Saturday, June 30, 2012

"Painterly Visions" On Sabbatical this Summer

 "Painterly Visions" will be on sabbatical for the summer months. There will be no posts in July and August, so the artist can devote herself to timely creative projects. Have a happy summer!
For your reading pleasure and art happening updates, check out Lenny Campello's blog, Daily Campello News and the Pink Line Project, where you will find many exciting art events to entice you through the summer.

Happy creating! Anne Marchand

Friday, June 29, 2012

Charlotte Dumas: Anima at the Corcoran

On July 14, Dutch artist Charlotte Dumas presents her first solo museum exhibition in Charlotte Dumas: Anima – the latest exhibition in the NOW at the Corcoran series – featuring a commissioned series of portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. Dumas, who travels the world making evocative formal portraits of animals, typically works in series and portrays animals characterized by their utility, social function, or relation to people.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Thursday, June 28, 2012

“One Life: Amelia Earhart”

Opens June 29 at the National Portrait Gallery 
New Exhibition Features Portraits of the Acclaimed Aviator   

The exhibition curator is Frank H. Goodyear III, associate curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition focuses not only on Amelia Earhart's career as a female pilot, but also on her role as a woman’s rights activist. She was a prolific writer and proponent of women in the workforce and some of her writing is on display—she contributed to Cosmopolitan and wrote several books. The objects in the exhibition are portraits (mostly photographs), a sampling of her writing, artifacts associated with her flying experience and an A/V kiosk, which includes audio of Amelia talking about a flight.

“Amelia Earhart’s impact on American culture extends beyond her record-setting aviation feats,” said Martin Sullivan, director of the National Portrait Gallery. “She was also an advocate for aviation and women and championed the first commercial airlines. Now we take for granted the convenience of air travel and equal rights for all, but in the 1920s and ’30s these positions reflected the ideals of a bold visionary.”

The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Website: Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000


XL-XS is sponsored and curated by Maryland Federation of Art and Circle Gallery of Annapolis.
Opening reception Friday, June 29 from 6-8 pm.
University of Maryland's Art Gallery (in the sociology building)

Call and Response

July 2012 Guest Artists Exhibit at Foundry Gallery
presented by
The Artists of the Abstract Collective

Wed., July 4 through Sun., July 29

Opening Reception -- Friday, July 6, 6 - 8 pm

An eclectic group of artists, including Foundry Gallery members and guest artists, presents a diverse collection of bold, graphic paintings that combine organic elements and urban sensibilities.
The distinctive use of color, pattern, and light in each work comes together to create an interactive, visual fusion that mimics the energy of improvised jazz music.  Like musical riffs, the paintings call and respond to each other, producing a rythmic harmony that is both joyful and dark.

The Artists of the Abstract Collective are:
Ana Elisa Benavent*
Lisa Bohrer
Maruka Carvajal*
Ann Crain
Marie Crow
Denise Dittmar
Octavia Frazier
M. Jane Johnson
Katie Joselow
Cecilia Kalish
Paula Lantz
Meg MacKenzie

Foundry Gallery Ltd
1314-18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Friday, June 22, 2012

FOON SHAM - LAST CHANCE - exhibition closing Saturday June 23

The last day to view Foon Sham's exhibition is Saturday June 23, 2012. Sham will be in the gallery on Saturday to speak with gallery visitors about his work.

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

Rob McDonald / Native Ground Photography and Graphic Design @ the Athenaeum

June 21 through August 5, 2012
Artist's Reception: Sunday, June 24, 4 to 6 pm (free) 
 Rob McDonald uses a primitive hand-held camera to capture the personal spaces and landscapes of writers from the American South, from James Agee to William Faulkner to Zora Neale Hurston. Native Ground is an exploration of the role place plays in shaping the literary imagination. In coordination with McDonald's photographs, the Athenaeum will feature typographic interpretations of the writers' works by ten of the region's best graphic designers.

Designers include: John Foster, Jason Gottlieb, Gerry Greaney, Francheska Guerrero, Dave Plunkert, Polygraph, Scout, Carolyn Sewell, Matt Wahl, and David Whitmore.

McDonald teaches American literature at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, and is a self-taught photographer. He is represented by the Kathleen Ewing Gallery in Washington, DC.

201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035 /

Irish artist Patrick Graham at the Katzen Arts Center

Special related event Saturday, 23rd June at 4pm: Gallery talk with Kenneth Baker, Chief Art Critic of the San Francisco Chronicle; Jack Rutberg, director of Jack Rutberg Fine Arts in Los Angeles; and Peter Selz, Art Historian and curator.

American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington DC 20016

Chartier, Lambert, Fatzinger at Civilian Art Projects

Opening Friday, June 22:
Richard Chartier, Bridget Sue Lambert, and Shamus Ian Fatzinger

Civilian Art Projects presents three new exhibitions, including a multi-channel sound work from Richard Chartier and photographs from Bridget Sue Lambert and Shamus Ian Fatzinger.

The exhibitions will open to the public on Friday, June 22, 2012 and will be on view through July 28, 2012.

Opening Reception for the artists: Friday, June 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Civilian Art Projects

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series at the Corcoran

JUNE 30–SEPTEMBER 23, 2012

A pivotal figure in the history of modern painting, Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) was an innovator whose work inspired legions of artists and greatly advanced the lexicon of abstraction. The Corcoran is the only East Coast venue for Richard Diebenkorn: The Ocean Park Series, the first major museum exhibition to focus on the artist's most celebrated body of work. The exhibition features more than 80 works, including large-scale paintings, smaller paintings made on cigar box lids, mixed-media drawings on paper, monotypes, and prints.

Corcoran Gallery of Art | 500 Seventeenth Street NW | Washington | DC | 20006

Women in Wax at Glenview Mansion

JULY 1-31, 2012

Women in Wax (encaustic / mixed media)
marilyn banner, susan feller, christy liffmann, bev ryan, angela white

Fran Abrams (polymer clay)

Elizabeth Steel (sculpture: stone)

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 1
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20851

For information, call 240-314-8682


Sculpture NOW 2012

A Broad Survey of Contemporary Sculpture, Installation, and Video Art
Presented by Washington Sculptors Group
June 19 - July 13, 2012  

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 6-8 pmFree and Open to the Public

Pepco Edison Place Gallery
702 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001 
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday,12 pm - 4 pm

Sculpture Now 2012 describes contemporary experience through three-dimensions. Reflecting the diversity of our time, this show hosts an array of artists who use a variety of materials to express personal viewpoints and philosophies that characterize the things we believe and do.

Unable to settle on a single unified vision, these contemporary sculptors opt for a variety of strategies to interpret the world in which we live. 

Dennis Beach
Michael Bednar
Christian Benefiel
Greg Braun
Meaghan Carpenter
Eric Celarier
Jeffery Cooper
Michael Corigliano
Terry DeBardelaben
Elsabe Dixon
Joel D'Orazio
Connie Fleres
Mimi Frank
Breon Gilleran
Felicia Glidden
Adam Hager
Artemis Herber
Linda Hesh
Mille Jewtich
Peter Karis
Elaine Langerman
Barbara Liotta
George Lorio
Rosemary Luckett
Olivia Rodriguez
Cathleen Sachse
Nicole Salimbene
Rima Schulkind
Diane Szczepaniak
Isabelle Truchon
Stephanie Williams

Sculpture NOW 2012 is funded in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Friday, June 15, 2012

Call for entries / Power of Color IV

Deadline Sunday, August 5, 2012

Exhibit Dates: August 8 – September 2, 2012_
Artists' Reception, Saturday, August 18, 5-8pm

Gallery West announces a call for entries for its 4th Annual Power of Color juried show. The show will be juried from artwork delivered to Gallery West, 1213 King Street, Old Town, Alexandria, VA, Sunday, August 5, 2012, 12-6pm, and is open to all Washington DC metropolitan artists over 18.

703-549-6006 • gallerywest[at]
To download Call For Entries visit

2012 Fringe Festival’s Lucky Number Seven

Seventh Annual Capital Fringe Festival to Feature over 130 Uncensored Performances – July 12 – 29, 2012

Performance Preview – July 6, 2012

The innovative Capital Fringe Festival returns for its lucky number seven year of offbeat theatre, out of the ordinary music and groundbreaking performances, brought to you by the greater creative conscious of Washington, DC.  The Fringe begins July 12 and runs through the 29, taking place in over fifteen different venues in downtown DC.

This year’s offerings range from one act plays, comedies, musicals, dramas and dance to puppetry, improvisation, clowns, hip-hop, poetry, mime and more. In addition, much merriment and revelry is to be had at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar at Fort Fringe, where viewers and fanatics alike can enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, and catch the latest buzz about all of the Fringe performances. The Baldacchino opens in advance of the festival on June 18.

All tickets are $17 (plus a one time purchase of a $5 Fringe button)
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 18, 2012. Online at or by phone at 1.866.811.4111

Thursday, June 14, 2012


I visited the beautiful airy gallery and frame shop of owner/artist Regina Miele on 14th Street NW, DC yesterday.
The Boys Be Good exhibition, DEBITUM NATURAE, explores growth and decay, loosely translated, means "the debt of nature". A life is spent in repayment to that which brought it forth.

Exhibition dates June 5 - July 17
Gallery open Wednesday - Saturday, 11-6pm or by appointment.

Performance night, June 19, 6-9pm
Performances begin at 6:30pm
Debitum Naturae Zine Launch, and Fundraiser for the It Gets Better Project,

Reserve seats now or pre-order the zine!  The night of performances, and zine launch benefits the It Gets Better Project.

Exhibition Artists
Nicholas Abriola
Armando Lopez Bircann
Max Fowler Cohen
Christopher Cunetto
Cassidy Duhon
Rene Medrano
Shawn Moriarty
Jason Edward Tucker
Daniel Rampulla

Performances From
Andrew Fogle
Jason Tucker
Pussy Noir
Rene Medrano
and guest performer Eleanor Barba

1830 14th St NW
Washington DC 20009

June 20: The Art Registry's Capitol Hill Debut

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Eve Stockton's "Ensembles: Landscapes in Transition III" at Longview Gallery

Ensembles: Landscapes in Transition III

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 14, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Show Dates
June 14 - July 15

Eve Stockton’s woodcuts are inspired by close observation of nature and an eclectic interest in science. Utilizing a multifaceted background in architecture and art, Eve is able to engage the variables of printmaking, allowing her to produce an ongoing body of dynamic, graphic images. The Ensembles: Landscapes in Transition III exhibit contains prints that are exemplary of Stockton’s ongoing investigation of the natural world.

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Friday, June 08, 2012

Messages from Outsiderdom

Visionary artists reveal their untamed realities using fur, bottle caps, sand, neon bark, and junk

June 15 to August 18, 2012
Opening Reception - Friday, June 15, 7-9pm

Raw, outsider, primitive, naïve, fringe, uninhibited, intuitive, marginal, fantastical, untrained... These are all words that have been used to classify and define visionary art, yet the term still continues to be just as enigmatic and varied as the art it encapsulates. Unlike all other art genres, visionary art, sometimes interchangeable with outsider art, can neither be defined simply as one movement set in time nor spelled out in convenient academic terms, rather it is truly only understood when experienced and witnessed first-hand.

Visionary Art Experts' Talk
Monday, June 25, 6:30-7:30pm | FREE

Two of the nation's experts in visionary art - Rebecca Hoffberger, founder & director of the American Visionary Art Museum, & Mary Ellen 'Dolly' Vehlow, curator and owner of Gallery O on H will share their personal stories working with visionary artists, and reflect on the art form's powerful healing ability to move both viewer and artist through personal loss and tragedy.

Shiny, Happy Things with Bob Benson
Saturday, July 14, 2 separate workshops: 10am-1pm OR 2-5pm
$35 per workshop, includes materials

Please register for one of the workshops at
Bob Benson, the creator of the Blinged-Out Universal Tree of Life at Baltimore's American Visionary ArtsMuseum, leads 2 workshops where you will learn to make your own FLASHIES: dynamic, sparkling decorations made from mirrors and marbles. You will leave with 2 finished FLASHIES, to keep, dangle, and adorn your home or garden with.  No artistic talent or experience is required; just bring your raw creativity.

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

Smith Farm Center | 1632 U Street NW | Washington DC | DC | 20009

Leo Villareal: New Work at Conner Contemporary through June 30, 2012

Leo Villareal: New Work
May 12 – June 30, 2012

Villareal’s latest body of work enacts formal inquiries into imagery closely identified with modernity, reimagining colors and forms in the works of post-painterly abstractionists Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland, and Ellsworth Kelly.

Villareal introduces temporal actions of light into traditional abstract imaging, using LEDs (light emitting diodes), custom software and sequencing. With these new media the artist explores, in single digital sculptures, extensive frameworks produced in serial paintings, such as the colorful concentric squares in Frank Stella’s Scramble series. Villareal activates familiar static forms, changing their color, definition, intensity, and duration. His imagery unfolds gradually, as if revealing the live application of pigments, a process that color painters of the 1950s and 60s concealed in their canvases.

Conner Contemporary Art is located at 1358 Florida Avenue, NE –Washington, DC 20002 in the Historic Atlas/H Street Area. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Saturday 10-5pm and by appointment.

Inner Vision ART Options Gallery Opening

June 15, 5:30 -7:30 PM@
Providence Opticians
1802 11th Street NE | Washington, DC

Exhibition Runs through August 3
Open to the public

ART Options partners with Providence Opticians to bring you Inner Vision, a collection of paintings and mixed medium representing vision and sight.  Gallery opening celebrates community partnership and artistic expression.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

American University Exhibitions opens Saturday, June 09, 2012

June 9–August 12, 2012



Galley Talk @ 5:00 PM
Join the AU Museum director and curator Jack Rasmussen and exhibition curators Carlos Basualdo and Mónica Amor for a discussion of "Mexico: Expected/Unexpected." Carlos Basualdo is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs curator of contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Mónica Amor is an independent curator, lecturer and writer.




PARK inside the Katzen Arts Center:
4400 Massachusetts Ave.
Metered: 8:00–5:00 weekdays
Free: weekends/holidays & weekdays after 5:00

Something and Nothing: Activating the Void

Something and Nothing: Activating the Void 
Juried by J.W. Mahoney 

June 14 – July 28, 2012 
Reception and Juror’s Talk,
June 14, 7 – 9 pm

This exhibition, juried by J. W. Mahoney brings together artists whose work deals with space, inclusion or absence. Many artists pay close attention to the “negative space” in their work, and often what is not included or that which is in-between is just as important as what is.
Jennifer Anderson,
Susanne Arnold,
Roberta Beasley,
Julia Bloom,
Stephen Boocks,
Nancy Bruce,
Katie Cassidy,
Mei Mei Chang,
Travis Childers,
Irene Clouthier,
Patrick Craig,
Catherine Day,
Joy Every,
Sharon Fishel,
Joan Giampa,
Kurt Godwin,
Pat Goslee,
Maggie Gourlay,
Bill Hill,
Lillian Hoover,
Rachel Jeffers,
J.T. Kirkland,
Anne Marchand,
Joyce McCarten,
Kathryn McDonnell,
Michele Montalbano,
Megan Nolde,
Ron Paras,
Pam Rogers,
Lisa Sheirer,
Alexandra Silverthorne,
Kristy Simmons,
Fierce Sonia,
Martha Spak,
Charles Sthreshley,
Alex Tolstoy,
Richard Vosseller,
Ellyn Weiss,
Alice Whealin,
Jeremy Witt,
Laura Yang,
Cynthia Young.

M c L E A N   P R O J E C T   F O R   T H E   A R T S
703.790.1953 WWW.MPAART.ORG

Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information?

May 4 - June 10
Artists Talk: Sunday, June 10, 3 - 5 PM

Experience 16 artists' responses to the increasing streams of information coming to us from an ever-growing array of devices and directions. Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information? is the third in a series of periodic group exhibitions of visual artists exploring contemporary cultural themes curated by Ellyn Weiss and Sondra Arkin.  

Presented are the works of artists JS Adams, Tom Block, Scott G. Brooks, Richard Dana, Anna U. Davis, Thomas Drymon, Adam Dwight, Claudia Aziza Gibson-Hunter, Pat Goslee, Michelle Lisa Herman, Ryan Hoover, Michael Iocovone, Elizabeth Morisette, Michael Platt & Carol Beane, M.V. Jantzen and Ruth Trevarrow.  Curatorial assistance by Amanda Jiron - Murphy.

WAMU, American University's Radio Station mentions Zeitgeist III: Too Much Information!  Check out what Sean Rameswaram has to say about DCAC's current show.  You can listen to WAMU's Art Beat program here -

Friday, June 01, 2012

Alexa Meade at the National Portrait Gallery Museum

Portraits After 5: Camera-Ready Color
National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Alexa Meade creates her portraits in three-dimensional space by painting directly on top of live models, which appear to be two-dimensional paintings when photographed. For “Portraits After 5: Camera-Ready Color”, Meade will create an interactive installation in the Kogod Courtyard of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery that will allow viewers of the art to become participants by entering into the space, experiencing it in depth, and reinterpreting the work through their own photography. The installation will reference the innovation in Harry Warnecke's photographic portraits seen in the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition “In Vibrant Color".

Alexa Meade and National Portrait Gallery Curator Of Photographs Ann M. Shumard will be available to discuss boundary-breaking work in portraiture.

For more information about Alexa Meade and her art, visit

Artist Talk with Foon Sham, June 6

FOON SHAM at Project 4

Artist Talk: Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 pm

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In his second solo exhibition with Project 4, Sham furthers his investigation of the materiality of wood, now turning his focus to the self-made remains: sawdust. For Sham, sawdust is the evidence of his hard work, relics from the creation of numerous sculptures. These cherished remnants inspired the concept for a site-specific installation that will fill the first floor of the gallery and spill outside to the courtyard.

Part of this exhibition was made possible by a Franz and Virginia Bader Fund grant awarded to Foon Sham in 2010.

Project 4 | 1353 U Street NW | Suite 302 | Washington | DC | 20009

Megan Mueller: I built this for you

6.8.12 – 7.14.12
Opening Reception: Friday June 8, 6 – 8pm

I built this for you  will combine Megan Mueller's interests in both sculpture and drawing to create abstracted works of landscapes and natural forms.  Mueller’s work suggests a connection to the land and exploration, place and memory, alongside a technical interest in mark-making and repetitive gestures. Her creative process is intuitive rather than pre-determined and mapped. Play and experimentation are at the crux of her practice and Mueller responds to works as they evolve organically.

FLASHPOINT, 916 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Opening @ HEMPHILL, William Willis: Keeping It Alive & Steven Cushner: Works on Paper, June 8, 2012

William Willis: Keeping It Alive
Steven Cushner: Works on Paper

June 8—July 28, 2012

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 8, 2012, 6:00pm—8:00pm

1515 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20005