Thursday, February 14, 2019

Virginia Commission for the Arts Accepting Grant Applications for FY20

The Virginia Commission for the Arts is now accepting applications for arts activities and projects that occur between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.  

For more information:

The Virginia Commission for the Arts supports the arts through funding from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Commission distributes grant awards to Virginia artists, arts and other not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, educators and local governments and provides technical assistance in arts management.
For additional information, contact the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, Suite 330, Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 225-3132.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

At UMD Stamp Gallery


Featuring work by: Becci Davis, Malik Lloyd, Leah Modigliani, Susanne Slavick, TUG Collective

Opening Reception Wednesday, February 13, 2019
5:00PM – 7:00PM
Free and Open to the Public
Protests and opposition movements have long been a social tool by which to mobilize groups of people around shared grievances, allowing them to collectively interrogate power structures and enact change through the discursive processes of resistance. Various forms of protest have been an important point at which resistance enters the public space and gains broader visibility, often through media images that become symbols of the movement. The images produced around protests and resistance movements – by artists, the media, or everyday documentarians – thus play a larger role in shaping narratives for public consumption.
This exhibition seeks to explore the role of visual production around protests and forms of resistance. It will consider such questions as: In what ways does the media visually shape narratives around protests or resistance movements? In what ways does artwork respond to, reshape, interrogate, or blur broader narratives? What role does the mass dissemination of images – by artists and the public via new media – play in shaping public perception of protests and resistance movements?
Located in: Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Address: 1220 Stamp Student Un, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-8492

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Exposed DC Photography Show – 13th Annual Exhibition

The exhibit will be hosted by Touchstone Gallery

February 13 - 24, 2019, with support from the Touchstone Foundation for the Arts.

Featuring 43 images of the Washington metro area.

Exposed DC Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 6 - 10pm

Exposed DC website at

Free and open to public during the exhibition regular hours.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Spain 1975

Lenny Campello, c. 1975 USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Lenny Campello, c. 1975 USS Saratoga (CV-60)
Who remembers contact sheets? That's an old one that I recently discovered - that's me around 1975 or so... posing while on liberty in Spain off USS Saratoga (CV-60)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

From Aloft & Through the Ether

Anne Cherubim's solo show - From Aloft and Through the Ether opened February 7th at the Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, DC 20036  The show runs through April 30th, 2019. 

Cherubim's new series is "inspired by aerial views, satellite imagery, and the cosmos, with a particular interest in changing coastlines due to climate change... she notes:
My current series of paintings is inspired by aerial views, satellite imagery, and the cosmos. Featuring abstract, textural canvases, the paintings depict imagined spaces inspired by real life imagery. Metallic paint causes images to appear to shift depending on how the light hits them, or where the viewer is standing. While I tend to favour a limited palette, the colours of the paintings in the Aerial Inspired series happen to be of a higher contrast within a limited palette in each painting. 
For this series, I’ve looked at a lot of imagery, (a wondrous task!), but then but it away, because I am not interested in portraying a copy of the subject at hand. I am more interested in the spirit of what has been seen. Generally, while I am finishing up a series, the influence of the next series of paintings I have in mind tends to creep in to the work, as happened in this case. So some of the later paintings from the Ethereal Series show influences of this attention to aerial imagery. While I embarked on this series, believing that I was exaggerating colours, I came to find these beautiful, vibrant hues exist in the landscape, due to phenomena such as mineral deposits, or algae blooms. While I was aware of such colouring in the plumage of birds, or the colouring of fish, I was not expecting its prevalence in the landscape. 
Because the environment has been a focus, my natural thoughts have been to ask how aerial views change over time. My assumption is the effects of climate change would be most visible in looking at coastlines. It is my hope to revisit this series in several years, and get my hands on imagery and data that shows the ravages of time.
Woman's National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, DC 20036 10:00am-4pm. It is a good idea to call ahead in case they have a private event going on.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Art Scam Alert!

Beware of this dirtbag trying to rip off artists:
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Wanna go to an opening tomorrow?

In Search of Myself by Sonia Suter
In gorgeous Annapolis there is reception for a juried photography exhibit, “Focal Point” on Sunday, Feb. 10th, from 3-5 pm at the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. 

Juror: Jay Gould, Maryland Institute College of Art. 

One of Sonia Suter's conceptual photography images, “In Search of Myself,” will be in the show.  Here's a link to all of the images selected for the exhibition: CLICK HERE          

Sonia tells me that Brooke Shaden, the photographer who inspired her interest in conceptual photography, is also showing work in the exhibit.

The show dates are from Jan. 24 – Feb. 23, 2019. 

Friday, February 08, 2019

Wanna go to an opening tonight?

What am I doing tonight?

Waverly Street Gallery once again brightens February with its Invitational Exhibition. Gallery partners and invited guest artists will display a multiplicity of works in many media, providing viewers with a complex and exciting visual experience.

I took a quick online peek and really like Courtney Applequist's work!

Dreams and Shadows by Courtney Applequist

Partners & Their Guests
February 3 - March 2, 2019
Reception: Friday, February 8, 6 -9 pm
Artist Talks: Sunday, February 17, 2 - 4 pm

Come by and say hi!