Thursday, May 15, 2008

Artists' Talk: DC

Christine Gray's "Spring Thaw" exhibition ends on May 4, but there's a closing reception at Project 4 in DC and an artist's talk this coming Saturday, May 17 at 3:00pm.

DCist on Janis

DCist's pops in with a really good profile of DC area sculptor Michael Janis.

Because of Janis’ strong architectural background, he works with industrial glass, giving it new meaning, context and function. Much of Janis’ work deals with self identification, and how luck and chance have influenced his life, work, and how one views oneself. Drawing with crushed glass powder, he uses static electricity to take away the powder and reveal the desired image

Read it here. Michael Janis (whom I now represent in my new art venture) has been on my "Buy Now" list for a long while and he's in my own collection; buy Michael Janis now.

Mark Power on AOM

Mark Power has a really good review of AOM here.

Pat Monk

The WaPo's Christina Ianzito checks in with a really cool profile on DC area artist Pat Monk.

As a young physicist, Pat Monk helped build the atomic bomb. Now, at 87, it's his creativity as an artist that's exploding.
Read it here.

Friday in DC: Artomatic Meet The Artists Night

Mix, mingle and meet the artists at Artomatic on Friday, May 16, 7 p.m.–10 p.m

Many Artomatic artists will be throwing mini-gallery openings in their spaces tomorrow night and will be on hand to answer questions about their work.

This year’s Artomatic has more to see than ever before. Ten floors of work, including ceramics, sculptures, installations, paintings, fiber works, murals and photography are on display, and in many cases, the work is for sale.

Visitors on Meet the Artists Night will be able to sample the fun, creative energy that is Artomatic. A full schedule of free events is planned for Friday, including films, dance, poetry, music and even fire dancing. Live music will kick off at 6 p.m. and run through 1 a.m., with performances by James Stephen Terrell, Movimiento, Collider, DJ Sequoia and others.

New Wilmington Gallery

Tonight is the grand opening (between 6-8pm) of a new art gallery in Wilmington, Delaware.

Come celebrate the opening of the new Montage Gallery at WHQR.

RSVP by calling 910-343-1640.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: Friday, May 30th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH), in collaboration with District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and surrounding communities, is seeking an artist or artist team to work with urban designers, transportation and trail planners, landscape architects, civil engineers and District government employees to create a comprehensive and cohesive plan that visually unifies the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) with artistic enhancements.

This artistic driven identity created by the selected artist(s) will be included in a variety of signage and amenities along the trail as well as maps and materials about the trail. This call is open to Mid-Atlantic artists and the Design Budget is $7,550.

To download the Call to Artists please visit the Commission's website.

For more information please email Deirdre Ehlen at or call 202-724-5613.