Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Zenith Gallery Salon “In Loving Memory”

34th Anniversary Exhibition
March 17– April 28, 2012

Meet the Artists Reception:  Saturday March 17th 4-8pm
At The Zenith Gallery Salon at 1429 Iris St., NW, Washington, DC 20012

In Loving Memory is dedicated in loving tribute to Judith Keyserling. Throughout her career Judy served as executive vice president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, vice president of marketing and public relations at the Milwaukee Symphony and in the same capacity at The Washington Ballet. Judy began her career in the popular music business as a talent buyer, agent and manager, and produced the "Best Rock and Roll Record of 1982", awarded by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors & Producers.  For the last 6 years Judy has done all the PR and writing for both Zenith Gallery and the Zenith Community Arts Foundation.

Ten percent of the sales will go to the Zenith Community Arts Foundation, a fund in honor of Judy Keyserling, to continue the programs she worked on for the last 6 years.

For over three decades, Zenith Gallery has contributed to Washington’s art scene, offering collectors and art aficionados a dynamic array of painting, sculpture, three-dimensional mixed media, neon art, art furniture, tapestry, photography and fine crafts.  Commemorating Zenith’s 34th year in the nation’s capital, the gallery will present its trademark mix of artworks by more than 30 artists, many who have been with the gallery since its inception.

Artists featured in the exhibition include; Kim Abraham, Fabiano Amin, Harmon Biddle, Rosetta DeBerardinis, Renee duRocher, David Glick, Ken & Julie Girardini, Margery E. Goldberg, Diane B. Dunham Griffin, Stephen Hansen, Chris Hayman, Philip Hazard, David & Marcie Wolf -Hubbard, Robert C. Jackson, Carol Gellner-Levin, Lou Kaplan, Katie Dell Kaufman, Peter Kephart, Joan Konkel, Chris Malone, Anne Marchand, Joey Manlapaz, Michela Mansuino, Michelle Marcello, Donna McCullough, Bill Mead, Davis Morton, Carol Newmyer, Joan Samworth, Ron Schwerin, Sica, Ellen Sinel, Karen Starika, Paula Stern, Bradley Stevens, Charles Taube, Paul Martin Wolff, Kenneth Wyner, Joyce Zipperer and many more, check the website for a current list of artists. 

To view works in the exhibit                  
202-783-2963    art[at]   

Saturday, February 25, 2012

WPA SELECT features Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award winner

A note on the WPA FB page about one of the artists in their SELECT exhibition...
A special congratulations to local artist J.J. McCracken and to Zoe Strauss (featured in WPA's SELECT) and to all the winners of the 2011 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Awards -- each winner receives a $20K grant!
SELECT:  WPA Art Auction Exhibition
1800 L St., NW
Free to the Public: Feb. 15- March 2
Wed. - Sat., noon-6pm

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012


Media Contact: Dean Draznin Communications
Dean Draznin dean[at] 641-472-2257;
Jane Welch-Westgate jane[at] 336-608-4439

For Immediate Release


NEW YORK CITY, (FEB. 24, 2012)— Artexpo New York will showcase the exciting art work of Leila Holtsman, Joan Konkel, Anne Marchand, Jodi, and Georgia Nassikas from March 22-25, 2012 at Pier 92 on the Hudson.

For the last decade, Leila Holtsman has created mixed-material sculpture, site murals, and ceramic objects for private clients and juried exhibits in the Mid-Atlantic region, including in Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Leila spent ten years of her early life in the deserts of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, which inspire her interest in natural forms and earthen palettes to this day.

Washington, DC-based sculptor Joan Konkel unleashes color to interact in the third dimension. She recently completed a 15-foot long triptych for the biopharmaceutical, MedImmune, in Gaithersburg, Maryland and currently has work in the Arts in Embassies program in Paris. Holding a BA in Fine Arts and an MA from San Francisco College for Women, and an MFA in Sculpture from George Washington University in Washington, DC, she also received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Joan is represented by galleries in Washington, DC, Atlanta, Georgia and Palm Desert, California. Her work is included in private and corporate collections.

Anne Marchand received an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Marchand’s award winning paintings convey universal rhythms in nature and the cosmos. She explores relationships in color, mark making, body movement and poetry to provoke deeper inquiry into the origins of humanity. She layers mixed media with acrylic paint in her canvases. Her work is represented in private, public art and corporate collections. Her work is available at Porter Contemporary, NYC. She has exhibited at Gallery 555dc, Zenith Gallery and Longview Gallery in Washington, DC and prestigious galleries in the United States.

Jodi left her native country of Canada in 1967 for the Far East and Europe, a move that would influence her life and work forever. She moved to the United States in 1978 and while art has always been a part of her life she first began to emerge as a serious artist in 1995. Although Jodi has received private training, she has never studied painting or ceramics at an academic institution. This has allowed Jodi the independence and freedom to develop her unique style. Layering clay on the original textured surfaces has taken her work to a new level of expression. Capturing the colours and textures she experienced while living in Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Africa and Europe is a joy to her and she hopes to others.

For Georgia Nassikas, life’s turning moments often arrive unexpectedly. As an artist and beekeeper, I experienced an artistic crossing while viewing a modern encaustic painting at the National Gallery a day after the honey harvest from my hives. That was my moment of crossing from oil painting to encaustic: my wax in my paintings. An ancient technique, encaustic involves wax, pigment, and resin from fir trees. This process allows for luminous, textured, complex surfaces that deepen and enliven my images: an interplay of elemental form and color, the geometry of angles and shadows, and the light of a lifting sky.

Meet the artists who will be located on aisle 1100 at the show and view their artwork during Artexpo New York 2012, March 22-25 at Pier 92 on the Hudson.

About Artexpo New York
Artexpo is the world’s largest fine art trade show, providing dealers with access to thousands of innovative works from artists and publishers in one single venue. Over its 33-year history, Artexpo New York has hosted many of the world’s most renowned artists, including Andy Warhol, Peter Max, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indiana, Keith Haring and Leroy Neiman. To learn more, visit, and

Contact Anne Marchand, art[at]

2:46 and thereafter

Stop by Edison Place Gallery this week to see the incredible work in this dynamic exhibition - there are extended hours every Thursday, 12-7pm.

2:46 and thereafter
February 16 - March 25, 2012
Pepco's Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068

Exhibitions Hours at Edison Place Gallery:
Tuesday - Friday 12 - 4pm; Thursdays 12 - 7pm;
Saturday, March 10, 17 & 24th; 12 - 4pm; Sunday, March 25; 12 - 4pm

Closing Reception: Saturday, March 24th; 6 - 8 pm featuring a special performance by On Megumi Akiyoshi.

See early reviews of FRAMEWORK Panel on DANDANS artists responses to the March 11, 2011 earthquake and resulting tsunamis that continue to affect the people of Japan here

transformer | 1404 P St NW | Washington | DC | 20005 | 202.483.1102 |

Artist talk at Civilian Art Projects Feb. 25

 Images L-R: "Puzzle, 1987" by Tom Green, "Hangar, 2011" by Cavan Fleming, "Beech Drive, 2011" by Champneys Taylor

Artist talk: "6 Painters" exhibition
February 25th, 6pm;

Exhibition runs:
January 20-Feburary 25, 2012

Featuring artwork by:
Tom Bunnell
Eric Finzi
Cavan Fleming
Tom Green
Nora Sturges
Champneys Taylor

Images L-R: "Day Behind, 2010" by Tom Bunnell, "Greenhouse, 2011" by Nora Sturges, "Qi, 2009" by Eric Finzi.

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


Opportunities in Collecting: The Washington Color School
Saturday, March 3, 2012, 10:00am

George Hemphill
will discuss the history of the Washington Color School movement in the context of current and future art markets. Beginning with an explanation of the aesthetic breakthrough achieved and shared by the Color School painters, this talk will address their relationship to other color field painters of the 1960s and 1970s, their influence upon subsequent generations of Washington artists, and their enduring influence upon the contemporary art world.

The Washington Color School movement originated in the late 1950s and early 1960s and is defined by painters' use of color as both subject and form. Possibly a reaction to the density and chaos of Abstract Expressionism, the movement remains singular in its impact. Artists involved in the movement, both directly and indirectly, include Leon Berkowitz, Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Sam Gilliam, Jacob Kainen, Willem de Looper, Morris Louis, Howard Mehring, Kenneth Noland, Paul Reed, Alma Thomas and Anne Truitt. The Jefferson Place Gallery played a major role in exhibiting the works of these artists. It was at Jefferson Place Gallery that Willem de Looper's stained canvas works, currently on view at HEMPHILL in Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-72, were first exhibited.

George Hemphill will address current pricing, acquisition opportunities, and related art investment issues.  This lecture is adapted from a presentation Hemphill made in July 2011 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Appraisers.

ART TALKS is an ongoing series of talks with artists, curators, collectors, and experts. Since 1998, the series has presented topics such as collecting for beginners and panel discussions on issues in contemporary art.

This event is concurrent with Willem de Looper: Paintings 1968-72, on view through March 10, 2012. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

1515 14th Street NW
Washington DC 20005

KING ME: Studies in the Uncivilized World

Curated by Adam Dwight, Artist
March 3 – 29, 2012
Opening Reception: March 3, 7-11pm 

Artist Talk: March 11, 2012, 2-4pm 
Lecture: March 22, 7pm  
To What Strange Place: 78s Listening Session with Ian Nagosaki, Music Researcher, 

Closing Party: March 29, 7:30 – 10pm  
Location: The Fridge, 516 1/2 8th Street SE, REAR ALLEY, Washington, DC 20003
KING ME: Studies in the Uncivilized World, a multimedia exhibition examining symbols of power through artworks ranging in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and video features works by artists of the Washington DC region. KING ME addresses the subject of cultural encounter through the lens of power aggrandizement and cultural exchange, highlighting abstract, representational, and adversarial artistic expressions concerning the subject of domination.

Featuring the work of:
Matias Cuevas, Lisa Parker Hyatt, Laura Elkins, Seleshi Feseha, Rebecca Katz, Hannah Naomi Kim, Sean Monahan & Gregory Fong, Hermonie Only, Adrian Parsons, Stan Squirewell, Norman Strike

Thursday, February 23, 2012

"Girls-Nice Doesn't Cut It" Jackie Hoysted

Opening Saturday, March 3, 1-5PM

Art changes people and people change art.

Gallery 555dc
555 12th Street NW
Washington DC 20004
gallery - 202-393-1409

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Just out - 2012 Sondheim Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to all the Semi-Finalists!

Seth Adelsberger; Baltimore, MD
Laura Amussen; Towson, MD
Keith  Bentley; Baltimore, MD
John Bohl; Baltimore, MD
Lauren Boilini; Baltimore, MD
Gabriela Bulisova; Alexandria, VA
Amanda Burnham; Baltimore, MD
Dustin Carlson; Baltimore, MD
Leah Cooper; Baltimore, MD
Robin Croft; Manassas, VA
Brent Crothers; Bel Air, MD
Caitlin Cunningham; Baltimore, MD
Lisa Dillin; Baltimore, MD
Jonathan Duff; Baltimore, MD
Susan Eder & Craig Dennis; Falls Church, VA
Hasan Elahi; College Park, MD
Annie Farrar; Baltimore, MD
Mia Feuer; Alexandria, VA
Shaun Flynn; Baltimore, MD
Carrie Fucile; Baltimore, MD
Clarissa Gregory; Baltimore, MD
Joshua Haycraft; Washington, DC
Artemis Herber; Owings Mills, MD
Ricardo Hoegg; Baltimore, MD
Lillian Hoover; Baltimore, MD
Ryan Hoover; Baltimore, MD
Laura Hudson; Baltimore, MD
Mark Isaac; Alexandria, VA
Matthew Janson; Baltimore, MD
Dean Kessmann; Washington, DC
Bridget Lambert; Washington, DC
Nate Larson; Baltimore, MD
Andrew Laumann; Baltimore, MD
Nicole Lenzi; Baltimore, MD
Katherine Mann; Washington, DC
Ben Marcin;  Baltimore, MD
Shalya Marsh; Lancaster, PA
Matthew McConville; Baldwin, MD
John McNeil; Baltimore, MD
Sarah McNeil; Baltimore, MD
Steven Pearson; Westminster, MD
John Ruppert; Towson, MD
Molly Springfield; Washington, DC
Dan Steinhilber; Washington, DC
Renee Stout; Washington, DC
Nora Sturges; Baltimore, MD
Michael Zebrowski; Baltimore, MD


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Conversations with the Artists: E.J. Montgomery / Lilian T. Burwell

Rivers and Memories  

Rivers and Memories features highly developed explorations into the expressive potential of color, space, and metaphor. Visually engaging, the exhibition's two and three dimensional works play on a careful balance between fluid and static motion that gives the viewer a sense of deep meanings created through time and place. Each of the works carries a sense of anticipation, excitement and nostalgia for what is, what was, and what is to come. Timed to coincide with Black History Month as well as Women's History Month, Rivers and Memories brings together these two influential artists to form an exhibition and talks that cannot be missed

Conversations with the Artists
E.J. Montgomery - Saturday, February 25. 3:00pm

Lilian T. Burwell - Saturday, March 3. 3:00pm

Brentwood Arts Exchange
@ Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722

Sunday, February 19, 2012


The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities invites residents to submit nominations

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announced a call for nominations for the 27th Annual Mayor's Arts Awards and Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching. The awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the city on individual artists, teachers, nonprofit organizations and patrons of the arts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 16th.

The Mayor's Arts Award recognizes artists and organizations in five categories - Excellence in an Artistic Discipline, Outstanding Emerging Artist, Excellence in Service to the Arts, Outstanding Contribution to Arts Education, and Innovation in the Arts. The awards are limited to individuals and nonprofit (501c3) organizations that reside in the District of Columbia.

The Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching are limited to full-time arts teachers who are employed by a D.C. elementary, middle or high school. The three categories for arts teaching are Excellence in Teaching Performing Arts, Excellence in Teaching Visual Arts and Excellence in Teaching Language Arts. Teachers in all artistic disciplines (visual arts, music, theatre, dance or humanities-based) are eligible for nomination.

To submit a nomination, please visit The deadline for submissions is March 16th. For more information regarding the Mayor's Arts Awards and Mayor's Awards for Arts Teaching, please contact Steven Mazzola at or (202)724-5613.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Art Business News - JAN-FEB 2012 is online

This is Jodi Walsh's first article for Art Business News! Check it out on page 16. The two page article includes a photo of one of my works and highlights the quality of discipline in an artistic life. Contributors to the magazine are featured on page 10 with information about Jodi, her Gallery 555dc and House of Artistry.
There's a preview of Artexpo New York as well. Enjoy!

Read it here.
As the most requested magazine in the industry, Art Business News stays true to its mission of reporting the latest industry news and emerging trends driving the fine art market.
ABN: The art industry's news leader since 1977.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Morton Fine Art (MFA)

Jay Barrows to Speak at MPA on Making, Marketing, and Collecting Art in the 21st Century

Thursday March 1, 2012, 7 - 9 pm

Jay Barrows is the long-time curator for the Sydney and Frances Lewis Private Art Collection in Richmond, VA.  The collection consists of more that 1300 pieces including paintings, sculpture, unique and limited edition contemporary furniture, ceramics by major 20th century artists such as Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, Chuck Close, and Claes Oldenburg. He is also an art
consultant / broker whose focus is to assist local, regional and national artists in selling or placing their work in collections.

Jay will talk on the massive changes that have taken place in the art world regarding how artists market their work and how collectors purchase art.

Free, but seating is limited.  Please reserve your spot now by emailing info[at] or calling 703-790-1953.

MPA is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue in the McLean Community Center.  For more information visit

MPA Collectors Circle members will have the opportunity to visit the Lewis Private Collection in Richmond on April 12.

If you are interested in becoming an MPA Collectors Circle member, please contact Sandra Treanor @ 703-790-1953 or streanor[at]

PDSS: Navigating Relationships - Art Consultants and Architects. February 16, 2012, 7pm

Navigating Relationships:  Art Consultants and Architects 
Thursday, February 16th @ 7:00pm
Artists can have similarly symbiotic relationships with Art Consultants and Architects as they do with galleries and dealers.  An artwork can be the impulse for architects to create designs.  Additionally, an "art program," suite or collection can be the finishing touch on a project for clients.  Architects and Art Consultants play integral roles in the careers of emerging artists, as these professionals can help artists foster relationships and build connections with new industries and corporate networks. 

Thursday, February 16th, with Margaret Heiner of Heiner Contemporary, and Greg Kearley of InScape Studio and Project 4 Gallery explore: 

What is the scope of the role that architects and art consultants play in the careers of emerging artists?

Where can artists find art consultants?

How can artists begin to build relationships with architects and consultants?

What are the different needs and criteria that consultants and architects have in regards selecting art?

What do architects and consultants expect from artists, and what can artists expect from them?

Following brief overviews from the two speakers, the evening will run as an open forum with questions from the audience. 

RSVP to   jackie[at]

The Professional Development Speaker Series is a succession of lectures and workshops given by established artists and art professionals to aid in the artistic and entrepreneurial development of all Hamiltonian Fellows and other emerging artists. All talks begin promptly at 7pm and take place at Hamiltonian Gallery, 1353 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CAG and House of Sweden Arts 2012

The third annual CAG art show 
Special reception, Thursday evening, February 16, from 6 to 9pm 
@ House of Sweden
2900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 

CAG presents Georgetown ARTS, sponsored by CAG and House of Sweden, along with several generous patrons, will showcase the talents of Georgetown's many artists - "emerging" to established, young to old, working in classes, studios, and plein air.

Following Thursday evening's opening reception, Georgetown ARTS 2012 will be open daily Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, from 11am to 5pm featuring works by Georgetown residents - and artists who have studios in Georgetown.

The Art Show committee, headed by Laura-Anne Tiscornia, have organized an amazing array of art including oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, prints, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.  Most works will be available for sale, with a few on loan from the artists and private collections.  All art on display will be suitable for viewing by families with young children.  Artists Edward "Bear" Miller, Camilla Bozzoli, and Robin Hill will offer demonstrations of portraiture, watercolor, and oil painting during the course of the show. 

Featured Artists
(committee members in bold)
Michele Banks - Jack Bell - Camilla Bozzoli - Leslie Byrne
Betsy Cooley - Guy Fairlamb - Karen Feld - Robin Hill
Cynthia Howar - Stephany Knight - Joan Konkel - Jane Lepscky
Dale Loy - Edward "Bear" Miller - Natasha Mokina - Elba Molina
Shaun Murphy - Lisa Neher - Emma O'Rourke - Isabella Page
Wendy Plotkin-Mates - Berit Robertson - Ross Ruot - Suzy Stack
Laura-Anne Tiscornia - Dariush Vaziri - Mary Wagner

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Join us at Artexpo New York 2012 on March 22-25

Join Anne Marchand, Leila Holtzman, jodi, Joan Konkel & Georgia Nassikas in New York for Artexpo SOLO. — at Artexpo New York 2012 — at Pier 92.

Artexpo is the world’s largest fine art trade show. I've got some complimentary tickets so drop me a note if you'd like to attend. info[at]

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Joyce Y-J Lee: Passages / Matthew Mann: Buddy Pictures

February 11 - March 10, 2012
Opening reception on Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7 - 9 pm.
Artist talk with Matthew Mann and Joyce Y-J Lee on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 7:00 pm.

Hamiltonian Gallery presents two concurrent solo exhibitions by Hamiltonian Fellows: Joyce Y-J Lee, Passages - photography and video installations; Matthew Mann, Buddy Pictures - painting.

Both artists, trained as painters, each lay forward new bodies of work that continue to explore the tropes of Renaissance painting applied to their own contemporary narrative. Although stylistically distinct, Lee and Mann both convey imaginary dimensions of space to metaphor the human condition.

Matthew Mann's assemblages of paintings, Buddy Pictures, is a refreshing analysis of painting as a method of storytelling. Mann's paintings depict scenes fraught with allegory of archetypal cowboys and vivid yet geographically impossible landscapes.

In Passages, the second installment of the Travelogue series, Joyce Y-J Lee presents a collection of photographic digital prints and video projections that convey the theatrical nature of light which she documented during her recent travels to The Great Wall of China and the 2011 Venice Biennale.

Hamiltonian Artists
1353 u street, nw
suite 101
washington, DC 20009

Friday, February 10, 2012

SELECT Washington Project for the Arts

2012 Art Auction Exhibition and Gala

Saturday, February 11, 2012, 6:00-8:00pm

The public and auction guests are invited to the Exhibition Opening Reception and Presentation of the Alice Denney Award for Support of Contemporary Art to Molly Ruppert and to meet the artists and curators of SELECT exhibition.

Exhibition on view Wednesdays through Saturdays from 12:00 noon to 6:00pm through Friday, March 2, 2012. The exhibition is open to the public free of charge.

Saturday, March 3, 2012, 6:30-MIDNIGHT
Read more HERE


Stephanie Williams at DC Arts Center

emerging from the curious:
February 10 — March 18

Opening Reception: Friday, February 10, 7 - 9 PM
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 5 - 6 PM

Stephanie Williams playfully invites us into bizarre and enticing organic systems. The first solo show of Washington, DC artist Stephanie Williams presents drawings, paintings and sculptures that playfully prod the constructs we formulate to understand our world. The show takes its title from Williams’ exploratory artistic method, in which she uses strangeness to make space for creative questioning. Her works, ripe with texture and oozing sensuality, invite us into bizarre yet enticing ecological systems. The Huffington Post recently interviewed Williams about her exhibition at DCAC, you can read it here:

DC Arts Center
2438 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

Georg Kuettinger at Project 4

Exhibition: February 11 - March 17, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11, 6:00-8:30 pm

Project 4 presents a solo exhibition featuring recent work by German photographer, Georg Kuettinger. This will be Kuettinger’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

Georg Kuettinger’s large-scale photographs are reflections on the tradition of landscape photography. At first glance, the photographs appear to be a direct portrayal of reality; upon further inspection, atypical topography and unnatural perspectives reveal their customized construction. Accumulating several individual shots of one location, Kuettinger then reunites them to create a new image. Various angles and moments in time are meticulously layered, remixed, and compressed into an imagined possibility of that place.

Project 4
1353 U Street NW, 3rd floor, Washington, DC 20009
202 232 4340

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Al Wildey arts@1830, Washington, DC

Al Wildey
February 7, March 30, 2012
 Photography is the means by which I locate myself in the world.

arts@1830, 1830 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009, 202.234.2550 

My work has been a continual process of visual investigation, working to manipulate and maneuver  “camera vision”. An ever-present phenomenological element is of primary importance; recent landscapes interrogate the  codes of linear perspective that are so integral to photographic interpretation. Ultimately, my images function by  alternating private and public strata, simultaneously combining layers of cultural reflections and personal  insights. The circuitous path of inquiry often leads  not to resolution, but to further questions; it is what makes the journey both challenging and fulfilling. - Al Wildey

Mr. Wildey's photograph, "Midland" has recently been acquired by the Grand Rapids Art Museum as part of the permanent collection (pictured on the invitation) and has recently exhibited at London's Cielo gallery and NY Arts MAgazine Beijing Collection, Beijing China.

Iona rozeal brown: afro-asiatic allegory

Asian Arts Gallery, Center for the Arts
February 9 - May 12, 2012

Opening Reception and Curator’s Talk: Saturday, February 11, 2-4 p.m.
Guest Curator: Dr. J. Susan Isaacs

Solo exhibition of iona rozeal brown’s work from her studies in Japan, opens this Saturday, 2-4pm at the Asian Arts Gallery at Towson University.  
Open Studio, February 7, 8, 9, 4-5 p.m. Public viewing on iona rozeal brown completing a new mural in the gallery.
Artist Lecture, February 9, 6:30 p.m. iona rozeal brown will conduct a lecture to introduce the process of her large scale paintings inspired by Japanese aesthetics. In cooperation with the Department of Arts + Design, Art History, Art Education.
Admission is free.

Asian Arts & Culture Center
Center for the Arts, Room 2037 (map)
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
Saturday 1 - 4 p.m. (during exhibitions)

Phone: 410-704-2807
E-mail: asianarts[at]

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Crystal Couture Continues TONIGHT

Crystal Couture kicked off in style last night hosted by The Pinkline Project. The area's hottest fashion SHOW and high-end bargain trunk SALE continues TONIGHT to the former food court at 1750 Crystal Drive, Crystal City, MD. Join hosts Bianca Chardei from America's Next Top Model, and Kate Michael from K Street Kate for a one-stop shopping experience lets guests browse discounted offerings on the rack AND on the runway as models showcase offerings from participating boutiques. Click here for the runway schedule, and to see who is selling in the booths tonight.
You can get from the Metro to Couture without going outside!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The Hamilton Live Grand Opening with Mavis Staples

The Hamilton Live Grand Opening with Mavis Staples

Chris Murray posted on his Govinda Gallery blog about a new music venue in DC which features large photographic portraits of iconic musicians.
"The Hamilton Live, an amazing new music venue in downtown Washington, D.C. celebrated it’s grand opening January 19th with a ‘sanctified’ set of music from the one and only Mavis Staples and her band." Read HERE.

New Dates: The Temptation / Jacqueline Levine

February 18 – March 16, 2012
*Opening Reception: Saturday, February 18, 6 – 8pm

Artist talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Center on February 25 at 1:30pm.

WASHINGTON, DC – The inspiration for Jacqueline Levine’s work ranges from the imagery of Hieronymous Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights to the distorted scale and perspective in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Levine’s solo exhibition, The Temptation, will transform Flashpoint Gallery into an immersive installation.

Levine has developed a cast of characters that take the form of large-scale, figurative sculptures that derive their stylistic influences from primitivism to pop and surrealism to low-brow. Three main figures in the space will express individuality and happiness on one side and shadow and darkness on the other. The figures represent internal personalities while the faces mimic the fear we hide behind. Levine’s vibrant sense of color exaggerates each character’s expression and contrasts the black and white murals on the surrounding gallery walls.

Levine’s works are informed by her vivid dreams. Like the artist’s dreams, the works form a narrative, but remain ambiguous and sometimes frightening. The exhibition title, The Temptation, refers to the ease with which we are able to give in to personal fears. The artist enacts works of individual expression as a form of rebellion against these fears. 

The artist will launch an app as part of the show to give viewers access to work beyond the physical gallery space. A small picture book featuring interactions between all the characters in the show will be given out to attendees at the opening reception.

Flashpoint Gallery • 916 G Street, NW • Washington, DC 20001
202.315.1310 or

Monday, February 06, 2012

Upcoming Calls For Art at Camp Rehobeth


March 24th through May 17th - Abstract
Submission via email due by March 10

May 19 - June 19th - PRIDE
Submission via email due by May 5

July 1 - August 10 - Photography
Submission via email due by June 20

October - Juried Show
Details: TBA

December 1- 31 World AIDS DAY
Submission via email due by November 20

An art show celebrating abstract art will run from March 24th through May 17th at the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center.

Below are the submission guidelines:

There is no entry fee required.
Two-dimensional and Three-Dimensional works will be considered. Due to gallery space, a limited number of larger canvases will be considered. 
Artwork must be ready to hang. This means there has to be a wire hanging system in back of the piece of artwork so it can hang on our wall. Artwork that does not have a hanging system will be excluded from the show.

Each artist may submit up to three images for consideration, although it is likely that only one work will be accepted from each artist due to space. Entries will be accepted via email only. The deadline for the digital submission is March 15. Submit to: The selection committee will email notifications of acceptance by March 17th.

Selected pieces are due by March 20.  If selected, all work must be framed, and ready for display.
Work needs to be dropped off and picked up from CAMP Rehoboth.

In the body of your email, you must include the following information: name, address, email address, phone, file names, title of work, medium, and framed size, and price. All work will be offered for sale. A commission of 25% per piece of sold artwork goes to CAMP Rehoboth for future community projects.
The gallery reserves the right to not display any works that are not finished in a professional manner with regard to framing, or do not accurately replicate the submitted work.

Please email Salvatore if you have any questions: Salvatoreseeley[at]

CAMP Rehoboth
37 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Shaw Art Walk: The Convention Center and Beyond

February 8, 2012, 6:30 PM

Six notable galleries are staying open late and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is opening its doors for a rare evening tour of its extensive art collection on the evening of February 8, 2012.  Meet at the Mount Vernon Square entrance to the Convention Center at 6:15pm for an hour long guided tour of the highlights of the largest public art collection in Washington, D.C. During the Convention Center tour and afterwards, six area galleries within one block of the Convention Center will be open late for a special night of art viewing.

The galleries include Civilian Art Projects (1019 7th St., NW), Contemporary Wing (1250 9th St., NW), Lamont Bishop Gallery (1314 9th St., NW), Long View Gallery (1234 9th St., NW), Maruka Gallery and Boutique (1300 9th St., NW), and Touchstone Gallery (901 New York Ave., NW). Galleries will remain open until 9 p.m. for the Shaw Art Walk. Maps and descriptions of the galleries’ shows will be available at each gallery and at the conclusion of the Convention Center tour.

The Convention Center tour will start from the Mount Vernon Square entrance to the Convention Center and will last approximately one hour. The tour will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., and participants are encouraged to arrive at the Convention Center at 6:15 p.m.

Following the event at 9 p.m., participants are encouraged to enjoy the art of the cocktail at The Passenger which is located at 1021 7th St., NW.

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Crystal Couture | Crystal City BID | Arlington, VA

Crystal Couture | Crystal City BID | Arlington, VA
February 7th to February 11th, 2012.  
Crystal Couture – Show & Sale brings over 40 of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques and designers all under one roof.

Friday, February 03, 2012

Hillyer Art Space February Exhibitions

February 3-24, 2012

First Friday Opening:
February 3, 2012, 6-9pm
Suggested $5 Donation

Elizabeth Holtry:Toile de Jouy Holtry's paintings depict animals that few people appreciate, such as hyenas, insects, and rats.  Often wondering why is it that people advocate equality between humans, yet so freely discriminate in our opinions of animals her work addresses our prejudicial attitudes toward these animals.  Holtry's inspiration also comes from an ongoing interest in the decorative arts and textiles.

David Myers: Confined:Visual SynonymsPhotography is a tool for Myers, that he uses to explore surroundings and better understand observations made along the way. Confined: Visual Synonyms, is an example of a portfolio of images materializing after working on a theme, unknowingly, for almost a year. The images are more than mere documentation; they have a clear sense of showing a perspective of what Myers saw in the camera's viewfinder.  The work is therefore documenting underlying and not yet, well-understood preconceptions of zoos and aquariums, and our interaction with the animals housed within their confines.

Brian Kirk: Natural Reaction Kirk is intrigued with the forces of nature. He considers himself a naturalist and a curious spectator of natural phenomena. The natural actions of wind, water, fire on the ever-changing earth hold a fascination for the artist. The cyclical forces play a role in his work; the ebb and flow of the tides, the changing stages of the moon, the emblazoned autumn leaves.

International Arts & Artists
 9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington, DC 20008 USA

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Jacqui Crocetta at Gallery 555dc

Reception: February 4, Noon-5pm

Gallery 555dc
555 12th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20004

Mary Ott at Brookside Gardens

Mary Ott  
“Bouquet of Grasses” and “Silver Grass” series.
Brookside Gardens 
February 6 through April 8, 2012

“Meet the Artist”: Sunday, Feb. 12, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
with a snow date of Sunday, March 11, 1:30 to 3:00 
Mary Ott “Silver Grass IV”
The exhibit at Brookside Gardens will include monotypes with images of ornamental grasses. They are part of two series,  “Bouquet of Grasses” and “Silver Grass” series. "Ott’s prints suggest traditional Asian art, and some of them are printed on Japanese kochi or Thai unryu paper, adding vegetable textures to the images of vegetation. The pieces are beautifully made and unapologetically decorative. This work may perform merely the gentlest of twists on its natural inspirations, but it does so with skill and grace.”

Mary Ott “Bouquet of Grasses LXVI” 
The exhibit will be in the ”Education Hallway” at the Brookside Gardens Visitors Center. The location is 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902 (301 962 1400). The Visitors Centre is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.