Friday, October 31, 2014

Before you vote...

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

WPA wins 2014 Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts


WPA is extremely proud and grateful to be the recipient of the 2014 Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts. The Mayors Arts Awards are the highest honor conferred by the District of Columbia for artistic excellence and service among artists, arts organizations, and arts patrons.

Our members and participating artists share equally in this award for ensuring our programming is of the highest caliber. Thanks to all of our supporters and patrons for allowing us to do what we do. And thank you to all of our artists for continuing to experiment and explore and create. You all make this city, this community, this world a better place for your efforts.

Many thanks to the DC Commission the Arts & Humanities, Mayor Vincent Gray, the DC City Council, the enlightened and distinguished jury who selected us, and our fellow finalists and nominees who continue to set the bar so very high for the arts in DC.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Development Workshops

Gateway Community Development Corporation's list of workshops and tentative dates are as follows:
  1. Marketing Your Business Plan - Saturday November 1st between 2-4pm
  2. Leveraging The Lending Tree - Wednesday November 5th or Thursday the 6th from 9-11am
  3. Affordable Health-care (* possible panel discussion) (TBD)
  4. Back to Basics: Business 101 - Wednesday December 3rd from 9-11am
  5. Enhancing the Creative Industry. An Artist Conversation on Marketing & Selling Art - Wednesday December 10th from 9-11am
  6. Maximizing Social Media - Saturday December 13th from 2-4PM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

This weekend at the Katzen

November 2nd at AU -- Gallery Talk: Some Uses of Photography: Four Washington Artists 
Join curator Phyllis Rosenzweig for a discussion on the evolution of photography since the 19th century and the variety of techniques seen today. Presented in conjunction with the Feminist Art History Conference. For more information and conference registration:

Monday, October 27, 2014


November 4, 2014 - December 14, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6 - 9 pm


American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Juror: Dr. Jack Rasmussen, Curator, American University Museum

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS c.l. bigelow, Julia Bloom, Greg Braun, Carol Brown Goldberg, Elizabeth, Burger, Joel D’Orazio, Mary Early, , Mila Kagan, Jin Lee, Dalya Luttwak, Elizabeth Miller McCue, Mike Shaffer, Foon Sham, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Garrett Strang, Janet Wheeler, Julie Zirlin

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Heading to Miami in December

We will be once again participating in the CONTEXT Art Miami art fair in Wynwood during Art Basel week in December. This is one of the top art fairs from a field of close to 30 satellite fairs to ABMB.
CONTEXT continues its success by expanding and redesigning the fair. Seventy-eight international galleries from 20 countries, with more than 460 artists from 43 countries have been carefully chosen by the selection committee consisting of Ethan Cohen, Enrique Guerrero, Alberto Magnan & Dara Metz and Leigh Conner & Jamie Smith, led by new fair director Julian Navarro, to bring Miami Art Week (Dec 2-7 2014) the most promising cutting-edge, mid-career and established artists.
CONTEXT is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists. Launched in 2012, CONTEXT's open atmosphere creates a meaningful dialogue between artists, galleries and collectors while providing the ultimate platform for the presentation of cutting-edge talent by emerging and established galleries. The combined efforts of CONTEXT and Art Miami provide a unique and alternative opportunity for leading primary dealers and their artists to be marketed and promoted internationally during the most important week for contemporary art in America.
In addition to its group of international galleries, CONTEXT will feature a series of solo artist projects, curated spaces, special projects, conversations and events.
Special Projects Highlights

The Director's Project "CONTEXT-ing / Listening as CONTEXT", creates immersive and intimate situations for listening to the work of sound artists exploring the ontological aspects of sound while also working with various materials, approaches, and techniques. CONTEXT-ing / Listening as CONTEXT will be premiered on the VIP opening night in the 2600sq. ft Sound Positions Pavilion - a dedicated space annexed to the main CONTEXT pavilion featuring 12 individual sound stations, making it the most important and largest sound project in an art fair - and continues during fair hours from December 3rd - 7th. Artists include: Tania Candiani, Mexico; Richard Chartier, USA; Richard Garet, Uruguay / USA; France Jobin, Canada; Emeka Ogboh, Nigeria; Kristin Oppenheim, USA; Manuel Rocha, Mexico; Steve Roden, USA; Hong-Kai Wang, Taiwan; Hildegard Westerkamp, Germany / Canada; Jana Winderen, Norway; Zimoun, Switzerland.
ART FROM BERLIN offers insight into Berlin's influential art scene with six contemporary galleries selected by a panel of Berlin based curators and art critics. In the BERLIN LOUNGE, lvbg will install a curated exhibition and offer information on the city's contemporary art galleries and institutions. This microcosm of the global art capital's gallery community includes a cross-section of established and emerging exhibitors. ART FROM BERLIN is presented at CONTEXT by the Galleries Association of Berlin (lvbg), with official support from the municipality of Berlin and the European Union (EU).

CONTEXT-NEXT. "A Piece of Me" features visual arts students from the high school honors class of Miami's renowned New World School of the Arts collaborating to produce site-specific installations in response to a significant artwork by an acclaimed alumnus from their school, Hernan Bas: a video in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, "All By Myself" (2004, single-channel video, courtesy of the artist and Frederic Snitzer Gallery). The young collaborators will work in the antithetical medium of paper, and the results exhibited with the video by their predecessor, Hernan Bas. "A Piece of Me" is a Wet Heat Project in association with New World School of the Arts, Visual Arts Program.
CONTEXT has partnered with Miami Light Project for the highly anticipated Opening Night VIP Preview. Latin Grammy Nominated artist/producer Mr. Pauer will perform an exclusive selection of his signature sound Electrópico™ filled with live percussion and an array of guest singers turning the night into a memorable experience. Miami Light Project will stage a selection of performances that will take place in the CONTEXT Outdoor Garden Lounge daily during General Fair Days between 3PM - 7PM. These music programs are all free in the CONTEXT Outdoor Garden Lounge.
CONTEXT and its sister art fair Art Miami, the original and longest-running art fair in Miami, celebrating its 25th year, will both feature exceptional artworks exhibited in highly visible areas of the pavilion - inside and outside the main entrances of the fairs, the Maserati VIP Lounge at Art Miami, and the VIP Lounge at CONTEXT, amongst others.  All works will be selected by LaRete Art Projects curators Julia Draganović, Elena Forin and Claudia Löffelholz.
2014 CONTEXT Exhibitor List
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York
Accola Griefen, New York City
Alida Anderson Art Projects, Washington, DC
Amstel Gallery, AMSTERDAM, New York
Amy Li Gallery, Beijing
Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco
Anna Kustera, New York
Arch Gallery, Miami
Bankrobber, London
Beatriz Esguerra Art, Bogota
Beatriz Gil Galeria, Caracas
BERLIN LOUNGE by lvbg, Berlin
Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York
Bluetomato Gallery, London
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco
Camara Oscura Galeria de Arte, Madrid
Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles
Converge Gallery, Williamsport
Curator's Office, Bethesda
Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York
Eduardo Secci Contemporary,
   Florence, Pietrasanta
Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York
Ethan Cohen, New York
Fabien Castanier Gallery, Culver City
Frederic Got, Paris
Galeria Alfredo Ginocchio, Mexico City
Galeria Athena Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro
Galeria Casa Cuadrada, Bogota
Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City
galerie bruno massa, Paris
Galerie Friedmann-Hahn, Berlin
Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin
Obrist Galerie, Essen, Düsseldorf
Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover
Galleria Doris Ghetta, Ortisei
Gallery Henoch, New York City
Grundemark Nilsson Gallery - Swedish  
  Photography, Berlin, Stockholm
JanKossen Gallery, Basel, New York
JJ Joong Jung Gallery, Seoul
Joerg Heitsch Gallery, Munich
Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York
K Imperial Fine Art, San Francisco
Kavachnina Contemporary, Miami
Kim Foster Gallery, New York City
Klein Sun Gallery, New York
Licht Feld, Basel
Lyle O. Reitzel Gallery, Santo Domingo
Magnan Metz Gallery, New York
Matilde Bensignor, Buenos Aires
Metroquadro, Rivoli
Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
OPIOM Gallery, Opio
Patricia Conde Galería, Mexico City
Pictura Gallery, Bloomington
Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami
Samuel Owen Gallery, Greenwich
Sasha D. Espacio de Arte, Córdoba
Set Espai D'Art, Valencia, Jávea
Shine Artists, London
Shirin Gallery NY, New York
Sim Smith Gallery, London
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York
Susan Eley Fine Art, New York
Tammen & Partner, Berlin
ten472 Contemporary Art, Nevada City
Tezukayama Gallery, Osaka
The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco
Vimm Gallery, Prague
VisionQuesT contemporary photography, Genova
Vohn Gallery, New York
WHITE ROOM | Liquid art system, Capri, Positano
Wichtendahl Galerie, Berlin
Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam
Hours and Location


VIP Preview
Tuesday, December 2 | 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Access for VIP Cardholders and Accredited Press
to benefit:  the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) and Miami Light Project.  


Wednesday, December 3 through
Saturday, December 6  |  11am - 8pm
Sunday, December 7 | 11am-6pm 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Arts Integration and Special Education -- An Inclusive Theory of Action for Student Engagement

Another author in the Campello household!

The Professor's first book is about to be released, and this book is the seminal book in its field... and for the first time delivers empirical research data to a field accustomed to anecdotal data...

Details here.
Arts Integration and Special Education contributes to research, policy, and practice by providing a theory of action for studying how linguistic, cognitive, and affective student engagement relates to arts integrated learning contexts and how these dimensions of engagement influence content area and literacy learning.
Arts Integration and Special Education connects the interdisciplinary framework in human development and linguistics, special education, and urban education with primary action research by special educators trained in arts integration, working in an inclusive urban charter school with middle school age students. Upper elementary to middle-grade level student learning is relatively understudied and this work contributes across fields of special education and urban education, as well as arts education. Moreover, the classrooms in which the action research occurs are comprised of students with a diverse range of abilities and needs. The book’s interdisciplinary model, which draws on developmental and educational psychology, special education, and speech/language pathology research and practice, is the first to posit explanations for how and why AI contexts facilitate learning in students with language and sensory processing disorders, and those at-risk for school failure due to low socioeconomic status conditions.