I'm heading North for the next few days for some unexpected reasons... more later.
Friday, November 18, 2005
By the time that you add up all the independent commercial fine arts galleries, all the non profit art galleries and spaces, all the cultural art centers, all the alternative art venues and (what most people usually forget about) all the embassy galleries, our area's gallery scene is one of the largest concentrations of art galleries in the nation, especially for our relative small geographical size, with over 200 visual art spaces distributed all over the Greater Washington, DC region.
That's more galleries than any other major metropolitan area in the United States other than perhaps New York, LA and the Bay area.
And a new gallery is opening!
Rossdhu Gallery hosts its inaugural show this weekend, featuring Cindy Brandt, Rona Eisner, Adele Morris, Christopher Rich and Estelle Vernon.
Rossdhu Gallery is located at 7608 Rossdhu Ct., Chevy Chase, Maryland. Call them ahead for hours at 301-951-4443.
Big Opportunity for Artists
Deadline Dec 15, 2005
Downtown Bethesda will host the Third Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the third annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event showcasing 130 contemporary artists who will sell their original fine art and fine crafts on the closed streets of Bethesda. The festival, scheduled for Sat., May 13 and Sun., May 14, 2006, will be held in downtown Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. Last year about 30,000 people attended the event and sales were quite brisk, including one sculptor who was across from me and who sold out on the first day.
Local, regional and national artists are encouraged to apply. All original fine art and fine crafts, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, and furniture are eligible. Applicants must submit a completed application form, non-refundable $25 application fee, five slides of their work and one slide of their booth display.
Selected artists must supply their own tent and display. Artists will be juried and selected by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District advisory committee. Participating artists are eligible to win more than $2,000 in prize money, including a $1,000 prize for best in show. A three-member panel of jurors will select award winners from an on-site evaluation during the festival.
Applications must be received by Thurs., Dec. 15, 2005. Please visit www.bethesda.org for an application or send SASE to:
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
c/o Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District
7700 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814.
For more information, please contact Catriona Fraser at 301-718-9651 or email@example.com.
This is what the Scott Hutchison show looks like after almost finished being installed. The piece being projected onto the gallery window is called "Chatter."
The small oils are accompanied by a small LCD screen where the finished video, which assembles the paintings into a videopainting, is shown.
Opening is tonight from 6-9PM.