Saturday, January 24, 2015

Deadline is tomorrow!

Juried Photo Competition
Deadline Sunday, January 25 @ 11:59 PM
my little town
a juried photography exhibition
about washington, dc

last chance!
easy to submit your photos (see below)
enter today
my little town
a juried exhibition about washington, dc

Peter Garfield, Juror
Award-Winning Photographer for
Washingtonian, Smithsonian Magazine
US News & World Report and The Washington Post

We all have our favorite DC spot.  Our favorite neighborhood dive.
What makes the big city "your city"?
Submit your photos today!
     1.  SUBMIT PHOTOS:  Submit up to five (5) jpeg images via email
          to before 11:59 pm on Jan 25th.

     2.  PAY ENTRY FEE:  
$40 for up to 5 images - pay using PayPal button.



A.  Please write MY LITTLE TOWN in the subject line.
          1.  If portrait oriented, image size should be no larger than 500px wide by 
               700px tall, 72ppi, sRGB, .jpg quality = 8
          2.  If landscape oriented, image size should be no larger than 1000px wide
               by 700px tall, 72ppi, sRGB, .jpg quality = 8
          3.  If square, image size should be no larger than 700px wide by 700px tall, 
               72ppi, sRGB, .jpg quality = 8  

B.  Please title your images as follows, using  your name:
     Example:  name _01_title of first entry.jpg;  name_02_title of second entry.jpg;  etc.  

C.  Photoworks will confirm via email that we have received your images.

D.  You will be notified via email by FEB 4 which of your photograph(s) has been selected.

E.  Chosen images must be delivered to Photoworks, framed and ready-to-hang no later
     than FEB 25.  The MY LITTLE TOWN EXHIBITION will open on February 27 and run
     through April 13, 2015.

F.  Photoworks is located at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD,
     1st Floor, Arcade Building.  Photoworks is open 1-4PM on Saturdays,
     1-8PM on Sundays, call for other delivery arrangements, 301-634-2274.

DELIVERY OF PHOTOGRAPHS:  Chosen images must be delivered by February 25 to Photoworks -- framed and ready-to-hang.

GALLERY HOURS:  Saturday, 1-4 PM, Sunday, 1-8 PM, 301-634-2274
QUESTIONS?  Gayle Rothschild, 

7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo, MD  20812

SELECT 2015 Opening

DATE: January 29, 2015
TIME: 7-9pm
LOCATION: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
FREE PARKING with validation after 5pm at the Artisphere garage

Participating Artists:

Lauren Frances Adams | Kalee Appleton | Glen Baldridge | Alan Steven Binstock | A. J.
Bocchino | Margaret Boozer | Catherine Borg | Alex Braden | Amy Hughes Braden | OthDeWitt Branson | Milana Braslavsky | Noah Breuer | Julia Brown | Dwayne Butcher | F. Lennox Campello | Laura Carton | Mei Mei Chang | Hsin-Hsi Chen | Ben Chetta | Maya Ciarrocchi | Hannah Cohen | Billy Colbert | Cynthia Connolly | Joseph Corcoran | Adam Davies | Frank Hallam Day | Jenn DePalma | Lisa Dillin | Daniel Todd Doughty | Mary Early | John Edmonds | Hector Emanuel | Suzanna Fields | Emily Francisco | Mary Freedman | Lee Gainer | Zaki Ghul | Hope Ginsburg | Edel Gregan | Jason Gubbiotti | Stephen Hendee | Jay Hendrick | Daniel Heyman | Cooper Alan Holoweski | Erik Hougen | Karen Hubacher | James Huckenpahler | Janna Ireland | Ashley Kauschinger | Jeffrey Kent | Hannele Lahti | Khánh H. Lê | Kakyoung Lee | Cary Leibowitz | Liz Lescault | Nate M. Lewis | Dalya Luttwak | Tamara Natalie Madden | Katherine Tzu-lan Mann | Caitlin Alexandra Masley | Christina McCleary | Patrick McDonough | Matthew Moore | Evan Nesbit | Tomomi Nitta | Chris Oh | Kwame Shaka Opare | Mike Osborne | Nikki Painter | Lydia Panas | Nara Park | Sui Park | Pamela Pecchio | Emilio Perez | Serena Perrone | Cameron Petke | Michael B. Platt | Caitlin Teal Price | Susana A. Raab | Ding Ren | Siobhan Rigg | Pam Rogers | Sandra Rottmann | Phil Sanders | Dana Schutz | Joyce J. Scott | Molly Springfield | Eve Stockton | Martin Swift | Monika Sziladi | Rob Tarbell | R. L. Tillman | Stephen Marcus Towns | Fahimeh Vahdat | Michael Vasquez | Terri Weifenbach | Levester Williams | Audrey Wilson | Julie Wolfe | Meseretu Wondie | Eva Wylie | William Wylie | Helen Zughaib | Malandela Zulu

Asantewa Boakyewa | Kristi-Anne Caisse | Jennifer Farrell | Sarah Hanley | Ryan Holladay | Sarah Kennel | Phyllis Rosenzweig | Brian Young | WPA Board of Directors

Thursday, January 29 through Friday, March 6, 2015
Wednesday through Friday: 4-11 PM
Saturday: Noon - 11 PM
Sunday: Noon - 5 PM
Monday - Tuesday: Closed

Free and open to the public, two curator talks provide an excellent opportunity to
learn more about the artists and artworks featured in the exhibition. Each night,
participating curators share their thoughts on the works they've selected for the
exhibition and answer questions from the audience.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Jennifer Farrell, Ryan Holladay, Sarah Kennel, and Brian Young
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Asantewa Boakyewa, Kristi-Anne Caisse, Sarah Hanley, and Phyllis Rosenzweig

TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE for the Art Auction Gala 

SELECT 2015 consists of a 5-week public exhibition and ticketed auction party to support contemporary art and the local artist community. The artists invited to participate in this exhibition were selected by a group of notable curators from some of the most important institutions in our region, emerging curators, and WPA's Board of Directors. The works represent a cross section of media disciplines, providing a remarkable survey of contemporary artistic practice. The SELECT 2015 gala is the regions longest running contemporary art auction gala and offers a truly unique opportunity to acquire works by emerging and established artists from the DC region and beyond.

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this rip off email:
Sheneeka Young (


My name is Sheneeka Young.  I'm in the process of moving to Italy to expand my business field. I just bought a house in Milan, Italy and I'm interested in collecting an artwork for a space within my house to make it unique and beautiful.

Can I look through your website so as to pin point my choice , request for a quote and more information?

I look forward to hearing back from you soonest.


Change in Cuba... NOT

Prior to the U.S. delegation arriving in Havana, Castro's mouthpiece, Granma, listed (as Cubans say, "con cara dura") its conditions for "normalization." They are:

1. Repealing the Cuban Adjustment Act.
2. Lifting the embargo.
3. Removing Cuba from the "state-sponsors of terrorism" list.
4. Recognizing the Castro regime's "official NGOs" -- e.g. Committees for Defense of the Revolution, Youth Communist League.
5. Compensating "damages" caused by the embargo.
6. Ending the Cuban Medical Professional Parole Program.
7. Opening embassies in Havana and Washington, D.C.

One of the few last Communists on planet Earth: Josefina VidalSo what does the Cuban regime have to do in return for all these demands of the Obama Administration?

Nothing, of course.

Asked whether Cuba's regime might at least examine how to expand freedoms to help the Obama pitch Congress on lifting the embargo, Castro's top negotiator Josefina Vidal said:

"Absolutely not. Change in Cuba isn't negotiable."

Details here.


Everyone who knows me already knows that I consider Frank Warren's PostSecret as the most successful art project on the history of the planet... as a pedantic Virgo, my evidence is simple and straightforward: numbers of people involved, either individually as a submitter to the project, or en-mass, as the millions of people around the globe and on planet B612 who have seen the project (and continue to see it).

These days Warren travels all over the same globe (not to B612 yet) discussing and showcasing his spectacular project., but we can also hear him on the air... he has been invited by Andy to be on Business Matters on WPFW - this coming Monday morning at 9AM.

And tomorrow on Sunday, he’ll be talking about secrets on NPR’s TED Radio Hour at 11 AM on WAMU. The audio is live on the web already:

Artomatic 2015

Artomatic is collaborating again with our Sister City Sunderland England, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Solas Nua and others in advance of an International Artomatic in the 3rd quarter of 2015 on the campus of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC).”
More as I find out more...

Primal Connections

Deanna Schwartzberg’s exhibit of paintings; Primal Connections, will hold an opening reception at The Art Museum of the Americas, OAS/ AMA F Street Gallery, 1889 F street, NW, Washington, DC 20006, on  Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  


In the paintings of Deanna Schwartzberg we contemplate the sensuality of nature and the human form.  In her larger works elements of nature merge with the figure reaffirming her belief that humankind and the environment are inseparable.  Included in the exhibit is an installation of 28 small paintings of faces inspired by her poem, “Primal connections”.   In the poem she uses a female voice, her own, to express our relationship with nature.  These works don’t seek to illustrate the poem as much as to find their own poetic rhythm to illuminate the flux and flow of humanity and the natural world.  Schwartzberg’s art sets up a dynamic of color, light and form that sweeps through the canvas suggesting the sweep of natural phenomena and the role of humanity as part of this display.