Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wanna go to an opening today?

Georgetown ARTS 2009 has an Opening Reception on Thursday, November 19, 6-9pm, and my good friend and Govinda Gallery owner Chris Murray will talk about the Georgetown art scene at 7pm.

The Show continues on Friday, November 20, noon-8pm, Saturday November 21, 11am-6pm at 1209 31st Street NW in G'town at the former Smith and Hawken space.

As noted above, the opening reception this evening will feature Govinda Gallery owner Chris Murray talking about the history and evolution of the Georgetown art scene - drawn from his 34 years as a central presence in the ever-changing Georgetown art world.

And the show will feature more than 25 Georgetown artists and will include painting, photography, and sculpture. CAG's Georgetown ARTS 2009 will also be highlighted in the new Georgetown Gallery Gaze that takes place on Friday evenings.

Artists in the show include:
Michele Banks ~ Dede Caughman ~ Betsy Cooley ~Arthur Day ~ Barbara Downs ~ Anne Emmet ~ Heidi Hess ~ Michele Jacobson ~ Bo Jia ~ Sidney Lawrence ~ Wendy Plotkin-Mates ~ Christopher Matthews ~ Starke Meyer ~ Elba Molina ~ Rosie Moore ~ Johanna Mueller ~ Emma O'Rourke ~Isabella Page ~ Larry Parlier ~ Hayley Pivato ~ Joan Shorey ~ Elizabeth Smythe ~ Polly Townsend ~ Dariush Vaziri and Homayoun Yeroushalmi.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: February 5, 2010

What is disability? -- An International Call for Postcards

VSA arts invites your participation in a collaborative art project. They’re taking a creative approach to investigate the different ways people interpret the same word: disability. The call is open to everyone around the world — people of different cultures, ethnicities, geographic locations, and abilities. You do not have to consider yourself an “artist” to participate.

Please contact Liza Key, Artist Services Coordinator, at to receive a shipment of printed calls for the project (available while supplies last). Additional copies of the postcard and alternative formats are uploaded to this website.

The deadline for receipt of postcards is February 5, 2010. VSA arts will curate an exhibition, both online and in Washington, D.C., to represent the submissions as part of the 2010 International VSA arts Festival held June 6-12, 2010.

Everybody is a curator

Shaquille O’Neal, the 7’1” all-star center with the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers, has discovered that art is no slam dunk.

Moonlighting for the first time as a curator, O’Neal is overseeing “Size DOES Matter,’’ an exhibition on the theme of scale in contemporary art coming in February to New York’s nonprofit Flag Art Foundation.
Read about it here.

Tape Sotheby's: Go to jail

An artist's attempt to turn the exterior of Sotheby's into a piece of art by stringing masking tape across it Tuesday morning gained something other than artistic recognition--20 hours in jail...
Read all about it here.