Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Vote for Makeba to be a panelist at South by Southwest Festival in 2019!

Dear Friend,
Art is a vanguard industry that takes pride in its role to represent progressive ideology and risk taking, and yet the management lacks the representation that is vital to the arts’ dynamism. A 2015 Andrew Mellon Foundation report on diversity in art museums made clear that a preponderance of non-Hispanic white men dominate leadership positions. That says nothing of the lack of ethnic, religious, disability, sexual orientation, or geographic diversity. The Phillips Collection is committed to being a pioneer of change.
As you know, last March we welcomed Chief Diversity Officer Makeba Clay to our senior leadership team. In her short time here, she has already implemented a paid internship and fellowship program to help eliminate barriers to entry into the field, and continues to help the The Phillips Collection cultivate diverse artists and arts managers and incubate creativity and creation. Makeba is now in the running to be a panelist at South by Southwest Festival in 2019 to speak about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion across the arts industry and cultural institutions.
Panelists will be chosen by number of votes and we need your support to get this message out to the world and get Makeba to Austin.
Here’s what to do:
  1. Click this link
  2. Create a SXSW account (which takes less than a minute!)
  3. Once you are logged in, click “search/vote” at the top of the screen
  4. Search for “Art” and Makeba's panel will show at the top (the full title is Art for All? Creating Accessibility in the Arts)
  5. Click “Vote Up” on the left side of the screen
Voting ends August 30 so please vote today!
Want to do more? I’d be most grateful if you would share the following post on your social media platforms and encourage everyone you know to vote, too. 

Dorothy Kosinski
Vradenburg Director & CEO

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Enjoy a Review of "Zenith Comes of Age" Exhibition

A wonderful review by Mark Jenkins in the Washington Post on the “Zenith Comes of Age” exhibit at 1111 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The exhibit closes in two weeks! 
Read it here: https://tinyurl.com/1111zcoareview 
Anne Marchand, "Saying," acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 36 x 36 inches,


Show Dates: May 1 - August 25, 2018
Inquiries: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963
1111 Sculpture Space Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 7pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm
* On Saturday Enter on 12th Street ~ Knock and the guard will let you in *

Celebrating 40 years in the nation's capital, Zenith is recognized for its unique mix of contemporary art in a wide variety of media, style and subject.  The gallery provides high-quality acquisition, art consulting, commissioning, appraisal and framing services, through its gallery/salon/sculpture garden off 16th Street at 1429 Iris St NW, WDC 20012.  Zenith also curates rotating exhibits at the Eleven Sculpture Space at 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, WDC 20004.

Celebrating 40 Years in the Nation's Capital

GALLERY HOURS: Mon-Fri  8 am-7 pm, Sat  8 am-4 pm

Monday, August 13, 2018

Save the date! Sept. 14, 5-8 PM, Reception: TRAVELING FULL CIRCLE

Show Dates: August 28, 2018 - January 5, 2019
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION: Friday September 14, 5-8 PM

FEATURING ARTISTS: Lisa Battle, Richard Binder, Patera Kori Studios (Darlene Davis), Renée duRocher, Anne Marchand, Jerome Harris Parmet

L-r: Coeur by Lisa Battle, Blue Fish-New Fish  by Jerome Harris Parmet, 
Bringing People Together by Richard Binder 

L-r: Dusk by Anne Marchand, Sukos by Darlene Davis, Quâkhû (Past) by Renée duRocher

Where: 1111 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004 
When: August 28, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Meet the Artists Reception: Friday, September 14, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Information: Margery Goldberg, 202-783-2963  art@zenithgallery.com 
1111 Sculpture Space Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 7pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm
* On Saturday Enter on 12th Street ~ Knock and the guard will let you in *

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The Clark Hulings Fund Invites Visual Artists to Apply for Fellowships to its Innovative Business Accelerator Program

Santa Fe, New Mexico - On September 1st, 2018, The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) will begin accepting applications for its 2019 Business Accelerator Program, an intensive year-long course of business study for professional working artists. Through this innovative web-based program, currently in its fifth year, the national nonprofit organization is transforming the art industry by providing visual artists with the business training they need to succeed as entrepreneurs and make a complete living through the creation of their art.

A total of 20 Fellows will be selected to receive free tuition for CHF’s 2019 Business Accelerator, which will provide them with customized business training, network-building opportunities, publicity, and one-on-one support to boost their careers and make their art practices self-sustaining. At the end of year one, each Fellow will have established a viable business objective and developed an "investment-grade" business plan for an entrepreneurial project that furthers the objective. A select group of the 2019 Fellows will be chosen to continue on to the program’s second year, during which they will work directly with the Accelerator team to hone their skills, ensure accountability, and capitalize their proposed projects.

With this groundbreaking program, CHF is filling a vacuum that exists in the art industry. Art schools rarely teach business skills, but these are essential if visual artists are to seize lucrative opportunities in a timely manner, and navigate an industry rife with predatory middlemen who foster artists’ dependency by exploiting their insecurities about their business acumen. To thrive economically, artists must fund and operate their businesses, often on a shoestring budget, while creating salable work that still realizes their creative vision.


September 1 - September 30, 2018. Artists are strongly encouraged to pre-register here, to receive email updates on the application process and deadlines. In addition, pre-registrants will receive free “Colleague”-level access to our digital learning portal.

For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org.