Saturday, September 28, 2013

On Identity in the Arts: What Does It Mean to be Latino?

This coming Sunday, September 29, at 2PM,
F. LENNOX CAMPELLO will delivering a lecture titled "On Identity in the Arts: What Does It Mean to be Latino?" at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.

The lecture is free and open to the general public, and from past deliveries of this lecture, I expect that it will continue to be informative, irreverent and eye-opening.

Directions to the gallery here.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Discover Local Art Fresh from the Mid City Artists Studios

MCA Open Studios - Washington, DC
October 19 and October 20 

On the afternoons of October 19th and 20th tour 20+ working art studios, in and around the Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street and Shaw neighborhoods, better known as Mid City. Visitors can enjoy DC’s glorious fall weather by hopping from one studio to another within vibrant Mid City and witness an expansive offering of art and culture by some of the city’s most talented and creative artists. This bi-annual event, now in its 10th year, offers visitors a rare portal into the artists’ creative habitat and an opportunity for the public to participate in the District’s dynamic and diverse arts community. The participating artists represent a great diversity of work, including drawings, sculptures, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media.

Numerous business sponsors support MCA by exhibiting member works throughout the year and during the Open Studios weekend. For example, Axis Salon will be exhibiting member artist Colin Winterbottom this fall and Doris-Mae, a curatorial project of Thomas Drymon, has a painting and installation up through October 20th. MCA is a driving force in keeping art and creative expression alive within Mid City.

Open Studios Participating Artists: Sondra Arkin, Scott G. Brooks, Jane Cave, Michael Crossett, Gary Fisher, Charlie Gaynor, Charlie Jones, Sally Kauffman, Miguel Perez Lem, Lucinda Friendly Murphy, Betto Ortiz, Mark Parascandola, Dave Peterson, Brian Petro, George H. Smith-Shomari, John Talkington, Michael Torra, Robert Wiener, Colin Winterbottom. Others by appointment.

*individual artist studio times may vary.  Please check website.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

At the Affordable Art Fair NYC next week...

Daily Campello Art News: At the Affordable Art Fair NYC next week...
There are 57 galleries from all over the planet at the fair. 

In NYC we will be featuring the works of three vastly talented and well-known DMV artists: Anne MarchandJodi Walsh and Tim Vermeulen. Drop me an email if you need passes to AAFNYC.

"The Heart of the World" at Gallery A

Opening Reception for "The Heart of the World"
Friday, October 4, 6pm-8:30pm
Gallery A
2106 R St. NW
Washington, D.C 20008

This exhibit will run from October 4-October 31 and it open to the general public from 11am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday.

Reagan is both an accomplished artist and a careful cartographer, creating incredibly detailed contemporary and historical maps. Moving beyond the map’s utility, Reagan’s works are cartographic compositions with pictorial and emotional depth. Believing maps help us make sense of both the familiar and unfamiliar terrain, his work reveals humanity’s cultural diversity while expressing the universality of human emotion.

Review by Washington Post gallery critic, Mark Jenkins
One of the top 10 fall exhibits in Washington D.C.,109680.html

Monday, September 23, 2013


Join Us this Fall at the Affordable Art Fair at The Tunnel in Chelsea

PULSE by Anne Marchand, 36x36",
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

Fair Dates: October 3-6, 2013 – The Tunnel
Private Preview Party on October 2

Media Contact:
Lennox Campello info[at]alidaanderson[dot]com, 301-437-1054



NEW YORK CITY, (SEPT. 23, 2013)— Affordable Art Fair New York will showcase the exciting artwork of Anne Marchand, Jodi Walsh, and Tim Vermeulen from October 3-6, 2013 at the Tunnel in Chelsea.

Anne Marchand received an M.F.A. from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. Anne’s award winning paintings convey universal rhythms in nature and the cosmos. She explores relationships in color, mark making, body movement and poetry on canvas to provoke a deeper inquiry into the origins of humanity. Anne is a full-time painter living in Washington, DC. She is represented by Porter Contemporary in New York and Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey, CA.

Jodi Walsh left her native country of Canada in1967 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.

Tim Vermeulen was born in Paterson, NJ. He received a B.A. from Calvin College (1982) and an M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from The University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana (1986). His paintings are attempts to articulate in visual form, through symbolic and allegorical stories, a chaotic web of emotions and ideas that is at once deeply personal and about our universal condition. Tim was an art professor for 17 years, first at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL, and then at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. He is currently a full-time painter living in Maryland and he is represented by Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, IL.

Meet the artists who will be located at Alida Anderson Art Projects, Booth A14, at the show and view their artwork during Affordable Art Fair, October 3-6, 2013 at the Tunnel in Chelsea.

About Affordable Art Fair New York

A fun four-day event hosting over 50 galleries and a huge array of contemporary art, the fall edition of the New York City Affordable Art Fair will take place from October 3-6, 2013, with the Private Preview Party on October 2, at The Tunnel in Chelsea, 269 11th Avenue, New York, NY


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Green Chalk Contemporary Brings Sophisticated Art to New Monterey - Monterey County Weekly

Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery opened last Saturday in New Monterey on Lighthouse Avenue in a sliver of a building....The gallery is a family business, run by Ami-Sue Lawless... Her mother, the curator, is art dealer Gail Enns, who owned the Anton Gallery in Washington, D.C., for 30 years... Read Article:
Green Chalk Contemporary Brings Sophisticated Art to New Monterey - Monterey County Weekly: 0912 by Walter Ryce

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

26 October, Artist Angela White - Encaustic Painting Workshop

Angela White                   

Encaustic Painting Workshop in Rockville, MD 

October 26th, 2013 - 9:00am -12:00pm
Capitol Arts Network 
Artist Studio: Angela White

This workshop is for some who have little familiarity and some who have experienced working with the medium, but seek to refine their skills.

Diversity of learning is covered, including the basic materials and techniques, safety issues and discussions of supports, grounds, layering, scraping, fusing, transparencies, collage, image transfer, including combination with oil and other media. 
What is included: The use of encaustic equipment is included; heated palettes, heat guns & torches.
Required materials list:

Bring panels/supports to work on: 6”x6”, 8”x8”, 8”x10”-luan, pine, birch or other types of plywood.  You may glue paper on them or  gesso them ahead of time.
Bring bristle brushes or sable; no synthetic as they will burn or melt.
Bring your favorite colors of encaustic paint,  which can be purchased at most area art stores or online.
Rags or paper towels.

Suggested materials list: mark making tools (printmaking, sculpture, ceramic, dental, culinary, burnishers, scrapers, stamps, scribes).
Images for transferring: photocopies, drawings or anything you would like to experiment with.

Fee: $120
Materials fee $25

Please contact for more information

Capitol Arts Network
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Thursday, September 05, 2013

28th annual Mayor's Arts Awards

Mayor Vincent C. Gray today joined the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) in announcing the 30 finalists of the 28th annual Mayor's Arts Awards. The Awards are the highest honors conferred by the District of Columbia in recognition of artistic excellence and service. This year's finalists demonstrate the wide range of talent the District of Columbia arts community has to offer. Finalists were chosen by the Mayor's Arts Awards Advisory Jury comprised of prominent members of the District's arts community with expertise in dance, music, theatre, literary arts, visual arts, arts service and arts education. 

The nominees in our areas of interest are:

Outstanding Emerging Artist
Caitlin Teal Price
Brian Grundstrom
Tommy Taylor, Jr.
Luis Peralta 

Outstanding Service to the Arts
Carla Perlo
Washington Project for the Arts
DC Arts and Humanities Ed. Coll.
DC Shorts
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

Daily Campello Art News: 28th annual Mayor's Arts Awards

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

BlackRock Center for the Arts Call to Artists 2015

BlackRock Center For the Arts is accepting entries for the January - December 2015 Main Gallery exhibit season.

You can download the prospectus by going to 

Postmarked or Delivered: Friday, October 18, 2013
Entry Fee:
$35 to BlackRock Center for the Arts
Open to all artists 18 years and over residing in  Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. 
Special Consideration:
Artists who are willing to conduct a lecture or workshop for a BlackRock standard fee will receive special consideration during the selection process.                                       
About the Main Gallery:
BlackRock Center for the Arts gallery is 1500 square feet of exquisite gallery space located in Germantown, Maryland. With its high neutral walls and beautiful windows strategically placed it allows in just the right amount of natural light. BlackRock Center for the Arts takes pride in the eclectic group of artists we have exhibited in the gallery since 2002.
Selection Process:
This call will cover exhibits in the Main Gallery from January to December 2015. An exhibit may include one applicant or a combination of applicants, based on the judgment of jurors (i.e., 1 or 2 wall artists may be combined with a pedestal artist). A jury will select the artists and create eight exhibits to be included in the exhibit year. This season, the jury panel is comprised ofAnne Burton (Exhibitions Coordinator, VisArts), Anne Marchand (artist, blogger), and Michael O'Sullivan(Arts Writer, Washington Post).