Thursday, September 29, 2011

Corralling the Critics | The Pink Line Project

Corralling the Critics | The Pink Line Project:

Spiral by Anne Marchand 

Come out tonight to Montgomery College, Silver Spring, MD for music and poetry from 6-7 pm in the King Street Gallery! The gallery will be open late until 8:30pm tonight so you can see the exhibition, Of Shining Worlds: Recent Paintings by Anne Marchand.

Location: The King Street Gallery is located on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Garage, which is located immediately behind the Arts Center.

Map and Directions:

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

THEORY NOW: (e)merge & see

Mark Cameron Boyd's assessment of (e)merge
THEORY NOW: (e)merge & see

Call for Artist-In-Residency Program

The Department of Visual Arts and Design of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College is seeking proposals for residencies beginning in spring 2012. Artists will be provided personal studio space in the Morris and Gwendolyn Foundation Arts Center. Proposals are sought that will benefit, involve, or impact art students and members of the college community. Residency proposals lasting from one month up to one academic semester will be considered.

Application deadline for Spring 2012 Residencies is October 15, 2011

In addition to their own studio space Resident Artists may be granted access to facilities such as; printmaking studio, ceramics studio, sculpture studio, B/W darkroom, MAC Lab, weaving looms. Exhibitions and/or performances in conjunction with residencies may also be considered.

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Evan Reed Exhibtion at Greater Reston Arts Center

until every shape has found its city
Evan Reed

September 29 – November 12, 2011

Reception, Artist Talk, and Catalog Signing  Saturday, October 15, 5 – 7pm. Free.
GRACE (Greater Reston Arts Center) presents until every shape has found its city with Evan Reed from September 29 through November 12, 2011. Borrowing his title from Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, Reed explores the intersection of art, literature, and architecture through complex sculptures and drawings that transcend literal interpretations. Works will also include a site-specific camera obscura with a façade based on aspects of Reston’s historic architecture.
This exhibition and related programs are funded in part through a project grant from the Arts Council of Fairfax County, funded by Fairfax County. Fidelity Investments is sponsoring the exhibition.

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


Image Credits:
Evan Reed, “Strasse Spirale,” acrylic resin and wood, 80” x 84” x 44,” 2011

"The Color School's Pedigree" Paul Richard lecture

from Margo Arnold

Paul Richard gave a captivating talk Monday night. His lecture, "The Color School's Pedigree", kept the packed room engaged for a full hour as he covered the history of the Color School from its beginnings to its end, and overturned several of the generally-accepted legends about the artists and the community in which they worked.

More than 100 collectors, artists, and art aficionados listened, asked questions, and reflected on the tale Richard told as he he showed slides of work by numerous Washington artists of the 60s, their predecessors and descendants.

As his slides showed work by Kenneth Noland and Louis Morris, Paul discussed how the Color School is often thought to be an outgrowth of the work of contemporaries in New York such as Helen Frankenthaler. But that formulation fails to consider the unique innovation these painters made, and how those innovations were shaped by the facts of their lives in Washington, and other diverse influences on their aesthetic.

Paul's focused on the color of the Color School, and the various ways in which diverse figures such as Josef Albers and Vincent Augustus Tack (one of the great treasures of the Phillips Collection) influenced these painters, as they sought to create a vocabulary of pure color in their painting.

This reevaluation of the Color Painters as Washington painters is part of the mission of the Washington Color School Project. Funny and profound by turns, Paul's analysis of painting and the city is a prime example of the kind of critical reassessment that needs support from those of us who care about art and artistic life in Washington.
Margo Arnold

An Evening with Kenneth R. Feinberg / KREEGER MUSEUM

In collaboration with the 9/11 Arts Project, The Kreeger Museum presents
An Evening with Kenneth R. Feinberg
Thursday, October 6, 6:30-8 pm

Tickets: $10 / Members: Free. For reservations, call (202) 338-3552 or email

The public is invited to a talk and book signing followed by a light reception with Kenneth R. Feinberg, selected by US Attorney General John Ashcroft to administer the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, created by an Act of Congress shortly after 9/11 to compensate the families of the victims. Feinberg worked for 33 months pro bono to develop the regulations governing the fund and administer all aspects of the program. 

It was his responsibility to make the decisions regarding how much each family of a 9/11 victim would receive by estimating how much each victim would have earned in a full lifetime. Families unhappy with the offer were able to appeal their case in an informal hearing. Feinberg personally presided over more than 900 of the 1,600 hearings.  At the end of the process, $7 billion was awarded to 97 percent of the families.

“It’s a brutal, sort of cold, thing to do.  Anybody who looks at this program and expects that by cutting a US Treasury check you are going to make 9/11 families happy is vastly misunderstanding what’s going on with this program,” states Feinberg.  “There is not one family member I’ve met who wouldn’t have gladly given back the check, or, in many cases, their own lives to have that loved one back. ‘Happy’ never enters into this equation.”

This program is presented as part of the 9/11 Arts Project, positioned to provide local forums for extending the dialogue, sparking community engagement and inspiring creative expression 10 years after 9/11. The arts, particularly opera, proved personally invaluable to Feinberg as a way to cope with the tragedy associated with administering the fund.  He is currently the President of the Washington National Opera.

In 2005, Feinberg published What is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 detailing his experiences. Copies will be available for purchase. For a full list of all the Project's inspiring events please visit
The Kreeger Museum is a private, non-profit museum located in the former residence of Carmen and David Kreeger. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, it showcases the Kreegers’ permanent collection of 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture, as well as African art. The Kreeger Museum is located at 2401 Foxhall Road, NW in Washington, DC. The Museum is open Tues-Thurs by reservation only for the 10:30 am or 1:30 pm guided tour.  Fri & Sat open hours are 10 am-4 pm, no reservations required. For further information, call 202-337-3050 x10 or visit 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Of Shining Worlds: Recent Paintings by Anne Marchand"
September 19 - October 19, 2011
Gallery Event: Thursday, September 29, 6-7 p.m.
Artist Comments followed by a Poetry Reading 
and Live Music by Maurice Sedacca.
Anne Marchand will give a short talk about her work in the exhibition, Of Shining Worlds: Recent Paintings by Anne Marchand, curated by Claudia Rousseau. Artist Tom Block, scholar of medieval literature, will do a reading of poems by Rumi, the great early thirteenth century Persian mystical poet. The poems have been selected for their relevance to the cosmic iconography of Anne Marchand's paintings. Maurice Sedacca, a musician and composer from New York, will play a prelude and will play between the poems. He will play accompanying music on the the guitar and the oud, a middle eastern instrument that is the forerunner of the lute.

Location: The King Street Gallery is located on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Garage, which is located immediately behind the Arts Center.

Map and Directions:

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
930 King Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Premiere of 30 Americans (October 1, 2011–February 12, 2012) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
 30 Americans (October 1, 2011–February 12, 2012) is a wide-ranging survey of work by many of the most important African American artists of the last three decades.  Selected from the Rubell Family Collection, the exhibition brings together seminal figures such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Hammons with younger and emerging artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Shinique Smith.  Often provocative and confrontational, 30 Americans focuses on artistic community as well as issues of racial, sexual, and historical identity in contemporary culture. For more information on 30 Americans, please visit

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design’s Visiting Artist program brings artists, scholars, and critics to the Corcoran to interact with students and other members of the Corcoran community. Each one-day visit includes intensive in-class interactions focusing on critical discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as a FREE public lecture that highlights the visiting artist’s work and the role the artist plays in contemporary society.

Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

Monday, September 26, 2011

U.S. Premiere of Aruban Artists’ “Microcosm” Exhibition

“Microcosm” Runs September 19th- October 13th at the Residence of the Dutch Ambassador
The exhibition is closed on weekends and Columbus Day, October 10th

(Washington, D.C.) – For the first time, ten contemporary Aruban artists will collectively exhibit their work in the United States at the Residence of the Dutch Ambassador in Washington, D.C.  The “Microcosm”” exhibition is part of a series of events recognizing Aruba’s 25 years of Status Aparte within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The multi-disciplinary exhibition, consisting of site-specific installations, sculpture, mixed-media assemblage, video, paintings, collage, photography and drawings, brings together the artwork of noted Caribbean artists: Ciro Abath, Joanie Croes, Telka Van Dodewaard, Rob ter Haar, Glenda Heyliger, Elisa Lejuez Peters, Elvis Lopez, Alida Martinez, Osaira Muyale, Ryan Oduber and Hugo Palmar. These artists represent the diverse and eclectic reality of the Aruban “Microcosm” within the Kingdom.

Microcosm” juxtaposes contemporary Aruban art with the classic 17th century Dutch masters on display in the Residence producing conversations on how the microcosm of Aruba defines itself within the macrocosm of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Aruban art work engages with the existing Dutch masters and objects at the Residence in dynamic ways creating thought provoking contrasts.

Curated by Laura Roulet, Gijs Stork and Renwick Heronimo, a team of American, Dutch and Aruban contemporary art experts, “Microcosm” is the first phase of an international multicultural and policy focused initiative to create a platform where contemporary art serves as a medium to create awareness and dialogue among these participating regions.

As part of this initiative, the Aruban artists will visit relevant art institutions in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and New York to forge new ties with like minded individuals.

 “The ‘Microcosm’ exhibition illustrates that the Kingdom of the Netherlands is a macrocosm that stretches over two continents offering a rich diversity of people and cultures. “The exhibition celebrates the unique relationship between Aruba and the Netherlands and reveals how an autonomous entity thrives within the Kingdom,” added the Ambassador.

 “Microcosm” will be open to the public by appointment only from September 19th to October 13th from 9:30am to 11:30am.  The exhibition is closed on weekends and the Columbus Day holiday, October 10th. Reservations must be made by emailing with the date and time requested.

The “Microcosm” exhibition is sponsored by: the Union of Cultural Organizations of Aruba (UNOCA) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Social Affairs and Culture of Aruba. 

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Site Aperture, group exhibition curated by Danielle O'Steen

Flashpoint Gallery Presents
Site Aperture
Margaret Boozer, Mia Feuer, Talia Greene and Mariah Anne Johnson

Curated by Danielle O’Steen
September 30 – November 5, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6 – 8pm

WASHINGTON, DC – Flashpoint Gallery presents Site Aperture, an exhibition of site-specific installations by artists Margaret Boozer, Mia Feuer, Talia Greene and Mariah Anne Johnson. Curated by Danielle O’Steen, Site Aperture challenges the confines of the white cube in order to reconsider the traditional gallery space. The artists will respond directly to Flashpoint’s history and physical details to create a unique experience for the viewer. While sharing similar conceptual interests in site and installation, the artists will build their artworks in divergent materials ranging from dirt and Styrofoam to wallpaper and bed sheets.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 30 from 6-8pm. Curator Danielle O’Steen will be giving a talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Art + Coffee program on Sunday, October 16, 1:30pm. The artists and the curator will hold a roundtable discussion at Flashpoint Gallery on Saturday, October 29th at 2pm.

Flashpoint Gallery 
916 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, September 23, 2011

Submerge Opens

We all know about the big DC art fair happening this weekend (yes you should check out (e)merge), but also occuring during this crazy four-day weekend is Submerge. A four day, flash art "happening" is not to be missed. Open daily from 12pm-8pm, as well as special events at night from 9pm on, you can check out the works of artists Kelly Towles, Tim Conlon, Asad Walker, Brandon Hill, Peter Chang Truth Among Liars, James Kerns, Paul Mericle, Ayodamola Okunseinde, Francisco Esteban, Juan Pineda and Lindsey Labella.

Check out schedules, more information at

(e)merge art fair, SW ArtsFest, Marcātus this weekend

(e)merge art fair Friday–Sunday 
The (e)merge art fair ( takes 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 $15.

Fair Schedule:
Thursday, September 22: 7pm - 9pm, Opening preview + concert
Friday, September 23: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday, September 24: 12pm - 7pm
Sunday, September 25: 12pm - 5pm   

Saturday September 24th 11am-6pm.
Marcātus, a creative art market returns for a special SW ArtsFest Edition.  This September, DC’s smallest quadrant will hold its first annual SW ArtsFest.  SW ArtsFest 2011 will bring together ten different organizations to present a cross-section of Southwest’s cultural community through a three-day festival with the theme “Discover Southwest.”  Marcātus invites you to come out and explore the many Artist tents and Arts and craft table on the SW Waterfront.

SW Waterfront
600 Water St SW
Washington, DC 20024

Across the street from Arena Stage
Event is free and open to the public

SW ArtsFest
This September, DC’s smallest quadrant will hold its first annual SW ArtsFest.  SW ArtsFest 2011 will bring together ten 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 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 general info email: and


Join ART WHINO and URBAN ARTISTRY along with artists from around the world for a collaboration of live art, dance and music during this year's ART ALL NIGHT DC

Beginning at 7:00pm on Saturday 9/24/2011 this creative city street will transform into a live production featuring seasoned artist on one side parallel to an impressive list of both local and international artists sponsored by

Scattered along I street between the spectrum of international visual artists and graffiti writers that will line the sidewalk that evening, performers from Urban Artistry along with students, local dance crews and other movement specialists will cypher the night away to the funky, soulful sounds played by a local favorite, DJ Baronhawk Poitier!/DJBaronhawk

Travel for Scotty76 has been made possible with generous sponsorship from The Goethe Institute in Washington, DC, please visit their site for the full list of programs Scotty will participate in during his stay.

Artist materials have been provided by PLAZA ARTIST SUPPLIES and International Soul Society Festival 2011

For more information on this collaboration and other events during DC's first ever Nuit Blanche visit or on Facebook at

RSVP on facebook at!/event.php?eid=111570242279782

Art Whino will be showcasing 8 artists.  Each artist will be painting large scale installations live ranging from 10 to 20 Feet in length.  Along with the installation each artists will be exhibiting original artwork.

Art Whino Participating Artists :
Blaze One
Eric B.  AKA Viceversa
Gregg Deal

About the Nuit BlancheArt All Night: Nuit Blanche DC is debuting this year in the Chinatown/Gallery Place and Shaw neighborhoods. The festival is being organized by a passionate group of volunteers, all driven by the idea of a one night arts festival that is inclusive and free, highlights both downtown and a local neighborhood, and features collaborative cultural programming in a variety of art forms.

Art All Night DC was founded by Ariana Austin and is being curated by a diverse list of cultural partners. The festival is presented by Shaw Main Streets, Inc., the commercial revitalization and historic preservation organization serving the Shaw neighborhood, immediately north of Chinatown/Gallery Place.

For more information visit :


      The 16th annual CCE IRISH FOLK FESTIVAL, 
sponsored by the
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

O'Neill Malcom Branch with support from the 
Fairfax City Commission on the Arts, 

Saturday, September 24th at:
 The Sherwood Community Center at Van Dyck Pa
       3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub
3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
FREE Admission! Free Parking!

There will be live traditional Irish music and dance at both the Sherwood Center and on the Auld Shebeen pub stage. Live music on the Civic Green in front of Sherwood Center. Ceili that evening directly following the Festival at The Sherwood Center (6 - 8pm Free!).

For more information and list of performers

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Paintings by Anne Marchand explore the turning of the universe

There's an article in the Gazette this morning by Cody Calamaio about my upcoming show, On Shining Worlds: Recent Paintings by Anne Marchand at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD.

Gazette.Net: Paintings by Anne Marchand explore the turning of the universe: Read it HERE.
Anne Marchand The painting "Spiral" by Anne Marchand will be part of her exhibit at Montgomery College that features abstract paintings inspired by images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

“Of Shining Words: Recent Paintings by Anne Marchand” is on display through Oct. 19 at the King Street Gallery in the atrium of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, 930 King St., Silver Spring. The opening reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 will feature music composed by Steven Rogers. A gallery event from 6 to 7 p.m. will feature artist comments, a poetry reading and music by Maurice Sedacca. For more information, visit

Open Now: Call for Entries to the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery invites artists to figure out the contemporary art of the portrait for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013. Visit for more information and to enter. Figure it out!

Fourth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival

September 24, 2011 From 11am to 5pm
Join East City Art at the Fourth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival! and enter to win an original pen and ink drawing by local artist Ellen Cornett!

The Festival is located at 5500 Baltimore Avenue and Jefferson Street in Hyattsville, Maryland

New this year:
Free shuttle from West Hyattsville Metro station, courtesy of the City of Hyattsville. The retail town center shops are now open featuring Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai, Elevation Burger, Chipotle, Yogi Castle, Essentials Day Spa and Big Bad Woof. The Lustine Center gallery will be open with artdc’s 12×12 show featuring over 150 pieces of art for sale. Kid’s tent will feature face painting, arts and crafts alongside Joe’s Movement Emporium’s exhibit space.

Mix and mingle with talented local artisans and enjoy live performances on the streets of Arts District Hyattsville, just two miles from DC. Admission and parking are FREE.  Delicious food and drink available from Busboys and Poets, Franklin’s Restaurant & Brewery, Chipotle, Elevation Burger, Tara Thai, and Yogi Castle.

For More information visit the East City Art Fourth Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival page.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kevin H. Adams at Gallery Plan B through October 16, 2011

Artomatic @ Frederick

Artomatic@Frederick is a collective presentation of visual arts, music, theatre, and poetry. This independently organized, five-week, unjuried exhibit will open Wednesday, September 28th and run through Sunday, November 6th.

The event will be held at the old Board of Education Building located at 115 East Church Street in Fredrick, MD. Registration for exhibit space runs through September 9th.

Open Sept. 28 - November 6th.
For more information, visit Artomatic@Frederick.

Monday, September 19, 2011

ZestFest in DC’s NoMa neighborhood

ZestFest is back in DC’s dynamic NoMa neighborhood this fall, unleashing art, music and community gatherings for two weeks from September 20 to 30!

The NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) has partnered with the Pink Line Project to organize the this year’s interactive fall festival: filling the sidewalks with art, music, culture and unexpected activities, while affecting change in NoMa’s greenspaces and parks.

Nila Kay — one of the BloomBars featured artists performing at this year’s ZestFest.  Check her out live on September 20 at the ZestFest 2011 kick-off party in Union Center Plaza!

For a complete list of events, click here.

Emerge Art Fair / Sept 22 - 25 in Washington, DC

The (e)merge art fair celebrates galleries, artists, and the creative process with an an energetic environment of collaboration and discovery. The fair takes place September 22 - 25, 2011, in Washington, DC, within blocks of the U.S. Capitol Building, at the Capitol Skyline Hotel. (e)merge features over 80 international exhibitors. For more information, click here.

Opening Preview
> Thursday, September 22: 7pm - 11pm
Preview the exhibition and enjoy a concert by the pool with: LouLou and the Dispappointer Sisters (featuring members of Thievery Corporation, Fugazi, French Toast and The Deadmen)
$25 advance purchase / $30 at the door

IDB Cultural Center Lecture: British art critic EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH on Jamaican Art: The Problem of Multiple Identities

Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

The longstanding problem for Jamaican art has been a confusion of identities.  The trauma of slavery, for example, has led a number of Jamaican artists to identify themselves as being essentially 'African'.  However, lacking tribal identity, they would not be recognized as being truly African in Africa itself.  Similarly, resistance to colonialism has led to a cult of so-called 'Intuitive' artists, untutored painters and sculptors, immune from fashions, imported from Europe and the United States.  The facts are, however, that Jamaican art owes a great deal to the colonial mother country, Britain, in large part because so many artists from the island have received at least part of their training there.  In recent years, Jamaican art has also owed a good deal to what is happening in the USA.  Because Jamaica speaks English, its art is very different from that of Cuba, only 90 or so miles away.  Cuba clearly belongs to the wider sphere of Latin American art; Jamaica does not.  Despite the cult of the Intuitives, there are also wide differences between Jamaica art and the voodoo influenced art that is regarded as being typical of Haiti.  In fact, the story of Jamaican art, like the story of Caribbean art in general, is one of cultural pluralism.  Paradoxically, its energetic eclecticism is the thing that gives it its own, immediately recognizable character.  The mix-and-match of the new global culture is now being played out within the boundaries of one relatively small community.

In May 2011 the IDB Cultural Center presented an exhibition of contemporary Jamaican artists, invited by the World Bank to exhibit their work in the Caribbean segment of ABOUT CHANGE, a hemispheric survey organized by the World Bank Art Program, in partnership with the IDB, the OAS, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat.  Exhibition catalogue.

Free and open to the public, held at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium, 1330 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC, one block from Metro Center, 13th Street exit.  Photo ID required.
Attire is business casual.  Unreserved general admission.  (202) 623-3558

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Wanamaker Wet Party Music Festival today at Yards on the Park

The Wanamaker Wet Party, in partnership with Rock the Vote and Metromix DC, brings an entirely new concept to the Washington, DC live music scene with an end-of-summer electronic music festival on Sunday, Sep. 18 from 12 P.M. to 10 P.M. held entirely outdoors at the Yards on the Park near Nationals Stadium. Attending guests will enjoy access to the Yards fountain, water games, a giant foam pit and ten straight hours of live international and local DJ talent including Sultan + Ned Shepard, Serge Devant and Tatiana Fontes.
There will also be water games, a foam party, bikini Fashion Show by South Moon Under, mist tents, beer pong, flip cup, cornhole, bottle service and table reservations, specialty food vendors, and arts and craft vendors.

For more information click here 

Yards Park , between 3rd and 4th St. SE, on Water Street, Near Nationals Stadium , Washington, DC


Friday, September 16, 2011

Art critic Paul Richard Talk on the Washington Color Painters / Change of venue

 * Please note the location for this talk has changed. It is located at the National Press Club.

Join Washington Color School Project/IASG at the National Press Club on Monday Sept. 26th as one of Washington's great art writers looks back at a singular period in the city's history. Art critic Paul Richard will explore this defining period in Washington's art history in a talk on the Washington Color Painters.

As a long-time chronicler and participant in the Washington's art scene, Richard evokes a time when DC's most recognized cultural institutions existed only as plans for the future. Washington's artists and art collectors created their own places and exhibited paintings that were a departure from what had been shown before, in Washington or elsewhere.

Richard will talk about how painters like Gene Davis, Sam Gilliam, and Howard Mehring changed the discussion of art in the city, and how the city influenced their vision.

The talk will be in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 24th St., N.W. starting at 7:00. This event is free and open to the public; to RSVP please e-mail call (202) 652-5048.

Art critic Paul Richard / Washington Color School talk
Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club
529 24th St., N.W.
Washington, DC

This event is free and open to the public;
*RSVP please contact call (202) 652-5048

Presented by Washington Color School Project/IASG, a non-profit organization. Funding for this event comes from a grant from the Humanities Council of Washington D.C. Cultural Heritage Project and through the support of our members and Advisory Board.

Pan's Pipes (Ryan Hill, Erick Jackson, George Jenne) & Site/Schema by Nikki Painter open this Saturday

Civilian Art Projects presents two new exhibitions for the launch of the Fall season:
Opening reception: Saturday, September 17,  7 to 9 p.m. at Civilian Art Projects.
Pan's Pipes, a collaborative installation by Ryan Hill, Erick Jackson and George Jenne;

Site/Schema, new work and site-specific installation by recent American University graduate Nikki Painter.

Artists Ryan Hill, Erick Jackson, and George Jenne investigate the counterculture vocabulary they grew up with to create the exhibition Pan's Pipes. With the goal of creating the psychological feel of headshops and other illicit spaces where teens go to escape the realities of family and school, the artists create new works on paper, sculpture, and a unique installation. According to the artists, these kinds of spaces were a combination of sights, sounds, literature, and even smells that would stimulate feelings of the fantastic and the forbidden.

In her second solo exhibition at the gallery, Painter's works continue to develop and expand a set of images, bright colors, and patterns to investigate the ways in which chaos and order interact and co-exist. She will exhibit new works on paper and two site-specific installations, one in the project space and one in "The Entrance," foyer space made available for experiments and artist-directed projects.
Civilian Art Projects
1019 7th Street NW, Second Floor
Washington DC 20001
(202) 607-3804

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nat'l Academy of Sciences - DC Art Science Event, Tonight, Sept 15

National Academy of Sciences   
DASER - DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous  
Thursday, September 15, 6:00pm  

DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on this region's art and science projects; it provides the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fosters interdisciplinary networking

Irina AristarkhovaAssistant Professor of Women's Studies and Art
Penn State University  
Rebecca KamenArtist and Professor of Art
Northern Virginia Community College  
Natalie SettlesArtist in Residence, Tonsor Lab for Plant Evolutionary Genetics
University of Pittsburgh; Adjunct Assistant Professor,
School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

Stephen Tonsor
Associate Professor, Plant Evolutionary Genetics
University of Pittsburgh

Doors open at 5:30pm
No charge
Refreshments provided
Photo ID and reservations required
 More Information

National Academy of Sciences
The Keck Center, Room 100
500 Fifth Street, NW

Metro: Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 7th and F or
Judiciary Square, museum exit

Announcement courtesy Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association
912 F Street, NW | Washington, DC  20004 - 1448

KENNETH VICTOR YOUNG @ Parish Gallery Georgetown


"Past and Present" 

Opening Reception, September 16, 2011, 6-8 pm
Member of the famed Washington Color School of the 60's
Showing through October 18, 2011

Retired from the Smithsonian Institution with over 35 years experience in exhibit design and installation, Kenneth Young has provided consulting to museum personnel, both domestic and international. His early art education and teaching experience was in Louisville, Kentucky; Indiana University and the University of Hawaii. He was an instructor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art along with the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC.

Having traveled extensively, in and outside of the United States, Young is constantly searching out the intricacies of life's experiences. While observing diverse cultures in their surroundings, he absorbs the interchanges and interrelationships among individuals and between people and their environment. His artistic philosophy is to bring order out of chaos, as such, he makes sense of the oft times pandemonium that is life through art. Over the years of major exhibit development for the Smithsonian, Mr. Young's travels influenced his art, with distinctive Egyptian and Italian influences.

For over 40 years his artworks have been shown in numerous group and solo exhibitions in university galleries and museums in the United States, as well as abroad. He has been mentioned in many publications such as: Who's Who in American Art, In Black & White: Afro-Americans in Print, and Art in Washington and Its Afro-American Presence 1940-1970. Mr. Young is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's premier permanent collection and will be one of the artists included in the museum's traveling exhibition in 2012.

He received a B.S. degree in Design, Painting and Humanities from the University of Louisville in 1962.

Parish Gallery
1054 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

GreaterRestonArtsCenter / Call for Exhibition Proposals, 2013 Season

All proposals must be received by midnight, PST October 16, 2011 

The GreaterRestonArtsCenter reviews proposals for exhibitions in its main gallery on an annual basis. Artists, independent curators, or arts organizations within the mid-Atlantic region are encouraged to apply.

Artists living in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia who have not had a solo exhibition at GRACE within the past three years are eligible. Artists must be 18 years of age or older.

All proposals for exhibitions at Greater Reston Arts Center for 2013 must be submitted online through 

$25 ($10 for GRACE members) Become a GRACE member at


12001 Market Street Suite #103
Reston, VA 20190

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MPA: Exhibition Opening Thursday Night!

Seth Rosenberg:  The Cleveland Years
Emerson Gallery

Opening Reception and Talk
Thursday, September 15,  7 - 9pm

This very special exhibition is the only opportunity for those in the Washington area to see the abstract paintings and prints completed by Mr. Rosenberg during his final years in Cleveland.
Seth Rosenberg lived, worked and painted in Washington DC for more than 20 years where he and his wife, Jane, operated District Fine Arts, a frame shop and gallery. In 2005 they moved to Cleveland. He died of a heart attack in September 2009 at age 57. Rosenberg's four years in Cleveland proved to be a time of tremendous artistic growth.

Seth Rosenberg:  The Cleveland Years is organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and curated by Margo Ann Crutchfield.  The exhibition was generously underwritten in Cleveland by Miller Goler Faeges LLP.
Accidentally On Purpose:
Paintings by Carolyn Case
Atrium Gallery

These intricately layered abstract paintings by Baltimore artist Carolyn Case inspire further study on the part of the viewer, a looking into as well as a looking at. Paint is built up layer upon layer, and the fluid nature of the medium is highlighted. As the title of the show suggests, process is prominent in these works, and although much about them seems the result of happy accident, the intention of the artist is equally apparent. As the artist aptly says, “even within the realm of chance it is difficult to escape yourself.”

Encaustic Paintings by Georgia Nassikas
Ramp Gallery

Working in a studio that overlooks rolling hills, gardens and woods, McLean artist Georgia Nassikas absorbs the natural world that surrounds her. Rather than depicting the landscape in a direct or straightforward way, it is the atmosphere and the energy of the environment that finds its way onto her canvases. Whether it be the tension of gathering clouds, the rhythm of the surf or the hum of the bee hives right outside her studio, Nassikas has found a way to trans- fer this energy to her atmospheric studies of color, shape and place.

Seth Rosenberg Panel Discussion
Wednesday, OCT 12, 7 pm
Moderated by Independent Curator J.W. Mahoney, a distinguished panel will discuss the life and work of Seth Rosenberg.
Call or email for reservations.

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

Hanoi 1000: Contemporary Art from Vietnam

September 9, 2011 to September 30, 2011
McFeeley Gallery
Arts Club of Washington

Washington, DC — A Vietnamese contemporary fine arts exhibition has opened in Washington, DC, hosted by the Arts Club of Washington. Present at the opening ceremony were Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Cuong.

On display are works by six Vietnamese painters: Dang Thao Ngoc, Dinh Thi Tham Poong, Phung Pham, Trinh Tuan, Vu Dinh Tuan and Vu Thu Hien, all of whom live and work in Ha Noi. The paintings were made in 2010 when Ha Noi celebrated its 1,000th anniversary, and all are drawn from a collection of over 800 contemporary works of Vietnamese fine arts of Israeli parton-of-the-arts Raquelle Azran.

The exhibition has previously toured through New York and Miami in the US, and Singapore, as well as Israel, the Netherlands, and the UK.

Azran told a Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Washington that she wished to bring to American art lovers the unique and diversified arts of Viet Nam as well as to introduce the wonderful visions and people of Viet Nam.

Azran said she loved Viet Nam very much, especially Ha Noi, which she called "one of my homes along with New York and Tel Aviv" .

Vietnamese artist Trinh Tuan expressed his thanks to Azran who, he said, loves Vietnamese arts and speaks Vietnamese well. She has brought many Vietnamese artists and their works to international arts events. During the exhibition, which runs through September 24, Tuan will hold a one-week course on lacquer painting.

Lacquer Painting Technique - Demo
Technique - Demo

Lacquer Painting
-an ancient Vietnamese art form-

1 hr. video - demo of materials -discussion
by Master Painter Prof. Trinh Tuan

Fee $9
-includes refreshments-
(free for weekend workshop participants )

Thursday, September 15th, 6:30 - 8:30[ information 202-549-7245 ]

Arts Club of Washington
2017 I Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20006-1804

Notes from this summer’s All Ireland Music Festival, Fleadh 2011

Notes from this summer’s All Ireland Music Festival, Fleadh 2011
-Govinda Gallery

Carlotta Hester returned to Ireland this summer and made over sixty more ‘live-action’ drawings at this year’s All Ireland Music Festival. The Pure Drop, Hester’s touring exhibition, will now expand to include a selection of her new drawings from this summer.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MOCA DC / Political Potpourri

 Still from Lilianne Milgrom video A Winter's Tale

MOCA DC's September show Political Potpourri is the result of an open call to artists to share their expressions of political issues or causes they are passionate about. Lilianne Milgrom is exibiting video, projection, painting and sculpture. Her works were inspired by her personal experience living in Israel during a period when the threat of suicide bombings was a daily occurence. A very timely show in the light of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

thru October 1 with a closing party on September 30th.

1054 31st Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20007

(202) 342-6230

Jeff Huntington @ Porter Contemporary NYC

Jeff Huntington
Plaques & Tangles
September 15 - October 22

Artist reception and Alzheimer's Benefit:
Thursday, September 15, 7 - 9 PM

Inspired by watching his father's battle with Alzheimer's disease, Jeff Huntington explores the mysteries of perception and memory as well as the flexibility -- and fragility -- of the human mind.

A percentage of opening night art sales will benefit the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation

Porter Contemporary
548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001

Monday, September 12, 2011


The Reston Community Center, in collaboration with the Initiative for Public Art -Reston (IPAR), is screening award-winning films this fall about exceptional public art projects. Visually stimulating and thought provoking, the films in the series are being shown to foster a community conversation about public art and the environment, and architecture and memorial spaces as IPAR moves forward with projects.

As part of the RCC’s “Tuesday Night at the Movies” program, the films will be screened September 13, November 15 and December 13.

Kicking off the series on September 13, is the 2004 film, Rivers and Tides, a 90-minute documentary exploring the visionary work of Andy Goldsworthy, a Scottish environmental sculptor who creates transitory art from objects he finds in nature—ice, driftwood, leaves, stone, dirt and snow in open fields, beaches, rivers, creeks and forests.

The New York Times review of Goldsworthy’s work and the movie points out the unfortunate tendency of art to become an egotistical attempt to leave something behind that will be contemplated for generations and theoretically for eternity.

On November 15, IPAR will welcome guest speaker Margaret Parsons, the founder and head of the National Gallery of Art’s film program. Parsons will introduce two films: Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawings (2010) and Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower (2009).

On December 13, the Oscar-winning documentary Maya Lin: Strong, Clear Vision captures the genius of architect Maya Lin, who vaulted to fame at age 21 when her sparse, modern and controversial design was chosen to memorialize the Vietnam War in Washington, D.C. This film relates to IPAR’s intention to establish a memorial garden in Reston. IPAR is currently studying how to move forward on this project by engaging with the community, and studying its many aspects.

All screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the CenterStage Box Office at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods by calling 703-476-4500 x3. Screenings will start at 7:30 p.m.

Nikki Painter @ Civilian

solo exhibition by Nikki Painter
Opening Saturday, September 17, 2011 7-9:00pm

Civilian Art Projects presents Site/Schema, new drawings and site-specific installation by Nikki Painter. In her second solo exhibition, Painter's works continue to develop and expand a set of images, bright colors and patterns to investigate the ways in which chaos and order interact and coexist. She will exhibit new works on paper and two site-specific installations, one in the project space and one in "The Entrance," our new foyer space made available for experiments and other awesomeness.

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

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mary Page Evans @ Addison Ripley Gallery


September 10 -  October 15, 2011
Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 6-8pm

Ribbon Sky, 2010, oil on canvas, 45 x 55 inches
Photo courtesy Addison Ripley Gallery

Ms. Evans expresses, in this most recent body of work, further refinement and an edgy reduction that seems both a tribute to the early influence of her acknowledged mentor, colorist Gene Davis, and the confirmation of a mastery of her medium that has scoured extraneous information from her pictures and added a deeper sense of the artist's delight in subject and profession. Whether her paintings are of mountains or sea, air or trees, gardens or fields, Mary Page Evans has consistently evoked the living cycles of her subjects. This artist has touched the elemental in a world she fashions powerfully, convincingly and, ultimately, tenderly with oil and pastel, charcoal and gouache. The combination of subject, skill and edge gives the work of Mary Page Evans a memorable quality.

The artist will also be the subject of a major retrospective at the Delaware Art Museum opening March 2012 entitled, "Painted Poetry, The Art of Mary Page Evans".

Addison Ripley Gallery 
1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20007

Kay Jackson: Environmental Works

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University
Media & Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20052

Day into Night Opening Reception at The Old Print Gallery Sept. 16

The Old Print Gallery announces Day into Night, a new show of linocuts and woodblocks by NY artist Emily Trueblood, which will run from September 16- November 12, 2011. The exhibit will open with a free nighttime reception on Friday, September 16, from 5-8pm at the Old Print Gallery, where the artist will be in attendance to discuss her work and artistic process.

This collection of prints is inspired by the bold, graphic lines of city architecture, juxtaposed by the flux of time and nature. Trueblood uses a limited but expressive color palette to highlight the transition of time. She also depicts many of the same buildings in her prints, each print with altered hues and details to emphasize the inherent instability of nature and time. In doing so, her prints also bring attention to the resilient and stoic nature of the buildings in our steel-forged and limestone-carved cities.

The Old Print Gallery
1220 31st Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202-965-1818

"Derailed 2" The Solo show of Tim Conlon Sept 17th

"Derailed 2" 
The Solo Show of Tim Conlon
Saturday, Sept 17th, from 8-11pm
Reception begins at 8pm
Show end date: October 16th

Derailed 2, a solo exhibition featuring aerosol artist Tim Conlon. Derailed 2 pays homage to the artist’s almost twenty-year love affair with freight train graffiti art. In this new exhibition, Conlon will showcase a series of new works including life-size aerosol paintings of aged freight cars; weathered model trains featuring scaled-to-size graffiti in the bright colors and iconic characters for which Conlon is best known; and contemporary photographs of trains and their environs.

About Derailed 2 Conlon says, “I discovered freight train graffiti as a college kid in Baltimore just as the scene was emerging. As one of the biggest port cities on the East Coast, commercial cargo regularly arrived on large ships in Baltimore Harbor and was transferred to freight trains headed toward big cities like Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Train cars were everywhere and as an art student with in interest in graffiti, it was easy to get hooked on this revolving art gallery.”

Art Whino Gallery
120 American Way
National Harbor, MD 20745

The event is FREE and open to the public.

About the Artist
Conlon is best known for his large-scale murals and canvases. He was one of two aerosol artists featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s 2008 exhibition, RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture and recently was featured and had a small curatorial role in the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s Art in the Streets exhibit. Works by Conlon have also been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Art Basel in Miami, Strychnin Gallery in Berlin, and numerous other galleries. He has been featured in dozens of publications, websites, and other media outlets including Smithsonian Magazine, Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, NPR, DC Modern Luxury, American Observer, Paste Magazine, the DCist blog, and The Examiner. Conlon posts regular missives about art and culture both local and global on his website and blog,

33rd Adams Morgan Day Festival Sept 11

“A Global Community of Cultures” 
The Adams Morgan Day Festival celebrates the creativity that comes from the synergy of diverse cultures 
Sunday, Sept 11, 2011. 12pm - 7pm
Dana Ellyn, “Bombs and Oil Everywhere
But Not A Drop to Drink”
30"x40"  oil on chipboard

The 33rd annual Adams Morgan Day street festival will take place on Sunday, September 11, 2011, on 18th Street between Columbia Rd, NW, and Florida Ave.NW from 12 pm to 7 pm, and in adjacent areas. Stroll colorful storefronts and sidewalk cafes and enjoy the neighborhood scale and local businesses away from the mall and downtown.

(Arts on Belmont) 10am - 7pm
Arts on Belmont showcases the work of original artists and artisans during the Adams Morgan Day Festival. Diverse artists stretch shady Belmont between Columbia Rd & 18th St.NW.
Belmont is a picturesque, typical Adams Morgan street with both historic and stately row houses. It serves as the perfect backdrop for the array of talented creative artists brought together under the plentiful shade of its umbrella-like oak trees.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Touchstone Gallery - Opening Reception, Friday, Sept. 9

The Nature of Joy by Lou Gagnon
Simple yet sophisticated color arrangements in pastel, inspired by
his family's farm, that move both visually and emotionally

OFF the SQUARE by Mary H. Lynch
Canvas wall reliefs translate the landscape of ordinary objects
 into abstract patterns and geometric grids

Opening Reception
Friday, September 9, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Avenue, NW
Metro:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 9th and G streets

Reception for Janis Goodman

@ Stages Premier Realtors Washington
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 5:30-7:30pm
RSVP by September 9
anthony at

19th annual Arts on Foot festival

Arts on Foot
September 10-11 in Penn Quarter 

The Washington Examiner’s Arts on Foot is Washington DC’s premier outdoor arts festival. Spanning four city blocks in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood with the Smithsonian American Art Museum as its backdrop and within steps of upscale restaurants, hotels and cultural destinations, the event features a juried fine arts market, food sampling from high-end restaurants, wine court, two entertainment stages and local arts/cultural organizations.

Gazette.Net: Bethesda art galleries suffer from the economy and changing tides

Gazette.Net: Bethesda art galleries suffer from the economy and changing tides
Monday, August 15, 2011 by Cody Calamaio, Staff Writer
Another of the monthly Art Walks in downtown Bethesda took place Friday. But this time, art patrons out for a stroll were faced with one more closed door, that of Orchard Gallery.

For months, gallery owners Anne and James Kim were just “surviving.” Their art gallery that also served as a framing studio had been getting by, but when faced with the idea of signing another five-year lease for their Norfolk Avenue location, it was too much of a risk.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

KABAKOV Opening @ Hemphill, September 10-October 29, 2011

Ilya & Emilia KABAKOV
September 10–October 29, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Included in the exhibition are drawings and a scale model of “The Large House of Humanity,” 1998, an unrealized project designed for the bank of the Potomac River in Washington DC. The proposed monument has a perimeter of 70 x 50 meters and a height commensurate with the Washington Monument. The white metal construction forms the contours of a traditional American home with a mansard roof. From a distance this gigantic “house” appears like a white mirage against the blue sky. Suspended from the ceiling inside the house are wire letters that read: “Since home we have but one, this earth we live upon. With our home in constant motion we are striving toward the stars.”

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am–5:00pm, and by appointment.

Image: Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The Large House Of Humanity, colored pencil on paper, 37 ½” x 45 ½”

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

By The Numbers: The Washington Sculptors Group at Blackrock Center for the Arts

An Exhibition about the Mathematics of Sculpture
Image: Greta Matus & Martin Feldman, "Numbers Combined," 
2011, assemblage (detail), 54" x 30" x 5"  

September 7 - September 30, 2011 
 Opening Reception & Curator's Remarks:
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Participating Artists: Jan Acton, Allan Arp, Chris Bathgate, Michael Bednar, Jessica Beels, Julia Bloom, Jeffery Cooper, Gary Christopherson, Jeff Chyatte, Tom Greaves, Zachary Oxman, Davide Prete, Michael Guadagno, Penny Jacoby, Martin Feldman, Barbara Liotta, Greta Matus, Mike Shaffer, Elizabeth Whiteley, Damien Yanessa.

A Washington Sculptors Group Exhibition Curated by Claudia Rousseau.

BlackRock Center for the Arts12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874

Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm and during evening events.  

"The works in this exhibit are all expressive of numbers by way of sequences, intervals, number theories, geometry, measurements and/or sequenced arrays of forms, whether abstract or organic in origin.    

A number of artists represented here are familiar with and fascinated by the Fibonacci sequence, and the way it can be expressed in three-dimensional forms, or discovered in nature. In his Liber Abaci of 1202, Leonardo of Pisa, better known as Fibonacci, introduced the number sequence he discovered to Western European mathematics and science. While the equations that prove it may seem abstruse, the intervals it expresses are, in fact, found in nature.  Of particular interest is the "golden spiral" a special kind of logarithmic spiral that can be achieved abstractly through mathematical plotting, but which can be found in the arms of spiral galaxies, nautilus shells, and not only in many plants, but in the growth patterns of trees and leaves." 
- Claudia Rousseau, 2011

The Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of sculpture and fostering exchanges among sculptors, sculpture enthusiasts and the public. Organized in 1984, membership has grown to include almost 400 area artists. The WSG sponsors frequent public programs and organizes professional sculpture exhibitions juried by prominent curators. Visit to join the WSG, view images of members' work, and to subscribe to the WSG newsletter.

INDUSTRY Gallery D.C. Presents Meltdown by Tom Price

21st Century Design Gallery presents
new work by TOM PRICE
September 10 - October 22, 2011

Meet Tom Price Opening Night, September 10th. Reception 6-8 pm

INDUSTRY will be launching its Fall 2011 design season with the first U.S. solo exhibition of work by innovative British artist and designer, Tom Price. Specializing in modern furniture products, sculpture and lighting design, process plays a key role in Price’s work which has been bought by international museums, galleries and private collectors. Much of Price’s work is made using unconventional materials. In fact, he often finds it necessary to invent new tools and techniques in order to get the required results from certain fabrications. But Price sees this as an intrinsic part of the overall designand narrative.

Included in this exhibition will be Price’s coveted Meltdown Chairs—a series of unique furniture pieces made by melting a seat shape into a sculpted assembly of commonplace plastic products using a specially designed heated former. Original to this exhibit is an homage to DC. When he visited last spring, Price fell in love with the area’s iconic cherry trees. Inspired by them, he has constructed a series of sweeping sculptures out of plastic tubing, referencing the shapes of the trees and their blossoms. They will combine to create a unique immersive and site-specific installation, taking over an entire room of the gallery.

INDUSTRY announces the opening of a second gallery in the renowned Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles with FOSSILIZED 2.0—an exhibit by Belgian designer Jens Praet—September 22nd-November 11, 2011.

The Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, and by appointment.
For more information on INDUSTRY visit

H St. NE/Atlas Theater District
1358 Florida Avenue, NE. Suite 200
Washington DC 20002
T: 202 399 1730

Savoring the Art of Peace Benefit

Savoring the Art of Peace
A Wine Tasting Benefit for
Empowered Women International  and
 Peace X Peace

Presented and Sponsored by Authentic Contemporary Art, Kreative Ways and Solutions, LLC and East City Art

Friday, September 9, 2011
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

SOVA Espresso & Wine Bar
1359 H. Street, N.E., Washington, DC
Featuring artwork by Nadia Janjua
Music by LEA

Cost Per Person: $55.00
If you cannot attend preferred donation: $55.00

To register or donate please visit:

Enjoy the warm acoustic sounds, view the breathtaking artwork and savor regional wines plus gourmet cheeses at the SOVA Espresso and Wine Bar for this exclusive benefit for two local organizations benefitting women in the Metro Washington, DC area: Empowered Women International and Peace X Peace.

This special event on the eve of the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 will also feature a Book signing and sale of book "Sixty Years Sixty Voices: Israeli and Palestinian Women"  written by Peace X Peace Founder, Patricia Smith Melton and a Silent Auction featuring artwork by Nadia Janjua and others.

Drawn to Print and 9/11 Artist Reactions @ WPG

Drawn to Print
drawings and prints by gallery artists

9/11 Tenth Anniversary: Artists' Reactions
A selection of prints by WPG artists that were created in response to this world-changing event. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the 9/11 Arts Project.  

August 31-September 25

Opening Reception for both Exhibitions:
Saturday, September 10, 1-4 pm.
Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Telepathy Drawings @ Montgomery College

 Part of “Intersections: Where Art Meets Science,” a series of exhibitions
August 29–October 28
Telepathy Drawings
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 6–8 p.m. 
Open Gallery

“Telepathy Drawings” is an ongoing project of Baltimore artists Christina Ayala and John Morris. The drawings are a result of a session of intense telepathic communication between participants. During the session one participant concentrates on a single phrase or mental image and conveys it telepathically to the other, who then records the message in a drawing. An interactive Telepathy Station will accompany the exhibit
The Open Gallery (previously called the Annex Gallery) is a high visibility space adjacent to the King Street Gallery on the main floor of the Cafritz Arts Center.
The Open Gallery
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center
Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus 

930 King Street
Takoma Park, MD 20912

Limelight: Mark Behme @ Montgomery College CAC Opening Sept. 22

Limelight: Works by Mark Behme
August 22 - October 1, 2011
Reception: September 22, 6-8pm

King Street Cultural Arts Night Celebration

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center Gallery
7995 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring, MD

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

VESSEL Opens at Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

September 9 - October 22, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday | September 9: 7:00pm
With a dance performance by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company and live music by Steve Hilmy 
Angela White, Inner Light, 50x44, oil on paper
Photo courtesy the artist

After a year of renovation the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is excited to re-open its doors and present its grand re-opening exhibition, VESSEL.

Since 9/11 fear has plagued our cultural psyche, resurrecting the divisive "we" and "other" in our communities. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, our small hope is to use art to open greater avenues for connection and to catalyze a healing discourse. VESSEL combines abstract works to evoke a sacred space of "holding," where open community dialogue may be inspired. Selected works express an effort to move beyond and communicate that 'healing is possible' for everyone.

Featuring works by Emily Biondo, Alonzo Davis, Jenny Freestone, Ani Kasten, M.J. Kavian, Madeleine Keesing, Rachel Rotenburg, Angela White, and Millicent Young.

VESSEL is also a launch event for The 9/11 Arts Project: Healing 10 Years Later. For more project details and events please visit:

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
1632 U Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Gallery Hours: W-F 11am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm, & by appointment | 202.483.8600

Boston Properties - Sept. 7 Exhibit Opening

Heurich Gallery Exhibit Opening
Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 - 7:00pm
 Wine and Chocolate Reception

Natural Selection: Drawings by Amy Lin and Sculpture by Paul Martin Wolff
Artist's Talk 6:00pm
Exhibit on display through December 6

Boston Properties
The Heurich Gallery
505 9th Street, NW
Metro:  Gallery Pl-Chinatown, exit 9th and G streets

Blend: "Recording / Responding to Loss and Recovery"

In partnership with The 9/11 Arts Project, initiated by the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Blend: "Recording / Responding toLoss and Recovery" was designed to complement the exhibition ‘"Ten Years After 9/11" co-curated by Helen Frederick and William Dunlap.

The exhibition features work by 39 international artists from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Russia, Ireland, Germany, Greece and the United States; each artist bringing their personal perspectives and unique viewpoints to the cultural conversation commemorating the tenth anniversary of the events of  September 11, 2001.

Blend will include live performances by local electric cellist, Wytold, and a collaborative spoken word piece by Regie Cabico and Gowri K., followed by a panel discussion exploring methods and perspectives of healing on the anniversary of 9/11. Panelists include exhibiting artists Brian Counihan, Mike Fay, Jeffrey Kent, Phyllis Plattner, and Matt Pinney; moderated by Helen Frederick. 
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities launched  Blend: a vibrant series of events to engage the District’s diverse communities in dialogues and programs that use the arts to intersect and explore today’s social issues. Through a variety of venues, voices and values, the Commission will convene local creatives in inspirational and provocative opportunities throughout the city.

For a full list of 9/11 Arts Project collaborators and other events visit,



August 29, 2011 to October 15, 2011 
the Stamp Gallery will host its biannual exhibition showcasing the Stamp’s most recent acquisitions made possible by the Stamp’s notable Contemporary Art Purchasing Program.  

Opening reception on September 8, 2011 from 5:00PM-8:00PM.   
Featured artists include Jeff Brouws, Patrick Jacobs, Luke Jerram, Sarah Anne Johnson, Doug Keyes, Jae Ko, and Jenny Morgan.
In the spring of 2009, five gifted students were selected to be part of a committee that was taught the intricacies of contemporary art through a series of workshops with gallery staff and art professionals. The goal of this student committee was to add exciting and challenging works to the Stamp’s growing permanent contemporary art collection. Each and every acquisition was thoughtfully selected solely by the student committee after group excursions to New York City and Washington D.C, where they visited multiple galleries and artists’ studios.

The Stamp Gallery is located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, at the University of Maryland, College Park.  The gallery is free and open to the public Mondays-Thursdays 10:00AM-8:00PM; Fridays 10:00AM-6:00PM; and Saturdays 11:00AM-5:00PM. For more information about the exhibition and the program log on to

Monday, September 05, 2011

"7.4.11, Photographs by Facing Change: Documenting America", September 9 - November 18, 2011

 Lucian Perkins, Washington DC, July 4, 2011

Photographs by Facing Change: Documenting America
September 9–November 18, 2011

Carroll Square Gallery 
Public reception: Friday, September 9, 2011,  6:00–8:00pm. 
The exhibition will remain on view through November 18, 2011.

The Fourth of July is a patriotic holiday celebrating the freedoms granted to the people of the United States. Americans express gratitude for the liberties fought for by their Forefathers and generations following. Above all, the holiday is a time to gather and enjoy the company of friends, family and greater communities. The value of the day’s picnics, barbecues and parades is made greater by the obstacles America’s inhabitants have faced and the accomplishments they have made.

7.4.11 documents the various ways in which diverse groups of people commemorated this year’s holiday. Viewers are given the opportunity to observe common American traditions and to reflect on the emotional impact of patriotism. One’s interpretations of such imagery often change based on the political climate, and have certainly forever been shifted given events in recent history. The photographs in 7.4.11 offer an introspective viewing experience that in return may affect the way in which one actually participates in such festivities in the future.

7.4.11 includes photographs by the photojournalists of Facing Change: Documenting America, a non-profit collective of acclaimed photojournalists and writers coming together to document the critical issues facing America. Photographers in the exhibition include:  David Burnett, Debbie Flemming Caffery, Alan Chin, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Andrew Lichtenstein, Carlos Javier Ortiz, Lucian Perkins, and Anthony Suau. This series of images highlights 2011’s Fourth of July celebrations in Greenwich, CT, New Canaan, CT, Washington, DC, North Liberty, IA, Chicago, IL, Erath, LA, Brooklyn, NY, Lansingburgh, NY, Newburgh, NY, and Philadelphia, PA.

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004

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

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards will feature the work of 11 artists from Sept. 1 - 30 at the Artery Plaza Gallery located at 7200 Wisconsin Avenue.  Gallery hours are Wed. - Sat., 12-6pm.  An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 from 6-9pm.  The Trawick Prize is celebrating its 9th year of honoring regional artists with $14,000 in prize monies. See the complete list of exhibiting artists.

For more information, please visit  or call (301) 215-6660.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

ELLINGTON ROBINSON Opening Sept. 9, 6:30-9:00pm

 Image credit: Hametic, 2011 acrylic, collage, ink, and oil, 60" x 48"

Ellington Robinson: In Quest of The Sun
Exhibition: September 9 - October 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 9, 6:30-9:00 pm

Music by DJ I'Wah.

Project 4 Gallery presents “In Quest of The Sun,” a solo exhibition of new work by DC artist Ellington Robinson.

To Ellington Robinson, painting is a physical, psychological, and spiritual experience, which includes a formal process and a narrative approach. By contorting and layering collected materials such as travel documents, vinyl, record sleeves, and cassette tapes, Robinson’s works evolve and embody his quest.

In his new work Robinson explores the ways by which people reach their physical and socioeconomic location. He asks: “How do we arrive at our longitude, latitude, and altitude? What determines our height, width, and depth within time zones.” Robinson recognizes that planes, trains and cars, religion, education, and labels are agents in our migration, while also acknowledging a celestial agent where the ancestors dwell in eternity and parallel universes.

Project 4
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor,
Washington, DC 20009
202 232 4340
Debut of a new art space with the first exhibition featuring paintings by Baltimore artist Randi Reiss-McCormack in the solo space with an installation by DC-based artist Matt Hollis in the project space.

harmon art lab (HAL) is a creative collaboration that ties art curator, artist and viewer into an interactive dialogue of ideas and engagement. HAL will exhibit the work of two risk-taking artists per month working in a variety of media that will help to redefine contemporary art in the DC area, one as a solo exhibition, the other as a site-specific installation influenced by the space and the content of the artist's own work. This will offer prospects for transformation as each artist creates something temporal and unique to the space.

Along with the gallery, harmon art lab will publish a monthly online art paper inviting a menagerie of guest writers to articulate refreshing and thoughtful perspectives about the world of art as they see it. Unlike a traditional gallery website, the online art paper will also include fascinating interviews with area artists, collectors, curators and critics, as well as exhibition and installation images every month.

HAL will be open on Saturday and Sunday during the first week of exhibition, September 10, 6pm-9pm & September 11, 1pm-6pm with events such as artist talks, panel discussions and private functions throughout the month, and by appointment after that.

harmon art lab is the creation of artists Peter e Harper and Thomas Drymon.
Please RSVP contact Peter or Thomas Thank you.

Randi Reiss-McCormack's work has been shown on both coasts as well as in Europe. A prolific artist, an educator, a wife and mother of three, her work involves themes of domesticity mixed with patterns of pop culture and impressionistic vibrancy resulting in a subtle social commentary that embraces the viewer, incites nostalgia, and stirs thought.

Matt Hollis's work evokes a deep sense of nature, transforming and enlarging it into an artificial realm that gives the viewer a new perspective on how life interacts with itself.


Peter e Harper
Thomas Drymon
1716 14th Street NW, 2nd floor
Washington DC 20009