Monday, February 27, 2017

39 years of Zenith Gallery!

39 Years: Rejuvenate with Art, Accent on the Positive, Let’s Celebrate!

March 17 – April 29, 2017  

1429 Iris St., NW, Washington, DC 20012

Opening Receptions to meet the Artists:

Friday March 17th 4-8pm, Saturday March 18, 2-6  

Closing Reception: Saturday April 29, 2-5 pm

Featuring: Kim Abraham, Jan Paul Acton, Doba Afolabi, Mason Archie, David Bacharach,   Andrea Barnes, Bert Beirne, Caroline Benchetrit, Harmon Biddle, Binder, Francesca Britton, James Butler, Lenny Campello, Eric Elhenberger, Katie Dell-Kaufman, Renee DuRocher, Elissa Farrow-Savos, Richard Fitzhugh, Robert Freeman, Carol Gellner-Levin, Cassandra Gillens, Julie & Ken Girardini, Margery Goldberg, Carolyn Goodridge, Stephen Hansen, Len Harris, Chris Hayman, Philip Hazard, Tony Henson, Frank Holmes, Marcie Wolf & David Hubbard, Hubert Jackson, Robert Jackson, Gloria Kirk, Joan Konkel, Michael Madzo, Chris Malone, Paul Martin Wolff, Donna McCullough, Hadrian Mendoza, Davis Morton, Carol Newmyer, Ibou N’Daiye, Tom Noll, Keith Norval,  Katharine Owens, Larry Ringgold, Preston Sampson, Gavin Sewell, Sica, Ellen Sinel, Bradley Stevens,  Jennifer Wagner,  Curtis Woody, Joyce Zipperer and many more!

For almost 4 decades Zenith Gallery has been a pillar in the DC arts community. We attribute our success to our ability to transform with the ever-changing times by combining our longstanding commitment to unique artworks with our personalized, high quality customer service.  Commitment to celebrating the creative spirit of our artists is the core value at the heart of Zenith Gallery. As Owner and celebrated artist, Margery Goldberg, is fond of saying, “With billions of people on the planet, for someone to come up with an original idea and execute it in an original way is what has kept me in business all these years.”
Starting in its humble Rhode Island Avenue location, Ms. Goldberg established one of DC’s first artist studio complexes, expanding from her woodworking shop and expanding to painters, sculptors, and artists who work in the widest variety of medium, along with The Dance Exchange and Studio Theater. All this lead to the 14th St. Arts Corridor.  The gallery then moved to 7th Street helping turn downtown into the newest art district in Washington back in the mid 80” s.  Our present-day location in Shepherd Park, which has been featured on WRC/NBC news Fox, News Channel 8, Washington Post, and many more continues to pay homage to well-known and emerging DC artists, as well as artists from far reaching corners of country and globe.  Zenith’s vast and unique collection and layout gives our visitors a more comprehensive idea of the scope of our mission, rather than the traditional white walls galleries giving both the Gallery experience in our onsight gallery and the feeling of a salon gallery throughout the home. This also includes two sculpture gardens front and rear, one in a down emptied swimming pool.   
The gallery’s collection ranges in size from monumental sculpture to one-of-a-kind pieces works. Paintings, sculpture, fine crafts, mixed media has also helped cement our reputation. Whether you are new to collecting art or a long-time buyer, we are sure to inspire the art lover you. We can confidently say that our collection is unlike anything you have seen before!

Zenith Gallery est. 1978
Celebrating 39 Years in the Nation’s Capital 
1429 Iris St., NW, Washington DC 20012-1409 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Artomatic registration opens today!

It is with great excitement that I am honored to announce that Artomatic 2017 Registration is opening today, Sunday February 26, at 8:00 p.m. So get ready and get prepared to take part in one of the most anticipated arts event in town! 

All you have to do is go to their website at beginning 8:00 p.m. Sunday and you can follow the prompts guiding you through the registration process. 

The site selection process for visual artists will begin on March 4th based on the registration sign up order. The fee for visual artist is $140.00. Performing arts and film fees range from $15 to $25.

Remember, EVERYONE is welcome to join AOM. Visual artists, sculptors, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, poets, flame eaters - no matter what the discipline of creative arts you are passionate about, they have a space for you at Artomatic. 

So don't wait, tell everyone, spread the news and make sure you are standing by to sign up for an exhilarating Artomatic 2017 event.

There is easy access to Artomatic with the Crystal City METRO Station, Yellow and Blue lines, as well as plenty of parking and bus stops nearby.
1800 South Bell St

Opportunity for Portrait Artists


The International Portrait Competition showcases the finest in portraiture and figurative art today. The competition is open to all artists and the top twenty finalists are required to exhibit their original artwork and be present at The Art of the Portrait conference in Atlanta, GA, April 20-23, 2017.
Over $102,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded. Entry fee of $45 covers up to 3 submissions. Entry Fee. Details: 850-878-9996 OR OR

Amy Lin: Two solos in one month!

Constant readers know that I love to highlight hardworking artists and hardworking gallerists who are always busting their butts to move forward...
DMV blue chip artist Amy Lin is one such artist and we're sponsoring her for a solo booth at SCOPE New York this coming March 2-5... As if that wasn't enough of a challenge, Lin also has a solo show opening in Georgetown's iconic Addison/Ripley Fine Art March 11 through April 15th!
New York City:
SCOPE Art Fair, March 2-5, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., New York, NY
Alida Anderson Art Projects is exhibiting Amy's art in a solo booth (#045) at SCOPE Art Fair next week.

Washington, DC:
Addison/Ripley Fine Art, March 11-April 15, 1670 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. Amy's solo show “Baby Thoughts” is inspired by her adorable baby (of course!) and there will be two events in the gallery:
- The opening reception is on Saturday, March 11 from 5-7pm.
- A Conversation with Dr. Anne Collins Goodyear, Co-director of the Bowdoin Museum, will be on Saturday, March 18 at 11am.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Alper Initiative Call for Washington Artists!

This summer, the Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum will host their first exhibition featuring Washington, DC area artists who have submitted their work to the Initiative’s online database.

The deadline for submitting is March 1, 2017, and is open to all Washington area artists. 

Please see their website for details and submission guidelines

Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this asswipe trying to rip off artists:
From: erin winam (
 Hello, How are you doing today? I would like to purchase something nice for my wife as our wedding anniversary approaches, please kindly forward the artworks you have available for purchase within this price range ($350-$600).Thank you
This is how the scam works and how to protect yourself... 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Opportunity for Artists

Submission Deadline: March 13, 2017

Each year, Arlington Arts Center selects approximately 14 artists from across the Mid-Atlantic region for solo exhibitions in AAC’s seven separate gallery spaces or outside on the grounds. Proposals that specifically consider AAC’s space, layout, and surrounding environs are encouraged. Floor plans are available on our website.

This year's jurors will include: Kate Haw, Director of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art, and Mika Yoshitake, Assistant Curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Who Can Apply: Artists who produce cutting-edge contemporary art in any and all media, and who live or work in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, or Pennsylvania may submit exhibition proposals. Any existing works must have been completed within the last 3 years in order to be considered.

Fall SOLOS will open October 14 and run through December 17, 2017. Spring SOLOS will open April 14 and run through June 3, 2018.

AAC info:
Apply here:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A great free idea to the WaPo!

The internets are already having all kinds of fun with the Washington Post's new masthead slogan which made its debut tonight in the WaPo's website...

There are already all kinds of theories, opinions and thoughts, ranging from the numerologists' views of "three D's", to loads of funny memes, to another anti-Trumpian effort by the newspaper once dubbed Pradva on the Potomac during the halcyon days of Communism.

However, my good bud and Cuban-American peeps Jeff, who owns the WaPo, tells me that the new slogan is something that iconic reporter Bob Woodward apparently says all the time... cough, cough...

Regardless, in my highly informed and immensely brilliant opinion, the whole thing looks (notice I said "looks") a little kitschy to me... in fact a bit fortune cookie type.

Therein lies the brilliance of what can happen next! And here's my suggestion to the WaPo, intelligently inspired by my fortune cookie analogy: Change the slogan every day!

Then it would really be like a fortune cookie, but because it comes from the WaPo, it would be more serious... cough, cough.

Furthermore, there are no coincidences, and Donald Lau, America's top fortune cookie writer, has just retired after 30 years of fortune cookie writing!


Do not waste this opportunity! Contact Mr. Lau immediately, and entice him with a nice salary to un-retire and come write new slogans for the WaPo! If he declines, make him a one-year offer that he can't refuse, with a mentoring clause, so that he can mentor and train a couple of young, enterprising new slogan writers.

We want Lau! We want Lau! We want Lau!


Art Scam Alert!

Ignore this mutant trying to rip off artists:
Van: Sally Riding []

Onderwerp: artgallery

Greetings! My name is Rise dully from United Kingdom. I actually observed my wife has been viewing your website on my laptop and i guess she likes your piece of work. I'm also impressed and amazed to have seen your various works too,You are doing a great job. I would like to purchase some of your artwork available at range of €100 to €5,000 can you list some of the items available now? and ready for sale as a surprise to my wife on our anniversary. Also, my method of payment is by Bank Check as mode of Payment. Thanks and best regards.

This is how the scam works and how to protect yourself...