Thursday, February 15, 2007

One for the good guys

I generally give the WaPo a lot of deserved crap over their heinous lack of visual arts coverage. But when the WaPo gets something right about local arts coverage, then they also deserve some credit; today they do.

Bob Samsot, the Editor of the WaPo Fairfax Extra wrote a terrific article about the Gold Key Scholastic Arts Awards. You can read his article here.

Furthermore, I am told that the front page of the Fairfax Extra itself features cover art by one of the award winners - plus, the paper is filled with images of additional award winners. The names and titles of works of the winners are also published here.

I think it's terrific that Bob and the Fairfax Extra published this, and in one day he's given more column inches and images to the local arts news than I've seen in the past couple of years in the Style section of the WaPo!

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: March 15, 2007

Call to Artists: Drawing Invitational exhibition sponsored by the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL. Media: Drawing. Open to artists 18 and over, no size restrictions. Each artist may submit up to 10 images in slide or jpeg format with a return SASE. Works of art will range from intimate, transitory thoughts in numerous drawing media to finished drawings that are intended by the maker to rival the serious nature of other fine art endeavors such as painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. Exhibition is scheduled for October-November, 2007. A catalog will be produced. For more information please contact: Allys Palladino-Craig at 850.644.1254 or

FSU Museum of Fine Arts
530 W Call St.
250 Fine Arts Bldg.
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1140

Wanna go to a DC Opening Tonight?

The Midcity's Artists' Winter Exhibition at Rseults Capitoll Hill. Opening Reception, Thursday February 15, 6:30 – 8:30 PM - 315 G St. SE Washington, DC. Hosted by Bobby Van's Grille.

Featuring artwork by Chuck Baxter, Joan Belmar, Jeff Code, Robert Cole, Scott Davis, Robert Dodge, Gary Fisher, Glenn Fry, Charlie Gaynor, Charlie Jones, Bridget Sue Lambert, Marc Monteleone, Lucinda Murphy, Betto Ortiz, Mark Parascandola, Byron Peck, Brian Petro, Marina Reiter, Nicolas, Shi, Steven Stichter, John Talkington,
Robert Wiener, Anita Walsh & Colin Winterbottom.