Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Olympic Report: Asshole of the Day

Jerk telling Aly Reisman's Dad to Sit Down at the Olympics

See the guy in the USA shirt in the process of standing up to cheer his daughter Alexandra "Aly" Raisman's gold-award winning performance on the floor exercise today in London?

See the Ernst Stavro Blofeld-looking jerk behind him telling Raisman's justifiably excited dad to "sit down!"? - That's our Olympic Asshole of the Day.

Local College Artists now at Hillyer

Local College Artwork, Fresh Perspective
College students studying the visual arts spend time developing work which may pose questions and  offer possibilities for themselves, and for all of us, in this age of information. This is a small survey of work done by students who craft honest, expressive responses to the world they observe and live in. Life trumps art, but art insists, sometimes with bravado and sensuality, sometimes with subversive humility and humor, on being considered for what it is: one of the few great disciplines which merits a lifetime of study. 

Participating artists include Adam Void, Aselin Lands, Autumn Moran (featured), Brittany Moore, Cathleen Sachse, Dan Perkins, Dandan Luo, Larry Cook, Paullette Palacios, Peter Miller, Rebecca Harlan, Samantha Fein, Samual Scharf, Temme Barkin-Leeds, Travis Poffenberger, Veronica Melendez, and Wesley Clark.

Opportunity for Artists

Hillyer Art Space is nearing the end of their Open Call for Artists for the 2012-2014 exhibition year and they are currently looking for local DC Metro area artists and international artists to submit work for solo shows for the 2013-2014 exhibiition year.

Proposals must include the following materials:

  • Minimum of 5 images with a Maximum of 10 submitted on a disc or by email as a high resolution JPEG* (please save each of the images with their corresponding title—minimum resolution accepted is 1920x1080 pixels)
  • A complete checklist of works containing the title, year, medium, and dimension of each work
  • Resume including address, email, phone number, education, and any previous exhibitions (with clear indications whether it was solo or group)
  • Artist statement or exhibition narrative not to exceed one page
  • *Minimum accepted resolution on images is 1920x 1080 pixels.
Submissions Due August 31, 2012 by 6:00pm
  • DC Metro area artists cannot have had a solo show within the past three years - senior thesis shows, small scale shows in non-traditional spaces, or shows with attendance rates less than 50 people do NOT count as solo shows
  • DC Metro area includes any area within a 150 mi. radius
  • International artists have no restrictions on exhbition history but must be currently living abroad
Artists who are sponsored by an Artist Advisory Member should clearly note the Members name on their application. Please note that you do not have to be sponsored to apply.
Artists may deliver proposal materials via mail or email. If mailed, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.

Mail Submissions to:
Hillyer Art Space
attn: Samantha May
9 Hillyer Court NW
Washington DC 2008
Or Email them to: