Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Discussion with PROSPECT 1 Director and Curator Dan Cameron


Inaugural Program of the New Art Dialogue Series
Thursday, March 12, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Falvey Hall
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mt. Royal Avenue
Bolton Hill, Baltimore

The Contemporary Museum will introduce a new forum for discussion of contemporary art in Baltimore - New Art Dialogue Series - with a conversation with Dan Cameron, director and curator of the landmark PROSPECT 1 exhibition in New Orleans, on Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. The program will be held at Maryland Institute College of Art’s Falvey Hall. The program has been rescheduled from its original February 5 date.

Mr. Cameron will share his experience curating PROSPECT 1 and the impact that it had on post-Katrina New Orleans. PROSPECT 1 was the largest international exhibition of contemporary art presented in the United States. The critically-acclaimed exhibition included works by 81 artists from 38 countries, presented in more than two dozen galleries and public spaces throughout the city. The exhibition closed in January 2009. Mr. Cameron is Visual Arts Director at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center.

Admission to the lecture is $10 for the general public, $5 for students, and free for members of the Contemporary Museum and MICA students.

The Contemporary’s New Art Dialogue Series will present lectures and conversations by distinguished artists, critics, art historians, and curators whose work is defining the field of contemporary art. The series will cultivate critical discourse responsive to the cultural, social, and political issues of our time.

The New Art Dialogue Series is sponsored by the Louise D. and Morton J. Macks Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bodil Ottesen.

For additional information, visit

What We Want Is Free: An Exploration of the Field of Non-profit Visual Arts Organizations

Tuesday, March 3, 6:30 – 8pm
The Goethe Institut
812 7th St NW
Washington, DC

In tandem with Transformer’s current Summer Camp program - a four-week series of creative events (February 7 – March 7) investigating art as action, engagement, social exchange, and interactivity, Transformer presents What We Want Is Free: An Exploration of the Field of Non-profit Visual Arts Organizations. This ninth panel in Transformer’s on-going FRAMEWORK Panel Series will examine the importance of non-profit visual arts organizations with small to medium sized budgets – 'alternative art spaces' and/or 'artist spaces' - and their impact on the past, present, and future of contemporary visual art. Transformer is presenting this panel in partnership with The Goethe-Institut who will host the event in their theatre. Participation is free.

Participating panelists include: Mark Allen, Director, Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA; Wendy Clark, Visual Arts Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC; Steven Rand, Executive Director, Apexart, NYC; Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer, Washington, DC; and Don Russell, Executive Director, Provisions Library, Washington, DC. The panel will be moderated by Ryan Hill, Transformer Board Member, and Manager of Interpretive Programs & Curatorial Research Associate, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.

Questions to be addressed include: What is a Visual Arts Organization (VAO)? How did the field of non-profit alternative arts organizations/artist spaces begin and what were they an alternative to? What are some different models of current non-profit VAOs – how has the field changed since its inception, the culture wars of the early 90s? How do these VAOs educate audiences, support artistic careers, enhance our society? In what ways do these organizations facilitate discovery and usher in new artistic concepts?

The panel discussion will be followed by a thirty minute question-and-answer segment with the audience.

For more information, please visit the Goethe-Institut’s website at

Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples

National Gallery of Art

During the final weeks of the exhibit, Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples, the museum has assembled a number of lectures that offer new insights into the cultural and artistic life on the Bay of Naples. All lectures take place in the East Building Auditorium.

March 1, 2:00pm
Is Anything New under the Sun? Environmental Quality around the Bay of Naples in AD 79 and the Present Day
Mark Walters, environmental consultant and writer

March 8, 2:00pm
The Society of Dilettanti: Grecian Taste and Roman Spirit
Bruce Redford, professor of art history and English, Boston University
Book signing of Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England to follow

March 15, 2:00pm
Art and Nature in Eighteenth-Century Naples: From the Rediscovery of Herculaneum and Pompeii to Emma Hamilton's Attitudes
Viccy Coltman, senior lecturer in the history of art, School of Arts, Culture, and Environment, University of Edinburgh

March 20, 11:00-5:00pm
March 21, 1:00-5:00pm
Public Symposium
Roman Art and Culture on the Bay of Naples
Illustrated lectures by noted scholars, including John Bodel, Lucilla Burn, Faya Causey, John R. Clarke, Bjoern Ewald, Nathalie Kampen, Barbara Kellum, Miranda Marvin, Rebecca Molholt, John Pollini, and Hérica Valladares

All programs are open to the public without charge; seating is first-come, first-served in the East Building Auditorium.

For more information about activities related to this exhibition, please visit

National Gallery of Art
Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets
Metro: Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter

Like A Concert Tour, But With Sketchbooks.

Metropolis, Mark Planisek

March 3, 2009
7:00 - 10:00pm Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art DC

1054 31st St NW #9
Washington, DC 20007

Art House is taking all the sketchbooks on a 9 city tour to galleries and museums across the U.S. The goal of the exhibition is to encourage anyone to create artwork and build a collective of sketchbooks made by artists from all over the world.
Over 2,000 artists from around the country were sent a small Moleskine sketchbook. Their task was to fill the book with "everyone we know". Every book received back will be on display. Visitors are encouraged to pick up the books and freely browse through them. There will also a broadcast of the exhibition live via the internet so that everyone who participated or can't make the show can experience it.

Art House Gallery
309 Peters St
Atlanta, GA 30313

Johanna Mueller

Reyes + Davis Independent Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, March 6, 6:30 - 9PM

Friday, February 27, 2009


Celebratory Closing for Tools for Change at Hillyer Art Space

Friday, February 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm
Hillyer Art Space at 9 Hillyer Court, NW
presents the celebratory closing of the current exhibition's Tools for Change: Selections from the Hechinger Collection, and Spirit, by Judy Stone, with an Appalachian style 'Old Time' jam.

A selection of tunes will be played on fiddle, guitar, and banjo. Featured performers will include: Dr. Alan Jabbour, International Arts & Artist's board member and founding director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress; Paul Brown, National Public Radio newscaster;Bill Schmidt, member of the Hoover Uprights,the two-time first prize winners of the traditional band contest at the Appalachian Stringband Music Festival, Clifftop, West Virginia, and Ann Schmidt of the Bluemoon Cowgirls. Come and enjoy the art and down-home wizardry of our in-house bluegrass musicians!

Refreshments will be served. Attendance is $6.
What is Old Time? Check out

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


Light Field View

February 28 – March 28 2009
Opening reception Saturday, February 28, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Gallery hours: Tuesday –Saturday 11am - 6pm

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


Congratulations to Ms. Gold and many thanks to Kim Ward for her leadership of the Washington Project for the Arts over the past five years.

Washington Native to Lead Region's Top Non-Profit Contemporary Fine Arts Organization

Washington, DC - Today the Board of Trustees of the Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces the appointment of Lisa J. Gold as the new Executive Director of the organization, now entering its 34th year as a leader in the support of regional contemporary fine art. Ms. Gold begins her new role on March 18, as the leader of the storied and highly successful non-profit organization that has come to be recognized as one of the most influential and important arts groups in the region, and the U.S.

Ms. Gold's appointment follows the nearly five-year leadership of Kim Ward, who successfully guided the WPA through the 2007 separation from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and subsequent re-establishment of the WPA as a fully independent force in the arts community.

"The Washington Project for the Arts is very fortunate to have found Lisa Gold from such a great pool of highly qualified candidates," said Board of Trustees Chair Andres Tremols. "Her experience, insight, familiarity with Washington, DC and with the world of contemporary art will be a great asset for WPA and the greater region."

Fantastical Imaginings

Maryland Art Place
Friday, February 27, 2009

Gallery Talk: 7pm
led by curator J. Susan Isaacs
Reception: 8pm

Fantastical Imaginings is an exhibition that features artists, both emerging and established, whose creations are oriented toward fantasy--working across styles and media to produce imaginary worlds filled with discovery and intrigue.

Influenced by factors such as outsider art, Surrealism, graphic novels and cartoons, each of the artists in the exhibition share the notion that they are enabling “the creation of a unique world in which human activity takes place, fully invented by the artist.”

The exhibition includes the work of: Laylah Ali, Roberley Bell, Paul Chidester, Amy Cutler, Marilyn Holsing, Mark Hosford, John Karpinsky, A.D. Loveday, Claire Owen, Serena Perrone, Hiro Sakaguchi, John Shipman, Ann Siems, and Lee Wilkinson.

This event is free and open to the public.

Fantastical Imaginings will remain on view through March 28, 2009.

To learn more about this and other programs of Maryland Art Place please visit:
Maryland Art Place / 8 Market Place, Suite 100 / Baltimore, Maryland 21202
410.962.8565 /

New Deal Paintings

“1934: A New Deal for Artists”
Feb. 27 through Jan. 3, 2010,

The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents New Deal Paintings from the First Federally Funded Art Program in the United States. In 1934, Americans grappled with an economic situation that feels all too familiar today. Against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the U.S. government created the Public Works of Art Program—the first federal government program to support the arts nationally. A selection of paintings made with support from this program will be on view in the exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It will begin a three-year tour of the United States in 2010.

Read More at ArtDaily

Kip Deeds, Angela White, and Tinam Valk

The Alasktic Print Series, Mappings, and Passages
March 5- March 28, 2009

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2009 5-8PM

Angela White, Point Lobos, CA, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"

Three artists…three adventures. From Alaska to Mexico, Europe, California and back…three artists merge together to display their journeys. Using paper and canvas as their map, their journeys are drawn by means of relief print, screen print, encaustic, oil, acrylic, watercolor, modeling paste, charcoal and other mixed media. Together they share three exhibitions: The Alasktic Print Series, Mappings, and Passages.

“The Alasktic Print Series” takes you on a journey from Mexico to Alaska through the eyes of Philadelphian artist, Kip Deeds. This project was initially inspired by Utagawa Hiroshige’s 1834 print series, “53 Stations on the Tokaido,” which depicts scenes along the famous eastern sea road in Japan. Deeds’ journey at times traces Lewis and Clark, depicts John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charlie, and moves to the lyrics of Woody Guthrie. A series of 15 relief and screen prints makes up “The Alasktic Series”.

Angela White’s “Mappings” fuses translucent layers of luminous and encaustic surfaces that creates visual depth and density in her work from trips to our west and east coasts. White’s love of natural landscapes reflects a desire to show constant movement and natural rhythm. The seascapes and landscapes are created using mixed media, oil paints, and are occasionally embedded with gold and silver leaf covered with iridescent oil paints.

Tinam Valk’s “Passages” through layers…layers of history, structures, statues, architecture. Tinam has traveled extensively to Europe, East Africa, South America but retreats annually to Hunting Island, SC for a constant source of inspiration. Painting’s fueled through memory or visits to old estates, Valk’s architecture-related paintings originate from modeling paste, acrylic, oils, charcoal, pencil, and pastel.

H&F Fine Arts Gallery
3311 Rhode Island Avenue
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Emerge Exposed Panel Discussion Next Tuesday

Tuesday, March 3, 7 to 9 p.m.
Flashpoint's Mead Theater Lab
(entrance at the end of the gallery)

Panelists include Theo Adamstein, founder of FotoweekDC and president of Chrome Imaging, Jason Horowitz, photographer, Veronica Jackson, collector and principle of the Jackson Design Group, and Paul Roth, Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts for the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Moderated by Philippa P.B. Hughes from The Pink Line Project.

Hughes said about the discussion, "We've assembled a stellar group of speakers for our panel who will discuss various topics concerning collecting photography. How do you get started? What are the various processing techniques? What do edition sizes mean? How do you preserve photographs? What are the different forms of photographic art? Why collect photography? And so much more!" Please RSVP to info[at]thepinklineproject[dot]com. $10 suggested donation at the door. -DCist

When Harlem Came to Paris

Saturday, February 28, 2009
7 pm - Midnight

Alliance Francaise de Washington
2142 Wyoming Avenue
Washington, DC

$55.00/Alliance Members
$65/Non-Alliance Members
Call to Purchase Tickets: 202.234.7911

LiL SoSo Productions and several co-sponsors will be partnering with the Alliance Française de Washington to celebrate the influence of African Americans in France with the multi-media arts event: When Harlem Came to Paris, Saturday, February 28, 2009 in Washington, DC.

This event celebrates the rich history and culture of Black American writers, artists and musicians who came to Paris from the 1920s and 1930s, the period often referred to as the Harlem Renaissance. The event will held at the Alliance Française de Washington and will feature food, music and performances by local musicians, actors, and actresses in character, depicting the sounds and personalities of the era. A Silent Charity Art Auction for the Alliance's Anne Bujon Educational Initiative , curated by Authentic Contemporary Art will be held simultaneously during the event. This will be the second year that LiL SoSo and the Alliance will be co-sponsoring this event.

For more information, visit the event website here.

Contemporary Mexican Architecture

Open February 27th – April 10th, 2009

Open House: Saturday, February 28th, 2009
10:00am - 4:00pm
Conference by curator Miquel Adría @ 11:00am

Imagined Constructions.
Contemporary Mexican Artists

Curated by Marisol Argüelles

Contemporary Mexican Architecture
presents selected projects by nine prominent architects representing different generations and trends, who have in common the originality and quality of their extraordinary contributions to architectural design. Projects by Teodoro González de León, Ricardo Legorreta, Enrique Norten, Alberto Kalach, Mauricio Rocha, Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta, Fernando Romero, Javier Sánchez and Michel Rojkind.

Miquel Adriá, curator, Catalan architect established in Mexico.

Imagined Constructions presents the work of five contemporary Mexican artists: Dante Busquets, Alex Dorfsman, Sebastián Romo, Laureana Toledo and Héctor Zamora. Each of these artists explores the different narrative possibilities of real and fictional spaces, establishing an interesting dialogue with architecture and geography.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C.
Free entrance | Street parking available.

Gallery Hours: Monday — Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm | Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Companions: Portraits Recent & Relevant

Max-Karl Winkler

February 23 - March 29 2009

Preview Reception & Gallery Talk
Sunday, March 1, 2009, 2 to 5 pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington DC 20009

Located between R & S Streets, 1.5 blocks North of DuPont Circle Metro, Q Street exit,
above Mourayo Restaurant

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Thursday, February 26, 6-10pm
2450 Crystal Drive

Closing Reception for RESHUET (Joy)

Marina Reiter

Paintings by Marina Reiter, Doris Colbert Kennedy and Ron Riley

Friday, February 27, 2009

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Foundry Gallery

1314 18th Street, NW


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


February 25, 6-10pm
2450 Crystal Drive
Crystal City, VA

Elizabeth Gilbert Musing

This is a fabulous talk on creative genius!

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

If you can't view the video click HERE:

Elizabeth Gilbert on the Web

Melissa Ichiuji / Irvine Contemporary

Irvine Contemporary presents Melissa Ichiuji’s second solo exhibition,
Lesser Madonnas

Melissa Ichiuji, Lesser Madonna No.1, 2009. Fabric, nylon, wooden chair, mixed materials. Variable dimensions.

Opening reception with the artist, Saturday February 28th, 6-8PM.

In her new body of work, Melissa Ichiuji explores new themes that challenge our cultural messages about motherhood, the mother’s body, domestic space, and sexual identities. Lesser Madonnas exposes age-old tensions and dualisms in our cultural symbols of the feminine—Madonna/Mother versus Aphrodite/Venus, the mystery of procreation versus the power of the erotic, the mother in the limited confines of domestic space versus the unlimited sexuality of woman as agent of desire. Ichiuji also continues her challenges to simplistic demarcations of sexual and gender identity in children, adolescents, and adults, often with wry humor and striking visual puns.

Emerging Visions: ROOTS

February 26 – April 14, 2009

In celebration of Youth Art Month
GRACE presents new work and collaborative installations featuring artists from
Herndon High School
Mountain View High School
Pimmit Hills High School
South Lakes High School

Opening Reception: Friday, February 27, 6 - 8 pm

Teen Night with hub theatre:
Thursday, March 19, 6 – 9pm Cupid & Psyche staged reading

Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) is pleased to present Emerging Visions: ROOTS in celebration of Youth Art Month. This highly popular annual exhibition showcases young artists in the community by giving them the experience and recognition of exhibiting their work in a professional gallery setting. In 2008, Emerging Visions: Adolescent Self Portraiture, marked the art center’s first thematic youth art show. This year’s exhibition inaugurates several more innovative concepts.

Emerging Visions: ROOTS also brings important recognition to Fairfax County’s excellent art teachers, their programs, and the schools and communities that support them.

This project is supported in part by funds from the Arts Council of Fairfax County with funds from the County of Fairfax. This project is sponsored by Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR)

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, Virginia 20190

Artist Career Training Classes By Phone

If you need help with art pricing or just perservering thru this economic cycle, these upcoming teleclasses with artist and author Alexandria Levin are being offered thru Artist Career Training.
"Hang out on the telephone and work on your art business at the same time. (Some artists create art while they learn!)"
If that’s for you, Aletta de Wal of A.C.T. is offering three classes this winter. Checkout the schedule. Classes are $19.95 each.

“Pricing Your Art with Confidence”

Part 1 – “Math is Your Friend” with artist and author Alexandria Levin.
Thursday, March 12th, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
Pricing artwork is both an art and a science. Part 1 is for absolute beginners and for masters who know that there is always more to learn. Alexandria will introduce concepts and tools from her book

Part 2 – “Balancing Value and Price with the Market” with artist and author Alexandria Levin.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
Pricing is more than time, materials and overhead; it includes soft concepts like value, which are harder to assess. Part 2 is for artists who are math-friendly and want to create or revise a new formula for pricing your work.

“Tapping Your Inner Strength – “Perseverance”
with artist and author Alexandria Levin.
Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
“Perseverance means that your essential identity is that of being an artist.....You create and grow no matter what." Alexandria will introduce concepts and tools from her book, Creatively Unblocking Creative Blocks.

Click to sign up for classes or contact Aletta for information.
*Remember to tell Aletta that I sent you from Painterly Visions Blog. Enjoy! - Anne Marchand

Aletta deWal
Director, Artist Career Training
Los Altos, CA 94022-2750
(650) 917-1225 Pacific Time
Best time to call: Tuesday thru Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time


February 28 - April 11, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, February 28, 5-7 pm

image information: Cows in Hayfield Diptych, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches

Addison/Ripley Fine Art's spring 2009 exhibition will feature the paintings and works on paper by Charlottesville, VA, artist John Borden Evans. Utilizing his surroundings, which includes farmhouses, rural landscapes and animals as inspiration, John translates the imagery into dense, multi-layered works of art. Underpaintings of colors, shapes, and words often form the basis for these whimsical yet sophisticated pastoral scenes of both sun-filled days and glowing starry nights.

1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Monday, February 23, 2009

Symposium & Art Exhibition

Monday 24th February 2009

The Embassy of Jamaican in association with the Jamaica Information
Service (JIS) Invite you to celebrate "JAMAICA REGGAE MONTH"

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Please RSVP:


Embassy of Jamaica
1520 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
invites District of Columbia resident writers to submit their works for

The 26th Annual

Cash awards and prizes are given to writers of all ages for artistic excellence in poetry, short story, dramatic writing, and essay!
Special Prize offered for 2009:
The Big Read - DC Special Recognition Award for Creative Expression

Deadline: 7 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2009

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

Awards will be presented at the
26th Annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Elizabethan Theatre
Folger Shakespeare Library.

For more information,
and to view PROGRAM GUIDELINES and download an APPLICATION FORM, visit
or contact
Charles Barzon at 202.724.5613

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Art Whino Design Competition

Art Whino is holding it’s first ever design competition. The competition will be open to anyone and everyone who wants to participate. The twenty winning designs will be showcased in a fashion show and exhibition at Crystal Couture on February 24th, 2009.

Crystal City
The New Century Center at 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA

February 24th, 2009
Design exhibit and reception

20 Selected designs on exhibit and runway show. Winner will be announced.

Crystal Couture, a two week extravaganza of fun and fashion. The event will feature sample sales, runway and trunk shows from designers, local boutiques, and area salons. Each night will feature a theme with unique drinks, food tastes, and exciting fashions and music. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the 2 week event go to

Art Whino

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dawn Black / Curator's Office

Dawn Black: The Conceal Project

Saturday, Feb., 21, 6 - 8pm

image: Dawn Black, Formal Invitation, ink, gouache, and
watercolor on Stonehenge, 15" x 22.25", 2008
Courtesy: Curator's Office

Curator's Office introduces the work of emerging artist, Dawn Black. Mysterious and exquisitely painted in watercolor, ink, and gouache, the works on paper present portraits of individuals altered by masks, uniforms, couture fashion, prison garb, ethnic attire, and other random eccentric forms of concealment. The artist was referred to the gallery by Curator's Office artist Jiha Moon. Black's work was extremely well received by curators, collectors and museum directors at this past December's Scope Miami Art Fair and nearly soldout.

Conceal Project examines the practice of masquerade, especially its role in relation to identity. The artworks not only explore the artist's own mania regarding disguised and surrogate identity, but of society's at large by depicting scenes of carefully selected concealed figures drawn in gouache and ink on paper. These figures are all "real" people (none being from imagination) who have been culled from the Internet and various periodicals. Of particular interest to the artist is a disguise's ability to make the wearer powerful through clandestine anonymity and, paradoxically its ability to allow the concealed person to be his or her authentic self. Oscar Wilde once remarked, "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.

Curator's Office
1515 14th St NW
Suite 201
Washington, DC

Strictly Painting 7

Call to Artists

April 10, 2009 - Deadline for submission receipt (5 pm)

JUROR: VIVIAN LASSMAN is an independent curator and consultant who has been active in the Washington D.C. art community for more than twenty-five years.

ELIGIBILITY: All Mid-Atlantic artists (DC,VA, MD, PA, NJ, DE,WV) are invited to submit up to four images (jpegs) of paintings on any two-dimensional surface completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited at MPA.

AWARDS: Cash prizes totaling $1,500 will be awarded by the juror.

ENTRY FEE: $25. Fee waived for current MPA members. Fee includes one-year artist membership in MPA.

For further information email Nancy Sausser

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703.790.1953

Irvine Contemporary exhibitions last day

Last day of exhibitions, TODAY!

Kwaku Alston
Portraits of President Obama

Through February 21

Aspect:Ratio 2
Tthrough February 21

small-format works:
drawings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, painting:

Kwaku Alston, Gary Baseman, Lori Field, Susan Jamison, Akemi Maegawa,
Shawne Major, Jiha Moon, Kahn & Selesnick, Izel Vargas, Zach Wirsum

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM-6PM
and by appointment

One Out of a Hundred / John Malloy

TONIGHT!, February 21st, from 6pm – Midnight
through March 12, 2009

"One Out of a Hundred" centers around John Malloy's personal series of mixed-media works that explore drug side effects as a metaphor for consumer and media-driven culture's long-term effects on the human spirit. The originals for each piece include pen & ink, oil paint, and other media, and will be exhibited along with large-format, limited edition signed prints of the series. Limited edition prints of Malloy's comics "Queasy" [Image Comics], "Channel One", and rock-interview comics for the award-winning Lemon Magazine will also be on display, in addition to illustrations for the band Minus The Bear, I Heart Comix, and other magazines and publications.

Music by Rank and File

Art Whino
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Winter DRAGGING you down? Be Queen for the day at Crystal Couture

Friday, February 20, 2009

ARTrageous / SAAM

ARTrageous / SAAM:

Thursday, February 26, 2009
7:30–11:00 p.m.

Smithsonian American Art Museum,
8th & F Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.

"Spend a fabulous evening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and support museum programs! Highlights of the evening include an opportunity to meet artists from across the country, a buffet dinner reception, live music, dancing, and mingling in museum galleries."

Tickets are $125. Museum members receive a 20% discount on tickets. Purchase tickets online or call (202) 633-4550

Morandi: Master of Modern Still Life

February 21-May 24, 2009

Selected as a top pick in the Washington Post's 2009 Spring Arts Preview, Morandi: Master of Modern Still Life opens to the public on Saturday, February 21.

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW • Washington DC • 202-387-2151


2450 Crystal Drive

Saturday, February 21, 2009
11AM - 3PM

2450 Crystal Drive

Fantastical Imaginings

Paul Chidester, The Listening

February 19 - March 28, 2009

Friday, February 27:
Gallery Talk 7pm / Reception 8pm

Fantastical Imaginings is a traveling exhibition curated by J. Susan Isaacs that originated at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition will be featured at MAP from February 19 through March 28, 2009, and additional works will be on display at the Julio Fine Arts Gallery at Loyola College. The artists represented in this exhibition, some emerging, some established, work across styles and media to create work that is filled with discovery, fantasy, and imaginary worlds. Influenced by factors such as outsider art, Surrealism, graphic novels and cartoons, each of the artists share the notion that they are enabling “the creation of a unique world in which human activity takes place, fully invented by the artist.”

The exhibition will include the work of: Laylah Ali, Roberley Bell, Paul Chidester, Amy Cutler, Marilyn Holsing, Mark Hosford, John Karpinsky, A.D. Loveday, Caire Owen, Serena Perrone, Hiro Sakaguchi, John Shipman, Ann Siems, and Lee Wilkinson

Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
(410) 962-8565

Thursday, February 19, 2009

BULL'S-EYE / Anna U. Davis

solo show at Long View Gallery

February 21 - March 21, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, February 21, 6-9 pm

Long View Gallery
1302 9th Street NW
Washington DC 20001

Harry Stornes at Warehouse

"Positive Space" - a collection of sculpture, painting, mixed media and window installation.

Friday February 20, 6-10pm

"Positive Space" artist Harry Stormes looks at the convergence of land and universe, day and night, seeing the positive space. Harry's art focuses on the ability to process raw materials, organize them and execute a construction.

Warehouse Gallery
1021 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tasha Jones / HOME

International Arts & Artists invites you to come
HOME this Friday, February 20th!
Featuring Tasha Jones

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&A
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.

The clever and witty introduction of the Indiana Poet Laureate Nominee and rising star is as powerful as her words. I am Tasha is the virtual introduction to the author, educator, poet, artist, star! She is currently teaching an advanced writing course entitled The Write Me Project through Indiana University for AIM (a juvenile re-entry program), for young adults who are looking for an alternative. Tasha Jones is definitely "the One" to watch and hear!

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

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

Frank Hallam Day

Frank Hallam Day

Frank Hallam Day
Berlin Mitte: Lost Images
January - March 2009

Reception and Artist Talk:
Tuesday February 17th, 5:30 - 7pm

505 9th Street, NW Lobby, WDC

Berlin Mitte: Lost Images explores the architectural cityscape of East Berlin, Germany. Having grown up in a divided Berlin, Day returned in 1996 after the fall of the Berlin Wall to photograph the city's former Communist sector. He revisits locations of his childhood and documents the changes in the urban and industrial landscapes during a period of redevelopment. The exhibit highlights a selection of photographs chosen by the Washington City Paper as the Photography Exhibit of the Year in 2004.

Crystal Couture: FIT FRIDAY

2450 Crystal Drive

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Artist / Art Commentator

Interview with WILLIAM DUNLAP on "Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue," a television arts program, and now a web site highlighting the arts in the Washington, D. C. area.

G FIne Art Exhibitions extended

Ian WHITMORE / This is Our Music
Simone LEIGH / Queen Bee

Extended to February 21st, 2009

Simone Leigh, Queen Bee, 2008

Ian Whitmore, Settlement, 2008

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

NEA's Poetry out loud

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents
The NEA's Poetry out loud, a national recitation contest.
Come encourage DC Public School students as they compete to become finalists on the national stage!

641 D Street, NW Washington, DC 20004

R.S.V.P. by February 18, 2009
For more information contact

Hooking Up: Fleeting Encounters in the DC Art World

Artist Speaker Series on Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 7:00pm at Hamiltonian Gallery.

Talk will feature DC artist and art advocate Sondra Arkin.

"Understanding the dynamics of the art world will help an artist gain exposure and recognition. Staying on top of awards, exhibitions, galleries, curators, collectors, grants, and residencies, while balancing networking and creating, is an exercise in discipline. What are some of the best resources to stay hooked into the art world? What are some of the best methods for hooking up with opportunities? How can you strike the right balance?"

The Artist Speaker Series is a succession of lectures given by established artists and art professionals to aid in the artistic and entrepreneurial development of our So-Hamiltonian Fellows and other emerging artists.

Please RSVP to Email Jackie.

Application process for the 2009 Hamiltonian Emerging Artists Fellowship Program is closing February 28, 2009. Please refer to website for information on the application packages.

Hamiltonian Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for creative artists in their early careers. Hamiltonian Artists offers a competitive two-year fellowship program to new, innovative visual artists in all media through an annual competition. Artists from around the nation are encouraged to apply.

Hamiltonian Artists
1353 U Street, NW
Washington DC, 20009

DCist Exposed

February 20 – March 7, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, February 20, 5 – 9 p.m.

DCist, a popular local blog, presents an annual juried photography show, DCist Exposed, designed to encourage the work of professional and amateur photographers. The exhibition showcases new talent as the artists reveal the city through the eyes of the people who live and work in the DC area. The show is community-based and works are affordably priced to develop the next generation of arts patrons.

Gallery @ Flashpoint
915 G Street NW


The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
invites District of Columbia resident writers to submit their works for

Cash awards and prizes are given to writers of all ages for artistic excellence
in poetry, short story, dramatic writing, and essay!
Special Prize offered for 2009:
The Big Read - DC Special Recognition Award for Creative Expression

Deadline: 7 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2009

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

Awards will be presented at the
26th Annual Larry Neal Writers' Awards Ceremony
Friday, May 8, 2009 at 6:00 PM
Elizabethan Theatre
Folger Shakespeare Library.

For more information, and to view PROGRAM GUIDELINES and download an APPLICATION FORM, visit
or contact Charles Barzon at 202.724.5613

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

DCCAH Grant Workshops

Current Funding Opportunities:
Small Projects Program Grant
Folk and Traditional Arts Mini Grant

6:00pm-7:30pm, Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Honfleur Gallery
1241 Good Hope Road, SE
Washington, DC 20020

(Anacostia Metro Station- Green line)

No RSVP required!

For more information about the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
please call 202-724-5613 or visit us on the web at

Crystal Couture: TAT Tuesday

Body Art at its best! 6PM-10PM
2450 Crystal Drive

How to Be Happier: Positive Psychology & the Arts

With Gioia Chilton, MS, ATR-BC & Rebecca Wilkinson, MS, ATR-BC

Thursday | Feb 19 | 5:30-8PM | FREE
In the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

What makes people happier? Who is happy? Why be happy? How do creative endeavors contribute to happiness? These questions will be explored through an introduction to Positive Psychology, the science of happiness.

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
1632 U St NW
Washington DC 20009

Tools for Change: Selections from the Hechinger Collection

Image: Claes Oldenburg, Three Way Plug (detail), offset lithograph with airbrush, 1965

Hillyer Art Space Exhibition | thru February 27, 2009

Tools for Change: Selections from the Hechinger Collection, features 18 pieces from the Hechinger Collections that remove tools from their utilitarian, invisible state and in turn places them under the spotlight. The exhibition transforms the ordinary tool into an object of art to be admired, and above all, reminds us that our tools are a way of change: for better or worse.

Featured artists include: Yuri Avvakumov, Franz Bader, Barton Lidice Benes, Roy Carruthers, Jim Dine, William Eggleston, Henryk Fantazos, Howard Finster, Tom Hebert, Manuel Hughes, Rosenbloom Kaplan, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Leger, Michael Mazur, Claes Oldenburg, Dusan Otasevic and Rico Solinas.

9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008

WPA 28th Art Auction Gala

Auction Preview Night
Thursday, February 26
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Curator talks and presentation of the Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art.

Katzen Arts Center / American University
Free and Open to the Public

Annual Art Auction Gala
Saturday, March 7,
6pm - midnight

All of the artwork available for purchase at the auction will be on view January 31 through March 7 at the American University Museum.

view Auction 2009 Gala Invitation as a pdf>

To register call 202-234-7103x4

Monday, February 16, 2009

AP Sued by Shepard Fairey Over Obama Image Copyright (Update2)

By Erik Larson

Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Shepard Fairey, the artist whose “Hope” image of President Barack Obama was added to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, sued the Associated Press over the news company’s copyright challenge to the artwork.

Article HERE

Artomatic Dates & Location Announced

With the 10th anniversary of Artomatic comes a new location — Half Street’s 55 M Street SE, a 275,000 square feet LEED Silver Class A office building that is currently under construction. The dates of the five-week long art, music, and theater event are May 29 to July 5, and it will run Wednesdays through Sundays.
"Artomatic by its nature is organic in its growth and incremental in its approach to change. Our vision is altered each year by the experience of the event and the creativity of the artists who volunteer and make it all happen" -Artomatic Chair George C. Koch

For more information visit the Artomatic web site.
Source: DCist

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Crystal Couture is happening

Photo Credit: Malek Naz Freidouni Photography

From Crystal City Bid - Freaky Friday Album
Feb 13, 2009
2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Va

February 13-28, 2009
2450 Crystal Drive

Event hours will be from 6-10 p.m. weekdays, with special daytime events on Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidents’ Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. You will be able to find Crystal Couture in the newly developed retail space at 2450 Crystal Drive (at the corner of 23rd and Crystal Drive). Click here to become Crystal Couture's friend on Facebook, and get the latest information as soon as it is available.

The HBS Club of Washington D.C. / Exclusive Art Show And Happy Hour

Join the HBS community of DC for an enjoyable evening of cocktails in the gallery.

Event Date: Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 10 pm

In March, Zenith Community Arts Foundation plans to close the doors of its DC Gallery, an institution that has been part of the DC landscape for over 31 years. To bid farewell, Zenith will host a series of art shows throughout February. Please join the respective HBS and Wharton alumni communities for a happy hour at Oyamel and enjoy the opportunity to explore the Gallery a few doors away at your leisure.

Where: the Bar at Oyamel Restaurant & Zenith Gallery
401 and 413 7th Street NW Washington DC 20004

Cost: Admission is free to both location. Please note beverages and appetizers are available at Oyamel however food and drinks are not allowed inside the Gallery.

Event Contact: Demetria Silvera Elmore, HBS Class of 2005, (917) 561-0260

For more information on ZCAF visit the Zenith Gallery web page

OPTIONS 2009 Call for Entries

DEADLINE: March 16, 2009 (received)
curated by Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

ELIGIBILITY: All artists residing in DC, Maryland, and Virginia are eligible. You do not have to be a WPA member to apply, and there is no submission fee. Click here for details.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Double Vision II / Touchstone Gallery

Opening Night Mosaic

on Flickr

Touchstone Gallery

The Next Big Thing

featuring over 20 local and alternative bands

Concerts First presents "The Next Big Thing," a sprawling event featuring over 20 local alternative and punk acts at the 9:30 Club, Rock and Roll Hotel, Town and DC9.
Starts at 11 a.m., $15.
Sunday, February 15, 2009

"We Have The Summer" at Rockn Roll Hotel @7:00 2/15!
Alternative / Pop / Rock
New CD titled "Say That Ten Times Fast."
As we transition from our former name "Amity", into our new name "We Have The Summer", (which was created after a conversation between our bassist and lead vocals led to discussion about what will happen when he and our drummer leave for college). We have just recorded a new CD titled "Say That Ten Times Fast." It is a pop-alternative sounding album with hits such as, "The Day We Come Alive", and "Leonardtown". Check out our Myspace to listen to our e.p that we have posted!

9:30 Club:
815 V ST NW (at 9th and V)

Rock and Roll Hotel:
1353 H St NE (btwn 13th and 14th)

1940 9th St NW (at 9th and U)

2009 8th St NW (8th and V)

Congrats are in order!

2009 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize Semifinalists...

The prize will award a $25,000 fellowship to a visual artist or visual artist collaborators working in the Baltimore region. Approximately six finalists will be selected for the final review for the prize.

And the Semi Finalists are:

Seth Adelsberger, Baltimore, MD
Alzaruba, Baltimore, MD
BDC (Baltimore Development Cooperative), Baltimore, MD
Lisa Blas, Washington, DC
Rachel Bone, Baltimore, MD
Jessica Braiterman, Beltsville, MD
Travis Childers, Fairfax, VA
Mary Coble, Washington, DC
R.L. Croft, Manassas, VA
Alyssa Dennis, Baltimore, MD
Liz Ensz, Baltimore, MD
Leslie Furlong, Baltimore, MD
Ryan Hackett, Kensington, MD
Christian Herr, Lancaster, PA
Jason Horowitz, Arlington, VA
Jessie Lehson, Baltimore, MD
Kim Manfredi, Baltimore, MD
Katherine Mann, Baltimore, MD
Baby Martinez, Washington, DC
Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore, MD
Lisa Moren, Baltimore, MD
Ellen Nielsen, Baltimore, MD
Louie Palu, Washington, DC
Molly Springfield, Washington, DC
TwoCan Collective, Baltimore, MD
Karen Yasinsky, Baltimore, MD


*Announcement of semi-finalists- February 12, 2009
*Announcement of finalists- April 14, 2009
*Award announcement- July 11, 2009, 7pm
*BMA exhibition duration- June 20 - August 16, 2009
*MICA exhibition duration- July 17 - August 2, 2009
*Artscape- July 17-19, 2009