Friday, June 29, 2007

Art in Heat

Art in Heat at Warehouse

Art in Heat opens Saturday, June 30, 2007 from 7pm–11pm at the Warehouse Gallery and Theatre complex in DC. Lobsterboy will be on hand at 8pm and 11pm with his “Tiki Party from Hell.” DJ Adam will be keeping the party going in the upstairs gallery.

The exhibiting artists represent the best of DC’s Outsider, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealist artists. They’re notable for creating work that’s fun, twisted, sexy, and just plain wrong. Featuring: Ed Bisese, Chris Bishop, Scott G. Brooks, Lisa Brotman, Anna U. Davis, Jared Davis, Alan Defibaugh, Margaret Dowell, Dana Ellyn, Gregory Ferrand, Linas Garsys, Laurel Hausler, Candace Keegan, John Lancaster, Emily Greene Liddle, Albert Schweitzer, Matt Sesow, and Ben Tolman.

Buy Ben Tolman now, as he's soon to leave DC and head out onto the graduate program at the Art Institute of Chicago.

In Summer The Song Sings Itself

In Summer The Song Sings Itself is the title of a summer group show presented by Pentimenti Gallery in Philly. The show introduces a group of new artists who bring variety, energy and important contemporary voices to the summer. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs and sculptures.

The exhibition includes work by Gabe Brown, Sarah Daub, Thomas Doyle, Cara Enteles, Matthew Fisher, Deborah Hamon, Kirk McCarthy and Scot Wittman. The opening reception is next Friday, July 6 from 6 - 8:30 PM.

The River Movers by Matthew Fisher

The River Movers by Matthew Fisher

Academy 2007 at Conner Contemporary

Next Friday, July 6, Conner Contemporary Art in DC opens Academy 2007, the seventh year of their annual invitational survey dedicated to outstanding work by recent fine art graduates of the Washington - Baltimore area college art programs. The exhibition opens Friday, July 6th with a reception for the artists from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The following artists were invited to exhibit by curators Jamie Smith and former gallery director, Karyn Miller:

PAUL CHAPMAN (George Washington University)
GRAHAM CHILDS (American University)
RUSSELL KELBAUGH (Corcoran College of Art + Design)
MAGNOLIA LAURIE (Maryland Institute College of Art)
JODI LIEBURN (Maryland Institute College of Art)
ISAAC MAISELMAN (Corcoran College of Art + Design)
TIFFANY MIELCAREK (Maryland Institute College of Art)
CHRISTINA MOST (Maryland Institute College of Art)
NATALIA PANFILE (Maryland Institute College of Art)
SANDRA PARRA (Maryland Institute College of Art)
DEBORAH ROCK (Catholic University)
NATHANIEL ROGERS (Maryland Institute College of Art)
BRIAN SYKES (University of Maryland)
JESSICA VAN BRAKLE (Corcoran College of Art + Design)
OLIVIA WOLFE (Georgetown University)

Tomorrow at the Katzen

At the Katzen Arts Center in DC, in honor of its 50th anniversary, the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) presents this rare collection of current political cartoons about George W. Bush and his most trusted advisers. More than 80 cartoonists from newspapers across the country, including several Pulitzer Prize winners, have contributed their best cartoons, depicting the president, Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Alberto Gonzales and more. The challenge will be to figure out how many are pro and how many are con!

Also opening is "True Dutterer: The Work of William S. Dutterer." Bill Dutterer was an important and beloved Washington artist and teacher who moved to New York City in 1979 and continued to make powerful and innovative paintings until his death this past January.

The opening for both exhibitions is Saturday, June 30, 2007, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Opportunity for Galleries for Portrait Paintings

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is interested in procuring the services of a contractor to provide corporate or official type standing oil painting portraits on canvas of the current and past Secretaries of HUD. This solicitation is a 100% small business set-aside. Details here.

Since this is a small business set-aside, this would be a great opportunity for a gallery to respond as a "contractor" and submit a proposal.

If you have any questions regarding this procurement, please email Karen Thomas at, Contracting Officer. You may also telephone Ms. Thomas at 202-402-2806. Please be sure to refer to Solicitation #R-OPC-23169 when requesting additional information.