Saturday, April 03, 2010

O'Sullivan on a pop up project

The Washington Post's Michael O'Sullivan reviews a pop up project's inaugural show.

Read the review here.

Free Art Business Seminar for Artists

On April 10, 2010 from 1-5pm, Gateway CDC in partnership with MNCPPC will be hosting my well-known “Bootcamp for Artists” seminar at no cost to the artists.

This seminar is suitable for all visual artists interested in taking their careers to the next level.

Ever wondered how to maximize the attention your work gets from the press, galleries, and museum curators? How to present your work in a professional manner and save money in the process? How to tap into grants, awards and residencies?

Then this is the seminar for you! This program is free, but space is limited so please email or call 301-864-3860 ext. 3 if you would like to attend. Hurry!

This program will be held in MNCPPC’s Brentwood Arts Exchange on the 1st Floor of the Gateway Arts Center, 3901 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood, MD 20722, just over the District line on Rhode Island Avenue.

Of interest to the general public: a closing reception for the Gateway Arts District Show, which I juried a while back ,will immediately follow the “Bootcamp for Artists Seminar” from 5-8pm. All are welcome!

A free business seminar and then a closing reception with munchies and wine... life is good.

Public Art Residency

There's an awesome new artist opportunity that the Washington Project for the Arts is offering for a public art residency program, in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities ,and Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY.

This opportunity is for an artist living in DC who is looking to expand their practice by developing and creating public art projects through SSP’s “Open Space” program, by teaching them the fundamentals of developing a proposal for public art work, identifying sources for materials and funding of projects, and accessing a support network for technical assistance.

The artist will conceive and create a work which will be exhibited at Socrates, which will then be re-fabricated and re-installed in Washington DC. The artist will also give a public presentation about the residency experience.

The artist cannot be enrolled in any degree program during the months of the residency and must live in the District of Columbia. Established artists seeking professional development in the realm of public art and students preparing to graduate are encouraged to apply.

For a full prospectus or you have any questions about the program, feel free to call the WPA at 202-234-7103.