Monday, August 04, 2014

Massive studio sale at Flux Studios

MASSIVE Ceramic/Art Studio Moving Sale in Gateway Arts District !!

Saturday August 9, 2014
8am -- 2pm
3708 Wells Avenue, Mt. Rainier, MD

Flux Studios is moving to Jerome, Arizona and EVERYTHING MUST GO!
Come get it while the getting is good! Selling off most of the contents of a 1500 square foot studio:

• Table top spray booth ($125)
• Pottery wheel ($125)
• 2 table saws ($300 and $100)
• SKUTT KM-1018 kiln ( $400)
• Numerous worktables, chairs, stools, metal and wood book shelves
• Three worktables solid work tables on wheels with shelving below ($350 each)
97" x 61" x 31" h ($350 each)
97" x 61" x 31" h ($350 each)
97" x 61" x 36" h ($350 each)
• Graphics Display System Panels w/ covers (enough to create 10x10 outdoor art fair booth) $200
• Glass Display Shelving ( $75 each)
• Vitrines
Small -- 26 ¾" h x 20 ¾" w x 9 ¾" d ($50)
Large -- 48 ½" w x 24 ½" h x 9 ¾" d ($75)
• Two Ikea Klippan sofas ($75 each), rug ($20) and table ($5)
• Collapsible pedestals, ephemera, cigar boxes,
• Bisque moulds, glazes, tools, Ultracal, bags of plaster, boxes of clay, toaster for polymer clay, acrylic stand, lumber, handmade paper
• Appliances -- Kitchen Aid mixer, Italian gelato machine, etc.
• Two handcrafted cherry Shaker side tables, need refinishing on top ( $50 each)
• Two white nightstands ($20 each)
And tons of random cool stuff collected in over a decade of working in DC!

(Prices will drop 50% after 1 pm)

2014 Trawick Prize Finalists

The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and the Bethesda Urban Partnership will showcase the work of The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards finalists in a group exhibition. The exhibit will be on display September 3 – 27, 2014, at Gallery B, located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E.

2014 Trawick Prize Finalists

Larry Cook, Landover Hills, MD

Lisa Dillin, Baltimore, MD

Neil Feather, Baltimore, MD

Zoe Friedman, Baltimore, MD

Nicole Lenzi, Baltimore, MD

Kim Llerena, Washington, D.C.

Jonathan Monaghan, Washington, D.C.

Martine Workman, Washington, D.C.
Naoko Wowsugi, Washington, D.C.

 The award winners will be announced on Thursday, September 4, 2014. The first place winner will be awarded $10,000; second place will be honored with $2,000 and third place will be awarded $1,000. A “young” artist whose birth date is after April 7, 1984 may also be awarded $1,000.

The public opening reception will be held Friday, September 12 from 6-9pm in conjunction with the Bethesda Art Walk. Gallery hours for the duration of the exhibit are Wednesday through Saturday, 12 – 6pm.

The 2014 Trawick Prize jury includes Tom Ashcraft, visual artist, founding member of Workingman Collective and Associate Professor and the head of Sculpture in the School of Art at George Mason University; Laure Drogoul, interdisciplinary artist, Director of The 14Karat Cabaret and Co-organizer and Curator of the Transmodern Festival; and Jeremy Drummond, media artist, Assistant Professor of Art and Interim Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Richmond.

King Robert The Bruce heads to Europe

This drawing is "King Robert The Bruce." It is a charcoal and conte drawing that I did as an art assignment in 1980 while I was a student at the University of Washington School of Art in Seattle.

The assignment was to do a drawing in the style of the great masters, and me, being me, chose the late great American master Frank Frazetta, and took one of his paintings and re-did it as a drawing with my visualization of the great Scottish king, who after a personal struggle (well documented in the great Mel Gibson film Braveheart) faced the great English armies, defeated them, and sent them back home to England, thus preserving an independent Scottish nation.

By the way, most of you are not aware of this, but next month the people of Scotland will be voting to secede from their union with England and once again become a separate nation.

In any event, this drawing was just purchased by an European collector, 34 years after it was created, and it is now heading to Sweden of all places.