Thursday, February 08, 2007


To Mid Atlantic Art News DC area contributor Shauna Turnbull, whose marriage now gives her the cool new name of Shauna Lee Lange.


To Transformer Gallery in DC and DC artist Kelly Towles, who just received a joint $20,000 grant from Greater Washington Creative Communities Initiative and The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.

The $20K is to support "The Grate Project," which is "a series of murals painted on roll-down security gates. Towles will hold block parties to engage community residents in painting each piece."

New Grant Programs for Women Artists in the Philadelphia Region

Deadline: February 19, 2007

The Leeway Foundation, which supports individual women artists, arts programs, and arts organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region, has announced the Leeway Transformation Award and the Art and ChangeGrant, two new funding programs designed to celebrate the power and vision of women artists creating change in the Philadelphia area.

Details here.

Mid Atlantic Artists at Arlington

This Friday, Feb. 9, from 6-9 PM, the Arlington Arts Center in Virginia presents "Equinox: A Juried All-Media Exhibition" that features the work of 22 Mid-Atlantic artists. Works were selected by Lorie Mertes, Independent Curator, formerly of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and the Miami Art Museum. Equinox includes large scale sculpture, video, and installation and the human figure.

The Center also has the “Eye on Arlington” exhibition (that’s their series featuring local artists) by Ellipse Gallery Director (and blogger!) Cynthia Connolly. Her photography show is called "See All 15 At Once!" and studies roadside signs across Alabama. Connolly’s constructed an indoor “front porch” with rocking chairs and fans, so that viewers can relax and watch the world go by.

BosmaDance will perform at 6:30—inspired by works in Equinox.