Thursday, March 28, 2013

When sailors drink...

Here's a puzzle that has confounded Sailors for decades... even the brightest among us.
You are on a Horse, galloping at a constant speed.

On your starboard side is a sharp drop off.

And on your port side is an Elephant traveling at the same speed as you.

Directly in front of you is a galloping Kangaroo and your horse is unable
to overtake it.

Behind you is a Lion running at the same speed as you and the Kangaroo.

What must you do to safely get out of this highly dangerous situation?

After years of research, the DoD has come up with the answer to this rather odd, but unusually common situation... been there and done that.... scroll down for the answer...

Hey Squid!!! Get your drunk ass off the merry-go-round!

Trawick Prize Deadline is Monday!!!

The deadline for TheTrawick Prize: BethesdaContemporary Art Awards is next Monday!  

This annual juried art exhibition awards $14,000 in prize money annually to the top four artists. A group exhibition of the finalists’ work will take place in September 2013 at Gallery B in downtown Bethesda. With a top prize of $10,000, The Trawick Prize is one of the largest and most prestigious contemporary art awards in the nation.

The 2013 competition will be juried by Cynthia Connelly, Visual Arts Curator at Artisphere in Arlington, VA; Alexander Heilner, Associate Dean of Design and Media Studies at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore; and Vesela Sretenović, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older and residents of Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C.  Original painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, fiber art, digital, mixed media and video are accepted.  The maximum dimension should not exceed 96 inches in any direction. No reproductions. Selected artists must deliver artwork to the exhibit site in Bethesda, MD. All works on paper must be framed to full conservation standards. Each artist must submit five images (10 for 3-D work), application and a non-refundable entry fee of $25.

Artists may apply online or download an application at

Abstraction at Foundry

 FG_Logo_Final in box

Non-representational, intuitive paintings range from bold, explosive multimedia collages to subtle, many layered mysterious paintings.

Judith Baldinger, Amy Barker-Wilson, Shaune Bazner, Tory Cowles, Jacqui Crocetta, Donna Grossman, Carol A. Jason , Donna K. McGee, Michiyo Mizuuchi, Bobbie Salthouse, Roger Strassman  

Wed., Apr. 3 - Sun., Apr. 28, 2013 
Opening Reception -- Friday, April 5, 6 - 8 pm
1314-18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Corcoran College of Art and Design 2013 Graduates

Fast Forward:  
Corcoran College of Art and Design
2013 Graduates

April 22 - April 27, 2013   
Closing Reception: 
Saturday, April 27, 2013; 5-8pm
in the Brentwood Arts Exchange
with performances in the 39th Street Gallery

Brentwood Arts Exchange
in the Gateway Arts Center
3901 Rhode Island Ave.
Brentwood, MD 20722

Phil Davis; Acting Director;; 301-277-2863

The Brentwood Arts Exchange presents Fast Forward: Corcoran College of Art and Design 2013 Graduates from April 22 - April 27, 2013.  This exhibition, hosted in partnership with the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Gateway CDC, invites graduates from Corcoran's 2013 class to take over the gallery for an exciting week-long exhibition. Featured artists include Mazin Abdelhameid, Julia Bancroft, Kyrae Cowan, Annie Hanson, Jeremiah Holland, Rachel Hrbek, Deshaundon Jeanes, Katelyn Kang, Daesik Kim, Jessica Levin, Armando Lopez-Bircann, Dandan Luo, Katie Macyshyn, Rene Medrano, Gabriel Mellan, Micah Myerov, Judas Recendez, Morgan Roberts, Bryana Robinson, Rostin Rostai, Jordan Sanders, Hope Sorensen, Cynthia Tidler, Indigo Wakatama, Robert Yi and Jisun Yoon.

Don't miss this!


Curated by Laura Roulet
Opening Reception: Thu April 18 / Free / 5-7pm
Curated by Laura Roulet

Seizing on a dynamic moment in D.C. performance art, the exhibition titled Wilmer Wilson IV: the FOREVER Aftermath culminates Wilmer Wilson IV’s performance art series Henry “Box” Brown: FOREVER, and provides through innovative programming a forum for other DC-area artists to explore the evolution of performance as an art form. The exhibit and forums focus on the aftermath of performance art. On display is a rotating selection of documentation and detritus from the Henry “Box” Brown: FOREVER performances, which were commissioned by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities as part of the spring 2012 5x5 temporary public art project.

Inspired by the historic figure Henry “Box” Brown, a 19th century slave from Richmond, Virginia, who mailed himself to freedom, Wilmer Wilson IV used his own body to examine what freedom means. Artisphere’s Artist in Residence Studio becomes a platform for a discursive, flexible exhibition, collapsing the working space of an artist’s studio and an exhibition gallery, and rethinking spectatorship.

Wilmer Wilson IV: the FOREVER Aftermath helps kick-off of the Rosslyn-wide SUPERNOVA, a performance art festival, June 6-9, curated by the Pink Line Project and commissioned by the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. Wilmer Wilson IV: the FOREVER Aftermath is made possible by the Rosslyn BID and supported in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities' DC Creates! Public Art program.

Thu April 18, Thu May 16 and Sat June 8 / Free / Dome Theatre
Performance: Aftermath coincides with Wilson's residency and addresses the ongoing life of performance art. Local performance artists are invited to collaborate and present their practices in whatever inventive format they choose. During the weeks leading up to each forum, videos of the presenting artists’ work will be rotated on Artisphere’s Video Wall.