Thursday, September 30, 2010

Artist Talk and Reception with Freya Grand at GRACE

 Freya Grand    “Beach”  oil on canvas    48” x 60”    2007

September 30 – November 12

Greater Reston Arts Center opens its fall season with JOURNEY, an expansive exhibition of mystical landscape paintings by Freya Grand.

Opening Reception this Saturday, October 2.
Gallery talk from 5 to 6pm
Reception from 6 to 7:30pm

Describing her paintings as “points of departure inward,” Grand leads us on a rigorous tour of nature’s “relentless beauty.”

Mark your calendars for two exciting events in conjunction with this exhibition:

Art with a Twist: Jane Franklin Dance Company with original music
composed by Steven Rogers
Wednesday, October 27, 7:30pm

T.G.I.F. Free Fridays with InterAct Story Theatre
Friday, November 5, 5 – 7pm  Supported by Target
JOURNEY is sponsored by Virginia Commerce Bank and generously supported
by Mary B. Howard

Reston Town Center
12001 Market Street
Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190
fax 703.471.0952  

2010 Fall Benefit Gala for Maryland Art Place / SAVE THE DATE


7pm to 10pm


POP STAR Afterparty
9pm to Midnight
Friday, November 12

Friday, November 12, the 2010 Fall Benefit Gala for Maryland Art Place will pop up on the first floor of MAP's former home at 218 West Saratoga Street!

For the first time ever, this year's Gala is followed by a chance to dance and party like a Pop Star in the 14Karat Cabaret downstairs. Celebrity fashion encouraged.

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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


FIRST FRIDAY October Opening!
Friday, October 1st, 2010, 6PM-9PM

ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation

EXHIBITION:  Puzzling (a) Space. Just in case you missed the first Puzzling (a) Space opening here is your second chance! Asian inspired hors d'ouerves and music by D.J. Les

EXHIBITION:  INTERNATIONAL ARTS AND ARTISTS: MEMBERS SHOW. Guest curator Lou Stovall  selected work for the October Members Show at Hillyer Art Space. Congratulations to all those members who have been selected!!!

Exhibiting artists: 
Anne Marchand
Carol Barsha 
Cianne Fragione 
Ellen Weiss 
George Tkabladze 
Helen K. Anne 
Paula Stern 
Wayson Jones

International Arts & Artists9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA

Scenes from the opening reception at Flickr

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Iraq History Project Art Festival

Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival producer, author and artist, Tom Block is directing The Iraq History Project Art Festival which will run from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3 at DePaul University.

The six-day series of events will include panel discussions, lunch lectures and film screenings addressing human rights issues, culminating in a large exhibition of work by 19 artists on Oct. 3 in room 120 of DePaul’s Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.

Read more HERE
Artists, activists unite for human rights
Art festival aims to raise awareness, inspire social change
by Luke Wilusz Columbia Chronicle

New Artist in Residency Program in Silver Spring, MD

Announcing New Artist-In-Residency Program 

New Application deadline is October 15, 2010 for Spring 2011 Residencies 

The Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College announces a new Artist in Residency Program. The Department of Visual Arts and Design is seeking proposals for residencies beginning in spring 2011. Artists will be provided studio space in the Morris and Gwendolyn Foundation Arts Center. Proposals are sought that will benefit, involve, or impact art students and members of the college community. Residency proposals lasting from one month up to two academic semesters will be considered.

Resident Artists may be granted access to facilities such as; fully equipped printmaking studio, ceramics studio, sculpture studio, B/W darkroom, MAC Lab, weaving looms, in accord with their residency proposal. Exhibitions in conjunction with residencies may also be considered.

For full AIR Program information and Application Form please go to Montgomery College website and search “Visual Arts Artist in Residence”

FIRST FRIDAY Opening! Hillyer Art Space

Puzzling (a) Space 
Friday, October 1st, 2010 6PM-9PM
ADMISSION: $5 suggested donation

Hillyer Art Space and Project Andini announce Puzzling (a) Space, a site-specific exhibition of painting, installation, video and performance by four contemporary Asian artists: Soun Hong (Korean), Chakraphan Rangaratna (Thai), Ding Ren (Chinese American), and Eric De Leon Zamuco (Filipino). This exhibition is co-curated by Jeong-ok Jeon (Korean) and Jammie Chang (Taiwan), and as a collaborative project it will bring dynamic cultural perspectives to the District arts community and increase cultural exchange between Asia and the U.S.

Puzzling (a) Space begins with the concept of site-specific art, the notion that an artwork comes to life within the exhibition space and an audience's participation is similarly an essential component to the artworks' realization. The place is not just a backdrop or a simple space to contain the artwork. Rather, the place conveys the purpose and acts as a vehicle for the art, just as the audience's interaction acts as a catalyst.  Thus the artwork will only be complete in the context of three contributing elements: the artist, the place, and the audience.

Art-Making Workshop
in collaboration with Children's Art Studio
October 2nd, 1pm-3:30pm
RSVP (Limited seats - Children under 8 years of age only)

Youth Lecture Program
in collaboration with OpenArt Studio
October 16th, 11am-12:30pm
RSVP (Limited seats)

Thank-You Gathering for Puzzling (a) Space VIPs
October 22nd, 6pm-8pm
(Private event)

International Arts & Artists9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, MD

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
October 8, 9, 10, 2010
Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds

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

 Bowl by John Kerr, Jr.

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

The show is conveniently located in the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington, DC.  

Montgomery County Fairgrounds
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Monday, September 27, 2010


(e)merge 2 panel discussion + party
Saturday, October 2nd, 4 - 8 pm 
@ Hamiltonian Gallery

Conner Contemporary Art and Hamiltonian Artists will host an event specifically for area emerging artists beginning with a panel discussion focusing on gallery representation and the dynamics of artist-gallery relationships.


Seth Adelsberger - visual artist, represented by Civilian Art Projects, and co-founder of Nudashank Gallery
Craig Appelbaum - founder of Industry Gallery
Leigh Conner - co-founder Conner Contemporary Art
Kathryn Cornelius - performance artist, represented by Curator's Office
Maggie Michael - visual artist, represented by G Fine Art

Moderated by Jacqueline Ionita, Director of Hamiltonian Gallery

The (e)merge 2 panel discussion begins promptly at 4pm; directly followed by (e)merge 2 party - hang out with your community, enjoy DJ, food and drink.

(e)merge 2 is generously sponsored by Marvin Restaurant and the Pink Line Project.
Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW

Sunday, September 26, 2010

LAND, AIR, AND SEA, Recent paintings by Ron Riley

LAND, AIR, AND SEA, Recent paintings by Ron Riley 
 Opening in Gallery I @ the Foundry Gallery 

Sept 29 through Oct 31 
Opening reception: Oct. 1, 6 to 8pm

 Ron Riley, From a Distance, acrylic on canvas

Riley portrays images which evoke a sense of internal peace, tranquility, and serenity, and power uniting us with the majestic forces we find within ourselves and in our natural environment.

Monthly members show in Gallery II.

Foundry Gallery
1314 18th St, NW
Washington, DC

MPA artfest

McLean Project for the Arts' community art festival
Sunday October 3, 2010
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
in McLean Central Park, Virginia.

McLean Central Park is located at the intersection of Dolley Madison Boulevard (Rte. 123) and Old Dominion Drive.

On October 3rd, 2010 MPAartfest will transform McLean Central Park into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of a diverse group of 40 juried
Admission is free, but a $5 donation to MPA would be greatly appreciated.

Your donation will help support MPAartfest, and MPA's exhibitions and education programs.

Details Here

Saturday, September 25, 2010

WPA Arcade Exhibition and Artist Talk Walking Tour

Arcade Exhibition
Artist Talk Walking Tour

Artist Talk Walking Tour: September 27, 6pm
(meet at the Passenger, 1021 7th Street NW before proceeding to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, M Street between 7th and 9th streets)

Happy Hour: September 27, 2010 from 5pm-8pm at the Passenger

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) announces an artist talk walking tour and happy hour to celebrate ARCADE, a public art project organized by WPA, with the support of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates! Public Art Program (DCCAH) and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority (WCSA). MORE>>

Rosemary Luckett / Altered Terrain at Touchstone Gallery

Rosemary Luckett
Altered Terrain
Drawings & Sculpture

Sept. 29-Oct 31, 2010
Opening: Friday, Oct. 1, 6-8:30 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday Oct. 17, 2 pm

Rosemary Luckett juxtaposes sculpture and mixed media drawings in her solo show “Altered Terrain,” a lively interplay between 2-D and 3-D expression. Connecting unlikely elements, she pairs: real ducks with rubber duckies, bucket-wheel coal excavators with a heart, and a sardine can with a bear's head.  Each piece is built around a single real or symbolic object, or group of items seemingly unrelated to each other. The fun for her is in trying out unusual combinations of forms and then solving mysterious links between them.  Finely-honed technique, a penchant for repeating forms,  and a strong concern for the environment combine with a questioning mind and a sense of humor to form these surreal landscapes; stories of the altered natural landscape and how each person unwittingly contributes to its transformation.

Touchstone Gallery                                                                
901 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 2000


SEPT. 16 – OCT. 29, 2010

The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery presents John Safer Sculptures. Twenty-one works by the GW alumnus and sculptor will be showcased, highlighting smaller versions of his public works and award commissions. 

Works in Lucite, bronze and steel span Mr. Safer’s career and include early geometric works as well as lyrical forms that evoke the movements of athletes and dancers including Serve.  Another side of Mr. Safer’s work has been commissioned to serve as awards including Bird of Peace, 1989, created for the National Peace Foundation, or Symbol of Courage, 1986, given by Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center to a person who has faced cancer and possesses the qualities of courage, dependability, discipline and honor. Lance Armstrong and Scott Hamilton are past recipients of the award.
For a complete list of Mr. Safer’s work in public collections, visit 

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)

This exhibit is free and open to the public.

DUPONT CIRCLE FINE ARTS SHOW 2010 - September 25, 2010

17th Street Festival in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
September 25, 2010

Sponsored by the Dupont Circle Citizens Association as part of the 17th Street-Scape Celebration 2010, co-sponsored with ANC2B, Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets and Ross Elementary School PTA. 

Location: 17th Street, NW from Riggs Place to P Street, NW and R Street, NW between 17th Street, NW and New Hampshire 

The 17th Street Street-scape Project commenced in December 2009 and is now in its final stage of completion. Residents, businesses and visitors have patiently endured this lengthy process as a collective whole, and will finally get to enjoy the end result! From businesses to the local school and residents to local organizations, our collaboration brings about this unique event. Come celebrate with us!

Saturday, September 25th
2:00-6:00PM, 8pm FREE movie at Stead Park

This event will include musical performances throughout the afternoon, artist vendors, a pet zone, a kids zone, auction tent, and exposure for non-profit groups and appearances by city officials to celebrate the unveiling of our new street-scape.

* All proceeds and donations from this event will help to further revitalize the beauty of the street-scape, including flowers in tree boxes and light post banners highlighting our local groups and organizations. Additional funds will go towards Ross Elementary and future events on 17th Street. Donations are considered tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Join Sheed Taylor and the Crystal City BID to Create a Road Tattoo


"...a street festival celebrating the people, artists, musicians and merchants in and around our community. The event is free and offers something fun for everyone."


See David Hubbard's Psychedelic Banners
 ---see Marcie Wolf-Hubbard's "Waxy Lady" Paintings too.
Over 60 vendors selling everything from paintings, photography, jewelry and flowers 
to original t-shirt designs, candles and homemade bath products

Open Call To Artists - The Fridge 2011 Season

Open Call To Artists  - The Fridge 2011 Season

The Fridge seeks professional quality work for its 2011 season, which will include a variety of group and solo art shows.

Please submit resume, artist statement and up to 10 digital images of work for consideration. No greater than 10 MB total. If the project is still conceptual, submit up to 10 digital images of recent work and a vision statement for the proposed project.

The Fridge does not offer funding for the completion of projects. Please include your full name at the beginning of the images and in the subject and body of your e-mail. Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 1.

Send submissions to me[at]

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Art Lecture

Lecture: Thursday, September 23, 6pm

Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Art

Lecturer: Ms. Solenne Ducos-Lamotte, French specialist in Australian
Indigenous Art, Founder and Director of IDAIA*, Sydney, Australia
A one hour introduction to Australian Aboriginal art, including a presentation of an astonishing collection of original artwork selected from a variety of official Aboriginal art centers spread across Australia. This is an exclusive opportunity to learn or deepen one's understanding of Aboriginal art.
*IDAIA - International Development for Australian Indigenous Art.
Free of charge
Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave NW 
Washington, DC 20001

Alan Binstock / Mila Kagan / Gallery 555 Sept Exhibit

September 1 - October 8, 2010
Alan Binstock: glass
 Mila Kagan: acrylic on canvas

SEPTEMBER CHARITY Receptions: Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
Friday, September 24th from 4- 8pm
Saturday, September 25th from noon to 5pm. 

Gallery 555 and Upstairs on 7th
555 12th St NW
Washington DC 20004
202-393-1409 + go to web site

"Presence/Absence" by David Ivan Clark

September 24 - October 23 2010

Fri, September 24th 2010, 6 to 8 p.m.

"Presence/Absence" by David Ivan Clark 

Susan Calloway Fine Arts (1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW) hosts an opening reception for David Ivan Clark on Friday, September 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. With the exception of a brief apprenticeship with Jonathan Barbieri in Oaxaca, Mexico, Clark is self-taught as a painter and draftsman. In addition to solo and group exhibitions around the Bay Area, his work has been chosen by curators from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the Denver Art Museum for inclusion in shows at various venues in the western states.

Susan Calloway Fine Arts
1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007

Susan Calloway Fine Arts

RETHINKING TRADITION: Contemporary Design from Mexico

ARTIST TALK | Saturday, September 25, 2010 @ 3:00 pm
Recycling History: Design and handcrafts
How are Mexico’s oldest artisanal traditions being re-appointed and reinterpreted by contemporary designers? In this discussion, curator Ana Elena Mallet and designers and architects Kythzia Barrera, Manuel Alvarez Fuentes and Ezequiel Farca will explore how the materialized form is replete with historical elements, and design is seen as a social process and instrument for integration in which aesthetic, multi-varied base forms a functional object. This talk is presented in conjunction with RETHINKING TRADITION: Contemporary Design from Mexico exhibition and forms part of AIA DC, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architect’s  Architecture Week 2010.
RSVP for this event to cdiaz[at]

RETHINKING TRADITION: Contemporary Design from Mexico
Rethinking Tradition: Contemporary Design from Mexico presents over 200 objects created by the most talented and innovative designers in Mexico today. The recent boom in the creative industries has transformed urban centers into artistic labs, and this exhibition celebrates the landscape of Mexico City where a dynamic, cosmopolitan and ever-changing urbanity inspires a new generation of artisans in infinite ways. This exhibition shows how contemporary designers often seek to integrate social, economic and environmental elements through the use of varied objects and materials to create unique products. Seen as a social process and as an instrument for integration, contemporary design has also reclaimed traditional methods of Mexican handicrafts and added inspiring modern touches.

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Joe Corcoran at The Art Registry Gallery

Joe Corcoran @ the Art Registry Gallery
Opens Saturday October 2, 7-9pm

NOW at the Corcoran

Celebrate with special guest Chris Martin, Honorary Chair of the Host Committee, and join fellow contemporary art lovers and philanthropists for the much-anticipated launch of NOW at the Corcoran—an exciting program of exhibitions presenting new and site-specific work by emerging and mid-career artists.

Friday, October 1, 8 p.m. to Midnight Corcoran Gallery of Art 
Cocktail Attire

Tickets $150  
VIP $500



Donations of $5 or $10 Now Accepted Via Text Message
With All Major Mobile Phone Carriers

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of a recent renovation-related fire, The Phillips Collection launches a micro-donation campaign to raise funds toward repair of the historic Phillips house. Supporters can donate $5 or $10 to the museum by sending a text message from a mobile phone now through the end of 2010.

   To make a $5 donation, supporters can text “phillips5” to 20222. To make a $10 donation, they can text "phillips10” to 20222. Supporters should then follow prompts to confirm their gift. The charge will appear on the donor’s cell phone bill or will be deducted from the donor’s prepaid balance. Normal text messaging rates apply.

   The fire, which broke out on the roof of the Phillips house on the morning of September 2, was contained and extinguished swiftly. No one was injured. All artwork is safe and secure. However, damage to the upper stories of the Phillips house where museum offices are located was significant and is still being evaluated.

   The Phillips Collection has reopened during regular hours, though galleries in the Phillips house remain closed for repairs until further notice. Museum admission is waived for the month of September. All special exhibitions are slated to open as planned, though interruptions to the programming schedule may occur. Visitors may check for updates at

Tuesday, September 21, 2010



Mixed Media

'Bleached and Shaven' (detail) by Leigh Anne Chambers
Bleached and Shaven (detail)
by Leigh Anne Chambers
bleach on carpet, 5 x 7 ft., 2010

September 24 through October 17

Opening Reception Fourth Friday
September 24, 7-10 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Check out pictures from the opening reception

Plant Zero Art Center 

Special Benefit event for Transformer at Comet Ping Pong

Special Benefit event for Transformer at Comet Ping Pong

Friday, September 24, 2010; 10:30pm
$10 donation at the door; $1 PBRs

Sasha Lord Presents and Comet Ping Pong host a live art installation by Arrington De Dionyso and performance of Arrington De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa (Indonesian pop band / Old Time Relijun) with a live percussion set by International beatmaker Kiran Ganhi.

Arrington de Dionyso makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations. Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic séance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll.

De Dionyso's most recent project, Malaikat dan Singa, is a trance-punk outfit with a shape-shifting lineup featuring bass-clarinet, guitars, multiple drummers and his trademark wild vocals (multi-spectral harmonic throatsinging combined with grunts, yelps, and barks) - this time, all sung in Indonesian. Malaikat dan Singa translates as "Angels and Lions," and de Dionyso's Indonesian lyrics combine mythology and fantasy with haphazard translations of poet William Blake. The project, however, ultimately defies a clean translation. Malaikat dan Sanga gains power by crossing boundaries - both linguistic and psychic.

Come out & support Transformer at this special event!!

Comet Ping Pong
5037 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 364-0404

WALA trademarks workshop / Sept. 29

Learn all about trademarks at this upcoming workshop!

Presentation + Q & A session.

September 29th - 7PM @ Finnegan

Free for WALA members; $30 for non-members.

Click here for more information and to register (it's easy & secure).

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
920 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Monday, September 20, 2010

Daily Campello Art News

Daily Campello Art News

Dr. Claudia Rousseau on Myth and Transformations

Myth & Transformations opens Thursday, September 23, 5:00 – 7:30 pm. The show is at the School of Art & Design at Montgomery College's King Street Gallery, located in the beautiful Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center at 930 King Street in the Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. Here is the essay about the show by its curator, Dr. Claudia Rousseau:

Systems Failure Closing Reception with Sarah Tanguy

Target Gallery's Closing Reception to meet the artists for Systems Failure
Thursday September 23rd 6-8pm

"By turns witty and serious, the artists in Systems Failure share a deep concern for the current state of the world, while maintaining their individual emotional and conceptual perspectives." - Sarah Tanguy, juror

This exhibition examines the current crises facing our country and the world and the plight of the people who must suffer from these failures. Our juror for this exhibition 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. Tanguy chose 39 works for the exhibition that poetically express the human cost of these breakdowns.

Sarah Tanguy will provide a gallery talk at 7pm during the reception to discuss her choices for the exhibition.

The Target Gallery, national exhibition space of the Torpedo Factory, promotes high standards of art by continuously exploring new ideas through the visual media in a schedule of national and international exhibitions. Located on the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The gallery is open daily from 10-6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Raw Beauty: Fashion Experience: A Breast Cancer Community Outreach Initiative

"Raw Beauty: Fashion Experience: A Breast Cancer Community Outreach Initiative" Sept. 26th!
Authentic Contemporary Art will be donating artwork in support of Atikal Foundation's 2010 Raw Beauty Fashion: Experience Breast Cancer Initiative celebration, Sunday, September 26, 2010 at the National Harbor Sunset Room, National Harbor Maryland.

Guests will experience an unforgettable evening of fashions from local couture designers as Kenny Flanagan, Kas Collection, Inc., hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and entertainment, all while celebrating and honoring breast cancer survivors.

This evening will prove to be an inspiring and memorable way to raise awareness about breast cancer in young men and women, celebrate our survivors, and raise funds for local programs, allowing us to continue providing critical programming in the Washington, DC Metro Area.

The Raw Beauty Breast Cancer Initiative is dedicated to the critical issues unique to young men & women and breast cancer. No one diagnosed under 40 should be left in the dark about breast cancer. The Raw Beauty initiative includes quarterly educational programs to help young people learn about the importance of breast self-exams and early detection; and provide screenings and diagnosis for uninsured and under-insured men and women, in collaboration with the program's Clinical Partner, Dr. Regina Hampton, of Signature Breast Care, in Lanham, MD.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://rawbeauty.eventbrite.comPost Options

Foundry Gallery open house membership drive

Foundry Gallery, 1314 18th St NW, 202-463-0203, which is one of DC's oldest cooperative galleries is holding an open house membership drive on Saturday Sept. 25 for prospective members. Interested artists should drop off 4 to 5 pieces of their work between 12 and 3 to be juried. Art work may be picked up between 4:30 and 5:00 pm. Application form can be downloaded by visiting

Contact person: Kathryn Wiley kathypaints[at]

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Collector's Choice at GRACE tomorrow

Anne Marchand

Stellar Series #9 (V 172)
2D, acrylic and mixed media
5" x 5"
Collector's Choice
GRACE programs are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and you! Show your support today.

Click for preview thumbnail pictures of works. Tickets are limited, get your lucky number now! Out of town this weekend?  Use proxies.

Greater Reston Arts Center
12001 Market Street Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190

All proceeds from this fundraiser support exhibitions and educational programming.

James Rieck & Jonathan Monaghan at Hamiltonian

September 18 - October 30, 2010 
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 18th, 7-9 pm.

Hamiltonian Gallery announces a new exhibition where fairy tale meets flesh in two parts: James Rieck, Mead Hall; and Jonathan Monaghan, Life Tastes Good in Disco Heaven. Whether in Monaghan's digital constructs or Rieck's masterly-engineered paintings, both artists appropriate the iconographies of storytelling and marketing to question notions of power and subjugation.

Five paintings comprise the series Mead Hall, inspired by the heroic epic poem Beowulf, and The Monsters and the Critics, J.R.R. Tolkien's consequential 1936 lecture on the literary work. James Rieck deftly arranges cropped images from historical paintings, seductive women, and medieval props to present a contemporary interpretation of the medieval classic.

Jonathan Monaghan explores the dialectical nature of an increasingly simulated world with his new work, Life Tastes Good In Disco Heaven. Monaghan's work ultimately is about indifference and loss, which is illustrated by integrating corporate iconography into pseudo-religious landscapes. His iconic subject matter is both familiar and alien playing on our desires, dreams, and dread. His virtual creations allude to the eerily present dilemma of responsible consumption. By subverting popular commercial culture, Monaghan's work presents a moral question left unanswered.

Hamiltonian Artists
1353 u street, nw
suite 101
washington | DC | 20009

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery / John Safer Sculptures

John Safer Sculptures
Opening October 2, 2010, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University
Media & Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Architecture Week 2010

DC Architecture Week is going on now! Many Georgetown businesses are participating with special events, including a tour of the House of Sweden (2900 K Street, NW) on Sunday, September 19, a prix fixe lunch at Farmers and Fishers (3000 K Street, NW) on Friday, September 24 and a kid's tour of Georgetown at Hartman-Cox Architects (1074 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW) on Saturday, September 25. Click here for a complete list of events and fees.

POROUS BORDERS Opening Reception

September 10 - December 5, 2010   

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 6 pm - 8 pm

Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 2, 2010, 2 pm

Artists: Julia Bloom, Jessica Braiterman, Anthony Comes, Frederic Crist, Brent Crothers, Joel D'Orazio, Pattie Firestone, Helen Glazer, Nestor Guzman, Artemis Herber, Dalya Luttwak, Emily Piccirillo, Guy Rando, Phillip Scarpone, Marilee Schumann, Mike Shaffer, Carmela Solell-Knepler, Diane Szczepaniak, Patricia Tinajero, and James Wallace
"Just as the District of Columbia was carved into and out of the borders of Maryland and Virginia, artworks have borders that are tangible, malleable, and reaching-like geographic boundaries. Yet they connote intangible values and dreams and ideals-much like the idealism that goes into creating a nation's capital. This exhibition is about interconnections despite borders and boundaries, and of course the power of art to create connection and beauty."

 - Jayme McLellan, Juror
Director/Founder , Civilian Art Projects

Presented by Washington Sculptors Group at The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., museum and grounds at Mount Vernon Square
801 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, September 17, 2010

JOURNEY: Freya Grand / Greater Reston Arts Center

Freya Grand

September 30 – November 12, 2010
Opening: Saturday, October 2
Artist Talk: 5 – 6 pm
Reception: 6 – 7:30pm
Freya Grand “Damaraland” oil on canvas 40” x 60” 2008

Reston, VA: Greater Reston Arts Center begins its new season with JOURNEY, Freya Grand’s expansive exhibition of mystical landscape paintings. With lush brushwork and an uncanny sense of the universal in nature, Grand gives traditional landscape painting a contemporary, romantic interpretation where natural forces and features become catalysts for unlocking primordial memory.

The artist describes her paintings as “points of departure inward” rather than specific destinations. Built upon recollected feelings, travel sketches, notes, and photographs from actual journeys, her paintings develop into poetic meditations on the earth’s vastness. Each canvas offers a pathway into the void through ominous boulders, receding tides, and mountain passes. Through her paintings, Grand leads us on a rigorous tour of nature’s “relentless beauty,” sharing her pleasure in its familiar, iconic forms and her fears of its starkness and immensity.

As in the Romantic paintings of the nineteenth century, JOURNEY, reminds us that human intrusions into the natural world can have unwanted consequences. Scenes such as “Rock at Low Tide” and “Sea” are visionary depictions of the shoreline but they also evoke what is lost when environmental disaster strikes. By illuminating the primal forces in nature, Grand’s work carries a dual message of darkness and hope through its deep reverence for wildness, both in nature and humankind.

Educated at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Grand has lived and worked in Washington, DC for twenty years. Most recently, she has had solo exhibitions at Gallery Neptune in Bethesda, MD; Gallery 211 in Baltimore, MD; The Arts Club of Washington, DC; and the Judy Saslow Gallery in Chicago, IL. Her work is in numerous collections including the District of Columbia Arts Commission; the US Trust Company in New York, NY; and the Charles E. Smith Company in Arlington, VA.

A twelve-page exhibition catalog is available at GRACE.
Greater Reston Arts Center appreciates the Virginia Commerce Bank’s corporate sponsorship of JOURNEY and the generous support of Mary B. Howard.

Programs in conjunction with JOURNEY:

hub theatre at GreaterRestonArtsCenter SIRENS (staged reading)
Thursday, October 7, 7:30pm

Appetite for Art: Contemporary Art Series — Landscape*
Mondays, October 18, October 25, November 1, November 8, 10:30am – noon

Art with a Twist: Jane Franklin Dance Company with original music by Steven Rogers
Wednesday, October 27, 7:30pm

Super Studio! Landscapes with Freya Grand*
Hands-on workshop for ages 6 – 10
Monday, October 25, 3:30 – 5pm

T.G.I.F. Free Fridays with InterAct Story Theatre
Friday, November 5, 5 – 7pm

  Contact GRACE for fees and registration

Greater Reston Arts Center
Reston Town Center
12001 Market Street
Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190

Geospatial Art at The Old Print Gallery

Nikolas Schiller: Geospatial Art is on view September 17 through November 13, 2010.

Opening reception: September 17 from 5 to 8 pm
Artist talk: October 15 from 6 to 8 pm

"Adding a radical new dimension to traditional cartography, Nikolas Schiller: Geospatial Art disrupts the singular geopolitical viewpoint and in its place reveals infinite paths and perspectives of specific places at specific times in history. Experimenting with new methods of projecting geospatial information in a three-dimensional environment, Nikolas Schiller creates these unique maps out of public domain orthophotography. He has re-projected much of urban America, from downtown central business districts to state capitals to highway intersections to national monuments, and now, Georgetown."

The Old Print Gallery, a destination for map enthusiasts since 1971, invites you to view Nikolas Schiller’s postmodern cartography amidst the gallery’s collection of maps dating from the seventeenth century to the present.

The Old Print Gallery
1220 31st Street NW in Georgetown.,

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5:20 pm.
Free and open to the public

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Omnipresence Exhibition @ Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Omnipresence Exhibition: Opening Reception
Friday, September 17th, 7-9pm

Hosted by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
and Black Artists of DC (BADC)

Experience a unique exhibition of fine art, live jazz, and delectable treats on the waterfront. In partnership with the Black Artists of DC, the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities is proud to present Omnipresence, a visual arts testimony to the profound presence of African American artists living and thriving in the District of Columbia. Meet these esteemed artists, enjoy selections of music and poetry, and add to your personal art collection in one thoroughly artistic evening.

The Mandarin Oriental
1200 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington DC 20024

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Art Reception at The Madeira School

Michele Norris and Joy Every, Convergence
@ the Madeira School, McLean, VA
Opening Sept 16, 6:30pm

McLean Project for the Arts

Realism Now:  Cityscapes
September 16 - October 30

Opening Reception and Talk
Thursday, September 16  7 - 9pm

Work by two painters, Joey Mánlapaz and Glenn Moreton, who draw on the city as subject matter to produce paintings executed in a photorealist style.  Emerson Gallery

Natural Inheritance - Sea Scans, Bee Helmets and Anchors: Works by Joanna Axtmann  Atrium Gallery

The Topography of Memory: Works by Raye Leith  Ramp Gallery

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

Three Virginia artists featured at Rawls Museum Arts

RAWLS MUSEUM ARTS Announces Three Solo Exhibitions
Three Virginia artists will be featured in Courtland, VA

Saturday, September 18th at 6:30 pm -

 All exhibition openings are free and open to the public.

Anna Velkoff Freeman, Shaping Earth
"Shaping Earth" emphasizes man's impact on the environment and describes Freeman's use of materials and process. Her use of stoneware and porcelain clay finely carved to reveal layers further echo the vulnerability of the earth.

Whitney Marie Rainey, Wunderkammer
Rainey's treasure trove of images are inspired by her fascination with American history and are monuments to the past. The characters that she is influenced by are surrounded by myth such as Amelia Earhart, Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth and Theodore Roosevelt. Rainey's process includes labor intensive traditionally feminine media, like embroidery and knitting, signifies a connection to hard working and obsessive personalities of the past.

Gary Garbett, insequentialsequence
Pop culture plays a distinctive roll in the mixed media paintings, photography and video pieces that Garbett creates. The influence of music, film, advertising and the evening news are clearly evident and serve as a wealth of inspiration for his prolific body of work.

A Partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

22376 Linden Street
Courtland, VA 23837

Camille Schefter @ Studio H

Camille Schefter
Saturday September 18 from 6PM to 9PM

Studio H is proud to present ”Insoluble” a solo exhibition featuring oil paintings by Camille Schefter.  The works, both curious and perceptive, exhibit diverse imagery and deft, complex color use.  The end result is a captivating examination of the contradictions between what a person shows publicly and what one thinks and feels privately.

Schefter’s work is driven by this reality of a public and private self, and how rifts between the two develop and play out in everyday life.  “I’m interested in the decision.  The fact that you can’t ever fully communicate with another person creates this opportunity for you to choose what you give out.  Sometimes it’s conscious, sometimes it’s not, but something’s got to happen. That ambiguity is what I focused on in this show.”

Studio H
408 H Street NE, Second Floor
Washington, DC 20002.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

AUTUMN EQUINOX @ Chevy Chase Pavilion

Zenith Gallery with Chevy Chase Pavilion presents

September 15 – November 28, 2010
Throughout the Pavilion

Meet the Artists: Wednesday, September 15, 6-8 PM
Zenith, level 2 next to Embassy Suites Hotel

Rosetta DeBerardinis, Joan Konkel, Barbara Liotta, Carol Newmyer, Anita Philyaw, Ellen Sinel, Paula Stern, Joyce Wellman, Paul Martin Wolff

Chevy Chase Pavilion
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW
Chevy Chase, DC 20015
Monday-Saturday, 10am-8pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
Friendship Heights Metro

Zenith space open Tuesdays, 3-7 PM; Saturdays, 12-6 PM and by appointment

Zenith Gallery
PO Box 55295
Washington, DC 20040

Images from Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System,” by Michael Benson / Long View Gallery

Long View Gallery Presents “Images from Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System,” by Michael Benson
With shows running concurrently at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and Dulles International Airport

Show Dates: September 16 – October 24
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 16, 6:30-8:30pm

Film Screening: Sunday, September 26, 6:00-8:30pm (with talk by Michael Benson)

By Monday, September 13
info[at] | 202.232.4788 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Long View Gallery is pleased to announce a ground breaking photography exhibition, “Images from Beyond: Visions of Our Solar System” by celebrated photographer, filmmaker and journalist Michael Benson.

“These works combine scientific knowledge of the subjects, the technical mastery of cuttingedge photo graphic printing media, and archival quality.”-David Acton, Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Worcester Art Museum

“[Benson’s images] are vividly, compellingly real; they astonish and bewilder, luring the viewer into a state of wonder." -Edward Rothstein, The New York Times.

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

Cultural Crossroads: Voices from Latin America & the Caribbean. Exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange

Cultural Crossroads: Voices from Latin America & the Caribbean. Exhibition at the Brentwood Arts Exchange
Intersecciones Culturales:
Voces de América Latina y el Caribe

Cultural Crossroads:
Voices of Latin America and the Caribbean
Felix Angel - Joan Belmar -
Rafael Corzo - Amber Robles-Gordon

September 15 - October 15, 2010

Opening Reception:
Saturday, September 18, 5 - 8pm

Intersecciones Culturales / Cultural Crossroads is compact, with the intent to overload.   Rafael Corzo, presenting art in the gallery as well as the craft store, brings an ambitious embodiment of  youthful energy and freedom.  Amber Robles-Gordon exhibits dazzling wall sculptures evocative of Carnival, steeped in the Afro-Caribbean heritage of objects imbued with symbolism so deeply felt that even when open to intellectual interpretation, their emotional interpretation rings clear.  Joan Belmar presents an installation of abstractions rendered with incredible precision and care.  Each creates delicate illusions of space that rest on balance between external structure and the fluidity of emotions.  And, that's all before mentioning Felix Angel, who lends the exhibition nine works of undeniable power.  The most established and longest experienced of this talented group, Angel - better known in the DC region as a curator than as an artist -  brings forth refinement, eloquence, and poignance,  that are always and only the outcome of years of creation, focus and discipline. 

@ Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD  20722

Beautiful Failures: The Solo Show of Rich Salcido

Beautiful Failures
The Solo Show of Rich Salcido through September 15th

Saturday, September 18th, from 6pm – Midnight

Sketching Session with live model 6-8pm
Musical Performance starts at 8pm

Complimentary Special Show Cocktail
Brought to you by our friends at Mie N Yu Restaurant

Show end date: September 15th

The sketching session begins at 6pm and ends at 8pm and is free. We will have 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.

Richard Salcido's work encompasses the process of exhibition development by creating an 'exhibition-worthy' piece under a daily time constraint from inception to completion, and embracing the idiosyncratic qualities that unfinished pieces may include. He states that "on certain days some things come together and on other days everything seems to fall apart," but accepts each as it comes. He rejoices both in success and in failure, and finding a balance between what an artist is expected to put into creating a final piece, and what actually results. Though he often wonders why he paints everyday given he is often left with disappointment, he believes that "there is a beauty in it, because there is a beauty in failing." Drawing from an early influence in comic books and graffiti, his work features figurative, still life, and typographic elements juxtaposed with mixed media, and deconstructionist appeal, which highlights the various layers of the compositional process that he strives to exemplify within this series.

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

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Memory of a time I did not know.../ MIRIAM MÖRSEL NATHAN

Memory of a time I did not know...
September 15-December 17, 2010

Opening Reception
Tuesday, September 14, 6:00-8:00 pm

Curated by Steven Cushner

Panel Discussion: Examining Postmemory And Transforming It Into Art with artists Muriel Hasbun and Miriam Mörsel Nathan and writer Annette Gendl

Thursday, October 7, 7:30pm

Miriam Mörsel Nathan’s work for the exhibition MEMORY OF A TIME I DID NOT supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

The Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery
Washington District of Columbia Jewish Community Center
1529 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036
(202) 518-9400

Abstraction: More Than meets the Eye at Strathmore

Abstraction: More Than meets the Eye
Opening reception for September 16th from 7-9 PM
at the Mansion at Strathmore

J.J. Cromer / A Study of Passing Events @ Athenaeum

J.J. Cromer / A Study of Passing Events

September 16 through October 31
Opening Reception / Friday, September 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm (free)

Artists' talk featuring J.J. Cromer and Grey Carter will open the reception.
J.J. Cromer appreciates contemporary art, but claims what he's doing is different.  "When I work on my drawings, I'm less interested in certainty. I sit in isolation, directing myself to ambiguity and exploration, skepticism and play." His process is intuitive and the results are meticulously detailed, brightly colored, repetitive forms linked by dynamic, rhythmic, two-dimensional patterns. His mixed media starts with pen, ink, and colored pencil, and sometimes involves collage, paint, and scratching. The results are breathtaking and fascinating and have earned him widespread recognition and acclaim. His work is in private and public collections including the American Visionary Art Museum, Intuit: The Center of Intuitive and Outsider Art, the Taubman Museum of Art, and the University of Virginia.

201 Prince Street
Alexandria, Va 22314

Monday, September 13, 2010

2nd Thomas Drymon Selects Exhibition

Works by Laura Elkins, Claire Feng, Yvette Kraft and Joyce Zipperer
selected by Thomas Drymon.

September 16–October 17, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 6–
Studio B Gallery at Biagio

In “unbearable,” the second of three Thomas Drymon Selects exhibits, the curatorial series narrative is played out as the four artists explore what is revealed and what is not. Featuring works by Laura Elkins, Claire Feng, Yvette Kraft and Joyce Zipperer, the exhibition provides glimpses into the artists’ worlds and provides commentary on our own.

Laura Elkins’ self-portraits as first ladies imbues the powerful women she portrays with emotion seldom seen in public; Claire Feng’s soft-focus paintings of every-day life are subtle snapshots with powerful subtext; Yvette Kraft’s whimsical, textural paintings, inspired by real-life subjects, bring humor and pathos to our daily routine; and Joyce Zipperer’s lingerie series, made of crotcheted metal wire, is as intricate as the hand-work required to make each piece.

About Thomas Drymon Selects:
The three exhibitions planned by Thomas Drymon each year follow a narrative arc. Artists are chosen based on their exploration of the theme or narrative but also their willingess to reconsider their work in that context. For 2010, the narrative concerns revelation and the degree to which artists expose themselves to the world while commenting on it at the same time. Exhibitions are planned each year at traditional and nontraditional spaces and are intended to introduce mid-career artists with low- to mid-priced works to a broader audience.

Thomas Drymon 202-299-0027

 Photos from opening night of unbearable
Artist Joyce Zipperer
Claire Feng with Curator Thomas Drymon
Yvette Kraft with Curator Thomas Drymon

Jason Bryant's Trilogy @ Raandesk

Jason Bryant's Trilogy

Opening Reception:
Thursday, September 16, 7 - 9 PM

Free & Open to the public

Read the press release.

After party celebration begins at 9 PM, stop by the opening reception for location details

Can't wait til the opening? Join Raandesk at the preview brunch and artist talk:
Sunday, September 12, 11:30 - 1 PM
Register here.

Raandesk Gallery of Art
16 W. 23rd Street
New York, New York 10010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Dan Steinhilber: Cast Angels at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

Dan Steinhilber: Cast Angels
September 12 - October 24
Opening Reception: September 12, 2pm-6pm

at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens

A project by Dan Steinhilber, created as part of the Public Art Residency Pilot program, made possible through a partnership between Washington Project for the Arts and Socrates Sculpture Park and funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities DC Creates! Public Art Program. MORE>>

Intersect: Glass meets Art @ Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

Intersect: Glass meets Art
September 7-28, 2010
Reception: Sunday, September 12, 1:30- 3:30pm
Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum
10001 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland, 20814

Benjamin Bornstein     
Judith Busby            
Sean Hennessey     
Kari Minnick            
Anne Elise Pemberton
Jill Tanenbaum
Robert Weiner
Nancy Weisser

Hours: Sundays 10am-4:30pm, Monday-Thursday 12-4pm, Closed on holidays.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Arts on Foot Festival highlights

Zenith Gallery Celebrates Arts on Foot Festival
Saturday, September 11, 11am - 6pm
With the Penn Quarter's Neighborhood Association

Saturday, September 11
The featured artist will talk about her style, vision, technique and work on display through September 30 
Gallery will be attended by representative Margery Goldberg for the entire day.
Zenith Gallery Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave, NW (entrance on 12th Street)
Washington, DC 20004 (12th & Penn)
Walking Tours
Saturday, September 11, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sacred Art and Architecture in Historic Downtown's Places of Worship

Meet at the Goethe-Institut

Washington's Penn Quarter was the home for many immigrant groups: people of different ethnicities, races and faiths. Fortunately, today there are many houses of worship that embody the history of and some that still perpetuate those traditions. As part of Arts on Foot (, Alice Stewart, historian and tour guide, leads this tour, which will present the history and interpret the art and architecture of several remaining places of worship in Penn Quarter. The tour will walk past most of the following buildings: the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, the Chinese Community Church, St. Mary's Catholic Church, the original Adas Israel, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and the First Trinity Lutheran Church. No charge.

NANCY SANSOM REYNOLDS: the second element: stratus series

the second element: stratus series

September 10 - October 23, 2010

Opening reception
Saturday, September 11, 5 - 7 pm

Addison/Ripley Fine Art presents "the 2nd element: stratus series", new works by Nancy Sansom Reynolds. In her third exhibition at Addison/Ripley, Ms. Sansom Reynolds brings a large body of new sculpture in a broad range of materials: bronze, resin and beeswax as well her now familiar, layered plywood. These sinuous, striated, elegant shapes, often suspended on walls, are at once solid and weightless, capable of taking flight but firmly grounded. It is so appropriate, therefore, that the artist's title, "the 2nd element" refers to air as do her titles which name cloud formations: stratus nebulosus, fibratus, pileus, radiatus and castellanus. Poetic names for ethereal forms.

Much of the artist's inspiration for this show comes from her three recent years in the Southwest desert. Ms. Sansom Reynolds has suggested that her forms reflect the "big sky" of the American Southwest. And she has clearly responded to her new environment with sculptures which are a significant advance from her last body of work. Ever the thoughtful, careful, process involved artist, Ms. Sansom Reynolds attains in this body of work, at once a more refined and effortless appearing group of new sculptures, introducing new colors and more complex forms.

Addison/Ripley Fine Art
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Director's Cut @ Washington Printmakers Gallery

Director's Cut
Aug 31-Sept 26
Reception: Saturday, September 11, 1-4 pm
Featuring several of the Director's favorite works by 5 WPG member artists and complementary works by 5 outside printmakers

Artists exhibited: Yolanda Frederikse, Mike Hagan, Pauline Jakobsberg, Fleming Jeffries, Julie Niskanen; Lindsay McCulloch, Glenn Fry, Kristen Necessary, Andy Kozlowski, and Jake Muirhead.

Closing Reception and Poe in Person (in conjunction with Pyramid Atlantic's "Big Read" project):
Saturday, September 25, 5-9:45 pm
(Poe in Person begins at 8:30)

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


September 11 - October 16
Opening reception: Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 6:00 - 8:30pm

Chamberlain's riotous scenes of nature run amok are fantasies that provide the viewer with an opportunity to abandon the quotidian. His canvases are bursting with color and a dizzying assortment of botanical and entomological subjects. And yet, because they lack any concrete clues about time, place, or even scale, these very figurative works begin to verge on the abstract. Nonetheless, Chamberlain sees the landscape genre in general, and his works in particular, as being linked to the idea of narrative. To that end, he addresses his viewer with tantalizingly meaningful titles such as "Apartment Living", "This is Your Mess", and "Survival Tactics". Chamberlain sees these titles as a way to help to guide the viewer through these environments, and provide the framework for a narrative of their own construction.

Project 4
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor,
Washington, DC 20009
t202 232 4340

Last Weekend!! Shelf Life / Mary "Mimi" Frank # Athenaeaum

Shelf Life / Mary "Mimi" Frank
August 5 through September 12
The works in Shelf Life were created specifically to be displayed on the Athenaeum gallery's walls.

"With this body of work Frank took a light touch: the forms are space, outlined. Developing the forms was an intuitive process, unplanned. The scale is slight. All of these factors work against our usual expectations for steel - the material of structure and weight, of massive scale. This is powerful work indeed, containing contradictions, engaging us with its sense of whimsy, all the while maintaining its strong and evocative presence." - Beverly Ress

201 Prince Street
Alexandria, Va 22314

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bethesda Art Walk and Trawick openings tonight

Friday, Sept. 10, 6-9pm
The Trawick Prize Exhibition
Sept. 1-25

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is the visual art prize and exhibition that honors regional artists and awards $14,000 in prize monies. The work of 11 selected finalists will be on display September 1 - 25 at

The Trawick Gallery
4728 Hampden Lane.
Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm.

Bethesda Art Walk
Friday, Sept. 10, 6-9pm

The Bethesda Art Walk takes place the second Friday of every month and features 12 Bethesda galleries and studios that open their doors late to feature local, national and international art.

Bethesda Art Walk tours return on September 10. The guided tours extend the opportunity to learn about Bethesda's galleries as well as their current shows and featured artists.

All Bethesda Art Walk galleries are open from 6-9pm, and the tour will begin at 6:30pm. Attendees can meet their guide at the Bethesda Metro Center, at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue. Bethesda Art Walk tours are free.

Including Fraser Gallery, Maxwell Mackenzie "New Work"

Gallery Frame Avenue, Edwin M.Hirshfield "Flesh and Flora"

Civilian Art Projects / Erick Jackson and Trish Tillman

September 10 - October 16, 2010
Opening Reception, Friday, Sept. 10, 7pm

Erick Jackson

New large-scale paintings of dreamy night scenes and saturated color paradise.

Nightscaping is a new series of paintings by Washington, DC based artist Erick Jackson, influenced by Charles Schultz's Peanuts characters and the school of Romanticism. Drawing from his academic background (Rhode Island School of Design), his rock musician sensibility (Apes, Midnight Kids), and his lavish imagination, Jackson create this new suite of paintings based on the techniques developed in his last exhibition All Night Flight, a series of 68 color pencil drawings.

Trish Tillman
In Irons

Intimidating sculptural installations and works made of paper, found objects, and other media.

According to the artist, "when a boat is in irons it is pointing directly into the wind, or is too close to the wind to make headway. Therefore, it struggles or is completely stopped dead in the water. Elements of my work possess this ambition of wanting to move forward but with constant barriers or reminders of loss."

Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington DC 20001
(202) 607-3804

Get on the Art Bus / Saturday, September 11 Art Openings

In celebration of the opening of the 2010 fall art season, three of the city’s hottest art destinations will be connected by the ART BUS.

Free Shuttle service will be provided between Logan Circle, U Street, & the H Street/Atlas District, sponsored by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.

• 1515 14th Street NW bus stop servicing:
Adamson Gallery, 6:30 - 8:30, 1515 14th Street NW
Curators Office, 6 - 8, 1515 14th Street NW
HEMPHILL, 6:30 – 8:30, 1515 14th Street NW
Gallery Plan b, 6 - 8, 1530 14th Street, NW
Irvine Contemporary 6 - 8, 1412 14th Street NW

• 1353 U Street NW bus stop servicing:
Morton Fine Arts, 6:30 – 8:30, 1781 Florida Ave, NW (between 18th and U St.)
Project 4 Gallery, 6:30 – 8:30, 1353 U Street NW

• 1358 Florida Avenue NE, bus stop servicing:
City Gallery, 6-9, 804 H St NE, 2nd Fl
Conner Contemporary, 6-8, 1358 Florida Avenue NE
Industry Gallery, 6-8, 1358 Florida Avenue NE, 2nd Fl
G Fine Art, 6:30-8:30, 1350 Florida Avenue NE

Commission on the Arts and Humanities
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Carl Wright exhibits 3 sculptures in “Transitions” Exhibition at Washington Design Center Art Gallery

“Transitions” Exhibition
Sept. 11, 2010 through Sept. 17, 2010
Opening September 11, 2010 from 6 – 10 pm

Transitions exhibition is a multimedia art exhibition to premiere at The Art Gallery @ The Washington Design Center. This event will contain exciting exhibits from emerging and established artists, photographers, sculptors and painters. Complimentary admission will be given to all guests whom are planning to attend. 

Washington Design Center Art Gallery  
300 “D” Street, NW
Washington DC
Oonami by Carl Wright
Photo courtesy the artist

featuring three works by sculptor Carl Wright 

Carl Wright will be showing 3 sculptures Shizukesa, Oonami, & Crescendo.  Images of Shizukesa can be seen at:, Oonami at:, and Crescendo at: .

[a quote from Jorge & Will]  ArtBox Media (Jorge Castro and Will Starks) Welcome to the next movement in your life. You are here because you were destined to do so. The art movement we are creating has been put together for you to experience a piece of yourself. How?
Since you were young you have been going through different phases of life. Each stage has created its own challenges that you have overcome in order to proceed to the next. This shared experience is what we are attempting to bring to life.
[a quote from Jorge & Will]  
For more info contact Jorge Castro @ 703-309-2945 or Will Starks @ 301-442-6971