Thursday, June 05, 2008


Someone emailed me the following:

I came across an artist at Artomatic the other day who listed his painting medium as “gauche” – is that like gouache, only crude and tacky? It was topped only by the guy at Glen Echo who painted in “tempura.”

More Congrats!

Kudos to Silver Spring artist Steve Resnick who was asked by the US State Department to create gifts for President Bush to give out while the Prez was visiting Israel.

Resnick created a six-sided glass "tzedakah" box. The box will be given to the state of Israel and put on permanent display in the Israel Museum.


Kudos to Bert GF Shankman of Olney, MD who had three of his photographs chosen for the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. They were chosen by Anne Wilkes Tucker Chief Curator of Photography of the museum. This top notch museum has over 22,000 photos in its collection of photography which is the largest and easily amongst the finest in the country.

Bert will be having an Open Studio and Sale on June 7 and 8 from 12-5 PM where you may see the award winning photographs plus others,. Admission is free to this show and sale at his home gallery and open to the public. Call: 301-774-0655.

Top 20 Must-See US Museum Exhibitions for Summer 2008

According to anyway:

· Making It New: The Art and Style of Sara and Gerald Murphy (Dallas Museum of Art)

· Los Angelenos/Chicano Painters of L.A.: Selections from the Cheech Marin Collection (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

· Gilbert & George (Milwaukee Art Museum)

· Everything's Here: Jeff Koons and His Experience of Chicago (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago)

· The Baroque World of Fernando Botero (New Orleans Museum of Art)

· Calder Jewelry (Philadelphia Museum of Art)

· Life on Mars, the 2008 Carnegie International (Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh)

· Frida Kahlo (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art)

· Louise Bourgeois (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City)

· Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe (Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City)

Good story!

The CP's Angela Valdez has a really interesting article on DC area ubercollector and museumeister Mitch Rales. Read it here.

Opportunity for DC Artists

Deadline: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 5:30 pm

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) is purchasing artwork that captures archetypes of Washington DC. Subjects include specific neighborhoods, parks and circles, festivals, gathering places, or cultural events. Less obvious motifs include downtown redevelopment, restaurants, shops and businesses, work places, or Metro stations. Artists should consider a broad range of subject matter as long as the works have an unmistakable subject reflecting life in the District. Artists should also consider submitting images of Washington that depict the changing neighborhoods and the parts of the city that are disappearing. The Committee is very interested in depictions of all wards of the city. The collection serves to honor and embrace life in the District.

This opportunity is open to all artists who reside and have their studio in the District of Columbia.

For more information and to download the Call to Artist, please visit or to request an application in HTML format, email Beth Baldwin or call (202) 724-5613.

Open Studio in Baltimore

Our own Rosetta DeBerardinis will host an open studio on Saturday, June 7th; Time: 1-7 pm at:

School 33 Art Center
1427 Light Street
Studio #201
Baltimore, Maryland 21230