Monday, February 21, 2011

Bachelor Prediction

Like millions of husbands in America, every Monday night I (we) watch ABC's The Bachelor, and tonight's show (still on the air as I write this) essentially gives away the ending.

Let me hereby predict that Brad will pick Seattle's breathtaking Chantal to marry him, although my predictions have a lot to do with the bachelor's inch-deep character as they relate with all the newly discovered Chantalian bennies: a lot of Samolians in the deal.

Remember who called it first.

Torpedo Factory Art Center Visiting Artist Program

Deadline: February 28, 2011.

The Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC) invites emerging and experienced artists to apply for one, two, or three-month residencies (June, July and/or August, 2011). The TFAC ( in Alexandria VA is home to more than 140 visual artists working in 82 studios. Artists create in a wide variety of media including painting, fiber, jewelry, ceramics, printmaking, and sculpture. The TFAC is open to the public every day; visitors are invited and welcomed into studios to watch artists at work, ask questions, and purchase original art.

Visiting artists will be provided with studio space and will be able to display and sell original work. Finalists will be selected by yours truly.

There is no application fee.

Download the Prospectus and Application Form from Send questions to:

Wendy Navarro Public Talk: Tonight!

Monday, February 21, 7:00pm - Free! Sponsored by Washington Project for the Arts and Foreign Policy in Focus -- at Busboys and Poets at 5th & K.

Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF) are excited to announce a public talk with Wendy Navarro, an independent art critic and curator currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Since the mid 1990s, Navarro has been an active curator at the Visual Art Development Center (CDAV) in Havana, Cuba, while working as an editor of the magazine ArteCubano, and lecturing about Cuban contemporary art at the Higher Institute of Art (ISA) and Havana University. The public talk is free and will take place on Monday, February 21 at Busboys and Poets at 5th and K.

Wendy NavarroAbout the Curator: Wendy Navarro's curatorial practice focuses on establishing links between the work of artists from different latitudes. Recent exhibitions include Collective Utopia, Casa América Cataluña, Barcelona; Asalto al Cielo: Insular Strategies of Cuban Videoart, LOOP Video Art Fair, Barcelona; Heteronimous: oneself's others: Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid and Correspondence, VIII Havana Biennial. She also has collaborated with institutions including the Consortium of Museums of the Valencian Community; Hardcore Contemporary Art Space, Miami; Gallery TAIK, Berlin-Helsinski; Gallery Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona and The Center for Contemporary Culture (CCCB), Barcelona.

Navarro has published extensively in catalogues and magazines such as ArtNexus; SalonKritik; ABC de ARCO; Revista Atlántica de las Artes CAAM and participated in several symposiums related to Latin American art including International Forum of Latin American Art, Arco Art Fair, Madrid; Latin American Dialogues, Patrimonio Cultural y Artístico of the Generalitat Valenciana; Multiculturalims, Institutions and Relationships North- South, 10 Havana Biennial; and Workshop of Carlos Garaicoa, Professional School of Fine Arts, Complutense University, Madrid, among others.

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: March 31, 2011

Call for Entries: Open to all artists 18 years or older working or living in Virginia, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, or West Virginia.

To Enter: Each entry requires an on-line application through Juried Art Services.

Exhibition Theme: “BITE: identity and humor” asks artists to use irony, sarcasm, and wit to shed light on issues of personal struggle in mainstream society. Artists are asked to create and share work that challenges historical, societal, and cultural norms that dictate expectations of who we are supposed to be. The selected work does not have to be “funny” as much as insightful. The work will be juried by DMV artist Jefferson Pinder.

Full Prospectus: detailing Acceptable Works, Entry fees, and Special Instructions located here

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White stuff

We're in the Poconos for the long weekend and woke up this AM to a lot of powdery snow... fun!