Tuesday, March 08, 2011

DC Area Art Events and Call for artists

Art League Exhibits Opening This Thursday: 
"Water Marks," "Carnivalé," and f11's "Room of Our Own"
March 1 – April 1, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
105 North Union Street | Alexandria, VA 22314

Arlington County Public Art Program
Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 pm @ Artisphere


 Authentic Contemporary Art and The Center for Green Urbanism is collaborating with The Thick Art Collaborative for Making Herstory 6, a celebration of the creativity of women during the month of March.

The celebration will take place at The Center for Green Urbanism, 3938 Benning Road, NE, 
Washington, DC; March 1-31, 2011.


The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is  accepting applications for the annual juried art exhibition and awards. $14,000 in prize monies is awarded annually to the top four artists and a group exhibition of the finalists work will take place in September 2011 in downtown Bethesda.

The 2011 competition will be juried by Amy Hauft, Chair of the Sculpture Department at Virginia Commonwealth University; Dr. Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Corcoran in Washington, D.C.; and Sue Spaid, Executive Director of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.  Original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video are accepted.  The maximum dimension should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. No reproductions. Selected artists must deliver artwork to exhibit site in Bethesda, MD. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards. Each artist must submit five slides or five images on CD, application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

Please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301-215-6660, ext 16 or call 301-215-6660, ext 16 if you would like additional information.

McLean Project for the Arts
MPA's biennial juried art exhibition, Strictly Painting 8.  Due date for submissions is April 11

The mission of McLean Project for the Arts is to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region; to promote public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art; and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts.

A program celebrating the publication
Romare Bearden, American Modernist

Monday, March 14, 2011 4:30 p.m.

East Building Auditorium

Romare Bearden, American Modernist: An Introduction
Ruth Fine, curator of special projects in modern art, National Gallery of Art

Romare Bearden and the Art of the Grotesque
Mary Schmidt Campbell, dean, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

4th & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565 | Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm
Admission is always free

Artomatic Takes Flight Exhibit Opening 
Artomatic Takes Flight opens at the Gallery Walk at Reagan National Airport on March 10 as part of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The exhibit showcases an un-juried selection of work by 81 artists in Washington DC's creative community.

Thurs, March 10th - 6 to 8pm
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Historic Lobby of Terminal A

Music and performance by GRAMMY nominated Christylez Bacon, Acoustic Showcase featuring Melissa Branin,  Danni Rosner, and Bobbie Allen and a  chance to win tickets to Cirque du Soleil TOTEM.

Info, details + free tickets to the opening event at: http://artomatictakesflight.eventbrite.com/

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