Friday, November 28, 2014

Videofest, Open-Call at Brentwood Arts Exchange

Saturday, February 7, 10 am
All-screened Videofest 
All-screened Videofest
Videofest is an open-call feature of short film and video work by regional producers. Presented to the public in a social and appreciative atmosphere, the one-day festival is a showcase of known and unknown talent alike. All entries received will be shown, and a panel of judges will select one work to receive the title of “Best in Festival” and a $300 cash prize.

All submissions must be at the gallery by 5:00 pm January 12, 2015.

The Brentwood Arts Exchange All‐Screened Video Fest will be Saturday, February 7, 2015.

This call is open to all artists and filmmakers 18 years of age or older who live within 250 miles
of Brentwood, MD. Submissions are limited to one video per artist/filmmaker.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:
Phil Davis, Acting Director, Brentwood Arts Exchange
tel. 301‐277‐2863; tty. 301‐446‐6802; fax. 301‐277‐2865
phil.davis at

The Brentwood Arts Exchange is a facility of The Maryland‐National Capital Park & Planning
Commission, Department of Parks & Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural
Heritage Division. Arts programs of the Maryland‐National Capital Park & Planning Commission,
Department of Parks and Recreation are supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts
Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive

Monday, November 24, 2014

'Here Today...' art exhibit marks 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

DMV artist Rebecca Clark's drawings combine with Chris Jordan's Running the Numbers to make a powerful image, Silent Spring.

Silent Spring is being exhibited in 'Here Today...' exhibition marking 50 years of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in London at The Old Sorting Office. The show is up from November 25th through December 17th. Check out the remarkable work in the exhibition at

See the moving image here: 

You can see more of Rebecca Clark's work at

BlackRock Call for Entries for 2016 is Open! Submit Your Proposal!

The BlackRock Call for Entries for 2016 Gallery Exhibition Proposals is now open! We encourage artists, curators, and coordinators for artist groups, art collectives and arts organizations — who live in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia — to apply. The deadline is December 19, 2014.

New this year … Online Submissions! (Powered by Submittable)

Call for Entries: 2016 Gallery Exhibition Proposals
BlackRock Center for the Arts (Germantown, MD)
Entry Fee: $35

BlackRock Center for the Arts is currently accepting proposals for solo, themed and group exhibitions to be presented in 2016. Visual artists, independent curators, and coordinators of artist collectives and arts organizations who reside in Maryland, Washington, DC or Virginia are encouraged to submit Exhibition Proposals. BlackRock hosts monthly gallery exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and established artist working in all media. Proposals will be reviewed by the following panel of three jurors: Jeffry Cudlin, Helen Frederick and Andrea Pollan. The Deadline for submission is Friday, December 19, 2014.

To view the full Prospectus and submit entries online, please visit:

Cory Oberndorfer - Pop Everlasting Exhibit at BlackRock

Mother Nurture - Jacqui Crocetta, Freya Grand and Ellen Sinel

12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874 phone: 240.912.1050

Friday, November 07, 2014

Sat. Nov. 8 - Dedication of Public Art Project "Here to Here" for St. Elizabeths East

Dedication of Public Art Project Here to Here for St. Elizabeths East:

Saturday | November 8 | 2014 | 11:00 AM

St. Elizabeths East Campus, Gateway Pavilion
2700 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE Washington, DC

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) are pleased to announce the dedication of Here to Here, a vibrant installation creating connectivity at St. Elizabeths East Campus and the Gateway Pavilion from one end of the green space to the other. The artwork by Sheila Crider is commissioned by DCCAH and DMPED, as part of the St. Elizabeths East Way-Finding Public Art Project.  

Here to Here consists of 24 brightly colored triangular aluminum sculptures that activate the extent of the lawn in front of the Gateway Pavilion, a temporary community space on campus utilized for various activities. Sheila Crider's design for the sculptures was inspired by the rooftops of the historic campus buildings and based on chain link fencing and directional arrows.

DCCAH Logo, Mayor's one city logo and DC logo

Commissioners: Judith Terra, Chair | Marvin Bowser | Susan Clampitt | Christopher Cowan | Edmund C. Fleet | Antoinette Ford | Rhona Wolfe Friedman | Alma H. Gates | Darrin L. Glymph | Barbara J. Jones | 
James E. Laws, Jr. | Rogelio A. Maxwell | MaryAnn Miller | José Alberto Uclés | Gretchen B. Wharton

Action on Gazette's Intention

I have just learned that The Gazette newspapers intend to terminate Dr. Claudia Rousseau's visual arts review column this coming Friday (Nov. 7). This is part of an apparent planned decimation of arts coverage in general by the Gazette newspapers (owned by the Washington Post).
We cannot just stand by and meekly allow this to happen. It is time for supporters of the visual arts to react by calling The Gazette, emailing them, writing them an old-fashioned letter, etc.
I suggest that you contact Will Franklin at and send him an email on the subject.

Lenny is correct! We, the arts community, cannot stand around and meekly allow this to happen. For those of you who care about the arts coverage, it's time for action in the form of phone calls, emails or letters to voice your concerns. We need a lot of your voices heard! Take action! Contact Will Franklin at and send him an email on the subject.

Here's a copy of the email that I sent to Mr. Franklin tonight.

Dear Mr. Franklin, 

I am disappointed to hear that The Gazette intends to eliminate the arts review column by Dr. Claudia Rousseau. The coverage of the visual arts is a critical part of news media. I am a reader of the Gazette because of Dr. Rousseau's columns on the visual arts. Without the cultural component of visual arts in The Gazette, you do a disservice to your community of readers. I ask that you reinstate Dr. Rousseau's column and commit to the cultural literacy of our community.

Even with economic pressure, there are ways that The Gazette can bring fresh visual arts news to its readers via its online format. The community needs more arts coverage, not less. I reiterate to reinstate Claudia Rousseau's visual arts column. 

These are the times that a newspaper like yours can be a leader in presenting creative thought and ideas. Claudia Rousseau's column adds insight and critical thought to the region's art scene. With an established reputation as an art critic, Ms. Rousseau has brought her vast knowledge of the visual arts to your readership for the past 11 years.

I firmly ask that you address The Gazette's commitment to the visual arts and to be a contributor to your readership by fulfilling your mission to deliver high quality news. 

Warm regards,

Anne Marchand