jam In Columbia Heights, DC

"We are transforming an eyesore to eye-candy," said Albus Cavus Executive Director Peter Krsko, the organizer of the art project. "Fences around building sites are usually to be endured, not enjoyed. In Columbia Heights, public artists and residents will smash that old construct with paint and spirit."

See pictures from Nov 9 outdoor public art installation in Columbia Heights.

Jam at an intersection in Columbia Heights in Washington DC on Sunday, November 9, 2008. Participating artists: Tim CON (DC), Decoy (DC), Billy Mode (MD), VJ (DC), Owel (DC), Gaia (MD), Leon Rainbow (NJ), Will Kasso (NJ), Demer (NJ), Peter Krsko (DC)

Photographs Of Muralist Byron Peck

November 15 - 22
FotoWeek DC
photographs by Byron Peck

closing party - Friday 11/21

The week of November 15-22, 2008 will mark the launch of FotoWeek DC, the first annual gathering of a diverse and wide-ranging photography community in the nation's capital, including photographers, museums, universities and all those involved in the profession across the metro D.C. area.

The Warehouse Gallery
will host the photographs of famed muralist Byron Peck. Come see his work in a different medium.

And then travel the city to check out the PIX/TOUR, curated by Molly Ruppert. The Pix/Tour project of FotoWeekDC is showing the work of area photographers at 50 bars, clubs, restaurants, theaters, and shops around DC.
Pix/Tour brings art to the people who are out and about. See the art of photography in Dupont, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights, 14th Street.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 7-10pm

Transformer proudly presents The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party taking place Saturday, November 15, 2007, 7-10pm in John Dreyfuss' Sculpture Studio at Halcyon House, 34th and Prospect Streets NW. This very special, one-night only event features an exciting array of over 125 artworks in a variety of mediums, dimensions and prices by more than 100 of DC's leading emerging and established artists

Innovative, experimental, diverse, and hip – Transformer is at the nexus of DC’s cultural scene. As Transformer’s primary fundraising event, the Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party provides essential support for this dynamic visual art organization’s year-round programming – and it’s a great party! Transformer’s premiere social event, the Annual Auction is an ideal way to connect with a sophisticated and smart audience in the DC area.

This year’s Auction Co-Chairs are: Kate Damon, kaze design; Philippa P.B. Hughes, The Pink Line Project; Izette Folger; and Janice Kim.
Select members of this year’s Host Committee include: Sylvia Ripley & Christopher Addison, Addison/Ripley Fine Art; Brian Baker, Bad Religion; Annie Lou Bayly Berman; David Brock, Media Matters for America; Kerry Brougher, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden; Shigeko Bork, mu project; Christina DePaul, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts; Annie Gawlak, G Fine Art; Lori Graham, Lori Graham Design; Nora Halpern, Americans for the Arts; Martin Irvine, Irvine Contemporary; Heather & Tony Podesta; and Septime Webre, The Washington Ballet, among several other DC area illuminati.

Proceeds from The 5th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party will match recent grant awards, directly supporting artists through artist honoraria, exhibition material coasts, and related programming support. In addition to supporting exhibitions, proceeds will support artists through the funding of Transformer programs such as The Exercises - a peer-mentorship program for emerging artists, as well as The Framework Panel Series, and our ongoing professional development work to help artists help themselves.

Ticket Prices: Attendance is $175 after 10.27.08. All attendance is on a first paid, first secured basis. Secure your spot today. Space is not guaranteed.

2008 Auction artists:
* Seth Adelsberger
* Geoffrey Aldridge
* Ken Ashton
* Clarke Bedford
* April Behnke
* Elizzabeth Beil
* Lisa Bertnick-Noble
* Nancy Blum
* Reuben Breslar
* Mickael Broth
* Miles Bumbray
* Renee Butler
* Zoë Charlton
* Natalie W. Cheung
* Graham Childs
* Bradley Chriss
* Billy Colbert
* Cynthia Connolly
* Kathryn Cornelius
* Steven Cushner
* Anna U. Davis
* Frank Hallam Day
* Decoy
* Lily deSaussure
* Melissa Dickenson
* Mary Early
* Dana Ellyn
* Cheraya Esters
* Jason Falchook
* Edward Max Fendley
* Gregory Ferrand
* Thom Flynn
* Steve Frost
* Christine Gray
* Kate Hardy
* Linda Hesh
* Carlotta Hester
* Ryan Hill
* Max Hirshfeld
* Jason Horowitz
* James Huckenpahler
* Jason Hughes
* Lawrence Hyman
* Erick Jackson
* Susan Jamison
* Judy Jashinsky
* Paul Jeffreys
* Ian Jehle
* Sue Johnson
* Benjamin Jurgensen
* Kevin Kepple
* Dean Kessmann
* Jae Ko
* Michele Kong
* Andrew Kozlowski
* Bridget Sue Lambert
* Nilay Lawson
* Pepa Leon
* Brian Liu
* Rich MacDonald
* Kate MacDonnell
* Akemi Maegawa
* Dana Maier
* Nathan Manuel
* Anne Marchand
* Lisa McCarty
* Patrick McDonough
* Linn Meyers
* Maggie Michael
* A. B. Miner
* Amy Misurelli Sorensen
* Jiha Moon
* Phil Nesmith
* William A. Newman
* Cory Orbendorfer
* Nikki Painter
* Lucian Perkins
* W. C. Richardson
* Marc Roman
* Robin Rose
* Hannah Rose
* James Sanborn
* Matt Sesow
* Jeff Spaulding
* Dan Steinhilber
* Zach Storm
* Renee Stout
* Jason Talley
* Noelle Tan
* Tang
* Lisa Marie Thalhammer
* Kelly Towles
* Paul Vinet
* Rachel Waldron
* Bill Warrell
* Ian Whitmore
* Andy Moon Wilson
* Andrew Wodzianski
* Yuriko Yamaguchi
* Chad Yencer
* Trevor Young
* Jason Zimmerman

t r a n s f o r m e r
1404 P Street NW Washington, DC 20005

Friday, November 07, 2008

Photos: A day in the life of Sgt. Pepper at Govinda Gallery

Henry Grossman's photos go on display Nov. 14, 2008

Never before seen
candids from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper 1967 recording session -- will soon go on display at Georgetown's Govinda Gallery.
Neal Augenstein, WTOP Radio, interviews Chris Murray of Govinda Gallery on the upcoming exhibition. Read article and listen to the audio HERE

Govinda Gallery
1227 34th Street, NW
Washington, DC

Navigating the Art Fair

Sharon Burton of Authentic Contemporary Art has a New ArtCast: Art Collecting 101 - Navigating the Art Fair`
with Lenny Campello. Listen Here

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If You Didn't Know What This Was, Would You Know What This Is?

Nilay Lawson
November 1 - December 6, 2008

Transformer's 6th Annual DC Artist Solo Exhibition presents the work of Nilay Lawson in her first solo exhibition.
Artist Talk: November 8, 2008, 2pm

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7 pm & by appointment

Questioning whether or not her artistic endeavors only truly exist in the conceptual form, when a project can actually be considered "finished", and if the objects she creates are merely remainders of larger artistic production - Nilay's painting, drawings, and mixed media installations featured in If You Didn't Know What This Was, Would You Know What This Is? document her obsessive consideration of objects and belongings used, consumed, and often discarded. Nilay stages artistic interventions throughout Transformer's project space to explore the seemingly banal issues of daily life and their broader implications on her art-making processes. About this exhibition, Nilay states, "It compiles many endeavors I have approached to date as an artist. I'm releasing the evidence of my art experiences."
1404 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Aquí Estamos

Opening reception Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m.

H&F Fine Arts

Recent work by Cuban artists working out of Havana, as well as Cuban artists from the Cuban Diaspora.
Curated by Lenny Campello.

3311 Rhode Island Avenue
Mount Rainier, Maryland

Whitman-Walker Clinic / Art For Life Auction

to benefit Whitman Walker Clinic’s HIV/AIDS prevention services for communities of color

Friday, November 14
6:00 pm – VIP reception
6:30 pm – Exhibition & silent auction
7:30 pm – Live auction

Carnegie Institute of Washington
1530 P St., NW
Washington, DC

For more information or to purchase tickets call (202) 797-3545

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Public Artists to Transform Columbia Heights, DC Intersection with Community-Based Art Installation

* November 9, 2 - 6 PM: Live, Outdoor Art Presentation with a Dozen Artists *

In keeping with its history of combining art, architecture and construotion, 3DG is pleased to announce yet another event. On Sunday, artists from the DC area and the East Coast will create a public art installation that seeks to lift up the Columbia Heights community spirit by improving aesthetic enjoyment. A dozen artists will work together with renown graffiti artists, like Tim CON and Leon Rainbow, in a live, outdoor presentation of art and people changing their environment. The artists will cover the 80-foot fence of a construction site with color, imagination, and reflection.

"We are transforming an eyesore to eye-candy," said Albus Cavus Executive Director Peter Krsko, the organizer of the art project. "Fences around building sites are usually to be endured, not enjoyed. In Columbia Heights, public artists and residents will smash that old construct with paint and spirit."

Who: Tim CON (DC), Dave AREK (MD), Decoy (DC), Billy Mode (MD), VJ (DC), Gaia (MD), Leon Rainbow (NJ), Will Kasso (NJ), Peter Krsko / Albus Cavus (DC) and other local artists.

When: Sunday, November 9, 2008, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The completed installation will remain on exhibit until early 2009.

Where: 3400 11th Street NW, Washington DC (intersection of 11th Street NW and Park Road)

The group of local and visiting artists are working in collaboration with 3DG - District Design Development Group, LLC. This unique event brings together artists who master diverse techniques and styles. Their common goal is to work in public space and use their art to improve the quality of life in their urban neighborhoods. The live presentation is open to the public and free.

Albus Cavus, a sponsor of this event, is a non-profit organization that utilizes arts to:

. Promote development of strong and healthy communities by involving the residents in projects that result in improved public, gathering and common spaces.
. Design and develop novel interactive and participatory art projects in public space.
. Reinvent existing public spaces that are underutilized, neglected and abandoned.
. Cultivate healthy development of young residents through practical experience in complex projects that encourage team work and democratic process.
. Support artistic excellence by providing necessary consulting services, supplies and mentorship to emerging artists.

3DG, a sponsor of the event, delivers world-class architectural design and development services to the Greater Washington Metropolitan Region. Employing a highly qualified team of experienced developers, award winning architects, LEED-accredited professionals, interior designers, construction management professionals, licensed real estate agents, and financial analysts, 3DG is able to provide a unique, holistic approach to any building project. For further information regarding 3DG's design services or any of our other services, please visit or contact at 202-291-3282.

2121 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 320,
Washington, DC 20007 (USA). T

Openings at Hemphill

The Projectionist

Drive-In Theaters & Portraits

November 8 - December 20, 2008

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 8
6:30 - 8:30pm

1515 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Prospect 1 in New Orleans

Paul Klein, an art advocate and proponent for art in Chicago and a leading Chicago art gallery owner for over 20 years taalks about visiting the biggest biennial ever hosted in the United States, Prospect 1 Read Art Lifts New Orleans, Here

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Cupcake anyone?

Overheard at Sticky Fingers Bakery this morning where I bought, among other delights, Election cupcakes!
I'm still reeling from feeling the love last night. It felt like Christmas.

And from me, Happiness is a warm cupcake.

"Best Bakery"AND "Best Vegan Breakfast"!
Sticky Fingers Bakery (Columbia Heights)
1370 Park Road
Washington, DC
Phone: 202.299.9700

Mon.- Thu. 7-7 Fri. 7-9
Sat. 8-9 Sun.9-6

Big Read Offers Support for Community Reading Projects


The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest. The Big Read brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for pleasure and enlightenment.


Approximately 400 organizations in communities of varying sizes across the country will be selected to participate in The Big Read from September 2009 through June 2010. Applicants may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.

Applicant organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; a division of state, local, or tribal government; or a tax-exempt public library. Eligible applicants include such organizations as literary centers, libraries, museums, colleges and universities, art centers, historical societies, arts councils, tribal governments, humanities councils, literary festivals, and arts organizations.

For information contact:
Arts Midwest
2908 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Congratulation President-Elect Barack Obama and Vice President Elect Biden.

Shepard Fairey, Obama Hope, 2008. Stencil, collage, and acrylic on paper. 60 X 44 inches

Photo Courtesy:
Irvine Contemporary Gallery

Regime Change Starts at Home:
Shepard Fairey, Al Farrow, Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky)
October 18 to December 06, 2008

Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue,

a television arts program, and now a web site highlighting the arts in the Washington, D. C. area.

In the November issue, Marilou Donahue interviews Christo & Jeanne-Claude and Bob Madigan, WTOP Radio's Man About Town 103.5 FM. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Time to VOTE

Thomas Müller at Project 4

Nov 8- Dec 6, 2008

Project 4
presents a solo exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Muller. Employing photography, sculpture and other media, Muller creates time-based installations that emphasize relationships between seemingly disparate objects and images. Through these ostensibly absurd associations he hopes to stress similarities and accentuate opposites in order to create a visual and conceptual tension.

As conceptual artists before him, Muller challenges the viewer to contemplate his definition of art and question what exactly that is.

Artist talk: Saturday, November 8, at 4:00 pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Project 4

Monday, November 03, 2008

In The News / Art Walls in Crystal City

Anne Marchand, Michael Hammond, Jose Piedra at Prism Mural, 18th Street Underpass, Crystal City, VA.
Photo Credit: Greg Staley

You wondered where I was this fall? What have I been doing? Well, I wasn't exactly the troll under the bridge, but I did get my hair blown around for over a month at the 18th Street underpass. Two of my recent public art projects are right across the river from Washington, DC in Crystal City, VA. Check them out. I liked being out in the elements, even on the gritty texture of the street, painting the Prism mural. There is something wonderful in being totally immersed in a creative project with good people around you. The best part was witnessing daily, with a river of pedestrians, the change that was taking place on this piece of concrete in Virginia. You know.... it does matter, those little tiny glimpses that let light and color in the mind. It excites the imagination, like peripheral vision, you might not see it head on, but you know it's there and you feel a delightful presence. Barren to beauty, perhaps not in excess, but steps in that direction. I love it when a team of artists form a good match. Jose Piedra, Michael Hammond, the wind and I painted the geometry, color and light that brought smiles to faces. Dear mural, keep doing that and more.

Enjoy the Prism Mural Slideshow. Other artists who assisted with the project include Eve Hennessa and Siobhan Gavagan.

Here's a couple of mentions in the Arlington, VA news.
What’s New in the Arts in Arlington
November, 2008
Art Walls in Crystal City; 
Radiance, Prism and Ellipsis
1800 S. Bell Street (nearest intersection)
Metro gateway area
Arlington, VA 22202

The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) unveils its latest creative endeavor, Art Walls, which includes three projects, Radiance, Prism and Ellipsis. Radiance and Prism flank the 160’ walls on the north and south sides of 18th Street South, bringing light and color to the thousands of Metro commuters who make their way to and from the Crystal City Metro station each day.
Local mosaic artist Valerie Theberge created Radiance, 25 dazzling and dynamic individual mosaics on one side, and Anne Marchand designed Prism, 35 large rectangles filled with geometric shapes for the opposing wall. 
Elsewhere in Crystal City, Ellipsis, courtesy of artist Anne Marchand and the Zenith Gallery, takes twelve of the artist’s most colorful abstracts, enlarges them into 10’ square panels and mounts them on the back wall of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Spotlight Crystal - November 2008

Art Walls Creates Gallery in Crystal City - Crystal City sparkles with the unveiling of the Art Walls collection which currently includes three projects: Radiance, Prism, and Ellipsis. The Crystal City BID chose 18th and S. Bell Streets (Metro gateway area) for the first set of Art Walls, Radiance and Prism, which flank the north and south sides of 18th Street South, respectively. Developed by local mosaic artist Valerie Theberge, Radiance splashes 25 dynamic and dazzling pieces along the 160’ wall. Across the street, Prism – the inspiration of Anne Marchand -- consists of 35 4’ x 9’ rectangles filled with geometric shapes and unique elements which enliven the wall. Embraced by Crystal City commercial property owners, the first corporate Art Wall, Ellipsis, is a partnership involving Gould Property Company, the Airport Hyatt and Concord Residences. Ellipsis, also an Anne Marchand creation, takes 12 of the artist’s most colorful abstracts, enlarges them onto 10’ square panels, and mounts them onto the back wall of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Be sure to check out the colorful, lively and whimsical pieces of art!
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway,
Arlington, Virginia, USA 22202

Courtesy Zenith Gallery and the artist,
Happy Creating! Anne

ReCap of the Marine Corps Marathon 2008

Crystal Run / Throughout Crystal City / Crystal Drive.
Aerial Photo, courtesy Crystal City BID

Blue skies, warm weather, 320 bright feather banners, 50 colorful airplanes, 4 energetic bands, and thousands of supportive faces shaking red cowbells greeted the 30,000 runners who entered Crystal City for miles 22 and 23 of the 33rd Annual Marine Corps Marathon. To celebrate the Marathon and its participants, the Crystal City BID organized an all day street festival featuring live music, performances by Step Afrika!, moon bounces, an art market, a children’s area organized by the National Children’s Museum, restaurant tastes, and other activities.
Read More Here.

Click to see a slide show of pictures from the event, compliments the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Arlington, VA

Crystal Run - Marine Corps Marathon

Art and Business

Americans for the Arts, Business Committee for the Arts to Merge

Americans for the Arts has announced that it will merge operations with the Business Committee for the Arts (BCA), creating the largest-ever arts advocacy group in the private sector.

The merger will enable Americans for the Arts to increase private-sector support for the arts and arts education by engaging and educating business leaders nationwide on the economic impact and value of the arts in business and community settings.

News Source: Philanthropy News Digest

Opening at Foundry Gallery

November 5 - 30, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, November 7 from 6 to 8 pm

Holly Foss’s “In Oxford” presents her unique photographic vision of the Eastern Shore through her toned gelatin silver black and white prints. Her breadth as a photographer is also seen in her shots of events, structures, portraits, people and animals.

Bobbie Salthouse's “Rivers of Silk” features new works including her recent experiments with dye and silk. Exploring forms abstracted from nature, she creates gossamer panels of luminous colors that waft freely on the barest breeze. Silk Painting Demonstration Sunday, November 30, 2-4 pm

Patricia Zannie's collages are composed of snips of magazines and papers used as paint, blending them with ink, oil pastels, and watercolor. Each collage a unique interpretation of contemporary images and materials, sparking modern, worldly connections while still reflecting a Zen-like intuitive approach to Art.

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

Fairfax County Public Schools / Artist Teacher Exhibition

November 3-15, 2008

Opening Reception: November 5, from 6-7:30

Ernst Community Cultural Center
Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale Campus

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Christo and Jean Claude; Over the River

October 11, 2008-January 25, 2009

and Christo and Jeanne-Claude were interviewed on WAMU radio’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Hear the interview.

at The Phillips Collection


November 8 - December 20, 2008
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2008, 6:30 – 8:30 PM

KENDALL MESSICK: The Projectionist
HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: Drive-In Theaters & Portraits

1515 14th Street NW
3rd Floor
Washington DC 20005
(202) 234-5601

Saturday, November 01, 2008

21st Annual Washington Craft Show

Friday, November 7 – Sunday, November 9, 7p.m. – 9p.m.

More than 190 jury-selected artists and artisans showcase their art.
Master artisans exhibit basketry, wearable textiles, ceramics and furniture.

$15 Admission

The Washington Convention Center
Mount Vernon Square
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

For more information call 800.832.7813, or visit


November 8 - December 19, 2008

Washington Project for the Arts and the Washington Sculptors Group announce the opening of "Aquifer," an exhibition of work that explores the significance of water. For this show, curators J.W. Mahoney and Deborah McLeod have selected 35 artists who are particularly compelled to address the physical, psychological, metaphysical, and aesthetic qualities of water.

Both J.W. Mahoney and Deborah McLeod are seasoned curators and have long shared a particular interest in water themes. Mr. Mahoney has regularly engaged the symbolic qualities of natural forces, in both writings and exhibitions, and Ms. McLeod is currently producing a film titled "Purification" on the ancient connection between river baptisms and the assignation of the natural feature as a source of reconciliation with the sublime. "Aquifer is not a show that specifically intends to present the subject of water as a memento mori on human negligence and water's precipitous dearth," says McLeod, "it is instead about water's critical meaning to us in so many hierarchically varied aspects of survival and inspiration."

Selected artists include: Joseph Barbaccia, Dennis Beach, Christian Benefiel, Alan Binstock, Renee Butler, Richard Dana, Pattie Porter Firestone, Leah Frankel, Gail Gorlitzz, Pat Goslee, Nestor Guzman, Mila Kagan, Rebecca Kamen, Kathy Walden Kaplan, Tetsuya Kato, Joanne Kent, J.T. Kirkland, Barbara Liotta, Jacqueline Maggi, Howard and Mary McCoy, Ryan McKibbin, Emily Piccirillo, Beverly Ress, Pat Segnan, Mike Shaffer, Marilee Schumann, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Pamela Soldwedel, Lucy Norman Spencer, Betsy Stewart, Kazue Taguchi, Virginia Warwick, Paul Vickers, Amy Glengary Yang and Millicent Young.

Opening Reception: Nov. 8, 6-8pm,
Curatorial talk and artist panel discussion:
Saturday, November 11 from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.

All events are free and open to the public.

Edison Place Gallery

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery
701 Ninth St. NW
Washington, DC 20068