Thursday, June 30, 2011

Source Festival thru July 3

Source Festival
June 10 - July 3, 2011
@ Source Theater, 1835 14th Street NW, WDC 

 This is your last chance to experience the 2011 Source Festival, packed full of 10-Minute Plays, Full-Length Plays, Artistic Blind Dates, and a one-night-only Talent Show. Buy your tickets here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Art Deck-O: DC Playing Card Originals

June 29 - July 29, 2011
Art Deck-O: DC Playing Card Originals
Artists from the Washington DC
Playing Card Project
Opening Reception: Friday, July 8, 6–8:30 pm

 This past winter 54 of Washington DC's finest artists came together to produce wildly creative designs that form a playing card deck unique to our area.  The culmination of these efforts was then published in a deck of fully functional playing cards with traditional suites of diamonds, hearts, spades and clubs. Although decks of cards--designed by artists or created in a particular theme--have been around for centuries, this latest variation on the concept has given DC area artists a fun way to showcase their individual expressions in card form. Both the originals and the decks of cards will be on exhibit at

Touchstone Gallery during the month of July as Touchstone partners with Art In Hand, to promote the work of artists here in DC.   Each deck is composed of a fantastic array of genres and mediums which are a big hit with artists, school teachers, magicians, game players and art lovers everywhere. Each deck is like holding an Art Gallery right in your own hands. Washington is the third city in a series of art decks created by Art In Hand TM, an arts publisher out of Charlotte, NC. Founded by Dione Goyette in 2009, the first project united artists in the Charlotte area and then inspired a deck in Portland, Oregon.

This imaginative and collaborative project isn't just fun and games. So far, participating artists in Charlotte and Portland can boast that their work is in the homes of over 3,000 and 5,000 people respectively. Decks in both cities will go back for second printings this year.

Artists: Alderton, Erin Antognoli, Michael J. Auger, Jennifer Beinhacker, Chris Bishop, Jennifer Bishop, Liliane Blom, Adam Bradley, Tory Cowles, Karen Deans, Cheryl Patrice Derricotte,  Devbo, Dana Ellyn, Theresa Esterlund, Susan Feller, Beth Hannon Fuller, Jenne Glover, Emily Greene Liddle, Rosemary Luckett, Sue Lynch, Susan Makara, Angela Maray, Joyce McCarten, Newton More, Jennifer O'Connell, Eileen Olson, Maggie O'Neill, Kristy Orr, Cindy Packard Richmond, Judith Peck, Pam Rogers, Daniel Francisco Roncesvalles, Lisa K. Rosenstein, Matt Sesow, Pauline A. Siple, Isabelle Spicer, Charles St. Charles, Mary Gallagher Stout, Dan Tulk, Pamela H. Viola, Gail Vollrath, Andrew Wodzianski, Emma Sky Wolf, Sharon Wolpoff and Jason Zampol.

Art In Hand TM, Dione Goyette, Owner at 704-918-8186;

 Images: “Joker”, Scratchboard by Susan Makara, “Ace of Diamonds (The Painter)” Fine art inkjet print on Archival rag paper by Sharon Wolpoff, “3 of Clubs” Plant and soil pigments, watercolor, and ink by Pam Rogers and “Queen of Spades” Oil on linen by Judith Peck

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave NW
Washington DC 20001
Tel: 202-347-2787

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Freedom" opens at Washington Printmakers Gallery

solo exhibition by Andis Applewhite 


Exhibition runs June 29-July 31
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 2, 1-4 pm
Artist's Talk: Saturday, July 9, 1-4 pm 

Washington Printmakers Gallery | Pyramid Atlantic Art Center | 8230 Georgia Ave | Silver Spring | MD | 20910

Monday, June 27, 2011

Works by Donna K. McGee
Celebrate the Child In YOU

 June 29 through July 31
Artist Reception, Friday, July 1, 6-8 pm
Create a group abstract at the opening
Artist and Early Childhood Educator creates acrylic paintings in the American abstraction tradition. McGee is inspired by Pablo Picasso who said, “Every child is an artist, but the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” For thirty years McGee has been teaching and assisting Early Childhood teachers to find the artist within.

Donna K. McGee’s work is well known in the Washington, DC area.  Her award winning work has been exhibited in New York and is in public and private collections. Her surfaces initially portray calmness, but they betray the possibility of implosion, as the many facades give way to the unknown beneath.

Workshop: Sat. July 9, 1:00-3:00
CONTACT: Donna K. McGee limited space; Donation requested

1314 18th St.NW
Wash. DC 20036

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Sherry Ways, of Sankofa Studio will be holding an open studio as part of the Passageways Artist Studios on Sunday, June 26, 2011, from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at their studios in Riverdale Park, Maryland. Ways will exhibit her latest dolls, doll pins and other mixed media art. Directions to the studio are as follows:

For more information go to Passageways Artist Studios  
Sankofa Studio Website

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PLANNING PROCESS: Drawings and Finished Works

Andrew Wodzianski
John James Anderson
F. Lennox Campello
R. L. Croft
Craig Kraft
Magnolia Laure
Jessie Lehson
Ephraim Russell
Samuel Scharf
Dan Tulk
Jessica Van Brakle
Tom Wagner

All artists selected by HELEN ALLEN, founder and former director of PULSE art fairs; current partner for (e)merge art fair in Washington, DC

Also on view:
“Damsels & Daemons”
Victorian aesthetics and the modern world mashed up in a multimedia tableau; a self-contained world of double identities and make-believe friends.

THUR SDAY, June 23, 7 – 9 pm
For PLANNING PROCESS, juror Helen Allen—formerly of PULSE art fairs; currently planning D.C.’s first-ever (e)merge art fair, opening this September—selected 12 artists from across the mid-Atlantic region who were willing to reveal the ways they think and problem-solve in the studio.

Andrew Wodzianski shows a portrait project in which he compares members of his family to the crew of the Pequod in “Moby Dick.”

John James Anderson reveals his scheme to print blank newspapers as a prank—and how this ultimately led him to erasing the front pages of found newspapers by hand.

F. Lennox Campello offers a mock-up of a typical hotel room in order to demonstrate his ongoing project: defacing (and thereby improving) the tacky hotel art he encounters whenever he’s on the road.

R.L. Croft shows large-scale metal sculpture next to one of the R. Crumb-like pen and ink drawings that inspired it.

Craig Kraft reveals how he transforms notes and careless doodles in the margins of newspapers into wall-filling neon sculptures.

Magnolia Laurie uses her quirky pictorial language—referencing makeshift structures, natural disasters, and rubble—to create related works in recycled paper, foam, tiny pen-and-ink drawings and large finished paintings.

Jessie Lehson transforms one of AAC’s experimental galleries into a sort of giant soil mandala: an ephemeral meditative space composed with minimalist-inspired patterns.

Ephraim Russell tracks his own movements using his own homemade hand-held GPS device—and uses that data to create various drawings, printouts, and videos.

Samuel Scharf invites viewers into an unexpected encounter with deep saturated color in a small enclosed environment—an 8 foot cube with a small doorway and a lone LED lightbulb inside.

Dan Tulk creates giant minimalist grids directly on the walls of the gallery using threaded rods, string, and brightly colored yarn.

Jessica van Brakle creates hybrid graphic black and white images in which sublime landscapes are dominated by giant construction cranes.

Tom Wagner shows through a series of four studies how he melds images of contemporary architecture, figures from renaissance art, and the energy of Futurist painting.

“PLANNING PROCESS” and “Damsels & Daemons” are on view June 22 – Sept 25, 2011
Gallery hours: Wed – Fri, 7 – 9 pm; Sat + Sun, Noon – 5 pm
3550 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Spirit of Wood, Sculpture by Katie Dell Kaufman and Lynda Smith-Bugge

through August 27, 2011 
Meet the Artists Reception: Wednesday, June 22, 5:30-8:00 PM 

 Zenith Gallery officially opens a beautiful show, featuring the work of two award-winning sculptors inThe Spirit of Wood exhibition, shining a light on their mettle, musings and talent in bringing out the beauty and soul of wood.  Whether using wood in its natural form or found objects constructed of wood, Katie Dell Kaufman and Lynda Smith-Bugge both create a serenity and timelessness in their art.   While Katie’s work, made from existing pieces, reflects a ritualistic and ceremonial nature, be it ancient Oriental or early American, Lynda’s, crafted from rare pieces found in nature, expresses the purity and spirit of wood in its original form. 

Creative Process Four Artists' Expressions Through Uniquely Different Mediums

(from top left) Patrick Hughes, Eve Stockton, Sondra N. Arkin and Natasha Karpinskaia

Creative Process Four Artists' Expressions Through Uniquely Different Mediums 
June 23 - July 24
Long View Gallery 

Patrick Hughes, Eve Stockton, Sondra Arkin and Natasha Karpinskaia each approach their respective artistic spaces in ways not normally featured at Long View Gallery. From wood block printing to encaustics, monotypes and reverspectives, these artists are pushing the boundaries of their respective processes.

Patrick Hughes’ reverspective pieces shockingly spring to life on the wall. The works approach perspective in a unique manner, elevating these static paintings to what seem like moving pictures. Hughes succeeds in creating the illusion of movement in his hallways, canyons and walls through a unique method of painting the forward most sections of his three dimensional constructions as the shadows, and the furthest back sections as the light, hence reverspectives. His sleight of the hand is astounding, allowing the walls in his work to swivel and slide depending on the viewer’s position.

Eve Stockton’s multi-layered wood block prints represent a unique approach to a traditional process. Her studies in science and love of nature combine to create a contemporary and unexpected result. The scale of these works is mesmerizing, a true testament to her mastery of this art form.

Sondra Arkin explores encaustics, meticulously creating works with a sense of restraint in color but excess in scale. The application and subsequent burning away of shellac creates a extraordinary amber surface full of organic forms. Through a very labor intense process, Arkin succeeds in creating unique encaustic panels, outside of the traditional ideas of this medium.

Natasha Karpinskaia’s command of color elevates her abstract monotype prints above the safe and expected. Anticipated norms are often challenged with vibrant hues of pinks, greens and blues while maintaining a sense of balance and beauty.

 Long View Gallery

1234 Ninth St NW,
Washington, DC 20001

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Sky's the Limit: Call For Entries

Call For Entries
The Sky's the Limit: A juried exhibition of artworks in all media that incorporate photographic techniques

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is pleased to announce The Sky's the Limit, the 2011 Prince George's County Juried Exhibition. Photographic imagery is ubiquitous in nearly every aspect of our lives, from billboards, to cell phone videos, to keepsake albums to Facebook profiles. It's no coincidence that it is just as pervasive throughout contemporary art - even in media that are often thought of in stark contrast to traditional photography. The Sky's the Limit presents a glimpse of the ways photography employs itself throughout the visual arts, here and now. Juried by Michael Platt, the exhibition presents the best photo-inclusive art by artists who live, work, or study in Prince George's County. Hosted in the Gateway Arts District for the second time, this Prince George's County Juried Exhibition is our chance to show off the important contributions that artists in our county make to contemporary art throughout the region.

All submissions must be received by 5:00pm

Michael B. Platt Michael B. Platt is a 2007 recipient of the prestigious Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. Long known as a printmaker, Platt now prefers the more encompassing designation, "imagemaker."

If you have any questions or would like information, contact: Phil Davis, Assistant Director, Brentwood Arts Exchange phil.davis[at] tel. 301-277-2863; tty. 301-446-6802

Brentwood Arts Exchange - exchanging ideas through art.
@ Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-277-2863/ tty. 301-446-6802

Saturday, June 18, 2011

BITE Exhibition at Greater Reston Arts Center

BITE: identity and humor
On view June 23 – July 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 25, 5 – 7pm. Juror’s Talk at 5:30pm
Moderated Dialogue with Philippa Hughes: Monday, July 11, 7:30pm

 Ed Bisese, Bunny Man, acrylic on canvas, Photo courtesy GRACE

BITE: identity and humor is Juried by video and performance artist, Jefferson Pinder. The exhibition features eighteen artists from the mid-Atlantic region whose work includes video, performance, painting, photography, and sculpture.

Artists invited to participate in BITE: identity and humor include Kristina Bilonick, Ed Bisese,
Wendy Cook, Justyne Fischer, Lee Gainer, GrinGoh, Charlie Hahn, Linda Hesh, Jacqueline Levine,
Scott T. Mallory, Carolina Mayorga, Ashley McClenon, Rob Parrish, Kari K. Scott, Charles Sessoms,
Alan J. Simensky, Gwynneth VanLaven, and Wilmer Wilson IV.

Juror Jefferson Pinder explains, “From Steve Colbert to Dave Chapelle, our society relishes the ability of humor (and in some part absurdity) to make us look inward and examine our surroundings. For this exhibition, artists were asked to use irony, sarcasm, and wit to shed light on issues of personal struggle in mainstream society. This show challenges cultural norms that dictate expectations of who we are supposed to be.”  Pinder describes the selected artists as having “…pushed the boundaries of any standard definition of identity.  This eclectic mix represents a powerful collection of art that displays a fierce voice of expression. From conceptual videos to unrepentant folk painting, I sought individuals who deal with honesty and angst in both beautiful yet clever ways.”

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


Friday, June 17, 2011

The Recorder, a New Music Series at Hillyer Art Space

Hillyer Art Space announces a new music series, The Recorder. Bringing new music into a contemporary art setting, The Recorder hosts independent, contemporary, and experimental music performances.

Kickoff Event Featuring CIGARETTE
Monday, June 20th 7pm-9pm
$10 suggested donation
Refreshments provided

Hillyer Art Space believes that new music plays a critical role in a vibrant arts community, and aims to create new opportunities for music to engage with art. The Recorder provides a meeting place for the art and music worlds, allowing for new encounters between artists and musicians, and creating the opportunity and space for collaborations to occur.

Cigarette is an Arlington-based band that plays well-pitched and heartfelt music. They are bringing a more than welcome appreciation for calm and grace to the local music scene. You can listen to their quiet resonance at

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thomas Downing, Tom Green, Linling Lu / Carroll Square Gallery

Linling Lu, Theandric Idol, 2007, acrylic on linen, 72" x 76"
Pattern: Three Generations of Shape and Color
Thomas Downing, Tom Green, Linling Lu

June 17–August 26, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, June 17, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW
Washington DC 20004

Gallery open during business hours
Monday–Friday, 8:00am–6:00pm



By the Numbers
An Exhibition Connecting the World of Sculpture to the World of Numbers

BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

September 7 - September 30, 2011

July 5, 2011. Submissions must be received by the CaFE website by 12 midnight.
JUROR/CURATOR: Claudia Rousseau, Professor, Art History, School of Art + Design at
Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD


BY THE NUMBERS will be about relationships among mathematical representations and real
world entities, articles, gadgets, devices, objects and materials. This show will seek to explore how these relationships can be illustrated or revealed through spectacle and magic that relies on arrays, sequences, intervals, quantity, counting and numbering schemes, geometry, lines, linearity, circles, sectors, angles, measurement, mechanics, engineering, and similar notions. BY THE NUMBERS will also attempt to include connections, relationships and intersections among these concepts and the natural and environmental forms and influences evident in numerology and metaphysics.

The exhibition is open to members of the Washington Sculptors Group whose 2011 membership status is current (Refer to your spring Newsletter mailing label for membership status). Artists who are not already members may join WSG by paying the annual dues of $45 ($15 for full-time students). To join please go to: and click on "Join WSG."

Visit CaFE Calendar to view the application.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fringe Festival 2011


Capital Fringe Festival
Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 24, 2011

Performance Preview – Evening of Friday July 1st
NO LATE SEATING: All seats are general admission. There is no late seating at Fringe because it’s too disruptive for the audience and difficult for the all-volunteer box officers to manage. With only 30 minutes between performances, things run on time.

2011 Capital Fringe Festival will launch its festival schedule and ticket sales for this year’s lineup of over 100 shows at 19 venues on June 20, 2011. The area’s largest performing arts festival takes place Thurs., July 7 through Sun., July 24, 2011.

This year—the festival’s sixth—about 2,000 participating performing artists participate in shows ranging from comedy to dance, from musical theatre to experimental performance art. Fringe staff expects to issue more than 30,000 tickets to the 18-day festival.

The festival’s beer tent, The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar, will open on June 20 for a series of pre-festival events. After seeing a show, patrons are encouraged to visit The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar at Fort Fringe to share your experience and hear about other shows.  This is a great opportunity to build bridges between communities and also between the artists and patrons.

Host a Visiting Artist
Tuesday - Sunday, July 19th - 24th

Hosts Receive
One 110 Proof Pass for admission to 10 shows
One Fringe Festival 2011 Admission Button

Capital Fringe is still in need of volunteers to host eight visiting artists for up to six nights.  If you have a spare bed, a sleep sofa, or room to set up an air mattress, please consider hosting one or more of these artists; if not, please forward this request to friends, relatives, and colleagues who do.  Every year, Capital Fringe welcomes dozens of out-of-town artists from cities here and abroad. As Fringe artists generally don't have funds for hotels and are truly appreciative of the volunteers who host Fringe artists.

Capital Fringe staff will coordinate with each potential volunteer host the dates available to host a performing artist and any other specific criteria of the host to ensure a favorable match.  For more information on hosting an artist and to sign up for hosting an artist contact

 For festival information

Capital Fringe Festival607 New York Ave NW
Metro:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 7th and H or
Mt Vernon Sq0inh Street-Convention Ctr

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The WPA 2011-2012 Artist Directory

The WPA 2011-2012 Artist Directory

Join us for a Launch Party at the Washington Design Center's DreamHome to celebrate the publishing of the 5th edition of the WPA Artist Directory!

Tuesday June 14, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
The Washington Design Center
300 D Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20024
RSVP for the Launch Party

This will be the very first opportunity to see and purchase this full-color guide to WPA member artists that serves as a reference tool for curators, gallerists, patrons and artists.  This year, the 2011-2012 Artist Directory is available for a new, lower price of $9.95 plus tax.

The venue is the DreamHome located on the 5th Floor of the Washington Design Center, an extraordinary space that features work by several WPA member artists in rooms decorated by some of Washington's top interior designers.

Work by Anne Marchand is featured in Andy Staszak's "Family Room" in the DreamHome. Come see.
Artists and advertisers who have not previously indicated that they will take delivery of their complimentary copy of the Artist Directory by mail may pick up their copy at this event. Additional copies may also be purchased.

WPA would like to thank the Washington Design Center for its generosity in sponsoring this event. The Washington Design Center is the mid-Atlantic region's largest single resource for high-end home furnishings and decor.

If you have questions about this event or about the Artist Directory, please contact Membership Director, Liz Georges, via email at lgeorges[at] or via phone at 202-234-7103.



Four large artworks by AAC resident artists Lee Gainer and Bridget Sue Lambert now deck two of Rosslyn's pedestrian walkways through August. OPEN SKY ART 2011 is a collaborative project of Rosslyn Renaissance, the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (RBID), and the Arlington Arts Center (AAC). Stop by and take a look this summer: the banners come down in August.

Lee Gainer's Workin' Hard

Monday, June 13, 2011

Arlington Arts Center / Call for SOLO proposals due July 1


The deadline for this year’s SOLOS call for entries is July 1.
Click here for the application prospectus.

 This year AAC’s SOLOS 2012 competition will be juried with the guidance of three exciting guest judges: Klaus Ottman, Karen Milbourne, and J.J. McCracken.

The exhibitions program at the AAC supports the work of 10 to 14 contemporary artists in the Mid-Atlantic region  in SOLOS exhibitions. Submissions are reviewed by an exhibitions committee, which includes notable artists, critics, curators, and collectors. Each artist mounts a self-contained show in one of seven separate gallery spaces.

Jenny Sidhu Mullins: American Temple

Jenny Sidhu Mullins: American Temple
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18, 5-7pm
June 18 - July 23, 2011

Pink Panel @ Flashpoint: Wednesday, July 20, 6:30pm

In an exhibition that combines drawings and an interactive sculpture, American Temple offers Jenny Sidhu Mullins’ meditations on incarnation, Eastern spirituality and cultural appropriation. Mullins new works were inspired by a trip she took to India on a Fulbright Scholarship to research spiritual tourism. The artist riffs on the ways in which American culture has adopted and assimilated various Eastern cultural traditions and objects.

More information at and

Pictured: Jenny Mullins, Spiritual Accessories No 2, 2011, graphite and flocking powder on Japanese paper.

Flashpoint Gallery • 916 G Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Marcus Beauregard, Em  oil on canvas Photo Courtesy MPA

Opening Thursday, June 16, 7 - 9 pm with a reception and gallery talk.  
The reception is free and open to the public. 

Strictly Painting 8 is on exhibit at McLean Project for the Arts through July 30.  This biennial painting exhibition was juried by Jayme McLellan, founding director of Civilian Art Projects in Washington DC.  Ms. McLellan selected 37 artists from almost 200 who submitted their works.   

Also on exhibit in the Ramp Gallery is the MPA/Corcoran Student Exhibition featuring works by students who have taken classes at McLean Project for the Arts through partnership with the Corcoran College of Art + Design.

Artists included in Strictly Painting 8:
John Anderson
Maremi Andreozzi
David Barr
Marcus Beauregard
Jennifer Bishop
Bong Kyun Noh
Kathy Brady
Nancy Bruce
Thomas Bucci
Mike Cantwell
Carolyn Case
Leigh Anne Chambers
Karl Connolly
Brian Dang
Joel Dorazio
Joy Every
Claire Feng
Cavan Fleming
E Garner
Seth Havercamp
Timothy Horjus
Margaret Huddy
Rachel Jeffers
Ryan Carr Johnson
J.T. Kirkland
Marni Lawson
Matthew Mann
Greg Minah
Michele Montalbo
Sarah Robbins
Nicole Santiago
July Southerland
Nora Sturges
Champ Taylor
Dan Treado
Jessica Van Brakle
Andrew Wodzianski

McLean Project for the Arts is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in McLean. 
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm and Saturday 1 - 5 pm
For more information, please visit or call 703-790-1953

Get Ready for Chalk4Peace 2011 August-October

A tremendous collection of events, tributes and themes celebrating CHALK4PEACE are once again spreading across the planet. From Cape Town to the California coast, from Monte San Giusto
to Quezon City, CHALK4PEACE  draws the world together again with expressions of peace.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization
P.O. 1082 Larkspur, CA 94977
703.585.6458  805.861.8546

Facebook: CHALK4PEACE 2011-2012:

Saturday, June 11, 2011

“The Pure Drop”/The Washington Post

“The Pure Drop”/The Washington Post
The title of Carlotta Hester’s Govinda Gallery show refers to the integrity of traditional Irish music, played on guitars, fiddles, accordions, flutes and – by one impure participant – a Roland synthesizer.

GALLERIES, Friday, June 2, 2011
The Pure Drop
by Mark Jenkins

Participate in Perfect Girls "When I was perfect"

Participate in Perfect Girls 
"When I was perfect"  

Join Judy Byron this Sunday June 12 at 1:30 P.M.
Smithsonian Museum of American Art for coffee and talk

The public events for Perfect Girls (the installation) will close on June 19. It will be open by appointment July 8 thru  August 8, with a Closing Party in the Fall. For information: judy[at]

Although many years have passed since the emergence of the Feminist Movement, the Gay Rights Movement, the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and the passage of Title IX, I believe the concept of a perfect girl still resonates through our North American culture.  
Through the web outreach of "When I was Perfect" and the sale of Perfect Girl t-shirts, I aim to explore and claim the phrase PERFECT GIRL; transforming it into a vehicle for individual and community empowerment.

Women and those who identify as female are invited to join in.  
All ages are welcome.   -Judy Byron
A personal photo with an accompanying caption to complete the phrase: When I was perfect

All submissions grant permission to be included as part of Perfect Girls at and later in an artist book. 
Questions: judy[at]

The Rawls Museum Arts 2011 Juried show Awards

The Rawls Museum Arts 2011 Juried show will be on view through July 11th. Congratulations to all the artists selected for inclusion.
 Net, by Katherine Mann

Rawls Museum Arts 2011 Juried Exhibition Awards

Best In Show:
Katherine Mann

Second Place:
Peter Geiger

Third Place:
Catherine Day

Robert Riddick Memorial Award:
Robert Springfield

Jean Camp Painting Award:Jessica Sims   
Honorable Mention:        above Net, by Katherine Mann
Jill Tiderman
Brenda Wright
Russell Schools

RAWLS MUSEUM ARTS | 22376 Linden St | Courtland | VA | 23837

Living Embodiments: Artistic Expressions of Being @ Parish Gallery

20th Anniversary Celebration  "Living Embodiments: Artistic Expressions of Being"
Edward Clark, Herbert Gentry, Sam Gilliam, Richard Mayhew, Wosene Kosrof,  and other artists

OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, June 17,  6-8 PM
 Showing through July 12, 2011

"The gallery has been on a universal journey exhibiting these talents from all walks of life, representing over 25 countries and ranging from emerging, to mid-career, to master artists.  Over these past two decades I have been amazed at the consistent quality level demonstrated by the artists.  My reference to quality is that the subject matter may not be to one's liking, but the art works can truly be called fine art.  The diversity of the artists shown over the years has one thing in common.....Quality."  Norman Parish

Celebrated Artists
Tayo Adenaike
Mason Archie
Alex Bay
Antonio Carréno
Edward Clark
Victor Ekpuk
Robert Freeman
Herbert Gentry
Sam Gilliam
Marilyn Horrom
Simmie Knox
Wosene Kosrof
Peter Wayne Lewis
Edward McCluney
Evangeline J. Montgomery
Norman Parish
James Porter
Sylvia Snowden
Yvette Watson

Parish Gallery
1054 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
Gallery is open Tuesday thru Saturday from noon to 6:00 PM or by appointment.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bettmann Dances Quis Arrives at Woolly September 2nd – Not too Late to Participate

Bettmann Dances is pleased to announce the impending arrival of the company’s second main stage performance, a yearlong community exploration of security called Quis Custodiet. With three sections of the work created and performed over the last year, Bettmann Dances looks forward to the September 2nd premier of Quis at the Woolly Mammoth Theater in downtown DC.

The project is created by an awarding winning artistic team including Bettmann, video creators Tim Tate and Chanan Delivuk and costume designer Ginger Carlin. The project is already benefiting from the participation of a host committee in seeking sponsors, promoters, supporters, and media partners, and from the participation of the community in company-hosted dialogues about community and national security.

Quis continues to seek enthusiasts, partners, performers and sponsors to help in the actualization of the premiere. As a non-profit, our ability to enrich the community depends upon the involvement of the community itself, and there are several opportunities for involvement. You can contribute to the conversation by sharing your thoughts and stories on the Quis website or physically shape the project by joining our “chorus” and the company of dancers on Woolly’s stage in the final section of the piece. Sponsorship and partner opportunities are still available, and those interested should contact

For more information on the project find the company on facebook, or visit the Quis project website –

Link for Bettmann dances –

Triumphs of Abstraction @ The Phillips Collection

Triumphs of Abstraction 
June 11-September 4, 2011

Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border & Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series

 Published in 1911, this year marks the Centennial of Wassily Kandinsky's publication "Concerning the Spiritual in Art". The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC opens two concurrent exhibitions, on June 11, 2011 "Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border" and "Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti Series." The strong gestural forms and sweeping color of Frank Stella recalls the painterly abstraction of Kandinsky. From an interview by Curator Elsa Smithgall, Stella states that the Influence of Kandinsky made a mark on the work of the best Abstract Expressionists. He says the legacy of Kandinsky, Mondrian and Malevich is "insanely modest". In the upcoming exhibitions, you see Kandinsky's influence resurrected in Stella's engagement with three dimensional form invigorated with color and movement. You will be moved to contemplation by the quality and legacy this exceptional exhibition declares the vibrancy of painting! There is an all day symposium on June 11 which will feature Frank Stella, Leo Villareal and others in the auditorium.

Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border

After a visit to his native Moscow in 1912, Wassily Kandinsky (1866–1944) sought to find a way to record the “extremely powerful impressions” that lingered in his memory. Working tirelessly through numerous drawings, watercolors, and oil studies over a five-month period, Kandinsky eventually arrived at his 1913 masterpiece, Painting with White Border. The exhibition will reunite this painting with over 12 preparatory studies from international collections, including the Phillips’s oil sketch, and compare it with other closely related works. Complemented by an in-depth conservation study of Painting with White Border, the exhibition will provide viewers with a rare glimpse into Kandinsky’s creative process.
This exhibition is co-organized by The Phillips Collection and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
The Phillips Collection's presentation and the exhibition catalogue are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series

For the first time in a museum exhibition, The Phillips Collection presents recent works from Frank Stella's Scarlatti Kirkpatrick Series inspired by 18th-century composer Domenico Scarlatti's harpsichord sonatas. Made from lightweight resin, the swirling multicolored polychrome forms with coiled steel tubing armatures are dynamic evocations of the colorful sounds and rhythms of Scarlatti's music. Traveling through space, the sculptures perform like objects on a stage. Each one begins as a hand-crafted model that is scanned into a computer, where Stella refines the design before realizing it at full-scale. Moving at the crossroads of painting, drawing, and sculpture, Stella's Scarlatti K series ushers in a bold new chapter in the artist's exceptional five-decade career.
Source: The Phillips Collection Website

Symposium—Kandinsky: Looking Forward, Looking Back
June 11, 2011, 10 a.m - 5 p.m.
In conjunction with "Kandinsky and the Harmony of Silence: Painting with White Border" and on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of Kandinsky's seminal treatise, Concerning the Spiritual in Art, Frank Stella and leading artists, conservators, and scholars reconsider Kandinsky’s contribution to modern art and his lasting legacy on the art of today. Panelists discuss Kandinsky’s painting methods and techniques, the historical context in which he worked, and how his art and ideas resonate in contemporary art.
Included in admission to special exhibition; free for members
$12 for adults, $10 for visitors 62 and over and students
The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C., near the corner of 21st and Q Streets, NW.

Public Transportation

To visit the Phillips using Metrorail, take the Red Line to the Dupont Circle station. Make sure to use the Q Street exit from the station to avoid several minutes of extra walking. At the top of the escalator, go left (west) on Q Street to 21st Street, NW. The museum is located at 1600 21st Street, in the first block to the right from Q Street.
The Phillips is also accessible via several Metrobus lines.

Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue highlights KEVIN GOVER of the National Museum of the American Indian

"Artistically Speaking with Marilou Donahue," a web site highlighting the arts in the Washington, D. C. area  is updated the first of every month. There are chats with leading professionals in the fields of music, art, theater, dance, and literature. Check out Marilou Donahue's June site HERE

Weekend Art events

June 6 – 10
various venues
EuroAsia Shorts
Short films from Asia, Europe and the United States
Organized by the Alliance Française; the Chinatown Community Cultural Center; the DC Shorts Film Festival; the Goethe-Institut Washington; Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Embassy of Italy; the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan; the Korean Embassy’s KORUS House; the Embassy of Spain; and the Royal Thai Embassy.

Opening Thursday, June 9
gute aussichten: new german photography 2010/2011
Opening with photographers Rebecca Sampson and Stephan Tillmans
Featuring award-winning works from the most recent annual German graduate photography competition. 


Opening of two solo exhibitions: "The Kids Are Alright" by New Orleans-based Dan Tague and "New Loops" by Washington, DC-based artist Billy Friebele at Civilian Art Projects
Friday, June 10, 2011, 7-9pm 

Evan Reed: Traveling Past PROUN @ Project 4
Exhibition: June 10 - July 16, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday June 10, 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

ELLEN HILL and 410 GOODBUDDY present a solo exhibition

ellenhillart[at] 301-881-0175

Line & ShadowA collection of early 20th century and contemporary printmakers, all talented in the use of line and the depiction of light. Opening Reception: Friday June 10, from 5-8pm at The Old Print Gallery

The Bethesda Art Walk and tours return Friday, June 10 from 6-9pm. Free guided tours start at the Bethesda Metro at 6:30pm.

The Art Walk features 11 galleries and businesses that open their doors the second Friday of every month to showcase original artwork. Enjoy the opportunity to browse the work of internationally acclaimed photographers, winning painters, local ceramic artists and so much more.  
For more information, please visit

 Demo/Artist Talk with Max-Karl Winkler in conjunction with his current solo exhibition, 
"Cuttings From a Winter Garden"
Saturday, June 11, 1-4 pm  Woodcuts, drawings, and pastels.
Exhibition runs June 1-26
Washington Printmakers Gallery

Last Chance to View: NETWORK, a group exhibition - JUNE 11, 2011

Re-collections: Material, Space, Memory
Victoria Greising Through June 12
Artist Talk: June 12, 5 PM
DC Arts Center
Webbed installations of manipulated fabric and cord proposes to the viewer an experience that is at once sculptural as well as environmental. These landscapes of collected and woven three dimensional lines elucidate a symbolic coming together of a specific grouping of family and friends, as well as a manifestation of an enigmatic logic of determined handiwork. Curated by Isabel Manalo, Apprentice Curator: Metasebia Yoseph

Thursday, June 09, 2011

STUDIO H Closing Party for Pablo Caviedes "Mannequin" Thursday June 9 from 6-9pm

Studio H celebrates the groundbreaking work of Ecuadorian artist Pablo Caviedes. This is your last chance to see the entire Mannequin series exhbited in the same space.
(Pictured above: In Tune.  Acrylic on Canvas. 48"x48") Courtesy Studio H

Closing Party For
Pablo Caviedes
Final viewing Thursday June 9 From 6-9pm
Here is more about the exhibition in the artist's words:"As a Latin American artist I feel that speaking about our art is like connecting with the fable, the myth, and the constant metamorphosis of this fascinating culture. One that arises as a result of a great encounter that began five centuries ago between the old continent, the Western world, and our millenarian American indigenes.

Studio H is located at 408 H Street NE, Second Floor, Washington, DC 20002.
For more information call 202.468.5277 or visit website at

Susan Klebanoff - The Evolution of Process

Susan Klebanoff  - The Evolution of Process
Thursday, June 9, 6-8 PM
Tapestry artist Susan Klebanoff will talk about the evolution of her unique and original process of creating multi-layered artwork, and will unveil several new tapestries in a surprising new format!

Events will be held in Zenith Gallery at Chevy Chase Pavilion,
level 2, next to Embassy Suites Hotel
5335 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 20015
Washington Studio School Certificate Student
Laurel Dugan: Paintings

June 2 through June 30.

Graduation Exhibit and Reception
Meet the artist, Laurel Dugan, June 10, 6pm-8pm. RSVP kindly appreciated:202-234-3030 or
Artist Statement -- Laurel Dugan
These works are authentic to the stage of life that I am living right now. They express both my artistic ideals and my daily experiences of being part of a growing family. I have always found my life as an artist and my life as a wife and mother to be two sides of the same coin. In this same way, the artworks in this series should be totally integrated -- formally and conceptually. This intersection of form and concept is a truth I try to expose in all of my work. Through color, value, rhythm, mark and direction these works express a sense of humor about life. I love to find the absurdity in the serious, the chaos in the order, and authentic beauty in unexpected places. Toys are a light-hearted vehicle for expressing the serious issues of life. They also communicate a "process of becoming". Good art comes from life lived. I never want my art to be a closed program of personal indulgence. Rather, if I achieve my goal, each work's tenor will resonate with viewers in a personal way. The work should continue to evolve in a viewer's eye long after the first glance.
Washington Studio School
2129 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008



June 6 - August 5, 2011

1275 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20004

Lobby Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 7 pm

Washington Sculptors Group is pleased to announce Sculpture 1275: Jack Biesek, the fourteenth in a series of ongoing exhibitions presented in partnership with Axent Realty. The 2011 Sculpture 1275 exhibition series was curated by Washington artist Lou Stovall.   

Jack Biesek has more than thirty years experience as an artist, designer and sculptor. His current work includes enduring sculptures that explore icons and archetypal symbology. Biesek works with a variety of classic materials including bronze, steel, gold leaf, marble and granite. His elegant finishes and unique patinas reflect classic styles handled in a contemporary and fresh manner. Biesek lives and works in San Luis Obispo, California. Visit for more information.

Selected works in this show are fabricated from HDU (high density urethane) coated with aqua resin and pigment. This material is used to create sculptural shapes prior to being cast in bronze. All works in the exhibition are available in cast bronze or as originals in HDU (as noted).

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Join The 9/11 Arts Project!!

Join The 9/11 Arts Project  -  Add your event to the citywide healing discourse or submit to the Art Bank!

The 9/11 Arts Project, initiated by Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, is a yearlong, multi-venue arts collaboration and citywide discourse around the 10-year anniversary of September 11. The project will provide the opportunity for art spaces, non-profits, theaters, social activist groups, and artist collectives to engage in the conversation and connect with the greater Washington DC community. Organizations are invited to submit an exhibit, performance, or other event to be included in the project. And, for individual artists looking to get involved, submit to the Art Bank!  Learn more at

The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center: The Gallery is a mission of Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts, a Washington, DC nonprofit organization grounded in the profound belief that each person has tremendous innate abilities to heal in the face of life’s challenges. Smith Farm’s mission is to develop and promote proven healing practices that explore physical, emotional, and mental resources that lead to life-affirming changes.  Programs and exhibitions in The Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery celebrate and stimulate the dynamic creative resources that contribute to health and wellness in each of us.  To learn more please visit:

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts is a non-denominational, non-profit 501(c)(3)organization based in Washington, DC. We welcome people of all races, genders and religious traditions. Smith Farm Center offers partial scholarship assistance for our programs whenever possible.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Irvine Contemporary, Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

Irvine Contemporary, Contemporary Art, Washington, DC
Artist Tribute 1
June 11 to July 16

Opening Reception, Saturday, June 11, 6-8PM

Irvine Contemporary
1412 14th Street NW         
Washington DC 20005        

Rosetta DeBerardinis exhibits at the Washington School of Photography

Rosetta DeBerardinis 
“32 Square Foot Gallery Show” 
June 10th through June 30, 2011.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10th from 6-9 pm.

The opening reception is during the Bethesda Art Walk on Friday, June 10th from 6 to 9 pm. 

Seven of the artist’s giclee prints, including a limited edition of her signature painting, “Butterflies are Free” and drawings will be on exhibit. DeBerardinis is an established artist in the D.C. area, a Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, former Bethesda Art Tour Guide, winner of the Liquitex Award, contributor to D.C. Art News and a Resident Artist with Zenith Community Arts Foundation. She is known for her large abstract expressionist paintings exhibited in museums and commercial galleries internationally, which will be on exhibit at the Ratner Museum in Bethesda, Maryland in 2013. She is a featured in the recent publication 100 DC Artists by F. Lennox Campello, critic, artist, curator and co-founder of the now closed Fraser Gallery. Concurrently, she will be exhibiting prints in “Cloud 9”, June 9th through Aug. 5th at Visual Art Studio in Richmond, VA.

Washington School of Photography
4850 Rugby Ave
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Gallery Hours: M-Thurs: 10-5 pm and Fri:10-4 pm.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Raandesk Gallery changes name and location of the gallery to Porter Contemporary

Porter Contemporary, formerly Raandesk Gallery, has a new location at 548 West 28th Street, in a beautiful space on the third floor. The building houses many galleries in a neighborhood within the artistic community of New York City.

Director Jessica Porter of Porter Contemporary will open the first show in the new gallery with the exhibition A Portrait Apart, which encompasses the essence of what portraiture means today through the works of international artists Jason Bryant, Jessica Charlotte, Louise Daddona, Naoto Hattori, Jeff Huntington, Jee Hwang, Lynn Gilbert, Sarah Kaufman, Niklas Klotz, JME Pool, Laura Salierno, Anne Smerdon, Nolwenn Stephan, Ricardo Yamamoto and Saul Zanolari.

The opening reception and the launch of the new gallery is Thursday, June 9 from 7 - 9 PM.
Please visit the website, which is a work in progress, at

Porter Contemporary.
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Hours: Wednesday 11 - 6 PM; Thursday 11 - 8 PM;
Friday  - Saturday, 11 - 6 PM 

Utrecht Art Supplies 3nd Annual Juried Art Competition

Utrecht Art Supplies 3nd Annual Juried Art Competition
Competition is open for entry now thru September 1st 2011.

See official competition rules.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sean Scully: Works on Paper

Sean Scully: Works on Paper

Sean Scully: Works on Paper is on exhibit until 24th June at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University.  The exhibit comprises 27 works in watercolor, drawing, and pastel from the artist's own collection and several privately owned works. It is free to the public and is open Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 5pm .  Further information is available from


CONTAIN, MAINTAIN, SUSTAINOn view through July 19
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington VA 22209
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sat, 11am-9pm; Sun, 11am-6pm

This exhibition is presented by Artisphere,
Washington Project for the Arts, and
Washington Sculptors Group.


Saturday June 11, 3pm: Welmoed Laanstra, Public Art Projects Curator, Arlington Cultural Affairs
Saturday June 25, 3pm: Ernesto Santalla, AIA, LEED AP, Studio Santalla Inc.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Ann Zahn in The Art League Gallery

The Gravitational Pull of Memory 
Prints and Collages by Veteran Printmaker Ann Zahn 
June 9 – July 5, 2011 in The Art League Gallery
Opening Reception & Meet the Artist: Thursday, June 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm 
Ann Zahn "Garden Journal XVI, The Bristlecone Pine, Oldest Living Tree," etching and linoleum cut collage

Veteran printmaker and world traveler Ann Zahn creates intricate linoleum cuts and lithographs full of depth and vibrancy that serve as a visual record of her life experiences. These prints evoke all of the senses – not just the visual. Using deeply personal symbols and expressive colors, Zahn’s prints preserve the memories that, like the force of gravity, “keep us grounded.” A solo exhibition of these works will be featured in The Art League Gallery, June 9 – July 5, 2011.

Zahn meets the very physical process of printmaking head-on. She carries linoleum blocks with her around the world so she can sketch on-site. Each block is cut, inked, and pressed by hand. She sometimes creates collages from various prints, layering pieces to create an intricate web of color and line. As a printmaker with over 30 years of experience, Zahn can work with ten or eleven blocks to create a single print. The result is a composition with incredible depth.

The Art League
105 North Union Street | Alexandria, VA 22314
703-519-1741 x27

Target Gallery / In the Flesh 3

In the Flesh 3
Target Gallery, Alexandria VA in the Torpedo Factory
Reception: June 9th, 6-8pm -- Gallery talk with Dr. Jamie Smith at 7pmSpecial Programming at 8pm: Karen Reedy Dance performs a dance inspired by In The Flesh 3

 In the Flesh 3
returns after popular demand; this is an exhibition that examines contemporary figurative art. An all media exhibit that invites artists nationally and internationally to submit work for consideration that includes the human figure as its subject. Our juror for this exhibit is Dr. Jamie Smith curator and partner of Conner Contemporary in Washington DC and Co-Director of (e)merge Art Fair. In Dr. Smith’s statement, the 21 artists selected for this exhibition enhance our understanding of the vulnerabilities, dilemmas and strengths of the flesh by reflecting our humanity in their art.

Reception at Market Street Bar and Grill, Monday, June 6 from 5-7pm

Greater Reston Arts Center and the Hyatt Regency Reston present
on the edges of her reality
new works by ann elizabeth gedicks
Monday, June 6, from 5- 7pm

Market Street Bar and Grill
At the Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA 20190

Specialty appetizers and a complimentary glass of premium wine are generously provided by the Hyatt.
After the reception, guests are invited to stay for a meal of innovative cuisine.

Friday, June 03, 2011

28th Annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk

28th Annual Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk
Sat., June 4, 10AM-4PM
Sun., June 5, 1-5PM

Presented by the Dupont-Kalorama Museum Consortium
( . Free entry at all participating museums!

Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend is the perfect excuse to explore  D.C.'s "off-the-mall" museums. In addition to a wide variety of exhibitions, many sites are offering special programs in keeping with the "live green, love local" theme. Enjoy period music and bring a picnic to the gardens at Dumbarton House (weather permitting, both days,12-2pm) [also, Dumbarton House opens at 11am, and will gladly extend free admission from 11am!], stop by The Textile Museum's Celebration of Textiles to make a recycled seed packet to take home with zinnia seeds , take part in Jazz n' Family Fun Days at The Phillips Collection and
celebrate the memory of a loved one in a creative and artful way at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History (open Sunday only).Unplug the Ipod and GameBoy and try out a board game from the 1920's at Wilson House.

Refreshments will be available for sale via several of D.C.'s beloved food trucks throughout the neighborhood, including Sweet Green and Carmen's Ice.

**Please note that not all museums will be open both days. Event held rain or shine.

Participating: Anderson House, Fondo Del Sol Visual Arts Center, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, Meridian International Center, The National Museum of American Jewish Military History (open Sunday only), The Phillips Collection, The Textile Museum, and the Woodrow Wilson House.

Check the full event schedule at Free shuttles between museums for those who are not in the mood to walk!

APARNA NANCHERLA AND MICHAEL FOODY / Comedy in Silver Spring, MD this Saturday -- tix still available

A comedy club grows in Silver Spring! -- there are a few tix left for both shows:




Silver Spring – Washington-bred comedian Aparna Nancherla returns from Los Angeles to headline two June 4th shows of unprecedented local comedic strength.

Nancherla, who grew up in Northern Virginia and launched her comedy career at clubs in and around Washington, moved to Los Angeles last year to make comedy her full-time job. Her local success and decision to relocate were chronicled last year in a major feature story in the Washington Post.

The one-night performances at Vicino’s Downstairs in Silver Spring, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., open with Washingtonian Michael Foody, an edgy young voice familiar in clubs throughout the region.

Nancherla’s Seinfeldesque observations and self-deprecation set off Foody’s more biting ruminations on politics and pop culture. As Nancherla says, “I put the ‘shun’ in professional.”  And as Foody describes his comic powers, “they manipulate the forces of nature in a way that is indistinguishable from magic.”

Tickets to this inaugural Improbable Comedy event are $15 with a two-item minimum purchased from Vicino’s bar, which offers beer, wine and sangria, and a full dinner menu. Vicino’s is located at 959 Sligo Ave. in Silver Spring. The show is for patrons 21 and older.

Buy tickets at the show’s Website:

Proceeds from the June 4th shows benefit FINCA International, the Foundation for International Community Assistance, which provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs.

Gazette article about Improbably Comedy:

To read the Washington Post article on Nancherla:

Saturday: Opening Reception for Cuttings from a Winter Garden

Cuttings from a Winter Garden
Solo exhibition by Max-Karl Winkler, Woodcuts, drawings, and pastels.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, June 4, 1-4 pm  
Exhibition runs June 1-26
Artist Talk and Reception: Saturday, June 11, 1-4 pm
Washington Printmakers Gallery | Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor 
8230 Georgia Ave | Silver Spring, MD 20910

Panel Discussion: On Drawing @ Hamiltonian Gallery

Panel Discussion:  On Drawing
Saturday, June 4th @ 4:00 pm

On Drawing is a panel discussion that focuses on the diverse nature of the drawing practice, from graphite-on-paper, to site-specific installations, to drawing in space with non-traditional materials.   Artists Julie Benoit, Leah Cooper, Elena Volkova, and Renee van der Stelt will discuss their approaches to drawing, as well as explore investigations and questions that arise in each artist's work and how that relates to contemporary drawing practices.

RSVP to    

Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010 202.332.1116

Smithsonian Craft Show Call for Entry

The deadline date for online applications has been changed from September 16 to September 18.

The 2012 Smithsonian Craft Show is now open for business and Co-chairs Anne-Lise Auclair-Jones and Ann Peel invite all eligible candidates to apply for this 30th Anniversary celebration of American craft. As in the past, the exhibitors will be selected by a jury of three highly qualified independent experts. The Smithsonian Women's Committee asks the jurors to identify the most accomplished artists in their respective media, whose work is innovative, well conceived and expertly executed. The jury is asked to strive for a show that is well balanced among the various media. All qualified candidates are considered equally.

For the first time, Craft Show applicants are being given the opportunity to highlight their use of materials that are green, recycled, reclaimed and repurposed by applying for the Mixed Media category or by mentioning their use of such materials in their artists' statements for any category.

Event Location: National Building Museum, Washington DC
Event Dates: April 19-22, 2012 Preview Night Benefit: April 18, 2012
Deadlines: Online application – midnight EST. September 18, 2011
Application Fee: $50 for online applications
Jury Notification: October 31, 2011

To apply online, please visit
or go to Juried Art Services

Thursday, June 02, 2011

What's Hot and Kool at the Katzen AU!

Odessa, Untitled. France. 36.28 x 23.62 inches. Courtesy E•CO @ the Katzen. 

Want to travel, but it's too hot? Concerned about global warming and the environment? Check out the oh so cool American University Museum at the Katzen, three floors of state of the art exhibition spaces.  A sneak preview of the upcoming exhibitions reveals galleries filled with art from different countries that deal with the language of art and the environment. You can explore how artists present environmentally focused art in large digital images that create both breathtaking and heartbreaking vistas. The three exhibitions on view include paintings, drawings, video, digital animation and on the 3rd floor, Sam Gilliam's liberated canvases hanging in splendid 3-d abstractions! It's an inspired mix of painting, digital and sculptural installations that deal with a hot topic.

Get ready for the Katzen's summer opening receptions on
June 4, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, All three exhibitions close Sunday, August 14 so make plans to see them!

Public sculpture in the urban outskirts of Monterrey, 2003.
Three channels video. Video Still. Artist´s Collection.
Courtesy Registro 02, Mirar por segunda vez @ the Katzen.

In Registro 02, Mirar por segunda vez, you can see over fifty works by four outstanding young Mexican artists: Adrián Procel, Oswaldo Ruiz, Ramiro Martínez Plasencia, Rubén Gutiérrez—and the collective, Tercerunquinto. Is a work of art defined by the artist’s intent and methods, or do the people viewing it help define the work through their perceptions of it?  Registro 02, Mirar por segunda vez sets out to show that both the artist’s process and the audience’s perception help inform art’s meaning. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, video, and digital animation.  All of the artists live in or near the Mexican city of Monterrey. Curated by Jorge Contreras, Registro 02, Mirar por segunda vez, was originally assembled by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Monterrey (MARCO), one of the leading cultural institutions in Latin America devoted to promoting international contemporary art. The exhibition’s showing at the American University Museum is cohosted by the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.

Second Floor Exhibition
Nòmada, Untitled. Costa Rica. 35.43 x 23.62 inches. Courtesy E•CO @ the Katzen.

River degradation. Torrential rains in Brazil. The consequences of nuclear power in Eastern Europe. All environmental issues captured through the lenses of Ibero American and European professional photographers in the exhibition photographic projects E • CO at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center beginning Saturday, June 4.
The exhibition is the culmination of the works of 20 photo collectives (groups of photographers who showcase their work together) from across Latin America and Europe.  It was first shown in Madrid, Spain, in conjunction with E • CO 2010, a meeting organized by the Ministry of Culture of Spain to highlight professional photographers’ challenges and needs in the rapidly evolving digital media landscape.  

Each collective has a different take on what “environment” means and how to present it. A Mexican collective focuses on a “rainmaker” (a man in Mexico who survived a lighting strike as a child and believes according to pre-Hispanic tradition that he has the ability to talk to nature and ask that water sprinkle his crops).  A Portuguese collective uses images of mounted and stuffed animals (taxidermy) to focus on the loss of biodiversity in Portugal.  A Spanish collective’s work shows how the cost of responsibly disposing of electronic waste has led to uncontrolled contamination of third-world nations. E CO presents photographic projects by twenty Latin American and European photographic collectives, each tasked with crafting a visual essay about one of the most important topics of our day: the environment. Free of curatorial influence, the collectives define "environment" for themselves and maintain their own production and editing processes. The resulting essays reflect the interests and concerns of each group and nation, as well as the working organization of each collective.

“It is not just the case that more artists are turning their attention to the environmental challenges we are facing today,” said Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the American University Museum. “Everyone is more focused on climate change and the sustainability of our food, water, air and energy. Our survival depends our ability to focus.”

E • CO is presented by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, the Embassy of Spain, and the Spain-USA Foundation in collaboration with the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center and FotoDC as part of Spain Arts & Culture 2011 Program

A panel discussion by photographers Latã Cannabrava (Brazil) and Sergi Camara (Spain) begins at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th and will be followed by the public opening of the exhibit at 6 p.m.
Free admission. RSVP required for the panel:

Sam Gilliam: Close to Trees remains open on the museum’s third floor through August 14.    
April 2 to August 14, 2011

Sam Gilliam first took his paintings off their stretchers in 1965, using the liberated canvases to transform gallery walls into three-dimensional abstractions. He has continued to experiment with the practice of painting and the line between painting and sculpture. For this exhibition, Gilliam will transform the 8,000 square foot space of the third floor of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center into an exciting and colorful work of art.
The American University Museum at the Katzen building itself is worth a look and the comfort zone is just right for these hot days. It  features art that explores social, cultural, and political issues—both domestic and abroad. There is parking underneath the building. PARK inside the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. Metered: 8:00–5:00 weekdays Free: weekends/holidays & weekdays after 5:00 pm.

Katzen Arts Center,
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016.