Monday, May 17, 2004

The inaugural Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, which took place over the weekend was a spectacular success. I would guess around 20,000 to 25,000 people showed up to view the work of 122 artists from around the nation. From talking to the artists and crafts people, sales were quite brisk as well, which is always good to hear. I sold about twenty drawings.

This fine arts festival is well on its way to become one of the top ten outdoor art festivals in the country. Area artists should really consider doing it next year. Contact Bethesda Up! for details for next year's festival.

Teaching Position at AU

Applications will be reviewed June 1 - Studio Teaching position, American University – DC. American University. Assistant Professor, temporary one-year position. Beginning Fall 2004.

Qualifications: MFA in Painting. Exhibition record and teaching experience. Proven ability to work in an effective manner with both undergraduate and graduate students.

Responsibilities: Teaching: Teach undergraduate courses in painting, drawing and general education studio courses. Teach in graduate thesis seminars, drawing and graduate critiques; student advising. Scholarship/Creative Work: Active exhibition record. University Service: Serving on Department, College and University committees.

Salary competitive dependent on experience and qualifications. Applications will be reviewed beginning June 1, 2004 and continue until the position is filled. Include letter of application, curriculum vitae, 20 slides of own work and 20 slides of students' work, three letters of recommendation and SASE.

Studio Search Committee Department of Art
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC 20016-8004.

Questions? Call or email Glenna K. Haynie at, (202) 885-1671

Glen Echo Park Call to Artists for Course Proposals.

Deadline May 24, 2004.

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc (GEPPAC) invites artists to submit Course Proposals for their Fall and Winter 2004-05 sessions.

Course proposals are sought for all age groups in the areas including fiber arts, decorative arts, metals, jewelry, enameling, art history, and other arts, crafts and media. Course proposals for ages 13 and older should not include the subject areas of pottery, drawing, painting, and photography. Deadline for Fall/Winter ’04-‘05 Course Proposals is Monday, May 24, 2004. You will be contacted no later than June 2 with your proposal status.

Applicants should have relevant teaching and/or professional experience. When submitting your course proposal, include resume with three professional references, teaching experience, and education history.

GEPPAC is a non-profit organization, newly established to manage the operations, facilities and programs in Glen Echo Park. Its mission is to manage educational, artistic, historical, cultural, environmental and recreational programs at the Park in a manner that is attractive and accessible to a diverse population of users, financially self-sustaining, and sensitive to the needs of the neighboring community. Glen Echo Park is host to a variety of arts, cultural and environmental education programs, some operated by resident groups and others managed directly by GEPPAC.

For more information about course proposal requirements visit this website and click on Teaching Opportunities. Or contact Adrienne Lewis, the Education Program Manager at