Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Are you from PG County and in Artomatic this year?
Let M-NCPPC's Department of Parks and Recreation know. They might buy your art.

M-NCPPC's Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George's County continues to support the arts in their County - Read on: 
We are annoucing our intention to make significant purchases of artwork by Prince George's County artists at this year's Artomatic. Our County artists have long played an active, vital role in the regional art community, and have traditionally had a strong presence in Artomatic- the region's largest art festival. Through this art purchase program, it is our intention to highlight, showcase, and promote Prince George's artists, so that attention to their work is equal to their talent and impact on enriching the lives of our communities. It is also our intention to demonstrate the long-term benefit of supporting and showcasing Prince George's artists by using these purchases to build our collection of County artists' work and to display their artworks in our public facilities.  

What can you do to have your artwork considered?  

First, you must be 18 years of age or older and live, work, study, or maintain your art studio in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Second, you have to let us know who you are and where your space is within Artomatic. Call the Brentwood Arts Exchange, at (301) 277-2863 or email Phil Davis, Acting Director of the Brentwood Arts Exchange, at phil.davis@pgparks.com. Make sure you let us know why you qualify as a Prince George's artist (live here, work here, etc.). Make sure you give is your contact info so we can get in touch if your artwork is selected.

Third, we will provide you with a small, yet easily visible, label that declares you a "Prince George's Artist." Put the label up in your space so it's easy for us to see throughout the duration of Artomatic as we make purchases. Identifying yourself as Prince George's artist during Artomatic will not only help us find your artwork, but also builds solidarity among County artists and reaffirms the County's reputation as a creative community and source of exceptional artistic talent.

Glass Doors

The Washington Glass Studio (WGS) has started the creation of the new cast sculptural glass doors for the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, DC. The design of the project started in 2004, when the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) first asked WGS about advise on their initial proposal to replace the original historic bronze door.

Details here.