Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dupont Circle Scenes @ The Foundry

Aug 4 through Aug 29, 2010
Opening reception August 6, 6 to 8pm. 
Renowned ceramic artist Kevin Crowe / Artists talk Aug 27, 6 to 8pm.

The Foundry will host its first ever Juried Non-member Show, "Dupont Circle Scenes" of local artists that captures the beauty and energy of the Foundry Gallery's Dupont Circle neighborhood. Dwight Young from the National Trust for Historic Preservation will be the juror.

Wood Firing Ceramic Exhibition
Opening also "Community of Fire", an exhibit of wood fired pottery. Attendees are invited to enjoy the beautiful, one of a kind ceramic pottery and to peer into the life and processes of the potter's art.

Also, in Gallery II is the Foundry's August display of members' art work.

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th St, NW
Open W - F, 1 to 7pm, Sat & Sun, 12 to 6.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Greetings From Anacostia: Opening Reception

Greetings From Anacostia: Opening Reception

Opening Reception
Honfleur Gallery
Gallery at Vivid Solutions
Student Exhibit / Arch Training Center
July 30, 2010, 6:30PM

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Last Week to Experience “Informed Design” at Long View Gallery

If you are in DC this week, it's the last week to see the Informed Design exhibition at Long View Gallery. Come see the architecturally designed spaces and the exciting fine art. I was invited to exhibit two large canvases that I'd love for you to see in person. Contact the gallery for information about the work.

Informed Design through August 1, 2010
Last Week to Experience “Informed Design” at Long View Gallery / Borderstan
Two DC-based architects were given the same challenge: Create a space that illustrates the significant relationship between art, architecture and design. After only five weeks of preparation, architects Ernesto Santalla and David Jameson installed two unique architectural design vignettes at Long View Gallery for its current exhibition, “Informed Design.” The architects also chose artists to work with and then incorporated their pieces into the vignettes.
Gallery Director, Drew Porterfield chose the work of artists Joan Konkel, Steve Griffin, Patricia Burns, Victoria Cowles, Susan Finsen, Anne Marchand and Wanda Wainsten to be featured in this exhibition.

Long View Gallery
1234 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Albus Cavus presenting new sculptures / Give Me a Vote campaign

A Conversation with the Leading Candidates for Mayor and Council Chair
Thursday, July 29, 2010, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Give Me a Vote campaign will be present at the event: A Conversation with the Leading Candidates for Mayor and Council Chair on Thursday, July 29, 2010 The forum will take place at Auditorium, Building 46 of University of the District of Columbia on 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Come participate in this Conversation with the Leading Candidates for Mayor and Council Chair and meet the young artists who have been working with Give Me a Vote project. They will present their art on the sculptures they have fabricated this summer.

Albus Cavus is working with a group of excellent young artists this summer. They are learning not only new artistic techniques but also about important issues in our city. Together, we have been fabricating and painting the hands. Go to the event at UDC tonight to meet them and see the latest sculptures.

Auditorium, Building 46
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC

Arts On N festival - DC

Hosted by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the Washington E. Convention Center. The festival is free of charge and features art by local artists, music, fashion and local businesses. Arts On N will take place for two weekends in August, 7th –8th and 14th –15th from 10am to 4pm.  This initiative provides free spaces for artists and organizations to showcase and sell their goods, while also offering District citizens free and public art. A press conference to announce the new art happenings in and around the Washington E. Convention Center will take place Wednesday, August 4th at 12:30 PM located at the Washington E. Convention Center, N Street between 7th and 9th Streets, NW. For additional information contact Beth Baldwin at

Sondra N. Arkin @ Ward Ellinger Gallery

Sondra N. Arkin
July 29 - August 19, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010 | 5-8PM
 39 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


July 31 - September 4 

Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, July 31st 6 - 8PM

Irvine Contemporary presents Introductions6, the annual exhibition of new works by recent art college graduates.

Firelei Báez - MFA, Hunter College (Drawing, mixed media)

Claire Callagy - BA, Georgetown University (Photography)

Steven M. Cummings - MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art (Photography)

Hedieh Javanshir Ilchi - MFA, American University (Painting, mixed media)

Brendan Loper - MFA, American University (Painting, drawing, installation)

Wafaa Yasin - MFA, California College of the Arts (Video, installation)

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

DRINK + DRAW playing Exquisite Dog

Join Gallery Neptune on July 31st when DRINK + DRAW, mixing cocktails and creativity for an evening of social adventure returns with "Exquisite Dog"!

Their new spin on this surrealist drawing game will result in amazing art as the creative crowd has fun producing never seen before images of our favorite four legged best friends.

playing Exquisite Dog
Saturday, July 31st
8 PM
$15.00 at the door or $12.00 advance tickets by phone: 301-718-0809

Gallery Neptune
5001 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

The Second Annual ArtsCapade / Call To Artists

Deadline August 11th

The League of Reston Artists announces the Westin Hotel - Dulles as an ArtsCapade Partner The League of Reston Artists welcomes Westin Hotel-Dulles as a business partner for the 2010 ArtsCapade Outdoor Festival planned for October 23rd & 24th at Dulles Station in Herndon.

The Second Annual ArtsCapade - an eclectic fine arts escape will feature juried artists from near and far in all mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, fiber art, computer art and "the unusual". There will be interactive children's activities, live music, international foods and a wine and beer garden.
Artist applications available at (search for ArtsCapade Dulles Station, Herndon, VA). The deadline is August 11th so apply now.

The Westin will be hosting a Preview Party the evening of Friday, October 22nd. This event will feature artists participating in the festival and will be open to the patrons, partners and artists. Westin will provide space for the League of Reston Artists to hang artwork in their magnificent lobby and restaurant from September 23rd thru October 22nd leading up to the opening of ArtsCapade.

Herndon is a diverse and above national norm community with the average home value of $445,556; and average incomes of $101,369 per household and highly educated with 51.8% attaining a bachelor's degree or higher. ArtsCapade and its business partners are committed to a public relations/media campaign to make this exciting event successful and fun for people of all ages.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DC’s Unique Seasonal Shopping Experience in the Heart of Downtown / Call to Artists

2010 Downtown Holiday Market.  
Application Deadline
Friday, August 20, midnight

Celebrating its sixth year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region.  This year the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 21 consecutive days.  It will open Friday, December 3rd, and will run continuously through Thursday, December 23rd.  Hours will be from Noon-8pm each day.

Held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop, the festival will again be located on the wide sidewalk of F Street, stretching from 7th to 9th Streets NW. Both ends of the market are within view of entrances to the Gallery Place Metro. Also across the street are the Verizon Center and the bustling 7th Street Gallery Place corridor.  Opposite the Market are Hotel Monaco, the Spy Museum, and many upscale restaurants.

The event continues to be a juried, high-quality crafts and gift market featuring a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food and beverage vendors.  The Market will accommodate 49 exhibitors each day. As it has done previously, the market will continue to rotate exhibitors through the event in segmented schedules, thus allowing for a rich variety of products and businesses to participate.  New this year, the market will accommodate a select number of professional retail-oriented exhibitors to be set up for the entirety of the event, for an added fee. Creation of an exceptional booth design to enhance appeal as a “storefront” business will be required.

All exhibitors wishing to participate must complete an application and pay a $40 application fee.  A jury will review applications, images of products and booth display.

The Downtown Holiday Market is produced by Diverse Markets Management and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District.

To Register Online:

For More Information:

Franz and Virginia Bader Fund: Grants for Artists 2010 - DC

Franz and Virginia Bader Fund: Grants for Artists 2010 - DC

Deadline: September 15, 2010. The Franz and Virginia Bader Fund invites visual artists (excluding filmmakers, video artists, and performance artists) to apply for grants to enable recipients to develop their talent and concentrate on their art. Artists must be 40 years or older, and must live within 150 miles of Washington, D.C. Four grants totaling $65,000 were awarded in 2009. Applications must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2010. Application forms are available for download from the Fund’s new Web site,, or by writing to the Fund at: 5505 Connecticut Avenue, NW #268, Washington, D.C. 20015. Send email inquiries to Please note that applicants may submit images of their work either on CD or in slide form.

Monday, July 26, 2010


"Clip Art" designed by Kaylyn and Kyle Bancroft
 Photo Courtesy of Golden Triangle BID
"Clip Art" by Kaylyn and Kyle Bancroft, Photo Courtesy of Golden Triangle BID

--D.C. Department of Environment Head to Encourage Cycling to Work --

WASHINGTON, D.C., (July  23, 2010) – As part of its ongoing beautification program to bring public art and install more bike racks in the city, the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) unveiled a new artistic bike rack at the corner of 21st  and L streets NW.

Named “Clip Art,” the new bike rack features three colorful structures formed in the shape of  nine oversized paper clips, which can hold six locked bikes.

“The design is a play on a standard office supply— and what’s more standard than paper clips in an office district?” said Leona Agouridis, executive director of the Golden Triangle BID. “This emphasizes that we want people to feel comfortable riding their bikes to the central business district and we want them to have places to park.  These artistic bikes racks not only serve that purpose, they beautify the community.”

The winning bike rack, designed by siblings, Kaylyn and Kyle Bancroft, was selected from 50 entries. Kaylyn is an incoming freshman at Boston University and Kyle is a junior at the University of Virginia.The Bancrofts received a $1,500 honorarium plus a complimentary Saturday night stay at The Hay-Adams.

Since 2000, the Golden Triangle BID has installed 350 bike racks creating parking spaces for more than 700 bikes. Last year, an artistic bike rack, named “BIKE HERE,” that accommodates 10 bikes, was installed outside the Dupont Circle Metro station. The Golden Triangle BID has also transformed nine historic fire and police call boxes into works of art and commissioned two alley art projects. One mural is in the alley next to Luigi’s Italian Restaurant at 19th  Street NW near M Street NW; and the second is next to the Farragut West Metro Station at Connecticut Avenue NW near I Street NW. The Golden Triangle BID has plans for a tree-lined median to be built along Connecticut Avenue NW from K to L streets NW. For additional information on the Golden Triangle BID, please visit

The Golden Triangle BID is a private organization that works to enhance DC’s Central Business District from the White House to Dupont Circle and 16th Street, NW to 21st Street, NW. The BID’s primary focus is to provide a clean, safe and friendly environment within its 43 blocks of public space for area workers and visitors. The BID has a 23- member Board of Directors representing owners and tenants in the central business district. Its Ambassador program has 31 employees who focus on customer service.




 “Small Works on Paper” At New Permanent Space
Friday, July 30th 2010, 6-9 PM

Morton Fine Art (MFA) has found a new location in DC. MFA’s innovative art lab will serve as part studio, part art consulting space and part gallery. As part of the unveiling, MFA will showcase an inaugural art exhibition, “Small Works on Paper.”  The work featured in this exhibit includes watercolor, gouache pieces, wood engravings and mixed media paintings.

Featured Artists:

Vonn Sumner – An LA based artist whose fanciful and eccentric characters invite the viewer into a parallel world. His work was honored with a solo museum exhibition, ‘The Other Side of Here’, at the Riverside Art Museum in California.

Rosemary Feit Covey – A local preeminent wood engraver whose prints are held in permanent museum and library collections around the world. Featured work will include pieces from the ‘Strip’ series (including a unique artist’s proof) and the ‘Peep Show’ series.

Laurel Hausler – A Washington, DC native who is inspired by her love for literature, antiquity and the absurd. Working in a subtractive process, she first covers the surface of her paper with multiple layers of paint, and then removes the layers to reveal the subject.

 MFA’s Innovative Curators’ Studio
1781 Florida Avenue NW (at 18th and U St.)
Washington D.C., 20009

Art on N Festival in August

August 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th 
10:00am to 4:00pm.
 Along N Street between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Come Out and Participate in the Art on N Festival
An exciting new outdoor arts market brought to you by the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH).

This August DCCAH and the Convention Center will also be partnering to host a two week Arts Festival along N Street between 7th and 9th Street. The Festival will feature art by local artists, music, fashion and businesses. The goal of the entire initiative is to provide spaces for artists and organizations to collaborate and learn from each other, while also offering District Citizens to free and public art.

Arts On N festival, hosted by the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the Washington E. Convention Center. The festival is free of charge and features art by local artists, music, fashion and local businesses. Arts On N will take place for two weekends in August, 7th –8th and 14th –15th from 10am to 4pm.  This initiative provides free spaces for artists and organizations to showcase and sell their goods, while also offering District citizens free and public art.

DCCAH is still looking for more local artists and crafters to showcase their work at the festival, for any additional information or if you know artists or are interested in showing your work at Arts On N please contact Beth Baldwin at

Sunday, July 25, 2010

MURAL LOCATOR » Locate Murals Around the World

There's a new resource listed for public art murals referred through the NEA Arts Magazine. You can see a few of NEA staff’s favorite public art pieces in DC on their site and then go to the resource link and click on Mural Locator. It's a great resource for finding public art, They've been online since January and growing rapidly.
If you are a public artist, you can add a link to your mural.

Check out my mural, Community in the Westminster Playground in Shaw, with a link on home page. It was created in 2002 with funds from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art.

I'll have some new murals up in Crystal stay tuned!
Bookmark - 

Check it out MURAL LOCATOR » Locate Murals Around the World: 

First Person with G. Byron Peck of City Arts DC

Read Artworks - NEA - First Person with G. Byron Peck of City Arts DC « Art Work 

National Endowment for the Arts

I founded City Arts DC in 1997 in order to continue the work I had begun under the auspices of DC Artworks, a nonprofit arts organization that supervised the District Mayor’s Summer Youth Program for the arts in conjunction with the Department of Employment Services. In 1996, DC Artworks closed its doors and City Arts was established to continue serving the District’s young people.



Give Me a Vote campaign will be present at the event: A Conversation with the Leading Candidates for Mayor and Council Chair on Thursday, July 29, 2010. The forum will take place at Auditorium, Building 46 of University of the District of Columbia on 4200 Connecticut Ave, NW from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM. Come participate in this Conversation with the Leading Candidates for Mayor and Council Chair and meet the young artists who have been working with Give Me a Vote project. They will present their art on the sculptures they have fabricated this summer.

Curators Behind *a pop-up project Reveal New Art Lab And Exhibit (On 18th & U St.)

Curators Behind *a pop-up project Exhibit “Small Works on Paper” At New Permanent Space

Grand opening exhibit, “Small Works on Paper”
Friday, July 30th 2010, 6-9 PM
MFA’s Innovative Curators’ Studio
1781 Florida Avenue NW (at 18th and U St.)
Washington D.C., 20009

Morton Fine Art (MFA) has found a new location in DC. MFA’s innovative art lab will serve as part studio, part art consulting space and part gallery. As part of the unveiling, MFA will showcase an inaugural art exhibition, “Small Works on Paper.”  The work featured in this exhibit includes watercolor, gouache pieces, wood engravings and mixed media paintings.

Featured Artists: Vonn Sumner – An LA based artist whose fanciful and eccentric characters invite the viewer into a parallel world. His work was honored with a solo museum exhibition, ‘The Other Side of Here’, at the Riverside Art Museum in California.
Rosemary Feit Covey – A local preeminent wood engraver whose prints are held in permanent museum and library collections around the world. Featured work will include pieces from the ‘Strip’ series (including a unique artist’s proof) and the ‘Peep Show’ series.
Laurel Hausler – A Washington, DC native who is inspired by her love for literature, antiquity and the absurd. Working in a subtractive process, she first covers the surface of her paper with multiple layers of paint, and then removes the layers to reveal the subject.

About Morton Fine Art
Founded as an innovative solution to the changing contemporary art market, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors, visual artists and business organizations to inspire fresh ways of acquiring and experiencing contemporary art. Committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector, MFA incorporates a hybrid business model that combines collection advising, museum education and artist advocacy.  For more information, visit

About *a pop-up project
*a pop-up project is a curated art exhibition that bi-annually “pops-up” at various locations in Washington, DC.  Each exhibition introduces a new group of emerging and mid-career contemporary artists to the Washington, DC area. For more information, visit

Road Tatoo Painting today

A Road tattoo is in the works in DC by Steed Taylor. If you want to paint with the artist, show up this morning at Vermont Ave. and I streets NW. More volunteers are welcomed by the artist and Gallery Plan B. Very kool image and public art project! It's painting time!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Bridging two cities with art and entertainment. In The Warehouse Loft on 411 New York Ave NE, Washington DC on July 24th from 7pm to 2am. $10.

Friday, July 23, 2010



Artist Daniel Dean and professor Tom Ashcraft speaking about The Container Space Project

Location will be emailed upon RSVP:


DCAC's Annual Open Exhibit!

July 23 - August 29
Installation: July 21 3-8pm, July 22 3-8pm, July 23 3-6pm
Opening Reception: July 23, 7-9pm

Deinstallation: September 1 - 5, 2-7pm
Grab your hammer and nails and get ready for this year’s 1460 Wallmountables! A tradition since 1990, Wallmountables is DCAC’s annual open exhibit. We divide the gallery walls into 2’ by 2’ squares, you come and hang your work! Click here to learn more.

2438 18th Street NW
Washington, DC

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Irvine Contemporary Presents New Gallery Artist Alexa Meade

Irvine Contemporary Presents New Gallery Artist Alexa Meade -

Last days to see the exhibition,

Picture Planes: Robert Mellor and Alexa Meade
Gaia, The Urban Romantic

June 19 to July 24, 2010

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

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11AM-6PM

FotoWeek DC 2010: Corcoran is FotoWeek Central

FotoWeek DC and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design invite you to celebrate a partnership made in photo heaven!
JULY 22, 2010, 7PM-10PM
Corcoran Gallery of Art

SUMMER KICK-OFF PARTY to toast the two forces as we present FotoWeek DC 2010 from November 6-13.

Enjoy cocktails, small bites, music by Matthew Hemerlein +
DJ Chris Nitti, photo projections, and learn about all that is to come for FWDC 2010.


A sneak peek and free subscription to FotoPage, our new online photographer portfolio portal-a $49 value!
Complimentary admission to the Corcoran's newest exhibition, Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.
Interactive photo booth sessions with live projections
of your images during the party and complimentary prints to take home.

$20 to benefit FotoWeek DC, a 501(c)(3) non profit.
Space is Limited, Register Now!


FotoWeek DC is supported in part by the DC Commission
on the Arts and Humanities.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Selects Steed Taylor to Create a Road Tattoo on 800 Block of Vermont Avenue, NW Between H and I Streets

Dr. Gridlock - Want to help tattoo a street?

Steed Taylor to paint a road tattoo entitled “Daughters and Sons Knot”.

Installation Begins Saturday July 24 through Sunday July 25 from 7AM - 7PM each day.

Dedication: Sunday, July 25 at 1 PM
A dedication ceremony will be held Sunday at 1pm after which the design’s outline will be painted by the community.

As part of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s ongoing efforts to advance arts in the District of Columbia, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) selected Steed Taylor to paint a road tattoo entitled “Daughters and Sons Knot”. Mr. Taylor’s design highlights Washington DC's relationship with war and loss by honoring metropolitan area soldiers recently killed while serving their country. The names of those soldiers’ children will be incorporated in the design. The design is a complex Celtic Knot with 6 loops, a symbolic number for harmony and alluding to the interdependence within a community as well as a family. The road tattoo is approximately 60 feet wide and 300 feet long and made with the help of local volunteers and neighbors. 
DCCAH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PAINT! Help make an incredibly meaningful public artwork for our city and be a part of DC history! For questions or more information e-mail Gallery Plan b, 202-234-2711, or Steed Taylor
Gallery plan b is coordinating the installation with Mr. Taylor. Images and additional information can be found on their website.

Treva Elwood & Adam Dwight at Transformer

July 23 – August 14, 2010
Treva Elwood & Adam Dwight
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 23; 5 – 9pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, July 24; 2pm

Featuring new works by Reuben Breslar, Jennifer DePalma, Adam Dwight, and Treva Elwood, this year’s Exercises for Emerging Artists program, guest-curated by artist and professor Page Carr, highlights various incarnations of drawing, painting, and animation that explore themes of artistic process, personal history, character study, and the struggle for perfection.

Launched in March 2004, Transformer’s Exercises For Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development, and to advance participating artists’ creative careers. Consisting of a series of two-hour, bi-weekly gatherings spanning three months, the program is designed to stimulate and encourage participating artists as they create new work. In addition to peer critique sessions, the participating artists received mentorship and critical feedback on their work from artists Billy Colbert and Molly Springfield, as well as Andrea Pollan, Director of Curator’s Office.

In selecting artists for this 7th year of the Exercises, guest curator Page Carr states, “I looked for artists with energy, drive, and intensely individual ways of thinking and generating ideas who were also ready and eager to enter into a vigorously supportive group critique. Three of the artists had not been in art school for several years; one had not been in art school at all… As different as their approaches were, all four artists took keen and positive interest in one another’s problems and ideas, multiplying energy, maintaining momentum, and deepening awareness.”

1404 P Street, NW Washington, DC 20005

For full information about the E7 program and the artists, visit:

To see the Facebook event page, go here:!/event.php?eid=126349790742034&ref=ts

PORTRAY @ Addison/Ripley Fine Art

curated by Frank Hallam Day

July 23 - August 27, 2010
Opening reception, Friday, July 23, 6-8pm

Jeff Huntington   Colby Caldwell   Jason Horowitz   Victoria Gaitan
Steve Cummings   Pat Goslee   Lance Moore   Kate Hardy
Kathryn Cornelius   Hatnim Lee   Frank Hallam Day 
Georgie Warner   Sara Winston   Jenny Yang   Mike Matason 
Annette Polan   Lucian Perkins   Chan Chao 

Addison/Ripley Fine Art presents "PORTRAY," an exhibition of the idea of portraiture by DC artists curated by Frank Hallam Day. The show explores the full compass of contemporary portraiture, with works ranging from painting and photography to video and sculpture. The exhibition examines the boundaries of what constitutes a portrait from the straightforward portrayal to the allusive and allegorical. Both well-known and emerging artists are featured in this exhibition.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art thanks Reyes + Davis, Hemphill Fine Arts, Curator's Office, Project 4 Gallery, and the artists for their participation in this exhibition. 

ugust gallery hours, Tuesday-Friday 11-5 PM and by appointment.

1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW . Washington, DC 20007 . 202.338.5180 .

Beat It: Howl in the City - Modern Luxury Washington DC - Style

July 23-24, 8PM; tickets $10.

In honor of the National Gallery of Art’s landmark exhibition, Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg, literary hotspot Busboys and Poets hosts the two-night performance showcase, Howl in the City. Renowned poet Anne Waldman, a friend of Ginsberg’s and one of few females of beatnik bravado, will perform the epic poem accompanied by a string quartet. The series’ second night will feature a free patio performance by musician Kyp Malone of alternative rock band, TV on the Radio.
@ Busboys and Poets (Mount Vernon Triangle)
1025 5th St., NW, 202.332.6432,

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

To showcase nation's arts, first lady isn't afraid to spotlight the unexpected

To showcase nation's arts, first lady isn't afraid to spotlight the unexpected
Washingotn Post, July 21 By Robin Givhan
"In May, at the ribbon-cutting for the new American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first lady crystallized the value of the arts by describing their impact in dollars and cents. She spoke of the nearly $160 billion that art and cultural activities contribute to the economy and announced the $50 million in stimulus funds earmarked for the NEA to preserve and create regional jobs in the creative industry. Her remarks, which positioned the arts as an engine of economic development, received a modest nod in the mainstream. But they sparked hoots of happiness in the creative community. "

"Unlock Your Most Powerful Weapon: Your Speaking Voice"

"Unlock Your Most Powerful Weapon: Your Speaking Voice" 
Talk by Marilou Donahue

Wednesday July 21st at 7:30 pm 
at The West End Neighborhood Library
1101-24th St. NW
Washington, D.C.

Hear Marilou Donahue--a classical singer, a teacher of voice, and a former host of Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue on TV--on using your voice to unlock your personality and win over others.  Learn to project your voice and set it free.

Free admission. No reservations necessary.

Soul Revival Exhibition at Meroe Art Gallery in Baltimore

Exhibition Dates: May 1-August 1, 2010
FREE and Open to the Public!

Emerging artists and poets based the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan area on the theme of "Soul Revival."  We are speaking of revival of the soul, spirit, neighborhood, community, nation, and even the world. The result is a eclectic visual range of artistic expression, ranging from realism to abstract and everything in between!
Meroe Art Gallery
Baltimore, Maryland

V.O.I.C.E.S at Hillyer

Voices Organizing for International Change, Empowerment and Support

If you haven't heard, every month there is an engaging and exciting happening at Hillyer Art Space in DC. VOICES is a monthly event series designed to raise funds and awareness for grassroots organizations across the globe that support youth empowerment, development and leadership.
THURSDAY, July 22nd, 2010, 6 - 8:30 PM
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
~ Dupont Metro Stop ~
Music, multi-media, wine and food

$5 ADMISSION [you can also contribute any additional monetary donations]

If you haven't been to V.O.I.C.E.S, it's one of the most unique and progressive events in the city.

The event is co-produced by Nomadic Wax, Asho Productions, and the Hillyer Art Space, with help and support from the DC Commission of the Arts.

For more information check out



Sharon Louden
Jeanne Quinn
Foon Sham
Katy Stone

June 5, 2010 - July 31, 2010
Cocktail Reception & Artists Talk:
Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Please RSVP to
Project 4 invites design professionals in the Washington DC area, as well as patrons, contributors and friends to an Artist Talk at the gallery on Thursday, July 22nd from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Artists Sharon Louden and Foon Sham will each discuss the artwork they currently have on display at the gallery, in ART+Space Exhibition.

Linking the gallery's exhibition programming with our art consulting service, ART+Space Summer Exhibtition artists Sharon Louden, Jeanne Quinn, Foon Sham and Katy Stone will have installations on view that highlight their interaction with the space and showcase the versatility of each artists’ work to adapt to unique sites.

Project 4
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor
Washington, DC 20009
tel: 202 232 4340

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Artists Studio Spaces in the Greater DMV region

Reprint from earlier post. Please post DMV studio updates in comment section for inclusion.

Washington, DC,  July 20, 2010. Update

DC doesn't have big warehouses like NY and Baltimore and artists have studios in all kinds of spaces, from home studios to art organizations. An artist recently emailed me about where to find available artist space in the greater Washington DC area. I've started a list of organizations and groups who have artist studios to rent or to share. I've decided to post this for my readers as an expandable resource. You'll need to check with each location about guidelines for their studio spaces.

Let me know of other artist studio spaces you'd like to add to the list, please leave the information and corrections in the comments below and will review for inclusion. I will expand the list as time goes on. Here's the beginning and I hope it helps some of you find a great place to work.

Some Artist Studio Spaces in the Greater DC Area:

52 O Street NW

Arlington Art Center

The Jackson Art Center

DC Art Studios/ A. Salon, Ltd

DC Glass Works

Gateway Arts District includes Mt. Rainier Studios

Off The Beaten Track Warehouse

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Torpedo Factory Art Center



Washington Studio School

Work House Art Center Lorton

Map of artists & studios by 

The Eyes of History / Pepco's Edison Place Gallery

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery

The Eyes of History
July 20th - September 3rd

The Eyes of History exhibits the winning photographs and videos from the White House News Photographers Association most current annual competition

The White House News Photographers Association

Pepco Holdings sponsors diverse art exhibits in its Edison Place Gallery, which Pepco dedicated to non-profit arts organizations within the community that Pepco serves

 Open Tuesday - Friday
12 noon - 4:00pm

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street, NW
Metro:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 9th and G streets

Flashpoint Gallery / Matthew Mann: The Cinecitta Chapel

Flashpoint Gallery Presents
Matthew Mann: The Cinecitta Chapel
August 6 – September 4, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, August 6, 6-8pm
 Pink Panel @ Flashpoint: Wednesday, August 25, 6-8pm; $10 suggested donation


WASHINGTON, DC – Flashpoint Gallery is pleased to announce painter Matthew Mann's first solo exhibition in Washington, DC. Adapted from Renaissance artist Giotto's Arena Chapel fresco cycle in Padua, Italy, Mann's The Cinecitta Chapel is comprised of six large-scale paintings. Created over the last year and a half, Mann's epic series replaces the religious iconography of Giotto's frescoes with cowboys and cartoon violence, creating pop culture allegories steeped in American myth.

The scenes that make up The Cinecitta Chapel are each adapted from one of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel frescoes depicting the apocryphal story of Joachim. Mann combines pictorial elements of the fresco cycle with visual inspiration from the Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and the cartoons of Chuck Jones. The paintings' skewed perspectives, familiar yet unfamiliar imagery and unresolved Technicolor dramas invite viewers to imagine their own stories based on the ambiguous narratives in the paintings.

Playing with ideas of representation and narrative, and questioning the notion of "American-ness" is at the heart of the The Cinecitta Chapel. Employing humor and wit, Mann questions our myths and predicaments in a darkly comical and irreverent manner.

On Wednesday, August 25, the gallery will partner with Pink Line Project to present Pink Panel @ Flashpoint, a panel discussion with artist Matthew Mann and Chief Creative Contrarian Philippa Hughes about the exhibition. “Thought DJs” Adam Good and Jon Lee’s WE ARE SCIENCE! will give a live performance in conjunction with the event. The event begins at 6pm and there is a $10 suggested donation.

Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6 pm or by appointment
 202.315.1310 or visit

Monday, July 19, 2010

Check out NEA Article about Philippa Hughes and the Pink Line Project

We're Talking With. . . Philippa P.B. Hughes, DC's Pink Line Project

Maryland Art Place Summer 2010

Young Blood: August 3– September 3

MAP’s annual exhibition of work by recent MFA graduates returns with a new name. Young Blood features installation, sculpture, video, painting, drawing, and performance by artists John Farrell, Christine Ferrera, Maggie Gourlay, Tim Horjus, Benjamin Kelley, Jeffrey Kent, Sarah Laing, Natalia Panfile and Ailsa Staub.


Thursday, August 5, 5pm to 7pm | Art Beats Rush Hour: Cocktails for Creative Professionals
Thursday, August 26, 6pm to 8pm | Young Blood Presents: Talks and Performances

Maryland Art Place
8 Market Place
Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21202

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Utrecht Art Supplies / Participatory Demonstrations in July

Utrecht Art SuppliesFun Participatory Demonstrations in July

Stencil Cutting
Saturday, July 24, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Learn how to design and create a reusable stencil for printing on paper, fabric, or even walls.
Bring in high-contrast black and white images

Painting with Palette Knives
Saturday, July 31, 1:30 - 3:00pm

Enjoy the immediacy of painting with palette knives, or rather painting knives.  Paint on canvas board with Charlotte Hagins guiding each participant in mixing and applying paint directly to a canvas as well as utilizing the painting knives to make a variety of marks.

There is no charge for these demonstrations and reservations are not required

Utrecht Art Supplies
13th Street, NW between I Street and New York Avenue
Metro: Red Line Metro Center, exit 13th and G streets or
Blue and Orange Lines, McPherson Square, exit 14th and I streets


$10 suggested donation.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Paint the Town: Informed Design at Long View

Paint the Town: Informed Design at Long View

Check out the video from opening night at Long View Gallery. "Informed View" exhibiting artists include Joan Konkel, Anne Marchand, Tory Cowles, Steve Griffin, Patricia Burns, Wanda Wainsten and Susan Finsen wIth architectural installations by Ernesto M. Santalla and David Jameson featuring artwork by: Barbara Joseph Liotta, Ralph Turturro, Steve Cushner, Mary Early, James Huckenphaler and Jackie Hoysted.

CM Dupre's Alice at The Art League at National Harbor

CM Dupre's Alice at The Art League at National Harbor
July 20 - September 5, 2010

 CM Dupre's new series Alice will be featured at the new Art League Gallery space in National Harbor, MD from July 20 - September 5, 2010. Opening reception: Tuesday, July 20, 6:30-8:30 pm.

Who else has continued to lead such an eventful and fascinating existence as Alice? Compared to saints, heroes, screen stars, musicians and artists, intellectuals, inventors, politicians, she’s given us more: in elaborate chains of circumstance, indelible processes of redefinition, psychological growth and exorbitance. Her strengths arose from curiosity and imagination. There is no doubt that Alice IS—and more—she is transformation.

So the titles tell part of her story. “Alice is the Variable ‘X’,” “Alice is a Leaping Metaphor,” “Alice is the Deus ex Machina,” “Alice Is and Alice Isn’t”: clues to Alice’s potential and her increasing influence (initiated by the spell-bound gaze of Lewis Carroll). Her potential is step-by-step, beginning in childhood calculations, punctuated rebuttals, word-games, chance meetings, and entry into several worlds at once. They award her perceptions while creating her as virtual abundance—a hybrid artwork in an interrogatory space.

The second series takes Alice’s motivated forces further than self-identity and the Self as inscribed, as expression, as contour-context, or as a subject-summary.

Alice’s role goes on from a reality-fantasy condition that can begin to remark on the world through her infinite varieties and shifting shapes—that give her fame and fortune—onto different terrains, times, places, including for instance, the year 2010 of inclusion.
Her inner complexities become a sifting, sieving, filtering drama that stretches out beyond Alice in Wonderland, the proverbial Looking Glass, or Alice Liddell, flowing onto a world stage of reciprocal cycles and surrounds of meaning: the air that is breathed by others, cures found only in the unknown, in the shade of mourning and memory. Alice begins to search through living archives, finding in them an inconsolable poetics as she discovers varied replacements to the ‘unknowable sublime,’ presentable for now in the most compelling language of all, imagery.

Location: The Art League at National Harbor is located at 120 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.
Hours: Wednesday–Friday, noon–7:00pm; Saturday–Sunday, noon–6pm.
Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.


Pink Line Project, In conjunction with the "Art Scouts" exhibit at Arlington Arts Center, in an effort to demystify contemporary art, participants will have three minutes to the featured contemporary artists anything about their work/process.
Tickets available at

Friday, July 16, 2010

“Blue Crush” Summer Celebration to Crush Colon Cancer

The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, in partnership with The Pink Line Project and Pamela's Punch , will host the 1st Annual “Blue Crush” Summer Celebration to Crush Colon Cancer on Tuesday, July 27, from 7-10PM at the new and exquisite Adams Morgan space called STROGA.
 The evening will be filled with artistic and live music performances, an opportunity to purchase limited-edition prints commissioned from DC’s top artists, signature cocktails, savory bites, a VIP reception, local DC celebrities and inspirational stories from notable colon cancer survivors. 

Performance line-up includes:
Grammy nominee hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon (
Contemporary classical group Low End String Quartet (
Indie-rock band The Four Horseman
City Dance Ensemble (
Evan Bliss (
Purchase art by these artists:
Sondra Arkin (
Billy Colbert (
Mike Dax (
Dana Ellyn (
Matt Sesow (
Kelly Towles (
This world-class performance event will celebrate colon cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. 
Buy your tickets before Saturday, July 17, for $35 HERE! (Price goes up to $40 after July 17.)
Read more about it at Pamela's Punch.

Colon Cancer Resources from OncologySTAT

Conner Contemporary Art / ACADEMY 2010

Conner Contemporary Art
July 10 - August 23, 2010

the ten year anniversary of annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area.
1358 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, 20002

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Finding "The Last Washington Painting" of Alan Sonneman's apocalyptic image of nuclear doom

Alan Sonnenman's painting is found and will be shown at WPA's Nov. 9 opening of “Catalyst,” the WPA’s anniversary show. Read "On the trail of Alan Sonnenman’s apocalyptic image of nuclear doom" in today's Washington City Paper. Good investigative work everyone!

How "The Last Washington Painting" Became "The Lost Washington Painting": On the trail of Alan Sonneman's apocalyptic image of nuclear doom - Washington City Paper: By Maura Judkis

"How 'The Last Washington Painting' Became 'The Lost Washington Painting'


Tonight are the opening receptions for the Sondheim Semi-Finalist Exhibition; Here, There, Anywhere (Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition) & WHAM CITY: CROSSOVERS!

Refreshments will be available on the first floor of the Fox Building of the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Below are the details of the Artscape Onsite Exhibitions; all other shows listed will be opening with Artscape tomorrow at noon.


Here, There, Anywhere
The median on Mt. Royal Avenue between Dolphin and Lanvale streets
July 16 – October 31, 2010

This outdoor artwork exhibition features 26 artists and artist groups whose contribution to the show will utilize a traditional white pedestal measuring 40” high X 24” X 24” to display their works in sometimes untraditional ways.  The artist will also digitally transfer images of their small scale works onto a location of their choice and in the scale of their choice.  The digital images of the work re-sited will be on view at multiple locations at Artscape and online.

Artists: Luke Allen, Rochester, NY; Lindsey Bailey, Baltimore, MD; Jennifer Becker, Baltimore, MD; Anthony Cervino, Carlisle, PA; Alexander D’Agostino, Baltimore, MD; Jim Doran, Reisterstown, MD; Michael Farley, Baltimore, MD; Jamie Freedman, Baltimore, MD; David Friedheim & Trisha Kyner, Baltimore, MD; Jim Hillmann, Baltimore, MD; Steven Hoffman-Shapiro, Pikesville, MD; Karen Lemmert, Baltimore, MD; Patrick McDonough, Washington, DC; Robert Moon, Baltimore, MD; Samantha Pasapane, Baltimore, MD; Jeremy Rountree, Baltimore, MD; Richard Roussell, Ellicott City, MD; Gabriel Snyder, Baltimore, MD; Ailsa  Staub, Baltimore, MD; Laura Shults Stella, Baltimore, MD; Trish Tillman, Brooklyn, NY; Jacob Ulrich, Baltimore, MD; Marty Weishaar, Baltimore, MD; Carl Wright, Martinsburg, WV and Andrew Yff, Parkville, MD.

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize at The Baltimore Museum of ArtFinalists Exhibition
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Thalheimer Gallery
June 19 - August 1, 2010

Now in its fifth year, the Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize awards a $25,000 fellowship to an artist working in the Baltimore region.  The fellowship is designed to help support the artist to develop new work.  The seven finalists for this award will have work installed in The Baltimore Museum of Art with the fellowship winner being announced on Saturday, July 10.

Artists: Leah Cooper, Baltimore, MD; Ryan Hackett, Kensington, MD; Matthew Janson, Baltimore, MD; Nate Larson, Baltimore, MD; Christopher LaVoie, Baltimore, MD; Matthew Porterfield, Baltimore, MD and Karen Yasinsky, Baltimore, MD.

Selection panelists:
Robert Nickas, independent curator and writer, New York, NY
Magdalena Sawon, owner and director, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Hamza Walker, director of education and associate curator, the Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

To donate to the endowment for the prize, go to

Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize at MICA
Semi-Finalists Exhibition
July 16 - August 1, 2010
Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries, Fox Building, Maryland Institute College of Art
1301 Mount Royal Avenue

Thirty seven semi-finalists were selected in the first round of the Sondheim Prize.  This exhibition expands on the finalist exhibition at The Baltimore Museum of Art by showing the broad range of artists whose work was reviewed in depth in the second round of the Sondheim review.

Artists: Alzaruba, Baltimore, MD; Christine Bailey, Baltimore, MD; Kelley Bell, Baltimore, MD; Travis Childers, Fairfax, VA; Brent Crothers, Bel Air, MD; Oletha DeVane, Ellicott City, MD; Annie Farrar, Baltimore, MD; Shaun Flynn, Baltimore, MD; Dawn Gavin, Baltimore, MD; Breon Gilleran, Baltimore, MD; Amy Glengary Yang, Washington, DC; Michelle Hagewood, Baltimore, MD; Evan La Londe, Baltimore, MD; Lawrence Lee, Baltimore, MD; Kim Manfredi, Baltimore, MD; Ben Marcin, Baltimore, MD; Christina Martinelli, Baltimore, MD; Sebastian Martorana, Baltimore, MD; Alexa Meade, Chevy Chase, MD; Maggie Michael, Washington, DC; Ledelle Moe, Baltimore, MD; Cory Oberndorfer, Washington, DC; Siobhan Rigg, Washington, DC; Michael Sylvan Robinson, Baltimore, MD; Rachel Rotenberg, Baltimore, MD; Adam T. Rush, Baltimore, MD; Christopher Saah, Washington, DC; Hadieh Shafie, Baltimore, MD; Dan Steinhilber, Washington, DC and Melissa Webb, Baltimore, MD.

17th Annual Art Car and Other Wheeled Vehicle Show
NEW LOCATION: Charles Street at Lanvale
July 16–18, 2010
Caravan from the American Visionary Museum
Saturday, July 17 at 11:30am
Parade through festival
Saturday, July 17 at 12pm

The art cars return to Artscape once again with a mix of new cars and old favorites.

Curator: Holly Klemm, art car artist

Artists: Chris Hubbard, Karl Schlatter, Tim McNally, Greg Phelps, CM and Grace Laster, Andy Chivinski, Queen Becky, Clarke Bedford, Dan Van Allen, Theresa Adams, Holly Klemm, Bob Heronimous, Jeffrey Polanowski, Baltimore Rock Opera Society, Katherine Smith, Daniel Stuelpnagel, Andy Chivinski, Conrad Bladey, Margaret Bladey, Bonnie Blue and many more. 

Comic Strip
Penn Station Windows @ Penn Station
July 16–18, 2010

Comic Strip is an exhibition of comics, illustrations, graphic novels or works which follow the basic format presentation of comic strips. Submitted work will be installed on the 60 foot long glass wall at the west entrance of Penn Station.
Make and Display Your Own Comic Strip! A tent located on-site will be stocked with drawing materials which will allow the public to participate and create their own comic strips which will be added to the exhibit wall.
CONTATENATION (Disambiguation)
A Full Service Garage: Contatenation (Disambiguation)
Parking Garage Across from the Charles Theatre, located 1714 North Charles St.
Exhibition: July 16-18, 2010

The Charles Street Garage is now in its third year as an element of the expansion of the Artscape festival onto Charles Street. For the 2010 Artscape exhibition in the Charles Street Garage, entitled, "A Full Service Garage: Contatenation (Disambiguation)" visual and performance artists co-habitate with social activists and community groups/organizations to engage a specific uninhabitable arena with a blurring of art and activism, focusing on the intersections and networks of the urban experience and landscape.
Curator: Marian April Glebes

Artists: baltimoreDIY (Aliza Sollins), Vincent Carney, Beau Finley, Sarah Doherty, Gary Kachadourian, URBANtells (Steve Bradley), Carey Chiaia, Ingrid Burington, Baltimore Song Mural Project: Project of the University of Baltimore, MICA, and the Central Baltimore Higher Education Collaborative, The Loading Dock, PEACOCK (Chris Attenborough and Sean Naftel), Jaimes Mayhew, Lauren Lloyd, Withhart, Nana Projects (Molly Ross), The Baltimore Free Store, Jenny Janis, Eric Leshinsky and Dustin Carlson.

Crazy Ray’s Art Car Lounge
Charles Street at Lanvale
July 16–18, 2010

With car parts and car seats donated by Crazy Ray’s, artists will create one of a kind seating and lighting that will set the mood for the lounge which will be open to the public during the entire festival weekend.

The works of functional art for the Art Car Lounge will be set-up at the intersection of Charles and Lanvale, the center of the art car exhibit.

Sponsor: Crazy Ray’s

Death Race 2000
A Live Soundtrack and film screening
University of Baltimore Student Center Performing Arts Theater, 21 W. Mt. Royal Avenue, 5th Floor (Mt. Royal & Maryland avenues, enter at corner)
July 17, 2010, 7pm

Broydelic Sidecar I and Stewart Mostofsky form a conceptual supergroup and will create a live soundtrack for the 1975 cult film classic, Death Race 2000. Directed by Paul Bartel.

Midway III
Charles Street Bridge
July 16–18, 2010

Now in its third year, the Midway returns with installations, performances, sculpture, live radio broadcasting and other forms of art and performance to create an alternate carnival midway.

Kinetic Balloon Arch and Balloon Topiaries: Clarke Agre & C. Christopher Rouse

Peter Goode, artist and curator.

Peter Quinn is a multi-disciplinary artist working internationally in both commercial and experimental output. He is the principal and founder of Projector7, a creative shop located in Baltimore and co-founder of the publishing collective called Creative Capitalism.

Stewart Watson, artist and founder of Area 405 in Station North Arts District.

Artists: Laura Stella, Andy Stella, Stephanie Halpert, Alisa Alig, Julia Stone, Sarah Konigsburg, Spoon Popkin, Scott Pennington, Nikholis Planck, Jeremy Crawford, Jacob W. Dillow, Amber Moyles, Zack Genin, Neil Sanzgiri, Graham Wimbrow, Connon Kizer, Ryan Murray, Kelly Schmal, Clarke Agre, C. Christopher Rouse, Intentional Noise Media (Andrew Stone, Ben Johnson and Mike Johnson), Jane Vincent, Michael Benevento, Andrew Liang, Sarah Matson, Jordan Bernier, Elie Sollins and Steve Santillan.
Midway Banners
Charles Street Bridge
July 16–18, 2010
Interspersed amongst the Midway activity and artist installations will be an exhibition of classic-style and contemporary sideshow banners. Illustration, collage and painting are among the mediums used to create this collection of banners.

Curator: Nick Karvounis, an artist and faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Resident Master Printer at Dolphin Press and Print at MICA and resident artist/administrator at Gallery Four.

Artists: Erin Wallace, Brian Butler, Jim Doran, Donald Ely, Alex Fine, Beppi Isbert, Bed&Breakfast (Colin Benjamin and John Bylander), Emily C-D, Jorge Catoni, Alexander Shaw, Jon Walters.

Moving Pictures

Lyric Park, Mount Royal next to the Lyric Theatre
July 16–18, 2010

Moving Pictures is a new interactive video project which will allow contributing filmmakers to shoot short films with festival attendees. The project will feature a semi-private film “studio” where filmmakers will shoot and screen their own unique shorts.

With Visit Baltimore’s slogan “Find Your Happy Place” as the theme of this year’s city promotion as a point of entry, filmmakers will be asked to creatively incorporate the concept of joy or happiness into their short films.

Also included as part of the Moving Pictures project will be a viewing area where films shot during the course of the weekend will be screened.  The screening area will be comprised of more than 50 donated television sets which will screen individual and multiple films simultaneously.

Moving Pictures is designed and operated by multi-media installation artists, Chris Attenborough and Sean Naftel of PEACOCK, an international arts collaborative.

Sean Naftel is the director of 'The Roving Project' and Chris Attenborough is a museum assistant at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore.

Contributors: Drury Bynum, Kristen Anchor, Zach Morehouse, Rob Hatch and many more.

Sponsor: 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Pinkard Gallery in the Bunting Center, MICA
July 16–18, 2010

The Baltimore art collective, Wham City, will be having their first official group exhibition which will be anchored in appropriation, interpretation, homage and parody in contemporary art and society.  This theme will be expressed in the work of Wham City members who will appropriate the working styles of other group members and explore the personal connection artists in a small collective have to one another’s work. 

Curator: Robby Rackleff

Artists: Dan Deacon, Jimmy Joe Roche, Allen Cordell, Jared Paolini, Sarah Milinski, Dina Kelberman, Erink Gleeson, Benjamin O’Brien, Stefani Levin, April Camlin, Robby Rackleff, Alan Resnick, Joshua Kelberman, Adam Endres, Mason Ross, Justin Durel, Lesser Gonzales and Liz Donadio.

John Fonda Gallery At Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-5717

July 15 - August 29
Opening: July 15 from 5:30-7:30pm

New work by six Baltimore artists that explores the boundary between painting and drawing.

Artists: Andrea Collins, Alex Ebstein, Erin Fitzpatrick, Greg Minah, Thom Sawyer and Nicole Shiflet.

Curator: Sidney Pink


Metro Gallery
1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Opening: July 10, 2010 at 7pm
Exhibition dates: July 10 - August 18, 2010
Twelve artists reveal through photography the summer experience of heyday and youthful abandon. The collection of images exposes the excited energy innate to this season and the grittiness that accentuates it.

Artists: Alyssa Robb, Monique Crabb, Jordan Bernier, Andrew Laumann, Katie Rose, Beth Hoekel, Lesser Gonzalez, Jen Mitzgata, William Cashion, Elena Johnston, Natasha Tylea, Dan Franz and Abe Sanders.

Georgetown Gallery Gaze

Georgetown Gallery Gaze

Fri, July 16th 2010, 5 to 8 p.m.

Celebrate Georgetown's art community with an array of artists and artisans at Georgetown's Monthly Art Walk! The Georgetown Gallery Gaze will be taking place every 3rd Friday of the month. Participating gallery owners will be opening their doors with extended hours, from 5 to 8 p.m., welcoming people with art, music, libations, and nibbles. Fine art, wearable art to adorn, and artful patrons will be there. All are invited to explore the festivities along the cobble-stoned streets of Georgetown, enjoying, appreciating, and socializing with the different local and visiting artists that each gallery spotlights.

Coverage / artdc Gallery


artdc Gallery Presents:
Sabeth Jackson, Megan Mueller, & Samuel Scharf

July 17, 2010 – August 14, 2010

Opening Reception: July 17, 2010 – 6pm – 8pm

Artist Lecture: July 24, 2010 – 6pm – 8pm

artdc Gallery presents a group exhibition of works that explore coverage with relationship to the body, geog raphy, and memory. Accumulating gestures and layers, while referencing the passage of time, these artists present works of sculpture, painting, printmaking and drawing. Sabeth Jackson’s work chronicles domestic themes and uses archetypal and culturally charged imagery to communicate emotions and stories. Megan Mueller finds inspiration in the architecture of tents and the lifestyles of the transient to investigate the idea of permission. Samuel Scharf explores the physicality of movement, collection and deconstruction.

artdc Gallery
The Lustine Center
5710 Baltimore Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781

E7: Tetrad / Transformer

E7: Tetrad
July 23 - August 14, 2010
Treva Elwood & Adam Dwight
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 23; 6 - 8pm
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, July 24; 2pm

E7: Tetrad's second opening reception featuring new painting, drawing, and animation by Exercises artists Adam Dwight and Treva Elwood. An artist talk will take place the following day, Saturday, July 24 at 2pm.

1404 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

The Hiroshima Children's Drawings


  The story of the Hiroshima Children's Drawings is one of a long, terrible war ending and, in its aftermath, two small groups building a new world through a gesture of reconciliation. A docent from All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, DC, will present some of the drawings and speak about their legacy. Steve Lapham and Andy Zatman will be the musicians. 
Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Drive
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-762-7666

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

First Art House Open House

First Art House Open House
610 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

July 15, 2010 through September 12, 2010
Reception and Happy Hour: July 15 from 5:30PM to 8PM

Arbor Media in conjunction with John C. Formant Real Estate, Simplicity Staging, CITY Gallery and Studio H present the first ever "Art House Open House" at 610 Independence Ave SE. The public is invited to a happy hour Thursday July 15 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm to browsemthe work of local artists and view the renovated home. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be

Art House Open House gives real estate hounds and art lovers the opportunity to preview DC's hottest real estate while viewing the work of local artists. See what an eclectic mix of art from traditional oil portraiture to street art looks like when installed collectively in a home.

The show will feature the work of local artists including Tim Conlon, Ellen Cornett, Rod Glover, Martha Huizenga, Katherine Mann, Anne Oman and Sarah Thibodeaux. In addition, Studio H is proud to present the work of Dino Almaguer who produces one of a kind furniture from recycled and environmentally responsible materials.

610 Independence Avenue SE is a home that has been stripped to the studs and completely renovated inside and out with the highest end finishes. The three bedroom, three and a half bathroom home features living spaces on three finished levels, a two story deck and a beautiful flagstone patio. The Master bedroom suite includes a massive walk-in closet, sit-in shower and overlooks beautiful Brown's court, one of Capitol Hill's treasured alleys.


Works by
Chuck Close
Lyle Ashton Harris
Kim Keever
Robert Longo

As a companion visual to the exhibition Chuck Close - Prints: Process and Collaboration, currently on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Adamson Gallery will have on view several prints by Close printed and published by Adamson Editions.

Other Adamson Editions publications by Lyle Ashton Harris, Kim Keever and Robert Longo will also be on display in the gallery through August. To see more, please visit

1515 fourteenth street nw
washington dc / 20005
tel: 202.232.0707


MPAartfest juror, Trudi Van Dyke, has selected forty-four artists to participate in the fourth annual MPAartfest on Sunday, October 3, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm in McLean Central Park. Ms. Van Dyke, an Independent curator and fine arts consultant said "As always, the MPA is a magnet for all good things art and the applications submitted to MPArtfest were no exception.  It was both an outstanding opportunity and awesome responsibility to select from a broad pool of artists. I am looking forward to joining the community in attending this great festival."  Of the selected artists, twelve are from the McLean/Great Falls area and sixteen are new to MPAartfest.

MPAartfest transforms McLean Central Park into a lively art gallery featuring the sale of the fine arts and crafts of 44 artists.  MPAartfest includes fun activities for both children and adults, as well as live music and refreshments.  There is no charge to attend MPAartfest, although a donation of $5 is greatly appreciated which helps support McLean Project for the Arts and this special community event.

MPAartfest artists for 2010:

Banks, Jill -- oil painting
Barbieri, Ann -- abstract painting and drawing
Brown, Tavia -- jewelry
Bucci, Thomas -- printmaking monoprints
Burke, Cynthia --painting
Burris, Eric -- mokume gane jewelry
Campello, F. Lennox -- drawing
Cassidy, Katie --oil and acrylic painting
Ciminio, Lisa --jewelry
Deans, Karen -- oil on panel
Emrich, Hanna -- mixed media and collage
Farrow-Savos, Elissa -- sculpture
Fields, Laurie -- mixed media paintings
Ganley, Betty -- traditional watercolor
Green, Michele -- landscape painting
Grisdela, Cindy -- quilting
Hachey, Hilary -- jewelry
Hatfield, Jennifer Bernhard -- whimsical ceramics
Hubacher, Karen -- mixed media paintings and collographs
Jensen, Jill -- handpainted and handprinted wallhangings, scarves, journals
Jolles, Ronni -- layered paper and pastel
Katz, Lori -- clay
Knott, Greg -- photography
Lansaw, Julie Lea -- landscape paintings
Lester, Cherie -- painting/collage
Mahan, Val -- nature photography
McGihon, Marty -- mixed media
Michelle, Jenae -- fiber -- one of a kind handbags
Nimic, Gisele -- ceramics/collage
Paredes, AnaMarie -- metal sculpture
Peery, Laura -- ceramics
Reiber Harris, Kristin -- drawings/monoprints
Rosenstein, Lisa -- mixed media paintings -- white on white
Rosenstein, Loren -- silk scarves
Rubel, Erika -- mixed media
Saenger, Peter -- ceramic
Singh, J.J. -- jewelry
Slack, Connie -- abstract paintings
Staiger, Marsha -- abstract collage
Trump, Novie -- sculpture
Tsai, Irene -- chinese watercolors on rice paper
Vardell, Mollie -- oil paintings
Williams, Ann Marie -- abstract paintings
Woody, Curtis -- mixed media paintings

For more information about McLean Project for the Arts and MPAartfest, please visit or call 703-790-1953.

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in the McLean Community Center.
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday 1 - 5 pm

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

AmericanStyle Magazine / Top 25 Arts Destinations

The Top 25 Arts Destinations. Washingon, DC made #3 in Big Cities!

Read Article Shaken and Stirred

AmericanStyle Magazine

WVSA ARTiculate Art gallery

Annual third thursday art show
Thursday, July 15th from 11:00am to 7:30pm

July’s 3rd Thursday: VSA Washington D.C. will be hosting a yard sale in their outdoor courtyard, on the corner of 16th and L Streets. Stop by after work and take advantage of this half-price sale on original artwork created by our ARTiculate ARTist Apprentices. The youth who participate in the ARTiculate Employment Training Program are young adults from the local area with special needs. VSA Washington D.C. provides artistic, vocational, and job readiness training through the arts.

ARTiculate Gallery
1100 16th St. NW at the corner of 16th and L Streets

Washington Life Magazine / Longview Gallery

A few pictures from Longview Gallery's "Informed Design" opening last week.

I have two works in the exhibition. Stop by this summer to see the exhibition.

Long View Gallery
1234 9th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 232-4788

Business Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 11-6
Sunday 12-5
And by Appointment

Monday, July 12, 2010

SUMMER SCREENINGS | Tuesdays Jul.13 - Aug. 24

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

TRANSPARENCY Glass Sculptures by Jackie L Braitman

Zenith Gallery Invites You to

TRANSPARENCY Glass Sculptures by Jackie L Braitman
 June 30 - September 30, 2010
 The Gallery at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

 Meet the Artist: Wednesday, July 14, 5:30-8:30 PM

1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004 (12th & Penn)
                       Mon-Fri, 8 AM - 7 PM; Sat & Sun by appointment
For information and appointments call 202-783-2963 
or email

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Carolyn Case at The Art Registry Gallery

Carolyn Case at The Art Registry Gallery
Artist Reception: July 17,  2010, 7-9pm


Gallery at Todd Christofaro
3146 Dumbarton Street NW
Washington, DC

Daily Campello Art News

Daily Campello Art News

Here are the 100 DC area artists whose work will be highlighted, discussed and illustrated in the forthcoming book (tentative title) 100 Washington Artists.


SynchroSwim 2010!
 August 8, 2010, 6pm 
Capitol Skyline Hotel
Deadline for team submissions: Monday, July 19, 2010

Experimental Media Series 2010
Juried by artist, musician and composer Paul K. Miller aka DJ SPOOKY, EMS 2011 will showcase the new media work of exceptional and under-recognized talent.
Deadline: September 13, 2010 , 5pm (received deadline)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Washington Diplomat - Online Presentation

The Washington Diplomat - Online Presentation: "Expressions of the Americas: Selections from the IDB Art Collection

through July 23"

Biagio Fine Chocolate presents France vs. USA Sample Day

Currently on display in Studio B | Delicacies - a delectable exhibition of fine art. 
May 22 - July 11, 2010. This will be the last weekend for the exhibit.

France vs. USA Sample Day

In the spirit of the 4th of July and Bastille Day, it's a face-off between the best French made chocolates and the best American made chocolates.

You will decide the winners with your vote!
Joining Biagio will be good friends from de Vinos Wine, sampling a French wine and an American wine. 
Also being sampled, Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Beers of Oregon.

Saturday | July 10 | 3pm - 6pm
Complimentary - no R.S.V.P. needed

What is Sample Day? It is a new "tradition" that has been wildly successful with customers. Biagio will have over a dozen varieties of some of the world's best chocolate available for tasting throughout the afternoon. Sample day is held in Studio B, the tasting room/gallery behind Biagio Fine Chocolate.

Biagio Fine Chocolate
1904 18th Street NW
Washington,DC  20009
 phone:  202-328-1506

The Trawick prize Finalists announced

The Trawick prize Finalists announced
Eleven artists have been selected as finalists for the eighth annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards, a juried art competition and exhibition produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.  The work of the finalists will be on display from September 1 – 25, 2010 at an art gallery in downtown Bethesda at 4728 Hampden Lane.

The prize winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 1st at a special press event at the Gallery. The Best in Show 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 will also be awarded $1,000.

The artists selected as finalists are:

Barbara Bernstein, Amherst, VA
Milana Braslavsky, Reisterstown, MD
Ellen Burchenal, Baltimore, MD
Anne Chan, Silver Spring, MD
Kathryn Cornelius, Washington, D.C.
Adam Davies, Washington, D.C.
Bernhard Hildebrandt, Baltimore, MD
Magnolia Laurie, Baltimore, MD
Sara Pomerance, Washington, D.C.
Ding Ren, Washington, D.C.
Dan Steinhilber, Washington, D.C.

A public reception will be held on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk.  The Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday from 12-6pm.