Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New DC arts organization

City Artistic Partnerships (CAP) has formed as an arts services organization dedicated to assisting and promoting artists in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area.

CAP’s initial focus will be on the visual arts, performance art, music, and live theater presented in a host of venues around the city.

CAP will host art events, underwrite staged productions, and maintain a website that will include a virtual clearinghouse of links to artists; services; artistic education and career development opportunities; available venues; sponsorships; and funding sources.

Founding Executive Director Matthew “Matty” Griffiths says of the new venture: “CAP will connect artists with vital resources needed to get their work out there. We live in a vibrant arts community, however many artists still need support and are often unaware of where to find it.”

CAP is the first arts services organization affiliate of American Community Partnerships (ACP), a national nonprofit that has developed partnerships in over 35 cities and states, and through those partnerships has provided living-wage career opportunities, and economic and community development benefits to low-income residents. With this new partnership, Griffiths plans to expand ACP’s reach through apprenticeships and career development in the artistic, technical and managerial aspects of various arts professions.

American Community Partnerships Executive Director Ed Gorman says, “There are many careers in the arts industry available to artists and non-artists alike. Matty and CAP understand that, and we are very excited to have them as a new partner.”

I like this

"The Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground announces a campaign to re-open the Dupont Underground as an exhibition and event space for the arts community.

A consortium of galleries and arts organizations, the Arts Coalition for Dupont Underground, is seeking a long-term lease from the city and funding from a variety of sources to re-condition the old station and its tunnels as an exciting new addition to a constellation of galleries in the District. Uniquely sized and centrally located, the new space is large enough to accommodate up to 3000 people and will provide a critical new social space to catalyze efforts to revive the Dupont Circle area and put the District back on the cultural map of the nation."
The contacts are Julian Hunt,, 202/986-1182 and Adam Griffiths,, 202/234-7103.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: October 1, 2008.

No fee!

Carroll Community College and the Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine are pleased to issue a Call to Artists whose work will be selected to appear in the nation’s first regional Art and Addiction exhibition (November 2 – December 12, 2008).

The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a stimulus to change the way America views addiction by using the visual arts to put a human face on addiction and recovery. Creativity and artistic expression play a significant role both in recovery and in raising awareness of the personal toll caused by substance abuse and addiction. Organizers of this event believe that art can help bridge the gap between addiction science and the human experience of addiction; providing insights that will complement the science of understanding and treating addiction.

Artists are invited to submit original artwork on the theme of drug addiction and recovery (drugs include alcohol, tobacco, illegal or prescription drugs). Please note that eligible artists (within 75 miles of Carroll) who entered the Innovators’ National Art and Addiction Book and Exhibition Call in March of 2008 will automatically have their art considered for this show. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2008.

Show information and submission forms may be downloaded from the Carroll Community College website: or by mailing a self addressed, stamped envelope to:

Maggie Ball
Visual Art Department Chairperson
(Attention: Art and Addiction Exhibition)
Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

For more information contact Maggie Ball at or (410)386-8256.

Studios available at VisArts at Rockville

In the new Rockville Town Center... 188 square feet, about $400 per month. They are searching for painters, ceramic artists and fiber artists at this time.

See their application on line: or call 301-315- 8200 for additional information.

New at the Carnegie

Carnegie Museum of Art Chief Curator and Curator of Fine Arts Louise Lippincott and Deputy Director Maureen Rolla have been appointed acting co-directors of Carnegie Museum of Art, effective November 3, 2008. The pair will fill the leadership role after the departure of Richard Armstrong, The Henry J. Heinz II Director for Carnegie Museum of Art, who was recently named director for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Campello Reviewed

Elise Campello as BeautyAhh... not me but my daughter Elise again.

Read it here.