Sunday, December 19, 2010

Call for Artists - "An Evening with The Arts" - A Benefit for the Children's Inn at NIH

 Application deadline is Feb 28th.

The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health is a residential "place like home" for sick children and their families.  Families stay in residence with the child while he/she receives ground breaking medical treatments at the NIH.  While the NIH takes care of the child's medical needs, The Inn tends to the child's heart, soul and spirit.  

TThe Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health is looking for artists to paint live at a May 20th 2011 event.  The Washington Conservatory of Music will be playing a jazz concert at Glen Echo Park where artists will be asked to paint either the musicians as they preform, or abstractly paint the music itself (or some variation of the two).  The five pieces produced that evening by artists will be silent auctioned for the benefit of the Children’s Inn at NIH.  Artists must be able to paint quickly, and capture the spirit of the evening within the 2hrs 30 minutes of concert time.  All paint and canvas for the event will be provided.

Invited guests, will be entertained with extraordinary sounds and sights and have the opportunity to purchase the original artworks created that evening through a silent auction.  Donations to The Children's Inn will also be gratefully accepted.

Date/Time: Friday May 20, 2011- 6:30-9:00pm
6:30-7:00pm- (Reception) Meet and greet with the artists
7:00-9:00pm- Art and music performance
8:00-9:00pm- Silent Auction

The setting for the evening will be Glen Echo Park (GEP), a magical place situated on the Potomac Palisades near Bethesda, Maryland. Selected artists will also be participating in a group show for the month of April 2011 at the Pop Corn Gallery, Glen Echo Maryland.  The five person group show will include the artists “typical work” and the artists will receive 65% of their sales, (gallery fee of 25%, 10% to Children’s Inn at NIH).

Application is available to DC, Virginia and Maryland artists (representational and abstract) who are energetic, personable, and able to paint quickly. Approx. 200 attendees will be watching and biding on the work.

To apply, send a CD with 15-20 images of current work, (first 10 pieces on cd must be available for the April show), resume, and a cover letter briefly describing why you would be good choice for the event.  There is no application fee.  For more information about the first annual event, email Jordan[at]

Send application to:

Evening for the Arts @Glen Echo Park
Care of Jordan Bruns
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20182

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