Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"Mundanity" @ Gallery, Salve Regina Hall, The Catholic U. of America

August 30 - September 24

Opening Reception: Tuesday, August 31, 6-8:pm

Eight sculptors:
Brent Crothers
Steven Dobbin
Mimi Frank
Breon Gilleran
Steve Jones
Ryan McKibbin
Betsy Packard
Megan Van Wagoner

Curated by:
Beverly Ress

"Mundanity" looks at sculptural objects that seem familiar in an everyday sense. Some are made of thrown-away materials - paint can lids, old garden hoses or cast-off tools; others are representations of common objects, re-made in traditional sculptural materials - a plaster form with gold leaf, cast glass potatoes, an iron and candy in cast iron, and wooden limbs.

All of the artists work with the history that even the most basic objects accrue, uncovering meaning and delight in the quotidian materials and mundane moments that make up our daily lives.

Gallery, Salve Regina Hall, The Catholic U. of America
620 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20064

Call For Artists

Deadline: September 10, 10.

On behalf of the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery of the Center for Green Urbanism, Authentic Contemporary Art is inviting artists to submit artwork for ReCREATE. This will be the inaugural exhibition of the Gallery and will showcase artwork that is made up of recycled or recyclable materials. It will coincide with the Center's official Grand Opening, scheduled for Friday, October 15, 2010. Open to U.S. artists 18 years and older. ReCREATE focuses on art created from items that are normally thrown away but can be recycled. Recyclable or recycled objects must be incorporated into the artwork. Recycled items may include any materials that are man-made or organic, including but not limited to wood, metal, glass, sand, paper, pottery, fiber, and plastic. This includes two and three dimensional work such as paintings, works on paper, sculpture, glass work, collage, mixed media, assemblage, metal, stone, etc. Paintings or artwork created with eco-friendly paints, dyes, etc., are also acceptable. ENTRY FEE: $25 for up to 3 entries.

All submissions must be postmarked by September 10, 2010. 

For entry form and prospectus, visit http://www.authenticartonline.com/call-for-artists.htm

2010 DC Shorts Film Festival

2010 DC Shorts Film Festival
September 9-16, 2010
Buy tickets HERE.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 7 to 9 pm
@ Pink Line Project HQ

Rebecca Key: ARCHETYPE

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Donna K. McGee / Abstract Blues

Donna K. McGee  
Abstract Blues

September 1-26
Reception: Friday,September 10, 6-8 pm
(2nd Friday of the month)
Photo courtesy Donna K. McGee

"The recent oil spill has affected my painting and is revealed in the colors and images of my new show.  Water is a central part of our very existence.  It not only is crucial for us to stay alive it enriches our aesthetic experiences.  Looking out over the ocean or sitting next to a babbling brook restores a sense of inner beauty and contentment with the world.  I hope that my new works will make others ponder this incredible resource and realize that we must act to protect all our precious water resources.  We must guarantee it will always be a part of our existence for many future generations; not just for drinking, but also for our aesthetic existence.  I want to always know that we will be able to look out at the ocean or sit next to a babbling brook and feel at one with the world." donna K. mcgee

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th St. NW
Washington DC 20036

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Closing Miracle Berry reception

Closing Miracle Berry reception for the Corwin Levi and Pam Rogers Exhibitions
Saturday, August 28th, 2010, 6-8 PM

Please join Hillyer for a miracle berry closing of Corwin Levi's and Pam Rogers' August exhibitions. If you haven't seen their unique artistic takes on the natural world, trying a miracle berry along with an assortment of unusual foods and alcohol is your perfect opportunity. (For more information on miracle berries, see here for more information. Sponsored by Clarity Law Group, a law firm that specializes in small businesses and takes pride in a left-brain/right-brain culture that encourages creativity. Miracle berries are first come, first serve until they run out.

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

The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT Previews DC’s Fall Arts Season

The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT
Wednesday, September 8 - Friday, September 10, 11:00am to 7:00pm daily
The festival is Saturday, September 11 from 11:00am to 6:00pm

Washington, DC  – The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT sponsored by Wines of Argentina is back for the 18th year to kick off the upcoming fall arts season.  The four-day event in Penn Quarter will showcase visual and performing arts, culture, and cuisine, and include interactive experiences for all ages.  

The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT, centered at 7th and F streets, NW, takes over four blocks with expansive programming.  The event opens with a juried fine Art Market featuring 50 artists and live entertainment from Wednesday, September 8 through Friday, September 10 from 11:00am to 7:00pm daily (on F Street between 7th & 9th).  Artists’ work for sale includes ceramics, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, woodworking, clothing, and more.  Music performances throughout market hours include renowned local artists Flo Anito (jazz-pop), Dave Chappell (guitar), Janine Wilson & Max Evans (acoustic roots), Seth Kibel (instrumental jazz), and The Sweater Set (folk).  This year, Alternative Arts Spaces sponsored by Westwood College are reintroduced to the event’s lineup.  Arts organizations will produce exhibits in unconventional venues, converting vacant space into temporary galleries throughout the four days.

The festival takes place on Saturday, September 11 from 11:00am to 6:00pm, adding two additional blocks (8th Street between E & F, and F Street between 6th & 7th) for more cultural and creative programming.  First, an additional 50 artists join the market to offer an even wider variety of fine art and crafts.  Eclectic lineups of music and dance on the Performance Stage sponsored by Ford and the Museum Stage include Grammy-nominated Christylez Bacon (progressive hip hop), CariTango (tango), Dizzie Miss Lizzie’s Roadside Revue (musical theater), Gina DeSimone & the Moaners (swing), Kid Goat (indie rock), Memphis Gold (classic blues), and many more.

Friday, August 27, 2010

From the Studio of Anne Marchand - Stratum

This week's featured artwork deals with layers.
Layers of meaning are present in friendships we make, cultural identities and in an awareness of other living systems in the world.

Stratum, ©Anne Marchand 2010, All Rights Reserved 
40" x 40" acrylic, collage (paper, tree bark, feather), and mixed media on canvas

Please direct inquiries to info[at]annemarchand.com

17th Street Fine Arts Show and the 17th Street-Scape Celebration

17th Street Fine Arts Show and the 17th Street-Scape Celebration

CALL TO ARTISTS. Applications are now being accepted from artists interested in participating in the Dupont Circle Fine Arts Show taking place on Sat, Sept 25, 2010, from 2 to 6pm on 17St., NW. This event is being sponsored by the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) in conjunction with the Area Neighborhood Commission2B (ANC2B). Interested artists should go to  http://www.dupont-circle.org/17StArtFest and download an application form and informational sheet.

Washington Studio School Fall Open House / August 29th

Washington Studio School
Fall Open House
Sunday, August 29th, 1-3pm

Washington Studio School is holding their Fall Open House THIS SUNDAY, August 29th, 1-3pm. Tour the school, meet the faculty, sign up for classes and take a FREE DRAWING CLASS.

Classes at Washington Studio School for the Fall Term begin after Labor Day, Tuesday, September 7th.

Fall 2010 Term Schedules are now available and registration is open.

Washington Studio School
2129 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008
Located a few blocks North of the Dupont Circle Metro Station.


ART AFTER DARK @ Art Museum of the Americas

Thursday, September 2, 8 pm to midnight
@ Art Museum of the Americas
201 18th st NW, DC
Special performances by EXACTLY and Carolina Mayorga
Live Music set by DJ Smudge.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pink Panel @ Flashpoint Gallery with Matthew Mann

Pink Panel @ Flashpoint Gallery
with Matthew Mann
Wednesday, August 25, 6 to 8pm
916 G street NW

Jamie L.Smith, Ph.D., partner and curator at Conner Contemporary Art
Andrew Wodzianski, artist
Matthew Mann, artist
Performance by WE ARE SCIENCE!
Philippa P.B. Hughes, moderator

Suggested donation - $10.

YOUNG BLOOD Talks & Performances This Thursday @ MAP!

Young Blood  / Aug 3 - Sept 3, 2010

Work by recent Baltimore-area MFA program graduates. Organized by MAP’s Program Advisory Committee.

Talks and Performances: Thursday, August 26, 6pm to 8pm 
Reception, gallery talk, and special performances by Natalia Panfile and Christine Ferrara.

Artists: John Farrell, Christine Ferrera, Maggie Gourlay, Timothy J Horjus, Benjamin Kelley, Jeffrey Kent, Sarah Laing, Natalia Panfile, and Ailsa Staub

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

Black & White Ceramics Exhibit / Lori Katz

Friday, August 27th is the last day of the Black & White ceramics exhibit. Lori Katz's exhibit has been extremely successful thanks in part to the article on her in this months Home and Design.

Art changes people and people change art.

For more information contact Jodi Walsh
Gallery 555
555 12th Street NW
Washington DC 20004

The Ninth Annual Page-to-Stage Festival 2010

The Ninth Annual
Page-to-Stage Festival 2010

The Page-to-Stage festival is made possible by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

September 4–6 (Saturday–Monday)
2 p.m.-10 p.m. each day
Venues throughout the Kennedy Center
FREE! No tickets required, limited seating available.

The Kennedy Center hosts its ninth annual Page-to-Stage festival, featuring more than 40 D.C.-area theater companies. This three-day event offers free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals being developed by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers.

Don't miss your chance for a first look at outstanding works for upcoming season premieres!

Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
General admission seating opens approximately 30 minutes prior to each event.
Programs, artists, and schedules are subject to change without notice.
No free parking for free events.

White Noise
White Noise, Tom Block's first play, will have a reading at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, September 5, as part of the "Page to Stage Festival."  The reading will take place in the South Atrium Foyer at 7 pm, free and open to the public.  http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=XKPTS

White Noise by Tom Block follows Tim, an African American painter, as he struggles with inner demons, an increasingly bizarre exterior reality, and a scantily clad Simone Weil, a historical figure that metastasizes as a figment of his own imagination. Having abandoned true faith, Tim grasps for "faith in faith" and in the end finds dubious consolation, alone in a bathroom.

This play will be produced in February, 2011 at the Burke Theater on 7th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington D.C., by Stroyka Theater.  http://www.stroykatheater.com/


Metro will close five Red Line stations during the Labor Day Holiday weekend from 10 p.m., Friday, Sep. 3, to closing on Monday, Sep. 6, as the agency undertakes a major rehabilitation and rebuilding project to improve safety, comply with a recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and maintain service reliability and a state of good repair. The Takoma, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton, and Glenmont Metrorail stations will be closed during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, Sep. 7, at 5 a.m. Metro will operate free shuttle bus service between the Fort Totten and Glenmont Metrorail stations. Please click here to read Metro's press release about the Labor Day Weekend closures.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Turns and Directions
Changes in the Arts of Central America's
Spanish-Speaking Nations and Panama
During and After the 1950s 
Through November 19

Twenty-seven paintings, drawings, and prints drawn from the collections of the
Art Museum of the Americas of the OAS and the Inter-American Development Bank
This exhibit is one of several smaller exhibits that is part of About Change, an exploration of Latin American art from the second half of the 20th century with multiple venues around Washington, DC.

Organized by the World  Bank Art Program, in association with the IDB Cultural Center and others, About Change's main exhibit opens in 2011 and focuses on the arts produced in Latin America and the Caribbean during the last decade through the works of artists 35 years of age or younger, who explore changes brought about by economic globalization and information technology. 

The current exhibit creates a context against which changes over the last ten years can be gauged.  

Monday - Friday, 11:00am - 6:00pm
There is no charge to see the exhibit or for the catalogue

IDB Cultural Center
Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue, NW

Metro:  Metro Center, 13th Street exit

Monday, August 23, 2010

World Children's Festival 2011

Since 1997 ICAF has organized the World Children’s Festival in Washington, DC. The 3-day event – the world’s largest international celebration of children’s creativity and imagination – takes place every four years on The National Mall opposite the U.S. Capitol and is free and open to the public. Hosted to honor the Arts Olympiad winners from each U.S. state and territory and from nearly 100 participating countries, the festival attracts at least 10,000 attendees. The upcoming festival in June 2011 is a timely and important celebration for organizations, companies and leaders to demonstrate their support for children and a better future for all.
World Children's Festival 2011
More than 300 educational, cultural and business leaders as well as artists, scientists, technologists and Olympians will host free workshops and activities, interact with the children, listen to their concerns, play and paint with them, inspire them and be inspired. But the children are our celebrities. They stage the festival and serve as event MCs. Young artists, musicians, dancers, and performers from across the globe showcase their talents, learn from each other, and create a nexus for the future.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Closing Party for Corwin Levi and Pam Rogers @ Hillyer

Closing Party for Corwin Levi and Pam Rogers featuring Miracle Berries! 
Saturday, August 28th, 2010,  6-8 PM
ADMISSION: $5 admission FREE for Members!

Please join us on August 28th for the closing of Hillyer Art Space August show by Corwin Levi and Pam Rogers and a further investigation of the miracles of plant life. Theywill be hosting a miracle berry (more on "miracle berries") party where you will feel your taste-buds being turned upside down as limes and lemons suddenly taste sweet and the acidic becomes saccharine. First come first serve for miracle berry supply!

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

Friday, August 20, 2010

CM Dupré Artist Talk / Alice Exhibit

CM Dupré

through mid-September 2010

CM Dupré Artist Talk during Alice Exhibit on August 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

In CM Dupré's Alice series' (both the first and second series of paintings are featured in her current Alice exhibit at The Art League Gallery at National Harbor) she deciphers Alice in her different stages of life, from childhood to adulthood. Fascinated by the character of "Alice" and who and what she represents, Dupré philosophically, psychoanalytically, and sociologically explores Alice's curiosity and imagination, her iconography, her ability to transform and inspire, and her pervasive existence. “Alice” is in all of us, or is she?

CM Dupré will talk about her work and painting technique on Wednesday, August 25 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Alice is featured at The Art League Gallery at National Harbor, located at 120 American Way, Oxon Hill, MD 20745.

The Art League Gallery at National Harbor Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 12:00 noon - 7:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm

Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

The Art League at National Harbor
120 American Way
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

Hours: Wednesday–Friday, noon–7:00 pm;
Saturday–Sunday, noon–6:00 pm

Newseum / Covering Katrina


Covering Katrina
Opening August 27

Marking the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this new exhibit looks at the storm and its aftermath through the eyes of the journalists who reported the story.

Dramatic artifacts include boats and bicycles used by reporters to travel through flooded streets and professional and personal objects damaged by the storm.  Iconic photographs, memorable news broadcasts, and newspaper front pages from around the world will chronicle media coverage of the hurricane as it unfolded and the destruction the hurricane left behind.

More information

555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
(888.NEWSEUM on phones only)
Metro:  Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Solo Show of LECKOmio / Art Whino

It's Not A Trick
The Solo Show of LECKOmio
Art Whino Gallery
173 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745

Saturday, August 21st, from 6pm – Midnight

Sketching Session with live model 7-9pm

Musical Performance starts at 9pm

Artwork above are Multilayer Stencils with Spraypaint

Show end date: September 15th

Complimentary Snacks and Special Show Cocktail
Brought to you by Mie N Yu Restaurant

German-based stencilist, LECKOmio debuts his US first solo show, Its Not a Trick. His exhibition looks at the relationship of street art within its subcultural milieu. With all its complexities and shrouds of mystery, LECKOmio composes a new series; tying in the culture of people who align themselves with the lifestyle, in juxtaposition with the urban icons consistently associated with the studio, and the street. The title he has chosen for this series addresses the mechanization of his technique; LECKOmio states that he wants to present that stencil work is simply a technique, and like everything else requires “creativity, preparation, patience, and accuracy” to master. His latest backyard and graffiti paintings, aptly titled Graffparcs, are inspired by finding beauty in the decay of urban structures. He states that graffiti, “both good and bad quality, helps keep those ruins alive, that they still have charm and sense, and when you can read the work they become guestbooks of the individual city where local writers have left their signatures.”

The sketching session begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm and is free. 15 special edition blank sketchbooks for sale at the show as well but you are welcome to bring your own sketchbook.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Parish Gallery: Summer Group Show of Gallery Artists

Parish Gallery (1054 31st Street, NW) is hosting a summer group show now until September 14. The artists, including Tayo Adenaike, Alex Bay, Deborah Brisker Burk, and others, represent an array of works and creative inspirations. In this show, the selected artists reshape the visual experience and challenge the viewer to look closely at how they view the world around them. Details.

PINK PANEL w/ MATTHEW MANN @ Flashpoint Gallery

Wednesday, August 25
@ Flashpoint Gallery
916 G Street, NW
6 to 8 PM

$10 suggested donation

Painter Matthew Mann combines 14th century imagery with the cowboy archetype in a contemporary adaptation of Giotto'sScrovegni Chapel with The Cinecitta Chapel. Creating surreal and oftentimes humorous paintings, Mann interprets American-ness through the lens of Italian quattrocento painting and the gunslinger as defined by foreign-born filmmakers and writers.

Panelists: Jamie Smith, Ph.D., Andrew Wodzianski, WE ARE SCIENCE!, Matthew Mann, Philippa P.B. Hughes, moderator

Flashpoint Gallery

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chalk4Peace / September 2010

September 2010
Coming to a pavement near you

CHALK4PEACE Locations as of 8/13/10
The CHALK4PEACE locations confirmed for September.
Thank you to all who provided us with this information.

Sat 9/11 -Busboys @ 14th & V.2021 14th St, DC –Public welcome
-Busboys & Poets @ 5th & K. 1025 5th Street NW, DC (5th year)
-Busboys @ Shirlington 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA
703.379.9756 Kat Hansen kat(at)busboysandpoets.com

Monday, August 16, 2010


NOW at Night, a fundraising event presented by the Corcoran Contemporaries to celebrate the launch of NOW at the Corcoran, opening September 11. NOW at the Corcoran is a series of one-and two-artist exhibitions that presents new work addressing issues central to the local, national, and global communities of Washington, D.C., and that responds to the collection, history, and architecture of the Corcoran.

Artist and Honorary Chair Chris Martin and contemporary art lovers, collector and philanthropists.
Guests will enjoy a private viewing of NOW at the Corcoran’s inaugural exhibition, Spencer Finch: My Business, with the Cloud as well as the newly reinstalled permanent collection of modern and contemporary art since 1945. celebration continues with a cocktail and dessert buffet, beer, wine, specialty drinks, and dancing with entertainment provided by Bluebrain and ESL Music. The evening ends with a preview of Salon Corcoran – the museum’s lounge NADA Art Fair Miami Beach - and an after-party in downtown Washington.

Friday, October 1, 2010; 8:00 p.m. - midnight
Tickets cost $150; VIP tickets cost $500. VIP ticket includes an invitation to an intimate pre-reception from 7-8 p.m. in the Director’s Office, during which Chris

Martin will discuss the concepts for his upcoming NOW at the Corcoran exhibition; a luxury gift bag, and recognition on the NOW at Night Web site.

Tickets on sale Thursday, August 19 through Saturday, August 28, or until sold out. All proceeds support NOW at the Corcoran. Tickets available online at

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20006

Sunday, August 15, 2010

FIFTY-ONE: Be The Tourist

ReadysetDC announces a new event series, FIFTY-ONE. Each event will have a different DC theme. The first one will on Friday, August 20th at DISTRICT in Adams Morgan and will celebrate the release of the (re)DC competition's winning "tourist t-shirt" design. If you haven't voted for a winner yet, you can do so HERE.

For the 20th, HIP HOP DAN (Missile Command) at the DJ booth, as well as DJ PHIL REAL. Tickets are only $5 pre-sale and $10 at the door. Get them HERE!

Get there early to grab one of the 51 limited edition (re)DC t-shirts!

Prepare you fanny packs!

FIFTY-ONE: Be The Tourist
Friday, August 20th / 10pm-3am / 21+ only
@ DISTRICT / 2473 18th Street NW
$5 Pre-sale / $10 Door ($5 dressed like a tourist)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Deadline: September 8

WPA announces a call for WPA-related ephemera to be installed as part of Catalyst, WPA’s 35th Anniversary Exhibition, on view November 9 through December 19, 2010 at the American University Museum.

CATALYST will be a dynamic, narrative recollection of WPA’s legacy, showcasing selected artists, exhibitions, programs, and events from its 35-year history. The exhibition, curated by J. W. Mahoney, will include recent and period artworks, documentation in both still and moving media, a series of related performances and public programs, and a fully-illustrated catalogue.

Throughout its 35-year history, WPA has produced a wealth of printed matter, merchandise and, more recently, digital images, and video related to its events and exhibitions. Much of it is now lost, but what survives acts as an informal archive of the organization’s history.

We want to create a ‘wall’ of WPA memorabilia from 1975 to today that will greet museum visitors as they enter the exhibition. Loaned items will be tagged and a loan agreement issued so that they can be returned to you. There is also an option to donate the item(s) to our archives. Ephemera in digital form, including videos of WPA performances and events, will be posted on the exhibition’s website.

Appropriate materials include but are not limited to flyers, posters, postcards, tee shirts, catalogs, photographs, and videos from WPA events/exhibitions. Accepted ephemera will be installed in the exhibition space or posted online for the duration of the exhibition and a list of contributors acknowledged.

See click here for submission guidelines and form>>

Friday, August 13, 2010

Washington Printmakers Gallery / 13th Annual National Small Works

Washington Printmakers Gallery 
Juror's Talk and Reception:
Saturday, August 14, 1-4 pm

13th Annual National Small Works and 2009 Juror's Choice Solo Exhibition by Richie Lasansky
Juror, Dr Chris With, Coordinator of Art Emeritus, National Gallery of Art, will discuss this year's National Small Works Exhibition.  His short talk will be followed by an informal Q&A session and light refreshments.

Exhibition runs August 3-29

Openings and Receptions made possible through the generous support of Washington Print Foundation and Barefoot Wine.

Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tigerlily Foundation Host 2nd Annual Gala – Pink Masquerade Fete’

Tigerlily Foundation Host 2nd Annual Gala – Pink Masquerade Fete’ Event to Highlight Advocacy & Empowerment for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer

Tigerlily Foundation 2nd Annual Gala – Pink Masquerade Fete’ 
Presented by: Tigerlily Foundation
September 29, 2010
 6-9 PM (6PM Cocktail Reception
7PM Dinner, Auctions, Presentations & Entertainment)
 The Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004

Phone:  888.580.6253
Website:  www.tigerlilyfoundation.org 
Event Tickets:  $175 per ticket
Attire:  Black Tie or Masquerade Attire

August 9 - (Reston, VA) – The Tigerlily Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Gala to raise awareness about young women with breast cancer on Wednesday, September 29, from 6-9PM at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, in Washington, D.C. This year’s gala theme is “Pink Masquerade” setting the tone for an evening slated with live entertainment, speeches from Members of Congress, dinner, signature cocktails, live and silent auction, local business leaders, and inspirational stories from young breast cancer survivors.

The Mistress of Ceremonies for the event will be NBC4 Anchor Eun Yang with feature keynote address presented by Rep. Donna Christensen, U.S. House of Representatives, D-VI.  The evenings Guest of Honor will be Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, U.S. House of Representatives, D-FL, who is a breast cancer survivor.  The Tigerlily Foundation will also honor the recipients for the 2010 Inspire and KM Warrior Awards.   Evening presenters include Natasha Barrett, Reporter, ABC 7 News, Surae Lucie, Reporter, W*USA 9, and Sarah Fraser, Radio Host, Hot 99.5.

The Tigerlily Foundation’s programs assist young women around the world living with breast cancer with a variety of family and life services starting at diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.  Services include education, chemotherapy buddy programs, buddy bag programs, financial assistance, meals, life management support, and empowerment services.  The organization empowers them to celebrate their lives every day by harnessing their personal power.

Gala tickets are on sale online for $175.  Deadline to purchase tickets is September 27.  Funds raised from the event will benefit Tigerlily Foundation programs.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.  For sponsorship information or to donate items for the “masquerade swag bags”, visit www.tigerlilyfoundation.org and click on the ‘Events’ page.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Keep Art in the Schools Mural Jam and Block Party

DATE: Sunday, August 15th, 2010
TIME: 4-8 PM

A collaboration of Hillyer Art Space, Words Beats and Life, DC51 Artists Collective, and the Floating Lab Collective, join Hillyer Art Space for a Sunday afternoon of graffiti, food, music and workshops. Hillyer Art Space is donating one of their walls to raise awareness for the citywide  and nationwide movement to keep art alive in our schools and is inviting graffiti artists Con, Cave, Eon2, Amak, Owel and more to leave their mark. This block party type event will also feature tunes spun by DJ 4D, delectable food from Ben's Chili Bowl, and live break dancing in the gallery featuring the Double Down Queens.

Come out to support this day of creativity and expression to keep dialogue evolving  about the importance of art in DC schools!

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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

PM @ The TM: Mod Madness @ The Textile Museum

PM @ The TM: Mod Madness
Wednesday, August 18
6 to 9 PM
@ The Textile Museum
2320 S Street, NW
$10 (includes one drink ticket)
Advance tickets highly recommended; purchase HERE.

Step into the museum’s garden for cool drinks, noshes and jazz by the Pete Muldoon Quartet. Escape the heat with gallery tours led by WE ARE SCIENCE and music by DJ Jahsonic in the exhibition Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain and enter to win prizes from area businesses and restaurants. Silk screen your own t-shirt or bag to take home with the Washington Printmakers Gallery. D.C.’s most fashionable will be on hand to nominate the “best mid-century dressed” – so show us your best fedoras, swing skirts and mod shifts!

The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace / Call to Artists

The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace invites artists to apply to sell their own creations at the Marketplace.

*No application fee.
*Open only to DC residents.
*Application deadline: Aug 16!

Please send your contact information, description of your work and the products you will have for sale (100 words max/ please note that your statement will be used during the evaluation process) and five images of your work BY MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH to:

chcommunitymarketplace@gmail.com  with "Artist application" in the subject line, or you may send the application to:

Columbia Heights Community Marketplace
c/o CHANGE, Inc.
1413 Park Road, NW
Washington, DC 20010

11x51 : 2011 Artist Fellowship Program Applicant Exhibition

August 13 at 6:00pm - August 25 at 5:00pm

Opening August 13, 6:00pm

This free exhibition presents some of the District’s finest visual artists with the opportunity to display their work in hopes of being awarded the highly competitive Artist Fellowship grant for FY 2011 in the amount of $5,000 from the Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Each artist has submitted a piece that represents their body of work and individual artistic perspective. The gathering of these artworks under one roof will promote the broad scope of DC’s cutting-edge art scene and provide an opportunity for varied artistic voices to be viewed by the public.

Exhibiting Artists include: Adam Davies, Alec Simpson, Alexandra Silverthorne, Andrew Wodzianski, Anna U. Davis, Beatrice Delmonte, Bernard Smith, Bruce McKaig, Colin Winterbottom, Cory Oberndorfer, Dana Jeri Maier, Daniel Brooking, Donald Benjamin, Elaine Langerman, Elizabeth Wyrsch, Gediyon Kifle, James Brown Jr., James L. Hicks II, Jason Haber, Jenna Buckingham, Jenny Walton, Joanne S. Kent, John James Anderson, Joshua Cogan, Joshua Yospyn, Judy A. Southerland, Katharine MacDonnell, Kenneth George, Lely Constantinople, Leslie Talusan, Anne Marchand, Marta Perez Garcia, Michael Dax Iacovone, Michael Janis, Nancy Donnelly, Nicole Aguirre, Patricia C. Goslee, Patricia Tobacco Forrester, Patrick Michael Beldio, Peter Dueker, Rachel Beamer, Rania Salah Hassan, Rex Weil, Rik Freeman, Roderick Turner, Scott G. Brooks, Sean Hennessey, Sheila Crider,Sondra N. Arkin, Terrance E. Biddle, Tim Tate. 

Many works are available for purchase. For more information contact the artist directly.

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center
1632 U St NW
Washington, DC

See exhibition on FB page

Diluted Loss / Keith Ramsey

Hear Keith Ramsey speak about the passion and inspiration behind this art series. Learn how Mr. Ramsey created more than just a work of art, but an educational tool to about American history.

Diluted Loss illustrates the racism and discrimination that was directed toward African American troops in World War II, both from the United States military as well as Japanese and European troops. The series is mixed media, and was created using organic materials, acrylic and oil paint, snips of news articles and letters from soldiers, and other charred symbols of American liberty.

Ramsey describes the series as “not a pretty picture I painted, but an important one”. Ramsey considers himself to be a documentarian, charged to present the overlooked, historical accounts of African American soldiers through art.

Keith M. Ramsey grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. The son of an artist, he developed an early affinity for the works of Edward Hopper. Since receiving his Degree in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998, he has been working steadily toward his artistic vision of images created from influences of experience, introspective thought and political perspective. His work has been exhibited throughout the Richmond area.

For more information about the exhibition visit The Black History Museum of Virginia.

ARTIST TALKS - All Talks will start at 1pm.
Saturday, August 21
Saturday, September 11

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

GIRLS NIGHT OUT to help a great charity, Bright Beginnings / Upstairs at 7th & Gallery 555

Let's make this Thursday, August 12th, girls night out to help some OTHER girls that need our help! Please invite all your friends so we can have a great event for this amazing charity! Gallery 555 will also be open so you will have the opportunity to see some terrific art this Thursday too. Champagne will be served so grab your girlfriends, stop by on your way home, or come down to have a great night out and do some very good work! 10% of all sales will go directly to Bright Beginnings. (The door to the building on 11th and F next to Potbelly's will be open until 8) - Ricki Peltzman, owner Upstairs on 7th boutique.

Gallery 555 features wall and functional ceramic pieces by artist, Lori Katz in August and a selection of work by area artists.

Here are some of the amazing felt necklaces, hand bags and designer pieces at Upstairs on 7th

Upstairs on 7th
555 12th Street NW (lobby)
Washington, DC 20004

Gallery 555
Upstairs on 7th
555 12th Street NW (lobby)
Washington, DC 20004
Metro Center station

Artsy Abodes: Live-Work Communities for Artists | Digs | Express Night Out

Artsy Abodes: Live-Work Communities for Artists | Digs | Express Night Out

You might say painter Dana Ellyn is never more at home than when she's sidled up to her easel. In her case, though, that's more than a figure of speech — where Ellyn lays her paintbrushes to dry is just across the paint-splattered room from where she lays her head to sleep each night.

Zenith Gallery Extends TREES OF LIFE II

Zenith Gallery Extends TREES OF LIFE II
Now Through September 6, 2010 at Chevy Chase Pavilion

Meet the Artists Reception:  Wednesday, August 18, 6-8 PM
Zenith, second level, next to Embassy Suites entrance

Commemorating its 32nd year in the nation’s capital, Zenith Gallery has extended its popular mixed-media show featuring trees in all their fabulous forms at Chevy Chase Pavilion, and added a “Meet the Artists” Reception on Wednesday, August 18, from 6-8 PM.   Trees of Life II opened on April 29 and since then the art has been displayed throughout the Pavilion and in Zenith’s space on the second level next to Embassy Suites Hotel. This is the second of several shows Zenith will present at Chevy Chase Pavilion in 2010, and 10% of sales from this exhibit will be donated to American Forests’ Global ReLeaf Campaign to plant 100 million trees by 2020.

Artists (Partial List)
John Aaron Suzanne Alessi Natalie Blake Rick D’Alessandro Rosetta DeBerardinis Sofia Gawer-Fische
Julie and 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 Michelle Marcello Donna M. McCullough Bill Mead Davis Morton Ron Nessen Reuben Neugass
Carol Newmyer Jane Petit Amanda Richardson Ric Simmons Ellen Sinel Karen Starika Bradley Stevens
Eric Westbrook Paul Martin Wolff Michael Young Joyce Zipperer

Chevy Chase Pavilion
5335 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Chevy Chase, DC 20015

Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm / Friendship Heights Metro

A gallery representative is onsite Saturdays, noon-6pm, and by appointment in
Zenith’s space, second floor next to Embassy Suites Hotel.


Monday, August 09, 2010



Thurs., August 12, 5–8:30 p.m.
With Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie and Project Beltway’s Rachel Cothran

Designer Jason Wu cites Robert Ryman’s painting as the muse for his fall 2010 TSE cashmere collection. For one evening, models act as living works of art in the Ryman exhibition, bringing Wu’s designs face-to-face with their fine art inspiration. A video of Wu’s fall 2010 ready-to-wear runway show is on view in the café, and a scavenger hunt leads visitors through the museum, collecting fashion and fine art facts for a chance to win prizes. The program is part of Phillips after 5, a lively evening of art and entertainment with food and cash bar.

"Fashion Follows Art" slideshow, pairing Wu's designs with Ryman's paintings

In conjunction with Robert Ryman: Variations and Improvisations on view at the Phillips through Sept. 12, 2010.

Due to the popularity of Phillips after 5, advance reservations during special exhibitions are encouraged to insure admission: $12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students, free for members and visitors 18 and under. Reserve online until 12 hours before the event at www.phillipscollection.org/calendar.

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St., NW. Metro: Dupont Circle (Q St.)

www.phillipscollection.org or 202-387-2151


Saturday, August 14, 10 am - 4 pm

2nd Saturday of the month, through October
Welburn Park, between Stuart & Taylor Sts., Ballston   

Over 70 local artists take part in this 100% hand made juried arts and crafts market. Music from noon - 2 pm with local bands.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Gallery West: Call for Membership

Gallery West: Call for Membership

Looking for a way to display your artwork to a receptive public? Gallery West, a fine art cooperative gallery in Old Town Alexandria, VA, is looking to fill a few membership positions. Located at 1213 King Street, the gallery has been showcasing and selling its members' work for over 30 years. The outstanding spirit and group dynamic make it one of the D.C. area's most appealing artist-run enterprises.
Gallery West members perform some committee work and gallery sit in an attractive light-filled space one day a month. Solo shows are scheduled approximately every 24 months, and an established mailing list of interested patrons is available.

Gallery West has a coordinated marketing plan, ensuring exposure in both print and electronic media.
Both full and shared memberships are available. (Shared memberships allow the division of work duties and monthly dues.) View and/or download the membership application at: http://www.gallery-west.info/
Questions can be directed to Susan La Mont at (703) 759-7953, or Mary Allen at (540) 825-3102.

Gallery West
1213 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-6006

Greater Reston Arts Center currently seeking art donations for Collector’s Choice.

Greater Reston Arts Center currently seeking art donations for  fall fundraiser, Collector’s Choice.

Collector’s Choice is an opportunity to have your original artwork on exhibition in Greater Reston Arts Center's dynamic gallery. Your donation directly supports their mission of enriching community life by promoting involvement and excellence in contemporary visual arts. 

This fundraiser promotes the importance of art collecting and has typically been attended by over 200 art enthusiasts every year. Donated works may be selected to be included in a Silent Auction.

Deadline for receipt of artwork at GRACE:  August 15, 2010
Online Preview:  August 15 – September 19, 2010 at www.restonarts.org
Exhibition of Donated Works:  August 31 – September 18, 2010
Collectors Choice Raffle:  Sunday, September 19, 2010.

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street
Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190
Contact 703.471.9242 for more information.

Critique Session, hosted by The Studio Visit @ WPA

Saturday, August 14, 2010, 10am - 12pm

Critique Session, hosted by The Studio Visit @ WPA
(2023 Massachusetts Ave NW DC)
moderated by Karyn Miller
coffee & bagels provided by TSV

Started in 2008 as a virtual public access forum by WPA member, Isabel Manalo, The Studio Visit (TSV) introduces professional artists at work in their studios speaking directly to their work through a dialogue with the writer. As part of WPA's Coup d'Espace initiative, Manalo and TSV will hold an open forum for artists to discuss current work or works in progress. The forum or 'Critique' will be moderated by curator and arts leader, Karyn Miller.

5 artists present new work or works in progress to discuss with a group of their peers, moderated by Karyn Miller, Program Manager for CuDC / Flashpoint Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 20 guests. You must rsvp to kbilonick@wpadc.org to reserve your spot.

bagels and coffee provided by The Studio Visit.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Dog Days of Shaw

Dog Days of Shaw

On Saturday, August 7, 2010, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, as part of DC Main Streets First Saturday, come celebrate the Dog Days of August in Blagden Alley, directly behind Wagtime Pet Spa & Boutique (www.wagtimedc.com), the city's premier doggie day care, groomer and retail store and Long View Gallery (www.longviewgallery.com), which is presenting a show of the work of Tony Savoie, many of whose mixed media pieces feature canines.

Bring your dog and enjoy canine contests, doggie splash pools, games, prizes, and free gift bags, dog-shaped cookies from Chatman's Bakery & Cafe (www.chatmansbakerycafe.com), popcorn from Independence Federal Savings Bank (www.ifsb.com), light fare and refreshments, and frozen margaritas.

And stroll 9th Street with your pet, visiting other businesses offering dog-themed specials and tastings, including Modern Liquors.  Pick up the First Saturdays event map at participating businesses and enjoy the fun.

Also: Don't miss Arts on N Street, with 22 artists and craftspeople selling their work, and new art installed in windows of the Washington Convention Center.

Enter alley next to Squares Fashions, 1208 9th Street, NW.  FREE.

DC Main Streets First Saturday is sponsored by the Department of Small and Local Business Development, DC Main Streets and the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

For more information, call 202-265-SHAW or email shawmainstreetsinc@gmail.com.

Torpedo Factory Art Center August Exhibitions

Second Thursday Art Night
Thursday, August 12, 6-9pm, FREE Event
Browse open studios, interact with artists, and enjoy refreshments!
• The Art League Gallery reception for 'Scapes: International Landscape Show
• Last month to see Visiting Artists in studios!

Drop off school supplies for underprivileged children throughout the month of August for the 19th Annual Back-to-School Drive Sponsored by Community Partners for Children (CPC).

Bring in non-perishable food items to support ongoing 2010 Carpenter's Shelter food drive!

August 3 - August 31
Ray Parisi's Mini Show

Enamelists Gallery
Studio 28
Ray Parisi will feature his Plique-A-Jour Jewelry which resembles miniature stained glass on fine silver. The art work will represent a number of different techniques.
Reception: Saturday, August 7, 1-7pm

August 3 - September 12
Fiber Landscapes
Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery

Studio 18
Artists interpret in fiber what we see, where we go, and the places we love. Jewelry, sculpture, clothing, and wall pieces are some of the items that will be exhibited.

August 3 - October 3
You Are Who You Are and Shadow and Substance
Multiple Exposures Gallery

Studio 312
Fine art photography featuring work by Louise Noakes and Grace Taylor.
Reception: Sunday, August 8, 2-4pm

August 4 - September 6
The Art League Gallery

Room 21
The 'Scapes exhibit features scenes of mountains, valleys, trees, rivers and forests in a representational or abstract manner. The juror is Joey Manlapaz, professor of art at the Corcoran School of Art.
Reception: Second Thursday Art Night, August 12, 6:30-8:30pm

August 21 - September 26
Systems Failure
Target Gallery

This is an all media juried exhibition examining the current crises (collapse of world wide financial systems, the mortgage crisis, failing health systems) facing our country and the world, and the plight of the people who most suffer from these failures. The juror is Sarah Tanguy, an independent curator, arts writer, and critic, as well as a curator for the Art in Embassies Program, based in Washington, DC.
Reception: Second Thursday Art Night, September 9, 6-8pm

Torpedo Factory Art Center
82 Artist Studios – 6 Galleries
The Art League School – Archaeology Museum
On the Waterfront in Old Town Alexandria
105 N. Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Scapes: The Annual Landscape Exhibit at The Art League Gallery

Scapes: The Annual Landscape Exhibit at The Art League Gallery
August 4 – September 6, 2010

Opening reception: Thursday, August 12, 6:30-8:00 pm.

‘Scapes was juried by artist Joey Manlapaz, instructor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Our landscape has been visually rendered since the beginning of time and remains one of the most venerable subjects in art. For ‘Scapes, the annual August landscape exhibit at The Art League Gallery, member artists were invited to submit works inspired by and depicting all elements of our external world.

Artwork inspired by all environments is a part of this exhibit – urban and rural, industrialized and primitive, coastal and arid, and works portraying the beauty and destruction created by Mother Nature. Works of all media are included. Art League artists were encouraged to explore unique perspectives, literally and figuratively, as well as varying moods and color.

The Art League Gallery
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

SynchroSwim 2010!

Sunday, August 8, 2010 6-7pm @ the Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I (eye) Street, SW, Washington, DC

Washington Projects for the Arts, in collaboration with the Rubell Family Collection + Conner Contemporary Art, presents the second annual synchronized swimming performance competition featuring Washington area artists.

This year's judges:
Dr. Dorothy Kosinski, Executive Director, The Phillips Collection

Septime Webre, Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet

C. Brian Williams, Executive Director, Step Afrika

Prizes include: A gourmet pizza party hosted at the Capitol Skyline for you and your teammates and friends, Season passes to the Capitol Skyline pool and more!

SCULPTURE 1275: Chris Bathgate

SCULPTURE 1275: Chris Bathgate  
July 26 –September 24, 2010
275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Lobby)
Washington, DC 20004

Building hours are Monday-Friday 8 am – 8 pm

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Nearby metro stations include Federal Center and Metro Center.

About the Sculpture1275 Series
In cooperation with the Axent Realty Group, the Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) announces the opening of the ninth exhibition in a series of sculpture solos featured in the lobby of 1275 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The Sculpture 1275 series began in 2008 and provides an opportunity for the WSG to showcase the work of their membership. The curator for the 2010 calendar of exhibitions is Peter Winant, who is the Associate Director of the School of Art at George Mason University and, since 2006, has been a panelist on WETA's "Around Town" program, which offers reviews of Washington-area arts and theater events and programs. Past curators have included Anne Surak, former Executive Director of Project 4, and Norman Parish, founder and owner of Parish Gallery-Georgetown. For additional information about Sculpture 1275, visit www.washingtonsculptors.org.

This exhibition features the sculpture of Chris Bathgate, a self-taught machinist sculptor who was born in 1980 in Baltimore, MD where he currently works and resides.  Bathgate has spent the last decade learning how to build and use a variety of metal working tools and machinery, and has assembled an elaborate machine shop of repurposed and homemade machine tools. This includes a multitude of other equipment and inventions in the basement studio of his Baltimore home.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tony Savoie: New Work @ Long View Gallery

Tony Savoie: New Work @ Long View Gallery
August 5 - September 12, 2010

Scenes from last night's opening reception at Long View Gallery. Great turnout, beautiful work and new collectors! Tony Savoie's work is a reverse process of painting on clear acrylic floated over backgrounds of found photographs and artifacts. His are images from the natural world with deeper implications of human interaction. Don't miss this excellent exhibition.

Read DavidMixner.com: Art: DC's Longview Gallery Presents Tony Savoie

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

The Temporium, a design shop + wifi lounge.

Store will be open through August 15.
Located in the former R.L. Christian Library at 1300 H Street, NE.

Thursdays and Fridays: 6 to 10 PM
Saturdays: 2 to 10 PM
Sundays: 12 to 5 PM

DC’s best designers show their wares in The Temporium, a design shop + wifi lounge.

New designers added this week:
Artistic Sole -Skate decks, graphic tees, shoes.
Buprestes – Beautiful silver jewelry with cutest bug motif ever.
Carolyn Thornton – Jewelry.
Dawit Kahsi – Africa-inspired graphic tees.
Holland Cox – Colorful handbags, aprons, and other accessories.
MiSHi – Sterling silver jewelry.
Thembe Fashions – Womens clothing.

Visit Gallery O/H too for "Cheesecake" and music!
Cheesecake: a tribute to the female form
August 5-7 and 12-14
5:30 to 9 PM
@ Gallery OonH, 1354 H St., NE
10% discount at Dangerously Delicious Pies!

Friday, August 6: Music Selector Phoenix
Saturday, August 7: DJ Jahsonic
Sunday, August 8: DECOY, 
"Eat UR Heart Out" Hunger Awareness project
Fall Collection Launch by Hugh & Crye
August 13-15

Closing weekend music curated by BLUEBRAIN
August 13-15

For more info, go HERE.

Corwin Levi / Pam Rogers @ HIllyer Art Space

Ruptured Walls: Flower Paintings by Corwin Levi
August 6 - August 28

Germination Projects by Pam Rogers
August 6 - August 28

FIRST FRIDAY RECEPTION: August 6th, 2010, 6-9PM
Free food and refreshments. Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon!
Featuring live music by the Duc D'Angelos Quartet!
$5 suggested donation.

Corwin Levi's flower paintings transport the viewer into a vortex of nostalgic, youthful wonderment. The fantastical imagery of his work is so visually commanding that the intensity of dreams, ideas, and space are literally punched through the canvas.

Pam Rogers' work propels viewers into a nurturing, cocoon-like state of being. Using the natural world as a set focus, both her paper based and sculptural installations evoke a sense of their own potential for organic growth in the viewer. The quite nature of plants and vegetation transcend the canvas and become something of an unrequited mentor, demonstrating patience, empathy, and the innate struggle to survive.

HIllyer Art Space
International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA


August 7, 2010 from 2pm to 8pm

Albus Cavus artists and students have been working out of The Freezer, a space provided by Alex Gold of The Fridge. In the recent months they have completed a huge amount of work. Please tour the studio to learn about current public art projects and donate to keep the workspace open...

On August 7, 2010 from 2pm to 8pm at 633 E Street SE in rear alley, in walking distance from Eastern Market Metro.
Discuss Future Murals on 8th Street and Penn Ave; Large Art Exhibit + Auction and Raffle; Music and Performances; Students’ Presentations; Refreshments...

If you cannot attend, but would like to donate, please use their donation page.

Tripping the Light Fantastic @ Studio Gallery

Exhibitions: July 21 - August 14, 2010
First Friday Reception
(Dupont Circle Galleries openings)
August 6, 6 - 8 pm

Group Show: Tripping the Light Fantastic
All Members

Come, and trip it as ye go,
Oh the light fantastick toe
And in thy right hand lead with thee
The Mountain Nymph, sweet Liberty
- Milton


Studio Gallery
2108 R Street N.W. 
Washington, DC 20008 

National Gallery of Art Jazz in the Garden in August

Need a spot to hang out in the breezes and enjoy music. Head over to the National Gallery of Art to hear
Jazz in the Garden on Friday evenings in August.

National Gallery of Art 
Jazz in the Garden in August
Fridays, 5:00 - 8:30pm
Rain or shine

August 6
Bjorn Solli
Norwegian jazz guitarist

August 13
Carsten Boe Trio
Django jazz from Oslo, Norway

August 20
Pete BarenBregge
ensemble avante-garde
August 27

Miles Stiebel
smooth jazz violinist

Concerts take place in front of the Pavilion CaféThere is no charge for the jazz performances
Sculpture Garden hours are extended to 9:30pm

Picnickers may bring blankets
Alcoholic beverages and coolers are not permitted
The Pavilion Café and carts located on the patios offer a seasonal light fare menu and cold beverages

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

The Lab for Remixed Knowledge

The Lab for Remixed Knowledge
A Coup d'Espace Project organized by Adam Good
August 6 - August 27
Opening Reception: August 6, 6-8pm

Office Hours with Chief Researcher Adam Good:
August 12, 10am-6pm & August 19, 10am-4pm
Presentations by Guest Researchers: August 19, 4-7pm
Final Lecture by Adam Good: August 26, 6pm

The Lab for Remixed Knowledge transforms the WPA office into an interactive research space for exploring the techniques and implications of remixing knowledge. The Lab invites visitors to become researchers in the emerging fields of object-oriented thought, quantum semantics, and radical recombinance.
The Lab will open and close with interactive performance lectures by chief researcher Adam Good, who will also conduct research from the Lab every Thursday during office hours, and post research findings online. The Lab will host an afternoon of presentations by guest researchers on Thursday, August 19th.

Learn more about the Lab at www.theRealAdamGood.com/lab

Matthew Mann: The Cinecitta Chapel

Matthew Mann: The Cinecitta Chapel
August 6 – September 4, 2010
Opening reception: Friday, August 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Pink Panel @ Flashpoint: August 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Painter Matthew Mann combines 14th century imagery with the cowboy archetype in a contemporary adaptation of Giotto's Scrovegni Chapel with The Cinecitta Chapel. Creating surreal and oftentimes humorous paintings, Mann interprets American-ness through the lens of Italian quattrocento painting and the gunslinger as defined by foreign-born filmmakers and writers.
Follow Matthew Mann’s progress at Matt’s Cinecitta Chapel Apparatus.

916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Art Calendar | 12 Step Program for Artists: The Art of Doing Business

 Art Calendar just released a 12 Step Program for Artists: The Art of Doing Business by Jodi Walsh
In this DVD series, Jodi Walsh, the creator of the "12 STEP Program for Artists: The Art of Doing Business" gives viewers in-depth, user-friendly instructions on how to create a successful sales, business and marketing plan for artists of all mediums.

M.M. Pipkin / Norfolk Botanical Gardens

August 1 - September 30, 2010
A Natural Response: The Art of M.M. Pipkin
Saturday, August 21
Saturday, September 11

Free with admission

All Talks will start at 1pm.Hear Keith Ramsey speak about the passion and inspiration behind this art series. Learn how Mr. Ramsey created more than just a work of art, but an educational tool to about American history.

Diluted Loss illustrates the racism and discrimination that was directed toward African American troops in World War II, both from the United States military as well as Japanese and European troops. The series is mixed media, and was created using organic materials, acrylic and oil paint, snips of news articles and letters from soldiers, and other charred symbols of American liberty.

Ramsey describes the series as “not a pretty picture I painted, but an important one”. Ramsey considers himself to be a documentarian, charged to present the overlooked, historical accounts of African American soldiers through art.

Keith M. Ramsey grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia. The son of an artist, he developed an early affinity for the works of Edward Hopper. Since receiving his Degree in Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1998, he has been working steadily toward his artistic vision of images created from influences of experience, introspective thought and political perspective. His work has been exhibited throughout the Richmond area.

For more information about the exhibition visit The Black History Museum of Virginia.

The Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia
00 Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-9093

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Arts on N Street Festival this weekend

Article: No Business? No Problem: Art Pops Up in Vacant Retail Spaces Posted by Erin Petty on Aug. 4, 2010 at 3:18 pm Washington City Paper
Read Erin Petty's article above describing the art, art incubator and retail incentives behind this project.

August 7th- 8th & August 14th- 15th starting this weekend!
 Arts on N Street Festival will run for 2 weekends
Portraits of DC on N street
Be sure to come out to see the new Windows into DC, Phase II, on M Street @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It's a pop-up arts project in vacant retail windows at the convention center. My work from the Playground Series was part of the initial launch of the program last year. Artists work will be on display over a period of months to attract tourists, visitors and community members to the area. You can dial in to hear the artists talk about the work that they are exhibiting so bring your cell phones!

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. 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 took place today and you can see a preview of some of the art in the windows at my Artravelin Flickr set.

Gallery Row on M Street NW
Portraits of DC on N Street NW
Craig Kraft Lighting at 9th and N Streets NW

Arts on N Street Festival will take place on the wide sidewalk of N Street NW (between 7th & 9th Sts. NW) August: 7th- 8th & 14th- 15th

Featured Artists:
DJ Alex Gold (August 14)
Allison Jai O’Dell (August: 7, 8, 14, & 15)
Amber Robles-Gordon(August: 7 & 8 )
Art Drauglis (August: 7)
Art Whino (August: 7, 8 & 14, 15
Amelia Smith (August: 14 & 5)
The Caribbean (August: 14 & 15)
Charlene Lockwood (August: 7 & 8 )
Crystal Little (August: 8, 14, & 15)
Cynthia Sands
Denee Barr (August: 7 & 8 )
Ed Burck (August: 7)
Eve VanDalsen (August: 14 & 15)
Gaby Hernandez (August: 14 & 15)
Hugh + Crye (August: 7 & 8 )
Ida Mitchell (August: 8 & 15)
Jenni Feingold (August: 7 & 14)
Katie Stack (August: 14 & 15)
Kelly Towles (August: 7 & 8 )
Lisa K. Rosenstein(August: 14 & 15)
Lucia Hamilton (August: 7 & 8 )
Lunar Massage (August: 7)
Matt Hollis (August: 14 & 15)
Matt Sesow (August: 14)
Matthew Parker (August: 7, 8, 14, & 15)
Michele Banks (August: 7, 8, 14, & 15)
Niambi George (August: 7, 8, & 14)
Rania Hassan (August: 15)
Sean Hennessey< (August: 15)
Sheila Crider (August: 14)
Yinibi (August: 7, 8, 14, & 15)
Stephanie Bonifant (August: 14 & 15)
TH Gomillion (August: 7 & 8 )
DJ Uncle Eric (August: 7 )

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