Monday, March 28, 2016

MAKING SENSE call for entries

see, smell, hear, taste, touch 
April 12   Deadline for submission receipt, 5 pm
May 13   Artists will be notified by email of juror's decisions.
June 5   Delivery of accepted work (12 – 2 pm)
June 16   Exhibition Opens, Reception and
Gallery Talk, 7 – 9 pm

July 30   Last day of exhibition
July 31   Pick up artwork (2 – 5 pm)

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Announcing the Athenaeum Invitational 2016

Call for Entry 

Underwritten by TTR | Sotheby's International Realty, The Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the arts of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia in the Athenaeum Gallery in Alexandria, VA. It is a theme-based event featuring the works of both specially-invited artists who have exhibited in the Athenaeum Gallery in the past, as well as works selected through a call for submissions open to anyone living or working in Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, or Maryland.  A 
$1500 prize for the best work will be awarded to an invited artist, and a $1000 prize will be awarded to an artist from the open call. 

Theme: Oh! The joy!
The theme asks artists to reflect on a moment of pure joy. It is inspired by the Lewis and Clark's expedition across the unchartered North American continent to reach the Pacific Ocean. After an arduous, two-year trek, William Lewis crested a hill, saw the vast body of water and cried, "The Ocean in view. Oh! The joy!"

Entries might explore that singular burst of relief and satisfaction after enduring a difficult task, or the magic of being struck by something unexpected and delightful, or the sudden transformation that is experienced in sheer ebullience. It is the ephemeral and evanescent quality of a joyous moment we invite artists to respond to.

In fact, at the moment those words were uttered by Lewis, the expedition was actually facing an estuary of the Columbia River, not the open ocean. This presents another aspect of the theme for artists to consider, whether a moment of joy is 'valid' when it is later learned that the reason or impetus for the emotion was wrong or undeserved.

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Athenaeum Gallery  | 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314  |  703.548.0035 /

The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.  It is closed on holidays. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Other 90%: Works from the GW Permanent Collection"

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
The George Washington University

Media & Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st Street, N.W. - Washington, D.C. 20052
202-994-1525 -

Metro: Foggy-Bottom-GWU (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
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Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

ROCKNE KREBS: The Smoke Drawings

The Smoke Drawings

March 19 - April 30, 2016

While serving in the Navy Reserve (1962-64), Rockne Krebs learned celestial navigation, inspiring his interest in light, leading to his first laser light work “Sculpture Minus Object”, 1968. By the early 1970s Krebs was a rising star. Blasting geometric arrangements of laser beams across vast spaces drew curators as well as scientists to Krebs’ studio. There had never been anything like his work. During the course of a four-decade career, Krebs created over forty public commissions, some temporary, some intended to be permanent. Due to changing civic administrations and insensitive real estate development, only four public light sculptures exist today. Conversations about the re-construction of some of these pieces have begun to take place. Presently it is Rockne Krebs’ works on paper that provide the greatest insight into this revolutionary artist’s career.

In 1972, Rockne Krebs received a Guggenheim Foundation grant. After a succession of experimental light sculptures the artist wished to devote time to drawing. Krebs realized that his numerous ideas for pieces exceeded his immediate ability to fabricate them; the grant afforded him the time to create graphic works describing the designs for future sculptures. At the same time, Krebs sought to create drawings expressing the atmospheric and ephemeral qualities of his light works. Pushing beyond the traditional means of rendering, Krebs mastered a process for controlling and capturing smoke as a means of drawing. From 1973-1975, he produced numerous “smoke drawings.” As evocative as his light sculptures, they added an emotive dimension and personal scale to his oeuvre. ROCKNE KREBS: The Smoke Drawings is the gallery’s first Krebs show. It is the beginning of renewed attention to an artist who was, nearly 50 years ago, at the forefront of art and technology.

Accompanying the Krebs Smoke Drawings will be a selection of works on paper by Leon Berkowitz, Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Sam Gilliam, Alma Thomas and Anne Truitt. Krebs worked with and was influenced by artists of the Washington Color School, sharing their affinity for experimentation with color and line.

1515 14th St NW
Washington DC 20005
tel 202.234.5601

Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00am–5:00pm, and by appointment.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Opening Reception, 3/25, Ryan McCoy's "Paintings"

Ryan McCoy presents a new series of paintings, which have evolved out of his previous body of work. For ten years, he structured time, place, and memory through materials such as pine needles, ash, sea water, rust, and baby powder. In his new work, he maintains his iconic, geometric margins but removes the materials of the past and reconnects with paint and color to deal with the present. The resulting paintings evoke the ways in which we navigate and compartmentalize relationships in a search for balance and harmony.

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, DC 20001 | 202.232.4788
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EXTENDED DEADLINE | The Marion S. Barry Bronze Statue Public Art Commission

Tuesday, March 29th
Call for Proposals:  
The Marion S. Barry Bronze Statue
Public Art Commission

This project is commissioned by the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) and the Marion Barry Commission. 

Pursuant of a commemorative statue, the partnering entities request for Regional Artists or Artist Teams to develop a permanent public art installation in the form of a life-sized bronze statue in the likeness of the Honorable Marion S. Barry, to be sited at the John A. Wilson Building in March 2017. Alternatively, Artists and/or Artist Teams are encouraged to recommend an alternative interior or exterior site that is owned and operated by the District of Columbia Government for the permanent display of the bronze statue.  Therefore, potential sites include, but are not limited to, the John A. Wilson Building, The Reeves Municipal Center, One Judiciary Square, etc.

In developing a permanent public art installation in the form of a life-sized bronze statue, the artwork must be of sound and safe construction (not fabricated or finished with hazardous materials), be relatively maintenance-free, be appropriate for an active pedestrian/public environment frequented by community members of all ages, and must take into consideration the scale of the statue as it relates to its surroundings. The artwork should enhance the area/site and create a unified setting where District residents and visitors can experience and enjoy access to the statue.

Please Note: Although bronze has been identified by the Barry Project Commission as the primary medium, artists can incorporate elements of diverse materials into their sculptural compositions. The artists' chosen combination of materials must be cohesive, and take into consideration the environmental fluctuations that occur in both interior and exterior spaces. The longevity of the statue, with consideration given to the subsequent maintenance of the artwork, is of the utmost importance.

For full details on the application process, please click here.

NEW Application Deadline is Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. 

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, 200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Thursday, March 17, 2016

At The Athenaeum Gallery, Paintings By Georgia Nassikas Opening 3.20.16

Georgia Nassikas, March 17 - April 24
Opening Reception, Sunday, March 20, 4 - 6
Gallery Talk, Sunday, April 24, 3:00

 Across the Field, Georgia Nassikas, beeswax and pigment on panel, 36 x 80".

In her wax and oil paintings, Georgia Nassikas explores the intersection of the abstract and the representational. She focuses on the elemental lines, shapes, and colors that define the core of the natural world. 

On Sunday, April 24, at 3:00 the artist will give a gallery talk where she will discuss, among other things, her organic beekeeping and the process of using the wax from her hives in her encaustic works.
 Glow, Georgia Nassikas, oil on canvas,72x48".


Athenaeum Gallery  | 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314  |  703.548.0035

Open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 to 4 pm, and Saturdays from 1 to 4 pm.  Admission is free.

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association, 201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Alchemical Vessels 2016 opens March 16

Attend the Opening Night Event
March 18th 7-9pm

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery is located at 1632 U Street, in Northwest DC 

The 4th annual Alchemical Vessels exhibition and Benefit is underway, with 125 of the District areas greatest artists creating original artwork, transforming a simple cigar box into a vessel filled with alchemy and healing!

Join us for refreshments, wine and a first look at the wonderful creations for this year's Alchemical Vessel Exhibition.

-Benefit event contribution ($150, includes selection of a vessel) or purchase a benefit event-only ticket ($50).


- We Invite friends, family and colleagues to this special culminating event of Alchemical Vessels.


John M. Adams, Delé Akerejah, Najwa Al-Amin, Kwabena Ampofo-anti, Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, Eames Armstrong, Rush Baker, Cedric Baker, Marilyn Banner, Holly Bass, Joan Belmar, Leslie Berns, Kristina Bilonick, Julia Bloom, Kim Boggs, Monica Jahan Bose, Anne Bouie, Calder Brannock, Daniel T. Brooking, Elizabeth Martin Brown, Patrick Burke, Melissa Burley, Patrick Burns, Adjoa J. Burrowes, Sharon Burton, Sabine Carlson, Mei Mei Chang, Gloria Chapa, Hsin-Hsi Chen, Patterson Clark, Calvin Coleman, Joe Corcoran, Ellen Cornett, Sheila Crider, Elizabeth Crisman, David D'Orio, Joan Danzinger, Deidre Darden, Alonzo Davis & Karen Davis, Tim Davis, Anna U Davis, Gregg Deal, JD Deardourff, Kate Deciccio, Elsabé Dixon, Nehemiah Dixon III, Jim Doran, Spencer Dormitzer, Cheryl Edwards, Dana Ellyn, Margo Elsayd, Rita Elsner, Dorothy Fall, Cianne Fragione, Emily Francisco, Helen Frederick, Jonathan French, Emily Fussner, Shaunté Gates, Bradley Gay, Jenne Glover, Peter Gordon, Adam Griffiths, Julie Guyot-Diangone, Rania Hassan, Jay Hendrick, Jeff Herrity, Francie Hester, Tom Hill, Jessica Maria Hopkins, Susan Hostetler, Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Gary Irby, Annette Isham, Barbara Januszkiewicz, Charles Jean-Pierre, Wayson R. Jones, Jenny Kanzler, Gloria C. Kirk, Micheline Klagsburn, Yaroslav Koporulin, Zofie Lang, Elaine Langerman, Khanh Le, Nate Lewis, Nathan Loda, Steve Loya, Laurel Lukaszewski, Dalya Luttwak, Janet Maher, J.W. Mahoney, Ulysses Marshall, Antonio McAfee, Omolara Williams McAllister, Matthew McLaughlin, David Mordini, Carson Murdach, Diana N'Diaye, Cory Oberndorfer, Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., John Paradiso, Michael Pierce, Michael Platt, Judith Pratt, Darien Reece, Alana Reeves, Marc Robarge, E. Brady Robinson, Robin Schaefer, Matt Sesow, Wendy Sittner, Casey Snyder, Pierre Sylvain, Diane Szczepaniak, Khalid Thompson, Andrea Uravitch, Gloria Valdes "Tarasca", Jessica van Brakle, Sylvie van Helden, Jenny Walton, Ellyn Weiss, Alice Whealin, Rives Wiley, Jordann Wine, Naoko Wowsugi, Fabiola Alvarez Yurcisin, Helen Zughaib

We hope you will join our efforts in realizing this community-building art exhibition and benefit to support our important work with cancer patients, their caregivers and veterans.

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 | 202.483.8600