Wednesday, October 18, 2006

What Gives?

I read somewhere the other day that in the last year, the US economy grew at such a healthy pace that its growth alone was like creating a brand new economy the size of China's entire economy. And every day I hear about how the stock market is setting new records. And everyday I hear about how the unemployment rate is the lowest that it has been in ages.

And yet, I've managed to pick the worst time in recent history to try to sell my house in Potomac, MD.

So, I have now reduced it in price by over $175,000 from its initial price and its "comp" value and by almost $200,000 from what says that it is worth.

Buy the house here.

Opening at Vastu

Another DC area art venue that showcases original art is Vastu, located at 1829 14th Street, NW in DC, and tomorrow they will have an opening from 6-8PM for "Artworks," which is an exhibition by Greg Minah and Yao e. odamtten.

The exhibition goes through Nov. 6, 2006.

Opportunity for Photographers

Deadline: 29 December 2006

The Fraser Gallery (which I used to co-own) is hosting their Annual Bethesda International Photography Competition. Details and entry forms here or call the gallery at 301/718-9651.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: December 13, 2006

Washington, DC's Touchstone Gallery has a Call for Artists for its 9th Annual All-Media Exhibition. It will be juried by my good friend Jack Rasmussen, who is the Director and Curator of the American University Museum, in Washington, DC. Details and prospectus here.