Sunday, July 31, 2011

Washington Sculptors Group Call for Entries: Sculpture NOW 2011

Artery Plaza Gallery
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD, 20814

November 9 - December 16, 2011                

Tom Ashcraft

Monday, August 29, 2011
"Sculpture NOW 2011 will provide a compelling view into the state of sculpture today.  The exhibition will address a broad range of sculptural practices, attempting to make sense of traditional and new materials, forms, methods, and concerns of artists working in the region now." 

- Tom Ashcraft

SCULPTURE NOW 2011 will be juried from digital images/media by Tom Ashcraft, visual artist and head of Sculpture at the School of Art, George Mason University. Mr. Ashcraft will select and WSG will award funds for the Sculpture NOW "Tom Rooney Prize" of $500, (named after long-time/founding WSG member) at the Artists' Reception on Friday, November 11, 2011.

Sculpture NOW 2011 will be juried through CaFÉ. Please go to to submit all entries.

Click here for the call for entries

US Artist exhibits drawings of Cavan Fleadh scenes

There's a story in the Anglo-Celt newspaper about Govinda artist, Carlotta Hester’s exhibition of drawings, The Pure Drop. The story was written by Sinead Hogan and was published last month. The Anglo-Celt has been in business since 1846!. Check it out at Govinda's Blog.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summerscream! @ Comet Ping Pong

Civilian Art Projects & Sasha Lord Present: Summerscream!
Video Art Projections, DJs & Bands!

July 29th, 10:30pm
Comet Ping Pong

5037 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Admission $10

DJ Kid Congo Powers & DJ Ian Svenonius

Heavy Breathing (Dark, Dancy & Electro, former Apes, Washington D.C.) puts on a ascetically pleasing performance that will organically make one start to dance.
Returning to Comet Ping Pong for a part deux!

Vockah Redu (Bounce Rap, New Orleans)
Vockah Redu is a New Orleans bounce rap group. Vockah Redu creates an experience with their strong elements of performance art and dance. Sasha Lords Top SXSW pick!

Chajana denHarder (DC), Courtney Egan (New Orleans), Billy Friebele (DC), Carolina Mayorga (DC), Jonathan Monaghan (DC), Laura Napier (NY), Rob Parrish (DC), Alberto Roblest (DC), David Sullivan (New Orleans), Luke Wyatt (NY)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Call to Artists: Cooperative Gallery Membership

Gallery West in Old Town Alexandria is looking for a few new members. Gallery West displays 2- and 3-D fine art, and at this time are especially interested in glass work, art jewelry, printmaking, and small sculpture, though work in any fine art medium will be considered. Gallery West offers the following:

•   Established gallery, in operation for over 31 years
•   Exposure to a clientele in an art-loving community
•   King Street Boutique District location
•   Occasional opportunities outside the gallery
•   Camaraderie and support from other members
•   Monthly dues are less than other area co-op galleries
•   Make connections in the DMV art world
•   Resume builder
•   A solo show approximately every 18-24 months with a mailing list of 1300 patrons
•   Once-a-month gallery sitting affords the opportunity to connect with the
    art-buying public

Interested parties can check out the new member prospectus (in the column on the left side) at:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Regional Juried Exhibitions / opening nights

"Photo 11" at Artisphere in Arlington, VA.
Juror:  Amanda Maddox, former Associate Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art,
Public Opening Reception: Thursday, July 28 /  7 - 10pm 
[Juror's Talk/Awards: 8pm] / Free / Terrace Gallery
1101 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209

Photo 2011 provides DC-area audiences the opportunity to engage with photographs by artists from the Mid-Atlantic region, including Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia,  and serves as a forum for regional photographers to showcase and sell their work from July 28 through September 11, 2011. Artisphere serves as the new home for this annual juried photography show, now celebrating its 20th year.

1st Biennial Maryland Regional Juried Art Exhibition
August 1 to October 16, 2011
Opening reception: Saturday, August 6, 3–5 p.m.
University of Maryland University College
Arts Program Gallery
UMUC Inn and Conference Center, Lower Level
3501 University Blvd East
Adelphi, MD 20783
RSVP online for the Opening Reception

Helen Glazer is one of the artists who's hand-colored cloud photographs are featured in these two area juried exhibitions.

More info at and

"Workingman Collective: Prospects and Provisions"

WORKINGMAN COLLECTIVE: Prospects and Provisions
Wednesday, July 27, 1:00pm
Workingman Collective: Haiti People Project
Join members of the Workingman Collective for this series of community meetings held Wednesdays during the exhibition. Learn about the ongoing Haiti People Project. Click here to visit the blog.
Note to Participants: Bring your own Lunch.

Saturday, July 30, 2:00–3:30pm
Alexandra Phillips, Soprano
The workshop will include demonstrations of breathing and vocal techniques applicable to all. Participants will receive hands-on singing instruction, or can participate as observers. No prior vocal experience is required.
Click here to visit Alexandra Phillips' website
Hemphill, 1515 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Workingman Collective, Swing, 2011, steel, fir, powdercoat, clay pots, and assorted houseplants. 108" x 110" x 115", Ed. 3;

Monday, July 25, 2011

Opening Reception: "Refresh", Thursday, July 28th, 6:30-8:30pm

Mike Weber, "Grandfather Time", 56" x 56" x 1", 
photo based mixed media on paper and dibond

New Work by Some of Long View Gallery's Best
July 28 - August 28

Opening Reception*
Thursday, July 28th, 6:30 - 8:30pm,
*With live music and yummy summer cocktails

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 202.232.4788
facebook event

Beat the summer heat at Long View Gallery’s newest exhibition, “Refresh,” featuring new work by some of the gallery’s favorites. You can expect to see pieces by Mike Weber, Scott Brooks, Tony Savoie ,Michelle Peterson-Albandoz, Marie Ringwald, Anne Marchand, Zach Sherif, Tom Burkett, Mary Chairamonte, Paula Crawford, Ryan McCoy, Cheryl Wassenaar and many more.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

John Groban to Recognize Sitar Arts Center from Stage During Concert at The Verizon Center Through the Find Your Light Foundation

Sitar Arts Center announces that it has been selected by multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban to receive a donation from his new Find Your Light Foundation, which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. Sitar Arts Center is one of several arts education nonprofit organizations selected by Groban to receive funds from The Find Your Light Foundation during his "Straight to You" tour. "Ensuring every child has the opportunity to experience an arts education is very important to me," said Groban. "Sitar Arts Center shares this goal with me, and it gives me great pleasure to highlight the work they do."

Groban will be in Washington, DC to perform on Wednesday, July 27 as part of his "Straight To You" worldwide tour running through November. The tour supports his recent and fifth studio album, 'Illuminations' which has already been certified platinum in the U.S. Its No. 4 debut on Billboard's Top 200 chart is Groban's fourth consecutive Top 5 chart bow. Tickets for Josh's upcoming shows are available through

To find out more about the Find Your Light Foundation, please visit the organization's website at and/or its Facebook page at

Saturday, July 23, 2011

National Building Museum - The Public Memory of 9/11, July 26

National Building Museum presents
The Public Memory of 9/11
Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 - 8:00pm

The upcoming tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks offers an opportunity to consider how the sites in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania are memorializing and interpreting this event.

Alice Greenwald, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Jim Laychak, Pentagon Memorial Fund, and Jeff Reinbold, Flight 93 National Memorial, present the designs of the memorials and discuss the challenges in commemorating recent history. Brent Glass, director of the National Museum of American History, moderates this program.

No charge Register at

National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Metro: Judiciary Square

Friday, July 22, 2011

Touchstone Gallery Poetry Reading Friday, July 22, 6:30-8pm

Touchstone Gallery presents a Maryland Writers' Association poetry reading on Friday, July 22, 2011.  The program, which will include refreshments, runs from 6:30 to 8 pm.  The reading will feature several writers whose publications range from A Little Breast Music  to The Hartford Review. As Gregg Wilhelm, Executive Director of the CityLit Project, describes it, “Life in Me Like Grass on Fire is the confluence into which the many streams of love flow. Ride the current of these words through rapids and still waters to places new yet familiar.”

For more than twenty years, the Maryland Writers’ Association has nurtured and supported the Maryland literary arts community. In honor of that tradition, select MWA members deliver a heartfelt introduction to the region’s writing community in MWA Books’ second anthology, Life in Me Like Grass on Fire, reflections on love. The anthology is divided into several sections, ranging from “first love, lost love” to “love as we age.”

The anthology features 50 poets, edited by Laura Shovan, a Maryland State Arts Council Artist-in-Education and editor of the art and literary journal, Little Patuxent Review. The poets’ other credentials range from those just embarking on their literary careers to those with impressive publication lists.

 Maryland Writers’ Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. For more information, please visit

Touchstone Gallery 
901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20001


Soapbox: A New Performance Art Series

First event in the performance art series:
Friday July 22, 2011

Performances feature artists:
-Kat Sotelo - BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art
-Kunj Patel - BA Studio Art, University of Maryland

Hillyer's new performance art series, Soapbox aims to increase exposure to this critical yet underrepresented art form in Washington, DC.  Hillyer will act as the platform, or 'Soapbox', for artistic performance. This monthly event will feature two performance artists followed by a discussion session with the artists.  Hillyer's Soapbox will cultivate emerging talent and showcase the best that performance art in the District has to offer.

Hillyer Art Space
International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA
T 202.338.0680



WASHINGTON--To coincide with the hot weekend ahead, The Capital Fringe Festival is offering a hot deal on tickets. Starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011 - single tickets will only be $12 - a $5 savings from the usual ticket price. Tickets will be available online, at the box office and in person at all venues.  But, wait - there's more . . . another "Beat the Heat" special - water and Vitamin Water will be free to ticketed patrons at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar as long at the temp is over 100 degrees.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Flashpoint Gallery Presents Two Exhibitions

Janell Olah with curator Amanda Jirón-Murphy and Nicole Herbert Janell Olah, photo by Jenna Stamm and Nicole Herbert
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 30, 6 – 8pm

Flashpoint Gallery presents the DC debut of two artists, Janell Olah and Nicole Herbert. Janell Olah will present a solo exhibition called you make me nostalgic for a place I’ve never known in the Flashpoint Gallery. The show is organized by curator Amanda Jirón-Murphy. Nicole Herbert’sTrace will intervene into Flashpoint’s forgotten spaces to highlight the overlooked areas and subtle architectural details of the space. Both artists make works that respond to the design of the building to create site-specific installations.

Flashpoint Gallery will present a discussion with Janell Olah and Nicole Herbert moderated by Amanda Jirón-Murphy on August 27 at 2pm.

Janell Olah, you make me nostalgic for a place I’ve never known curated by Amanda Jirón-Murphy
July 30 – August 27, 2011

Philadelphia-based artist Janell Olah and DC-based curator Amanda Jirón-Murphy join forces to present a site-specific installation that responds to the systems of air vents, ductwork and electrical outlets present in Flashpoint Gallery. Sewn out of translucent vinyl, Olah's interconnected pods, tubes and clouds make use of the air-flow and electricity in the gallery while simultaneously generating their own light and air from an intricate system of fans and timers. Olah’s cloud shapes will form a narrow line down the length of Flashpoint’s main space where they will slowly inflate, deflate and be lit from within.

Although highly scientific in its planning and construction, you make me nostalgic for a place I've never known serves as a metaphor for the ways in which human experiences, emotions and relationships function. Combining inspiration from literature, design and her life experience, Olah's installation transforms the gallery space into a living, breathing environment.

Nicole Herbert: Trace
July 29 – September 30, 2011

Nicole Herbert’s Trace is an intervention into the everyday spaces of Flashpoint. Herbert’s site-specific works will be installed throughout Flashpoint’s hallways, offices and windows, encouraging the viewer to pay attention to overlooked areas and subtle architectural features. Herbert will juxtapose drawings, three-dimensional sculptural forms and found objects with existing architectural features to activate spaces outside of the traditional gallery context.  Herbert’s work aims to call attention to the overlooked aspects of the everyday environment by suspending fleeting impressions of familiar objects and contexts. This perceptual shift opens up the possibility to experience the world less reflexively and to question the mechanisms that filter and mediate our experience.  

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

E8: Sculpture continues with a new installation opening this week!

 Lindsay Rowinski:   Trying to be There, July 21 - July 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 21st, 6-8pm
Lindsay Rowinski: Trying to be There is the second of three solo exhibitions being presented as part of E8: Sculpture - the 8th year of Transformer's Exercises for Emerging Artists program.
E8: Sculpture features three individual, site specific installations in our project space by emerging sculptors: Oreen Cohen, Sean Lundgren and Lindsay Rowinski. 

Lindsay Rowinski confronts the ambiguity of everyday objects relative to their function and environment. Her work treads the fine line between relevance and ephemeral. It encourages viewers to confront and question their purpose. 

Lindsay asks/states:  "If sculpture informs us about intention, corporeality, and societal influence, how then do objects in the world inform us on a daily basis? Because public space is imbued with creative intention; the objects placed within it are suggestions of how to behave or function. My aim is to bring the unnoticed, abstracted information inherent in public space and objects to the forefront of human perspective, to reclaim these situations as an art experience."
Launched in March 2004, Transformer's Exercises For Emerging Artists was created to support artists at critical points or crossroads in their professional growth and development, and to advance participating artists' creative careers. Consisting of a series of two-hour, bi-weekly gatherings spanning three months, the program is designed to stimulate and encourage participating artists as they create new work. In addition to peer critique sessions, the participating artists received mentorship and critical feedback on their work from guest facilitator Joe Hicks, and visiting artist mentors: Kyan Bishop, Mary Early, Laurel Lukaszewski, and Ledelle Moe.

1404 P Street NW
Washington DC 20005
(202) 483-1102

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Strathmore Fine Art Presents 2010-2011 FINE ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXHIBITION

Featuring New Works by Minna Philips, Solomon Slyce, Wilmer Wilson IV and Brittany Sims
with Accomplished Mentors F. Lennox Campello, Susana Raab and Tim Tate

NORTH BETHESDA, MD – Emerging Washington, D.C.-metro area artists Minna Philips, Solomon Slyce, Wilmer Wilson IV and Brittany Sims will conclude their residency experience by unveiling new works in the Strathmore Fine Artists in Residence Exhibition. These young artists’ unique voices and contemporary perspectives will be expressed through photography, mixed media, drawing and painting in the galleries in the Historic Mansion at Strathmore through Saturday, August 20, 2011. The multidimensional exhibition will also include work from Fine Artists in Residence mentors - multimedia artist F. Lennox Campello, award-winning photographer Susana Raab and co-founder of the Washington Glass School Tim Tate. For more information, call (301) 581-5100 or visit
            The Strathmore Fine Artist in Residence (Fine AIR) program cultivates local visual arts talent in the D.C.-metro area by pairing emerging artists with established professionals in related disciplines and mediums. Fine AIR residencies last six months, during which time participants build an audience, hone their craft, create a curatorial proposal and premiere a new body of work commissioned by Strathmore in the culminating Fine Artists in Residence Exhibition. The artist mentors provide pupils with career guidance, artistic critique and career development opportunities throughout the program.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Solo Show Artist Talk / Leila Holtsman & Margaret Boozer

 "Frieze Project," 
Talking, Bijou Theater, July 19th, Tuesday, 7:00pm
How does the creative process work?
Bijou Theater

Show Dates:
June 21 - August 6

Margaret Boozer, Director of Red Dirt Studios, and Leila Holtsman will talk about the creative process and the collaborative art studio environment. Find out how the artists creative processes work. The Bijou Theater is just a few steps from the Mezz Gallery.

Visiting Artisphere
You may either walk to Artisphere from the Rosslyn Metro stop or park for free (with validated parking ticket) on the weekends and on weekdays after 5pm in the N. Kent Street garage.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Artbeat @ Artery Plaza

July 20-August 18, 2011

Salar presents its first Bethesda exhibition, a unique and exciting art show that brings together an international line-up of five progressive artists, who all individually reflect the contemporary art scene of today. Their practices rely on exploratory techniques with material, form and sound in various mediums ranging from photography to video art. ARTbeat brings together a select group of artists who share an impulse to re-imagine and rescript our relationships to everyday objects and characters.

Curated by Mariano Ugalde, this exhibition promises an intriguing sample of the art being produced in three different regions of the globe and will expose the viewer to artwork that is exhibited in major art fairs around the world.

Participating artists: Felix Angel (Medellín), Gastón Ugalde (La Paz), Scarlett Hooft (Amsterdam), Sonia Falcone (Santa Cruz) and John Fitzgerald (New York).

Salar Galería de Arte 
Artery Plaza 
7200 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301-357-0580

Private Preview: July 20 7-9 pm
 Hours: Thursday – Friday
12 to 5pm pm and by appointment

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Drawing Analogies exhibit - Alexandria

Drawing Analogies: July 14 – August 28, 2011
The Athenaeum, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Artists’ reception: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Victor Ekpuk
Mindy Hirt
Sarah Laing
Beverly Ress
Fiona Ross
Renee van der Stelt
Alice Whealin

Regular gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

National Museum of Women in the Arts - Susan Swartz Exhibit

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Susan Swartz: Seasons of the Soul Exhibition
Through October 2

Seasons of the Soul features 13 large-scale paintings by Utah-based artist Susan Swartz.  Her colorful abstract landscapes are inspired by the natural world.  An environmentalist and philanthropist, Swartz has turned to painting as a source of healing during her protracted battle with environmentally-bred illnesses.

Adults $10, Seniors 65+ and students $8
18 an under no charge

National Museum of Women in the Arts1250 New York Avenue NW
Metro:  Metro Center, exit 13th and G streets

Apply Now for Downtown Holiday Market! Washington, DC

 Application Deadline
August 15, 2011

        Celebrating its seventh year, this event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region.  This year the Downtown Holiday Market (DHM) will operate for 22 consecutive days.  It will open Friday, December 2nd, and will run continuously through Friday, December 23rd.  Hours will be from Noon-8pm each day.

 Downtown Holiday Market
Friday, December 2 -
Friday, December 23
Noon- 8 pm

Downtown Washington, DC
Centered @ 8th and F Streets, NW

Held in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood with the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture as its backdrop, the festival will again be located on the wide sidewalk of F Street, stretching from 7th to 9th Streets NW. Both ends of the market are within view of entrances to the Gallery Place Metro. Also across the street are the Verizon Center and the bustling 7th Street Gallery Place corridor.  Opposite the Market are Hotel Monaco, the Spy Museum, and many upscale restaurants.

DHM has experienced tremendous growth in stature, sales numbers and customer attendance. This success can be attributed to the hard work of the event producers, the variety of on-site features, and the caliber of participating artists and businesses. Additionally, DHM is well promoted by media partners and a considerable PR campaign.

The event continues to be a juried, high-quality crafts and gift market featuring a diverse display from exhibitors of many types of merchandise, as well as prepared food and beverage vendors.  The Market will accommodate 50 exhibitors each day.

To Register Online:

For More Information:

Book Signing and Discussion, The Invention of Ecocide @ Hemphill

With David Zierler, author of The Invention of Ecocide:
 Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think about the Environment

Thursday, July 14, 6:30pm–8:30pm
As the public increasingly questioned the war in Vietnam, a group of American scientists deeply concerned about the use of Agent Orange and other herbicides started a movement to ban what they called “ecocide.” Incorporating in-depth interviews, unique archival collections, and recently declassified national security documents, Zierler examines the movement to ban ecocide as it played out amid the rise of a global environmental consciousness and growing disillusionment with the containment policies of the cold war era.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press (May 1, 2011)
Hardcover: 252 pages
Click here for more information on The Invention of Ecocide

David Zierler is a historian for the U.S. Department of State. He lives in Washington DC, with his wife and daughter.

Hemphill, 1515 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Are you an artist that would like to exhibit your outdoor sculpture work or other installation for an entire month? Are you a homeowner who would be interested in hosting a beautiful work of art in your front yard throughout August? If so, then we want to hear from you!

Now in its third year, the annual North Capitol Main Street Art + Music Walk (formerly known as “First On 1st”) brings together residents of DC’s North Capitol neighborhoods with local businesses, artists and other creatives, and showcases the area as a whole to the entire District.  Homeowners in Bloomingdale, Eckington, and Truxton Circle graciously offer up their lawns to serve as pop-up installation spaces throughout the month of August, as the neighborhood celebrates its culture of community – and its community of culture – by showcasing live music, great art, and fine foods from area restaurants.

This year, we have a goal of including twenty (20) artists and homes to display art, and there will be four stages set up to feature live performances during the kick-off celebration on Saturday, August 6.

If you’re interested in taking part, please e-mail to get involved — and we`ll see you at this year’s North Capitol Main Street Art + Music Walk!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Panel Discussion for "Fellows Converge: Broadly Thinking." Wednesday, July 13th, 7:00pm

Hamiltonian Fellows and mentor artist Zoe Charlton share their experiences collaborating and examining each others artistic practices for the exhibition : Fellows Converge:  Broadly Thinking.  on view June 25 - August 6, 2011

Panel discussion with the artists 
Wednesday, July 13th, at 7:00 pm,

Artists:  Selin Balci, Jon Bobby Benjamin, Ryan Hoover, Magnolia Laurie, Joyce Y-J Lee, Katherine Mann, Jonathan Monaghan, Jessica van Brakle, Lina Vargas De La Hoz, and Elena Volkova.  

Each Spring, Hamiltonian Gallery culminates its year of exhibitions by selecting an established artist to curate a group show that will include all of the Hamiltonian Fellows.  This year, they selected Zoë Charlton.  Known for her figurative drawings and videos, Zoë Charlton mentored all ten Hamiltonian Fellows to create a compelling, collaborative exhibition.  

Fellows Converge:  Broadly Thinking
As written by Zoë Charlton:

In developing the exhibition Broadly Thinking with this group of Hamiltonian Fellows, I was interested in considering the networks that can support our practice as artists outside the comfort zone of art school.  When there is so much pressure placed on originality, how can we cultivate an environment that encourages emerging artists to critically engage with their peers?

Inviting each artist to investigate the work of two other Fellows was not about encouraging superficial connections in style or the adoption of someone else's medium. Instead, the exercise involved a process of self-assessment and comparative analysis that made it possible for the artists to appreciate each other's struggles with materials and ideas and to understand  how resistance and acceptance affect the outcome of their own art-making. 

As written by Hamiltonian Fellow, Magnolia Laurie:

In looking for a link between Ryan Hoover's and Jessica van Brakle's work, I kept thinking about a sort of distancing that happens.  What you see is not necessarily the content behind the work, but rather a sort of façade which contains or obliterates. That façade, in some ways, also functions as the content.  Within my own work, I had already been thinking that I needed to challenge and question my more familiar sense of composition and to expand upon the aesthetics of the mark.  So I started to work with the idea that aesthetics can function as a sort of barrier.

Hamiltonian Gallery
Hamiltonian Artists
1353 U Street, NW
Suite 101
Washington, DC  20009


Grants to 268 Maryland Organizations Maintain Jobs in the Arts Industries 

Governor Martin O'Malley confirmed the significance of the arts to Maryland by approving more than $11 million in Maryland State Arts Council grants to Maryland organizations and county arts councils for fiscal year 2012 activities.

 "Creativity is part of our state's competitive edge in the modern marketplace," said Governor O'Malley.  "By supporting these arts organizations, Maryland spurs innovation and creates distinctive products and locales that attract tourists, businesses and residents, and improves the quality of life we enjoy in our state."

"Maryland is fortunate to have leadership that recognizes that in addition to being an economic driver, the arts are an educational asset that foster young imaginations and facilitate critical thinking and communications skills," said William Mandicott, Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council.  "They also create a sense of place and preserve the unique arts and cultural heritage of our communities."

The FY2012 Maryland State Arts Council matching grants will be used to support the general operations of 244 arts organizations and ongoing arts programs, as well as the activities of Maryland's 23 official county arts councils and Baltimore City.  The Governor approved the matching grants based on the recommendations of the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

The latest economic impact report show that Maryland State Arts Council grantees' activities support more than 12,000 jobs and generate $1.4 billion in local economic activity and $41.4 million in state and local taxes

Grants to organizations from the Maryland State Arts Council are awarded on the basis of artistic merit, organizational effectiveness and service to the community.  Awardees are selected through a process in which applicants are evaluated by advisory panels of professionals in each artistic discipline and include on-site visits to each applicant.

The Maryland State Arts Council, an agency of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, Division of Tourism, Film and the Arts, is dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive and enhance communities.. For more information about the Maryland State Arts Council visit the MSAC web site at or call (410) 767-6555 or TTY 1-800-735-2258.

Maryland State Arts Council | 175 W. Ostend Street, Suite E | Baltimore | MD | 21230

Monday, July 11, 2011

LAST CHANCE - Evan Reed Closing July 16 at Project 4

 Image credit: Evan Reed - Detail of Burj Al Shawq, wood, 13 x 5 x 7'

Evan Reed: Traveling Past PROUN

Exhibition Closing: Saturday July 16, 2011

If you haven't had a chance to see Evan Reed: Traveling Past PROUN, stop by Project 4 by July 16, 2011. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday, 12-6 and by appointment.

Traveling Past PROUN, at Project 4 Gallery is a solo exhibition featuring the work by local artist, Evan Reed. Through wood sculpture and other media, Reed investigates the expressive potential attained by transforming familiar everyday objects into new forms. His work is informed by architectonic structures and driven by his penchant for the fantastical and visionary.

Project 4

1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20009
tel: 202 232 4340

Artistic Reflections - Brentwood Arts Exchange

Artistic Reflections
Opening Reception
Saturday, July 16. 4-7pm

Featuring Works by:
David C. Driskell
Jeremy Austin
Starmanda Bullock
Sylvia Snowden

Over the course of nearly six decades, Dr. David C. Driskell has created an unquestionable and profound impact in the arts through an extensive body of artwork, scholarship, curating, and teaching. World-renowned as a leading authority on African American Art, Dr. Driskell's own artwork is collected by several major museums, including the National Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Having served as a Professor at Fisk University, Howard University, then at the University of Maryland beginning in 1977, it should come as no surprise that Dr. Driskell's legacy extends through several students who have built impressive careers as artists, teachers, and scholars in their own right. Artistic Reflections celebrates that legacy by featuring Dr. Driskell's work alongside that of three of his former students: Jeremy Austin, Starmanda Bullock, and Sylvia Snowden.  Artistic Reflections is presented with the generous support and cooperation of the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora.

Free.  Open to the Public

Brentwood Arts Exchange - exchanging ideas through art.@ Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

Sunday, July 10, 2011

BITE: A Moderated Dialogue with Philippa Hughes, Monday July, 11, 7:30pm at Greater Reston Arts Center

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

Southwest DC to Host Major Arts Festival

Inaugural SW ArtsFest “Discover Southwest”
September 23-25, 2011

 This September, DC’s smallest quadrant will hold its first annual SW ArtsFest. SW ArtsFest 2011 will bring together nine different organizations to present a cross-section of Southwest’s cultural community through a three-day festival with the theme “Discover Southwest.” The collaboration will include the (e)merge art fair and the Marcātus Creative Art Market, performances and children’s activities at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, the 10th Annual DC Jazz Preservation Festival, the Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival, an outdoor art studio for children, and much more.

Location: Various Venues in Southwest, DC

Schedule: Friday September 23 to Sunday September 25, 2011

For complete up-to-date info visit:

For general info email: and

For sponsorship info email:

(e)merge art fair

The (e)merge art fair ( will take place at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St., SW. (e)merge starts with a private preview on Thursday. The Fair will feature vetted exhibitions of art by DC-Baltimore area and international emerging galleries, nonprofits, and unrepresented artists, as well as panel discussions and performances, all for a public admission fee of $10.

Marcātus Creative Art MarketSaturday and Sunday Marcātus, currently at Yards Park for the summer, will return for a special Southwest edition, with artists’ tents, arts and crafts vendors, music and food, and nationwide New Brow galleries. Admission to Marcātus will be free.