Tuesday, March 21, 2023

On the road again...

Van is packed! Headed to New York for the Affordable Art Fair!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

A Conversation with art collectors

Audiences for Art: A Conversation with Private Art Collectors is Monday, March 20 2023, 7- 8:30 pm. Brought to all of us by the Washington Sculptors Group.

Join lifetime art collectors – Juanita and Mel Hardy, Beverly and Chris With, and Joan Weber in a conversation about their approaches to collecting art for their homes and personal lives. The conversation will be held on Monday, March 20th, 7-8:30 PM.

This is a conversation about what’s called “private” collecting, personal work for someone’s home. Frequently, sculpture for personal collections is small in scale but may include larger works. 

Why do people collect art? What motivated them to start? To continue collecting? How to they find the work they acquire? How do they decide what they’re willing to spend for a work?  How do couples who collect make their decisions? 

Join longtime collectors, Juanita and Mel Hardy, business people who focus on work by African-American artists, co-founders of the Millenium Arts Salon; Chris and Beverly With, formerly with National Gallery of Art, currently Board Chair and Program Chair of the Washington Print Club; and business person Joan Weber – who will answer some of these questions and many more. 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Campello at auction

Super cheap starting bid of $100 and the auction at Bakker Auctions in Provincetown ends tomorrow. Bid for it here.

J. Jordan Bruns at the Affordable Art Fair NYC


J. Jordan Bruns at the Affordable Art Fair NYC

Thursday, March 16, 2023

The curious case of the "stolen" Rockwells and the White House

Last summer, the White House removed the Rockwells and returned them to William, and a preliminary court hearing is scheduled for April 5. In the meantime, the White House has hung some photos of Joe Biden in their place, according to Politico.

That may be nice for the current president, but it doesn’t compare to having Norman Rockwell sketches on your wall.

Read that article here

An unlikely custody battle has broken out over a stash of Norman Rockwell art allegedly stolen and hidden for decades—in the White House.

Read the original WSJ article here.

Take me to the fair


Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

All About the DMV

Calloway Fine Art is having a show titled All About the DMV opening on March 18th.  The opening event will be from 2-5PM and will be  held in conjunction with Georgetown's Spring Art Walk which is happening the same day from 12-4. 


1643 Wisconsin Avenue NWWashington, DC 20007T: 202-965-4601callowayart.comgallery@callowayart.com

Monday, March 13, 2023

Art League of Germantown Celebrates 40 Years

“INSPIRED!” Art Show & Sale Celebrates 40 Years of Art 

The Art League of Germantown proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new month-long exhibit and sale, March 18 – April 16, 2023, in the Kay Gallery at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD.   

“It all started in 1983 with a few of my art students and several artists who saw an article I wrote for The Gazette. It soon became the Art League of Germantown, and it's been 'igniting inspiration' for hundreds of member artists ever since,” says founder Lynne Oakes. “We never imagined this when we started out together in my basement studio 40 years ago.”  


The centerpiece of ALOG’s month-long celebration is the Kay Gallery exhibit of fine original works in a wide range of mediums – paintings, prints and photographs, finely crafted jewelry, mixed media works, ceramics, drawings, and fiber art pieces.  A concurrent online gallery at www.alog.org  willpresent the full Kay Gallery exhibit and many additional online-only pieces. 


MEET THE ARTISTS OPENING RECEPTION takes place on Saturday March 18, 2-4 pm. Free. Open to all.  


Guest speaker Phil Hutinet, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of East City Art, will present The Vibrant DMV Art Scene – Observations and Predictions. Phil will share insights and ideas of interest to artists and art lovers alike. He brings the perspective of a wide-ranging career in the visual arts, including curating or producing more than 50 group and solo exhibitions and, most recently, launching the new Capital Art Book Fair. In 2010, he founded East City Art, the area’s premier resource for exhibit news, educational opportunities, and other information focused exclusively on the visual arts. Phil is a frequent speaker at regional panels and artist talks, and is often interviewed by national and international media such as the BBC, Capital Community News, Euronews, Washingtonian magazine, the Washington Post, WAMU, WJLA, and WTOP. 

Also at the reception, ALOG member Chris Wikman will demonstrate The Musical FX Machine, his steampunk sculpture that plays music! 


SPECIAL EVENTS are planned throughout the month, including WEEKEND SHOWCASES with individual artist stations and demonstrations, as well as a live model drawing and photo session led by acclaimed portrait artist Bill Mapes, a collage workshop with award-winning mixed media artist Jeanne Sullivan, a floral drawing and photo session, a family day featuring kids crafts with ALOG fine craft artists, and a book signing with Amy Lance and Marge Wasson debuting WONDER.  A Meet the Artists Closing Reception will conclude the show on April 16, 2-4 pm. Complete details and a full schedule at alog.org 


SHOW HOURS AND LOCATION: BlackRock Center for the Arts | 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown, MD, 20874 | 301-528-2260 

Monday – Friday 2-6 pm, Saturday – Sunday 11-5 pm. Closed on Easter Sunday, Apr 9. 


ALL EVENTS ARE FREE and open to the public. Some require pre-registration at www.alog.org. Free on-site parking. 


COVID SAFETY INFORMATION: Masks are encouraged inside the Kay Gallery 

 LEARN MORE at ALOG and at BlackRock Center for the Arts.  

 About the Art League of Germantown (ALOG) 

The Art League of Germantown (ALOG) is a group of professional and amateur visual artists, fine crafters and art appreciators organized to further the careers of its members and to bring an appreciation of fine art and crafts to the community. The group, founded in 1983, draws members from throughout Montgomery County.  Learn more about ALOG at www.alog.org.  For questions, email artists@alog.org.