Saturday, March 31, 2012

Capital Art Fair Opens Today

Holiday Inn
Rosslyn Westpark Hotel
1900 North Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11 am to 5 pm

David Allen Fine Arts - Arlington, VA
William P. Carl Fine Prints - Northampton, MA
Jeanne Davidson Fine Prints - New York, NY
Dolan/Maxwell, Inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints - Burbank, CA
Abigail Furey Fine Prints and Drawings - Brighton, MA
Roger Genser The Prints and the Pauper - Santa Monica, CA
Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art - Riderwood, MD
Ernest S. Kramer Fine Arts & Prints, Inc. - Wellesley Hills, MA
Oehme Graphics - Steamboat Springs, CO
The Old Print Gallery, Inc. - Washington, DC
The Old Print Shop, Inc. - New York, NY
Paramour Fine Arts - Franklin, MI
Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts - Portland, ME
Shogun Gallery Fine Japanese Prints - Falls Church, VA
Sragow Gallery - New York, NY
Stevens Fine Art - Phoenix, AZ
Stewart & Stewart - Bloomfield Hills, MI
Steven Thomas, Inc. - Woodstock, VT
Tolman Collection - New York, NY
VanDeb Editions - New York, NY
Verne Collection - Cleveland, OH

Tickets are $10 at the door. 

To see a full list of exhibitors visit
Contact: rnewman[at]

Washington Realism, now through April 27, 2012

Exhibition Extended through April 27, 2012

Scott G. Brooks
Manon Cleary
Rebecca Davenport
Fred Folsom
Martin Kotler
Kevin MacDonald
Gregory Thielker
Joe White
Trevor Young

Washington Realism gathers representational paintings by local and regional artists who paint “what the eye can see." Each artist in the exhibition approaches a challenge that has persisted in painting for more than 3,000 years—that of realistically representing people and places—what we might call our perpetual reach for realism.

Carroll Square Gallery
975 F Street NW
Washington DC 20004

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

Friday, March 30, 2012

Leslie Nolan / Outliers exhibition

March 28 – April 27, 2012

Leslie Nolan's show, Outliers, features a riot of striking color with graphic punch to make personal contemporary imagery. Anything but tame, her figures convey raw emotion. “I'll do anything to create a mood,” says Nolan, skewing the form of the figure by abstracting features and using pulsating color.

For more information contact Anna Mish, Director
9419 Battle St
Manassas, VA 20110


March 25 through April 21
Opening night, Saturday, March 31 and Friday April 6 from 7-10pm.

The artists are members of Hyattsville Community Arts Alliance.

Mary Ann Lipovsky
Monna Kauppinen
Marie Crow
Barbara LoMacchio
Delia Mychajluk
Allita Irby
Roxanne Ando
Sally Ann Rogers
Richard Brown

Artdc is located at 5710 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781.
For more info contact Jesse Cohen at fineartventures[at]
More information about the gallery at


bits of elsewhere
Isabel Manalo
March 10 - April 14, 2012

Opening reception for the artist
Saturday, March 31st, 6-8pm
Addison/Ripley Fine Art 

Addison/Ripley Fine Art | 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW | Washington, DC | DC | 20007

Thursday, March 29, 2012


 $14,000 in prize money will be awarded to four winners.

(Bethesda, MD) – The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District invites local artists to submit work to the 10th annual Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards. This juried art competition awards $14,000 in prizes to four selected winners. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 6, 2012. Up to 10 finalists will be chosen to display their work at Bethesda’s Gallery B in September.

The competition will be juried by Dawn Gavin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, College of Arts and Humanities, University of Maryland; Barbara Kelly Gordon, Associate Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and N. Elizabeth Schlatter, Director and Curator of Exhibitions at the University of Richmond Museums, Virginia.

Artists who wish to apply may use a new, streamlined online submission form at For information on the Trawick Prize, visit or call 301-215-6660.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Call for Entries!

Something or Nothing:  Activating the Void
SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  April 3, 2012, 5pm
Exhibition Dates:
JUN 14 - JUL 28, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Dur­ing the month of April Eric Maisel will be vis­it­ing a won­der­ful array of blogs in sup­port of his new book Rethink­ing Depres­sion: How to Shed Men­tal Health Labels and Cre­ate Per­sonal Mean­ing. Each blog host will pro­vide his or her per­spec­tive on the book and at each stop Eric will answer host ques­tions that the book has raised. Please join us for the tour! Come to one stop, to many stops, or take in the whole tour through­out the month of April!  Take a peek here:

Rethink­ing Depres­sion blog tour. Eric Maisel will be featured on the Painterly Visions blog on April 21.

“Eric Maisel’s brilliant new book explains the [depression] phenomenon with awesome clarity and simplicity — and goes the next step by proposing what people can do to sidestep mental health labeling and create their own sensible program for healthy living.” — Nancy Pine, Educating Young Giants

Eric Maisel, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist and the author of Rethinking Depression and numerous other titles including Mastering Creative Anxiety, Brainstorm, Coaching the Artist Within, and A Writer’s San Francisco. He blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post and writes for Professional Artist Magazine. Visit him online at

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Artist Michael Enn Sirvet opens at Adlon Design

Art and Home Fuse in Georgetown

Reception March 30, 6 - 8 pm
Adlon Showroom - 1028 33rd Street NW - Washington DC 20007
Adlon Design announces an installation of Artist Michael Enn Sirvet at their Georgetown venue. Sirvet has created new works and pairs them with select sculptures of metal, polymers, wood, and light.

Adlon Design will launch Sirvet’s contemporary design pieces, which are functional sculpture in their own right. The partnership was established when the Adlon design team and Sirvet came together to create a one-of- kind sculptural wall for a private residence.

Sirvet describes his work as a "collision between industrial precision and natural organic forms." Across the different aspects of Sirvet's work, from sculpture to contemporary craft and design, his style is connected. The works are wedded by an interpretation of transformation as seen in the natural world and the impact of mankind. The artist turns metal into flame and polymers into light, causing the viewer to consider alternative form.

Michael Enn Sirvet  Visit his website at for additional information.


Adlon Visit for more information.

Tuesday–Saturday, 10:30am–6:00pm, and by appointment 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Untitled Me Art Exhibit and Reception

March 28, 2012, 4:00 - 7:00 PM 
DC's Department on Disability Services
1125 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Free and Open to the Public

Please join St. John's Community Services and DC's Department on Disability Services at the Untitled Me Exhibit and Reception.   

St. John's Community Services (SJCS) is a community-based, nonprofit organization that supports people with disabilities to become active members of their communities through education, employment, adult day, and residential services.  

DC's Department on Disability Services has proudly partnered with SJCS to celebrate the Washington, DC community and the opportunities it offers through the Untitled Me exhibit.

St. John's Community Services
800-869-3393 toll-free
716-807-1590 mobile

Thursday, March 22, 2012


a project by Siobhan Rigg
@ 39th Street Gallery, Gateway Arts Center

March 23 - April 28, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 23, 2012 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Open Invitation for Open Meetings constructs a scale replica of the World Bank Executive Directors' conference room in forced perspective. Both a sculptural installation and a meeting place, the project investigates how architecture influences the dynamics of decision-making. During the exhibition, local boards and citizens' groups are invited to hold meetings at the table. 

Events and calendar information at:
For more information about scheduling an event, contact: openmeetings39st at

39th Street Gallery
3901 Rhode Island Ave
Brentwood MD 20722
(second floor 39th Street entrance)
Gallery Hours:
Thursday and Friday 7-9PM, Saturday 12-3PM and by appointment 301-864-3860 x3

Carol Brown Goldberg: Sculpture and Works on Paper

Opening Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5-7pm

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

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Colby Caldwell: gun shy

March 24—May 25, 2012

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 6:00pm—8:00pm

Colby Caldwell: gun shy is concurrent with Colby Caldwell: spent at Civilian Art Projects, Washington DC, from March 23 through May 5, 2012.

1515 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20005


On view through March 25:
Rekindling the Gifts 
Solo exhibition by Marian Osher

Exhibition Runs 29 February - 25 March
*NEW* Closing Reception: Sunday, March 25, 2-4 pm

Featuring over 50 new prints that push past the flat plane of the paper into mixed media, multidimensional monotypes on painted canvas.  Mark your calendar to meet the artist at the closing reception.

Washington Printmakers Gallery
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, 2nd Floor
8230 Georgia Ave | Silver Spring, MD 20910

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DASER - DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous

National Academy of Sciences
Thursday, March 22, 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Gerald BorgiaProfessor, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park

Nathaniel Comfort
Associate Professor, Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Ellen Levy
New York City-based artist and educator

David Rothenberg, Professor of Philosophy, Department of Humanities, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark

DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER) is a monthly discussion forum on art and science projects in the national capital region providing the public with a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. This month, DASER explores the intersection of visual culture and evolution.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

No charge
Refreshments provided

Photo ID and reservations required
Reservations: HERE

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

cpnas at

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

Judiciary Square, museum exit

“Art from the Exurbs” Work by Margaret Kennedy at Age 82.

Margaret Kennedy, 82 year old Abstract Expressionist artist.
Reception: Saturday, March 24, 6pm – 8pm 
@ 1515 14th St. NW, Washington, DC.

Curated by Jo Israelson, Firehouse Studio
Everyday, for 24 years, Margaret Kennedy paints in her Brushmark Studio in the quiet town of Burkittsville, Md. The space is chock a block full of canvases whose origin is, as she explains, “…entirely intuitive. It is centered, then comes around like a circle – like meditation.”

Having spent her time in NYC during the 1950’s, she considers herself a 2nd generation abstract expressionist.  Schooled in printmaking, followed by 15 years as a leaded stained glass artist, Kennedy completed a Master of Divinity from Indiana University. She then became a soup kitchen pastor by day and an emergent painter at night.  Eventually, the painter won out.
Sponsored by Stages Premier Realtors, this exhibition marks the third in the series:  “Art from the Exurbs” featuring works from beyond the beltway.

These revolving exhibitions offer an innovative way to support the arts emphasizes Anthony Bozzi, Vice President of Operations:
We wanted to stay true to the building’s current usage as art galleries, as well as contribute to the arts community, by inviting artists to exhibit in the former art gallery.
All exhibitions are open to the public. The work may also be viewed Monday through Friday, 1 pm – 5 pm or by appointment until April 27, 2012. Contact Rod Rochowiak, Stages, 202.449.8657.

Firehouse Studio

Monday, March 19, 2012

Sculpture Call-for-Entries


Sculpture Now 2012
Pepco Edison Place Gallery

Exhibition Dates: June 19 - July 13, 2012
Juror: Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art
Application Deadline: April 10, 2012

A broad survey of sculpture, installation and video art being done today, will be juried from digital images by Sarah Newman, Curator of Contemporary Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art.

American University Museum, Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden

Exhibition Dates: September 3 - December 15, 2012
Juror: Jeff Spaulding, Artist in Residence, American University    
Application Deadline: May 11, 2012

Click for the complete Call-for-Entries.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Elizabeth Holtry at Hillyer

Artist talk with Elizabeth Holtry at Hillyer Art Space
Saturday, Feb 18 from 12 - 1 pm

          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.  Toile de Jouy mimics the style of historic toile de jouy, a type of fabric that originated in France in the late eighteenth century depicting a myriad of pastoral scenes-such as people fishing, sitting by a lake, farming, or children playing. 

Elizabeth Holtry's exhibition Toile de Jouy is on view at Hillyer Art Space now through the end of February.

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

Sarah Knobel + Jenny Mullinss opens tonight at Hamilitonian

March 17 - April 14, 2012 
Opening on Saturday, March 17, 7 - 9 pm
Artist talk on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 7:00 pm.
Hamiltonian Gallery presents two concurrent solo exhibitions of new works by Hamiltonian Fellows Jenny Mullins and Sarah Knobel.

Jenny Mullins explores themes of consumerism and American identity in her newest series of paintings, titled Gold for the Price of Silver. 
Sarah Knobel's new body of work includes photography, video and animation, which all coalesce to examine the need or desire to find purpose in our daily lives.

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

The Garden Path / Consistency and Change in Botanic Art

March 15 through April 29, 2012
Artist's Reception / Sunday, March 18, 4 to 6 pm (free) 

From the pale green corkscrew tendril of vine depicting hope and promise to a beetle-chewed leaf edge that portends death and decay, contemporary botanical artists employ both art and technical mastery in their work. The Garden Path illustrates a story of consistency and change in our world through plants. With references ranging from wild spaces, to historic gardens, to contemporary urban "greenspaces", this show uses botanical art to help us understand our place in the world.

The Garden Path contains works by members of the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR), and is curated by botanical artist Marcia DeWitt.  

Gallery Talk with Karen Coleman: The Path of Botanic Art 
Sunday, April 1 at 4 pm

Karen Coleman, teacher at the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration, will give an illustrated overview of the evolution of botanical art, use the works in the show as examples, and discuss inspiration and process in her own work. Free.

201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035 /

Artworks by Nadia Janjua

Artist and architect, Nadia Janjua will be displaying a new series of paintings, "She Comes With A Past: The Art of Healing," in The Gallery at BloomBars (2nd floor) from March 17 to April 28, 2012. The series includes a small yet powerful collection of oil and mixed media paintings that vibrantly explore the process of healing from childhood sexual abuse.

Opening reception Satuday, March 17th from 6-8pm.
short artist's talk on the night of the opening
"Transforming Trauma" workshop, April 1st led by pro-bono attorney and yoga instructor Bela Shah.
Through the titles and content of my work, I paint a narrative that explores the cyclical nature of healing -- sometimes there is reconciliation with the past, other times there is the feeling of being frozen in a single moment, and still in other moments there is absolute re-empowerment, achieved by channeling our energies into creating and sustaining a better self. - Nadia Janjua
3222 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Friday, March 16, 2012

Tom Block / Book Discussion at Kefa Cafe Today

March 16, 7 pm
Tom Block discusses his book 
"Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity"

Space 7:10 @ Kefa Cafe
937 Bonifant St.
Silver Spring, MD
Tom Block will discuss his book, "Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity," which introduces the story of respectful interfaith relations between Sufis and Jewish spiritual thinkers for nearly one thousand years.  From the inception of Islam, to the Golden Age (8th-12th centuries) Jewish-Sufis of Arabia, North Africa and Spain, through the Kabbalists in Spain and the Holy Land, and then into 18th-century European Hasidism, Islamic ideas strongly influenced the Jewish mystical system. Even today, Sufi and Islamic influences, many which can be traced back into the Qu'ran, inform Jewish worship and meditation practices.

Tom has talked about this groundbreaking study at the Chief Rabbi's Office in Istanbul; al-Azhar University in Cairo; Columbia University (NY); Middlebury College (VT) and at Mosques, Synagogues and interfaith groups throughout the United States.

Artomatic Announces New Location in Crystal City for 2012 Event

Crystal City, VA— Artomatic 2012, which will open on May 18th in Crystal City, has been moved to a different building. Formerly planned for 2511 S. Clark, the new location is 1851 S. Bell Street.

“While we were working to finalize the agreement for Artomatic to use Transwestern’s Presidential Tower on S. Clark Street, Vornado/Charles E. Smith (Vornado) announced plans to replace 1851 S. Bell Street with a signature new building that will be readdressed as 1900 Crystal Drive. Before the building is torn down, Vornado offered to house Artomatic in 1851 S. Bell Street,” said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID). "This presented an amazing opportunity to showcase the transformation of Crystal City. On behalf of Artomatic and the Crystal City BID, I would like to thank Mitchell Schear, President of Vornado/Charles E. Smith and his entire team. We would also like to extend our gratitude to the team at Transwestern, and are excited to work with them on another project in the near future.”

The new location is about 50,000 square feet larger and just one block from the Crystal City Metro Station, with plenty of parking and great restaurants nearby. Artomatic will transform this space into a vibrant arts community opening on May 18, 2012. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

“Places I Have Left Pieces of Myself”

Freda Lee-McCann and Elena Stamberg
Opening Reception, Saturday March 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Music by Bud Wilkinson and guests
Adah Rose Gallery 
3766 Howard Ave

Kensington Md, 20895
Freda Lee-McCann
All traditional Chinese art flows from the desire to depict imaginary landscapes which reflect the inner longings of the artist’s heart and mind.  The beauty of the brushstroke is married with the rigorous discipline of an art form that is thousands of years old.  Freda Lee-McCann’s work relies on the vocabulary of classical Chinese painters fused with the influence of modernists such as Brice Marden, David Hockney, and Robert Rauschenberg.  Ms. Lee-McCann’s work uses the simplicity of her materials to convey a meditative journey into vast landscapes on an intimate scale.  By limiting her palette primarily to black ink underscored by minimal intrusions of watercolor, collage, and calligraphy, she explores the contemporary themes of abstraction in nature.

Elena Stamberg
The fragility and beauty of the imagined landscapes of Elena Stamberg are expressed by the delicate and perfect balance between layers of fabric, color and thread.  Each landscape is an exposed tapestry, meant to elicit the desire to touch and become intimate with the work.  Ms Stamberg is influenced by a strong sense of craft and reverence for the traditional handiwork of women akin to contemporary artists such as Tracey Emin and Judy Chicago.  Ms. Stamberg is personally influenced by the rich, decorative and textural surfaces in the works of Gustave Klimt, the simplicity of a drawing by Paul Klee, and the idiosyncratic humor of Joseph Cornell’s boxes. Using techniques as simple as connecting one line with another, Ms. Stamberg’s wondrous pieces expose the whimsicality that informs life with its unexpected, unusual and delicious moments.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

WETA Around Town Features Mural by Karlisima

Check out the Video on WETA's Around Town Program on the Presidential Mural by Karlisima at Mama Ayesha's Restaurant in Adams Morgan.

WETA takes a look at a presidential mural outside an Adams Morgan restaurant. Click on details for artist credits.


2:46 and thereafter / Pepco's Edison Place Gallery

Exhibition Review from The Washington Post Sunday Arts Section

"...Of course, some of the art in the show is somber. But there's a wide range of styles and outlooks among the 18 artists' work, which includes both modern and traditional Japanese elements - and whimsy as well as sorrow."
- Mark Jenkins
The Washington Post, Sunday Arts Section, March 4, 2012
Read the Full Article Here

2:46 and thereafter
February 16 - March 25, 2012

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

Pepco's Edison Place Gallery
702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20068

Exhibitions Hours at Edison Place Gallery for 2:46 & thereafter:
Tuesday - Friday 12 - 4pm; Thursdays 12 - 7pm;
Saturday, March 10, 17, 12 - 4pm;
Saturday, March 24, 12 - 6pm; Sunday, March 25; 12 - 4pm

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Capital Art Fair

Prints, Drawings, Watercolors, Paintings and Photography

Washington, DC - The 2012 Capital Art Fair will take place in Arlington, VA, at the Holiday Inn-Rosslyn Westpark Hotel during the first weekend of April. A successor to the Washington International Print Fair and the Washington Print Fair, the Capital Art Fair is now in its third year of bringing collectable and desirable art to the Washington, DC, area. This year, the fair boasts 22 distinguished art dealers from across the United States and Canada.

Visitors to the fair will find thousands of works on paper from great master prints to cutting edge, contemporary pieces. The original prints, paintings, drawings, and photographs span over 500 years of creative expression, offering an impressive and expansive collection to DC art collectors.

The Capital Art Fair presents an invaluable opportunity, both in access and convenience, to the seasoned art collector, as well as those looking to break into the market. It is the only art fair in the Washington, DC, area where an extraordinary range of fine art will be available for collectors, museums, and the curious to purchase. It also gives a chance for the vibrant DC art community to interact and talk with exhibitors and dealers who are highly respected in the field, many of whom are well known to the curators of DC museums and established members of the International Fine Print Dealers Association.

Tickets to the 2012 Capital Art Fair can be bought at the fair for $10. Visitors can also pre-register online, at for a discounted ticket price. The fair hours are as listed below:

Saturday, March 31, 2012: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, April 1, 2012: 11 am – 5 pm

The Holiday Inn-Rosslyn Westpark Hotel is located at 1900 North Fort Meyer Drive, Alexandria, VA 22209. It is just over the Key Bridge from Georgetown and only one block away from the Rosslyn Metro stop on the Orange and Blue lines. Additional information, including directions to the Capital Art Fair and a complete list of exhibiting dealers, can be found at the Capital Art Fair website.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Participate in Cuisine des Artistes

DCAC is looking for artists to participate in Cuisine des Artistes! It's almost time for DCAC’s biennial explosion of culinary and artistic talent.  Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this unique fundraising event featuring performing artists, design by visual artists, and food created by culinary masters. 

For more information of how you can be one of the artists, email info[at] or call 202-462-7833.

Business of Art Workshops

March 24, 2012
Copyright for Artists - Presented by Stephen Slusher, sponsored by the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council
Your art is unique and creative and your own. Learn how to ensure that it stays that way by attending a workshop on artists' copyright issues.

April 24 & 25, 2012
Artwork Valuation Workshop, sponsored by the WPA
This workshop, part of Washington Project for the Arts' No Artist Left Behind professional development series, aims to help artists set and protect the value of their work and consists of two independent components on two consecutive days.

Day 1, April 24: Setting the Price - Presented by Lauren Gentile, A participatory workshop where artists can sign up to have their work appraised by Contemporary Wing founder and independent appraiser, Lauren Gentile.  Lauren will discuss her assessment of the proper pricing of the artworks in a public presentation, allowing attendees to get a glimpse into the factors that affect pricing from the perspective of a gallerist and appraiser who regularly works with collectors and artists.

Day 2, April 25: Protecting the Value - Moderated by Lisa Gold. A panel discussion moderated by WPA's Lisa Gold, focusing on understanding the risks that can affect the value of an artist's work, both before and after a sale.  The panel will offer a diverse range of perspectives from experts in the areas of insurance, valuation, and conservation in order to help artists make informed choices about protecting their work.

May 5, 2012 Times TBA
The Inside and Out of Creating a Great Art Portfolio
Learn from arts professionals about what makes a portfolio great and not-so great. Hear what makes them look twice or not at all, what they've seen that works, and where trends are going.

June 2, 2012 Times TBA
Portfolio Review: Student to Emerging to Established
Artists of every level need feedback in order to move forward. This portfolio review is for everyone, student and seasoned professionals alike. This is a rare chance to hear what the person on the other side of the gallery desk has to say about how you present your artwork.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mike Parker: Drawings

March 15 - March 31
Public Reception: Thursday, March 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Artist Talk: Friday, March 16 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm.
DJ Set: Friday, March 16 at 11:00 pm,
BackBar at the 9:30 Club, 815 V Street, NW.
Studio 1469 - 1469 Harvard Street NW REAR, Washington DC,

Studio 1469 is thrilled to present visual artist and techno dj Mike Parker in his first solo exhibition in the District. Mike Parker: Drawings will feature approximately 17 recent figurative artworks.

What the artist calls "noise," sounds that others might tune out or tone down, has always been fascinating to him. Over some 30 years he has forged various paths in which to amplify: first by djing; then building instruments from found materials, later pressing records of the subsequent recordings; and learning the techniques of modular synthesis. He then returned to the art of he dj by way of "techno", a form of music that to Parker was an amalgamation of every form of noise that influenced him previously.

At the same time, drawing has always been essential to Mike Parker's practice. It was constant almost unabated throughout his formal education and continues today.  The figure is the subject, often fragmented and reduced to gestural interpretations. An optical type of noise developed as the drawings became untamed, subjective.  Parker in his own words, says it best. "I've been fortunate enough to be able to indulge in this kind of [artistic] activity.  I'm not yet completely satisfied, but optimistically believe
that my best drawings and recordings haven't been made yet.   And no, I will not turn the volume down."

Studio 1469 ( is a newly constructed studio, designed and created with multi-disciplinary uses in mind. The space is both a blank slate and a ready to use opportunity for rehearsal, instruction, and creation. Gallery style lighting along with abundant natural light, combined with reinforced soundproof walls enables both choir or painter, ensemble or shutterbug to make things happen within this secluded yet wonderfully situated building.

First student-curated exhibit at Catholic University

About Time
Opening reception Thursday, March 15, 6-8:pm 
The Catholic University of America 
620 Michigan Ave., N.E. 
 Washington, DC 20064

This exhibit has grown out of the new class, Gallery Practices, which is taught by Beverly Ress. Each of the pieces in the exhibit changes over time - some quickly and repetitively, others very slowly, but visibly, over the course of the exhibit.

The artists are:
Jennifer Coster
Dan Gioia
J.J. McCracken
E.H. Sorrells-Adewale

Here is a link to the exhibit website:

Scroll down to see images of the work and a map of the route from the Brookland/CUA metro stop to the gallery.

The gallery is open 11-5, Monday-Saturday.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


bits of elsewhere
March 10 - April 14, 2012

opening reception for the artist
Saturday, March 31st, 6-8pm
Addison/Ripley Fine Art 

"Bits of Elsewhere" is Isabel Manalo's second exhibition at Addison/Ripley Fine Art. Her characteristic white space is still prominent in these new paintings and drawings, but the artist's exploration of textures has literally exploded onto her surfaces, barely contained by the limits of edges. The artist balances chaos and order in the new work, fracturing, dripping, collaging and entwining material onto Yupo and Mylar. Continuing to work from photographs and distilling primary source materials in Photoshop, Ms. Manalo offers a vision that, on the one hand reduces her imagery to monochromatic shadow-like forms in alizarin and burnt umber tones while, on the other, presents a bright, fractal complexity. There are moments of quiet here set beside a passionate intensity and presented with the artist's sure, careful hand.

Ms. Manalo's involvement with and recognition by the Washington art com-munity marks her as an important voice both through her art and her web-based presence with The Studio Visit. Her curatorial vision and generous acceptance of other artists was evident in her exhibition last year at this gallery, CultureScape. In addition, a recent retrospective of the artist's work was presented at the German Marshall Fund in 2011.

top: Another, 2011, enamel and cut photographs on Mylar, 38 x 30 inches

Addison/Ripley Fine Art | 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW | Washington, DC | DC | 20007

Friday, March 09, 2012

ArtExpo New York 2012 Exhibitor

Anne Marchand, StratumAnne Marchand, Chorus of YesAnne Marchand, CoreAnne Marchand, One.One.OneAnne Marchand, Flow

Anne Marchand, a set by Artexpo on Flickr.
Anne Marchand, a set by Artexpo on Flickr.
Here's a preview of works going to New York in two weeks. Take a look at the Flickr set on ArtExpo 2012 Exhibitors!

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I hope to see you there on March 22-25, 2012.

Heiner Contemporary exhibits Avery Lawrence

Heiner Contemporary presents Moving a Tree and Arranging Suitcases, projects by New Orleans-based artist Avery Lawrence. On view from March 9 through April 21, the gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, March 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition revolves around two films, which are supplemented by drawings, installation, photography and artist-designed wallpaper. Transforming himself to play diverse characters, Lawrence builds the films' narratives around tasks, which he uses to intimate family histories.

Heiner Contemporary
1675 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC




The Jewish Museum, in conjunction with the opening of its exhibition, Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel, is trying something new. Its advertising agency, Our Man In Havana (OMIH), has conceived and is overseeing a hand-painted reproduction of a Kehinde Wiley painting as a giant wallscape on the northeast corner of Houston Street and Mott Street in Manhattan. A video documenting the installation will also be created and released online to generate additional awareness for the exhibition.

The 20' x 35' wallscape is being painted over the course of this week by three artists from Overall Murals - a Brooklyn-based company whose other clients include the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New Museum. The wallscape will remain on view through May 23, 2012.

Kehinde Wiley/The World Stage: Israel will be on view at The Jewish Museum from March 9 through July 29, 2012. The exhibition features 14 large-scale paintings from the contemporary American painter Kehinde Wiley's newest series, The World Stage: Israel. The vibrant portraits of Israeli youths from diverse ethnic and religious affiliations are each embedded in a unique background influenced by Jewish ceremonial art. Also included are 11 works - papercuts and large textiles - chosen by the artist from The Jewish Museum's collection. Wiley chose to display these works of ceremonial art alongside his paintings to create a dynamic interchange between the contemporary and the traditional. All the 14 paintings on view are being displayed in New York for the first time.

One of the most significant young artists working today, Kehinde Wiley currently lives and works in Beijing, Dakar and New York.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. For information, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at

The Stamp Gallery / Midpoint Exhibition

The Midpoint exhibition will be open in the Stamp Gallery from March 14th through April 21st. The exhibit will feature the recent work of University of Maryland MFA candidates, Bahar Jalemahmoudi, Mark Earhart, & Pat McGowan. There will be an opening reception with light refreshments and artist Q&A on Thursday March 15th from 5-7pm in the Gallery. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Gallery Hours are as Follows: Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm Friday: 10am- 6pm Saturday: 11am-5pm Sunday: Closed

Stamp Gallery
Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

University of Maryland
0110 The Stamp
College Park, MD 20742
(301)314-8493 (p)

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Contemporary Uruguayan Artists, Uruguay

March 5 to June 1, 2012 
IDB Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank
Contemporary Uruguayan Artists

A Uruguayan Presence in the ABOUT CHANGE Exhibition honoring Uruguay and the City of Montevideo, site of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IDB.

A (short) essay written by Marina Galvani, Curator at the World Bank, and Director of the WB Art Program, on occasion of the current exhibition at the IDB Cultural Center. 

IDB Cultural Center Art Gallery
1300 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20577 
202 623 1213 
Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm,

Matt Sesow at Coldwell Banker

ART17 presents: The new works of Matt Sesow

Friday, March 9, 2012
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Coldwell Banker Residential Dupont Office
1606 17th Street, NW
Washington DC 20009

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Gallery Walk 2012!

Thursday,  March 8, 6 - 8 PM

Preview new works by Jason Bryant in Porter Contemporary's Project Room to get a glimpse of their Smoke & Mirrors exhibit at Impulse booth I-7 at the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair May 3 - 6.

porter/contemporary | 548 W. 28th Street | 3rd Floor | New York | NY | 10001

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Gallery Walk!

Thoughts on the Spring

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery presents

Thoughts on the Spring
new work by Helen Zughaib
March 9—April 13, 2012
Opening reception 
Friday, March 9,  6:00-8:00 p.m.

Acclaimed Washington DC artist Helen Zughaib presents new work in new media in her first solo exhibition at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery since her sold out exhibition, Stories My Father Told Me. Expanding upon her signature technique in gouache on paper, her recent experiences in Palestine, as well as her successful exhibition at the renowned Agial Gallery in Beirut, Helen reflects upon the Arab Spring in paintings and collages that are seriously thought-provoking as well as stirringly beautiful. Zughaib’s work has been collected by the White House, State Dept. and Library of Congress, as well as museums, embassies and individuals worldwide.

The Jerusalem Fund Gallery
2425 Virginia Ave. NW  I  Washington DC 20001  I  202-338-1958 I

Monday, March 05, 2012



Washington, D.C. | Thursday Nights April 12, 2012
Free and open to the public, 7pm to 9pm

HILLYER ART SPACE, a non-profit contemporary art gallery and branch of International Arts and Artists, in partnership with Art21 as part of its Access '12 initiative, presents a sneak preview in advance of the premiere of the sixth season of Art in the Twenty-First Century, the only prime time national television series focused exclusively on contemporary art, on April 12th at 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008. The event features a panel-lead discussion to follow the screening, and refreshments for audience members. This event is free and open to the public, however donations are always accepted.

They will be capping each screening at 45 guests, so be sure to reserve your seats in advance by emailing julieh[at]

Thursday | April 12, 2012
Episode 1: CHANGE

The premiere episode, "Change," airing April 13, features Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui and Catherine Opie. The artists in this hour bear witness, in their work, to transformation-cultural, material, and aesthetic-and actively engage communities as collaborators and subjects.

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

What is your Tar Baby?

Thursday, March 8 at 6:30pm

What do President Barack Obama, Adolf Hilter, Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pee-wee Herman have in common? According to Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer, each has a “Tar Baby.” In this collection of over 40 mixed media works, Palmer appropriates and reinterprets the tale of “Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby” to address contemporary issues of bigotry, racism, and stereotyping. Yet, in Palmer’s version it is no longer the archetypal trickster rabbit, but rather civil rights leaders, entertainers, politicians, scholars, and African and Native Americans who confront their tar babies.

 Join Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery for a conversation with Charly Palmer on Thursday, March 8th at 6:30pm in the gallery. Palmer will be joined by curator, Myrtis Bedolla, and catalog essayist, Horace D. Ballard, Jr. to discuss the series' charged historical context and commentary on contemporary issues of bigotry, racism, and stereotyping. Learn more about Charly Palmer and read his artist statement.

Charly Palmer's What is your Tar Baby? will run from February 24th - April 7th.

Learn more about the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

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

Sunday, March 04, 2012

RAW: DC Presents "Stimulus" features Russ McIntosh and other artists

WHEN: Thursday, March 8, 2012 @ 8:00PM
WHERE: Cafe Asia | 1720 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20006 (Map)
DETAILS: 21+ event. Fashionable attire. Tickets are $10 via presale. $15 at the door.

Follow the link to purchase your ticket, and make sure you select artists name on the artist drop down list.

WHAT TO EXPECT: RAW events are multi-faceted artistic showcases. Each event features a film screening, musical performance, fashion show, art gallery, performance art and a featured hairstylist and makeup artist. These artists are all local, hand-picked talent who have been chosen to feature at RAW.

RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire.

Russ McIntosh, Pepe Piedra Inkarasta and many others!

Call to Artists for Tunnel Vision

The deadline for submitting images for review is Friday, March 9, 2012. 

The Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announce “Tunnel Vision,” a public art exhibition to be hung in the Metro Tunnel that runs under Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda.

“Tunnel Vision” will showcase the work of 12 selected artists inside the Metro Tunnel. Interested artists are invited to submit up to 5 images of their work for review. Each artist will be paid $500 for the license to use their image. If selected, artists will need to provide a high resolution file for the image of their artwork to be printed on a poly metal material, size 4' high x 8' wide. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that can easily be sized to 4’ x 8’.  Artists must be residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. to be eligible for consideration. There is a category for young artists, age 14-17, to apply. 

Interested artists should visit for more information and the application for consideration.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Life as we see it at the Ratner Museum

MARCH 1-26, 2012

Artists: Jennifer Maben Bishop, Anne De Fontnouvelle, Jack Hannula, Emery Lewis, Susan La Mont, Jill Poyerd, and Melissa Lauren Tritto 

Meet the Artists Reception: Sunday March 4th, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - Director’s Introduction of Artists and Brief Observations 

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum
10001 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 897-1518

David Page: MSAC Individual Artist Award Recipients Council

David Page wins Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Art. The MSAC Individual Artist Awards are grants awarded to Maryland artists through an anonymous, competitive process to encourage and sustain their pursuit of artistic excellence.

Upcoming Artist Talk I Sunday March 4, 1-3pm 
David Page  / Simple Machines

jordan faye contemporary
1401 light street
baltimore, md  21230

Gallery Hours :
New in 2012  Tues - Sat 11 - 6pm 


Images Courtesy of Museo Franz Mayer © Michel Zabe

A THOUSAND AND ONE FACES OF MEXICO: Masks from the Collection of Ruth D. Lechuga
Masks have been an integral part of the rituals and ceremonies of societies all over the world and this exhibition, curated by folk expert Marta Turok, features over 140 masks accompanied by a selection of photographs, figurines, costumes and musical instruments that reflect the regional traditions, religious rituals and celebrations of the indigenous populations in Mexico from the Ruth D. Lechuga Collection. Together, they provide a salient example of the diversity and richness of Mexican culture.

A prodigious collector of folk art, Dr. Lechuga (1920-2004) travelled around the country for fifty years collecting over 10,000 pieces, including 1,200 masks, which constitute one of the most important Folk Art collections in Mexico. Upon her death, Lechuga donated her collection to the Museo Franz Mayer in Mexico City. A selection of her masks is on exhibit at the Mexican Cultural Institute.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3 @ 12:00 TO 4:00 PM
At 2:00 pm a Gallery Talk with exhibition curator Marta Turok, who will highlight the uses, significance, evolution and dynamism of the mask tradition in Mexico.


2829 16th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20009
Gallery Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday to Friday | 12:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday

Friday, March 02, 2012

Erotica 2012 opens tonight

Mar 2 to Mar 31, 2012
"EROTICA"  2012
Opening Reception Friday, March 2

The annual erotic art show at MOCA DC has become one of DC’s top crowd-pleasing shows. Erotic art from artists throughout the region will be on display throughout the month.

1054 in Canal Square
1054 31st ST NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 342-6230
Exhibition: "Rivers and Memories" featuring EJ Montgomery and Lillian Burwell at the Gateway Art Center, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722 through March 24th.Artists Talks: E J Montgomery: February 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM;
Lillian T. Burwell: March 2, 2012 at 3:00 PM;
For more information:

Exhibition: "What is your Tar Baby?" Mixed Media works by Charly Palmer at Joan Hisoaka Healing Arts Gallery at the Smith Center, 1632 U Street, NW Washington, DC 20009
Feb 24 through April 7.
Artist Talk led by Myrtis Bedolla, March 8th, 6:30pm.
For more information:

Exhibition:  "The Journey Of Hope," works by Ulysses Marshall presented by the International Visions Gallery, 2629 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, on view through March 17, 2012 at Visit
Exhibition:  "Successions" - Prints by African American Artists from the Jean and Robert Steele Collection.  An exhibition of works by some of the most highly regarded African American artists, presented by the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, through June 22, 2012. For more details:

source: Millenium Arts Salon

Black, White and In Between

New Work in Polymer Clay by Fran Abrams   
Feb. 29 through April 1

Opening Reception -- Friday, March 2, 6 - 8 pm
Informal Artist Talks and Tours -- Saturday, March 10, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Fran Abrams' work typically involves color and geometry.  Color because the colors of polymer clay can be vibrant in themselves, but also blend like paints.  Just as in painting, the proportion of each color in the blend affects the outcome of the resulting color.

For this show, Fran explored only black and white clay and the grays that result from blending the two.  Her inspiration came from Washington politics where it seems lately that everything is black or white and there is no in between.

Foundry Gallery
1314-18th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20036

“Tracks” Pete McCutchen

Opening Reception: Friday, March 2, 6 - 8:30pm
Pete McCutchen’s show, Tracks, marries elegant and vibrant colors, and then gives it a Pop-Art inspired twist. “I decontextualize,” says McCutchen, describing his approach to photography.  In this case, he has isolated the lines of roller coaster track against a clear sky, playing with line, form, composition, and -- in particular -- color.

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

Frida Kahlo Exhibition at Artisphere

The celebrated artist's life revealed through personal photos
On view Feb 23 - March 25 / Admission is always free

Artisphere celebrates Frida Kahlo with related ticketed programming featuring Mexican, Mexican-American and Latina artists!

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)’s extraordinary life and iconic biographical paintings have earned her international renown in the world of modern art. Upon Kahlo’s death in 1954, more than 6,500 personal photographs and items belonging to her and husband/artist Diego Rivera were sealed and put in storage.  For more than half a century this great collection of personal memorabilia remained hidden from the public.  In 2007 this collection was opened and Mexican photographer and curator Pablo Ortiz Monasterio inventoried and catalogued 240 images to create the Frida Kahlo: Her Photos exhibition. These images reveal a little-known side of the artist and lifelong resident of Coyoacán, a Mexico City suburb and Arlington, Virginia's sister city. Artisphere is the first and only U.S. venue to present this exhibition.

1101 Wilson Boulevard,
Arlington VA 22209

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Call to Artists for In Our Hood

The March 5, 2012 deadline is approaching quickly...

Artspace DC in conjunction with Pleasant Plains Workshop and a growing list of community partners presents In Our Hood. An exhibition exploring themes of gentrification of Northwest Washington DC most particularly in relation to three historic neighborhoods within the Northwest quadrant of the city; Ledroit park, Shaw, and the U Street Corridor.

Calling artists of all disciplines to submit work for consideration for this exciting project. All media including all manifestations of visual, performance (music, dance, theater), and new media (video, photography) art will be considered.  There is no application fee for this exhibition.

All submissions email/ snail mail  must be received by March 5, 2012 @ 11:59pm

For more information or updates on the In Our Hood Project please visit,

Micro-organismic: New monotypes by Ellyn Weiss

Ellyn Weiss exhibits
Two new series of monoprints at the historic
Woman's National Democratic Club
1526 New Hampshire Ave, NW
WDC 20036, steps off Dupont Circle

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 8, 6 - 8:30 pm

The show will be up through May

Call for Artists: Bethesda Artist Market

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District is looking for local and regional artists to display and sell their fine art and fine craft during the Bethesda Artist Market. This year’s Market will take place on three Saturdays this summer: June 9, July 14 and August 11.

·         Each artist must submit five images of their work and one image of their booth.
·         The images must be representative of the work the artist plans to exhibit at the Bethesda Artist Market.
·         A non-refundable entry fee of $15 must accompany the application.
·         A $50 booth fee will be required for each Market the artist attends, due after artist is accepted into the show.

Apply online here. If you would like a mail-in application, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:

Bethesda Urban Partnership
c/o Valerie Hillman
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814