Friday, February 08, 2013

The Examiner on Artomatic show

Artomatic is unstoppable! It kicked of the year with a remarkable Artomatic Inauguration Ball and is not slowing down! Join 35 select artists from past Artomatic shows at juried exhibition by Lenny Campello.

The beautiful Pepco Edison Place Gallery has been transform by the variety of artistic talent on its walls, glass work, creative costumes and 3-d installations. Artist opening reception on Wednesday, February 13 from 6-8 pm is the place to be to meet your local artists and charge your (visual) senses!
 Read the article (and see many photos) by Nataliya Andreyeva here.

Bora Mici on my Artomatic show

"Critics generally hate Artomatic because they are not equipped in any intellectual way to write about a show with 1,000 artists. That would require them to visit the show six to seven times, while still getting paid for just one review, when they are used to visiting a gallery or a museum with brains tuned to evaluating a single artist or group show rather than 1,000 artists ranging from disturbingly awful to spectacularly good.

In this mini Artomatic, I have broken down the real thing for them in the hopes of restoring some intellectual honesty to their critical opinions."
Read the whole thing here.

Randall Scott is back!

New H Street Gallery!

RandallScottProjects, who used to have a gallery around the DMV a few years ago and then moved to New York, is back in the DMV with a new gallery.

Read Gail Vollrath's interview with Randal Scott here.

The inaugural opening exhibition for Scott's new spapce is Golden Cacti by Mason Saltarelli.  The opening reception is Saturday February 9 from 5pm to 8pm.

Details here

Other galleries in the same area also having openings this Saturday include CONNERSMITH on Saturday  from 6pm to 8pm and  Industry Gallery from 6pm to 9pm.

Opportunities for Artists

States of Mind

The Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland invites visual artists and poets alike to apply for this exhibition. This is a unique show focusing on the embodiment of mental health in art.

This is not an exhibition emphasizing principles or output of therapeutic art, instead we seek artists whose work sheds light on the depth of mental health. We hope a broad representation of ideas and interpretations on this theme will be submitted for review. All mediums will be considered. Please visit our mission page for more information about the gallery.

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS through February 11, 2013-- CLICK HERE!

May 9 – June 22, 2013
·               A total of $1500 is available for artist honorariums
·               Artists not selected will be added to our database for future exhibition opportunities through the Stamp Gallery.
·               Artwork submitted and accepted must be available for the duration of the exhibition.
·               Artworks must be ready to install, framed and/or professionally prepared to hang.
·               If submitting a site-specific installation, artists are responsible for installation and de-installation of artwork.
·               Literary work will be uniquely displayed in the gallery in the form of projections or prints.
·               Artists are responsible for delivery and return of artwork.
·               Students are welcome to submit artwork for consideration!
·               $15 submission fee is waived for University of Maryland students

Dates and Deadlines
February 11, 2013               Submission Deadline
February 15, 2013               Artists will be selected and contacted
March 1, 2013                     Participating Artists’ materials due: Bio, high res. images, artist statement
May 3, 2013                        Artwork drop-off/ delivery deadline
May 4-8, 2013                     Installation
May 9, 2013                        Opening Reception
June 23, 2013                      Deinstallation - all artwork must be removed from gallery by end of day

Wanna go to an opening tomorrow?


 Saturday evening, Feb. 9  from  5:30 to 7:30 PM. 
                            Artist's Talk:  At the reception. 

              BlackRock Center for the Arts
                    presents works by three artists: 
  Nancy McNamara, CassieTaggart, Joyce Zipperer
     ALTERED will be on display from February 6 - March 2, 2013.
                             BlackRock Center for the Arts 

                               12901 Town Commons Drive
                               Germantown, Maryland 20874

                                            (301) 528-2260