Monday, May 31, 2010

Long View Gallery Presents Anna U. Davis' "The Dance before the Kill"

Thursday, June 3, 2010
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Food and drink provided by Susan Gage Caterers

June 3 - July 1

In her first exhibition of works on paper, "The Dance before the Kill," Anna Davis continues her investigation of contemporary feminist concerns, this time giving form to the sexually charged hostilities that pervade both gender and race relations. Her new series adopts the pasodoble as a metaphor to contrast the fluidity of women's roles with the aggressive, prideful posturing of paternal authority. She has translated the gray Frocasian characters of her vibrant mixed media paintings into starkly black and white illustrations of entangled bodies. An amalgam of the terms Afro and Caucasian, Frocasian designates the artist's construal of Primitivism's noble savage and symbolizes the utopist aim to transcend identity politics. On paper, however, these figures lose their uniformly gray hue, underscoring their cultural oppositions and differences in appearance. This tension, along with the flamboyant garb and histrionic facial expression of each character, evokes the dance of the bullfight.

1234 Ninth St, Washington, DC 20001


Picasso Gallery opens "Polymorphology"

June 4, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Patricia Secco AT Gallery Azerado Da Silveira

Wednesday, June 2, 5 - 8pm

Magnolia Laurie, Lina Vargas De La Hoz & Leah Frankel at Hamiltonian

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm.
A live performance of Relocation Umbrella by Lina Vargas De La Hoz. 
Following this performance,
artist talk regarding their work for this exhibition by

Magnolia Laurie, Leah Frankel and Lina Vargas De La Hoz 
Hamiltonian Gallery is now exhibiting a new three-person exhibition of paintings and installations by Hamiltonian Fellows Magnolia Laurie, Lina Vargas De La Hoz and Leah Frankel.  By presenting physically binary relationships such as inside/outside and construction/destruction, each artist investigates exchanges of energies, and the ebb and flow of natural and social forces.

Within her paintings and installations, Magnolia  Laurie creates environments centered upon masses of broken, crooked lines that could resemble a dense, organized nest, the aftermath of a natural disaster or an architectural armature.  Due to Laurie's manipulation of perspective and line quality, these structures are always just short of being logical.  Magnolia Laurie's arrested jumble of lines, flags, plastic fencing, gusts of dusty wind and color all develop into a haphazard system that depicts the automatic, and sometimes incessant, obsessive human need to build and create.  Magnolia Laurie relates this act of construction and destruction to the cyclical rise and fall of civilizations.

Lina Vargas De La Hoz designs and creates objects that tenant, command, and address its surrounding space.  One work, Pull Over 2, is composed of repurposed knit sweaters sewn together and stretched tautly across the gallery so that the neck and armholes are intact.  We interact with the plane of sweaters by approaching it from underneath, and putting our heads and arms up through the holes where we can then see the top surface of the installation, and the heads and arms of the other participants. The expanse of blue sweaters cut through the gallery to create two literal and psychological spaces, analogous to above and under water, or penetrating borders.

In Leah Frankel's installation titled (im)Balance, formed spheres of ice nestled in mounds of table salt are flecked throughout the gallery floor.  Incontestably, the salt will melt the ice and the water will dissolve the salt, but in that process of cancelling each other out, themes of codependency and dominance emerge.  Once the process ends, we are left with ambiguous, geological forms, which depict the results of the destructive exchange between these quotidian elements.

This exhibition runs from May 8, - June 9, 2010.  

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

Transformer Sustainability Lab back in action!

Sustainability Lab back in action!
June 2 - 12, 2010

On June 2, Brooklyn-based cultural worker Jeff Hnilicka returns to DC to continue Sustainability Lab at Transformer.

Having just participated in Empire Builder - an epic train voyage to Portland, OR during which over 30 participants created guerilla public programs for fellow travelers while en route to Open Engagement, an initiative of Portland State University's Art and Social Practice MFA concentration ( - Jeff & Transformer invite DC audiences to participate in several new, interactive programs that continue to investigate emerging models of cultural production, the sustainability of these models, and their impact within communities.

Upcoming events include:

Thursday, June 3, 1 - 3:30pm: "InCUBATE Discusses ARBS (Artist Run Benefit Society)" - a conversation with Jeff Hnilicka and InCUBATE members Abigail Satinsky and Bryce Dwyer
6 - 8:30pm: FRAMEWORK Panel #13: BUILT TO LAST? truths & myths of sustainable cultural production at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. *see below
Friday, June 4, 5 - 7pm: "Seeding the City" with Brooklyn-based artist Eve Mosher at Fathom Creative
Saturday, June 5, 1 - 7pm: "A Day of Dischord," featuring performances by Andalusians and the Aquarium
Friday, June 11, 1, 3, & 5pm: "10 Dance Moves for Washington, DC - a dance lesson and travelogue", and
Saturday, June 12, 1 - 6pm: "Home Grown" - an afternoon of conversation, local foods, music, and art with Jeff Hnilicka and DC-based photographer Cynthia Connolly
Please click here or visit Transformer's website to download a full schedule of Sustainability Lab activities in June.

1404 P Street NW Washington, DC 20010 / 202-483-1102

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Scrap Behind the Taps" Battle of the Champions: Ora vs. Philippa

"Scrap Behind the Taps" Battle of the Champions: Ora vs. Philippa on Tuesday, June 1. With music by Sam Burns and designer cocktails starting at 6pm, it's bound to be a fun night! All entry fees and tips benefit the Dupont Underground Arts Coalition.

Marvin Restaurant
Washington, DC

The Pink Line Project and The Dunes present:
"The Scrap behind the Taps"
Battle of the Champions: Ora vs. Philippa
Music by Sam Burns
Designer Cocktails start at 6pm sharp!
$10 suggested donation
Entry + all tips benefit Dupont Underground Arts Coalition

Baghdad Revisited a solo show by Ahmad Alkarkhi

June 2-19
Baghdad Revisited
works by
Ahmed Alkarkhi

Reception: Friday June 4, 6-8pm
Ahmad Alkarkh 
"Looking Into the Future"

Back by popular acclaim for a second exhibit, the Foundry Gallery presents the recent paintings of Ahmad Alkarkhi, a young Iraqi artist. Ahmad arrived in Washington in late August of 2009, a refugee from his beloved Iraq, ready to make a new life in America for himself, his wife, and two young children.
He brings with him the richness and variety of expression that was so prevalent in the vibrant culture of Baghdad in years past.  He worked there successfully until the end of 2006, when sectarian violence erupted and religious extremism became widespread.  Playwrights, musicians, artists and intellectuals were targeted by militias.

As intellectuals and artists began to flee, Ahmad joined them and traveled to Damascus where he awaited his family and filed papers for refugee status with the United Nations.  While in Damascus, Ahmad's work was shown at several UN-sponsored exhibits as representative of Iraqi art.  When they saw the quality of his work, the United Nations presented his papers to the U.S. Embassy and he was accepted as a refugee to the United States.
During Ahmad’s exhibit last December at the Foundry, Susan Stamberg of National Public Radio interviewed him.  You can hear the interview and view some of his paintings at:

More of Ahmad's work can be seen at

Friday, May 28, 2010

Art Abounds as Summer Rolls In Crystal City Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) announces the opening of a new art exhibit at 2011 Crystal Drive. In collaboration with Congressman Jim Moran’s office, 68 pieces from An Artistic Discovery: The Congressional Art Competition for the 8th District of Virginia are located in Crystal City and available for public viewing.

“We are happy to partner with Congressman Moran’s office to put these works on display in Crystal City,” Angela Fox, President and CEO of the Crystal City BID. “Art transforms spaces and places, which is what we are committed to in Crystal City. This show joins our Art Walls and other exhibits in celebrating that dedication.” The 68 pieces hung at 2011 Crystal Drive are a sampling of the 150 submissions received from students throughout the 8th District of Virginia. The remaining submissions are on display at the Arlington Art Center.

Art enthusiasts can take a short walk from An Artistic Discovery to 2231 Crystal Drive to see the Luminous exhibit by artist Anne Marchand. Luminous opened in March and, by popular demand, has been extended through July 30. Inspired by the combination of colorful images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and mystical poetry, Marchand’s use of mixed media, acrylic and incorporation of texture and translucent passages of paint help create a moving and reflective exhibition.

Artistic Discovery and Luminous add to a growing collection in Crystal City’s Art Walls gallery. Visitors can take a stroll around Crystal City to view other notable works from local artists that are installed throughout Crystal City. These works infuse color and character into the area while leading to fun, whimsical, and interesting spaces for Crystal City’s guests, residents, and employees.

Finally, for the remainder of the summer “Bucky Art” statues will be on display on the streets of Crystal City. Inspired by R. Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic dome, the statues add to the excitement surrounding Arena Stage’s upcoming presentation of R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE. A map showing the locations of Crystal City’s Art Walls and “Bucky Art” is available at


Monument Music & Arts Festival, Affinity Lab, & Dreams for Kids DC present
POP UP @ U STREET in Affinity Lab, 920 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

Deadline: July 5, 2010
– Monument Music & Arts Festival, The Affinity Lab & DFK invite artists to submit work for an exhibition and auction of art to be held July 15th at the Affinity Lab on U Street. Free Food, Free Beer, Live Music, and high-class art. This is an international call and is open to all working in wide variety of media, including ceramics, glass, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture to exhibit and sell.

For detailed information and application, please contact Jackie Cantwell at

Thursday, May 27, 2010

WParade! WPA Art Parade

WParade! WPA Art Parade
Start Time: Saturday, June 5 at 12:00pm
End Time: Saturday, June 5 at 10:30pm
Where: Half St and M St SE, Washington DC 20003

Washington Project for the Arts presents the WPArade, an extravaganza of artists connecting with community to create a moving visual spectacle of art and culture. Artists, performers, musicians, and visual arts organizations will come together in Washington’s first Art Parade to display moving art, floats, placards, portable sculpture and street performance along Half Street SE.

Starting at M Street SE, participants will traverse the stretch of Half Street SE to N Street SE, stopping midway along the route for performances. The WPArade will culminate in a celebration at The Bullpen at the corner of Half Street SE and N Street SE.

(the parade and afterparty are both free and open to the public)
Come see parade entries by:

John James Anderson
Batala Washington and the Riverside Community Center
Nadine Bloch and the Washington Peace Center
Leah Curran
Floating Lab Collective
Glade Dance Collective
Irvine Contemporary Art
Rob Lindsay
Adrienne Mills

and more!!!

NOTE: It's not too late to enter the parade as an artist/performer. Contact Kristina at 202-234-7103 x 2 or to find out how to participate.

For info on website, please visit

Joan Belmar, Cameron Petke, and Marie Ringwald. Artist’s Talk

Joan Belmar, Cameron Petke, and Marie Ringwald.

Artist’s Talk. May 29, 2 pm

The gallery is a five minute walk from the Bethesda Metro, on the red line. Public garages in Bethesda's downtown are free on Saturdays and Sundays.

5001 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Gallery Hours: weekly by appointment, Fridays and Saturdays from 12-5 PM

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Govinda Gallery publishes first online catalogue, Sapphographs: Donovan

Today Govinda Gallery published their first online catalogue, Sapphographs: Donovan. This publication celebrates the opening June 1st of Donovan's exhibition at the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece.

Go to Govinda's blog at: and see the catalogue at:



Washington Project for the Arts teams up with George Washington University and journalist Kriston Capps to lead a for-credit course on arts journalism. Students will write about and engage with the DC area arts community, blogging about area artists, exhibitions in galleries, museums and their ideas about contemporary art at The course will conclude with the printing of long-form journalism pieces for an original print publication, produced by the class.

Visit to read all posts!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gallery 555 open in Washington, DC

Gallery 555 had a great opening on Sunday with artists Michele Cormier and others. Take a look at the pictures by clicking on photo.
Gallery 555 Opening

Lobby level, 555 12th St NW
Metro Center station

Featuring Michelle Cormier - Paintings
Ben-Achour, Dubruijne, Fransen, Kabule, Kaste, Timmers, Van Dyke, Weiss, Wismar

Monday, May 24, 2010


You can still my work in Crystal City, VA. The "Luminous" exhibition at 2231 Crystal Drive has been extended through July 30. The exhibit is open to the public during the building hours.

Crystal City is accessible by metro.

Anne Marchand

Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire III and IV

Washington Project for the Arts and The Pink Line Project present Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire, curated by Alberto Gaitán for four evenings of art, poetry and performances. Cabaret [re]Revoltaire celebrates the historic Cabaret ReVoltaire series that was presented by WPA in 1992.

Night 3: May 24, 2010, 6:30 - 9:30pm (doors at 6:00pm)dinner style seating, food and drink available for purchase
ticket price: $20 (50 available tickets)

EMCEE: Sal Fiorito
Performances by: Holly Bass (performance), Edgar Endress (performance art), OuiOui Nonnon(burlesque), Carolina Mayorga (performance art), Matthew Pauli (performance)Prosser Stirling (performance), and
Dan VanHoozer & Aviva Fox (theater)
Videos by: Anarchy in the Kitchen, Vin Grabill, Ayo Okunseinde, Champneys Taylor, and original footage of Cabaret Re-Voltaire from 1992
Stay tuned for food vendors and menu.

click here to buy tickets!!>>
(tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable)

Night 4: Memorial Day Cabaret-BBQ! 3:30 - 7:30pm
afternoon barbecue with food by Smokey, the H street Legend!
food and drinks availalbe for purchase
performances from 4-7pm
ticket price: $20 (100 available tickets)

EMCEE: Regie Cabico*
Performances by: Bullfight Academy (music), Eva Brontasaurus (music/filth), DJ Fleg (dj/music), Asa Osborne/Zomes (music), Violet (music)

*This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc.
click here to buy tickets!!>>
(tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable)

Performers include:
Anarchy in the Kitchen/Umami Festival 2010, Artists' Bloc collective, Jeff Bagato, Holly Bass, Bob Boilen, Bradley Chriss, Matt Dibble, Dody DiSanto, Edgar Endress, Sal Fiorito, Chris Griffin, Happenstance Theater, Ruben Jackson, Melissa Krodman, Linda Lewett, Asa Osborne/Zomes, B. Stanley, Silvana Straw, Jeff Surak, and Maida Withers. Stay tuned for additional performers and nightly schedules.

Food vendors include:
BierGarten, Dangerously Delicious Pies, and Smokey's Famous Barbecue. Stay tuned for additional food vendors and nightly menus.


Gallery O/H is located at 1354 H Street, NE near the intersection of H Street and 14th Street, NE DC. It is a 15 minute walk from Union Station Metro and quickly accessible by bus by taking the X2 Metro bus from 7th and H in Chinatown or the free H street shuttle also departing regularaly in the evenings from Chinatown Metro.

Saint Phalle and a Hirshhorn bookstore engage readers

Here's the link to Nancy Donnelly's reply to Blake Gopnik's article on Nikki de Saint Phalle :

Saint Phalle and a Hirshhorn bookstore engage readers: "Saint Phalle

and here's his original article:

["Taking it to the streets," Style, April 28]:

Sunday, May 23, 2010


There is a new art market sprouting in the Edgewood Neighborhood in Northeast DC. It is the home to "From Edgewood to the Edge of the World" mural. The neighborhood is changing daily. With the new trail that connects the place with the rest of the city for the bikers and pedestrians, more and more people visit the neighborhood from the surrounding areas. On June 5th, there will be an official trail opening event, so there will be a lot of people in the area. Take advantage of it to market your artwork!

The Details:
Name: Edgewood Arts Market
Original, handcrafted, locally produced arts and good, and antiques
Dates: The market grand opening is on June 5th, 10am – 6pm. (Also an opening day of the Metropolitan Branch Trail)
Contacts: Omowale Sia and Quest Skinner
Cost: $25 for a single space (10 x 18 feet), $80 if you sign up for four Saturdays
Tents provided on June 5th on first-come first-serve basis until supplies last.
Sign up soon to reserve the best spot!
Schedule: Area opens at 8:30 for set up. All vehicles must be removed by 9:45 (can be parked in the adjacent parking lot).

Saturday, May 22, 2010


FILM  FESTIVAL | May 27 - June 1, 2010

With 14 films representing a wide range of genres, from comedy to drama, from documentaries, to shorts and feature length films, there is something at the Festival for everyone. All of the films will be screened at Landmark’s E Street Cinema.

OPENING NIGHT | Thursday, May 27 @ 7:30 pm
Award winning film Norteado / Northless
Dir. Rigoberto Perezcano (Mexico 2009, 95min, 35mm)

After the screening, Director Rigoberto Perezcano and Producer Edgar San Juan will hold a Q & A session.

Andres travels from Oaxaca to Tijuana to cross the US border. Things don’t result as planned and he has to stay in Tijuana where he starts working in a grocery store. There, he meets Elia, Cata and Asensio. What Andres finds in Tijuana makes him think about what he’s about to do and become aware of what he’s leaving behind. Norteado talks about the illusion that the United States represents for those who decide to cross the border searching for a better life.

For a full list of films, descriptions and schedule, please visit or

Location:  Landmark's E St Cinema
555 11th Street N.W. | Washington, D.C.  | 202-452-7672
Ticket price: $10.00 for each screenings Tickets available at Tickets at E STREET CINEMA 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Meet the Artists at Carroll Square

Meet the Artists at Carroll Square
Saturday, May 22, 11:00 AM

Artists participating in Isolation speak about their artwork and how it relates to the theme of the exhibition. Meet and mingle with this group of artists working in various media and subject matter. Moderated by Shira Farber of Hemphill.

Isolation artists include Andrew Bain, Jason Falchook, Kate Hardy, Max Hirshfeld, Tanya Marcuse, Mingering Mike, Lisa Noble, Sharon Sanderson, Noelle Tan, Rob Tarbell, and Paul Vinet.

Isolation is on view through June 4, 2010
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am–6:00pm

Image: Kate Hardy, The Astronaut, 2009
watercolor on paper, 14" x 10"

Creative Entrepreneurs Series in DC

New series starts June 2 in DC!
Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs
Legal Issues for Creative Entrepreneurs is a series of five workshops for creatives of all kinds who want to take the next step in their professional career by creating their own businesses, gaining a deeper understanding of copyrights and trademarks, contracts and licensing, the art of negotiation and tax strategies.  Explore the basics of forming a business for your creative endeavors, from deciding whether to incorporate as a non-profit or for-profit entity. Gain a better understanding of copyrights and trademarks, the contracts and licensing, learn effective negotiation skills, and the ins and outs of tax strategies.  Each workshop will be presented by knowledgeable professionals with practical experience working with artists and creatives in the field. This series of workshops is being offered in collaboration with THEARC.

The sessions will take place on Wednesday evenings beginning June 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE.

Session 1 - June 2 - Business Entity Formation
Session 2 - June 9 - Copyright and Trademark Basics
Session 3 - June 16 - Contracts
Session 4 - June 23 - Negotiation Skills
Session 5 - June 30 - Tax Strategies

WALA members and members of THEARC who preregister get FREE admission to these workshops!  Non-members pay $25 per session.  Register by emailing info[at]

Since 1983, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts has supported artistic expression and creative innovation by serving the legal needs of Washington, Maryland and Virginia’s arts and cultural communities.

Judith Peck at Hillyer Art Space

Original Position
Judith Peck
June 4-26, 2010
"Original Position" opens at International Arts and Artists' Hillyer Art Space on June 4th 
with an artist/curator talk and reception on June 5th. 

The work in this exhibit was inspired by John Rawls theory on justice as fairness.

Judith Peck

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Gallery 555 Opening in Washington DC this Sunday

Don't miss Gallery 555's Champagne Opening in Washington DC
Sunday, May 23, 2010 from 1-5 pm
Lobby level, 555 12th St NW
Metro Center station

Featuring Michelle Cormier - Paintings
Ben-Achour, Dubruijne, Fransen, Kabule, Kaste, Timmers, Van Dyke, Weiss, Wismar

Delicacies, a delectable exhibition of fine art

Delicacies, a delectable exhibition of fine art
 May 22-July 11, 2010

VIP Receptions:
Wednesday, May 26, 6-8pm
 Thursday, June 24, 6-8pm

*Preview Art during Complimentary Tasting with Fleurir Chocolates 
Thursday, May 20, 6:30pm- 8pm

Exhibiting Artists:
Sondra N. Arkin
Chuck Baxter
Jody Bergstresser
Jim Bobick
Tanja Bos
Ann Marie Coolick
Lisa Farrell
Susan Finsen
Pat Goslee
Anne Marchand
Mary Beth Ramsey
Doris Ross
Di Stovall
Lou Stovall
Cynthia Sands
Helga Thomson
Novie Trump
Ellyn Weiss

Biagio Fine Chocolate
1904 18th Street NW, Washington DC
May 22-July 11, 2010
Open Tue-Sat 12pm-8pm; Sun 12pm-5pm

Mid City Artists Open Studios coming up. for more info and to download a map

Georgetown Gallery Gaze

The Georgetown Gallery Gaze returns on Friday, May 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. Every third Friday of the month, participating Georgetown galleries open their doors with extended hours, art, music, libations and nibbles. This month, patrons can enter to win a special "Gallery Raffle." Stop by any of the participating galleries and enter to win one of many "artsy" items. Details.

Civilian Art Projects Openings

SuperFacial by Ryan Hill

Killing Me Softly by Lindsey Raymond

May 21 - June 19, 2010

Opening Reception for the artists:
Friday, May 21, 7-9pm

Civilian Art Projects presents the second solo exhibition of artist Ryan Hill. In "SuperFacial," Hill continues his process of exploring the contemporary cultural imagination through found images and word associations. In addition to works on paper, he further indulges his curiosity and welcomes the viewer into his imagination by exhibiting a related wall collage of ephemera, photographs, drawings and textworks, and a video collaboration with DC area experimental filmmaker Rob Parrish. An essay by Ian Svenonius will accompany the exhibition.

Killing Me Softly by Lindsey Raymond
Civilian presents the thesis work of talented emerging artist, Lindsey Raymond. Showing her work for the first time in a gallery outside of college, Raymond presents a series of hand crocheted, sewn, and embroidered artworks. An exploding head, a zombie, a chainsaw, and knives dripping red, shiny, sequined blood down the wall exude this young artist's skill and playfulness. She turns craft on its ear through unpredictable and intriguing works that combine a homespun tradition with horror, resulting in humor. According to the artist, ''by using soft materials, the work becomes more approachable and accessible to the viewer through its inviting tangibility. The unconventional methods of my work surprise the viewer and play a role in altering our perspectives of not only horror, but domestic craft as well.''

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
(202) 607-3804

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Fab Faux Return Washington, D.C. for May 22nd Concert at Lisner Auditorium

“The Fab Faux do the one thing, no amount of officially sanctioned Beatles merchandise can do... bring The Beatles music back to life.”

The Fab Faux will return to Washington, D.C. for the fourth year in a row, with a May 22nd concert at Lisner Auditorium. The May 22nd event, a presentation of HK Entertainment, will feature a ‘Glorious Hodgepodge’ of Beatles music, as The Fab Faux are joined by Creme Tangerine Strings and Hogshead Horns. For those of us who never got to see The Beatles in concert, we're fortunate to have The Fab Faux dedicate themselves to faithfully recreating some of the most extraordinary music ever written. 

Saturday, May 22nd, 8:00PM

HK Entertainment presents:

The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium

730 21st Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20052

Lisner Box Office, TicketMaster, 202-397 SEAT. http://www.ticketmast

The Fab Faux brings together the talents of five of New York's most respected musicians: Will Lee of Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Vivino, formerly of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Rich Pagano, who has performed with Rosanne Cash and Ray Davies, Jack Petruzzelli, who has toured and recorded with Joan Osborne, Patti Smith and Rufus Wainwright, and Frank Agnello, whose musical credits include Phoebe Snow, Marshall Crenshaw and Joey Molland of Badfinger. The Fab Faux are now in a league of their own, consistently performing music that The Beatles themselves never played live. Beginning with a pair of concerts at Webster Hall in late ‘07, the band has reached a new level of fan support as well as media awareness, with growing coverage including ABC-TV World News Tonight with Charles Gibson, NPR, Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Reuters Newswire, NY-1 News, The New York Times, NY Post, New Yorker, NY Sun, Hollywood Reporter, Time Out NY, The Nation and much more.


BALTIMORE, MD (May 19, 2010) -- Governor Martin O'Malley announced that 97 Maryland artists have been selected to receive Individual Artist Awards totaling $247,000 from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. A reception honoring the artists will be held at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore on May 20, 6:30 p.m.

"The Individual Artist Awards program is an excellent way for the State of Maryland to recognize the accomplishments of its many talented artists," said Governor O'Malley. "By bestowing these awards, we are recognizing the vital role the arts play in our communities, enhancing the quality of life for all Maryland citizens."

Artists competed for $1,000, $3,000 and $6,000 awards in the following categories:  Fiction, Media, Solo Dance Performance, Solo Musical Performance, Solo Theatrical Performance, and Visual Arts: Digital/Electronic Arts, Painting, and Works on Paper. Artistic categories alternate each year. Applications for 2011 will be available at in June.

Congratulations to Joan Belmar, Carol Brown Goldberg, and W.C. Richardson and all the award recipients of the MARYLAND STATE ARTS COUNCIL FY 2010 INDIVIDUAL ARTIST AWARDS.

For more information about the Maryland State Arts Council visit the MSAC web site at or call (410) 767-6555.                                                                                                                                                                          

Special Preview: Gallery 555 and Upstairs on 7th event

Upstairs on 7th - Jewelry Designer Carolyn Zapp 
and Gallery 555 - Special preview opening

May 20, 5-8pm 

555 12th Street NW, Washington, DC

Humor Yourself at The Stamp Gallery

John Shipman and Rachel Bone
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday, May 19, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Stamp Gallery presents Humor Yourself, an exhibition featuring the illustrations of local artists John Shipman and Rachel Bone, who combine whimsical, dreamlike images and concise, illustrative styles. Humor Yourself playfully explores the potential of illustrations to enhance our otherwise common perceptions of the world. These undisguised pieces—surreal but concrete, fantastic but minimal—take a rational approach to their irrational subject matter. By engaging viewers with their acute humor and sharp irony, these pieces invite the audience to focus their imaginations on single fanciful moments in order to make connections between illusory subjects and the precise, fastidious manner in which they're portrayed. If you don't believe the disparity between fantasy and reality can be reconciled, these works dare you to fill in the gaps. Go ahead. Humor yourself.

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Stamp Student Union on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm; Fridays 10:00am – 6:00pm; and Saturdays 11:00am – 5:00pm. For more information please visit the gallery’s website or call (301) 314-8493.

Cornfield at Transformer

May 13 - May 29


Friday, May 21:  6, 7:30 & 9:30pm;
Saturday, May 22:  4, 6, 7:30, & 9:30pm

Continuing to explore themes introduced through Sustainability Lab (May 1-8; June 2-12), Transformer is proud to introduce the DC debut of Cornfield (May 13 - May 29, 2010), an installation and performance piece by artist Nancy Bannon.

Manifesting a life-size, fabricated cornfield within Transformer's project space, audiences are invited to consider uses and preservation of natural resources.  Cornfield is a visual work consisting of a wall-to-wall field of seven-foot tall, sculpted corn stalks made of painted wood, wire and visqueen, along with projections and a surrounding soundscape.  During intense performances, three live performers within the cornfield echo the depletive qualities of the giant corn monoculture that is consuming America's agricultural tradition.  Audiences directly experience the performances from within the installation at close proximity to the actors.

To download a pdf of the full Sustainability Lab/Cornfield press release, please click here.

1404 P Street NW Washington, DC 20010 / 202-483-1102

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Art & Living Show Opening: A Success! | Cheeky Living

Here are a few pictures and write up by David Lelong at Cheeky Living for "Art & Living Emerging Interiors" Exhibition in Chelsea. The show runs through July 5th

Art & Living Show Opening: A Success! | Cheeky Living

David Lelong Flickr Photo Set

Anne Marchand's Flickr Photo Set

Rosemary Feit Covey Art Talk at A Pop-Up Project

MFA - Morton Fine Art
A Pop-Up Project Through May 29

Art Talk
Thursday, May 20, 6:00pm

Rosemary Feit Covey

 A wood engraver whose work is collected in museums and libraries around the world

Artists on Exhibit
Mikel Glass, Kenichi Hoshine, Margaret Bowland, Rosemary Feit Covey, Laurel Hausler,
Lizzie Newton, Tim Tate, Vonn Sumner, Susan Burnstine

 Tuesday - Thursday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Friday & Saturday, 11:00am - 8:00pm
Monday & Sunday by Appointment

MFA - Morton Fine Art
625 E Street, NW
(formerly Numark Gallery)

Mid City Artists OPEN STUDIOS

Sat & Sun, May 22 & 23, 2010

Artists' work (left to right): Sondra N. Arkin, Chuck Baxter, Jane Cave, Groover Cleveland, Robert Dodge, Thomas Drymon, Gary Fisher, Glenn Fry, Charlie Gaynor, Betsy Karasik, Hannah Naomi Kim, Joren Lindholm, Regina M. Miele, Lucinda F. Murphy, Mark Parascandola, Rebecca Perez, Dave Peterson, Brian Petro, Peter Alexander Romero, Nicolas F. Shi, Richard Siegman, George H. Smith-Shomari, Isabelle Spicer, Bill Warrell, Mike Weber, Robert Wiener, Colin Winterbottom

27 Participants - 5 New Members - Lots of New Art
Twice yearly, the artists in the neighborhood between Dupont and Logan Circles invite visitors into their studios.

Plan your visits in advance by flipping through the artists' pages online to see what you like, who is new, and who is participating. Download the map to plan your route in advance and guide you along. Check out  business supporters and view Mid City Artists' exhibits in their shops.

*Individual studio locations and hours vary.
For a complete artist list, schedules and downloadable map visit the MCA Website.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Zenith Gallery with Chevy Chase Pavilion

Invites you to
April 29 - July 31, 2010
Throughout the Chevy Chase Pavilion

Meet the Artists
Wednesday, May 19, 6 - 8 PM
Zenith, second level next to Embassy Suites entrance

John Aaron  Suzanne Alessi   Natalie Blake   Rick D'Alessandro   Rosetta DeBerardinis   Sofia Gawer-Fische  Julie & Ken Girardini   David Glick   Margery E. Goldberg   Brenda Gordon  Stephen Hansen  Philip Hazard   Frank Holmes  David Hubbard   Marcie Wolf Hubbard   jodi  Joan Konkel   Jill Mackie   Michela Mansuino   Michele Marcello   Donna M. McCullough   Bill Mead   Davis Morton   Ron Nessen   Reuben Neugass   Carol Newmyer   Jane Pettit  Amanda Richardson  R ic Simmons Ellen Sinel   Karen Starika   Bradley Stevens   Candice Watkins   Eric Westbrook   Paul Martin Wolff   Michael Young   Joyce Zipperer

10% of sales will go to American Forests' Global ReLeaf Campaign to plant 100 million trees by 2020 "to cool the earth."  They've hit their 30 million mark.  Let's help them plant more.

Where: Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Chevy Chase, DC 20015
Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
Friendship Heights Metro
Zenith Space open Saturdays, 12-6pm & by appointment

The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present


The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present

The exhibition examines the history, culture, and art of Afro-Mexicans, beginning in the colonial era and continuing to the present day. Highlights of the exhibition include discussions of African slavery in Mexico and the hero/slave rebel Yanga; artifacts related to the traditions and popular culture of Afro-Mexicans; and paintings, masks, photography, and other works of art.

Location: Anacostia Community Museum
901 Fort Place SE | Washington DC 20020
For more information visit:

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire, Night II

Washington Project for the Arts and The Pink Line Project present:
Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire, Night II
curated by Alberto Gaitán
Monday May 17, 2010, 6-9pm
at Gallery O/H, 1354 H Street NE DC

Do NOT miss the second installment of Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire! Last Monday's sold-out cabaret event was full of unforgettable performances, absurdity, and great food and drink.

Maida Withers and Company perform, Collision Course, at
 Cabaret [re]ReVoltaire Night I (photo by Vincent Gallegos)

 Check out the lineup below. And be sure to buy your ticket online beforehand since they are going fast!

Monday, May 17, 2010 6-9pm
(doors at 6, performances begin at 7)

EMCEE: Dodi DiSanto
HOUSE BAND: Bob Boilen

Performances by: Karin Abromaitis with Kristina Bilonick and Tzveta Kassabova (theater/dance), Bradley Chriss (performance art), Kristin Garrison (theater), Happenstance Theatre (Mark Jaster & Sabrina Mandell), James Hesla, Reuben Jackson (spoken word), Matthew Pauli (performance),
and Prosser Stirling (performance)

Videos by:Anarchy in the Kitchen, Vin Grabill, Ayo Okunseinde, Champneys Taylor, and original footage of Cabaret Re-Voltaire from 1992

Food by Dangerously Delicious Pies
Tickets $20 (does not include the price of food and drink)
 click here to purchase tickets  

Major Exhibition of Donovan’s Sapphographs in Athens, Greece

Govinda Gallery announces the upcoming exhibition Sapphographs by Donovan opening on June 1st at the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies and Govinda Gallery in Washington, D.C. The exhibition’s curator is Christopher Murray. An online catalogue is being published for the exhibition. The large format works on paper are being produced by master printers Adamson Atelier.
This exhibition will feature twelve monumental works on paper from the Sapphographs series,

Here is a link to the announcement for that exhibition.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

"Space / Place" at the 39th Street Gallery

"Space / Place" opens this Saturday, May 15th, from 5-7 PM, at the 39th Street Gallery in the new Gateway Arts Center in Brentwood, MD. The show presents the work of painter Matt Klos, draftsman Matt Woodward, and photographer Andrew Zimmermann. The work of each of the three artists presents a different concept of space and of how that space is used to describe a particular place.

Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood
3901 Rhode Island Ave.
Brentwood, MD

Janet Biggs and Mary Coble at Conner Contemporary Art

Janet Biggs: Nobody Rides for Free
Mary Coble: Source

May 15 – July 3, 2010
Opening reception Saturday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Coble's performance begins at 2 p.m. and ends during the reception and focuses on the significance of water.

Conner Contemporary Art  announce two concurrent solo exhibitions featuring new video and photographs by Janet Biggs (New York, NY) and performance and video by Mary Coble (Washington, DC). Nobody Rides for Free is Biggs' first solo exhibition with the gallery; Source marks Mary Coble's third exhibition with the gallery. 

Gallery opening of the week: Janet Biggs and Mary Coble at Conner Contemporary Art

Conner Contemporary Art
1358-60 Florida Ave. NE.
Free and open to the public.

Dana Ellyn Open Studio

Dana Ellyn
Saturday, May 15, noon - 6pm

This "open studio" will feature the full range of Dana Ellyn's artistic output from the past 10 years.  Included will be some classics from 2009 "Blasphemy Show" and the recent 2010 "Wedding Show". As well, you will be able to get a sneak peak paintings from Dana's upcoming "Banned Books" solo exhibition.

Dana Ellyn
Mather Studios
916 G Street, NW #304 
(phone) 202-737-6161

The Art of Jophen Stein

The Gamies
The Art of Jophen Stein
Saturday, May 15th, from 6pm – Midnight

Entertainment has held a position of helping people cope with the everyday drudgery of life. The Game show, moreover, offers both the value of entertainment and a promise at a chance of making life better. Loosely based on Franz Kafka's The Trial Jophen Stein's latest series The Gamies explores the idea of systems that are in place but not fully understood. From the exhilaration of winning to the disappointment of losing The Gaimes is a look into the bipolar effects of game shows as entertainment.

Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Show end date: June 12th

The event is FREE and open to the public.

“Look In/Look Out"- Portraits in Progress” An exhibit of original photography and mixed media artwork

CREATE Arts Center
A therapeutically informed art studio program for adults living with post-trauma & mental illness

“Look In/Look Out"- Portraits in Progress”
An exhibit of original photography and mixed media artwork

Free Symposium: Friday, June 4th, 1pm - 5 pm.
1-2:30 pm-Keynote Address: “Matt Sesow: One Man’s Journey Through Art and Healing”
Speaker: Matt Sesow, self-taught artist

2:30-4:00 pm- Panel Presentation and Discussion:
“Unique Perspectives”: The Healing Power of Making Art in the Context of Therapy and Community
Moderator: Katherine Williams, PhD ATR-BC
Panelists: Jenny Sawle, member, Studio Downstairs
Sally Brucker LCSW-C, ATR-BC, Founder/Director, Studio Downstairs
Matt Sesow- Self-taught artist

4:00- 5:00 pm- Community discussion, Q and A

5:00 -8:00 pm- Opening Reception for Art Exhibit-“ Look IN/Look OUT”

Takoma Park Municipal Center Gallery
8600 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD. 20912

Studio Downstairs is a program of CREATE Arts Center, Silver Spring


For more information contact: Sally Brucker 301 588-2787(ARTS)



*for social workers, art therapists, counselors) The Symposium is suitable for mental health consumers, family members, mental health practitioners, artists, and the general public.

Calling all video and sound artists


Juror: Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky, Composer, Multimedia Artist, Writer
Deadline: through September 13, 2010 , 5pm (received deadline)

Screening Dates and Locations: January 13 and 20, 2011 @ The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
January 27 and 28, 2011 @ The Mansion at Strathmore, Rockville, MD
February 2, 2011 @ Falvey Hall, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
February 10, 2011 @ St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Washington DC
Other venues to be announced

Calling all video and sound artists...

Washington Project for the Arts is pleased to present the sixth Experimental Media Series, a screening series of innovative video and sound works. The Experimental Media Series was created to showcase the new media work of exceptional and under-recognized talent and provide a venue for experimental media in the Washington, DC area. Since 2006, EMS has presented the work of over 150 artists, including Julia Oldham, Stefanie Barber, Stan Brakhage, Paul Chan, Herman Asselberghs, Miranda July, Jose Ruiz, and Champ Taylor.

All video and sound artists are invited to submit one recent work that is no longer than 5 minutes, exploring any subject matter of their choice. From the received submissions, juror Paul D. Miller will create a selection of video and sound works to be presented in a series of public screenings. Artists whose work has been selected for the screening programs will be notified during the first week of November. Additionally, two artists submitting the most compelling entries, based on overall quality and originality as determined by the juror, will be awarded the Kraft Prize for New Media of $750 and the WPA Experimental Media Prize of $750 on January 20. Please note that the WPA Prize will go to an artist living and working in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Paul D. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY is a composer, multimedia artist and writer. His written work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Source, Artforum and The Wire amongst other publications. He also produced material on Yoko Ono's recent album Yes, I'm a Witch. Paul D. Miller is represented by Irvine Contemporary in Washington DC.

Contact Adam Griffiths at agriffithsATwpadcDOTorg
202-234-7103 x1

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

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Piece by Piece: Figurative Collage" by Megan Coyle

May 14th until June 13th
"Piece by Piece: Figurative Collage" by Megan Coyle
the Fisher Gallery on NOVA's campus in Alexandria, Virginia
Reception, Saturday, May 22nd from 3-5p.m.
Artist talk at 4p.m. 

 Artwork from recycled magazines - "painting with paper"

Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Art Gallery
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria VA 22311

Megan Coyle
Collage Artist

Goethe-Institut Washington fosters intercultural exchange in the Washington, DC area

Goethe-Institut Washington is an organization dedicated to providing access to the German language, culture and society, and fostering intercultural exchange in the Washington, DC area. Of special interest are film and exhibition projects.The language department offers German courses, workshops and seminars for teachers
of German as a Foreign Language, as well as a wide-ranging testing program to prove proficiency in German.

The Goethe-Institut Washington presents films (classics and new; features and documentaries) every Monday night in its screening room. German films are screened with English subtitles. The May-July film series presents a selection of award-winning films from the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival

 FotoGalerie, the Goethe-Institut Washington’s exhibition space, is an ongoing showcase for the work of young German photographers. In Our Time – Photographs by Anne Lass is on display through the end of May. Next up: an annual favorite, winning works from Germany’s annual graduate photography competition, gute aussichten: new german photography 2009/2010, will be on display June-August. View the Goethe-Institut Washington’s full schedule of cultural events.

See upcoming events HERE

Carroll Square Gallery Artists Talk

Meet the Artists at Carroll Square
Saturday, May 22, 11:00 AM

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004

Artists participating in Isolation speak about their artwork and how it relates to the theme of the exhibition. Meet and mingle with this group of artists working in various media and subject matter. Moderated by Shira Farber of Hemphill. Isolation artists include Andrew Bain, Jason Falchook, Kate Hardy, Max Hirshfeld, Tanya Marcuse, Mingering Mike, Lisa Noble, Sharon Sanderson, Noelle Tan, Rob Tarbell, and Paul Vinet.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Open Studios in the Gateway Arts District – Mt. Rainier

Open Studios in the Gateway Arts District – Mt. Rainier and beyond.

Ellyn Weiss, Ellen Sinel and Betsy Stewart and all the other artists in the best art ‘hood in DC, the Washington Glass School guys (Tim Tate, Michael Janis and Erwin Timmers and more), Red Dirt (Margaret
Boozer, Ani Kasten and more), Flux (Novie Trump, Laurel Lukasczewski, Mila Kagan and more). And lots lots more.

When: Saturday, May 15, 12 – 5 pm
Where: 3706 Wells Ave, Mt. Rainier, MD, 20712

Just 2 blocks from the DC line.

MPAartfest Call for Entries

MPAartfest is 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 3rd at the 4th annual MPAartfest. Last year’s event drew 6,000 art and music devotees.

Submission deadline:  June 1
Event Date:  Sunday, October 3, 2010

Click Here for Information

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

Mandarin Oriental Gallery showcases student art from DCPS

From May 3-July 31 the Mandarin Oriental Gallery at 1330 Maryland Avenue SW, will showcase 55 pieces of student art from DC Public Schools (DCPS).  The Mandarin approached DCPS in an effort to partner with their neighboring schools, the end result is a full exhibition of art work from 11 schools in various mediums including oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors and 3-D forms.  

This art show is a victory for arts education.  In 2007, many DC public schools did not have access to regular arts instruction --and now, three years into the reform effort all schools have art and music teachers.

View a slide show of the art here: DCPS Student Exhibition - Spring 2010.

District of Columbia Public Schools
Office of the Chancellor
1200 First Street NE, 12th Floor
Washington, DC  20002
P 202.535.1096

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Woody Gwyn at Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Woody Gwyn: American Landscapes will feature paintings of landscapes in California, New Mexico and in Virginia alongside remarkable drawings and watercolors from Hawaii and the West. Bound together, these plein air studies are a veritable history of his sketches from 1995-2005.

Opening May 13, 5-7pm

May 13 - June 25, 2010
The George Washington University
       Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
                       Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
                       805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This exhibit is free and open to the public

Joan Belmar / Cameron Petke / Marie Ringwald at GAllery Neptune

Joan Belmar
Cameron Petke
Marie Ringwald

May 14 – June 5
Opening May 15th at 7pm      
Neptune Event Series: “Passing the Muse, a conversation with exhibiting artists and their collectors”, May 22, 4 PM
Artist’s Talk: May 29, 2 PM

Joan Belmar’s art alternates between paintings on paper to structured acrylic paintings using Mylar and acetate. In his structured paintings, Belmar adheres closely arranged perpendicular strips of Mylar to a back surface and then places a parallel translucent painting on the front of the art. By keeping the front painting simple and in focus, the Mylar strips create optical illusions of blurring the image when viewed from the side instead of the clean uninterrupted view straight on. These optical illusions mirror Belmar’s thoughts. The artist compares his work to the physical stability we recognize in our lives which can easily become blurred or disrupted by an emotion which is not stable, thereby temporarily altering our reality.

Cameron Petke spent a year producing a comprehensive exploration of the aesthetic and acoustical variables involved in making clear-ringing contemporary ceramic bells. Influenced by the classical beauty of marble sculpture, Petke fashions his bells with porcelain clay which is finely sanded and left unglazed to mimic the surface quality of polished stone. Similar to the outer-inner symbolism portrayed in Joan Belmar’s structural paintings, Cameron Petke uses the bell as an artistic object that retains the solidity of its form as it rings with the purity of an ephemeral vibration.

Marie Ringwald returns with new layered wood and metal constructions through which she continues to exercise her interest in store front and warehouse facades. As she simplifies various geometric compositions and carefully balances color, texture and reflective light, Ringwald produces elegant pieces engaging us through her direct, honest responses to architecture and design. The exhibit will feature “Patchwork Warehouse in Black and Silver” an impressive example of carefully edited work, which results in a fine minimal palette using steel, wood and tar paper.

Gallery Neptune
5001 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

39th Street Gallery and the Gateway Arts Center Opening new Exhibition

39th Street Gallery and the Gateway Arts Center

Present an exhibition of new works by:

Matt Klos, Matt Woodward, and Andrew Zimmermann

“Space / Place”
Matt Klos’ “Looking Back”, 50” H x 35” W, oil on canvas, 2010. 

May 15 – June 25, 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday May 15, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Artist’s Talk: Friday June 4 , 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Andrew Zimmermann’s “Untitled – 41”, 10” H x 8” W, silver gelatin photograph, 2008.
Matt Woodward’s “Michigan Avenue III”, 90” H x 88” W, graphite on paper, 2008-2009.

39th Street Gallery and the Gateway arts center presents an exhibition that explores the peculiar ways in which sense of space and sense of place are linked together.

Each artist works in a traditional medium but uses that medium atypically in order to present a particular concept of spatiality and of place. While they are linked to one another by their desire to show something deeper and more complex than the straightforward visual appearance of their subjects, all have a distinct and nuanced vision that enriches and complements the others.

The Gateway Arts Center at Brentwood is a new visual arts center located at 3901 Rhode Island Ave., Brentwood, MD. Gateway Arts Center is a vibrant arts center that not only provides visual artists with a functional and safe work space, but an Arts Center that encourages programming that engages the neighboring community and the other artists in the Gateway Arts District.

Maryland State Arts Council Launches New Website -

New Site Provides Improved Design, Navigation and Accessibility

The Maryland State Arts Council launched its new website - The dramatically redesigned site represents the council's commitment to broad communication and service to the general public as well as to artists and arts organizations.

The homepage welcomes visitors with a new design that features six tabbed sections, rotating images of artwork and arts activities, and easy access to key programs such as County Arts Councils, Maryland Traditions, Arts in Education, and Arts & Entertainment Districts.   An expanded News & Media section provides quick access to arts council news and media releases, the monthly electronic newsletter and fact sheets. And the Grants & Programs sections offers quick links to each program and a navigation menu that helps visitors find the programs that pertain to their needs.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Love New York / See Indian Summer at Buck House / May 12

Celebrate an early Indian Summer
Buck House
showcasing the jewelry of Tangerine Sky
and the textiles of ANDRAAB
all one of a kind and handcrafted in India
Proceeds to benefit Aid to Artisans

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6 to 8pm
1318 Madison Avenue NYC
Please RSVP to 212.828.3123 or email
Light refreshments and Orient Express cocktails will be served.

Deborah Buck

Art & Living: Emerging Interiors at LEPERE

If your in NYC this week, come by and see me at the exhibition opening!

Art & Living: Emerging Interiors 
May 13th through July 5th 

@ LEPERE showroom,
20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1105, New York, NY 

Opening reception on May 13th from 7 - 9 PM

This spring, fine art and interior design will intersect in New York's famed Chelsea neighborhood, as Cheeky Living, LEPERE and Raandesk® Gallery of Art present Art & Living: Emerging Interiors.  The show, which will open Thursday, May 13th at the LEPERE showroom, is a unique collaboration between interior designer (Cheeky Living), showroom (LEPERE) and art gallery (Raandesk® Gallery of Art), and will pair the work of emerging international artists with sleek, modern, European furnishings.

Curated by interior designer and Cheeky Living founder, Karen Chien, Art & Living: Emerging Interiors will showcase furnishings from European design houses including: ABR (Spain), Artelano (France), EMU Re, (Spain) Limited Edition (Belgium), Parri (Italy) and ABR (Spain) alongside a selection of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media works.

"An arresting work of art plays a central role in defining the mood and tenor of an interior," comments Karen Chien of Cheeky Living.  "The show illustrates how to incorporate fine art alongside sophisticated, contemporary design."

Raandesk® Gallery of Art, owner Jessica L. Porter selected seven artists that would complement the LEPERE aesthetic including: Juan Astica (Buenos Aires), Andrew Maglathlin (Massachusetts), Anne Marchand (Washington D.C.), Teresa Pereda (Buenos Aires), Matej Sitar (Slovenia), Laura Viñas (Buenos Aires) and Roy Wiemann (New York City).

Art & Living: Emerging Interiors will be on view from May 13th through July 5th at LEPERE showroom, located at 20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1105, New York, NY with an opening reception on May 13th from 7 - 9 PM.

Salon Contra

Salon Contra*

An interactive musical experience with Yoko K.

Followed by a conversation with Dr. Martin Irvine.

Sunday, May 16
7 to 9 PM

Space is limited.
Please RSVP.

*creative conversations for creative contrarians
presented by the Pink Line Project

Abstract Realities at DC Arts Center

Abstract Realities
May 14 - June 13

Opening Reception: May 14, 7-9pm
Artists Talk: June 13, 5pm

Curated by Trudi Van Dyke
Apprentice Curator: Pam Rogers

Featuring work by Allen Levy, Ann Elizabeth Gedicks, Zoé Hathaway, Cherie M. Redlinger, Felisa Federman and Damian Yanessa

Abstract Realities brings together 6 contemporary artists, working in a variety of media who explore reality with abstract presentations. It is the first exhibition of DCAC's 2010 Curatorial Initiative.
image: Zoé Hathaway, Earth Song, 42”x29”x5”, glass, 2010
photograph by Greg Staley

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



Industry Gallery will open "If I told you one time ..." May 15, 2010, 6-8PM, the first solo U.S. exhibition for New York-based designer Chris Rucker. The exhibition will run through July 3, 2010, and features 10 limited edition works and one installation all created during the past nine years.  

Rucker's design ethos is rooted in the use and reuse of simple and humble material.  His principal medium, oriented strand board (OSB), an engineered wood product made from fast-growing trees, is usually used for flooring, walls, ceilings and other construction purposes.  O

Monday, May 10, 2010

Target Gallery: WomanMade

Target Gallery: WomanMade
May 1-30

An all-media juried exhibition that features work made by women artists from across the country.

Reception: Second Thursday Art Night, May 13, 6-8pmJuror Talk: Lillian Fitzgerald, 7pm, during reception
Special Performance: Karen Reedy Dance, 7:30pm, during reception

Click here for more information.
Click here to view the artwork online.

Art League Gallery reception for Classical Realism, New Works and Curves 
May 13,Opening 6:30-8pm
The Art League Gallery hosts the reception for Classical Realism, New Works featuring paintings by Teresa Oaxaca and Curves, an exhibition exploring the human figure. Classical music duo Picolloboe will perform from 6:30-8:30pm in the gallery.

Torpedo Factory Art Center / Second Thursday Art Night

Ellen Cornett “Juxtapositions” at Studio H

Ellen Cornett
May 15 through June 14, 2010
Opening Show: May 15 from 6PM to 9PM

Cornett's work begins with words—often short stories, operas or fairytales. But once she begins painting or drawing, she ceases thinking in terms of written or spoken language and allows her subconscious to dictate the content and direction of her work. She enjoys the contrast between very precisely executed drawings of people and objects and their improbable juxtaposition.

In this juxtaposition of characters and objects, Cornett explores the uncertain and the illogical in life through her pastels and her drawings. "Eventually, something clicks. I aim to create work that is evocative whose meaning is ambiguous. As in life, there is more than one truth, more than one answer and in my work there is more than one narrative."

Marc Roman: Veritas Obscura

Marc Roman: Veritas Obscura
May 14 – June 19, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, May 14, 6 – 8 pm

Flashpoint Gallery presents Marc Roman’s Veritas Obscura, an exhibition of text and found images layered to form a timeline depicting the century of the electron. Veritas Obscura will feature Roman’s signature process: mounting photography, drawing and painting with resin to give sculptural form to traditionally two-dimensional techniques. Successive layers of text and images enhance – or cancel – former creations, adding physical depth while creating a multi-layered narrative.

Spanning the entire parameter of the gallery, the works reflect scientific discoveries such as x-ray technology and the theory of relativity. Conspiracy theories are entertained alongside hard science, giving equal weight to ideas that are born out of amateur speculation and formal, peer-reviewed ideology. The timeline culminates with an examination of the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator built to facilitate the study of the fundamental building blocks of our universe.

Roman says, “The images and text are derived from years of scouring books, magazines, internet and radio sources. They include ancient petroglyphs and art, alchemical and periodic symbology, mad scientists and more than a few unidentifiables floating suspended in phosphorescent layers of resin.”

Veritas Obscura is Roman’s first solo exhibition in Washington DC.

Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6 pm or by appointment
 For more information: Call 202.315.1310 or visit