Friday, March 16, 2007

Tate at Fraser

I have been unable to see this exhibition yet, but judging from the press that it is generating, my very biased enthusiasm for District uberartist Tim Tate seems to have some widespread and diverse justification, at least as evidenced by what the critics are saying:

- Michael O'Sullivan in today's Washington Post.

- Chris Hobson in the current Washington City Paper.

- Kevin Mellema in the Falls Church News.

- Kriston Capps in the Washington Post Express.

- GOGs in the Washington Post.

- FiOS TV Sirius Satellite Radio will be recording a segment Tate and his most recent work next week.

Tate will also be giving a talk at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on Thursday, March 22nd at 3PM in the Museum's Luce Foundation Center of American Art. Free and open to the public.

Creating Heaven and Hell by Tim Tate

Creating Heaven and Hell, Blown and Cast Glass, Video, LCD Screen, 14x6x6 inches

Wanna go to a DC opening tonight?

DCAC in Adams Morgan is having their opening for "Jolly Cowboy" (Curated by Cara Ober) tonight from 7-9PM.

Near Disaster at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia

Richmond's 1708 Gallery had a bit of a close call with fate as last Sunday a building two doors down from their space went up in flames. The gallery escaped with only minor water and smoke damage.

The timing for this sort of event is never good, but it is particularly bad this time around. This month is the gallery's annual live auction. This event contributes greatly to the annual budget of this non-profit gallery in Richmond. So, with the fire, their need for support is even greater.

There are still tickets available for the event and there is some really great work available. There are several components to the auction, with work for collectors with various budgets. There is work by gallery members (Bill Fisher, Diego Sanchez, Travis Fullerton, Cindy Neuschwander), regional artists (Ledelle Moe, Richard Carylon, Benjamin Jones, Suzanna Fields, Fiona Ross), as well as national artists like Sally Mann, Ed Paschke, and Richard Serra. There are too many great artists to list.

Details here.

Opportunity for Sculptors

Deadline: March 30, 2007

The Washington Sculptors Group, The Katzen Center at American University Museum, and Juror John Beardsley invite artists to submit work that responds to the architecture of the 6,000 square foot Syvia Berlin Katzen Outdoor Sculpture Garden of the Katzen Center at the American University Museum, in a Call for Outdoor Sculpture for “Architecture/Sculpture” Show (September 4, 2007 to December 30, 2007).

Details at or call: 202.686.8696.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: March 30, 2007 (postmark)

The Arts Council of Fairfax County announces Arts Council @ GRACE, a juried art exhibition offering $2,000 in prize monies. The exhibition is produced in partnership with the regional visual art center GRACE in Reston, VA.

Artists from DC, MD, or VA are encouraged to apply. Artists working in any media can submit up to five (5) images on CD, or video totaling no more than five (5) minutes on DVD. Juror: Irene Hofmann, Director of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore, MD. Cash prizes totaling $2000. Entry Fee: $35 (waived for Arts Council and GRACE members). Exhibition will take place June 21 - August 3, 2007. The Call for Entries is also available for download from this website. For more information please visit the website or contact Susanna Rosenbaum at

Call for Artists

DC gallerina Kristina Bilonick has taken on a new extra-curricular gig: organizing a monthly outdoor arts market that will take place at the Ballston Metro on the second Saturdays June - October.

It's called the Ballston Arts + Crafts Market, and she's just created a blog where she's posted the call for artists and will eventually post info on the selected artists, live music and other activities surrounding the monthly event. The blog is here.

Kristina says that so far she's received a lot of jewelry and pottery submissions, but they're also looking for fine art, photography, woodworking, indy fashions, etc...

Contact Kristina at kbilonick at

Wanna go to a Philly opening tonight?

Kay Hwang and Jackie Tileston open tonight at one of my favorite Philly galleries, Pentimenti Gallery.

The reception for the artists is tonight, Friday, March 16 from 6 - 8 p.m. The exhibition goes through April 28, 2007.

DCist Exposed

By Katie Tuss

Today is the last day to take in DCist Exposed on view at the Warehouse Art Gallery on 7th Street NW. Organized by the indispensable purveyors of capital city activity at the blog of the same name, DCist Exposed highlights the work of 38 metro area photographers and their unique interpretations of all that the district has to offer.

DCist Exposed is the first gallery exhibition organized by DCist and the debut show for many of the featured artists. The Guy Who Powerwashes Your Gravestone, by Thomas Anderson, juxtaposes the daily brush with the grave and serious, as a worker at Arlington National Cemetery cleans the headstones. John Ulaszek’s DC Park Police captures a mounted cop indulging in a red lollipop while surveying a ubiquitous Washington protest.

The diverse images were selected from a pool of over 200 submissions to, the photo sharing website that DCist regularly uses to supply its images. Stop by the Warehouse for a TGIF beer and experience neighborhood stalwarts in a new light.

The gallery is open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.