Thursday, November 04, 2010

Heard on Univision

The Univision news team of reporters and talking heads seem to be in a tailspin trying to make sense from the fact that 60% of the nation's Hispanic voters vote for Democrats, and yet the only three Hispanic winners of state wide offices and all of the new Hispanic Representatives are all Republican. It's funny listening to them trying to force a square peg into a round hole.

Campello on TV

Not me, but my actress daughter Elise... check her out on Seattle TV here.

FotoWeek DC starts tomorrow

The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design will serve as FotoWeek Central, the hub of activity during FotoWeek DC 2010 (November 6 – 13). Activities include the official launch party November 5, expert portfolio reviews, NightGallery projections on the museum’s historic Beaux Arts exterior, and a variety of workshops, tours, and lectures—including an evening lecture, photo presentation and book signing by Restrepo co-director and producer Tim Hetherington at 7 p.m. on November 11.

Hetherington’s new book of work, Infidel, is as much about love and male vulnerability as it is about bravery and war.
In celebration of FotoWeek DC, the Corcoran will open its doors Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. of the festival and will be FREE and open to the public for the duration of the festival. To see a full list of FotoWeek Central activities, visit

Teresa Oaxaca at the Rotunda

Teresa OaxacaThe very young and superbly talented DMV area artist Teresa Oaxaca of Arlington, Virginia will show new paintings in the Rotunda of the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. in connection with the Esperanza Education Fund’s Benefit Concert on December 6, 2010, 7:30-9:00 PM.

The evening will begin with a performance in the Ballroom by the internationally renowned Classical/Flamenco Guitarist Grigory Goryachev. After the concert there will be a champagne reception in the Rotunda where Oaxaca’s new 6-foot high paintings will be featured. This is Esperanza's second Winter Benefit.

Oaxaca’s work will also be on display at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, from Dec. 7-31.

This young 22-year old painter Teresa Oaxaca is a classically trained painter who grew up in Arlington. She studied for five years in Florence, Italy, and currently works in the Washington D.C. area as a full-time artist. Her portfolio largely consists of figural painting and still life although she is also known as a portrait artist and has been taking on numerous commissions from clients in the Washington D.C. area since 2006. This young art prodigy has already received high recognition, including winning international awards such as the Canadian-based (and highly contested) Elizabeth Greenshield Foundation grant twice, apprenticing with the uberstar Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum, and exhibiting internationally.

Keep your eye on Oaxaca.

WPA 2011 Artist Directory

Deadline: February 1, 2011

The Washington Project for the Arts has announced a call for submissions for its 2011 Artist Directory.

Published bi-annually, this four-color, 8.5 x 5.5 inch directory is the definitive listing of established and emerging contemporary artists throughout the Washington region. It is seen by more than 2,000 galleries, curators, art consultants, and interested art patrons. Copies are distributed to selected art critics and other members of the press, and to museums both in the region and outside the area. The 2011 Artist Directory will also be available for sale on the WPA website and at select area retail locations at the price of $9.95.

Each participating artist will be featured on a full page (8.5 x 5.5 inches). The page will include the artist's name, a color digital image of their work, their studio address and phone number, email address, web address, and their gallery affiliation.

All current WPA members are eligible for publication in the Artist Directory. There is an additional registration fee that includes a copy of the Artist Directory. Participants who submit before December 1, 2010 can pay a discounted early registration fee of $65. After December 1, the registration fee increases to $75. The final registration deadline is February 1, 2011. No submissions will be accepted after this date.

All submissions will be handled through an online registration form on the WPA's website.

Each participating artist can upload one image to be featured on their page. Images must be submitted as .eps or .tif files in CMYK format. They must be 300dpi and as close as possible to, but no smaller than 6 inches on the longest side.

If you have any questions regarding the 2011 Artist Directory, please contact Blair Murphy, Membership Directory at or 202-234-7103 x 1.