Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Studio Gallery / Andrew Acquadro / Elizabeth McNeil Harris / Freda Lee-McCann

March 31, 2010 through April 24, 2010

Opening:Friday April 2, 2010
Gallery Talk: April 10, 2010

Solo Show: Metamor-Facets
Mr. Acquadro in his first solo show at Studio Gallery draws his inspiration from Master Paintings and abstracts each work, including Fragonard, Vermeer and Turner as his inspiration.His abstract works reference the Master but create a unique and rich palette from Mr Acquadro's own imagination.

Duo Show: Blues
Elizabeth McNeil Harris
Harris describes her creative process as a meditation. Her work explores the visual nature of energy, and the ways it moves through different materials and different objects. "The reaching limbs of a tree, the unfurling petals of a flower, the gestures of a model - all are expressions of the flow of energy," she explains.

Duo Show: Fragments of Tradition
Freda Lee-McCan
Mountains have been a traditional subject for Chinese landscape paintings since the eleventh century. These mountains have always been my love and painting these bones of the earth has provided with a joy and endless fascination both with the paintings themselves and with the connection with my heritage that they provide.

Studio Gallery
2108 R St NW
Info: 2022328734 /

Hillyer Art Space / First Friday

First Friday - April - Will be Friday, April 2nd, 6 - 9 pm at Hillyer Art Space (9 Hillyer Ct., NW, Washington, DC 20008).  It is open to the public and ALL are encouraged to come!

Wudergarten:  Sa{l}vaging the Family Archiveby Clarke Bedford and curated by Laura Roulet
April 2 - May 29

A special preview reception and performance by "Professor Benjamin J. Dreadnought, PhD." in conjunction with International Arts & Artists' Hillyer Art Space's upcoming exhibition by Clarke Bedford!

PREVIEW RECEPTION:  April 1, 2010, 7pm
Free food and refreshments
$10 admission, FREE for IA&A members
Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to

Professor Benjamin J. Dreadnought, PhD.*, will attempt to contextualize the exhibition Whundergarten:  Salvaging the Family Archive by Clarke Bedford with an illustrated lecture,

From the Family of Man to All in the Family:  Appropriation and Desecration in Ancestor Worship of the Post-War Period.

CRIT '10 - April - Will be Wednesday, April 14th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Hillyer Art Space (9 Hillyer Ct., NW, Washington, DC 20008).  It is open to the public and ALL encouraged to come! (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)!!!  This event is a scheduled open critique for ALL artists. Each critique will be open to 8-12 artists on a first come, first serve basis.  Please be advised:  the critiques fill up QUICKLY. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lachelle Slade at or 202-338-0680.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

McLean Project for the Arts Announces Call for Entries for MPAartfest 2010

McLean Project for the Arts Announces Call for Entries for MPAartfest 2010
Visual artists from the mid-Atlantic region are invited to submit images of their work for the 4th annual juried MPAartfest to be held on Sunday October 3, 2010 

The submission deadline is June 1, 2010.

This one-day juried fine art and craft show and sale will feature the work of 40 local and regional visual artists.  Held in McLean Central Park, last year’s event drew 6,000 art and music devotees. 

For the submission guidelines and form, go to or stop by McLean Project for the Arts.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in the McLean Community Center.
For more information visit or call 703-790-1953.

Works by James Cassell, Peter E Harper, Joren A Lindholm and Zade Ramsey

Works by James Cassell, Peter E Harper, Joren A Lindholm and Zade Ramsey
Studio Gallery—2nd floor
March 31–April 24, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, April 2, 5–8pm

2108 R Street Northwest • Washington, DC 20008
(202) 232-8734 •

James Cassell’s past work was highly personal in nature, turning the lens on the inner workings of his extended family. For this exhibition, he has broadened his scope to look at the natural world around him and current events (The News is Disquieting). With these influences, Cassell pulls things apart and reassembles them in a way that makes sense to him. Rather than editorialize, Cassell allows the viewer to bring their own experiences into question.

Peter E. Harper’s earlier figurative work has expanded to include abstraction that is bold, messy and expressive—a reflection of the inner mind. Rough hewn lines empty into pools of flat grey (What lightning do). Structure and form are bisected by scraped paths of color. All of this to say that life has its moments of quiet and solitude, of excitement and passion, and of violence and anger. Harper wrestles to find this balance and encourages you to do so also.
Joren A. Lindholm takes a thoughtful approach to his work, often creating multiple studies of a piece before completion. His collage work on view has sometimes spawned paintings with a similar content. Once in painting, Lindholm makes intuitive choices about color and shape, abstracting the more literal work of the collage and placing signs for the viewer to discover and discern for himself (The Traveler and the Travel).

Zade Ramsey has found the perfect medium to depict family histories that haunt and shape our psyches. Using materials like antique objects, family photos, and vintage fabrics, Ramsey creates what he calls Memory Boxes. With each, he encourages the viewer to remember events and emotions of the past and reconnect to family long gone and stories left behind. Each piece is a bit mischievous and allows the viewer to create their own narrative derived from the content of the fanciful boxes (Last American Girl).

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In this first of three exhibitions planned for 2010, Thomas Drymon selects work that is fresh and contemporary. The artists chosen for exhibition share qualities both personal and professional, including a willingness to question themselves and the world around them; to explore honest means of communication to an audience; and to grow and progress in their work and personal lives. Their take on the world is defined by real life experiences. And while there is a bit of the theoretical in the works, most can be defined by bold and brave use of the media of choice. These low- to mid-priced works are designed to introduce art collecting to a broader audience and will be shown at traditional and nontraditional venues. For more information, contact Thomas Drymon.

“Consider It Done” / Patricia Secco

Brazilian Artist Patricia Secco
Special in Store Appearance 
on Thursday, April 8, 2010 
6:00pm - 8:00pm 
"Consider It Done"
 8706 Old Georgetown Road.
Bethesda, MD 20814

World Renowned Brazilian Artist, Patricia Secco will be introducing her Art for the first time to the Heart of Bethesda. This is the launch of a permanent collection at Bethesda’s Boutique “Consider It Done.”

Timothy D. Albrecht Principal of “Patricia Secco” has been a curator for Patricia Secco for several of her exhibitions in the D.C Metropolitan Area. 

Please RSVP by April 6, 2010

Please visit for more details & upcoming events.

Monday, March 29, 2010


Congratulations to all of the winners this year at the Mayor's Arts Awards. Washington Project for the Arts was nominated for the Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts, and the award went to Margery E. Goldberg, founder of Zenith Gallery, which closed its physical location in Gallery Place in 2009 after 32 years in operation. Finalists were chosen by the Mayor’s Arts Awards Advisory Jury comprised of prominent members of the District’s arts community with expertise in dance, music, theatre, literary arts, visual arts and arts education.- WPA

Nudashank / Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
Artists Who Make Books

March 26th - April 9th

405 W. Franklin Street
3rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201


an Art Parade at the Capitol Riverfront on June 5, 2010

Deadline for entries:
April 12, 2010 and May 5, 2010 (see submission guidelines for details)

WPArade: The WPA Art Parade is an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture. Visual artists, performers, architects, musicians, and visual arts organizations are invited to work independently, together, and in partnership with community organizations to create inflatable art, placards, portable sculpture, and street performance.

DATE:    WPArade will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2010
TIME:    12:00 pm
ROUTE:  Start at Half St SE & M St SE, end at Half St SE & N St SE

Participants can traverse the route in any manner that is non-motorized (wagons, bicycles, walking, etc. are acceptable). The WPArade will culminate in a post-parade celebration until 3:00 pm (open to all participants and attendees) at The Bullpen on Half Street, SE.

All participants must submit an entry form. More Information and click here to download the full call for artists and entry form.

WPArade is supported by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, The Capitol Riverfront BID, and The Bullpen.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Global "Art Buzz" Bazaar Coming

Joan Belmar                                              Amber Robles Gordon
Global "Art Buzz" Bazaar Coming April 8th to EXPO Study AbroadA one-day only art show and study abroad festival presented by EXPO Study Abroad and the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

Thursday, April 8th
3 to 8 p.m. EXPO
6 to 8 p.m. "Meet-and-Greet with the Artists"
University of California - Washington Center (1st floor)
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

EXPO Study Abroad and the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative are pleased to announce the Global "Art Buzz" Bazaar taking place at the EXPO Study Abroad this April. This free one-day art show features the work of 15 international artists who now call Washington, D.C. home. The art show will take place during the EXPO Study Abroad on April 8th from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Washington Center of the University of California.

EXPO Study Abroad is a free fair where students and young professionals can learn about various study abroad options and have the opportunity to explore reputable study, work and volunteer abroad programs located in more than 30 different countries. The fair will also feature fifteen recognized DC-based artists who hail from across the globe. Each artist will show their work during the EXPO Study Abroad at the Global "Art Buzz" Bazaar and the art will be for sale for one-day only.

The DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative has coordinated the Art Buzz series since 2007. The Global "Art Buzz" Bazaar is the Collaborative’s eighth Art Buzz event and is designed to ensure that underserved DC public school students benefit from the region’s rich array of arts amenities. The Global "Art Buzz" Bazaar artists will bring together 15 artists to share their cross-cultural connections with attendees and students through the EXPO Study Abroad. Participating artists at the Global “Art Buzz” Bazaar include:

¨      Tai Hwa Goh, Korea
¨      Joan Belmar Chile
¨      Fabián H. Ríos Rubino Argentina
¨      Pilar Jiminez Colombia
¨      Breeze Giannasio America
¨      Brittany Watson Denmark
¨      Joshua Cogan America
¨      Nicole Wolf Canada
¨      Amber Robles Gordon Puerto Rico
¨      Nataliya Andreyeva Ukraine
¨      Juan Rojo Spain
¨      Jackie Hoysted Ireland
¨      Luba Sterlikova Russia
¨      Liliane Blom France/Norway
¨      Zakhar Sasim Russia

The EXPO Study Abroad and "Meet-and-Greet” with the Global Art Buzz Bazaar Artists are free events. Individuals may register for the EXPO at A special “Meet and Greet” with the artists will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. to close the show at the University of California - Washington Center.

Holly Foss / Foundry Gallery

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dream world: Painter puts surreal spin on landscapes / Freya Grand

March 12 - April 3, 2010
Artist's talk Saturday, March 27th, 2 PM
Special event: LANGWIDGE, Saturday, March 27th, 7 PM, tickets $10.00 
Dream world: Painter puts surreal spin on landscapes: "Dream world: Painter puts surreal spin on landscapes by Jordan Edwards", Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gallery Neptune
Freya Grand's "Pinnacle 2" is one of several large landscapes 
on view at Gallery Neptune in Bethesda.
"Freya Grand has a secret. Near the end of the March 12 Bethesda Art Walk, a few curious fans wander into Gallery Neptune. They're here to gaze at Grand's landscapes. One asks a question about her brushes." "Do you mean how do I make the fog? Grand replies with a laugh."

The paintings of Freya Grand are on display through April 3 at Gallery Neptune, 5001 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., and weekdays by appointment. "Langwidge" takes place at the gallery at 7 p.m. Saturday; admission is $10. Call 301-718-0809 or visit

Calls for Entry - Greenspiration at Workhouse Arts Center

April 12,  2010

The Workhouse Arts Center invites all professional and amateur artists 18 years and older residing in Virginia, Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania & W. Virginia to define, defy or deny GREEN in an all media (no video please) juried exhibition that interprets the theme of green in the most creative ways. This exhibition is an attempt to provide artists with a provocative theme that will encourage creative response outside the color wheel.

JUROR: Trudi Van Dyke is an independent curator and fine arts consultant who juries and curates nationally including exhibitions at the Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland, VA., The Suffolk Museum, VA., The Artisans Center of Virginia, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, and the Vulcan Gallery at the Workhouse Arts Center. Ms. Van Dyke writes on the Arts for the Alexandria Times and Élan Magazine, and speaks at conferences on the “Business of Art”. Formerly director of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center Alexandria, VA and the Ellipse Art Center Arlington, VA, she travels around the country as a festival judge.

Exhibition: May 12 – June 13, 2010

$30 Entry fee for up to three images.

Lorton Arts Foundation – Greenspiration
9601 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079

Wundergarten: Sa[l]vaging the Family Archive by Clarke Bedford and curated by Laura Roulet

Wundergarten: Sa[l]vaging the Family Archive by Clarke Bedford and curated by Laura Roulet
April 2 - May 29

Free food and refreshments
$10 admission. Free for IA&A members
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to

Special preview and performance by "Professor Benjamin J. Dreadnought, PhD." in conjunction with Hillyer Art Space's upcoming exhibition by Clarke Bedford!

 Professor Benjamin J. Dreadnought, PhD., will attempt to contextualize the exhibition Wundergarten: Salvaging the Family Archive by Clarke Bedford with an illustrated lecture entitled:

From the Family of Man to All in the Family: Appropriation and Desecration in Ancestor Worship of the Post-War Period.

The lecture will focus on the present vogue for mythic genealogy, specifically dissecting the disturbing obsessions of the exhibiting artist to such personages as deceased robber-baron-era collector F. D. Kalley, celebrities William Tecumseh Sherman and the Venus of Willendorf, cutting-edge conceptual/minimalist artist Coleslaw Baklava and now a perfectly innocent, anonymous and extinct American family.  Professor Dreadnought will attempt to show that such substitute behavior closely resembles the procreation of certain species of jellyfish in which tissue residues develop asexually, and are more an approximation of sand shark embryonic cannibalism than they are true familial dynamics.

Professor Dreadnought is a lecturer in Marine Biology at the Freedom of Information Institute and adjunct Curator of Genealogy at the Hyattsville Hills Historical society. He will be presenting his lecture in the persona of Uncle Wiggly Ward.

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

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
T 202.338.0680

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

April 9, 10, 11, 2010
Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds
Gaithersburg, Maryland

Fri. & Sat. 10-6, Sun. 10-5 • Under 12 & Parking FREE • Open Rain or Shine

Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

Montgomery County Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Friday, March 26, 2010

Susan Jamison Swallowtail: New Paintings / Susana Raab American Vernacular: Photographs

March 27 - April 20
Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, March 27, 6:00-8:00PM
Susan Jamison, Doe in Heat, 2010. Egg tempera on panel. 36 x 36 in.

Irvine Contemporary presents Swallowtail, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Susan Jamison. This is the artist’s third solo exhibition with Irvine Contemporary. The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA, is also presenting a solo exhibition of new and recent paintings by Susan Jamison, Into the Forest, March 5 - May 30, 2010. Working with egg tempera on panel, Susan Jamison reflects on many traditions of imagery to create dream-like portraits and figures that question gender conventions. Like dream images and memories, the paintings traverse the realms of desires, fantasies, and myths, while maintaining a playful innocence. Reflecting back on sources like fairy tales, Renaissance portraiture, botanical illustration, Persian miniatures, and Kama Sutra manuscript paintings, Jamison composes startlingly original female figures adorned with vibrant pink embroidery patterns and heads exposed with early medical illustrations. Her imagined characters, male and female, are often surrounded by symbolic and sympathetic birds, animals, butterflies, insects, and domestic objects that reference culturally familiar stories and images. The animals, plants, and objects are chosen for their symbolic meanings, and provide a new feminist context for the iconic female figures.

Susan Jamison has an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited widely in Washington, New York, Richmond, VA, and international art fairs, and her works are in many prestigious private collections. Susan Jamison lives and works in Roanoke, VA.


Susana Raab
American Vernacular: Photographs
Susana Raab, Dixie Cup Flag, 2008. C-print. 22 x 24 in.

Irvine Contemporary presents Susana Raab’s first solo exhibition in Washington, DC, American Vernacular. The exhibition will feature a selection of the artist’s photographs that represent her distinctive approach to capturing the often overlooked places, people, and events in daily American life. The Smithsonian Museum of American History has recently acquired ten photographs by Susana Raab for the museum’s permanent collection. Curator Shannon Thomas Perich selected works from Raab’s Consumed and Off-Season series, from which works in the current exhibition were also selected.

Susana Raab is a documentary and fine art photographer based in Washington, DC. She began her career as a photojournalist in Washington, DC, and worked for the New York Times Washington bureau for four years, where she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of a shooting on Capitol Hill. She then continued her graduate studies and received her MA from the Ohio University School of Visual Communications. Her photographs have received national recognition, including awards from the White House News Photographers Association, The Ernst Haas/ Golden Light Awards, the Lucie Awards, and the Center (formerly Santa Fe Center for Photography). Her work has been published in American Photo, Photo District News, The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, and Photo Espana. Her work has been widely exhibited, both nationally and internationally, including the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Madrid, and the Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands. In 2009 she exhibited her work with a workshop in Shanghai, China, and received an Artist Fellowship from the Washington, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Lectures with Art in America Editor Richard Vine and artist Mel Chin

The Contemporary Museum will host lectures with two distinguished figures in the world of contemporary art on back-to-back evenings as part of its New Art Dialogue Series on March 31 and April 1, 2010.
Art and Social Reform, a Discussion with Mel Chin
Wednesday, March 31, 2010   
7:00 p.m.
Falvey Hall
Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD

The Contemporary Museum’s New Art Dialogue Series, a discourse on trends in contemporary art, will explore the relationship between art and activism with renowned artist Mel Chin on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7 p.m. The lecture will be held at the Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) Falvey Hall.

Chin’s large-scale community-based works address current political and social issues, including environmental sustainability, the health implications of pollutants, and the planet’s endangered biodiversity. For his New Art Dialogue Series lecture, Chin will discuss his body of socially-conscious works, including The Fundred Dollar Bill Project, his current community-based campaign to increase awareness of lead poisoning in America’s inner cities and aid the ongoing restoration of New Orleans. The Contemporary Museum is an official production center of “Fundred Dollar Bills.”
Richard Vine, New China/New Art
Thursday, April 1, 2010
6:00 p.m.
Graham Auditorium
Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD

At the Walters Art Museum, Richard Vine, Managing Editor of Art in America, will examine the exponential growth of contemporary art in China and its cultural impact. This new era of Asian contemporary art will be illustrated by Vine’s firsthand accounts with installations, exhibitions, and encounters with emerging artists. He will also review movements that have shaped the rapidly-evolving contemporary art scene in post-Tiananmen China.

Admission to the lectures is $10 for the general public, $5 for students, and free for members of the Contemporary Museum. The lecture with Mel Chin is also free for MICA students; the Richard Vine lecture is free for members of the Walters. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Contemporary’s New Art Dialogue Series presents 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.

For additional information, visit

Daily Campello Art News

Daily Campello Art News: "Free Seminar for Artists

On April 10, 2010 from 1-5pm, Gateway CDC in partnership with MNCPPC will be hosting Lenny Campello's well-known “Bootcamp for Artists” seminar at no cost to the artists.

This seminar is suitable for all visual artists interested in taking their careers to the next level.

Ever wondered how to maximize the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? How to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, awards and residencies?"

Cherry Blast

Cherry Blast
Friday, April 2, 9pm to 1am
@ A warehouse at 1701 Florida Avenue NW

Wander around the "Art Maze" to find:
Video art, art installations, performance art, a Sake Haiku Bar, Marshmallow Arts, and the return of the Make Out Room!

Great music!
Fatback DJs in the Dance Hall
DJ Chris Nitti and Matt Hemerlein in the Cherry Lounge
Maureen Andary in the Freight Elevator
DJ Gold - The Fridge DC in the Disco Loading Dock

$10 (21+)
Purchase advance tickets HERE
(includes one free drink).

Go to for the complete line-up of music and art talent! !

Cherry Blast is presented by Westwood College and is an official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

A Pink Line Project Production

Thursday, March 25, 2010

F R E E D O M: Anne Marchand's "Luminous" Exhibition Opening Reception in Crystal City on Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Luminous Exhibition/ Anne Marchand- Crystal CIty, VA

Check out my Picasa Album of shots from the "Luminous" Installation in Arlington, VA. Jan. - April  26, 2010

Thanks also to Elvert for stopping by last night to say hello and document the exhibition and reception "Luminous"! - Anne Marchand

F R E E D O M: Anne Marchand's "Luminous" Exhibition Opening Reception in Crystal City on Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Before my third visit to the G40 Art Summit at Crystal City yesterday evening I stopped in on the Opening Reception for the Anne Marchand's "Luminous" Exhibition at the Vornado Building at 2231 Crystal Drive in Arlington VA.

Learn more about the artist Anne Marchand at her website.

Luminous is part of the Crystal City BID’s ARTFUL program. This new exhibition builds on the success of previous Crystal Art projects which have demonstrated the power that art can add to public spaces.

Click here  to view my Anne Marchand's "Luminous" Exhibition Opening Reception - 24 March 2010 photo album.
, Thursday, March 25, 2010

New Work:  Katherine Mann, Michael Enn Sirvet & Christian Benefiel
Opening Saturday, March 27, 2010, 7-9 pm
March 27 - May 1, 2010

Hamiltonian Gallery announces an exhibition of new works by Hamiltonian Fellows Katherine Mann, Michael Enn Sirvet and Christian Benefiel.  In moments both subtle and cacophonous, each artist reflects on often-overlooked nuances in their environments in which they live and environments created through their work.

Katherine Mann's paintings take the viewer into wildly vivid landscapes that teeter between recognizable matter and abstraction. Mann initiates her paintings with pours of ink and paint and creates a colorful base of blobby stains bleeding into one another. On top sit carefully rendered shapes, outlined drips and structures that form interlocking systems. Mann elegantly overflows her paintings with ambiguous forms, which recall elements found in the sea, in the sky, and under the microscope, yet remain unidentifiable. Katherine Mann relates this poetic smash-up of incongruous pieces to her own life of heterogeneity.

Shingled cherry-wood plates umbrella out into an imposing conical shape,which gracefully hangs from the gallery ceiling. Nature is the source of wonderment and inspiration for Michael Enn Sirvet's abstracted, archetypal sculptures. In his newest work, Sirvet creates structures on a scale relatable to one's own body through forms that suggest a human-sized cocoon, a gigantic seedpod, or represent the feeling of wind enveloping the body. Sirvet observes and restructures nature in his work to relay to the viewer his sense of reverence for nature.

Christian Benefiel literally draws from his environment by implementing reclaimed and recycled materials and parts made from disassembled, mass-produced, low quality construction debris. By recontextualizing machine-made products, Benefiel imbues them with the essence of specialized labor and craft of building. Benefiel's assemblages physically engage the viewer to be more hands-on, which reflects his sincere nostalgia for a more authentic, handcrafted, production industry.

Hamiltonian Artists
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW
Suite 101
Washington, DC  20009

Salon Contra With artist A.B. Miner

Salon Contra
With artist A.B. Miner
in conversation with Veronica Jackson

Tuesday, March 30
7 to 9 PM
Space is limited.
RSVP required HERE.
(Location will be emailed to you after RSVP.)

"The Pink Line Project is the wholesale revitalization of the DC art scene .... the effort is the trend-setting source of information and events for emerging art collectors, art enthusiasts and artists." -Loudon Times

Deron DeCesare: Drypoints and Other Works on Paper / Reception

Artist Reception for:
Deron DeCesare: Drypoints and Other Works on Paper
Saturday, March 27, 1-4 pm

This is the final reception for this show!  The artist will be in attendance, light refreshments provided.
Extended!  Show runs through April 3, 

Artist will also be on hand for questions on Sunday, March 28, 1-5 pm.


See what else is going on in Silver Spring and make an event out of the day:
10 am - 1 pm: Silver Spring Farmers Market
Various times: Seven different show at AFI Theatre
8 pm: Hexagon: Original, Political Political, Musical comedy

Or stop by on your way to the Baltimore Fair for Contemporary Prints, only minutes from the beltway!
Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor 
8230 Georgia Ave 
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

LAST WEEK to see G-40

This is the LAST WEEK to see G-40. Don't miss out on the event that everyone is talking about. As the Washington Post wrote, this is "Art on a Grand Scale."

Special Events at G-40 This Week

From 6-8pm, Albus Cavus is taking participatory public art from the outside to the classroom. The Thursday class is Beat Production – Words, Beats and Life. The class is all ages, and has a $30 suggested donation. The workshops are held on the 8th floor next to the installation created by CRI, RVLTN, RAIN, JAZI, DECOY, CON, ULTRA, ROSINA, MIKA ALTSKAN and PETER K.


Georgetown at G40, with a special musical performance by See-I. Sponsored by the Georgetown University Art Aficionados.

GU Art Aficionados is a community of art enthusiasts committed to expanding artistic opportunities at Georgetown and the greater DC community, and by doing so, catalyzing creative thinking among students.

SEE-I has become one of the east coast's premier party bands because they know how to get people dancing all night with a smile on their face.

From 6-8pm Albus Cavus will present an art workshop: Tag Your Name taught by Asad “ULTRA” Walker. All ages are welcome with a $5 per name suggested donation. Please wear work clothes.


Albus Cavus will be presenting Abstract Mail Art taught by Franck De Las Mercedes (all ages, Suggested Donation $30, work clothes) from 12-2pm. From 6-8pm, check out Stenciling by Kevin “JAZI” Irvin (all ages, Suggested Donation $30).

Bisnow presents an 80's Throw Back Closing Reception at G-40: The Summit

Join the Crystal City BID and Art Whino for a closing reception swimming in the vast glory of all that is 80's with DJ LIL'e on the turntables.

There will be prizes for best 80's outfit, an Atari 2600 Tournament on a giant projection screen with prizes, a break dance competition, and a Michael Jackson Dance Off.

Breakers and Thriller Dancers interested in competing, please email

Truth Among Liars will be in the house again to customize your clothing and accessories with their many silkscreen designs. Make sure to bring your items to be customized!

Resident DJ Lil'e, aka Erin Myers, specializes in rare extended mixes and one-hit wonders whose names have been swallowed by time.

Gallery hours for the remainder of the month are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday: 5pm - 12am
Saturday: 12pm - 12am
Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

GALLERY TALK | Professor Emeritus David Driskell

Elizabeth Catlett and the Mexican Visual Arts Tradition
by Professor Emeritus David Driskell (University of Maryland)

GALLERY TALK | March 27, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

Mexican Cultural Institute

Art historian and educator David Driskell, professor emeritus, University of Maryland, offers a talk on the internationally known artist and former Washingtonian Elizabeth Catlett and her contribution to Mexican art and aesthetic values followed by a visit to the exhibition Elizabeth Catlett in Mexico & Shouts from the Archive: Political Prints from the Taller de Gráfica Popular.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW | Washington, D.C.
Blocks from Columbia Heights Metro Station | Free entrance

This program is presented in collaboration with the  Anacostia Community Museum |901 Fort Place SE | Washington DC 20020

National Academy of Sciences DC Environmental Film Festival

National Academy of Sciences
DC Environmental Film Festival

Division Street
Friday, March 26, 6:00pm

A quest to visit the most remote place from any road in the lower 48 states is chronicled in this film. The film explores the concept of wildlife corridors, the potential for greening our highway system, and the fusion of high-tech engineering with the best and brightest environmental research happening today.

A panel discussion facilitated by Christine Gerencher, Senior Program Officer for Aviation and Environment, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences will follow the screening. Participants will include Joe Burns, National Transportation Ecology Program Leader; Patricia White, Director, Habitat and Highways Campaign, Defenders of Wildlife; and Bill Branch, an ecologist with the Maryland Department of Transportation.

Last Call for Planet Earth
Saturday, March 27, 6:00pm

Twelve leading architects and urban planners from around the world including Thomas Mayne of the United States, Kengo Kuma of Japan, Markku Komonen of Finland, Jaime Lerner of Brazil, Ivan Harbour of the United Kingdom, and Massimiliano Fuksas of Italy, share their vision on architecture that respects nature.  Focusing on people who care about the future and who want to make a difference, the film is a reflection on the value society places on the built environment and how architecture influences society.

A panel discussion facilitated by Architect and National Building Museum Curator
Susan Piedmont-Palladino will follow the screening.

Both screenings take place at the Keck Center
No charge
Photo ID and Reservations Required or 202.334.2415

More Information

National Academy of Sciences
The Keck Center
500 Fifth Street, NW
Room 100
cpnas [at]
Metro:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown, arena exit or Judiciary Square, museum exit

Waffle Djinn at WPA

Tell WPA your vision for WPA and they will grant you the greatest wish of all — delicious Belgian Waffles made from scratch by the membership intern Laura Fox! Your feedback on WPA programs will become part of the process of forming a strategic long-term plan for the organization. Kick back with your fellow artists and share ideas in a structured format, where there will be discussion on the future of WPA, current programs the state of the DC art scene and where you think WPA belongs in the bigger picture.

Before the waffles start to flow, please consider some of the following topics in preparation for the discussion; space issues, the membership program, and WPA’s current marketing strategies – pros and cons.

**WPA upped the ante on this waffle-centric event! They are announcing a raffle at the Djinn for one artist to win a $100 Gift Card from PLAZA Artist Materials. Join WPA for this special event and a chance to win!

Waffle Djinn
March 24, 2010  7-9pm
@WPA offices
2023 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Crystal City BID President/CEO Angela Fox is a finalist for Arlington County's Women of Vision 2010 Awards. The award recognizes women for their accomplishments and contributions to improving the lives and opportunities for Arlington citizens, especially women. The award ceremony and reception is on Wednesday, March 31 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Boulevard. News anchor Maureen Bunyan will be the keynote speaker. Click here for more information. Congratulations Angie!

Flashpoint Gallery presents Solas Nua’s First Visual Art Exhibition

Bart O’Reilly: Old Lines from the Luminous State
April 2 - May 8, 2010
Opening Reception: April 2, 2010, 6 – 8 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, April 8, 12pm
WASHINGTON, DC – Bart O’Reilly’s Old Lines from the Luminous State explores the deterioration of our infrastructure, referencing places such as highways and farms, as well as the industrial tools utilized in their creation. Each piece of artwork is created with a nod to the corrosion of an object or place. Viewers confront the natural and man-made factors that facilitate the decline of the systems that make up our everyday experience.

“It’s rare to find an Irish visual artist exhibiting in The States, and Bart is one of Ireland’s brightest young talents. We are excited to work with Flashpoint Gallery for Bart’s first exhibition in Washington, DC,” says Solas Nua Artistic Director Linda Murray.

The exhibition features large-scale drawings, a video, photographs and an installation. O’Reilly invites viewers to interact with the exhibition through the installation: wood and sawdust will be scattered on the floor, creating a visual record of each person to visit the space and demonstrating the interaction between humans and nature over time.  His collection of discarded metal objects from an ancestral barn in Hartford County, Maryland inspired the drawing process, wherein the artist utilized water-soaked paper to bleed out the rusty tools. The video explores the effects of a series of car crashes on a highway divider located on Baltimore’s Interstate 83.

“My earlier work was painted in real-time; a video projected directly onto the canvas informed my creation. This process began my interest in time and the transient nature of actions. The work in my upcoming exhibition uses found objects – rusty tools and paper subjected to natural elements – to explore the nature of our common experience and how it is tied to the concept of time,” says O’Reilly.

Bart O’Reilly graduated from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2000. He participated in exhibitions in Ireland and Northern Ireland including Group Six at the Rubicon Gallery in Dublin in 2001 and Painted at the Sligo Art Gallery in 2003.

O’Reilly is currently based at Baltimore’s Load of Fun Studios. O’Reilly’s work has been featured at Philadelphia’s A-X-D Gallery, Annapolis’ American Contemporary Gallery, and Baltimore’s Nudashank Gallery.

O’Reilly directs an art program for adults with developmental disabilities in Anne Arundel County and is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Solas Nua is the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Solas Nua is a resident organization at Flashpoint.

Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Maryland Lawyers for the Arts / Conference on Creativity & Law

Maryland Lawyers for the Arts
Conference on Creativity & Law 
April 10, 2 – 5 p.m.
American Visionary Art Museum 
800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD

Ever make a fanvid or remix someone else’s music? Today’s technology makes new art forms easy—but are they legal? Is your use of someone else’s copyrighted work fair or infringing?  Find out April 10 when Maryland Lawyers for the Arts (MLA) and the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) present a “Conference on Creativity & Law,” a look at the legal protections and hurdles artists of all kinds must navigate in their pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Baltimore attorney Scott Johnson will map the current contours of copyright law, Creative Commons expert Fred Benenson will lay out that organization’s DIY approach to copyright, and filmmaker Kembrew McLeod will screen and discuss “Copyright Criminals,” a history of hip-hop and sampling.

Tickets at
Sponsored by the Baltimore City Bar Foundation.
Questions: info[at]

Monday, March 22, 2010

Daily Campello Art News

Daily Campello Art News

Rosemary Feit Covey at the Art League

"Let me tell you early in this discussion: this is the best art show that I have ever seen at the Art League Gallery; ever.

At the Art League exhibition, Rosemary has two distinct sets of artworks that once again move printmaking to a new place: one is a set of "peep boxes" and the second is a set of lighted wall installations."

Gallery Neptune presents "langwidge", March 27, 2010

Gallery Neptune

Gallery Neptune presents its third social/art event of 2010: LANGWIDGE
Saturday March 27, 2010, 7 PM
$10.00 admission, wine and cheese by Balducci’s
advance seats call: 301-718-0809

Gallery Neptune is pleased to present the third in its series of social/art evenings, LANGWIDGE. The evening event will feature our current exhibition of landscapes and seascapes by Washington, DC artist Freya Grand. Participants will be asked to wander through the exhibit while listening to original scores inspired by the paintings.

They will carry clip boards to write any words (actual or fabricated) that come to them as they take in our micro musical and visual cultural experience. The words will be collected into one box. Charles Jensen, director of The Writer’s Center, along with poet Reb Livingston will kick off a dada poetry reading for the final hour of LANGWIDGE. Dada inspired poetry is created by randomly choosing words from prewritten slips of paper and through the order of that selection a poem is created.
Participants will then have a chance to volunteer to read additional poems.

Original musical compositions for LANGWIDGE by Steven Rogers:
Paintings by Freya Grand:
Charles Jensen:
Reb Livingston:
The Writer’s Center:

Washington Studio School in Dupont announces talk by Don Kimes

"Don Kimes: Before and After the Flood."
Friday, March 26, 2010, 7pm

Don Kimes, Book III, mixed media on paper, 23" x 35", 2009

RSVP this week!!

A lecture titled "Don Kimes: Before and After the Flood" to be followed by Q&A with artist and American University Professor, Don Kimes. This lecture will address the evolution of his work over several decades and his current exhibition at the Katzen Museum. 

There is no charge for this event, however, Washington Studio School asks that you make a donation at the door to support Washington Studio School (a non-profit, 501(c)(3), dedicated to promoting art in the DC community).


In 2003, a flood destroyed his home, studio and much of his work. A year later he wrote about, "the loss of nearly all of the works on paper that I have ever done - 25 years worth - as well as videos and thousands of photos of my family and my art, most of the slides recording all of my work, five filing cabinets full of all of my writing and other papers, the computer and all of the back up disks, and many other elements of my life's work. It was like the record of my existence had essentially been erased.  The house and furnishings seemed almost incidental. Nature took everything back.  My work is now based on those destroyed images. Through them color form and structure combine with nature, time, memory, loss and rebirth. But that's what my work always sought. It's just more clear now."

Kimes' work has been presented in more than 150 group and solo exhibitions internationally.

Since 1986 Kimes has been Artistic Director in the Visual Arts at the Chautauqua Institution (VACI) in New York State.  He has been a Professor of Art at American University in Washington, DC since 1988.  Previously he was Program Director at the Studio School in New York City, where he also taught painting and drawing for 10 years.
Washington Studio School
2129 S St NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 234-3030


Reception: Friday April 2, 6-9 pm
Ritual theater /dance performance: Saturday April 17, 2-5pm
Artist Talk, Closing performances: Saturday April 24, 2-5pm

Lisa Tayerle, Marcos Bisticas-CoCoves, JL Darrah, Jennifer Herbert, Zia Hilditch, Laurel LaFey, Andrea McCluskey, Michael Sylvan Robinson.

Faery is a world just a side step away from ours, a world so impossibly magical, but what cost that step: joy, power, fear, innocence, freedom. Guests join Gallery 10 member Lisa Tayerle in creating a magical inter-disciplinary exhibition. Faery, mystical beings, guardian and elemental spirits are the theme for this exhibition which will include: mixed media two and three dimensional work, ritual theater performance, music and dance.

Lisa Tayerle Lisa is a member of Gallery 10, and host for this exhibition. She is a visionary artist and Wiccan priestess. She works in mixed media print and found object assemblage  Creating pieces that speak to the sacredness of the earth.

Marcos Bisticas-Cocoves Marcos is a practitioner of the Reclaiming and Feri traditions of Witchcraft.  Drawing from his visionary experiences, he is  re-creating the Tarot using Photoshop and collage.

Andrea McCluskey  Andrea is a painter, printmaker and sculptoR who lives and works in Frederick, Maryland. She is interested in the relationship between consciousness and the phenomenal world.
Her imagery is drawn from experiences in wilderness and urban spaces.

Jennifer Herbert Jennifer is an artist and dancer from Baltimore, MD.  She is interested in the intersections between the material and imaginary realms, believing that both the physical and the fantastical are necessary for life.

Michael Sylvan Robinson: A visionary fiber artist, Robinson’s pieces are created with extensive hand sewing and beading.  Originally a costume designer and performance artist from New York City, his art
has been shown in galleries and exhibitions including the National Queer Arts Festival in San Francisco (2009). He is a semi-finalist for the 2010 Sondheim Prize, and his work will be exhibited in this year’s Artscape.  

Zia Hilditch Zia spent 6 years working in the production shops of the Shakespeare Theatre and freelancing himself as a theater artisan, whiteface fool, and variety artist. One fruit of that time as been feline Commedia del'Arte half-masks.

JL Darrah After many years as a performer, costumer and mask maker, Darrah has recently been motivated by mosaic. Inspired by air and water, fire and earth her work expands into large and permanent tools for the celebration of those elements.

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

Dupont Circle Metro Red Line, Q St. Exit
Gallery Hours: Wed- Sat 11-5
Extended Hours: Sunday April 11, 18 11-5pm

Sunday, March 21, 2010

CALL TO ARTISTS / 2010 Rawls Museum Arts Juried Exhibition

2010 Rawls Museum Arts Juried Exhibition
Open to artists in DC, VA, MD, NC
On view June 5 – July 11

Application deadline: April 11, 2010

Sally Bowring: A native New Yorker currently lives in Richmond, VA. Ms. Bowring teaches painting at Virginia Commonwealth University and was the recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship and the Theresa Pollak Visual Arts Awards 2003-2004. Sally Bowring is represented by Reynolds Gallery, in Richmond, VA; Her artwork has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally.

Best in Show $500 and eligible for a solo show in the 2010 season
Second Place $300
Third Place $200
Robert Riddick Memorial Award $100
Jean Camp Water Color Painting Memorial Award $100

Deadline for receipt of application April 11, 2010, 5pm
Notifications of juror’s selections mailed May 13, 2010
Deadline for receipt of work May 28 by 5 pm
Opening reception June 5, 2010, 6:30 pm
Exhibition on view June 5 – July 11, 2010
Pickup of hand delivered work July 15 – July 20, 2010
Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 pm
Wednesday through Friday 10 am –5 pm

Only original works not previously shown at RMA and created in the last 2 years will be eligible. All media will be accepted.

Artists residing in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and the District of Columbia age 18 and up are eligible for entry.

Entry Requirements
Artists may submit a maximum of three (3) images of individual works.
You may submit digital images only on a compact disc 300 dpi, jpeg format no larger than 1 mg.
Each file name must follow this precise format: It should include your last name, the image number (1–3) as it corresponds to the image description form on the application, and the title.
No substitutions or extractions will be allowed once selected.

Entry Checklist:
- CD images marked appropriately (see requirements)
- Completed and signed application form
- Legal sized envelope for notification of acceptance with name and return address.
- Cash, check, or money order

Selected Works
Works selected for exhibition must have a completed label affixed to the lower right hand corner on the back of the work. All works must be ready for installation.
Two- dimensional work must not exceed 6’ vertical and 8’horizontal, including the frame. RMA reserves the right to exclude any work from the exhibition. RMA reserves the right to photograph and reproduce any work for publicity purposes.

Entry Fee: $25
All fees are nonrefundable. Submit cash, check, or money order payable to RMA. Entry Fee includes a one-year membership to RMA.

Entry Deadline
Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Friday, April 11th, 2010 no exceptions.

Address all entries to:
Rawls Museum Arts
22376 Linden Street
Courtland, VA 23837

Delivery and Pickup of Work
Shipped work must be in reusable packing materials and accompanied by a check or money order covering return freight. Shipped work arriving without the proper return preparations will not be the responsibility of RMA. Insurance coverage for works in transit to and from RMA is the responsibility of the artist. Works not retrieved by July 21, 2010 becomes property of RMA.

RMA will charge a 25% commission on the sales price of any works sold during the exhibition.

Jurying and Notification
Jurors will review all entries and make selections. Notification of acceptance will be mailed by May 6, 2010. Information regarding acceptance will not be available until that time. No telephone inquiries, please.

Application Form
Artist’s Name: __________________________________________________
City:___________________________________________ State:_______ Zip:_________________
Day #:__________________ Evening #:___________________
Number of images enclosed:________

Please complete application and mail with images, entry fee and self-addressed, stamped envelope to RMA. Make checks payable to RMA.

I authorize use of images submitted with my application or duplicates thereof for publicity or documentation. RMA reserves the right to refuse entry or remove work for any reason. Artist’s signature indicates agreement to all conditions stated in this prospectus:
Signature_____________________________________________________________ Date:__________

1) Artist name:


Date completed:



Price or Value if NFS:

2) Artist name:


Date Completed:



Price or Value:

3) Artist name:


Date Completed:

Price or Value:



Rawls Museum Arts
22376 Linden Street| Courtland, VA 23837
757.653.0754 |
Contact: Leigh Anne Chambers, Executive Director



Thursday, March 25, 6:30 - 8 pm
Tickets: $12 / Students: $7 / Members: Free
For reservations, call 202-338-3552.

Art historian Robert Rosenblum called Cubism “one of the major transformations in Western art.” The movement paralleled discoveries in philosophy and psychoanalysis, and it gave painting the same problematic status as the concrete poetry of Apollinaire and the atonal music of Schoenberg.

The speaker will explore how Cubism, influenced by Cézanne and tribal art, developed from the tentative beginnings of landscapes painted in Provence to the intricate and mysterious portraits and still lifes of the High Analytic style.

Kreeger Museum
2401 Foxhall Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007
Toll Free (877)337-3050
Reservations (202)338-3552
Fax (202)337-3051

Trawick Prize Returns to Award Regional Artists

$14,000 in Prize Money; Artists Encouraged to Apply
March 1, 2010 (Bethesda, MD) –The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is accepting submissions for The Trawick Prize:  Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards.  The 8th annual juried art competition awards $14,000 in prize monies to four selected artists.  Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 9, 2010 and up to twelve artists will be invited to display their work during the month of September in downtown Bethesda.

The competition will be juried by Harry Cooper, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; Robert Haywood, Deputy Director at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD and Emily Smith, Curatorial Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, VA.

The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000.  A “young” artist whose birth date is after April 9, 1980 may also be awarded $1,000.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.  Original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video are accepted.  The maximum dimension should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. No reproductions. Selected artists must deliver artwork to exhibit site in Bethesda, MD. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards. Each artist must submit five slides or five images on CD, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

The Trawick Prize was established by Carol Trawick, a community activist for more than 25 years in downtown Bethesda.  She is the past Chair of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and past Chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership.  Additionally, the Jim and Carol Trawick Foundation was established in 2007 and has endowed the Trawick Prize indefinitely.

For questions regarding the Trawick Prize, please visit or call 301-215-6660.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scents & Medical Sensibility

Do you want to experience art with a different sense. Go smell the art! You'll be delighted.

Scents & Medical Sensibility
An Olfactory Art Lab: Trading in Paints for Perfumes

Curated by Medical Curator & art critic, Dr. Koan Jeff Baysa
March 1 – May 1, 2010

A show exploring the olfactory system, or how smell impacts visual perception and memory.
Carrie Paterson’s modern version of the “perfume organ” entitled, The Golden Record, 
aromatic oil-based glycerin blocks embedded in a LED grid frame.

Exhibiting Artists: Peter Hopkins, Mathias Kessler, Josee Lepage, Anne McClain,
Gayil Nalls, Carrie Paterson, Tobias Wong, Jiayi Young & Shih-Wen Young

For over 15 years, Curator Baysa has sub-specialized in the field of olfactory art and has gathered 9 of the nation's top conceptual scent artists here, transforming The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery space into an olfactory art lab.  Before they can rely on their eyes, visitors "see" the show through their noses and interact with the works via their senses. Artist, Peter Hopkins, describes this encounter as  "shocking" the viewer to "see" beyond the visual domain. In addition to Peter Hopkins' perfume installation, Gayil Nalls has created an edible aromatic candy, which participants are encouraged to taste and experience in the space. As Nalls describes, "the interactive experience is sculptural," with layers of aromatic flavors revealing themselves as the candy artwork dissolves. Gallery Director Brooke Seidelmann welcomes you to come explore art through your nose and witness (smell) this remarkable show first-hand!

Have you ever pondered how the olfactory sense affects visual perception, or how a scent can evoke a dormant childhood memory? In this unconventional exhibition international curator, art critic and clinical allergist, Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa, asks artists and fragrance researchers to explore how the physical self experiences and knows the world through the sense of smell.

Science tells us that messages received via smell receptors move instantly to the primal brain and trigger emotions and memories, and in this exhibition the artists manipulate smell to directly communicate with their viewer’s sensate body. Some artists, using aromatic oils and fragrances, transform the traditional gallery into an olfactory lab; others use visuals to invoke olfactory stimuli. Visitors will experience the connection between physical health and visual, gustatory, and olfactory.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
1632 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009


Through March 29, 2010
Artists Reception: Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 - 830
Lee Arts Center Mini Gallery

Elements of speed, motion, and force can be found in artist Kevin Mellema's  work, a manifestation of his life-long love of speed, movement and balance.    

Lee Arts Center Mini Gallery
5722 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207

Call for Proposals / 39th Street Gallery and Project Space

Call for Proposals
39th Street Gallery and Project Space
At the Gateway Arts Center @ Brentwood

The 39th Street Gallery at the Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood is currently seeking proposals from artists and curators nationwide for an exhibition to take place May 10-June 25, 2010. Proposals may be for a self-curated solo show or a curated group exhibition. All original artwork in any media, including installations, will be considered.

Application deadline: Friday, April 2, 2010 - 5:00pm


  • Exhibition duration: May 10 - June 25, 2010
  • Application deadline: Friday, April 2, 2010. Applications must be received by 5:00pm at the Gateway CDC office, address below.
  • Notification: By April 10, 2010 via email. Materials will be returned at the artist's or curator's request if SASE provided.
  • Reception: To be arranged according to needs of the exhibition.

About the Center

The Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood (GAC@B) is a multi-faceted facility dedicated to the production, exhibition and programming of visual art. The GAC@B serves as a dynamic resource for artists and a vibrant, creative social experience reflecting and engaging a diverse community.
The GAC@B houses the 39th Street Gallery and Project Space, twelve artist studios, the Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center, and The Brentwood Art Exchange operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission. The GAC@B is a place for people of all ages to meet, engage and learn about art.
Arts Center

About the 39th Street Gallery and Project Space

The 39th Street Gallery is dedicated to fostering innovative, creative exhibitions and projects that engage artists, curators, critics and the public in a contemporary art dialogue. An artists advisory group reviews proposals at stated deadlines and on an ongoing basis. The gallery is 450 square feet and features high, open ceilings, a bank of windows along the southwest wall, track lighting, and pristine white walls. There is close access to the loading dock, just outside the gallery entrance. Gallery hours: At present, the Gateway CDC can staff three shifts weekly; Thursday and Friday evenings from 7-9pm, and Saturday afternoon from 12-4pm. The artist may open the gallery for additional hours, pending staff approval.


The artist will receive up to $500 honorarium.


Gateway CDC will take 25% commission on sales during or as a direct result of this exhibition.

Application information:

For more information, contact John Paradiso
301-864-3860, ext. 3

Learn more about the Gateway Arts District at

More Photographs Than Bricks / Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

More Photographs Than Bricks
 March 24-April 30, 2010
Opening: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University
Media & Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

Elson Lecture @ National Gallery of Art

 Elson Lecture @ National Gallery of Art

March 25, 3:30pm
Susan Rothenberg: A Life in Painting

Harry Cooper, curator and head of modern and contemporary art, National Gallery of Art and Susan Rothenberg, artist
East Building Concourse, Auditorium

The Elson Lecture Series features distinguished contemporary artists whose work is represented in the Gallery's permanent collection.

For the past 30 years, Susan Rothenberg has expanded the poetic and painterly possibilities of her craft. Her first solo exhibition met with great acclaim for its three large paintings of horses in stark silhouette. Coming at a time when minimal and conceptual art dominated the New York scene, these works anticipated and sparked trends in painting in the 1980s. Rothenberg's works celebrate the process of painting. In 1990 she moved to rural New Mexico with her husband, artist Bruce Nauman, and her work changed, reflecting her new environment; her paintings increasingly incorporated narrative and memory. Two important paintings by Rothenberg are in the National Gallery's collection: Butterfly (1976), currently on loan to the White House, and Head within Head (1978), on view in the East Building.

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

Friday, March 19, 2010

Artist Talk / Transformer

Mia Feuer Artist Talk canceled for today!
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Transformer regrets to announce we are canceling today's artist talk with Mia. Please stay tuned for the new, re-scheduled date, and have a good day! - Transformer

Artist Talk

Saturday, March 20; 2pm

 @ t r a n s f o r m e r

Image: Mia Feuer, Suspended Landscape installation view

Please join Transformer this Saturday, March 20 at 2pm for a talk with Suspended Landscape artist Mia Feuer in conversation with Transformer's Executive & Artistic Director, Victoria Reis.

This talk is free and open to the public.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-7pm & by appointment
1404 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Gateway Arts Center - Grand Opening and Open House Today!

The Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood will have its Grand Opening today Friday, March 19!  The dedication will begin at 3:00 PM.  Following the official activities will be an Open House from about 5:00 to 8:00 PM with celebrations and refreshments throughout the building and art on display in all three galleries.

The M-NCPPC Gallery on the first floor will have a group show curated by F. Lennox Campello with work by artists from the Gateway Arts District.  The African American Museum will also have artworks on display in their first floor gallery.

On the second floor the 39th Street Gallery will have a show curated by Claire Huschle of works by the resident artists of the Gateway Arts Center.  The 39th Street Studios will also be open for visitors.

A Grand Opening flier with parking/shuttle details and directions is at

The Gateway Community Development Corporation
cordially invites you to attend the dedication and grand opening of the


FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM
(Open House to follow immediately after)