Saturday, October 29, 2005

Tate is the word that we've heard

A few days ago I visited Tim Tate's studio at the Washington Glass School to see what Tate has been working on for his new solo show that opens next November 11 at our Bethesda space.

And WOW! For this (his third solo show with us) Tate continues to drag glass away from the vessel (and craft) and towards the genre of the narrative and the fine arts.

Be ready to see a marriage of glass, steel and cement that will definately set a new path for this talented artist.

The show opens at Fraser Gallery Bethesda on Friday, Nov. 11 with an opening reception from 6-9PM. If you only see one of our shows this year, make this one the "it."

Artomatic 419

The city of Toledo, Ohio likes the idea of Artomatic so much that they’re considering doing an Artomatic 419.

Artomatic 419 uses their area code (419) for the northeast corner of Ohio as their unique identifier.

Artomatic has made also the great leap forward into incorporation is now officially a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Arthelps 5th Annual Silent Art Auction Benefit and Reception

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JAM Communications is the sponsor for this year's Arthelps 5th Annual Silent Art Auction Benefit and Reception to raise money for Food & Friends and the DC Arts Center (DCAC) – two organizations are in their own way are key components of our area's social and cultural tapestry.

Support from artists and art donors is integral in making this night a success and that is why they are asking for your help. They welcome a variety of art donations–from original and limited edition paintings and prints, to photographs, glasswork, jewelry and sculpture. I intend to donate to this auction.

In fact today, for the first time in ages, I had some time to sit down and do a drawing, and I did the below charcoal and conte drawing, which I will donate to the auction, marking the proceeds for DCAC.

Cala Lily by Campello

For more information on how you can donate art, and for additional details on the Arthelps event, please go to – where you can download a PDF art donation form.

To arrange for a pickup of your artistic donation call: 202.986.4750 and talk to Ambre Bosko (ext 19) or Alex George (ext 13) or email: or

You can also drop off or mail your donation to the JAM offices located at:

1638 R Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20009,
between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm (Monday – Friday).

Please RSVP for the event at