Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hubble Celebrates Its 19th Anniversary with a "Fountain of Youth"

Arp 194

Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

To commemorate the Hubble Space Telescope's 19 years of historic, trailblazing science, the orbiting telescope has photographed a peculiar system of galaxies known as Arp 194. This interacting group contains several galaxies, along with a "cosmic fountain" of stars, gas, and dust that stretches over 100,000 light-years.

The northern (upper) component of Arp 194 appears as a haphazard collection of dusty spiral arms, bright blue star-forming regions, and at least two galaxy nuclei that appear to be connected and in the early stages of merging. A third, relatively normal, spiral galaxy appears off to the right. The southern (lower) component of the galaxy group contains a single large spiral galaxy with its own blue star-forming regions.


Artist Talk with Franz Jantzen tonight

THUR., APRIL 30, 7-9 pm

Free -- Reservations required

Franz Jantzen will give a talk about Disambiguation, his exhibition of new large-scale digital image constructions currently on exhibit at MPA.

Email info[at]mpaart[dot]org for reservations.

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

Hours: TUE-FRI 10-4 SAT 1-5

First Friday / Dupont Opening Receptions and Other Pics in Washington, DC

In Dupont Circle

Frank Warren
PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God
Friday, May 1, 6 - 9pm
@ Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW

Cynthia Jawitz Brower: Paintings and Prints,
Chris Chernow: Recent Works, Katya Kronick: Red
May 1, 6 - 8pm
@ Studio Gallery
2108 R Street NW

Andrey Bogoslowsky, Erica Melville, Linda St. Clair
A Prelude to Warmth
Friday, May 1, 6 - 8pm
@ The Aaron gallery
1717 Connecticut Avenue NW

Martha Oatway
Ephemera: Shadows and Transparencies
Friday, May 1, 5 - 8pm
@ Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Avenue NW

Sarah Stout
Wind and Weather and Remembering the Glaciers
Friday, May 1, 6-8 pm
@ Gallery 10, Ltd.
1519 Connecticut Ave., NW

Artist Talk with Tom Block, Secret Garden
Friday, May 1, 6:30pm
@ Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Avenue NW

In Penn Quarter

"The M Street Project" photographer Ken D. Ashton traveled M Street, a central artery in the nation's capital, which starts at the Key Bridge and ends near the National Arboretum.
@ Civilian Art Projects
406 7th St, NW, Third Floor
Friday, May 1, 7 - 10pm

Artist Talk with Jeff Huntington and Sarah Tanguy
Friday, May 1, 6:30pm
@ Reyes + Davis
923 F Street NW

In Georgetown

Carlotta Hester
Friday, May 1, 6-9 pm
@ Govinda Gallery
1227 34th St NW

Elsewhere Around Washington, DC

Picture Equility: Grafitti, Turntables, and Documentary Photography
art exhibit celebrating youth making art for social change
Friday, 9 pm - 12 p.m.
@ 2204 MLK, Jr., Ave, SE
Washington, DC

Artist Talk - Jean Shin: Common Threads
Friday, May 1, 7:00pm
Reception follows with refreshments by Cowgirl Creamery
@ Smithsonian American Art Museum

MayDay @ Art Whino
6 - Midnight
173 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD

Artist Talk - Jean Shin: Common Threads

Friday, May 1, 7:00pm

Artist Jean Shin speaks about her ground breaking work converting everyday objects, such as empty pill bottles, into site-specific assemblages. Reception follows with refreshments by Cowgirl Creamery.

@ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Blake Gopnik - Profile of New Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek -

Blake Gopnik - Profiles New Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek
Although not an art historian himself, he calls "the creation of new knowledge" one of the "core values" that he wants to emphasize at the Hirshhorn. That extends to the exhibition program, which he imagines being tightly focused, without an empty-headed blockbuster in sight. "Never once -- never once -- have I decided on an exhibition because the attendance was going to be phenomenal. Never once. Never."

The Hirshhorn can never forget that it exists only to foster creativity, he says, and to spread word of it. "It's not a corporation.

...part of Koshalek's appeal to the museum was his belief in contemporary artists -- a central tenet of the Hirshhorn tradition -- and his desire to get them involved in almost every aspect of the institution, from education to building planning ... "Richard will be able to get these artists to do things they don't even know they want to do." And that, he says, will help spread word of the Hirshhorn.

Arlington Arts / Spring Art Show

Spring Art Show
May 1 – 2, 2009
Fri. 6 – 9 pm, Sat. 10 am – 6 pm

St. Andrews Episcopal Church
4000 Lorcom Lane

The Arlington Artists Alliance spring show and sale will feature over 25 artists in both 2D and 3D. Wall artists include watercolorists, oil and acrylic painters, and potters and glass artists. Music by blues guitarist Tommy Peters, light refreshments."


Artist Talk with Ellington Robinson

Sunday, May 3, 5:00pm

DC Arts Center
2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC

Artist Talk with Jeff Huntington and Sarah Tanguy

Jeff Huntington

Friday, May 1, 6:30pm

Reyes + Davis
923 F Street NW
Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Celebrate Poem-in-your-Pocket Day

The Athenaeum Special Event / Poem-in-your-Pocket Day
April 30 @ 7:00 PM

An evening of music and poetry
Councilman Ludwig Gaines
Alexandria Poet Laureate Mary McElveen
Music by Siobhan Quinn and Michael Bowers
Poet and Author M. Magnus previews Yockadot Poetics
Local Poet Peter Lattu reads from his works inspired by the art exhibits at The Athenaeum.
Readings of the work of Jean Elliot, former Poet-in-Residence
Plus: Alexandrians with poems of all sorts!

This is a FREE event hosted by The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association & The Alexandria Office of the Arts

The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Supported in part by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts & The Virginia Commission for the Arts

I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration

April 29 through July 12, 2009

Images highlighting the weeklong events surrounding the historic Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama will go on view April 29 in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “I Do Solemnly Swear: Photographs of the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.” More than 30 framed color and black-and-white photographs taken by 15 professional and amateur photographers and two photographic slide shows will be on exhibition through July 12.

Museum curators looked through more than 3,000 images to select the exhibition photographs and four murals that record the events surrounding the peaceful American transfer of power between administrations. The photographs on view include new acquisitions to the museum’s Photo History Collection by leading photojournalists, including David Hume Kennerly, the Ford White House photographer; Robert (Bob) McNeely, President Clinton’s official photographer; and Karen Ballard, a Washington, D.C.-based freelance photographer.

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Frank Warren / PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God

May 1 - June 26

First Friday reception:
Friday, May 1, 6 - 9pm

Music by DJ Fleg

Food and refreshments will be served
$5 suggested donation

Opening announcements will be made at 6:45PM

PostSecret creator Frank Warren will be signing books from 7-8:30PM. Books will be available for purchase.

Become part of PostSecret! Postcards and materials will be available for all to confess their own secrets (Postcards will be displayed at Hillyer throughout the show and then given to Frank Warren to add to his collection)

In November 2004, Maryland resident Frank Warren launched a community art project that would soon become a worldwide phenomenon known as PostSecret. By handing out postcards and leaving them in public places around Washington, D.C, Warren invited strangers to anonymously send him their secrets. Within one month, Warren received more than 150 postcards and today he has collected over 350,000 postcards...and counting! The exhibit, PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God, takes its title from Warren's upcoming book expected to be released in the fall of this year. The displayed postcards unearth a myriad of private thoughts concerning spirituality, religion and faith. Addictively compelling, the cards reveal our deepest fears, desires, regrets and obsessions. Warren calls them "graphic haiku," beautiful, elegant and small in structure but emotionally powerful.

Hillyer Art Space
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC

Greater Reston Arts Center / Focus Exhibitions

April 24 – June 6, 2009
Reception: Saturday, May 2, 6 – 8pm
Gallery Talk at 7pm

Image Details:
John M. Adams, Sitting Still 67, oil and acrylic on panel, 10” x 8.5”, 2009
Stephanie George, Driving in Air, monoprints, 50” x 38”, 2008
Jessie Lehson, Rusted Dirt Floor (detail), sifted soil, iron content 356fe, 15’ x 15’, 2007

Greater Reston Arts Center presents spring 2009 Focus Exhibitions featuring John M. Adams, Stephanie George, and Jessie Lehson. Each artist’s work explores archetypal issues of spirituality, dreams, and collective memory from a distinct perspective.

John M. Adams will exhibit acrylic on birch panel paintings from his Sitting Still series. John M. Adams breathes fresh air into abstraction by subjecting his paintings to a fine tension created between meticulous craftsmanship and an open-ended, “anything-can-happen” process.

Stephanie George will show, Driving in Air, large-scale, colorful monoprints based on her dreams. “Am sitting in a chair when fish start appearing before me,” begins an entry in Stephanie George’s dream journal.

In Green/house Baltimore artist Jessie Lehson will exhibit drawings, sculpture, and installations informed by her interest in vernacular architecture, historical pigments, and spirituality. Jessie Lehson collects dirt and uses it to make art that is so un-dirt-like, so minimalist, and elegant that it might be called “soil” or “earth”. But “dirt” is the better word.

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street, Suite 103
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: 703.471.9242

Gallery Hours : Tuesday - Saturday 11 -5pm

Sarah Stout

April 29 - May 30, 2009
Opening Friday, May 1, 6-8 pm

Wind and Weather and Remembering the Glaciers

Our changing natural world is recorded in this exhibition by drawing, collage and cement relief sculpture interpreting wind and weather.

The loss of nature's most beautiful sculptures, the glaciers, are remembered with large fabric relief sculptures.
Gallery 10, Ltd.
1519 Connecticut Ave., NW,
Washington, DC 20036

"A Prelude to Warmth"

Recent paintings by:
Andrey Bogoslowsky, Erica Melville, and Linda St. ClairFriday
May 1st reception from 6-8pm.

Aaron Gallery
1717 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington D.C., 20009
T: 202.234.3311
Between Florida Ave and R Street.

Paintings will be on display until May 30.2009.

Fridays at the Hirshhorn Museum

Friday Gallery Talks
Weekly, 12:30 pm

Every Friday, museum staff as well as local artists, scholars, and people from a variety of viewpoints share their insights with visitors and encourage dialogue about the works on view. Podcasts of selected Friday Gallery Talks are available online at Meet at the Information Desk. There is no charge for this program.

Curator Evelyn Hankins and artist Walead Beshty on Directions
In Conversation
Friday, May 1, 12:30pm

Hirshhorn curator Evelyn Hankins and Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty will discuss his Directions project, which includes photographs and sculptures that reconsider some of the fundamental premises of modern art.

May 8 - DC area artist and Director of Exhibitions at Arlington Art Center Jeffrey Cudlin on the collection

May 15 - DC area artist Renee Stout on Louise Bourgeois

May 22- Director of Education at the National Museum of Women in the Arts Deborah Gaston on Strange Bodies

May 29 - DC area artist and professor Colby Caldwell on Directions: Walead Beshty

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th Street & Independence Avenue, SW
Metro: L'Enfant Plaza, 7th and Maryland Avenue exit

Washington Project for the Arts is bringing back First Fridays.

These upcoming events will be held in conjunction with the ongoing First Friday Art Walks held by the Galleries of Dupont Circle.

Friday, May 1st, 5:30-7:30 pm
Artist talk featuring our Coup d'Espace artist, Tom Block

Tom will discuss the influence of the teachings of Sufi Mystics on his work and will be available to answer questions. If you missed the opening of his installation, Secret Garden, come by to see his elaborate collection of small works and essays hung from ceiling to floor throughout our office! Reception at 5:30 pm followed by the talk at 6:30 pm.

Friday, June 5th, 6-8pm
Coup d'Espace installment III
WPA member artist Anita Walsh presents, Unwrap

In this next 'coup', Anita Walsh transforms WPA's office space into a mobile studio where she will capture input from visitors based on their reactions to different colors. Visitors' thoughts will be captured and typed on sheets of paper made by the artist from old crayon wrappers.

"This project began as an investigation of drawing-and wrappers. After two years of working on detailed drawings in pencil, I wanted to radically alter my process. Rather than draw with pencil on machine made sheets of paper, I pull sheets of paper by hand and then use crayon wrappers and pieces of boxes to create images." - Anita Walsh

Washington Project for the Arts
2023 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

HyattsvilleArts festival / 12 x 12" show

May 3 - June 6, 2009
Sunday, May 3 at 12:00am.

"12 x 12 show in Hyattsville" on Sunday, May 3 at 12:00am.

artdc in Hyattsville
5710 Baltimore Ave
Hyattsville, MD

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Artomatic 2009 Backstage Preview

Wednesday, April 29 from 11 AM to 12 PM.

Artomatic will offer a sneak peek of their 10th anniversary event and space at Half Street's 55 M Street, SE in the Capitol Riverfront including tours of the space, remarks by Artomatic leaders and partners on Artomatic's history and anniversary, and stories by artists about their Artomatic experience and how it has propelled their careers. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Read Artomatic's newly launched blog at

In conjunction with the Capitol Riverfront BID and Monument Realty, Artomatic, opening May 29th at 55 M Street, presents over five weeks of art, music, theater, workshops and more - all of it free to visitors.

May 29 – July 5, 2009
55 M Street, S.E. (at the corner with Half Street)
Washington, DC 20003
Metro stop: Green Line, Navy Yard, Ballpark exit
Free admission. Donations accepted


Wednesdays and Thursdays: Noon – 10 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays: Noon – 1 a.m. (except for special events. See calendar).
Sundays: Noon – 10 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Admission to Artomatic is free for visitors. The Artomatic 2009 building has elevators and is accessible for those with wheelchairs

Art For Humanity

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:30-11pm
Clarendon Bar & Grill

Group Show Spring 2009

Courtyard East With Clouds 2009, Artist: Mark Planisek, Photo Box Collage, 17"H x 21"W x4"D

May 1- May 30th, 2009
PASS Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 1st, 7-10 PM
New works by: Michael Gessner, Peter Gordon, Bill Miller, Mark Planisek, Maryanne Pollock, Albert Schweitzer
1617 S Street (rear), N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009
Gallery Hours: Tuesday AND Saturday and also by appointment
Contact Richard Siegman at (202) 745-0796


Collages by Patricia Zannie

April 29 – May 31

Patricia Zannie's collages are composed of snips of magazines and papers from around the world, which are used as paint, blending them with ink, oil pastels, and watercolor. Each collage is a unique interpretation of contemporary images and materials, sparking modern, worldly connections, while still reflecting her Zen-like intuitive approach to Art and Life. She focuses on the creative process, allowing each work to evolve without imposing parameters. Each collage becomes a leap of faith into the unknown, an adventure, each outcome a surprise.

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

Dupont Circle Metro station is located just 1/2 block north and 1 block west of the gallery

Ephemera: Shadows and Transparencies Martha Oatway

28 April - 31 May 2009

Opening Reception
Friday, 1 May 2009, 5 to 8 pm

Artist Talk
Sunday 17 May 2009, 1 to 3 pm

Washington Printmakers Gallery
1732 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20009 | 202-332-7757

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

Nancy Ostertag / Personal Geography

Book Signing, Saturday, May 2, 2-4 pm

District Fine Arts will be hosting a book signing on May 2, 2009 from 2 to 4 pm celebrating the release of Personal Geography by Nancy Ostertag, a Washington, DC based photographer. Ostertag will be on hand to deliver an artist talk and to sign copies of her new book.

The book signing coincides with the current shows at DFA, Personal Geography & Don't Fence Me In, featuring photographs by Ostertag and her mother, MH Ramona Swift which is on view until May 30, 2009.

Personal Geography presents thirty stunning images created over the course of Ostertag's career in photography. Eighteen of these images are also on view at DFA. Ostertag has worked in all aspects of the profession, including as a proofer, a printer, an editor, and every kind of photographer. She has served as a photographer for the American Film Institute and Getty Images, and has trained with such esteemed photographers as Annie Liebovitz.

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

Monday, April 27, 2009

Bike Rack Dedication

Monday, April 27, 2:00 pm
US DOT Southeast Plaza
New Jersey Ave and Tingey Street SE

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities


Friday, May 1 at 7:00- 10:00pm


KEN-The M Street Project
ERICK - All Night Flight!

Civilian Art Projects
406 7th St. NW 3rd Floor

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Alexandra Silversthorne at Heineman Myers 4/29

Join Heineman Myers Gallery on April 29th for an Open Studio Reception of Alexandra Silversthorne new projects.

Heineman Myers Gallery
4728 Hampden Lane - Bethesda, MD

Thursday, April 23, 2009

New York, New York / Robin Tierney

Know: New York, New York - Gone ARTtistic by Robin Tierney
"Here’s a cure for cabin fever: a recession-priced escape to Manhattan."

Grand Manhattan Getaway Now? Deals Too Good To Pass Up

Low-budget stimulus package for mind, mood and appetite by Robin Tierney

Home And Design Luxury Expo

April 25 - 26, 2009

Home & Design Luxury Expo
Sheraton Premiere
Tyson's Corner, Virginia
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Both Days

Home & Design Magazine is sponsoring an exhibition featuring the metro area's leading interior designers, architects, landscapers, builders & remodelers. The show will also include an Artisan Gallery featuring the latest designs from several invited artists, including DC Art Glass.

To visit the DC Art Glass website click here

National Children's Museum Launch

April 25th & 26th

National Harbor
112 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD

Christ Church Georgetown Art Show and Sale

The 2009 Christ Church Georgetown Art Show and Sale
to benefit Christ Church, Georgetown Charities.

Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Photographs by sixty artists
Opening Reception, Friday, April 24, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 25, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 26, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Christ Church Georgetown
Keith Hall
31st and O Streets NW

Honfleur Gallery, Ten Miles Square, and Project Beltway LLC present:

Flaunt: Photograhy & Fashion Collaboration
Opening April 25, 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public
DJ Felipe

Runway Show and Closing Reception on June 6

The Honfleur Gallery will premiere Flaunt: Photography & Fashion Collaboration, a special exhibition showcasing emerging local talent in photography and fashion design. To highlight the synergy between the two mediums, the show will feature two events: an opening launch on Saturday, April 25, 2009, and a runway show on June 6, 2009. An artistic experiment of sorts, Flaunt aims to challenge and explore the notions of what constitutes fashion photography.

Honfleur Gallery
1227 Good Hope Rd, SE
Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Inked Souls - The Document Video

Art Whino and Inked Souls in Crystal City, VA

Here is a link to Art Whino Flickr Pictures

Art Whino

Craftweek DC

Check out the schedule for Craft Week at the website
and the Washington Post article By Michael O'Sullivan
A Window on Fine Craft
"Running Wednesday through April 26, CraftWeek DC will attempt to place the jewel that is the Smithsonian Craft Show in a setting that includes a host of satellite craft exhibitions at area galleries, open studios, artist demonstrations, parties and educational programming. Events take place in Maryland, Virginia and the District, and most are open to the public. The offerings run the gamut, from the silly to the scholarly, with stuff to listen to, to look at and, of course, to buy."

Carlotta Hester at Govinda Gallery

Fresh / New Works

The exhibit runs May 1st through June 13th.
Opening reception: Friday, May 1st, from 6-9.

Govinda Gallery is located on the corner of 34th and Prospect -- 1227 34th Street

Elizabeth McNeil Harris at Foundry Gallery

Thru April 26, 2009

also this Saturday hear
Discussing Insights into the Creative Process: The Archetype of Creativity

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 2:00 – 4:00

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th St. NW
Washingon D.C.

Visit their website at

Business of Art Conference: Spring 2009

The Low Down:
Strategies for Artists During the Recession
Date: Saturday, May 16, 9a.m.-4:30p.m.
Registration deadline: Friday, May 8, 5p.m.

The economic crisis is having a large impact on the art world, but what does this mean for individual artists? What can artists do to prepare, survive, and even thrive during a recession? The Spring 2009 Business of Art Conference will look at the recession’s impact on the arts with input from art world professionals,accountants, artists and others.

The Low Down will start with a candid panel discussion about the effects of the current economy on the art world from the perspective of galleries, nonprofits, foundations and city government. An afternoon seminar will provide concrete financial planning advice geared toward the needs of artists. The day will conclude with a panel of artists sharing their experiences and new ideas of how to navigate and redefining the art world.
Complete conference schedule available online.

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

Artist Rate: $95 per artist
NYFA Artist Rate: $50
(This includes all NYFA Fellows and Fiscally Sponsored Artists and Organizations, and Immigrant Artist Mentors and Mentees)
Discounted tickets available for NYU students, staff and faculty.

To register on-line please visit
Registration deadline: Friday, May 8,
Please contact NYFA if you are having any trouble registering online, and we will take your registration over the phone.

Questions: Contact Jocelyn Elliott at or 212 366 6900 x249.

Organized by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the conferences are made possible by a generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and McGraw-Hill. Additional support is provided by the Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University Steinhardt School of Education.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Robin Rose: Cypher

April 7 – May 17, 2009

Opening Reception: April 23, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Artist Talk: May 2, 4:00pm
Image: Robin Rose, Installation View

American University Museum
at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC 20016

Passport DC Spotlights Washington's International Culture with Embassy Open House, April 30 - May 9, 2009

Cultural Tourism DC - Museums & Historic Places:

"This spring, Passport DC will highlight Washington, DC’s unique status as home to more embassies than any other city in the world. April 30 through May 9, 2009, Cultural Tourism DC coordinates a large-scale, open house event at more than 30 embassies. Visitors are invited inside to experience the music, dance, crafts, and cuisine of many nations, creating an exciting global journey."

The Archetype of Creativity

The Foundry Gallery, offering free workshops addressing the varied artistic and intellectual interests of our community, presents:

Discussing Insights into the Creative Process:
The Archetype of Creativity

Saturday, April 25, 2009 2:00 – 4:00

Attendance is limited, so email or call now to reserve your space:

Keeping creativity alive, especially to a working artist, is as important to the soul as good nutrition is for the well being of the body. It is, as C.G. Jung said, one of the five basic instincts. As such, it is necessary for the unfolding of the psyche in art as well as in everyday life.

In this two hour lecture-discussion, Dr Bondanza will explore archetypal images of the creative process to uncover applications practical to present-day problems of creativity. The archetypal dynamics of the creative process will be demonstrated through a selection of creation myths, dreams, and fairy tales.

Julie Bondanza, PhD is a Jungian analyst and licensed psychologist in private practice in Takoma Park MD. She has taught extensively on archetypal themes to analysts in training, artists, and people interested in Jungian psychology.

1314 18TH STREET, NW, 1ST Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Monday, April 20, 2009

Craft Week DC

April 22-26, 2009

The first annual CraftWeek DC takes place April 22 - 26, 2009. A citywide celebration of crafts in our Nation’s capital, each day offers activities focus ed on every craft medium from ceramics, fiber, glass, metal to wood, and includes exhibits, artist demonstrations, gallery receptions, lectures, plus other activities. Two nationally recognized studio craft events will also take place – the prestigious juried Smithsonian Craft Show and the James Renwick Alliance Spring Craft Weekend, including the Masters of the Medium symposium featuring the five master artists.

Many events are free and open to the public.

For event dates, times and locations, and events requiring admission fees, see

Artist Talk with Gregory Ferrand

Hillyer Art Space
Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 6:30pm

Image: If you see something, say something, acrylic on canvas, 16x16in, 2009

FREE for IA&A members and students
$5 for non-members
RSVP suggested

International Arts & Artists invites you to Hillyer Art Space for an evening with currently featured artist Gregory Ferrand. Ferrand's exhibit, La Vida Intensa, opened with great success last month with a nearly sold-out show and a record-breaking crowd to IA&A's Hillyer Art Space's First Friday.

La Vida Intensa features Gregory Ferrand's most recent works in acrylic. Ferrand's background in film is evident in his strongly narrative paintings which usually capture a climactic moment in a character's life. Through his exaggerated rendering and saturated colors, Ferrand aims to paint life. "No matter how exotic or mundane the setting of the painting or drawing," says Ferrand, "I strive to tell stories about characters and situations that do, have and will exist..."

Limited seating available, RSVP suggested
For information about the event, please contact Chelsea Emsellem, events coordinator, (202)338-0680.

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

52 O Street Open Studios

Saturday & Sunday
April 25 - 26, 2009

THE 52 O STREET STUDIOS community hosts this Open Studio for a rare peak into their process and creative influences. Meet the artists and discuss their work over refreshments, music and interactive activities.

artists include:
    Stevens Jay Carter Dean Hutchison
    Matthew Scott Davis Rebecca Kallem
    Department of Furniture Micheline Klagsbrun
    DJ Natty Boom Raye Leith
    Adam Eig Michael Mansfield
    Thom Flynn Kendall Nordin
    Cianne Fragione Holly & Ashlee Temple
    Gallie Hendricks Lisa Marie Thalhammer
    Andrea Haffner Gabriel Thy
    Peter e. Harper Ben Tolman
    Matt Hollis The Tuesday Night Group
    Andy Holtin Zach Vaughn

Sunday, April 19, 2009

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Open House

Tuesday, April 22, 6-8pm
First Church of Christ Scientist
Wahington, DC

BLACK & WHITE - April 25th

6pm - Midnight

Black and White is a show bringing together three very different genres of art and effectively taking a cross section of formal, comic book, and abstract styles that each present very different approaches to art that formally relies solely on the positive and negative spatial tension between black and white. Three separate series will be featured; "MEN" by Tyler Matthew Oyer, Black Ink Noir by Shawn Martinbrough, and Black Ink Abstract Series by Anthony Patrick Jones II. Together they will create an exhibition focused on the aesthetic and intrinsically dualistic elements of black and white compositions.

Art Whino @ National Harbor

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Tug-of-War at WPA

Blurring the line between Art and Craft a panel discussion and interactive event
Wednesday, April 22nd 5:30 - 7:30pm

WPA headquarters
2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
in conjunction with the James Renwick Alliance & Smithsonian's Craftweek DC

Washington Project for the Arts is excited to participate in the JRA & Smithsonian's first annual Craftweek DC by hosting a lively discussion on the subject of "Art vs. Craft". The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22nd from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the WPA headquarters in Dupont Circle.

Curator and art critic, Jeffry Cudlin, will moderate a panel discussion between members of both the art and craft communities in DC- revealing their thoughts on what differentiates the two 'sides'. The discussion provides a framework for understanding the concepts and breaking down the divide between what is considered fine art and craft.

When all is said and done, panelists and audience members will be invited to participate in our very first Art vs. Craft tug-of-war on a nearby grassy knoll (rain or shine). The tug, a metaphor for the discussion, is a fun way to illustrate the way some artists dance between both realms while others live on one side or the other.

Jeffry Cudlin- artist, established art critic, and Director of Exhibitions at the Arlington Arts Center ( /

Rebecca Cross- Artist and owner of Cross Mackenzie Ceramic Arts in Georgetown's Canal Square (

Steven Frost- WPA member artist working in textiles and mixed media. Steve also makes messenger bags from recycled materials and is Director of Admissions at Corcoran College of Art and Design. (

Kelly Rand- arts contributor for DCist, lead writer for the blog, Crafting A Green World, crafter and craft event organizer. (

Anne Surak- independent curator and director of Project 4 gallery (

This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. Please rsvp to: kbilonick[at]wpadc[dot]org

For more information on Craftweek DC, visit:

WSG/WPA Happy Hour

Tuesday April 21, 6-8 PM

Organizational Mixer!

WPA and WSG invite you to a member happy hour (other artists welcome to join in!)

The Washington Sculptors Group and the Washington Project for the Arts invite all artists to join one another at the Warehouse Cafe from 6-8 on Tuesday April 21st.

Meet. Talk. Share ideas, Plan projects together. Solve problems. In person. Live. IRL. Together.

Warehouse Cafe
1021 7th Street NW

MT. VERNON SQ. (Green/Yellow Lines): 1 Block â€" walk south on 7th St.
GALLERY PLACE â€" Chinatown Exit (Red/Green/Yellow Lines): 4 Blocks â€" walk north on 7th St.

Washington Sculptors Group

Washington Project for the Arts


Thursday, April 23, 2009
1515 11th Street NW
6:30 to 9:30 pm

An art show collaboration with Willco Residential, Urbanpace and The Pink Line Project.

ARTISTS: DECOY, Eve Hennessa, Susan Noyes, Mary Ott, Cory Oberndorfer, Andres Tremols, and Colin Winterbottom.

Two gorgeous tri-plex lofts and a one bedroom filled with artwork in all mediums. Two prominent Washington DC collectors (to remain anonymous) will be placing works from their collection on the secondary market for the first time. In addition, The Pink Line Project is executing a site-specific urban art installation by DECOY.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Marina Reiter

Marina Reiter

Artist reception: Sunday, April 19, 3 - 5pm

Studio Gallery
2108 R Street NW
Washington, DC

Alphabet: An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering and Experimental Typography

Alphabet: An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering and Experimental Typography
Through April 26, 2009

Current Gallery presents Alphabet: An Exhibition of Hand-Drawn Lettering and Experimental Typography, organized by Post Typography and Artscape. Following the successful opening exhibition in July 2005 at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Alphabet has been traveling nationally, and is now coming home to Baltimore.

Focusing on an ordinary subject that we see each day, often in the hundreds of thousands, Alphabet presents 26 letters as more than just shapes for conveying information. The 51 artists and designers in this show conceive and interpret the alphabet in surprising and inventive ways, ranging from graceful and polished to witty and subversive. The 63 alphabets featured in Alphabet were created by artists in North America, Europe, and Asia, representing work from well-known typographers such as Ed Fella and Ken Barber to young, rising artists such as Sweden’s Hjärta Smärta and Andrew Jeffrey Wright of Philadelphia’s Space 1026.

Current is located at 30 S. Calvert, Baltimore, MD. Gallery hours are Friday through Sunday, 11am-3pm, and by appointment.

Robert Brown Gallery Exhibition at Gallery plan b

Robert Brown Gallery Exhibition and Auction
April 8, 2009 – May 10, 2009

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 6-8pm

Paint the Walls

Paint the Walls
AM Radio Painting Live

Saturday, April 18, 8 - 11pm

2471 18th Street NW
Washington, DC

Thursday, April 16, 2009

MPA artfest 2009

Call for Entries Due May 1

A one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale featuring the work of 40 local and regional visual artists. McLean Central Park will reverberate with the sights and sounds of art and music on Sunday, October 4th at the 3rd annual MPAartfest. Last year’s event drew 4,500 art and music devotees.

Submission deadline: May 1
Event Date: Sunday, October 4, 2009
Click here for more info and a printable PDF

Jeff Huntington | New Paintings

Opening Reception April 17, 6:00
On Exhibit through May 22

Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday, 1:00 - 5:00pm
and by appointment

Reyes + Davis
923 F Street, NW, Suite 302
202 255 5050

Atmospheric Conditions


For those of you who are still checking off your "to see" lists, Nevin Kelly Gallery has extended H. Wesley Wheeler's solo exhibition through April 18th. With an exquisite instinct for balancing composition, color and energy, Wheeler creates canvases on which each of us may overlay our own sense of mood and meaning.

To see more of H. Wesley Wheeler's work, click HERE.

T 202.232.3464


International Arts & Artists invites you to come
HOME this Friday, April 17!
Featuring Bomani Armah

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.

Bomani Armah is a part of the new wave of hip-hop music that's challenging the status quo. Whether performing a capella, with a DJ, or his six piece funk/go-go band Project Mayhem, Bomani is a must see live! As he so aptly puts it "I'm not a rapper, I'm a poet with a hip-hop style". In 2005 he joined forces with visual artist Gemal Woods and now operates Park Triangle Productions, a multi-media studio based in Northwest DC.

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

9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008


April 18 - May 30, 2009Addison Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.338.5180
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-6pm

Lotta Art at School 33

School 33 Art Center presents an evening of art, food and fun! Lotta Art features juried art by more than 125 local artists who have generously donated their work to benefit education programs and exhibitions at School 33 Art Center. Each art ticket holder is guaranteed a work of art in a lottery-style drawing.

New location - Silo Point at 1700 Beason Street
Preview the artwork online April 16-25 at
Preview the artwork on-site April 19-24 at Silo Point

Art Tickets: $175 each for non-members/$150 for members
Guest Tickets: $50 (Does not include a work of art)

For tickets or information, call 410-396-4641 or visit

The Historic Dupont Circle Annual Spring Fling event!

Spring Fling / Silent Auction
April 21 from 6-9 pm
Carnegie Institution

You can buy your tickets now to the Spring Fling, being held at the historic Carnegie Institution on April 21 from 6-9 pm (1530 PStreet).

$25 tickets include an open bar, lite dinner, desserts, andvaccess to the largest Silent Auction that Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets has ever assembled. A GREAT value in these harsh economic times! Buy your advance ticket for quick admittance at

Everybody is welcome, and you just may go home with a value priced vacation, oriental rug, restaurant meals, original artwork, gym membership, a house history, a sailboat cruise on the Chesapeake Bay, a great vacation in Cape May, or even a new bike!

*Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets will reveal completed landscaping and irrigation plans for the Connecticut Avenue median project (between R and T Streets).

Courtesy: Paul K. Williams, Executive Director
Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets
9 Dupont Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 441-1474

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Filmfest DC

The Washington, DC International Film Festival
April 16 - 26

Opening Night
Thursday April 16, 7:00pm

Academy Award Winner Best Foreign Film
At the Harman Center for the Arts
Sidney Harman Hall
610 F Street, NW

Ninety Films in Ten Days
Most Screenings Are in Penn Quarter
202 234-3456

Color blocking- it’s hip to be fashionably square

Fashion takes, ala Piet Mondrian? See Sensational Color | Live In Full Color article:

Color blocking- it’s hip to be fashionably square by Julie Hoylen

Our Collections Need Our Attention - Lessons Learned

ArtLetter 4 15 09 by Paul Klein

"I've learned a lot that's relevant to collectors and artists since opening the Chicago office of the Briddge Group, who some of you probably know as the country's leading Art Succession Planners, while working closely with its founder, Michael Mendelsohn."
Read Art Letter (4/15/09) by Paul Klein

Made in America / Artist Chatham Murray

SMALL CHANGE / Chatham Murray
2009 Paintings

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Athens, Georgia

Yes and that Athens, Georgia - America! with good music to boot.
Artist Chatham Murray has been a painter in Athens, Ga., for 30 years. Her work graces many homes and businesses in the Northeast Georgia area. If you are going to be in the area, stop by, visit and see her new work and take home a painting for your collection. Say hello for me!

There's a fire ring outside, so it's a good spot for people to visit and listen to some homemade music.

Chatham Murray, Decorative Painting and Faux Finishing
in Athens, Ga.
by appointment

Art Whino and Crystal City BID to Host Crystal Art: Inked Souls Exhibition

DATE: Saturday, April 18th, from 6pm Midnight
Exhibit will run until May 9th
Exhibit hours: Fridays, 4pm-8pm and Saturdays, Noon-6pm

LOCATION: 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington VA
12,000 sq. ft Space in Crystal City!

Inked Souls is back, and Art Whino is raising the bar on its most anticipated exhibition of the year with an amazing new line up and expansion of the show to include photography!

The Crystal City BID and Art Whino have teamed up to host the Inked Souls exhibition, featuring customized sneakers and fine art by local, national and international leaders in the Pop Surrealism/Urban Contemporary art movement. This provocative exhibit will showcase paired works of customized sneakers and canvases from 30 artists from around the world as well as images from select photographers.

The FREE exhibit will be held in newly renovated retail space, donated by Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group, at the corner of 23rd Street and Crystal Drive. Inked Souls will offer multiple dimensions in art, music and performances, so be sure to check it out! For more details, go to

Art Whino: Inked Souls 2009

Art Whino is teaming up with the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) and Tagr sneaker company to bring you an incredible exhibition of one-of-a-kind, customized sneakers, paintings, and photography.

Each artist will feature one pair of customized AKA Blank Tagr sneakers along with a painting.

Four photographers will be featured whose subject matter rangers from 80's Breakers to customized semi trucks.

Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e
Special live performance by Big Benz from TTM Entertainment.
Special Appearance and Performance by Los Angeles Finest.....DJ HEAVY GRINDER!
THE DOCUMENT will be doing a special Break dance Performance.

Metro Accessible: The metro stop is a 2 minute walk!
The event is FREE and open to the public.

Featured Artists

Adrian Akerman - DC, Asylm CA, Cutthroat TX, Decoy - DC, Dolla FL, EyeOne CA, Frerk DE, Garry Booth CA, in.fa.mousIKB-- DC, James Walker- VA, J Asher Lynch CA, LECKOmio DE, Luis Lorenzana PH, Marc C. Woehr DE, Marie Barr- CA, MDOK - NJ, Molly Crabapple NY, Nychos Austria, Raudiel MX, Rick Reese CA, Rudy Fig - MN, Sam Ramos - PH, Skibs CA, Sole Junkie CA, Surge CA, Truth Among Liars DC, The Krah UK, Zach Tobias OR

Featured Photographers

Lady Glock, Michael Colon, James Walker, Roger Snider

AM Radio in the house!

Am Radio Crew have blown up a HUGE mural in the space! Along with the mural, World Class Cuts will be supplying a Barber chair and 2 barbers to give you a old school fade. Yes old school fade!

AM Radio is a collective of visual artists, whose mission is to infuse the raw elements of sound and texture to inspire life. The creative process incorporates the work of artists and DJs to paint large compositions before live audiences. With each painting taking approximately four hours to complete, the technique is a challenge of graphic resourcefulness. It compresses the creative experience into spontaneous reactions of time, space and energy - a result that captures the mood, sound and electricity of the environment.

Jazirock and Crew
Jazriock, Adrian Akerman and crew activate the space with amazing huge pieces throughout the exhibit!

Jazirock hit the Charm City graffiti scene at 12 and made the transition from street graffiti to canvas in the mid-1990s. Today, he takes what he learned growing up in the streets of southwest Baltimore and from the Baltimore graffiti artists that mentored him, and applies it to the world of fine art, creating volume and texture that give life to abstract, socio political and pop culture images and scenes. Frequently, Jazi seeks to express a playful presence in his soul that translates to paintings that tap into the world of the child within us all. For example, the character Pinocchio is an iconic figure that appears in his work.

Jazi has produced work for Red Bull, Adidas, rapper Paul Wall and the Washington Childrens Hospital charity events. He has shown and performed at Art Whino (where his work is in the permanent gallery) the Low-Fi Social Club (The Bugout) and Joes2 (Nothin but the Breaks) in Baltimore and at Artomatic, where he designs and paints many of the performance spaces each year. He often paints live, this past weekend performing live at a street art party at Rockstar Bar, in Williamsburg, NYC.

Truth among Liars
Bring your favorite T-shirt and Sweatshirts. Truth among liars will have a customizable silk screen station. They will be silk screening a truth among liars design, Inked Souls logo and Art Whino logo on your shirts!

They have a wheat paste style mural in the space as well!
Tim Slayton is the founder and principle artist for Truth Among Liars..., an art, clothing and design collective based in Washington DC. He showcases his skill as a visual street artist using graffiti, wheat paste, digital art, silk screened canvas and clothing to create the simple, yet gritty and thought provoking images and designs that dominate the Truth Among Liars style. This collective was developed with the idea of informing the masses of the balance between opposites in all aspects of life particularly fact and fiction.

Music by Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e
Black Cats Resident DJ Lil'e, aka Erin Myers, specializes in rare extended mixes and one-hit wonders whose names have been swallowed by time. Remember Flesh for Lulu, Kon Kan or Anything Box? But Lil'e does not sacrifice a solid dance floor just to showcase her extensive record collection.

Lil'e, 32, who started "Right Round" in 2002, focuses on skillful mixing, but she still finds a few moments of each song to step back from her mixer and do a little dancing herself. When she plays at other venues such as Felix or Saint-Ex, Lil'e strays far from the '80s, breaking out underground hip-hop, big beat and assorted electronica.

TTM Entertainment
Take The Money Entertainment is an Independent Label, as well as a Public Recording Studio founded by Robbie Sanchez and Brandon “Big Benz” Martin. “TTM” Entertainment offers an array of services for musicians and recording artists of all skill levels. As a Record Label, TTM offers such services as “Artist Development”, “Promotion”, Album Scheduling/Release, and Distribution.

Tagür is a dynamic sneaker company that allows the consumer to become the producer. Any artist whether internationally renowned or novice can have a shot of having their own sneaker line. You are the artist, you are the market, you deem what is legit.

Infinite Possibilities

Lunchtime Panel Discussion: Collecting Drawing

Thursday, April 16
@ Flashpoint
916 G Street, NW

A panel discussion on collecting, coveting, and the connoisseurship of drawing with artists Kate McGraw, Ann Tarantino, and Allison G. Marvin, collector, and Luis Silva, Professor and Chair of the Department of Art, American University. Moderated by Philippa Hughes, The Pink Line Project.

RSVP Essential: info[at]thepinklineproject[dot]com
$10 suggested donation.

Lunch generously provided by Ella's Pizza.

For more information on the Workbook installation, visit

CraftWeek DC

April 22 to 26, 2009

The first annual CraftWeek DC takes place April 22 - 26, 2009. A citywide celebration of crafts in our Nation’s capital, each day offers activities focus ed on every craft medium from ceramics, fiber, glass, metal to wood, and includes exhibits, artist demonstrations, gallery receptions, lectures, plus other activities. Two nationally recognized studio craft events will also take place – the prestigious juried Smithsonian Craft Show and the James Renwick Alliance Spring Craft Weekend, including the Masters of the Medium symposium featuring the five master artists.

CraftWeek DC is a unique opportunity to see studio crafts at their best and meet the makers, from internationally recognized artists to up-and-coming artists exhibiting for the first time at the Smithsonian Craft Show. Events celebrate as well, the growing community of artists and galleries in the Washington, DC area involved in creating and showing sculptural and functional objects.

A first for this area is an exhibition by Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina opening at Habatat Galleries, Tysons Corner, VA. On Saturday morning, April 25, the James Renwick Alliance and the Smithsonian American Art Museum host a symposium at which artists honored by the Alliance’s Master of the Medium award will speak on their life in craft. Speaking at the Smithsonian Craft Show on a ceramic architectural installation is noted ceramist Wayne Higby, Professor and Robert C. Turner Chair of Ceramic Arts at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. An exhibit of Higby’s sculptural work is on display at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC.

Many events are free and open to the public.

For event dates, times and locations, and events requiring admission fees, see

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Student's public art to spruce up downtown D.C.

Student's public art to spruce up downtown D.C.
- San Francisco State University:

"I'm only about three months away from install, and it's still hard to imagine what it will look like, but it will be big, that's for sure,' Kerber said of the piece commissioned by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities in conjunction with Lowe Enterprises.

The two-year process has been a learning experience for Kerber. Finishing a public art piece requires constant communication between the artist, the client and engineers who ensure that the art meets building codes. Kerber's work will adorn the side of a mixed-use retail/residential building as part of revitalization efforts in the Mount Vernon Triangle neighborhood." - Ethan Kerber

See more at

This piece of public art is not for the 5th and K corner - but rather a decorative grate to beautify the large fresh air intake grate adjacent to Busboys' 5th Street entrance.

Spring Exhibitions at McLean Project for the Arts

April 16 - June 6, 2009
Opening Reception: April 16, 7 - 9 pm

Franz Jantzen, Inventory l, digital assemblage, 41 x 34 inches, 2009
Aliza Lelah, (recycled fabric and stitching)

Roslyn Logsdon, Vaulting l - York Minster, recycled wool, 18 x 28 inches

Disambiguation: New Works by Franz Jantzen
Emerson Gallery
Large-scale digital image constructions representing multiple views of association-laden and compelling locations

Arches: Works by Roslyn Logsdon
Atrium Gallery
Studies of architectural spaces abstracted and executed in recycled wool.

Undone: New Work by Aliza Lelah
Ramp Gallery
Derived from found photographs, these images are translated to a larger scale using recycled fabric and stitching.

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

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Avenue
McLean, VA 22101