Saturday, May 12, 2012


To DMV artist Michael Janis, who is currently not only on the cover of Glass Art magazine, but it also has a very cool article about his work inside.

And as if that wasn't enough, also congrats to fellow Washington Glass School co-founder Erwin Timmers, possibly the DMV's first "green artist" (before we even knew what that was) and who also has a very cool article about working green in the same issue.

CHAL Opening Tonight

I recently had the honor and pleasure of reviewing a lot of gorgeous artwork for the Capitol Hill Art League's May juried competition. As usual, this is hard but rewarding work.

 The opening reception for this exhibition and my juror's talk is
tonight Saturday May 12 with an opening party 5-7pm and the juror's talk at 5:30pm.
The award winners are:

First Place:  Sonia Robed, Jacqueline Saunders,   Watercolor 
Second Place: Candice No. 100, John Reef, Pigment Print
Third Place: Slumber Party, Fierce Sonia, Photo on Acrylic
Fourth Place: Koan Run, Latex on Wood, Patricia Goslee

Honorable Mention Awards:
Galadi, Russ McIntosh, Digital Photo Illustration
Birth of an Island, Tati Valle-Riestra, Watercolor

Sonia Robed, Watercolor by Jacqueline Saunders

Candice No. 100, Pigment Print by John Reef

Slumber Party, Photo on Acrylic by Fierce Sonia

Opportunity for Printmakers

Deadline: May 19, 2012. 

Washington Printmakers Gallery seeks entries for a juried printmaking exhibition, August 1-26, 2012 in Silver Spring, MD. 

First Prize: Solo Show, August 2013. Other prizes awarded. Juror: Brian Garner, Founder and Master Printer, Litho Shop, Inc. Open to printmakers age 18+ nationwide creating hand-pulled prints (no digital or photographic processes) under 170 square inches.  Fee: $30/4 images. 

Visit website for prospectus at:, or send a SASE to: WPG, attn NSW, 8230 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Questions? Contact Annie Newman at or 301.273.3660.