Saturday, October 31, 2015

WPA celebrates its 40-year anniversary November 14

In just a few more weeks, WPA will celebrate its 40-year anniversary by moving to their new exhibition and administrative space in The JBG Companies' Atlantic Plumbing Project. Their new home is certain to change the face of contemporary art in DC, and will be located at 2124 8th Street NW, just one block from the U Street cultural corridor.  

Join in celebrating their new home at the inaugural exhibition, Washington Produced Artists

Curated by Laura Roulet, the exhibition will serve as a proud recognition of local artists who created significant works in conjunction with WPA early in their careers and who have since built esteemed reputations. Washington Produced Artists will feature work by longtime D.C. metro-area resident artists William ChristenberryJim SanbornJoyce J. Scott and Dan Steinhilber, with a mobile public art project created by Workingman Collective, a video installation by Michelle Lisa Herman, and an opening night performance by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company

Washington Produced Artists will be on display from November 14 - December 19, 2015 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 6-9pm.

For more information please visit the website and follow on Facebook, and Twitter to stay up-to-date with news and announcements. 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Personal Patterns @ King Street Gallery, Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6–8 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: October 22 - November 25, 2015  
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6 - 8 p.m.  

Nineteen local artists exhibit work in media as diverse as glass, photography, mixed-media sculpture, and acrylic painting. Personal Patterns shows how artists use abstract pattern in work about activism, ethnic identity, psychology, and more. 

According to curator Claudia Rousseau, Personal Patterns engages “how an artist’s use of pattern might reveal something about his/her sense of identity, express cultural traditions, ethnic or racial origins, and family ties.” Personal Patterns brings together 19 artists who work in media as diverse as glass, photography, mixed-media sculpture, monotype, and acrylic painting. Their work is linked not by medium, but through their adoption of pattern in a personally distinct way. 

Personal Patterns includes work by local artists Sondra Arkin, Michele Banks, Jessica Beels, Joan Belmar, Shanthi Chandrasekar, Alonzo Davis, Helen Frederick, Susan Goldman, Amber Robles-Gordon, Pat Goslee, Elyse Harrison, Sean Hennessey, Ellen Hill, Matt Hollis, Bridget Sue Lambert, Carien Quigora, Jessica Van Brakle, Ellyn Weiss, and Helen Zughaib. 

Personal Patterns Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 5, 4-5:30 p.m

This discussion focuses on the work in Personal Patterns at the King Street Gallery. Participating artists will discuss the meaning embedded in pattern: how it might reveal emotions, politics, a sense of identity, or origins. The panel, moderated by curator Claudia Rousseau, features exhibiting artists Joan Belmar, Helen Frederick, Susan Goldman, Amber Robles-Gordon, and Jessica Beels.
The discussion will be held in the Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, room 101.

Regular Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Location: The King Street Gallery is on the ground floor of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center on the west side of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus. The arts center is located off Georgia Avenue at 930 King Street. Parking is available in the West Campus Garage, which is immediately behind the center. Additional parking is available in the East Campus Garage on Fenton Street with pedestrian access by a bridge and walking path.  

For maps and directions, visit   
For more information: Call 240-567-5821 or visit

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sound and art with Robin Rose on Wed. Oct 21 at MPA

Last chance to catch Robin Rose's Scriptronics Event Demo is on Wednesday, October 21, 7-9pm in the Emerson Gallery at McLean Project for the Arts! See, and hear, the awesome compilation of Rose's pioneering work. RSVP at events @ or call 703.790.1953 to reserve your spot for a truly sensory evening!

MPA's current exhibition, featuring Barbara Januszkiewicz, John M. Adams, and Robin Rose, will close on October 24. Make sure you stop by to view these three shows before they come down!

Check out this Washington Post article By Mark Jenkins about MPA galleries!…/07255b24-728c-11e5-8d93-0a…

McLean Project for the Arts
1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, Virginia 22101
+1 703-790-1953

Tue-Fri: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am-5:00 pm


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2015 (4-7PM)

WASHINGTON, DC is now becoming known for fresh (non-historic) public art and vibrant mural
painting done by our living artists. A coalition of painters from the region have come together
and created the DC ALLEY MUSEUM in BLAGDEN ALLEY – opening 24/7 on Friday

Just a few blocks from the now trendy Blagden Alley, there once was a Museum of Temporary
Arts, a d.c. space, a Washington Project for the Arts, and in the Shaw neighborhood alley, there
were spaces known as The Fight Club, The Warehouse, and Signal 66, not to mention dozens
of artists and production businesses like City Lights and Eco Media, all in venues created by
artists for the presentation of their work.

The DC ALLEY MUSEUM builds on this tradition in a fresh way while celebrating the temporary
nature of outdoor artworks and life. Beginning in 2015 a series of works were commissioned
by artists with a history in the Shaw neighborhood and the alley -- BILL WARRELL, LISA
They have created a stunning display of new works painted directly on the garage doors of
several buildings. In the coming year more artists will be commissioned from across the city to
fill more blank garage doors and walls. The museum will expand to include video documentation
of the multi-year project, connecting new generations of artists with some of our city’s “old

Murals get the artwork of painters out into the public sphere in a uniquely bold and playful way,
a great way to educate the public about local artists living and working in their community.
Imagine a Museum that features DC artists open 24/7 without restrictions (no hours, no guards,
cameras encouraged); welcoming the entire city to stroll or drive through, stop in the LA
COLOMBE coffee shop and pick up your postcard/map of the DC ALLEY MUSEUM and join in
the art, music and celebration.

This wonderfully serious artwork is made possible with a grant from the D.C. COMMISSION ON
BLAGDEN ALLEY NEIGHBORS that supply the canvas for some of DCs finest artists.

Monday, October 19, 2015


Artomatic 2015 is ON and there are just a few spots left for YOU to show YOUR art or performance skillz!  Never exhibited before? We want you to join us!!  Seasoned artist?  Don't hesitate any longer!  Did you know you can SELL your ART at Artomatic?  Sign up and join the party!

Anyone can participate in Artomatic - there are no criteria to register, and space is allocated on a first come, first served basis. TIME IS TIGHT AND WE WANT YOU!

Artomatic routinely attracts more than 70,000 visitors to see work by more than 700 artists, and more than 300 performances. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting Artomatic in a 90,000 sq ft building in Prince George's County. 

October 30th - December 12th 
8100 Corporate Drive, Hyattsville MD 
right by the New Carrollton Metro Station

REGISTER NOW through the link below so you can start planning your exhibit.  For only $125, your artwork/installation will be on display for 6 weeks, 7 weekends by thousands of visitors.   Sale terms are between you and the buyer.  It doesn't get better than this!  

For more information or to volunteer and help us put on this huge show please visit Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at  

We look forward to having you with us at Artomatic 2015! 

LAST CHANCE - Register today!!